Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 153 128
Rank change year-on-year -28 -25 +53
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,363 1,425 1,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.49% 1.69% 1.93%
As % of the Vendors category 3.57% 3.84% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 898 917 1,291
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +2.10%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £300
90th Percentile £625 £599 £565
UK median daily rate £463 £451 £425
% change year-on-year +2.66% +6.00% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 14
England median hourly rate £35.00 £48.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.21% +68.10% -20.55%
10th Percentile £17.52 £26.00 £15.45
90th Percentile £61.38 £50.25 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £48.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year -28.21% +36.36% +5.15%

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 38,159 37,133 43,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 41.70% 44.01% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,855 22,921 26,927
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £258 £250
90th Percentile £625 £603 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,381 1,272 1,492
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £18.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -5.70% +5.71%

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 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -36 583 £525 +8.25% 124
South East -61 275 £425 -2.86% 59
North of England +27 270 £420 -1.18% 40
Yorkshire +49 131 £420 -2.33% 16
North West -3 95 £438 +6.06% 19
Midlands +18 93 £525 -0.47% 20
South West -11 81 £443 -1.67% 19
East of England -6 59 £450 -6.25% 12
West Midlands -10 51 £530 -3.64% 12
North East -9 44 £400 -5.88% 5
East Midlands +30 42 £413 +10.00% 7
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 1,194 (87.60%) Linux
2 839 (61.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 535 (39.25%) DevOps
4 396 (29.05%) Puppet
5 391 (28.69%) Ansible
6 390 (28.61%) Jenkins
7 388 (28.47%) Python
8 382 (28.03%) Unix
9 377 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
10 362 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
11 343 (25.17%) Windows
12 319 (23.40%) Java
13 300 (22.01%) Docker
14 282 (20.69%) VMware
14 282 (20.69%) Git (software)
15 281 (20.62%) Bash Shell
16 257 (18.86%) CentOS
17 236 (17.31%) Security Cleared
18 223 (16.36%) Oracle
19 221 (16.21%) Finance
20 213 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
21 201 (14.75%) Configuration Management
22 193 (14.16%) Perl
23 191 (14.01%) SC Cleared
24 184 (13.50%) Microsoft
25 180 (13.21%) SQL
26 177 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
27 169 (12.40%) Terraform
28 165 (12.11%) Apache
29 164 (12.03%) Firewall

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
1 165 (12.11%) Apache
2 101 (7.41%) JBoss
3 91 (6.68%) Confluence
3 91 (6.68%) Tomcat
4 72 (5.28%) OpenStack
5 56 (4.11%) nginx
6 46 (3.37%) IIS
7 43 (3.15%) WebLogic
8 42 (3.08%) WebSphere
9 29 (2.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 23 (1.69%) MS Exchange
11 22 (1.61%) WebSphere Application Server
12 20 (1.47%) Apache Spark
13 18 (1.32%) Jetty
14 16 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.88%) SharePoint
15 12 (0.88%) WildFly
16 8 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.59%) FileNet
16 8 (0.59%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 21 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.73%) Stata
4 8 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) HipChat
6 1 (0.073%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.073%) CATIA
6 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.073%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.73%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.15%) Concordance
5 2 (0.15%) Relativity
5 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.073%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
6 1 (0.073%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.073%) ENOVIA
6 1 (0.073%) Global One
6 1 (0.073%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 362 (26.56%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (7.63%) OpenShift
4 91 (6.68%) PaaS
5 72 (5.28%) IaaS
6 60 (4.40%) GitHub
7 50 (3.67%) AWS CloudFormation
8 48 (3.52%) Serverless
9 47 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
10 43 (3.15%) Amazon EC2
11 41 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
