Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 74 63
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11 +9
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,938 1,550 3,389
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.48% 2.99% 3.65%
As % of the Systems Management category 21.76% 20.50% 24.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,384 1,119 2,335
10th Percentile £400 £400 £410
25th Percentile £452 £463 £470
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £625 £625 £638
90th Percentile £700 £675 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -5.71% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 8
10th Percentile £37.30 £26.13 £11.65
25th Percentile " £36.82 £40.75
Median hourly rate £40.00 £44.51 £65.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.13% -31.52% +6.12%
75th Percentile £50.00 £47.44 £70.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.50 "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £44.51 £36.25
% change year-on-year -10.13% +22.79% -19.44%

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 8,908 7,561 13,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.99% 14.57% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,349 5,184 9,216
10th Percentile £341 £275 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £408
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £595 £594 £600
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 221 319
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £18.00 £14.50 £14.03
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £18.80
Median % change year-on-year +44.74% +1.06% +7.43%
75th Percentile £53.00 £30.00 £37.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £48.15 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.71% - +12.90%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 1,507 £525 -4.55% 587
London +5 861 £550 -4.35% 261
UK excluding London +6 648 £495 -5.71% 351
Work from Home 0 626 £525 - 118
South East +13 199 £475 -5.00% 90
North of England -18 120 £500 -4.76% 114
Scotland +17 108 £475 -9.52% 14
North West +6 92 £500 -4.76% 66
South West +9 86 £500 -13.04% 46
Midlands +32 66 £432 -4.11% 53
East of England +23 52 £525 +5.00% 23
West Midlands +8 50 £450 -1.64% 36
Wales +10 18 £550 +5.77% 7
Yorkshire -47 16 £475 -5.94% 37
East Midlands +24 15 £406 -8.71% 17
North East -1 12 £495 -10.00% 11

For the 6 months to 10 May 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 1,290 (66.56%) DevOps
2 1,010 (52.12%) Terraform
3 901 (46.49%) Linux
4 831 (42.88%) Python
5 819 (42.26%) AWS
6 705 (36.38%) Jenkins
7 696 (35.91%) Docker
8 683 (35.24%) Kubernetes
9 634 (32.71%) Azure
10 591 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
11 461 (23.79%) Java
12 456 (23.53%) Git (software)
13 432 (22.29%) Puppet
14 420 (21.67%) Infrastructure as Code
15 399 (20.59%) Security Cleared
16 373 (19.25%) Windows
17 350 (18.06%) Configuration Management
18 334 (17.23%) Opscode Chef
19 300 (15.48%) Social Skills
20 298 (15.38%) SC Cleared
20 298 (15.38%) Finance
21 292 (15.07%) Bash Shell
21 292 (15.07%) GCP
22 282 (14.55%) PowerShell
23 275 (14.19%) VMware
24 241 (12.44%) Microservices
25 229 (11.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 225 (11.61%) JIRA
27 219 (11.30%) GitLab
28 209 (10.78%) 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
1 139 (7.17%) Apache
2 127 (6.55%) Confluence
3 90 (4.64%) Elasticsearch
4 75 (3.87%) nginx
5 61 (3.15%) Apache Spark
6 32 (1.65%) OpenStack
7 30 (1.55%) Tomcat
8 27 (1.39%) WebSphere
9 25 (1.29%) Apache Airflow
9 25 (1.29%) IIS
10 23 (1.19%) WebLogic
11 19 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
12 13 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.62%) SharePoint
14 11 (0.57%) JBoss
15 9 (0.46%) ArcGIS
16 7 (0.36%) CMS
17 6 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 4 (0.21%) Ethereum
18 4 (0.21%) Traefik
Applications
1 26 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
3 16 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
5 9 (0.46%) Chatbot
5 9 (0.46%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.052%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.052%) Simulink
6 1 (0.052%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.36%) Sentinel
2 3 (0.15%) assyst
2 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.052%) Magento
4 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.052%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.052%) Primavera
4 1 (0.052%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.052%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 819 (42.26%) AWS
2 634 (32.71%) Azure
3 292 (15.07%) GCP
