Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 168 188
Rank change year-on-year -37 +20 -13
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 616 702 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.31% 1.55% 1.37%
As % of the Vendors category 3.23% 3.62% 3.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 492 442
London median daily rate £500 £453 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.50% +3.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £363 £321 £313
90th Percentile £638 £614 £586
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 6
London median hourly rate £32.25 £50.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.50% +72.41% -46.30%
10th Percentile £27.83 £21.10 £22.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £44.50 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +56.14% +1.79% -30.00%

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 19082 19384 19347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.49% 42.85% 41.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12977 12907 12827
London median daily rate £475 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 284 389
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -28 99 £495 +10.00% 16
South London +3 53 £421 -9.41%
West London -11 27 £495 - 9
East London 0 16 £525 +14.13% 1
North London -9 1 £500 +25.00%
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 527 (85.55%) Linux
2 315 (51.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 250 (40.58%) DevOps
4 191 (31.01%) Windows
4 191 (31.01%) Finance
5 190 (30.84%) Unix
6 189 (30.68%) Python
7 176 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 172 (27.92%) Ansible
9 166 (26.95%) Puppet
10 159 (25.81%) Jenkins
11 155 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
12 152 (24.68%) CentOS
13 150 (24.35%) Java
14 146 (23.70%) VMware
14 146 (23.70%) Bash Shell
15 130 (21.10%) Perl
16 126 (20.45%) Banking
17 125 (20.29%) Docker
18 113 (18.34%) Git (software)
18 113 (18.34%) Windows Server
19 106 (17.21%) Configuration Management
20 98 (15.91%) Firewall
21 94 (15.26%) Opscode Chef
22 77 (12.50%) Ubuntu
23 75 (12.18%) Open Source
24 74 (12.01%) Apache
25 73 (11.85%) Oracle
25 73 (11.85%) DNS
26 72 (11.69%) SAN

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 74 (12.01%) Apache
2 72 (11.69%) Tomcat
3 54 (8.77%) JBoss
4 47 (7.63%) OpenStack
5 29 (4.71%) IIS
6 28 (4.55%) Confluence
7 21 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
8 19 (3.08%) nginx
9 18 (2.92%) WebSphere
10 11 (1.79%) MQSeries
11 9 (1.46%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.30%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.97%) Apache Spark
13 6 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 5 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.49%) Apache Solr
15 3 (0.49%) Cloud Foundry
15 3 (0.49%) SAS
16 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.32%) Jetty
Applications
1 9 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.14%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 176 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (10.71%) OpenShift
4 38 (6.17%) GitHub
5 26 (4.22%) PaaS
6 24 (3.90%) IaaS
7 21 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
7 21 (3.41%) AWS CloudFormation
8 13 (2.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 11 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.62%) Office 365
11 7 (1.14%) Amazon S3
12 6 (0.97%) Heroku
13 5 (0.81%) Akamai
13 5 (0.81%) Route 53
14 4 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.65%) Fastly
14 4 (0.65%) SaaS
15 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
16 2 (0.32%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 98 (15.91%) Firewall
2 73 (11.85%) DNS
3 72 (11.69%) SAN
4 42 (6.82%) DHCP
5 40 (6.49%) TCP/IP
6 33 (5.36%) LDAP
7 30 (4.87%) NAS
8 28 (4.55%) VPN
8 28 (4.55%) WAN
9 27 (4.38%) LAN
10 22 (3.57%) Network Security
11 17 (2.76%) HTTP
11 17 (2.76%) Kerberos
