Ansible
UK

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 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 102 64 71
Rank change year-on-year -38 +7 -6
Contract jobs citing Ansible 961 2,300 3,028
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 2.17% 3.49% 3.37%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.06% 21.61% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 1,704 2,139
10th Percentile £413 £450 £438
25th Percentile £487 £513 £500
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £600 £575
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +9.52%
75th Percentile £650 £700 £669
90th Percentile £743 £775 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £550 £538
% change year-on-year - +2.33% +13.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 6
10th Percentile £50.25 £53.00 £47.50
25th Percentile £59.38 £56.00 £55.63
Median hourly rate £70.00 £69.00 £58.75
Median % change year-on-year +1.45% +17.45% +46.88%
75th Percentile £76.53 £74.88 £77.50
90th Percentile £76.72 £86.15 £84.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.63 £68.00 £57.50
% change year-on-year +0.93% +18.26% +43.75%

All Systems Management Skills
UK

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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 5,320 10,643 14,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.02% 16.16% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,808 7,643 10,577
10th Percentile £260 £360 £363
25th Percentile £413 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £575 £550
Median % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £632 £675 £650
90th Percentile £713 £750 £738
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -5.24% +5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 205 200
10th Percentile £14.00 £16.25 £14.25
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.26 £15.97
Median hourly rate £40.00 £52.13 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -23.27% +142.47% -28.33%
75th Percentile £60.00 £66.75 £48.91
90th Percentile £76.53 £80.34 £66.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.16 £47.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -15.46% +153.33% -16.91%

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 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England -37 806 £550 -9.84% 379
UK excluding London -34 442 £550 - 236
London -35 397 £558 -14.23% 159
Work from Home -44 351 £550 -8.33% 222
North of England -10 133 £525 -12.50% 58
South East -13 115 £550 - 66
South West -10 101 £600 +9.09% 52
North West -34 74 £550 -5.38% 38
Yorkshire +45 59 £488 -19.29% 18
Scotland -34 46 £525 +1.25% 16
East of England -23 22 £550 - 16
Midlands 0 15 £500 -4.76% 23
Wales +24 12 £575 +4.55% 8
West Midlands +1 10 £500 -15.97% 14
East Midlands +10 5 £335 -27.57% 9

