Period
to 22 September 2018

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 22 September 2018 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 170 136
Rank change year-on-year -32 -34 +33
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,394 1,566 2,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.59% 1.91%
As % of the Vendors category 3.26% 3.66% 4.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 886 1,002 1,358
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £344 £313 £303
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +7.23% +3.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 25
UK median hourly rate £47.33 £44.50 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.36% +25.35% +26.79%
10th Percentile £34.79 £18.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £74.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.67 £45.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year -0.74% +27.66% +13.71%

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 42,794 42,785 48,330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.99% 43.35% 44.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,520 26,357 29,706
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.77% +4.12% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,659 1,399 1,665
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.81% -3.97% +3.92%

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018.

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 22 September 2018. 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 -38 1,274 £475 +5.56% 265
UK excluding London -43 812 £445 +7.23% 193
London -23 564 £525 +5.00% 96
South East -54 279 £425 - 53
North of England -54 154 £450 +12.50% 44
East of England +10 102 £450 -6.25% 17
South West +1 93 £450 +12.50% 24
Midlands -6 79 £475 +11.76% 31
Scotland -36 74 £400 - 12
Yorkshire -6 71 £413 -7.82% 14
North West -48 56 £464 +9.12% 24
West Midlands -26 44 £525 -4.55% 20
East Midlands +19 35 £400 +24.03% 11
Wales -9 30 £438 -5.41% 11
North East -52 29 £465 +40.91% 6
Northern Ireland +33 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 1,225 (87.88%) Linux
2 846 (60.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 536 (38.45%) DevOps
4 478 (34.29%) Ansible
5 457 (32.78%) Puppet
6 407 (29.20%) Unix
7 403 (28.91%) Python
8 392 (28.12%) Jenkins
9 390 (27.98%) Amazon AWS
10 368 (26.40%) Windows
11 344 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
12 317 (22.74%) CentOS
13 314 (22.53%) VMware
14 302 (21.66%) Docker
15 288 (20.66%) Git (software)
16 284 (20.37%) Bash Shell
17 279 (20.01%) Java
18 276 (19.80%) Opscode Chef
19 238 (17.07%) Finance
20 234 (16.79%) Microsoft
21 219 (15.71%) Oracle
22 212 (15.21%) Apache
23 211 (15.14%) Security Cleared
24 204 (14.63%) Firewall
25 203 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
25 203 (14.56%) Terraform
26 202 (14.49%) Configuration Management
27 201 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
28 192 (13.77%) Perl
29 171 (12.27%) SC Cleared

