Period
to 23 February 2020

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 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
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 320 420 498
Rank change year-on-year +100 +78 +262
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 498 579 431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.59% 0.42%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.46% 2.28% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 389 270
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £523
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.50%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £381
90th Percentile £731 £688 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 20,269 25,433 19,412
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.09% 25.88% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,728 17,537 13,471
UK median daily rate £488 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £275 £310 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 308 250
UK median hourly rate £21.34 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.94% -12.50% +7.85%
10th Percentile £13.15 £11.50 £11.23
90th Percentile £68.75 £55.75 £53.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.48% -1.82%

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 February 2020.

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 15 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 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
England +87 460 £550 - 73
London +108 296 £575 +0.52% 40
UK excluding London +62 197 £525 +5.00% 35
South West +32 73 £600 +9.09% 1
North of England +50 47 £450 -13.04% 15
South East +24 43 £500 +8.70% 12
North East +47 30 £456 -13.10% 2
Scotland +17 28 £500 -9.09%
North West +29 17 £428 -22.18% 11
Wales +24 4 £550 +22.22% 1
Midlands +38 3 £550 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +26 2 - -
Northern Ireland +14 2 £575 +35.29% 1
West Midlands +50 1 £550 +10.00% 1
East of England +31 1 £620 -0.80% 4

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

1 367 (73.69%) Kubernetes
2 336 (67.47%) Docker
3 326 (65.46%) DevOps
4 283 (56.83%) AWS
5 257 (51.61%) Java
6 247 (49.60%) Python
7 234 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
8 200 (40.16%) Terraform
9 194 (38.96%) Ansible
10 193 (38.76%) Jenkins
11 188 (37.75%) Finance
12 168 (33.73%) Azure
13 146 (29.32%) Microservices
14 143 (28.71%) Linux
15 125 (25.10%) Web Services
16 107 (21.49%) Serverless
17 106 (21.29%) AWS CloudFormation
18 94 (18.88%) Artifactory
19 93 (18.67%) Asset Management
19 93 (18.67%) Software Engineering
20 92 (18.47%) Infrastructure as Code
21 90 (18.07%) Front Office
22 88 (17.67%) AWS Lambda
23 87 (17.47%) Amazon EC2
24 86 (17.27%) Amazon S3
25 84 (16.87%) Scrum
26 80 (16.06%) R
26 80 (16.06%) Amazon ECS
27 79 (15.86%) Decision-Making
27 79 (15.86%) Fixed Income

