Period
to 20 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 20 October 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 207 169
Rank change year-on-year -15 -38 +5
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 579 596 707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.27% 1.32% 1.58%
As % of the Vendors category 3.18% 3.24% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 380 410 502
London median daily rate £525 £491 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% +9.17% +4.65%
10th Percentile £399 £363 £328
90th Percentile £700 £626 £601
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 7
London median hourly rate - £41.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -17.50% +100.00%
England median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.55% +83.33% -11.11%

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18,202 18,391 18,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.79% 40.81% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,329 12,468 12,736
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 257 277
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +11.43% -4.11%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.87 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Red Hat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in London

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Red Hat in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in London

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in London over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in London

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in London

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Central London -10 94 £550 +15.79% 29
South London -56 22 £525 +21.04% 4
West London -6 18 £500 -2.91% 19
East London -15 11 £475 -11.21% 7
North London +4 7 £500 - 3
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 London region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 503 (86.87%) Linux
2 319 (55.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 232 (40.07%) DevOps
4 197 (34.02%) Python
5 182 (31.43%) Ansible
6 171 (29.53%) Finance
7 164 (28.32%) Puppet
8 158 (27.29%) Jenkins
9 150 (25.91%) Amazon AWS
9 150 (25.91%) Unix
10 148 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
11 134 (23.14%) Opscode Chef
12 131 (22.63%) CentOS
13 130 (22.45%) Docker
14 119 (20.55%) Bash Shell
15 110 (19.00%) Windows
16 104 (17.96%) Java
17 94 (16.23%) VMware
18 89 (15.37%) Terraform
19 87 (15.03%) Apache
20 86 (14.85%) Banking
21 84 (14.51%) Ubuntu
21 84 (14.51%) Git (software)
22 79 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
22 79 (13.64%) Perl
22 79 (13.64%) Oracle
23 76 (13.13%) Microsoft
24 74 (12.78%) Kubernetes
25 73 (12.61%) Ruby
26 72 (12.44%) SQL

