Period
to 12 May 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Red Hat products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Red Hat over the 6 months to 12 May 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat
UK
6 months to
12 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 241 262 199
Rank change year-on-year +21 -63 -12
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 608 504 1,343
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 0.99% 1.46%
As % of the Vendors category 2.62% 2.33% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 337 883
10th Percentile £334 £325 £350
25th Percentile £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £505 £500
Median % change year-on-year -3.47% +1.00% +9.29%
75th Percentile £588 £600 £600
90th Percentile £660 £700 £708
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 12
10th Percentile £35.65 £38.21 £32.50
25th Percentile £40.00 £43.09 £33.44
Median hourly rate £47.75 £51.75 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -7.73% +15.00% +28.57%
75th Percentile £58.13 £68.06 £50.00
90th Percentile £60.18 £68.88 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.50 £59.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -23.53% +32.22% +13.92%

Red Hat is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 23,208 21,640 38,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.24% 42.36% 41.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,855 13,487 24,287
10th Percentile £281 £223 £263
25th Percentile £381 £355 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £460
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -2.17% +2.22%
75th Percentile £575 £562 £563
90th Percentile £675 £650 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 713 891 1,258
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.80 £10.88
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £22.33 £19.00 £18.06
Median % change year-on-year +17.53% +5.23% +6.21%
75th Percentile £45.00 £33.75 £37.44
90th Percentile £58.47 £52.25 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +7.59%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Red Hat as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Red Hat.

Daily rate trend for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Red Hat over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Red Hat.

Hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Red Hat over the 6 months to 12 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
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 Red Hat within the UK over the 6 months to 12 May 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 +29 516 £477 -6.52% 127
UK excluding London +47 289 £438 -12.50% 95
London +1 232 £500 -4.76% 41
Work from Home -108 177 £488 -7.14% 20
South East +38 101 £450 - 28
North of England +22 49 £400 -17.95% 22
Midlands +16 44 £400 -21.57% 17
South West +27 38 £515 -3.37% 12
North West +22 36 £388 -8.82% 14
Scotland -3 33 £456 -13.10% 7
West Midlands +12 24 £413 -17.50% 9
East of England +39 22 £547 +32.61% 7
East Midlands +22 19 £388 -24.02% 8
Yorkshire +13 10 £400 -23.44% 5
North East +18 3 £400 -60.00% 3
Wales +9 3 £650 +36.84% 2

For the 6 months to 12 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat 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 Red Hat.

1 484 (79.61%) Linux
2 353 (58.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 202 (33.22%) Ansible
4 195 (32.07%) VMware
5 189 (31.09%) Windows
6 184 (30.26%) Python
7 156 (25.66%) Security Cleared
8 149 (24.51%) DevOps
9 147 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 138 (22.70%) Docker
11 137 (22.53%) Azure
12 135 (22.20%) AWS
13 130 (21.38%) Oracle
14 128 (21.05%) Unix
15 122 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
16 119 (19.57%) Kubernetes
17 113 (18.59%) SC Cleared
18 110 (18.09%) Active Directory
19 108 (17.76%) Java
20 107 (17.60%) Firewall
21 104 (17.11%) Social Skills
22 103 (16.94%) OpenShift
23 96 (15.79%) SQL
24 91 (14.97%) Jenkins
25 90 (14.80%) Puppet
26 89 (14.64%) Windows Server
26 89 (14.64%) Finance
27 88 (14.47%) SQL Server
28 84 (13.82%) Microsoft
29 82 (13.49%) Git (software)

