Period
to 20 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 235 217 209
Rank change year-on-year -18 -8 -42
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 324 569 611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.08% 1.30% 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category 2.67% 3.26% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 360 419
London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £400 £406 £363
90th Percentile £750 £775 £625
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 7
London median hourly rate £47.50 £37.50 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% +21.95% -38.50%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £27.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.50 £34.20
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% +20.00% -12.50%

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 12,157 17,469 18,654
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.40% 39.83% 40.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,281 11,765 12,731
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £283 £263
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 294 301
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £53.28 £46.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -

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 January 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in London over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 January 2020. 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 +24 42 £539 +7.75% 21
South London +31 28 £555 +11.00% 4
West London +36 15 £500 +11.11% 8
East London +33 12 £600 -7.69% 7
North London +10 2 £450 -20.00%
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 258 (79.63%) Linux
2 173 (53.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 129 (39.81%) DevOps
4 125 (38.58%) Python
5 111 (34.26%) AWS
6 109 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
7 102 (31.48%) Java
8 98 (30.25%) Security Cleared
9 83 (25.62%) Jenkins
10 77 (23.77%) Git (software)
10 77 (23.77%) SQL
11 75 (23.15%) Windows
11 75 (23.15%) Ansible
12 73 (22.53%) JIRA
13 72 (22.22%) Bash Shell
14 69 (21.30%) Opscode Chef
15 66 (20.37%) Ruby
16 65 (20.06%) Oracle
16 65 (20.06%) Finance
17 62 (19.14%) SC Cleared
18 60 (18.52%) Terraform
19 57 (17.59%) Perl
20 55 (16.98%) JSON
21 54 (16.67%) Unix
22 51 (15.74%) Azure
22 51 (15.74%) Puppet
22 51 (15.74%) Docker
22 51 (15.74%) OpenShift
23 50 (15.43%) ITIL
24 49 (15.12%) Migration

