Period
to 16 October 2019

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 16 October 2019 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
16 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 175 150 101
Rank change year-on-year -25 -49 +11
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 184 283 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.33% 1.72% 2.37%
As % of the Vendors category 2.70% 3.70% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 178 203
South East median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% - -
10th Percentile £305 £322 £313
90th Percentile £588 £575 £573
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
South East median hourly rate £40.84 £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.94% +50.00% +51.66%
10th Percentile £33.92 £60.00 £17.00
90th Percentile £45.75 £60.00 £48.00
England median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £44.00
% change year-on-year +13.10% -4.55% +67.62%

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 6,827 7,642 7,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 49.20% 46.45% 48.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,988 4,429 4,479
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.83% +4.34%
10th Percentile £239 £250 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £563
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 336 339
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £16.58 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.63% -5.15% +10.28%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.34 £10.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £47.50 £45.00
England median hourly rate £19.73 £17.50 £17.49
% change year-on-year +12.74% +0.06% +2.88%

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 16 October 2019.

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 16 October 2019. 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 +26 99 £475 +11.76% 10
Hampshire -48 61 £383 -4.38% 8
Buckinghamshire +33 56 £475 +17.28%
Berkshire -22 36 £513 +16.48% 10
Surrey +17 10 £475 -5.00% 10
Oxfordshire +35 7 £400 +23.08%
Kent +3 5 £500 -9.09% 1
West Sussex +1 5 £388 -7.74% 1
East Sussex - 3 £500 - 1
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2019, 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.

1 142 (77.17%) Linux
2 105 (57.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 60 (32.61%) Windows
4 53 (28.80%) Ansible
5 50 (27.17%) DevOps
5 50 (27.17%) Python
6 40 (21.74%) Unix
6 40 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (21.20%) Azure
8 38 (20.65%) Java
9 36 (19.57%) Microsoft
9 36 (19.57%) Active Directory
9 36 (19.57%) VMware
10 35 (19.02%) AWS
10 35 (19.02%) OpenShift
11 34 (18.48%) Security Cleared
12 30 (16.30%) Docker
12 30 (16.30%) Oracle
13 27 (14.67%) SC Cleared
14 25 (13.59%) Kubernetes
15 24 (13.04%) Puppet
15 24 (13.04%) Jenkins
15 24 (13.04%) SQL Server
16 23 (12.50%) Configuration Management
16 23 (12.50%) IBM
16 23 (12.50%) Apache
16 23 (12.50%) Firewall
17 22 (11.96%) ITIL
17 22 (11.96%) Git (software)
18 21 (11.41%) OpenStack