Red Hat
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 64 (10.53%) SharePoint
2 48 (7.89%) Confluence
3 46 (7.57%) OpenStack
4 43 (7.07%) JBoss
5 33 (5.43%) Apache
6 32 (5.26%) IIS
7 30 (4.93%) MS Exchange
7 30 (4.93%) Tomcat
8 25 (4.11%) WebSphere
9 23 (3.78%) Elasticsearch
10 21 (3.45%) Red Hat Fuse
11 19 (3.13%) WebLogic
12 15 (2.47%) nginx
13 11 (1.81%) MQSeries
14 7 (1.15%) Apache Spark
14 7 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (0.99%) Skype for Business
16 5 (0.82%) NetWeaver
17 4 (0.66%) Drupal
17 4 (0.66%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (2.30%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.99%) Eikon
2 6 (0.99%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 4 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.33%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 137 (22.53%) Azure
2 135 (22.20%) AWS
3 103 (16.94%) OpenShift
4 62 (10.20%) PaaS
5 55 (9.05%) Microsoft 365
6 50 (8.22%) IaaS
7 28 (4.61%) GCP
8 27 (4.44%) GitHub
9 26 (4.28%) SaaS
10 15 (2.47%) Amazon EKS
11 10 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.32%) Apigee
13 8 (1.32%) IBM Cloud
13 8 (1.32%) OneDrive
13 8 (1.32%) Serverless
14 6 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
14 6 (0.99%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 6 (0.99%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 107 (17.60%) Firewall
2 72 (11.84%) DNS
3 57 (9.38%) TCP/IP
4 47 (7.73%) SAN
5 31 (5.10%) VPN
6 30 (4.93%) WAN
7 24 (3.95%) DHCP
7 24 (3.95%) Software-Defined Networking
8 22 (3.62%) WAAS
9 21 (3.45%) 3GPP
9 21 (3.45%) SGSN
10 20 (3.29%) LAN
10 20 (3.29%) Multicast
11 19 (3.13%) IPv4
12 18 (2.96%) HTTP
12 18 (2.96%) iSCSI
12 18 (2.96%) NAS
13 15 (2.47%) IPv6
13 15 (2.47%) SSL
13 15 (2.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (14.47%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.59%) MySQL
3 30 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.45%) DB2
5 20 (3.29%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.80%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.80%) Relational Database
7 15 (2.47%) Hadoop
8 12 (1.97%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
9 11 (1.81%) Data Lake
10 9 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (1.48%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.32%) SAP HANA
12 7 (1.15%) Big Data
13 6 (0.99%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.99%) Neo4j
13 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 91 (14.97%) Jenkins
2 82 (13.49%) Git (software)
3 70 (11.51%) JIRA
4 32 (5.26%) GitLab
5 25 (4.11%) Bitbucket
6 18 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
7 17 (2.80%) Maven
7 17 (2.80%) TeamCity
8 16 (2.63%) Subversion
9 15 (2.47%) SonarQube
10 14 (2.30%) IntelliJ
11 12 (1.97%) JUnit
11 12 (1.97%) Visual Studio
11 12 (1.97%) Visual Studio Code
12 11 (1.81%) Artifactory
12 11 (1.81%) PyCharm
13 9 (1.48%) Cucumber
13 9 (1.48%) Selenium
14 8 (1.32%) Eclipse
14 8 (1.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 104 (17.11%) Social Skills
2 89 (14.64%) Finance
3 50 (8.22%) Public Sector
4 48 (7.89%) Banking
5 37 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (2.30%) Front Office
6 14 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.14%) Presentation Skills
8 11 (1.81%) Documentation Skills
9 10 (1.64%) Retail
10 7 (1.15%) Publishing
11 6 (0.99%) Law
12 5 (0.82%) Back Office
13 4 (0.66%) Electronics
13 4 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.66%) Organisational Skills
14 3 (0.49%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.49%) Local Government
14 3 (0.49%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 120 (19.74%) Architect
2 61 (10.03%) Linux Engineer
3 55 (9.05%) Administrator
4 38 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 38 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 37 (6.09%) Consultant
5 37 (6.09%) Technical Architect
6 36 (5.92%) Cloud Engineer
7 34 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
9 32 (5.26%) Developer
10 27 (4.44%) Infrastructure Architect
10 27 (4.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 24 (3.95%) Analyst
12 22 (3.62%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (3.45%) Kubernetes Engineer
14 18 (2.96%) Applications Support
14 18 (2.96%) Unix Engineer
15 17 (2.80%) Infrastructure Support
16 16 (2.63%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (10.86%) JSON
2 61 (10.03%) Middleware
3 54 (8.88%) YAML
4 49 (8.06%) XML
5 38 (6.25%) Web Services
6 34 (5.59%) REST
7 33 (5.43%) LDAP
8 30 (4.93%) Spring
9 26 (4.28%) Kafka
10 22 (3.62%) Spring Boot
11 21 (3.45%) Spine.js
12 20 (3.29%) Elastic Stack
13 19 (3.13%) Node.js
14 17 (2.80%) .NET
15 16 (2.63%) Rendezvous
16 15 (2.47%) ActiveMQ
16 15 (2.47%) Apache Camel
16 15 (2.47%) LAMP
17 14 (2.30%) Hibernate
17 14 (2.30%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.36%) Data Centre
2 61 (10.03%) Clustering
3 44 (7.24%) Public Cloud
4 35 (5.76%) Private Cloud
5 29 (4.77%) Derivative
6 28 (4.61%) EMC VNX
