Period
to 27 May 2020

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 27 May 2020 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
27 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 253 195 184
Rank change year-on-year -58 -11 -22
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 439 1,230 1,390
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.48% 1.51%
As % of the Vendors category 2.43% 3.49% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 817 932
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £325
90th Percentile £675 £700 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 9
Median hourly rate £50.25 £36.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.62% +3.57% -28.21%
10th Percentile £35.00 £32.50 £28.30
90th Percentile £68.75 £47.83 £57.75
UK median hourly rate £40.10 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +14.57% - -28.21%

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 18,098 35,239 38,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.94% 42.51% 41.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,905 22,203 23,933
Median daily rate £450 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £233 £263 £250
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £460 £450
% change year-on-year -2.17% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 1,149 1,357
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.15 £10.80
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.98% +7.49% -

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020.

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 27 May 2020. 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 -46 177 £500 -6.98% 26
South East +22 102 £463 +5.41% 16
North of England +22 64 £450 - 13
South West +3 52 £550 +12.82% 10
North West +14 33 £400 -20.40% 12
Midlands +24 30 £518 +29.38% 5
Yorkshire +21 22 £525 +16.67%
West Midlands +26 15 £550 +46.67% 5
East Midlands +27 14 £513 +27.33%
East of England -30 10 £413 -8.33% 4
North East +22 9 £463 +8.82% 1
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 2020, 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.

1 331 (75.40%) Linux
2 265 (60.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 148 (33.71%) Ansible
4 131 (29.84%) DevOps
5 129 (29.38%) Java
5 129 (29.38%) Python
6 116 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
7 115 (26.20%) Oracle
7 115 (26.20%) Unix
8 112 (25.51%) Windows
9 105 (23.92%) SQL
10 98 (22.32%) Docker
11 97 (22.10%) Security Cleared
12 95 (21.64%) VMware
13 80 (18.22%) AWS
14 76 (17.31%) Azure
15 75 (17.08%) Perl
16 68 (15.49%) JIRA
17 67 (15.26%) XML
17 67 (15.26%) Shell Script
18 66 (15.03%) Finance
18 66 (15.03%) Git (software)
18 66 (15.03%) Bash Shell
19 65 (14.81%) OpenShift
19 65 (14.81%) Active Directory
20 60 (13.67%) SC Cleared
21 59 (13.44%) Puppet
22 58 (13.21%) Jenkins
23 57 (12.98%) REST
24 56 (12.76%) Kubernetes

