Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 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.

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
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 200 178
Rank change year-on-year -39 -22 -35
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 672 1,360 1,559
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.41% 1.54%
As % of the Vendors category 2.49% 3.31% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 884 1,027
Median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £325 £350 £313
90th Percentile £696 £707 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +14.29% +4.17% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 14
Median hourly rate £40.35 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% +5.26% -1.94%
10th Percentile £35.00 £33.75 £31.48
90th Percentile £68.75 £47.50 £51.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £43.25 £45.75
% change year-on-year -7.51% -5.46% +66.36%

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 26,995 41,125 42,148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.79% 42.52% 41.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,217 25,582 26,286
Median daily rate £450 £450 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.33% +5.53%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £239
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,241 1,436 1,428
Median hourly rate £19.25 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.88 £10.89 £10.80
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.71% +5.42% -1.54%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Top 17 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 28 March 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 -46 573 £500 - 176
UK excluding London -32 390 £500 +14.29% 129
London -15 269 £550 +2.33% 58
South East +33 117 £500 +26.58% 35
North of England -25 90 £450 - 38
Scotland +24 70 £525 - 8
South West -24 47 £515 +3.00% 24
North West -18 40 £375 -19.35% 20
Yorkshire +18 37 £475 +5.56% 8
Midlands +3 37 £425 +4.94% 17
Work from Home +9 22 £563 +25.00% 8
West Midlands +13 20 £325 -17.46% 10
East Midlands +12 16 £503 +14.86% 7
Wales +28 14 £531 +26.87% 3
North East +8 14 £450 +12.50% 10
East of England -26 11 £413 -8.33% 5
Northern Ireland +16 4 £390 -2.50%

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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.

1 530 (78.87%) Linux
2 359 (53.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 238 (35.42%) Ansible
4 232 (34.52%) DevOps
5 215 (31.99%) Python
6 196 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
7 193 (28.72%) Java
8 182 (27.08%) Windows
9 169 (25.15%) Oracle
10 162 (24.11%) Security Cleared
11 153 (22.77%) SQL
12 152 (22.62%) AWS
13 151 (22.47%) Unix
14 134 (19.94%) VMware
14 134 (19.94%) Puppet
15 132 (19.64%) Jenkins
16 130 (19.35%) SC Cleared
17 127 (18.90%) Azure
18 126 (18.75%) Docker
19 120 (17.86%) Git (software)
20 103 (15.33%) JIRA
21 90 (13.39%) XML
22 89 (13.24%) Finance
22 89 (13.24%) Bash Shell
23 88 (13.10%) Kubernetes
24 87 (12.95%) Confluence
25 86 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
26 83 (12.35%) PL/SQL
26 83 (12.35%) CentOS
27 82 (12.20%) Perl

