Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 2021 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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 259 236 210
Rank change year-on-year -23 -26 +4
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 196 241 577
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.89% 1.01% 1.36%
As % of the Vendors category 2.35% 2.58% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 165 395
10th Percentile £340 £380 £425
25th Percentile £413 £450 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £600 £650 £675
90th Percentile £650 £750 £775
England median daily rate £475 £507 £500
% change year-on-year -6.31% +1.40% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.01 £41.25
Median % change year-on-year +6.36% +13.96% +17.86%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £50.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -0.99% +12.22% +28.57%

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 8,324 9,325 16,835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 37.86% 39.15% 39.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,553 6,361 11,423
10th Percentile £325 £263 £293
25th Percentile £413 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £600 £598
90th Percentile £688 £700 £675
England median daily rate £475 £450 £460
% change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 171 255
10th Percentile £15.89 £12.44 £12.75
25th Percentile £21.25 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £20.65
Median % change year-on-year +19.57% +11.41% -3.98%
75th Percentile £51.00 £36.05 £31.13
90th Percentile £66.50 £51.75 £46.60
England median hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.92% +5.71% +0.40%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Red Hat as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in London

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Red Hat in London.

Daily rate trend for Red Hat in London

Red Hat
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Red Hat in London over the 6 months to 17 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Red Hat in London

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Red Hat in London.

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 17 April 2021. 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 +53 26 £478 -13.53% 13
East London +20 6 £335 -12.53% 3
West London +27 5 £375 -11.50% 2
South London +31 4 £538 -23.21% 3
North London +6 1 £263 -41.67%
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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.

1 160 (81.63%) Linux
2 124 (63.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 71 (36.22%) Python
4 62 (31.63%) Ansible
5 60 (30.61%) VMware
6 56 (28.57%) Windows
7 48 (24.49%) Firewall
7 48 (24.49%) AWS
8 46 (23.47%) Finance
8 46 (23.47%) Java
9 45 (22.96%) Oracle
9 45 (22.96%) DevOps
10 44 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
11 36 (18.37%) SQL
12 35 (17.86%) Unix
12 35 (17.86%) Azure
13 34 (17.35%) IBM
14 32 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (16.33%) Puppet
15 31 (15.82%) VMware ESXi
15 31 (15.82%) Kubernetes
16 30 (15.31%) Security Cleared
17 29 (14.80%) Banking
17 29 (14.80%) Cisco
18 28 (14.29%) OpenShift
18 28 (14.29%) Jenkins
18 28 (14.29%) Terraform
18 28 (14.29%) Windows Server
19 27 (13.78%) Docker
19 27 (13.78%) High Availability

