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 3 months to 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 122 164
Rank change year-on-year -33 +42  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 694 1004 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 2.06% 1.44%
As % of the Vendors category 3.72% 4.63% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 672 483
Median daily rate £463 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +1.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £303 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 12
Median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% +23.80%  
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 England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18659 21671 22818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.91% 44.48% 44.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11425 13607 13668
Median daily rate £427 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.78% +1.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 720 1036
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Red Hat as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in England

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Red Hat in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in England

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in England

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in England

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -59 283 £483 +7.22% 36
South East +17 188 £450 +5.88% 38
East of England -4 52 £480 +16.36% 7
South West +10 46 £403 -4.73% 16
North West +3 42 £408 +6.39% 17
West Midlands +11 30 £550 +37.50% 8
Yorkshire -10 28 £425 -6.84% 18
North East -9 14 £328 +6.50% 2
East Midlands -25 4 £425 +8.97% 6
Midlands - 2 £363 - 14
Red Hat
UK

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

1 1270 (89.37%) Linux
2 848 (59.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 494 (34.76%) DevOps
4 452 (31.81%) Unix
5 379 (26.67%) Windows
5 379 (26.67%) Puppet
6 363 (25.55%) VMware
7 359 (25.26%) Python
8 358 (25.19%) Java
9 332 (23.36%) Oracle
10 329 (23.15%) Security Cleared
11 319 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
12 316 (22.24%) Ansible
13 297 (20.90%) CentOS
14 293 (20.62%) Jenkins
15 278 (19.56%) SC Cleared
16 270 (19.00%) Amazon AWS
17 265 (18.65%) Finance
18 253 (17.80%) Perl
19 241 (16.96%) Bash Shell
20 224 (15.76%) Git (software)
21 212 (14.92%) Configuration Management
21 212 (14.92%) Windows Server
22 206 (14.50%) Solaris
23 199 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
24 198 (13.93%) Opscode Chef
25 196 (13.79%) Docker
26 185 (13.02%) SQL
27 181 (12.74%) Microsoft
28 173 (12.17%) Open Source

