Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 206 149
Rank change year-on-year -11 -57 +38
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 565 572 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.24% 1.34% 1.83%
As % of the Vendors category 3.13% 3.22% 4.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 401 603
London median daily rate £525 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.11% +8.82%
10th Percentile £375 £358 £325
90th Percentile £638 £631 £600
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
London median hourly rate £52.50 £50.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +72.41% +21.26%
10th Percentile £51.25 £44.50 £18.90
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £51.00 £50.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +2.00% +104.08% -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 18,039 17,772 19,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 39.57% 41.74% 42.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,275 11,960 12,952
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
England median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 237 235
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +8.57% -7.89%
10th Percentile £13.31 £12.15 £10.85
90th Percentile £50.20 £50.00 £40.90
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -7 102 £550 +10.00% 41
West London -15 30 £455 -11.65% 14
South London -56 21 £525 +16.67% 1
East London -16 13 £475 -14.41% 5
North London +5 3 £475 -
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 511 (90.44%) Linux
2 319 (56.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 220 (38.94%) Python
4 203 (35.93%) DevOps
5 192 (33.98%) Ansible
6 154 (27.26%) Jenkins
6 154 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
7 152 (26.90%) Finance
8 150 (26.55%) Unix
9 147 (26.02%) Puppet
10 140 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
11 133 (23.54%) CentOS
12 130 (23.01%) Bash Shell
13 125 (22.12%) Docker
14 113 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
15 108 (19.12%) VMware
16 107 (18.94%) Ubuntu
17 103 (18.23%) Windows
18 100 (17.70%) Java
19 91 (16.11%) Perl
20 85 (15.04%) Git (software)
21 83 (14.69%) Terraform
21 83 (14.69%) Banking
22 75 (13.27%) SQL
22 75 (13.27%) Apache
23 71 (12.57%) Configuration Management
24 67 (11.86%) Oracle
24 67 (11.86%) Microsoft
24 67 (11.86%) Security Cleared
24 67 (11.86%) Continuous Integration

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 75 (13.27%) Apache
2 59 (10.44%) JBoss
3 44 (7.79%) Tomcat
4 31 (5.49%) OpenStack
5 23 (4.07%) nginx
5 23 (4.07%) WebLogic
6 21 (3.72%) Confluence
6 21 (3.72%) IIS
7 15 (2.65%) CMS
8 14 (2.48%) Jetty
9 11 (1.95%) Apache Spark
9 11 (1.95%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.06%) Mongrel
10 6 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.06%) WildFly
11 5 (0.88%) Liferay
11 5 (0.88%) Mule ESB
12 4 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (3.72%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.42%) Stata
3 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) ION MarketView
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.35%) Concordance
3 2 (0.35%) Global One
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.35%) Relativity
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 140 (24.78%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (10.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (7.96%) GitHub
4 32 (5.66%) OpenShift
5 30 (5.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (4.07%) AWS Lambda
6 23 (4.07%) Serverless
7 20 (3.54%) IaaS
8 16 (2.83%) PaaS
9 13 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 11 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (1.06%) Rackspace Cloud
12 6 (1.06%) SoftLayer
12 6 (1.06%) Sumo Logic
13 5 (0.88%) Google App Engine
14 4 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.71%) Amazon S3
