Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 204 159 202
Rank change year-on-year -45 +43 -40
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 641 693 570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.37% 1.68% 1.29%
As % of the Vendors category 3.40% 3.91% 3.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 442 479 393
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £363 £322 £300
90th Percentile £638 £614 £588
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 11
London median hourly rate £32.00 £50.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +72.41% -47.27%
10th Percentile £27.65 £19.50 £23.00
90th Percentile £37.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +45.83% -45.99%

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 18,842 17,725 17,900
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.13% 42.89% 40.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,915 11,829 11,858
London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £268 £255
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 285 312
London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.16% +8.26%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +8.34%

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 February 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 22 February 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 -37 113 £498 +7.57% 28
South London -18 47 £450 -4.26% 4
West London -19 44 £515 +4.04% 17
East London +4 21 £475 +8.57% 1
North London - 1 £500 - 2
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 517 (80.66%) Linux
2 328 (51.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 285 (44.46%) DevOps
4 234 (36.51%) Python
5 199 (31.05%) Finance
6 196 (30.58%) Amazon AWS
7 185 (28.86%) Ansible
8 176 (27.46%) Jenkins
9 168 (26.21%) Java
10 164 (25.59%) Bash Shell
11 161 (25.12%) Unix
11 161 (25.12%) Windows
12 160 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
13 148 (23.09%) Puppet
14 144 (22.46%) CentOS
15 140 (21.84%) Docker
16 130 (20.28%) VMware
17 117 (18.25%) Git (software)
18 114 (17.78%) Perl
19 103 (16.07%) Ruby
20 102 (15.91%) Configuration Management
21 94 (14.66%) Kubernetes
22 90 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
23 87 (13.57%) Security Cleared
24 86 (13.42%) Banking
25 85 (13.26%) Apache
25 85 (13.26%) Windows Server
26 83 (12.95%) Ubuntu
27 82 (12.79%) Oracle
28 81 (12.64%) Tomcat

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 85 (13.26%) Apache
2 81 (12.64%) Tomcat
3 66 (10.30%) JBoss
4 52 (8.11%) OpenStack
5 32 (4.99%) nginx
6 31 (4.84%) Confluence
7 26 (4.06%) Elasticsearch
8 22 (3.43%) IIS
9 21 (3.28%) WebSphere
10 19 (2.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 17 (2.65%) WebLogic
12 12 (1.87%) MS Exchange
12 12 (1.87%) SharePoint
13 10 (1.56%) Apache Spark
13 10 (1.56%) MQSeries
14 8 (1.25%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.94%) Jetty
15 6 (0.94%) Mule ESB
15 6 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.94%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Stata
2 1 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (0.47%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 196 (30.58%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (11.86%) OpenShift
3 52 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 40 (6.24%) GitHub
5 21 (3.28%) PaaS
6 19 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (2.81%) IaaS
8 16 (2.50%) Amazon S3
9 14 (2.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 8 (1.25%) Serverless
11 7 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 6 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
12 6 (0.94%) Heroku
13 5 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (0.78%) AWS CloudTrail
13 5 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
13 5 (0.78%) Office 365
14 2 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (9.67%) Firewall
1 62 (9.67%) SAN
2 42 (6.55%) DNS
3 25 (3.90%) DHCP
3 25 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 24 (3.74%) NAS
