Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 59 70 60
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 +24
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,371 2,661 4,121
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.74% 3.22% 3.99%
As % of the Systems Management category 23.00% 22.16% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,216 1,863 3,068
Median daily rate £525 £550 £537
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +2.35% +2.36%
10th Percentile £372 £413 £413
90th Percentile £669 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 20 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.59 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.59% +13.11% -6.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year - +3.70% -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 5,961 12,007 14,885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.26% 14.54% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,729 8,094 10,043
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £313 £263 £300
90th Percentile £668 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +5.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 318 392
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £12.76 £12.25
90th Percentile £58.25 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +36.11% +2.86% +11.25%

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 26 November 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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +4 1,075 £510 -7.27% 545
London -1 564 £538 -10.42% 197
UK excluding London +12 527 £475 -9.52% 398
Work from Home +8 429 £525 -4.55% 104
North of England +26 159 £495 -1.00% 121
South East +46 140 £475 -9.52% 84
North West +47 104 £500 -6.98% 77
Midlands +16 59 £428 -14.40% 61
Scotland -10 55 £445 -15.24% 34
East of England +33 51 £500 - 34
West Midlands +32 49 £428 -16.00% 46
South West -23 43 £525 -4.55% 47
Yorkshire -10 30 £467 -6.65% 25
North East +19 24 £495 +2.06% 19
Wales +9 21 £400 -11.11% 8
East Midlands +17 10 £350 -30.00% 14

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 913 (66.59%) DevOps
2 732 (53.39%) Terraform
3 644 (46.97%) Jenkins
4 616 (44.93%) AWS
5 613 (44.71%) Linux
6 610 (44.49%) Python
7 592 (43.18%) Kubernetes
8 551 (40.19%) Docker
9 466 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
10 410 (29.91%) Azure
11 389 (28.37%) Puppet
12 369 (26.91%) Git (software)
13 365 (26.62%) Java
14 354 (25.82%) Infrastructure as Code
15 308 (22.47%) Configuration Management
16 300 (21.88%) Bash Shell
17 295 (21.52%) Security Cleared
18 264 (19.26%) Opscode Chef
18 264 (19.26%) Windows
19 246 (17.94%) SC Cleared
20 235 (17.14%) PowerShell
21 209 (15.24%) GitLab
22 190 (13.86%) GCP
23 189 (13.79%) Finance
24 183 (13.35%) VMware
25 179 (13.06%) JIRA
26 178 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
27 176 (12.84%) Microservices
28 170 (12.40%) GitHub
29 167 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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
1 104 (7.59%) Confluence
2 87 (6.35%) Apache
3 55 (4.01%) nginx
4 39 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
5 38 (2.77%) Cloud Foundry
6 33 (2.41%) OpenStack
7 31 (2.26%) Apache Spark
8 20 (1.46%) IIS
9 19 (1.39%) Tomcat
9 19 (1.39%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.02%) JBoss
10 14 (1.02%) SharePoint
11 12 (0.88%) WebSphere
12 8 (0.58%) ArcGIS
13 7 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (0.44%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.36%) Tornado
15 5 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
17 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPEL
Applications
1 31 (2.26%) Spreadsheet
2 16 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.58%) Photoshop
4 7 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.22%) Unica
3 1 (0.073%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.073%) Magento
3 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.073%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.073%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 616 (44.93%) AWS
2 410 (29.91%) Azure
3 190 (13.86%) GCP
4 170 (12.40%) GitHub
5 132 (9.63%) Serverless
6 128 (9.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 94 (6.86%) Amazon S3
7 94 (6.86%) OpenShift
8 92 (6.71%) PaaS
9 86 (6.27%) AWS Lambda
10 85 (6.20%) Amazon EC2
11 81 (5.91%) Amazon EKS
