Period
to 18 September 2021

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 18 September 2021 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
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 320 259 296
Rank change year-on-year -61 +37 +235
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 623 295 797
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.98% 0.89%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.21% 3.12% 3.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 218 442
10th Percentile £413 £431 £425
25th Percentile £455 £496 £488
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £550 £573
Median % change year-on-year - -3.93% +14.50%
75th Percentile £675 £613 £663
90th Percentile £739 £686 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £479 £500 £525
% change year-on-year -4.25% -4.76% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £39.50 £48.75 £10.25
Median hourly rate £39.55 £57.50 £10.50
Median % change year-on-year -31.22% +447.62% -85.52%
75th Percentile £54.81 £66.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £76.19 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £57.50 -
% change year-on-year -31.30% - -

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 28,127 9,445 25,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.66% 31.53% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,194 6,588 17,898
10th Percentile £328 £313 £300
25th Percentile £425 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £581
90th Percentile £700 £683 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £461 £450
% change year-on-year +3.15% +2.33% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 139 361
10th Percentile £12.25 £13.53 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.25 £15.73
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.33% +4.88% +17.14%
75th Percentile £45.14 £40.00 £36.00
90th Percentile £65.51 £54.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +14.29%

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 18 September 2021.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing OpenShift over the 6 months to 18 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for OpenShift in the UK

OpenShift
Top 16 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 18 September 2021. 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
England -104 437 £575 +4.55% 114
London -119 271 £625 +13.64% 73
UK excluding London -17 246 £479 -4.25% 46
Work from Home -101 187 £580 +5.45% 19
Scotland -8 95 £451 -14.10% 1
South East -69 55 £525 -14.63% 5
South West -6 41 £530 -3.64% 10
North of England -95 26 £450 +1.12% 7
North West -64 18 £450 +11.11% 4
Midlands - 15 £530 - 15
East Midlands - 10 £525 - 11
Wales - 10 £650 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £578 - 4
North East -21 4 - -
Yorkshire -40 4 £525 -19.23% 3
East of England - 4 £540 - 2

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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.

1 375 (60.19%) Kubernetes
2 330 (52.97%) Docker
3 329 (52.81%) DevOps
4 280 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
5 264 (42.38%) AWS
6 262 (42.05%) Jenkins
7 243 (39.00%) Microservices
8 241 (38.68%) Java
9 192 (30.82%) Azure
10 180 (28.89%) Linux
11 179 (28.73%) Ansible
12 152 (24.40%) Python
13 137 (21.99%) Terraform
14 129 (20.71%) Red Hat
15 128 (20.55%) Git (software)
16 124 (19.90%) Spring
17 119 (19.10%) Test Automation
18 115 (18.46%) Social Skills
19 114 (18.30%) Spring Boot
20 113 (18.14%) Finance
21 112 (17.98%) Infrastructure as Code
22 109 (17.50%) Serverless
22 109 (17.50%) JavaScript
23 104 (16.69%) React
24 101 (16.21%) PostgreSQL
25 97 (15.57%) MongoDB
26 96 (15.41%) Scrum
27 94 (15.09%) REST
28 92 (14.77%) AWS Lambda
29 89 (14.29%) GCP

