Period
to 23 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 169 144
Rank change year-on-year -21 -25 +27
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,363 1,457 1,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.49% 1.57% 1.85%
As % of the Vendors category 3.54% 3.73% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 945 1,116
England median daily rate £493 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.44% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £337 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 22 24
England median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -12.50% +60.00%
10th Percentile £35.00 £17.93 £17.15
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £33.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +24.44% -15.63% +60.00%

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 38,510 39,093 40,233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.18% 42.21% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,109 24,832 24,934
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £260 £238 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,374 1,291 1,478
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% -0.11% -2.78%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -3 577 £525 +5.00% 100
South East -35 250 £403 -5.29% 53
North of England -48 194 £430 +2.38% 46
South West +5 137 £500 +25.00% 25
Midlands +4 111 £400 - 27
North West -16 100 £450 +5.88% 19
East of England +25 88 £475 +15.15% 17
West Midlands -23 63 £400 -11.11% 18
Yorkshire -55 61 £425 - 19
East Midlands +9 48 £400 +32.31% 8
North East -25 33 £425 +17.24% 8
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 1,194 (87.60%) Linux
2 816 (59.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 557 (40.87%) DevOps
4 469 (34.41%) Amazon AWS
5 463 (33.97%) Ansible
6 437 (32.06%) Puppet
7 403 (29.57%) Windows
8 401 (29.42%) Jenkins
9 362 (26.56%) Python
10 321 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
11 316 (23.18%) Git (software)
12 310 (22.74%) Docker
13 303 (22.23%) Unix
14 281 (20.62%) CentOS
15 280 (20.54%) VMware
16 274 (20.10%) Oracle
17 260 (19.08%) Finance
18 251 (18.42%) Security Cleared
18 251 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
19 216 (15.85%) Bash Shell
20 206 (15.11%) Kubernetes
21 201 (14.75%) SC Cleared
22 188 (13.79%) Java
23 181 (13.28%) Firewall
23 181 (13.28%) OpenShift
24 177 (12.99%) Perl
25 176 (12.91%) ITIL
26 174 (12.77%) Configuration Management
27 172 (12.62%) Apache
28 171 (12.55%) Microsoft

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
1 172 (12.62%) Apache
2 119 (8.73%) JBoss
3 83 (6.09%) WebLogic
4 77 (5.65%) OpenStack
5 67 (4.92%) Tomcat
6 57 (4.18%) nginx
7 50 (3.67%) Confluence
8 47 (3.45%) WebSphere
9 38 (2.79%) IIS
10 28 (2.05%) Oracle Service Bus
11 26 (1.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 25 (1.83%) MS Exchange
13 14 (1.03%) CMS
13 14 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.95%) Apache Spark
14 13 (0.95%) Jetty
14 13 (0.95%) Mongrel
14 13 (0.95%) SharePoint
15 10 (0.73%) NetWeaver
16 8 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 19 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.15%) Houdini
5 2 (0.15%) Maya
5 2 (0.15%) NUKE
6 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.81%) Endur
1 11 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.44%) Magento
3 5 (0.37%) HFM
3 5 (0.37%) Maximo
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.15%) ION MarketView
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 CRM
6 1 (0.073%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.073%) Global One
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.073%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.073%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 469 (34.41%) Amazon AWS
2 181 (13.28%) OpenShift
3 145 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 87 (6.38%) IaaS
5 84 (6.16%) PaaS
6 80 (5.87%) Cloud Computing
7 64 (4.70%) Datadog
7 64 (4.70%) GitHub
8 50 (3.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 46 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
10 33 (2.42%) Serverless
11 28 (2.05%) Amazon ELB
11 28 (2.05%) SaaS
12 24 (1.76%) Google Cloud Platform
13 22 (1.61%) Route 53
14 17 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (0.88%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.81%) Office 365