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 29 (5.82%) Apache
2 27 (5.42%) Apache Spark
3 25 (5.02%) nginx
4 20 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
5 18 (3.61%) Cloud Foundry
6 16 (3.21%) OpenStack
7 14 (2.81%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.01%) Confluence
9 6 (1.20%) JBoss
10 5 (1.00%) IIS
11 4 (0.80%) GemFire
11 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
13 2 (0.40%) Ethereum
13 2 (0.40%) Hyperledger
14 1 (0.20%) Apache Airflow
14 1 (0.20%) Mule
14 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Fuse
14 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.00%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 2 (0.40%) R3 Corda
2 2 (0.40%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.20%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 283 (56.83%) AWS
2 168 (33.73%) Azure
3 107 (21.49%) Serverless
4 106 (21.29%) AWS CloudFormation
5 88 (17.67%) AWS Lambda
6 87 (17.47%) Amazon EC2
7 86 (17.27%) Amazon S3
8 80 (16.06%) Amazon ECS
9 64 (12.85%) Amazon SQS
10 60 (12.05%) GCP
11 57 (11.45%) PaaS
12 30 (6.02%) IaaS
12 30 (6.02%) SaaS
13 26 (5.22%) GitHub
14 24 (4.82%) Amazon EKS
15 20 (4.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 17 (3.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 14 (2.81%) AWS CodePipeline
18 11 (2.21%) Amazon ELB
19 10 (2.01%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.81%) Firewall
2 5 (1.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.80%) DSL
3 4 (0.80%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.60%) DNS
4 3 (0.60%) SSL
4 3 (0.60%) VPN
5 2 (0.40%) BIG-IP
5 2 (0.40%) DHCP
5 2 (0.40%) HTTP
5 2 (0.40%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.40%) Internet
5 2 (0.40%) LAN
5 2 (0.40%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.40%) OpenVPN
5 2 (0.40%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
5 2 (0.40%) Skype
5 2 (0.40%) SSH
5 2 (0.40%) WAN
6 1 (0.20%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (13.86%) Amazon RDS
2 64 (12.85%) Amazon Redshift
3 41 (8.23%) MongoDB
4 32 (6.43%) NoSQL
5 28 (5.62%) Big Data
6 27 (5.42%) SQL Server
7 23 (4.62%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (4.22%) Hadoop
9 16 (3.21%) Relational Database
10 10 (2.01%) MySQL
11 7 (1.41%) Redis
12 6 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.20%) Apache Ignite
12 6 (1.20%) Flink
13 5 (1.00%) GIS
13 5 (1.00%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.80%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.60%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 193 (38.76%) Jenkins
2 94 (18.88%) Artifactory
3 76 (15.26%) Git (software)
4 49 (9.84%) RStudio
5 38 (7.63%) Maven
6 30 (6.02%) JIRA
7 25 (5.02%) GitLab
8 23 (4.62%) Cucumber
9 20 (4.02%) Selenium
10 19 (3.82%) Subversion
11 17 (3.41%) TeamCity
12 16 (3.21%) Gradle
13 14 (2.81%) Bitbucket
13 14 (2.81%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (2.61%) SonarQube
15 12 (2.41%) JUnit
16 11 (2.21%) NUnit
17 10 (2.01%) Ant
18 9 (1.81%) Moq
18 9 (1.81%) MSBuild
General
1 188 (37.75%) Finance
2 90 (18.07%) Front Office
3 44 (8.84%) Banking
4 14 (2.81%) Public Sector
5 10 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.00%) Back Office
7 5 (1.00%) Publishing
8 4 (0.80%) Legal
9 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Games
10 1 (0.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 161 (32.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 158 (31.73%) Developer
3 88 (17.67%) Java Developer
4 74 (14.86%) AWS Engineer
5 53 (10.64%) AWS DevOps
6 48 (9.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 47 (9.44%) AWS Developer
8 40 (8.03%) Architect
8 40 (8.03%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 40 (8.03%) Senior Developer
9 39 (7.83%) Python Developer
9 39 (7.83%) Python Engineer
10 36 (7.23%) Lead Developer
11 34 (6.83%) Java Software Developer
11 34 (6.83%) Lead Java Developer
11 34 (6.83%) Lead Software Developer
12 29 (5.82%) Cloud Engineer
12 29 (5.82%) Site Reliability Engineer
13 27 (5.42%) Site Engineer
14 23 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (25.10%) Web Services
2 54 (10.84%) J2EE
2 54 (10.84%) React
3 53 (10.64%) J2SE
4 52 (10.44%) AngularJS
5 50 (10.04%) Kafka
6 44 (8.84%) Spring
7 42 (8.43%) .NET
8 41 (8.23%) Spring Boot
9 37 (7.43%) Node.js
9 37 (7.43%) RESTful
10 34 (6.83%) REST
11 28 (5.62%) HTML
12 22 (4.42%) CSS
12 22 (4.42%) JSON
13 19 (3.82%) .NET Core
14 18 (3.61%) HTML5
