Period
to 26 July 2021

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 26 July 2021 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 266 227 216
Rank change year-on-year -39 -11 -9
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 562 375 1,119
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.99% 1.12% 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category 2.44% 2.63% 3.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 265 702
10th Percentile £348 £313 £350
25th Percentile £403 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £594 £600
90th Percentile £652 £683 £700
UK median daily rate £504 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +0.80% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 7
10th Percentile £30.40 £49.35 £32.50
25th Percentile £38.13 £66.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate £39.50 £67.50 £46.67
Median % change year-on-year -41.48% +44.63% +30.57%
75th Percentile £42.20 £68.75 £49.38
90th Percentile £52.96 £69.50 £50.30
UK median hourly rate £39.50 £67.50 £45.84
% change year-on-year -41.48% +47.27% -12.70%

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 23,055 14,284 35,358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.79% 42.78% 41.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,082 9,317 22,547
10th Percentile £281 £258 £256
25th Percentile £400 £365 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £563
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 725 471 1,168
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.75 £11.15
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.00 £13.17
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -5.13% +4.28% +6.86%
75th Percentile £40.00 £34.70 £37.63
90th Percentile £56.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% +8.11% +5.71%

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -5 283 £550 +10.00% 64
South East -44 79 £406 -15.63% 23
Midlands -25 48 £400 -23.08% 22
North of England -55 43 £400 -15.79% 21
South West -7 41 £525 -4.55% 27
East of England +8 29 £520 +34.19% 11
North West -24 27 £394 +1.61% 15
West Midlands -33 26 £413 -25.00% 16
East Midlands -4 22 £400 -21.95% 6
Yorkshire -29 15 £400 -27.27% 5
North East -12 1 £160 -84.00% 1
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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.

1 437 (77.76%) Linux
2 308 (54.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 182 (32.38%) Python
4 180 (32.03%) Ansible
5 172 (30.60%) VMware
6 160 (28.47%) Windows
7 153 (27.22%) DevOps
8 131 (23.31%) Docker
9 118 (21.00%) Kubernetes
10 116 (20.64%) AWS
11 114 (20.28%) Security Cleared
12 113 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 113 (20.11%) Unix
13 107 (19.04%) Azure
14 104 (18.51%) SQL
15 101 (17.97%) Oracle
16 98 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
17 94 (16.73%) Firewall
18 93 (16.55%) Bash Shell
19 88 (15.66%) OpenShift
19 88 (15.66%) Social Skills
20 86 (15.30%) SC Cleared
21 85 (15.12%) Java
22 84 (14.95%) Jenkins
22 84 (14.95%) Git (software)
23 81 (14.41%) Puppet
24 79 (14.06%) Active Directory
25 74 (13.17%) Windows Server
26 73 (12.99%) Finance
27 71 (12.63%) Cisco

