Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 295 328 421
Rank change year-on-year +33 +93 +101
Contract jobs citing OpenShift 334 511 556
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.71% 0.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 2.46% 2.38% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 347 411
Median daily rate £525 £575 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.70% +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £400 £420 £400
90th Percentile £650 £733 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 -
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 13,589 21,484 25,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.15% 29.73% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,618 14,969 17,641
Median daily rate £495 £490 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.02% -1.01% +4.21%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £300
90th Percentile £650 £668 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 329 299
Median hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +11.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £71.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +2.94%

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 18 January 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing OpenShift over the 6 months to 18 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 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 +45 267 £525 -8.70% 57
London +21 154 £550 -8.33% 34
UK excluding London +117 152 £475 -9.52% 41
Work from Home -127 71 £525 -14.29% 7
South East +129 45 £500 - 4
Scotland +66 41 £463 -7.50% 16
South West +45 32 £475 -17.39% 8
North of England +92 25 £459 -1.66% 4
North West +79 13 £450 -25.00% 1
North East +16 6 £550 +22.22% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £459 - 2
Wales +28 4 £550 - 1
Midlands +61 3 £350 - 4
East of England +69 2 £500 -19.35% 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 4
East Midlands +37 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 233 (69.76%) Kubernetes
2 178 (53.29%) DevOps
3 171 (51.20%) Docker
4 159 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (43.71%) AWS
6 140 (41.92%) Java
7 126 (37.72%) Microservices
8 115 (34.43%) Linux
9 104 (31.14%) Python
10 101 (30.24%) Jenkins
11 100 (29.94%) Ansible
12 96 (28.74%) Terraform
13 63 (18.86%) Azure
14 61 (18.26%) Finance
14 61 (18.26%) Spring
15 60 (17.96%) Git (software)
16 57 (17.07%) AWS CloudFormation
17 56 (16.77%) Serverless
18 53 (15.87%) Red Hat
19 46 (13.77%) Windows
19 46 (13.77%) AWS Lambda
20 45 (13.47%) Infrastructure as Code
21 43 (12.87%) Unix
21 43 (12.87%) Banking
22 42 (12.57%) Security Cleared
22 42 (12.57%) JavaScript
22 42 (12.57%) REST
23 41 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
23 41 (12.28%) Spring Boot
23 41 (12.28%) Web Services

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 28 (8.38%) JBoss
2 23 (6.89%) Elasticsearch
3 22 (6.59%) Red Hat Fuse
4 21 (6.29%) Confluence
5 20 (5.99%) OpenStack
6 18 (5.39%) Mule
7 9 (2.69%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (1.80%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.20%) Jupyter
10 3 (0.90%) CMS
10 3 (0.90%) IIS
10 3 (0.90%) nginx
11 1 (0.30%) Apache
11 1 (0.30%) Apache ServiceMix
11 1 (0.30%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (0.90%) Chatbot
2 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 146 (43.71%) AWS
2 63 (18.86%) Azure
3 57 (17.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 56 (16.77%) Serverless
5 46 (13.77%) AWS Lambda
6 40 (11.98%) Amazon S3
7 32 (9.58%) GCP
8 31 (9.28%) PaaS
9 27 (8.08%) Apigee
10 24 (7.19%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (5.69%) Amazon ECS
12 15 (4.49%) IaaS
