Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 215 261 193
Rank change year-on-year +46 -68 -14
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 404 656 1,343
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.00% 1.49%
As % of the Vendors category 2.82% 2.32% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 420 905
Median daily rate £463 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £328 £325 £340
90th Percentile £600 £713 £685
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £488
% change year-on-year -5.00% +2.56% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 17
Median hourly rate £53.75 £50.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +17.65% +21.43%
10th Percentile £40.00 £40.82 £34.50
90th Percentile £61.25 £52.90 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £53.75 £48.75 £42.25
% change year-on-year +10.26% +15.38% +31.01%

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 14,350 28,310 37,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.74% 43.04% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,251 18,224 23,864
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £256
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.78% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 503 1,127 1,322
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.99% +7.41% +2.41%
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.32 £10.75
90th Percentile £59.75 £51.25 £47.09
Median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £17.41
% change year-on-year +28.34% +7.41% +2.41%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +3 175 £475 -13.64% 43
South East +110 93 £475 +5.56% 28
North of England +51 46 £428 -4.89% 19
Midlands +53 33 £500 +17.65% 13
North West +56 32 £440 +10.00% 10
West Midlands +34 18 £438 -10.26% 8
South West +49 17 £425 -16.26% 24
East Midlands +37 14 £520 +73.33% 5
East of England +64 11 £541 +35.25% 6
Yorkshire +16 11 £265 -41.11% 6
North East +35 3 £425 -5.56% 3
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 326 (80.69%) Linux
2 240 (59.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 142 (35.15%) Security Cleared
4 125 (30.94%) SC Cleared
5 115 (28.47%) Ansible
6 114 (28.22%) Python
7 110 (27.23%) Windows
8 109 (26.98%) VMware
9 97 (24.01%) DevOps
10 92 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 90 (22.28%) Oracle
12 84 (20.79%) Java
13 82 (20.30%) AWS
14 79 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
15 78 (19.31%) Jenkins
16 76 (18.81%) Kubernetes
16 76 (18.81%) Azure
17 75 (18.56%) Unix
18 74 (18.32%) Git (software)
19 73 (18.07%) Puppet
20 69 (17.08%) Active Directory
21 68 (16.83%) Docker
22 67 (16.58%) JBoss
23 66 (16.34%) CentOS
24 61 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
25 60 (14.85%) JSON
26 58 (14.36%) Bash Shell
27 56 (13.86%) Perl
27 56 (13.86%) Microsoft
27 56 (13.86%) DNS

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 67 (16.58%) JBoss
2 44 (10.89%) Tomcat
3 43 (10.64%) WebSphere
4 38 (9.41%) SharePoint
5 34 (8.42%) OpenStack
6 32 (7.92%) Confluence
7 29 (7.18%) Red Hat Fuse
8 28 (6.93%) Apache
9 21 (5.20%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (4.21%) IIS
10 17 (4.21%) MS Exchange
10 17 (4.21%) WebSphere Application Server
11 11 (2.72%) BizTalk Server
11 11 (2.72%) WebLogic
12 10 (2.48%) Apache ServiceMix
13 9 (2.23%) MQSeries
14 8 (1.98%) Apache Geronimo
14 8 (1.98%) Apache TomEE
15 6 (1.49%) Mailman
16 5 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.74%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.25%) Exstream
5 1 (0.25%) Magento
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 82 (20.30%) AWS
2 76 (18.81%) Azure
3 52 (12.87%) OpenShift
4 33 (8.17%) Office 365
4 33 (8.17%) PaaS
5 26 (6.44%) IaaS
6 23 (5.69%) GCP
7 16 (3.96%) SaaS
8 14 (3.47%) GitHub
9 10 (2.48%) Apigee
9 10 (2.48%) Boomi
9 10 (2.48%) OneDrive
10 8 (1.98%) Route 53
11 7 (1.73%) Amazon EKS
11 7 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.24%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
12 5 (1.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 5 (1.24%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 56 (13.86%) DNS
2 44 (10.89%) Firewall