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 23 (12.50%) Apache
2 21 (11.41%) OpenStack
3 19 (10.33%) JBoss
4 17 (9.24%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.98%) MS Exchange
6 10 (5.43%) WebSphere
7 7 (3.80%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (3.80%) nginx
7 7 (3.80%) WebLogic
8 5 (2.72%) Apache Spark
8 5 (2.72%) IIS
8 5 (2.72%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (1.63%) Confluence
10 3 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.09%) Anypoint
11 2 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (1.09%) Commerce Server
12 1 (0.54%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (4.89%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.72%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.54%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 39 (21.20%) Azure
2 35 (19.02%) AWS
2 35 (19.02%) OpenShift
3 18 (9.78%) PaaS
4 11 (5.98%) IaaS
5 8 (4.35%) GCP
6 6 (3.26%) Office 365
7 4 (2.17%) SaaS
8 3 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.63%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) GitHub
9 2 (1.09%) Serverless
10 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.54%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.54%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.50%) Firewall
2 17 (9.24%) SAN
3 16 (8.70%) DNS
4 14 (7.61%) WAN
5 10 (5.43%) IP Telephony
6 7 (3.80%) Internet
6 7 (3.80%) iSCSI
6 7 (3.80%) PBX
6 7 (3.80%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.80%) VPN
7 6 (3.26%) DHCP
7 6 (3.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 6 (3.26%) NAS
7 6 (3.26%) VLAN
8 5 (2.72%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (2.72%) MPLS
9 4 (2.17%) HTTP
9 4 (2.17%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.17%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.70%) MySQL
2 16 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (5.43%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (4.35%) Big Data
5 8 (4.35%) DB2
5 8 (4.35%) Hadoop
5 8 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (3.26%) DB2 UDB
6 6 (3.26%) HBase
7 5 (2.72%) Apache Hive
7 5 (2.72%) Impala
7 5 (2.72%) RDBMS
7 5 (2.72%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.72%) Sqoop
8 4 (2.17%) Oracle OWB
8 4 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.63%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 22 (11.96%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.07%) Selenium
4 11 (5.98%) JIRA
5 9 (4.89%) Eclipse
5 9 (4.89%) JUnit
6 8 (4.35%) Ant
7 7 (3.80%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.26%) GitLab
8 6 (3.26%) Maven
9 5 (2.72%) Cucumber
10 4 (2.17%) Bitbucket
10 4 (2.17%) ClearCase
10 4 (2.17%) ClearQuest
10 4 (2.17%) HP UFT
10 4 (2.17%) LoadRunner
10 4 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (2.17%) SoapUI
10 4 (2.17%) SonarQube
General
1 19 (10.33%) Finance
2 12 (6.52%) Banking
3 9 (4.89%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.80%) Publishing
5 5 (2.72%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.17%) Games
7 2 (1.09%) French Language
7 2 (1.09%) German Language
7 2 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.09%) Military
7 2 (1.09%) Retail
8 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (13.04%) Architect
2 23 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 21 (11.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 18 (9.78%) Administrator
5 12 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 11 (5.98%) Consultant
7 10 (5.43%) Developer
7 10 (5.43%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.89%) Software Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) DBA
9 8 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (3.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 7 (3.80%) Network Architect
10 7 (3.80%) Oracle DBA
11 6 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Installations Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Middleware Engineer
11 6 (3.26%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.87%) Web Services
2 13 (7.07%) Middleware
3 11 (5.98%) LDAP
3 11 (5.98%) SOAP
4 9 (4.89%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (4.89%) J2EE
4 9 (4.89%) Node.js
5 8 (4.35%) HTML
5 8 (4.35%) XML
6 7 (3.80%) .NET
6 7 (3.80%) SailPoint
7 6 (3.26%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.26%) Kafka
8 5 (2.72%) JSP
8 5 (2.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 5 (2.72%) React
8 5 (2.72%) Servlets
8 5 (2.72%) Spring
8 5 (2.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (2.17%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.07%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.52%) Clustering
2 12 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (4.89%) Private Cloud
4 8 (4.35%) Mainframe
5 7 (3.80%) Public Cloud
6 6 (3.26%) Replication
7 4 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.63%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.63%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.09%) CMDB
9 2 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.54%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.54%) Online Games
10 1 (0.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 142 (77.17%) Linux
2 105 (57.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 60 (32.61%) Windows
4 40 (21.74%) Unix
5 18 (9.78%) Windows Server
6 16 (8.70%) CentOS
7 15 (8.15%) Windows 10
8 13 (7.07%) AIX
9 11 (5.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (3.26%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.17%) Solaris
12 4 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.09%) SUSE
14 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (27.17%) DevOps
2 40 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 22 (11.96%) ITIL
5 17 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (9.24%) Migration
6 15 (8.15%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (8.15%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (7.07%) Scrum
7 13 (7.07%) Test Automation
8 12 (6.52%) Load Balancing
9 11 (5.98%) Network Design
9 11 (5.98%) Refactoring
9 11 (5.98%) Software Engineering
10 10 (5.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 10 (5.43%) Mentoring
11 9 (4.89%) Capacity Management
11 9 (4.89%) High Availability
12 8 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 50 (27.17%) Python
2 38 (20.65%) Java
3 19 (10.33%) Bash Shell
3 19 (10.33%) SQL
4 16 (8.70%) C
4 16 (8.70%) Perl
5 15 (8.15%) PowerShell
6 12 (6.52%) C++
7 11 (5.98%) Korn
7 11 (5.98%) Shell Script
8 10 (5.43%) Ruby
9 9 (4.89%) JavaScript
10 8 (4.35%) PHP
11 7 (3.80%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.72%) BeanShell
12 5 (2.72%) Bourne shell
13 4 (2.17%) Java 8
14 3 (1.63%) F#
14 3 (1.63%) Go
15 2 (1.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 34 (18.48%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.35%) RHCSA
4 7 (3.80%) Degree
5 6 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.72%) CCNA
6 5 (2.72%) MCSA
7 4 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.63%) ISEB
8 3 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
8 3 (1.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.63%) OCP
8 3 (1.63%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (1.63%) RHCE
9 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.54%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.54%) CCNP
10 1 (0.54%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) PCI DSS
2 3 (1.63%) QA
2 3 (1.63%) SLA
3 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (19.57%) Active Directory
2 30 (16.30%) Docker
3 16 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.80%) NFS
5 7 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (3.80%) RACF
5 7 (3.80%) vSphere
6 5 (2.72%) Apache Flume
6 5 (2.72%) HDFS
7 4 (2.17%) OCFS2
7 4 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.63%) KVM
8 3 (1.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 2 (1.09%) Postfix
9 2 (1.09%) Samba
10 1 (0.54%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 53 (28.80%) Ansible
2 25 (13.59%) Kubernetes
3 24 (13.04%) Puppet
4 19 (10.33%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (7.61%) SCCM
6 8 (4.35%) logstash
7 7 (3.80%) Data Guard
7 7 (3.80%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (3.26%) NetBackup
8 6 (3.26%) Terraform
8 6 (3.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (3.26%) WSUS
9 5 (2.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (2.72%) Salt
9 5 (2.72%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (2.17%) HAProxy
10 4 (2.17%) Kibana
10 4 (2.17%) SCOM
10 4 (2.17%) vRealize
10 4 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (19.57%) Microsoft
1 36 (19.57%) VMware
2 30 (16.30%) Oracle
3 23 (12.50%) IBM
4 19 (10.33%) Cisco
5 15 (8.15%) Citrix
6 13 (7.07%) CheckPoint
7 12 (6.52%) NetApp
8 11 (5.98%) F5
9 10 (5.43%) Blue Coat
9 10 (5.43%) HP
10 7 (3.80%) Juniper
10 7 (3.80%) Veritas
11 6 (3.26%) MuleSoft
11 6 (3.26%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.72%) Hortonworks
12 5 (2.72%) McAfee
12 5 (2.72%) Remedy
12 5 (2.72%) SaltStack
13 4 (2.17%) TIBCO