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 52 (11.85%) Confluence
2 49 (11.16%) OpenStack
3 44 (10.02%) JBoss
4 38 (8.66%) Tomcat
5 36 (8.20%) Red Hat Fuse
6 33 (7.52%) WebLogic
7 20 (4.56%) MQSeries
8 19 (4.33%) Apache
8 19 (4.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 12 (2.73%) nginx
10 9 (2.05%) Apache ServiceMix
11 8 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.82%) IIS
11 8 (1.82%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (0.91%) Apache Geronimo
13 4 (0.91%) Apache TomEE
13 4 (0.91%) MS Exchange
13 4 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.68%) Documentum
Applications
1 10 (2.28%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.37%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.91%) Magento
3 1 (0.23%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.23%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 80 (18.22%) AWS
2 76 (17.31%) Azure
3 65 (14.81%) OpenShift
4 19 (4.33%) GitHub
5 17 (3.87%) GCP
6 16 (3.64%) Amazon EC2
6 16 (3.64%) Amazon S3
6 16 (3.64%) Boomi
7 11 (2.51%) Office 365
7 11 (2.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 10 (2.28%) SaaS
9 8 (1.82%) IaaS
10 7 (1.59%) Apigee
10 7 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.59%) PaaS
10 7 (1.59%) Power Platform
11 6 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
11 6 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.37%) Serverless
12 5 (1.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.34%) Firewall
2 34 (7.74%) DNS
3 23 (5.24%) HTTP
4 19 (4.33%) SAN
5 18 (4.10%) TCP/IP
6 15 (3.42%) VXLAN
7 12 (2.73%) BGP
7 12 (2.73%) Multicast
8 11 (2.51%) DHCP
8 11 (2.51%) WAN
9 10 (2.28%) FTP
10 9 (2.05%) MPLS
11 8 (1.82%) Junos
11 8 (1.82%) LAN
11 8 (1.82%) SSL
12 6 (1.37%) Internet
12 6 (1.37%) VPN
13 4 (0.91%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (0.91%) IPsec
13 4 (0.91%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 45 (10.25%) PostgreSQL
3 44 (10.02%) Oracle Database
4 27 (6.15%) MySQL
5 24 (5.47%) Oracle Database 11g
6 17 (3.87%) MongoDB
7 14 (3.19%) DB2
7 14 (3.19%) Hadoop
7 14 (3.19%) Oracle Database 12c
8 12 (2.73%) Apache Accumulo
9 11 (2.51%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (2.05%) DB2 UDB
10 9 (2.05%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.82%) Big Data
11 8 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
11 8 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
11 8 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 68 (15.49%) JIRA
2 66 (15.03%) Git (software)
3 58 (13.21%) Jenkins
4 29 (6.61%) Eclipse
5 17 (3.87%) Bitbucket
6 11 (2.51%) Selenium
7 10 (2.28%) Ant
7 10 (2.28%) JUnit
8 9 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 9 (2.05%) Subversion
9 8 (1.82%) Maven
10 6 (1.37%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.14%) GitLab
12 4 (0.91%) Hudson
12 4 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.91%) ProC
12 4 (0.91%) PVCS
12 4 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.68%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 66 (15.03%) Finance
2 48 (10.93%) Banking
3 13 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.51%) Aerospace
5 8 (1.82%) Public Sector
6 7 (1.59%) Legal
7 5 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.14%) Law
7 5 (1.14%) Publishing
7 5 (1.14%) Retail
8 3 (0.68%) Back Office
8 3 (0.68%) Front Office
8 3 (0.68%) Games
9 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Advertising
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (13.90%) Administrator
2 58 (13.21%) Linux Engineer
3 48 (10.93%) Architect
4 45 (10.25%) Linux Administrator
5 43 (9.79%) Systems Administrator
6 42 (9.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 35 (7.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 32 (7.29%) Consultant
8 32 (7.29%) Developer
9 26 (5.92%) Analyst
9 26 (5.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 26 (5.92%) Systems Engineer
10 20 (4.56%) Cloud Architect
11 19 (4.33%) Unix Engineer
12 16 (3.64%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 16 (3.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 15 (3.42%) Network Engineer
14 14 (3.19%) Applications Architect
14 14 (3.19%) Cloud Engineer
14 14 (3.19%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (15.26%) XML
2 57 (12.98%) REST
3 52 (11.85%) JSON
4 37 (8.43%) SOAP
5 34 (7.74%) Middleware
6 30 (6.83%) Web Services
7 29 (6.61%) Apache Camel
8 26 (5.92%) ActiveMQ
9 23 (5.24%) Hibernate
10 22 (5.01%) LDAP
11 21 (4.78%) RabbitMQ
12 20 (4.56%) MSMQ
13 19 (4.33%) Spring
13 19 (4.33%) XSD
14 17 (3.87%) XSL
15 16 (3.64%) Kafka
16 14 (3.19%) Apache NiFi
17 13 (2.96%) HTML
17 13 (2.96%) RESTful
18 12 (2.73%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.01%) PKI
4 20 (4.56%) Linux Command Line
