Period
to 3 August 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 63 72 65
Rank change year-on-year +9 -7 +6
Contract jobs citing Ansible 2,609 1,153 3,292
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.60% 3.20% 3.58%
As % of the Systems Management category 22.51% 21.18% 23.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,827 844 2,274
10th Percentile £413 £400 £413
25th Percentile £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -4.55% +4.76%
75th Percentile £650 £613 £638
90th Percentile £713 £688 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £523 £514
% change year-on-year -4.40% +1.75% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 15
10th Percentile £39.50 £35.33 £30.36
25th Percentile £43.21 £36.82 £38.76
Median hourly rate £48.75 £39.50 £44.02
Median % change year-on-year +23.42% -10.27% -39.28%
75th Percentile £59.97 £44.69 £65.00
90th Percentile £77.80 £52.43 £70.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 £39.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year +18.35% -9.71% +6.06%

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 11,588 5,444 13,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.00% 15.11% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,175 3,762 9,445
10th Percentile £350 £306 £288
25th Percentile £431 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.16% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 113 309
10th Percentile £14.28 £12.52 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.13
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.95% -2.50% +6.95%
75th Percentile £50.06 £40.75 £27.00
90th Percentile £64.50 £53.42 £47.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -

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 3 August 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 3 August 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Ansible in the UK

Ansible
Top 17 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 3 August 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 +8 2,046 £550 +4.17% 724
London +9 1,243 £575 +4.55% 357
Work from Home +3 815 £550 +4.76% 142
UK excluding London -4 782 £500 -4.40% 382
South East +1 211 £500 -1.96% 83
North of England -34 165 £510 -2.86% 119
Scotland +18 121 £490 -6.67% 11
Midlands +18 106 £475 +11.37% 67
North West -2 106 £513 -2.38% 71
South West +17 104 £510 -15.00% 50
West Midlands +9 89 £490 +14.49% 49
East of England -7 57 £550 +10.00% 42
Yorkshire -60 43 £488 -3.47% 42
Wales -4 18 £496 -5.02% 7
East Midlands -7 17 £406 +53.88% 18
North East -18 16 £500 -33.33% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 1,698 (65.08%) DevOps
2 1,402 (53.74%) Terraform
3 1,144 (43.85%) Linux
4 1,141 (43.73%) Python
5 1,045 (40.05%) AWS
6 1,013 (38.83%) Jenkins
7 943 (36.14%) Docker
8 931 (35.68%) Kubernetes
9 875 (33.54%) Azure
10 837 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
11 606 (23.23%) Java
12 579 (22.19%) Puppet
13 576 (22.08%) Git (software)
14 546 (20.93%) Infrastructure as Code
15 458 (17.55%) Windows
16 441 (16.90%) Configuration Management
17 434 (16.63%) Bash Shell
18 425 (16.29%) GCP
19 424 (16.25%) Finance
20 402 (15.41%) Social Skills
21 400 (15.33%) Security Cleared
22 391 (14.99%) Opscode Chef
23 382 (14.64%) Microservices
24 363 (13.91%) VMware
25 347 (13.30%) PowerShell
26 309 (11.84%) SQL
27 308 (11.81%) JIRA
28 304 (11.65%) SC Cleared
28 304 (11.65%) Oracle
29 301 (11.54%) GitHub

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
1 199 (7.63%) Confluence
2 139 (5.33%) Apache
3 90 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
4 70 (2.68%) nginx
5 67 (2.57%) Apache Spark
5 67 (2.57%) WebLogic
6 65 (2.49%) Tomcat
7 35 (1.34%) WebSphere
8 34 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
8 34 (1.30%) OpenStack
9 28 (1.07%) IIS
10 20 (0.77%) Cloud Foundry
11 19 (0.73%) JBoss
12 17 (0.65%) Mule
12 17 (0.65%) SAS
13 16 (0.61%) SharePoint
13 16 (0.61%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 6 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
15 6 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 26 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.57%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.34%) Chatbot
5 8 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.038%) Simulink
8 1 (0.038%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.31%) assyst
2 7 (0.27%) Sentinel
3 6 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.11%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.077%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.038%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.038%) Maximo
7 1 (0.038%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.038%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1,045 (40.05%) AWS