3 37 (9.16%) HTTP
4 34 (8.42%) TCP/IP
5 27 (6.68%) DHCP
6 24 (5.94%) SAN
7 23 (5.69%) WAN
8 22 (5.45%) VPN
9 19 (4.70%) SMTP
10 17 (4.21%) FTP
10 17 (4.21%) SSH
11 14 (3.47%) VLAN
12 13 (3.22%) iSCSI
12 13 (3.22%) LAN
12 13 (3.22%) WAAS
12 13 (3.22%) Wireless
13 11 (2.72%) Software-Defined Networking
14 9 (2.23%) IPv4
14 9 (2.23%) MPLS
14 9 (2.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 28 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
3 27 (6.68%) MySQL
4 21 (5.20%) Oracle Database
5 19 (4.70%) DB2
5 19 (4.70%) Relational Database
6 15 (3.71%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (3.47%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.48%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 10 (2.48%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.98%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.98%) SAP HANA
10 7 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.73%) Hadoop
11 6 (1.49%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.24%) Amazon Aurora
12 5 (1.24%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (1.24%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 78 (19.31%) Jenkins
2 74 (18.32%) Git (software)
3 50 (12.38%) JIRA
4 21 (5.20%) JUnit
5 18 (4.46%) GitLab
5 18 (4.46%) SonarQube
5 18 (4.46%) TeamCity
6 17 (4.21%) Artifactory
7 16 (3.96%) Bitbucket
8 15 (3.71%) Sonatype Nexus
9 14 (3.47%) Maven
10 13 (3.22%) Subversion
11 10 (2.48%) Toad
12 9 (2.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 9 (2.23%) Cucumber
13 8 (1.98%) IntelliJ
14 7 (1.73%) Bitbucket Server
14 7 (1.73%) ClearCase
15 6 (1.49%) CA Release Automation
15 6 (1.49%) Gatling
General
1 55 (13.61%) Finance
2 37 (9.16%) Public Sector
3 30 (7.43%) Banking
4 13 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.98%) Retail
6 7 (1.73%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.49%) Law
7 6 (1.49%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.24%) Electronics
8 5 (1.24%) Marketing
9 4 (0.99%) Publishing
10 3 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.50%) Automotive
11 2 (0.50%) French Language
12 1 (0.25%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 70 (17.33%) Architect
2 54 (13.37%) Linux Engineer
3 51 (12.62%) Developer
4 36 (8.91%) Administrator
5 33 (8.17%) Consultant
6 25 (6.19%) Linux Administrator
7 24 (5.94%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
8 23 (5.69%) Cloud Engineer
9 22 (5.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 20 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
11 19 (4.70%) Technical Architect
12 16 (3.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (3.96%) Unix Engineer
13 15 (3.71%) Cloud Architect
13 15 (3.71%) Java Developer
14 14 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (2.72%) Automation Engineer
16 10 (2.48%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 10 (2.48%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (14.85%) JSON
2 52 (12.87%) Middleware
3 43 (10.64%) XML
4 36 (8.91%) Web Services
5 35 (8.66%) Spring
6 32 (7.92%) REST
7 30 (7.43%) Spring Boot
8 24 (5.94%) Apache Camel
9 22 (5.45%) Kafka
10 21 (5.20%) SOAP
10 21 (5.20%) YAML
11 20 (4.95%) Elastic Stack
11 20 (4.95%) React
11 20 (4.95%) RESTful
12 18 (4.46%) IBM Integration Bus
13 16 (3.96%) WebSphere MQ
14 13 (3.22%) HTML
14 13 (3.22%) LDAP
14 13 (3.22%) Oracle Fusion
15 12 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.42%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.67%) Clustering
3 29 (7.18%) Private Cloud
4 17 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.96%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.47%) EMC VNX
7 12 (2.97%) CMDB
7 12 (2.97%) Derivative
7 12 (2.97%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (2.23%) Device Driver
9 9 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.98%) Cloud Native
10 8 (1.98%) User Experience
11 7 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.73%) Linux Command Line
11 7 (1.73%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.73%) PKI
12 5 (1.24%) Replication
13 3 (0.74%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 326 (80.69%) Linux
2 240 (59.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 110 (27.23%) Windows
