Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 165 138
Rank change year-on-year -37 -27 +27
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,285 1,442 1,862
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.37% 1.59% 1.88%
As % of the Vendors category 3.23% 3.65% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 837 933 1,265
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £309
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 26 17
England median hourly rate £45.75 £45.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +60.53% +1.79%
10th Percentile £29.32 £21.63 £12.75
90th Percentile £66.88 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £44.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year +11.24% +26.24% +25.89%

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 39,817 39,480 44,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.30% 43.49% 44.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,006 24,493 27,659
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.65% +6.13%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,488 1,283 1,478
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.40 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -17 570 £525 +5.00% 92
South East -49 279 £425 - 52
North of England -49 160 £450 +12.50% 34
East of England +1 99 £450 -6.25% 15
South West +3 91 £450 +12.50% 26
Midlands +15 83 £475 - 30
Yorkshire +7 77 £413 -5.71% 11
North West -44 56 £464 +9.12% 19
West Midlands -21 44 £525 -4.55% 20
East Midlands +30 39 £400 +25.00% 10
North East -47 29 £465 +40.91% 4
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1,143 (88.95%) Linux
2 779 (60.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 499 (38.83%) DevOps
4 430 (33.46%) Ansible
5 428 (33.31%) Puppet
6 388 (30.19%) Python
7 369 (28.72%) Unix
8 363 (28.25%) Jenkins
9 361 (28.09%) Amazon AWS
10 337 (26.23%) Windows
11 315 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
12 305 (23.74%) CentOS
13 296 (23.04%) VMware
14 282 (21.95%) Docker
15 270 (21.01%) Bash Shell
16 262 (20.39%) Git (software)
17 259 (20.16%) Opscode Chef
17 259 (20.16%) Java
18 229 (17.82%) Finance
19 215 (16.73%) Microsoft
20 200 (15.56%) Oracle
21 195 (15.18%) Security Cleared
22 192 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
23 190 (14.79%) Terraform
24 188 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
25 185 (14.40%) Apache
26 184 (14.32%) Perl
26 184 (14.32%) Firewall
27 183 (14.24%) Configuration Management
28 160 (12.45%) SQL

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
1 185 (14.40%) Apache
2 112 (8.72%) JBoss
3 92 (7.16%) Tomcat
4 75 (5.84%) OpenStack
5 57 (4.44%) IIS
6 55 (4.28%) nginx
7 54 (4.20%) Confluence
8 47 (3.66%) WebSphere
9 45 (3.50%) WebLogic
10 23 (1.79%) Jetty
11 21 (1.63%) MS Exchange
12 19 (1.48%) Mongrel
13 17 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 16 (1.25%) CMS
15 12 (0.93%) SharePoint
15 12 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (0.86%) Apache ServiceMix
16 11 (0.86%) Apache Spark
16 11 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
17 10 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 27 (2.10%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.23%) Stata
6 1 (0.078%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.078%) CATIA
6 1 (0.078%) Houdini
6 1 (0.078%) Maya
6 1 (0.078%) NUKE
6 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 13 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.47%) Magento
2 6 (0.47%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (0.39%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.39%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.16%) Concordance
5 2 (0.16%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.16%) Global One
5 2 (0.16%) Relativity
5 2 (0.16%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.16%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.078%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.078%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.078%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.078%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 361 (28.09%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (14.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (6.61%) OpenShift
4 74 (5.76%) AWS CloudFormation
5 62 (4.82%) GitHub
6 55 (4.28%) Cloud Computing
7 53 (4.12%) PaaS
8 47 (3.66%) IaaS
9 39 (3.04%) Serverless
10 38 (2.96%) AWS Lambda
11 34 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 23 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
