Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 142 163
Rank change year-on-year -26 +21 +6
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,479 1,659 1,548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.59% 1.86% 1.57%
As % of the Vendors category 3.77% 4.17% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 954 1,103 1,008
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £314 £313 £300
90th Percentile £613 £575 £554
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 31
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% -45.99%
10th Percentile £17.00 £20.00 £15.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +45.83% -45.99%

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 39,231 39,804 42,028
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.05% 44.73% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,977 24,690 25,350
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,314 1,460 1,719
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.34%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.29 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.78 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +9.09%

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 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 22 February 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 22 February 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 -45 641 £500 +5.26% 107
South East -47 302 £450 +5.88% 41
North of England -7 298 £420 +5.00% 52
Yorkshire +33 125 £425 - 34
North West -7 120 £425 +1.19% 14
Midlands +53 109 £400 -9.09% 32
South West -15 76 £435 +8.75% 25
West Midlands +34 66 £450 +9.09% 13
East of England +12 59 £380 +26.67% 19
North East -12 53 £385 +16.67% 4
East Midlands +15 43 £290 -35.56% 18
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 1,260 (85.19%) Linux
2 864 (58.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 570 (38.54%) DevOps
4 435 (29.41%) Jenkins
5 414 (27.99%) Unix
6 408 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
7 388 (26.23%) Amazon AWS
8 381 (25.76%) Windows
9 373 (25.22%) Puppet
10 360 (24.34%) Python
11 358 (24.21%) Java
12 329 (22.24%) Ansible
12 329 (22.24%) Git (software)
13 308 (20.82%) Finance
14 294 (19.88%) VMware
15 282 (19.07%) CentOS
16 280 (18.93%) Bash Shell
17 276 (18.66%) Oracle
18 244 (16.50%) Security Cleared
18 244 (16.50%) Docker
19 210 (14.20%) Perl
20 207 (14.00%) Configuration Management
21 199 (13.46%) Solaris
22 197 (13.32%) Apache
22 197 (13.32%) Firewall
23 196 (13.25%) Opscode Chef
24 188 (12.71%) SC Cleared
25 181 (12.24%) SQL
25 181 (12.24%) Windows Server
26 175 (11.83%) Shell Script

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
1 197 (13.32%) Apache
2 164 (11.09%) JBoss
3 160 (10.82%) Tomcat
4 128 (8.65%) Confluence
5 111 (7.51%) OpenStack
6 60 (4.06%) WebLogic
7 55 (3.72%) WebSphere
8 52 (3.52%) nginx
9 49 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 34 (2.30%) IIS
11 31 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
12 22 (1.49%) Apache Spark
13 21 (1.42%) MS Exchange
14 20 (1.35%) Apache ServiceMix
15 19 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
16 15 (1.01%) SAS
16 15 (1.01%) SharePoint
17 13 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (0.74%) MQSeries
18 11 (0.74%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (0.47%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.20%) HipChat
4 3 (0.20%) Houdini
4 3 (0.20%) Maya
4 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.20%) NUKE
4 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.20%) Stata
Business Applications
1 4 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.20%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.14%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.068%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.068%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 388 (26.23%) Amazon AWS
2 148 (10.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (9.26%) OpenShift
4 106 (7.17%) PaaS
5 81 (5.48%) IaaS
6 57 (3.85%) GitHub
7 49 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
8 39 (2.64%) Slack
9 32 (2.16%) SaaS
10 27 (1.83%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (1.42%) Amazon S3
12 19 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 19 (1.28%) Serverless
13 18 (1.22%) AWS Lambda
13 18 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
15 16 (1.08%) Boomi
16 11 (0.74%) Heroku
