Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 62 70
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 +31
Contract jobs citing Ansible 1,305 3,433 3,446
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 3.16% 3.66% 3.31%
As % of the Systems Management category 20.97% 24.86% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 2,385 2,511
Median daily rate £538 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +4.76% +2.44%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £406
90th Percentile £675 £700 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 5
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% -40.00% +81.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.13 £35.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +20.36% -30.00% -

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 6,224 13,812 13,646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.07% 14.74% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,030 9,255 9,051
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £302 £300 £271
90th Percentile £675 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 345 345
Median hourly rate £24.20 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.02% +7.89% -
10th Percentile £13.07 £12.00 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.57 £47.83 £49.13
Median hourly rate £21.25 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% - -

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 5 July 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 -6 1,221 £537 -2.28% 268
London -4 633 £550 -8.33% 104
UK excluding London -9 617 £525 +5.00% 178
North of England +17 224 £525 +7.69% 57
South East +2 175 £500 - 35
Yorkshire +26 96 £505 +8.14% 16
North West +22 91 £525 -0.94% 29
South West -21 84 £575 +6.98% 25
Work from Home -29 76 £525 +5.00% 31
East of England -11 47 £500 -4.76% 25
Scotland -32 38 £525 - 5
North East +20 36 £495 +5.32% 12
Midlands -37 34 £426 -16.91% 21
West Midlands -22 28 £437 -15.85% 15
Wales +7 15 £510 +13.33% 10
East Midlands -9 4 £254 -50.54% 6

For the 6 months to 5 July 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.

1 932 (71.42%) DevOps
2 709 (54.33%) Terraform
3 594 (45.52%) AWS
4 574 (43.98%) Jenkins
5 561 (42.99%) Python
6 543 (41.61%) Linux
7 525 (40.23%) Docker
8 518 (39.69%) Kubernetes
9 427 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
10 423 (32.41%) Puppet
11 396 (30.34%) Azure
12 347 (26.59%) Git (software)
13 335 (25.67%) Java
14 319 (24.44%) Opscode Chef
15 299 (22.91%) Infrastructure as Code
16 247 (18.93%) Finance
17 246 (18.85%) Configuration Management
18 229 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
19 227 (17.39%) Security Cleared
20 213 (16.32%) JIRA
21 210 (16.09%) Windows
22 206 (15.79%) Bash Shell
23 201 (15.40%) PowerShell
24 195 (14.94%) GCP
25 177 (13.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 171 (13.10%) Microservices
27 169 (12.95%) SC Cleared
28 151 (11.57%) VMware
29 147 (11.26%) Scrum
30 142 (10.88%) Red Hat