13 21 (1.63%) SaaS
14 16 (1.25%) Sumo Logic
15 11 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
16 10 (0.78%) Office 365
16 10 (0.78%) SoftLayer
17 9 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 8 (0.62%) AWS CodePipeline
18 8 (0.62%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 184 (14.32%) Firewall
2 124 (9.65%) DNS
3 96 (7.47%) SAN
4 70 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 68 (5.29%) HTTP
6 40 (3.11%) SSL
7 39 (3.04%) VPN
8 38 (2.96%) Kerberos
9 30 (2.33%) Network Security
10 26 (2.02%) NAS
11 25 (1.95%) WAN
12 23 (1.79%) DHCP
12 23 (1.79%) Internet
12 23 (1.79%) LAN
13 21 (1.63%) BIG-IP
14 19 (1.48%) iSCSI
14 19 (1.48%) VLAN
15 14 (1.09%) Multicast
15 14 (1.09%) PuTTY
15 14 (1.09%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 120 (9.34%) MySQL
3 112 (8.72%) MongoDB
4 69 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
5 68 (5.29%) Oracle Database
6 44 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 41 (3.19%) Big Data
8 40 (3.11%) NoSQL
9 39 (3.04%) Relational Database
10 34 (2.65%) Hadoop
11 28 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
12 26 (2.02%) DB2
13 21 (1.63%) MariaDB
14 20 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (1.48%) Oracle Database 10g
16 18 (1.40%) Oracle Database 12c
17 17 (1.32%) Oracle Exadata
17 17 (1.32%) Redis
18 16 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
19 14 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 363 (28.25%) Jenkins
2 262 (20.39%) Git (software)
3 106 (8.25%) Maven
4 72 (5.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 71 (5.53%) JIRA
6 61 (4.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 61 (4.75%) Subversion
7 58 (4.51%) Vagrant
8 51 (3.97%) Artifactory
9 50 (3.89%) TeamCity
10 46 (3.58%) Selenium
11 42 (3.27%) Bitbucket
12 41 (3.19%) GitLab
13 34 (2.65%) Ant
14 32 (2.49%) Cucumber
15 27 (2.10%) JUnit
16 22 (1.71%) MSBuild
17 20 (1.56%) Gradle
17 20 (1.56%) HP UFT
18 17 (1.32%) CruiseControl
General
1 229 (17.82%) Finance
2 116 (9.03%) Banking
3 35 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.41%) Retail
5 23 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.63%) Legal
7 19 (1.48%) Publishing
8 11 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.62%) Marketing
11 7 (0.54%) Front Office
12 5 (0.39%) Advertising
12 5 (0.39%) Back Office
12 5 (0.39%) Electronics
12 5 (0.39%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Law
14 2 (0.16%) Games
14 2 (0.16%) Online Betting
14 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 341 (26.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 197 (15.33%) Linux Engineer
3 137 (10.66%) Administrator
4 104 (8.09%) AWS Engineer
5 94 (7.32%) Architect
6 92 (7.16%) AWS DevOps
7 89 (6.93%) Linux Administrator
8 87 (6.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 87 (6.77%) Systems Administrator
9 72 (5.60%) Developer
10 71 (5.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 68 (5.29%) Analyst
12 67 (5.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 62 (4.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 61 (4.75%) Consultant
15 54 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 41 (3.19%) Cloud Engineer
16 41 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
17 36 (2.80%) Unix Engineer
18 35 (2.72%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (8.87%) Middleware
2 91 (7.08%) Web Services
3 63 (4.90%) LDAP
4 56 (4.36%) Spring
5 54 (4.20%) Kafka
6 52 (4.05%) .NET
7 50 (3.89%) Node.js
8 48 (3.74%) LAMP
9 39 (3.04%) XML
10 38 (2.96%) REST
11 35 (2.72%) SOAP
12 25 (1.95%) LEMP Stack
13 23 (1.79%) LAPP Stack
13 23 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
14 22 (1.71%) RESTful
14 22 (1.71%) Spring Boot
15 21 (1.63%) ActiveMQ
15 21 (1.63%) Apache Camel
15 21 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
15 21 (1.63%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
2 91 (7.08%) Data Centre
3 63 (4.90%) Clustering
4 52 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 45 (3.50%) Public Cloud
6 42 (3.27%) Linux Command Line
7 39 (3.04%) Device Driver
8 32 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (2.10%) Private Cloud
10 26 (2.02%) Replication
11 25 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
12 23 (1.79%) PKI
13 19 (1.48%) Management Information System
14 16 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
15 14 (1.09%) Graphic Design
15 14 (1.09%) User Experience
16 13 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 10 (0.78%) Wiki
