Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 303 274 319
Rank change year-on-year -29 +45 +203
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 533 387 768
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.93% 0.84%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.37% 3.06% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 310 434
10th Percentile £401 £424 £403
25th Percentile £438 £475 £458
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £550 £525
Median % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +0.72%
75th Percentile £638 £638 £650
90th Percentile £701 £775 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £473 £550 £500
% change year-on-year -14.09% +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
10th Percentile £36.20 " £14.23
25th Percentile " " £20.19
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £30.25
75th Percentile " " £40.19
90th Percentile £71.30 " £46.08
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 22,483 12,628 25,606
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.14% 30.48% 28.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,102 8,915 17,830
10th Percentile £325 £308 £313
25th Percentile £413 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £600 £599 £580
90th Percentile £676 £675 £656
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £463 £450
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 190 297
10th Percentile £11.74 £12.75 £12.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £16.31 £15.00
Median hourly rate £21.09 £20.00 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.45% -2.44% +16.94%
75th Percentile £43.75 £32.88 £35.00
90th Percentile £64.55 £55.13 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.69 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.57% +9.39% +7.95%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -82 369 £545 -0.91% 98
UK excluding London +88 249 £473 -14.09% 51
London -125 198 £588 +6.82% 57
Work from Home -152 151 £625 +8.70% 29
Scotland +42 93 £453 -24.58% 4
South East +13 61 £475 -9.52% 16
South West +37 45 £500 -9.09% 6
North of England -24 33 £440 -20.00% 10
North West -12 21 £360 -9.43% 4
Midlands -5 11 £498 -9.55% 7
North East -2 8 £530 -41.11% 3
West Midlands -12 6 £580 +5.45% 2
East Midlands - 5 £465 - 5
Yorkshire +9 4 £525 +2.44% 3
Wales +2 3 £625 +19.05% 5
East of England - 3 £531 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 288 (54.03%) Kubernetes
2 285 (53.47%) Docker
3 270 (50.66%) DevOps
4 259 (48.59%) AWS
5 245 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
6 230 (43.15%) Java
7 221 (41.46%) Microservices
8 200 (37.52%) Jenkins
9 168 (31.52%) Linux
10 151 (28.33%) Ansible
11 141 (26.45%) Python
12 128 (24.02%) Azure
13 121 (22.70%) Terraform
14 119 (22.33%) Spring Boot
15 117 (21.95%) Spring
16 116 (21.76%) Serverless
17 107 (20.08%) Finance
17 107 (20.08%) JavaScript
18 102 (19.14%) AWS Lambda
19 101 (18.95%) PostgreSQL
19 101 (18.95%) Git (software)
20 98 (18.39%) Infrastructure as Code
21 96 (18.01%) Red Hat
22 94 (17.64%) Social Skills
23 83 (15.57%) REST
24 82 (15.38%) SQL
25 79 (14.82%) Scrum
26 74 (13.88%) TDD
26 74 (13.88%) PaaS
26 74 (13.88%) Test Automation

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 67 (12.57%) Elasticsearch
2 38 (7.13%) JBoss
3 34 (6.38%) Confluence
4 15 (2.81%) nginx
5 13 (2.44%) Red Hat Fuse
6 10 (1.88%) Apache
6 10 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
6 10 (1.88%) OpenStack
7 9 (1.69%) Mule
7 9 (1.69%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.50%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.31%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.75%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.56%) GeoServer
11 3 (0.56%) IIS
11 3 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.38%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.19%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 259 (48.59%) AWS
2 128 (24.02%) Azure
3 116 (21.76%) Serverless
4 102 (19.14%) AWS Lambda
5 74 (13.88%) PaaS
6 72 (13.51%) Amazon S3
7 69 (12.95%) GCP
8 68 (12.76%) AWS CloudFormation
9 43 (8.07%) IaaS
