Period
to 27 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Ansible skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ansible over the 6 months to 27 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Ansible
England > South East
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 94 80
Rank change year-on-year +30 -14 +6
Contract jobs citing Ansible 117 334 491
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.23% 2.44% 3.00%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.38% 18.98% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 184 343
Median daily rate £510 £540 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.00% -
10th Percentile £350 £393 £397
90th Percentile £675 £669 £613
England median daily rate £520 £550 £525
% change year-on-year -5.45% +4.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £39.75 £72.25
% change year-on-year -11.95% -44.98% +92.67%

Ansible is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 574 1,760 2,210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.87% 12.86% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 1,057 1,329
Median daily rate £474 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £262 £263 £262
90th Percentile £609 £613 £588
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 57 74
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.16% +24.64% +23.21%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.87 £11.85
90th Percentile £57.75 £82.50 £54.58
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Ansible as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the South East

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Ansible in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Ansible in the South East

Ansible
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ansible in the South East over the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ansible in the South East

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Ansible in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Ansible in the South East

Ansible
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the South East region over the 6 months to 27 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +60 57 £510 -2.86% 12
Thames Valley +36 43 £525 - 25
Berkshire +41 33 £550 - 15
Surrey +36 8 £500 -9.91% 4
Oxfordshire +28 5 £425 -15.00% 6
Buckinghamshire +19 5 £400 -23.81% 4
East Sussex +12 4 £675 +28.57% 5
Middlesex - 2 £263 - 1
Kent +33 1 £150 -72.73% 5
Ansible
England

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Ansible also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Ansible.

1 80 (68.38%) Linux
2 74 (63.25%) DevOps
3 56 (47.86%) Kubernetes
4 53 (45.30%) Docker
5 50 (42.74%) VMware
5 50 (42.74%) Puppet
6 49 (41.88%) Security Cleared
7 48 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
8 47 (40.17%) Configuration Management
8 47 (40.17%) Terraform
9 45 (38.46%) Windows
10 43 (36.75%) Opscode Chef
11 42 (35.90%) SC Cleared
12 40 (34.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 38 (32.48%) Jenkins
13 38 (32.48%) Firewall
14 37 (31.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 34 (29.06%) Python
16 33 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
17 32 (27.35%) Azure
18 31 (26.50%) PowerShell
18 31 (26.50%) JIRA
18 31 (26.50%) Infrastructure as Code
19 30 (25.64%) Windows Server
19 30 (25.64%) Git (software)
20 29 (24.79%) Bash Shell
21 26 (22.22%) CentOS
21 26 (22.22%) VLAN
22 25 (21.37%) vSphere
23 24 (20.51%) Atlassian