15 3 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 66 (11.68%) Firewall
2 46 (8.14%) SAN
3 39 (6.90%) DNS
4 27 (4.78%) TCP/IP
5 25 (4.42%) Kerberos
6 21 (3.72%) HTTP
6 21 (3.72%) VPN
7 20 (3.54%) NAS
7 20 (3.54%) Network Security
7 20 (3.54%) SSL
8 14 (2.48%) Internet
8 14 (2.48%) Multicast
9 12 (2.12%) DHCP
10 11 (1.95%) Reverse Proxy
11 9 (1.59%) SSH
11 9 (1.59%) WAN
12 8 (1.42%) BIG-IP
13 7 (1.24%) IPsec
13 7 (1.24%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.24%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 53 (9.38%) MySQL
3 51 (9.03%) MongoDB
4 30 (5.31%) Big Data
4 30 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (4.60%) Oracle Database
6 21 (3.72%) Relational Database
7 16 (2.83%) DB2
8 13 (2.30%) NoSQL
9 12 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (1.95%) Amazon Aurora
10 11 (1.95%) Amazon Redshift
10 11 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (1.95%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.77%) Blockchain
11 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (1.42%) MariaDB
12 8 (1.42%) Spotfire
13 6 (1.06%) Pentaho
14 5 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 154 (27.26%) Jenkins
2 85 (15.04%) Git (software)
3 40 (7.08%) Maven
4 37 (6.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 34 (6.02%) Vagrant
6 28 (4.96%) Bitbucket
7 25 (4.42%) Artifactory
8 24 (4.25%) JIRA
9 23 (4.07%) TeamCity
10 21 (3.72%) Subversion
11 20 (3.54%) GitLab
12 19 (3.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (2.83%) Mercurial
14 15 (2.65%) Cucumber
14 15 (2.65%) Selenium
15 10 (1.77%) Ant
15 10 (1.77%) Gerrit
15 10 (1.77%) Gradle
15 10 (1.77%) JUnit
16 8 (1.42%) RStudio
General
1 152 (26.90%) Finance
2 83 (14.69%) Banking
3 24 (4.25%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.30%) Legal
4 13 (2.30%) Publishing
5 9 (1.59%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.88%) Advertising
8 4 (0.71%) Law
8 4 (0.71%) Retail
9 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.53%) Marketing
9 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.35%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 144 (25.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 107 (18.94%) Linux Engineer
3 55 (9.73%) Administrator
4 50 (8.85%) AWS Engineer
5 36 (6.37%) AWS DevOps
5 36 (6.37%) Linux Administrator
6 32 (5.66%) Architect
6 32 (5.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 32 (5.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 30 (5.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 30 (5.31%) Systems Administrator
8 28 (4.96%) Developer
8 28 (4.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 26 (4.60%) Consultant
10 25 (4.42%) Unix Engineer
11 24 (4.25%) Cloud Engineer
11 24 (4.25%) Data Engineer
12 23 (4.07%) Applications Support
12 23 (4.07%) Linux Scripter
13 19 (3.36%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.26%) LDAP
2 30 (5.31%) Kafka
3 28 (4.96%) .NET
3 28 (4.96%) Middleware
4 23 (4.07%) Web Services
5 21 (3.72%) LAMP
6 17 (3.01%) ActiveMQ
7 15 (2.65%) Spring
8 14 (2.48%) .NET Framework
8 14 (2.48%) Node.js
8 14 (2.48%) XML
9 13 (2.30%) LAPP Stack
9 13 (2.30%) Rendezvous
10 12 (2.12%) Java EE
10 12 (2.12%) JMS
11 10 (1.77%) Apache Camel
11 10 (1.77%) LEMP Stack
11 10 (1.77%) REST
12 9 (1.59%) SOAP
13 8 (1.42%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.62%) Data Centre
2 43 (7.61%) Clustering
3 41 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (6.19%) Device Driver
5 27 (4.78%) Replication
6 21 (3.72%) Linux Command Line
7 19 (3.36%) Public Cloud
8 16 (2.83%) Computer Science
8 16 (2.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 12 (2.12%) Graphic Design
9 12 (2.12%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.95%) User Experience
11 10 (1.77%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (1.06%) PKI
14 5 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.88%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 511 (90.44%) Linux