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
1 212 (15.21%) Apache
2 132 (9.47%) JBoss
3 109 (7.82%) Tomcat
4 78 (5.60%) OpenStack
5 66 (4.73%) nginx
6 65 (4.66%) IIS
7 59 (4.23%) Confluence
8 53 (3.80%) WebLogic
9 52 (3.73%) WebSphere
10 26 (1.87%) MS Exchange
11 22 (1.58%) Jetty
11 22 (1.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 20 (1.43%) Mongrel
13 19 (1.36%) SharePoint
14 17 (1.22%) CMS
14 17 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
15 13 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
17 11 (0.79%) Apache ServiceMix
17 11 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 27 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.22%) Stata
6 1 (0.072%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.072%) CATIA
6 1 (0.072%) Houdini
6 1 (0.072%) Maya
6 1 (0.072%) NUKE
6 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.43%) Magento
2 6 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.36%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.14%) Concordance
5 2 (0.14%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.14%) Global One
5 2 (0.14%) Relativity
5 2 (0.14%) SAP GTS
5 2 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.072%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.072%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.072%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 390 (27.98%) Amazon AWS
2 203 (14.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (6.96%) OpenShift
4 82 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 62 (4.45%) GitHub
6 59 (4.23%) PaaS
7 55 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
8 54 (3.87%) IaaS
9 41 (2.94%) Serverless
10 38 (2.73%) AWS Lambda
10 38 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
11 23 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (1.51%) SaaS
13 17 (1.22%) Sumo Logic
14 15 (1.08%) Office 365
15 11 (0.79%) IBM Cloud
16 10 (0.72%) SoftLayer
16 10 (0.72%) Tricentis Tosca
17 9 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
17 9 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 204 (14.63%) Firewall
2 157 (11.26%) DNS
3 101 (7.25%) SAN
4 86 (6.17%) TCP/IP
5 78 (5.60%) HTTP
6 49 (3.52%) SSL
7 47 (3.37%) VPN
8 36 (2.58%) Kerberos
9 31 (2.22%) WAN
10 30 (2.15%) Network Security
11 28 (2.01%) DHCP
11 28 (2.01%) LAN
12 27 (1.94%) Internet
12 27 (1.94%) NAS
13 26 (1.87%) VLAN
14 23 (1.65%) BIG-IP
15 19 (1.36%) iSCSI
16 14 (1.00%) DMZ
16 14 (1.00%) Multicast
16 14 (1.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 125 (8.97%) MySQL
3 110 (7.89%) MongoDB
4 75 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
5 73 (5.24%) Oracle Database
6 43 (3.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 42 (3.01%) Big Data
8 41 (2.94%) NoSQL
9 40 (2.87%) Relational Database
10 36 (2.58%) Hadoop
11 29 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 26 (1.87%) DB2
13 22 (1.58%) MariaDB
13 22 (1.58%) Redis
13 22 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
15 17 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
15 17 (1.22%) Oracle Exadata
16 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
17 14 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 392 (28.12%) Jenkins
2 288 (20.66%) Git (software)
3 121 (8.68%) Maven
4 81 (5.81%) Sonatype Nexus
5 78 (5.60%) JIRA
6 71 (5.09%) Artifactory
7 67 (4.81%) Subversion
8 63 (4.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 61 (4.38%) Vagrant
10 54 (3.87%) GitLab
10 54 (3.87%) TeamCity
11 48 (3.44%) Selenium
12 47 (3.37%) Bitbucket
13 34 (2.44%) Ant
14 33 (2.37%) Cucumber
15 25 (1.79%) JUnit
16 23 (1.65%) MSBuild
17 21 (1.51%) HP UFT
18 20 (1.43%) Gradle
19 18 (1.29%) CruiseControl
General
1 238 (17.07%) Finance
2 132 (9.47%) Banking
3 35 (2.51%) Telecoms
4 33 (2.37%) Retail
5 25 (1.79%) Investment Banking
6 20 (1.43%) Legal
7 19 (1.36%) Publishing
8 11 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.57%) Marketing
11 7 (0.50%) Front Office
11 7 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.36%) Advertising
12 5 (0.36%) Back Office
12 5 (0.36%) Electronics
13 3 (0.22%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.22%) Games
14 2 (0.14%) German Language
14 2 (0.14%) Law
14 2 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 358 (25.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 194 (13.92%) Linux Engineer
3 158 (11.33%) Administrator
4 107 (7.68%) AWS Engineer
5 106 (7.60%) Systems Administrator
6 102 (7.32%) Architect
7 101 (7.25%) Linux Administrator
8 95 (6.81%) AWS DevOps
9 87 (6.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 83 (5.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 75 (5.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 74 (5.31%) Analyst
13 73 (5.24%) Developer
14 69 (4.95%) Consultant
15 66 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 61 (4.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 48 (3.44%) Cloud Engineer
18 46 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
19 38 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
20 36 (2.58%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (9.83%) Middleware
2 90 (6.46%) Web Services
3 84 (6.03%) LDAP
4 55 (3.95%) Spring
5 53 (3.80%) Kafka
6 51 (3.66%) .NET
7 48 (3.44%) LAMP
8 46 (3.30%) Node.js
9 39 (2.80%) XML
