Period
to 26 February 2021

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 26 February 2021 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 60 73 61
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 +12
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,739 2,051 3,858
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.65% 3.02% 3.89%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.15% 20.92% 26.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,764 1,480 2,825
Median daily rate £525 £550 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £413
90th Percentile £675 £688 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.51 £70.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.12% -36.42% +86.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.51 £12.50
% change year-on-year -10.13% +256.08% -68.75%

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 7,851 9,803 14,535
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.50% 14.41% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,504 6,737 9,886
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £315 £263 £310
90th Percentile £663 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 282 342
Median hourly rate £24.40 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.43% - -
10th Percentile £12.73 £12.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £47.00 £47.48
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% - +16.67%

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 26 February 2021.

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 26 February 2021.

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 26 February 2021. 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 +9 1,300 £510 -7.27% 677
London -2 674 £550 -8.33% 299
Work from Home -1 643 £525 -4.55% 135
UK excluding London +16 633 £475 -9.52% 415
South East +37 208 £475 -5.00% 100
North of England +6 135 £495 -5.71% 112
North West +22 100 £485 -7.62% 64
Scotland -5 92 £450 -14.29% 16
Midlands +46 65 £430 -9.56% 78
West Midlands +34 57 £440 -12.00% 52
South West -11 56 £463 -18.86% 59
East of England +37 52 £513 +2.50% 27
Wales +13 27 £475 -9.52% 11
Yorkshire -11 19 £475 -5.94% 36
North East +3 15 £500 +16.96% 12
East Midlands +17 7 £413 +7.14% 25

For the 6 months to 26 February 2021, 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 1,190 (68.43%) DevOps
2 937 (53.88%) Terraform
3 808 (46.46%) Linux
4 773 (44.45%) AWS
5 766 (44.05%) Python
6 709 (40.77%) Jenkins
7 707 (40.66%) Kubernetes
8 692 (39.79%) Docker
9 556 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
10 521 (29.96%) Azure
11 464 (26.68%) Infrastructure as Code
12 449 (25.82%) Java
13 423 (24.32%) Git (software)
14 417 (23.98%) Security Cleared
15 401 (23.06%) Puppet
16 352 (20.24%) Bash Shell
17 350 (20.13%) Configuration Management
18 337 (19.38%) Windows
19 320 (18.40%) SC Cleared
20 312 (17.94%) Opscode Chef
21 270 (15.53%) PowerShell
22 242 (13.92%) GitLab
23 239 (13.74%) Finance
24 237 (13.63%) VMware
24 237 (13.63%) GCP
25 214 (12.31%) JIRA
26 212 (12.19%) Microservices
27 200 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
28 197 (11.33%) GitHub
29 187 (10.75%) AWS CloudFormation

