Period
to 17 January 2020

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 17 January 2020 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
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 188 161 127
Rank change year-on-year -27 -34 -31
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 120 251 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.02% 1.57% 1.97%
As % of the Vendors category 2.05% 3.36% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 169 172
South East median daily rate £450 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.80% -5.29% -
10th Percentile £302 £311 £287
90th Percentile £608 £575 £549
England median daily rate £500 £494 £450
% change year-on-year +1.27% +9.72% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
South East median hourly rate - - £29.75
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% +16.67% -24.21%

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 5,843 7,462 7,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.82% 46.64% 47.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,364 4,278 4,571
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £220 £240 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 297 295
South East median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.12% -5.71% +13.97%
10th Percentile £11.47 £10.00 £10.40
90th Percentile £64.13 £50.00 £42.62
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -

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 17 January 2020.

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
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 17 January 2020. 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
Thames Valley +4 55 £465 +12.05% 26
Hampshire -18 51 £400 +2.89% 15
Buckinghamshire +28 29 £450 +11.11%
Berkshire -27 21 £550 +29.41% 20
Oxfordshire +30 5 £375 +36.36% 6
Surrey +22 5 £450 -18.18% 13
West Sussex +12 5 £500 +11.73%
Kent +8 2 £425 -22.73% 3
East Sussex +13 1 £510 +20.00%
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 90 (75.00%) Linux
2 71 (59.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 44 (36.67%) Windows
4 41 (34.17%) Ansible
5 28 (23.33%) VMware
6 26 (21.67%) Oracle
7 25 (20.83%) Python
7 25 (20.83%) Security Cleared
8 24 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 21 (17.50%) Active Directory
9 21 (17.50%) Unix
9 21 (17.50%) Azure
10 20 (16.67%) Docker
10 20 (16.67%) DevOps
10 20 (16.67%) Firewall
11 19 (15.83%) AWS
12 18 (15.00%) Puppet
12 18 (15.00%) Migration
12 18 (15.00%) SC Cleared
13 17 (14.17%) Java
14 16 (13.33%) Oracle Database
14 16 (13.33%) Jenkins
15 15 (12.50%) OpenStack
15 15 (12.50%) DNS
15 15 (12.50%) Configuration Management
16 14 (11.67%) Cisco
16 14 (11.67%) Apache
16 14 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (10.83%) ITIL

