Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for OpenShift skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited OpenShift over the 6 months to 18 July 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.

Red Hat OpenShift
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 276 419 447
Rank change year-on-year +143 +28 +221
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 412 263 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.83% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.26% 2.53% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 137 107
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £475 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -1.86% +16.28%
10th Percentile £393 £368 £356
90th Percentile £675 £590 £575
UK median daily rate £550 £521 £525
% change year-on-year +5.52% -0.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - £72.50 £65.00
% change year-on-year - +11.54% -

OpenShift is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 12,637 10,410 6,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 25.51% 18.89% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,259 6,627 4,135
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £270 £278 £255
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 210 139
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.71% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.74 £11.00 £10.48
90th Percentile £63.25 £53.88 £54.20
UK median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +17.55% - -

OpenShift
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing OpenShift as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for OpenShift in the UK excluding London

OpenShift
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing OpenShift in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenShift in the UK excluding London

OpenShift
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenShift in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenShift in the UK excluding London

OpenShift
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenShift within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 18 July 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
South East +30 153 £475 - 10
South West +80 125 £563 +2.27% 9
North of England +60 66 £475 +5.56% 13
Scotland +25 30 £525 +13.51% 4
Midlands +26 24 £400 -6.43% 7
North West -4 24 £525 +16.67% 8
Yorkshire +46 22 £481 +1.05% 4
East Midlands +30 21 £400 +2.56% 2
North East +40 20 £410 +2.38% 1
Northern Ireland - 10 £575 - 3
Wales +7 7 £450 +5.88% 4
West Midlands +11 3 £400 -25.58% 5
East of England - 1 £525 - 1
OpenShift
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing OpenShift 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for OpenShift.

1 296 (71.84%) Docker
2 262 (63.59%) DevOps
3 236 (57.28%) Linux
4 228 (55.34%) Kubernetes
5 216 (52.43%) Ansible
6 192 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
7 167 (40.53%) Amazon AWS
8 160 (38.83%) Red Hat
9 141 (34.22%) Jenkins
10 127 (30.83%) Git (software)
11 121 (29.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 108 (26.21%) Java
13 107 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
14 86 (20.87%) Microservices
15 82 (19.90%) Continuous Integration
16 80 (19.42%) Python
17 72 (17.48%) Terraform
18 70 (16.99%) Windows
18 70 (16.99%) VMware
19 63 (15.29%) OpenStack
20 62 (15.05%) Node.js
21 60 (14.56%) Finance
21 60 (14.56%) Middleware
22 57 (13.83%) PaaS
23 52 (12.62%) SQL
24 49 (11.89%) Oracle
24 49 (11.89%) Opscode Chef
25 44 (10.68%) JavaScript
25 44 (10.68%) Microsoft
26 43 (10.44%) .NET