Ansible
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 78 (8.12%) Confluence
2 45 (4.68%) OpenStack
3 40 (4.16%) Apache
4 33 (3.43%) nginx
5 18 (1.87%) Tomcat
6 14 (1.46%) JBoss
7 12 (1.25%) IIS
8 11 (1.14%) Apache Airflow
9 9 (0.94%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.73%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.52%) Anypoint
11 5 (0.52%) Microsoft Exchange
11 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Fuse
11 5 (0.52%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.42%) Jupyter
13 3 (0.31%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.21%) Oracle Coherence
14 2 (0.21%) Traefik
15 1 (0.10%) Luigi
15 1 (0.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.10%) Trello
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 385 (40.06%) AWS
2 266 (27.68%) Azure
3 99 (10.30%) GitHub
4 90 (9.37%) GCP
5 76 (7.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 73 (7.60%) OpenShift
7 70 (7.28%) Azure DevOps
8 60 (6.24%) Serverless
9 58 (6.04%) Amazon EC2
10 48 (4.99%) Amazon S3
10 48 (4.99%) AWS Lambda
11 47 (4.89%) IaaS
12 40 (4.16%) Amazon EKS
13 39 (4.06%) PaaS
14 38 (3.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 37 (3.85%) SaaS
16 33 (3.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 27 (2.81%) Amazon ECS
17 27 (2.81%) Datadog
18 23 (2.39%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 135 (14.05%) Firewall
2 76 (7.91%) DNS
3 61 (6.35%) TCP/IP
4 49 (5.10%) SAN
4 49 (5.10%) VPN
5 45 (4.68%) VLAN
6 33 (3.43%) Network Security
7 32 (3.33%) DHCP
8 31 (3.23%) SSL
9 28 (2.91%) BGP
10 25 (2.60%) DSL
11 23 (2.39%) LAN
12 22 (2.29%) MPLS
13 21 (2.19%) NAS
14 20 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 20 (2.08%) WAN
15 19 (1.98%) OSPF
16 18 (1.87%) Internet
17 17 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
18 14 (1.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (7.08%) PostgreSQL
2 66 (6.87%) MySQL
3 54 (5.62%) Elasticsearch
4 52 (5.41%) Relational Database
5 36 (3.75%) NoSQL
6 35 (3.64%) SQL Server
7 33 (3.43%) MongoDB
8 31 (3.23%) Big Data
9 29 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
10 24 (2.50%) RDBMS
11 22 (2.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 19 (1.98%) Data Lake
13 14 (1.46%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
14 11 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
14 11 (1.14%) Azure SQL Database
14 11 (1.14%) BigQuery
15 10 (1.04%) DynamoDB
16 9 (0.94%) Couchbase
16 9 (0.94%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 356 (37.04%) Jenkins
2 179 (18.63%) Git
3 139 (14.46%) JIRA
4 119 (12.38%) GitLab
5 61 (6.35%) Bitbucket
6 52 (5.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 51 (5.31%) SonarQube
8 45 (4.68%) Cucumber
9 37 (3.85%) Artifactory
10 31 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
11 28 (2.91%) Selenium
12 26 (2.71%) Maven
13 18 (1.87%) JUnit
14 17 (1.77%) TeamCity
15 15 (1.56%) REST Assured
15 15 (1.56%) Robot Framework
16 14 (1.46%) GoCD
16 14 (1.46%) Subversion
17 12 (1.25%) JMeter
18 10 (1.04%) Gradle
General
1 223 (23.20%) Social Skills
2 137 (14.26%) Finance
3 103 (10.72%) Public Sector
4 102 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
5 82 (8.53%) Banking
6 40 (4.16%) Investment Banking
7 20 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 19 (1.98%) Aerospace
9 17 (1.77%) Law
9 17 (1.77%) Legal
10 14 (1.46%) Retail
11 10 (1.04%) Organisational Skills
12 9 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
12 9 (0.94%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.73%) Marketing
13 7 (0.73%) Police
14 6 (0.62%) Inclusion and Diversity
15 5 (0.52%) German Language
16 4 (0.42%) Electronics
16 4 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 189 (19.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 101 (10.51%) Developer
3 82 (8.53%) Senior
4 71 (7.39%) AWS Engineer
4 71 (7.39%) Platform Engineer
5 63 (6.56%) Architect
6 61 (6.35%) Linux Engineer
7 56 (5.83%) Lead
8 54 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 53 (5.52%) AWS DevOps
10 52 (5.41%) Network Engineer
11 47 (4.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 43 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
13 39 (4.06%) Cloud Platform Engineer
14 35 (3.64%) Administrator
14 35 (3.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 33 (3.43%) Azure Engineer
16 27 (2.81%) DBA
17 26 (2.71%) Python Engineer
18 25 (2.60%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (7.60%) Elastic Stack
2 70 (7.28%) REST
3 44 (4.58%) .NET
4 43 (4.47%) JSON
4 43 (4.47%) YAML
5 37 (3.85%) Kafka
6 33 (3.43%) Node.js
7 32 (3.33%) RESTful
8 30 (3.12%) Spring
9 24 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
10 23 (2.39%) LDAP
11 22 (2.29%) .NET Core
12 21 (2.19%) Middleware
13 20 (2.08%) OpenAPI
13 20 (2.08%) Swagger
14 18 (1.87%) ARM Templates
14 18 (1.87%) React
14 18 (1.87%) Spring Boot
14 18 (1.87%) Web Services
15 16 (1.66%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.66%) Public Cloud
2 62 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 43 (4.47%) Cloud Native