10 40 (7.50%) Apigee
11 34 (6.38%) Amazon EKS
12 33 (6.19%) GitHub
13 27 (5.07%) SaaS
14 17 (3.19%) Amazon EC2
15 14 (2.63%) AWS CodePipeline
16 13 (2.44%) AWS CodeBuild
16 13 (2.44%) IBM Cloud
16 13 (2.44%) Route 53
17 12 (2.25%) Amazon GuardDuty
18 8 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.94%) Firewall
2 8 (1.50%) DNS
2 8 (1.50%) HTTP
2 8 (1.50%) NAS
2 8 (1.50%) SAN
3 6 (1.13%) Kerberos
3 6 (1.13%) LAN
3 6 (1.13%) WAN
4 5 (0.94%) IPv4
5 4 (0.75%) FTP
5 4 (0.75%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (0.75%) SSH
5 4 (0.75%) SSL
6 3 (0.56%) Network Security
6 3 (0.56%) Software-Defined Networking
6 3 (0.56%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.38%) Internet
7 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.38%) VPN
8 1 (0.19%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (18.95%) PostgreSQL
2 71 (13.32%) MongoDB
3 54 (10.13%) NoSQL
4 50 (9.38%) Amazon Aurora
5 39 (7.32%) SQL Server
6 22 (4.13%) Relational Database
7 20 (3.75%) Big Data
8 19 (3.56%) Redis
9 16 (3.00%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.00%) MySQL
10 15 (2.81%) Informix
11 13 (2.44%) Oracle Database
12 12 (2.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (2.06%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.50%) Apache Cassandra
15 7 (1.31%) Spatial Data
16 6 (1.13%) GIS
16 6 (1.13%) InfluxDB
17 5 (0.94%) Apache Hive
17 5 (0.94%) Impala
Development Applications
1 200 (37.52%) Jenkins
2 101 (18.95%) Git (software)
3 54 (10.13%) JIRA
4 51 (9.57%) GitLab
5 46 (8.63%) Artifactory
6 36 (6.75%) Maven
7 31 (5.82%) SonarQube
8 25 (4.69%) Bitbucket
8 25 (4.69%) Cucumber
8 25 (4.69%) Sonatype Nexus
9 21 (3.94%) Subversion
10 20 (3.75%) JUnit
11 19 (3.56%) Gradle
12 17 (3.19%) Ant
12 17 (3.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (2.81%) TeamCity
14 14 (2.63%) Postman
15 12 (2.25%) Selenium
16 10 (1.88%) Cypress.io
17 8 (1.50%) Mercurial
General
1 107 (20.08%) Finance
2 94 (17.64%) Social Skills
3 53 (9.94%) Banking
4 42 (7.88%) Public Sector
5 16 (3.00%) Influencing Skills
6 14 (2.63%) Front Office
7 12 (2.25%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.31%) Retail
9 5 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (0.75%) Automotive
10 4 (0.75%) Publishing
11 3 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.56%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.56%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.38%) Law
12 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
13 1 (0.19%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 173 (32.46%) Developer
2 121 (22.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 91 (17.07%) Architect
4 65 (12.20%) Java Developer
5 40 (7.50%) Azure Engineer
6 35 (6.57%) Senior Developer
7 30 (5.63%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 29 (5.44%) Cloud Engineer
8 29 (5.44%) Software Developer
9 28 (5.25%) Azure DevOps
9 28 (5.25%) Full Stack Developer
10 26 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
11 24 (4.50%) AWS DevOps
11 24 (4.50%) AWS Engineer
11 24 (4.50%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 24 (4.50%) Senior Java Developer
12 21 (3.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 18 (3.38%) Angular Developer
14 17 (3.19%) Cloud Architect
15 16 (3.00%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (22.33%) Spring Boot
2 117 (21.95%) Spring
3 83 (15.57%) REST
4 67 (12.57%) OAuth
5 57 (10.69%) OAuth2
6 55 (10.32%) Node.js
7 53 (9.94%) AngularJS
8 47 (8.82%) Spring Security
9 43 (8.07%) JSON
10 38 (7.13%) YAML
11 36 (6.75%) Kafka
11 36 (6.75%) Web Services
12 30 (5.63%) RabbitMQ
13 29 (5.44%) React
14 28 (5.25%) .NET
14 28 (5.25%) RESTful
15 27 (5.07%) Elastic Stack
16 26 (4.88%) HTML
17 24 (4.50%) CSS
17 24 (4.50%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.63%) Public Cloud
2 44 (8.26%) User Experience
3 31 (5.82%) Cloud Native
4 22 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.56%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (2.06%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
8 10 (1.88%) SWIFT
9 9 (1.69%) Algorithms
9 9 (1.69%) Fixed Income