2 875 (33.54%) Azure
3 425 (16.29%) GCP
4 301 (11.54%) GitHub
5 266 (10.20%) PaaS
6 222 (8.51%) IaaS
7 206 (7.90%) AWS CloudFormation
8 174 (6.67%) OpenShift
9 168 (6.44%) Serverless
10 119 (4.56%) SaaS
11 114 (4.37%) AWS Lambda
12 103 (3.95%) Amazon EC2
13 97 (3.72%) Amazon S3
14 95 (3.64%) Amazon EKS
15 76 (2.91%) Amazon ECS
16 69 (2.64%) npm
17 53 (2.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 47 (1.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 46 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
20 42 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 183 (7.01%) Firewall
2 141 (5.40%) DNS
3 79 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 71 (2.72%) LAN
5 67 (2.57%) WAN
6 65 (2.49%) HTTP
6 65 (2.49%) Network Security
6 65 (2.49%) VPN
7 52 (1.99%) SSL
8 47 (1.80%) SAN
9 38 (1.46%) BGP
10 37 (1.42%) Internet
11 36 (1.38%) DHCP
11 36 (1.38%) Multicast
12 35 (1.34%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (1.30%) OSPF
14 30 (1.15%) IPv4
15 29 (1.11%) VLAN
15 29 (1.11%) VSAN
16 28 (1.07%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (6.78%) Big Data
2 134 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
3 131 (5.02%) Hadoop
4 130 (4.98%) SQL Server
5 100 (3.83%) MySQL
6 92 (3.53%) MongoDB
7 84 (3.22%) NoSQL
8 74 (2.84%) Relational Database
9 72 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
10 44 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 43 (1.65%) BigQuery
12 38 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
13 37 (1.42%) Apache Hive
14 33 (1.26%) Redis
15 32 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
16 31 (1.19%) Apache Ignite
17 30 (1.15%) Azure SQL Database
18 28 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
19 27 (1.03%) Power BI
20 25 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1,013 (38.83%) Jenkins
2 576 (22.08%) Git (software)
3 308 (11.81%) JIRA
4 248 (9.51%) GitLab
5 222 (8.51%) Maven
6 167 (6.40%) Bitbucket
7 151 (5.79%) Artifactory
8 134 (5.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 109 (4.18%) Gradle
10 106 (4.06%) CircleCI
11 99 (3.79%) TeamCity
12 73 (2.80%) Travis CI
13 65 (2.49%) gulp
13 65 (2.49%) SonarQube
14 61 (2.34%) Subversion
15 57 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
16 51 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 36 (1.38%) JUnit
18 34 (1.30%) Selenium
19 33 (1.26%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 424 (16.25%) Finance
2 402 (15.41%) Social Skills
3 213 (8.16%) Banking
4 205 (7.86%) Public Sector
5 91 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 76 (2.91%) Telecoms
7 48 (1.84%) Retail
8 41 (1.57%) Presentation Skills
9 33 (1.26%) Investment Banking
10 32 (1.23%) Marketing
11 29 (1.11%) Electronics
12 28 (1.07%) Front Office
12 28 (1.07%) Manufacturing
13 26 (1.00%) Games
13 26 (1.00%) Influencing Skills
14 25 (0.96%) Documentation Skills
15 19 (0.73%) Financial Institution
16 16 (0.61%) Legal
17 10 (0.38%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1,000 (38.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 315 (12.07%) Developer
3 256 (9.81%) AWS Engineer
4 243 (9.31%) Azure Engineer
5 219 (8.39%) AWS DevOps
6 195 (7.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 193 (7.40%) Architect
8 191 (7.32%) Cloud Engineer
9 185 (7.09%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 141 (5.40%) Consultant
11 130 (4.98%) Senior DevOps
12 129 (4.94%) Java Developer
13 122 (4.68%) Azure DevOps
14 121 (4.64%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 115 (4.41%) Platform Engineer
16 108 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 97 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
18 96 (3.68%) Kubernetes Engineer
19 74 (2.84%) Administrator
20 60 (2.30%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (6.48%) Kafka
2 158 (6.06%) JSON
3 148 (5.67%) .NET
3 148 (5.67%) Web Services
4 136 (5.21%) Spring
5 132 (5.06%) Node.js
6 114 (4.37%) React
7 113 (4.33%) YAML
8 100 (3.83%) Spring Boot
9 99 (3.79%) Elastic Stack
10 81 (3.10%) RESTful
11 79 (3.03%) REST
12 77 (2.95%) AngularJS
13 75 (2.87%) RabbitMQ
14 59 (2.26%) J2EE
15 54 (2.07%) XML
16 48 (1.84%) Django
17 46 (1.76%) HTML
18 41 (1.57%) CSS
19 40 (1.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 198 (7.59%) Public Cloud
2 140 (5.37%) Data Centre
3 116 (4.45%) Cloud Native
4 78 (2.99%) Data Protection Act
5 67 (2.57%) Self-Motivation
6 58 (2.22%) Clustering
7 53 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
8 50 (1.92%) Management Information System
9 33 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.26%) PKI
10 29 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
11 28 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
