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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 16 August 2022 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
6 months to
16 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 275 312 261
Rank change year-on-year +37 -51 +60
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 859 607 341
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.98% 0.82% 1.00%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.75% 2.24% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 623 440 271
10th Percentile £463 £410 £438
25th Percentile £506 £450 £495
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £550
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% -
75th Percentile £700 £650 £638
90th Percentile £750 £738 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £535 £475 £550
% change year-on-year +12.58% -13.64% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £39.50 -

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 with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 31,216 27,092 10,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.63% 36.51% 31.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,534 19,405 7,464
10th Percentile £331 £330 £313
25th Percentile £450 £421 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £650 £601 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 431 158
10th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.75
25th Percentile £15.25 £14.13 £16.50
Median hourly rate £21.23 £21.05 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +0.83% +5.25% -
75th Percentile £40.75 £44.38 £39.95
90th Percentile £67.48 £65.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.20 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.07% -5.00% +4.41%

OpenShift
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing OpenShift as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for OpenShift in the UK

OpenShift
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing OpenShift.

Daily rate trend for OpenShift in the UK

OpenShift
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing OpenShift over the 6 months to 16 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for OpenShift in the UK

OpenShift
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing OpenShift.

Hourly rate trend for OpenShift in the UK

OpenShift
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 16 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +28 594 £625 +13.64% 45
Work from Home +21 411 £567 +9.57% 19
UK excluding London +25 352 £535 +12.58% 25
London +7 347 £650 +8.33% 23
Scotland +28 150 £513 +13.76% 1
North of England +26 86 £700 +55.56% 3
South East -20 59 £600 +14.29% 10
North East +28 47 £725 +36.79% 2
South West -28 28 £513 +0.49% 4
North West -26 24 £625 +69.84% 1
Midlands -18 19 £550 +3.77% 4
Yorkshire -11 15 £700 +33.33%
West Midlands -15 15 £538 -7.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £540 - 1
Wales -2 4 £688 +10.00% 1
East Midlands -2 4 £675 +30.06% 3
East of England -5 3 £450 -16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 16 August 2022, 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 with a requirement for OpenShift.

1 522 (60.77%) DevOps
2 510 (59.37%) Kubernetes
3 474 (55.18%) CI/CD
4 454 (52.85%) Docker
5 410 (47.73%) AWS
6 400 (46.57%) Java
7 391 (45.52%) Agile
8 325 (37.83%) Microservices
9 320 (37.25%) Jenkins
10 281 (32.71%) Python
11 261 (30.38%) Azure
12 214 (24.91%) Linux
13 208 (24.21%) Ansible
14 203 (23.63%) Finance
15 200 (23.28%) Spring
16 189 (22.00%) JavaScript
16 189 (22.00%) Serverless
17 180 (20.95%) Spring Boot
18 179 (20.84%) Red Hat
19 176 (20.49%) Containerisation
20 175 (20.37%) Terraform
21 170 (19.79%) Infrastructure as Code
22 160 (18.63%) Test Automation
22 160 (18.63%) Security Cleared
23 158 (18.39%) AWS Lambda
24 154 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
25 153 (17.81%) Social Skills
26 152 (17.69%) Grafana
27 149 (17.35%) Kafka
28 148 (17.23%) PostgreSQL

