Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 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.

Red Hat OpenShift
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 358 386 387
Rank change year-on-year +28 +1 +233
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 197 276 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.52% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Cloud Services category 1.91% 2.19% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 162 140
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £415 £392 £375
90th Percentile £690 £673 £589
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -

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 10,325 12,588 8,982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 27.44% 23.78% 17.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,579 8,200 5,759
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £250 £281 £261
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 220 154
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -0.35%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.23 £10.75
90th Percentile £56.75 £48.88 £45.35
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.81% -8.75% +9.45%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 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
South West +29 70 £583 +5.91% 1
North of England +65 48 £466 -9.90% 10
South East +33 44 £500 +8.70% 12
North East +62 31 £470 -10.48% 2
Scotland +21 28 £500 -9.09% 3
North West +23 17 £428 -22.18% 6
Midlands +33 4 £550 +35.80%
Wales +24 4 £550 +22.22% 1
West Midlands +48 2 £550 -
East Midlands +16 2 - -
East of England +25 1 £620 -0.80% 3
Northern Ireland +11 1 £575 +35.29% 2
OpenShift
UK

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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.

1 154 (78.17%) Kubernetes
2 137 (69.54%) Docker
3 127 (64.47%) DevOps
4 93 (47.21%) AWS
5 90 (45.69%) Ansible
6 83 (42.13%) Python
7 70 (35.53%) Java
7 70 (35.53%) Jenkins
8 68 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (34.52%) Terraform
9 66 (33.50%) Linux
10 65 (32.99%) Azure
11 53 (26.90%) Git (software)
12 50 (25.38%) Microservices
13 40 (20.30%) Infrastructure as Code
14 39 (19.80%) Finance
15 37 (18.78%) Scrum
15 37 (18.78%) Test Automation
16 33 (16.75%) Kanban
16 33 (16.75%) React
17 32 (16.24%) Site Reliability Engineering
18 31 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
19 30 (15.23%) Red Hat
20 28 (14.21%) Bash Shell
21 27 (13.71%) PaaS
21 27 (13.71%) REST
21 27 (13.71%) JavaScript
22 24 (12.18%) Puppet
22 24 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 23 (11.68%) nginx

