Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 255 191 172
Rank change year-on-year -64 -19 -26
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 609 1,359 1,479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.50% 1.59%
As % of the Vendors category 2.30% 3.53% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 871 954
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £314
90th Percentile £703 £700 £613
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 22 23
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.10% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £68.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.81% +20.00% -

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 26,508 38,447 39,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.12% 42.38% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,469 24,077 24,843
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £225 £263 £238
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,083 1,367 1,320
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £11.89 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - +1.69%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 22 February 2020.

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 6 months to 22 February 2020.

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 6 months to 22 February 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 -33 296 £550 +4.76% 69
South East -9 122 £463 +15.63% 65
North of England -27 86 £438 +2.34% 50
South West -53 52 £515 +3.00% 41
Yorkshire +31 41 £450 +5.88% 17
North West -8 40 £375 -16.67% 23
Midlands -8 38 £383 -4.38% 12
West Midlands -1 19 £340 -15.00% 6
East Midlands +11 18 £425 +6.12% 6
East of England -32 14 £450 -10.00% 12
North East -8 6 £388 -3.13% 10
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 478 (78.49%) Linux
2 340 (55.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 180 (29.56%) Ansible
3 180 (29.56%) DevOps
4 177 (29.06%) Python
5 175 (28.74%) Java
6 174 (28.57%) Windows
7 168 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
8 149 (24.47%) Oracle
9 147 (24.14%) AWS
10 140 (22.99%) Security Cleared
11 136 (22.33%) Unix
12 131 (21.51%) SQL
13 118 (19.38%) Azure
14 114 (18.72%) Docker
15 111 (18.23%) VMware
16 107 (17.57%) SC Cleared
17 103 (16.91%) Jenkins
18 102 (16.75%) JIRA
19 99 (16.26%) Puppet
20 98 (16.09%) Bash Shell
21 96 (15.76%) Git (software)
22 89 (14.61%) CentOS
23 84 (13.79%) WebLogic
24 82 (13.46%) XML
24 82 (13.46%) Terraform
25 81 (13.30%) JSON
26 80 (13.14%) Migration
27 79 (12.97%) Confluence
28 76 (12.48%) PL/SQL

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 84 (13.79%) WebLogic
2 79 (12.97%) Confluence
3 68 (11.17%) JBoss
4 52 (8.54%) Red Hat Fuse
5 48 (7.88%) Apache
6 41 (6.73%) MQSeries
6 41 (6.73%) OpenStack
7 38 (6.24%) Tomcat
8 23 (3.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 20 (3.28%) nginx
10 17 (2.79%) IIS
11 15 (2.46%) Apache Spark
11 15 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (0.99%) Apache ServiceMix
12 6 (0.99%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.82%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.66%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.64%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.48%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.31%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.16%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.16%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 147 (24.14%) AWS
2 118 (19.38%) Azure
3 69 (11.33%) OpenShift
4 32 (5.25%) GCP
5 22 (3.61%) PaaS
6 18 (2.96%) GitHub
7 17 (2.79%) IaaS
8 16 (2.63%) Amazon S3
8 16 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (2.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 13 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (1.97%) Office 365
10 12 (1.97%) SaaS
11 10 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 10 (1.64%) Boomi
12 9 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (1.48%) Route 53
13 8 (1.31%) Datadog
13 8 (1.31%) Serverless
14 6 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 69 (11.33%) Firewall
2 46 (7.55%) DNS
3 30 (4.93%) TCP/IP