17 10 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 9 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 197 (13.32%) Firewall
2 139 (9.40%) SAN
3 100 (6.76%) DNS
4 61 (4.12%) TCP/IP
5 50 (3.38%) NAS
6 42 (2.84%) Network Security
7 39 (2.64%) Kerberos
8 38 (2.57%) DHCP
9 36 (2.43%) WAN
10 28 (1.89%) LAN
10 28 (1.89%) VPN
11 25 (1.69%) Internet
12 23 (1.56%) HTTP
13 22 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
13 22 (1.49%) SSL
14 18 (1.22%) PuTTY
14 18 (1.22%) SMS
15 17 (1.15%) VoIP
15 17 (1.15%) WinSCP
16 14 (0.95%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (10.21%) PostgreSQL
2 140 (9.47%) MongoDB
3 134 (9.06%) MySQL
4 97 (6.56%) Oracle Database
5 92 (6.22%) SQL Server
6 76 (5.14%) Hadoop
7 54 (3.65%) Redis
8 53 (3.58%) NoSQL
9 50 (3.38%) Apache Cassandra
10 49 (3.31%) Big Data
11 47 (3.18%) Relational Database
12 40 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
13 29 (1.96%) RDBMS
14 28 (1.89%) NuoDB
15 27 (1.83%) DB2
16 26 (1.76%) Oracle Database 10g
17 24 (1.62%) Apache Hive
18 22 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
19 21 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
20 18 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 435 (29.41%) Jenkins
2 329 (22.24%) Git (software)
3 161 (10.89%) JIRA
4 120 (8.11%) Maven
5 91 (6.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 85 (5.75%) JUnit
7 68 (4.60%) Cucumber
8 65 (4.39%) Subversion
9 54 (3.65%) Selenium
10 38 (2.57%) GitLab
11 37 (2.50%) Jasmine
12 35 (2.37%) Bitbucket
12 35 (2.37%) Vagrant
13 32 (2.16%) Artifactory
14 31 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
15 30 (2.03%) Eclipse
15 30 (2.03%) TeamCity
16 27 (1.83%) Ant
17 24 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 23 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
General
1 308 (20.82%) Finance
2 142 (9.60%) Banking
3 42 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 25 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 24 (1.62%) Retail
6 23 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 15 (1.01%) Legal
8 12 (0.81%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.61%) International Banking
10 6 (0.41%) Electronics
10 6 (0.41%) Marketing
11 5 (0.34%) Advertising
11 5 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.27%) Front Office
13 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.14%) Automotive
14 2 (0.14%) French Language
14 2 (0.14%) Games
14 2 (0.14%) German Language
14 2 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 346 (23.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 226 (15.28%) Linux Engineer
3 184 (12.44%) Administrator
4 130 (8.79%) Developer
5 123 (8.32%) Systems Administrator
6 109 (7.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 93 (6.29%) Linux Administrator
8 91 (6.15%) Architect
9 85 (5.75%) AWS Engineer
10 84 (5.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 83 (5.61%) Cloud Engineer
11 83 (5.61%) Consultant
12 76 (5.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 67 (4.53%) Java Developer
14 65 (4.39%) AWS DevOps
15 64 (4.33%) Analyst
16 61 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 58 (3.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 54 (3.65%) Unix Engineer
19 44 (2.97%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (8.79%) Web Services
2 110 (7.44%) Middleware
3 87 (5.88%) REST
4 82 (5.54%) LDAP
5 78 (5.27%) J2EE
6 69 (4.67%) Spring
7 61 (4.12%) Node.js
8 57 (3.85%) JSON
9 56 (3.79%) .NET
9 56 (3.79%) Apache Camel
10 52 (3.52%) RabbitMQ
11 44 (2.97%) ActiveMQ
12 40 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
13 39 (2.64%) LAMP
14 38 (2.57%) RESTful
14 38 (2.57%) SOAP
15 36 (2.43%) Hibernate
16 35 (2.37%) XML
17 25 (1.69%) LAPP Stack
18 24 (1.62%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.37%) Data Centre
2 92 (6.22%) Clustering
3 83 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (2.43%) Replication
5 33 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
6 31 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.10%) Virtual Team
7 25 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.62%) Public Cloud
9 23 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 23 (1.56%) Device Driver
10 21 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
11 16 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (1.01%) CMDB
12 15 (1.01%) Derivative
12 15 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (1.01%) PKI
12 15 (1.01%) VSAM
13 11 (0.74%) Grid Computing
