Period
to 5 April 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 5 April 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 61 70
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9 +34
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,886 3,678 3,498
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.06% 3.79% 3.44%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.33% 25.77% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,327 2,584 2,641
Median daily rate £550 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76% +2.94%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £413
90th Percentile £675 £694 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 7
Median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.57% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £32.75
90th Percentile £53.18 £70.00 £61.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +27.14% -30.00% -

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 8,844 14,275 13,013
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.36% 14.72% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,775 9,519 8,732
Median daily rate £500 £500 £483
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.63% +7.22%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £275
90th Percentile £663 £665 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 302 347 284
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -13.58%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.00 £11.61
90th Percentile £48.58 £49.70 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £15.62
% change year-on-year +2.86% +12.07% -18.88%

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 5 April 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 5 April 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 5 April 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 -10 1,694 £550 - 529
UK excluding London -3 990 £525 +5.00% 309
London -8 853 £575 - 247
North of England +11 291 £525 - 88
South East -1 252 £500 - 76
South West +18 158 £550 +4.76% 32
Scotland -3 133 £550 +10.00% 15
North West +2 118 £525 -4.55% 46
Yorkshire +36 116 £520 +15.56% 33
Midlands -50 71 £470 -6.00% 53
Work from Home +8 67 £525 +7.69% 36
East of England -26 63 £543 +8.50% 33
North East +7 56 £438 -12.50% 9
West Midlands -31 54 £485 -6.65% 37
Wales 0 25 £520 +15.56% 12
East Midlands -23 15 £425 -5.56% 16

For the 6 months to 5 April 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 1,347 (71.42%) DevOps
2 984 (52.17%) Terraform
3 896 (47.51%) AWS
4 855 (45.33%) Python
5 833 (44.17%) Linux
6 803 (42.58%) Docker
7 802 (42.52%) Jenkins
8 777 (41.20%) Kubernetes
9 626 (33.19%) Puppet
10 606 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
11 580 (30.75%) Azure
12 515 (27.31%) Git (software)
13 455 (24.13%) Java
14 439 (23.28%) Opscode Chef
15 387 (20.52%) Security Cleared
16 370 (19.62%) Configuration Management
17 364 (19.30%) Infrastructure as Code
18 306 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
19 298 (15.80%) Finance
20 293 (15.54%) SC Cleared
21 272 (14.42%) Bash Shell
22 265 (14.05%) GCP
23 258 (13.68%) JIRA
24 248 (13.15%) Windows
25 242 (12.83%) PowerShell
26 241 (12.78%) Microservices
27 233 (12.35%) Red Hat
28 218 (11.56%) VMware
28 218 (11.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
29 210 (11.13%) Test Automation

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
1 156 (8.27%) Confluence
2 70 (3.71%) OpenStack
3 67 (3.55%) Apache
4 61 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
5 59 (3.13%) nginx
6 56 (2.97%) Tomcat
7 45 (2.39%) Apache Spark
8 34 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
9 22 (1.17%) WebSphere
10 21 (1.11%) IIS
11 19 (1.01%) JBoss
12 13 (0.69%) SAS
13 12 (0.64%) WebLogic
14 10 (0.53%) Jetty
14 10 (0.53%) Mule
14 10 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 8 (0.42%) Mongrel
16 7 (0.37%) Anypoint
16 7 (0.37%) Drupal
17 6 (0.32%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
1 5 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.27%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
2 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.053%) Actimize
4 1 (0.053%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.053%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.053%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.053%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 896 (47.51%) AWS
2 580 (30.75%) Azure
3 265 (14.05%) GCP
4 191 (10.13%) GitHub
5 184 (9.76%) OpenShift
6 182 (9.65%) Amazon EC2
7 163 (8.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 125 (6.63%) Serverless