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
1 124 (7.13%) Apache
2 114 (6.56%) Confluence
3 73 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
4 69 (3.97%) nginx
5 46 (2.65%) Apache Spark
6 27 (1.55%) OpenStack
7 26 (1.50%) Cloud Foundry
7 26 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 25 (1.44%) IIS
8 25 (1.44%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.32%) WebSphere
10 10 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (0.52%) ArcGIS
12 8 (0.46%) JBoss
13 6 (0.35%) Jupyter
13 6 (0.35%) SharePoint
14 5 (0.29%) Apache Airflow
15 4 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.23%) CMS
15 4 (0.23%) Ethereum
Applications
1 26 (1.50%) Spreadsheet
2 25 (1.44%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (0.52%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.058%) Simulink
6 1 (0.058%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.23%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.17%) Unica
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.058%) CA PPM
4 1 (0.058%) Magento
4 1 (0.058%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 773 (44.45%) AWS
2 521 (29.96%) Azure
3 237 (13.63%) GCP
4 197 (11.33%) GitHub
5 187 (10.75%) AWS CloudFormation
6 167 (9.60%) Serverless
7 128 (7.36%) PaaS
8 110 (6.33%) AWS Lambda
9 107 (6.15%) Amazon S3
10 105 (6.04%) OpenShift
11 103 (5.92%) Amazon EKS
12 96 (5.52%) Amazon EC2
13 91 (5.23%) IaaS
14 66 (3.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 65 (3.74%) Amazon ECS
16 58 (3.34%) npm
17 52 (2.99%) SaaS
18 45 (2.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 38 (2.19%) Route 53
20 35 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 165 (9.49%) Firewall
2 78 (4.49%) TCP/IP
3 60 (3.45%) WAN
4 57 (3.28%) DNS
5 52 (2.99%) VLAN
6 50 (2.88%) LAN
7 45 (2.59%) HTTP
8 41 (2.36%) VPN
9 37 (2.13%) Network Security
10 36 (2.07%) SSL
11 32 (1.84%) SAN
12 30 (1.73%) DHCP
13 28 (1.61%) SNMP
14 25 (1.44%) BGP
14 25 (1.44%) VSAN
15 22 (1.27%) SMTP
16 18 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (1.04%) IPsec
16 18 (1.04%) iSCSI
16 18 (1.04%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (6.33%) Hadoop
2 106 (6.10%) PostgreSQL
3 98 (5.64%) Big Data
4 90 (5.18%) SQL Server
5 67 (3.85%) MySQL
6 66 (3.80%) Apache Hive
7 65 (3.74%) Relational Database
8 47 (2.70%) BigQuery
9 46 (2.65%) NoSQL
10 45 (2.59%) MongoDB
11 43 (2.47%) Amazon RDS
12 37 (2.13%) Impala
13 31 (1.78%) Pentaho
14 25 (1.44%) Redis
15 20 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
16 18 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 18 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
16 18 (1.04%) HBase
17 15 (0.86%) Amazon Redshift
18 12 (0.69%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 709 (40.77%) Jenkins
2 423 (24.32%) Git (software)
3 242 (13.92%) GitLab
4 214 (12.31%) JIRA
5 124 (7.13%) Maven
6 112 (6.44%) Bitbucket
7 93 (5.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 88 (5.06%) Artifactory
9 72 (4.14%) TeamCity
10 65 (3.74%) Gradle
11 60 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
12 58 (3.34%) CircleCI
13 53 (3.05%) Octopus Deploy
14 51 (2.93%) gulp
14 51 (2.93%) Travis CI
15 46 (2.65%) SonarQube
16 42 (2.42%) Selenium
17 35 (2.01%) Vagrant
18 33 (1.90%) JUnit
19 32 (1.84%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 239 (13.74%) Finance
2 184 (10.58%) Public Sector
3 116 (6.67%) Banking
4 62 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 48 (2.76%) Marketing
6 33 (1.90%) Manufacturing
7 30 (1.73%) Electronics
8 27 (1.55%) Investment Banking
9 15 (0.86%) Retail
10 13 (0.75%) Front Office
11 10 (0.58%) Billing
11 10 (0.58%) Publishing
12 9 (0.52%) Legal
13 7 (0.40%) Advertising
14 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.23%) Games
15 4 (0.23%) German Language
15 4 (0.23%) Law
16 3 (0.17%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 726 (41.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 264 (15.18%) AWS Engineer
3 238 (13.69%) AWS DevOps
4 220 (12.65%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 184 (10.58%) Developer
6 140 (8.05%) Architect
7 127 (7.30%) Cloud Engineer
8 126 (7.25%) Azure Engineer
9 105 (6.04%) Senior DevOps
10 101 (5.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 98 (5.64%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 97 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 87 (5.00%) Platform Engineer
14 81 (4.66%) Azure DevOps
15 66 (3.80%) Java Developer
16 65 (3.74%) Consultant
17 59 (3.39%) Kubernetes Engineer
18 49 (2.82%) Linux Engineer
19 46 (2.65%) Network Engineer
20 43 (2.47%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (8.45%) Node.js
2 137 (7.88%) Elastic Stack
3 119 (6.84%) Kafka
4 110 (6.33%) Web Services
5 105 (6.04%) REST
6 79 (4.54%) JSON
7 64 (3.68%) .NET
8 62 (3.57%) Spring
9 57 (3.28%) RESTful
10 49 (2.82%) YAML
11 47 (2.70%) SOAP
12 34 (1.96%) Spring Boot
13 32 (1.84%) J2EE
14 29 (1.67%) React
15 27 (1.55%) AngularJS
15 27 (1.55%) SAML
16 25 (1.44%) CSS
16 25 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
17 24 (1.38%) HTML
17 24 (1.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 82 (4.72%) Data Centre
