Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 254 312 522
Rank change year-on-year +58 +210 -19
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 347 781 407
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 0.85% 0.39%
As % of the Cloud Services category 3.26% 2.99% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 439 256
Median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -4.76%
10th Percentile £438 £413 £375
90th Percentile £725 £700 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +7.32% +7.89% -1.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 10,654 26,108 22,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 30.43% 28.46% 21.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,997 17,853 15,550
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.97%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £306
90th Percentile £685 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 392 332
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £15.00 £13.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £71.23 £73.63
Median hourly rate £24.00 £22.17 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.27% +26.67% -1.41%

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 10 August 2020.

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 14 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 10 August 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 +63 327 £550 - 44
London +87 212 £550 -8.33% 25
UK excluding London +20 123 £550 +7.32% 22
North of England +115 55 £461 -10.00% 4
South East +68 42 £625 +31.58% 7
Work from Home -48 30 £550 -15.38% 7
North West +85 27 £408 -22.38% 1
North East +45 26 £700 +79.14%
Scotland +67 11 £563 +7.14% 2
South West -19 11 £550 +2.33% 4
Midlands +76 2 £550 +37.50% 3
West Midlands +72 2 £550 +37.50%
Yorkshire +69 2 £513 - 3
Wales +40 2 £525 +16.67% 1

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 248 (71.47%) Kubernetes
2 222 (63.98%) Docker
3 217 (62.54%) DevOps
4 203 (58.50%) AWS
5 180 (51.87%) Java
6 178 (51.30%) Python
7 163 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
8 141 (40.63%) Finance
9 139 (40.06%) Terraform
10 137 (39.48%) Jenkins
11 115 (33.14%) Ansible
11 115 (33.14%) Web Services
12 98 (28.24%) Linux
13 96 (27.67%) Amazon EC2
14 95 (27.38%) Amazon S3
15 94 (27.09%) Serverless
16 92 (26.51%) AWS CloudFormation
17 90 (25.94%) Asset Management
17 90 (25.94%) Software Engineering
18 87 (25.07%) Artifactory
18 87 (25.07%) Deployment Automation
19 83 (23.92%) Amazon RDS
20 82 (23.63%) Front Office
21 79 (22.77%) Amazon ECS
22 78 (22.48%) Fixed Income
23 77 (22.19%) Azure
24 75 (21.61%) Microservices
24 75 (21.61%) AWS Lambda
25 69 (19.88%) Decision-Making
25 69 (19.88%) Equities

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 31 (8.93%) Confluence
2 24 (6.92%) OpenStack
3 15 (4.32%) Tomcat
4 14 (4.03%) Red Hat Fuse
5 12 (3.46%) nginx
6 11 (3.17%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (2.59%) JBoss
7 9 (2.59%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.31%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (2.31%) Jupyter
8 8 (2.31%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.02%) Apache
10 6 (1.73%) Mule
11 4 (1.15%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.15%) CMS
12 2 (0.58%) Drupal
12 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (0.58%) GemFire
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.29%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 203 (58.50%) AWS
2 96 (27.67%) Amazon EC2
3 95 (27.38%) Amazon S3
4 94 (27.09%) Serverless
5 92 (26.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 79 (22.77%) Amazon ECS
7 77 (22.19%) Azure
8 75 (21.61%) AWS Lambda
9 60 (17.29%) Amazon SQS
10 34 (9.80%) GCP
11 27 (7.78%) Amazon EKS
11 27 (7.78%) GitHub
