Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 360 266 302
Rank change year-on-year -94 +36 +220
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 444 248 721
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.97% 0.90%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.96% 3.01% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 191 408
10th Percentile £438 £432 £425
25th Percentile £500 £498 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £550 £575
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +15.00%
75th Percentile £700 £600 £675
90th Percentile £750 £680 £713
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £575
% change year-on-year - -4.35% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £39.50 £57.50 £10.50
Median % change year-on-year -31.30% +447.62% -85.52%
UK median hourly rate £39.55 £57.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year -31.22% +447.62% -85.52%

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 22,670 8,229 23,718
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 35.56% 32.14% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,416 5,878 16,560
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
25th Percentile £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £663
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 105 331
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.00 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.75 £15.63
Median hourly rate £20.51 £21.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.60% +2.38% +20.00%
75th Percentile £46.50 £40.75 £41.88
90th Percentile £65.50 £55.00 £70.00
UK median hourly rate £21.05 £21.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -2.09% +4.88% +17.14%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -111 279 £625 +13.64% 76
South East -59 56 £525 -14.63% 15
South West -12 36 £535 +3.13% 13
North of England -80 26 £450 +3.21% 9
North West -63 18 £450 +10.43% 5
Midlands - 15 £525 - 13
East Midlands - 12 £520 - 10
North East -21 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £525 - 4
West Midlands - 3 £578 - 3
East of England - 3 £501 - 2
OpenShift
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 278 (62.61%) Kubernetes
2 232 (52.25%) Docker
3 215 (48.42%) DevOps
4 183 (41.22%) AWS
5 180 (40.54%) Microservices
6 173 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
7 159 (35.81%) Java
8 153 (34.46%) Jenkins
9 143 (32.21%) Azure
10 125 (28.15%) Ansible
11 115 (25.90%) Linux
12 114 (25.68%) Git (software)
13 98 (22.07%) Red Hat
14 94 (21.17%) Terraform
15 93 (20.95%) Social Skills
16 78 (17.57%) Finance
17 77 (17.34%) GCP
18 74 (16.67%) Python
19 73 (16.44%) Spring
19 73 (16.44%) Test Automation
20 70 (15.77%) Banking
21 69 (15.54%) Node.js
22 67 (15.09%) Security Cleared
23 66 (14.86%) JIRA
24 65 (14.64%) Scrum
25 62 (13.96%) Full Stack Development
26 61 (13.74%) SQL
27 59 (13.29%) C#
28 58 (13.06%) SC Cleared
28 58 (13.06%) Spring Boot

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 39 (8.78%) Confluence
2 20 (4.50%) JBoss
3 13 (2.93%) Elasticsearch
3 13 (2.93%) nginx
4 12 (2.70%) Apache
5 11 (2.48%) OpenStack
6 8 (1.80%) Apache Spark
6 8 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
6 8 (1.80%) Mule
6 8 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
7 6 (1.35%) Red Hat Fuse
7 6 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.90%) Mattermost
9 4 (0.90%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.45%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 2 (0.45%) IIS
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 183 (41.22%) AWS
2 143 (32.21%) Azure
3 77 (17.34%) GCP
4 48 (10.81%) PaaS
5 47 (10.59%) Apigee
6 40 (9.01%) GitHub
7 39 (8.78%) Serverless
8 38 (8.56%) Amazon EKS
9 30 (6.76%) AWS Lambda
10 26 (5.86%) IaaS
11 18 (4.05%) SaaS
12 17 (3.83%) AWS CloudFormation
13 15 (3.38%) Amazon ECS
14 9 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (2.03%) IBM Cloud
15 8 (1.80%) AWS CodePipeline
16 6 (1.35%) Amazon S3
16 6 (1.35%) NuGet
17 5 (1.13%) npm
