Period
to

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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 249 239 270
Rank change year-on-year -10 +31 -69
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 743 512 438
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.07% 1.11% 1.02%
As % of the Vendors category 2.69% 2.71% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 323 294
10th Percentile £416 £328 £325
25th Percentile £494 £395 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £595 £500 £503
Median % change year-on-year +19.12% -0.60% +0.50%
75th Percentile £675 £588 £617
90th Percentile £750 £659 £712
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 8
10th Percentile £32.03 £32.80 £45.95
25th Percentile £46.25 £39.50 £49.81
Median hourly rate £69.05 £40.00 £59.50
Median % change year-on-year +72.63% -32.77% +58.67%
75th Percentile £75.78 £45.25 £68.75
90th Percentile £83.90 £50.88 £69.13
UK median hourly rate £63.00 £40.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year +57.50% -24.53% +41.33%

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 27,594 18,861 18,311
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.56% 40.71% 42.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,924 12,230 11,623
10th Percentile £275 £280 £233
25th Percentile £413 £381 £358
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £480 £455
Median % change year-on-year +9.38% +5.49% -2.15%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £573
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 779 615 696
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.25 £11.65
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.75 £14.25
Median hourly rate £21.35 £20.50 £18.60
Median % change year-on-year +4.15% +10.22% +1.92%
75th Percentile £47.50 £42.69 £30.00
90th Percentile £63.30 £55.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% +5.56%

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022.

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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London +23 441 £600 +14.29% 47
South East -24 100 £568 +19.58% 25
North of England -31 61 £575 +43.75% 14
North West -29 35 £575 +50.82% 12
Midlands -55 34 £540 +35.00% 11
South West -35 31 £513 -0.87% 11
West Midlands -49 18 £600 +33.33% 5
East of England -33 17 £450 -19.64% 12
East Midlands -22 16 £488 +21.88% 6
North East +5 14 £725 +81.25% 1
Yorkshire -32 12 £450 +2.86% 1
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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.

1 556 (74.83%) Linux
2 364 (48.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 266 (35.80%) Windows
4 231 (31.09%) Azure
5 227 (30.55%) Security Cleared
6 225 (30.28%) Ansible
7 220 (29.61%) VMware
8 201 (27.05%) DevOps
9 182 (24.50%) AWS
10 173 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
11 169 (22.75%) SC Cleared
11 169 (22.75%) SQL
12 163 (21.94%) Social Skills
13 159 (21.40%) Terraform
14 153 (20.59%) Docker
15 152 (20.46%) Finance
16 149 (20.05%) Python
17 148 (19.92%) Java
18 129 (17.36%) OpenShift
19 126 (16.96%) Kubernetes
20 124 (16.69%) Agile
21 118 (15.88%) Oracle
21 118 (15.88%) Microsoft
22 114 (15.34%) Unix
23 109 (14.67%) CI/CD
24 104 (14.00%) CentOS
24 104 (14.00%) Bash
25 101 (13.59%) Windows Server
25 101 (13.59%) Active Directory
26 98 (13.19%) Migration

