Period
to 15 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for OpenShift skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenShift over the 6 months to 15 January 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.

Red Hat OpenShift
UK > England
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 285 343 433
Rank change year-on-year +58 +90 +86
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 267 464 491
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.70% 0.54%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.41% 2.31% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 312 362
Median daily rate £525 £594 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.58% +7.95% +10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £415 £400
90th Percentile £625 £750 £699
UK median daily rate £525 £575 £550
% change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -

OpenShift is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 11,075 20,122 23,248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.81% 30.14% 25.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,890 14,172 16,493
Median daily rate £488 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £303 £280 £305
90th Percentile £663 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £495 £490 £490
% change year-on-year +1.02% - +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 279 285
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £60.00 £77.15 £42.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%

OpenShift
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing OpenShift as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for OpenShift in England

OpenShift
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OpenShift in England.

Daily rate trend for OpenShift in England

OpenShift
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OpenShift in England over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for OpenShift in England

OpenShift
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OpenShift in England.

Hourly rate trend for OpenShift in England

OpenShift
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing OpenShift in England over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for OpenShift in England

OpenShift
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenShift within the England region over the 6 months to 15 January 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
London +26 153 £550 -8.33% 25
South East +133 45 £500 - 1
South West +39 32 £475 -17.39% 7
North of England +103 27 £459 -0.86% 5
North West +79 13 £450 -21.74% 1
North East +18 8 £550 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £459 - 3
Midlands +66 3 £350 - 4
East of England +67 2 £500 -19.35% 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 4
East Midlands +45 1 £350 -
OpenShift
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, IT contractor jobs citing OpenShift 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 England region with a requirement for OpenShift.

1 197 (73.78%) Kubernetes
2 138 (51.69%) Docker
3 136 (50.94%) DevOps
4 128 (47.94%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (44.94%) Java
6 108 (40.45%) Microservices
7 91 (34.08%) Linux
8 87 (32.58%) AWS
9 85 (31.84%) Terraform
10 76 (28.46%) Jenkins
11 75 (28.09%) Python
12 74 (27.72%) Ansible
13 58 (21.72%) Git (software)
14 55 (20.60%) Finance
15 51 (19.10%) Azure
15 51 (19.10%) Red Hat
16 44 (16.48%) Spring
17 41 (15.36%) Security Cleared
17 41 (15.36%) Web Services
18 36 (13.48%) Banking
19 35 (13.11%) Windows
20 34 (12.73%) Software Engineering
20 34 (12.73%) AWS CloudFormation
21 33 (12.36%) REST
21 33 (12.36%) Middleware
22 32 (11.99%) Unix
22 32 (11.99%) Maven
22 32 (11.99%) Fixed Income
22 32 (11.99%) SC Cleared
22 32 (11.99%) Serverless

