Period
to 23 October 2019

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 23 October 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
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 298 471 526
Rank change year-on-year +173 +55 +281
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 707 490 395
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.47% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.88% 2.03% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 320 252
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
10th Percentile £413 £363 £391
90th Percentile £713 £675 £637
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £484
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.02% -3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £72.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 24,507 24,106 16,207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 28.94% 23.30% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,798 16,643 11,199
UK median daily rate £495 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £291 £303 £275
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 338 231
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.86% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £73.75 £58.25 £63.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +24.34% -5.41% +8.82%

OpenShift
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for OpenShift in the UK

OpenShift
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for OpenShift in the UK

OpenShift
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing OpenShift over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for OpenShift in the UK

OpenShift
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing OpenShift.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 23 October 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
England +167 630 £575 +15.00% 88
UK excluding London +119 352 £525 +16.67% 33
London +141 342 £600 +9.09% 57
South West +89 139 £575 +4.55% 10
South East +37 98 £511 +17.87% 8
Scotland +20 40 £500 +2.56% 2
North of England +37 38 £430 +7.50% 9
North East - 30 £425 - 7
Northern Ireland - 23 £575 -
Midlands +46 10 £400 -3.03% 2
East Midlands +25 8 - -
Yorkshire +30 4 £450 -10.00% 1
Wales +22 4 £550 +29.41%
North West -1 4 £525 +31.25% 1
East of England +28 3 - - 2
West Midlands +31 2 £400 -20.00% 2

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 with a requirement for OpenShift.

1 465 (65.77%) DevOps
2 447 (63.22%) Docker
3 419 (59.26%) Kubernetes
4 351 (49.65%) AWS
5 340 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
6 329 (46.53%) Ansible
7 300 (42.43%) Linux
8 264 (37.34%) Java
9 250 (35.36%) Python
10 245 (34.65%) Finance
11 243 (34.37%) Jenkins
12 241 (34.09%) Azure
13 209 (29.56%) Terraform
14 189 (26.73%) Microservices
15 163 (23.06%) Git (software)
16 149 (21.07%) Red Hat
17 146 (20.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 118 (16.69%) Web Services
19 110 (15.56%) Scrum
20 104 (14.71%) Serverless
21 101 (14.29%) PaaS
22 97 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
23 95 (13.44%) AngularJS
24 94 (13.30%) JavaScript
25 93 (13.15%) SQL
26 92 (13.01%) Infrastructure as Code
27 90 (12.73%) AWS Lambda
27 90 (12.73%) Banking
27 90 (12.73%) Software Engineering
28 88 (12.45%) Puppet

