Period
to 17 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Red Hat products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Red Hat over the 6 months to 17 October 2018 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 158 135
Rank change year-on-year -22 -23 +2
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 79 82 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.13% 1.20% 1.79%
As % of the Vendors category 2.95% 3.09% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 73 100
City of London median daily rate £550 £498 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.55% +10.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £381 £353 £315
90th Percentile £625 £638 £538
Central London median daily rate £550 £498 £450
% change year-on-year +10.55% +10.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £24.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £24.00

Red Hat is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the City of London.

All Vendors
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,675 2,657 2,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 38.10% 38.74% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,989 1,987 2,172
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £234 £275 £275
90th Percentile £663 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 50 40
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +10.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.48 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.83 £48.44
Central London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.57% +1.92% +2.86%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Red Hat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in the City of London

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Red Hat in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in the City of London

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the City of London

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 74 (93.67%) Linux
2 34 (43.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 34 (43.04%) DevOps
3 31 (39.24%) Finance
4 29 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (36.71%) Jenkins
4 29 (36.71%) CentOS
5 28 (35.44%) Python
6 25 (31.65%) Docker
6 25 (31.65%) Bash Shell
7 24 (30.38%) Kafka
8 21 (26.58%) High Availability
8 21 (26.58%) Ubuntu
8 21 (26.58%) Nagios
9 20 (25.32%) Google
9 20 (25.32%) MongoDB
9 20 (25.32%) GitHub
9 20 (25.32%) Go
9 20 (25.32%) Icinga
9 20 (25.32%) Grafana
9 20 (25.32%) Prometheus
9 20 (25.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 19 (24.05%) Immutable Infrastructure
10 19 (24.05%) Ansible
10 19 (24.05%) Device Driver
11 17 (21.52%) Unix
12 16 (20.25%) Puppet
13 13 (16.46%) Banking
14 11 (13.92%) Apache
15 10 (12.66%) SQL Server

