Period
to 23 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 143 181
Rank change year-on-year -28 +38 -19
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1480 1806 1466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.85% 1.41%
As % of the Vendors category 3.65% 4.08% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 1222 950
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +3.00% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 26 24
England median hourly rate £44.50 £31.75 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.16% +14.41% -30.63%
10th Percentile £23.48 £12.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £46.70
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £31.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year +34.65% +13.39% -30.00%

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 40600 44229 44976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.80% 45.23% 43.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25466 27310 27018
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £244 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1360 1561 1937
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -39 612 £500 +8.11% 52
South East -15 366 £420 -1.18% 27
North of England -19 255 £408 +1.88% 24
North West -6 98 £425 - 13
Midlands +14 87 £395 -4.24% 19
East of England -7 85 £463 +23.33% 6
North East +5 80 £350 +9.38% 1
Yorkshire -8 80 £430 +1.18% 10
South West -14 68 £365 -8.75% 11
West Midlands +32 52 £470 +7.12% 12
East Midlands -18 34 £320 -17.95% 7
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 1290 (87.16%) Linux
2 834 (56.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 528 (35.68%) Unix
4 488 (32.97%) DevOps
5 426 (28.78%) Windows
6 390 (26.35%) Puppet
7 351 (23.72%) Jenkins
8 345 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
9 338 (22.84%) VMware
10 331 (22.36%) Python
11 329 (22.23%) Oracle
12 328 (22.16%) Java
13 315 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
14 313 (21.15%) Git (software)
15 302 (20.41%) Ansible
16 301 (20.34%) Finance
17 278 (18.78%) Perl
18 277 (18.72%) Solaris
18 277 (18.72%) CentOS
19 270 (18.24%) Bash Shell
20 253 (17.09%) Security Cleared
21 234 (15.81%) Firewall
22 213 (14.39%) Docker
23 212 (14.32%) Opscode Chef
24 207 (13.99%) Apache
25 205 (13.85%) SC Cleared
26 202 (13.65%) Configuration Management
27 201 (13.58%) JBoss
27 201 (13.58%) SQL
28 195 (13.18%) SAN

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
1 207 (13.99%) Apache
2 201 (13.58%) JBoss
3 182 (12.30%) Tomcat
4 117 (7.91%) WebLogic
5 105 (7.09%) OpenStack
6 96 (6.49%) Confluence
7 72 (4.86%) WebSphere
8 48 (3.24%) Oracle Application Server
9 46 (3.11%) iPlanet
10 45 (3.04%) Apache Spark
11 43 (2.91%) IIS
12 35 (2.36%) nginx
13 26 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
14 25 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 24 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
15 24 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
16 23 (1.55%) MQSeries
17 21 (1.42%) SharePoint
18 19 (1.28%) MS Exchange
18 19 (1.28%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 22 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (1.42%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
4 9 (0.61%) Houdini
4 9 (0.61%) Maya
4 9 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.61%) NUKE
4 9 (0.61%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.62%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (0.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.47%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.34%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.27%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.20%) SessionCam
7 2 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.068%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.068%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 315 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
2 135 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 120 (8.11%) OpenShift
4 61 (4.12%) GitHub
5 58 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
6 57 (3.85%) PaaS
7 38 (2.57%) IaaS
8 33 (2.23%) Amazon EC2
9 31 (2.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (1.42%) SaaS
10 21 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 20 (1.35%) Slack
12 18 (1.22%) Amazon S3
13 16 (1.08%) Office 365
14 14 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (0.95%) Heroku
