Period
to 18 May 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 18 May 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 297 285 319
Rank change year-on-year -12 +34 +177
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 374 385 706
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.82% 0.87% 0.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.37% 2.81% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 307 419
10th Percentile £361 £417 £402
25th Percentile £440 £488 £466
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% - +8.00%
75th Percentile £600 £675 £650
90th Percentile £675 £850 £688
UK median daily rate £510 £550 £550
% change year-on-year -7.27% - +7.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
10th Percentile £36.20 " "
25th Percentile " " £10.25
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £10.50
75th Percentile £40.00 " £10.75
90th Percentile " " "
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £30.25

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 15,761 13,718 23,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.61% 30.96% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,390 9,767 16,768
10th Percentile £315 £300 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £599 £600 £588
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 214 235
10th Percentile £11.40 £12.66 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.26 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £21.05 £20.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +5.25% +6.67% -1.03%
75th Percentile £40.00 £39.31 £33.89
90th Percentile £61.70 £55.88 £49.93
UK median hourly rate £21.86 £20.00 £18.73
% change year-on-year +9.30% +6.81% +6.91%

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 18 May 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
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 18 May 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 -81 191 £550 - 59
South East +63 71 £475 -9.52% 19
South West +58 52 £500 -16.67% 6
North of England +20 38 £440 -30.16% 3
North West +15 23 £360 -7.69% 1
North East +9 11 £550 -43.59%
Midlands +9 7 £408 -25.91% 4
East of England +30 5 £531 -14.31% 3
West Midlands +9 5 - -
Yorkshire +28 4 £459 -10.54% 2
East Midlands - 2 £408 - 4
OpenShift
UK

For the 6 months to 18 May 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.

1 241 (64.44%) Kubernetes
2 235 (62.83%) Docker
3 186 (49.73%) DevOps
4 159 (42.51%) Java
5 154 (41.18%) Microservices
6 151 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
7 142 (37.97%) AWS
8 135 (36.10%) Linux
9 121 (32.35%) Ansible
10 112 (29.95%) Jenkins
11 108 (28.88%) Terraform
12 97 (25.94%) Red Hat
13 94 (25.13%) Azure
14 87 (23.26%) Git (software)
15 80 (21.39%) Python
16 72 (19.25%) Security Cleared
17 70 (18.72%) Spring
18 68 (18.18%) Social Skills
19 67 (17.91%) GCP
20 64 (17.11%) Finance
21 54 (14.44%) SQL
22 51 (13.64%) Spring Boot
23 50 (13.37%) PaaS
24 49 (13.10%) SC Cleared
24 49 (13.10%) Google
25 47 (12.57%) Node.js
26 46 (12.30%) JIRA
26 46 (12.30%) Serverless
27 45 (12.03%) AngularJS
27 45 (12.03%) Scrum