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 87 (12.95%) Confluence
2 79 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 68 (10.12%) JBoss
4 59 (8.78%) Red Hat Fuse
5 54 (8.04%) OpenStack
6 42 (6.25%) Tomcat
7 41 (6.10%) MQSeries
8 38 (5.65%) Apache
9 27 (4.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 19 (2.83%) nginx
11 16 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (2.23%) IIS
13 10 (1.49%) Apache Spark
14 8 (1.19%) Apache ServiceMix
15 6 (0.89%) MS Exchange
16 5 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 4 (0.60%) SharePoint
17 4 (0.60%) WebSphere
18 3 (0.45%) Documentum
18 3 (0.45%) Drupal
Applications
1 16 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.19%) Oracle AML
1 8 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.30%) assyst
3 2 (0.30%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.15%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 152 (22.62%) AWS
2 127 (18.90%) Azure
3 78 (11.61%) OpenShift
4 60 (8.93%) Amazon EC2
5 59 (8.78%) GitHub
6 33 (4.91%) GCP
7 26 (3.87%) Amazon S3
8 20 (2.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 15 (2.23%) Boomi
9 15 (2.23%) PaaS
9 15 (2.23%) Slack
10 14 (2.08%) SaaS
11 12 (1.79%) IaaS
11 12 (1.79%) Serverless
12 11 (1.64%) Google Docs
13 10 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
14 8 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (1.19%) Office 365
14 8 (1.19%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.86%) Firewall
2 53 (7.89%) DNS
3 41 (6.10%) TCP/IP
4 31 (4.61%) SAN
5 29 (4.32%) HTTP
6 24 (3.57%) DHCP
7 20 (2.98%) WAN
8 18 (2.68%) Internet
9 16 (2.38%) VXLAN
10 14 (2.08%) FTP
10 14 (2.08%) LAN
11 13 (1.93%) BGP
11 13 (1.93%) Skype
11 13 (1.93%) VPN
12 10 (1.49%) IPsec
12 10 (1.49%) Multicast
12 10 (1.49%) SSH
12 10 (1.49%) SSL
13 9 (1.34%) MPLS
13 9 (1.34%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 71 (10.57%) Oracle Database
2 71 (10.57%) PostgreSQL
3 34 (5.06%) Oracle Database 12c
4 32 (4.76%) MySQL
5 30 (4.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (2.98%) MongoDB
7 16 (2.38%) Big Data
8 13 (1.93%) Hadoop
9 12 (1.79%) DB2
10 11 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
10 11 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
11 10 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (1.34%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (1.19%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 132 (19.64%) Jenkins
2 120 (17.86%) Git (software)
3 103 (15.33%) JIRA
4 44 (6.55%) Bitbucket
5 39 (5.80%) Eclipse
6 33 (4.91%) Sonatype Nexus
7 25 (3.72%) JUnit
7 25 (3.72%) Maven
8 23 (3.42%) Subversion
9 22 (3.27%) Ant
9 22 (3.27%) Selenium
10 18 (2.68%) Artifactory
11 12 (1.79%) Toad
12 11 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 11 (1.64%) GitLab
13 9 (1.34%) Cucumber
14 7 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.04%) Vagrant
15 6 (0.89%) Hudson
16 5 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 89 (13.24%) Finance
2 50 (7.44%) Banking
3 41 (6.10%) Public Sector
4 24 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.64%) Retail
6 9 (1.34%) Marketing
7 7 (1.04%) Legal
7 7 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.04%) Publishing
8 6 (0.89%) Electronics
9 5 (0.74%) Law
10 4 (0.60%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.30%) Front Office
11 2 (0.30%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 112 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 84 (12.50%) Architect
3 74 (11.01%) Linux Engineer
4 65 (9.67%) Administrator
5 56 (8.33%) Developer
6 44 (6.55%) Consultant
7 41 (6.10%) Systems Administrator
8 40 (5.95%) Analyst
8 40 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 39 (5.80%) Linux Administrator
10 32 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
10 32 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
11 28 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
11 28 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 26 (3.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 24 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 24 (3.57%) Technical Architect
14 23 (3.42%) Applications Architect
15 22 (3.27%) Cloud Architect
15 22 (3.27%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.39%) XML
2 79 (11.76%) JSON
3 63 (9.38%) REST
4 58 (8.63%) Hibernate
5 54 (8.04%) LDAP
6 53 (7.89%) Apache Camel
7 50 (7.44%) ActiveMQ
8 46 (6.85%) Middleware
8 46 (6.85%) RabbitMQ
9 41 (6.10%) MSMQ
10 35 (5.21%) Web Services
11 34 (5.06%) SOAP
12 32 (4.76%) Spring
13 20 (2.98%) .NET
14 19 (2.83%) JSP
15 18 (2.68%) RESTful
15 18 (2.68%) XSD
16 16 (2.38%) XSL
17 15 (2.23%) Kafka
17 15 (2.23%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 57 (8.48%) Data Centre
2 49 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.72%) Linux Command Line
4 24 (3.57%) Replication
5 22 (3.27%) Clustering
