Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 250 189 177
Rank change year-on-year -61 -12 -29
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 756 1,429 1,460
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.02% 1.49% 1.53%
As % of the Vendors category 2.33% 3.52% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 898 943
England median daily rate £500 £493 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +9.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £325 £344 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £437
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.70% +2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 26
England median hourly rate £45.76 £42.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.95% +1.82% +17.86%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £21.63
90th Percentile £50.75 £48.00 £49.38
UK median hourly rate £45.76 £42.25 £40.50
% change year-on-year +8.31% +4.32% +27.56%

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 32,405 40,590 40,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 43.59% 42.32% 42.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,477 25,564 25,715
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £233 £256 £240
90th Percentile £638 £631 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £433
% change year-on-year - +4.05% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,288 1,501 1,347
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +0.11% +2.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.77 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.36 £45.32
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +9.60% - +2.94%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -32 367 £550 +2.33% 66
South East -47 133 £450 +7.98% 43
North of England -49 96 £450 +2.86% 38
South West -42 73 £508 +9.79% 18
Midlands +3 52 £413 +3.19% 25
Yorkshire +12 45 £450 +5.88% 13
North West -33 45 £400 -13.75% 15
West Midlands +16 34 £458 +14.38% 16
East of England -27 29 £450 -4.26% 8
East Midlands +4 18 £300 -25.00% 9
North East -11 7 £425 - 10
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 617 (81.61%) Linux
2 427 (56.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 281 (37.17%) DevOps
4 228 (30.16%) Python
5 226 (29.89%) Ansible
6 225 (29.76%) AWS
7 219 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
8 215 (28.44%) Windows
9 200 (26.46%) Security Cleared
10 179 (23.68%) Jenkins
11 159 (21.03%) Git (software)
12 158 (20.90%) Java
13 151 (19.97%) VMware
14 147 (19.44%) Bash Shell
15 146 (19.31%) Unix
16 144 (19.05%) Azure
17 138 (18.25%) SC Cleared
17 138 (18.25%) Docker
18 134 (17.72%) CentOS
19 133 (17.59%) Oracle
20 132 (17.46%) JIRA
20 132 (17.46%) Opscode Chef
21 125 (16.53%) Terraform
22 123 (16.27%) Migration
23 121 (16.01%) Finance
24 119 (15.74%) Puppet
25 104 (13.76%) SQL
26 101 (13.36%) Ruby
27 99 (13.10%) OpenShift
27 99 (13.10%) Kubernetes

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 75 (9.92%) Confluence
2 73 (9.66%) JBoss
3 69 (9.13%) WebLogic
4 66 (8.73%) Apache
5 43 (5.69%) Tomcat
6 31 (4.10%) Apache Spark
7 27 (3.57%) nginx
8 26 (3.44%) OpenStack
9 24 (3.17%) MQSeries
10 23 (3.04%) Elasticsearch
11 22 (2.91%) WebSphere
12 21 (2.78%) IIS
13 15 (1.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (1.85%) MS Exchange
15 9 (1.19%) Jetty
16 7 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
17 6 (0.79%) Oracle Self-Service HR
18 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
18 4 (0.53%) Oracle Workflow
18 4 (0.53%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.06%) Oracle AML
4 5 (0.66%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.13%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 225 (29.76%) AWS
2 144 (19.05%) Azure
3 99 (13.10%) OpenShift
4 43 (5.69%) PaaS
5 42 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 42 (5.56%) GCP
6 39 (5.16%) Datadog
7 35 (4.63%) AWS CloudFormation
7 35 (4.63%) IaaS
8 25 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 20 (2.65%) SaaS
10 19 (2.51%) Office 365
11 16 (2.12%) GitHub
12 15 (1.98%) Amazon EC2
13 14 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (1.72%) Amazon S3
15 11 (1.46%) Serverless
16 8 (1.06%) Amazon EMR
16 8 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