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
1 150 (10.56%) Apache
2 145 (10.20%) JBoss
3 132 (9.29%) Tomcat
4 113 (7.95%) WebLogic
5 94 (6.62%) Confluence
6 84 (5.91%) OpenStack
7 76 (5.35%) WebSphere
8 37 (2.60%) IIS
9 35 (2.46%) Apache Spark
10 30 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
11 29 (2.04%) SharePoint
12 24 (1.69%) MS Exchange
13 23 (1.62%) Elasticsearch
14 21 (1.48%) nginx
14 21 (1.48%) Oracle Application Server
15 18 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
16 17 (1.20%) iPlanet
16 17 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 15 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
18 14 (0.99%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 16 (1.13%) MS Visio
2 15 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.42%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
6 3 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.070%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.070%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.070%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.070%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.070%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.070%) SessionCam
7 1 (0.070%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 270 (19.00%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 103 (7.25%) OpenShift
4 55 (3.87%) PaaS
5 38 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
6 32 (2.25%) Amazon S3
6 32 (2.25%) IaaS
7 31 (2.18%) GitHub
8 30 (2.11%) SaaS
9 29 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
10 23 (1.62%) Trello
11 20 (1.41%) Route 53
12 17 (1.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 13 (0.91%) Office 365
13 13 (0.91%) Slack
14 12 (0.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
15 10 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
16 9 (0.63%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 159 (11.19%) Firewall
2 148 (10.42%) SAN
3 141 (9.92%) DNS
4 106 (7.46%) TCP/IP
5 93 (6.54%) LDAP
6 67 (4.71%) Kerberos
7 63 (4.43%) SSL
8 59 (4.15%) DHCP
9 53 (3.73%) WAN
10 50 (3.52%) NAS
11 43 (3.03%) LAN
12 41 (2.89%) HTTP
13 37 (2.60%) Internet
14 35 (2.46%) VPN
15 30 (2.11%) Network Security
16 23 (1.62%) Ethernet
16 23 (1.62%) SSH
17 22 (1.55%) PuTTY
18 20 (1.41%) HTTPS
18 20 (1.41%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (7.95%) MySQL
2 106 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 101 (7.11%) Oracle Database
4 100 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (5.14%) Hadoop
6 71 (5.00%) MongoDB
7 67 (4.71%) Relational Database
8 60 (4.22%) Big Data
9 54 (3.80%) Apache Cassandra
10 52 (3.66%) NoSQL
11 49 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 41 (2.89%) Oracle Database 10g
13 38 (2.67%) BusinessObjects
14 36 (2.53%) Apache Hive
14 36 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
15 29 (2.04%) RDBMS
16 28 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
17 25 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (1.76%) Redis
18 23 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 293 (20.62%) Jenkins
2 224 (15.76%) Git (software)
3 123 (8.66%) JIRA
4 83 (5.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 65 (4.57%) Maven
6 64 (4.50%) Subversion
7 55 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (3.10%) JUnit
8 44 (3.10%) Oracle APEX
9 43 (3.03%) GitLab
10 39 (2.74%) Ant
11 37 (2.60%) Eclipse
12 36 (2.53%) TeamCity
13 34 (2.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 34 (2.39%) Cucumber
14 29 (2.04%) Selenium
15 22 (1.55%) HP UFT
16 21 (1.48%) Hudson
17 20 (1.41%) SpecFlow
18 19 (1.34%) Toad
General
1 265 (18.65%) Finance
2 121 (8.52%) Banking
3 56 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 22 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.41%) Marketing
7 19 (1.34%) Law
8 18 (1.27%) Electronics
8 18 (1.27%) Legal
8 18 (1.27%) Retail
9 9 (0.63%) Billing
10 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.42%) Advertising
12 4 (0.28%) Local Government
13 3 (0.21%) Back Office
14 2 (0.14%) Automotive
14 2 (0.14%) Avionics
14 2 (0.14%) Military
14 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 244 (17.17%) Administrator
2 228 (16.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 205 (14.43%) Linux Engineer
4 149 (10.49%) Systems Administrator
5 138 (9.71%) Linux Administrator
6 128 (9.01%) Developer
7 119 (8.37%) Architect
8 99 (6.97%) Consultant
9 98 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 82 (5.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 79 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
12 75 (5.28%) Unix Engineer
13 68 (4.79%) AWS Engineer
14 62 (4.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 58 (4.08%) Java Developer
15 58 (4.08%) Unix Systems Administrator
16 53 (3.73%) Cloud Engineer
17 52 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 49 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
19 48 (3.38%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (7.32%) Web Services
2 91 (6.40%) Middleware
3 64 (4.50%) Node.js
4 59 (4.15%) REST
5 58 (4.08%) .NET
6 52 (3.66%) XML
7 50 (3.52%) Spring
8 48 (3.38%) HTML
9 45 (3.17%) Software Packaging