12 33 (2.42%) SaaS
13 32 (2.35%) Slack
14 22 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
15 15 (1.10%) Amazon S3
16 12 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 11 (0.81%) Boomi
18 9 (0.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 6 (0.44%) Google App Engine
19 6 (0.44%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 164 (12.03%) Firewall
2 113 (8.29%) SAN
3 70 (5.14%) DNS
4 41 (3.01%) TCP/IP
5 40 (2.93%) Network Security
6 36 (2.64%) Kerberos
7 29 (2.13%) HTTP
8 28 (2.05%) VPN
9 27 (1.98%) DHCP
10 26 (1.91%) SMS
11 25 (1.83%) WAN
12 24 (1.76%) NAS
12 24 (1.76%) PuTTY
12 24 (1.76%) VLAN
12 24 (1.76%) WinSCP
13 22 (1.61%) SSL
14 17 (1.25%) Internet
14 17 (1.25%) SSH
15 16 (1.17%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (1.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (9.54%) MySQL
2 126 (9.24%) MongoDB
3 104 (7.63%) PostgreSQL
4 95 (6.97%) SQL Server
5 78 (5.72%) Oracle Database
6 56 (4.11%) Big Data
6 56 (4.11%) NoSQL
7 49 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 45 (3.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 45 (3.30%) Hadoop
9 33 (2.42%) Oracle Database 10g
10 30 (2.20%) DB2
10 30 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 25 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
12 22 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
13 21 (1.54%) Apache Hive
14 20 (1.47%) Relational Database
15 19 (1.39%) Redis
16 18 (1.32%) Amazon Redshift
17 17 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 390 (28.61%) Jenkins
2 282 (20.69%) Git (software)
3 116 (8.51%) JIRA
4 100 (7.34%) Maven
5 94 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 65 (4.77%) JUnit
7 62 (4.55%) Subversion
8 57 (4.18%) Selenium
9 56 (4.11%) Cucumber
10 52 (3.82%) Bitbucket
11 46 (3.37%) Vagrant
12 45 (3.30%) Artifactory
13 35 (2.57%) Eclipse
14 34 (2.49%) Ant
15 32 (2.35%) TeamCity
16 30 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 29 (2.13%) Jasmine
17 29 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
18 27 (1.98%) Oracle APEX
19 26 (1.91%) HP UFT
General
1 221 (16.21%) Finance
2 93 (6.82%) Banking
3 40 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 20 (1.47%) Retail
5 19 (1.39%) Legal
6 15 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 13 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.37%) Games
9 5 (0.37%) Marketing
10 4 (0.29%) Law
11 3 (0.22%) Advertising
11 3 (0.22%) Billing
11 3 (0.22%) Electronics
11 3 (0.22%) German Language
12 2 (0.15%) Back Office
12 2 (0.15%) French Language
12 2 (0.15%) Front Office
12 2 (0.15%) International Banking
12 2 (0.15%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 336 (24.65%) DevOps Engineer
2 213 (15.63%) Linux Engineer
3 159 (11.67%) Administrator
4 113 (8.29%) AWS Engineer
5 110 (8.07%) Linux Administrator
6 109 (8.00%) Systems Administrator
7 108 (7.92%) Developer
8 95 (6.97%) Architect
9 84 (6.16%) AWS DevOps
9 84 (6.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 81 (5.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 78 (5.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 68 (4.99%) Analyst
12 68 (4.99%) Cloud Engineer
13 65 (4.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 59 (4.33%) Consultant
15 58 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 50 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
17 40 (2.93%) Java Developer
18 38 (2.79%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (8.29%) Web Services
2 95 (6.97%) Middleware
3 90 (6.60%) Node.js
4 68 (4.99%) LDAP
5 67 (4.92%) REST
6 62 (4.55%) Spring
7 43 (3.15%) .NET
7 43 (3.15%) Kafka
7 43 (3.15%) RabbitMQ
8 41 (3.01%) JSON
9 40 (2.93%) XML
10 34 (2.49%) ActiveMQ
10 34 (2.49%) LAMP
11 33 (2.42%) SOAP
12 30 (2.20%) Apache Camel
13 26 (1.91%) Spring Security
14 22 (1.61%) Elastic Stack
15 20 (1.47%) LEMP Stack
15 20 (1.47%) Spring Boot
16 18 (1.32%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (5.94%) Data Centre
3 65 (4.77%) Clustering
4 47 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
5 36 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
6 34 (2.49%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.35%) Device Driver
8 29 (2.13%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.98%) Replication
10 22 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.61%) Public Cloud
11 20 (1.47%) Wiki
12 17 (1.25%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
14 15 (1.10%) User Experience
14 15 (1.10%) VSAM
15 11 (0.81%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