17 7 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 72 (9.52%) Firewall
2 57 (7.54%) DNS
3 42 (5.56%) SAN
4 40 (5.29%) VPN
5 37 (4.89%) TCP/IP
6 33 (4.37%) Internet
7 30 (3.97%) WAN
8 28 (3.70%) DHCP
9 27 (3.57%) HTTP
10 22 (2.91%) NAS
11 21 (2.78%) LAN
12 18 (2.38%) FTP
13 16 (2.12%) Ethernet
13 16 (2.12%) SSH
14 12 (1.59%) Network Security
15 10 (1.32%) iSCSI
16 9 (1.19%) OpenLDAP
17 8 (1.06%) SSL
18 6 (0.79%) MPLS
18 6 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (7.67%) Oracle Database
2 56 (7.41%) MySQL
2 56 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 51 (6.75%) Big Data
4 48 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (5.03%) Hadoop
6 25 (3.31%) MongoDB
7 23 (3.04%) Oracle Database 12c
8 12 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (1.59%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
9 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
10 10 (1.32%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
11 9 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.93%) HBase
13 7 (0.93%) MariaDB
14 6 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 179 (23.68%) Jenkins
2 159 (21.03%) Git (software)
3 132 (17.46%) JIRA
4 54 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 44 (5.82%) Maven
6 31 (4.10%) GitLab
7 28 (3.70%) Ant
7 28 (3.70%) JUnit
8 27 (3.57%) Subversion
9 25 (3.31%) Eclipse
10 24 (3.17%) Selenium
11 18 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (2.38%) Vagrant
12 15 (1.98%) Artifactory
13 14 (1.85%) SonarQube
14 13 (1.72%) Bitbucket
14 13 (1.72%) Toad
15 12 (1.59%) ClearCase
16 11 (1.46%) Mockito
17 10 (1.32%) Cucumber
General
1 121 (16.01%) Finance
2 46 (6.08%) Banking
3 36 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 25 (3.31%) Retail
5 22 (2.91%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.12%) Publishing
7 9 (1.19%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.79%) Electronics
8 6 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.66%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.66%) Marketing
10 4 (0.53%) Back Office
10 4 (0.53%) Games
10 4 (0.53%) Law
11 3 (0.40%) Automotive
11 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 159 (21.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 77 (10.19%) Architect
3 76 (10.05%) Administrator
3 76 (10.05%) Linux Engineer
4 66 (8.73%) Developer
5 59 (7.80%) Cloud Engineer
6 52 (6.88%) Analyst
7 38 (5.03%) Consultant
8 37 (4.89%) AWS Engineer
9 34 (4.50%) Linux Administrator
9 34 (4.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 33 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (4.37%) Systems Administrator
11 25 (3.31%) AWS DevOps
11 25 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
12 24 (3.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 21 (2.78%) Java Developer
13 21 (2.78%) Senior Developer
14 20 (2.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 20 (2.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (8.99%) JSON
2 55 (7.28%) Web Services
3 52 (6.88%) Hibernate
4 51 (6.75%) Apache Camel
5 44 (5.82%) Middleware
5 44 (5.82%) XML
6 38 (5.03%) Spring
7 36 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
8 34 (4.50%) REST
9 33 (4.37%) RabbitMQ
10 31 (4.10%) RESTful
11 24 (3.17%) Kafka
12 22 (2.91%) MSMQ
12 22 (2.91%) Node.js
12 22 (2.91%) YAML
13 21 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
14 20 (2.65%) JMS
15 19 (2.51%) .NET
15 19 (2.51%) LDAP
16 18 (2.38%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 90 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 48 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.37%) Clustering
4 32 (4.23%) Replication
5 28 (3.70%) Public Cloud
6 26 (3.44%) Linux Command Line
7 21 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.85%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.85%) User Experience
9 10 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.19%) Derivative
11 8 (1.06%) Fibre Optics
12 6 (0.79%) CMDB
12 6 (0.79%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.79%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.53%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.53%) Cloud Native
14 4 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