OpenShift
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 44 (5.12%) Confluence
2 39 (4.54%) OpenStack
3 34 (3.96%) Apache
4 24 (2.79%) nginx
5 23 (2.68%) GeoServer
6 22 (2.56%) JBoss
7 18 (2.10%) Cloud Foundry
8 16 (1.86%) Tomcat
8 16 (1.86%) WebSphere
9 15 (1.75%) Red Hat Fuse
10 14 (1.63%) IIS
10 14 (1.63%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (0.81%) Camunda
13 4 (0.47%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 2 (0.23%) Oracle Coherence
16 1 (0.12%) GlassFish
16 1 (0.12%) Jupyter
16 1 (0.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.12%) Maximo
2 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.12%) Primavera
2 1 (0.12%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 410 (47.73%) AWS
2 261 (30.38%) Azure
3 189 (22.00%) Serverless
4 158 (18.39%) AWS Lambda
5 144 (16.76%) Amazon S3
6 119 (13.85%) GitHub
7 115 (13.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 105 (12.22%) Amazon EKS
9 96 (11.18%) GCP
10 75 (8.73%) PaaS
11 58 (6.75%) Amazon ECS
12 48 (5.59%) Google Kubernetes Engine
13 46 (5.36%) Amazon EC2
14 42 (4.89%) Azure AKS
15 36 (4.19%) Azure DevOps
16 35 (4.07%) IaaS
17 34 (3.96%) Amazon SQS
18 28 (3.26%) Apigee
18 28 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
19 27 (3.14%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 75 (8.73%) Firewall
2 28 (3.26%) DNS
3 11 (1.28%) TCP/IP
4 9 (1.05%) DHCP
5 8 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
6 7 (0.81%) SMTP
6 7 (0.81%) SSH
7 5 (0.58%) HTTP
7 5 (0.58%) Internet
7 5 (0.58%) Kerberos
7 5 (0.58%) SSL
8 4 (0.47%) FTP
8 4 (0.47%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (0.35%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.23%) AMQP
10 2 (0.23%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (0.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (0.23%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (0.23%) VPN
11 1 (0.12%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (17.23%) PostgreSQL
2 119 (13.85%) MongoDB
3 90 (10.48%) Elasticsearch
4 81 (9.43%) NoSQL
5 76 (8.85%) Amazon Aurora
6 40 (4.66%) Amazon RDS
7 36 (4.19%) DynamoDB
8 35 (4.07%) SQL Server
9 30 (3.49%) Spatial Data
10 19 (2.21%) Relational Database
11 16 (1.86%) Big Data
11 16 (1.86%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.75%) MySQL
13 11 (1.28%) Informix
14 10 (1.16%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.16%) Hazelcast
15 9 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
15 9 (1.05%) Cloudera CDH
15 9 (1.05%) Redis
16 8 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 320 (37.25%) Jenkins
2 132 (15.37%) Git (software)
3 70 (8.15%) Artifactory
4 69 (8.03%) JIRA
5 64 (7.45%) GitLab
6 62 (7.22%) SonarQube
7 47 (5.47%) Maven
8 32 (3.73%) Gradle
8 32 (3.73%) Sonatype Nexus
9 27 (3.14%) Cucumber
10 26 (3.03%) Bitbucket
10 26 (3.03%) Spinnaker
11 24 (2.79%) JUnit
12 18 (2.10%) Cypress.io
12 18 (2.10%) Selenium
13 10 (1.16%) TeamCity
14 9 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 9 (1.05%) Eclipse
15 7 (0.81%) Mockito
16 5 (0.58%) CircleCI
General
1 203 (23.63%) Finance
2 153 (17.81%) Social Skills
3 104 (12.11%) Public Sector
4 68 (7.92%) Banking
5 49 (5.70%) Influencing Skills
6 28 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (2.33%) Financial Institution
8 18 (2.10%) Front Office
9 12 (1.40%) Investment Banking
10 10 (1.16%) Law
11 9 (1.05%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (0.81%) Legal
13 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.58%) Telecoms
14 4 (0.47%) Advertising
14 4 (0.47%) Automotive
14 4 (0.47%) Presentation Skills
14 4 (0.47%) Prime Brokerage
14 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 261 (30.38%) Developer
2 211 (24.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 155 (18.04%) Java Developer
4 115 (13.39%) Architect
5 70 (8.15%) Cloud Engineer
6 55 (6.40%) Platform Engineer
7 51 (5.94%) AWS Engineer
8 46 (5.36%) AWS DevOps
9 43 (5.01%) Full Stack Developer
10 42 (4.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 39 (4.54%) Senior Developer
12 37 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
12 37 (4.31%) Technical Leader
13 34 (3.96%) Site Reliability Engineer
14 29 (3.38%) Cloud Architect
15 26 (3.03%) Consultant
15 26 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
16 25 (2.91%) Java Engineer
17 22 (2.56%) Software Engineer
18 20 (2.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (23.28%) Spring
2 180 (20.95%) Spring Boot
3 149 (17.35%) Kafka
4 144 (16.76%) React
5 125 (14.55%) REST
6 80 (9.31%) OAuth
7 70 (8.15%) Spring Security
8 66 (7.68%) OAuth2
9 62 (7.22%) Node.js
9 62 (7.22%) RabbitMQ
10 54 (6.29%) HTML
11 41 (4.77%) .NET
11 41 (4.77%) AngularJS