4 202 (10.42%) GitHub
5 190 (9.80%) AWS CloudFormation
6 189 (9.75%) PaaS
7 158 (8.15%) OpenShift
8 151 (7.79%) IaaS
9 150 (7.74%) Serverless
10 98 (5.06%) Amazon S3
11 90 (4.64%) AWS Lambda
12 88 (4.54%) SaaS
13 79 (4.08%) Amazon EC2
14 74 (3.82%) Amazon EKS
15 67 (3.46%) npm
16 56 (2.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 53 (2.73%) Amazon ECS
18 40 (2.06%) Azure Active Directory
19 34 (1.75%) Route 53
20 33 (1.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 159 (8.20%) Firewall
2 96 (4.95%) DNS
3 84 (4.33%) TCP/IP
4 57 (2.94%) WAN
5 48 (2.48%) VPN
6 47 (2.43%) LAN
6 47 (2.43%) Network Security
7 44 (2.27%) HTTP
8 38 (1.96%) VLAN
9 35 (1.81%) DHCP
10 31 (1.60%) SAN
11 27 (1.39%) SSL
12 24 (1.24%) IPv4
12 24 (1.24%) Wireshark
13 23 (1.19%) BGP
13 23 (1.19%) iSCSI
14 22 (1.14%) IPv6
14 22 (1.14%) Multicast
14 22 (1.14%) OSPF
15 21 (1.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (6.09%) Hadoop
2 112 (5.78%) Big Data
3 93 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
4 88 (4.54%) SQL Server
5 65 (3.35%) MySQL
6 62 (3.20%) NoSQL
7 59 (3.04%) Relational Database
8 58 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
9 57 (2.94%) MongoDB
10 46 (2.37%) Apache Hive
11 42 (2.17%) BigQuery
12 31 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
13 29 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
14 26 (1.34%) Amazon Redshift
15 25 (1.29%) Apache Ignite
16 24 (1.24%) Redis
17 22 (1.14%) Data Lake
17 22 (1.14%) Impala
17 22 (1.14%) Pentaho
18 21 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 705 (36.38%) Jenkins
2 456 (23.53%) Git (software)
3 225 (11.61%) JIRA
4 219 (11.30%) GitLab
5 137 (7.07%) Maven
6 104 (5.37%) Bitbucket
7 101 (5.21%) Artifactory
8 89 (4.59%) Gradle
9 84 (4.33%) CircleCI
10 66 (3.41%) Travis CI
11 63 (3.25%) Sonatype Nexus
12 61 (3.15%) gulp
13 58 (2.99%) SonarQube
14 57 (2.94%) TeamCity
15 48 (2.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 41 (2.12%) Octopus Deploy
16 41 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
17 34 (1.75%) JUnit
18 32 (1.65%) Selenium
19 29 (1.50%) Subversion
General
1 300 (15.48%) Social Skills
2 298 (15.38%) Finance
3 165 (8.51%) Public Sector
4 145 (7.48%) Banking
5 69 (3.56%) Telecoms
6 64 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
7 41 (2.12%) Marketing
8 33 (1.70%) Investment Banking
9 30 (1.55%) Electronics
9 30 (1.55%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.39%) Retail
11 22 (1.14%) Front Office
11 22 (1.14%) Influencing Skills
12 18 (0.93%) Presentation Skills
13 8 (0.41%) Billing
13 8 (0.41%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.36%) Legal
14 7 (0.36%) Publishing
15 5 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.21%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 772 (39.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 245 (12.64%) AWS Engineer
3 229 (11.82%) Developer
4 210 (10.84%) AWS DevOps
5 188 (9.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 173 (8.93%) Azure Engineer
7 164 (8.46%) Cloud Engineer
8 148 (7.64%) Architect
9 129 (6.66%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 100 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 93 (4.80%) Consultant
11 93 (4.80%) Senior DevOps
12 90 (4.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 88 (4.54%) Azure DevOps
14 86 (4.44%) Java Developer
15 76 (3.92%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 76 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
15 76 (3.92%) Platform Engineer
16 50 (2.58%) Administrator
16 50 (2.58%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (6.71%) Web Services
2 118 (6.09%) JSON
3 116 (5.99%) Kafka
4 114 (5.88%) Node.js
5 94 (4.85%) YAML
6 86 (4.44%) .NET
7 84 (4.33%) Elastic Stack
8 78 (4.02%) REST
9 73 (3.77%) Spring
10 46 (2.37%) XML
11 43 (2.22%) Spring Boot
12 41 (2.12%) RESTful
13 38 (1.96%) React
14 37 (1.91%) AngularJS
15 34 (1.75%) ADO
16 32 (1.65%) J2EE
17 31 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
18 27 (1.39%) Middleware
19 26 (1.34%) Apache NiFi
19 26 (1.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.02%) Public Cloud
2 82 (4.23%) Cloud Native
3 80 (4.13%) Data Centre
4 54 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
5 44 (2.27%) Clustering
6 41 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
7 34 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
7 34 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 33 (1.70%) Private Cloud
9 28 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 27 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
11 18 (0.93%) PKI
12 16 (0.83%) CMDB
12 16 (0.83%) Replication
13 14 (0.72%) User Experience