16 11 (0.81%) Sumo Logic
17 9 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 181 (13.28%) Firewall
2 114 (8.36%) DNS
3 72 (5.28%) VPN
4 62 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 56 (4.11%) Network Security
6 51 (3.74%) SAN
7 50 (3.67%) HTTP
8 38 (2.79%) Cisco Nexus
9 35 (2.57%) LAN
10 34 (2.49%) Internet
11 33 (2.42%) WAN
12 32 (2.35%) Kerberos
13 30 (2.20%) SSL
14 29 (2.13%) iSCSI
15 23 (1.69%) BIG-IP
16 20 (1.47%) NetScaler
17 19 (1.39%) DHCP
18 18 (1.32%) MPLS
19 16 (1.17%) OpenLDAP
20 13 (0.95%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 98 (7.19%) MySQL
3 79 (5.80%) MongoDB
4 65 (4.77%) Oracle Database
5 64 (4.70%) PostgreSQL
6 55 (4.04%) Hadoop
7 48 (3.52%) Relational Database
8 28 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 28 (2.05%) Big Data
9 27 (1.98%) MariaDB
10 25 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
11 24 (1.76%) NoSQL
11 24 (1.76%) RDBMS
12 23 (1.69%) Amazon Aurora
12 23 (1.69%) Amazon Redshift
13 21 (1.54%) DB2
13 21 (1.54%) Redis
14 16 (1.17%) Oracle Database 12c
15 12 (0.88%) NuoDB
15 12 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 401 (29.42%) Jenkins
2 316 (23.18%) Git (software)
3 158 (11.59%) Sonatype Nexus
4 98 (7.19%) Maven
5 86 (6.31%) JIRA
6 71 (5.21%) Subversion
7 63 (4.62%) GitLab
8 56 (4.11%) Artifactory
9 44 (3.23%) TeamCity
10 43 (3.15%) Vagrant
11 38 (2.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 29 (2.13%) Selenium
13 19 (1.39%) SoapUI
14 18 (1.32%) Bitbucket
15 17 (1.25%) MSBuild
16 16 (1.17%) Cucumber
17 15 (1.10%) Ant
18 14 (1.03%) Gradle
18 14 (1.03%) SonarQube
19 13 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 260 (19.08%) Finance
2 92 (6.75%) Banking
3 44 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.05%) Manufacturing
5 24 (1.76%) Retail
6 20 (1.47%) Marketing
7 19 (1.39%) Electronics
8 18 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.32%) Publishing
9 14 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.95%) Legal
11 12 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.73%) Aerospace
12 10 (0.73%) Law
13 8 (0.59%) Billing
14 7 (0.51%) Back Office
14 7 (0.51%) Front Office
15 5 (0.37%) Games
15 5 (0.37%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 316 (23.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 175 (12.84%) Linux Engineer
3 152 (11.15%) Architect
4 129 (9.46%) Administrator
5 110 (8.07%) AWS Engineer
6 92 (6.75%) Developer
7 89 (6.53%) AWS DevOps
8 84 (6.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 83 (6.09%) Linux Administrator
10 72 (5.28%) Systems Administrator
11 71 (5.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 65 (4.77%) Consultant
13 61 (4.48%) Analyst
14 57 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 57 (4.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 49 (3.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 47 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
17 45 (3.30%) Senior DevOps
18 39 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
18 39 (2.86%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (11.52%) Middleware
2 84 (6.16%) Web Services
3 48 (3.52%) LDAP
4 46 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
4 46 (3.37%) LAMP
5 44 (3.23%) Kafka
6 43 (3.15%) SOAP
7 36 (2.64%) XML
8 34 (2.49%) Spring
9 33 (2.42%) REST
10 29 (2.13%) .NET
11 27 (1.98%) Node.js
12 25 (1.83%) LEMP Stack
13 23 (1.69%) CSS
13 23 (1.69%) HTML
13 23 (1.69%) Spring Boot
14 22 (1.61%) jQuery
14 22 (1.61%) JSON
15 21 (1.54%) RESTful
16 20 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 97 (7.12%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (6.46%) Data Centre
3 49 (3.60%) Linux Command Line
4 41 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
5 37 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (2.49%) Public Cloud
7 28 (2.05%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (1.98%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.69%) Clustering
9 23 (1.69%) PKI
10 20 (1.47%) Device Driver
11 19 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.25%) Private Cloud
13 14 (1.03%) CMDB
14 11 (0.81%) User Experience
15 10 (0.73%) DataPower
16 9 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
17 8 (0.59%) Enterprise Cloud
17 8 (0.59%) Graphic Design
17 8 (0.59%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,194 (87.60%) Linux
2 816 (59.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 403 (29.57%) Windows