7 26 (4.28%) Cloud Native
8 24 (3.95%) Linux Command Line
9 20 (3.29%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.63%) Replication
11 15 (2.47%) CMDB
11 15 (2.47%) Self-Motivation
12 14 (2.30%) PKI
13 11 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.48%) Mainframe
15 8 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 8 (1.32%) User Experience
16 7 (1.15%) Client/Server
16 7 (1.15%) Equities
16 7 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 484 (79.61%) Linux
2 353 (58.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 189 (31.09%) Windows
4 128 (21.05%) Unix
5 89 (14.64%) Windows Server
6 77 (12.66%) CentOS
7 57 (9.38%) Solaris
8 37 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (5.43%) Windows 10
10 24 (3.95%) AIX
11 23 (3.78%) SUSE
11 23 (3.78%) Ubuntu
11 23 (3.78%) Windows XP
12 20 (3.29%) Windows Server 2016
13 19 (3.13%) VMS
14 18 (2.96%) Windows Server 2019
15 15 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (2.14%) Debian
16 13 (2.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 12 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (24.51%) DevOps
2 122 (20.07%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (10.86%) ITIL
4 63 (10.36%) High Availability
5 60 (9.87%) Migration
6 58 (9.54%) Configuration Management
7 52 (8.55%) Open Source
8 49 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
9 48 (7.89%) Change Management
10 47 (7.73%) Infrastructure as Code
11 46 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (7.07%) Cybersecurity
12 43 (7.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 43 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
13 42 (6.91%) Microservices
13 42 (6.91%) Project Management
14 34 (5.59%) Scrum
15 32 (5.26%) Capacity Management
16 30 (4.93%) Deployment Automation
17 27 (4.44%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 184 (30.26%) Python
2 108 (17.76%) Java
3 96 (15.79%) SQL
4 70 (11.51%) Bash Shell
5 61 (10.03%) Perl
6 55 (9.05%) Shell Script
7 53 (8.72%) PowerShell
8 34 (5.59%) Ruby
9 26 (4.28%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.78%) C
11 19 (3.13%) PL/SQL
12 17 (2.80%) C++
13 16 (2.63%) Go
14 14 (2.30%) Groovy
15 13 (2.14%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.48%) AWK
17 8 (1.32%) C#
17 8 (1.32%) PHP
18 6 (0.99%) Korn
19 5 (0.82%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 156 (25.66%) Security Cleared
2 113 (18.59%) SC Cleared
3 44 (7.24%) DV Cleared
4 31 (5.10%) Degree
5 28 (4.61%) RHCE
6 14 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.30%) RHCSA
7 13 (2.14%) TOGAF Certification
8 12 (1.97%) CCNA
9 10 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (1.48%) CCNP
10 9 (1.48%) RHCA
11 8 (1.32%) CTC Cleared
12 6 (0.99%) CompTIA Security+
12 6 (0.99%) Linux+ Certification
13 5 (0.82%) CISSP
13 5 (0.82%) CREST Certified
13 5 (0.82%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.82%) Master's Degree
13 5 (0.82%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.45%) OASIS TOSCA
2 14 (2.30%) GDPR
3 13 (2.14%) QA
4 11 (1.81%) SLA
5 7 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.99%) NIST
7 5 (0.82%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.66%) COBIT
8 4 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.66%) PMO
9 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.33%) FISMA
9 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.33%) NCSC
9 2 (0.33%) SEPA
10 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 147 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 138 (22.70%) Docker
3 110 (18.09%) Active Directory
4 73 (12.01%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (4.93%) Virtual Machines
6 29 (4.77%) KVM
7 28 (4.61%) LXC
8 27 (4.44%) vSphere
9 17 (2.80%) NFS
10 13 (2.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 11 (1.81%) GlusterFS
11 11 (1.81%) iptables
11 11 (1.81%) VMware NSX
12 10 (1.64%) Hyper-V
13 9 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (1.32%) Veritas File System
15 7 (1.15%) Firmware
15 7 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.66%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 202 (33.22%) Ansible
2 119 (19.57%) Kubernetes
3 90 (14.80%) Puppet
4 66 (10.86%) Terraform
5 57 (9.38%) Red Hat Satellite
6 41 (6.74%) Grafana
7 39 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
8 34 (5.59%) SCCM
9 31 (5.10%) Prometheus
10 29 (4.77%) Microsoft Intune
11 25 (4.11%) Salt
12 23 (3.78%) Microsoft Clustering
13 22 (3.62%) Cloudify
13 22 (3.62%) Docker Swarm
13 22 (3.62%) IBM BigFix
14 21 (3.45%) Juju
14 21 (3.45%) Kibana
15 14 (2.30%) vRealize
16 12 (1.97%) Consul
17 11 (1.81%) logstash
Vendors
1 195 (32.07%) VMware
2 130 (21.38%) Oracle
3 84 (13.82%) Microsoft
4 76 (12.50%) Cisco
5 70 (11.51%) IBM
6 50 (8.22%) EMC
7 42 (6.91%) Citrix
7 42 (6.91%) Juniper
7 42 (6.91%) Veritas
8 40 (6.58%) Splunk
9 30 (4.93%) Dell
10 28 (4.61%) Google
11 27 (4.44%) SaltStack
12 21 (3.45%) Ericsson
12 21 (3.45%) Mirantis
12 21 (3.45%) SAP
13 20 (3.29%) ServiceNow
14 19 (3.13%) HP
15 18 (2.96%) TIBCO
16 17 (2.80%) F5