Period
to 13 November 2018

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 November 2018 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 173 144
Rank change year-on-year -24 -29 +39
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,363 1,491 1,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.44% 1.59% 1.86%
As % of the Vendors category 3.41% 3.69% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 864 956 1,235
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.61%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £305
90th Percentile £649 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 19
England median hourly rate £42.00 £44.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.62% +85.42% -14.29%
10th Percentile £35.00 £21.63 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £42.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year -1.17% +55.45% -3.51%

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 40,017 40,405 44,015
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.20% 43.02% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,155 25,308 27,180
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £244
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
% change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,504 1,352 1,562
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.11% +5.94% -5.71%

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018.

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 13 November 2018. 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 -4 582 £525 +5.00% 87
South East -41 294 £414 -2.65% 51
North of England -60 173 £441 +10.31% 39
South West 0 120 £450 +20.00% 25
East of England +12 103 £450 -6.25% 17
Midlands -20 86 £401 -2.32% 26
North West -26 75 £450 +5.88% 17
Yorkshire -4 67 £425 -2.86% 14
West Midlands -24 56 £475 -10.33% 18
North East -43 33 £465 +40.91% 8
East Midlands +6 30 £400 +25.00% 8
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 13 November 2018, 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 1,196 (87.75%) Linux
2 797 (58.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 529 (38.81%) DevOps
4 453 (33.24%) Ansible
5 429 (31.47%) Puppet
6 385 (28.25%) Amazon AWS
7 379 (27.81%) Python
8 367 (26.93%) Jenkins
9 350 (25.68%) Unix
10 335 (24.58%) Windows
11 307 (22.52%) VMware
12 306 (22.45%) CentOS
13 305 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
14 294 (21.57%) Docker
15 277 (20.32%) Git (software)
16 256 (18.78%) Finance
17 255 (18.71%) Opscode Chef
18 252 (18.49%) Bash Shell
19 239 (17.53%) Oracle
20 232 (17.02%) Java
21 201 (14.75%) Security Cleared
22 199 (14.60%) Apache
23 193 (14.16%) Microsoft
23 193 (14.16%) Firewall
24 190 (13.94%) Perl
25 185 (13.57%) Terraform
26 184 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
27 183 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
28 179 (13.13%) Configuration Management
29 170 (12.47%) 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
1 199 (14.60%) Apache
2 138 (10.12%) JBoss
3 92 (6.75%) OpenStack
4 90 (6.60%) Tomcat
5 85 (6.24%) WebLogic
6 54 (3.96%) Confluence
7 49 (3.60%) nginx
8 47 (3.45%) WebSphere
9 43 (3.15%) IIS
10 23 (1.69%) Oracle Service Bus
11 20 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (1.39%) CMS
13 17 (1.25%) MS Exchange
14 15 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (1.03%) Apache Spark
15 14 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (1.03%) Jetty
15 14 (1.03%) SharePoint
16 13 (0.95%) Mongrel
17 9 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 27 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.15%) Houdini
6 2 (0.15%) Maya
6 2 (0.15%) NUKE
7 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.44%) Magento
2 6 (0.44%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (0.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.37%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.15%) Global One
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.15%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.073%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.073%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 385 (28.25%) Amazon AWS
2 183 (13.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 133 (9.76%) OpenShift
4 81 (5.94%) PaaS
5 72 (5.28%) IaaS
6 61 (4.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 60 (4.40%) GitHub
8 47 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
9 35 (2.57%) Google Cloud Platform
10 27 (1.98%) SaaS