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 (10.65%) Confluence
2 58 (4.44%) Apache
3 46 (3.52%) Elasticsearch
4 45 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 41 (3.14%) OpenStack
6 36 (2.76%) nginx
7 29 (2.22%) Apache Spark
8 20 (1.53%) Cloud Foundry
9 17 (1.30%) JBoss
9 17 (1.30%) SharePoint
10 13 (1.00%) Apache Solr
10 13 (1.00%) SAS
11 12 (0.92%) ArcGIS
11 12 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 11 (0.84%) Mule
13 9 (0.69%) WebSphere
14 8 (0.61%) WebLogic
15 7 (0.54%) IIS
16 6 (0.46%) Anypoint
17 5 (0.38%) Tornado
Applications
1 17 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.92%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.077%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.38%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.15%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.15%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.077%) Actimize
4 1 (0.077%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.077%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.077%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.077%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 594 (45.52%) AWS
2 396 (30.34%) Azure
3 195 (14.94%) GCP
4 138 (10.57%) OpenShift
5 123 (9.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 105 (8.05%) GitHub
7 96 (7.36%) Amazon EC2
8 87 (6.67%) Serverless
9 81 (6.21%) Amazon S3
10 63 (4.83%) PaaS
11 60 (4.60%) IaaS
12 53 (4.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 52 (3.98%) SaaS
14 46 (3.52%) Amazon EKS
15 45 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
16 42 (3.22%) AWS Lambda
17 36 (2.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 35 (2.68%) Route 53
19 33 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
20 26 (1.99%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 85 (6.51%) Firewall
2 66 (5.06%) DNS
3 64 (4.90%) TCP/IP
4 57 (4.37%) HTTP
5 31 (2.38%) BGP
6 26 (1.99%) SSL
7 24 (1.84%) VPN
8 21 (1.61%) VLAN
9 18 (1.38%) WAN
10 17 (1.30%) Kerberos
11 16 (1.23%) Internet
11 16 (1.23%) MPLS
11 16 (1.23%) VXLAN
12 15 (1.15%) SAN
13 13 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (1.00%) DHCP
14 12 (0.92%) Network Security
14 12 (0.92%) OSPF
14 12 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
15 11 (0.84%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.82%) Big Data
2 69 (5.29%) Hadoop
3 60 (4.60%) SQL Server
4 48 (3.68%) Oracle Database
5 47 (3.60%) MySQL
6 43 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
7 34 (2.61%) NoSQL
8 33 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 31 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
10 21 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (1.53%) Amazon Redshift
12 19 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
13 17 (1.30%) Apache Hive
13 17 (1.30%) Relational Database
14 16 (1.23%) Apache Accumulo
15 15 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (1.07%) GIS
16 14 (1.07%) MariaDB
16 14 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 574 (43.98%) Jenkins
2 347 (26.59%) Git (software)
3 213 (16.32%) JIRA
4 129 (9.89%) GitLab
5 105 (8.05%) Bitbucket
6 89 (6.82%) Sonatype Nexus
7 75 (5.75%) CircleCI
8 69 (5.29%) Artifactory
9 55 (4.21%) Maven
10 52 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 43 (3.30%) Subversion
12 42 (3.22%) SonarQube
13 39 (2.99%) Selenium
14 35 (2.68%) TeamCity
15 32 (2.45%) Vagrant
16 31 (2.38%) Travis CI
17 29 (2.22%) Cucumber
18 22 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
19 20 (1.53%) JUnit
20 16 (1.23%) Gradle
General
1 247 (18.93%) Finance
2 94 (7.20%) Banking
3 88 (6.74%) Public Sector
4 25 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.53%) Retail
7 18 (1.38%) Front Office
8 16 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.07%) Aerospace
10 13 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.84%) Marketing
12 9 (0.69%) Electronics
13 6 (0.46%) Law
13 6 (0.46%) Legal
13 6 (0.46%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.38%) Back Office
14 5 (0.38%) Games
15 4 (0.31%) Publishing
16 3 (0.23%) Police
17 1 (0.077%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 523 (40.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 168 (12.87%) AWS Engineer
3 135 (10.34%) AWS DevOps
4 123 (9.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 111 (8.51%) Developer
6 96 (7.36%) Cloud Engineer
6 96 (7.36%) Senior DevOps
7 87 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 84 (6.44%) Architect
9 63 (4.83%) Azure Engineer
10 61 (4.67%) Linux Engineer
11 60 (4.60%) Consultant
12 53 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 52 (3.98%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 49 (3.75%) Platform Engineer
15 48 (3.68%) Administrator
16 47 (3.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
17 40 (3.07%) Python Engineer
18 36 (2.76%) Network Engineer
19 33 (2.53%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (6.21%) Web Services
2 80 (6.13%) Node.js
3 77 (5.90%) Kafka
4 67 (5.13%) .NET
5 64 (4.90%) Elastic Stack
6 59 (4.52%) Middleware
6 59 (4.52%) REST
7 45 (3.45%) Spring
8 33 (2.53%) RabbitMQ
8 33 (2.53%) RESTful
9 29 (2.22%) HTML
10 25 (1.92%) Apache NiFi
11 24 (1.84%) AngularJS
11 24 (1.84%) CSS
12 23 (1.76%) SOAP
13 22 (1.69%) LDAP
14 21 (1.61%) React
14 21 (1.61%) Spring Boot