12 14 (2.27%) Ethernet
13 12 (1.95%) Internet
14 11 (1.79%) VoIP
15 9 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (1.46%) FTP
15 9 (1.46%) SSL
15 9 (1.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.98%) MySQL
2 39 (6.33%) MongoDB
3 35 (5.68%) PostgreSQL
4 33 (5.36%) SQL Server
5 22 (3.57%) Hadoop
6 21 (3.41%) Big Data
6 21 (3.41%) Relational Database
7 19 (3.08%) Oracle Database
8 15 (2.44%) RDBMS
9 12 (1.95%) Redis
10 7 (1.14%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.81%) Oracle Exadata
12 4 (0.65%) MS Access
12 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.49%) Apache Hive
13 3 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.49%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 159 (25.81%) Jenkins
2 113 (18.34%) Git (software)
3 60 (9.74%) Maven
4 49 (7.95%) JIRA
5 29 (4.71%) Subversion
6 24 (3.90%) Artifactory
7 18 (2.92%) Vagrant
8 17 (2.76%) GitLab
9 15 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (2.11%) Gerrit
10 13 (2.11%) JUnit
11 12 (1.95%) Cucumber
11 12 (1.95%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.79%) Ant
12 11 (1.79%) Selenium
13 9 (1.46%) Metasploit
14 8 (1.30%) Bitbucket
15 7 (1.14%) Mercurial
15 7 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 191 (31.01%) Finance
2 126 (20.45%) Banking
3 34 (5.52%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.44%) Retail
4 15 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.95%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.14%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.97%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.81%) Electronics
8 5 (0.81%) Marketing
9 4 (0.65%) Games
10 3 (0.49%) Advertising
10 3 (0.49%) Front Office
11 2 (0.32%) Legal
12 1 (0.16%) International Banking
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 167 (27.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 113 (18.34%) Administrator
3 96 (15.58%) Linux Engineer
4 75 (12.18%) Systems Administrator
5 68 (11.04%) Linux Administrator
6 52 (8.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 52 (8.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 50 (8.12%) Developer
8 47 (7.63%) Consultant
9 45 (7.31%) AWS Engineer
10 41 (6.66%) AWS DevOps
11 39 (6.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 38 (6.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 35 (5.68%) Cloud Engineer
14 31 (5.03%) Java Developer
15 30 (4.87%) Unix Administrator
16 27 (4.38%) Windows Engineer
17 26 (4.22%) Analyst
17 26 (4.22%) Unix Engineer
17 26 (4.22%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (10.06%) Web Services
2 41 (6.66%) J2EE
3 35 (5.68%) Middleware
4 31 (5.03%) .NET
5 28 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
5 28 (4.55%) Hibernate
6 26 (4.22%) ActiveMQ
7 25 (4.06%) REST
8 22 (3.57%) Spring
9 18 (2.92%) RESTful
10 16 (2.60%) JSON
11 15 (2.44%) HTML
11 15 (2.44%) SOAP
12 14 (2.27%) Apache Camel
13 13 (2.11%) Java EE
13 13 (2.11%) Kafka
13 13 (2.11%) XML
14 12 (1.95%) Node.js
14 12 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
14 12 (1.95%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (8.60%) Data Centre
2 41 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
3 34 (5.52%) Clustering
4 25 (4.06%) Computer Science
4 25 (4.06%) Replication
5 24 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
6 20 (3.25%) Device Driver
7 19 (3.08%) PKI
8 13 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.62%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.46%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.14%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.14%) Spread Betting
12 6 (0.97%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.81%) PMI
14 4 (0.65%) EMC VNX
14 4 (0.65%) Equities
14 4 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.65%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 527 (85.55%) Linux
2 315 (51.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 191 (31.01%) Windows
