Period
to 2 April 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 2 April 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 181 137
Rank change year-on-year +14 -44 -50
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 116 204 296
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.19% 1.30% 1.76%
As % of the Vendors category 2.43% 2.78% 3.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 139 152
Median daily rate £475 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.25% -7.06% -2.30%
10th Percentile £292 £300 £313
90th Percentile £655 £575 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £49.50
England median hourly rate £44.02 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.81% +20.00% +27.27%

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 4,769 7,339 7,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.09% 46.92% 46.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,717 4,296 4,434
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £214 £250 £250
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £450 £454 £450
% change year-on-year -0.88% +0.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 308 290
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.71 £10.49
90th Percentile £47.00 £49.30 £46.04
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Red Hat as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Red Hat in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Red Hat in the South East over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Red Hat in the South East.

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 2 April 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 +13 57 £500 +33.33% 16
Hampshire +14 47 £450 +15.38% 9
Berkshire +7 29 £650 +75.68% 7
Buckinghamshire +12 25 £450 -9.09% 1
Surrey +49 8 £600 +33.33% 6
Oxfordshire +18 3 £438 +52.17% 8
West Sussex +33 2 £575 +27.78%
Kent +15 2 £408 -9.44% 3
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 88 (75.86%) Linux
2 66 (56.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 46 (39.66%) Ansible
4 45 (38.79%) Windows
5 31 (26.72%) Unix
5 31 (26.72%) DevOps
6 30 (25.86%) Oracle
7 28 (24.14%) Docker
8 26 (22.41%) Python
9 25 (21.55%) VMware
10 24 (20.69%) Git (software)
11 23 (19.83%) Security Cleared
12 22 (18.97%) Active Directory
13 21 (18.10%) SQL
14 20 (17.24%) ITIL
15 19 (16.38%) Migration
15 19 (16.38%) OpenStack
16 18 (15.52%) Azure
17 17 (14.66%) AWS
17 17 (14.66%) Puppet
17 17 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (14.66%) Java
18 16 (13.79%) Perl
18 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
18 16 (13.79%) SC Cleared
18 16 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
19 15 (12.93%) Bash Shell
20 14 (12.07%) Firewall
20 14 (12.07%) AIX
21 13 (11.21%) TCP/IP