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 38 (6.76%) Apache
2 36 (6.41%) OpenStack
3 26 (4.63%) Tomcat
4 25 (4.45%) Confluence
5 18 (3.20%) JBoss
6 16 (2.85%) SharePoint
7 14 (2.49%) IIS
8 11 (1.96%) nginx
9 10 (1.78%) MS Exchange
10 9 (1.60%) Apache Spark
11 8 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (1.42%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.42%) WebSphere
12 6 (1.07%) Red Hat Fuse
13 5 (0.89%) Apache Pig
14 4 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.71%) MTS
14 4 (0.71%) NetWeaver
14 4 (0.71%) SAS
15 3 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 22 (3.91%) ION MarketView
2 6 (1.07%) Eikon
2 6 (1.07%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.18%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 116 (20.64%) AWS
2 107 (19.04%) Azure
3 88 (15.66%) OpenShift
4 38 (6.76%) IaaS
5 36 (6.41%) PaaS
6 31 (5.52%) GCP
7 24 (4.27%) Microsoft 365
8 23 (4.09%) GitHub
9 17 (3.02%) SaaS
10 16 (2.85%) Amazon EKS
11 13 (2.31%) Apigee
12 12 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (1.42%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.42%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 8 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.42%) Serverless
14 7 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
14 7 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (1.07%) Amazon ECS
15 6 (1.07%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 94 (16.73%) Firewall
2 50 (8.90%) DNS
3 46 (8.19%) SAN
4 42 (7.47%) TCP/IP
5 33 (5.87%) Multicast
6 26 (4.63%) HTTP
6 26 (4.63%) VPN
7 22 (3.91%) Software-Defined Networking
8 18 (3.20%) SSL
8 18 (3.20%) WAN
9 17 (3.02%) 3GPP
9 17 (3.02%) DHCP
9 17 (3.02%) SGSN
10 16 (2.85%) NAS
10 16 (2.85%) Wireshark
11 14 (2.49%) LAN
12 13 (2.31%) Internet
12 13 (2.31%) IPv4
12 13 (2.31%) Wireless
13 12 (2.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.54%) MySQL
2 43 (7.65%) SQL Server
3 29 (5.16%) Oracle Database
4 28 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (3.56%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.20%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (2.85%) Big Data
8 15 (2.67%) Data Lake
9 13 (2.31%) DB2
10 11 (1.96%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (1.78%) NoSQL
11 10 (1.78%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.78%) SAP HANA
11 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (1.78%) SQL Server 2019
12 9 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (1.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 84 (14.95%) Git (software)
1 84 (14.95%) Jenkins
2 53 (9.43%) JIRA
3 37 (6.58%) GitLab
4 20 (3.56%) Bitbucket
5 13 (2.31%) Maven
6 12 (2.14%) Eclipse
6 12 (2.14%) Subversion
7 11 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.60%) TeamCity
9 8 (1.42%) IntelliJ
10 7 (1.25%) Gerrit
10 7 (1.25%) Gradle
10 7 (1.25%) Selenium
11 6 (1.07%) Artifactory
11 6 (1.07%) PyCharm
11 6 (1.07%) SonarQube
11 6 (1.07%) Spinnaker
11 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 88 (15.66%) Social Skills
2 73 (12.99%) Finance
3 48 (8.54%) Banking
4 37 (6.58%) Public Sector
5 22 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (3.56%) Front Office
7 16 (2.85%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.14%) Documentation Skills
9 11 (1.96%) Electronics
9 11 (1.96%) Presentation Skills
10 7 (1.25%) Prime Brokerage
11 6 (1.07%) Retail
12 5 (0.89%) Back Office
12 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.71%) Marketing
13 4 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.53%) Automotive
14 3 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.36%) Law
15 2 (0.36%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 94 (16.73%) Architect
2 72 (12.81%) Administrator
3 60 (10.68%) Linux Engineer
4 47 (8.36%) Systems Administrator
5 46 (8.19%) DevOps Engineer
6 43 (7.65%) Linux Administrator
7 36 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 30 (5.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 27 (4.80%) Developer
10 23 (4.09%) Applications Support
10 23 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
11 22 (3.91%) Infrastructure Support
12 21 (3.74%) Analyst
12 21 (3.74%) Consultant
13 20 (3.56%) DBA
13 20 (3.56%) Linux Support
14 19 (3.38%) Electronic Trading Support
14 19 (3.38%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
14 19 (3.38%) Linux Scripter
15 18 (3.20%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (6.94%) YAML
2 38 (6.76%) JSON
3 32 (5.69%) LDAP
4 30 (5.34%) Middleware
5 29 (5.16%) XML
6 26 (4.63%) Spring
7 24 (4.27%) Rendezvous
8 23 (4.09%) REST
8 23 (4.09%) Web Services
9 19 (3.38%) Kafka
10 18 (3.20%) Node.js
10 18 (3.20%) Spring Boot
11 17 (3.02%) LAMP
11 17 (3.02%) Spine.js
12 14 (2.49%) .NET
13 12 (2.14%) SOAP
14 11 (1.96%) OAuth
15 10 (1.78%) HTML
16 9 (1.60%) AngularJS
17 8 (1.42%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.74%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.65%) Clustering
3 37 (6.58%) Public Cloud
4 25 (4.45%) Linux Command Line
5 24 (4.27%) Cloud Native
6 23 (4.09%) Private Cloud
7 18 (3.20%) Derivative