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 52 (7.36%) Confluence
2 48 (6.79%) nginx
3 44 (6.22%) Apache
4 32 (4.53%) Apache Spark
5 30 (4.24%) OpenStack
6 29 (4.10%) JBoss
7 28 (3.96%) Tomcat
8 22 (3.11%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (1.70%) Elasticsearch
10 10 (1.41%) Anypoint
11 9 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 7 (0.99%) IIS
12 7 (0.99%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.99%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.85%) Mule
13 6 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 4 (0.57%) GemFire
15 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
16 2 (0.28%) Apache Qpid
16 2 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (0.57%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.28%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 351 (49.65%) AWS
2 241 (34.09%) Azure
3 104 (14.71%) Serverless
4 101 (14.29%) PaaS
5 90 (12.73%) AWS Lambda
6 76 (10.75%) AWS CloudFormation
7 74 (10.47%) Amazon S3
8 71 (10.04%) Amazon EC2
9 68 (9.62%) IaaS
10 62 (8.77%) Amazon SQS
11 61 (8.63%) GCP
12 49 (6.93%) Amazon ECS
13 38 (5.37%) SaaS
14 32 (4.53%) Apigee
15 21 (2.97%) GitHub
16 20 (2.83%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 16 (2.26%) AWS CodePipeline
18 12 (1.70%) npm
19 10 (1.41%) Amazon EKS
19 10 (1.41%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.40%) HTTP
2 16 (2.26%) Firewall
3 12 (1.70%) LAN
3 12 (1.70%) WAN
4 11 (1.56%) DNS
5 8 (1.13%) FTP
6 7 (0.99%) SSL
7 6 (0.85%) SAN
7 6 (0.85%) Wireshark
8 5 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
9 4 (0.57%) DSL
9 4 (0.57%) Internet
9 4 (0.57%) Kerberos
10 3 (0.42%) Skype
11 2 (0.28%) AMQP
11 2 (0.28%) MQTT
11 2 (0.28%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.28%) Network Security
11 2 (0.28%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
11 2 (0.28%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (8.91%) Amazon RDS
2 62 (8.77%) Amazon Redshift
3 51 (7.21%) NoSQL
4 45 (6.36%) Big Data
4 45 (6.36%) SQL Server
5 39 (5.52%) MongoDB
6 26 (3.68%) Relational Database
7 22 (3.11%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.70%) Couchbase
9 11 (1.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.56%) MariaDB
9 11 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.41%) BigQuery
11 9 (1.27%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.13%) MySQL
12 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.99%) Apache Ignite
13 7 (0.99%) Flink
14 6 (0.85%) Amazon Athena
15 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 243 (34.37%) Jenkins
2 163 (23.06%) Git (software)
3 77 (10.89%) Artifactory
4 73 (10.33%) JIRA
5 55 (7.78%) Maven
6 53 (7.50%) GitLab
7 40 (5.66%) Bitbucket
8 36 (5.09%) RStudio
9 30 (4.24%) Subversion
9 30 (4.24%) Visual Studio Team System
10 23 (3.25%) Cucumber
10 23 (3.25%) JUnit
10 23 (3.25%) Travis CI
11 22 (3.11%) SonarQube
11 22 (3.11%) TeamCity
11 22 (3.11%) Visual Studio
12 21 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
13 19 (2.69%) MSBuild
14 16 (2.26%) Gerrit
15 15 (2.12%) Selenium
General
1 245 (34.65%) Finance
2 90 (12.73%) Banking
3 69 (9.76%) Front Office
4 20 (2.83%) Public Sector
5 13 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.56%) Publishing
7 9 (1.27%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.71%) Retail
9 4 (0.57%) Legal
10 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 224 (31.68%) Developer
2 200 (28.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 74 (10.47%) Architect
4 64 (9.05%) Java Developer
5 61 (8.63%) Senior Developer
6 54 (7.64%) AWS Developer
7 49 (6.93%) AWS Engineer
8 43 (6.08%) Angular Developer
9 42 (5.94%) Cloud Engineer
10 38 (5.37%) Consultant
10 38 (5.37%) Platform Engineer
11 34 (4.81%) Lead Developer
12 32 (4.53%) Azure Engineer
12 32 (4.53%) Full Stack Developer
13 30 (4.24%) Cloud Architect
14 29 (4.10%) Site Reliability Engineer
15 28 (3.96%) Azure DevOps
16 27 (3.82%) DevSecOps Engineer
16 27 (3.82%) Senior DevOps
16 27 (3.82%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (16.69%) Web Services
2 95 (13.44%) AngularJS
3 78 (11.03%) Kafka
4 77 (10.89%) React
5 66 (9.34%) Node.js
5 66 (9.34%) Spring
6 62 (8.77%) .NET
7 55 (7.78%) REST
8 50 (7.07%) RESTful
9 48 (6.79%) J2EE
10 44 (6.22%) Spring Boot
11 39 (5.52%) JSON
12 36 (5.09%) Middleware
13 34 (4.81%) .NET Core
13 34 (4.81%) HTML
13 34 (4.81%) SOAP
14 26 (3.68%) HTML5
14 26 (3.68%) XML
15 25 (3.54%) .NET Framework