12 15 (4.49%) SaaS
13 14 (4.19%) Amazon SQS
14 12 (3.59%) Amazon EKS
15 11 (3.29%) GitHub
16 9 (2.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 9 (2.69%) Route 53
17 7 (2.10%) Amazon GuardDuty
17 7 (2.10%) AWS CodeBuild
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.49%) DNS
1 15 (4.49%) Firewall
2 12 (3.59%) DHCP
3 11 (3.29%) HTTP
4 6 (1.80%) Anycast
4 6 (1.80%) BGP
4 6 (1.80%) VRRP
5 5 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.20%) HTTPS
6 4 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (1.20%) IPsec
6 4 (1.20%) LAN
6 4 (1.20%) Software-Defined Networking
6 4 (1.20%) WAN
7 3 (0.90%) DSL
7 3 (0.90%) FTP
7 3 (0.90%) SMTP
8 2 (0.60%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.60%) Network Security
8 2 (0.60%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.88%) MongoDB
2 28 (8.38%) NoSQL
3 26 (7.78%) Relational Database
4 25 (7.49%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (6.59%) SQL Server
6 19 (5.69%) MySQL
7 17 (5.09%) Amazon RDS
8 14 (4.19%) Amazon Aurora
8 14 (4.19%) Amazon Redshift
9 8 (2.40%) Big Data
9 8 (2.40%) RDBMS
9 8 (2.40%) Redis
10 4 (1.20%) BigQuery
10 4 (1.20%) Cloud Spanner
10 4 (1.20%) InfluxDB
10 4 (1.20%) Spatial Data
11 3 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.90%) Blockchain
11 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.90%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 101 (30.24%) Jenkins
2 60 (17.96%) Git (software)
3 39 (11.68%) Artifactory
4 33 (9.88%) Maven
5 32 (9.58%) JIRA
6 23 (6.89%) SonarQube
7 21 (6.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 20 (5.99%) Subversion
9 19 (5.69%) Cucumber
9 19 (5.69%) JUnit
10 15 (4.49%) Bitbucket
10 15 (4.49%) GitLab
11 14 (4.19%) FishEye
11 14 (4.19%) Hudson
11 14 (4.19%) jMock
12 12 (3.59%) Ant
13 11 (3.29%) Sonatype Nexus
14 10 (2.99%) Bitbucket Server
14 10 (2.99%) RStudio
15 8 (2.40%) TeamCity
General
1 61 (18.26%) Finance
2 43 (12.87%) Banking
3 28 (8.38%) Public Sector
4 17 (5.09%) Front Office
5 15 (4.49%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.60%) Automotive
7 2 (0.60%) French Language
7 2 (0.60%) Retail
7 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (24.85%) Developer
2 80 (23.95%) DevOps Engineer
3 40 (11.98%) Java Developer
4 36 (10.78%) Architect
5 33 (9.88%) AWS Engineer
6 32 (9.58%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 28 (8.38%) Cloud Engineer
8 24 (7.19%) AWS DevOps
9 23 (6.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 22 (6.59%) Senior Developer
11 21 (6.29%) Azure Engineer
12 17 (5.09%) Python Engineer
13 16 (4.79%) Senior Java Developer
14 15 (4.49%) Linux Engineer
15 14 (4.19%) Angular Developer
16 13 (3.89%) Integration Developer
16 13 (3.89%) Java Middleware Developer
16 13 (3.89%) Middleware Developer
16 13 (3.89%) Senior Integration Developer
16 13 (3.89%) Senior Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (18.26%) Spring
2 42 (12.57%) REST
3 41 (12.28%) Spring Boot
3 41 (12.28%) Web Services
4 33 (9.88%) Middleware
5 24 (7.19%) AngularJS
6 23 (6.89%) Node.js
7 21 (6.29%) Elastic Stack
8 20 (5.99%) XML
9 19 (5.69%) Apache Camel
10 18 (5.39%) .NET
10 18 (5.39%) Java EE
10 18 (5.39%) RESTful
10 18 (5.39%) Spring Integration
11 16 (4.79%) Hibernate
12 15 (4.49%) J2EE
12 15 (4.49%) JMS
12 15 (4.49%) JSON
12 15 (4.49%) Oracle Fusion
13 14 (4.19%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.88%) Fixed Income
2 18 (5.39%) Private Cloud
3 16 (4.79%) Cloud Native
3 16 (4.79%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (4.79%) Public Cloud
4 14 (4.19%) Derivative
4 14 (4.19%) Equities
4 14 (4.19%) User Experience
5 12 (3.59%) iPad
6 11 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.29%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.10%) CMDB