17 5 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.70%) HTTP
1 12 (2.70%) Kerberos
2 10 (2.25%) NAS
2 10 (2.25%) SAN
3 9 (2.03%) Firewall
4 8 (1.80%) DNS
5 6 (1.35%) SSL
6 5 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.13%) VLAN
7 4 (0.90%) DHCP
7 4 (0.90%) LAN
7 4 (0.90%) Network Security
7 4 (0.90%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (0.90%) WAN
8 3 (0.68%) FTP
8 3 (0.68%) Internet
8 3 (0.68%) IPv4
8 3 (0.68%) SSH
9 2 (0.45%) 5G
9 2 (0.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.14%) MongoDB
2 43 (9.68%) SQL Server
3 40 (9.01%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (7.43%) NoSQL
5 24 (5.41%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.38%) Hadoop
7 13 (2.93%) Big Data
7 13 (2.93%) MySQL
8 11 (2.48%) RDBMS
9 9 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 9 (2.03%) Redis
10 8 (1.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (1.35%) Amazon Aurora
11 6 (1.35%) MariaDB
11 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.90%) Couchbase
12 4 (0.90%) Data Lake
12 4 (0.90%) DataStax
13 3 (0.68%) BigQuery
13 3 (0.68%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 153 (34.46%) Jenkins
2 114 (25.68%) Git (software)
3 66 (14.86%) JIRA
4 28 (6.31%) Maven
5 27 (6.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 23 (5.18%) GitLab
7 22 (4.95%) SonarQube
8 21 (4.73%) Bitbucket
9 20 (4.50%) Artifactory
9 20 (4.50%) TeamCity
10 19 (4.28%) Cucumber
11 18 (4.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (4.05%) JUnit
12 13 (2.93%) Subversion
13 12 (2.70%) Visual Studio
14 11 (2.48%) Gradle
14 11 (2.48%) Mockito
15 9 (2.03%) Eclipse
15 9 (2.03%) Postman
15 9 (2.03%) Selenium
General
1 93 (20.95%) Social Skills
2 78 (17.57%) Finance
3 70 (15.77%) Banking
4 24 (5.41%) Public Sector
5 20 (4.50%) Investment Banking
6 14 (3.15%) Front Office
7 12 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.25%) Retail
9 9 (2.03%) Automotive
10 5 (1.13%) Back Office
10 5 (1.13%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.90%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.68%) Law
12 3 (0.68%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.45%) Documentation Skills
13 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.45%) Influencing Skills
14 1 (0.23%) French Language
14 1 (0.23%) German Language
Job Titles
1 146 (32.88%) Developer
2 88 (19.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 73 (16.44%) Architect
4 56 (12.61%) Java Developer
5 37 (8.33%) Full Stack Developer
6 34 (7.66%) Senior Developer
7 31 (6.98%) Azure Engineer
8 24 (5.41%) Cloud Engineer
9 21 (4.73%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 21 (4.73%) Security Architect
10 20 (4.50%) .NET Developer
10 20 (4.50%) Senior Java Developer
10 20 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (4.28%) Software Engineer
12 17 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
12 17 (3.83%) Java Engineer
13 16 (3.60%) AWS DevOps
13 16 (3.60%) Azure DevOps
14 15 (3.38%) AWS Architect
14 15 (3.38%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (16.44%) Spring
2 69 (15.54%) Node.js
3 58 (13.06%) Spring Boot
4 56 (12.61%) REST
5 53 (11.94%) AngularJS
6 51 (11.49%) React
7 47 (10.59%) .NET
8 38 (8.56%) Web Services
9 34 (7.66%) RESTful
10 33 (7.43%) JSON
11 32 (7.21%) OAuth
12 23 (5.18%) HTML
12 23 (5.18%) Kafka
13 22 (4.95%) CSS
14 21 (4.73%) YAML
15 19 (4.28%) Redux
16 18 (4.05%) .NET Framework
16 18 (4.05%) OAuth2
17 16 (3.60%) .NET Core
17 16 (3.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.33%) Public Cloud
2 17 (3.83%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.83%) User Experience
3 16 (3.60%) Fixed Income
4 13 (2.93%) Algorithms
4 13 (2.93%) Cloud Native
4 13 (2.93%) Private Cloud
5 12 (2.70%) iPad
6 11 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
8 9 (2.03%) Legacy Applications
9 8 (1.80%) Cyberattack
9 8 (1.80%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.35%) Life Science
10 6 (1.35%) Mobile Banking
11 5 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.13%) Legacy Systems