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 17 (8.67%) Confluence
2 14 (7.14%) JBoss
2 14 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 12 (6.12%) Tomcat
4 11 (5.61%) Red Hat Fuse
5 9 (4.59%) Apache
5 9 (4.59%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (3.06%) OpenStack
7 5 (2.55%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (2.04%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.53%) Apache ServiceMix
9 3 (1.53%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.53%) nginx
10 2 (1.02%) IIS
10 2 (1.02%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.51%) MTS
11 1 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (4.59%) ION MarketView
2 6 (3.06%) Eikon
2 6 (3.06%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 48 (24.49%) AWS
2 35 (17.86%) Azure
3 28 (14.29%) OpenShift
4 19 (9.69%) PaaS
5 18 (9.18%) GCP
5 18 (9.18%) IaaS
6 10 (5.10%) GitHub
7 7 (3.57%) Amazon EKS
7 7 (3.57%) IBM Cloud
8 6 (3.06%) SaaS
9 5 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (2.04%) Microsoft 365
11 3 (1.53%) Apigee
11 3 (1.53%) Boomi
11 3 (1.53%) Datadog
11 3 (1.53%) Serverless
12 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (24.49%) Firewall
2 19 (9.69%) TCP/IP
3 18 (9.18%) DNS
4 15 (7.65%) VPN
5 13 (6.63%) LAN
5 13 (6.63%) WAN
6 12 (6.12%) Multicast
7 11 (5.61%) HTTP
8 10 (5.10%) DHCP
9 9 (4.59%) Wireless
10 8 (4.08%) SAN
11 7 (3.57%) FTP
11 7 (3.57%) Wireshark
12 5 (2.55%) SSL
13 4 (2.04%) Kerberos
13 4 (2.04%) NAS
14 3 (1.53%) Ethernet
14 3 (1.53%) Software-Defined Networking
14 3 (1.53%) SSH
14 3 (1.53%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.59%) Data Lake
1 9 (4.59%) DB2
1 9 (4.59%) Oracle Database
2 8 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.55%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.55%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.55%) Neo4j
4 5 (2.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.04%) Big Data
5 4 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.53%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.53%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.53%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 28 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 23 (11.73%) Git (software)
3 21 (10.71%) JIRA
4 16 (8.16%) GitLab
5 11 (5.61%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.57%) Artifactory
7 6 (3.06%) SonarQube
8 5 (2.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (2.55%) JUnit
8 5 (2.55%) Subversion
8 5 (2.55%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.53%) Maven
9 3 (1.53%) Serena SBM
10 2 (1.02%) Bitbucket Server
10 2 (1.02%) CA Release Automation
10 2 (1.02%) Emacs
10 2 (1.02%) GDB
10 2 (1.02%) Gerrit
10 2 (1.02%) Gradle
10 2 (1.02%) Grunt
General
1 46 (23.47%) Finance
2 29 (14.80%) Banking
3 15 (7.65%) Public Sector
4 9 (4.59%) Front Office
5 5 (2.55%) Retail
6 4 (2.04%) Back Office
6 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.53%) Law
8 2 (1.02%) International Banking
8 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
9 1 (0.51%) Local Government
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (21.43%) Architect
2 34 (17.35%) Administrator
3 26 (13.27%) Linux Administrator
4 21 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
5 20 (10.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 18 (9.18%) Linux Engineer
7 16 (8.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 14 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (6.63%) Cloud Architect
10 12 (6.12%) Applications Support
10 12 (6.12%) Cloud Engineer
10 12 (6.12%) Infrastructure Support
11 11 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (5.61%) Service Operations Specialist
12 9 (4.59%) Electronic Trading Support
13 8 (4.08%) Linux Scripter
14 7 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
14 7 (3.57%) Support Specialist
14 7 (3.57%) Unix Administrator
14 7 (3.57%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.73%) YAML
2 19 (9.69%) Middleware
3 17 (8.67%) JSON
4 13 (6.63%) Spring Boot
5 12 (6.12%) .NET
5 12 (6.12%) Spring
5 12 (6.12%) XML
6 11 (5.61%) Rendezvous
7 10 (5.10%) Kafka
7 10 (5.10%) Web Services
7 10 (5.10%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (4.59%) LDAP
9 7 (3.57%) AngularJS
9 7 (3.57%) Apache Camel
9 7 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (3.06%) FIX Protocol
10 6 (3.06%) J2EE
10 6 (3.06%) RESTful
11 5 (2.55%) SOAP
11 5 (2.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.22%) Clustering
2 16 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.12%) Cloud Native
3 12 (6.12%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.61%) Public Cloud
