Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 230 255 204
Rank change year-on-year +25 -51 -25
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 472 552 1,265
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.13% 1.03% 1.43%
As % of the Vendors category 2.80% 2.41% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 373 835
10th Percentile £328 £325 £350
25th Percentile £375 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% - +8.40%
75th Percentile £571 £613 £600
90th Percentile £634 £713 £713
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 12
10th Percentile £35.80 £39.65 £33.88
25th Percentile £40.31 £41.03 £39.50
Median hourly rate £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -0.99% +12.22% +28.57%
75th Percentile £59.69 £68.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £60.95 £69.00 £49.75
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £50.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -0.50% +11.67% +28.57%

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 16,881 22,878 36,996
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.50% 42.49% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,932 14,537 23,691
10th Percentile £263 £220 £263
25th Percentile £363 £353 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £459
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -1.85% +1.89%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £563
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 957 1,201
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.59 £10.91
25th Percentile £14.38 £14.39 £12.88
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.40%
75th Percentile £43.75 £28.75 £33.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.70 £17.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% +6.86% +2.94%

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 13 April 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 -14 193 £500 -9.09% 57
South East +52 100 £475 +5.56% 28
North of England +22 52 £400 -15.79% 26
Midlands +45 48 £375 -25.00% 18
North West +27 36 £388 -3.13% 13
South West +44 28 £517 -1.52% 21
West Midlands +36 28 £375 +2.74% 10
East Midlands +31 19 £400 -21.57% 8
East of England +49 18 £535 +29.70% 12
Yorkshire +12 13 £475 - 9
North East +22 3 £425 -57.50% 4
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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.

1 380 (80.51%) Linux
2 276 (58.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 159 (33.69%) Ansible
4 140 (29.66%) Python
5 139 (29.45%) Security Cleared
6 137 (29.03%) VMware
7 127 (26.91%) Windows
8 111 (23.52%) DevOps
9 110 (23.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 109 (23.09%) SC Cleared
11 107 (22.67%) Docker
12 98 (20.76%) AWS
13 97 (20.55%) Oracle
14 96 (20.34%) Unix
15 93 (19.70%) Kubernetes
16 91 (19.28%) Azure
17 89 (18.86%) Java
18 77 (16.31%) Active Directory
19 76 (16.10%) Firewall
20 74 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
21 72 (15.25%) OpenShift
22 70 (14.83%) Finance
23 65 (13.77%) Jenkins
24 64 (13.56%) Git (software)
25 63 (13.35%) Puppet
26 62 (13.14%) SQL
27 56 (11.86%) SQL Server
27 56 (11.86%) IBM
27 56 (11.86%) Microsoft
27 56 (11.86%) CentOS

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 47 (9.96%) SharePoint
2 33 (6.99%) OpenStack
3 30 (6.36%) JBoss
4 28 (5.93%) Confluence
4 28 (5.93%) WebSphere
5 26 (5.51%) Apache
6 21 (4.45%) IIS
6 21 (4.45%) Tomcat
7 20 (4.24%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (4.03%) MS Exchange
9 14 (2.97%) Red Hat Fuse
10 12 (2.54%) WebLogic
11 11 (2.33%) nginx
12 7 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
12 7 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (1.06%) MQSeries
14 4 (0.85%) Apache ServiceMix
14 4 (0.85%) NetWeaver
14 4 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (1.48%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.91%) ION MarketView
2 6 (1.27%) Eikon
2 6 (1.27%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 5 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.42%) Magento
7 1 (0.21%) Exstream
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 98 (20.76%) AWS
2 91 (19.28%) Azure
3 72 (15.25%) OpenShift
4 39 (8.26%) PaaS
5 32 (6.78%) IaaS
6 30 (6.36%) Microsoft 365
7 21 (4.45%) GCP
8 18 (3.81%) SaaS
9 16 (3.39%) GitHub
10 14 (2.97%) Amazon EKS
11 7 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.48%) OneDrive