5 19 (4.33%) Management Information System
6 14 (3.19%) Replication
7 12 (2.73%) Clustering
7 12 (2.73%) Private Cloud
8 10 (2.28%) Public Cloud
9 9 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (2.05%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.59%) iPad
12 6 (1.37%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (1.14%) Cloud Native
13 5 (1.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (1.14%) User Experience
14 4 (0.91%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.91%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 331 (75.40%) Linux
2 265 (60.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 115 (26.20%) Unix
4 112 (25.51%) Windows
5 47 (10.71%) CentOS
6 42 (9.57%) Windows Server
7 36 (8.20%) Solaris
8 30 (6.83%) Ubuntu
9 14 (3.19%) SUSE
10 13 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (2.51%) AIX
11 11 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (2.05%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.82%) Debian
13 8 (1.82%) Windows Server 2016
14 6 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.91%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (29.84%) DevOps
2 116 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (12.30%) ITIL
4 46 (10.48%) Configuration Management
5 45 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (9.34%) Open Source
7 40 (9.11%) Microservices
8 37 (8.43%) Migration
9 35 (7.97%) SOA
10 34 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 33 (7.52%) Project Delivery
12 31 (7.06%) Technical Leadership
13 29 (6.61%) Waterfall
14 28 (6.38%) Scrum
15 27 (6.15%) High Availability
15 27 (6.15%) Project Management
16 26 (5.92%) EAI
16 26 (5.92%) Test Automation
17 25 (5.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (29.38%) Java
1 129 (29.38%) Python
2 105 (23.92%) SQL
3 75 (17.08%) Perl
4 67 (15.26%) Shell Script
5 66 (15.03%) Bash Shell
6 56 (12.76%) PowerShell
7 46 (10.48%) PL/SQL
8 29 (6.61%) T-SQL
9 26 (5.92%) JavaScript
10 22 (5.01%) C
10 22 (5.01%) Korn
11 18 (4.10%) PHP
12 16 (3.64%) XPath
12 16 (3.64%) XQuery
13 11 (2.51%) Bourne shell
14 9 (2.05%) BeanShell
14 9 (2.05%) Go
15 8 (1.82%) ActionScript
15 8 (1.82%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 97 (22.10%) Security Cleared
2 60 (13.67%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.06%) DV Cleared
4 20 (4.56%) Degree
5 13 (2.96%) RHCE
6 8 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (1.82%) CISSP
6 8 (1.82%) GIAC
7 7 (1.59%) AWS Certification
7 7 (1.59%) CCNA
7 7 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.37%) RHCSA
9 5 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.68%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.68%) MCSE
11 2 (0.46%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (0.46%) LPIC
11 2 (0.46%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.46%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.87%) QA
2 11 (2.51%) SLA
3 5 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 4 (0.91%) PMO
5 3 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.68%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.68%) NCSC
5 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.46%) RMADS
7 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 98 (22.32%) Docker
2 65 (14.81%) Active Directory
3 51 (11.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (6.61%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (3.42%) LXC
7 11 (2.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 10 (2.28%) Hyper-V
9 9 (2.05%) RACF
9 9 (2.05%) VMware NSX
10 8 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.82%) vSphere
11 7 (1.59%) KVM
11 7 (1.59%) NFS
12 6 (1.37%) Squid
13 5 (1.14%) Samba
13 5 (1.14%) XenApp
14 4 (0.91%) GlusterFS
14 4 (0.91%) iptables
14 4 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 148 (33.71%) Ansible
2 59 (13.44%) Puppet
3 56 (12.76%) Kubernetes
4 42 (9.57%) Terraform
5 27 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (4.33%) Red Hat Satellite
7 12 (2.73%) Nagios
7 12 (2.73%) ZABBIX
8 10 (2.28%) Data Guard
8 10 (2.28%) Grafana
8 10 (2.28%) Prometheus
8 10 (2.28%) SCCM
8 10 (2.28%) vCenter Server
9 6 (1.37%) Cacti
9 6 (1.37%) CloudForms
9 6 (1.37%) Cobbler
9 6 (1.37%) Icinga
9 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.37%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.37%) Opsview
Vendors
1 115 (26.20%) Oracle
2 95 (21.64%) VMware
3 51 (11.62%) Microsoft
4 36 (8.20%) Sybase
5 26 (5.92%) Cisco
5 26 (5.92%) Dell
5 26 (5.92%) HP
5 26 (5.92%) IBM
6 24 (5.47%) MuleSoft
7 23 (5.24%) Juniper
8 20 (4.56%) Axway
9 15 (3.42%) CheckPoint
10 14 (3.19%) Splunk
11 13 (2.96%) EMC
12 12 (2.73%) NetApp
13 10 (2.28%) Atlassian
13 10 (2.28%) TIBCO
14 9 (2.05%) Citrix
14 9 (2.05%) SAP
14 9 (2.05%) Veritas