15 17 (3.41%) Elastic Stack
16 15 (3.01%) Drools
17 12 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (15.86%) Fixed Income
2 60 (12.05%) Greenfield Project
3 58 (11.65%) Derivative
3 58 (11.65%) Equities
4 49 (9.84%) Public Cloud
5 26 (5.22%) Data Centre
6 17 (3.41%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (3.01%) Blog
7 15 (3.01%) Equity Derivative
7 15 (3.01%) Hedge funds
7 15 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (2.81%) Replication
9 12 (2.41%) Cloud Native
9 12 (2.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (2.01%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.81%) User Experience
12 8 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (1.20%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.20%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 143 (28.71%) Linux
2 46 (9.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (6.83%) Windows
4 28 (5.62%) Unix
5 16 (3.21%) Windows Server
6 5 (1.00%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.80%) Android
7 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
7 4 (0.80%) CentOS
8 3 (0.60%) Solaris
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (65.46%) DevOps
2 234 (46.99%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (29.32%) Microservices
4 93 (18.67%) Asset Management
4 93 (18.67%) Software Engineering
5 92 (18.47%) Infrastructure as Code
6 84 (16.87%) Scrum
7 79 (15.86%) Decision-Making
8 64 (12.85%) Migration
9 61 (12.25%) Deployment Automation
10 53 (10.64%) Test Automation
11 47 (9.44%) Site Reliability Engineering
12 46 (9.24%) Infrastructure Automation
13 43 (8.63%) Kanban
14 42 (8.43%) Open Source
15 41 (8.23%) Analytics
15 41 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
16 39 (7.83%) TDD
17 29 (5.82%) BDD
18 27 (5.42%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 257 (51.61%) Java
2 247 (49.60%) Python
3 80 (16.06%) R
4 56 (11.24%) JavaScript
5 47 (9.44%) Bash Shell
6 42 (8.43%) SQL
7 33 (6.63%) Java 8
8 31 (6.22%) C#
8 31 (6.22%) PowerShell
9 26 (5.22%) Go
10 24 (4.82%) Shell Script
11 22 (4.42%) C++
12 21 (4.22%) Ruby
13 18 (3.61%) Scala
14 17 (3.41%) Groovy
15 14 (2.81%) C
16 13 (2.61%) Perl
17 8 (1.61%) TypeScript
18 5 (1.00%) Clojure
19 3 (0.60%) ES7
Qualifications
1 49 (9.84%) Security Cleared
2 38 (7.63%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.42%) Degree
4 15 (3.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (2.41%) MCSA
6 8 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 4 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.60%) AWS Certification
8 3 (0.60%) CISSP
8 3 (0.60%) SANS
9 2 (0.40%) CCNA
9 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.40%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.40%) GIAC
9 2 (0.40%) Linux+ Certification
9 2 (0.40%) MBA
9 2 (0.40%) MCSE
9 2 (0.40%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.40%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.81%) QA
2 3 (0.60%) NIST
3 2 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.40%) PMO
4 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 336 (67.47%) Docker
2 21 (4.22%) Virtual Machines
3 16 (3.21%) Active Directory
4 15 (3.01%) LXC
5 9 (1.81%) GlusterFS
6 7 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (1.20%) NFS
8 5 (1.00%) Gluster
9 3 (0.60%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.20%) etcd
Systems Management
1 367 (73.69%) Kubernetes
2 200 (40.16%) Terraform
3 194 (38.96%) Ansible
4 76 (15.26%) Puppet
5 67 (13.45%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (2.41%) Nagios
7 9 (1.81%) Prometheus
8 8 (1.61%) Packer
9 7 (1.41%) logstash
10 6 (1.20%) HAProxy
11 5 (1.00%) BMC PATROL
11 5 (1.00%) collectd
11 5 (1.00%) Grafana
11 5 (1.00%) Kibana
11 5 (1.00%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (1.00%) Zipkin
12 4 (0.80%) Consul
13 3 (0.60%) Docker Swarm
13 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
13 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 69 (13.86%) Red Hat
2 40 (8.03%) Microsoft
3 36 (7.23%) Splunk
4 27 (5.42%) Google
5 19 (3.82%) Oracle
6 18 (3.61%) VMware
7 14 (2.81%) New Relic
8 11 (2.21%) IBM
9 9 (1.81%) AppDynamics
10 7 (1.41%) DevExpress
10 7 (1.41%) MuleSoft
10 7 (1.41%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.20%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.00%) BMC
12 5 (1.00%) Dynatrace
12 5 (1.00%) HP
12 5 (1.00%) Micro Focus
12 5 (1.00%) Sybase
13 4 (0.80%) Citrix
13 4 (0.80%) Salesforce.com