4 42 (4.37%) Virtual Team
5 40 (4.16%) Linux Command Line
6 36 (3.75%) Management Information System
7 33 (3.43%) Replication
8 31 (3.23%) PKI
9 23 (2.39%) Clustering
9 23 (2.39%) Onboarding
10 22 (2.29%) Data Protection Act
11 16 (1.66%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.46%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (1.14%) Distributed Systems
14 11 (1.14%) Product Ownership
15 10 (1.04%) CCTV
16 7 (0.73%) Legacy Applications
16 7 (0.73%) Mobile App
17 6 (0.62%) Security Posture
Operating Systems
1 488 (50.78%) Linux
2 233 (24.25%) Windows
3 124 (12.90%) Unix
4 115 (11.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 78 (8.12%) Windows Server
6 39 (4.06%) CentOS
7 36 (3.75%) Ubuntu
8 28 (2.91%) Windows Server 2019
9 26 (2.71%) Solaris
10 20 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (1.87%) VMS
11 18 (1.87%) Windows Server 2016
12 17 (1.77%) AIX
13 16 (1.66%) Debian
14 13 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (1.04%) zOS
16 5 (0.52%) Android
17 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 441 (45.89%) DevOps
2 402 (41.83%) CI/CD
3 285 (29.66%) Infrastructure as Code
4 232 (24.14%) Agile
5 189 (19.67%) Configuration Management
6 156 (16.23%) Containerisation
7 147 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
8 122 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
9 104 (10.82%) Platform Engineering
10 96 (9.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 96 (9.99%) Test Automation
11 86 (8.95%) Microservices
12 79 (8.22%) Infrastructure Automation
13 75 (7.80%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 73 (7.60%) Scrum
15 70 (7.28%) ITIL
16 67 (6.97%) Migration
16 67 (6.97%) Software Engineering
17 63 (6.56%) Cybersecurity
17 63 (6.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 478 (49.74%) Python
2 193 (20.08%) Bash
2 193 (20.08%) PowerShell
3 137 (14.26%) Java
4 95 (9.89%) SQL
5 90 (9.37%) Go
6 85 (8.84%) Shell Script
7 76 (7.91%) Ruby
8 61 (6.35%) JavaScript
9 55 (5.72%) Perl
10 42 (4.37%) C#
11 26 (2.71%) Groovy
12 25 (2.60%) Scala
13 16 (1.66%) C++
14 14 (1.46%) C
15 10 (1.04%) JCL
15 10 (1.04%) REXX
15 10 (1.04%) TypeScript
16 9 (0.94%) Korn
17 7 (0.73%) PHP
Qualifications
1 300 (31.22%) Security Cleared
2 244 (25.39%) SC Cleared
3 71 (7.39%) DV Cleared
4 49 (5.10%) Degree
5 25 (2.60%) AWS Certification
5 25 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.50%) Azure Certification
7 19 (1.98%) CCNP
7 19 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 13 (1.35%) RHCE
10 11 (1.14%) CCNA
11 9 (0.94%) RHCSA
12 7 (0.73%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
13 5 (0.52%) AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
13 5 (0.52%) CCIE
14 3 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 3 (0.31%) SANS
15 1 (0.10%) DBS Check
15 1 (0.10%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (4.27%) QA
2 21 (2.19%) GDPR
3 19 (1.98%) NCSC
4 15 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (1.35%) NIST
6 9 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.52%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 12207
8 4 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.31%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.21%) Accessibility
10 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.21%) RMADS
11 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.10%) ISO 20022
11 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.10%) WCAG
System Software
1 259 (26.95%) Docker
2 103 (10.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (6.97%) Active Directory
4 52 (5.41%) vSphere
5 35 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (3.43%) VMware NSX
7 25 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (1.66%) Hyper-V
8 16 (1.66%) NFS
9 10 (1.04%) KVM
9 10 (1.04%) Time Sharing Option
10 9 (0.94%) Firmware
10 9 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.52%) vCloud
12 4 (0.42%) Gluster
12 4 (0.42%) GlusterFS
12 4 (0.42%) Varnish
13 3 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.31%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 502 (52.24%) Terraform
2 318 (33.09%) Kubernetes
3 200 (20.81%) Puppet
4 129 (13.42%) Progress Chef
5 95 (9.89%) Grafana
6 89 (9.26%) Prometheus
7 62 (6.45%) Packer
8 47 (4.89%) Nagios
9 37 (3.85%) NetBackup
10 36 (3.75%) PowerBroker
10 36 (3.75%) ZABBIX
11 32 (3.33%) Kibana
12 26 (2.71%) vRealize
13 25 (2.60%) Graylog
14 23 (2.39%) PowerCLI
15 22 (2.29%) CFEngine
16 19 (1.98%) logstash
16 19 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 17 (1.77%) vCenter Server
18 15 (1.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 178 (18.52%) VMware
2 99 (10.30%) Red Hat
3 96 (9.99%) Microsoft
4 73 (7.60%) Dell
5 71 (7.39%) Atlassian
5 71 (7.39%) Cisco
6 63 (6.56%) Splunk
7 60 (6.24%) Oracle
8 51 (5.31%) HP
9 50 (5.20%) IBM
10 45 (4.68%) Google
11 40 (4.16%) Veritas
12 36 (3.75%) F5
13 29 (3.02%) ServiceNow
14 24 (2.50%) SolarWinds
15 22 (2.29%) EMC
16 19 (1.98%) Palo Alto
17 17 (1.77%) Fortinet
18 16 (1.66%) Citrix
18 16 (1.66%) Nokia