12 39 (4.54%) Elastic Stack
13 37 (4.31%) CSS
13 37 (4.31%) JSON
14 32 (3.73%) Apache Camel
15 28 (3.26%) JPA
16 27 (3.14%) Hibernate
17 26 (3.03%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (10.24%) Legacy Systems
2 71 (8.27%) User Experience
3 62 (7.22%) Public Cloud
4 58 (6.75%) Cloud Native
5 57 (6.64%) Data Protection Act
6 40 (4.66%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (3.61%) Data Centre
8 25 (2.91%) Private Cloud
9 23 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
10 15 (1.75%) PKI
11 13 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.28%) Derivative
14 10 (1.16%) iPad
14 10 (1.16%) Mobile App
15 9 (1.05%) Data Structures
15 9 (1.05%) DataPower
16 8 (0.93%) Legacy Code
17 7 (0.81%) Algorithms
17 7 (0.81%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 214 (24.91%) Linux
2 44 (5.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (4.42%) Unix
4 34 (3.96%) Windows
5 23 (2.68%) Ubuntu
6 18 (2.10%) CentOS
7 7 (0.81%) VMS
8 6 (0.70%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.47%) AIX
9 4 (0.47%) Solaris
10 3 (0.35%) Debian
10 3 (0.35%) Windows Server
11 2 (0.23%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (60.77%) DevOps
2 474 (55.18%) CI/CD
3 391 (45.52%) Agile
4 325 (37.83%) Microservices
5 176 (20.49%) Containerisation
6 170 (19.79%) Infrastructure as Code
7 160 (18.63%) Test Automation
8 154 (17.93%) Continuous Integration
9 138 (16.07%) Scrum
10 123 (14.32%) Software Engineering
11 120 (13.97%) Continuous Delivery
12 106 (12.34%) TDD
13 93 (10.83%) Full Stack Development
14 90 (10.48%) Mentoring
15 88 (10.24%) Unit Testing
16 83 (9.66%) Kanban
17 78 (9.08%) Coaching
18 77 (8.96%) Configuration Management
19 76 (8.85%) Human-Centred Design
20 72 (8.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 400 (46.57%) Java
2 281 (32.71%) Python
3 189 (22.00%) JavaScript
4 93 (10.83%) TypeScript
5 90 (10.48%) SQL
6 80 (9.31%) Bash
7 70 (8.15%) Groovy
8 47 (5.47%) Go
9 46 (5.36%) PowerShell
10 31 (3.61%) C#
11 20 (2.33%) Scala
12 14 (1.63%) Perl
13 13 (1.51%) Kotlin
14 11 (1.28%) C++
15 9 (1.05%) Shell Script
16 8 (0.93%) Ruby
17 7 (0.81%) ES7
18 6 (0.70%) C
18 6 (0.70%) PHP
18 6 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 160 (18.63%) Security Cleared
2 124 (14.44%) SC Cleared
3 32 (3.73%) DV Cleared
4 30 (3.49%) Degree
5 27 (3.14%) OCP
5 27 (3.14%) Oracle Certification
6 13 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.70%) CEH
8 6 (0.70%) CISM
8 6 (0.70%) CISSP
9 5 (0.58%) AWS Certification
9 5 (0.58%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.58%) RHCA
9 5 (0.58%) RHCE
9 5 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.47%) HND
11 2 (0.23%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.12%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.12%) RHCVA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (7.22%) Accessibility
2 19 (2.21%) QA
3 9 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.70%) SLA
6 4 (0.47%) GDPR
6 4 (0.47%) OASIS TOSCA
6 4 (0.47%) WCAG
7 2 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.23%) EMIR
7 2 (0.23%) FATCA
7 2 (0.23%) MiFID
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 454 (52.85%) Docker
2 56 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (2.68%) Active Directory
4 22 (2.56%) Ceph
5 18 (2.10%) vSphere
6 10 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.70%) Hyper-V
7 6 (0.70%) KVM
7 6 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (0.58%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.47%) Xen
10 3 (0.35%) vCloud
11 2 (0.23%) Gluster
11 2 (0.23%) HDFS
11 2 (0.23%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.23%) Squid
12 1 (0.12%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 510 (59.37%) Kubernetes
2 208 (24.21%) Ansible
3 175 (20.37%) Terraform
4 152 (17.69%) Grafana
5 75 (8.73%) Kibana
6 67 (7.80%) Puppet
7 59 (6.87%) Prometheus
8 40 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
9 27 (3.14%) Istio
10 15 (1.75%) Marathon
10 15 (1.75%) Mesos
11 14 (1.63%) HP Fortify
12 12 (1.40%) Argo
12 12 (1.40%) Single Sign-On
13 11 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
13 11 (1.28%) vRealize
14 9 (1.05%) Packer
15 7 (0.81%) CloudForms
16 6 (0.70%) Jamf Pro
16 6 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 179 (20.84%) Red Hat
2 89 (10.36%) Oracle
3 74 (8.61%) Google
4 70 (8.15%) Splunk
5 66 (7.68%) VMware
6 59 (6.87%) IBM
7 38 (4.42%) Microsoft
8 19 (2.21%) Dynatrace
9 15 (1.75%) Cisco
10 12 (1.40%) Checkmarx
11 11 (1.28%) F5
12 10 (1.16%) New Relic
13 9 (1.05%) Cloudera
13 9 (1.05%) SaltStack
14 8 (0.93%) AppDynamics
14 8 (0.93%) ForgeRock
14 8 (0.93%) MuleSoft
14 8 (0.93%) Pega
14 8 (0.93%) ServiceNow
15 7 (0.81%) Charles River