5 18 (2.81%) LAN
5 18 (2.81%) WAN
6 17 (2.65%) Internet
6 17 (2.65%) Kerberos
7 14 (2.18%) Network Security
7 14 (2.18%) tcpdump
8 13 (2.03%) VoIP
8 13 (2.03%) VPN
9 11 (1.72%) HTTP
10 10 (1.56%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.40%) Reverse Proxy
12 8 (1.25%) OpenLDAP
12 8 (1.25%) SSL
13 7 (1.09%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (8.27%) MySQL
2 52 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
3 45 (7.02%) MongoDB
4 39 (6.08%) SQL Server
5 30 (4.68%) Hadoop
6 28 (4.37%) Oracle Database
7 21 (3.28%) Relational Database
8 18 (2.81%) Big Data
9 16 (2.50%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.18%) Redis
11 11 (1.72%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
14 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
14 6 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.94%) Oracle Exadata
15 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
16 4 (0.62%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 176 (27.46%) Jenkins
2 117 (18.25%) Git (software)
3 60 (9.36%) Maven
4 56 (8.74%) JIRA
5 28 (4.37%) Subversion
6 25 (3.90%) Bitbucket
7 23 (3.59%) TeamCity
8 21 (3.28%) Mercurial
9 20 (3.12%) Sonatype Nexus
10 19 (2.96%) Vagrant
11 15 (2.34%) Artifactory
12 14 (2.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 13 (2.03%) Gerrit
14 12 (1.87%) GitLab
14 12 (1.87%) JUnit
15 9 (1.40%) Metasploit
16 8 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
17 7 (1.09%) Ant
17 7 (1.09%) EasyMock
17 7 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 199 (31.05%) Finance
2 86 (13.42%) Banking
3 17 (2.65%) Financial Institution
3 17 (2.65%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.56%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.09%) Retail
6 5 (0.78%) Advertising
6 5 (0.78%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.62%) Front Office
7 4 (0.62%) Legal
8 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.31%) Electronics
9 2 (0.31%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Games
10 1 (0.16%) International Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Law
10 1 (0.16%) Local Government
10 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 188 (29.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 108 (16.85%) Linux Engineer
3 82 (12.79%) Administrator
4 60 (9.36%) Cloud Engineer
5 57 (8.89%) Developer
5 57 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
6 56 (8.74%) AWS Engineer
7 53 (8.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 44 (6.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 39 (6.08%) Linux Administrator
10 38 (5.93%) Architect
11 37 (5.77%) AWS DevOps
11 37 (5.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 37 (5.77%) Consultant
12 33 (5.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 29 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (4.21%) Windows Engineer
15 26 (4.06%) Java Developer
16 25 (3.90%) Analyst
17 24 (3.74%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.61%) Web Services
2 43 (6.71%) J2EE
3 38 (5.93%) LDAP
4 31 (4.84%) ActiveMQ
5 29 (4.52%) Spring
6 28 (4.37%) Elastic Stack
6 28 (4.37%) Hibernate
7 27 (4.21%) Apache Camel
7 27 (4.21%) Middleware
8 26 (4.06%) .NET
9 22 (3.43%) LAMP
9 22 (3.43%) REST
10 20 (3.12%) JSON
11 19 (2.96%) LAPP Stack
12 17 (2.65%) LEMP Stack
12 17 (2.65%) RabbitMQ
13 16 (2.50%) Node.js
14 15 (2.34%) Drools
15 14 (2.18%) OpenID
15 14 (2.18%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.30%) Data Centre
2 44 (6.86%) Clustering
3 26 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.59%) Device Driver
4 23 (3.59%) Replication
5 20 (3.12%) Computer Science
6 18 (2.81%) Greenfield Project
7 14 (2.18%) Linux Command Line
8 12 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.25%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.09%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.09%) Wiki
12 6 (0.94%) Equities
13 4 (0.62%) EMC VMAX
13 4 (0.62%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.62%) VLE
14 3 (0.47%) Grid Computing