2 81 (4.66%) Public Cloud
3 75 (4.31%) Greenfield Project
4 71 (4.08%) Cloud Native
5 52 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 40 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
7 36 (2.07%) Private Cloud
8 34 (1.96%) Self-Motivation
9 30 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 18 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (0.98%) Clustering
11 17 (0.98%) User Experience
12 15 (0.86%) PKI
13 14 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 12 (0.69%) Replication
15 10 (0.58%) CMDB
15 10 (0.58%) Hedge funds
15 10 (0.58%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.46%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 808 (46.46%) Linux
2 337 (19.38%) Windows
3 187 (10.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 124 (7.13%) Unix
5 112 (6.44%) Windows Server
6 86 (4.95%) CentOS
7 51 (2.93%) Ubuntu
8 48 (2.76%) Windows Server 2016
9 46 (2.65%) Windows 10
10 31 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (1.21%) Windows Server 2019
12 19 (1.09%) Solaris
13 18 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (0.75%) VMS
15 12 (0.69%) AIX
16 9 (0.52%) Windows 7
17 8 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
18 5 (0.29%) CoreOS
18 5 (0.29%) Kali Linux
19 4 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,190 (68.43%) DevOps
2 556 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
3 464 (26.68%) Infrastructure as Code
4 350 (20.13%) Configuration Management
5 212 (12.19%) Microservices
6 200 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
7 179 (10.29%) Test Automation
8 150 (8.63%) Scrum
9 138 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 136 (7.82%) Open Source
11 126 (7.25%) Migration
12 116 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
13 115 (6.61%) Software Engineering
14 109 (6.27%) Deployment Automation
14 109 (6.27%) Infrastructure Automation
15 107 (6.15%) TDD
16 103 (5.92%) Mentoring
17 99 (5.69%) Continuous Delivery
18 75 (4.31%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 67 (3.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 766 (44.05%) Python
2 449 (25.82%) Java
3 352 (20.24%) Bash Shell
4 270 (15.53%) PowerShell
5 160 (9.20%) SQL
6 135 (7.76%) JavaScript
7 100 (5.75%) Groovy
7 100 (5.75%) Ruby
8 97 (5.58%) Perl
9 94 (5.41%) Go
10 81 (4.66%) C#
11 75 (4.31%) Shell Script
12 38 (2.19%) C
13 33 (1.90%) Scala
13 33 (1.90%) TypeScript
14 29 (1.67%) PHP
15 28 (1.61%) Java 8
16 24 (1.38%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.21%) C++
18 12 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 417 (23.98%) Security Cleared
2 320 (18.40%) SC Cleared
3 78 (4.49%) DV Cleared
4 77 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (2.82%) CCNP
6 48 (2.76%) CCNA
6 48 (2.76%) Degree
7 29 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (1.61%) AWS Certification
9 26 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
11 16 (0.92%) RHCE
11 16 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.69%) CCIE
12 12 (0.69%) CISSP
13 9 (0.52%) DBS Check
14 7 (0.40%) VCAP
15 6 (0.35%) (ISC)2 CCSP
15 6 (0.35%) CCA
15 6 (0.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.38%) QA
2 17 (0.98%) SLA
3 13 (0.75%) GDPR
4 8 (0.46%) NIST
5 7 (0.40%) NCSC
6 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.12%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.12%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.12%) PMO
8 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.058%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 692 (39.79%) Docker
2 148 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (6.04%) Active Directory
4 81 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
5 62 (3.57%) VMware NSX
6 57 (3.28%) vSphere
7 51 (2.93%) HDFS
8 50 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (1.96%) GlusterFS
10 19 (1.09%) Hyper-V
11 17 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 14 (0.81%) NFS
13 12 (0.69%) KVM
14 10 (0.58%) GridGain
15 7 (0.40%) LXC
15 7 (0.40%) XenApp
16 6 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.35%) Varnish
16 6 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 6 (0.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 937 (53.88%) Terraform
2 707 (40.66%) Kubernetes
3 401 (23.06%) Puppet
4 312 (17.94%) Opscode Chef
5 145 (8.34%) Grafana
6 134 (7.71%) Prometheus
7 69 (3.97%) Packer
8 54 (3.11%) Kibana
9 49 (2.82%) Consul
10 37 (2.13%) Salt
11 34 (1.96%) Istio
12 33 (1.90%) Argo
12 33 (1.90%) Red Hat Satellite
12 33 (1.90%) vCenter Server
13 31 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
14 28 (1.61%) logstash
15 27 (1.55%) Rancher
16 26 (1.50%) Nagios
17 24 (1.38%) Docker Swarm
18 22 (1.27%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 237 (13.63%) VMware
2 145 (8.34%) Red Hat
3 142 (8.17%) Splunk
4 138 (7.94%) Microsoft
5 136 (7.82%) Cisco
6 129 (7.42%) Oracle
7 124 (7.13%) Google
8 96 (5.52%) Atlassian
9 59 (3.39%) F5
10 55 (3.16%) Dell
11 53 (3.05%) Cloudera
12 41 (2.36%) EMC
12 41 (2.36%) Fortinet
13 35 (2.01%) Hortonworks
14 34 (1.96%) AppDynamics
15 31 (1.78%) SAP
16 29 (1.67%) SaltStack
17 28 (1.61%) CheckPoint
18 27 (1.55%) Informatica
19 24 (1.38%) Juniper