12 62 (4.52%) IaaS
13 48 (3.50%) Amazon ECS
14 46 (3.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 40 (2.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 38 (2.77%) npm
17 35 (2.55%) SaaS
18 29 (2.12%) Cloud Computing
18 29 (2.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 126 (9.19%) Firewall
2 59 (4.30%) TCP/IP
3 55 (4.01%) DNS
4 50 (3.65%) HTTP
5 41 (2.99%) VLAN
6 38 (2.77%) SSL
7 34 (2.48%) WAN
8 32 (2.33%) Reverse Proxy
9 28 (2.04%) BGP
9 28 (2.04%) Network Security
10 27 (1.97%) LAN
11 25 (1.82%) SNMP
12 24 (1.75%) DHCP
12 24 (1.75%) VPN
13 23 (1.68%) SAN
14 22 (1.60%) Kerberos
15 19 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 19 (1.39%) VSAN
16 14 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (0.95%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (8.17%) Hadoop
2 97 (7.08%) Big Data
2 97 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 89 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
4 77 (5.62%) MySQL
5 71 (5.18%) Apache Hive
6 58 (4.23%) Relational Database
7 48 (3.50%) MongoDB
8 45 (3.28%) Impala
9 40 (2.92%) NoSQL
10 36 (2.63%) BigQuery
11 35 (2.55%) Pentaho
12 32 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (1.31%) Oracle Database
14 16 (1.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 15 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (1.09%) Redis
16 11 (0.80%) InfluxDB
17 10 (0.73%) Cosmos DB
17 10 (0.73%) HBase
Development Applications
1 644 (46.97%) Jenkins
2 369 (26.91%) Git (software)
3 209 (15.24%) GitLab
4 179 (13.06%) JIRA
5 105 (7.66%) Bitbucket
6 97 (7.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 93 (6.78%) Maven
8 72 (5.25%) TeamCity
9 69 (5.03%) Artifactory
10 62 (4.52%) Sonatype Nexus
11 54 (3.94%) CircleCI
12 52 (3.79%) Gradle
13 46 (3.36%) Vagrant
14 44 (3.21%) Selenium
15 34 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
15 34 (2.48%) Travis CI
16 33 (2.41%) gulp
16 33 (2.41%) JUnit
16 33 (2.41%) Subversion
17 32 (2.33%) Cucumber
General
1 189 (13.79%) Finance
2 144 (10.50%) Public Sector
3 102 (7.44%) Banking
4 35 (2.55%) Marketing
5 33 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.39%) Electronics
8 16 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 12 (0.88%) Retail
10 11 (0.80%) Front Office
11 9 (0.66%) Billing
12 8 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.51%) Publishing
14 6 (0.44%) Legal
15 4 (0.29%) Advertising
15 4 (0.29%) German Language
16 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.22%) Back Office
16 3 (0.22%) Games
16 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 549 (40.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 200 (14.59%) AWS Engineer
3 188 (13.71%) AWS DevOps
4 174 (12.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 145 (10.58%) Developer
6 108 (7.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 94 (6.86%) Azure Engineer
8 89 (6.49%) Architect
9 85 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 81 (5.91%) Senior DevOps
11 78 (5.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 77 (5.62%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 60 (4.38%) Platform Engineer
14 56 (4.08%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 56 (4.08%) Linux Engineer
15 53 (3.87%) Consultant
16 51 (3.72%) Administrator
17 44 (3.21%) Azure DevOps
17 44 (3.21%) Java Developer
18 36 (2.63%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (8.46%) Node.js
2 104 (7.59%) Elastic Stack
3 98 (7.15%) REST
4 95 (6.93%) Kafka
5 76 (5.54%) Web Services
6 75 (5.47%) .NET
7 64 (4.67%) RESTful
8 57 (4.16%) Spring
9 52 (3.79%) SOAP
10 48 (3.50%) JSON
11 39 (2.84%) Spring Boot
12 32 (2.33%) HTML
13 29 (2.12%) LDAP
13 29 (2.12%) Swagger
14 28 (2.04%) CSS
15 26 (1.90%) SAML
16 25 (1.82%) J2EE
17 24 (1.75%) AngularJS
17 24 (1.75%) React
18 23 (1.68%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (5.18%) Data Centre
2 67 (4.89%) Greenfield Project
3 49 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 41 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (2.99%) Cloud Native
5 32 (2.33%) Private Cloud
6 30 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
9 19 (1.39%) Clustering
10 18 (1.31%) Virtual Team
11 17 (1.24%) Mobile App
12 16 (1.17%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.95%) User Experience
15 12 (0.88%) PKI
16 8 (0.58%) N-Tier
16 8 (0.58%) VxBlock/Vblock
17 7 (0.51%) Analytical Mindset
