Period
to 11 April 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 11 April 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 279 322 374
Rank change year-on-year +43 +52 +132
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 453 447 643
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.75% 0.67%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.48% 2.48% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 338 404
10th Percentile £363 £413 £401
25th Percentile £425 £471 £455
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £529
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.97% +0.76%
75th Percentile £592 £675 £650
90th Percentile £650 £850 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -11.43% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £30.25
Median % change year-on-year - +32.23% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £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 18,274 18,046 26,350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.76% 30.25% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,161 12,644 18,467
10th Percentile £313 £281 £313
25th Percentile £406 £400 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £500
75th Percentile £588 £588 £575
90th Percentile £660 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 334 283 259
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.75 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.29 £16.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.29% -3.06%
75th Percentile £45.00 £34.63 £25.75
90th Percentile £60.78 £57.50 £48.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.08 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.81% +12.25% +3.03%

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 11 April 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
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 11 April 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 +14 319 £513 -6.82% 100
UK excluding London +122 232 £465 -11.43% 67
London -55 155 £550 - 50
Work from Home -130 133 £500 -20.00% 17
Scotland +51 75 £450 -10.00% 6
South East +85 59 £475 -5.00% 14
South West +70 51 £500 -9.09% 10
North of England +32 35 £450 -18.18% 16
North West +26 20 £396 -7.59% 10
North East +3 9 £550 -37.14% 4
Yorkshire +41 6 £459 -10.54% 2
Midlands +31 6 £350 -36.36% 8
West Midlands +18 5 - - 6
East of England +46 3 £600 -3.23% 2
Wales +19 3 £550 +4.76% 9
East Midlands - 1 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 11 April 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.

1 266 (58.72%) Kubernetes
2 262 (57.84%) Docker
3 244 (53.86%) DevOps
4 225 (49.67%) AWS
5 216 (47.68%) Java
6 200 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
7 191 (42.16%) Microservices
8 149 (32.89%) Jenkins
9 143 (31.57%) Linux
10 127 (28.04%) Ansible
11 120 (26.49%) Terraform
12 118 (26.05%) Python
13 111 (24.50%) Spring
14 98 (21.63%) Serverless
15 97 (21.41%) Azure
16 96 (21.19%) Spring Boot
17 95 (20.97%) JavaScript
18 89 (19.65%) Finance
19 86 (18.98%) AWS Lambda
20 82 (18.10%) Git (software)
21 78 (17.22%) Red Hat
21 78 (17.22%) Infrastructure as Code
22 69 (15.23%) PostgreSQL
23 67 (14.79%) Security Cleared
24 65 (14.35%) TDD
24 65 (14.35%) AWS CloudFormation
25 63 (13.91%) REST
26 59 (13.02%) GCP
27 58 (12.80%) Amazon S3
28 56 (12.36%) Banking

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 46 (10.15%) Elasticsearch
2 38 (8.39%) JBoss
3 29 (6.40%) Confluence
4 21 (4.64%) Red Hat Fuse
5 17 (3.75%) OpenStack
6 15 (3.31%) Mule
7 14 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
8 9 (1.99%) nginx
9 7 (1.55%) Apache
9 7 (1.55%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.10%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.88%) IIS
12 3 (0.66%) CMS
12 3 (0.66%) GeoServer
12 3 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.44%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.22%) Apache ServiceMix
14 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
1 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 225 (49.67%) AWS
2 98 (21.63%) Serverless