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 32 (8.56%) JBoss
2 28 (7.49%) Confluence
3 18 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (4.81%) OpenStack
3 18 (4.81%) Red Hat Fuse
4 14 (3.74%) Mule
4 14 (3.74%) nginx
5 10 (2.67%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (2.41%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.87%) Apache
8 6 (1.60%) Apache Spark
9 4 (1.07%) IIS
9 4 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.07%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.80%) CMS
10 3 (0.80%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.27%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.27%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 142 (37.97%) AWS
2 94 (25.13%) Azure
3 67 (17.91%) GCP
4 50 (13.37%) PaaS
5 46 (12.30%) Serverless
6 39 (10.43%) Apigee
7 35 (9.36%) AWS Lambda
8 31 (8.29%) IaaS
9 29 (7.75%) Amazon EKS
9 29 (7.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 19 (5.08%) GitHub
11 17 (4.55%) SaaS
12 12 (3.21%) Amazon S3
12 12 (3.21%) AWS CodePipeline
13 8 (2.14%) IBM Cloud
13 8 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (1.07%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (1.07%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.67%) Firewall
2 6 (1.60%) Software-Defined Networking
3 5 (1.34%) DNS
3 5 (1.34%) HTTP
4 4 (1.07%) FTP
4 4 (1.07%) Kerberos
4 4 (1.07%) LAN
4 4 (1.07%) NAS
4 4 (1.07%) SAN
4 4 (1.07%) SSH
4 4 (1.07%) WAN
5 3 (0.80%) IPv4
5 3 (0.80%) Network Security
5 3 (0.80%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (0.80%) SMTP
5 3 (0.80%) SSL
5 3 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.80%) Unified Communications
5 3 (0.80%) VPN
6 2 (0.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.56%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.29%) MongoDB
3 30 (8.02%) NoSQL
4 25 (6.68%) Relational Database
5 24 (6.42%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (4.55%) MySQL
7 14 (3.74%) Hadoop
8 13 (3.48%) Big Data
9 10 (2.67%) RDBMS
10 9 (2.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.87%) BigQuery
13 6 (1.60%) Cloud Spanner
13 6 (1.60%) Redis
14 5 (1.34%) Apache Hive
14 5 (1.34%) Impala
15 4 (1.07%) Amazon Athena
15 4 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
15 4 (1.07%) Oracle Database
15 4 (1.07%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 112 (29.95%) Jenkins
2 87 (23.26%) Git (software)
3 46 (12.30%) JIRA
4 43 (11.50%) Maven
5 34 (9.09%) SonarQube
6 24 (6.42%) Ant
6 24 (6.42%) Cucumber
6 24 (6.42%) GitLab
6 24 (6.42%) Subversion
7 22 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 22 (5.88%) Bitbucket
7 22 (5.88%) Gradle
7 22 (5.88%) JUnit
8 19 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (4.55%) Artifactory
10 13 (3.48%) TeamCity
11 10 (2.67%) Hudson
11 10 (2.67%) Selenium
12 9 (2.41%) FishEye
12 9 (2.41%) jMock
General
1 68 (18.18%) Social Skills
2 64 (17.11%) Finance
3 42 (11.23%) Banking
4 13 (3.48%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.41%) Public Sector
6 5 (1.34%) Retail
7 4 (1.07%) Presentation Skills
8 3 (0.80%) Automotive
9 2 (0.53%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Front Office
9 2 (0.53%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.53%) Marketing
9 2 (0.53%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 118 (31.55%) Developer
2 82 (21.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 61 (16.31%) Java Developer
4 53 (14.17%) Architect
5 34 (9.09%) Senior Developer
6 30 (8.02%) Azure Engineer
7 29 (7.75%) Cloud Engineer
8 24 (6.42%) Senior Java Developer
9 21 (5.61%) AWS Engineer
10 19 (5.08%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.81%) AWS DevOps
11 18 (4.81%) Azure DevOps
11 18 (4.81%) Full Stack Developer
11 18 (4.81%) SC Cleared Java Developer
12 16 (4.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 16 (4.28%) Cloud Architect
13 15 (4.01%) Angular Developer
14 13 (3.48%) Kubernetes Engineer
15 11 (2.94%) Security Architect
16 10 (2.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (18.72%) Spring
2 51 (13.64%) Spring Boot
3 47 (12.57%) Node.js
4 45 (12.03%) AngularJS
5 40 (10.70%) REST
6 34 (9.09%) Web Services
7 32 (8.56%) JSON
8 28 (7.49%) YAML
9 27 (7.22%) RESTful
10 26 (6.95%) Elastic Stack
11 24 (6.42%) Middleware
12 22 (5.88%) React
12 22 (5.88%) XML
13 21 (5.61%) Kafka
13 21 (5.61%) OAuth
14 20 (5.35%) Java EE
15 19 (5.08%) .NET
15 19 (5.08%) JDBC
