Period
to 20 October 2019

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 20 October 2019 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
20 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 63 89
Rank change year-on-year -4 +26 +40
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2,847 3,939 2,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 3.37% 3.85% 2.74%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.02% 27.24% 23.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,944 2,852 1,974
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +0.96% +4.00%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £385
90th Percentile £700 £675 £639
UK excluding London median daily rate £515 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 2
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £72.50 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.66% +77.91% -13.76%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.13 £40.08
90th Percentile £51.68 £92.38 £42.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £33.75 £41.50
% change year-on-year +31.85% -18.67% -

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 12,365 14,458 11,480
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.65% 14.13% 11.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,361 9,735 7,657
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +9.30%
10th Percentile £275 £293 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £433 £413
% change year-on-year +4.05% +4.85% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 388 267
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -2.78% -22.58%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.08 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year +20.43% +0.72% -33.81%

Ansible
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ansible.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ansible.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ansible over the 6 months to 20 October 2019.

Contractor 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 20 October 2019. 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 -5 2,585 £550 +4.76% 718
UK excluding London +3 1,412 £515 +3.00% 448
London -11 1,358 £600 +9.09% 334
South East -11 346 £540 +8.00% 99
North of England -1 314 £495 -1.00% 107
South West +24 287 £550 +15.79% 71
Scotland +9 161 £513 -2.38% 50
Yorkshire +29 142 £468 -4.00% 49
Midlands -2 131 £510 +4.94% 45
East of England -23 131 £500 -4.76% 62
North West -13 125 £525 - 45
West Midlands -6 78 £510 -2.86% 26
East Midlands +5 53 £500 +11.11% 16
Wales +10 47 £450 - 12
North East -22 45 £444 -4.05% 13

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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 2,144 (75.31%) DevOps
2 1,420 (49.88%) AWS
3 1,385 (48.65%) Terraform
4 1,365 (47.95%) Linux
5 1,319 (46.33%) Jenkins
6 1,253 (44.01%) Docker
7 1,250 (43.91%) Python
8 1,042 (36.60%) Kubernetes
9 1,007 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
10 983 (34.53%) Puppet
11 789 (27.71%) Azure
12 756 (26.55%) Java
13 692 (24.31%) Git (software)
14 645 (22.66%) Opscode Chef
15 637 (22.37%) Configuration Management
16 513 (18.02%) Infrastructure as Code
17 489 (17.18%) Finance
18 487 (17.11%) Bash Shell
19 462 (16.23%) Security Cleared
20 457 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
21 434 (15.24%) Microservices
22 386 (13.56%) Windows
23 384 (13.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 355 (12.47%) Red Hat
25 341 (11.98%) PowerShell
25 341 (11.98%) JIRA
26 338 (11.87%) GitHub
27 334 (11.73%) SC Cleared
27 334 (11.73%) GCP
28 331 (11.63%) OpenShift

