Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 182 158
Rank change year-on-year -12 -24 -26
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,338 1,485 1,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.46% 1.47% 1.68%
As % of the Vendors category 3.44% 3.56% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 984 971
UK median daily rate £500 £461 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.40% +2.50% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £319 £319
90th Percentile £700 £617 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £426
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.23% +6.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 14
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.21% +50.00%
10th Percentile £32.50 £28.30 £23.75
90th Percentile £47.33 £57.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +49.09% -23.61%

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 38,893 41,729 39,863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.44% 41.41% 44.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,201 25,956 24,466
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,324 1,480 1,398
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.86% - -6.42%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £16.92
% change year-on-year +10.34% -6.26% -6.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 2019.

Contractor 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 24 May 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 -16 1,248 £500 +5.26% 50
UK excluding London -14 760 £450 +5.88% 40
London +19 560 £538 +2.87% 17
South East +3 242 £438 +5.42% 9
North of England -52 161 £450 +7.14% 11
South West -2 113 £500 +14.94% 5
Midlands -10 90 £388 -18.42% 2
East of England +35 89 £453 +0.56% 6
North West -3 75 £510 +16.57% 3
Yorkshire -45 67 £450 +7.14% 2
West Midlands -10 56 £375 -28.57% 1
Scotland +25 55 £525 +40.00% 5
East Midlands +4 34 £400 +14.29% 1
North East -16 19 £400 - 6
Wales -11 10 £431 -4.17% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £400 -

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 1,152 (86.10%) Linux
2 816 (60.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 551 (41.18%) DevOps
4 535 (39.99%) Ansible
5 502 (37.52%) Amazon AWS
6 416 (31.09%) Jenkins
7 407 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
8 384 (28.70%) Windows
9 376 (28.10%) Git (software)
10 371 (27.73%) Python
11 343 (25.64%) Docker
12 311 (23.24%) Puppet
13 295 (22.05%) Oracle
14 285 (21.30%) Unix
15 274 (20.48%) Java
16 271 (20.25%) VMware
17 260 (19.43%) Kubernetes
18 246 (18.39%) Opscode Chef
18 246 (18.39%) OpenShift
19 244 (18.24%) Security Cleared
20 221 (16.52%) Finance
21 218 (16.29%) CentOS
22 203 (15.17%) Splunk
23 191 (14.28%) SC Cleared
24 182 (13.60%) ITIL
25 175 (13.08%) Bash Shell
26 172 (12.86%) RHCE
27 171 (12.78%) Sonatype Nexus
28 162 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
29 159 (11.88%) Windows Server

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 90 (6.73%) OpenStack
2 80 (5.98%) Apache
3 74 (5.53%) JBoss
3 74 (5.53%) Tomcat
4 59 (4.41%) Confluence
5 48 (3.59%) WebLogic
6 47 (3.51%) nginx
7 35 (2.62%) MS Exchange
8 24 (1.79%) WebSphere
9 21 (1.57%) IIS
10 15 (1.12%) SharePoint
11 11 (0.82%) Apache Spark
12 10 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (0.67%) Skype for Business
14 8 (0.60%) GeoServer
15 7 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.45%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 20 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.075%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.35%) Endur
2 7 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.075%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.075%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 502 (37.52%) Amazon AWS
2 246 (18.39%) OpenShift
3 162 (12.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 103 (7.70%) Datadog
5 84 (6.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 74 (5.53%) PaaS
7 72 (5.38%) IaaS
8 58 (4.33%) Cloud Computing
9 50 (3.74%) GitHub
10 48 (3.59%) Amazon ELB
11 46 (3.44%) Google Cloud Platform
12 40 (2.99%) Serverless
13 30 (2.24%) Apigee
14 26 (1.94%) SaaS
15 25 (1.87%) Office 365
16 13 (0.97%) Azure Stack
17 12 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
