Period
to 27 September 2020

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 27 September 2020 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 219 206
Rank change year-on-year -5 -13 -33
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 294 1,015 1,295
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.27% 1.38%
As % of the Vendors category 2.61% 2.95% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 610 869
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £310 £327 £350
90th Percentile £650 £675 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 11 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +13.10% -6.67%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £46.67 £44.67
% change year-on-year -25.01% +4.49% +4.48%

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 11,246 34,373 39,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 44.31% 42.86% 42.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,955 21,749 24,734
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.68%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 1,232 1,482
Median hourly rate £34.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.50% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.62 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.63 £53.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +62.50% +14.29% -

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 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020.

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 27 September 2020. 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 +16 128 £450 -14.29% 32
South East +78 74 £480 +4.35% 18
North of England +48 33 £388 -13.89% 12
South West +30 30 £650 +30.00% 14
Midlands +55 19 £550 +37.50% 15
North West +53 17 £400 -11.11% 9
West Midlands +47 15 £550 +37.41% 11
Yorkshire +42 14 £265 -41.11% 2
East of England +22 4 £434 -12.81% 4
East Midlands +44 3 £520 +73.33% 4
North East +35 2 £572 +27.11% 1
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 2020, 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.

1 245 (83.33%) Linux
2 197 (67.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 89 (30.27%) Security Cleared
4 87 (29.59%) Ansible
5 85 (28.91%) Windows
5 85 (28.91%) VMware
6 81 (27.55%) Python
7 76 (25.85%) DevOps
8 74 (25.17%) Oracle
9 70 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
10 66 (22.45%) SC Cleared
11 64 (21.77%) Puppet
12 60 (20.41%) Bash Shell
13 59 (20.07%) VMware Infrastructure
14 56 (19.05%) CentOS
14 56 (19.05%) Perl
15 54 (18.37%) Java
15 54 (18.37%) Azure
15 54 (18.37%) Kubernetes
16 52 (17.69%) Docker
16 52 (17.69%) Unix
17 51 (17.35%) Active Directory
18 50 (17.01%) Microsoft
18 50 (17.01%) Jenkins
19 47 (15.99%) Finance
20 45 (15.31%) JBoss
21 44 (14.97%) SQL
22 42 (14.29%) Git (software)
23 39 (13.27%) AWS
24 38 (12.93%) Open Source

