Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 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
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 58 79
Rank change year-on-year -13 +21 +33
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2,217 4,049 3,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.04% 4.07% 3.12%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.02% 27.75% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,547 2,881 2,370
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +1.94%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £400
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
UK median hourly rate £42.01 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.03% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £32.25
90th Percentile £49.93 £85.43 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +27.14% -14.11% -

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 10,545 14,589 12,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.48% 14.67% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,104 9,742 8,150
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £306 £269
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 370 274
UK median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £12.98 £12.25 £11.08
90th Percentile £50.60 £47.90 £47.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.73
% change year-on-year +2.86% +11.25% -17.75%

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 17 January 2020.

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 17 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Top 15 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 17 January 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
England -16 1,981 £560 +1.82% 673
UK excluding London -13 1,120 £525 +5.00% 405
London -17 1,039 £600 +4.35% 310
South East -11 285 £525 - 100
North of England -20 246 £505 -3.81% 116
South West +28 213 £550 +15.79% 42
Scotland -6 145 £525 +3.70% 26
North West -12 117 £550 - 65
Midlands -28 102 £500 +5.26% 64
Yorkshire +7 88 £475 - 40
East of England -34 86 £500 -5.93% 41
West Midlands -9 73 £505 +0.95% 44
Wales +16 47 £500 +17.65% 16
North East -22 41 £430 -18.10% 11
East Midlands -33 29 £445 -1.11% 20

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 with a requirement for Ansible.

1 1,637 (73.84%) DevOps
2 1,112 (50.16%) Terraform
3 1,080 (48.71%) AWS
4 1,027 (46.32%) Python
5 1,012 (45.65%) Linux
6 981 (44.25%) Jenkins
7 942 (42.49%) Docker
8 873 (39.38%) Kubernetes
9 759 (34.24%) Puppet
10 737 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
11 689 (31.08%) Azure
12 563 (25.39%) Java
13 527 (23.77%) Opscode Chef
14 519 (23.41%) Git (software)
15 488 (22.01%) Configuration Management
16 440 (19.85%) Security Cleared
17 383 (17.28%) Infrastructure as Code
18 349 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
19 331 (14.93%) Bash Shell
20 322 (14.52%) Finance
21 320 (14.43%) Windows
22 316 (14.25%) SC Cleared
23 303 (13.67%) Microservices
24 292 (13.17%) Red Hat
25 276 (12.45%) PowerShell
26 271 (12.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 266 (12.00%) GCP
28 258 (11.64%) JIRA
29 256 (11.55%) GitHub
30 234 (10.55%) VMware

