Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 67 67
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 +26
Contract jobs citing Ansible 990 3,010 3,647
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.33% 3.42% 3.61%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.24% 23.13% 26.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 2,089 2,727
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +2.19%
10th Percentile £369 £413 £413
90th Percentile £650 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -3.41% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.75 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -39.66% +81.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -21.69%

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 4,660 13,015 13,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.69% 14.79% 13.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,953 8,752 9,341
Median daily rate £500 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £313 £284 £285
90th Percentile £668 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 324 382
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +14.97% +3.89%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.58 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.57 £51.22 £47.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £20.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +26.83% +17.14% +0.36%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Ansible over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Ansible over the 6 months to 23 September 2020.

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 23 September 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 0 883 £514 -6.59% 357
London 0 487 £525 -12.50% 179
UK excluding London +1 399 £495 -3.41% 205
Work from Home -8 187 £525 -0.47% 68
North of England +23 155 £476 -3.94% 57
South East +7 92 £500 -4.76% 39
North West +36 82 £521 -0.71% 36
Yorkshire +8 47 £425 -9.09% 13
East of England +16 41 £500 -4.76% 17
South West -31 38 £600 +9.09% 24
Midlands 0 33 £413 -19.12% 40
Scotland -1 32 £445 -11.00% 14
North East +22 25 £495 +5.32% 8
West Midlands +3 22 £428 -16.08% 29
East Midlands +13 10 £350 -30.00% 11
Wales +9 8 £350 -22.22% 12

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 632 (63.84%) DevOps
2 490 (49.49%) Terraform
3 465 (46.97%) Jenkins
4 452 (45.66%) Python
5 422 (42.63%) AWS
6 396 (40.00%) Linux
7 395 (39.90%) Kubernetes
8 369 (37.27%) Docker
9 328 (33.13%) Puppet
10 317 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
11 281 (28.38%) Azure
12 269 (27.17%) Git (software)
13 237 (23.94%) Java
14 223 (22.53%) Infrastructure as Code
15 214 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
16 212 (21.41%) Security Cleared
17 201 (20.30%) Configuration Management
18 196 (19.80%) Windows
19 189 (19.09%) Bash Shell
20 169 (17.07%) PowerShell
21 167 (16.87%) SC Cleared
22 162 (16.36%) Finance
23 146 (14.75%) JIRA
24 145 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
25 144 (14.55%) VMware
26 143 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 134 (13.54%) Microservices
28 129 (13.03%) GCP
29 126 (12.73%) GitLab
30 114 (11.52%) Oracle

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 98 (9.90%) Confluence
2 63 (6.36%) Apache
3 36 (3.64%) nginx
4 31 (3.13%) OpenStack
5 30 (3.03%) Tomcat
6 28 (2.83%) Cloud Foundry
6 28 (2.83%) Elasticsearch
7 23 (2.32%) Apache Spark
8 18 (1.82%) ArcGIS
9 16 (1.62%) SharePoint
10 15 (1.52%) JBoss
11 13 (1.31%) Apache Solr
12 12 (1.21%) IIS
13 11 (1.11%) WebLogic
14 10 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.81%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.51%) Tornado
17 4 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.40%) Jupyter
18 3 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 24 (2.42%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
3 18 (1.82%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
1 4 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.20%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.20%) Siebel CRM
3 1 (0.10%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 422 (42.63%) AWS
2 281 (28.38%) Azure
3 129 (13.03%) GCP
4 96 (9.70%) GitHub
5 80 (8.08%) AWS CloudFormation
6 78 (7.88%) Amazon S3
7 75 (7.58%) OpenShift
8 69 (6.97%) Amazon EC2
9 65 (6.57%) Serverless
10 53 (5.35%) PaaS
11 42 (4.24%) IaaS
12 40 (4.04%) SaaS