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 56 (8.99%) Elasticsearch
2 41 (6.58%) Confluence
3 24 (3.85%) JBoss
4 16 (2.57%) Apache
4 16 (2.57%) Apache Spark
5 13 (2.09%) nginx
6 12 (1.93%) OpenStack
7 10 (1.61%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.44%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.28%) Mule
9 8 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 8 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
10 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Fuse
10 7 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.64%) Mattermost
12 3 (0.48%) IIS
12 3 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.32%) GeoServer
13 2 (0.32%) IBM Transformation Extender
Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 264 (42.38%) AWS
2 192 (30.82%) Azure
3 109 (17.50%) Serverless
4 92 (14.77%) AWS Lambda
5 89 (14.29%) GCP
5 89 (14.29%) PaaS
6 71 (11.40%) AWS CloudFormation
7 66 (10.59%) Amazon S3
8 62 (9.95%) GitHub
8 62 (9.95%) IaaS
9 46 (7.38%) Apigee
10 41 (6.58%) Amazon EKS
11 38 (6.10%) SaaS
12 15 (2.41%) Amazon ECS
13 12 (1.93%) AWS CodePipeline
13 12 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (1.77%) AWS CodeBuild
14 11 (1.77%) IBM Cloud
15 10 (1.61%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.41%) Firewall
1 15 (2.41%) HTTP
2 13 (2.09%) Kerberos
3 11 (1.77%) DNS
4 10 (1.61%) NAS
4 10 (1.61%) SAN
5 7 (1.12%) LAN
5 7 (1.12%) SSL
5 7 (1.12%) WAN
6 5 (0.80%) Internet
6 5 (0.80%) IPv4
6 5 (0.80%) TCP/IP
6 5 (0.80%) VLAN
7 4 (0.64%) DHCP
7 4 (0.64%) Network Security
7 4 (0.64%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (0.48%) FTP
8 3 (0.48%) SSH
9 2 (0.32%) 5G
9 2 (0.32%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (16.21%) PostgreSQL
2 97 (15.57%) MongoDB
3 58 (9.31%) NoSQL
4 54 (8.67%) Amazon Aurora
5 44 (7.06%) SQL Server
6 28 (4.49%) Big Data
7 25 (4.01%) Relational Database
8 24 (3.85%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.41%) MySQL
9 15 (2.41%) Oracle Database
10 11 (1.77%) Informix
11 10 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.61%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.28%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 8 (1.28%) Redis
13 7 (1.12%) Spatial Data
14 5 (0.80%) InfluxDB
14 5 (0.80%) MariaDB
15 4 (0.64%) Couchbase
15 4 (0.64%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 262 (42.05%) Jenkins
2 128 (20.55%) Git (software)
3 74 (11.88%) JIRA
4 49 (7.87%) Artifactory
5 45 (7.22%) GitLab
6 35 (5.62%) Maven
7 29 (4.65%) Bitbucket
8 28 (4.49%) Sonatype Nexus
9 25 (4.01%) SonarQube
10 24 (3.85%) Cucumber
11 21 (3.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 21 (3.37%) TeamCity
12 19 (3.05%) JUnit
13 17 (2.73%) Gradle
14 13 (2.09%) Cypress.io
14 13 (2.09%) Postman
14 13 (2.09%) Selenium
15 12 (1.93%) Subversion
16 11 (1.77%) Mockito
16 11 (1.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 115 (18.46%) Social Skills
2 113 (18.14%) Finance
3 81 (13.00%) Banking
4 64 (10.27%) Public Sector
5 21 (3.37%) Investment Banking
6 20 (3.21%) Influencing Skills
7 17 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.73%) Front Office
8 10 (1.61%) Retail
9 9 (1.44%) Automotive
10 5 (0.80%) Back Office
10 5 (0.80%) Law
10 5 (0.80%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.64%) French Language
11 4 (0.64%) Presentation Skills
12 3 (0.48%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.48%) Private Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
Job Titles
1 199 (31.94%) Developer
2 128 (20.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 96 (15.41%) Architect
4 74 (11.88%) Java Developer
5 54 (8.67%) Azure Engineer
6 44 (7.06%) Full Stack Developer
7 42 (6.74%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 36 (5.78%) Senior Developer
9 33 (5.30%) Azure DevOps
10 30 (4.82%) Cloud Engineer
11 28 (4.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 27 (4.33%) Software Developer
13 25 (4.01%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (3.53%) Software Engineer
15 21 (3.37%) AWS Engineer
15 21 (3.37%) Senior Java Developer
16 20 (3.21%) Cloud Architect
16 20 (3.21%) Java Engineer
16 20 (3.21%) Security Architect
17 18 (2.89%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (19.90%) Spring
2 114 (18.30%) Spring Boot
3 104 (16.69%) React
4 94 (15.09%) REST
5 88 (14.13%) Node.js
6 68 (10.91%) OAuth
7 57 (9.15%) AngularJS
8 53 (8.51%) JSON
9 52 (8.35%) OAuth2
10 51 (8.19%) Kafka
11 47 (7.54%) .NET
12 41 (6.58%) YAML
13 40 (6.42%) Spring Security
14 39 (6.26%) HTML
14 39 (6.26%) Web Services
15 38 (6.10%) RESTful
16 37 (5.94%) CSS
17 32 (5.14%) RabbitMQ
18 21 (3.37%) Redux