3 97 (21.41%) Azure
4 86 (18.98%) AWS Lambda
5 65 (14.35%) AWS CloudFormation
6 59 (13.02%) GCP
7 58 (12.80%) Amazon S3
8 47 (10.38%) PaaS
9 25 (5.52%) Apigee
10 24 (5.30%) IaaS
11 21 (4.64%) Amazon EKS
12 19 (4.19%) GitHub
13 15 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
14 13 (2.87%) SaaS
15 11 (2.43%) Route 53
16 10 (2.21%) Amazon GuardDuty
16 10 (2.21%) AWS CodeBuild
17 8 (1.77%) Amazon Kinesis
18 7 (1.55%) AWS CodePipeline
19 6 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.75%) Firewall
2 6 (1.32%) Software-Defined Networking
3 4 (0.88%) DNS
4 3 (0.66%) FTP
4 3 (0.66%) HTTP
4 3 (0.66%) LAN
4 3 (0.66%) NAS
4 3 (0.66%) Network Security
4 3 (0.66%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (0.66%) SAN
4 3 (0.66%) SSH
4 3 (0.66%) Unified Communications
4 3 (0.66%) WAN
5 2 (0.44%) DSL
5 2 (0.44%) Internet
5 2 (0.44%) SMTP
5 2 (0.44%) VPN
6 1 (0.22%) DHCP
6 1 (0.22%) SSL
6 1 (0.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.23%) PostgreSQL
2 47 (10.38%) MongoDB
3 46 (10.15%) NoSQL
4 37 (8.17%) Amazon Aurora
5 30 (6.62%) SQL Server
6 24 (5.30%) Relational Database
7 15 (3.31%) Redis
8 14 (3.09%) Big Data
9 13 (2.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (2.87%) MySQL
10 11 (2.43%) RDBMS
11 10 (2.21%) Hadoop
11 10 (2.21%) Informix
12 9 (1.99%) Spatial Data
13 6 (1.32%) BigQuery
13 6 (1.32%) GIS
13 6 (1.32%) InfluxDB
13 6 (1.32%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.10%) Cloud Spanner
15 4 (0.88%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 149 (32.89%) Jenkins
2 82 (18.10%) Git (software)
3 47 (10.38%) Maven
4 44 (9.71%) JIRA
5 35 (7.73%) Artifactory
5 35 (7.73%) GitLab
5 35 (7.73%) SonarQube
6 25 (5.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 25 (5.52%) Bitbucket
7 23 (5.08%) Ant
8 22 (4.86%) Cucumber
8 22 (4.86%) Gradle
8 22 (4.86%) Subversion
9 20 (4.42%) Sonatype Nexus
10 19 (4.19%) JUnit
11 14 (3.09%) Selenium
12 11 (2.43%) TeamCity
13 10 (2.21%) FishEye
13 10 (2.21%) Hudson
13 10 (2.21%) jMock
General
1 89 (19.65%) Finance
2 56 (12.36%) Banking
3 33 (7.28%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.43%) Front Office
6 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.66%) Publishing
6 3 (0.66%) Retail
6 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.44%) Automotive
7 2 (0.44%) Marketing
7 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Danish Language
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 141 (31.13%) Developer
2 104 (22.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 69 (15.23%) Architect
4 65 (14.35%) Java Developer
5 32 (7.06%) Senior Developer
6 31 (6.84%) AWS Engineer
7 29 (6.40%) Azure Engineer
8 27 (5.96%) Senior Java Developer
9 26 (5.74%) Cloud Engineer
10 24 (5.30%) AWS DevOps
11 23 (5.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 23 (5.08%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 20 (4.42%) Solutions Architect
13 18 (3.97%) Angular Developer
13 18 (3.97%) SC Cleared Java Developer
14 17 (3.75%) Azure DevOps Engineer
14 17 (3.75%) Software Developer
14 17 (3.75%) Software Engineer
14 17 (3.75%) Technical Leader
15 16 (3.53%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (24.50%) Spring
2 96 (21.19%) Spring Boot
3 63 (13.91%) REST
4 40 (8.83%) OAuth
5 39 (8.61%) OAuth2
6 38 (8.39%) AngularJS
7 35 (7.73%) Node.js
7 35 (7.73%) Spring Security
8 33 (7.28%) RESTful
8 33 (7.28%) Web Services
9 28 (6.18%) JSON
9 28 (6.18%) Middleware
10 24 (5.30%) .NET
10 24 (5.30%) HTML
11 23 (5.08%) CSS
11 23 (5.08%) Elastic Stack
11 23 (5.08%) PostGIS
11 23 (5.08%) XML
11 23 (5.08%) YAML
12 22 (4.86%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.62%) Cloud Native
1 30 (6.62%) User Experience
2 29 (6.40%) Public Cloud
3 19 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
4 16 (3.53%) Fixed Income
5 15 (3.31%) Private Cloud
6 14 (3.09%) iPad
7 12 (2.65%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (2.43%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.99%) CMDB
9 9 (1.99%) Data Centre
10 8 (1.77%) Linux Command Line