13 39 (3.94%) AWS Lambda
14 36 (3.64%) Amazon EKS
15 30 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 29 (2.93%) Route 53
17 21 (2.12%) Amazon ECS
17 21 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
18 17 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 17 (1.72%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 90 (9.09%) Firewall
2 64 (6.46%) DNS
3 48 (4.85%) HTTP
4 31 (3.13%) SSL
5 30 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 28 (2.83%) VLAN
7 22 (2.22%) Reverse Proxy
8 19 (1.92%) Network Security
9 18 (1.82%) BGP
9 18 (1.82%) VPN
10 17 (1.72%) DHCP
10 17 (1.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 17 (1.72%) Kerberos
10 17 (1.72%) SNMP
11 15 (1.52%) WAN
12 14 (1.41%) Skype
13 12 (1.21%) Internet
13 12 (1.21%) SAN
14 11 (1.11%) LAN
14 11 (1.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (9.80%) Hadoop
2 78 (7.88%) SQL Server
3 70 (7.07%) Big Data
4 59 (5.96%) MySQL
5 50 (5.05%) Apache Hive
6 44 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
7 36 (3.64%) MongoDB
8 35 (3.54%) Relational Database
9 31 (3.13%) Impala
10 27 (2.73%) Amazon RDS
11 24 (2.42%) Pentaho
12 23 (2.32%) NoSQL
12 23 (2.32%) Oracle Database
13 17 (1.72%) GIS
14 16 (1.62%) BigQuery
15 14 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
16 13 (1.31%) Apache Accumulo
17 10 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
18 9 (0.91%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 465 (46.97%) Jenkins
2 269 (27.17%) Git (software)
3 146 (14.75%) JIRA
4 126 (12.73%) GitLab
5 81 (8.18%) Bitbucket
6 50 (5.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 50 (5.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 40 (4.04%) CircleCI
8 39 (3.94%) TeamCity
9 36 (3.64%) Artifactory
9 36 (3.64%) Maven
10 33 (3.33%) Subversion
11 30 (3.03%) Vagrant
12 27 (2.73%) Cucumber
13 25 (2.53%) JUnit
13 25 (2.53%) SonarQube
14 24 (2.42%) Gradle
14 24 (2.42%) Selenium
15 17 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (1.62%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 162 (16.36%) Finance
2 91 (9.19%) Public Sector
3 68 (6.87%) Banking
4 22 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.41%) Marketing
8 13 (1.31%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.21%) Retail
10 10 (1.01%) Electronics
11 9 (0.91%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.40%) Back Office
13 3 (0.30%) Publishing
14 2 (0.20%) Front Office
14 2 (0.20%) Games
14 2 (0.20%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) Legal
14 2 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.10%) International Banking
15 1 (0.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 350 (35.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 119 (12.02%) AWS Engineer
3 103 (10.40%) AWS DevOps
3 103 (10.40%) Developer
4 91 (9.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 80 (8.08%) Cloud Engineer
6 62 (6.26%) Architect
7 61 (6.16%) Azure Engineer
8 55 (5.56%) Administrator
9 54 (5.45%) Senior DevOps
10 53 (5.35%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 46 (4.65%) Linux Engineer
12 45 (4.55%) Consultant
13 44 (4.44%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 44 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 42 (4.24%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 34 (3.43%) Platform Engineer
16 31 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
17 30 (3.03%) Cloud Architect
18 29 (2.93%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (7.17%) REST
2 63 (6.36%) Node.js
3 61 (6.16%) Web Services
4 58 (5.86%) .NET
5 55 (5.56%) Kafka
6 47 (4.75%) Elastic Stack
7 36 (3.64%) RESTful
7 36 (3.64%) Spring
8 34 (3.43%) HTML
8 34 (3.43%) SOAP
9 30 (3.03%) CSS
10 27 (2.73%) LDAP
11 26 (2.63%) Middleware
12 25 (2.53%) JSON
13 23 (2.32%) CSS3
14 22 (2.22%) React
14 22 (2.22%) Spring Boot
15 21 (2.12%) AngularJS
15 21 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
16 20 (2.02%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.95%) Data Centre
2 44 (4.44%) Public Cloud
3 28 (2.83%) Cloud Native
4 27 (2.73%) Clustering
5 26 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (2.32%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (2.22%) Private Cloud
8 21 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
8 21 (2.12%) Mobile App
9 19 (1.92%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (1.62%) PKI
12 15 (1.52%) Virtual Team