15 19 (1.46%) HTML5
16 16 (1.23%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 58 (4.44%) Data Centre
1 58 (4.44%) Public Cloud
2 37 (2.84%) Cloud Native
3 35 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (2.68%) Linux Command Line
4 32 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (1.99%) Private Cloud
6 24 (1.84%) Clustering
7 19 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 19 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
8 18 (1.38%) PKI
9 14 (1.07%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.00%) Mobile App
11 9 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.69%) Replication
12 8 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
12 8 (0.61%) User Experience
13 7 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.54%) iPad
13 7 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 543 (41.61%) Linux
2 210 (16.09%) Windows
3 177 (13.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 95 (7.28%) Unix
5 90 (6.90%) CentOS
6 82 (6.28%) Windows Server
7 45 (3.45%) Windows Server 2016
8 30 (2.30%) Windows 10
9 25 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (1.76%) Solaris
11 21 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (1.53%) Ubuntu
13 17 (1.30%) CoreOS
14 13 (1.00%) Windows Server 2019
15 12 (0.92%) VMS
15 12 (0.92%) Windows 7
16 7 (0.54%) Debian
17 6 (0.46%) Android
18 4 (0.31%) AIX
18 4 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 932 (71.42%) DevOps
2 427 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
3 299 (22.91%) Infrastructure as Code
4 246 (18.85%) Configuration Management
5 229 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
6 171 (13.10%) Microservices
7 147 (11.26%) Scrum
8 132 (10.11%) Test Automation
9 129 (9.89%) Open Source
10 128 (9.81%) Infrastructure Automation
11 115 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
12 111 (8.51%) Migration
13 95 (7.28%) Software Engineering
14 87 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 83 (6.36%) ITIL
16 73 (5.59%) Deployment Automation
17 72 (5.52%) Task Automation
18 69 (5.29%) Kanban
19 66 (5.06%) TDD
20 61 (4.67%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 561 (42.99%) Python
2 335 (25.67%) Java
3 206 (15.79%) Bash Shell
4 201 (15.40%) PowerShell
5 125 (9.58%) JavaScript
6 107 (8.20%) SQL
7 103 (7.89%) Ruby
8 85 (6.51%) Perl
9 77 (5.90%) Go
10 74 (5.67%) Shell Script
11 73 (5.59%) C#
12 60 (4.60%) Groovy
13 36 (2.76%) PHP
14 32 (2.45%) C
15 25 (1.92%) Java 8
16 22 (1.69%) Scala
17 19 (1.46%) Rust
18 18 (1.38%) PL/SQL
19 17 (1.30%) TypeScript
20 15 (1.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 227 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 169 (12.95%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.83%) DV Cleared
4 39 (2.99%) Degree
5 29 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 28 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.69%) AWS Certification
8 14 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
9 12 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.77%) CCA
10 10 (0.77%) CCNA
10 10 (0.77%) OCP
10 10 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
10 10 (0.77%) RHCE
11 9 (0.69%) ISEB
11 9 (0.69%) ISTQB
11 9 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 8 (0.61%) CCNP
13 7 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.46%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.60%) QA
2 15 (1.15%) Cyber Essentials
2 15 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.07%) SLA
4 13 (1.00%) GDPR
4 13 (1.00%) HIPAA
5 9 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 4 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.15%) HL7
9 1 (0.077%) MiFID
System Software
1 525 (40.23%) Docker
2 116 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (6.82%) Active Directory
4 38 (2.91%) VMware NSX
5 30 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.07%) vSphere
7 19 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 14 (1.07%) NFS
10 12 (0.92%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.54%) XenApp
12 6 (0.46%) HDFS
12 6 (0.46%) KVM
12 6 (0.46%) Squid
13 5 (0.38%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.31%) Gluster
14 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.31%) Samba
14 4 (0.31%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 709 (54.33%) Terraform
2 518 (39.69%) Kubernetes
3 423 (32.41%) Puppet
4 319 (24.44%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (6.44%) Packer
6 57 (4.37%) Salt
7 56 (4.29%) Prometheus
8 53 (4.06%) Grafana
9 30 (2.30%) Docker Swarm
10 28 (2.15%) Nagios
11 25 (1.92%) ZABBIX
12 24 (1.84%) Red Hat Satellite
13 23 (1.76%) Istio
14 20 (1.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 19 (1.46%) logstash
16 17 (1.30%) Consul
16 17 (1.30%) vRealize
17 16 (1.23%) Data Guard
18 14 (1.07%) Kibana
18 14 (1.07%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 151 (11.57%) VMware
2 142 (10.88%) Red Hat
3 131 (10.04%) Microsoft
4 114 (8.74%) Google
5 109 (8.35%) Oracle
6 86 (6.59%) Splunk
7 61 (4.67%) Cisco
8 52 (3.98%) Cloudera
9 35 (2.68%) Atlassian
10 31 (2.38%) Hortonworks
11 30 (2.30%) MuleSoft
12 26 (1.99%) AppDynamics
13 23 (1.76%) Juniper
14 20 (1.53%) EMC
15 19 (1.46%) NetApp
16 18 (1.38%) SaltStack
17 17 (1.30%) Dell
17 17 (1.30%) HP
17 17 (1.30%) ServiceNow
18 15 (1.15%) Sybase