4 75 (18.56%) Unix
5 66 (16.34%) CentOS
6 42 (10.40%) Windows Server
7 41 (10.15%) Solaris
8 27 (6.68%) Windows 10
8 27 (6.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (6.19%) Ubuntu
10 23 (5.69%) AIX
11 20 (4.95%) Debian
12 15 (3.71%) Windows Server 2016
13 13 (3.22%) Windows XP
14 12 (2.97%) SUSE
15 11 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (2.72%) Windows Server 2019
16 10 (2.48%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (2.48%) VMS
17 9 (2.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.01%) DevOps
2 79 (19.55%) Agile Software Development
3 61 (15.10%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (11.39%) Configuration Management
5 45 (11.14%) Microservices
6 39 (9.65%) Migration
7 36 (8.91%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (8.17%) Open Source
9 30 (7.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 30 (7.43%) Infrastructure Automation
10 29 (7.18%) High Availability
10 29 (7.18%) ITIL
11 27 (6.68%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (5.69%) Deployment Automation
14 21 (5.20%) Infrastructure as Code
14 21 (5.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 20 (4.95%) Analytics
15 20 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (4.95%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 114 (28.22%) Python
2 84 (20.79%) Java
3 58 (14.36%) Bash Shell
4 56 (13.86%) Perl
5 43 (10.64%) PowerShell
5 43 (10.64%) SQL
6 39 (9.65%) JavaScript
6 39 (9.65%) Shell Script
7 36 (8.91%) Ruby
8 18 (4.46%) PL/SQL
9 16 (3.96%) C++
10 15 (3.71%) Go
11 12 (2.97%) Groovy
12 10 (2.48%) C
13 8 (1.98%) T-SQL
14 6 (1.49%) Scala
15 5 (1.24%) AWK
16 4 (0.99%) VBA
17 3 (0.74%) C#
17 3 (0.74%) Jython
Qualifications
1 142 (35.15%) Security Cleared
2 125 (30.94%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.45%) RHCE
4 19 (4.70%) DV Cleared
5 15 (3.71%) RHCSA
6 13 (3.22%) Degree
7 8 (1.98%) RHCA
7 8 (1.98%) TOGAF Certification
8 6 (1.49%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (1.49%) Linux+ Certification
9 5 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.99%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.99%) CISSP
10 4 (0.99%) RHCVA
11 3 (0.74%) CCNA
11 3 (0.74%) CCNP
11 3 (0.74%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.74%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.74%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.98%) OASIS TOSCA
2 7 (1.73%) GDPR
3 6 (1.49%) SLA
4 5 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.24%) QA
5 4 (0.99%) COBIT
6 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.25%) SEPA
7 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 92 (22.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (17.08%) Active Directory
3 68 (16.83%) Docker
4 45 (11.14%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.71%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (3.71%) vSphere
6 14 (3.47%) KVM
7 9 (2.23%) LXC
8 6 (1.49%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.24%) NFS
9 5 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.99%) Firmware
10 4 (0.99%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.74%) iptables
12 2 (0.50%) HDFS
12 2 (0.50%) OCFS2
12 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 115 (28.47%) Ansible
2 76 (18.81%) Kubernetes
3 73 (18.07%) Puppet
4 51 (12.62%) Terraform
5 45 (11.14%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (6.68%) Red Hat Satellite
7 25 (6.19%) SCCM
8 24 (5.94%) Grafana
9 21 (5.20%) Prometheus
10 20 (4.95%) Salt
11 17 (4.21%) Kibana
11 17 (4.21%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (3.96%) IBM BigFix
13 14 (3.47%) Microsoft Intune
14 13 (3.22%) Consul
15 11 (2.72%) SELinux
16 10 (2.48%) logstash
16 10 (2.48%) Oracle RMAN
17 9 (2.23%) Docker Swarm
18 8 (1.98%) Cloudify
Vendors
1 109 (26.98%) VMware
2 90 (22.28%) Oracle
3 56 (13.86%) Microsoft
4 51 (12.62%) Cisco
5 41 (10.15%) IBM
6 33 (8.17%) Dell
7 29 (7.18%) Juniper
8 27 (6.68%) Splunk
9 23 (5.69%) Citrix
10 20 (4.95%) EMC
11 19 (4.70%) Axway
11 19 (4.70%) HP
12 18 (4.46%) MuleSoft
13 17 (4.21%) Atlassian
13 17 (4.21%) F5
14 16 (3.96%) SAP
14 16 (3.96%) Sun
15 15 (3.71%) NetApp
16 14 (3.47%) Google
17 13 (3.22%) Adobe