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 51 (6.86%) Apache
2 43 (5.79%) JBoss
3 37 (4.98%) Tomcat
4 34 (4.58%) IIS
5 25 (3.36%) OpenStack
6 24 (3.23%) Confluence
6 24 (3.23%) Red Hat Fuse
7 20 (2.69%) WebSphere
8 17 (2.29%) nginx
8 17 (2.29%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.88%) SharePoint
10 13 (1.75%) Apache Qpid
11 11 (1.48%) Camunda
11 11 (1.48%) Oracle 9iAS
11 11 (1.48%) Oracle Application Server
12 10 (1.35%) Drupal
13 9 (1.21%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (1.21%) Skype for Business
14 7 (0.94%) MS Exchange
14 7 (0.94%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (1.88%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.13%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 11 (1.48%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.21%) Oracle 11i
2 9 (1.21%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.81%) Primavera
4 4 (0.54%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 4 (0.54%) RMDS
5 3 (0.40%) Eikon
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.27%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 231 (31.09%) Azure
2 182 (24.50%) AWS
3 129 (17.36%) OpenShift
4 48 (6.46%) GitHub
5 44 (5.92%) PaaS
6 40 (5.38%) GCP
7 24 (3.23%) IaaS
8 21 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 20 (2.69%) Amazon EKS
9 20 (2.69%) SaaS
9 20 (2.69%) Serverless
10 18 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
11 15 (2.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 15 (2.02%) Amazon S3
12 13 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
13 12 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (1.62%) Microsoft 365
14 9 (1.21%) Azure Monitor
15 8 (1.08%) Amazon ECS
16 5 (0.67%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 96 (12.92%) Firewall
2 63 (8.48%) DNS
3 34 (4.58%) TCP/IP
4 31 (4.17%) DHCP
5 30 (4.04%) SSH
6 24 (3.23%) VPN
6 24 (3.23%) WAN
7 21 (2.83%) Multicast
7 21 (2.83%) SAN
8 20 (2.69%) Kerberos
9 17 (2.29%) LAN
10 16 (2.15%) SSL
11 15 (2.02%) HTTP
12 14 (1.88%) Internet
12 14 (1.88%) iSCSI
13 13 (1.75%) Software-Defined Networking
14 11 (1.48%) FTP
14 11 (1.48%) Skype
15 10 (1.35%) SMTP
16 7 (0.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.81%) PostgreSQL
3 53 (7.13%) MySQL
4 41 (5.52%) MongoDB
5 31 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 29 (3.90%) Oracle Database
7 28 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (3.23%) NoSQL
9 22 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
9 22 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
10 18 (2.42%) MariaDB
11 14 (1.88%) DB2
12 12 (1.62%) Big Data
12 12 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
12 12 (1.62%) Redis
13 11 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (1.48%) Cloudera CDH
13 11 (1.48%) OLAP
13 11 (1.48%) OLTP
13 11 (1.48%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 80 (10.77%) Jenkins
2 78 (10.50%) Git (software)
3 51 (6.86%) JIRA
4 31 (4.17%) GitLab
5 26 (3.50%) Maven
6 24 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
7 23 (3.10%) Subversion
8 21 (2.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 19 (2.56%) Artifactory
10 18 (2.42%) Bitbucket
11 16 (2.15%) Gradle
12 10 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 10 (1.35%) Gerrit
12 10 (1.35%) SonarQube
12 10 (1.35%) TeamCity
13 9 (1.21%) Eclipse
13 9 (1.21%) Oracle Forms
14 8 (1.08%) IntelliJ
15 7 (0.94%) Cucumber
15 7 (0.94%) JUnit
General
1 163 (21.94%) Social Skills
2 152 (20.46%) Finance
3 70 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (8.48%) Banking
5 53 (7.13%) Public Sector
6 25 (3.36%) Telecoms
7 23 (3.10%) Back Office
8 20 (2.69%) Financial Institution
9 19 (2.56%) Presentation Skills
10 15 (2.02%) Organisational Skills
11 14 (1.88%) Retail
12 12 (1.62%) Front Office
12 12 (1.62%) Legal
13 10 (1.35%) Investment Banking
13 10 (1.35%) Law
14 7 (0.94%) Documentation Skills
14 7 (0.94%) International Banking
15 6 (0.81%) Marketing
16 5 (0.67%) Games
16 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 124 (16.69%) Architect
2 80 (10.77%) Linux Engineer
3 71 (9.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 67 (9.02%) Administrator
5 56 (7.54%) Consultant
6 48 (6.46%) Developer
7 47 (6.33%) DBA
8 46 (6.19%) AWS Engineer
9 42 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
10 41 (5.52%) Linux Administrator
11 39 (5.25%) Infrastructure Architect
12 38 (5.11%) Analyst
13 34 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 32 (4.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 25 (3.36%) Applications Support
15 25 (3.36%) Java Developer
15 25 (3.36%) Support Analyst
16 23 (3.10%) Applications Support Analyst
16 23 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
16 23 (3.10%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.86%) Kafka
2 44 (5.92%) Spring
3 42 (5.65%) Middleware
4 36 (4.85%) REST
5 31 (4.17%) Spring Boot
6 30 (4.04%) Node.js
6 30 (4.04%) Web Services
7 27 (3.63%) SOAP
8 25 (3.36%) Apache Camel
8 25 (3.36%) LDAP
8 25 (3.36%) WebSphere MQ
9 23 (3.10%) Elastic Stack
10 20 (2.69%) .NET
11 19 (2.56%) XML
12 18 (2.42%) J2EE
13 17 (2.29%) Rendezvous
14 16 (2.15%) OAuth
