Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 200 177 154
Rank change year-on-year -23 -23 -24
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,144 1,362 1,414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.38% 1.50% 1.69%
As % of the Vendors category 3.27% 3.63% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 893 915
England median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +8.82%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
90th Percentile £680 £625 £596
UK median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 20
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -28.21% +68.10%
10th Percentile £32.50 £17.52 £23.75
90th Percentile £48.15 £61.38 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year - -28.21% +43.38%

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 35,008 37,550 36,856
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.27% 41.35% 43.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,987 23,385 22,779
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £258
90th Percentile £642 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,173 1,362 1,267
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -5.41%

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 17 June 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 -6 507 £525 - 18
South East -6 232 £450 +5.88% 5
North of England -55 136 £450 +7.14% 15
South West -5 107 £500 +11.11% 5
East of England +39 95 £498 +10.56% 6
Midlands 0 73 £388 -22.50% 2
Yorkshire -34 66 £450 +7.14% 3
North West -22 57 £450 +2.86% 7
West Midlands -1 49 £375 -29.25% 2
East Midlands +3 24 £415 +3.75%
North East -14 13 £438 +9.38% 5
Red Hat
UK

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 982 (85.84%) Linux
2 688 (60.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 478 (41.78%) DevOps
4 455 (39.77%) Ansible
5 395 (34.53%) Amazon AWS
6 352 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 348 (30.42%) Jenkins
8 322 (28.15%) Python
9 321 (28.06%) Docker
10 317 (27.71%) Git (software)
11 287 (25.09%) Windows
12 268 (23.43%) Java
13 251 (21.94%) Unix
14 246 (21.50%) VMware
15 239 (20.89%) Kubernetes
16 237 (20.72%) OpenShift
17 219 (19.14%) Oracle
18 213 (18.62%) Puppet
19 199 (17.40%) Opscode Chef
20 195 (17.05%) CentOS
21 194 (16.96%) Finance
22 192 (16.78%) Security Cleared
23 154 (13.46%) Bash Shell
24 151 (13.20%) SC Cleared
25 149 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
26 144 (12.59%) Windows Server
27 140 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
28 139 (12.15%) Splunk
29 138 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
30 137 (11.98%) Microsoft

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 87 (7.60%) OpenStack
2 72 (6.29%) Apache
2 72 (6.29%) Tomcat
3 65 (5.68%) JBoss
4 51 (4.46%) Confluence
5 45 (3.93%) WebLogic
6 44 (3.85%) nginx
7 28 (2.45%) MS Exchange
8 22 (1.92%) WebSphere
9 16 (1.40%) IIS
10 14 (1.22%) SharePoint
11 12 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
12 10 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (0.79%) Apache Spark
13 9 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 8 (0.70%) GeoServer
14 8 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
15 7 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
16 4 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.35%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 14 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.087%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.05%) Endur
2 7 (0.61%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 395 (34.53%) Amazon AWS
2 237 (20.72%) OpenShift
3 149 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 66 (5.77%) Datadog
5 65 (5.68%) PaaS
6 58 (5.07%) IaaS
7 56 (4.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 48 (4.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 37 (3.23%) Amazon ELB
10 34 (2.97%) Apigee
10 34 (2.97%) GitHub
11 25 (2.19%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (2.19%) SaaS
12 20 (1.75%) Serverless
13 19 (1.66%) Office 365
14 18 (1.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 18 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
15 12 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (1.05%) Azure Stack
16 10 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (10.14%) Firewall
2 84 (7.34%) DNS