OpenShift
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 26 (9.74%) JBoss
2 22 (8.24%) Red Hat Fuse
3 20 (7.49%) Confluence
3 20 (7.49%) OpenStack
4 18 (6.74%) Mule
5 15 (5.62%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (3.37%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (2.25%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.50%) Jupyter
9 3 (1.12%) CMS
9 3 (1.12%) IIS
9 3 (1.12%) nginx
10 1 (0.37%) Apache
10 1 (0.37%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.37%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 87 (32.58%) AWS
2 51 (19.10%) Azure
3 34 (12.73%) AWS CloudFormation
4 32 (11.99%) Serverless
5 29 (10.86%) GCP
6 27 (10.11%) Apigee
7 24 (8.99%) AWS Lambda
8 21 (7.87%) PaaS
9 20 (7.49%) Amazon S3
10 19 (7.12%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (7.12%) Amazon ECS
11 14 (5.24%) Amazon SQS
11 14 (5.24%) IaaS
12 12 (4.49%) Amazon EKS
12 12 (4.49%) GitHub
13 10 (3.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 6 (2.25%) AWS CodePipeline
14 6 (2.25%) IBM Cloud
15 5 (1.87%) SaaS
16 4 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (5.62%) DNS
2 12 (4.49%) DHCP
3 11 (4.12%) HTTP
4 6 (2.25%) Anycast
4 6 (2.25%) BGP
4 6 (2.25%) Firewall
4 6 (2.25%) VRRP
5 5 (1.87%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.50%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.50%) IPsec
6 4 (1.50%) LAN
6 4 (1.50%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (1.50%) WAN
7 3 (1.12%) FTP
7 3 (1.12%) SMTP
8 2 (0.75%) DSL
8 2 (0.75%) Network Security
8 2 (0.75%) WebEx
9 1 (0.37%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.61%) MongoDB
2 28 (10.49%) NoSQL
3 26 (9.74%) Relational Database
4 22 (8.24%) SQL Server
5 19 (7.12%) Amazon RDS
5 19 (7.12%) MySQL
6 14 (5.24%) Amazon Redshift
7 9 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.00%) Big Data
8 8 (3.00%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.50%) BigQuery
9 4 (1.50%) Cloud Spanner
10 3 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (1.12%) Blockchain
10 3 (1.12%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (1.12%) Redis
10 3 (1.12%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 76 (28.46%) Jenkins
2 58 (21.72%) Git (software)
3 32 (11.99%) Maven
4 31 (11.61%) JIRA
5 26 (9.74%) Artifactory
6 23 (8.61%) SonarQube
7 21 (7.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (7.49%) Subversion
9 17 (6.37%) JUnit
10 16 (5.99%) Cucumber
11 14 (5.24%) FishEye
11 14 (5.24%) Hudson
11 14 (5.24%) jMock
12 12 (4.49%) Ant
13 11 (4.12%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (3.75%) Bitbucket Server
14 10 (3.75%) RStudio
15 9 (3.37%) Bitbucket
15 9 (3.37%) GitLab
16 8 (3.00%) Gradle
General
1 55 (20.60%) Finance
2 36 (13.48%) Banking
3 15 (5.62%) Front Office
4 14 (5.24%) Investment Banking
5 12 (4.49%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.12%) Marketing
7 2 (0.75%) Automotive
7 2 (0.75%) French Language
7 2 (0.75%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (27.34%) Developer
2 55 (20.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (13.86%) Java Developer
4 28 (10.49%) AWS Engineer
5 26 (9.74%) Architect
6 24 (8.99%) Cloud Engineer
6 24 (8.99%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 19 (7.12%) AWS DevOps
7 19 (7.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 19 (7.12%) Senior Developer
8 18 (6.74%) Azure Engineer
9 17 (6.37%) Python Engineer
10 16 (5.99%) Senior Java Developer
11 14 (5.24%) Angular Developer
12 13 (4.87%) Integration Developer
12 13 (4.87%) Java Middleware Developer
12 13 (4.87%) Linux Engineer
12 13 (4.87%) Middleware Developer
12 13 (4.87%) Senior Integration Developer
12 13 (4.87%) Senior Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (16.48%) Spring
2 41 (15.36%) Web Services
3 33 (12.36%) Middleware
3 33 (12.36%) REST
4 23 (8.61%) AngularJS
5 22 (8.24%) Spring Boot
6 21 (7.87%) Node.js
7 20 (7.49%) .NET
7 20 (7.49%) XML
8 19 (7.12%) Apache Camel
8 19 (7.12%) Elastic Stack
9 18 (6.74%) Java EE
9 18 (6.74%) Spring Integration
10 16 (5.99%) Hibernate
10 16 (5.99%) RESTful
11 15 (5.62%) JMS
