Period
to 23 September 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 September 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 219 205 168
Rank change year-on-year -14 -37 -27
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,030 1,268 1,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.28% 1.37% 1.58%
As % of the Vendors category 2.98% 3.27% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 827 918
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £329 £350 £313
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 26
England median hourly rate £47.09 £42.00 £45.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.11% -8.20% +60.53%
10th Percentile £32.50 £30.50 £21.63
90th Percentile £51.43 £54.15 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.84 £44.67 £44.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +0.37% +26.24%

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 34,554 38,825 39,189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.94% 42.01% 43.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,854 24,333 24,353
England median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £619
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
% change year-on-year - +4.77% +4.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,233 1,481 1,268
England median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -17 429 £525 - 73
South East -6 224 £460 +8.24% 24
South West +11 123 £508 +12.78% 21
North of England -10 115 £450 - 24
East of England -8 75 £498 +10.56% 3
Midlands +24 64 £400 -15.79% 23
North West +12 55 £450 -2.96% 8
Yorkshire +10 53 £450 +9.09% 11
West Midlands +32 41 £400 -23.76% 12
East Midlands +11 23 £325 -18.75% 11
North East +5 7 £450 -3.23% 5
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 851 (82.62%) Linux
2 566 (54.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 438 (42.52%) DevOps
4 367 (35.63%) Ansible
5 340 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
6 332 (32.23%) Python
7 312 (30.29%) AWS
8 267 (25.92%) Docker
9 264 (25.63%) Jenkins
10 262 (25.44%) Java
11 261 (25.34%) Git (software)
12 242 (23.50%) Windows
12 242 (23.50%) VMware
13 211 (20.49%) OpenShift
14 210 (20.39%) Security Cleared
15 205 (19.90%) Unix
16 199 (19.32%) Kubernetes
17 198 (19.22%) Bash Shell
18 187 (18.16%) CentOS
18 187 (18.16%) Finance
19 165 (16.02%) JIRA
19 165 (16.02%) Azure
20 162 (15.73%) Opscode Chef
21 161 (15.63%) Terraform
22 156 (15.15%) Puppet
23 142 (13.79%) Oracle
24 140 (13.59%) Scrum
25 137 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
26 132 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
26 132 (12.82%) SC Cleared

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 83 (8.06%) Apache
2 74 (7.18%) JBoss
3 72 (6.99%) OpenStack
3 72 (6.99%) Tomcat
4 70 (6.80%) Confluence
5 49 (4.76%) nginx
6 33 (3.20%) Apache Spark
7 32 (3.11%) WebSphere
8 29 (2.82%) WebLogic
9 22 (2.14%) Elasticsearch
10 20 (1.94%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.36%) IIS
12 12 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (0.87%) Jetty
14 9 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 6 (0.58%) SharePoint
16 5 (0.49%) Commerce Server
16 5 (0.49%) Oracle Self-Service HR
17 4 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 13 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.49%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.87%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.58%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.097%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.097%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.097%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.097%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 312 (30.29%) AWS
2 211 (20.49%) OpenShift
3 165 (16.02%) Azure
4 69 (6.70%) PaaS
5 63 (6.12%) GCP
6 54 (5.24%) IaaS
7 48 (4.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 46 (4.47%) Datadog
9 37 (3.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 25 (2.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 24 (2.33%) Apigee
11 24 (2.33%) GitHub
12 21 (2.04%) Office 365
13 19 (1.84%) SaaS
14 15 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (1.17%) Azure Stack
16 11 (1.07%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (1.07%) Serverless