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (15.03%) Apache
2 57 (9.84%) JBoss
3 42 (7.25%) Tomcat
4 41 (7.08%) OpenStack
5 39 (6.74%) WebLogic
6 26 (4.49%) IIS
7 20 (3.45%) nginx
7 20 (3.45%) WebSphere
8 17 (2.94%) CMS
9 14 (2.42%) Apache Spark
9 14 (2.42%) Jetty
9 14 (2.42%) Oracle Service Bus
10 13 (2.25%) Mongrel
11 12 (2.07%) Confluence
12 5 (0.86%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.52%) Liferay
14 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.35%) WildFly
Applications
1 25 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.86%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.17%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (0.35%) Global One
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.35%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.17%) 3000 Xtra
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 150 (25.91%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (12.26%) OpenShift
3 55 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (8.12%) GitHub
5 43 (7.43%) PaaS
6 40 (6.91%) AWS CloudFormation
7 37 (6.39%) IaaS
8 18 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
8 18 (3.11%) Serverless
9 17 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
10 15 (2.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (2.42%) IBM Cloud
12 13 (2.25%) SoftLayer
13 11 (1.90%) Sumo Logic
14 7 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
15 6 (1.04%) SaaS
16 5 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
17 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
18 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.98%) Firewall
2 47 (8.12%) DNS
3 45 (7.77%) HTTP
4 32 (5.53%) SAN
4 32 (5.53%) TCP/IP
5 27 (4.66%) Kerberos
6 24 (4.15%) SSL
7 18 (3.11%) Internet
8 17 (2.94%) BIG-IP
8 17 (2.94%) NAS
9 14 (2.42%) Multicast
9 14 (2.42%) VPN
9 14 (2.42%) WAN
10 11 (1.90%) DHCP
10 11 (1.90%) Intranet
11 10 (1.73%) Network Security
12 8 (1.38%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.38%) LAN
12 8 (1.38%) NetScaler
13 7 (1.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 50 (8.64%) MySQL
3 40 (6.91%) MongoDB
4 28 (4.84%) Oracle Database
5 24 (4.15%) Big Data
5 24 (4.15%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
7 17 (2.94%) Hadoop
8 15 (2.59%) MariaDB
9 13 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (2.07%) DB2
11 8 (1.38%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.21%) Blockchain
13 5 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.69%) Amazon Aurora
14 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.69%) Redis
14 4 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 3 (0.52%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 158 (27.29%) Jenkins
2 84 (14.51%) Git (software)
3 55 (9.50%) Maven
4 42 (7.25%) Vagrant
5 41 (7.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 34 (5.87%) TeamCity
7 32 (5.53%) Artifactory
8 27 (4.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (3.28%) Subversion
10 17 (2.94%) Bitbucket
11 16 (2.76%) GitLab
12 15 (2.59%) JIRA
13 14 (2.42%) Ant
13 14 (2.42%) Gradle
14 13 (2.25%) CruiseControl
14 13 (2.25%) MSBuild
14 13 (2.25%) Selenium
15 12 (2.07%) Cucumber
16 11 (1.90%) Travis CI
17 8 (1.38%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 171 (29.53%) Finance
2 86 (14.85%) Banking
3 20 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.11%) Publishing
5 10 (1.73%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.38%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.38%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.21%) Front Office
8 6 (1.04%) Advertising
8 6 (1.04%) Law
8 6 (1.04%) Legal
8 6 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.04%) Retail
9 4 (0.69%) Marketing
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 164 (28.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 97 (16.75%) Linux Engineer
3 49 (8.46%) AWS Engineer
4 44 (7.60%) AWS DevOps
5 41 (7.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 40 (6.91%) Architect
7 39 (6.74%) Consultant
8 38 (6.56%) Administrator
8 38 (6.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 36 (6.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 25 (4.32%) Developer
11 22 (3.80%) Azure DevOps
11 22 (3.80%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 22 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
11 22 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
12 21 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
13 20 (3.45%) Applications Support
14 19 (3.28%) Analyst
14 19 (3.28%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.12%) Middleware
2 40 (6.91%) Kafka
3 38 (6.56%) LDAP
4 30 (5.18%) .NET
5 24 (4.15%) Web Services
6 22 (3.80%) LAMP
7 21 (3.63%) Java EE
8 17 (2.94%) .NET Framework
9 14 (2.42%) CGI
9 14 (2.42%) Embperl
9 14 (2.42%) Ruby on Rails
10 13 (2.25%) ActiveMQ
10 13 (2.25%) JRuby
10 13 (2.25%) Rendezvous
10 13 (2.25%) Servlets
10 13 (2.25%) Spring
11 12 (2.07%) XML
12 10 (1.73%) Apache Camel
12 10 (1.73%) FastCGI
13 9 (1.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.23%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.70%) Device Driver
3 29 (5.01%) Clustering
4 27 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.66%) Computer Science
5 24 (4.15%) Public Cloud
6 22 (3.80%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (2.76%) Replication
8 15 (2.59%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (2.59%) Private Cloud
9 14 (2.42%) Graphic Design
10 13 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 9 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.38%) PKI
13 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 6 (1.04%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.86%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 503 (86.87%) Linux
2 319 (55.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 150 (25.91%) Unix
4 131 (22.63%) CentOS
5 110 (19.00%) Windows
6 84 (14.51%) Ubuntu
7 52 (8.98%) Solaris
8 48 (8.29%) Windows Server
9 30 (5.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 27 (4.66%) Debian
11 24 (4.15%) SUSE
12 13 (2.25%) Fedora
13 9 (1.55%) AIX
14 8 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.86%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
18 3 (0.52%) HPUX
18 3 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (40.07%) DevOps
2 148 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
4 66 (11.40%) Continuous Delivery
5 60 (10.36%) Configuration Management
6 59 (10.19%) Migration
7 56 (9.67%) High Availability
8 55 (9.50%) Open Source
9 53 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
10 39 (6.74%) Immutable Infrastructure
11 38 (6.56%) Release Management
12 37 (6.39%) Change Management
13 33 (5.70%) ITIL
14 32 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 28 (4.84%) OO
15 28 (4.84%) Task Automation
16 27 (4.66%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 25 (4.32%) Performance Tuning
17 25 (4.32%) SDLC
18 23 (3.97%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 197 (34.02%) Python
2 119 (20.55%) Bash Shell
3 104 (17.96%) Java
4 79 (13.64%) Perl
5 73 (12.61%) Ruby
6 72 (12.44%) SQL
7 55 (9.50%) Shell Script
8 49 (8.46%) Go
9 27 (4.66%) C
10 26 (4.49%) PowerShell
11 25 (4.32%) JavaScript
12 23 (3.97%) PHP
13 17 (2.94%) C#
14 7 (1.21%) Java 8
15 6 (1.04%) Korn
16 5 (0.86%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.69%) C++
17 4 (0.69%) Groovy
17 4 (0.69%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 55 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 42 (7.25%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.32%) Degree
4 20 (3.45%) RHCE
5 16 (2.76%) AWS Certification
5 16 (2.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.21%) CCNA
7 7 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.86%) MCSE
9 5 (0.86%) RHCSA
10 4 (0.69%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.69%) MCITP
10 4 (0.69%) MCSA
10 4 (0.69%) RHCVA
10 4 (0.69%) VCAP
10 4 (0.69%) VCDX
10 4 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.52%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.45%) QA
2 7 (1.21%) FedRAMP
2 7 (1.21%) SLA
3 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.35%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 130 (22.45%) Docker
2 69 (11.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (7.25%) Active Directory
4 18 (3.11%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.11%) vSphere
5 16 (2.76%) KVM
6 15 (2.59%) LXC
7 14 (2.42%) VirtualBox
8 13 (2.25%) NFS
8 13 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.73%) Firmware
10 10 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.21%) GPFS
12 6 (1.04%) vCloud
13 5 (0.86%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 5 (0.86%) Squid
14 4 (0.69%) OpenIDM
14 4 (0.69%) RHEV
14 4 (0.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 182 (31.43%) Ansible
2 164 (28.32%) Puppet
3 134 (23.14%) Opscode Chef
4 89 (15.37%) Terraform
5 74 (12.78%) Kubernetes
6 54 (9.33%) Nagios
7 36 (6.22%) Grafana
8 34 (5.87%) Icinga
8 34 (5.87%) Prometheus
9 24 (4.15%) Packer
10 23 (3.97%) Salt
11 17 (2.94%) CFEngine
11 17 (2.94%) Kibana
11 17 (2.94%) logstash
12 14 (2.42%) Galera Cluster
13 13 (2.25%) ZABBIX
14 12 (2.07%) Graylog
15 10 (1.73%) ITRS Geneos
16 7 (1.21%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 6 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 94 (16.23%) VMware
2 79 (13.64%) Oracle
3 76 (13.13%) Microsoft
4 45 (7.77%) Google
5 42 (7.25%) IBM
5 42 (7.25%) Splunk
6 32 (5.53%) Cisco
7 30 (5.18%) AppDynamics
8 23 (3.97%) F5
9 17 (2.94%) EMC
10 16 (2.76%) HP
11 15 (2.59%) Juniper
11 15 (2.59%) Reuters
12 14 (2.42%) Bloomberg
12 14 (2.42%) Centrify
13 13 (2.25%) Atlassian
13 13 (2.25%) TIBCO
14 12 (2.07%) New Relic
14 12 (2.07%) Sun
14 12 (2.07%) Symantec