11 6 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.32%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.32%) SWIFT
12 5 (1.10%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.88%) Replication
14 3 (0.66%) Equities
14 3 (0.66%) iPhone
14 3 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 143 (31.57%) Linux
2 51 (11.26%) Windows
3 44 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 42 (9.27%) Unix
5 10 (2.21%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.55%) CentOS
6 7 (1.55%) CoreOS
7 6 (1.32%) Debian
7 6 (1.32%) VMS
8 3 (0.66%) Android
8 3 (0.66%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.44%) AIX
9 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.44%) Solaris
10 1 (0.22%) HPUX
10 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (53.86%) DevOps
2 200 (44.15%) Agile Software Development
3 191 (42.16%) Microservices
4 78 (17.22%) Infrastructure as Code
5 65 (14.35%) TDD
6 50 (11.04%) Continuous Delivery
7 49 (10.82%) Software Engineering
8 47 (10.38%) Test Automation
9 46 (10.15%) Scrum
10 45 (9.93%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (9.93%) Migration
11 41 (9.05%) Mentoring
12 35 (7.73%) BDD
13 32 (7.06%) Unit Testing
14 31 (6.84%) Stakeholder Management
15 30 (6.62%) Configuration Management
15 30 (6.62%) Human-Centred Design
16 28 (6.18%) Deployment Automation
16 28 (6.18%) Kanban
17 27 (5.96%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 216 (47.68%) Java
2 118 (26.05%) Python
3 95 (20.97%) JavaScript
4 54 (11.92%) SQL
5 47 (10.38%) PowerShell
6 46 (10.15%) Bash Shell
7 44 (9.71%) Java 8
8 31 (6.84%) Go
9 30 (6.62%) TypeScript
10 25 (5.52%) Groovy
11 23 (5.08%) Ruby
12 17 (3.75%) Shell Script
13 13 (2.87%) PHP
14 9 (1.99%) C#
15 7 (1.55%) C
15 7 (1.55%) Perl
16 5 (1.10%) C++
16 5 (1.10%) Scala
17 4 (0.88%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 46 (10.15%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.75%) DV Cleared
4 13 (2.87%) RHCE
5 7 (1.55%) OCP
5 7 (1.55%) Oracle Certification
6 6 (1.32%) Degree
7 5 (1.10%) RHCSA
8 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (0.88%) RHCVA
9 3 (0.66%) CCNA
9 3 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.66%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.44%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.44%) CCNP
10 2 (0.44%) ISEB
10 2 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.22%) SANS
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.31%) QA
2 6 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.10%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) NIST
5 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 262 (57.84%) Docker
2 23 (5.08%) Active Directory
3 18 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.88%) GlusterFS
6 3 (0.66%) Gluster
6 3 (0.66%) LXC
6 3 (0.66%) NFS
6 3 (0.66%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.44%) HDFS
7 2 (0.44%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.44%) vSphere
8 1 (0.22%) iptables
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.22%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.22%) XenApp
8 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 266 (58.72%) Kubernetes
2 127 (28.04%) Ansible
3 120 (26.49%) Terraform
4 47 (10.38%) Grafana
5 32 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
6 31 (6.84%) Kibana
7 26 (5.74%) Puppet
8 15 (3.31%) Prometheus
9 13 (2.87%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (1.55%) CloudForms
11 6 (1.32%) HP Fortify
11 6 (1.32%) Istio
12 5 (1.10%) Icinga
13 4 (0.88%) Knative
13 4 (0.88%) vRealize
14 3 (0.66%) Docker Swarm
14 3 (0.66%) Marathon
14 3 (0.66%) Mesos
14 3 (0.66%) Salt
15 2 (0.44%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 78 (17.22%) Red Hat
2 46 (10.15%) Google
3 32 (7.06%) Oracle
4 27 (5.96%) VMware
5 24 (5.30%) Splunk
6 19 (4.19%) IBM
7 18 (3.97%) Cisco
8 13 (2.87%) Atlassian
9 11 (2.43%) Microsoft
10 10 (2.21%) Fortinet
10 10 (2.21%) MuleSoft
10 10 (2.21%) Murex
10 10 (2.21%) Sybase
11 9 (1.99%) AppDynamics
12 8 (1.77%) Dell
12 8 (1.77%) SAP
13 6 (1.32%) Confluent
13 6 (1.32%) Juniper
14 5 (1.10%) Apple
14 5 (1.10%) F5