15 15 (2.02%) React
16 13 (1.75%) FIX Protocol
16 13 (1.75%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.17%) Data Centre
2 69 (9.29%) Clustering
3 54 (7.27%) Public Cloud
4 35 (4.71%) Replication
5 28 (3.77%) Private Cloud
6 26 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (3.36%) PKI
8 21 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
10 16 (2.15%) Cloud Native
10 16 (2.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 16 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (2.15%) Management Information System
11 14 (1.88%) SWIFT
11 14 (1.88%) User Experience
11 14 (1.88%) Virtual Team
12 11 (1.48%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (1.21%) Hedge funds
15 8 (1.08%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 556 (74.83%) Linux
2 364 (48.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 266 (35.80%) Windows
4 114 (15.34%) Unix
5 104 (14.00%) CentOS
6 101 (13.59%) Windows Server
7 57 (7.67%) Solaris
8 51 (6.86%) Ubuntu
9 27 (3.63%) Oracle Linux
10 26 (3.50%) SUSE
11 25 (3.36%) Debian
12 23 (3.10%) Windows 10
12 23 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (2.69%) AIX
14 17 (2.29%) VMS
14 17 (2.29%) Windows Server 2016
14 17 (2.29%) Windows Server 2019
15 14 (1.88%) Windows 7
16 11 (1.48%) HPUX
17 9 (1.21%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (27.05%) DevOps
2 124 (16.69%) Agile
3 109 (14.67%) CI/CD
4 98 (13.19%) Migration
5 77 (10.36%) Infrastructure as Code
6 65 (8.75%) Configuration Management
6 65 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
7 60 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 60 (8.08%) Microservices
8 59 (7.94%) ITIL
9 57 (7.67%) High Availability
10 50 (6.73%) Disaster Recovery
11 44 (5.92%) Software Engineering
12 43 (5.79%) Task Automation
13 42 (5.65%) Load Balancing
14 40 (5.38%) Project Delivery
15 39 (5.25%) Change Management
15 39 (5.25%) Project Management
16 38 (5.11%) SDLC
17 36 (4.85%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 169 (22.75%) SQL
2 149 (20.05%) Python
3 148 (19.92%) Java
4 104 (14.00%) Bash
5 95 (12.79%) PowerShell
6 62 (8.34%) Shell Script
7 53 (7.13%) Perl
8 42 (5.65%) JavaScript
9 39 (5.25%) Ruby
10 23 (3.10%) C
11 17 (2.29%) T-SQL
12 16 (2.15%) Go
13 15 (2.02%) C#
13 15 (2.02%) Korn
14 13 (1.75%) PHP
15 8 (1.08%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.81%) C++
17 5 (0.67%) ABAP
18 3 (0.40%) AWK
18 3 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 227 (30.55%) Security Cleared
2 169 (22.75%) SC Cleared
3 62 (8.34%) DV Cleared
4 44 (5.92%) RHCE
5 33 (4.44%) AWS Certification
6 30 (4.04%) Degree
7 16 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
7 16 (2.15%) RHCSA
8 14 (1.88%) RHCA
8 14 (1.88%) TOGAF Certification
9 11 (1.48%) Master's Degree
10 9 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.08%) CCNA
12 7 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.67%) MCSE
14 5 (0.67%) OCP
14 5 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.27%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.36%) GDPR
2 18 (2.42%) QA
3 12 (1.62%) Data Quality
4 11 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.21%) SLA
7 8 (1.08%) JSP 440
8 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.54%) NIST
9 4 (0.54%) OASIS TOSCA
10 2 (0.27%) COBIT
10 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.27%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 173 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 153 (20.59%) Docker
3 101 (13.59%) Active Directory
4 48 (6.46%) vSphere
5 35 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (3.63%) Hyper-V
7 23 (3.10%) Oracle RAC
8 18 (2.42%) VMware NSX
9 15 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.88%) KVM
10 14 (1.88%) NFS
11 10 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.08%) Firmware
12 8 (1.08%) vCloud
13 6 (0.81%) Xen
14 4 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 3 (0.40%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.40%) Ceph
15 3 (0.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 3 (0.40%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 225 (30.28%) Ansible
2 159 (21.40%) Terraform
3 126 (16.96%) Kubernetes
4 77 (10.36%) Puppet
5 46 (6.19%) Red Hat Satellite
6 43 (5.79%) Opscode Chef
7 36 (4.85%) Grafana
8 32 (4.31%) Microsoft Clustering
9 25 (3.36%) Prometheus
9 25 (3.36%) vRealize
10 18 (2.42%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 16 (2.15%) Consul
11 16 (2.15%) Kibana
12 15 (2.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 12 (1.62%) Data Guard
13 12 (1.62%) ITRS Geneos
13 12 (1.62%) Nagios
13 12 (1.62%) ZABBIX
14 10 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
14 10 (1.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 220 (29.61%) VMware
2 118 (15.88%) Microsoft
2 118 (15.88%) Oracle
3 85 (11.44%) Cisco
4 50 (6.73%) Splunk
5 36 (4.85%) IBM
6 32 (4.31%) NetApp
7 31 (4.17%) SolarWinds
8 30 (4.04%) Google
9 28 (3.77%) ServiceNow
10 25 (3.36%) HP
11 24 (3.23%) Citrix
12 20 (2.69%) CheckPoint
12 20 (2.69%) MuleSoft
13 19 (2.56%) Sun
14 18 (2.42%) Bloomberg
14 18 (2.42%) Juniper
14 18 (2.42%) TIBCO
15 17 (2.29%) Dell
16 16 (2.15%) Veritas