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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 126 171
Rank change year-on-year -47 +45  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 295 426 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.42% 1.96% 1.33%
As % of the Vendors category 3.45% 4.75% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 305 213
Median daily rate £484 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £338 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 £14.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +257.14% -38.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +31.94% +20.00%  

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 8559 8971 10328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 41.29% 41.33% 44.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5792 6194 6826
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £603 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 115 257
Median hourly rate £23.75 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.00% -6.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.65 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Red Hat as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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
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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -29 29 £500 +17.64% 6
Croydon -11 11 £463 +17.83%
New Malden - 6 - -
Canary Wharf +1 3 £575 +31.42%
Hayes - 1 £325 -
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 560 (91.50%) Linux
2 370 (60.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 218 (35.62%) Python
3 218 (35.62%) DevOps
4 197 (32.19%) Unix
5 186 (30.39%) Java
6 178 (29.08%) Finance
7 171 (27.94%) Ansible
8 170 (27.78%) Puppet
8 170 (27.78%) Windows
9 152 (24.84%) Bash Shell
10 147 (24.02%) Perl
11 141 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
12 140 (22.88%) VMware
13 139 (22.71%) CentOS
14 135 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
15 124 (20.26%) Jenkins
16 116 (18.95%) Configuration Management
17 110 (17.97%) Docker
18 97 (15.85%) Windows Server
19 95 (15.52%) Security Cleared
20 91 (14.87%) Banking
21 90 (14.71%) Git (software)
22 89 (14.54%) Oracle
23 87 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
24 82 (13.40%) Firewall
25 77 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
25 77 (12.58%) Kubernetes
26 76 (12.42%) DNS
27 75 (12.25%) Solaris

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 62 (10.13%) Apache
2 50 (8.17%) Tomcat
3 36 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 30 (4.90%) Confluence
4 30 (4.90%) WebLogic
5 29 (4.74%) JBoss
6 14 (2.29%) WebSphere
7 13 (2.12%) IIS
7 13 (2.12%) nginx
8 12 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (1.63%) Apache Spark
10 8 (1.31%) Jetty
10 8 (1.31%) WildFly
11 7 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 6 (0.98%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
14 4 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
14 4 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.33%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 11 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.31%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 135 (22.06%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (11.76%) OpenShift
3 50 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (6.05%) PaaS
5 18 (2.94%) Amazon S3
5 18 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 17 (2.78%) IaaS
7 15 (2.45%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (1.96%) GitHub
8 12 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (1.47%) Amazon ELB
9 9 (1.47%) Datadog
10 8 (1.31%) Office 365
10 8 (1.31%) Route 53
11 7 (1.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.98%) Akamai
13 4 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.65%) SaaS
13 4 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 82 (13.40%) Firewall
2 76 (12.42%) DNS
3 52 (8.50%) TCP/IP
4 49 (8.01%) SAN
5 45 (7.35%) LDAP
6 32 (5.23%) DHCP
7 25 (4.08%) VPN
7 25 (4.08%) WAN
8 23 (3.76%) Ethernet
8 23 (3.76%) HTTP
8 23 (3.76%) LAN
8 23 (3.76%) SSL
9 17 (2.78%) Kerberos
9 17 (2.78%) Network Security
10 15 (2.45%) Cisco IOS
10 15 (2.45%) Internet
11 11 (1.80%) NX-OS
12 10 (1.63%) Wireshark
13 9 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (1.47%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.70%) MySQL
2 35 (5.72%) Big Data
3 31 (5.07%) SQL Server
4 26 (4.25%) NoSQL
4 26 (4.25%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (4.08%) Hadoop
6 23 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (3.27%) MongoDB
8 19 (3.10%) Oracle Database
9 18 (2.94%) Relational Database
10 9 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.82%) DB2
13 5 (0.82%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.82%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (0.65%) Apache Hive
14 4 (0.65%) HBase
15 3 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 124 (20.26%) Jenkins
2 90 (14.71%) Git (software)
3 51 (8.33%) JIRA
4 38 (6.21%) Maven
5 24 (3.92%) Subversion
6 21 (3.43%) JUnit
7 20 (3.27%) Cucumber
8 19 (3.10%) Sonatype Nexus
9 17 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 11 (1.80%) Artifactory
11 8 (1.31%) GitLab
11 8 (1.31%) Mercurial
11 8 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.31%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.98%) Ant
12 6 (0.98%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.82%) Gerrit
13 5 (0.82%) Hudson
13 5 (0.82%) Selenium
13 5 (0.82%) TeamCity
General
1 178 (29.08%) Finance
2 91 (14.87%) Banking
3 24 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 19 (3.10%) Law
5 9 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.31%) Retail
7 6 (0.98%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.33%) Military
9 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Back Office
10 1 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 108 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
2 105 (17.16%) Administrator
