Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 280 310 480
Rank change year-on-year +30 +170 +34
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 280 694 481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.85% 0.82% 0.46%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.69% 2.82% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 426 333
Median daily rate £550 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.35% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £414 £369
90th Percentile £675 £713 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £525 £456
% change year-on-year -2.38% +15.07% -5.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.25 - -

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 10,410 24,639 24,312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.72% 29.03% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,777 16,884 16,832
Median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +2.70%
10th Percentile £306 £291 £305
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 226 415 339
Median hourly rate £31.25 £21.34 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.44% +21.94% -11.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £76.00 £56.50
Median hourly rate £22.66 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.90% +20.00% -

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 30 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing OpenShift over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for OpenShift in the UK

OpenShift
Top 11 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 30 October 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 +53 246 £550 -4.35% 59
London +62 167 £550 -8.33% 34
UK excluding London +72 99 £513 -2.38% 33
Work from Home -101 39 £550 -15.38% 10
North of England +112 34 £445 +3.49% 9
South East +123 25 £625 +29.13% 2
North West +108 25 £410 -23.72% 6
Scotland +66 24 £500 - 7
South West -6 15 £525 -8.70% 10
North East +14 9 £495 +15.79%
Wales +38 1 £375 -31.82% 1

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 205 (73.21%) Kubernetes
2 163 (58.21%) DevOps
3 161 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
4 151 (53.93%) Java
5 143 (51.07%) AWS
5 143 (51.07%) Docker
6 141 (50.36%) Python
7 102 (36.43%) Jenkins
8 97 (34.64%) Terraform
9 92 (32.86%) Finance
10 84 (30.00%) Linux
11 83 (29.64%) AWS CloudFormation
12 81 (28.93%) Microservices
12 81 (28.93%) Web Services
13 78 (27.86%) Amazon S3
14 77 (27.50%) Artifactory
15 75 (26.79%) Ansible
16 72 (25.71%) Serverless
17 69 (24.64%) Amazon EC2
18 66 (23.57%) Fixed Income
19 65 (23.21%) Software Engineering
20 64 (22.86%) Front Office
21 62 (22.14%) Asset Management
22 61 (21.79%) AWS Lambda
23 59 (21.07%) Amazon RDS
24 57 (20.36%) Azure
25 56 (20.00%) Equities
25 56 (20.00%) Decision-Making
26 55 (19.64%) Derivative
26 55 (19.64%) Deployment 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 23 (8.21%) Confluence
2 14 (5.00%) OpenStack
3 10 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 9 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (3.21%) Jupyter
4 9 (3.21%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.86%) JBoss
6 7 (2.50%) Mule
6 7 (2.50%) Red Hat Fuse
7 5 (1.79%) nginx
8 4 (1.43%) Apache
8 4 (1.43%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.71%) CMS
9 2 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.36%) Anypoint
10 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.36%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.36%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 143 (51.07%) AWS
2 83 (29.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 78 (27.86%) Amazon S3
4 72 (25.71%) Serverless
5 69 (24.64%) Amazon EC2
6 61 (21.79%) AWS Lambda
7 57 (20.36%) Azure
8 53 (18.93%) Amazon ECS
9 46 (16.43%) Amazon SQS
10 20 (7.14%) PaaS
11 17 (6.07%) GCP
12 16 (5.71%) Apigee
13 15 (5.36%) Route 53
14 13 (4.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (4.64%) AWS CodeBuild
14 13 (4.64%) GitHub
15 12 (4.29%) SaaS
16 10 (3.57%) Amazon EKS
17 8 (2.86%) AWS CodeCommit
17 8 (2.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (6.07%) DNS
2 13 (4.64%) DHCP
3 12 (4.29%) HTTP
4 6 (2.14%) Anycast
4 6 (2.14%) BGP
4 6 (2.14%) VRRP
5 5 (1.79%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.43%) Firewall
6 4 (1.43%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.43%) IPsec
6 4 (1.43%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.07%) WAN
8 2 (0.71%) Internet
8 2 (0.71%) Intranet
8 2 (0.71%) LAN
8 2 (0.71%) OpenVPN
8 2 (0.71%) SSL
8 2 (0.71%) VPN
9 1 (0.36%) GPON
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (21.07%) Amazon RDS
2 46 (16.43%) Amazon Redshift
3 34 (12.14%) MongoDB
4 29 (10.36%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (10.00%) NoSQL
6 21 (7.50%) SQL Server
7 14 (5.00%) MySQL
8 8 (2.86%) Relational Database
9 7 (2.50%) Amazon Aurora
9 7 (2.50%) Oracle Database
9 7 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.79%) Hazelcast
11 5 (1.79%) SAP HANA
12 4 (1.43%) InfluxDB
13 3 (1.07%) Azure SQL Database
13 3 (1.07%) Spatial Data
13 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.71%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 102 (36.43%) Jenkins
2 77 (27.50%) Artifactory
3 44 (15.71%) Git (software)
4 33 (11.79%) RStudio
5 24 (8.57%) JIRA
6 19 (6.79%) JUnit
7 18 (6.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (5.36%) Cucumber