4 28 (4.60%) HTTP
5 25 (4.11%) SAN
6 19 (3.12%) Internet
7 18 (2.96%) VPN
8 17 (2.79%) DHCP
8 17 (2.79%) WAN
9 12 (1.97%) LAN
10 11 (1.81%) FTP
11 10 (1.64%) Multicast
12 9 (1.48%) BGP
12 9 (1.48%) NAS
12 9 (1.48%) VXLAN
13 8 (1.31%) Network Security
14 7 (1.15%) Junos
14 7 (1.15%) SSH
15 6 (0.99%) OpenLDAP
15 6 (0.99%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 66 (10.84%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (10.02%) Oracle Database
4 39 (6.40%) MySQL
5 33 (5.42%) Oracle Database 12c
6 28 (4.60%) Big Data
7 26 (4.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 23 (3.78%) MongoDB
9 19 (3.12%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.81%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (1.48%) DB2
11 9 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
11 9 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.48%) SQL Server 2016
12 8 (1.31%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.99%) MariaDB
14 6 (0.99%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 103 (16.91%) Jenkins
2 102 (16.75%) JIRA
3 96 (15.76%) Git (software)
4 33 (5.42%) Eclipse
5 24 (3.94%) Selenium
6 22 (3.61%) JUnit
7 21 (3.45%) Maven
8 20 (3.28%) Ant
8 20 (3.28%) Subversion
9 16 (2.63%) GitLab
10 15 (2.46%) Artifactory
11 13 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
11 13 (2.13%) Toad
12 12 (1.97%) Bitbucket
13 11 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (1.31%) Cucumber
15 7 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
16 6 (0.99%) Vagrant
17 5 (0.82%) Jasmine
17 5 (0.82%) SoapUI
General
1 73 (11.99%) Finance
2 42 (6.90%) Banking
3 23 (3.78%) Public Sector
4 21 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.46%) Retail
6 10 (1.64%) Publishing
7 8 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.82%) Marketing
9 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.66%) Law
9 4 (0.66%) Legal
10 3 (0.49%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.16%) Automotive
12 1 (0.16%) Front Office
12 1 (0.16%) Games
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 81 (13.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 77 (12.64%) Architect
3 76 (12.48%) Administrator
4 69 (11.33%) Linux Engineer
5 58 (9.52%) Developer
6 45 (7.39%) Linux Administrator
7 43 (7.06%) Systems Administrator
8 38 (6.24%) Consultant
9 36 (5.91%) Analyst
10 34 (5.58%) Systems Engineer
11 33 (5.42%) Cloud Engineer
12 30 (4.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 26 (4.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 25 (4.11%) Technical Architect
15 23 (3.78%) Applications Architect
16 22 (3.61%) Unix Engineer
17 21 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
17 21 (3.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 19 (3.12%) Cloud Architect
19 17 (2.79%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.46%) XML
2 81 (13.30%) JSON
3 56 (9.20%) REST
4 54 (8.87%) Hibernate
5 48 (7.88%) ActiveMQ
6 46 (7.55%) Apache Camel
7 45 (7.39%) RabbitMQ
8 41 (6.73%) MSMQ
9 39 (6.40%) Middleware
10 38 (6.24%) Web Services
11 26 (4.27%) Spring
12 23 (3.78%) LDAP
12 23 (3.78%) SOAP
13 22 (3.61%) RESTful
14 18 (2.96%) Kafka
14 18 (2.96%) Node.js
15 17 (2.79%) JSP
16 16 (2.63%) Oracle GoldenGate
17 15 (2.46%) .NET
18 14 (2.30%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.54%) Data Centre
2 48 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.60%) Replication
4 20 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.12%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.96%) Private Cloud
7 17 (2.79%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (2.63%) Clustering
9 10 (1.64%) PKI
10 9 (1.48%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (0.99%) CMDB
12 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.99%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (0.99%) User Experience
13 5 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.66%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.66%) Blog
14 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 478 (78.49%) Linux
2 340 (55.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 174 (28.57%) Windows
4 136 (22.33%) Unix
5 89 (14.61%) CentOS