7 7 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.20%) iPhone
10 4 (1.20%) PKI
11 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.60%) Life Science
12 2 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 115 (34.43%) Linux
2 46 (13.77%) Windows
3 43 (12.87%) Unix
4 29 (8.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (2.40%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.10%) CentOS
7 4 (1.20%) Android
7 4 (1.20%) Debian
8 3 (0.90%) CoreOS
8 3 (0.90%) VMS
8 3 (0.90%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.30%) AIX
10 1 (0.30%) HPUX
10 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (53.29%) DevOps
2 159 (47.60%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (37.72%) Microservices
4 45 (13.47%) Infrastructure as Code
5 39 (11.68%) Software Engineering
6 37 (11.08%) TDD
7 33 (9.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 32 (9.58%) Deployment Automation
9 30 (8.98%) BDD
10 29 (8.68%) Continuous Integration
11 28 (8.38%) Test Automation
12 27 (8.08%) Scrum
13 26 (7.78%) Continuous Deployment
14 22 (6.59%) Configuration Management
15 20 (5.99%) Build Automation
15 20 (5.99%) Infrastructure Automation
15 20 (5.99%) SDLC
16 19 (5.69%) Mentoring
16 19 (5.69%) Site Reliability Engineering
17 18 (5.39%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 140 (41.92%) Java
2 104 (31.14%) Python
3 42 (12.57%) JavaScript
4 36 (10.78%) Bash Shell
4 36 (10.78%) PowerShell
5 26 (7.78%) SQL
6 23 (6.89%) Java 8
7 21 (6.29%) Go
8 18 (5.39%) Perl
8 18 (5.39%) Ruby
9 14 (4.19%) Groovy
10 13 (3.89%) PHP
11 11 (3.29%) C#
11 11 (3.29%) R
12 8 (2.40%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.50%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.60%) C
14 2 (0.60%) C++
14 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.30%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (12.57%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.99%) DV Cleared
3 10 (2.99%) RHCE
4 4 (1.20%) RHCSA
4 4 (1.20%) RHCVA
5 3 (0.90%) CCNA
5 3 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.60%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.60%) Degree
6 2 (0.60%) ISEB
6 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.60%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.80%) QA
2 5 (1.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.90%) SLA
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 171 (51.20%) Docker
2 21 (6.29%) Active Directory
3 14 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.20%) oVirt
5 3 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (0.90%) vSphere
6 2 (0.60%) HDFS
6 2 (0.60%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.30%) iptables
7 1 (0.30%) KVM
7 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 233 (69.76%) Kubernetes
2 100 (29.94%) Ansible
3 96 (28.74%) Terraform
4 41 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (8.68%) Puppet
6 18 (5.39%) Grafana
7 17 (5.09%) Kibana
8 9 (2.69%) Red Hat Satellite
8 9 (2.69%) Salt
9 8 (2.40%) Prometheus
10 6 (1.80%) CloudForms
11 4 (1.20%) Consul
11 4 (1.20%) HP Fortify
11 4 (1.20%) Packer
12 3 (0.90%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (0.90%) Icinga
12 3 (0.90%) Marathon
12 3 (0.90%) Mesos
12 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.90%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 53 (15.87%) Red Hat
2 31 (9.28%) Google
3 28 (8.38%) MuleSoft
4 26 (7.78%) Oracle
5 25 (7.49%) Splunk
6 16 (4.79%) Atlassian
6 16 (4.79%) VMware
7 14 (4.19%) Cisco
7 14 (4.19%) Murex
7 14 (4.19%) Sybase
8 12 (3.59%) IBM
8 12 (3.59%) Infoblox
8 12 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
9 9 (2.69%) Fortinet
9 9 (2.69%) Microsoft
10 8 (2.40%) AppDynamics
11 7 (2.10%) Qualys
12 6 (1.80%) Apple
12 6 (1.80%) Confluent
12 6 (1.80%) McAfee