2 319 (56.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 150 (26.55%) Unix
4 133 (23.54%) CentOS
5 107 (18.94%) Ubuntu
6 103 (18.23%) Windows
7 53 (9.38%) Solaris
8 51 (9.03%) Windows Server
9 25 (4.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 19 (3.36%) AIX
11 18 (3.19%) Debian
12 16 (2.83%) SUSE
13 14 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (0.88%) Fedora
15 5 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.71%) Android
16 4 (0.71%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.53%) Mesosphere
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (35.93%) DevOps
2 154 (27.26%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (12.57%) Configuration Management
4 67 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
5 63 (11.15%) Continuous Delivery
6 62 (10.97%) High Availability
7 59 (10.44%) Open Source
8 56 (9.91%) Migration
9 45 (7.96%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (7.79%) Immutable Infrastructure
11 38 (6.73%) Task Automation
12 37 (6.55%) Change Management
12 37 (6.55%) ITIL
13 36 (6.37%) Scrum
14 28 (4.96%) Disaster Recovery
14 28 (4.96%) ETL
14 28 (4.96%) OO
15 26 (4.60%) Capacity Management
15 26 (4.60%) Deployment Automation
15 26 (4.60%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 220 (38.94%) Python
2 130 (23.01%) Bash Shell
3 100 (17.70%) Java
4 91 (16.11%) Perl
5 75 (13.27%) SQL
6 60 (10.62%) Ruby
7 48 (8.50%) Shell Script
8 45 (7.96%) Go
9 31 (5.49%) PowerShell
10 20 (3.54%) C
11 19 (3.36%) JavaScript
12 15 (2.65%) C++
13 11 (1.95%) Groovy
13 11 (1.95%) PHP
14 9 (1.59%) Scala
15 7 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.06%) C#
16 6 (1.06%) Java 8
17 5 (0.88%) Korn
18 4 (0.71%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 67 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.36%) DV Cleared
4 18 (3.19%) AWS Certification
4 18 (3.19%) Degree
5 16 (2.83%) RHCE
6 9 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 7 (1.24%) CCNA
7 7 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (1.06%) RHCSA
9 4 (0.71%) Master's Degree
9 4 (0.71%) MCSA
9 4 (0.71%) RHCVA
9 4 (0.71%) VCAP
9 4 (0.71%) VCDX
10 3 (0.53%) CCNP
10 3 (0.53%) CCSP
10 3 (0.53%) RHCA
10 3 (0.53%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.72%) QA
2 14 (2.48%) SLA
3 9 (1.59%) GCP
4 7 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.35%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 125 (22.12%) Docker
2 64 (11.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (7.08%) Active Directory
4 19 (3.36%) NFS
5 18 (3.19%) KVM
6 17 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (2.48%) vSphere
8 13 (2.30%) Xen
9 12 (2.12%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (1.95%) Firmware
11 9 (1.59%) LXC
11 9 (1.59%) VirtualBox
12 8 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (1.24%) Squid
14 6 (1.06%) Samba
14 6 (1.06%) Slurm Workload Manager
14 6 (1.06%) Veritas File System
15 5 (0.88%) Hyper-V
15 5 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 192 (33.98%) Ansible
2 147 (26.02%) Puppet
3 113 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (14.69%) Terraform
5 53 (9.38%) Kubernetes
6 49 (8.67%) Nagios
7 38 (6.73%) Grafana
8 35 (6.19%) Icinga
8 35 (6.19%) Prometheus
9 23 (4.07%) Salt
10 22 (3.89%) Packer
11 20 (3.54%) Galera Cluster
12 12 (2.12%) ZABBIX
13 11 (1.95%) HAProxy
14 9 (1.59%) CFEngine
15 8 (1.42%) Kibana
16 7 (1.24%) logstash
16 7 (1.24%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 6 (1.06%) BladeLogic
17 6 (1.06%) Mesos
Vendors
1 108 (19.12%) VMware
2 67 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 67 (11.86%) Oracle
3 42 (7.43%) Google
4 36 (6.37%) Cisco
5 35 (6.19%) IBM
6 24 (4.25%) Splunk
6 24 (4.25%) Sun
7 23 (4.07%) SaltStack
8 21 (3.72%) EMC
9 18 (3.19%) HP
10 17 (3.01%) Centrify
11 16 (2.83%) F5
11 16 (2.83%) Veritas
12 14 (2.48%) NetApp
13 13 (2.30%) Remedy
13 13 (2.30%) TIBCO
14 12 (2.12%) Dell
14 12 (2.12%) Juniper
14 12 (2.12%) Reuters