6 19 (2.83%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.38%) PKI
8 15 (2.23%) Public Cloud
9 13 (1.93%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.64%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.04%) iPad
12 7 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.89%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.89%) User Experience
14 5 (0.74%) CMDB
14 5 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 4 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 530 (78.87%) Linux
2 359 (53.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 182 (27.08%) Windows
4 151 (22.47%) Unix
5 83 (12.35%) CentOS
6 71 (10.57%) Windows Server
7 55 (8.18%) Ubuntu
8 49 (7.29%) Solaris
9 42 (6.25%) Amazon Linux
10 33 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 27 (4.02%) AIX
13 25 (3.72%) Windows Server 2016
14 19 (2.83%) SUSE
14 19 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (1.93%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (1.64%) Windows 10
17 10 (1.49%) Debian
18 9 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (1.04%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (34.52%) DevOps
2 196 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (11.16%) Migration
4 72 (10.71%) ITIL
5 70 (10.42%) Configuration Management
6 52 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 52 (7.74%) Microservices
7 50 (7.44%) Waterfall
8 45 (6.70%) Problem-Solving
9 44 (6.55%) Infrastructure as Code
10 43 (6.40%) SOA
11 42 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 41 (6.10%) Continuous Delivery
13 39 (5.80%) Open Source
14 37 (5.51%) Test Automation
15 36 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
16 35 (5.21%) High Availability
16 35 (5.21%) Technical Leadership
17 34 (5.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (31.99%) Python
2 193 (28.72%) Java
3 153 (22.77%) SQL
4 89 (13.24%) Bash Shell
5 83 (12.35%) PL/SQL
6 82 (12.20%) Perl
7 78 (11.61%) Shell Script
8 59 (8.78%) PowerShell
9 45 (6.70%) T-SQL
10 38 (5.65%) JavaScript
11 30 (4.46%) Ruby
12 23 (3.42%) PHP
13 22 (3.27%) C
14 20 (2.98%) Go
15 15 (2.23%) XPath
15 15 (2.23%) XQuery
16 14 (2.08%) Groovy
17 13 (1.93%) Korn
18 8 (1.19%) ActionScript
18 8 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 162 (24.11%) Security Cleared
2 130 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.46%) DV Cleared
4 29 (4.32%) Degree
5 12 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.64%) RHCE
7 10 (1.49%) AWS Certification
7 10 (1.49%) CCNA
8 8 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.89%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.74%) CCNP
11 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.45%) CCDA
12 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.45%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.45%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.45%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.53%) QA
2 15 (2.23%) SLA
3 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
5 4 (0.60%) PMO
6 3 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.45%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.45%) NCSC
6 3 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.30%) COBIT
7 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.30%) NIST
7 2 (0.30%) RMADS
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) GMP
System Software
1 126 (18.75%) Docker
2 86 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (9.97%) Active Directory
4 38 (5.65%) Virtual Machines
5 33 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (3.87%) Hyper-V
7 23 (3.42%) vSphere
8 20 (2.98%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (2.23%) LXC
10 14 (2.08%) XenApp
11 13 (1.93%) NFS
12 8 (1.19%) GlusterFS
12 8 (1.19%) KVM
12 8 (1.19%) VMware NSX
13 7 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (1.04%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.89%) OCFS2
14 6 (0.89%) RACF
14 6 (0.89%) Samba
14 6 (0.89%) Squid
Systems Management
1 238 (35.42%) Ansible
2 134 (19.94%) Puppet
3 88 (13.10%) Kubernetes
4 77 (11.46%) Terraform
5 51 (7.59%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (2.98%) Nagios
6 20 (2.98%) Red Hat Satellite
7 18 (2.68%) Data Guard
7 18 (2.68%) Grafana
7 18 (2.68%) Prometheus
8 15 (2.23%) SCCM
8 15 (2.23%) ZABBIX
9 12 (1.79%) vCenter Server
10 10 (1.49%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 9 (1.34%) CFEngine
11 9 (1.34%) Kibana
11 9 (1.34%) Packer
12 8 (1.19%) Cobbler
13 7 (1.04%) Cacti
13 7 (1.04%) Icinga
Vendors
1 169 (25.15%) Oracle
2 134 (19.94%) VMware
3 70 (10.42%) Microsoft
4 52 (7.74%) Sybase
5 45 (6.70%) MuleSoft
6 41 (6.10%) Axway
7 35 (5.21%) Cisco
8 32 (4.76%) Dell
8 32 (4.76%) HP
8 32 (4.76%) IBM
9 28 (4.17%) Juniper
9 28 (4.17%) Splunk
10 26 (3.87%) Google
11 24 (3.57%) NetApp
12 19 (2.83%) Citrix
13 17 (2.53%) TIBCO
14 16 (2.38%) EMC
15 15 (2.23%) Veritas
16 14 (2.08%) SAP
17 11 (1.64%) Symantec