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
1 165 (7.44%) Confluence
2 102 (4.60%) Apache
3 95 (4.29%) OpenStack
4 88 (3.97%) nginx
5 81 (3.65%) Apache Spark
6 73 (3.29%) Tomcat
7 66 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
8 48 (2.17%) Cloud Foundry
9 36 (1.62%) IIS
10 33 (1.49%) JBoss
11 29 (1.31%) WebSphere
12 19 (0.86%) Jetty
13 18 (0.81%) SAS
14 17 (0.77%) WebLogic
15 15 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 11 (0.50%) Mongrel
17 10 (0.45%) Apache Airflow
17 10 (0.45%) Mattermost
18 7 (0.32%) SharePoint
19 6 (0.27%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (0.23%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.14%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.045%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.23%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.090%) Magento
5 2 (0.090%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.090%) R3 Corda
5 2 (0.090%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.045%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,080 (48.71%) AWS
2 689 (31.08%) Azure
3 266 (12.00%) GCP
4 256 (11.55%) GitHub
5 215 (9.70%) OpenShift
6 208 (9.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 198 (8.93%) Amazon EC2
8 155 (6.99%) PaaS
9 153 (6.90%) IaaS
10 115 (5.19%) Serverless
11 101 (4.56%) Amazon S3
12 95 (4.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 90 (4.06%) SaaS
14 74 (3.34%) AWS Lambda
15 66 (2.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 65 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
17 58 (2.62%) Amazon ECS
18 50 (2.26%) Route 53
19 44 (1.98%) Amazon EKS
20 41 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 131 (5.91%) DNS
2 120 (5.41%) Firewall
3 81 (3.65%) TCP/IP
4 66 (2.98%) VPN
5 62 (2.80%) HTTP
6 52 (2.35%) DHCP
6 52 (2.35%) SSL
7 37 (1.67%) Kerberos
8 30 (1.35%) Network Security
9 26 (1.17%) WAN
10 25 (1.13%) SAN
11 22 (0.99%) NAS
12 18 (0.81%) IPsec
13 17 (0.77%) BGP
13 17 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (0.77%) Internet
13 17 (0.77%) Skype
14 16 (0.72%) FTP
14 16 (0.72%) SSH
14 16 (0.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (6.50%) Big Data
2 124 (5.59%) MySQL
3 122 (5.50%) Hadoop
4 106 (4.78%) PostgreSQL
5 96 (4.33%) MongoDB
6 91 (4.10%) Amazon RDS
7 82 (3.70%) SQL Server
8 72 (3.25%) NoSQL
9 52 (2.35%) Relational Database
10 38 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 31 (1.40%) Apache Hive
12 30 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
13 29 (1.31%) Oracle Database
14 23 (1.04%) Pentaho
14 23 (1.04%) RDBMS
15 22 (0.99%) Redis
16 21 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 21 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
17 19 (0.86%) InfluxDB
18 18 (0.81%) Impala
Development Applications
1 981 (44.25%) Jenkins
2 519 (23.41%) Git (software)
3 258 (11.64%) JIRA
4 208 (9.38%) GitLab
5 134 (6.04%) Bitbucket
6 127 (5.73%) Sonatype Nexus
7 111 (5.01%) Artifactory
8 91 (4.10%) Maven
9 86 (3.88%) TeamCity
10 79 (3.56%) SonarQube
11 74 (3.34%) Selenium
12 69 (3.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 62 (2.80%) CircleCI
14 56 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
15 52 (2.35%) Cucumber
16 50 (2.26%) Travis CI
16 50 (2.26%) Visual Studio Team System
17 49 (2.21%) Vagrant
18 44 (1.98%) Gradle
19 42 (1.89%) Subversion
General
1 322 (14.52%) Finance
2 173 (7.80%) Public Sector
3 148 (6.68%) Banking
4 57 (2.57%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.40%) Retail
6 26 (1.17%) Marketing
7 25 (1.13%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 21 (0.95%) Electronics
10 15 (0.68%) Publishing
11 14 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.54%) Games
13 10 (0.45%) Law
14 9 (0.41%) Front Office
15 7 (0.32%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.27%) Back Office
17 5 (0.23%) Automotive
17 5 (0.23%) Legal
17 5 (0.23%) Police
18 4 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,028 (46.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 289 (13.04%) AWS Engineer
3 246 (11.10%) AWS DevOps
4 223 (10.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 184 (8.30%) Senior DevOps
6 179 (8.07%) Developer
7 161 (7.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 160 (7.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 136 (6.13%) Architect
10 128 (5.77%) Azure Engineer
11 103 (4.65%) Consultant
12 102 (4.60%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 97 (4.38%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 91 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
15 81 (3.65%) Platform Engineer
16 75 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 72 (3.25%) Administrator
18 69 (3.11%) Automation Engineer
19 61 (2.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
20 58 (2.62%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (6.59%) Node.js
2 141 (6.36%) Web Services
3 138 (6.22%) .NET
4 121 (5.46%) Elastic Stack
5 112 (5.05%) Kafka
6 74 (3.34%) REST
7 69 (3.11%) RabbitMQ
7 69 (3.11%) Spring
8 50 (2.26%) Middleware
9 44 (1.98%) LDAP
10 42 (1.89%) RESTful
10 42 (1.89%) YAML
11 41 (1.85%) AngularJS
12 37 (1.67%) React
13 36 (1.62%) JSON
14 32 (1.44%) Django