11 5 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.13%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 115 (25.90%) Linux
2 36 (8.11%) Windows
3 33 (7.43%) Unix
4 29 (6.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (1.35%) Solaris
5 6 (1.35%) Windows Server
6 4 (0.90%) AIX
6 4 (0.90%) VMS
7 2 (0.45%) CoreOS
7 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.23%) CentOS
8 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (48.42%) DevOps
2 180 (40.54%) Microservices
3 173 (38.96%) Agile Software Development
4 73 (16.44%) Test Automation
5 65 (14.64%) Scrum
6 62 (13.96%) Full Stack Development
7 46 (10.36%) Continuous Integration
8 42 (9.46%) Infrastructure as Code
9 41 (9.23%) Deployment Automation
9 41 (9.23%) Software Engineering
10 33 (7.43%) TDD
11 31 (6.98%) Workflow
12 29 (6.53%) Configuration Management
12 29 (6.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 27 (6.08%) DevSecOps
14 26 (5.86%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (5.86%) SDLC
14 26 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (5.63%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (5.63%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 159 (35.81%) Java
2 74 (16.67%) Python
3 61 (13.74%) SQL
4 59 (13.29%) C#
5 47 (10.59%) JavaScript
6 34 (7.66%) Bash Shell
7 33 (7.43%) TypeScript
8 32 (7.21%) PowerShell
9 29 (6.53%) C++
10 25 (5.63%) Java 8
11 22 (4.95%) Go
12 19 (4.28%) Java 11
12 19 (4.28%) Shell Script
13 11 (2.48%) Ruby
14 9 (2.03%) Kotlin
14 9 (2.03%) Scala
15 8 (1.80%) C
15 8 (1.80%) Perl
16 7 (1.58%) Groovy
17 4 (0.90%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (15.09%) Security Cleared
2 58 (13.06%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.66%) Degree
4 17 (3.83%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.60%) SANS
6 13 (2.93%) CISSP
7 9 (2.03%) CREST Certified
8 8 (1.80%) AWS Certification
9 3 (0.68%) OCP
9 3 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.45%) CISM
10 2 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.45%) CRISC
11 1 (0.23%) CCIE
11 1 (0.23%) CCNA
11 1 (0.23%) CCNP
11 1 (0.23%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.23%) RHCE
11 1 (0.23%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.15%) QA
2 12 (2.70%) SLA
3 8 (1.80%) NIST
4 3 (0.68%) NCSC
5 2 (0.45%) Basel II
5 2 (0.45%) GDPR
6 1 (0.23%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.23%) DICOM
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) PMO
6 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 232 (52.25%) Docker
2 12 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.03%) vSphere
4 7 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.35%) Ceph
5 6 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.13%) LXC
6 5 (1.13%) NFS
7 4 (0.90%) HDFS
8 3 (0.68%) Slurm Workload Manager
8 3 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.23%) GeoWebCache
9 1 (0.23%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.23%) KVM
9 1 (0.23%) QEMU
9 1 (0.23%) Samba
9 1 (0.23%) vCloud
9 1 (0.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 278 (62.61%) Kubernetes
2 125 (28.15%) Ansible
3 94 (21.17%) Terraform
4 28 (6.31%) Puppet
5 22 (4.95%) Grafana
5 22 (4.95%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (4.05%) Prometheus
7 13 (2.93%) Kibana
8 8 (1.80%) Istio
8 8 (1.80%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
10 4 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (0.90%) Knative
10 4 (0.90%) logstash
10 4 (0.90%) Packer
10 4 (0.90%) SCCM
11 3 (0.68%) MIIS
11 3 (0.68%) yum
11 3 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 98 (22.07%) Red Hat
2 54 (12.16%) Oracle
3 45 (10.14%) IBM
3 45 (10.14%) Microsoft
4 44 (9.91%) Google
5 31 (6.98%) VMware
6 22 (4.95%) Splunk
7 11 (2.48%) MuleSoft
8 10 (2.25%) Cisco
9 9 (2.03%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.80%) Synopsys
11 7 (1.58%) Dynatrace
11 7 (1.58%) Sybase
12 5 (1.13%) F5
12 5 (1.13%) Murex
13 4 (0.90%) Alibaba
13 4 (0.90%) Palo Alto
13 4 (0.90%) Perforce
14 3 (0.68%) SaltStack
14 3 (0.68%) SAP