5 9 (4.59%) Private Cloud
6 8 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (4.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (3.57%) Client/Server
7 7 (3.57%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (3.06%) EMC VNX
8 6 (3.06%) Replication
9 5 (2.55%) SWIFT
10 4 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (2.04%) Virtual Team
11 3 (1.53%) Equities
11 3 (1.53%) Fibre Optics
11 3 (1.53%) iPad
12 2 (1.02%) Device Driver
12 2 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 160 (81.63%) Linux
2 124 (63.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 56 (28.57%) Windows
4 35 (17.86%) Unix
5 28 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 21 (10.71%) CentOS
6 21 (10.71%) Solaris
7 10 (5.10%) SUSE
8 9 (4.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 9 (4.59%) Ubuntu
8 9 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (3.06%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (3.06%) VMS
11 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2016
12 5 (2.55%) AIX
13 4 (2.04%) Debian
13 4 (2.04%) Windows 10
13 4 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.96%) DevOps
2 32 (16.33%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (13.78%) High Availability
4 25 (12.76%) Configuration Management
5 21 (10.71%) ITIL
6 20 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (10.20%) Infrastructure as Code
7 19 (9.69%) Microservices
8 18 (9.18%) Change Management
8 18 (9.18%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (8.67%) Capacity Management
10 16 (8.16%) Migration
11 15 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 14 (7.14%) Project Management
13 13 (6.63%) Low Latency
14 12 (6.12%) Electronic Trading
15 11 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
15 11 (5.61%) Cybersecurity
15 11 (5.61%) Infrastructure Automation
15 11 (5.61%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 71 (36.22%) Python
2 46 (23.47%) Java
3 36 (18.37%) SQL
4 22 (11.22%) Bash Shell
4 22 (11.22%) Perl
4 22 (11.22%) PowerShell
5 14 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 12 (6.12%) Ruby
7 9 (4.59%) JavaScript
8 7 (3.57%) C#
8 7 (3.57%) Groovy
8 7 (3.57%) PL/SQL
9 6 (3.06%) T-SQL
10 5 (2.55%) C++
10 5 (2.55%) Go
11 3 (1.53%) C
11 3 (1.53%) PHP
12 2 (1.02%) AWK
12 2 (1.02%) Java 8
12 2 (1.02%) sed
Qualifications
1 30 (15.31%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.73%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.59%) RHCA
3 9 (4.59%) TOGAF Certification
4 7 (3.57%) Degree
5 5 (2.55%) CCNA
5 5 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.04%) CCNP
6 4 (2.04%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (1.53%) CCDA
7 3 (1.53%) JNCIA
7 3 (1.53%) JNCIP
7 3 (1.53%) JNCIS
7 3 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (1.53%) RHCE
7 3 (1.53%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.02%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.02%) RHCVA
8 2 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.06%) GDPR
1 6 (3.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.53%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) OASIS TOSCA
3 2 (1.02%) SEPA
3 2 (1.02%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.51%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (15.82%) VMware ESXi
3 27 (13.78%) Docker
4 20 (10.20%) Active Directory
5 16 (8.16%) vSphere
6 8 (4.08%) iptables
7 5 (2.55%) KVM
8 4 (2.04%) Firmware
8 4 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (2.04%) Veritas File System
9 2 (1.02%) LXC
9 2 (1.02%) NFS
9 2 (1.02%) OCFS2
9 2 (1.02%) Postfix
9 2 (1.02%) qmail
9 2 (1.02%) Samba
9 2 (1.02%) Sendmail
9 2 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 62 (31.63%) Ansible
2 32 (16.33%) Puppet
3 31 (15.82%) Kubernetes
4 28 (14.29%) Terraform
5 25 (12.76%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (10.20%) Salt
7 12 (6.12%) Grafana
8 8 (4.08%) Prometheus
8 8 (4.08%) vRealize
9 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (3.06%) Tivoli
11 5 (2.55%) Kibana
12 4 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (1.53%) BladeLogic
13 3 (1.53%) Control-M
13 3 (1.53%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.53%) Netcool
13 3 (1.53%) SCCM
13 3 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 60 (30.61%) VMware
2 45 (22.96%) Oracle
3 34 (17.35%) IBM
4 29 (14.80%) Cisco
5 26 (13.27%) Microsoft
6 22 (11.22%) SaltStack
7 19 (9.69%) Citrix
8 16 (8.16%) Splunk
8 16 (8.16%) Veritas
9 14 (7.14%) Juniper
9 14 (7.14%) TIBCO
10 12 (6.12%) Dell
10 12 (6.12%) Remedy
10 12 (6.12%) Symantec
11 11 (5.61%) EMC
11 11 (5.61%) ION Trading
12 10 (5.10%) Atlassian
12 10 (5.10%) SAP
13 9 (4.59%) Google
13 9 (4.59%) HP