OpenShift
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding 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 63 (15.29%) OpenStack
2 39 (9.47%) JBoss
3 31 (7.52%) Tomcat
4 30 (7.28%) nginx
5 29 (7.04%) Confluence
6 18 (4.37%) Apache
7 14 (3.40%) Cloud Foundry
8 11 (2.67%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (1.94%) Anypoint
11 6 (1.46%) WebSphere
12 5 (1.21%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.21%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.73%) GemFire
13 3 (0.73%) iPlanet
14 2 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.24%) IIS
15 1 (0.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.24%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 167 (40.53%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (13.83%) PaaS
4 42 (10.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 34 (8.25%) Apigee
5 34 (8.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 31 (7.52%) Serverless
7 26 (6.31%) AWS Lambda
8 22 (5.34%) IaaS
9 16 (3.88%) SaaS
10 12 (2.91%) Azure Stack
10 12 (2.91%) GitHub
11 10 (2.43%) AWS CodePipeline
12 9 (2.18%) Amazon Kinesis
13 8 (1.94%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.94%) IBM Cloud
14 6 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
14 6 (1.46%) NuGet
15 4 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.31%) LAN
1 26 (6.31%) WAN
2 22 (5.34%) Firewall
3 20 (4.85%) DNS
3 20 (4.85%) SSL
4 14 (3.40%) SAN
5 6 (1.46%) DSL
6 5 (1.21%) MQTT
6 5 (1.21%) Wireshark
7 4 (0.97%) DHCP
7 4 (0.97%) Internet
7 4 (0.97%) VPN
8 3 (0.73%) Network Security
9 2 (0.49%) Intranet
9 2 (0.49%) MPLS
10 1 (0.24%) Extranet
10 1 (0.24%) HTTP
10 1 (0.24%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.24%) SNMP
10 1 (0.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.04%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.34%) NoSQL
3 16 (3.88%) MongoDB
4 15 (3.64%) Big Data
5 14 (3.40%) MariaDB
5 14 (3.40%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.91%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.67%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 8 (1.94%) BigQuery
9 8 (1.94%) Couchbase
10 7 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (1.21%) Amazon Athena
11 5 (1.21%) MySQL
12 3 (0.73%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.49%) Blockchain
13 2 (0.49%) DB2
13 2 (0.49%) NuoDB
13 2 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.49%) Redis
Development Applications
1 141 (34.22%) Jenkins
2 127 (30.83%) Git (software)
3 38 (9.22%) JIRA
4 35 (8.50%) Maven
5 23 (5.58%) Bitbucket
6 17 (4.13%) Artifactory
6 17 (4.13%) Sonatype Nexus
6 17 (4.13%) Visual Studio Team System
7 15 (3.64%) GitLab
7 15 (3.64%) MSBuild
7 15 (3.64%) Visual Studio
8 14 (3.40%) TeamCity
9 10 (2.43%) Gradle
9 10 (2.43%) SonarQube
10 9 (2.18%) Gerrit
10 9 (2.18%) Subversion
11 8 (1.94%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.94%) Travis CI
12 6 (1.46%) MSTest
12 6 (1.46%) Ranorex
General
1 60 (14.56%) Finance
2 29 (7.04%) Banking
3 8 (1.94%) Retail
4 7 (1.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.73%) Publishing
6 2 (0.49%) Automotive
6 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 126 (30.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 66 (16.02%) Developer
3 53 (12.86%) Architect
4 46 (11.17%) Cloud Engineer
5 44 (10.68%) Platform Engineer
6 25 (6.07%) Full Stack Developer
7 24 (5.83%) Consultant
8 23 (5.58%) AWS Engineer
9 22 (5.34%) AWS DevOps
10 19 (4.61%) Administrator
10 19 (4.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 17 (4.13%) Linux Engineer
12 15 (3.64%) Technical Architect
13 14 (3.40%) Senior DevOps
13 14 (3.40%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 13 (3.16%) Cloud Architect
14 13 (3.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 12 (2.91%) Node.js Developer
15 12 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
16 11 (2.67%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (15.05%) Node.js
2 60 (14.56%) Middleware
3 43 (10.44%) .NET
3 43 (10.44%) AngularJS
4 34 (8.25%) Kafka
5 31 (7.52%) Spring
6 27 (6.55%) REST
7 25 (6.07%) Vue.js
8 22 (5.34%) Web Services
9 20 (4.85%) Spring Boot
10 18 (4.37%) .NET Core
11 17 (4.13%) J2EE
12 13 (3.16%) SOAP
12 13 (3.16%) Swagger
12 13 (3.16%) XML
13 12 (2.91%) React
14 11 (2.67%) Apache Camel
14 11 (2.67%) Java EE
15 10 (2.43%) .NET Framework
15 10 (2.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.50%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.52%) Private Cloud
3 25 (6.07%) Public Cloud
