Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 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 > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 90 108
Rank change year-on-year -19 +18 +27
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 366 399 373
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.18% 2.40% 1.91%
As % of the Vendors category 4.51% 4.95% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 243 240
South East median daily rate £423 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £300 £350 £313
90th Percentile £550 £524 £531
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
South East median hourly rate £40.75 £50.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.50% +28.21% -5.45%
England median hourly rate £44.50 £31.75 £27.75
% change year-on-year +40.16% +14.41% -30.63%

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 the South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 8109 8057 9282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 48.19% 48.41% 47.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4658 4635 5187
South East median daily rate £418 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +2.56% +6.85%
10th Percentile £238 £223 £225
90th Percentile £575 £559 £535
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 403 437
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -14.35% +20.52%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.96 £45.89
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 the South East

Job postings citing Red Hat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Red Hat in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 24 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
Hampshire -11 135 £400 -8.05% 13
Thames Valley -18 111 £400 -11.11% 8
Surrey +25 106 £450 +7.53% 3
Berkshire -23 59 £340 -24.02% 6
Buckinghamshire -1 44 £413 -17.50% 1
Oxfordshire +9 9 £375 -13.04% 1
West Sussex -10 6 £400 +8.84%
Middlesex +5 2 £370 -7.50%
Kent -14 2 £458 - 1
East Sussex -1 1 £575 +31.43% 1
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 316 (86.34%) Linux
2 224 (61.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 147 (40.16%) Unix
4 101 (27.60%) Solaris
5 97 (26.50%) DevOps
6 95 (25.96%) Puppet
7 94 (25.68%) Windows
8 92 (25.14%) VMware
9 88 (24.04%) Git (software)
10 87 (23.77%) Oracle
11 85 (23.22%) Java
12 82 (22.40%) Jenkins
13 78 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
14 76 (20.77%) Finance
15 72 (19.67%) SAN
16 66 (18.03%) Security Cleared
17 65 (17.76%) Apache
18 63 (17.21%) Ansible
19 59 (16.12%) Perl
19 59 (16.12%) SQL
20 57 (15.57%) Opscode Chef
21 56 (15.30%) Microsoft
22 55 (15.03%) SC Cleared
23 50 (13.66%) Python
24 49 (13.39%) Tomcat
24 49 (13.39%) Shell Script
24 49 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
25 48 (13.11%) VMware ESXi
25 48 (13.11%) Firewall
26 45 (12.30%) Middleware

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 65 (17.76%) Apache
2 49 (13.39%) Tomcat
3 42 (11.48%) JBoss
4 37 (10.11%) OpenStack
5 26 (7.10%) Apache Spark
6 22 (6.01%) WebSphere
7 13 (3.55%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (3.55%) GemFire
8 12 (3.28%) Confluence
9 9 (2.46%) nginx
10 8 (2.19%) MS Exchange
11 7 (1.91%) IIS
12 6 (1.64%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.37%) SharePoint
14 3 (0.82%) SAS
15 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
15 2 (0.55%) GlassFish
15 2 (0.55%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (2.73%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 49 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (10.38%) OpenShift
3 26 (7.10%) PaaS
4 25 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 23 (6.28%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (3.83%) GitHub
7 11 (3.01%) IaaS
8 6 (1.64%) SaaS
9 3 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.55%) Google App Engine
10 2 (0.55%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.55%) Office 365
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 72 (19.67%) SAN
2 48 (13.11%) Firewall
