Period
to 19 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 June 2019 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
UK
6 months to
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 70 99
Rank change year-on-year +10 +29 +97
Contract jobs citing Ansible 3,323 3,333 2,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.66% 3.34% 2.45%
As % of the Systems Management category 24.95% 25.58% 22.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,247 2,377 1,611
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +4.48% +0.50%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £375
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £491 £475
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 2
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £72.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +81.25% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £41.50 £38.88
90th Percentile £70.00 £73.75 £41.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 -
% change year-on-year -30.00% - -

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 with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 13,319 13,028 9,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.68% 13.06% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,853 8,660 6,535
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £275 £269
90th Percentile £675 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 320 227
UK median hourly rate £20.33 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.97% -2.56% -14.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.81 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Ansible as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ansible.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible over the 6 months to 19 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible within the UK over the 6 months to 19 June 2019. 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
England +8 3,062 £550 +4.76% 289
London +2 1,667 £600 +9.09% 177
UK excluding London +16 1,592 £500 +1.94% 125
South East +32 455 £500 - 26
North of England -5 350 £495 +4.21% 32
South West +4 247 £525 +5.00% 13
Midlands +24 189 £525 +3.65% 22
Scotland +27 167 £525 +10.53% 8
Yorkshire +5 159 £461 +2.50% 7
East of England +5 138 £525 +10.53% 19
North West -12 130 £540 +2.86% 22
West Midlands +8 124 £530 - 18
East Midlands +41 65 £523 +16.11% 4
North East -13 59 £475 +21.79% 3
Wales -2 46 £450 -11.11% 1
Northern Ireland +12 4 £425 -26.09% 4

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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 with a requirement for Ansible.

1 2,461 (74.06%) DevOps
2 1,804 (54.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1,668 (50.20%) Linux
4 1,624 (48.87%) Jenkins
5 1,541 (46.37%) Docker
6 1,493 (44.93%) Terraform
7 1,378 (41.47%) Python
8 1,281 (38.55%) Puppet
9 1,276 (38.40%) Kubernetes
10 1,182 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
11 952 (28.65%) Java
12 898 (27.02%) Git (software)
12 898 (27.02%) Opscode Chef
13 856 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
14 675 (20.31%) Configuration Management
15 673 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
16 605 (18.21%) Bash Shell
17 574 (17.27%) Finance
18 488 (14.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 484 (14.57%) Red Hat
19 484 (14.57%) Infrastructure as Code
20 470 (14.14%) Security Cleared
21 456 (13.72%) Windows
22 454 (13.66%) Microservices
23 412 (12.40%) JIRA
24 387 (11.65%) Google Cloud Platform
25 384 (11.56%) SC Cleared
26 370 (11.13%) OpenShift
27 362 (10.89%) Ruby
28 354 (10.65%) PowerShell

Ansible
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 272 (8.19%) Confluence
2 188 (5.66%) nginx
3 172 (5.18%) Apache
4 149 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
5 134 (4.03%) Tomcat
6 131 (3.94%) OpenStack
7 122 (3.67%) Apache Spark
8 107 (3.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 91 (2.74%) JBoss
10 81 (2.44%) WebSphere
11 48 (1.44%) IIS
12 40 (1.20%) WebLogic
13 27 (0.81%) MS Exchange
13 27 (0.81%) SAS
14 23 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
15 20 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 15 (0.45%) Apache Solr
17 13 (0.39%) Jetty
17 13 (0.39%) SharePoint
18 12 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 17 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.060%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
2 12 (0.36%) Endur
3 7 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.090%) SAP Hybris
4 3 (0.090%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.060%) Actimize
5 2 (0.060%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.060%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.060%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.030%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.030%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1,804 (54.29%) Amazon AWS