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 45 (15.31%) JBoss
2 36 (12.24%) Tomcat
3 31 (10.54%) Confluence
4 29 (9.86%) WebSphere
5 27 (9.18%) OpenStack
6 20 (6.80%) Apache
7 17 (5.78%) Red Hat Fuse
8 16 (5.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 13 (4.42%) Apache Geronimo
9 13 (4.42%) Apache TomEE
10 9 (3.06%) WebLogic
11 8 (2.72%) MQSeries
12 7 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (1.70%) Apache ServiceMix
13 5 (1.70%) Apache Spark
13 5 (1.70%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (1.70%) Jetty
13 5 (1.70%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 4 (1.36%) Apache Pig
14 4 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (3.40%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (3.40%) Sentinel
2 5 (1.70%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.70%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.70%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.70%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (1.36%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.68%) Magento
5 1 (0.34%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.34%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 54 (18.37%) Azure
2 39 (13.27%) AWS
3 34 (11.56%) OpenShift
4 21 (7.14%) Office 365
5 12 (4.08%) GCP
6 11 (3.74%) IaaS
7 10 (3.40%) Amazon S3
8 9 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
8 9 (3.06%) PaaS
9 7 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.38%) GitHub
10 6 (2.04%) Apigee
10 6 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (2.04%) SaaS
11 5 (1.70%) Boomi
12 4 (1.36%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.36%) Azure Functions
12 4 (1.36%) Serverless
13 3 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (1.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.52%) Firewall
2 27 (9.18%) DNS
3 24 (8.16%) HTTP
4 19 (6.46%) DHCP
5 17 (5.78%) SSH
6 13 (4.42%) WAN
7 12 (4.08%) SAN
8 11 (3.74%) VPN
9 10 (3.40%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.06%) SMTP
11 8 (2.72%) LAN
12 7 (2.38%) BGP
12 7 (2.38%) MPLS
12 7 (2.38%) Skype
13 6 (2.04%) Anycast
13 6 (2.04%) FTP
13 6 (2.04%) VRRP
14 5 (1.70%) Internet
14 5 (1.70%) Kerberos
14 5 (1.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.18%) Oracle Database
2 26 (8.84%) MySQL
2 26 (8.84%) SQL Server
3 23 (7.82%) MongoDB
4 21 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (5.78%) Hadoop
6 12 (4.08%) Apache Accumulo
7 11 (3.74%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (3.40%) SAP HANA
9 9 (3.06%) DB2
9 9 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (2.04%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (2.04%) Cosmos DB
11 6 (2.04%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.70%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (1.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (17.01%) Jenkins
2 42 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 38 (12.93%) JIRA
4 16 (5.44%) Bitbucket
5 13 (4.42%) Subversion
6 12 (4.08%) TeamCity
7 10 (3.40%) Eclipse
8 9 (3.06%) Ant
8 9 (3.06%) Maven
9 8 (2.72%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.72%) JUnit
9 8 (2.72%) Selenium
10 6 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.04%) FishEye
10 6 (2.04%) Hudson
10 6 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (1.70%) ClearCase
11 5 (1.70%) IntelliJ
11 5 (1.70%) Mercurial
11 5 (1.70%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 47 (15.99%) Finance
2 25 (8.50%) Banking
3 13 (4.42%) Aerospace
4 8 (2.72%) Public Sector
5 6 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.70%) Back Office
7 4 (1.36%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.68%) French Language
8 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.68%) Retail
9 1 (0.34%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Automotive
9 1 (0.34%) Electronics
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Games
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (15.65%) Administrator
2 42 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 37 (12.59%) Linux Administrator
4 33 (11.22%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (10.88%) Developer
6 31 (10.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 26 (8.84%) Architect
8 22 (7.48%) Analyst
9 20 (6.80%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (5.10%) Cloud Engineer
10 15 (5.10%) Consultant
10 15 (5.10%) DBA
10 15 (5.10%) Oracle DBA
11 12 (4.08%) Systems Administration Leader
11 12 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (3.74%) Security Analyst
12 11 (3.74%) Solutions Architect
13 10 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.40%) Unix Engineer
14 9 (3.06%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.52%) JSON
2 23 (7.82%) XML
3 22 (7.48%) Kafka
4 20 (6.80%) HTML
4 20 (6.80%) RESTful
5 19 (6.46%) IBM Integration Bus
5 19 (6.46%) React
6 18 (6.12%) Middleware
6 18 (6.12%) Spring
7 15 (5.10%) Web Services
7 15 (5.10%) WebSphere MQ
8 14 (4.76%) Apache Camel
8 14 (4.76%) Apache NiFi
9 13 (4.42%) LDAP
9 13 (4.42%) Node.js
9 13 (4.42%) REST
10 11 (3.74%) AngularJS
11 10 (3.40%) CSS
11 10 (3.40%) SOAP
