Period
to 25 October 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 October 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.

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

Red Hat
UK > England
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 291 234 247
Rank change year-on-year -57 +13 -43
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 633 305 866
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.93% 1.12% 1.12%
As % of the Vendors category 2.35% 2.58% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 169 538
10th Percentile £378 £313 £320
25th Percentile £456 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £625 £544 £588
90th Percentile £700 £625 £713
UK median daily rate £540 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +13.68% -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 6
10th Percentile £39.50 £40.13 £46.25
25th Percentile £39.58 £42.13 £47.19
Median hourly rate £59.88 £50.00 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.75% - +19.05%
75th Percentile £77.50 £60.31 £50.56
90th Percentile £80.88 £63.63 £54.13
UK median hourly rate £59.88 £50.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year +19.75% +2.56% +16.07%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 26,904 11,807 32,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.66% 43.18% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,015 7,831 21,168
10th Percentile £263 £256 £243
25th Percentile £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £602 £575 £560
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 349 1,176
10th Percentile £11.69 £11.73 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.20 £21.50 £18.90
Median % change year-on-year -10.70% +13.76% +9.12%
75th Percentile £41.75 £45.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £51.61
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% +18.42% +11.76%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in England

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Red Hat in England

Red Hat
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Red Hat in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Red Hat in England

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for Red Hat in England

Red Hat
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Red Hat in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Red Hat in England

Red Hat
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 Red Hat within the England region over the 6 months to 25 October 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 -49 341 £563 +24.31% 75
South East -100 63 £450 -10.00% 29
Midlands -33 55 £517 -3.46% 19
South West -16 52 £533 +5.89% 22
North of England -79 41 £475 +5.56% 22
West Midlands -42 35 £450 -18.18% 17
East of England -29 33 £500 +25.00% 15
North West -49 24 £550 +37.50% 12
East Midlands -24 20 £525 +0.96% 2
Yorkshire -49 15 £400 +11.89% 7
North East -7 3 £525 +0.29% 3
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 491 (77.57%) Linux
2 349 (55.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 207 (32.70%) DevOps
4 194 (30.65%) VMware
5 185 (29.23%) Ansible
6 182 (28.75%) Windows
7 159 (25.12%) Python
8 151 (23.85%) Security Cleared
8 151 (23.85%) AWS
9 141 (22.27%) Azure
10 128 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 126 (19.91%) Docker
12 122 (19.27%) Kubernetes
13 120 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
14 118 (18.64%) SC Cleared
15 117 (18.48%) Bash Shell
16 116 (18.33%) SQL
17 115 (18.17%) Jenkins
18 108 (17.06%) Social Skills
19 106 (16.75%) Firewall
19 106 (16.75%) Git (software)
20 103 (16.27%) Oracle
21 100 (15.80%) Active Directory
22 98 (15.48%) Unix
23 96 (15.17%) Microsoft
24 95 (15.01%) OpenShift
25 94 (14.85%) Java
26 83 (13.11%) Terraform
27 80 (12.64%) Windows Server
28 78 (12.32%) Finance