16 14 (3.74%) Apache Camel
16 14 (3.74%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.29%) Public Cloud
2 25 (6.68%) Cloud Native
3 18 (4.81%) Private Cloud
4 16 (4.28%) Data Centre
4 16 (4.28%) iPad
5 14 (3.74%) Fixed Income
6 13 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.94%) User Experience
8 10 (2.67%) SWIFT
9 9 (2.41%) CMDB
10 8 (2.14%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.60%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.34%) Clustering
12 5 (1.34%) Derivative
12 5 (1.34%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.34%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.34%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 135 (36.10%) Linux
2 45 (12.03%) Windows
3 44 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (11.50%) Unix
5 7 (1.87%) CentOS
5 7 (1.87%) Windows Server
6 6 (1.60%) CoreOS
6 6 (1.60%) Solaris
7 5 (1.34%) AIX
8 4 (1.07%) Debian
8 4 (1.07%) VMS
9 2 (0.53%) Android
9 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) HPUX
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (49.73%) DevOps
2 154 (41.18%) Microservices
3 151 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (12.03%) Scrum
5 43 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (9.89%) Infrastructure as Code
6 37 (9.89%) TDD
7 32 (8.56%) BDD
8 31 (8.29%) Test Automation
9 30 (8.02%) Software Engineering
10 29 (7.75%) Continuous Deployment
11 28 (7.49%) Deployment Automation
12 27 (7.22%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 26 (6.95%) Migration
14 25 (6.68%) Configuration Management
15 23 (6.15%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
17 21 (5.61%) E-Commerce
17 21 (5.61%) Mentoring
17 21 (5.61%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 159 (42.51%) Java
2 80 (21.39%) Python
3 54 (14.44%) SQL
4 42 (11.23%) PowerShell
5 38 (10.16%) JavaScript
6 35 (9.36%) Java 8
7 34 (9.09%) Go
8 24 (6.42%) Bash Shell
9 22 (5.88%) C#
10 19 (5.08%) Shell Script
11 16 (4.28%) Ruby
12 14 (3.74%) C++
13 11 (2.94%) C
14 10 (2.67%) Perl
15 9 (2.41%) Scala
16 8 (2.14%) Groovy
17 6 (1.60%) Kotlin
18 5 (1.34%) PHP
18 5 (1.34%) TypeScript
19 4 (1.07%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (19.25%) Security Cleared
2 49 (13.10%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.35%) Degree
4 19 (5.08%) DV Cleared
5 13 (3.48%) RHCE
6 8 (2.14%) SANS
7 7 (1.87%) CISSP
8 6 (1.60%) CREST Certified
9 5 (1.34%) RHCSA
10 4 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.07%) RHCVA
11 3 (0.80%) CCNA
11 3 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.80%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.53%) CCNP
12 2 (0.53%) ISEB
12 2 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.27%) CISM
13 1 (0.27%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.74%) SLA
2 8 (2.14%) QA
3 3 (0.80%) NIST
4 2 (0.53%) GDPR
4 2 (0.53%) NCSC
4 2 (0.53%) PMO
5 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 235 (62.83%) Docker
2 15 (4.01%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (1.07%) LXC
5 4 (1.07%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.80%) Ceph
6 3 (0.80%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.80%) NFS
7 2 (0.53%) Gluster
7 2 (0.53%) HDFS
7 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.27%) iptables
8 1 (0.27%) KVM
8 1 (0.27%) QEMU
8 1 (0.27%) vCloud
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.27%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 241 (64.44%) Kubernetes
2 121 (32.35%) Ansible
3 108 (28.88%) Terraform
4 27 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (7.22%) Puppet
5 16 (4.28%) Prometheus
6 14 (3.74%) Red Hat Satellite
7 12 (3.21%) Grafana
7 12 (3.21%) Kibana
8 9 (2.41%) Istio
9 7 (1.87%) CloudForms
10 6 (1.60%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (1.60%) SCCM
11 5 (1.34%) HP Fortify
12 4 (1.07%) Knative
13 3 (0.80%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.80%) Icinga
13 3 (0.80%) Marathon
13 3 (0.80%) Mesos
13 3 (0.80%) yum
Vendors
1 97 (25.94%) Red Hat
2 49 (13.10%) Google
3 44 (11.76%) Oracle
4 33 (8.82%) IBM
5 26 (6.95%) VMware
6 25 (6.68%) Splunk
7 17 (4.55%) Microsoft
8 15 (4.01%) Cisco
9 12 (3.21%) Atlassian
10 10 (2.67%) AppDynamics
10 10 (2.67%) Dell
10 10 (2.67%) MuleSoft
11 9 (2.41%) Murex
11 9 (2.41%) Sybase
12 8 (2.14%) Juniper
13 7 (1.87%) F5
14 6 (1.60%) SAP
15 4 (1.07%) Alibaba
15 4 (1.07%) Confluent
16 3 (0.80%) Dynatrace