Period
to 23 September 2019

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 23 September 2019 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
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 202 169
Rank change year-on-year -11 -33 -31
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,157 1,386 1,547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.37% 1.58%
As % of the Vendors category 3.06% 3.26% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 882 990
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £328 £344 £313
90th Percentile £675 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +4.44% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 28
UK median hourly rate £40.84 £44.67 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +0.37% +26.24%
10th Percentile £24.63 £32.64 £18.75
90th Percentile £50.68 £64.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.67 £42.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +11.12% -6.67% +28.57%

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 37,816 42,516 42,502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.00% 42.04% 43.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,672 26,361 26,187
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.77% +4.12%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,427 1,646 1,385
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.37 £46.63 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.50 £16.92
% change year-on-year +13.33% -2.48% -3.31%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Red Hat.

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat over the 6 months to 23 September 2019.

Contractor 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 23 September 2019. 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 1,030 £500 +5.26% 170
UK excluding London +10 694 £470 +4.44% 117
London -17 429 £525 - 76
South East -6 224 £460 +8.24% 27
South West +11 123 £508 +12.78% 18
North of England -10 115 £450 - 24
East of England -8 75 £498 +10.56% 3
Scotland +24 68 £550 +37.50% 18
Midlands +24 64 £400 -15.79% 22
North West +12 55 £450 -2.96% 8
Yorkshire +10 53 £450 +9.09% 11
West Midlands +32 41 £400 -23.76% 11
Wales +16 26 £425 -2.86% 5
East Midlands +11 23 £325 -18.75% 11
North East +5 7 £450 -3.23% 5
Northern Ireland +1 1 - -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 950 (82.11%) Linux
2 617 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 482 (41.66%) DevOps
4 414 (35.78%) Ansible
5 383 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
6 363 (31.37%) Python
7 340 (29.39%) AWS
8 290 (25.06%) Jenkins
9 278 (24.03%) VMware
10 277 (23.94%) Windows
11 276 (23.85%) Java
12 275 (23.77%) Git (software)
13 272 (23.51%) Docker
14 228 (19.71%) Unix
15 219 (18.93%) Bash Shell
16 218 (18.84%) Security Cleared
17 214 (18.50%) OpenShift
18 212 (18.32%) CentOS
19 203 (17.55%) Kubernetes
20 202 (17.46%) Finance
21 189 (16.34%) Terraform
22 181 (15.64%) Puppet
23 179 (15.47%) Azure
23 179 (15.47%) Opscode Chef
24 173 (14.95%) JIRA
25 161 (13.92%) Oracle
26 156 (13.48%) Scrum
27 152 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
27 152 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
28 139 (12.01%) Microsoft