8 15 (5.36%) GitLab
9 13 (4.64%) Bitbucket
9 13 (4.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (3.93%) Maven
11 10 (3.57%) SonarQube
12 9 (3.21%) FishEye
13 7 (2.50%) Hudson
13 7 (2.50%) jMock
13 7 (2.50%) Subversion
14 5 (1.79%) Mocha
15 4 (1.43%) Gradle
15 4 (1.43%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 92 (32.86%) Finance
2 64 (22.86%) Front Office
3 28 (10.00%) Banking
4 20 (7.14%) Public Sector
5 11 (3.93%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.07%) Back Office
7 2 (0.71%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (26.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 60 (21.43%) Developer
3 46 (16.43%) AWS Engineer
4 41 (14.64%) Java Developer
5 39 (13.93%) AWS DevOps
6 34 (12.14%) Kubernetes Engineer
6 34 (12.14%) Python Engineer
7 32 (11.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 25 (8.93%) Architect
9 23 (8.21%) Cloud Engineer
9 23 (8.21%) Java Software Developer
10 21 (7.50%) Lead Developer
11 20 (7.14%) AWS Developer
11 20 (7.14%) Java Engineer
12 18 (6.43%) Lead Java Developer
12 18 (6.43%) Lead Software Developer
12 18 (6.43%) Platform Engineer
12 18 (6.43%) Python Developer
13 15 (5.36%) Lead DevOps
13 15 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (28.93%) Web Services
2 38 (13.57%) .NET
2 38 (13.57%) J2EE
2 38 (13.57%) J2SE
2 38 (13.57%) Spring
3 24 (8.57%) REST
4 21 (7.50%) Middleware
4 21 (7.50%) Spring Boot
5 17 (6.07%) Oracle Fusion
6 15 (5.36%) AngularJS
6 15 (5.36%) React
7 13 (4.64%) OAuth
7 13 (4.64%) RESTful
8 12 (4.29%) Node.js
9 11 (3.93%) ASP.NET
9 11 (3.93%) Java EE
9 11 (3.93%) JMS
9 11 (3.93%) Kafka
9 11 (3.93%) OAuth2
10 9 (3.21%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 66 (23.57%) Fixed Income
2 56 (20.00%) Equities
3 55 (19.64%) Derivative
4 26 (9.29%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (6.79%) Public Cloud
6 18 (6.43%) Linux Command Line
7 11 (3.93%) Hedge funds
7 11 (3.93%) Private Cloud
8 9 (3.21%) Blog
8 9 (3.21%) Equity Derivative
8 9 (3.21%) User Experience
9 7 (2.50%) PKI
10 6 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (2.14%) iPad
11 5 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (1.79%) CMDB
12 4 (1.43%) Algorithms
12 4 (1.43%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.43%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 84 (30.00%) Linux
2 24 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (8.21%) Windows
4 22 (7.86%) Unix
5 13 (4.64%) CentOS
6 8 (2.86%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.79%) CoreOS
8 2 (0.71%) Android
9 1 (0.36%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (58.21%) DevOps
2 161 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (28.93%) Microservices
4 65 (23.21%) Software Engineering
5 62 (22.14%) Asset Management
6 56 (20.00%) Decision-Making
7 55 (19.64%) Deployment Automation
8 38 (13.57%) Infrastructure as Code
9 34 (12.14%) Scrum
10 32 (11.43%) Test Automation
11 31 (11.07%) Infrastructure Automation
12 23 (8.21%) TDD
13 22 (7.86%) Analytics
13 22 (7.86%) Open Source
14 19 (6.79%) BDD
15 17 (6.07%) Continuous Delivery
16 16 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
16 16 (5.71%) Data Analytics
17 14 (5.00%) Migration
17 14 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 151 (53.93%) Java
2 141 (50.36%) Python
3 47 (16.79%) SQL
4 43 (15.36%) Bash Shell
4 43 (15.36%) R
5 29 (10.36%) JavaScript
6 25 (8.93%) Groovy
7 21 (7.50%) PowerShell
8 20 (7.14%) C#
9 13 (4.64%) Java 8
10 11 (3.93%) C++
10 11 (3.93%) Perl
11 6 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 4 (1.43%) PHP
12 4 (1.43%) T-SQL
13 3 (1.07%) Go
13 3 (1.07%) VB
13 3 (1.07%) VBA
14 2 (0.71%) Ruby
14 2 (0.71%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.79%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.14%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.36%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.36%) Degree
5 1 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.50%) QA
2 4 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.07%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 143 (51.07%) Docker
2 5 (1.79%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.43%) Gluster
3 4 (1.43%) oVirt
4 3 (1.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.71%) PowerDNS
5 2 (0.71%) vCloud
5 2 (0.71%) vSphere
6 1 (0.36%) KVM
6 1 (0.36%) LXC
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 205 (73.21%) Kubernetes
2 97 (34.64%) Terraform
3 75 (26.79%) Ansible
4 24 (8.57%) Grafana
5 20 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (6.43%) Puppet
7 17 (6.07%) Packer
8 13 (4.64%) Prometheus
9 9 (3.21%) Kibana
9 9 (3.21%) Red Hat Satellite
10 8 (2.86%) Consul
10 8 (2.86%) Salt
11 6 (2.14%) PingFederate
12 5 (1.79%) CloudForms
12 5 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
13 3 (1.07%) HAProxy
13 3 (1.07%) Nagios
13 3 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
14 1 (0.36%) EMC NetWorker
14 1 (0.36%) logstash
Vendors
1 31 (11.07%) Oracle
1 31 (11.07%) Red Hat
2 29 (10.36%) MuleSoft
3 18 (6.43%) Atlassian
4 17 (6.07%) Splunk
5 12 (4.29%) Infoblox
6 9 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (3.21%) Sybase
7 7 (2.50%) IBM
7 7 (2.50%) Microsoft
7 7 (2.50%) Murex
8 6 (2.14%) Zscaler
9 5 (1.79%) AppDynamics
9 5 (1.79%) SAP
9 5 (1.79%) VMware
10 4 (1.43%) ArcSight
10 4 (1.43%) CA
10 4 (1.43%) CyberArk
10 4 (1.43%) McAfee
10 4 (1.43%) Qualys