12 6 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (1.06%) Apigee
13 5 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
13 5 (1.06%) Route 53
13 5 (1.06%) Serverless
14 4 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (0.85%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 76 (16.10%) Firewall
2 51 (10.81%) DNS
3 43 (9.11%) TCP/IP
4 32 (6.78%) SAN
5 27 (5.72%) VPN
6 20 (4.24%) Software-Defined Networking
7 19 (4.03%) HTTP
7 19 (4.03%) IPv4
7 19 (4.03%) WAN
8 18 (3.81%) DHCP
9 17 (3.60%) 3GPP
9 17 (3.60%) SGSN
10 16 (3.39%) iSCSI
10 16 (3.39%) WAAS
11 15 (3.18%) IPv6
12 13 (2.75%) LAN
12 13 (2.75%) VLAN
12 13 (2.75%) Wireless
13 12 (2.54%) Multicast
14 11 (2.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.30%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (4.45%) MySQL
3 21 (4.45%) Oracle Database
4 19 (4.03%) DB2
5 18 (3.81%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.18%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.33%) Data Lake
8 10 (2.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 10 (2.12%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (2.12%) RDBMS
8 10 (2.12%) SAP HANA
9 8 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (1.48%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.27%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.06%) Big Data
12 5 (1.06%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 65 (13.77%) Jenkins
2 64 (13.56%) Git (software)
3 42 (8.90%) JIRA
4 29 (6.14%) GitLab
5 21 (4.45%) Bitbucket
6 17 (3.60%) Artifactory
7 14 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 13 (2.75%) JUnit
8 13 (2.75%) SonarQube
9 11 (2.33%) Maven
10 9 (1.91%) Subversion
10 9 (1.91%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.48%) Bitbucket Server
11 7 (1.48%) Gatling
11 7 (1.48%) IntelliJ
11 7 (1.48%) PyCharm
11 7 (1.48%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.48%) Visual Studio Code
12 6 (1.27%) CA Release Automation
12 6 (1.27%) LoadRunner
General
1 70 (14.83%) Finance
2 41 (8.69%) Public Sector
3 38 (8.05%) Banking
4 14 (2.97%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.91%) Front Office
6 8 (1.69%) Retail
7 7 (1.48%) Law
8 5 (1.06%) Electronics
8 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.06%) Marketing
8 5 (1.06%) Publishing
9 4 (0.85%) Back Office
10 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.42%) International Banking
11 2 (0.42%) Local Government
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.21%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
Job Titles
1 82 (17.37%) Architect
2 56 (11.86%) Linux Engineer
3 54 (11.44%) Administrator
4 38 (8.05%) Linux Administrator
5 34 (7.20%) Developer
6 30 (6.36%) Consultant
6 30 (6.36%) Systems Administrator
7 29 (6.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 28 (5.93%) DevOps Engineer
9 27 (5.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 24 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
11 21 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (4.45%) Technical Architect
12 14 (2.97%) Cloud Architect
12 14 (2.97%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 14 (2.97%) Unix Engineer
13 13 (2.75%) Unix Administrator
14 12 (2.54%) Analyst
14 12 (2.54%) Applications Support
14 12 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (11.65%) Middleware
2 50 (10.59%) JSON
3 44 (9.32%) YAML
4 41 (8.69%) Web Services
5 37 (7.84%) XML
6 30 (6.36%) Spring
7 23 (4.87%) Kafka
8 22 (4.66%) Elastic Stack
8 22 (4.66%) REST
9 20 (4.24%) Spring Boot
10 19 (4.03%) SOAP
11 17 (3.60%) .NET
11 17 (3.60%) Spine.js
12 15 (3.18%) RESTful
13 14 (2.97%) Java EE
13 14 (2.97%) LDAP
14 13 (2.75%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.75%) Node.js
15 12 (2.54%) Apache Camel
15 12 (2.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.17%) Clustering
2 47 (9.96%) Data Centre
3 33 (6.99%) Public Cloud
4 29 (6.14%) Private Cloud
5 22 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (4.45%) Cloud Native
7 20 (4.24%) EMC VNX
8 19 (4.03%) Derivative
9 18 (3.81%) Management Information System
10 13 (2.75%) CMDB
11 12 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
12 9 (1.91%) Replication
12 9 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (1.69%) Mainframe
13 8 (1.69%) PKI
14 7 (1.48%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.48%) Device Driver
14 7 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
15 5 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 380 (80.51%) Linux