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
1 245 (8.61%) Confluence
2 148 (5.20%) Apache
3 121 (4.25%) nginx
4 109 (3.83%) Apache Spark
5 100 (3.51%) OpenStack
6 99 (3.48%) Tomcat
7 94 (3.30%) Elasticsearch
8 75 (2.63%) JBoss
9 51 (1.79%) Cloud Foundry
10 49 (1.72%) IIS
11 42 (1.48%) WebSphere
12 27 (0.95%) WebLogic
13 25 (0.88%) SAS
14 24 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 16 (0.56%) Jetty
16 15 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
17 14 (0.49%) Anypoint
18 12 (0.42%) Jupyter
19 11 (0.39%) Apache Solr
20 10 (0.35%) Apache Airflow
Applications
1 18 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.070%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.070%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 17 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 10 (0.35%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 5 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.14%) Magento
4 4 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 3 (0.11%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.070%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.070%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.070%) R3 Corda
6 2 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.070%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.035%) Actimize
7 1 (0.035%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.035%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.035%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 1,420 (49.88%) AWS
2 789 (27.71%) Azure
3 338 (11.87%) GitHub
4 334 (11.73%) GCP
5 331 (11.63%) OpenShift
6 244 (8.57%) Amazon EC2
7 241 (8.47%) AWS CloudFormation
8 184 (6.46%) Serverless
9 162 (5.69%) Amazon S3
10 147 (5.16%) PaaS
11 146 (5.13%) IaaS
12 145 (5.09%) AWS Lambda
13 134 (4.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 106 (3.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 101 (3.55%) Amazon ECS
16 83 (2.92%) Route 53
17 71 (2.49%) SaaS
18 63 (2.21%) Apigee
19 61 (2.14%) Amazon ELB
20 55 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 156 (5.48%) Firewall
2 110 (3.86%) DNS
3 71 (2.49%) TCP/IP
4 70 (2.46%) VPN
5 63 (2.21%) HTTP
6 60 (2.11%) WAN
7 59 (2.07%) Network Security
8 53 (1.86%) SSL
9 45 (1.58%) SAN
10 36 (1.26%) BGP
11 30 (1.05%) Kerberos
12 28 (0.98%) NAS
13 25 (0.88%) DHCP
14 24 (0.84%) Intrusion Detection
15 23 (0.81%) BIG-IP
15 23 (0.81%) Internet
15 23 (0.81%) LAN
16 20 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (0.60%) SSH
18 15 (0.53%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (7.69%) Big Data
2 189 (6.64%) MySQL
3 166 (5.83%) Amazon RDS
4 164 (5.76%) Hadoop
5 139 (4.88%) MongoDB
6 137 (4.81%) SQL Server
7 123 (4.32%) NoSQL
8 120 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
9 87 (3.06%) Relational Database
10 72 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
11 47 (1.65%) Oracle Database
12 43 (1.51%) RDBMS
13 39 (1.37%) Amazon Redshift
14 38 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 38 (1.33%) Apache Hive
15 31 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
15 31 (1.09%) DB2
15 31 (1.09%) InfluxDB
16 30 (1.05%) Redis
17 28 (0.98%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1,319 (46.33%) Jenkins
2 692 (24.31%) Git (software)
3 341 (11.98%) JIRA
4 219 (7.69%) GitLab
5 163 (5.73%) Bitbucket
6 152 (5.34%) Maven
7 143 (5.02%) Sonatype Nexus
8 111 (3.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 110 (3.86%) Artifactory
10 99 (3.48%) SonarQube
11 89 (3.13%) TeamCity
12 86 (3.02%) Cucumber
13 79 (2.77%) Gradle
14 77 (2.70%) Travis CI
15 71 (2.49%) Selenium
16 68 (2.39%) Visual Studio Team System
17 66 (2.32%) CircleCI
18 52 (1.83%) Team Foundation Server
19 46 (1.62%) Subversion
20 45 (1.58%) Vagrant
General
1 489 (17.18%) Finance
2 198 (6.95%) Banking
3 171 (6.01%) Public Sector
4 57 (2.00%) Retail
5 56 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 39 (1.37%) Financial Institution
7 36 (1.26%) Publishing
8 23 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 23 (0.81%) Law
9 22 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.70%) Marketing
11 16 (0.56%) Electronics
12 15 (0.53%) Games
13 10 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 9 (0.32%) Front Office
14 9 (0.32%) Legal
14 9 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.21%) Police
16 4 (0.14%) Automotive
16 4 (0.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1,318 (46.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 385 (13.52%) AWS Engineer
3 323 (11.35%) Developer
4 320 (11.24%) AWS DevOps
5 281 (9.87%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 243 (8.54%) Cloud Engineer
7 184 (6.46%) Senior DevOps
8 164 (5.76%) Architect
8 164 (5.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 138 (4.85%) Azure Engineer
10 125 (4.39%) Linux Engineer
11 124 (4.36%) Consultant
12 116 (4.07%) Azure DevOps
13 112 (3.93%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 104 (3.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 101 (3.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 95 (3.34%) Platform Engineer
17 91 (3.20%) Java Developer
18 88 (3.09%) Administrator
18 88 (3.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 224 (7.87%) Node.js
2 222 (7.80%) Web Services
3 160 (5.62%) Elastic Stack
4 158 (5.55%) .NET
5 156 (5.48%) Kafka
6 140 (4.92%) Spring
7 132 (4.64%) AngularJS