11 22 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
12 20 (1.47%) Serverless
13 19 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
14 17 (1.25%) Route 53
15 14 (1.03%) Amazon S3
15 14 (1.03%) IBM Cloud
16 13 (0.95%) SoftLayer
17 12 (0.88%) Office 365
18 11 (0.81%) Sumo Logic
18 11 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 193 (14.16%) Firewall
2 132 (9.68%) DNS
3 73 (5.36%) SAN
3 73 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 61 (4.48%) HTTP
5 43 (3.15%) SSL
6 42 (3.08%) Kerberos
6 42 (3.08%) VPN
7 35 (2.57%) LAN
7 35 (2.57%) WAN
8 34 (2.49%) Network Security
9 30 (2.20%) Internet
9 30 (2.20%) iSCSI
10 23 (1.69%) BIG-IP
10 23 (1.69%) DHCP
11 21 (1.54%) NAS
12 18 (1.32%) MPLS
13 16 (1.17%) OpenLDAP
14 15 (1.10%) NetScaler
15 14 (1.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (10.05%) SQL Server
2 110 (8.07%) MySQL
3 96 (7.04%) MongoDB
4 71 (5.21%) Oracle Database
4 71 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
5 48 (3.52%) Hadoop
6 47 (3.45%) Relational Database
7 43 (3.15%) Big Data
8 35 (2.57%) Apache Cassandra
9 33 (2.42%) NoSQL
10 28 (2.05%) MariaDB
11 27 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
12 25 (1.83%) Redis
13 21 (1.54%) DB2
14 16 (1.17%) Oracle Exadata
14 16 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
15 15 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
15 15 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
15 15 (1.10%) RDBMS
16 12 (0.88%) NuoDB
Development Applications
1 367 (26.93%) Jenkins
2 277 (20.32%) Git (software)
3 99 (7.26%) Maven
4 97 (7.12%) Sonatype Nexus
5 73 (5.36%) JIRA
6 62 (4.55%) GitLab
6 62 (4.55%) Subversion
7 56 (4.11%) Vagrant
8 55 (4.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 50 (3.67%) Artifactory
10 46 (3.37%) TeamCity
11 43 (3.15%) Selenium
12 28 (2.05%) Bitbucket
13 24 (1.76%) Cucumber
14 20 (1.47%) Ant
15 16 (1.17%) SoapUI
16 15 (1.10%) MSBuild
17 14 (1.03%) Gradle
18 13 (0.95%) CruiseControl
18 13 (0.95%) JUnit
General
1 256 (18.78%) Finance
2 104 (7.63%) Banking
3 35 (2.57%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.13%) Retail
5 20 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.47%) Publishing
6 16 (1.17%) Legal
7 15 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 13 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.88%) Marketing
9 12 (0.88%) Retail Banking
10 9 (0.66%) Electronics
10 9 (0.66%) Law
11 8 (0.59%) Billing
12 7 (0.51%) Front Office
13 6 (0.44%) Advertising
13 6 (0.44%) Games
14 5 (0.37%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.29%) Automotive
16 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 330 (24.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 190 (13.94%) Linux Engineer
3 134 (9.83%) Architect
4 128 (9.39%) Administrator
5 98 (7.19%) AWS Engineer
6 88 (6.46%) AWS DevOps
7 84 (6.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 81 (5.94%) Linux Administrator
8 81 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
9 73 (5.36%) Analyst
10 70 (5.14%) Consultant
10 70 (5.14%) Developer
11 65 (4.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 65 (4.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 56 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 54 (3.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 41 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
15 40 (2.93%) Cloud Engineer
16 38 (2.79%) Unix Engineer
17 37 (2.71%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (11.67%) Middleware
2 84 (6.16%) Web Services
3 65 (4.77%) LDAP
4 53 (3.89%) Kafka
5 51 (3.74%) Spring
6 48 (3.52%) LAMP
7 46 (3.37%) .NET
8 32 (2.35%) SOAP
9 31 (2.27%) XML
10 29 (2.13%) Node.js
11 28 (2.05%) REST
12 25 (1.83%) LEMP Stack
13 24 (1.76%) Elastic Stack
14 23 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
15 22 (1.61%) RabbitMQ
16 21 (1.54%) Java EE
16 21 (1.54%) Spring Boot
17 20 (1.47%) Apache Camel
18 19 (1.39%) HTML
18 19 (1.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.48%) Data Centre
2 97 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (3.60%) Computer Science
4 45 (3.30%) Public Cloud
5 42 (3.08%) Clustering
6 40 (2.93%) Linux Command Line
7 30 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.83%) Device Driver
8 25 (1.83%) PKI
9 22 (1.61%) Private Cloud
10 21 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 20 (1.47%) Management Information System
12 17 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.03%) Graphic Design
14 12 (0.88%) User Experience
15 11 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (0.73%) Replication