15 31 (1.40%) Spring Boot
16 28 (1.26%) Hibernate
17 26 (1.17%) SOAP
18 25 (1.13%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 158 (7.13%) Public Cloud
2 118 (5.32%) Data Centre
3 102 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
4 68 (3.07%) Cloud Native
5 61 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 57 (2.57%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
8 37 (1.67%) Private Cloud
9 35 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
10 31 (1.40%) PKI
11 30 (1.35%) Replication
12 29 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
13 23 (1.04%) Clustering
14 19 (0.86%) Virtual Team
15 16 (0.72%) Blog
16 13 (0.59%) User Experience
17 11 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
18 10 (0.45%) Algorithms
18 10 (0.45%) Management Information System
19 9 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 1,012 (45.65%) Linux
2 320 (14.43%) Windows
3 271 (12.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 192 (8.66%) Unix
5 132 (5.95%) Ubuntu
6 125 (5.64%) CentOS
7 120 (5.41%) Windows Server
8 45 (2.03%) Amazon Linux
9 22 (0.99%) CoreOS
9 22 (0.99%) Debian
10 21 (0.95%) VMS
11 20 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (0.81%) Solaris
12 18 (0.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 17 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (0.50%) SUSE
15 7 (0.32%) Android
15 7 (0.32%) HPUX
16 6 (0.27%) Windows 10
17 4 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,637 (73.84%) DevOps
2 737 (33.24%) Agile Software Development
3 488 (22.01%) Configuration Management
4 383 (17.28%) Infrastructure as Code
5 349 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
6 303 (13.67%) Microservices
7 226 (10.19%) Migration
8 219 (9.88%) Open Source
8 219 (9.88%) Test Automation
9 186 (8.39%) Scrum
10 153 (6.90%) Software Engineering
11 140 (6.31%) Continuous Delivery
12 126 (5.68%) TDD
13 121 (5.46%) Infrastructure Automation
14 119 (5.37%) Problem-Solving
15 113 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 111 (5.01%) Mentoring
17 102 (4.60%) Kanban
18 89 (4.01%) Deployment Automation
19 86 (3.88%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 1,027 (46.32%) Python
2 563 (25.39%) Java
3 331 (14.93%) Bash Shell
4 276 (12.45%) PowerShell
5 203 (9.16%) Ruby
6 161 (7.26%) JavaScript
7 159 (7.17%) SQL
8 152 (6.86%) Go
9 136 (6.13%) Perl
10 126 (5.68%) C#
11 123 (5.55%) Shell Script
12 71 (3.20%) Groovy
13 65 (2.93%) PHP
14 44 (1.98%) Scala
15 42 (1.89%) C
16 40 (1.80%) C++
17 37 (1.67%) Java 8
18 22 (0.99%) TypeScript
19 18 (0.81%) Rust
20 15 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 440 (19.85%) Security Cleared
2 316 (14.25%) SC Cleared
3 81 (3.65%) DV Cleared
4 73 (3.29%) Degree
5 50 (2.26%) AWS Certification
6 38 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (1.35%) MCSA
8 30 (1.35%) RHCE
9 23 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 22 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (0.99%) RHCSA
11 18 (0.81%) CCNA
12 16 (0.72%) CCIE
12 16 (0.72%) CCNP
13 11 (0.50%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.27%) CCA
14 6 (0.27%) LPIC
15 5 (0.23%) CISSP
15 5 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (3.43%) QA
2 11 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.45%) SLA
4 9 (0.41%) NCSC
5 8 (0.36%) NIST
6 5 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.14%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.14%) PMO
9 2 (0.090%) GMP
9 2 (0.090%) HL7
10 1 (0.045%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.045%) GDPR
10 1 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.045%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 942 (42.49%) Docker
2 156 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 111 (5.01%) Active Directory
4 57 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
5 50 (2.26%) Hyper-V
6 42 (1.89%) vSphere
7 25 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.04%) LXC
8 23 (1.04%) VMware NSX
9 20 (0.90%) NFS
10 18 (0.81%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 16 (0.72%) Gluster
11 16 (0.72%) VirtualBox
12 15 (0.68%) KVM
12 15 (0.68%) Xen
13 11 (0.50%) GlusterFS
14 10 (0.45%) HDFS
14 10 (0.45%) PowerDNS
15 7 (0.32%) Corosync
15 7 (0.32%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1,112 (50.16%) Terraform
2 873 (39.38%) Kubernetes
3 759 (34.24%) Puppet
4 527 (23.77%) Opscode Chef
5 109 (4.92%) Packer
6 86 (3.88%) Grafana
7 85 (3.83%) Salt
8 73 (3.29%) Prometheus
9 71 (3.20%) Consul
10 69 (3.11%) Nagios
11 57 (2.57%) Docker Swarm
12 35 (1.58%) Kibana
13 34 (1.53%) HAProxy
14 25 (1.13%) logstash
15 24 (1.08%) ZABBIX
16 21 (0.95%) Rancher
17 20 (0.90%) vCenter Server
18 19 (0.86%) NetBackup
18 19 (0.86%) SCCM
19 18 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 292 (13.17%) Red Hat
2 234 (10.55%) VMware
3 174 (7.85%) Google
4 170 (7.67%) Microsoft
5 148 (6.68%) Splunk
6 105 (4.74%) Oracle
7 98 (4.42%) Cisco
8 70 (3.16%) Atlassian
9 66 (2.98%) Cloudera
10 53 (2.39%) F5
11 38 (1.71%) Hortonworks
12 35 (1.58%) Juniper
13 34 (1.53%) IBM
14 32 (1.44%) New Relic
15 31 (1.40%) NetApp
16 30 (1.35%) SAP
17 29 (1.31%) SaltStack
18 28 (1.26%) EMC
19 27 (1.22%) HP
20 26 (1.17%) MuleSoft