18 11 (0.82%) AWS CloudFormation
19 10 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 10 (0.75%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 122 (9.12%) Firewall
2 93 (6.95%) DNS
3 84 (6.28%) SAN
4 66 (4.93%) VPN
5 46 (3.44%) TCP/IP
6 44 (3.29%) WAN
7 40 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
7 40 (2.99%) Network Security
8 36 (2.69%) DHCP
9 35 (2.62%) LAN
10 34 (2.54%) SSL
11 22 (1.64%) HTTP
12 21 (1.57%) Internet
13 17 (1.27%) MPLS
14 16 (1.20%) NAS
15 15 (1.12%) iSCSI
15 15 (1.12%) Skype
15 15 (1.12%) VLAN
16 14 (1.05%) VSAN
17 13 (0.97%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (9.12%) Oracle Database
2 116 (8.67%) MySQL
3 99 (7.40%) SQL Server
4 52 (3.89%) Hadoop
5 50 (3.74%) Amazon RDS
6 43 (3.21%) Relational Database
7 39 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (2.47%) Amazon Redshift
9 32 (2.39%) Amazon Aurora
9 32 (2.39%) MongoDB
10 31 (2.32%) RDBMS
11 27 (2.02%) Big Data
12 22 (1.64%) DB2
13 19 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
14 14 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
15 12 (0.90%) NoSQL
16 11 (0.82%) MariaDB
17 9 (0.67%) Redis
18 7 (0.52%) DB2 UDB
18 7 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 416 (31.09%) Jenkins
2 376 (28.10%) Git (software)
3 171 (12.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 140 (10.46%) JIRA
5 64 (4.78%) Maven
6 61 (4.56%) JUnit
7 51 (3.81%) SoapUI
8 39 (2.91%) Subversion
9 36 (2.69%) Artifactory
10 32 (2.39%) GitLab
11 31 (2.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 29 (2.17%) Bitbucket
13 23 (1.72%) Ant
13 23 (1.72%) Visual Studio Team System
14 20 (1.49%) SonarQube
15 15 (1.12%) MSBuild
15 15 (1.12%) TeamCity
16 14 (1.05%) Metasploit
17 13 (0.97%) Hudson
18 12 (0.90%) Selenium
General
1 221 (16.52%) Finance
2 93 (6.95%) Banking
3 50 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 23 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 22 (1.64%) Marketing
6 20 (1.49%) Electronics
7 14 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 11 (0.82%) Retail
9 10 (0.75%) Legal
10 9 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.60%) German Language
11 8 (0.60%) Publishing
12 6 (0.45%) French Language
13 4 (0.30%) Games
13 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.15%) Front Office
14 2 (0.15%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.15%) Military
14 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 284 (21.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 138 (10.31%) Linux Engineer
3 134 (10.01%) Administrator
4 111 (8.30%) Architect
5 109 (8.15%) Developer
6 88 (6.58%) Consultant
7 87 (6.50%) AWS Engineer
8 83 (6.20%) Cloud Engineer
9 73 (5.46%) Linux Administrator
10 69 (5.16%) AWS DevOps
11 66 (4.93%) Systems Administrator
12 60 (4.48%) Platform Engineer
13 59 (4.41%) Analyst
13 59 (4.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 58 (4.33%) Java Developer
15 55 (4.11%) Senior DevOps
16 52 (3.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 52 (3.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 44 (3.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 41 (3.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (8.52%) Web Services
2 99 (7.40%) Middleware
3 82 (6.13%) SOAP
4 68 (5.08%) Spring
5 58 (4.33%) Spring Boot
6 55 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
7 49 (3.66%) XML
8 45 (3.36%) Kafka
9 43 (3.21%) LDAP
10 35 (2.62%) Node.js
11 30 (2.24%) REST
12 25 (1.87%) HTML
12 25 (1.87%) JSON
13 22 (1.64%) RESTful
14 19 (1.42%) J2EE
15 17 (1.27%) Gherkin
16 16 (1.20%) CSS
16 16 (1.20%) Hibernate
16 16 (1.20%) RabbitMQ
17 15 (1.12%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.58%) Data Centre
2 67 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (3.89%) Linux Command Line
4 47 (3.51%) Private Cloud
5 46 (3.44%) Public Cloud
6 39 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 37 (2.77%) Clustering
8 29 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (2.02%) User Experience
10 25 (1.87%) Management Information System
11 19 (1.42%) PKI
12 18 (1.35%) Device Driver
13 17 (1.27%) Mainframe
14 16 (1.20%) DataPower
15 14 (1.05%) Replication
16 13 (0.97%) CMDB
17 12 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
18 10 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