14 11 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.57%) iPad
15 10 (0.52%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 9 (0.46%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 901 (46.49%) Linux
2 373 (19.25%) Windows
3 229 (11.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 158 (8.15%) Unix
5 106 (5.47%) Windows Server
6 99 (5.11%) CentOS
7 54 (2.79%) Ubuntu
8 39 (2.01%) Windows Server 2016
9 36 (1.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (1.70%) Solaris
11 30 (1.55%) VMS
12 26 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (1.24%) Windows Server 2019
14 23 (1.19%) Windows 10
15 17 (0.88%) CoreOS
16 15 (0.77%) AIX
17 9 (0.46%) Windows 7
18 8 (0.41%) Debian
18 8 (0.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,290 (66.56%) DevOps
2 591 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
3 420 (21.67%) Infrastructure as Code
4 350 (18.06%) Configuration Management
5 241 (12.44%) Microservices
6 209 (10.78%) Continuous Integration
7 199 (10.27%) Test Automation
8 177 (9.13%) Scrum
9 174 (8.98%) Open Source
10 168 (8.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 145 (7.48%) Migration
12 137 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
13 136 (7.02%) Software Engineering
14 125 (6.45%) Infrastructure Automation
15 122 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
16 114 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
17 108 (5.57%) TDD
18 98 (5.06%) Mentoring
19 87 (4.49%) Change Management
19 87 (4.49%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 831 (42.88%) Python
2 461 (23.79%) Java
3 292 (15.07%) Bash Shell
4 282 (14.55%) PowerShell
5 183 (9.44%) SQL
6 130 (6.71%) JavaScript
7 124 (6.40%) Groovy
8 103 (5.31%) Ruby
9 93 (4.80%) C#
10 88 (4.54%) Go
11 85 (4.39%) Perl
12 77 (3.97%) Shell Script
13 44 (2.27%) C
14 40 (2.06%) TypeScript
15 32 (1.65%) C++
15 32 (1.65%) PHP
15 32 (1.65%) Scala
16 29 (1.50%) Java 8
17 18 (0.93%) PL/SQL
18 11 (0.57%) ES6
Qualifications
1 399 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 298 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 84 (4.33%) DV Cleared
4 66 (3.41%) Degree
5 65 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (2.06%) CCNP
7 39 (2.01%) CCNA
8 36 (1.86%) AWS Certification
9 28 (1.44%) RHCE
10 27 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 24 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (0.57%) CCIE
15 9 (0.46%) CISSP
16 7 (0.36%) Master's Degree
16 7 (0.36%) RHCA
17 6 (0.31%) RHCSA
17 6 (0.31%) SAFe Agilist
17 6 (0.31%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.44%) QA
2 19 (0.98%) SLA
3 14 (0.72%) GDPR
4 6 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.26%) NIST
6 3 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.10%) COBIT
7 2 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.10%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.10%) GRC
7 2 (0.10%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.10%) NCSC
7 2 (0.10%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.10%) PMO
8 1 (0.052%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 696 (35.91%) Docker
2 162 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 83 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
5 48 (2.48%) VMware NSX
6 43 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
7 40 (2.06%) HDFS
7 40 (2.06%) vSphere
8 27 (1.39%) Hyper-V
9 25 (1.29%) GridGain
10 15 (0.77%) KVM
10 15 (0.77%) NFS
11 14 (0.72%) GlusterFS
12 13 (0.67%) XenApp
13 12 (0.62%) Varnish
14 11 (0.57%) XenDesktop
15 10 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 9 (0.46%) iptables
17 8 (0.41%) LXC
17 8 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1,010 (52.12%) Terraform
2 683 (35.24%) Kubernetes
3 432 (22.29%) Puppet
4 334 (17.23%) Opscode Chef
5 129 (6.66%) Grafana
6 108 (5.57%) Prometheus
7 62 (3.20%) Packer
8 52 (2.68%) Red Hat Satellite
9 44 (2.27%) Salt
10 41 (2.12%) Kibana
11 39 (2.01%) Istio
12 36 (1.86%) Consul
13 33 (1.70%) Docker Swarm
14 29 (1.50%) Nagios
14 29 (1.50%) vRealize
15 26 (1.34%) Argo
16 22 (1.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
17 21 (1.08%) vCenter Server
18 18 (0.93%) Rancher
19 17 (0.88%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 275 (14.19%) VMware
2 205 (10.58%) Red Hat
3 163 (8.41%) Google
4 162 (8.36%) Oracle
5 159 (8.20%) Microsoft
6 141 (7.28%) Cisco
7 115 (5.93%) Splunk
8 61 (3.15%) F5
9 49 (2.53%) IBM
10 48 (2.48%) Cloudera
11 47 (2.43%) Dell
12 45 (2.32%) Fortinet
13 44 (2.27%) SaltStack
14 40 (2.06%) SAP
15 37 (1.91%) ServiceNow
16 35 (1.81%) Atlassian
16 35 (1.81%) Citrix
17 34 (1.75%) Hortonworks
18 30 (1.55%) EMC
19 28 (1.44%) Palo Alto