3 95 (15.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 78 (12.75%) Developer
5 68 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
6 60 (9.80%) Systems Administrator
7 49 (8.01%) AWS Engineer
7 49 (8.01%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 49 (8.01%) Unix Engineer
8 38 (6.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 36 (5.88%) Consultant
10 34 (5.56%) Architect
11 32 (5.23%) AWS DevOps
12 28 (4.58%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 27 (4.41%) Java Developer
14 26 (4.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 25 (4.08%) Unix Administrator
16 23 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 21 (3.43%) VMWare Administrator
18 19 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (7.52%) Web Services
2 40 (6.54%) Node.js
3 33 (5.39%) XML
4 31 (5.07%) Middleware
5 28 (4.58%) Spring
6 25 (4.08%) CSS
6 25 (4.08%) HTML
6 25 (4.08%) XSLT
7 24 (3.92%) JSON
8 22 (3.59%) REST
9 20 (3.27%) LAMP
9 20 (3.27%) TIBCO EMS
10 17 (2.78%) .NET
11 16 (2.61%) RSS
12 15 (2.45%) Elastic Stack
13 14 (2.29%) J2EE
14 12 (1.96%) Kafka
14 12 (1.96%) PostGIS
14 12 (1.96%) Spring Security
14 12 (1.96%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (6.86%) Data Centre
3 36 (5.88%) Clustering
4 31 (5.07%) Computer Science
5 21 (3.43%) Enterprise Software
5 21 (3.43%) Public Cloud
6 20 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.61%) Web 2.0
9 14 (2.29%) PKI
10 13 (2.12%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (0.98%) CMDB
11 6 (0.98%) Mobile App
11 6 (0.98%) Spread Betting
12 5 (0.82%) Replication
13 4 (0.65%) Equities
13 4 (0.65%) PMI
13 4 (0.65%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 3 (0.49%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 560 (91.50%) Linux
2 370 (60.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 197 (32.19%) Unix
4 170 (27.78%) Windows
5 139 (22.71%) CentOS
6 97 (15.85%) Windows Server
7 75 (12.25%) Solaris
8 71 (11.60%) Ubuntu
9 48 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (6.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (5.23%) SUSE
12 27 (4.41%) AIX
13 22 (3.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 16 (2.61%) Windows 7
15 13 (2.12%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (1.80%) Debian
16 11 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (0.98%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.82%) Scientific Linux
19 4 (0.65%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (35.62%) DevOps
2 141 (23.04%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (18.95%) Configuration Management
4 77 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (10.46%) Migration
6 60 (9.80%) Open Source
7 48 (7.84%) Microservices
8 45 (7.35%) ITIL
9 42 (6.86%) Scrum
9 42 (6.86%) Test Automation
10 32 (5.23%) OO
10 32 (5.23%) SDLC
10 32 (5.23%) Service Management
11 31 (5.07%) Software Engineering
12 30 (4.90%) Continuous Delivery
12 30 (4.90%) High Availability
12 30 (4.90%) Kanban
13 29 (4.74%) Project Management
14 27 (4.41%) Low Latency
15 25 (4.08%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 218 (35.62%) Python
2 186 (30.39%) Java
3 152 (24.84%) Bash Shell
4 147 (24.02%) Perl
5 68 (11.11%) Ruby
6 58 (9.48%) JavaScript
7 56 (9.15%) SQL
8 41 (6.70%) C
9 39 (6.37%) PowerShell
10 33 (5.39%) Shell Script
11 31 (5.07%) PHP
12 16 (2.61%) C#
13 15 (2.45%) C++
14 13 (2.12%) Scala
15 12 (1.96%) Go
16 11 (1.80%) CQL
17 9 (1.47%) VBScript
18 7 (1.14%) Korn
19 5 (0.82%) Bourne shell
19 5 (0.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 95 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 69 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 44 (7.19%) Degree
4 27 (4.41%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 22 (3.59%) RHCE
7 20 (3.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (3.27%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.78%) CCNP
9 14 (2.29%) CCNA
10 10 (1.63%) RHCA
11 9 (1.47%) JNCIS
11 9 (1.47%) Master's Degree
11 9 (1.47%) RHCSA
12 8 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.14%) CCDA
13 7 (1.14%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.14%) JNCIP
13 7 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
14 6 (0.98%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.80%) QA
2 9 (1.47%) SLA
3 7 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.98%) JSP 440
5 5 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (17.97%) Docker
2 87 (14.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (9.97%) Active Directory
4 41 (6.70%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (5.72%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (3.43%) NFS
7 19 (3.10%) GPFS
8 18 (2.94%) KVM
9 16 (2.61%) Hyper-V
10 12 (1.96%) LXC
11 10 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (1.47%) Xen
13 8 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (1.31%) vCloud
14 7 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 7 (1.14%) HDFS
15 6 (0.98%) Squid
15 6 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 5 (0.82%) pfSense
16 5 (0.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 171 (27.94%) Ansible
2 170 (27.78%) Puppet
3 77 (12.58%) Kubernetes
4 75 (12.25%) Opscode Chef
5 44 (7.19%) Nagios
6 38 (6.21%) Terraform
7 26 (4.25%) ZABBIX
8 24 (3.92%) Packer
8 24 (3.92%) Red Hat Satellite
9 20 (3.27%) Prometheus
10 17 (2.78%) Kibana
11 15 (2.45%) BladeLogic
12 14 (2.29%) Grafana
12 14 (2.29%) Mesos
12 14 (2.29%) yum
13 9 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 8 (1.31%) logstash
14 8 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 7 (1.14%) PowerCLI
15 7 (1.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 140 (22.88%) VMware
2 89 (14.54%) Oracle
3 58 (9.48%) Microsoft
4 50 (8.17%) Cisco
5 48 (7.84%) Splunk
6 38 (6.21%) HP
7 33 (5.39%) TIBCO
8 22 (3.59%) IBM
9 20 (3.27%) EMC
9 20 (3.27%) Google
9 20 (3.27%) Juniper
9 20 (3.27%) SaltStack
10 19 (3.10%) Veritas
11 18 (2.94%) SolarWinds
12 14 (2.29%) CheckPoint
12 14 (2.29%) Sybase
12 14 (2.29%) Symantec
13 12 (1.96%) Dell
13 12 (1.96%) Hortonworks
13 12 (1.96%) Sun
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