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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 100 117
Rank change year-on-year -41 +17  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 25 66 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 1.96% 1.57%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 4.86% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 61 70
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £309 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £515 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £32.09
% change year-on-year +31.94% +12.20%  

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1236 1357 2430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 37.88% 40.30% 42.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1470 1944 3200
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 36 119
Median hourly rate £21.40 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.63% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.88 £11.25 £10.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.17 £26.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 69 (95.83%) Linux
2 44 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 35 (48.61%) Finance
4 33 (45.83%) Unix
5 29 (40.28%) Python
6 26 (36.11%) Java
6 26 (36.11%) DevOps
7 22 (30.56%) Ansible
7 22 (30.56%) Bash Shell
8 18 (25.00%) Puppet
9 16 (22.22%) Docker
9 16 (22.22%) Jenkins
9 16 (22.22%) Windows
9 16 (22.22%) Kubernetes
10 15 (20.83%) Perl
10 15 (20.83%) Banking
10 15 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
10 15 (20.83%) CentOS
11 14 (19.44%) Migration
12 13 (18.06%) JUnit
12 13 (18.06%) Solaris
12 13 (18.06%) TIBCO
12 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
12 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
12 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
12 13 (18.06%) Software Engineering
12 13 (18.06%) OpenShift
12 13 (18.06%) Splunk
13 12 (16.67%) Open Source
13 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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 10 (13.89%) Tomcat
2 7 (9.72%) Confluence
3 5 (6.94%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.56%) Apache Spark
5 2 (2.78%) JBoss
5 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.39%) nginx
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) LatentZero
1 1 (1.39%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (18.06%) OpenShift
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (5.56%) Slack
5 2 (2.78%) PaaS
5 2 (2.78%) Trello
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.39%) GitHub
6 1 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) SAN
2 5 (6.94%) LDAP
3 3 (4.17%) Ethernet
3 3 (4.17%) Internet
3 3 (4.17%) Kerberos
3 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.78%) DNS
4 2 (2.78%) Firewall
4 2 (2.78%) HTTP
4 2 (2.78%) Multicast
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.39%) LAN
5 1 (1.39%) NAS
5 1 (1.39%) NX-OS
5 1 (1.39%) SSH
5 1 (1.39%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) Big Data
2 7 (9.72%) Hadoop
2 7 (9.72%) NoSQL
3 6 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (6.94%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.94%) MySQL
4 5 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.17%) Apache Hive
5 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.78%) HBase
7 1 (1.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.39%) Apache Accumulo
7 1 (1.39%) Cloudera CDH
7 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.39%) Siebel EIM
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 13 (18.06%) Cucumber
2 13 (18.06%) Git (software)
2 13 (18.06%) JUnit
3 10 (13.89%) JIRA
4 4 (5.56%) Jasmine
4 4 (5.56%) Maven
4 4 (5.56%) Subversion
5 2 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.78%) GitLab
5 2 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.39%) GoCD
6 1 (1.39%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (48.61%) Finance
2 15 (20.83%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Law
5 1 (1.39%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (26.39%) Developer
2 13 (18.06%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) Java Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Administrator
5 9 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Senior Developer
6 7 (9.72%) Unix Administrator
7 6 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
7 6 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.94%) Data Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (5.56%) Big Data Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) DevOps Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.17%) C++ Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Data Administrator
10 3 (4.17%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) DBA
11 2 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
11 2 (2.78%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) Middleware
1 10 (13.89%) TIBCO EMS
2 9 (12.50%) WireMock
3 7 (9.72%) REST
4 5 (6.94%) Node.js
5 3 (4.17%) Apache Camel
5 3 (4.17%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 3 (4.17%) CSS
5 3 (4.17%) HTML
5 3 (4.17%) JSON
5 3 (4.17%) Kafka
5 3 (4.17%) RSS
5 3 (4.17%) Software Packaging
5 3 (4.17%) Web Services
5 3 (4.17%) XML
5 3 (4.17%) XSLT
6 2 (2.78%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (2.78%) J2EE
6 2 (2.78%) Spring
6 2 (2.78%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.17%) Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.17%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.39%) Equities
5 1 (1.39%) Fintech
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 69 (95.83%) Linux
2 44 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (45.83%) Unix
4 16 (22.22%) Windows
5 15 (20.83%) CentOS
6 13 (18.06%) Solaris
7 6 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 5 (6.94%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.39%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.39%) Debian
11 1 (1.39%) Fedora
11 1 (1.39%) HPUX
11 1 (1.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) DevOps
2 14 (19.44%) Migration
3 13 (18.06%) Software Engineering
3 13 (18.06%) Test Automation
4 12 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (16.67%) Open Source
5 10 (13.89%) Microservices
5 10 (13.89%) Multithreading
6 9 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (12.50%) Dashboard Development
7 8 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 6 (8.33%) Low Latency
8 6 (8.33%) TDD
9 5 (6.94%) BDD
9 5 (6.94%) High Availability
9 5 (6.94%) ITIL
9 5 (6.94%) Kanban
9 5 (6.94%) Mentoring
9 5 (6.94%) OOP
10 4 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.28%) Python
2 26 (36.11%) Java
3 22 (30.56%) Bash Shell
4 15 (20.83%) Perl
5 7 (9.72%) C
5 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.33%) SQL
7 4 (5.56%) C++
7 4 (5.56%) Ruby
8 3 (4.17%) PHP
8 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.78%) CQL
9 2 (2.78%) Korn
10 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
1 5 (6.94%) RHCA
1 5 (6.94%) RHCE
1 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) CCNA
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.78%) QA
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) Docker
2 3 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) LXC
2 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (2.78%) NFS
4 1 (1.39%) GPFS
4 1 (1.39%) Samba
4 1 (1.39%) vCloud
4 1 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (30.56%) Ansible
2 18 (25.00%) Puppet
3 16 (22.22%) Kubernetes
4 9 (12.50%) Grafana
4 9 (12.50%) Kibana
4 9 (12.50%) Prometheus
5 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (4.17%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.78%) Dollar Universe
9 1 (1.39%) Ambari
9 1 (1.39%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (1.39%) Nagios
9 1 (1.39%) OpenIDM
9 1 (1.39%) Oracle EDQ
9 1 (1.39%) Terraform
9 1 (1.39%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 13 (18.06%) Splunk
1 13 (18.06%) TIBCO
2 9 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (8.33%) VMware
4 4 (5.56%) Hortonworks
4 4 (5.56%) SaltStack
4 4 (5.56%) Veritas
5 3 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.17%) Cisco
5 3 (4.17%) Sybase
5 3 (4.17%) WorldPay
6 2 (2.78%) Google
6 2 (2.78%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) SevOne
6 2 (2.78%) Symantec
7 1 (1.39%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.39%) FireEye
7 1 (1.39%) Fixnetix
7 1 (1.39%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.39%) Tableau