12 27 (1.03%) Legacy Applications
13 24 (0.92%) Private Cloud
14 23 (0.88%) User Experience
15 21 (0.80%) Replication
16 18 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 18 (0.69%) iPad
17 16 (0.61%) Algorithms
18 15 (0.57%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 1,144 (43.85%) Linux
2 458 (17.55%) Windows
3 258 (9.89%) Unix
4 253 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 122 (4.68%) Windows Server
6 95 (3.64%) CentOS
7 56 (2.15%) Ubuntu
8 49 (1.88%) Solaris
9 46 (1.76%) VMS
10 33 (1.26%) Windows Server 2016
11 32 (1.23%) CoreOS
11 32 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (0.80%) Windows Server 2019
13 16 (0.61%) AIX
14 10 (0.38%) Debian
15 8 (0.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.31%) Windows 10
15 8 (0.31%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.27%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,698 (65.08%) DevOps
2 837 (32.08%) Agile Software Development
3 546 (20.93%) Infrastructure as Code
4 441 (16.90%) Configuration Management
5 382 (14.64%) Microservices
6 295 (11.31%) Continuous Integration
7 280 (10.73%) Test Automation
8 231 (8.85%) Scrum
9 221 (8.47%) Open Source
10 197 (7.55%) Continuous Delivery
10 197 (7.55%) Migration
11 195 (7.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 193 (7.40%) Software Engineering
13 174 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
14 168 (6.44%) Infrastructure Automation
15 167 (6.40%) TDD
16 142 (5.44%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 141 (5.40%) Deployment Automation
18 132 (5.06%) ITIL
19 127 (4.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1,141 (43.73%) Python
2 606 (23.23%) Java
3 434 (16.63%) Bash Shell
4 347 (13.30%) PowerShell
5 309 (11.84%) SQL
6 222 (8.51%) JavaScript
7 160 (6.13%) Groovy
8 153 (5.86%) C#
9 150 (5.75%) Shell Script
10 119 (4.56%) Ruby
11 118 (4.52%) Perl
12 109 (4.18%) Go
13 91 (3.49%) Java 8
14 61 (2.34%) PL/SQL
15 59 (2.26%) TypeScript
16 56 (2.15%) C++
17 52 (1.99%) PHP
18 49 (1.88%) C
19 43 (1.65%) Scala
20 25 (0.96%) ES6
Qualifications
1 400 (15.33%) Security Cleared
2 304 (11.65%) SC Cleared
3 77 (2.95%) DV Cleared
4 73 (2.80%) Degree
5 48 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (1.34%) CCNP
7 33 (1.26%) AWS Certification
8 26 (1.00%) CCNA
9 22 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
9 22 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (0.69%) RHCE
11 15 (0.57%) CCIE
11 15 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.31%) Master's Degree
13 8 (0.31%) OCP
13 8 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
13 8 (0.31%) RHCA
14 6 (0.23%) SAFe Agilist
14 6 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (1.61%) QA
2 29 (1.11%) GDPR
3 26 (1.00%) SLA
4 14 (0.54%) GRC
5 9 (0.34%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.11%) HIPAA
9 3 (0.11%) NIST
10 2 (0.077%) Accessibility
10 2 (0.077%) COBIT
10 2 (0.077%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.077%) FedRAMP
11 1 (0.038%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.038%) PMO
11 1 (0.038%) SOC 2
System Software
1 943 (36.14%) Docker
2 224 (8.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (6.40%) Active Directory
4 75 (2.87%) vSphere
5 73 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
6 63 (2.41%) VMware NSX
7 50 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (1.34%) Hyper-V
9 31 (1.19%) GridGain
9 31 (1.19%) HDFS
9 31 (1.19%) NFS
10 23 (0.88%) KVM
11 18 (0.69%) Varnish
12 15 (0.57%) XenApp
13 14 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 14 (0.54%) XenDesktop
14 13 (0.50%) vCloud
15 12 (0.46%) iptables
15 12 (0.46%) Xen
16 11 (0.42%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 1,402 (53.74%) Terraform
2 931 (35.68%) Kubernetes
3 579 (22.19%) Puppet
4 391 (14.99%) Opscode Chef
5 125 (4.79%) Prometheus
6 123 (4.71%) Grafana
7 86 (3.30%) Packer
8 58 (2.22%) vRealize
9 51 (1.95%) Docker Swarm
10 50 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
11 49 (1.88%) Istio
12 46 (1.76%) Kibana
13 44 (1.69%) vCenter Server
14 43 (1.65%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 42 (1.61%) Salt
16 39 (1.49%) Nagios
17 25 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
18 21 (0.80%) Consul
19 19 (0.73%) SCCM
20 18 (0.69%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 363 (13.91%) VMware
2 304 (11.65%) Oracle
3 242 (9.28%) Google
4 237 (9.08%) Red Hat
5 211 (8.09%) Microsoft
6 150 (5.75%) Cisco
7 143 (5.48%) Splunk
8 74 (2.84%) IBM
9 68 (2.61%) Cloudera
10 64 (2.45%) F5
11 62 (2.38%) Informatica
12 60 (2.30%) Palo Alto
13 50 (1.92%) SaltStack
14 48 (1.84%) ServiceNow
15 46 (1.76%) Dell
15 46 (1.76%) SAP
16 45 (1.72%) Citrix
16 45 (1.72%) HP
17 39 (1.49%) BEA
17 39 (1.49%) MuleSoft