11 15 (5.62%) Oracle Fusion
12 14 (5.24%) JAXB
12 14 (5.24%) JSON
12 14 (5.24%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.99%) Fixed Income
2 18 (6.74%) Private Cloud
3 16 (5.99%) Greenfield Project
4 14 (5.24%) Derivative
4 14 (5.24%) Equities
4 14 (5.24%) Public Cloud
5 13 (4.87%) Linux Command Line
6 12 (4.49%) Cloud Native
6 12 (4.49%) iPad
7 9 (3.37%) User Experience
8 7 (2.62%) CMDB
8 7 (2.62%) Mobile App
9 6 (2.25%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.50%) iPhone
11 4 (1.50%) PKI
12 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.75%) Life Science
13 2 (0.75%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 91 (34.08%) Linux
2 35 (13.11%) Windows
3 32 (11.99%) Unix
4 21 (7.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (2.25%) CentOS
6 4 (1.50%) Android
6 4 (1.50%) Debian
7 3 (1.12%) CoreOS
7 3 (1.12%) VMS
7 3 (1.12%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.75%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.37%) AIX
9 1 (0.37%) HPUX
9 1 (0.37%) SUSE
9 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (50.94%) DevOps
2 128 (47.94%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (40.45%) Microservices
4 34 (12.73%) Software Engineering
5 31 (11.61%) Deployment Automation
6 30 (11.24%) TDD
7 25 (9.36%) BDD
7 25 (9.36%) Continuous Deployment
8 23 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (7.49%) Build Automation
9 20 (7.49%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (7.49%) SDLC
9 20 (7.49%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 19 (7.12%) Infrastructure as Code
10 19 (7.12%) Infrastructure Automation
11 16 (5.99%) Decision-Making
11 16 (5.99%) OO
11 16 (5.99%) Scrum
11 16 (5.99%) UML
12 14 (5.24%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 120 (44.94%) Java
2 75 (28.09%) Python
3 26 (9.74%) PowerShell
4 22 (8.24%) SQL
5 20 (7.49%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.12%) Go
7 17 (6.37%) Bash Shell
8 16 (5.99%) Perl
9 11 (4.12%) C#
9 11 (4.12%) R
10 10 (3.75%) Java 8
11 9 (3.37%) Ruby
12 6 (2.25%) Groovy
13 5 (1.87%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.50%) PHP
14 4 (1.50%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.75%) C
15 2 (0.75%) C++
15 2 (0.75%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.37%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 41 (15.36%) Security Cleared
2 32 (11.99%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.75%) DV Cleared
3 10 (3.75%) RHCE
4 4 (1.50%) RHCSA
4 4 (1.50%) RHCVA
5 3 (1.12%) CCNA
5 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.75%) Degree
6 2 (0.75%) ISEB
6 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.75%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.50%) QA
2 3 (1.12%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 138 (51.69%) Docker
2 9 (3.37%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.50%) oVirt
3 4 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.75%) HDFS
5 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) iptables
6 1 (0.37%) KVM
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 197 (73.78%) Kubernetes
2 85 (31.84%) Terraform
3 74 (27.72%) Ansible
4 30 (11.24%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (7.12%) Puppet
6 9 (3.37%) Kibana
6 9 (3.37%) Prometheus
7 8 (3.00%) Red Hat Satellite
7 8 (3.00%) Salt
8 6 (2.25%) CloudForms
8 6 (2.25%) Grafana
8 6 (2.25%) Packer
9 4 (1.50%) Consul
9 4 (1.50%) HP Fortify
10 3 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.12%) Icinga
10 3 (1.12%) Marathon
10 3 (1.12%) Mesos
10 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.12%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 51 (19.10%) Red Hat
2 27 (10.11%) Google
3 26 (9.74%) MuleSoft
4 25 (9.36%) Oracle
5 23 (8.61%) Splunk
6 16 (5.99%) Atlassian
7 14 (5.24%) Murex
7 14 (5.24%) Sybase
8 12 (4.49%) IBM
8 12 (4.49%) Infoblox
8 12 (4.49%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (3.37%) Microsoft
10 7 (2.62%) AppDynamics
11 6 (2.25%) Apple
11 6 (2.25%) Confluent
11 6 (2.25%) McAfee
11 6 (2.25%) Qualys
12 5 (1.87%) Dell
12 5 (1.87%) SAP
12 5 (1.87%) VMware