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 15 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 14 (11.67%) Apache
3 10 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 8 (6.67%) JBoss
4 8 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 7 (5.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (4.17%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.50%) Confluence
7 3 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.50%) IIS
7 3 (2.50%) nginx
8 2 (1.67%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Oracle Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.83%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.50%) Azure
2 19 (15.83%) AWS
3 9 (7.50%) PaaS
4 8 (6.67%) OpenShift
5 6 (5.00%) SaaS
6 4 (3.33%) IaaS
7 3 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.50%) Serverless
8 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.83%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.83%) GCP
8 1 (0.83%) GitHub
8 1 (0.83%) Office 365
8 1 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.67%) Firewall
2 15 (12.50%) DNS
3 10 (8.33%) SAN
3 10 (8.33%) WAN
4 7 (5.83%) TCP/IP
5 6 (5.00%) Internet
6 5 (4.17%) NAS
7 4 (3.33%) HTTP
7 4 (3.33%) IP Telephony
7 4 (3.33%) Junos
7 4 (3.33%) PBX
7 4 (3.33%) VPN
8 3 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.50%) PuTTY
8 3 (2.50%) SSL
8 3 (2.50%) VXLAN
8 3 (2.50%) WinSCP
9 2 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.67%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (5.83%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (4.17%) MySQL
4 5 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (3.33%) Big Data
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (2.50%) Oracle OWB
6 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.67%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (1.67%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.67%) Impala
7 2 (1.67%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 8 (6.67%) Selenium
4 6 (5.00%) ClearCase
4 6 (5.00%) ClearQuest
5 4 (3.33%) Cucumber
5 4 (3.33%) Eclipse
5 4 (3.33%) HP UFT
5 4 (3.33%) JIRA
5 4 (3.33%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.33%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 4 (3.33%) SonarQube
5 4 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.50%) Ant
6 3 (2.50%) JUnit
6 3 (2.50%) Mockito
6 3 (2.50%) SpecFlow
6 3 (2.50%) TestNG
7 2 (1.67%) GitLab
General
1 10 (8.33%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.00%) Publishing
4 3 (2.50%) Banking
4 3 (2.50%) Retail
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.67%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.83%) Marketing
6 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (20.00%) Architect
2 21 (17.50%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (11.67%) Administrator
4 12 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (7.50%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (7.50%) Network Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) Developer
8 6 (5.00%) Consultant
8 6 (5.00%) Installations Engineer
8 6 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (4.17%) Oracle Architect
9 5 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
10 4 (3.33%) Full Stack Developer
10 4 (3.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
10 4 (3.33%) Network Architect
10 4 (3.33%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.67%) Middleware
2 7 (5.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 6 (5.00%) Web Services
4 5 (4.17%) .NET
4 5 (4.17%) Spring
5 4 (3.33%) HTML
5 4 (3.33%) Spring Boot
6 3 (2.50%) CSS
6 3 (2.50%) CSS3
6 3 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (2.50%) HTML5
6 3 (2.50%) Kafka
6 3 (2.50%) LAMP
6 3 (2.50%) LDAP
6 3 (2.50%) Node.js
6 3 (2.50%) React
6 3 (2.50%) RESTful
6 3 (2.50%) Spring Cloud
6 3 (2.50%) Spring MVC
6 3 (2.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (7.50%) Replication
3 8 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (5.83%) Private Cloud
5 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (5.00%) Clustering
6 2 (1.67%) CMDB
6 2 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.67%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.83%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 90 (75.00%) Linux
2 71 (59.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 44 (36.67%) Windows
4 21 (17.50%) Unix
5 13 (10.83%) AIX
6 12 (10.00%) CentOS
7 11 (9.17%) Windows 10
7 11 (9.17%) Windows Server
8 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (5.83%) Ubuntu
9 7 (5.83%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.67%) VMS
11 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.67%) DevOps
2 18 (15.00%) Migration
3 15 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 14 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.83%) ITIL
5 13 (10.83%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (7.50%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (5.83%) BDD
8 7 (5.83%) Computer Science
8 7 (5.83%) Network Design
8 7 (5.83%) SOA
9 6 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (5.00%) Scrum
9 6 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
10 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 5 (4.17%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.83%) Python
2 17 (14.17%) Java
3 12 (10.00%) Perl
3 12 (10.00%) SQL
4 9 (7.50%) Bash Shell
5 7 (5.83%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.33%) Java 8
8 4 (3.33%) Ruby
9 3 (2.50%) C++
9 3 (2.50%) F#
9 3 (2.50%) PHP
10 2 (1.67%) C
10 2 (1.67%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.67%) KiXtart
11 1 (0.83%) C#
11 1 (0.83%) Go
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
11 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.00%) RHCE
4 6 (5.00%) RHCSA
5 5 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.17%) Degree
5 5 (4.17%) MCSA
5 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.33%) CCNA
7 3 (2.50%) AWS Certification
7 3 (2.50%) ISEB
7 3 (2.50%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.83%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.50%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (1.67%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.67%) Docker
3 13 (10.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (7.50%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.00%) KVM
7 5 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (4.17%) vSphere
8 3 (2.50%) NFS
8 3 (2.50%) OCFS2
8 3 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.50%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.67%) Apache Flume
9 2 (1.67%) HDFS
9 2 (1.67%) iptables
9 2 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.67%) XenApp
10 1 (0.83%) Corosync
10 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 41 (34.17%) Ansible
2 18 (15.00%) Puppet
3 12 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (9.17%) Kubernetes
5 10 (8.33%) Terraform
6 8 (6.67%) SCCM
7 5 (4.17%) Data Guard
7 5 (4.17%) HAProxy
7 5 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (3.33%) logstash
8 4 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
8 4 (3.33%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.50%) Cobbler
9 3 (2.50%) HP ALM
9 3 (2.50%) Icinga
9 3 (2.50%) Nagios
9 3 (2.50%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.50%) vRealize
9 3 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (23.33%) VMware
2 26 (21.67%) Oracle
3 24 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (11.67%) Cisco
5 12 (10.00%) HP
5 12 (10.00%) IBM
6 10 (8.33%) Citrix
6 10 (8.33%) Juniper
7 8 (6.67%) NetApp
8 7 (5.83%) Blue Coat
8 7 (5.83%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.00%) ServiceNow
10 5 (4.17%) McAfee
10 5 (4.17%) Remedy
10 5 (4.17%) Veritas
11 4 (3.33%) F5
11 4 (3.33%) Mercator
11 4 (3.33%) Mirantis
11 4 (3.33%) Software AG
11 4 (3.33%) webMethods