8 128 (4.50%) RESTful
9 91 (3.20%) REST
10 78 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
11 74 (2.60%) JSON
12 72 (2.53%) Middleware
13 69 (2.42%) React
14 66 (2.32%) LDAP
15 62 (2.18%) Swagger
16 55 (1.93%) CSS
17 50 (1.76%) HTML
18 49 (1.72%) Spring Boot
19 42 (1.48%) J2EE
19 42 (1.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 172 (6.04%) Public Cloud
2 140 (4.92%) Data Centre
3 95 (3.34%) Greenfield Project
4 84 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
5 79 (2.77%) Cloud Native
6 66 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
7 53 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
8 49 (1.72%) PKI
9 43 (1.51%) Self-Motivation
10 41 (1.44%) Clustering
10 41 (1.44%) Private Cloud
11 40 (1.40%) Replication
12 36 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
13 28 (0.98%) User Experience
14 27 (0.95%) Blog
15 21 (0.74%) Derivative
16 19 (0.67%) Management Information System
17 16 (0.56%) Virtual Team
18 15 (0.53%) Mobile App
19 12 (0.42%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 1,365 (47.95%) Linux
2 386 (13.56%) Windows
3 384 (13.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 265 (9.31%) Unix
5 189 (6.64%) CentOS
6 135 (4.74%) Windows Server
7 118 (4.14%) Ubuntu
8 30 (1.05%) Amazon Linux
8 30 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (1.02%) Solaris
10 22 (0.77%) CoreOS
11 20 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 18 (0.63%) Debian
14 14 (0.49%) Android
15 12 (0.42%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.42%) Windows 10
16 10 (0.35%) Windows 7
17 9 (0.32%) Mesosphere
17 9 (0.32%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2,144 (75.31%) DevOps
2 1,007 (35.37%) Agile Software Development
3 637 (22.37%) Configuration Management
4 513 (18.02%) Infrastructure as Code
5 457 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
6 434 (15.24%) Microservices
7 315 (11.06%) Scrum
8 284 (9.98%) Open Source
9 276 (9.69%) Migration
10 223 (7.83%) Test Automation
11 213 (7.48%) Software Engineering
12 184 (6.46%) TDD
13 161 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
14 160 (5.62%) Continuous Delivery
15 150 (5.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 143 (5.02%) Mentoring
17 135 (4.74%) BDD
17 135 (4.74%) Kanban
18 130 (4.57%) Analytics
19 124 (4.36%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,250 (43.91%) Python
2 756 (26.55%) Java
3 487 (17.11%) Bash Shell
4 341 (11.98%) PowerShell
5 279 (9.80%) JavaScript
6 257 (9.03%) SQL
7 208 (7.31%) Ruby
8 186 (6.53%) Go
9 183 (6.43%) Shell Script
10 160 (5.62%) Perl
11 134 (4.71%) C#
12 82 (2.88%) Groovy
12 82 (2.88%) PHP
13 66 (2.32%) Java 8
14 62 (2.18%) Scala
15 55 (1.93%) TypeScript
16 49 (1.72%) C
17 40 (1.40%) C++
18 35 (1.23%) ES6
19 23 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 462 (16.23%) Security Cleared
2 334 (11.73%) SC Cleared
3 98 (3.44%) DV Cleared
4 80 (2.81%) Degree
5 69 (2.42%) AWS Certification
6 55 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (1.58%) CCNP
8 34 (1.19%) RHCE
9 28 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
11 25 (0.88%) MCSA
11 25 (0.88%) RHCSA
12 24 (0.84%) CCNA
13 22 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
14 14 (0.49%) CCIE
15 12 (0.42%) DBS Check
16 11 (0.39%) CISSP
17 10 (0.35%) TOGAF Certification
18 9 (0.32%) Master's Degree
19 8 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (1.93%) QA
2 21 (0.74%) NIST
3 18 (0.63%) NCSC
4 17 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.28%) SLA
7 7 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.18%) COBIT
9 5 (0.18%) PMO
10 4 (0.14%) GDPR
11 3 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 3 (0.11%) NIST 800
12 2 (0.070%) HL7
13 1 (0.035%) GMP
13 1 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.035%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1,253 (44.01%) Docker
2 152 (5.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (4.04%) Active Directory
4 69 (2.42%) Hyper-V
5 60 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (0.98%) vSphere
7 25 (0.88%) Gluster
8 23 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (0.70%) LXC
10 19 (0.67%) NFS
10 19 (0.67%) VirtualBox
10 19 (0.67%) VMware NSX
11 17 (0.60%) HDFS
12 16 (0.56%) KVM
13 10 (0.35%) PowerDNS
13 10 (0.35%) Snort
14 9 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 9 (0.32%) GlusterFS
15 8 (0.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1,385 (48.65%) Terraform
2 1,042 (36.60%) Kubernetes
3 983 (34.53%) Puppet
4 645 (22.66%) Opscode Chef
5 142 (4.99%) Packer
6 108 (3.79%) Grafana
7 105 (3.69%) Salt
8 101 (3.55%) Prometheus
9 93 (3.27%) Consul
10 62 (2.18%) Nagios
11 50 (1.76%) HAProxy
12 47 (1.65%) Docker Swarm
13 43 (1.51%) Kibana
14 38 (1.33%) ZABBIX
15 34 (1.19%) logstash
16 31 (1.09%) SCCM
17 28 (0.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
17 28 (0.98%) Mesos
17 28 (0.98%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 25 (0.88%) Rancher
Vendors
1 355 (12.47%) Red Hat
2 258 (9.06%) VMware
3 235 (8.25%) Google
4 198 (6.95%) Microsoft
5 194 (6.81%) Splunk
6 160 (5.62%) Oracle
7 125 (4.39%) Atlassian
8 122 (4.29%) Cisco
9 79 (2.77%) MuleSoft
10 62 (2.18%) Cloudera
10 62 (2.18%) IBM
11 58 (2.04%) F5
12 56 (1.97%) HP
13 46 (1.62%) Citrix
14 44 (1.55%) SaltStack
15 43 (1.51%) New Relic
16 42 (1.48%) EMC
16 42 (1.48%) SAP
17 39 (1.37%) Dell
18 38 (1.33%) CheckPoint