16 10 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (0.73%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,194 (87.60%) Linux
2 839 (61.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 382 (28.03%) Unix
4 343 (25.17%) Windows
5 257 (18.86%) CentOS
6 163 (11.96%) Solaris
7 151 (11.08%) Windows Server
8 147 (10.79%) Ubuntu
9 107 (7.85%) AIX
10 55 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (3.08%) SUSE
12 38 (2.79%) HPUX
13 30 (2.20%) Debian
14 27 (1.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 23 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
17 17 (1.25%) Windows XP
18 16 (1.17%) MVS
18 16 (1.17%) VMS
19 15 (1.10%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 535 (39.25%) DevOps
2 377 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (14.75%) Configuration Management
4 154 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
5 148 (10.86%) Open Source
6 146 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
7 145 (10.64%) Scrum
8 127 (9.32%) Continuous Delivery
9 118 (8.66%) Test Automation
10 110 (8.07%) ITIL
11 92 (6.75%) High Availability
12 86 (6.31%) Migration
13 80 (5.87%) Change Management
14 78 (5.72%) Kanban
15 74 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
16 72 (5.28%) Deployment Automation
17 70 (5.14%) TDD
18 69 (5.06%) Task Automation
19 62 (4.55%) Microservices
20 52 (3.82%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 388 (28.47%) Python
2 319 (23.40%) Java
3 281 (20.62%) Bash Shell
4 193 (14.16%) Perl
5 180 (13.21%) SQL
6 137 (10.05%) Ruby
7 133 (9.76%) Shell Script
8 95 (6.97%) PowerShell
9 80 (5.87%) JavaScript
10 64 (4.70%) Go
11 42 (3.08%) C
12 40 (2.93%) PHP
13 30 (2.20%) C++
14 26 (1.91%) PL/SQL
15 23 (1.69%) F#
15 23 (1.69%) Groovy
16 21 (1.54%) Korn
17 15 (1.10%) JCL
18 13 (0.95%) AWK
18 13 (0.95%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 236 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 191 (14.01%) SC Cleared
3 53 (3.89%) Degree
4 41 (3.01%) DV Cleared
5 36 (2.64%) RHCE
6 26 (1.91%) AWS Certification
7 22 (1.61%) ISEB
8 21 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
8 21 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 18 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 14 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (0.66%) CISSP
12 9 (0.66%) MCSE
13 8 (0.59%) CCNA
13 8 (0.59%) RHCSA
14 7 (0.51%) CCNP
14 7 (0.51%) RHCA
15 6 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
16 5 (0.37%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.05%) QA
2 26 (1.91%) SLA
3 11 (0.81%) GCP
4 8 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.37%) RMADS
5 5 (0.37%) TickIT
6 4 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.15%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.073%) COBIT
8 1 (0.073%) ECSS
8 1 (0.073%) GDPR
8 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.073%) PMO
8 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 300 (22.01%) Docker
2 154 (11.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 109 (8.00%) Active Directory
4 67 (4.92%) vSphere
5 54 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
6 52 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (2.42%) NFS
8 30 (2.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 29 (2.13%) Hyper-V
10 26 (1.91%) Xen
11 23 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 21 (1.54%) KVM
13 17 (1.25%) XenApp
14 16 (1.17%) RACF
15 15 (1.10%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 14 (1.03%) LXC
16 14 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
17 13 (0.95%) Squid
18 12 (0.88%) Firmware
19 11 (0.81%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 396 (29.05%) Puppet
2 391 (28.69%) Ansible
3 213 (15.63%) Opscode Chef
4 169 (12.40%) Terraform
5 132 (9.68%) Kubernetes
6 75 (5.50%) Nagios
7 58 (4.26%) Salt
8 54 (3.96%) Grafana
9 52 (3.82%) Packer
10 44 (3.23%) Prometheus
11 36 (2.64%) Tivoli
12 35 (2.57%) Icinga
13 34 (2.49%) Red Hat Satellite
14 33 (2.42%) ZABBIX
15 32 (2.35%) SCCM
16 24 (1.76%) HP ALM
17 23 (1.69%) NetBackup
18 22 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
19 21 (1.54%) Tivoli Monitoring
20 20 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 282 (20.69%) VMware
2 223 (16.36%) Oracle
3 184 (13.50%) Microsoft
4 120 (8.80%) HP
5 98 (7.19%) IBM
6 71 (5.21%) Splunk
7 67 (4.92%) Sun
8 65 (4.77%) Cisco
9 55 (4.04%) EMC
9 55 (4.04%) NetApp
10 52 (3.82%) Veritas
11 43 (3.15%) Google
12 37 (2.71%) Citrix
13 34 (2.49%) SaltStack
14 33 (2.42%) webMethods
15 30 (2.20%) BMC
16 29 (2.13%) Dell
17 28 (2.05%) Remedy
18 27 (1.98%) Symantec
19 26 (1.91%) Software AG