10 37 (2.65%) SOAP
11 35 (2.51%) REST
12 34 (2.44%) J2EE
13 31 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
14 26 (1.87%) LAPP Stack
15 24 (1.72%) LEMP Stack
16 23 (1.65%) Java EE
16 23 (1.65%) Spring Boot
17 22 (1.58%) RESTful
18 21 (1.51%) RabbitMQ
18 21 (1.51%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 101 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 68 (4.88%) Clustering
4 52 (3.73%) Computer Science
5 49 (3.52%) Public Cloud
6 40 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
7 39 (2.80%) Device Driver
8 30 (2.15%) Self-Motivation
9 29 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (2.08%) PKI
10 27 (1.94%) Private Cloud
11 25 (1.79%) Management Information System
11 25 (1.79%) Replication
12 16 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (1.00%) Graphic Design
13 14 (1.00%) User Experience
14 13 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (0.65%) Client/Server
16 8 (0.57%) EMC VNX
16 8 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1,225 (87.88%) Linux
2 846 (60.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 407 (29.20%) Unix
4 368 (26.40%) Windows
5 317 (22.74%) CentOS
6 158 (11.33%) Solaris
7 157 (11.26%) Windows Server
8 145 (10.40%) Ubuntu
9 88 (6.31%) AIX
10 60 (4.30%) Debian
11 50 (3.59%) SUSE
12 47 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 36 (2.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 24 (1.72%) Windows XP
15 23 (1.65%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (1.58%) Fedora
16 22 (1.58%) HPUX
17 21 (1.51%) Windows 10
18 13 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
19 12 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (38.45%) DevOps
2 344 (24.68%) Agile Software Development
3 202 (14.49%) Configuration Management
4 155 (11.12%) Continuous Integration
5 122 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
6 119 (8.54%) ITIL
7 107 (7.68%) High Availability
8 104 (7.46%) Open Source
9 100 (7.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 96 (6.89%) Change Management
11 92 (6.60%) Scrum
12 83 (5.95%) Migration
13 80 (5.74%) Test Automation
14 79 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 70 (5.02%) Disaster Recovery
16 65 (4.66%) Deployment Automation
16 65 (4.66%) Task Automation
17 62 (4.45%) Load Balancing
18 59 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
19 48 (3.44%) Immutable Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 403 (28.91%) Python
2 284 (20.37%) Bash Shell
3 279 (20.01%) Java
4 192 (13.77%) Perl
5 167 (11.98%) SQL
6 145 (10.40%) Shell Script
7 125 (8.97%) Ruby
8 98 (7.03%) PowerShell
9 67 (4.81%) Go
10 66 (4.73%) JavaScript
11 50 (3.59%) PHP
12 44 (3.16%) C
13 29 (2.08%) C#
14 22 (1.58%) PL/SQL
15 18 (1.29%) C++
16 16 (1.15%) Korn
17 14 (1.00%) Groovy
18 13 (0.93%) Bourne shell
19 11 (0.79%) F#
20 10 (0.72%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 211 (15.14%) Security Cleared
2 171 (12.27%) SC Cleared
3 66 (4.73%) Degree
4 50 (3.59%) RHCE
5 31 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.51%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (1.43%) AWS Certification
9 15 (1.08%) MCSE
10 14 (1.00%) CCNA
11 13 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (0.86%) RHCSA
13 11 (0.79%) ISEB
13 11 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
13 11 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (0.72%) CISSP
15 9 (0.65%) CCNP
16 7 (0.50%) RHCA
17 6 (0.43%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.01%) QA
2 28 (2.01%) SLA
3 10 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.29%) FedRAMP
5 4 (0.29%) GDPR
6 3 (0.22%) COBIT
6 3 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.22%) PMO
6 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.072%) RMADS
System Software
1 302 (21.66%) Docker
2 201 (14.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (10.76%) Active Directory
4 62 (4.45%) vSphere
5 53 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (3.08%) NFS
7 40 (2.87%) Hyper-V
8 37 (2.65%) Oracle RAC
8 37 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (2.37%) KVM
10 24 (1.72%) VirtualBox
10 24 (1.72%) Xen
10 24 (1.72%) XenApp
11 22 (1.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 21 (1.51%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
14 15 (1.08%) Firmware
14 15 (1.08%) LXC
15 13 (0.93%) Postfix
16 12 (0.86%) Squid
Systems Management
1 478 (34.29%) Ansible
2 457 (32.78%) Puppet
3 276 (19.80%) Opscode Chef
4 203 (14.56%) Terraform
5 159 (11.41%) Kubernetes
6 109 (7.82%) Nagios
7 63 (4.52%) Salt
8 56 (4.02%) Grafana
8 56 (4.02%) Red Hat Satellite
9 53 (3.80%) Prometheus
10 51 (3.66%) Icinga
11 46 (3.30%) Packer
12 44 (3.16%) ZABBIX
13 35 (2.51%) Kibana
14 33 (2.37%) logstash
14 33 (2.37%) SCCM
14 33 (2.37%) SCOM
15 24 (1.72%) Data Guard
15 24 (1.72%) HAProxy
15 24 (1.72%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 314 (22.53%) VMware
2 234 (16.79%) Microsoft
3 219 (15.71%) Oracle
4 117 (8.39%) IBM
5 98 (7.03%) HP
6 94 (6.74%) Cisco
7 75 (5.38%) Google
8 72 (5.16%) Splunk
9 53 (3.80%) Citrix
10 52 (3.73%) EMC
11 51 (3.66%) Sun
12 48 (3.44%) F5
13 47 (3.37%) NetApp
13 47 (3.37%) Veritas
14 32 (2.30%) webMethods
15 31 (2.22%) AppDynamics
15 31 (2.22%) Remedy
16 30 (2.15%) Juniper
17 29 (2.08%) CheckPoint
18 28 (2.01%) Centrify