14 3 (0.47%) PKI
14 3 (0.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 517 (80.66%) Linux
2 328 (51.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 161 (25.12%) Unix
3 161 (25.12%) Windows
4 144 (22.46%) CentOS
5 85 (13.26%) Windows Server
6 83 (12.95%) Ubuntu
7 53 (8.27%) Solaris
8 48 (7.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (2.65%) SUSE
11 16 (2.50%) AIX
12 15 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (2.18%) Windows 7
14 12 (1.87%) Debian
15 8 (1.25%) CoreOS
16 7 (1.09%) Scientific Linux
16 7 (1.09%) Windows 10
16 7 (1.09%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (44.46%) DevOps
2 160 (24.96%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (15.91%) Configuration Management
4 79 (12.32%) Continuous Delivery
5 78 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
6 76 (11.86%) Open Source
7 53 (8.27%) Migration
8 50 (7.80%) Microservices
9 45 (7.02%) Scrum
10 41 (6.40%) High Availability
11 39 (6.08%) ITIL
12 30 (4.68%) Task Automation
13 28 (4.37%) SOA
14 25 (3.90%) Kanban
15 24 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
15 24 (3.74%) Root Cause Analysis
16 23 (3.59%) Immutable Infrastructure
17 22 (3.43%) Test Automation
18 21 (3.28%) Performance Tuning
19 20 (3.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 234 (36.51%) Python
2 168 (26.21%) Java
3 164 (25.59%) Bash Shell
4 114 (17.78%) Perl
5 103 (16.07%) Ruby
6 52 (8.11%) PowerShell
7 50 (7.80%) Shell Script
8 43 (6.71%) Go
9 37 (5.77%) C++
9 37 (5.77%) SQL
10 26 (4.06%) JavaScript
11 25 (3.90%) PHP
12 14 (2.18%) C
13 12 (1.87%) Korn
14 8 (1.25%) Scala
15 7 (1.09%) C#
16 6 (0.94%) Groovy
17 5 (0.78%) Bourne shell
18 3 (0.47%) Fortran
18 3 (0.47%) Jython
Qualifications
1 87 (13.57%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.45%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.37%) Degree
4 19 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 16 (2.50%) RHCE
6 13 (2.03%) AWS Certification
7 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.62%) MCSA
8 4 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.47%) CEH
9 3 (0.47%) CHFI
9 3 (0.47%) Master's Degree
9 3 (0.47%) MCSE
9 3 (0.47%) SSCP
9 3 (0.47%) VCP5
10 2 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.31%) NCDA
10 2 (0.31%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.50%) QA
2 8 (1.25%) SLA
3 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.31%) GCP
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 140 (21.84%) Docker
2 64 (9.98%) Active Directory
3 45 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (6.40%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (3.59%) Samba
6 19 (2.96%) Hyper-V
6 19 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (2.81%) NFS
8 17 (2.65%) vSphere
9 8 (1.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 8 (1.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (1.09%) HDFS
10 7 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (1.09%) Xen
11 6 (0.94%) iptables
11 6 (0.94%) KVM
11 6 (0.94%) Squid
11 6 (0.94%) vCloud
12 5 (0.78%) Veritas File System
12 5 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 185 (28.86%) Ansible
2 148 (23.09%) Puppet
3 94 (14.66%) Kubernetes
4 90 (14.04%) Opscode Chef
5 69 (10.76%) Terraform
6 59 (9.20%) Nagios
7 34 (5.30%) Prometheus
8 32 (4.99%) Icinga
9 28 (4.37%) Grafana
10 24 (3.74%) Red Hat Satellite
10 24 (3.74%) Single Sign-On
11 23 (3.59%) Galera Cluster
11 23 (3.59%) ZABBIX
12 19 (2.96%) Mesos
13 18 (2.81%) SCCM
14 17 (2.65%) BladeLogic
15 16 (2.50%) Packer
16 15 (2.34%) Kibana
17 13 (2.03%) HAProxy
18 12 (1.87%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 130 (20.28%) VMware
2 82 (12.79%) Oracle
3 52 (8.11%) Splunk
4 49 (7.64%) Microsoft
5 40 (6.24%) EMC
6 31 (4.84%) Cisco
6 31 (4.84%) IBM
7 19 (2.96%) Atlassian
7 19 (2.96%) Juniper
7 19 (2.96%) SaltStack
8 18 (2.81%) NetApp
8 18 (2.81%) Veritas
9 17 (2.65%) HP
9 17 (2.65%) Symantec
10 15 (2.34%) TIBCO
11 14 (2.18%) F5
11 14 (2.18%) ForgeRock
12 13 (2.03%) Citrix
12 13 (2.03%) SolarWinds
13 12 (1.87%) Mitel