17 10 (0.97%) Amazon S3
17 10 (0.97%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 90 (8.74%) Firewall
2 74 (7.18%) DNS
3 70 (6.80%) SAN
4 45 (4.37%) WAN
5 37 (3.59%) TCP/IP
6 35 (3.40%) VPN
7 33 (3.20%) HTTP
7 33 (3.20%) LAN
8 31 (3.01%) Internet
9 29 (2.82%) DHCP
10 24 (2.33%) NAS
11 22 (2.14%) SSL
12 20 (1.94%) FTP
13 18 (1.75%) iSCSI
14 14 (1.36%) SSH
15 13 (1.26%) Ethernet
15 13 (1.26%) Network Security
16 11 (1.07%) VLAN
17 10 (0.97%) IP Telephony
18 9 (0.87%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (9.61%) MySQL
2 79 (7.67%) Oracle Database
3 64 (6.21%) Big Data
4 49 (4.76%) Hadoop
5 44 (4.27%) PostgreSQL
6 41 (3.98%) SQL Server
7 31 (3.01%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.43%) RDBMS
9 21 (2.04%) MongoDB
10 18 (1.75%) DB2
11 15 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (1.26%) NoSQL
13 10 (0.97%) HBase
14 9 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.87%) MariaDB
15 8 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (0.68%) Apache Hive
16 7 (0.68%) DB2 UDB
16 7 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 264 (25.63%) Jenkins
2 261 (25.34%) Git (software)
3 165 (16.02%) JIRA
4 70 (6.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 58 (5.63%) JUnit
6 48 (4.66%) Maven
7 32 (3.11%) GitLab
8 27 (2.62%) SoapUI
9 26 (2.52%) Ant
10 25 (2.43%) Bitbucket
10 25 (2.43%) Subversion
11 22 (2.14%) SonarQube
12 19 (1.84%) Eclipse
13 17 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 17 (1.65%) Selenium
14 16 (1.55%) Vagrant
15 15 (1.46%) Metasploit
15 15 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
16 14 (1.36%) Hudson
17 13 (1.26%) Gerrit
General
1 187 (18.16%) Finance
2 69 (6.70%) Banking
3 34 (3.30%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.52%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.94%) Retail
6 16 (1.55%) Publishing
7 10 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.68%) Legal
9 7 (0.68%) Police
10 6 (0.58%) Games
11 5 (0.49%) Electronics
11 5 (0.49%) French Language
12 4 (0.39%) Law
13 3 (0.29%) Automotive
13 3 (0.29%) Back Office
13 3 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.29%) German Language
13 3 (0.29%) Marketing
13 3 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 229 (22.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 111 (10.78%) Administrator
3 107 (10.39%) Linux Engineer
4 102 (9.90%) Cloud Engineer
5 91 (8.83%) Developer
6 79 (7.67%) Architect
7 62 (6.02%) Consultant
8 58 (5.63%) Analyst
9 53 (5.15%) Systems Administrator
10 48 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 47 (4.56%) AWS Engineer
12 46 (4.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 45 (4.37%) Linux Administrator
14 44 (4.27%) Java Developer
15 43 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
16 36 (3.50%) AWS DevOps
17 34 (3.30%) Unix Administrator
18 32 (3.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 32 (3.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 28 (2.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (8.06%) Web Services
2 62 (6.02%) Spring
3 54 (5.24%) Middleware
4 52 (5.05%) JSON
5 51 (4.95%) SOAP
6 44 (4.27%) Spring Boot
7 43 (4.17%) LDAP
8 35 (3.40%) REST
9 34 (3.30%) Node.js
10 33 (3.20%) Kafka
11 30 (2.91%) Apache Camel
11 30 (2.91%) RESTful
12 29 (2.82%) XML
13 27 (2.62%) Hibernate
14 25 (2.43%) .NET
14 25 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
14 25 (2.43%) J2EE
15 23 (2.23%) AngularJS
15 23 (2.23%) JMS
16 19 (1.84%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 106 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 52 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (3.98%) Public Cloud
4 39 (3.79%) Private Cloud
5 36 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
6 33 (3.20%) Replication
7 32 (3.11%) Clustering
8 27 (2.62%) User Experience
9 26 (2.52%) Management Information System
10 13 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (0.97%) Cloud Native
12 10 (0.97%) Derivative
12 10 (0.97%) HACMP
13 9 (0.87%) Mainframe
14 8 (0.78%) Driving Licence
14 8 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
14 8 (0.78%) N-Tier
15 6 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
16 5 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 851 (82.62%) Linux
2 566 (54.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 242 (23.50%) Windows