18 10 (0.75%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1,152 (86.10%) Linux
2 816 (60.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 384 (28.70%) Windows
4 285 (21.30%) Unix
5 218 (16.29%) CentOS
6 159 (11.88%) Windows Server
7 111 (8.30%) Solaris
8 59 (4.41%) Ubuntu
9 55 (4.11%) AIX
10 37 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (1.64%) SUSE
14 18 (1.35%) Fedora
15 17 (1.27%) Debian
15 17 (1.27%) Windows 10
16 9 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (0.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.52%) HPUX
17 7 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 551 (41.18%) DevOps
2 407 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (13.60%) ITIL
4 147 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
5 146 (10.91%) Configuration Management
6 141 (10.54%) Continuous Integration
7 131 (9.79%) Scrum
8 110 (8.22%) Migration
9 101 (7.55%) High Availability
10 97 (7.25%) Microservices
11 92 (6.88%) Security Operations
12 90 (6.73%) TDD
13 75 (5.61%) Deployment Automation
14 72 (5.38%) Open Source
15 68 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 67 (5.01%) Continuous Delivery
16 67 (5.01%) Continuous Improvement
17 62 (4.63%) Performance Tuning
17 62 (4.63%) Test Automation
18 60 (4.48%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 371 (27.73%) Python
2 274 (20.48%) Java
3 175 (13.08%) Bash Shell
4 118 (8.82%) Perl
5 106 (7.92%) SQL
6 93 (6.95%) Shell Script
7 82 (6.13%) Ruby
8 73 (5.46%) PowerShell
9 53 (3.96%) Go
10 44 (3.29%) JavaScript
11 34 (2.54%) PHP
12 29 (2.17%) C
13 25 (1.87%) Korn
14 23 (1.72%) C#
15 19 (1.42%) C++
16 17 (1.27%) Groovy
17 16 (1.20%) Java 8
18 15 (1.12%) PL/SQL
18 15 (1.12%) Scala
19 12 (0.90%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 244 (18.24%) Security Cleared
2 191 (14.28%) SC Cleared
3 172 (12.86%) RHCE
4 78 (5.83%) AWS Certification
5 61 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
6 57 (4.26%) Degree
7 56 (4.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 45 (3.36%) DV Cleared
9 44 (3.29%) CCNP
10 28 (2.09%) MCSE
10 28 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 22 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
12 21 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (1.49%) RHCSA
14 19 (1.42%) OCPJP
14 19 (1.42%) Sun Certification
15 17 (1.27%) CCNA
16 14 (1.05%) MCSA
17 10 (0.75%) Master's Degree
17 10 (0.75%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.14%) PCI DSS
2 40 (2.99%) SLA
3 36 (2.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 10 (0.75%) QA
6 4 (0.30%) COBIT
6 4 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.075%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.075%) GDPR
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.075%) NIST 800
System Software
1 343 (25.64%) Docker
2 157 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (8.67%) Active Directory
4 78 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
5 43 (3.21%) Oracle RAC
6 42 (3.14%) vSphere
7 41 (3.06%) XenApp
8 29 (2.17%) KVM
9 22 (1.64%) NFS
10 21 (1.57%) Virtual Machines
11 20 (1.49%) XenDesktop
12 14 (1.05%) Hyper-V
12 14 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
13 12 (0.90%) LXC
14 9 (0.67%) Firmware
15 8 (0.60%) RACF
15 8 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 6 (0.45%) Postfix
18 5 (0.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 535 (39.99%) Ansible
2 311 (23.24%) Puppet
3 260 (19.43%) Kubernetes
4 246 (18.39%) Opscode Chef
5 133 (9.94%) Terraform
6 53 (3.96%) Nagios
7 50 (3.74%) SELinux
8 43 (3.21%) SCCM
9 41 (3.06%) Red Hat Satellite
10 36 (2.69%) Grafana
11 27 (2.02%) Prometheus
12 26 (1.94%) Icinga
13 25 (1.87%) Nessus
14 20 (1.49%) ZABBIX
15 19 (1.42%) vRealize
16 18 (1.35%) NetBackup
16 18 (1.35%) vCenter Server
17 16 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
18 15 (1.12%) Data Guard
18 15 (1.12%) WSUS
Vendors
1 295 (22.05%) Oracle
2 271 (20.25%) VMware
3 203 (15.17%) Splunk
4 157 (11.73%) Microsoft
5 130 (9.72%) Cisco
6 115 (8.59%) Qualys
7 75 (5.61%) IBM
8 68 (5.08%) Citrix
9 59 (4.41%) HP
10 54 (4.04%) EMC
11 46 (3.44%) Google
12 45 (3.36%) ServiceNow
13 42 (3.14%) NetApp
14 40 (2.99%) Atlassian
15 38 (2.84%) Dell
16 34 (2.54%) Veritas
17 33 (2.47%) AppDynamics
18 32 (2.39%) 3PAR
19 30 (2.24%) BMC
20 27 (2.02%) Sun