6 56 (9.20%) Windows Server
7 49 (8.05%) Solaris
7 49 (8.05%) Ubuntu
8 35 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (4.43%) AIX
10 25 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 20 (3.28%) SUSE
13 16 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 14 (2.30%) Oracle Linux
15 10 (1.64%) Debian
15 10 (1.64%) Windows 10
16 7 (1.15%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.15%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (29.56%) DevOps
2 168 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (13.14%) Migration
4 73 (11.99%) Configuration Management
5 66 (10.84%) ITIL
6 59 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (7.72%) Microservices
8 46 (7.55%) Waterfall
9 44 (7.22%) Infrastructure as Code
9 44 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
10 36 (5.91%) SOA
11 35 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 35 (5.75%) Open Source
12 34 (5.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (5.09%) Scrum
14 30 (4.93%) Project Delivery
14 30 (4.93%) Project Management
15 29 (4.76%) Task Automation
15 29 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 177 (29.06%) Python
2 175 (28.74%) Java
3 131 (21.51%) SQL
4 98 (16.09%) Bash Shell
5 76 (12.48%) PL/SQL
6 72 (11.82%) Perl
7 65 (10.67%) Shell Script
8 50 (8.21%) Ruby
9 47 (7.72%) PowerShell
10 43 (7.06%) T-SQL
11 37 (6.08%) JavaScript
12 23 (3.78%) Go
13 22 (3.61%) PHP
14 20 (3.28%) C
15 16 (2.63%) Groovy
16 13 (2.13%) Scala
17 10 (1.64%) AWK
17 10 (1.64%) XPath
17 10 (1.64%) XQuery
18 7 (1.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 140 (22.99%) Security Cleared
2 107 (17.57%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.93%) Degree
3 30 (4.93%) DV Cleared
4 17 (2.79%) RHCE
5 13 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.97%) CCNA
7 11 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.81%) RHCSA
8 8 (1.31%) MCSA
9 7 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.82%) AWS Certification
10 5 (0.82%) CCNP
11 4 (0.66%) CCDA
11 4 (0.66%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.66%) JNCIA
11 4 (0.66%) JNCIP
11 4 (0.66%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.46%) QA
2 13 (2.13%) SLA
3 6 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 6 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.66%) PMO
6 3 (0.49%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.49%) NCSC
6 3 (0.49%) NIST
6 3 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.33%) COBIT
7 2 (0.33%) RMADS
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 114 (18.72%) Docker
2 69 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (8.37%) Active Directory
4 46 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (4.11%) Hyper-V
7 20 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
7 20 (3.28%) vSphere
8 19 (3.12%) NFS
9 16 (2.63%) LXC
10 12 (1.97%) VirtualBox
10 12 (1.97%) XenApp
11 11 (1.81%) GlusterFS
12 8 (1.31%) KVM
13 7 (1.15%) Gluster
13 7 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (1.15%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.99%) OCFS2
15 5 (0.82%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.66%) iptables
Systems Management
1 180 (29.56%) Ansible
2 99 (16.26%) Puppet
3 82 (13.46%) Terraform
4 73 (11.99%) Kubernetes
5 68 (11.17%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.63%) Data Guard
6 16 (2.63%) Nagios
6 16 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
7 14 (2.30%) ZABBIX
8 11 (1.81%) Jamf Pro
8 11 (1.81%) SCCM
9 10 (1.64%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.48%) CFEngine
10 9 (1.48%) Grafana
10 9 (1.48%) Packer
10 9 (1.48%) Prometheus
10 9 (1.48%) WSUS
11 8 (1.31%) Cobbler
11 8 (1.31%) HAProxy
11 8 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 149 (24.47%) Oracle
2 111 (18.23%) VMware
3 67 (11.00%) Microsoft
4 50 (8.21%) Sybase
5 43 (7.06%) MuleSoft
6 41 (6.73%) Axway
7 29 (4.76%) Cisco
8 28 (4.60%) Splunk
9 26 (4.27%) IBM
9 26 (4.27%) Juniper
10 25 (4.11%) HP
11 20 (3.28%) Citrix
11 20 (3.28%) NetApp
12 19 (3.12%) Dell
13 18 (2.96%) Google
14 15 (2.46%) Veritas
15 14 (2.30%) TIBCO
16 13 (2.13%) ServiceNow
17 12 (1.97%) SolarWinds
17 12 (1.97%) Symantec