2 856 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 387 (11.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 370 (11.13%) OpenShift
5 324 (9.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 319 (9.60%) GitHub
7 283 (8.52%) Amazon EC2
8 250 (7.52%) Amazon S3
9 229 (6.89%) Serverless
10 206 (6.20%) AWS Lambda
11 190 (5.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 168 (5.06%) PaaS
13 148 (4.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 133 (4.00%) IaaS
15 128 (3.85%) Amazon ECS
16 96 (2.89%) Amazon SQS
17 89 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
17 89 (2.68%) Route 53
18 83 (2.50%) npm
19 81 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 182 (5.48%) Firewall
2 121 (3.64%) DNS
3 105 (3.16%) VPN
4 97 (2.92%) TCP/IP
5 96 (2.89%) HTTP
6 81 (2.44%) WAN
7 71 (2.14%) SSL
8 65 (1.96%) Network Security
9 48 (1.44%) LAN
10 47 (1.41%) Kerberos
11 45 (1.35%) DHCP
12 42 (1.26%) SAN
13 37 (1.11%) BGP
14 31 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
15 29 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
15 29 (0.87%) Internet
16 28 (0.84%) FTP
17 26 (0.78%) IPsec
18 24 (0.72%) VLAN
18 24 (0.72%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 266 (8.00%) Big Data
2 234 (7.04%) MySQL
3 218 (6.56%) Amazon RDS
4 207 (6.23%) NoSQL
5 190 (5.72%) MongoDB
6 183 (5.51%) Hadoop
7 181 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
8 147 (4.42%) SQL Server
9 111 (3.34%) Relational Database
10 92 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 75 (2.26%) Amazon Redshift
11 75 (2.26%) Oracle Database
12 62 (1.87%) Redis
13 58 (1.75%) Apache Hive
14 53 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 42 (1.26%) HBase
16 38 (1.14%) MariaDB
16 38 (1.14%) RDBMS
17 34 (1.02%) Amazon Aurora
18 32 (0.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1,624 (48.87%) Jenkins
2 898 (27.02%) Git (software)
3 412 (12.40%) JIRA
4 253 (7.61%) GitLab
5 252 (7.58%) Sonatype Nexus
6 244 (7.34%) Maven
7 188 (5.66%) Artifactory
8 153 (4.60%) Bitbucket
9 144 (4.33%) TeamCity
10 123 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 105 (3.16%) Gradle
12 104 (3.13%) Subversion
13 103 (3.10%) Cucumber
14 94 (2.83%) Travis CI
15 88 (2.65%) JUnit
16 87 (2.62%) SonarQube
17 80 (2.41%) gulp
18 79 (2.38%) Selenium
19 74 (2.23%) Visual Studio Team System
20 70 (2.11%) CircleCI
General
1 574 (17.27%) Finance
2 224 (6.74%) Banking
3 100 (3.01%) Retail
4 60 (1.81%) Telecoms
5 44 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 36 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.05%) Marketing
8 33 (0.99%) Investment Banking
9 31 (0.93%) Electronics
10 29 (0.87%) Law
10 29 (0.87%) Publishing
11 25 (0.75%) Games
12 23 (0.69%) Retail Banking
13 19 (0.57%) Front Office
14 13 (0.39%) Legal
14 13 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (0.36%) Billing
16 9 (0.27%) Advertising
17 7 (0.21%) Back Office
18 4 (0.12%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 1,516 (45.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 481 (14.47%) AWS Engineer
3 444 (13.36%) Developer
4 406 (12.22%) AWS DevOps
5 348 (10.47%) Cloud Engineer
6 347 (10.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 217 (6.53%) Architect
8 183 (5.51%) Senior DevOps
9 159 (4.78%) Platform Engineer
10 157 (4.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 156 (4.69%) Consultant
12 154 (4.63%) Linux Engineer
13 144 (4.33%) Java Developer
14 110 (3.31%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 109 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 104 (3.13%) Azure DevOps
16 104 (3.13%) Lead DevOps
17 99 (2.98%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 96 (2.89%) Azure Engineer
19 83 (2.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 313 (9.42%) Web Services
2 266 (8.00%) Node.js
3 250 (7.52%) Kafka
4 199 (5.99%) RESTful
5 195 (5.87%) Elastic Stack
6 162 (4.88%) Spring
7 156 (4.69%) .NET
8 149 (4.48%) AngularJS
9 132 (3.97%) REST
10 113 (3.40%) JSON
11 111 (3.34%) Middleware
12 91 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
12 91 (2.74%) React
13 82 (2.47%) J2EE
13 82 (2.47%) SOAP
14 64 (1.93%) HTML
15 62 (1.87%) XML
16 61 (1.84%) YAML
17 59 (1.78%) CSS
18 58 (1.75%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 179 (5.39%) Public Cloud
2 142 (4.27%) Data Centre
3 115 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
4 106 (3.19%) Cloud Native
5 89 (2.68%) Private Cloud
6 74 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
7 68 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 59 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
9 41 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 41 (1.23%) PKI
