Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 60 72
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 -12
Contract jobs citing Ansible 3,100 1,405 2,564
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.47% 3.77% 3.16%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.23% 22.65% 21.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,222 1,046 1,773
10th Percentile £425 £363 £413
25th Percentile £495 £439 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.55% +2.33%
75th Percentile £650 £588 £638
90th Percentile £713 £650 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £525
% change year-on-year +10.53% -9.52% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 12
10th Percentile £42.35 £37.05 £36.51
25th Percentile £45.88 £39.13 £39.13
Median hourly rate £74.00 £40.00 £44.01
Median % change year-on-year +85.00% -9.11% -18.12%
75th Percentile £81.25 £41.38 £47.01
90th Percentile £82.50 £46.00 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £56.63 £40.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +41.56% -10.11% +36.92%

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 14,602 6,203 11,949
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.32% 16.65% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,518 4,320 8,220
10th Percentile £360 £313 £263
25th Percentile £450 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £588
90th Percentile £700 £663 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 133 288
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.50 £12.44
25th Percentile £16.00 £15.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate £22.28 £23.00 £17.75
Median % change year-on-year -3.13% +29.58% +1.43%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £27.50
90th Percentile £72.10 £62.03 £47.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.79% +16.20% -

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 December 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 2 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Top 17 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 December 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 +1 2,501 £564 +10.59% 712
London +10 1,526 £600 +12.15% 344
UK excluding London -24 909 £525 +10.53% 406
Work from Home -29 878 £575 +9.52% 146
South East -28 229 £525 +6.06% 79
North of England -36 196 £525 +5.00% 117
South West +16 129 £538 +7.50% 57
North West -32 119 £525 +0.38% 53
Midlands -24 114 £525 +22.66% 74
Scotland -30 109 £500 +13.64% 36
East of England -12 104 £540 +8.00% 33
West Midlands -29 96 £520 +21.50% 52
Yorkshire -18 60 £525 +12.48% 50
Wales -22 27 £500 +11.11% 7
North East -12 19 £500 - 14
East Midlands -36 15 £540 +54.29% 22
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 2,044 (65.94%) DevOps
2 1,652 (53.29%) Terraform
3 1,447 (46.68%) Linux
4 1,317 (42.48%) Python
5 1,315 (42.42%) Jenkins
6 1,216 (39.23%) AWS
7 1,205 (38.87%) Kubernetes
8 1,187 (38.29%) Docker
9 999 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
10 928 (29.94%) Azure
11 728 (23.48%) Git (software)
12 663 (21.39%) Infrastructure as Code
13 659 (21.26%) Java
14 624 (20.13%) Bash Shell
15 605 (19.52%) Windows
16 604 (19.48%) Puppet
17 573 (18.48%) Configuration Management
18 522 (16.84%) Security Cleared
19 479 (15.45%) Finance
20 453 (14.61%) PowerShell
21 452 (14.58%) GCP
22 451 (14.55%) Social Skills
23 428 (13.81%) VMware
24 412 (13.29%) Microservices
25 395 (12.74%) Opscode Chef
26 390 (12.58%) SC Cleared
27 372 (12.00%) JIRA
28 370 (11.94%) SQL
29 366 (11.81%) GitLab
30 349 (11.26%) Continuous Integration

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
1 246 (7.94%) Confluence
2 151 (4.87%) Apache
3 131 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
4 105 (3.39%) nginx
5 87 (2.81%) Tomcat
6 81 (2.61%) Apache Spark
6 81 (2.61%) WebLogic
7 67 (2.16%) OpenStack
8 57 (1.84%) JBoss
9 48 (1.55%) IIS
10 34 (1.10%) WebSphere
11 29 (0.94%) SharePoint
12 28 (0.90%) ArcGIS
13 14 (0.45%) Cloud Foundry
14 13 (0.42%) Appian
15 11 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
15 11 (0.35%) Red Hat Fuse
15 11 (0.35%) SAS
15 11 (0.35%) Traefik
16 10 (0.32%) CMS
Applications
1 29 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.39%) Photoshop
4 10 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.29%) Chatbot
5 9 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
6 6 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 1 (0.032%) Weka
Business Applications
1 9 (0.29%) TIBCO iProcess
2 5 (0.16%) assyst
2 5 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.097%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.065%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.032%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.032%) Maximo
5 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.032%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.032%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.032%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 1,216 (39.23%) AWS