3 76 (6.64%) SAN
4 43 (3.76%) WAN
5 41 (3.58%) TCP/IP
6 37 (3.23%) VPN
7 32 (2.80%) DHCP
7 32 (2.80%) LAN
8 31 (2.71%) SSL
9 22 (1.92%) HTTP
10 18 (1.57%) Network Security
11 16 (1.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (1.40%) Internet
11 16 (1.40%) NAS
11 16 (1.40%) VLAN
12 15 (1.31%) MPLS
13 14 (1.22%) VSAN
14 13 (1.14%) iSCSI
15 12 (1.05%) NetScaler
16 11 (0.96%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (10.23%) Oracle Database
2 112 (9.79%) MySQL
3 52 (4.55%) SQL Server
4 46 (4.02%) Hadoop
5 44 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (3.76%) Amazon RDS
7 35 (3.06%) Big Data
7 35 (3.06%) Relational Database
8 29 (2.53%) MongoDB
9 25 (2.19%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
11 19 (1.66%) DB2
12 16 (1.40%) Amazon Aurora
12 16 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
13 14 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
14 13 (1.14%) NoSQL
15 12 (1.05%) MariaDB
16 8 (0.70%) Redis
17 7 (0.61%) HBase
17 7 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 348 (30.42%) Jenkins
2 317 (27.71%) Git (software)
3 132 (11.54%) JIRA
4 117 (10.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 64 (5.59%) JUnit
6 57 (4.98%) Maven
7 48 (4.20%) SoapUI
8 30 (2.62%) Subversion
9 25 (2.19%) Bitbucket
9 25 (2.19%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (2.01%) Ant
11 21 (1.84%) SonarQube
12 15 (1.31%) Artifactory
12 15 (1.31%) Metasploit
12 15 (1.31%) MSBuild
12 15 (1.31%) Visual Studio Team System
13 14 (1.22%) TeamCity
14 12 (1.05%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.05%) GitLab
15 11 (0.96%) Selenium
General
1 194 (16.96%) Finance
2 81 (7.08%) Banking
3 37 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 14 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 14 (1.22%) Marketing
5 12 (1.05%) Electronics
6 11 (0.96%) Legal
6 11 (0.96%) Retail
7 7 (0.61%) German Language
8 6 (0.52%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.52%) Games
8 6 (0.52%) Publishing
9 5 (0.44%) French Language
10 2 (0.17%) Front Office
10 2 (0.17%) Military
10 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.087%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.087%) Back Office
11 1 (0.087%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 249 (21.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 126 (11.01%) Linux Engineer
3 123 (10.75%) Administrator
4 94 (8.22%) Developer
5 91 (7.95%) Architect
6 87 (7.60%) Cloud Engineer
7 76 (6.64%) Consultant
8 63 (5.51%) Systems Administrator
9 60 (5.24%) AWS Engineer
10 56 (4.90%) Linux Administrator
11 54 (4.72%) AWS DevOps
11 54 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 54 (4.72%) Java Developer
12 48 (4.20%) Platform Engineer
13 46 (4.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 45 (3.93%) Analyst
15 43 (3.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 42 (3.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 38 (3.32%) Senior DevOps
18 36 (3.15%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (9.00%) Web Services
2 87 (7.60%) Middleware
3 80 (6.99%) SOAP
4 65 (5.68%) Spring
5 58 (5.07%) Spring Boot
6 48 (4.20%) LDAP
7 43 (3.76%) Kafka
8 42 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
9 35 (3.06%) REST
10 34 (2.97%) Node.js
11 29 (2.53%) JSON
12 27 (2.36%) XML
13 25 (2.19%) HTML
14 23 (2.01%) RESTful
15 21 (1.84%) J2EE
16 18 (1.57%) Gherkin
17 17 (1.49%) .NET
18 16 (1.40%) AngularJS
18 16 (1.40%) CSS
18 16 (1.40%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.60%) Data Centre
2 55 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.67%) Public Cloud
4 41 (3.58%) Linux Command Line
4 41 (3.58%) Private Cloud
5 27 (2.36%) Clustering
6 24 (2.10%) Greenfield Project
7 23 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (2.01%) Management Information System
7 23 (2.01%) User Experience
8 17 (1.49%) PKI
9 16 (1.40%) DataPower
9 16 (1.40%) Replication
10 14 (1.22%) Device Driver
10 14 (1.22%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (0.96%) Mainframe
12 10 (0.87%) Driving Licence
12 10 (0.87%) HACMP
12 10 (0.87%) N-Tier
13 9 (0.79%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 982 (85.84%) Linux
2 688 (60.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 287 (25.09%) Windows
4 251 (21.94%) Unix
5 195 (17.05%) CentOS
6 144 (12.59%) Windows Server
7 101 (8.83%) Solaris