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 23 (11.68%) nginx
2 16 (8.12%) Apache
3 12 (6.09%) Tomcat
4 11 (5.58%) OpenStack
5 10 (5.08%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (4.57%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (4.06%) Apache Spark
8 6 (3.05%) Red Hat Fuse
9 4 (2.03%) Confluence
9 4 (2.03%) GemFire
9 4 (2.03%) IIS
9 4 (2.03%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.52%) JBoss
11 1 (0.51%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (1.02%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 93 (47.21%) AWS
2 65 (32.99%) Azure
3 27 (13.71%) PaaS
4 18 (9.14%) Serverless
5 17 (8.63%) Amazon EC2
5 17 (8.63%) GCP
6 14 (7.11%) Amazon S3
7 13 (6.60%) IaaS
7 13 (6.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 12 (6.09%) Amazon ECS
8 12 (6.09%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (6.09%) AWS Lambda
9 11 (5.58%) GitHub
9 11 (5.58%) SaaS
10 9 (4.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 8 (4.06%) AWS CodePipeline
11 8 (4.06%) Datadog
12 7 (3.55%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (3.55%) CloudFront
13 6 (3.05%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.58%) Firewall
2 5 (2.54%) TCP/IP
3 4 (2.03%) DSL
4 2 (1.02%) BIG-IP
4 2 (1.02%) DHCP
4 2 (1.02%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.02%) Internet
4 2 (1.02%) LAN
4 2 (1.02%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.02%) WAN
5 1 (0.51%) HTTP
5 1 (0.51%) SSL
5 1 (0.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.66%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (9.64%) MongoDB
3 13 (6.60%) NoSQL
4 9 (4.57%) MySQL
5 8 (4.06%) Big Data
6 7 (3.55%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (3.05%) SQL Server
8 5 (2.54%) GIS
8 5 (2.54%) MariaDB
8 5 (2.54%) Redis
9 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.02%) Aerospike
10 2 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (1.02%) Couchbase
10 2 (1.02%) Data Lake
10 2 (1.02%) DB2
10 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.02%) Hazelcast
11 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 70 (35.53%) Jenkins
2 53 (26.90%) Git (software)
3 20 (10.15%) Cucumber
4 18 (9.14%) Selenium
5 13 (6.60%) Artifactory
6 12 (6.09%) JIRA
7 11 (5.58%) Maven
7 11 (5.58%) Subversion
8 10 (5.08%) Sonatype Nexus
9 9 (4.57%) GitLab
10 7 (3.55%) Bitbucket
10 7 (3.55%) CircleCI
10 7 (3.55%) GoCD
10 7 (3.55%) JUnit
10 7 (3.55%) Travis CI
11 6 (3.05%) SonarQube
12 5 (2.54%) Gradle
12 5 (2.54%) JMeter
13 4 (2.03%) Jasmine
13 4 (2.03%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (19.80%) Finance
2 16 (8.12%) Banking
3 14 (7.11%) Public Sector
4 8 (4.06%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (36.55%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (20.30%) Developer
3 25 (12.69%) AWS Engineer
4 22 (11.17%) Architect
5 18 (9.14%) AWS DevOps
5 18 (9.14%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 18 (9.14%) Azure Engineer
5 18 (9.14%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 16 (8.12%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 16 (8.12%) Python Developer
6 16 (8.12%) Site Engineer
7 14 (7.11%) Senior Developer
8 12 (6.09%) Senior DevOps
8 12 (6.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.58%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.58%) Cloud Engineer
9 11 (5.58%) Java Developer
10 10 (5.08%) Full Stack Developer
11 9 (4.57%) Senior Python Developer
12 8 (4.06%) DevSecOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.75%) React
2 27 (13.71%) REST
3 23 (11.68%) Node.js
4 22 (11.17%) Spring
5 21 (10.66%) AngularJS
5 21 (10.66%) HTML
6 20 (10.15%) CSS
6 20 (10.15%) Web Services
7 18 (9.14%) Spring Boot
8 13 (6.60%) .NET
9 12 (6.09%) HTML5
10 11 (5.58%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (5.58%) Kafka
11 10 (5.08%) RabbitMQ
11 10 (5.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 8 (4.06%) OAuth
13 7 (3.55%) Flask
13 7 (3.55%) GraphQL
13 7 (3.55%) jQuery
13 7 (3.55%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.15%) Public Cloud
2 16 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 16 (8.12%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.05%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.54%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.54%) Clustering
5 5 (2.54%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.54%) Replication
5 5 (2.54%) User Experience
6 4 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.03%) PKI
7 3 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.02%) Reinsurance
8 2 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.51%) iPad
9 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 66 (33.50%) Linux
2 24 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (7.11%) Windows
4 12 (6.09%) Unix
5 6 (3.05%) Android
6 5 (2.54%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.03%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.03%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (64.47%) DevOps
2 68 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (25.38%) Microservices
4 40 (20.30%) Infrastructure as Code
5 37 (18.78%) Scrum
5 37 (18.78%) Test Automation
6 33 (16.75%) Kanban
7 32 (16.24%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 22 (11.17%) Migration
9 20 (10.15%) TDD
10 18 (9.14%) Architectural Design
10 18 (9.14%) Software Engineering
10 18 (9.14%) Task Automation
11 15 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (7.61%) Mentoring
11 15 (7.61%) Unit Testing
12 14 (7.11%) Continuous Deployment
12 14 (7.11%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (6.60%) High Availability
13 13 (6.60%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 83 (42.13%) Python
2 70 (35.53%) Java
3 28 (14.21%) Bash Shell
4 27 (13.71%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.64%) Shell Script
6 16 (8.12%) Groovy
7 13 (6.60%) SQL
8 12 (6.09%) Java 8
8 12 (6.09%) PowerShell
8 12 (6.09%) Ruby
9 11 (5.58%) Go
10 10 (5.08%) C
10 10 (5.08%) Perl
11 5 (2.54%) C#
11 5 (2.54%) C++
11 5 (2.54%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.02%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.02%) Objective-C
12 2 (1.02%) Scala
13 1 (0.51%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 11 (5.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.03%) Degree
3 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.52%) CISSP
4 3 (1.52%) SANS
5 2 (1.02%) CCNA
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.02%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (1.02%) GIAC
5 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.02%) Linux+ Certification
5 2 (1.02%) MCSE
5 2 (1.02%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (1.02%) SSCP
6 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.51%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.06%) QA
2 3 (1.52%) NIST
2 3 (1.52%) PMO
3 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 137 (69.54%) Docker
2 13 (6.60%) LXC
3 12 (6.09%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (3.55%) Active Directory
5 6 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (2.03%) Gluster
6 4 (2.03%) GlusterFS
6 4 (2.03%) NFS
Systems Management
1 154 (78.17%) Kubernetes
2 90 (45.69%) Ansible
3 68 (34.52%) Terraform
4 31 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (12.18%) Puppet
6 11 (5.58%) Nagios
7 6 (3.05%) Docker Swarm
8 5 (2.54%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.52%) Consul
9 3 (1.52%) Kibana
9 3 (1.52%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.02%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.02%) Grafana
11 1 (0.51%) Fluentd
11 1 (0.51%) logstash
11 1 (0.51%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 30 (15.23%) Red Hat
2 19 (9.64%) Google
3 16 (8.12%) Oracle
3 16 (8.12%) VMware
4 13 (6.60%) Splunk
5 8 (4.06%) AppDynamics
5 8 (4.06%) New Relic
6 7 (3.55%) IBM
7 6 (3.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (2.03%) Juniper
8 4 (2.03%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.02%) CA
9 2 (1.02%) Citrix
9 2 (1.02%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.02%) F5
9 2 (1.02%) hybris
9 2 (1.02%) SAP
9 2 (1.02%) TIBCO
9 2 (1.02%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.51%) MuleSoft