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 19 (16.38%) OpenStack
2 12 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 8 (6.90%) JBoss
4 7 (6.03%) Apache
5 6 (5.17%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (3.45%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.59%) Confluence
9 2 (1.72%) Apache Geronimo
9 2 (1.72%) Apache TomEE
9 2 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.86%) Documentum
10 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.86%) IIS
10 1 (0.86%) nginx
10 1 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 1 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.86%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.86%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.52%) Azure
2 17 (14.66%) AWS
3 12 (10.34%) OpenShift
4 5 (4.31%) SaaS
5 4 (3.45%) PaaS
6 3 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.59%) IaaS
7 2 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.72%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.72%) GCP
7 2 (1.72%) Serverless
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.86%) GitHub
8 1 (0.86%) Office 365
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.07%) Firewall
2 13 (11.21%) TCP/IP
3 11 (9.48%) DNS
4 7 (6.03%) HTTP
5 6 (5.17%) DHCP
5 6 (5.17%) SSL
6 5 (4.31%) Internet
6 5 (4.31%) SAN
7 4 (3.45%) Junos
7 4 (3.45%) LAN
7 4 (3.45%) VXLAN
7 4 (3.45%) WAN
8 2 (1.72%) BGP
8 2 (1.72%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.72%) Skype
8 2 (1.72%) SNMP
9 1 (0.86%) FTP
9 1 (0.86%) IPsec
9 1 (0.86%) SSH
9 1 (0.86%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.48%) Oracle Database
1 11 (9.48%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (7.76%) MySQL
2 9 (7.76%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.03%) DB2
4 6 (5.17%) DB2 UDB
5 5 (4.31%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (4.31%) Oracle ODI
6 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.59%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.86%) Amazon Athena
9 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.21%) JIRA
3 11 (9.48%) Jenkins
4 8 (6.90%) Eclipse
4 8 (6.90%) Selenium
5 7 (6.03%) Ant
6 6 (5.17%) JUnit
7 5 (4.31%) Subversion
8 3 (2.59%) ClearCase
8 3 (2.59%) ClearQuest
8 3 (2.59%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.59%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (1.72%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.72%) Maven
9 2 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
9 2 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.72%) VersionOne
10 1 (0.86%) JMeter
10 1 (0.86%) TestNG
General
1 10 (8.62%) Finance
2 8 (6.90%) Banking
2 8 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.59%) Publishing
4 2 (1.72%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (18.97%) Architect
2 21 (18.10%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (12.07%) Administrator
4 12 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
5 10 (8.62%) Consultant
6 8 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.03%) Analyst
7 7 (6.03%) Developer
7 7 (6.03%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Cloud Architect
8 6 (5.17%) IT Engineer
8 6 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.31%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
10 4 (3.45%) Oracle Architect
10 4 (3.45%) Security Administrator
10 4 (3.45%) Unix Administrator
11 3 (2.59%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.48%) LDAP
2 10 (8.62%) Web Services
3 9 (7.76%) XML
4 8 (6.90%) Middleware
5 7 (6.03%) AngularJS
5 7 (6.03%) HTML
5 7 (6.03%) JSP
5 7 (6.03%) Node.js
5 7 (6.03%) SOAP
6 6 (5.17%) SailPoint
6 6 (5.17%) Servlets
7 5 (4.31%) .NET
7 5 (4.31%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 5 (4.31%) RESTful
8 4 (3.45%) Electron Framework
9 3 (2.59%) Apache Camel
9 3 (2.59%) Spring
10 2 (1.72%) Java EE
10 2 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.76%) Data Centre
1 9 (7.76%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.03%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.31%) Replication
5 4 (3.45%) Clustering
5 4 (3.45%) N-Tier
5 4 (3.45%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 88 (75.86%) Linux
2 66 (56.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 45 (38.79%) Windows
4 31 (26.72%) Unix
5 14 (12.07%) AIX
6 12 (10.34%) Windows Server
7 10 (8.62%) Windows 10
8 9 (7.76%) Ubuntu
9 8 (6.90%) CentOS
10 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (3.45%) Solaris
12 4 (3.45%) Windows 7
13 3 (2.59%) SUSE
13 3 (2.59%) VMS
13 3 (2.59%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.72%) Android
15 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.72%) DevOps
2 20 (17.24%) ITIL
3 19 (16.38%) Migration
4 17 (14.66%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (10.34%) Configuration Management
7 9 (7.76%) Test Automation
8 8 (6.90%) Computer Science
8 8 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (6.03%) Microservices
9 7 (6.03%) Project Management
10 6 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (5.17%) Scrum
10 6 (5.17%) SOA
10 6 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (4.31%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (4.31%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (4.31%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (22.41%) Python
2 21 (18.10%) SQL
3 17 (14.66%) Java
4 16 (13.79%) Perl
5 15 (12.93%) Bash Shell
6 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
7 9 (7.76%) Shell Script
8 8 (6.90%) C
8 8 (6.90%) JavaScript
9 6 (5.17%) BeanShell
9 6 (5.17%) Bourne shell
9 6 (5.17%) Korn
10 5 (4.31%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.45%) PHP
12 2 (1.72%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.72%) C++
12 2 (1.72%) KiXtart
12 2 (1.72%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.72%) Ruby
13 1 (0.86%) F#
Qualifications
1 23 (19.83%) Security Cleared
2 16 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.90%) Degree
3 8 (6.90%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.17%) RHCE
5 5 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.59%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.86%) MCP
7 1 (0.86%) MCSA
7 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.86%) OCP
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.86%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.86%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) PMO
2 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (24.14%) Docker
2 22 (18.97%) Active Directory
3 12 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.76%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.17%) RACF
6 5 (4.31%) KVM
6 5 (4.31%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.31%) VMware NSX
7 3 (2.59%) iptables
7 3 (2.59%) NFS
7 3 (2.59%) OCFS2
8 2 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.72%) vSphere
8 2 (1.72%) XenApp
9 1 (0.86%) Corosync
9 1 (0.86%) GFS2
9 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.86%) RHEV
9 1 (0.86%) Samba
Systems Management
1 46 (39.66%) Ansible
2 17 (14.66%) Puppet
3 16 (13.79%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (10.34%) Terraform
5 8 (6.90%) Kubernetes
6 5 (4.31%) Data Guard
6 5 (4.31%) vCenter Server
6 5 (4.31%) ZABBIX
7 4 (3.45%) Cobbler
7 4 (3.45%) Icinga
7 4 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (2.59%) Kibana
8 3 (2.59%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.59%) SCCM
8 3 (2.59%) vRealize
9 2 (1.72%) Grafana
9 2 (1.72%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.72%) Rsyslog
9 2 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (25.86%) Oracle
2 25 (21.55%) VMware
3 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 11 (9.48%) Juniper
5 10 (8.62%) HP
5 10 (8.62%) IBM
6 7 (6.03%) NetApp
7 6 (5.17%) Citrix
8 5 (4.31%) Veritas
9 4 (3.45%) Cisco
9 4 (3.45%) Dell
9 4 (3.45%) Mirantis
10 3 (2.59%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.59%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.59%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.59%) Splunk
11 2 (1.72%) F5
11 2 (1.72%) McAfee
11 2 (1.72%) TIBCO
11 2 (1.72%) Xamarin