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 11 (13.92%) Apache
2 8 (10.13%) JBoss
3 5 (6.33%) Apache Spark
3 5 (6.33%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.06%) CMS
4 4 (5.06%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.53%) nginx
5 2 (2.53%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.27%) Jetty
6 1 (1.27%) Mongrel
6 1 (1.27%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.32%) GitHub
2 8 (10.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.53%) IaaS
4 2 (2.53%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.27%) G Suite
5 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.27%) Rackspace Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.86%) DNS
2 5 (6.33%) Firewall
2 5 (6.33%) SAN
3 4 (5.06%) HTTP
3 4 (5.06%) Internet
4 3 (3.80%) NAS
4 3 (3.80%) VPN
4 3 (3.80%) WAN
5 2 (2.53%) DHCP
5 2 (2.53%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.53%) SSH
5 2 (2.53%) SSL
5 2 (2.53%) VLAN
5 2 (2.53%) Wireless
6 1 (1.27%) BGP
6 1 (1.27%) Intranet
6 1 (1.27%) IPsec
6 1 (1.27%) MPLS
6 1 (1.27%) OSPF
6 1 (1.27%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.32%) MongoDB
2 10 (12.66%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.86%) Relational Database
4 5 (6.33%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (3.80%) MySQL
6 2 (2.53%) Big Data
6 2 (2.53%) Redis
7 1 (1.27%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.27%) DB2
7 1 (1.27%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.27%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.27%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 29 (36.71%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (3.80%) Subversion
4 2 (2.53%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.53%) GitLab
4 2 (2.53%) Maven
4 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.27%) Ant
5 1 (1.27%) Gradle
5 1 (1.27%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.27%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.27%) TortoiseSVN
5 1 (1.27%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (39.24%) Finance
2 13 (16.46%) Banking
3 6 (7.59%) Retail Banking
4 5 (6.33%) Publishing
5 2 (2.53%) Advertising
5 2 (2.53%) Legal
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (39.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (18.99%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (13.92%) Administrator
4 7 (8.86%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (7.59%) Architect
5 6 (7.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 5 (6.33%) AWS DevOps
6 5 (6.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.33%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.06%) Author
7 4 (5.06%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (5.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Author
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Writer
7 4 (5.06%) Unix Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Hadoop Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.38%) Kafka
2 9 (11.39%) .NET
3 5 (6.33%) .NET Framework
4 3 (3.80%) LDAP
4 3 (3.80%) Web Services
5 2 (2.53%) LAMP
5 2 (2.53%) Middleware
5 2 (2.53%) REST
5 2 (2.53%) SOAP
5 2 (2.53%) XML
6 1 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (1.27%) FastCGI
6 1 (1.27%) Gearman
6 1 (1.27%) JRuby
6 1 (1.27%) JSON
6 1 (1.27%) Node.js
6 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.27%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.27%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.05%) Device Driver
2 4 (5.06%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.06%) Fintech
2 4 (5.06%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (3.80%) Graphic Design
4 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.53%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) DataPower
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.27%) Handset
5 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 74 (93.67%) Linux
2 34 (43.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (36.71%) CentOS
4 21 (26.58%) Ubuntu
5 17 (21.52%) Unix
6 9 (11.39%) Windows
7 5 (6.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Server
8 4 (5.06%) Solaris
9 2 (2.53%) Debian
9 2 (2.53%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.53%) SUSE
10 1 (1.27%) AIX
10 1 (1.27%) Android
10 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.04%) DevOps
2 29 (36.71%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (26.58%) High Availability
4 20 (25.32%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 19 (24.05%) Immutable Infrastructure
6 7 (8.86%) Open Source
6 7 (8.86%) Release Management
7 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.59%) OO
8 5 (6.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (6.33%) Information Security
8 5 (6.33%) OOP
8 5 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (5.06%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.06%) Content Management
9 4 (5.06%) Organisational Awareness
9 4 (5.06%) Wealth Management
10 3 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 3 (3.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.44%) Python
2 25 (31.65%) Bash Shell
3 20 (25.32%) Go
4 6 (7.59%) Java
5 5 (6.33%) Ruby
6 4 (5.06%) Perl
7 3 (3.80%) PHP
7 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.80%) SQL
8 2 (2.53%) C
8 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.27%) Bourne shell
9 1 (1.27%) C++
9 1 (1.27%) Groovy
9 1 (1.27%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (2.53%) RHCE
1 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.27%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.27%) CCNA
2 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.27%) Degree
2 1 (1.27%) HND
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) FedRAMP
1 2 (2.53%) QA
System Software
1 25 (31.65%) Docker
2 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.80%) vSphere
5 2 (2.53%) HDFS
5 2 (2.53%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.53%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.27%) iptables
6 1 (1.27%) KVM
6 1 (1.27%) NFS
6 1 (1.27%) Samba
6 1 (1.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (26.58%) Nagios
2 20 (25.32%) Grafana
2 20 (25.32%) Icinga
2 20 (25.32%) Prometheus
3 19 (24.05%) Ansible
4 16 (20.25%) Puppet
5 5 (6.33%) Terraform
6 4 (5.06%) Kubernetes
7 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.53%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (2.53%) Kibana
8 2 (2.53%) Salt
8 2 (2.53%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.27%) Cacti
9 1 (1.27%) CFEngine
9 1 (1.27%) Control-M
9 1 (1.27%) Graylog
9 1 (1.27%) logstash
9 1 (1.27%) Netcool
9 1 (1.27%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 20 (25.32%) Google
2 10 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) VMware
3 8 (10.13%) Cisco
4 6 (7.59%) Oracle
5 5 (6.33%) Juniper
6 3 (3.80%) F5
6 3 (3.80%) Splunk
7 2 (2.53%) AppDynamics
7 2 (2.53%) Black Duck
7 2 (2.53%) Cloudera
7 2 (2.53%) EMC
7 2 (2.53%) HP
7 2 (2.53%) IBM
7 2 (2.53%) NetApp
7 2 (2.53%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.53%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.27%) Centrify
8 1 (1.27%) Openreach
8 1 (1.27%) Ubiquiti