14 14 (0.95%) Route 53
14 14 (0.95%) Serverless
15 11 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
16 7 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 234 (15.81%) Firewall
2 195 (13.18%) SAN
3 184 (12.43%) DNS
4 131 (8.85%) TCP/IP
5 98 (6.62%) LDAP
6 80 (5.41%) NAS
7 64 (4.32%) WAN
8 61 (4.12%) DHCP
9 47 (3.18%) LAN
10 45 (3.04%) VPN
11 41 (2.77%) Fibre Channel
12 36 (2.43%) Network Security
13 35 (2.36%) HTTP
14 34 (2.30%) SSL
15 33 (2.23%) SSH
16 28 (1.89%) Kerberos
17 25 (1.69%) OpenLDAP
18 24 (1.62%) Internet
19 19 (1.28%) FTP
19 19 (1.28%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (8.51%) MongoDB
2 114 (7.70%) PostgreSQL
3 109 (7.36%) MySQL
4 75 (5.07%) Hadoop
5 73 (4.93%) SQL Server
6 71 (4.80%) Oracle Database
7 70 (4.73%) Relational Database
8 55 (3.72%) Big Data
9 43 (2.91%) Redis
10 40 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
10 40 (2.70%) NoSQL
11 38 (2.57%) Apache Hive
12 31 (2.09%) RDBMS
13 27 (1.82%) DB2
13 27 (1.82%) HBase
14 22 (1.49%) OLTP
14 22 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
15 20 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
16 19 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
17 18 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 351 (23.72%) Jenkins
2 313 (21.15%) Git (software)
3 127 (8.58%) JIRA
4 101 (6.82%) Maven
5 77 (5.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 76 (5.14%) Subversion
7 65 (4.39%) JUnit
8 51 (3.45%) Artifactory
9 43 (2.91%) Cucumber
9 43 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
10 39 (2.64%) GitLab
11 36 (2.43%) Selenium
12 33 (2.23%) Ant
13 29 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 29 (1.96%) Jasmine
14 25 (1.69%) Eclipse
14 25 (1.69%) Vagrant
15 23 (1.55%) TeamCity
16 19 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
17 18 (1.22%) Bitbucket
General
1 301 (20.34%) Finance
2 171 (11.55%) Banking
3 53 (3.58%) Telecoms
4 42 (2.84%) Investment Banking
4 42 (2.84%) Retail
5 26 (1.76%) Legal
6 23 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 13 (0.88%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.61%) Marketing
9 7 (0.47%) Electronics
10 6 (0.41%) Games
10 6 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.27%) Advertising
11 4 (0.27%) Automotive
11 4 (0.27%) Billing
12 3 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.20%) Front Office
13 2 (0.14%) International Banking
13 2 (0.14%) Military
13 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 307 (20.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 275 (18.58%) Administrator
3 193 (13.04%) Linux Engineer
4 176 (11.89%) Systems Administrator
5 142 (9.59%) Linux Administrator
6 112 (7.57%) Consultant
7 111 (7.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 101 (6.82%) Developer
9 93 (6.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 89 (6.01%) Unix Engineer
11 86 (5.81%) Architect
12 75 (5.07%) Unix Administrator
13 72 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
14 66 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
15 64 (4.32%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 62 (4.19%) AWS DevOps
17 61 (4.12%) Unix Systems Administrator
18 60 (4.05%) Java Developer
19 52 (3.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
20 49 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (7.97%) J2EE
2 114 (7.70%) Middleware
3 112 (7.57%) Web Services
4 77 (5.20%) .NET
5 68 (4.59%) REST
6 53 (3.58%) Spring
7 52 (3.51%) Apache Camel
8 46 (3.11%) JSON
9 45 (3.04%) RESTful
10 43 (2.91%) Node.js
11 41 (2.77%) Elastic Stack
12 39 (2.64%) Kafka
13 37 (2.50%) Hibernate
14 34 (2.30%) XML
15 31 (2.09%) ActiveMQ
15 31 (2.09%) SOAP
16 25 (1.69%) HTML
16 25 (1.69%) LAMP
17 23 (1.55%) Software Packaging
17 23 (1.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 113 (7.64%) Clustering
3 84 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
4 42 (2.84%) Replication
5 40 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 29 (1.96%) PKI
7 28 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
8 27 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (1.49%) Public Cloud
11 20 (1.35%) Device Driver
11 20 (1.35%) Virtual Team
12 19 (1.28%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.08%) Private Cloud
14 15 (1.01%) Derivative
15 12 (0.81%) CMDB
16 11 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
16 11 (0.74%) RIA