8 52 (4.55%) AIX
9 50 (4.37%) Ubuntu
10 38 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (2.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (1.57%) Fedora
14 17 (1.49%) Debian
15 15 (1.31%) Windows 10
16 13 (1.14%) SUSE
17 9 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (0.70%) HPUX
18 8 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 4 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (41.78%) DevOps
2 352 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 140 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
4 135 (11.80%) Scrum
5 130 (11.36%) ITIL
6 123 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
7 122 (10.66%) Configuration Management
8 107 (9.35%) Microservices
9 106 (9.27%) Migration
10 99 (8.65%) High Availability
11 80 (6.99%) TDD
12 66 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 64 (5.59%) Continuous Delivery
14 63 (5.51%) Security Operations
15 61 (5.33%) BDD
15 61 (5.33%) Continuous Improvement
16 59 (5.16%) Deployment Automation
17 57 (4.98%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 55 (4.81%) Open Source
18 55 (4.81%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 322 (28.15%) Python
2 268 (23.43%) Java
3 154 (13.46%) Bash Shell
4 109 (9.53%) Perl
5 104 (9.09%) SQL
6 90 (7.87%) Shell Script
7 75 (6.56%) PowerShell
8 59 (5.16%) Ruby
9 54 (4.72%) Go
10 49 (4.28%) JavaScript
11 30 (2.62%) C
12 26 (2.27%) PHP
13 23 (2.01%) C#
14 19 (1.66%) Groovy
15 17 (1.49%) C++
15 17 (1.49%) Korn
16 15 (1.31%) PL/SQL
16 15 (1.31%) Scala
17 12 (1.05%) Bourne shell
18 9 (0.79%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 192 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 151 (13.20%) SC Cleared
3 117 (10.23%) RHCE
4 47 (4.11%) Degree
5 43 (3.76%) AWS Certification
6 37 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 35 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
8 30 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (2.36%) MCSE
10 21 (1.84%) CCNP
10 21 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (1.40%) CCNA
12 16 (1.40%) OCPJP
12 16 (1.40%) Sun Certification
13 15 (1.31%) MCSA
13 15 (1.31%) RHCSA
14 14 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 10 (0.87%) Master's Degree
16 8 (0.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.41%) PCI DSS
2 36 (3.15%) SLA
3 34 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 33 (2.88%) NIST
5 29 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.44%) QA
7 4 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.087%) COBIT
9 1 (0.087%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.087%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.087%) GDPR
9 1 (0.087%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.087%) NIST 800
System Software
1 321 (28.06%) Docker
2 138 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (8.57%) Active Directory
4 63 (5.51%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (3.32%) XenApp
6 34 (2.97%) vSphere
7 33 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
8 26 (2.27%) KVM
9 18 (1.57%) NFS
10 17 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
11 16 (1.40%) Hyper-V
12 14 (1.22%) LXC
13 12 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.70%) RACF
15 7 (0.61%) Postfix
15 7 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.52%) XenDesktop
17 5 (0.44%) Firmware
17 5 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 455 (39.77%) Ansible
2 239 (20.89%) Kubernetes
3 213 (18.62%) Puppet
4 199 (17.40%) Opscode Chef
5 133 (11.63%) Terraform
6 35 (3.06%) Red Hat Satellite
7 34 (2.97%) Nagios
8 32 (2.80%) SCCM
9 30 (2.62%) Grafana
9 30 (2.62%) SELinux
10 28 (2.45%) Prometheus
11 27 (2.36%) Nessus
12 20 (1.75%) vRealize
13 19 (1.66%) Icinga
14 18 (1.57%) NetBackup
15 17 (1.49%) WSUS
16 15 (1.31%) Data Guard
16 15 (1.31%) Nmap
16 15 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
17 12 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 246 (21.50%) VMware
2 219 (19.14%) Oracle
3 139 (12.15%) Splunk
4 137 (11.98%) Microsoft
5 94 (8.22%) Cisco
6 68 (5.94%) IBM
6 68 (5.94%) Qualys
7 65 (5.68%) Citrix
8 43 (3.76%) HP
9 41 (3.58%) Google
9 41 (3.58%) NetApp
10 36 (3.15%) Atlassian
10 36 (3.15%) EMC
11 35 (3.06%) Dell
12 33 (2.88%) ServiceNow
13 30 (2.62%) Veritas
14 28 (2.45%) AppDynamics
15 24 (2.10%) 3PAR
15 24 (2.10%) Cloudera
16 21 (1.84%) BMC