13 11 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (0.81%) FMCG
15 7 (0.71%) N-Tier
15 7 (0.71%) User Experience
16 6 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
16 6 (0.61%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 396 (40.00%) Linux
2 196 (19.80%) Windows
3 143 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 80 (8.08%) CentOS
5 79 (7.98%) Windows Server
6 67 (6.77%) Windows Server 2016
7 64 (6.46%) Unix
8 49 (4.95%) Windows 10
9 33 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
12 22 (2.22%) Ubuntu
13 18 (1.82%) Windows 7
14 15 (1.52%) Solaris
15 12 (1.21%) Android
15 12 (1.21%) Apple iOS
15 12 (1.21%) VMS
16 11 (1.11%) CoreOS
17 9 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 6 (0.61%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (63.84%) DevOps
2 317 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
3 223 (22.53%) Infrastructure as Code
4 201 (20.30%) Configuration Management
5 145 (14.65%) Continuous Integration
6 134 (13.54%) Microservices
7 99 (10.00%) Test Automation
8 97 (9.80%) Scrum
9 89 (8.99%) Open Source
10 83 (8.38%) Migration
11 80 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 66 (6.67%) Infrastructure Automation
13 65 (6.57%) TDD
14 62 (6.26%) Continuous Delivery
14 62 (6.26%) ITIL
15 58 (5.86%) Software Engineering
16 53 (5.35%) Digital Transformation Programme
17 45 (4.55%) Continuous Deployment
18 43 (4.34%) Problem-Solving
19 42 (4.24%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 452 (45.66%) Python
2 237 (23.94%) Java
3 189 (19.09%) Bash Shell
4 169 (17.07%) PowerShell
5 102 (10.30%) JavaScript
6 90 (9.09%) SQL
7 66 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 63 (6.36%) Perl
9 62 (6.26%) Ruby
10 61 (6.16%) C#
11 47 (4.75%) Go
12 42 (4.24%) Groovy
13 28 (2.83%) C
14 23 (2.32%) Scala
15 22 (2.22%) PHP
16 18 (1.82%) VB
17 14 (1.41%) TypeScript
18 13 (1.31%) Java 8
19 12 (1.21%) Kotlin
20 11 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 212 (21.41%) Security Cleared
2 167 (16.87%) SC Cleared
3 60 (6.06%) DV Cleared
4 37 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.52%) CCA
7 14 (1.41%) BPSS Clearance
8 11 (1.11%) AWS Certification
8 11 (1.11%) CCNA
8 11 (1.11%) CCNP
9 9 (0.91%) RHCE
9 9 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (0.81%) DBS Check
11 7 (0.71%) Degree
12 5 (0.51%) CCIE
12 5 (0.51%) CISSP
12 5 (0.51%) MCSE
13 4 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.40%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.12%) QA
2 18 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.72%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (1.41%) GDPR
4 14 (1.41%) HIPAA
5 10 (1.01%) SLA
6 4 (0.40%) NCSC
7 3 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.10%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) NIST
8 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 369 (37.27%) Docker
2 109 (11.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (10.20%) Active Directory
4 42 (4.24%) VMware NSX
5 30 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.73%) vSphere
7 26 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (2.42%) HDFS
9 21 (2.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 16 (1.62%) NFS
11 5 (0.51%) GlusterFS
12 4 (0.40%) Gluster
12 4 (0.40%) vCloud
12 4 (0.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 3 (0.30%) Firmware
13 3 (0.30%) Hyper-V
13 3 (0.30%) oVirt
13 3 (0.30%) Samba
13 3 (0.30%) Varnish
13 3 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 490 (49.49%) Terraform
2 395 (39.90%) Kubernetes
3 328 (33.13%) Puppet
4 214 (21.62%) Opscode Chef
5 69 (6.97%) Packer
6 53 (5.35%) Prometheus
7 48 (4.85%) Grafana
8 24 (2.42%) Salt
9 22 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
10 21 (2.12%) Kibana
11 19 (1.92%) ZABBIX
12 15 (1.52%) Nagios
13 13 (1.31%) Argo
13 13 (1.31%) Data Guard
14 12 (1.21%) Rundeck
15 11 (1.11%) vCenter Server
16 10 (1.01%) Consul
17 9 (0.91%) HAProxy
18 7 (0.71%) Istio
18 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 144 (14.55%) VMware
2 114 (11.52%) Oracle
3 97 (9.80%) Red Hat
4 92 (9.29%) Microsoft
5 82 (8.28%) Splunk
6 79 (7.98%) Cloudera
7 69 (6.97%) Cisco
8 64 (6.46%) Google
9 51 (5.15%) Atlassian
10 40 (4.04%) Hortonworks
11 33 (3.33%) Dell
12 32 (3.23%) SaltStack
13 30 (3.03%) AppDynamics
14 28 (2.83%) F5
15 27 (2.73%) MuleSoft
16 23 (2.32%) HP
17 19 (1.92%) CheckPoint
18 18 (1.82%) ESRI
18 18 (1.82%) NetApp
18 18 (1.82%) Sophos