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 96 (8.30%) Apache
2 84 (7.26%) Tomcat
3 78 (6.74%) JBoss
4 76 (6.57%) OpenStack
5 73 (6.31%) Confluence
6 52 (4.49%) nginx
7 37 (3.20%) WebSphere
8 34 (2.94%) Apache Spark
9 30 (2.59%) WebLogic
10 22 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (1.73%) MS Exchange
12 15 (1.30%) IIS
13 12 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
14 10 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.78%) Jetty
15 9 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 7 (0.61%) SharePoint
17 5 (0.43%) Commerce Server
17 5 (0.43%) MQSeries
17 5 (0.43%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 13 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
1 13 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.78%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.086%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.086%) Loan IQ
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.086%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.086%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 340 (29.39%) AWS
2 214 (18.50%) OpenShift
3 179 (15.47%) Azure
4 72 (6.22%) GCP
5 69 (5.96%) PaaS
6 57 (4.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 54 (4.67%) IaaS
8 48 (4.15%) Datadog
9 42 (3.63%) AWS CloudFormation
10 30 (2.59%) GitHub
11 27 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 24 (2.07%) Apigee
12 24 (2.07%) Office 365
13 20 (1.73%) SaaS
14 19 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
15 12 (1.04%) Azure Stack
16 11 (0.95%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
16 11 (0.95%) Serverless
17 10 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 98 (8.47%) Firewall
2 85 (7.35%) DNS
3 78 (6.74%) SAN
4 48 (4.15%) WAN
5 47 (4.06%) Internet
6 46 (3.98%) TCP/IP
7 38 (3.28%) VPN
8 37 (3.20%) HTTP
9 36 (3.11%) LAN
10 30 (2.59%) DHCP
11 26 (2.25%) SSL
12 24 (2.07%) NAS
13 20 (1.73%) FTP
14 19 (1.64%) Network Security
15 18 (1.56%) iSCSI
16 14 (1.21%) SSH
17 13 (1.12%) Ethernet
18 11 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 11 (0.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 11 (0.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (10.03%) MySQL
2 94 (8.12%) Oracle Database
3 65 (5.62%) Big Data
4 50 (4.32%) Hadoop
5 46 (3.98%) PostgreSQL
5 46 (3.98%) SQL Server
6 41 (3.54%) Relational Database
7 34 (2.94%) RDBMS
8 21 (1.82%) MongoDB
9 18 (1.56%) DB2
10 15 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (1.12%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.86%) HBase
12 10 (0.86%) MariaDB
13 9 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.69%) Apache Hive
14 8 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (0.61%) DB2 UDB
15 7 (0.61%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 290 (25.06%) Jenkins
2 275 (23.77%) Git (software)
3 173 (14.95%) JIRA
4 80 (6.91%) Sonatype Nexus
5 62 (5.36%) JUnit
6 54 (4.67%) Maven
7 41 (3.54%) GitLab
8 35 (3.03%) Bitbucket
9 30 (2.59%) SoapUI
10 27 (2.33%) Ant
11 25 (2.16%) Subversion
12 22 (1.90%) SonarQube
13 19 (1.64%) Eclipse
14 18 (1.56%) Travis CI
15 17 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 17 (1.47%) Selenium
16 16 (1.38%) Hudson
16 16 (1.38%) Vagrant
17 15 (1.30%) Metasploit
17 15 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 202 (17.46%) Finance
2 81 (7.00%) Banking
3 52 (4.49%) Public Sector
4 26 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.73%) Retail
6 19 (1.64%) Publishing
7 10 (0.86%) Investment Banking
8 9 (0.78%) French Language
8 9 (0.78%) German Language
8 9 (0.78%) Legal
9 8 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.61%) Police
11 6 (0.52%) Games
12 5 (0.43%) Electronics
12 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.35%) Back Office
13 4 (0.35%) Italian Language
13 4 (0.35%) Law
13 4 (0.35%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 257 (22.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 119 (10.29%) Linux Engineer
3 117 (10.11%) Administrator
4 109 (9.42%) Cloud Engineer
5 101 (8.73%) Developer
6 84 (7.26%) Architect
7 72 (6.22%) Consultant
8 59 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
9 58 (5.01%) Analyst
10 56 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 52 (4.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 49 (4.24%) Linux Administrator
13 47 (4.06%) AWS Engineer
13 47 (4.06%) Java Developer
14 43 (3.72%) Platform Engineer
15 36 (3.11%) AWS DevOps
15 36 (3.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 36 (3.11%) Unix Administrator
16 32 (2.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 31 (2.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (7.43%) Web Services
2 67 (5.79%) Spring
3 59 (5.10%) Middleware
4 54 (4.67%) JSON
4 54 (4.67%) SOAP
5 47 (4.06%) Spring Boot
6 46 (3.98%) LDAP
6 46 (3.98%) XML
7 36 (3.11%) REST
8 35 (3.03%) Node.js
9 33 (2.85%) Kafka
10 32 (2.77%) RESTful
11 31 (2.68%) .NET
11 31 (2.68%) Apache Camel
12 28 (2.42%) Hibernate
13 25 (2.16%) Elastic Stack
13 25 (2.16%) J2EE
14 23 (1.99%) AngularJS
14 23 (1.99%) JMS
15 21 (1.82%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 121 (10.46%) Data Centre