3 41 (11.20%) DNS
4 33 (9.02%) TCP/IP
5 31 (8.47%) NAS
6 30 (8.20%) Fibre Channel
7 23 (6.28%) LDAP
8 14 (3.83%) WAN
9 12 (3.28%) PuTTY
9 12 (3.28%) WinSCP
10 10 (2.73%) SSH
11 9 (2.46%) LAN
11 9 (2.46%) SSL
12 8 (2.19%) DHCP
12 8 (2.19%) Internet
12 8 (2.19%) VPN
13 7 (1.91%) FTP
13 7 (1.91%) HTTP
13 7 (1.91%) HTTPS
13 7 (1.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.20%) MongoDB
2 40 (10.93%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (8.74%) Relational Database
4 31 (8.47%) Hadoop
4 31 (8.47%) Redis
5 26 (7.10%) Apache Hive
5 26 (7.10%) Big Data
5 26 (7.10%) HBase
6 22 (6.01%) SQL Server
7 16 (4.37%) Oracle Database
8 15 (4.10%) MySQL
9 14 (3.83%) Oracle Database 10g
9 14 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (3.55%) IBM BigInsights
10 13 (3.55%) OLTP
10 13 (3.55%) Sqoop
11 12 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 12 (3.28%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (2.46%) NuoDB
13 6 (1.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 88 (24.04%) Git (software)
2 82 (22.40%) Jenkins
3 35 (9.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 23 (6.28%) Selenium
4 23 (6.28%) Subversion
5 21 (5.74%) Sonatype Nexus
6 20 (5.46%) Artifactory
7 17 (4.64%) JIRA
8 16 (4.37%) Eclipse
8 16 (4.37%) Maven
8 16 (4.37%) Oracle APEX
9 15 (4.10%) Gradle
9 15 (4.10%) JUnit
10 14 (3.83%) Ant
11 13 (3.55%) IntelliJ
12 12 (3.28%) HP UFT
12 12 (3.28%) SoapUI
12 12 (3.28%) SpecFlow
12 12 (3.28%) TestNG
13 9 (2.46%) LoadRunner
General
1 76 (20.77%) Finance
2 33 (9.02%) Telecoms
3 25 (6.83%) Banking
4 21 (5.74%) Legal
5 8 (2.19%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.82%) Retail
8 2 (0.55%) Electronics
8 2 (0.55%) Games
8 2 (0.55%) International Banking
8 2 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (22.68%) Administrator
2 47 (12.84%) Systems Administrator
3 42 (11.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 40 (10.93%) Linux Engineer
5 31 (8.47%) Consultant
6 30 (8.20%) Architect
7 26 (7.10%) Developer
8 25 (6.83%) Unix Administrator
9 21 (5.74%) NetApp Engineer
9 21 (5.74%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 19 (5.19%) Linux Administrator
11 14 (3.83%) Hadoop Administrator
11 14 (3.83%) Java Developer
11 14 (3.83%) Storage Administrator
11 14 (3.83%) Technical Architect
12 13 (3.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.55%) Solaris Administrator
13 12 (3.28%) Delivery Manager
13 12 (3.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 10 (2.73%) AIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.30%) Middleware
2 32 (8.74%) Web Services
3 31 (8.47%) .NET
4 28 (7.65%) Apache Camel
5 25 (6.83%) Kafka
6 22 (6.01%) JSON
7 17 (4.64%) J2EE
7 17 (4.64%) Spring
8 16 (4.37%) RESTful
9 13 (3.55%) Spark Streaming
9 13 (3.55%) Spring Boot
9 13 (3.55%) Spring Integration
10 9 (2.46%) RabbitMQ
10 9 (2.46%) SOAP
11 8 (2.19%) Java EE
11 8 (2.19%) XML
12 7 (1.91%) HTML
12 7 (1.91%) OAuth
13 6 (1.64%) LAMP
13 6 (1.64%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.65%) Enterprise Storage
2 19 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.10%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (3.83%) Replication
5 13 (3.55%) Virtual Team
6 12 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.28%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.73%) Clustering
8 7 (1.91%) CMDB
8 7 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.64%) Oracle Exalogic
10 5 (1.37%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.09%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (0.82%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.82%) Greenfield Project
12 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.82%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.55%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 316 (86.34%) Linux
2 224 (61.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 147 (40.16%) Unix
4 101 (27.60%) Solaris
5 94 (25.68%) Windows
6 32 (8.74%) AIX
7 30 (8.20%) CentOS
8 27 (7.38%) Ubuntu
9 25 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (6.56%) Windows Server