12 23 (6.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 23 (6.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 19 (5.48%) Route 53
14 17 (4.90%) Apigee
15 14 (4.03%) PaaS
16 9 (2.59%) Amazon ELB
16 9 (2.59%) CloudFront
16 9 (2.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.61%) DNS
2 11 (3.17%) Firewall
2 11 (3.17%) HTTP
3 10 (2.88%) DHCP
4 9 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.02%) VPN
6 6 (1.73%) OpenVPN
7 5 (1.44%) SSH
8 4 (1.15%) SSL
8 4 (1.15%) WAN
9 3 (0.86%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (0.86%) IPsec
9 3 (0.86%) Kerberos
9 3 (0.86%) LAN
9 3 (0.86%) VLAN
10 2 (0.58%) DSL
10 2 (0.58%) Internet
10 2 (0.58%) Intranet
11 1 (0.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (23.92%) Amazon RDS
2 59 (17.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 28 (8.07%) MongoDB
3 28 (8.07%) NoSQL
4 25 (7.20%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (5.76%) SQL Server
6 15 (4.32%) MySQL
7 10 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 9 (2.59%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.02%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.44%) Hazelcast
11 5 (1.44%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.86%) Redis
13 2 (0.58%) Big Data
13 2 (0.58%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 137 (39.48%) Jenkins
2 87 (25.07%) Artifactory
3 59 (17.00%) Git (software)
4 43 (12.39%) RStudio
5 35 (10.09%) JIRA
6 24 (6.92%) Cucumber
7 22 (6.34%) JUnit
8 21 (6.05%) GitLab
9 19 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 19 (5.48%) Bitbucket
9 19 (5.48%) Maven
10 17 (4.90%) CircleCI
11 16 (4.61%) Travis CI
12 13 (3.75%) Sonatype Nexus
13 10 (2.88%) GoCD
13 10 (2.88%) Mocha
14 9 (2.59%) SonarQube
14 9 (2.59%) Subversion
15 8 (2.31%) FishEye
16 7 (2.02%) Gradle
General
1 141 (40.63%) Finance
2 82 (23.63%) Front Office
3 43 (12.39%) Banking
4 11 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.31%) Public Sector
6 4 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.86%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Games
8 2 (0.58%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.29%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 87 (25.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 80 (23.05%) Developer
3 60 (17.29%) AWS Engineer
3 60 (17.29%) Java Developer
4 48 (13.83%) AWS DevOps
5 42 (12.10%) Python Engineer
6 37 (10.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 34 (9.80%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 33 (9.51%) Java Software Developer
9 29 (8.36%) AWS Developer
10 28 (8.07%) Architect
11 27 (7.78%) Java Engineer
11 27 (7.78%) Lead Developer
11 27 (7.78%) Platform Engineer
12 26 (7.49%) Lead DevOps
12 26 (7.49%) Lead Java Developer
12 26 (7.49%) Lead Software Developer
13 25 (7.20%) Cloud Engineer
14 22 (6.34%) Python Developer
15 18 (5.19%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (33.14%) Web Services
2 54 (15.56%) J2EE
3 52 (14.99%) J2SE
4 32 (9.22%) Spring
5 30 (8.65%) .NET
5 30 (8.65%) Node.js
6 27 (7.78%) React
7 25 (7.20%) REST
8 20 (5.76%) AngularJS
9 19 (5.48%) Middleware
10 18 (5.19%) RESTful
11 16 (4.61%) Elastic Stack
11 16 (4.61%) Jest
12 15 (4.32%) SOAP
13 14 (4.03%) Apache Camel
13 14 (4.03%) Spring Boot
14 13 (3.75%) Kafka
15 12 (3.46%) CSS
15 12 (3.46%) HTML
15 12 (3.46%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 78 (22.48%) Fixed Income
2 69 (19.88%) Equities
3 68 (19.60%) Derivative
4 34 (9.80%) Greenfield Project
5 22 (6.34%) Public Cloud
6 18 (5.19%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (4.61%) iPad
8 13 (3.75%) User Experience
9 11 (3.17%) Hedge funds
10 9 (2.59%) Blog
10 9 (2.59%) Data Centre
10 9 (2.59%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.73%) Clustering
11 6 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.73%) PKI