2 928 (29.94%) Azure
3 452 (14.58%) GCP
4 347 (11.19%) GitHub
5 285 (9.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 273 (8.81%) PaaS
7 213 (6.87%) IaaS
8 187 (6.03%) OpenShift
9 157 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
10 144 (4.65%) Serverless
11 140 (4.52%) Amazon EKS
12 133 (4.29%) Amazon S3
13 111 (3.58%) SaaS
14 106 (3.42%) Amazon ECS
15 94 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
16 83 (2.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 64 (2.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 63 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
19 62 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
20 45 (1.45%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 209 (6.74%) Firewall
2 159 (5.13%) DNS
3 83 (2.68%) Network Security
4 79 (2.55%) TCP/IP
5 78 (2.52%) Kerberos
6 71 (2.29%) VPN
7 66 (2.13%) WAN
8 65 (2.10%) SSL
9 58 (1.87%) SAN
10 54 (1.74%) BGP
10 54 (1.74%) LAN
11 49 (1.58%) Internet
12 48 (1.55%) HTTP
13 41 (1.32%) Multicast
14 37 (1.19%) VSAN
15 34 (1.10%) OSPF
16 29 (0.94%) MPLS
17 28 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 27 (0.87%) DHCP
19 26 (0.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 188 (6.06%) Big Data
2 161 (5.19%) SQL Server
3 123 (3.97%) MySQL
4 122 (3.94%) Hadoop
5 121 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
6 104 (3.35%) Amazon RDS
7 98 (3.16%) MongoDB
8 97 (3.13%) Relational Database
9 94 (3.03%) NoSQL
10 48 (1.55%) Apache Hive
11 46 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 46 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
11 46 (1.48%) Redis
12 42 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
13 39 (1.26%) Oracle Database
14 38 (1.23%) Data Lake
15 33 (1.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 30 (0.97%) Amazon Redshift
17 29 (0.94%) Couchbase
17 29 (0.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1,315 (42.42%) Jenkins
2 728 (23.48%) Git (software)
3 372 (12.00%) JIRA
4 366 (11.81%) GitLab
5 255 (8.23%) Maven
6 248 (8.00%) Artifactory
7 242 (7.81%) Bitbucket
8 224 (7.23%) Sonatype Nexus
9 149 (4.81%) SonarQube
10 139 (4.48%) TeamCity
11 106 (3.42%) Subversion
12 98 (3.16%) Selenium
13 95 (3.06%) Gradle
14 79 (2.55%) CircleCI
15 67 (2.16%) Cucumber
16 64 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 51 (1.65%) Octopus Deploy
18 49 (1.58%) Travis CI
19 39 (1.26%) gulp
19 39 (1.26%) JUnit
General
1 479 (15.45%) Finance
2 451 (14.55%) Social Skills
3 280 (9.03%) Public Sector
4 262 (8.45%) Banking
5 140 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 66 (2.13%) Investment Banking
7 58 (1.87%) Retail
8 51 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 49 (1.58%) Financial Institution
10 46 (1.48%) Legal
11 43 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
12 41 (1.32%) Games
13 37 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
14 24 (0.77%) Influencing Skills
15 18 (0.58%) Front Office
15 18 (0.58%) Publishing
16 16 (0.52%) Marketing
17 13 (0.42%) Retail Banking
18 12 (0.39%) Law
19 10 (0.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1,178 (38.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 383 (12.35%) Developer
3 244 (7.87%) AWS Engineer
4 208 (6.71%) Azure Engineer
5 193 (6.23%) AWS DevOps
6 187 (6.03%) Architect
7 170 (5.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 167 (5.39%) Consultant
9 166 (5.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 166 (5.35%) Platform Engineer
10 159 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
11 147 (4.74%) Java Developer
12 134 (4.32%) Senior DevOps
13 125 (4.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 120 (3.87%) Azure DevOps
15 107 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
16 96 (3.10%) Administrator
17 88 (2.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 83 (2.68%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 82 (2.65%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 223 (7.19%) Kafka
2 197 (6.35%) Web Services
3 177 (5.71%) Spring
4 166 (5.35%) Elastic Stack
5 151 (4.87%) JSON
6 147 (4.74%) .NET
7 134 (4.32%) Spring Boot
8 123 (3.97%) Node.js
9 115 (3.71%) REST
10 109 (3.52%) YAML
11 108 (3.48%) RESTful
12 107 (3.45%) React
13 101 (3.26%) RabbitMQ
14 74 (2.39%) J2EE
15 71 (2.29%) Middleware
16 68 (2.19%) AngularJS
17 62 (2.00%) HTML
18 53 (1.71%) Apache Camel
19 50 (1.61%) ARM Templates
19 50 (1.61%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 188 (6.06%) Public Cloud
2 169 (5.45%) Data Centre
3 142 (4.58%) Data Protection Act
4 120 (3.87%) Cloud Native
5 76 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
6 62 (2.00%) Clustering
7 59 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 51 (1.65%) PKI
9 49 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
10 45 (1.45%) Private Cloud
11 40 (1.29%) Data Structures
12 39 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
13 38 (1.23%) Management Information System