13 11 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1,260 (85.19%) Linux
2 864 (58.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 414 (27.99%) Unix
4 381 (25.76%) Windows
5 282 (19.07%) CentOS
6 199 (13.46%) Solaris
7 181 (12.24%) Windows Server
8 117 (7.91%) Ubuntu
9 116 (7.84%) AIX
10 87 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 63 (4.26%) SUSE
12 54 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 44 (2.97%) HPUX
14 31 (2.10%) Debian
15 23 (1.56%) VMS
16 22 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (1.42%) Windows 7
18 18 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
19 17 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
20 16 (1.08%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 570 (38.54%) DevOps
2 408 (27.59%) Agile Software Development
3 207 (14.00%) Configuration Management
4 162 (10.95%) Open Source
5 157 (10.62%) Scrum
6 154 (10.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 138 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
8 134 (9.06%) ITIL
9 114 (7.71%) Test Automation
10 113 (7.64%) Migration
11 99 (6.69%) High Availability
12 94 (6.36%) Kanban
12 94 (6.36%) Microservices
13 88 (5.95%) Load Balancing
14 86 (5.81%) TDD
15 76 (5.14%) BDD
16 66 (4.46%) Mentoring
17 63 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
17 63 (4.26%) SOA
17 63 (4.26%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 360 (24.34%) Python
2 358 (24.21%) Java
3 280 (18.93%) Bash Shell
4 210 (14.20%) Perl
5 181 (12.24%) SQL
6 175 (11.83%) Shell Script
7 169 (11.43%) Ruby
8 106 (7.17%) PowerShell
9 90 (6.09%) JavaScript
10 53 (3.58%) Go
11 50 (3.38%) PHP
12 44 (2.97%) C
13 43 (2.91%) Korn
14 39 (2.64%) C++
15 31 (2.10%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.28%) XPath
17 16 (1.08%) F#
18 15 (1.01%) JCL
19 14 (0.95%) C#
19 14 (0.95%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 244 (16.50%) Security Cleared
2 188 (12.71%) SC Cleared
3 44 (2.97%) Degree
4 33 (2.23%) DV Cleared
5 27 (1.83%) RHCE
6 19 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
8 14 (0.95%) AWS Certification
9 11 (0.74%) CISSP
10 8 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.47%) ISEB
11 7 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.47%) RHCSA
12 6 (0.41%) CCNA
12 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (0.34%) CCNP
13 5 (0.34%) CEH
14 4 (0.27%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.57%) QA
2 24 (1.62%) SLA
3 16 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.34%) GCP
5 5 (0.34%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.27%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.27%) RMADS
7 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.068%) COBIT
8 1 (0.068%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 244 (16.50%) Docker
2 124 (8.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (8.05%) Active Directory
4 84 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
5 55 (3.72%) vSphere
6 51 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
7 43 (2.91%) NFS
8 39 (2.64%) Hyper-V
9 29 (1.96%) Samba
10 28 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 25 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 23 (1.56%) KVM
13 17 (1.15%) HDFS
13 17 (1.15%) Veritas File System
14 16 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 15 (1.01%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 15 (1.01%) RACF
16 14 (0.95%) Xen
17 13 (0.88%) XenApp
18 12 (0.81%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 373 (25.22%) Puppet
2 329 (22.24%) Ansible
3 196 (13.25%) Opscode Chef
4 126 (8.52%) Kubernetes
5 118 (7.98%) Terraform
6 84 (5.68%) Nagios
7 51 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
8 40 (2.70%) ZABBIX
9 39 (2.64%) Grafana
10 37 (2.50%) Tivoli
11 36 (2.43%) Icinga
12 35 (2.37%) Prometheus
12 35 (2.37%) SCCM
13 30 (2.03%) NetBackup
14 27 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
15 25 (1.69%) BladeLogic
15 25 (1.69%) Mesos
16 24 (1.62%) Salt
16 24 (1.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 23 (1.56%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 294 (19.88%) VMware
2 276 (18.66%) Oracle
3 154 (10.41%) Microsoft
4 111 (7.51%) IBM
5 106 (7.17%) HP
6 100 (6.76%) Splunk
7 88 (5.95%) Cisco
8 70 (4.73%) EMC
9 62 (4.19%) NetApp
10 43 (2.91%) Veritas
11 39 (2.64%) Sun
12 35 (2.37%) Citrix
13 34 (2.30%) F5
14 31 (2.10%) Juniper
14 31 (2.10%) Symantec
15 29 (1.96%) ServiceNow
16 28 (1.89%) Dell
17 27 (1.83%) Atlassian
17 27 (1.83%) BMC
17 27 (1.83%) Brocade