14 4 (0.53%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 617 (81.61%) Linux
2 427 (56.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 215 (28.44%) Windows
4 146 (19.31%) Unix
5 134 (17.72%) CentOS
6 75 (9.92%) Windows Server
7 57 (7.54%) Ubuntu
8 56 (7.41%) Solaris
9 50 (6.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (5.29%) AIX
11 38 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (4.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (3.17%) SUSE
14 19 (2.51%) Debian
15 15 (1.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 13 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
17 12 (1.59%) Mac OS X
17 12 (1.59%) Windows 10
18 11 (1.46%) Apple iOS
19 10 (1.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (37.17%) DevOps
2 219 (28.97%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (16.27%) Migration
4 92 (12.17%) ITIL
5 91 (12.04%) Configuration Management
6 87 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
7 84 (11.11%) Scrum
8 73 (9.66%) Microservices
9 64 (8.47%) Infrastructure as Code
10 63 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
11 61 (8.07%) Kanban
12 53 (7.01%) Continuous Delivery
13 48 (6.35%) High Availability
13 48 (6.35%) Test Automation
14 45 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 43 (5.69%) Open Source
16 39 (5.16%) Infrastructure Automation
17 36 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
17 36 (4.76%) Task Automation
18 34 (4.50%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 228 (30.16%) Python
2 158 (20.90%) Java
3 147 (19.44%) Bash Shell
4 104 (13.76%) SQL
5 101 (13.36%) Ruby
6 94 (12.43%) Perl
7 69 (9.13%) Shell Script
8 46 (6.08%) PL/SQL
9 45 (5.95%) PowerShell
10 40 (5.29%) JavaScript
11 32 (4.23%) T-SQL
12 25 (3.31%) Groovy
13 22 (2.91%) C
13 22 (2.91%) Scala
14 20 (2.65%) Go
15 19 (2.51%) PHP
16 13 (1.72%) C++
17 12 (1.59%) Java 8
18 9 (1.19%) AWK
19 8 (1.06%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 200 (26.46%) Security Cleared
2 138 (18.25%) SC Cleared
3 41 (5.42%) RHCE
4 34 (4.50%) Degree
5 31 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (3.57%) RHCSA
7 25 (3.31%) DV Cleared
8 21 (2.78%) MCSA
9 16 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (1.72%) CCNA
12 11 (1.46%) AWS Certification
12 11 (1.46%) MCSE
13 9 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (1.19%) CCNP
14 8 (1.06%) CCDA
14 8 (1.06%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.06%) JNCIP
14 8 (1.06%) JNCIS
15 5 (0.66%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 11 (1.46%) NIST
3 8 (1.06%) SLA
4 7 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.79%) QA
6 3 (0.40%) PMO
6 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.26%) COBIT
7 2 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 138 (18.25%) Docker
2 81 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (10.58%) Active Directory
4 43 (5.69%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (5.29%) Hyper-V
6 39 (5.16%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (3.70%) vSphere
8 27 (3.57%) NFS
9 22 (2.91%) XenApp
10 16 (2.12%) Gluster
10 16 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
10 16 (2.12%) VirtualBox
11 15 (1.98%) GlusterFS
11 15 (1.98%) LXC
12 14 (1.85%) XenDesktop
13 10 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (1.19%) KVM
14 9 (1.19%) PowerDNS
15 8 (1.06%) OCFS2
16 7 (0.93%) Snort
Systems Management
1 226 (29.89%) Ansible
2 132 (17.46%) Opscode Chef
3 125 (16.53%) Terraform
4 119 (15.74%) Puppet
5 99 (13.10%) Kubernetes
6 25 (3.31%) Red Hat Satellite
6 25 (3.31%) Salt
7 23 (3.04%) SCCM
8 20 (2.65%) NetBackup
9 16 (2.12%) Nessus
10 15 (1.98%) Packer
10 15 (1.98%) Suricata
11 14 (1.85%) WSUS
12 13 (1.72%) logstash
13 12 (1.59%) Nagios
14 11 (1.46%) Data Guard
15 10 (1.32%) HAProxy
15 10 (1.32%) SCOM
15 10 (1.32%) SELinux
15 10 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 151 (19.97%) VMware
2 133 (17.59%) Oracle
3 85 (11.24%) Microsoft
4 59 (7.80%) Splunk
5 52 (6.88%) Cisco
6 44 (5.82%) IBM
7 39 (5.16%) Citrix
8 33 (4.37%) HP
9 30 (3.97%) MuleSoft
10 29 (3.84%) Sybase
11 28 (3.70%) ServiceNow
12 25 (3.31%) Qualys
12 25 (3.31%) Veritas
13 24 (3.17%) Google
14 22 (2.91%) Axway
14 22 (2.91%) Juniper
15 21 (2.78%) NetApp
16 19 (2.51%) Hortonworks
17 18 (2.38%) Symantec
18 17 (2.25%) SolarWinds