4 303 (22.23%) Unix
5 281 (20.62%) CentOS
6 158 (11.59%) Windows Server
7 101 (7.41%) Solaris
8 70 (5.14%) Ubuntu
9 43 (3.15%) Debian
10 38 (2.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (2.71%) AIX
12 36 (2.64%) SUSE
13 33 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
14 19 (1.39%) Fedora
15 18 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 18 (1.32%) Windows 7
16 16 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (1.10%) Windows 10
18 11 (0.81%) HPUX
19 8 (0.59%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (40.87%) DevOps
2 321 (23.55%) Agile Software Development
3 176 (12.91%) ITIL
4 174 (12.77%) Configuration Management
5 144 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
6 134 (9.83%) Migration
7 112 (8.22%) Open Source
8 101 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 92 (6.75%) Performance Tuning
10 82 (6.02%) Test Automation
11 77 (5.65%) Scrum
12 76 (5.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 72 (5.28%) Continuous Delivery
14 70 (5.14%) Deployment Automation
15 65 (4.77%) SOA
16 63 (4.62%) Load Balancing
16 63 (4.62%) TDD
17 61 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
18 56 (4.11%) Change Management
18 56 (4.11%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 362 (26.56%) Python
2 216 (15.85%) Bash Shell
3 188 (13.79%) Java
4 177 (12.99%) Perl
5 131 (9.61%) SQL
6 123 (9.02%) Ruby
7 102 (7.48%) Shell Script
8 60 (4.40%) JavaScript
8 60 (4.40%) PowerShell
9 57 (4.18%) PHP
10 49 (3.60%) Go
11 32 (2.35%) C#
12 24 (1.76%) C
13 16 (1.17%) Korn
14 11 (0.81%) C++
15 10 (0.73%) Java 8
16 7 (0.51%) ABAP
17 5 (0.37%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.37%) R
18 4 (0.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 251 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 201 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 101 (7.41%) RHCE
4 73 (5.36%) Degree
5 52 (3.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 44 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (2.93%) AWS Certification
8 38 (2.79%) CCNP
9 34 (2.49%) DV Cleared
10 29 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 18 (1.32%) MCSE
11 18 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (0.51%) MCITP
16 6 (0.44%) CCNA
16 6 (0.44%) CISSP
17 5 (0.37%) Master's Degree
18 4 (0.29%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (0.95%) PCI DSS
2 12 (0.88%) QA
3 10 (0.73%) SLA
4 7 (0.51%) COBIT
4 7 (0.51%) FedRAMP
5 5 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.22%) PSD2
7 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.15%) PMO
7 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.073%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.073%) GDPR
8 1 (0.073%) HL7
System Software
1 310 (22.74%) Docker
2 160 (11.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (11.01%) Active Directory
4 53 (3.89%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (2.93%) NFS
6 36 (2.64%) vSphere
7 35 (2.57%) Hyper-V
8 34 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
9 28 (2.05%) KVM
10 23 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
11 19 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
12 18 (1.32%) XenApp
13 17 (1.25%) XenDesktop
14 15 (1.10%) VirtualBox
15 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (0.95%) Postfix
16 12 (0.88%) LXC
17 9 (0.66%) Samba
18 8 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
19 7 (0.51%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 463 (33.97%) Ansible
2 437 (32.06%) Puppet
3 251 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
4 206 (15.11%) Kubernetes
5 167 (12.25%) Terraform
6 84 (6.16%) Nagios
7 57 (4.18%) ZABBIX
8 49 (3.60%) Red Hat Satellite
9 40 (2.93%) Salt
10 38 (2.79%) Packer
11 37 (2.71%) SELinux
12 34 (2.49%) Icinga
13 33 (2.42%) Grafana
14 30 (2.20%) HAProxy
15 25 (1.83%) Kibana
16 24 (1.76%) SCCM
17 22 (1.61%) Prometheus
18 19 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 18 (1.32%) logstash
20 15 (1.10%) vMotion
Vendors
1 280 (20.54%) VMware
2 274 (20.10%) Oracle
3 171 (12.55%) Microsoft
4 132 (9.68%) Cisco
5 124 (9.10%) Splunk
6 92 (6.75%) IBM
7 75 (5.50%) Qualys
8 49 (3.60%) Google
8 49 (3.60%) HP
9 48 (3.52%) AppDynamics
10 45 (3.30%) Atlassian
11 41 (3.01%) Citrix
11 41 (3.01%) SAP
12 39 (2.86%) F5
13 35 (2.57%) ServiceNow
14 34 (2.49%) CheckPoint
15 30 (2.20%) EMC
16 28 (2.05%) Dell
17 27 (1.98%) McAfee
17 27 (1.98%) NetApp