11 8 (2.19%) Debian
11 8 (2.19%) SUSE
11 8 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.19%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (1.09%) Fedora
12 4 (1.09%) Windows 10
13 3 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.55%) VMS
15 1 (0.27%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (26.50%) DevOps
2 78 (21.31%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (11.75%) Load Balancing
4 39 (10.66%) Performance Tuning
5 38 (10.38%) Migration
6 36 (9.84%) Scrum
7 33 (9.02%) Test Automation
8 28 (7.65%) MapReduce
9 26 (7.10%) Configuration Management
10 25 (6.83%) Performance Monitoring
11 24 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (6.28%) Validation
13 22 (6.01%) ITIL
14 21 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (5.74%) TDD
15 20 (5.46%) Continuous Delivery
15 20 (5.46%) High Availability
16 16 (4.37%) Project Management
17 15 (4.10%) Benchmarking
17 15 (4.10%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (23.22%) Java
2 59 (16.12%) Perl
2 59 (16.12%) SQL
3 50 (13.66%) Python
4 49 (13.39%) Shell Script
5 45 (12.30%) Bash Shell
6 30 (8.20%) Korn
7 29 (7.92%) Ruby
8 12 (3.28%) F#
8 12 (3.28%) PHP
9 11 (3.01%) PowerShell
10 10 (2.73%) C
11 9 (2.46%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.64%) Bourne shell
12 6 (1.64%) C#
13 5 (1.37%) AWK
14 4 (1.09%) C++
14 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.55%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.27%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 66 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 55 (15.03%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.56%) Degree
4 19 (5.19%) RHCE
5 14 (3.83%) RHCSA
6 8 (2.19%) CISSP
7 6 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.64%) ISEB
7 6 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (1.37%) OCA
8 5 (1.37%) OCP
8 5 (1.37%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (1.09%) GCIH
9 4 (1.09%) GIAC
9 4 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.82%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.55%) MCITP
11 2 (0.55%) MCSE
11 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.56%) QA
2 13 (3.55%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.19%) SLA
4 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.09%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 48 (13.11%) VMware ESXi
2 40 (10.93%) Docker
3 36 (9.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (9.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 28 (7.65%) Veritas File System
6 27 (7.38%) NFS
7 26 (7.10%) HDFS
8 22 (6.01%) Active Directory
8 22 (6.01%) vSphere
9 17 (4.64%) Oracle Clusterware
10 15 (4.10%) Xen
11 13 (3.55%) Apache Flume
11 13 (3.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 10 (2.73%) KVM
12 10 (2.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 8 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (1.91%) Sendmail
15 6 (1.64%) ProxySG
16 5 (1.37%) GlusterFS
16 5 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 95 (25.96%) Puppet
2 63 (17.21%) Ansible
3 57 (15.57%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (9.56%) NetBackup
5 33 (9.02%) Red Hat Satellite
6 20 (5.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 16 (4.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (3.55%) Ambari
8 13 (3.55%) Hadoop YARN
8 13 (3.55%) vCenter Server
9 12 (3.28%) Control-M
9 12 (3.28%) Nagios
10 11 (3.01%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 10 (2.73%) Tivoli
12 9 (2.46%) Kubernetes
12 9 (2.46%) SCCM
12 9 (2.46%) SELinux
13 8 (2.19%) vRealize
14 7 (1.91%) logstash
14 7 (1.91%) Terraform
Vendors
1 92 (25.14%) VMware
2 87 (23.77%) Oracle
3 56 (15.30%) Microsoft
4 41 (11.20%) IBM
5 39 (10.66%) NetApp
6 37 (10.11%) HP
7 36 (9.84%) Veritas
8 33 (9.02%) Brocade
8 33 (9.02%) EMC
9 29 (7.92%) Cisco
10 28 (7.65%) Sun
11 25 (6.83%) Symantec
12 21 (5.74%) Splunk
13 17 (4.64%) Workday
14 12 (3.28%) Software AG
14 12 (3.28%) webMethods
15 10 (2.73%) Blue Coat
15 10 (2.73%) McAfee
16 7 (1.91%) Juniper
16 7 (1.91%) ServiceNow