4 190 (30.84%) Unix
5 152 (24.68%) CentOS
6 113 (18.34%) Windows Server
7 77 (12.50%) Ubuntu
8 69 (11.20%) Solaris
9 56 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (7.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (4.87%) AIX
12 27 (4.38%) SUSE
13 22 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (2.44%) Windows 7
15 10 (1.62%) Debian
16 9 (1.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (1.14%) HPUX
18 5 (0.81%) Fedora
18 5 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
19 4 (0.65%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (40.58%) DevOps
2 155 (25.16%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (17.21%) Configuration Management
4 75 (12.18%) Open Source
5 71 (11.53%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (9.25%) Continuous Delivery
6 57 (9.25%) Migration
7 40 (6.49%) High Availability
8 34 (5.52%) ITIL
8 34 (5.52%) Kanban
9 30 (4.87%) Scrum
9 30 (4.87%) SDLC
10 28 (4.55%) Microservices
11 26 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
11 26 (4.22%) Test Automation
12 22 (3.57%) Task Automation
13 21 (3.41%) TDD
14 20 (3.25%) Change Control
14 20 (3.25%) Disaster Recovery
14 20 (3.25%) Immutable Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 189 (30.68%) Python
2 150 (24.35%) Java
3 146 (23.70%) Bash Shell
4 130 (21.10%) Perl
5 68 (11.04%) Ruby
6 58 (9.42%) PowerShell
7 51 (8.28%) SQL
8 42 (6.82%) Shell Script
9 40 (6.49%) JavaScript
10 32 (5.19%) Go
11 28 (4.55%) C++
12 21 (3.41%) PHP
13 19 (3.08%) C
14 12 (1.95%) Korn
15 11 (1.79%) VBScript
16 5 (0.81%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.81%) Scala
17 4 (0.65%) Bourne shell
17 4 (0.65%) C#
18 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 69 (11.20%) Security Cleared
2 52 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 31 (5.03%) Degree
4 25 (4.06%) RHCE
5 17 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (1.62%) CCNA
9 9 (1.46%) CCNP
10 8 (1.30%) CISSP
10 8 (1.30%) RHCA
11 7 (1.14%) MCSA
12 6 (0.97%) DV Cleared
12 6 (0.97%) MCSE
13 5 (0.81%) CCDA
13 5 (0.81%) CEH
13 5 (0.81%) JNCIA
13 5 (0.81%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.81%) RHCSA
13 5 (0.81%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.25%) QA
2 16 (2.60%) SLA
3 9 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.16%) GCP
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 125 (20.29%) Docker
2 59 (9.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (8.60%) Active Directory
4 43 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (4.55%) NFS
6 24 (3.90%) Samba
7 22 (3.57%) Hyper-V
8 17 (2.76%) vSphere
9 14 (2.27%) KVM
9 14 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (1.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 6 (0.97%) GPFS
11 6 (0.97%) iptables
11 6 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (0.97%) Veritas File System
12 5 (0.81%) LXC
12 5 (0.81%) SRDF
13 4 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.49%) vCloud
14 3 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 172 (27.92%) Ansible
2 166 (26.95%) Puppet
3 94 (15.26%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (11.53%) Kubernetes
5 65 (10.55%) Nagios
6 44 (7.14%) Terraform
7 34 (5.52%) Grafana
8 32 (5.19%) Icinga
9 30 (4.87%) Prometheus
10 23 (3.73%) ZABBIX
11 20 (3.25%) Galera Cluster
12 17 (2.76%) Red Hat Satellite
13 16 (2.60%) SCCM
14 15 (2.44%) Kibana
15 13 (2.11%) BladeLogic
16 12 (1.95%) WMI
17 11 (1.79%) NetBackup
18 10 (1.62%) Mesos
18 10 (1.62%) Salt
18 10 (1.62%) yum
Vendors
1 146 (23.70%) VMware
2 73 (11.85%) Oracle
3 62 (10.06%) Splunk
4 51 (8.28%) Cisco
5 50 (8.12%) Microsoft
6 42 (6.82%) EMC
7 41 (6.66%) IBM
8 35 (5.68%) HP
9 29 (4.71%) Juniper
10 26 (4.22%) Atlassian
10 26 (4.22%) TIBCO
11 21 (3.41%) Veritas
12 20 (3.25%) NetApp
12 20 (3.25%) SaltStack
13 18 (2.92%) Symantec
14 17 (2.76%) CheckPoint
15 16 (2.60%) SolarWinds
16 14 (2.27%) Citrix
16 14 (2.27%) Fortinet
17 13 (2.11%) Tripwire