9 118 (6.26%) PaaS
10 112 (5.94%) IaaS
11 95 (5.04%) Amazon S3
12 85 (4.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 72 (3.82%) SaaS
14 65 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
15 61 (3.23%) AWS Lambda
16 60 (3.18%) Amazon ECS
17 45 (2.39%) Amazon EKS
18 43 (2.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 36 (1.91%) Route 53
20 33 (1.75%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 96 (5.09%) DNS
2 87 (4.61%) Firewall
3 86 (4.56%) TCP/IP
4 64 (3.39%) HTTP
5 55 (2.92%) VPN
6 45 (2.39%) DHCP
7 33 (1.75%) SSL
8 27 (1.43%) BGP
9 26 (1.38%) Kerberos
10 23 (1.22%) WAN
11 21 (1.11%) VXLAN
12 20 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (1.01%) MPLS
13 19 (1.01%) SAN
14 18 (0.95%) Junos
15 16 (0.85%) Network Security
16 15 (0.80%) Skype
16 15 (0.80%) SSH
17 14 (0.74%) IPsec
17 14 (0.74%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (5.62%) Big Data
2 82 (4.35%) MySQL
3 74 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
4 69 (3.66%) Amazon RDS
5 65 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 64 (3.39%) Hadoop
7 46 (2.44%) SQL Server
8 44 (2.33%) Oracle Database
9 40 (2.12%) NoSQL
10 32 (1.70%) Relational Database
11 26 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 23 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
13 21 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
14 20 (1.06%) Pentaho
14 20 (1.06%) Redis
15 18 (0.95%) Apache Hive
15 18 (0.95%) MariaDB
16 14 (0.74%) RDBMS
17 11 (0.58%) Impala
18 10 (0.53%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 802 (42.52%) Jenkins
2 515 (27.31%) Git (software)
3 258 (13.68%) JIRA
4 183 (9.70%) GitLab
5 131 (6.95%) Sonatype Nexus
6 128 (6.79%) Bitbucket
7 112 (5.94%) Artifactory
8 92 (4.88%) Maven
9 91 (4.83%) CircleCI
10 62 (3.29%) Selenium
11 60 (3.18%) TeamCity
12 59 (3.13%) SonarQube
13 56 (2.97%) Travis CI
14 52 (2.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 48 (2.55%) Subversion
16 36 (1.91%) Cucumber
17 32 (1.70%) Vagrant
18 30 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
19 29 (1.54%) Gradle
19 29 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 298 (15.80%) Finance
2 164 (8.70%) Public Sector
3 124 (6.57%) Banking
4 46 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 25 (1.33%) Retail
7 23 (1.22%) Front Office
7 23 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.22%) Marketing
8 20 (1.06%) Electronics
9 13 (0.69%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.48%) Publishing
11 8 (0.42%) Games
11 8 (0.42%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.37%) Law
13 6 (0.32%) Legal
14 5 (0.27%) Back Office
15 4 (0.21%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.16%) Police
17 2 (0.11%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 829 (43.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 247 (13.10%) AWS Engineer
3 204 (10.82%) AWS DevOps
4 186 (9.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 158 (8.38%) Senior DevOps
6 144 (7.64%) Developer
7 134 (7.10%) Cloud Engineer
7 134 (7.10%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 123 (6.52%) Architect
9 83 (4.40%) Consultant
10 78 (4.14%) Azure Engineer
10 78 (4.14%) Platform Engineer
11 75 (3.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 74 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
13 72 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 64 (3.39%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 57 (3.02%) Python Engineer
16 56 (2.97%) Automation Engineer
17 53 (2.81%) Administrator
18 50 (2.65%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (6.26%) Web Services
2 110 (5.83%) Node.js
3 104 (5.51%) Elastic Stack
4 93 (4.93%) Kafka
5 89 (4.72%) .NET
6 72 (3.82%) Middleware
7 70 (3.71%) REST
8 54 (2.86%) Spring
9 50 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
10 44 (2.33%) LDAP
11 41 (2.17%) YAML
12 40 (2.12%) RESTful
13 34 (1.80%) React
14 30 (1.59%) SOAP
15 29 (1.54%) AngularJS
16 28 (1.48%) JSON
17 27 (1.43%) Spring Boot
18 24 (1.27%) HTML
19 23 (1.22%) OAuth
20 21 (1.11%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 113 (5.99%) Data Centre
2 99 (5.25%) Public Cloud
3 72 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
4 61 (3.23%) Cloud Native
5 45 (2.39%) Linux Command Line
6 42 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
7 32 (1.70%) Private Cloud
8 28 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.38%) Clustering
9 26 (1.38%) Replication
10 24 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (0.90%) PKI
13 14 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.58%) User Experience