18 21 (3.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 65 (10.43%) Public Cloud
2 59 (9.47%) Legacy Systems
3 54 (8.67%) User Experience
4 21 (3.37%) Cloud Native
4 21 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 19 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (2.89%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (2.73%) Fixed Income
8 15 (2.41%) Private Cloud
9 14 (2.25%) Algorithms
10 12 (1.93%) iPad
11 9 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
11 9 (1.44%) Legacy Applications
11 9 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
12 8 (1.28%) Cyberattack
12 8 (1.28%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.28%) Mobile Banking
13 7 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.96%) Legacy Code
Operating Systems
1 180 (28.89%) Linux
2 69 (11.08%) Windows
3 51 (8.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (5.78%) Unix
5 22 (3.53%) VMS
6 19 (3.05%) CoreOS
7 10 (1.61%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.44%) Windows Server
9 7 (1.12%) CentOS
9 7 (1.12%) Solaris
10 4 (0.64%) AIX
11 2 (0.32%) Debian
12 1 (0.16%) DC/OS
12 1 (0.16%) Mesosphere
12 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 329 (52.81%) DevOps
2 280 (44.94%) Agile Software Development
3 243 (39.00%) Microservices
4 119 (19.10%) Test Automation
5 112 (17.98%) Infrastructure as Code
6 96 (15.41%) Scrum
7 81 (13.00%) Full Stack Development
8 77 (12.36%) Mentoring
9 68 (10.91%) TDD
10 60 (9.63%) Software Engineering
11 55 (8.83%) Human-Centred Design
12 54 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
13 51 (8.19%) Unit Testing
14 50 (8.03%) Deployment Automation
15 44 (7.06%) Analytics
16 43 (6.90%) Coaching
17 40 (6.42%) Continuous Delivery
18 39 (6.26%) Migration
19 38 (6.10%) Architecture Roadmap
20 37 (5.94%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 241 (38.68%) Java
2 152 (24.40%) Python
3 109 (17.50%) JavaScript
4 82 (13.16%) TypeScript
5 75 (12.04%) Bash Shell
6 73 (11.72%) SQL
7 58 (9.31%) C#
8 48 (7.70%) Java 11
9 41 (6.58%) PowerShell
10 30 (4.82%) C++
10 30 (4.82%) Java 8
11 29 (4.65%) Shell Script
12 23 (3.69%) Go
13 22 (3.53%) Groovy
14 17 (2.73%) Ruby
15 16 (2.57%) Perl
16 12 (1.93%) C
17 11 (1.77%) Scala
18 10 (1.61%) Kotlin
19 9 (1.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 68 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 58 (9.31%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.94%) Degree
4 18 (2.89%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.41%) SANS
6 13 (2.09%) CISSP
7 10 (1.61%) OCP
7 10 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
8 9 (1.44%) CREST Certified
9 8 (1.28%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.32%) CISM
11 2 (0.32%) CRISC
11 2 (0.32%) RHCE
12 1 (0.16%) CCIE
12 1 (0.16%) CCNA
12 1 (0.16%) CCNP
12 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.10%) Accessibility
2 15 (2.41%) QA
3 13 (2.09%) SLA
4 7 (1.12%) NIST
5 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.48%) NCSC
6 2 (0.32%) Basel II
6 2 (0.32%) GDPR
7 1 (0.16%) DICOM
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
7 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 330 (52.97%) Docker
2 15 (2.41%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.44%) vSphere
4 8 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.80%) Ceph
6 5 (0.80%) LXC
6 5 (0.80%) NFS
6 5 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.64%) HDFS
8 3 (0.48%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.32%) KVM
10 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.16%) QEMU
10 1 (0.16%) Samba
10 1 (0.16%) vCloud
10 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 375 (60.19%) Kubernetes
2 179 (28.73%) Ansible
3 137 (21.99%) Terraform
4 86 (13.80%) Grafana
5 43 (6.90%) Puppet
6 39 (6.26%) Kibana
7 32 (5.14%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (3.85%) Prometheus
9 10 (1.61%) Istio
10 8 (1.28%) vCenter Server
11 7 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
12 6 (0.96%) Oracle ZFS
12 6 (0.96%) SCCM
13 5 (0.80%) Fluentd
14 4 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
14 4 (0.64%) Hadoop YARN
14 4 (0.64%) HP Fortify
14 4 (0.64%) Knative
14 4 (0.64%) logstash
14 4 (0.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 129 (20.71%) Red Hat
2 82 (13.16%) Oracle
3 56 (8.99%) IBM
4 50 (8.03%) Google
5 46 (7.38%) Microsoft
6 34 (5.46%) VMware
7 27 (4.33%) Splunk
8 12 (1.93%) Cisco
8 12 (1.93%) MuleSoft
9 9 (1.44%) Atlassian
10 8 (1.28%) Synopsys
11 7 (1.12%) Dynatrace
11 7 (1.12%) Sybase
12 6 (0.96%) Alibaba
12 6 (0.96%) F5
12 6 (0.96%) Palo Alto
13 5 (0.80%) Murex
13 5 (0.80%) SAP
14 4 (0.64%) Dell
14 4 (0.64%) Juniper