2 276 (58.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 127 (26.91%) Windows
4 96 (20.34%) Unix
5 56 (11.86%) CentOS
6 54 (11.44%) Windows Server
7 39 (8.26%) Solaris
8 28 (5.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (5.30%) Windows 10
10 20 (4.24%) SUSE
11 19 (4.03%) Windows Server 2016
12 18 (3.81%) AIX
13 16 (3.39%) Windows XP
14 15 (3.18%) Ubuntu
14 15 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (2.97%) VMS
16 13 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
17 11 (2.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
18 9 (1.91%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (23.52%) DevOps
2 74 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (11.44%) ITIL
4 51 (10.81%) Migration
5 44 (9.32%) Configuration Management
5 44 (9.32%) High Availability
6 43 (9.11%) Microservices
7 40 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (8.47%) Infrastructure as Code
8 35 (7.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 35 (7.42%) Open Source
9 33 (6.99%) Change Management
10 28 (5.93%) Cybersecurity
10 28 (5.93%) Deployment Automation
11 27 (5.72%) Problem-Solving
12 26 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 26 (5.51%) Project Management
13 22 (4.66%) Capacity Management
13 22 (4.66%) Infrastructure Automation
14 20 (4.24%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 140 (29.66%) Python
2 89 (18.86%) Java
3 62 (13.14%) SQL
4 54 (11.44%) Bash Shell
5 50 (10.59%) Perl
6 47 (9.96%) PowerShell
7 40 (8.47%) Shell Script
8 34 (7.20%) Ruby
9 29 (6.14%) JavaScript
10 13 (2.75%) Go
10 13 (2.75%) PL/SQL
11 12 (2.54%) C
11 12 (2.54%) C++
12 7 (1.48%) C#
12 7 (1.48%) Groovy
12 7 (1.48%) T-SQL
13 6 (1.27%) PHP
14 4 (0.85%) AWK
15 3 (0.64%) Java 8
15 3 (0.64%) Jython
Qualifications
1 139 (29.45%) Security Cleared
2 109 (23.09%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.78%) DV Cleared
4 25 (5.30%) RHCE
5 16 (3.39%) Degree
6 13 (2.75%) RHCSA
7 12 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (2.33%) CCNA
9 10 (2.12%) TOGAF Certification
10 9 (1.91%) RHCA
11 8 (1.69%) CCNP
12 7 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.27%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (1.27%) Linux+ Certification
14 5 (1.06%) AWS Certification
14 5 (1.06%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.85%) GIAC
15 4 (0.85%) RHCVA
16 3 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
16 3 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.60%) OASIS TOSCA
2 12 (2.54%) GDPR
3 10 (2.12%) QA
4 6 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.06%) SLA
6 4 (0.85%) COBIT
7 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.42%) PMO
7 2 (0.42%) SEPA
8 1 (0.21%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 110 (23.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (22.67%) Docker
3 77 (16.31%) Active Directory
4 55 (11.65%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (5.51%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (4.66%) KVM
7 20 (4.24%) LXC
8 19 (4.03%) vSphere
9 11 (2.33%) iptables
9 11 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (1.69%) NFS
11 6 (1.27%) Firmware
11 6 (1.27%) GlusterFS
11 6 (1.27%) Hyper-V
12 5 (1.06%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.06%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.85%) GPFS
13 4 (0.85%) Veritas File System
13 4 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 4 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 159 (33.69%) Ansible
2 93 (19.70%) Kubernetes
3 63 (13.35%) Puppet
4 48 (10.17%) Terraform
5 41 (8.69%) Red Hat Satellite
6 40 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
7 37 (7.84%) Grafana
8 33 (6.99%) Prometheus
9 26 (5.51%) SCCM
10 21 (4.45%) Microsoft Intune
10 21 (4.45%) Salt
11 20 (4.24%) Kibana
12 18 (3.81%) Docker Swarm
13 17 (3.60%) Cloudify
13 17 (3.60%) Juju
13 17 (3.60%) Microsoft Clustering
14 16 (3.39%) IBM BigFix
15 12 (2.54%) logstash
16 11 (2.33%) Consul
16 11 (2.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 137 (29.03%) VMware
2 97 (20.55%) Oracle
3 56 (11.86%) IBM
3 56 (11.86%) Microsoft
4 55 (11.65%) Cisco
5 37 (7.84%) Veritas
6 33 (6.99%) Juniper
6 33 (6.99%) Splunk
7 31 (6.57%) EMC
8 30 (6.36%) Citrix
9 24 (5.08%) Dell
10 22 (4.66%) SaltStack
11 21 (4.45%) SAP
12 18 (3.81%) Google
13 17 (3.60%) Ericsson
13 17 (3.60%) Mirantis
14 16 (3.39%) AppDynamics
14 16 (3.39%) ServiceNow
15 15 (3.18%) Symantec
15 15 (3.18%) TIBCO