4 205 (19.90%) Unix
5 187 (18.16%) CentOS
6 101 (9.81%) Solaris
7 96 (9.32%) Windows Server
8 49 (4.76%) Ubuntu
9 43 (4.17%) AIX
10 41 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (2.14%) Debian
12 22 (2.14%) SUSE
12 22 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (1.84%) Windows 10
14 13 (1.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 12 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (1.07%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.87%) Mac OS X
18 8 (0.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (42.52%) DevOps
2 340 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (13.59%) Scrum
4 137 (13.30%) Continuous Integration
5 128 (12.43%) Configuration Management
6 125 (12.14%) ITIL
7 123 (11.94%) Migration
8 118 (11.46%) Microservices
9 112 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
10 92 (8.93%) High Availability
11 83 (8.06%) Kanban
12 81 (7.86%) Continuous Delivery
13 76 (7.38%) Infrastructure as Code
14 57 (5.53%) Test Automation
15 56 (5.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 55 (5.34%) TDD
17 53 (5.15%) Mentoring
18 51 (4.95%) Open Source
19 48 (4.66%) BDD
19 48 (4.66%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 332 (32.23%) Python
2 262 (25.44%) Java
3 198 (19.22%) Bash Shell
4 121 (11.75%) Perl
5 107 (10.39%) Ruby
6 98 (9.51%) Shell Script
7 94 (9.13%) SQL
8 69 (6.70%) PowerShell
9 55 (5.34%) JavaScript
10 43 (4.17%) C
11 39 (3.79%) Go
12 32 (3.11%) Groovy
13 28 (2.72%) Scala
14 23 (2.23%) PHP
15 21 (2.04%) C++
16 19 (1.84%) C#
16 19 (1.84%) Korn
17 17 (1.65%) PL/SQL
18 14 (1.36%) Java 8
19 9 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 210 (20.39%) Security Cleared
2 132 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 47 (4.56%) RHCE
4 43 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 38 (3.69%) Degree
6 37 (3.59%) DV Cleared
7 32 (3.11%) MCSA
8 30 (2.91%) RHCSA
9 28 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (2.23%) CCNA
11 22 (2.14%) MCSE
12 19 (1.84%) AWS Certification
13 18 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (1.36%) Computer Science Degree
15 12 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
16 11 (1.07%) CCNP
16 11 (1.07%) OCPJP
16 11 (1.07%) Sun Certification
17 5 (0.49%) JNCIA
17 5 (0.49%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.72%) SLA
2 18 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (1.26%) NIST
5 8 (0.78%) QA
6 6 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.29%) PMO
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.097%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.097%) GDPR
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.097%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 267 (25.92%) Docker
2 132 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (9.90%) Active Directory
4 58 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
5 42 (4.08%) vSphere
6 34 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (3.11%) XenApp
8 27 (2.62%) NFS
9 26 (2.52%) Hyper-V
10 20 (1.94%) LXC
11 16 (1.55%) KVM
11 16 (1.55%) VirtualBox
11 16 (1.55%) XenDesktop
12 12 (1.17%) Gluster
13 9 (0.87%) GlusterFS
13 9 (0.87%) PowerDNS
13 9 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.78%) HDFS
14 8 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.78%) RACF
Systems Management
1 367 (35.63%) Ansible
2 199 (19.32%) Kubernetes
3 162 (15.73%) Opscode Chef
4 161 (15.63%) Terraform
5 156 (15.15%) Puppet
6 41 (3.98%) Red Hat Satellite
7 30 (2.91%) SCCM
8 27 (2.62%) Salt
9 26 (2.52%) Nessus
10 25 (2.43%) NetBackup
11 24 (2.33%) WSUS
12 19 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
12 19 (1.84%) Suricata
12 19 (1.84%) vRealize
13 18 (1.75%) Prometheus
14 16 (1.55%) Nagios
14 16 (1.55%) Nmap
15 14 (1.36%) SCOM
16 13 (1.26%) Grafana
17 12 (1.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 242 (23.50%) VMware
2 142 (13.79%) Oracle
3 121 (11.75%) Microsoft
4 82 (7.96%) Cisco
5 74 (7.18%) Splunk
6 61 (5.92%) Citrix
7 57 (5.53%) IBM
8 47 (4.56%) HP
9 40 (3.88%) NetApp
10 33 (3.20%) Qualys
10 33 (3.20%) ServiceNow
11 31 (3.01%) Google
12 29 (2.82%) Veritas
13 28 (2.72%) Hortonworks
14 24 (2.33%) EMC
15 21 (2.04%) Dell
16 19 (1.84%) Atlassian
16 19 (1.84%) BMC
16 19 (1.84%) Cloudera
17 18 (1.75%) Sun