17 10 (0.68%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1290 (87.16%) Linux
2 834 (56.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 528 (35.68%) Unix
4 426 (28.78%) Windows
5 277 (18.72%) CentOS
5 277 (18.72%) Solaris
6 182 (12.30%) Windows Server
7 173 (11.69%) AIX
8 129 (8.72%) Ubuntu
9 100 (6.76%) SUSE
10 93 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 67 (4.53%) HPUX
12 64 (4.32%) Windows Server 2008
13 40 (2.70%) Debian
14 36 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (2.09%) Windows 7
16 23 (1.55%) Windows XP
17 17 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (0.81%) Fedora
19 10 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (32.97%) DevOps
2 345 (23.31%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (13.65%) Configuration Management
4 147 (9.93%) Open Source
5 131 (8.85%) Migration
6 122 (8.24%) High Availability
7 121 (8.18%) Scrum
8 120 (8.11%) ITIL
9 118 (7.97%) Load Balancing
10 116 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
11 110 (7.43%) Test Automation
12 99 (6.69%) Continuous Delivery
13 85 (5.74%) TDD
14 81 (5.47%) Kanban
15 73 (4.93%) Microservices
15 73 (4.93%) Software Engineering
16 71 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
17 68 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
18 64 (4.32%) SDLC
19 59 (3.99%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 331 (22.36%) Python
2 328 (22.16%) Java
3 278 (18.78%) Perl
4 270 (18.24%) Bash Shell
5 201 (13.58%) SQL
6 178 (12.03%) Shell Script
7 126 (8.51%) Ruby
8 89 (6.01%) PowerShell
9 84 (5.68%) JavaScript
9 84 (5.68%) Korn
10 39 (2.64%) PL/SQL
11 38 (2.57%) C
11 38 (2.57%) PHP
12 35 (2.36%) Go
13 34 (2.30%) C++
14 21 (1.42%) C-shell
15 15 (1.01%) C#
16 14 (0.95%) F#
17 11 (0.74%) VBScript
17 11 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 253 (17.09%) Security Cleared
2 205 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 59 (3.99%) Degree
4 46 (3.11%) RHCE
5 21 (1.42%) CISSP
6 20 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 19 (1.28%) RHCSA
8 18 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.01%) DV Cleared
10 14 (0.95%) CCNP
11 13 (0.88%) CCNA
12 12 (0.81%) RHCA
13 10 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.54%) CISM
14 8 (0.54%) MCSA
14 8 (0.54%) MCSE
15 7 (0.47%) CEH
15 7 (0.47%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.51%) QA
2 30 (2.03%) SLA
3 16 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.95%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.34%) GCP
6 4 (0.27%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.14%) ECSS
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.068%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.068%) MiFID
8 1 (0.068%) PMO
8 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
System Software
1 213 (14.39%) Docker
2 152 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (9.93%) Active Directory
4 97 (6.55%) VMware ESXi
5 89 (6.01%) NFS
6 63 (4.26%) KVM
7 62 (4.19%) Hyper-V
8 57 (3.85%) Samba
9 48 (3.24%) vSphere
10 43 (2.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 41 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
12 40 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 34 (2.30%) Veritas File System
14 28 (1.89%) HDFS
15 23 (1.55%) Xen
16 19 (1.28%) LXC
16 19 (1.28%) Oracle Clusterware
16 19 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
17 15 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 13 (0.88%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 390 (26.35%) Puppet
2 302 (20.41%) Ansible
3 212 (14.32%) Opscode Chef
4 105 (7.09%) Nagios
5 101 (6.82%) Kubernetes
6 77 (5.20%) Terraform
7 57 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
8 53 (3.58%) NetBackup
9 41 (2.77%) Grafana
10 39 (2.64%) Icinga
11 36 (2.43%) ZABBIX
12 32 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 31 (2.09%) Prometheus
13 31 (2.09%) SCCM
14 24 (1.62%) Packer
15 20 (1.35%) BladeLogic
15 20 (1.35%) Galera Cluster
15 20 (1.35%) Tivoli
16 18 (1.22%) logstash
16 18 (1.22%) yum
Vendors
1 338 (22.84%) VMware
2 329 (22.23%) Oracle
3 154 (10.41%) Microsoft
4 150 (10.14%) Cisco
5 135 (9.12%) HP
6 125 (8.45%) IBM
7 97 (6.55%) Splunk
8 93 (6.28%) Sun
9 90 (6.08%) Veritas
10 87 (5.88%) EMC
11 68 (4.59%) NetApp
12 59 (3.99%) F5
13 45 (3.04%) Atlassian
14 43 (2.91%) Symantec
15 40 (2.70%) Brocade
15 40 (2.70%) Juniper
16 33 (2.23%) Citrix
17 30 (2.03%) TIBCO
18 26 (1.76%) CheckPoint
19 24 (1.62%) PlateSpin