17 8 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
18 7 (0.51%) Data Structures
18 7 (0.51%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1,196 (87.75%) Linux
2 797 (58.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 350 (25.68%) Unix
4 335 (24.58%) Windows
5 306 (22.45%) CentOS
6 151 (11.08%) Windows Server
7 122 (8.95%) Solaris
8 102 (7.48%) Ubuntu
9 66 (4.84%) AIX
10 54 (3.96%) Debian
11 47 (3.45%) SUSE
12 46 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 34 (2.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 23 (1.69%) Windows 10
15 21 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
16 19 (1.39%) Windows 7
16 19 (1.39%) Windows XP
17 18 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (1.17%) Fedora
18 16 (1.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (38.81%) DevOps
2 305 (22.38%) Agile Software Development
3 179 (13.13%) Configuration Management
4 123 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
4 123 (9.02%) Open Source
4 123 (9.02%) Problem-Solving
5 118 (8.66%) ITIL
6 106 (7.78%) Migration
7 90 (6.60%) Continuous Delivery
8 80 (5.87%) Change Management
8 80 (5.87%) Performance Tuning
9 79 (5.80%) High Availability
10 76 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 74 (5.43%) Test Automation
12 67 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
12 67 (4.92%) Scrum
13 64 (4.70%) Software Engineering
14 61 (4.48%) Deployment Automation
15 59 (4.33%) TDD
16 58 (4.26%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 379 (27.81%) Python
2 252 (18.49%) Bash Shell
3 232 (17.02%) Java
4 190 (13.94%) Perl
5 157 (11.52%) SQL
6 133 (9.76%) Shell Script
7 120 (8.80%) Ruby
8 73 (5.36%) PowerShell
9 68 (4.99%) JavaScript
10 62 (4.55%) PHP
11 50 (3.67%) Go
12 40 (2.93%) C
13 37 (2.71%) C#
14 16 (1.17%) Korn
15 12 (0.88%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.81%) Bourne shell
16 11 (0.81%) Groovy
17 10 (0.73%) Java 8
18 9 (0.66%) C++
19 6 (0.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 201 (14.75%) Security Cleared
2 162 (11.89%) SC Cleared
3 66 (4.84%) Degree
4 53 (3.89%) RHCE
5 24 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (1.10%) AWS Certification
7 15 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.10%) MCSE
8 12 (0.88%) CCNA
9 11 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.73%) RHCSA
11 9 (0.66%) MCITP
11 9 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.51%) CISSP
13 6 (0.44%) ISEB
13 6 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.91%) QA
2 14 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.88%) SLA
4 8 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.51%) FedRAMP
6 3 (0.22%) COBIT
6 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.22%) PMO
6 3 (0.22%) PSD2
6 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.073%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.073%) GDPR
7 1 (0.073%) HL7
7 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 294 (21.57%) Docker
2 184 (13.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 141 (10.34%) Active Directory
4 50 (3.67%) NFS
5 45 (3.30%) vSphere
6 42 (3.08%) Hyper-V
6 42 (3.08%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (2.64%) Oracle RAC
8 31 (2.27%) KVM
9 28 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
10 24 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (1.54%) XenApp
12 16 (1.17%) VirtualBox
13 15 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (1.03%) LXC
15 13 (0.95%) Xen
16 12 (0.88%) Firmware
16 12 (0.88%) Samba
16 12 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 453 (33.24%) Ansible
2 429 (31.47%) Puppet
3 255 (18.71%) Opscode Chef
4 185 (13.57%) Terraform
5 170 (12.47%) Kubernetes
6 84 (6.16%) Nagios
7 61 (4.48%) Red Hat Satellite
8 52 (3.82%) ZABBIX
9 46 (3.37%) Salt
10 40 (2.93%) Grafana
11 39 (2.86%) Icinga
12 37 (2.71%) Packer
13 32 (2.35%) Prometheus
14 25 (1.83%) Kibana
15 24 (1.76%) logstash
16 23 (1.69%) HAProxy
17 20 (1.47%) Data Guard
18 19 (1.39%) SELinux
19 18 (1.32%) CFEngine
20 17 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 307 (22.52%) VMware
2 239 (17.53%) Oracle
3 193 (14.16%) Microsoft
4 120 (8.80%) IBM
5 87 (6.38%) Cisco
6 79 (5.80%) HP
7 70 (5.14%) Splunk
8 62 (4.55%) Google
9 46 (3.37%) Citrix
10 38 (2.79%) F5
11 36 (2.64%) Sun
12 34 (2.49%) EMC
12 34 (2.49%) NetApp
13 33 (2.42%) Atlassian
14 32 (2.35%) AppDynamics
14 32 (2.35%) CheckPoint
15 31 (2.27%) Black Duck
15 31 (2.27%) Veritas
16 28 (2.05%) Juniper
17 25 (1.83%) BMC