12 5 (1.44%) Cloud Native
12 5 (1.44%) CMDB
12 5 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 98 (28.24%) Linux
2 34 (9.80%) Windows
3 30 (8.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (7.20%) Unix
5 14 (4.03%) CentOS
6 5 (1.44%) CoreOS
7 4 (1.15%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.86%) Solaris
8 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (0.58%) Android
9 2 (0.58%) Mesosphere
9 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (62.54%) DevOps
2 163 (46.97%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (25.94%) Asset Management
3 90 (25.94%) Software Engineering
4 87 (25.07%) Deployment Automation
5 75 (21.61%) Microservices
6 69 (19.88%) Decision-Making
7 57 (16.43%) Infrastructure as Code
8 46 (13.26%) Infrastructure Automation
9 41 (11.82%) Scrum
10 33 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
10 33 (9.51%) Open Source
10 33 (9.51%) Test Automation
11 25 (7.20%) BDD
12 24 (6.92%) Continuous Delivery
12 24 (6.92%) Migration
12 24 (6.92%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 23 (6.63%) TDD
14 20 (5.76%) Configuration Management
15 19 (5.48%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 180 (51.87%) Java
2 178 (51.30%) Python
3 54 (15.56%) R
4 52 (14.99%) SQL
5 40 (11.53%) Groovy
6 36 (10.37%) Bash Shell
6 36 (10.37%) JavaScript
7 20 (5.76%) PowerShell
8 15 (4.32%) C#
9 13 (3.75%) Shell Script
10 11 (3.17%) Go
10 11 (3.17%) Perl
11 9 (2.59%) C++
12 8 (2.31%) ES6
13 7 (2.02%) Ruby
14 6 (1.73%) Java 8
15 5 (1.44%) T-SQL
16 4 (1.15%) PHP
16 4 (1.15%) TypeScript
17 3 (0.86%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (7.20%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.61%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.46%) Degree
4 8 (2.31%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.15%) AWS Certification
5 4 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.86%) RHCE
7 2 (0.58%) CISSP
7 2 (0.58%) OCP
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (0.58%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.29%) CHFI
8 1 (0.29%) ECIH
8 1 (0.29%) GIAC
8 1 (0.29%) NCDA
8 1 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.17%) QA
2 3 (0.86%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.58%) PMO
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.29%) SLA
System Software
1 222 (63.98%) Docker
2 10 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.02%) LXC
3 7 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.15%) Gluster
5 3 (0.86%) oVirt
5 3 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.58%) PowerDNS
6 2 (0.58%) vCloud
6 2 (0.58%) VMware NSX
6 2 (0.58%) vSphere
6 2 (0.58%) XenApp
7 1 (0.29%) GFS2
7 1 (0.29%) NFS
7 1 (0.29%) Samba
Systems Management
1 248 (71.47%) Kubernetes
2 139 (40.06%) Terraform
3 115 (33.14%) Ansible
4 30 (8.65%) Puppet
5 20 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (5.19%) Grafana
7 17 (4.90%) Packer
7 17 (4.90%) Prometheus
8 9 (2.59%) CloudForms
8 9 (2.59%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (2.02%) Consul
10 6 (1.73%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (1.73%) Kibana
10 6 (1.73%) PingFederate
11 5 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.15%) SELinux
13 3 (0.86%) HAProxy
13 3 (0.86%) Nagios
13 3 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.86%) vMotion
Vendors
1 63 (18.16%) Red Hat
2 29 (8.36%) Oracle
3 23 (6.63%) Atlassian
4 19 (5.48%) Microsoft
4 19 (5.48%) Splunk
5 18 (5.19%) MuleSoft
6 17 (4.90%) Google
7 13 (3.75%) VMware
8 8 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.31%) Sybase
9 7 (2.02%) AppDynamics
9 7 (2.02%) IBM
9 7 (2.02%) SAP
10 6 (1.73%) Murex
10 6 (1.73%) Zscaler
11 5 (1.44%) Symantec
12 4 (1.15%) CA
12 4 (1.15%) Infoblox
12 4 (1.15%) Juniper
12 4 (1.15%) TIBCO