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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 64 63 75
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12 -11
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2,951 2,047 1,463
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.37% 3.51% 3.04%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.34% 21.77% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,070 1,438 1,058
10th Percentile £438 £406 £400
25th Percentile £500 £463 £458
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £530 £550
Median % change year-on-year +11.32% -3.64% -
75th Percentile £688 £631 £625
90th Percentile £763 £700 £681
UK excluding London median daily rate £538 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 7
10th Percentile £36.50 £39.50 £26.13
25th Percentile £38.75 £40.00 £36.82
Median hourly rate £48.75 £44.00 £44.51
Median % change year-on-year +10.80% -1.15% -31.52%
75th Percentile £58.75 £51.00 £47.44
90th Percentile £61.00 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.75 £40.00 £44.51
% change year-on-year +21.88% -10.13% +22.79%

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 13,829 9,402 7,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.79% 16.12% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,001 6,643 4,978
10th Percentile £363 £343 £282
25th Percentile £463 £419 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £565 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +13.00% - -
75th Percentile £675 £600 £594
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 142 199
10th Percentile £13.67 £15.08 £12.50
25th Percentile £15.75 £19.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £40.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -45.00% +105.13% +3.72%
75th Percentile £44.22 £53.94 £33.75
90th Percentile £58.00 £64.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.21 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.83% +22.16% +11.76%

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022.

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 24 May 2022. 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 +1 2,400 £600 +14.29% 357
Work from Home -4 1,554 £575 +9.52% 190
London -4 1,354 £625 +13.64% 174
UK excluding London -4 963 £538 +7.50% 192
South East +2 275 £550 +12.82% 52
North of England +18 258 £528 +5.50% 50
North West +3 145 £575 +15.00% 23
Scotland -11 107 £525 +10.53% 12
East of England +14 106 £550 +2.33% 27
Midlands -17 106 £540 +23.57% 19
South West -21 97 £550 +10.00% 26
Yorkshire +37 95 £525 -5.83% 18
West Midlands -22 87 £550 +22.22% 15
North East +19 45 £525 +7.14% 9
East Midlands -22 19 £450 +9.09% 4
Wales -11 16 £488 -11.36% 6

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 1,893 (64.15%) DevOps
2 1,667 (56.49%) Terraform
3 1,299 (44.02%) AWS
4 1,274 (43.17%) Python
5 1,269 (43.00%) Linux
6 1,250 (42.36%) CI/CD
7 1,205 (40.83%) Kubernetes
8 1,159 (39.27%) Jenkins
9 1,045 (35.41%) Docker
10 1,017 (34.46%) Azure
11 836 (28.33%) Agile
12 767 (25.99%) Git (software)
13 687 (23.28%) Security Cleared
14 604 (20.47%) Puppet
15 598 (20.26%) Configuration Management
16 576 (19.52%) Infrastructure as Code
17 566 (19.18%) SC Cleared
18 550 (18.64%) Bash
18 550 (18.64%) Java
19 520 (17.62%) Windows
20 516 (17.49%) Finance
21 486 (16.47%) GitLab
22 469 (15.89%) PowerShell
23 430 (14.57%) Social Skills
24 402 (13.62%) GCP
25 397 (13.45%) JIRA
26 392 (13.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 390 (13.22%) SQL
28 385 (13.05%) Opscode Chef
29 384 (13.01%) 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
1 223 (7.56%) Confluence
2 124 (4.20%) Elasticsearch
3 102 (3.46%) nginx
4 80 (2.71%) Tomcat
5 78 (2.64%) Apache
6 62 (2.10%) IIS
7 57 (1.93%) OpenStack
8 53 (1.80%) WebSphere
9 42 (1.42%) JBoss
10 34 (1.15%) Traefik
11 30 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
12 29 (0.98%) WebLogic
13 25 (0.85%) SAS
14 22 (0.75%) Apache Spark
14 22 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
15 21 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
16 15 (0.51%) SharePoint
17 14 (0.47%) Apache Qpid
18 13 (0.44%) Apache Airflow
19 12 (0.41%) MQSeries
Applications
1 35 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 14 (0.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.10%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.034%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.034%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.034%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.30%) assyst
2 6 (0.20%) TIBCO iProcess
3 5 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.17%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.068%) Cloudability
4 2 (0.068%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.068%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.068%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