15 25 (3.54%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.36%) Public Cloud
2 43 (6.08%) Fixed Income
3 41 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 41 (5.80%) Greenfield Project
4 28 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
6 23 (3.25%) Replication
7 20 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (2.69%) User Experience
9 17 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (2.26%) PKI
11 15 (2.12%) Cloud Native
12 13 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (1.70%) Management Information System
14 11 (1.56%) Derivative
15 10 (1.41%) Private Cloud
16 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
16 6 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
16 6 (0.85%) Virtual Team
17 5 (0.71%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 300 (42.43%) Linux
2 146 (20.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 69 (9.76%) Windows
4 47 (6.65%) Unix
5 21 (2.97%) Windows Server
6 11 (1.56%) CentOS
7 9 (1.27%) Solaris
8 7 (0.99%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.57%) AIX
9 4 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.42%) Android
10 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.14%) HPUX
12 1 (0.14%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.14%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 465 (65.77%) DevOps
2 340 (48.09%) Agile Software Development
3 189 (26.73%) Microservices
4 110 (15.56%) Scrum
5 97 (13.72%) Continuous Integration
6 92 (13.01%) Infrastructure as Code
7 90 (12.73%) Software Engineering
8 80 (11.32%) Migration
9 72 (10.18%) Test Automation
10 71 (10.04%) Asset Management
11 70 (9.90%) Open Source
12 57 (8.06%) TDD
13 56 (7.92%) Kanban
14 54 (7.64%) Problem-Solving
15 49 (6.93%) DevSecOps
16 48 (6.79%) Decision-Making
16 48 (6.79%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 47 (6.65%) Continuous Delivery
18 44 (6.22%) BDD
18 44 (6.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 264 (37.34%) Java
2 250 (35.36%) Python
3 94 (13.30%) JavaScript
4 93 (13.15%) SQL
5 77 (10.89%) Bash Shell
6 53 (7.50%) C#
7 47 (6.65%) PowerShell
8 38 (5.37%) Go
8 38 (5.37%) Java 8
9 36 (5.09%) Ruby
10 35 (4.95%) Shell Script
11 16 (2.26%) ES6
11 16 (2.26%) Perl
11 16 (2.26%) R
12 15 (2.12%) C
13 12 (1.70%) Scala
14 11 (1.56%) ES7
14 11 (1.56%) Groovy
15 9 (1.27%) C++
15 9 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 63 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 35 (4.95%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.82%) Degree
4 24 (3.39%) DV Cleared
5 22 (3.11%) AWS Certification
6 9 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.13%) MCSA
7 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.99%) SANS
9 4 (0.57%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.14%) CCNP
12 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.14%) MBA
12 1 (0.14%) OCP
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.14%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.12%) QA
2 7 (0.99%) NIST
3 6 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.57%) NCSC
5 3 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 447 (63.22%) Docker
2 31 (4.38%) Active Directory
3 29 (4.10%) LXC
4 20 (2.83%) Gluster
5 19 (2.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
7 12 (1.70%) NFS
8 11 (1.56%) GlusterFS
9 5 (0.71%) vSphere
10 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.28%) HDFS
12 2 (0.28%) Hyper-V
13 1 (0.14%) etcd
13 1 (0.14%) IAG
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 419 (59.26%) Kubernetes
2 329 (46.53%) Ansible
3 209 (29.56%) Terraform
4 88 (12.45%) Puppet
5 78 (11.03%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (2.26%) HAProxy
7 11 (1.56%) CloudForms
7 11 (1.56%) Packer
8 10 (1.41%) Nagios
8 10 (1.41%) Salt
9 8 (1.13%) Consul
9 8 (1.13%) vRealize
10 7 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
10 7 (0.99%) Red Hat Satellite
11 6 (0.85%) Grafana
12 5 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.71%) Cobbler
12 5 (0.71%) collectd
12 5 (0.71%) logstash
12 5 (0.71%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 149 (21.07%) Red Hat
2 78 (11.03%) VMware
3 70 (9.90%) Microsoft
4 51 (7.21%) Oracle
4 51 (7.21%) Splunk
5 32 (4.53%) Google
6 27 (3.82%) MuleSoft
7 22 (3.11%) Salesforce.com
8 21 (2.97%) IBM
9 16 (2.26%) Cisco
10 15 (2.12%) AppDynamics
11 11 (1.56%) New Relic
11 11 (1.56%) SAP
12 10 (1.41%) Dynatrace
13 9 (1.27%) F5
13 9 (1.27%) WSO2
14 8 (1.13%) Micro Focus
15 7 (0.99%) DevExpress
15 7 (0.99%) EMC
15 7 (0.99%) NetApp