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.69%) Apache
2 7 (5.98%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.42%) Apache Spark
3 4 (3.42%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.42%) JBoss
3 4 (3.42%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.85%) GlassFish
4 1 (0.85%) nginx
4 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.85%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 32 (27.35%) Azure
2 22 (18.80%) AWS
2 22 (18.80%) GitHub
3 11 (9.40%) IaaS
4 7 (5.98%) GCP
5 6 (5.13%) OpenShift
6 5 (4.27%) Serverless
7 4 (3.42%) Amazon ECS
7 4 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (3.42%) Azure Data Factory
7 4 (3.42%) PaaS
8 3 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.71%) Amazon EKS
9 2 (1.71%) Azure Functions
9 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.71%) SaaS
10 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.85%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (32.48%) Firewall
2 26 (22.22%) VLAN
3 22 (18.80%) Reverse Proxy
4 16 (13.68%) DNS
5 15 (12.82%) SNMP
6 12 (10.26%) WAN
7 10 (8.55%) VPN
7 10 (8.55%) VSAN
8 9 (7.69%) LAN
9 7 (5.98%) DHCP
9 7 (5.98%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.13%) BGP
10 6 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (4.27%) IPsec
12 4 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (3.42%) iSCSI
12 4 (3.42%) Network Security
12 4 (3.42%) POP3
12 4 (3.42%) SMTP
13 3 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) Big Data
1 5 (4.27%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.42%) MySQL
2 4 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.71%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.71%) Redis
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.85%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Zeppelin
5 1 (0.85%) Couchbase
5 1 (0.85%) HBase
5 1 (0.85%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 38 (32.48%) Jenkins
2 31 (26.50%) JIRA
3 30 (25.64%) Git (software)
4 24 (20.51%) GitLab
5 21 (17.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (8.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (6.84%) TeamCity
8 5 (4.27%) Selenium
9 3 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (1.71%) JMeter
10 2 (1.71%) Subversion
11 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.85%) CMake
11 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.85%) Maven
11 1 (0.85%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.85%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 6 (5.13%) Public Sector
2 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.71%) Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Finance
4 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 41 (35.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
3 17 (14.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (11.97%) Linux Engineer
5 13 (11.11%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 12 (10.26%) Architect
7 11 (9.40%) Consultant
8 10 (8.55%) Network Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) AWS Engineer
9 8 (6.84%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) Administrator
10 7 (5.98%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (5.98%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 7 (5.98%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
11 6 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
12 5 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (10.26%) REST
2 12 (10.26%) RESTful
3 11 (9.40%) gRPC
3 11 (9.40%) Swagger
4 7 (5.98%) .NET
5 5 (4.27%) 802.1X
5 5 (4.27%) Web Services
6 4 (3.42%) Kafka
7 3 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.56%) HTML
7 3 (2.56%) Node.js
8 2 (1.71%) .NET Core
8 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.71%) Lambda Expressions
8 2 (1.71%) LDAP
8 2 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.71%) React
8 2 (1.71%) Spring
9 1 (0.85%) Apache NiFi
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 9 (7.69%) Public Cloud
2 5 (4.27%) CMDB
3 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.71%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) PKI
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 80 (68.38%) Linux
2 45 (38.46%) Windows
3 37 (31.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (25.64%) Windows Server
5 26 (22.22%) CentOS
6 24 (20.51%) Windows 10
7 21 (17.95%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (9.40%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.56%) Unix
10 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.85%) Android
11 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.85%) Kali Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (63.25%) DevOps
2 48 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (40.17%) Configuration Management
4 33 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (26.50%) Infrastructure as Code
6 21 (17.95%) Continuous Deployment
7 19 (16.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 18 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (11.11%) Systems Engineering
10 12 (10.26%) ITIL
10 12 (10.26%) Load Balancing
10 12 (10.26%) Microservices
11 10 (8.55%) Project Delivery
11 10 (8.55%) Scrum
11 10 (8.55%) Test Automation
12 7 (5.98%) Analytics
12 7 (5.98%) Migration
12 7 (5.98%) Test Strategy
13 6 (5.13%) Change Management
13 6 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 34 (29.06%) Python
2 31 (26.50%) PowerShell
3 29 (24.79%) Bash Shell
4 19 (16.24%) C#
5 15 (12.82%) Go
5 15 (12.82%) Java
6 11 (9.40%) SQL
7 8 (6.84%) Perl
8 6 (5.13%) Ruby
9 3 (2.56%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.56%) PHP
10 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) C
11 1 (0.85%) C++
11 1 (0.85%) Groovy
11 1 (0.85%) Haskell
11 1 (0.85%) Korn
11 1 (0.85%) Rust
11 1 (0.85%) Scala
11 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 49 (41.88%) Security Cleared
2 42 (35.90%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.55%) CCNA
5 8 (6.84%) DV Cleared
6 6 (5.13%) Degree
6 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (4.27%) CCNP
8 4 (3.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.42%) JNCIA
8 4 (3.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.71%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.71%) MCSE
10 1 (0.85%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.85%) CCSP
10 1 (0.85%) CISSP
10 1 (0.85%) OSCP
10 1 (0.85%) RHCE
10 1 (0.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) GDPR
2 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.85%) NCSC
2 1 (0.85%) NIST
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 53 (45.30%) Docker
2 40 (34.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (21.37%) vSphere
4 10 (8.55%) Active Directory
4 10 (8.55%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (7.69%) VMware NSX
6 5 (4.27%) NFS
7 3 (2.56%) HDFS
7 3 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.85%) Firmware
8 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.85%) KVM
8 1 (0.85%) PowerDNS
8 1 (0.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 56 (47.86%) Kubernetes
2 50 (42.74%) Puppet
3 47 (40.17%) Terraform
4 43 (36.75%) Opscode Chef
5 23 (19.66%) Packer
6 13 (11.11%) ZABBIX
7 12 (10.26%) Grafana
7 12 (10.26%) Prometheus
8 8 (6.84%) vCenter Server
9 6 (5.13%) HAProxy
9 6 (5.13%) vRealize
10 5 (4.27%) CloudForms
10 5 (4.27%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.71%) Hadoop YARN
11 2 (1.71%) Nagios
11 2 (1.71%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 1 (0.85%) Ambari
12 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.85%) Oozie
12 1 (0.85%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 50 (42.74%) VMware
2 24 (20.51%) Atlassian
2 24 (20.51%) Cisco
3 23 (19.66%) Dell
4 17 (14.53%) Red Hat
5 15 (12.82%) Juniper
6 14 (11.97%) EMC
7 11 (9.40%) Splunk
8 8 (6.84%) Microsoft
8 8 (6.84%) Veeam
9 5 (4.27%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.27%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.42%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.56%) F5
11 3 (2.56%) Google
11 3 (2.56%) HP
12 2 (1.71%) Extreme Networks
12 2 (1.71%) New Relic
12 2 (1.71%) Oracle
12 2 (1.71%) ServiceNow