14 36 (1.16%) Hedge funds
15 35 (1.13%) User Experience
16 33 (1.06%) Replication
17 27 (0.87%) Mobile App
18 26 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
19 25 (0.81%) Algorithms
19 25 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1,447 (46.68%) Linux
2 605 (19.52%) Windows
3 341 (11.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 317 (10.23%) Unix
5 157 (5.06%) Windows Server
6 111 (3.58%) CentOS
7 71 (2.29%) Ubuntu
8 48 (1.55%) Windows Server 2016
9 42 (1.35%) Solaris
9 42 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (1.23%) Debian
11 37 (1.19%) Windows Server 2019
12 36 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 30 (0.97%) Windows 10
14 24 (0.77%) VMS
15 17 (0.55%) CoreOS
16 14 (0.45%) Windows 7
17 13 (0.42%) AIX
17 13 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (0.35%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,044 (65.94%) DevOps
2 999 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
3 663 (21.39%) Infrastructure as Code
4 573 (18.48%) Configuration Management
5 412 (13.29%) Microservices
6 349 (11.26%) Continuous Integration
7 301 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
8 297 (9.58%) Scrum
9 292 (9.42%) Test Automation
10 239 (7.71%) Migration
11 217 (7.00%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 209 (6.74%) Data Protection
13 206 (6.65%) Software Engineering
14 187 (6.03%) Deployment Automation
15 179 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 177 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
16 177 (5.71%) Open Source
17 176 (5.68%) TDD
18 175 (5.65%) Infrastructure Automation
19 167 (5.39%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1,317 (42.48%) Python
2 659 (21.26%) Java
3 624 (20.13%) Bash Shell
4 453 (14.61%) PowerShell
5 370 (11.94%) SQL
6 238 (7.68%) JavaScript
7 212 (6.84%) Groovy
8 200 (6.45%) Shell Script
9 163 (5.26%) C#
10 147 (4.74%) Go
11 136 (4.39%) Ruby
12 126 (4.06%) Perl
13 108 (3.48%) Java 8
14 92 (2.97%) PL/SQL
15 81 (2.61%) PHP
16 72 (2.32%) C++
17 70 (2.26%) Scala
18 48 (1.55%) TypeScript
19 33 (1.06%) C
20 25 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 522 (16.84%) Security Cleared
2 390 (12.58%) SC Cleared
3 130 (4.19%) DV Cleared
4 83 (2.68%) Degree
5 66 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
7 46 (1.48%) CCNP
8 33 (1.06%) AWS Certification
9 25 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
11 15 (0.48%) CCIE
11 15 (0.48%) CCNA
12 9 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (0.26%) OCP
13 8 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.26%) RHCE
14 7 (0.23%) CISSP
15 6 (0.19%) MCSA
15 6 (0.19%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.19%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (2.13%) GDPR
2 38 (1.23%) QA
3 24 (0.77%) SLA
4 18 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 16 (0.52%) NCSC
6 10 (0.32%) GRC
6 10 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.26%) Accessibility
7 8 (0.26%) PCI DSS
8 7 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
9 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 5 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 5 (0.16%) NIST
11 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 3 (0.097%) IFRS
13 2 (0.065%) HIPAA
13 2 (0.065%) ISO 9000
14 1 (0.032%) COBIT
14 1 (0.032%) Def Stans
System Software
1 1,187 (38.29%) Docker
2 279 (9.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 252 (8.13%) Active Directory
4 95 (3.06%) vSphere
5 90 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
6 83 (2.68%) VMware NSX
7 70 (2.26%) NFS
8 59 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (1.26%) vCloud
10 28 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 27 (0.87%) Hyper-V
12 21 (0.68%) KVM
13 17 (0.55%) Ceph
14 16 (0.52%) GridGain
14 16 (0.52%) HDFS
15 13 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
16 11 (0.35%) XenApp
16 11 (0.35%) XenDesktop
17 10 (0.32%) Postfix
18 9 (0.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1,652 (53.29%) Terraform
2 1,205 (38.87%) Kubernetes
3 604 (19.48%) Puppet
4 395 (12.74%) Opscode Chef
5 242 (7.81%) Prometheus
6 193 (6.23%) Grafana
7 123 (3.97%) Packer
8 99 (3.19%) Docker Swarm
9 81 (2.61%) Kibana
10 72 (2.32%) Istio
11 68 (2.19%) ZABBIX
12 64 (2.06%) Nagios
13 63 (2.03%) ITRS Geneos
14 58 (1.87%) Consul
15 53 (1.71%) HAProxy
15 53 (1.71%) vRealize
16 50 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
17 43 (1.39%) BladeLogic
17 43 (1.39%) vCenter Server
18 42 (1.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 428 (13.81%) VMware
2 315 (10.16%) Oracle
2 315 (10.16%) Red Hat
3 306 (9.87%) Microsoft
4 214 (6.90%) Google
5 201 (6.48%) Splunk
6 146 (4.71%) Cisco
7 79 (2.55%) Cloudera
7 79 (2.55%) Informatica
8 76 (2.45%) Atlassian
9 66 (2.13%) AppDynamics
10 65 (2.10%) F5
11 64 (2.06%) Hortonworks
11 64 (2.06%) IBM
12 60 (1.94%) Citrix
13 53 (1.71%) WSO2
14 51 (1.65%) CyberArk
15 47 (1.52%) Dell
15 47 (1.52%) SaltStack
16 43 (1.39%) BEA