15 10 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
15 10 (0.53%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.53%) Virtual Team
16 8 (0.42%) Blog
17 6 (0.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 833 (44.17%) Linux
2 248 (13.15%) Windows
3 218 (11.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 139 (7.37%) Unix
5 104 (5.51%) Windows Server
6 95 (5.04%) CentOS
7 88 (4.67%) Ubuntu
8 42 (2.23%) Amazon Linux
9 26 (1.38%) Solaris
10 21 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (1.01%) CoreOS
12 18 (0.95%) Windows Server 2016
13 16 (0.85%) VMS
14 14 (0.74%) Windows 10
15 12 (0.64%) Debian
16 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (0.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 6 (0.32%) Android
18 6 (0.32%) SUSE
19 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,347 (71.42%) DevOps
2 606 (32.13%) Agile Software Development
3 370 (19.62%) Configuration Management
4 364 (19.30%) Infrastructure as Code
5 306 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
6 241 (12.78%) Microservices
7 210 (11.13%) Test Automation
8 202 (10.71%) Open Source
9 169 (8.96%) Migration
10 167 (8.85%) Scrum
11 150 (7.95%) Infrastructure Automation
12 142 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
13 129 (6.84%) Software Engineering
14 122 (6.47%) Mentoring
15 114 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 103 (5.46%) Kanban
17 96 (5.09%) Deployment Automation
18 91 (4.83%) Task Automation
19 87 (4.61%) High Availability
20 81 (4.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 855 (45.33%) Python
2 455 (24.13%) Java
3 272 (14.42%) Bash Shell
4 242 (12.83%) PowerShell
5 168 (8.91%) Ruby
6 142 (7.53%) JavaScript
7 128 (6.79%) SQL
8 124 (6.57%) Perl
9 118 (6.26%) Go
10 94 (4.98%) Shell Script
11 89 (4.72%) C#
12 75 (3.98%) Groovy
13 55 (2.92%) PHP
14 40 (2.12%) Java 8
15 35 (1.86%) C
16 28 (1.48%) C++
17 23 (1.22%) PL/SQL
17 23 (1.22%) Rust
18 22 (1.17%) TypeScript
19 21 (1.11%) Scala
Qualifications
1 387 (20.52%) Security Cleared
2 293 (15.54%) SC Cleared
3 64 (3.39%) DV Cleared
4 55 (2.92%) Degree
5 37 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 32 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (1.33%) AWS Certification
8 21 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (0.95%) CCNA
10 16 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (0.85%) MCSA
11 15 (0.80%) CCIE
12 11 (0.58%) RHCE
13 10 (0.53%) ISEB
13 10 (0.53%) ISTQB
14 9 (0.48%) CCNP
14 9 (0.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.48%) OCP
14 9 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
15 7 (0.37%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (4.08%) QA
2 12 (0.64%) SLA
3 10 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (0.32%) NCSC
5 5 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.27%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.21%) NIST
7 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.11%) HL7
8 1 (0.053%) GMP
8 1 (0.053%) MiFID
System Software
1 803 (42.58%) Docker
2 155 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 99 (5.25%) Active Directory
4 48 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
5 42 (2.23%) vSphere
6 40 (2.12%) VMware NSX
7 31 (1.64%) Hyper-V
8 26 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (0.85%) LXC
10 15 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 15 (0.80%) NFS
11 14 (0.74%) KVM
12 11 (0.58%) Xen
13 7 (0.37%) iptables
13 7 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.37%) XenApp
14 6 (0.32%) Postfix
14 6 (0.32%) Squid
15 5 (0.27%) FreeRADIUS
15 5 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 984 (52.17%) Terraform
2 777 (41.20%) Kubernetes
3 626 (33.19%) Puppet
4 439 (23.28%) Opscode Chef
5 87 (4.61%) Packer
6 72 (3.82%) Salt
7 66 (3.50%) Grafana
8 62 (3.29%) Prometheus
9 51 (2.70%) Nagios
10 48 (2.55%) Docker Swarm
11 38 (2.01%) Consul
12 29 (1.54%) Istio
13 28 (1.48%) Kibana
13 28 (1.48%) vCenter Server
14 26 (1.38%) logstash
15 23 (1.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 22 (1.17%) HAProxy
17 19 (1.01%) ZABBIX
18 18 (0.95%) Rancher
18 18 (0.95%) vRealize
Vendors
1 233 (12.35%) Red Hat
2 218 (11.56%) VMware
3 163 (8.64%) Google
4 160 (8.48%) Microsoft
5 116 (6.15%) Oracle
6 97 (5.14%) Splunk
7 78 (4.14%) Cisco
8 55 (2.92%) Cloudera
9 39 (2.07%) Atlassian
10 36 (1.91%) Juniper
11 33 (1.75%) Hortonworks
12 30 (1.59%) F5
12 30 (1.59%) SAP
13 29 (1.54%) IBM
14 27 (1.43%) MuleSoft
15 26 (1.38%) NetApp
16 23 (1.22%) EMC
17 21 (1.11%) New Relic
17 21 (1.11%) ServiceNow
18 18 (0.95%) AppDynamics