17 7 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 613 (44.71%) Linux
2 264 (19.26%) Windows
3 167 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 93 (6.78%) Windows Server
5 89 (6.49%) CentOS
5 89 (6.49%) Unix
6 53 (3.87%) Windows 10
7 52 (3.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 38 (2.77%) Ubuntu
9 26 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (1.82%) Windows Server 2019
11 21 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (1.31%) Solaris
13 12 (0.88%) AIX
13 12 (0.88%) Android
13 12 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 12 (0.88%) VMS
14 9 (0.66%) CoreOS
15 8 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 913 (66.59%) DevOps
2 466 (33.99%) Agile Software Development
3 354 (25.82%) Infrastructure as Code
4 308 (22.47%) Configuration Management
5 178 (12.98%) Continuous Integration
6 176 (12.84%) Microservices
7 140 (10.21%) Test Automation
8 128 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 126 (9.19%) Scrum
10 114 (8.32%) Open Source
11 104 (7.59%) Migration
12 98 (7.15%) Infrastructure Automation
13 91 (6.64%) Software Engineering
13 91 (6.64%) TDD
14 84 (6.13%) Mentoring
15 72 (5.25%) Problem-Solving
16 65 (4.74%) Continuous Delivery
16 65 (4.74%) Continuous Deployment
17 64 (4.67%) Deployment Automation
18 59 (4.30%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 610 (44.49%) Python
2 365 (26.62%) Java
3 300 (21.88%) Bash Shell
4 235 (17.14%) PowerShell
5 138 (10.07%) SQL
6 124 (9.04%) JavaScript
7 88 (6.42%) C#
8 76 (5.54%) Perl
9 70 (5.11%) Shell Script
10 69 (5.03%) Go
10 69 (5.03%) Ruby
11 63 (4.60%) Groovy
12 32 (2.33%) C
13 25 (1.82%) Scala
14 24 (1.75%) Java 8
15 23 (1.68%) TypeScript
16 21 (1.53%) PHP
17 20 (1.46%) PL/SQL
18 15 (1.09%) C++
19 14 (1.02%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 295 (21.52%) Security Cleared
2 246 (17.94%) SC Cleared
3 59 (4.30%) DV Cleared
4 49 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (1.82%) CCNA
5 25 (1.82%) CCNP
6 21 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (1.31%) AWS Certification
9 14 (1.02%) Degree
10 13 (0.95%) CCA
10 13 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (0.73%) DBS Check
11 10 (0.73%) RHCE
12 9 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (0.51%) CISSP
14 6 (0.44%) CCIE
14 6 (0.44%) VCAP
15 4 (0.29%) CCSP
15 4 (0.29%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.75%) QA
2 13 (0.95%) SLA
3 9 (0.66%) GDPR
3 9 (0.66%) NCSC
4 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.44%) NIST
6 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.073%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.073%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.073%) PMO
8 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 551 (40.19%) Docker
2 131 (9.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 101 (7.37%) Active Directory
4 62 (4.52%) Virtual Machines
5 55 (4.01%) VMware NSX
5 55 (4.01%) vSphere
6 52 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
7 48 (3.50%) HDFS
8 24 (1.75%) GlusterFS
9 18 (1.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 13 (0.95%) NFS
11 6 (0.44%) vCloud
11 6 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.44%) XenApp
12 5 (0.36%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 5 (0.36%) Gluster
12 5 (0.36%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.36%) KVM
12 5 (0.36%) oVirt
13 4 (0.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 732 (53.39%) Terraform
2 592 (43.18%) Kubernetes
3 389 (28.37%) Puppet
4 264 (19.26%) Opscode Chef
5 115 (8.39%) Prometheus
6 112 (8.17%) Grafana
7 72 (5.25%) Packer
8 41 (2.99%) Salt
9 40 (2.92%) Kibana
10 30 (2.19%) vCenter Server
11 27 (1.97%) ZABBIX
12 26 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
13 25 (1.82%) Argo
13 25 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
14 24 (1.75%) Consul
15 23 (1.68%) Nagios
16 18 (1.31%) logstash
16 18 (1.31%) Rancher
17 16 (1.17%) Istio
18 14 (1.02%) vRealize
Vendors
1 183 (13.35%) VMware
2 132 (9.63%) Oracle
3 127 (9.26%) Splunk
4 114 (8.32%) Red Hat
5 109 (7.95%) Microsoft
6 107 (7.80%) Atlassian
7 98 (7.15%) Cisco
8 90 (6.56%) Google
9 80 (5.84%) Cloudera
10 55 (4.01%) Dell
11 47 (3.43%) F5
12 42 (3.06%) AppDynamics
13 36 (2.63%) EMC
14 35 (2.55%) Hortonworks
14 35 (2.55%) SaltStack
15 28 (2.04%) CheckPoint
16 25 (1.82%) MuleSoft
17 22 (1.60%) Fortinet
17 22 (1.60%) Juniper
17 22 (1.60%) Sybase