Red Hat
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 49 (7.74%) Apache
2 32 (5.06%) OpenStack
3 29 (4.58%) Tomcat
4 26 (4.11%) Confluence
5 22 (3.48%) Apache Spark
5 22 (3.48%) JBoss
6 21 (3.32%) nginx
7 20 (3.16%) IIS
8 14 (2.21%) WebSphere
9 13 (2.05%) WebLogic
10 12 (1.90%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 6 (0.95%) Camunda
11 6 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.79%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.79%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.63%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.63%) Red Hat Fuse
13 4 (0.63%) SAS
14 3 (0.47%) Drupal
Applications
1 20 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (1.74%) ION MarketView
2 7 (1.11%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 151 (23.85%) AWS
2 141 (22.27%) Azure
3 95 (15.01%) OpenShift
4 39 (6.16%) GCP
4 39 (6.16%) PaaS
5 35 (5.53%) IaaS
6 34 (5.37%) GitHub
7 24 (3.79%) Microsoft 365
8 23 (3.63%) SaaS
9 14 (2.21%) Apigee
10 13 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (1.90%) Amazon EKS
12 11 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.58%) Amazon S3
13 10 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
13 10 (1.58%) Serverless
14 9 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (1.26%) Azure Cosmos DB
15 8 (1.26%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 106 (16.75%) Firewall
2 68 (10.74%) DNS
3 58 (9.16%) SAN
4 32 (5.06%) WAN
5 30 (4.74%) TCP/IP
6 28 (4.42%) Multicast
7 23 (3.63%) HTTP
7 23 (3.63%) SSL
8 22 (3.48%) VPN
9 21 (3.32%) Network Security
10 20 (3.16%) Software-Defined Networking
11 18 (2.84%) NAS
11 18 (2.84%) Wireless
12 17 (2.69%) Internet
12 17 (2.69%) LAN
13 14 (2.21%) DHCP
14 12 (1.90%) Kerberos
14 12 (1.90%) SD-WAN
15 11 (1.74%) MPLS
16 10 (1.58%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.27%) MySQL
2 44 (6.95%) SQL Server
3 42 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
4 37 (5.85%) MongoDB
4 37 (5.85%) Oracle Database
5 27 (4.27%) Big Data
6 23 (3.63%) Hadoop
7 21 (3.32%) Oracle Database 12c
8 19 (3.00%) DB2
9 15 (2.37%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.37%) Oracle Database 11g
10 14 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (2.21%) SAP HANA
10 14 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (2.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 14 (2.21%) SQL Server 2016
10 14 (2.21%) SQL Server 2019
11 13 (2.05%) MariaDB
11 13 (2.05%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 115 (18.17%) Jenkins
2 106 (16.75%) Git (software)
3 65 (10.27%) JIRA
4 37 (5.85%) GitLab
5 31 (4.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 27 (4.27%) Bitbucket
7 25 (3.95%) Maven
8 16 (2.53%) Artifactory
9 14 (2.21%) SonarQube
10 13 (2.05%) TeamCity
11 12 (1.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 11 (1.74%) Gerrit
12 11 (1.74%) Jasmine
12 11 (1.74%) JUnit
12 11 (1.74%) Selenium
13 10 (1.58%) Subversion
14 7 (1.11%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.11%) Travis CI
15 6 (0.95%) Spinnaker
16 5 (0.79%) Gradle
General
1 108 (17.06%) Social Skills
2 78 (12.32%) Finance
3 50 (7.90%) Public Sector
4 48 (7.58%) Banking
5 27 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.69%) Documentation Skills
8 16 (2.53%) Presentation Skills
9 14 (2.21%) Electronics
10 12 (1.90%) Front Office
11 9 (1.42%) Retail
12 7 (1.11%) Games
12 7 (1.11%) Prime Brokerage
13 6 (0.95%) Legal
13 6 (0.95%) Marketing
14 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.63%) Automotive
15 4 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
16 3 (0.47%) Law
16 3 (0.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 107 (16.90%) Architect
2 84 (13.27%) Administrator
3 55 (8.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 52 (8.21%) Linux Engineer
5 51 (8.06%) Systems Administrator
6 46 (7.27%) Developer
7 44 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 44 (6.95%) Linux Administrator
8 41 (6.48%) Consultant
9 36 (5.69%) DBA
10 34 (5.37%) Infrastructure Architect
11 30 (4.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 22 (3.48%) Linux Support
12 22 (3.48%) Technical Architect
13 21 (3.32%) Solutions Architect
14 19 (3.00%) Oracle DBA
15 17 (2.69%) Linux Scripter
15 17 (2.69%) Unix Administrator
16 16 (2.53%) Electronic Trading Support
17 15 (2.37%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.37%) Kafka
2 33 (5.21%) Spring
3 29 (4.58%) REST
3 29 (4.58%) Spring Boot
4 28 (4.42%) Node.js
5 27 (4.27%) LDAP
6 24 (3.79%) Middleware
7 18 (2.84%) Rendezvous
8 17 (2.69%) JSON
8 17 (2.69%) LAMP
9 16 (2.53%) OAuth
10 15 (2.37%) XML
11 14 (2.21%) Apache NiFi
12 13 (2.05%) JDBC
13 12 (1.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
13 12 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
13 12 (1.90%) Web Services
13 12 (1.90%) YAML
14 11 (1.74%) AngularJS
14 11 (1.74%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.95%) Data Centre
2 45 (7.11%) Clustering
3 34 (5.37%) Public Cloud
4 27 (4.27%) Private Cloud