11 10 (3.40%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.82%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.80%) Management Information System
3 18 (6.12%) PKI
4 14 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.76%) Private Cloud
5 13 (4.42%) User Experience
6 11 (3.74%) Clustering
6 11 (3.74%) Cyberthreat
7 8 (2.72%) Derivative
7 8 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (2.38%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.04%) Cloud Native
9 6 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.70%) CMDB
11 4 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.36%) Replication
12 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (1.02%) Mainframe
12 3 (1.02%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.68%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 245 (83.33%) Linux
2 197 (67.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 85 (28.91%) Windows
4 56 (19.05%) CentOS
5 52 (17.69%) Unix
6 35 (11.90%) Solaris
7 27 (9.18%) Windows Server
8 24 (8.16%) Ubuntu
9 20 (6.80%) Debian
10 18 (6.12%) AIX
11 10 (3.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 10 (3.40%) Windows 10
11 10 (3.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (3.06%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (2.72%) Windows Server 2016
14 7 (2.38%) Fedora
14 7 (2.38%) SUSE
15 5 (1.70%) Android
15 5 (1.70%) HPUX
15 5 (1.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (25.85%) DevOps
2 70 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (12.93%) Open Source
4 32 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
4 32 (10.88%) Scrum
5 30 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 24 (8.16%) Microservices
8 23 (7.82%) Migration
9 20 (6.80%) Analytics
9 20 (6.80%) Incident Management
10 18 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (6.12%) ITIL
11 17 (5.78%) Information Security
11 17 (5.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 16 (5.44%) Technical Leadership
13 14 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 14 (4.76%) High Availability
14 13 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
14 13 (4.42%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 81 (27.55%) Python
2 60 (20.41%) Bash Shell
3 56 (19.05%) Perl
4 54 (18.37%) Java
5 44 (14.97%) SQL
6 34 (11.56%) JavaScript
6 34 (11.56%) Shell Script
7 23 (7.82%) PowerShell
8 18 (6.12%) T-SQL
9 16 (5.44%) PL/SQL
9 16 (5.44%) Ruby
10 14 (4.76%) Korn
11 11 (3.74%) C++
12 8 (2.72%) C
12 8 (2.72%) Groovy
13 7 (2.38%) PHP
13 7 (2.38%) Scala
14 6 (2.04%) Bourne shell
14 6 (2.04%) Go
15 5 (1.70%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 89 (30.27%) Security Cleared
2 66 (22.45%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.44%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.74%) CISSP
5 9 (3.06%) GIAC
5 9 (3.06%) RHCE
6 8 (2.72%) Degree
7 6 (2.04%) RHCSA
8 4 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.02%) CCSA
9 3 (1.02%) CEH
9 3 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.68%) CCIE
10 2 (0.68%) CCNP
10 2 (0.68%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.68%) MCSE
10 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.68%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.06%) QA
2 2 (0.68%) COBIT
2 2 (0.68%) GDPR
2 2 (0.68%) OASIS TOSCA
2 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.68%) SLA
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 59 (20.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (17.69%) Docker
3 51 (17.35%) Active Directory
4 21 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (4.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 7 (2.38%) VMware NSX
7 6 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.70%) KVM
8 5 (1.70%) LXC
8 5 (1.70%) NFS
8 5 (1.70%) vSphere
9 4 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.02%) Gluster
10 3 (1.02%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.02%) RACF
10 3 (1.02%) Samba
10 3 (1.02%) XenApp
11 2 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (0.68%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.34%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 87 (29.59%) Ansible
2 64 (21.77%) Puppet
3 54 (18.37%) Kubernetes
4 34 (11.56%) Terraform
5 29 (9.86%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (8.84%) Red Hat Satellite
7 15 (5.10%) Salt
8 11 (3.74%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (2.38%) Data Guard
10 6 (2.04%) Nagios
10 6 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (1.70%) CloudForms
11 5 (1.70%) Netcool
11 5 (1.70%) SCCM
11 5 (1.70%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.36%) Grafana
12 4 (1.36%) HAProxy
12 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (1.36%) Prometheus
12 4 (1.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 85 (28.91%) VMware
2 74 (25.17%) Oracle
3 50 (17.01%) Microsoft
4 36 (12.24%) Cisco
5 29 (9.86%) IBM
6 19 (6.46%) HP
7 17 (5.78%) Dell
7 17 (5.78%) Juniper
8 16 (5.44%) MuleSoft
8 16 (5.44%) NetApp
9 14 (4.76%) CheckPoint
9 14 (4.76%) Sybase
10 13 (4.42%) SAP
11 12 (4.08%) Axway
11 12 (4.08%) Meraki
12 9 (3.06%) Citrix
12 9 (3.06%) Cloudera
12 9 (3.06%) Sun
13 8 (2.72%) Qualys
13 8 (2.72%) Splunk