9 9 (1.69%) iPad
10 8 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.50%) Mobile Banking
11 6 (1.13%) Cyberattack
11 6 (1.13%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.13%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.13%) PKI
12 5 (0.94%) CMDB
12 5 (0.94%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 168 (31.52%) Linux
2 57 (10.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (9.01%) Windows
4 40 (7.50%) Unix
5 16 (3.00%) CoreOS
6 15 (2.81%) VMS
7 12 (2.25%) Ubuntu
8 9 (1.69%) CentOS
9 7 (1.31%) Solaris
10 5 (0.94%) AIX
10 5 (0.94%) Windows Server
11 4 (0.75%) Debian
12 1 (0.19%) Android
12 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (50.66%) DevOps
2 245 (45.97%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (41.46%) Microservices
4 98 (18.39%) Infrastructure as Code
5 79 (14.82%) Scrum
6 74 (13.88%) TDD
6 74 (13.88%) Test Automation
7 61 (11.44%) Mentoring
8 57 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
9 48 (9.01%) Human-Centred Design
10 46 (8.63%) Software Engineering
11 43 (8.07%) Migration
12 41 (7.69%) Analytics
13 39 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
13 39 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (7.13%) Coaching
15 36 (6.75%) Unit Testing
16 34 (6.38%) Kanban
17 33 (6.19%) Pair Programming
17 33 (6.19%) Product Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 230 (43.15%) Java
2 141 (26.45%) Python
3 107 (20.08%) JavaScript
4 82 (15.38%) SQL
5 58 (10.88%) Bash Shell
6 52 (9.76%) TypeScript
7 42 (7.88%) Java 8
8 39 (7.32%) PowerShell
9 33 (6.19%) C#
10 30 (5.63%) Shell Script
11 28 (5.25%) Go
11 28 (5.25%) Groovy
12 26 (4.88%) C++
13 15 (2.81%) C
13 15 (2.81%) Ruby
14 12 (2.25%) Kotlin
14 12 (2.25%) Perl
15 10 (1.88%) PHP
16 9 (1.69%) Scala
17 5 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 72 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 48 (9.01%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.44%) Degree
4 22 (4.13%) DV Cleared
5 13 (2.44%) SANS
6 10 (1.88%) CISSP
7 9 (1.69%) CREST Certified
8 8 (1.50%) OCP
8 8 (1.50%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (1.13%) RHCE
10 4 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.56%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.38%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.38%) ISEB
12 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.19%) CCNP
13 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.19%) CISM
13 1 (0.19%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.82%) Accessibility
2 14 (2.63%) SLA
3 12 (2.25%) QA
4 5 (0.94%) NIST
5 4 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.56%) NCSC
7 2 (0.38%) GDPR
7 2 (0.38%) PMO
8 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 285 (53.47%) Docker
2 17 (3.19%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.13%) LXC
5 5 (0.94%) Ceph
6 4 (0.75%) GlusterFS
6 4 (0.75%) NFS
6 4 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.75%) VMware NSX
7 3 (0.56%) Gluster
8 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.19%) QEMU
9 1 (0.19%) Samba
9 1 (0.19%) vCloud
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.19%) vSphere
9 1 (0.19%) XenApp
9 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 288 (54.03%) Kubernetes
2 151 (28.33%) Ansible
3 121 (22.70%) Terraform
4 74 (13.88%) Grafana
5 44 (8.26%) Kibana
6 36 (6.75%) Puppet
7 31 (5.82%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (3.94%) Prometheus
9 9 (1.69%) Istio
9 9 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (1.13%) Oracle ZFS
10 6 (1.13%) SCCM
11 4 (0.75%) CloudForms
11 4 (0.75%) Fluentd
11 4 (0.75%) Knative
12 3 (0.56%) Control-M
12 3 (0.56%) Icinga
12 3 (0.56%) Nagios
12 3 (0.56%) Salt
12 3 (0.56%) yum
Vendors
1 96 (18.01%) Red Hat
2 68 (12.76%) Oracle
3 42 (7.88%) IBM
4 37 (6.94%) Google
5 32 (6.00%) VMware
6 25 (4.69%) Microsoft
7 21 (3.94%) Splunk
8 17 (3.19%) Cisco
9 10 (1.88%) Atlassian
10 9 (1.69%) MuleSoft
11 8 (1.50%) AppDynamics
11 8 (1.50%) Dell
12 7 (1.31%) F5
13 6 (1.13%) Alibaba
13 6 (1.13%) Murex
13 6 (1.13%) SAP
13 6 (1.13%) Sybase
14 5 (0.94%) Fortinet
15 4 (0.75%) Juniper
15 4 (0.75%) TIBCO