5 22 (3.48%) Data Protection Act
6 18 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
7 17 (2.69%) PKI
8 16 (2.53%) Replication
9 11 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.58%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.42%) Equities
11 9 (1.42%) Management Information System
12 8 (1.26%) Cloud Native
12 8 (1.26%) Mainframe
13 7 (1.11%) Derivative
13 7 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (1.11%) User Experience
14 6 (0.95%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 491 (77.57%) Linux
2 349 (55.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 182 (28.75%) Windows
4 98 (15.48%) Unix
5 80 (12.64%) Windows Server
6 56 (8.85%) CentOS
7 42 (6.64%) Solaris
8 39 (6.16%) Ubuntu
9 28 (4.42%) Windows Server 2016
10 25 (3.95%) Windows Server 2019
11 22 (3.48%) AIX
11 22 (3.48%) Debian
12 17 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (2.05%) VMS
13 13 (2.05%) Windows 10
14 12 (1.90%) SUSE
15 9 (1.42%) HPUX
16 7 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.79%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (32.70%) DevOps
2 120 (18.96%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (11.37%) Migration
4 63 (9.95%) High Availability
5 60 (9.48%) Microservices
6 54 (8.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 54 (8.53%) Test Automation
7 52 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
8 49 (7.74%) ITIL
9 48 (7.58%) Configuration Management
10 45 (7.11%) Change Management
11 42 (6.64%) Cybersecurity
12 41 (6.48%) Load Balancing
13 40 (6.32%) Open Source
14 36 (5.69%) Data Protection
14 36 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
15 35 (5.53%) Project Management
16 33 (5.21%) Infrastructure as Code
17 32 (5.06%) Scrum
18 29 (4.58%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 159 (25.12%) Python
2 117 (18.48%) Bash Shell
3 116 (18.33%) SQL
4 94 (14.85%) Java
5 71 (11.22%) Perl
6 66 (10.43%) PowerShell
7 38 (6.00%) Shell Script
8 31 (4.90%) PHP
9 29 (4.58%) Ruby
10 23 (3.63%) C
11 20 (3.16%) PL/SQL
12 18 (2.84%) JavaScript
13 15 (2.37%) C++
14 11 (1.74%) Scala
15 9 (1.42%) Go
16 8 (1.26%) Korn
16 8 (1.26%) T-SQL
17 7 (1.11%) AWK
18 6 (0.95%) Bourne shell
18 6 (0.95%) C#
Qualifications
1 151 (23.85%) Security Cleared
2 118 (18.64%) SC Cleared
3 53 (8.37%) DV Cleared
4 29 (4.58%) Degree
5 21 (3.32%) RHCE
6 15 (2.37%) AWS Certification
7 10 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (1.42%) OCP
8 9 (1.42%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (1.11%) CISSP
9 7 (1.11%) CREST Certified
9 7 (1.11%) SANS
10 6 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.95%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.79%) LPIC
11 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.79%) RHCA
11 5 (0.79%) RHCT
11 5 (0.79%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.00%) QA
2 11 (1.74%) GDPR
3 7 (1.11%) OASIS TOSCA
4 5 (0.79%) COBIT
4 5 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.79%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.79%) SLA
5 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (0.47%) GPG13
6 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.47%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.47%) NCSC
7 2 (0.32%) PMO
8 1 (0.16%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.16%) FISMA
8 1 (0.16%) NIST
System Software
1 128 (20.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 126 (19.91%) Docker
3 100 (15.80%) Active Directory
4 39 (6.16%) vSphere
5 37 (5.85%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (3.32%) Oracle RAC
6 21 (3.32%) VMware NSX
7 17 (2.69%) NFS
8 14 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.74%) KVM
10 9 (1.42%) HDFS
10 9 (1.42%) Hyper-V
10 9 (1.42%) LXC
11 6 (0.95%) vCloud
12 5 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (0.63%) Ceph
13 4 (0.63%) Veritas File System
13 4 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 3 (0.47%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 3 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 185 (29.23%) Ansible
2 122 (19.27%) Kubernetes
3 83 (13.11%) Terraform
4 64 (10.11%) Puppet
5 39 (6.16%) Red Hat Satellite
6 35 (5.53%) Grafana
7 32 (5.06%) Prometheus
8 25 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (3.79%) Microsoft Clustering
10 18 (2.84%) Data Guard
11 16 (2.53%) NetBackup
12 15 (2.37%) Docker Swarm
12 15 (2.37%) ZABBIX
13 12 (1.90%) Control-M
14 11 (1.74%) Netcool
14 11 (1.74%) Tivoli
15 10 (1.58%) Packer
15 10 (1.58%) vRealize
15 10 (1.58%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 9 (1.42%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 194 (30.65%) VMware
2 103 (16.27%) Oracle
3 96 (15.17%) Microsoft
4 71 (11.22%) Cisco
5 50 (7.90%) HP
6 40 (6.32%) Citrix
6 40 (6.32%) IBM
7 33 (5.21%) Splunk
8 29 (4.58%) Dell
9 28 (4.42%) EMC
10 27 (4.27%) SAP
11 26 (4.11%) Juniper
12 22 (3.48%) 3PAR
13 21 (3.32%) F5
13 21 (3.32%) NetApp
14 19 (3.00%) CheckPoint
15 18 (2.84%) TIBCO
16 16 (2.53%) CyberArk
17 14 (2.21%) Sun
18 13 (2.05%) Google