2 52 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.49%) Public Cloud
3 42 (3.63%) Linux Command Line
4 39 (3.37%) Private Cloud
5 36 (3.11%) Clustering
6 34 (2.94%) Replication
7 29 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.33%) User Experience
9 17 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
11 10 (0.86%) Cloud Native
11 10 (0.86%) Derivative
11 10 (0.86%) HACMP
11 10 (0.86%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
13 8 (0.69%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.69%) N-Tier
14 7 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
15 5 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 950 (82.11%) Linux
2 617 (53.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 277 (23.94%) Windows
4 228 (19.71%) Unix
5 212 (18.32%) CentOS
6 110 (9.51%) Windows Server
7 109 (9.42%) Solaris
8 58 (5.01%) Ubuntu
9 53 (4.58%) AIX
10 44 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
11 39 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (2.85%) SUSE
13 24 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (1.90%) Debian
15 20 (1.73%) Windows 10
16 15 (1.30%) HPUX
17 13 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 12 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
19 11 (0.95%) Apple iOS
20 10 (0.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 482 (41.66%) DevOps
2 383 (33.10%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (13.48%) Scrum
4 152 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
5 136 (11.75%) Migration
6 135 (11.67%) Configuration Management
7 129 (11.15%) ITIL
8 121 (10.46%) Microservices
9 120 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
10 114 (9.85%) High Availability
11 96 (8.30%) Infrastructure as Code
12 86 (7.43%) Continuous Delivery
12 86 (7.43%) Kanban
13 65 (5.62%) Mentoring
14 64 (5.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 62 (5.36%) Test Automation
16 58 (5.01%) TDD
17 55 (4.75%) Task Automation
18 54 (4.67%) Open Source
19 51 (4.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 363 (31.37%) Python
2 276 (23.85%) Java
3 219 (18.93%) Bash Shell
4 136 (11.75%) Perl
5 109 (9.42%) Ruby
6 99 (8.56%) Shell Script
6 99 (8.56%) SQL
7 80 (6.91%) PowerShell
8 56 (4.84%) JavaScript
9 44 (3.80%) C
10 39 (3.37%) Go
11 33 (2.85%) Groovy
12 32 (2.77%) PHP
13 28 (2.42%) Korn
13 28 (2.42%) Scala
14 22 (1.90%) C#
15 21 (1.82%) C++
16 17 (1.47%) Java 8
16 17 (1.47%) PL/SQL
17 9 (0.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 218 (18.84%) Security Cleared
2 136 (11.75%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.49%) RHCE
4 48 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (3.54%) DV Cleared
6 39 (3.37%) Degree
7 37 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (3.11%) MCSA
9 34 (2.94%) RHCSA
10 31 (2.68%) CCNA
11 27 (2.33%) MCSE
12 26 (2.25%) AWS Certification
13 18 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
14 16 (1.38%) CCNP
15 14 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
15 14 (1.21%) OCPJP
15 14 (1.21%) Sun Certification
16 13 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
17 9 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 5 (0.43%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.77%) SLA
2 18 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 13 (1.12%) NIST
4 13 (1.12%) QA
5 7 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.26%) PMO
7 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.086%) GDPR
8 1 (0.086%) GMP
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.086%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 272 (23.51%) Docker
2 152 (13.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (9.51%) Active Directory
4 69 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (3.72%) vSphere
6 34 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (2.77%) XenApp
8 31 (2.68%) Hyper-V
9 29 (2.51%) NFS
10 21 (1.82%) XenDesktop
11 20 (1.73%) LXC
12 16 (1.38%) KVM
12 16 (1.38%) VirtualBox
13 12 (1.04%) Gluster
14 9 (0.78%) GlusterFS
14 9 (0.78%) PowerDNS
14 9 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (0.69%) HDFS
15 8 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (0.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 414 (35.78%) Ansible
2 203 (17.55%) Kubernetes
3 189 (16.34%) Terraform
4 181 (15.64%) Puppet
5 179 (15.47%) Opscode Chef
6 43 (3.72%) Red Hat Satellite
7 33 (2.85%) SCCM
8 28 (2.42%) NetBackup
9 27 (2.33%) Nagios
9 27 (2.33%) Salt
10 26 (2.25%) Nessus
11 24 (2.07%) WSUS
12 21 (1.82%) Grafana
13 20 (1.73%) Suricata
14 19 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
14 19 (1.64%) vRealize
15 18 (1.56%) Prometheus
16 16 (1.38%) Nmap
17 14 (1.21%) SCOM
18 12 (1.04%) logstash
Vendors
1 278 (24.03%) VMware
2 161 (13.92%) Oracle
3 139 (12.01%) Microsoft
4 94 (8.12%) Cisco
4 94 (8.12%) Splunk
5 66 (5.70%) Citrix
6 64 (5.53%) IBM
7 53 (4.58%) HP
8 45 (3.89%) NetApp
9 37 (3.20%) Google
10 34 (2.94%) Qualys
10 34 (2.94%) ServiceNow
11 32 (2.77%) Veritas
12 30 (2.59%) EMC
13 28 (2.42%) Hortonworks
14 26 (2.25%) Dell
15 23 (1.99%) Sun
16 21 (1.82%) 3PAR
16 21 (1.82%) F5
17 20 (1.73%) Atlassian