8 17 (3.02%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.96%) Equities
9 11 (1.96%) PKI
9 11 (1.96%) Replication
10 9 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (1.42%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.25%) EMC VNX
12 7 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (1.07%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.71%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.71%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 437 (77.76%) Linux
2 308 (54.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 160 (28.47%) Windows
4 113 (20.11%) Unix
5 74 (13.17%) Windows Server
6 61 (10.85%) CentOS
7 52 (9.25%) Solaris
8 33 (5.87%) Ubuntu
9 26 (4.63%) Windows Server 2016
10 22 (3.91%) Windows Server 2019
11 20 (3.56%) AIX
11 20 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (2.49%) Debian
12 14 (2.49%) Windows 10
13 13 (2.31%) SUSE
14 12 (2.14%) VMS
14 12 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (1.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 9 (1.60%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (1.07%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (27.22%) DevOps
2 98 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (10.68%) High Availability
4 57 (10.14%) Migration
5 52 (9.25%) Change Management
5 52 (9.25%) ITIL
6 50 (8.90%) Configuration Management
7 49 (8.72%) Open Source
8 47 (8.36%) Project Management
9 43 (7.65%) Capacity Management
9 43 (7.65%) Cybersecurity
10 42 (7.47%) Microservices
11 40 (7.12%) Infrastructure as Code
12 38 (6.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 34 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
14 33 (5.87%) Electronic Trading
14 33 (5.87%) Low Latency
15 32 (5.69%) Problem-Solving
16 31 (5.52%) Scrum
17 27 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 182 (32.38%) Python
2 104 (18.51%) SQL
3 93 (16.55%) Bash Shell
4 85 (15.12%) Java
5 65 (11.57%) Perl
6 62 (11.03%) PowerShell
7 54 (9.61%) Shell Script
8 28 (4.98%) Ruby
9 22 (3.91%) JavaScript
9 22 (3.91%) PHP
10 19 (3.38%) C
11 16 (2.85%) PL/SQL
12 12 (2.14%) C#
12 12 (2.14%) C++
13 10 (1.78%) Go
13 10 (1.78%) T-SQL
14 9 (1.60%) Korn
15 8 (1.42%) AWK
16 7 (1.25%) Bourne shell
17 5 (0.89%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 114 (20.28%) Security Cleared
2 86 (15.30%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.87%) DV Cleared
4 29 (5.16%) Degree
5 19 (3.38%) RHCE
6 11 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.60%) AWS Certification
8 9 (1.60%) CCNA
8 9 (1.60%) CISSP
8 9 (1.60%) CREST Certified
8 9 (1.60%) SANS
9 8 (1.42%) CCNP
10 6 (1.07%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.89%) OCP
11 5 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
11 5 (0.89%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (0.71%) GIAC
12 4 (0.71%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.56%) QA
2 17 (3.02%) OASIS TOSCA
3 12 (2.14%) GDPR
4 8 (1.42%) SLA
5 5 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.71%) COBIT
6 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.71%) NCSC
6 4 (0.71%) NIST
7 3 (0.53%) GPG13
7 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 3 (0.53%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.36%) PMO
9 1 (0.18%) Accessibility
9 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.18%) FISMA
9 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 131 (23.31%) Docker
2 113 (20.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (14.06%) Active Directory
4 54 (9.61%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (3.91%) vSphere
6 18 (3.20%) KVM
6 18 (3.20%) LXC
7 17 (3.02%) NFS
8 16 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (2.14%) Hyper-V
10 9 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.42%) iptables
11 8 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (1.42%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.07%) Veritas File System
12 6 (1.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 6 (1.07%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.71%) Ceph
13 4 (0.71%) GlusterFS
13 4 (0.71%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 180 (32.03%) Ansible
2 118 (21.00%) Kubernetes
3 81 (14.41%) Puppet
4 60 (10.68%) Terraform
5 49 (8.72%) Red Hat Satellite
6 34 (6.05%) Opscode Chef
7 33 (5.87%) Prometheus
8 32 (5.69%) Grafana
9 22 (3.91%) Docker Swarm
10 18 (3.20%) Cloudify
11 17 (3.02%) Juju
12 16 (2.85%) Salt
13 13 (2.31%) Tivoli
14 12 (2.14%) vRealize
15 11 (1.96%) Control-M
15 11 (1.96%) NetBackup
16 10 (1.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 10 (1.78%) Data Guard
16 10 (1.78%) SCCM
16 10 (1.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 172 (30.60%) VMware
2 101 (17.97%) Oracle
3 71 (12.63%) Cisco
4 66 (11.74%) Microsoft
5 48 (8.54%) IBM
6 35 (6.23%) Citrix
7 33 (5.87%) Juniper
8 32 (5.69%) Veritas
9 31 (5.52%) EMC
10 30 (5.34%) HP
11 29 (5.16%) Splunk
12 26 (4.63%) SAP
13 25 (4.45%) TIBCO
14 24 (4.27%) ION Trading
14 24 (4.27%) SaltStack
15 22 (3.91%) Google
16 20 (3.56%) Dell
17 18 (3.20%) F5
17 18 (3.20%) NetApp
18 17 (3.02%) Ericsson