10 39 (1.17%) Clustering
11 37 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
12 33 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
13 32 (0.96%) Mobile App
13 32 (0.96%) Replication
14 29 (0.87%) Data Structures
15 19 (0.57%) Management Information System
16 18 (0.54%) Enterprise Cloud
17 17 (0.51%) Blog
17 17 (0.51%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1,668 (50.20%) Linux
2 488 (14.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 456 (13.72%) Windows
4 328 (9.87%) Unix
5 165 (4.97%) CentOS
6 99 (2.98%) Windows Server
7 89 (2.68%) Ubuntu
8 43 (1.29%) CoreOS
9 40 (1.20%) Solaris
10 24 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (0.66%) Android
12 21 (0.63%) AIX
13 20 (0.60%) Apple iOS
14 19 (0.57%) Debian
15 18 (0.54%) VMS
16 10 (0.30%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.24%) Fedora
17 8 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (0.24%) SUSE
17 8 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,461 (74.06%) DevOps
2 1,182 (35.57%) Agile Software Development
3 675 (20.31%) Configuration Management
4 673 (20.25%) Continuous Integration
5 484 (14.57%) Infrastructure as Code
6 454 (13.66%) Microservices
7 351 (10.56%) Scrum
8 327 (9.84%) Open Source
9 324 (9.75%) Migration
10 305 (9.18%) Test Automation
11 275 (8.28%) TDD
12 258 (7.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 257 (7.73%) Software Engineering
14 247 (7.43%) Deployment Automation
15 190 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
16 185 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 173 (5.21%) Infrastructure Automation
18 167 (5.03%) Continuous Deployment
19 166 (5.00%) BDD
20 164 (4.94%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 1,378 (41.47%) Python
2 952 (28.65%) Java
3 605 (18.21%) Bash Shell
4 362 (10.89%) Ruby
5 354 (10.65%) PowerShell
6 348 (10.47%) JavaScript
7 328 (9.87%) SQL
8 207 (6.23%) Perl
9 205 (6.17%) Go
9 205 (6.17%) Shell Script
10 141 (4.24%) Groovy
11 134 (4.03%) Java 8
12 112 (3.37%) C#
13 69 (2.08%) Scala
14 68 (2.05%) PHP
15 58 (1.75%) C++
16 52 (1.56%) TypeScript
17 51 (1.53%) C
18 40 (1.20%) ES6
19 23 (0.69%) Rust
Qualifications
1 470 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 384 (11.56%) SC Cleared
3 101 (3.04%) AWS Certification
4 100 (3.01%) Degree
5 82 (2.47%) RHCE
6 63 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 53 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (1.32%) CCNP
9 37 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (0.48%) RHCSA
12 15 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
13 13 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 11 (0.33%) CCNA
14 11 (0.33%) CISSP
14 11 (0.33%) Numerate Degree
15 10 (0.30%) CCA
15 10 (0.30%) CCIE
15 10 (0.30%) ISEB
15 10 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (1.96%) QA
2 48 (1.44%) NIST
3 41 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 37 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 31 (0.93%) Data Quality
5 31 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 21 (0.63%) SLA
7 16 (0.48%) NCSC
8 14 (0.42%) GDPR
9 10 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.21%) COBIT
11 3 (0.090%) MiFID
11 3 (0.090%) PSD2
12 2 (0.060%) PMO
System Software
1 1,541 (46.37%) Docker
2 127 (3.82%) Active Directory
3 125 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (3.31%) Virtual Machines
5 38 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 33 (0.99%) HDFS
7 31 (0.93%) vSphere
8 30 (0.90%) NFS
9 25 (0.75%) KVM
9 25 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
10 19 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
10 19 (0.57%) VMware NSX
11 18 (0.54%) LXC
12 17 (0.51%) etcd
13 14 (0.42%) Ceph
13 14 (0.42%) flannel
13 14 (0.42%) Gluster
13 14 (0.42%) SkyDNS
14 13 (0.39%) Apache Flume
15 11 (0.33%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 1,493 (44.93%) Terraform
2 1,281 (38.55%) Puppet
3 1,276 (38.40%) Kubernetes
4 898 (27.02%) Opscode Chef
5 144 (4.33%) Packer
6 116 (3.49%) Prometheus
7 114 (3.43%) Salt
8 70 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
9 69 (2.08%) HAProxy
10 66 (1.99%) Nagios
11 64 (1.93%) Consul
12 58 (1.75%) Grafana
13 49 (1.47%) Kibana
13 49 (1.47%) logstash
14 42 (1.26%) ZABBIX
15 34 (1.02%) Graphite
16 31 (0.93%) Mesos
16 31 (0.93%) SELinux
17 27 (0.81%) Rancher
18 26 (0.78%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 484 (14.57%) Red Hat
2 267 (8.03%) Google
3 266 (8.00%) Splunk
4 261 (7.85%) Oracle
5 248 (7.46%) VMware
6 235 (7.07%) Microsoft
7 155 (4.66%) Atlassian
8 129 (3.88%) Cisco
9 86 (2.59%) IBM
10 66 (1.99%) SaltStack
11 63 (1.90%) Cloudera
12 60 (1.81%) MuleSoft
12 60 (1.81%) Qualys
12 60 (1.81%) ServiceNow
13 59 (1.78%) New Relic
14 54 (1.63%) SAP
15 52 (1.56%) AppDynamics
16 51 (1.53%) EMC
17 46 (1.38%) HP
18 43 (1.29%) F5