18 9 (0.70%) Client/Server
19 8 (0.62%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 1,143 (88.95%) Linux
2 779 (60.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 369 (28.72%) Unix
4 337 (26.23%) Windows
5 305 (23.74%) CentOS
6 149 (11.60%) Windows Server
7 141 (10.97%) Ubuntu
8 134 (10.43%) Solaris
9 77 (5.99%) AIX
10 58 (4.51%) Debian
11 51 (3.97%) SUSE
12 47 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (3.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 24 (1.87%) Windows XP
15 21 (1.63%) Fedora
16 20 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (1.48%) Windows 10
18 18 (1.40%) HPUX
19 12 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
20 11 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (38.83%) DevOps
2 315 (24.51%) Agile Software Development
3 183 (14.24%) Configuration Management
4 136 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
5 114 (8.87%) Problem-Solving
6 104 (8.09%) ITIL
7 103 (8.02%) High Availability
8 102 (7.94%) Open Source
9 90 (7.00%) Change Management
10 86 (6.69%) Continuous Delivery
11 81 (6.30%) Scrum
12 80 (6.23%) Migration
13 78 (6.07%) Test Automation
14 71 (5.53%) Disaster Recovery
15 69 (5.37%) Task Automation
16 68 (5.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 63 (4.90%) Deployment Automation
18 51 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
19 48 (3.74%) Immutable Infrastructure
20 45 (3.50%) OO
Programming Languages
1 388 (30.19%) Python
2 270 (21.01%) Bash Shell
3 259 (20.16%) Java
4 184 (14.32%) Perl
5 160 (12.45%) SQL
6 128 (9.96%) Shell Script
7 119 (9.26%) Ruby
8 92 (7.16%) PowerShell
9 67 (5.21%) Go
9 67 (5.21%) JavaScript
10 49 (3.81%) PHP
11 44 (3.42%) C
12 28 (2.18%) C#
13 24 (1.87%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.48%) C++
15 17 (1.32%) Groovy
15 17 (1.32%) Korn
16 14 (1.09%) F#
17 13 (1.01%) Bourne shell
18 8 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 195 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 158 (12.30%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.14%) Degree
4 49 (3.81%) RHCE
5 29 (2.26%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.40%) AWS Certification
9 17 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.09%) CCNA
10 14 (1.09%) ISEB
10 14 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
10 14 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 12 (0.93%) RHCSA
12 11 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.86%) MCSE
13 9 (0.70%) CCNP
13 9 (0.70%) CISSP
14 7 (0.54%) RHCA
15 6 (0.47%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.57%) QA
2 26 (2.02%) SLA
3 18 (1.40%) GCP
4 10 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.31%) FedRAMP
7 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.16%) COBIT
8 2 (0.16%) GDPR
8 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.078%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.078%) PMO
9 1 (0.078%) RMADS
9 1 (0.078%) TickIT
System Software
1 282 (21.95%) Docker
2 188 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (10.43%) Active Directory
4 56 (4.36%) vSphere
5 46 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (3.11%) Hyper-V
7 39 (3.04%) NFS
8 37 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
9 35 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (2.49%) KVM
11 25 (1.95%) Xen
12 23 (1.79%) XenApp
13 22 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
13 22 (1.71%) VirtualBox
14 21 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 16 (1.25%) LXC
16 15 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (1.09%) Firmware
18 12 (0.93%) Postfix
18 12 (0.93%) Squid
Systems Management
1 430 (33.46%) Ansible
2 428 (33.31%) Puppet
3 259 (20.16%) Opscode Chef
4 190 (14.79%) Terraform
5 137 (10.66%) Kubernetes
6 106 (8.25%) Nagios
7 63 (4.90%) Salt
8 53 (4.12%) Grafana
9 51 (3.97%) Icinga
10 46 (3.58%) Packer
11 45 (3.50%) Prometheus
11 45 (3.50%) Red Hat Satellite
12 40 (3.11%) ZABBIX
13 29 (2.26%) Kibana
14 27 (2.10%) logstash
15 26 (2.02%) SCCM
16 24 (1.87%) Data Guard
16 24 (1.87%) SCOM
17 23 (1.79%) HAProxy
18 20 (1.56%) Graylog
Vendors
1 296 (23.04%) VMware
2 215 (16.73%) Microsoft
3 200 (15.56%) Oracle
4 116 (9.03%) IBM
5 94 (7.32%) HP
6 80 (6.23%) Cisco
7 72 (5.60%) Splunk
8 70 (5.45%) Google
9 48 (3.74%) EMC
9 48 (3.74%) Sun
10 45 (3.50%) Citrix
10 45 (3.50%) NetApp
11 44 (3.42%) Veritas
12 37 (2.88%) F5
13 33 (2.57%) webMethods
14 30 (2.33%) AppDynamics
15 28 (2.18%) Centrify
16 26 (2.02%) CheckPoint
16 26 (2.02%) Remedy
17 25 (1.95%) Dell