10 44 (3.10%) J2EE
11 43 (3.03%) Java EE
12 39 (2.74%) CSS
12 39 (2.74%) Elastic Stack
13 34 (2.39%) LAMP
14 33 (2.32%) XSLT
15 32 (2.25%) JSON
16 31 (2.18%) ActiveMQ
17 28 (1.97%) Apache Camel
17 28 (1.97%) RESTful
18 27 (1.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.69%) Clustering
2 90 (6.33%) Data Centre
3 85 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 40 (2.81%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.46%) Public Cloud
8 34 (2.39%) PKI
9 30 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
10 26 (1.83%) Smart Meter
11 20 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (1.13%) Web 2.0
14 14 (0.99%) EMC VNX
14 14 (0.99%) Replication
14 14 (0.99%) Video on Demand
15 12 (0.84%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.77%) RIA
17 8 (0.56%) CMDB
17 8 (0.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1270 (89.37%) Linux
2 848 (59.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 452 (31.81%) Unix
4 379 (26.67%) Windows
5 297 (20.90%) CentOS
6 212 (14.92%) Windows Server
7 206 (14.50%) Solaris
8 114 (8.02%) AIX
9 113 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 111 (7.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 107 (7.53%) Ubuntu
12 72 (5.07%) SUSE
13 41 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 37 (2.60%) HPUX
15 32 (2.25%) Oracle Linux
16 31 (2.18%) Debian
17 24 (1.69%) Windows 7
18 23 (1.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 17 (1.20%) Windows 10
20 11 (0.77%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 494 (34.76%) DevOps
2 319 (22.45%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (14.92%) Configuration Management
4 173 (12.17%) Open Source
5 167 (11.75%) Continuous Integration
6 125 (8.80%) ITIL
7 121 (8.52%) Migration
8 111 (7.81%) Test Automation
9 91 (6.40%) Scrum
10 84 (5.91%) High Availability
11 83 (5.84%) Microservices
12 70 (4.93%) Software Engineering
13 62 (4.36%) Change Control
13 62 (4.36%) Load Balancing
14 58 (4.08%) TDD
15 57 (4.01%) Project Management
16 54 (3.80%) SDLC
17 52 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
18 51 (3.59%) Kanban
19 50 (3.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 359 (25.26%) Python
2 358 (25.19%) Java
3 253 (17.80%) Perl
4 241 (16.96%) Bash Shell
5 185 (13.02%) SQL
6 129 (9.08%) Ruby
7 120 (8.44%) Shell Script
8 97 (6.83%) PowerShell
9 90 (6.33%) JavaScript
10 63 (4.43%) PHP
11 54 (3.80%) C
12 36 (2.53%) Korn
13 27 (1.90%) C#
14 23 (1.62%) PL/SQL
14 23 (1.62%) VBScript
15 22 (1.55%) C++
16 21 (1.48%) F#
17 18 (1.27%) R
18 14 (0.99%) Scala
19 13 (0.91%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 329 (23.15%) Security Cleared
2 278 (19.56%) SC Cleared
3 83 (5.84%) RHCE
4 70 (4.93%) Degree
5 53 (3.73%) RHCSA
6 46 (3.24%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (2.74%) CISSP
8 34 (2.39%) DV Cleared
9 32 (2.25%) Computer Science Degree
10 30 (2.11%) CCNP
11 28 (1.97%) CCNA
12 27 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (1.13%) Oracle Certification
15 12 (0.84%) OCP
15 12 (0.84%) RHCA
16 10 (0.70%) ISEB
16 10 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
16 10 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 9 (0.63%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.04%) QA
2 25 (1.76%) JSP 440
3 17 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.13%) SLA
5 13 (0.91%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.42%) PA-DSS
8 3 (0.21%) GPG13
8 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.14%) ECSS
9 2 (0.14%) PMO
10 1 (0.070%) Solvency II
System Software
1 199 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 196 (13.79%) Docker
3 171 (12.03%) Active Directory
4 76 (5.35%) Virtual Machines
5 67 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 58 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 50 (3.52%) KVM
8 47 (3.31%) vSphere
9 43 (3.03%) Hyper-V
10 41 (2.89%) NFS
11 31 (2.18%) Oracle RAC
11 31 (2.18%) Veritas File System
12 30 (2.11%) Xen
13 27 (1.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 21 (1.48%) vCloud
15 19 (1.34%) GPFS
15 19 (1.34%) LXC
16 16 (1.13%) Oracle Clusterware
17 12 (0.84%) HDFS
18 11 (0.77%) Squid
Systems Management
1 379 (26.67%) Puppet
2 316 (22.24%) Ansible
3 198 (13.93%) Opscode Chef
4 114 (8.02%) Kubernetes
5 90 (6.33%) Nagios
6 75 (5.28%) Red Hat Satellite
7 49 (3.45%) Terraform
8 48 (3.38%) NetBackup
9 44 (3.10%) vRealize
10 40 (2.81%) ZABBIX
11 37 (2.60%) Packer
12 32 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 31 (2.18%) Dollar Universe
14 30 (2.11%) Kibana
15 29 (2.04%) Grafana
15 29 (2.04%) logstash
16 20 (1.41%) Mesos
16 20 (1.41%) Prometheus
16 20 (1.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
17 19 (1.34%) yum
Vendors
1 363 (25.55%) VMware
2 332 (23.36%) Oracle
3 181 (12.74%) Microsoft
4 151 (10.63%) HP
5 123 (8.66%) Cisco
6 88 (6.19%) Veritas
7 87 (6.12%) Splunk
8 77 (5.42%) IBM
9 71 (5.00%) Sun
10 66 (4.64%) TIBCO
11 57 (4.01%) EMC
12 55 (3.87%) NetApp
13 47 (3.31%) Symantec
14 46 (3.24%) Atlassian
15 39 (2.74%) F5
16 38 (2.67%) SaltStack
17 31 (2.18%) Cloudera
18 29 (2.04%) Brocade
19 27 (1.90%) SolarWinds
20 25 (1.76%) Dell
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