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 43 (13.27%) WebLogic
2 38 (11.73%) Confluence
3 37 (11.42%) Red Hat Fuse
4 36 (11.11%) JBoss
5 23 (7.10%) MQSeries
6 14 (4.32%) Tomcat
7 13 (4.01%) Apache Spark
8 12 (3.70%) Apache
9 11 (3.40%) IIS
10 10 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
11 9 (2.78%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.54%) nginx
13 4 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (0.93%) Jetty
15 2 (0.62%) MS Exchange
15 2 (0.62%) Oracle Self-Service HR
15 2 (0.62%) WebSphere
16 1 (0.31%) Mongrel
16 1 (0.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 1 (0.31%) Podio
Applications
1 8 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.47%) Oracle AML
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) Loan IQ
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.31%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 111 (34.26%) AWS
2 51 (15.74%) Azure
2 51 (15.74%) OpenShift
3 25 (7.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 24 (7.41%) Datadog
5 21 (6.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (6.48%) GCP
6 17 (5.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (4.32%) IaaS
8 13 (4.01%) Amazon S3
9 11 (3.40%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (2.78%) Route 53
11 8 (2.47%) Serverless
12 7 (2.16%) PaaS
13 6 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (1.85%) GitHub
13 6 (1.85%) Office 365
14 5 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
16 3 (0.93%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 38 (11.73%) Firewall
2 26 (8.02%) VPN
3 25 (7.72%) DNS
4 23 (7.10%) TCP/IP
5 19 (5.86%) DHCP
6 16 (4.94%) SAN
6 16 (4.94%) WAN
7 15 (4.63%) HTTP
7 15 (4.63%) Internet
8 14 (4.32%) LAN
9 9 (2.78%) Ethernet
10 8 (2.47%) Network Security
11 5 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (1.54%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (1.54%) FTP
12 4 (1.23%) SMTP
13 3 (0.93%) NX-OS
13 3 (0.93%) Wireless
13 3 (0.93%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.62%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (7.10%) Oracle Database
4 22 (6.79%) Big Data
5 19 (5.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 18 (5.56%) MySQL
7 17 (5.25%) Hadoop
8 14 (4.32%) MongoDB
9 11 (3.40%) BusinessObjects
10 8 (2.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (1.23%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 3 (0.93%) Apache Ignite
15 3 (0.93%) Flink
15 3 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 83 (25.62%) Jenkins
2 77 (23.77%) Git (software)
3 73 (22.53%) JIRA
4 31 (9.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 24 (7.41%) Maven
6 21 (6.48%) Subversion
7 18 (5.56%) Ant
8 16 (4.94%) JUnit
9 15 (4.63%) Artifactory
10 14 (4.32%) Eclipse
11 13 (4.01%) Selenium
12 12 (3.70%) Toad
13 10 (3.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 5 (1.54%) Bitbucket
14 5 (1.54%) Vagrant
15 3 (0.93%) GitLab
15 3 (0.93%) Gradle
15 3 (0.93%) Jasmine
15 3 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
15 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 65 (20.06%) Finance
2 24 (7.41%) Banking
3 19 (5.86%) Public Sector
4 6 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.54%) Marketing
5 5 (1.54%) Retail
6 4 (1.23%) Electronics
6 4 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.23%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.23%) Law
6 4 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.93%) Back Office
8 2 (0.62%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 41 (12.65%) Cloud Engineer
2 41 (12.65%) Developer
3 33 (10.19%) Architect
4 28 (8.64%) Administrator
4 28 (8.64%) Linux Engineer
5 24 (7.41%) Analyst
6 23 (7.10%) AWS Engineer
7 22 (6.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 19 (5.86%) Consultant
9 18 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
10 15 (4.63%) AWS DevOps
10 15 (4.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.63%) Senior Developer
10 15 (4.63%) Technical Architect
11 14 (4.32%) Linux Administrator
12 13 (4.01%) Java Developer
13 11 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (3.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.98%) JSON
2 40 (12.35%) Hibernate
3 39 (12.04%) XML
4 37 (11.42%) Apache Camel
5 29 (8.95%) Web Services
6 27 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
7 24 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
7 24 (7.41%) REST
8 22 (6.79%) MSMQ
9 21 (6.48%) Middleware
10 17 (5.25%) Spring
11 15 (4.63%) JDBC
11 15 (4.63%) Kafka
11 15 (4.63%) RESTful
12 13 (4.01%) Drools
13 12 (3.70%) JSP
13 12 (3.70%) Struts
14 9 (2.78%) .NET
15 8 (2.47%) LDAP
15 8 (2.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
1 22 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.94%) Public Cloud
3 11 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.78%) Fibre Optics
4 9 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
5 7 (2.16%) Replication
6 6 (1.85%) Clustering
6 6 (1.85%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.85%) User Experience
7 5 (1.54%) Private Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.93%) Mobile App
8 3 (0.93%) PKI
9 2 (0.62%) Blog
9 2 (0.62%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.62%) Derivative
9 2 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.62%) SWIFT
9 2 (0.62%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 258 (79.63%) Linux
2 173 (53.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 75 (23.15%) Windows
4 54 (16.67%) Unix
5 42 (12.96%) CentOS
6 29 (8.95%) Windows Server
7 23 (7.10%) Ubuntu
8 18 (5.56%) Solaris
9 15 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (4.32%) SUSE
11 13 (4.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.47%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 7 (2.16%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.85%) Android
14 6 (1.85%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (1.54%) AIX
15 5 (1.54%) Debian
16 4 (1.23%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (39.81%) DevOps
2 109 (33.64%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (15.43%) ITIL
4 49 (15.12%) Infrastructure as Code
4 49 (15.12%) Migration
5 43 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (12.04%) Configuration Management
7 34 (10.49%) Microservices
7 34 (10.49%) Scrum
8 33 (10.19%) Continuous Delivery
9 32 (9.88%) Kanban
10 28 (8.64%) Open Source
11 27 (8.33%) Infrastructure Automation
12 24 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 23 (7.10%) Waterfall
14 22 (6.79%) Test Automation
15 21 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
16 19 (5.86%) User Acceptance Testing
17 18 (5.56%) Enterprise Architecture
17 18 (5.56%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 125 (38.58%) Python
2 102 (31.48%) Java
3 77 (23.77%) SQL
4 72 (22.22%) Bash Shell
5 66 (20.37%) Ruby
6 57 (17.59%) Perl
7 41 (12.65%) PL/SQL
8 37 (11.42%) Shell Script
9 25 (7.72%) T-SQL
10 23 (7.10%) JavaScript
11 19 (5.86%) PowerShell
12 18 (5.56%) Go
13 17 (5.25%) Groovy
14 15 (4.63%) Scala
15 10 (3.09%) C
16 4 (1.23%) AWK
17 3 (0.93%) C++
17 3 (0.93%) PHP
18 2 (0.62%) Clojure
18 2 (0.62%) JPQL
Qualifications
1 98 (30.25%) Security Cleared
2 62 (19.14%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.32%) Degree
4 12 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (3.70%) RHCE
5 9 (2.78%) CCDA
5 9 (2.78%) CCNA
5 9 (2.78%) CCNP
5 9 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (2.78%) JNCIA
5 9 (2.78%) JNCIP
5 9 (2.78%) JNCIS
6 8 (2.47%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.93%) AWS Certification
7 3 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.93%) DBS Check
8 2 (0.62%) CISSP
9 1 (0.31%) MCP
9 1 (0.31%) OCP
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 10 (3.09%) NIST
3 5 (1.54%) QA
3 5 (1.54%) SLA
4 4 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (1.23%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.23%) PMO
5 3 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.93%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.93%) NCSC
6 2 (0.62%) COBIT
6 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (15.74%) Docker
2 22 (6.79%) Active Directory
3 18 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (4.01%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (3.40%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.54%) vSphere
8 4 (1.23%) GlusterFS
8 4 (1.23%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.23%) OCFS2
8 4 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (1.23%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.93%) KVM
9 3 (0.93%) NFS
10 2 (0.62%) Snort
10 2 (0.62%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.31%) iptables
11 1 (0.31%) Samba
11 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 75 (23.15%) Ansible
2 69 (21.30%) Opscode Chef
3 60 (18.52%) Terraform
4 51 (15.74%) Puppet
5 32 (9.88%) Kubernetes
6 10 (3.09%) Jamf Pro
6 10 (3.09%) Nessus
6 10 (3.09%) Salt
6 10 (3.09%) Suricata
7 9 (2.78%) Packer
7 9 (2.78%) SELinux
8 7 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (2.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.85%) CFEngine
9 6 (1.85%) Cobbler
9 6 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (1.85%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.54%) Kibana
11 4 (1.23%) Grafana
11 4 (1.23%) logstash
Vendors
1 65 (20.06%) Oracle
2 35 (10.80%) Splunk
3 34 (10.49%) Microsoft
3 34 (10.49%) VMware
4 27 (8.33%) Sybase
5 25 (7.72%) MuleSoft
6 22 (6.79%) Axway
7 18 (5.56%) Qualys
8 17 (5.25%) Symantec
9 16 (4.94%) Cisco
9 16 (4.94%) Juniper
10 15 (4.63%) SolarWinds
11 11 (3.40%) Google
11 11 (3.40%) SaltStack
11 11 (3.40%) ServiceNow
12 10 (3.09%) Apple
13 9 (2.78%) Dell
13 9 (2.78%) Fortinet
13 9 (2.78%) SAP
13 9 (2.78%) Veritas