5 1 (0.034%) Magento
5 1 (0.034%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.034%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.034%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1,299 (44.02%) AWS
2 1,017 (34.46%) Azure
3 402 (13.62%) GCP
4 301 (10.20%) GitHub
5 271 (9.18%) AWS CloudFormation
6 211 (7.15%) PaaS
7 187 (6.34%) Serverless
8 183 (6.20%) Amazon EC2
9 174 (5.90%) IaaS
10 154 (5.22%) Amazon EKS
11 151 (5.12%) OpenShift
12 145 (4.91%) Amazon S3
13 144 (4.88%) Amazon ECS
14 137 (4.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 115 (3.90%) AWS Lambda
16 110 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 88 (2.98%) SaaS
18 83 (2.81%) Datadog
19 79 (2.68%) npm
20 78 (2.64%) AWS CodePipeline
Communications & Networking
1 264 (8.95%) Firewall
2 263 (8.91%) DNS
3 114 (3.86%) VPN
4 106 (3.59%) TCP/IP
5 99 (3.35%) Network Security
6 97 (3.29%) SSL
7 92 (3.12%) DHCP
8 86 (2.91%) BGP
8 86 (2.91%) HTTP
9 80 (2.71%) Internet
10 59 (2.00%) OSPF
10 59 (2.00%) WAN
11 53 (1.80%) IPsec
11 53 (1.80%) Kerberos
12 50 (1.69%) MPLS
13 47 (1.59%) LAN
14 43 (1.46%) SSH
15 42 (1.42%) SD-WAN
16 35 (1.19%) FTP
16 35 (1.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 155 (5.25%) MySQL
3 153 (5.18%) PostgreSQL
4 120 (4.07%) Amazon RDS
5 102 (3.46%) Relational Database
6 85 (2.88%) Big Data
6 85 (2.88%) MongoDB
7 76 (2.58%) Redis
8 73 (2.47%) Oracle Database
9 69 (2.34%) NoSQL
10 53 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
11 50 (1.69%) Power BI
12 47 (1.59%) Hadoop
13 44 (1.49%) Pentaho
14 39 (1.32%) MariaDB
15 34 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
16 32 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
17 31 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
18 28 (0.95%) RDBMS
19 26 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 1,159 (39.27%) Jenkins
2 767 (25.99%) Git (software)
3 486 (16.47%) GitLab
4 397 (13.45%) JIRA
5 222 (7.52%) Artifactory
6 184 (6.24%) Maven
7 161 (5.46%) Bitbucket
8 158 (5.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 149 (5.05%) SonarQube
10 144 (4.88%) TeamCity
11 108 (3.66%) Gradle
12 90 (3.05%) CircleCI
13 76 (2.58%) Selenium
14 66 (2.24%) Travis CI
15 62 (2.10%) gulp
15 62 (2.10%) JUnit
16 60 (2.03%) Cucumber
17 57 (1.93%) Subversion
18 49 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 38 (1.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 516 (17.49%) Finance
2 430 (14.57%) Social Skills
3 280 (9.49%) Public Sector
4 218 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
5 199 (6.74%) Banking
6 59 (2.00%) Retail
7 50 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 45 (1.52%) Front Office
8 45 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 33 (1.12%) Documentation Skills
10 31 (1.05%) Back Office
11 29 (0.98%) Influencing Skills
12 27 (0.91%) Presentation Skills
13 23 (0.78%) Legal
14 22 (0.75%) Financial Institution
15 15 (0.51%) Games
16 14 (0.47%) Manufacturing
17 13 (0.44%) Publishing
18 12 (0.41%) Electronics
18 12 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1,118 (37.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 365 (12.37%) Developer
3 255 (8.64%) AWS Engineer
4 220 (7.46%) AWS DevOps
5 186 (6.30%) Azure Engineer
6 185 (6.27%) Architect
6 185 (6.27%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 140 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 134 (4.54%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 134 (4.54%) Java Developer
9 126 (4.27%) Cloud Engineer
10 121 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
11 109 (3.69%) Platform Engineer
12 107 (3.63%) Azure DevOps
13 102 (3.46%) Kubernetes Engineer
13 102 (3.46%) Network Engineer
13 102 (3.46%) Senior DevOps
14 91 (3.08%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 90 (3.05%) Consultant
16 65 (2.20%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (5.69%) .NET
2 162 (5.49%) Kafka
3 155 (5.25%) Elastic Stack
4 150 (5.08%) REST
5 135 (4.57%) Spring
6 130 (4.41%) JSON
7 112 (3.80%) Node.js
8 100 (3.39%) Spring Boot
9 89 (3.02%) React
10 85 (2.88%) YAML
11 76 (2.58%) HTML
12 68 (2.30%) RESTful
13 65 (2.20%) Web Services
14 53 (1.80%) .NET Framework
14 53 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
15 50 (1.69%) SOAP
16 49 (1.66%) Flask
16 49 (1.66%) XML
17 48 (1.63%) CSS
18 47 (1.59%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 220 (7.46%) Public Cloud
2 183 (6.20%) Data Centre
3 152 (5.15%) Data Protection Act
4 130 (4.41%) Cloud Native
5 104 (3.52%) Clustering
6 103 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
7 83 (2.81%) PKI
8 82 (2.78%) Private Cloud
9 67 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
10 64 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
11 53 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
12 48 (1.63%) Replication