4 21 (5.10%) Mobile App
5 20 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (3.88%) Replication
7 14 (3.40%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.43%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.43%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (2.43%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.21%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.21%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.21%) iPad
9 5 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.21%) PKI
9 5 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.73%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.49%) DataPower
11 2 (0.49%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 236 (57.28%) Linux
2 121 (29.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 70 (16.99%) Windows
4 37 (8.98%) Unix
5 22 (5.34%) CentOS
6 20 (4.85%) Solaris
7 12 (2.91%) Windows Server
8 6 (1.46%) Windows 8
9 5 (1.21%) AIX
10 4 (0.97%) Android
10 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.73%) zOS
12 2 (0.49%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.49%) Debian
13 1 (0.24%) HPUX
13 1 (0.24%) SUSE
13 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (63.59%) DevOps
2 192 (46.60%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (20.87%) Microservices
4 82 (19.90%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (9.47%) Scrum
6 37 (8.98%) Continuous Deployment
7 35 (8.50%) Problem-Solving
8 34 (8.25%) High Availability
8 34 (8.25%) Migration
9 30 (7.28%) Continuous Delivery
9 30 (7.28%) Kanban
10 29 (7.04%) Infrastructure as Code
11 28 (6.80%) Configuration Management
12 24 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
13 23 (5.58%) ITIL
14 21 (5.10%) Test Automation
15 20 (4.85%) Mobile Application Development
16 19 (4.61%) Task Automation
17 18 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
18 16 (3.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 108 (26.21%) Java
2 80 (19.42%) Python
3 52 (12.62%) SQL
4 44 (10.68%) JavaScript
5 37 (8.98%) Bash Shell
6 36 (8.74%) Go
7 27 (6.55%) PowerShell
8 25 (6.07%) Shell Script
9 23 (5.58%) Ruby
10 17 (4.13%) Groovy
11 16 (3.88%) C#
12 9 (2.18%) C
12 9 (2.18%) Perl
13 7 (1.70%) Java 8
14 6 (1.46%) PHP
15 5 (1.21%) Korn
16 3 (0.73%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.24%) ES6
17 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.24%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.37%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.88%) DV Cleared
4 6 (1.46%) Degree
4 6 (1.46%) SANS
5 5 (1.21%) RHCSA
6 4 (0.97%) Master's Degree
7 3 (0.73%) CCNP
7 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.49%) MCSE
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) CCNA
9 1 (0.24%) CCSP
9 1 (0.24%) CISSP
9 1 (0.24%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.24%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.94%) QA
2 7 (1.70%) SLA
3 5 (1.21%) NIST
3 5 (1.21%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (0.97%) NCSC
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) PSD2
System Software
1 296 (71.84%) Docker
2 25 (6.07%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.10%) LXC
4 16 (3.88%) Gluster
5 15 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (1.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (0.97%) vSphere
9 3 (0.73%) GlusterFS
9 3 (0.73%) NFS
9 3 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.49%) HDFS
11 1 (0.24%) KVM
11 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 228 (55.34%) Kubernetes
2 216 (52.43%) Ansible
3 72 (17.48%) Terraform
4 49 (11.89%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (8.74%) Puppet
6 20 (4.85%) HAProxy
7 15 (3.64%) CloudForms
8 12 (2.91%) vRealize
9 8 (1.94%) Salt
10 5 (1.21%) Grafana
10 5 (1.21%) Red Hat Satellite
11 4 (0.97%) Kibana
12 3 (0.73%) logstash
12 3 (0.73%) Mesos
12 3 (0.73%) Prometheus
13 2 (0.49%) Consul
13 2 (0.49%) Docker Swarm
13 2 (0.49%) Istio
13 2 (0.49%) Packer
13 2 (0.49%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 160 (38.83%) Red Hat
2 70 (16.99%) VMware
3 49 (11.89%) Oracle
4 44 (10.68%) Microsoft
5 35 (8.50%) Google
6 23 (5.58%) IBM
7 21 (5.10%) Cisco
8 17 (4.13%) AppDynamics
8 17 (4.13%) Splunk
9 15 (3.64%) MuleSoft
10 12 (2.91%) Micro Focus
10 12 (2.91%) ServiceNow
11 11 (2.67%) EMC
11 11 (2.67%) NetApp
12 10 (2.43%) Perforce
13 9 (2.18%) SAP
13 9 (2.18%) WSO2
14 7 (1.70%) Dynatrace
14 7 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
14 7 (1.70%) SaltStack