13 47 (1.59%) Management Information System
14 34 (1.15%) User Experience
15 30 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 29 (0.98%) Data Structures
16 29 (0.98%) Virtual Team
17 24 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 23 (0.78%) Derivative
19 22 (0.75%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1,269 (43.00%) Linux
2 520 (17.62%) Windows
3 392 (13.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 314 (10.64%) Unix
5 148 (5.02%) Windows Server
6 147 (4.98%) CentOS
7 113 (3.83%) Ubuntu
8 44 (1.49%) Solaris
9 38 (1.29%) Windows Server 2016
10 36 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (0.85%) VMS
12 23 (0.78%) SUSE
13 22 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 22 (0.75%) Windows Server 2019
14 20 (0.68%) Amazon Linux
15 17 (0.58%) AIX
16 16 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
17 15 (0.51%) Android
17 15 (0.51%) Apple iOS
18 14 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,893 (64.15%) DevOps
2 1,250 (42.36%) CI/CD
3 836 (28.33%) Agile
4 598 (20.26%) Configuration Management
5 576 (19.52%) Infrastructure as Code
6 384 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
7 342 (11.59%) Problem-Solving
8 339 (11.49%) Microservices
9 280 (9.49%) Scrum
10 279 (9.45%) Test Automation
11 220 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
12 211 (7.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 190 (6.44%) Mentoring
13 190 (6.44%) Open Source
14 188 (6.37%) Platform Engineering
15 187 (6.34%) Migration
16 185 (6.27%) SDLC
17 183 (6.20%) Software Engineering
18 180 (6.10%) Data Protection
19 173 (5.86%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 1,274 (43.17%) Python
2 550 (18.64%) Bash
2 550 (18.64%) Java
3 469 (15.89%) PowerShell
4 390 (13.22%) SQL
5 233 (7.90%) Go
6 228 (7.73%) JavaScript
7 188 (6.37%) Groovy
8 182 (6.17%) Shell Script
9 158 (5.35%) Ruby
10 155 (5.25%) C#
11 107 (3.63%) Perl
12 61 (2.07%) C++
13 55 (1.86%) PL/SQL
14 54 (1.83%) PHP
15 43 (1.46%) C
15 43 (1.46%) TypeScript
16 38 (1.29%) Scala
17 15 (0.51%) REXX
17 15 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 687 (23.28%) Security Cleared
2 566 (19.18%) SC Cleared
3 124 (4.20%) DV Cleared
4 77 (2.61%) Degree
5 70 (2.37%) AWS Certification
6 64 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 50 (1.69%) CCNP
9 33 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 29 (0.98%) CCIE
11 27 (0.91%) CCNA
12 24 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
13 22 (0.75%) RHCE
14 20 (0.68%) ISTQB
14 20 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 19 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (0.58%) RHCSA
17 15 (0.51%) OCP
18 9 (0.30%) CISSP
18 9 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (1.93%) QA
2 31 (1.05%) NCSC
3 30 (1.02%) GDPR
4 21 (0.71%) SLA
5 11 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.24%) NIST
8 6 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.17%) MiFID
9 5 (0.17%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.14%) Accessibility
11 3 (0.10%) GLBA
12 2 (0.068%) ISO 20022
12 2 (0.068%) OASIS TOSCA
13 1 (0.034%) FedRAMP
13 1 (0.034%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.034%) HIPAA
13 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.034%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,045 (35.41%) Docker
2 251 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (5.76%) Active Directory
4 88 (2.98%) vSphere
5 82 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 71 (2.41%) VMware NSX
7 50 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
8 36 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
9 34 (1.15%) NFS
10 28 (0.95%) KVM
11 24 (0.81%) Hyper-V
12 19 (0.64%) Ceph
13 17 (0.58%) vCloud
14 12 (0.41%) ProxySG
14 12 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.30%) Firmware
16 9 (0.30%) OpenSSH
16 9 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 8 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1,667 (56.49%) Terraform
2 1,205 (40.83%) Kubernetes
3 604 (20.47%) Puppet
4 385 (13.05%) Opscode Chef
5 272 (9.22%) Prometheus
6 235 (7.96%) Grafana
7 159 (5.39%) Packer
8 117 (3.96%) Docker Swarm
9 97 (3.29%) Istio
10 77 (2.61%) Consul
11 69 (2.34%) Nagios
12 67 (2.27%) Kibana
13 66 (2.24%) ZABBIX
14 56 (1.90%) Salt
15 53 (1.80%) HAProxy
16 51 (1.73%) vRealize
17 50 (1.69%) logstash
18 40 (1.36%) Rancher
19 38 (1.29%) Single Sign-On
20 36 (1.22%) Graphite
Vendors
1 375 (12.71%) VMware
2 363 (12.30%) Microsoft
3 329 (11.15%) Oracle
4 317 (10.74%) Splunk
5 296 (10.03%) Red Hat
6 211 (7.15%) Google
7 166 (5.63%) Cisco
8 93 (3.15%) AppDynamics
9 89 (3.02%) IBM
10 80 (2.71%) F5
11 67 (2.27%) ServiceNow
12 58 (1.97%) Atlassian
13 57 (1.93%) Palo Alto
14 50 (1.69%) Juniper
15 48 (1.63%) Citrix
15 48 (1.63%) Infoblox
16 46 (1.56%) SaltStack
17 44 (1.49%) PagerDuty
18 43 (1.46%) Informatica
19 39 (1.32%) TIBCO