Period
to

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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 253 267 237
Rank change year-on-year +14 -30 -18
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 949 672 452
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.01% 1.09%
As % of the Vendors category 2.62% 2.44% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 628 412 305
10th Percentile £413 £350 £313
25th Percentile £488 £412 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
75th Percentile £663 £600 £600
90th Percentile £723 £663 £696
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 8
10th Percentile £23.90 £28.00 £38.13
25th Percentile £44.88 £35.38 £47.06
Median hourly rate £63.00 £39.50 £59.50
Median % change year-on-year +59.49% -33.61% +58.67%
75th Percentile £80.00 - £68.75
90th Percentile £83.80 £44.75 £69.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £78.75 £39.50 £66.00
% change year-on-year +99.37% -40.15% +61.63%

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 36,271 27,525 17,600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.76% 41.50% 42.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,312 17,677 11,141
10th Percentile £300 £296 £250
25th Percentile £420 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £496 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.85% +7.24% +1.87%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £738 £679 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £444 £445
% change year-on-year +6.98% -0.22% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 846 786 635
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.80 £20.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +8.99% +1.27% +6.76%
75th Percentile £48.56 £42.00 £35.00
90th Percentile £66.00 £55.25 £52.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.60
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.23% +6.29%

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022.

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 2 July 2022. 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
Jobs
England +6 775 £588 +17.50% 106
Work from Home -3 456 £550 +10.00% 32
London +25 454 £600 +11.63% 29
UK excluding London -27 312 £525 +10.53% 79
South East -7 106 £575 +27.78% 26
North of England -15 70 £563 +40.63% 15
Scotland -7 50 £500 -2.44% 2
North West -19 40 £575 +53.33% 9
South West -23 35 £513 -2.19% 16
Midlands -42 35 £540 +44.00% 12
East Midlands -8 20 £540 +35.00% 3
North East +7 17 £706 +341.41% 3
East of England -29 15 £450 -21.74% 6
West Midlands -42 15 £525 +50.00% 9
Yorkshire -32 13 £463 +14.97% 3
Wales -6 2 £488 -25.00% 2

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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.

1 684 (72.08%) Linux
2 449 (47.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 334 (35.19%) Windows
4 302 (31.82%) Ansible
5 290 (30.56%) DevOps
6 274 (28.87%) VMware
7 273 (28.77%) Azure
8 261 (27.50%) Security Cleared
9 222 (23.39%) Python
10 212 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
11 211 (22.23%) AWS
12 207 (21.81%) Social Skills
13 201 (21.18%) SC Cleared
14 190 (20.02%) Finance
15 189 (19.92%) Java
16 186 (19.60%) Terraform
17 182 (19.18%) Kubernetes
18 181 (19.07%) SQL
19 177 (18.65%) Oracle
20 169 (17.81%) Docker
21 168 (17.70%) Unix
22 167 (17.60%) OpenShift
23 161 (16.97%) CI/CD
24 154 (16.23%) Firewall
25 151 (15.91%) Microsoft
26 142 (14.96%) Bash
27 133 (14.01%) Agile
28 128 (13.49%) Migration
29 127 (13.38%) CentOS
29 127 (13.38%) Jenkins

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 66 (6.95%) Apache
2 62 (6.53%) JBoss
3 36 (3.79%) IIS
3 36 (3.79%) Red Hat Fuse
3 36 (3.79%) Tomcat
3 36 (3.79%) WebLogic
4 34 (3.58%) OpenStack
5 30 (3.16%) Confluence
6 26 (2.74%) WebSphere
7 18 (1.90%) nginx
8 14 (1.48%) NetWeaver
9 13 (1.37%) SharePoint
10 12 (1.26%) Apache Spark
11 11 (1.16%) Oracle 9iAS
11 11 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
12 10 (1.05%) Drupal
13 9 (0.95%) Apache Qpid
13 9 (0.95%) MS Exchange
14 8 (0.84%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.74%) WordPress
Applications
1 19 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.90%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 14 (1.48%) Primavera
2 12 (1.26%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.95%) Oracle 11i
3 9 (0.95%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.42%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 4 (0.42%) RMDS
5 3 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.21%) Eikon
6 2 (0.21%) SAP PLM
6 2 (0.21%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.11%) Maximo
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 273 (28.77%) Azure
2 211 (22.23%) AWS
3 167 (17.60%) OpenShift
4 65 (6.85%) GitHub
5 51 (5.37%) GCP
6 41 (4.32%) PaaS
7 34 (3.58%) Amazon S3
8 33 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
9 31 (3.27%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (3.06%) Azure DevOps
11 26 (2.74%) Azure Active Directory
12 24 (2.53%) Amazon EKS
12 24 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
13 23 (2.42%) Serverless
14 21 (2.21%) Amazon ECS
14 21 (2.21%) Azure AKS
14 21 (2.21%) Datadog
14 21 (2.21%) Microsoft 365
15 20 (2.11%) IaaS
16 19 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (16.23%) Firewall
2 107 (11.28%) DNS
3 54 (5.69%) DHCP
4 50 (5.27%) VPN
5 46 (4.85%) TCP/IP
6 40 (4.21%) SAN
6 40 (4.21%) WAN
7 36 (3.79%) SSH
8 33 (3.48%) SSL
9 30 (3.16%) HTTP
10 26 (2.74%) LAN
11 21 (2.21%) Multicast
12 20 (2.11%) Kerberos
13 15 (1.58%) IPsec
13 15 (1.58%) SMTP
14 14 (1.48%) Internet
14 14 (1.48%) iSCSI
15 13 (1.37%) FTP
16 12 (1.26%) Software-Defined Networking
16 12 (1.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 60 (6.32%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (5.06%) MySQL
4 41 (4.32%) Oracle Database
5 37 (3.90%) MongoDB
6 33 (3.48%) Data Warehouse
6 33 (3.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (3.16%) Amazon RDS
7 30 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (2.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 27 (2.85%) NoSQL
10 22 (2.32%) Oracle Database 10g
11 21 (2.21%) SAP HANA
12 20 (2.11%) DB2
13 19 (2.00%) MariaDB
14 15 (1.58%) MarkLogic
14 15 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
14 15 (1.58%) SAP BW
15 14 (1.48%) Hadoop
16 13 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 127 (13.38%) Jenkins
2 125 (13.17%) Git (software)
3 70 (7.38%) JIRA
4 48 (5.06%) Maven
5 46 (4.85%) Subversion
6 36 (3.79%) GitLab
6 36 (3.79%) Sonatype Nexus
7 33 (3.48%) Bitbucket
8 24 (2.53%) Gradle
9 19 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 18 (1.90%) Artifactory
11 17 (1.79%) Eclipse
12 15 (1.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 11 (1.16%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
14 10 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (1.05%) Terragrunt
15 9 (0.95%) Gerrit
15 9 (0.95%) IntelliJ
15 9 (0.95%) SonarQube
General
1 207 (21.81%) Social Skills
2 190 (20.02%) Finance
3 94 (9.91%) Analytical Skills
4 75 (7.90%) Banking
5 73 (7.69%) Public Sector
6 36 (3.79%) Telecoms
7 29 (3.06%) Organisational Skills
8 26 (2.74%) Back Office
9 20 (2.11%) Presentation Skills
10 17 (1.79%) Retail
11 15 (1.58%) Financial Institution
12 13 (1.37%) Investment Banking
13 11 (1.16%) Documentation Skills
14 10 (1.05%) Games
14 10 (1.05%) Law
14 10 (1.05%) Manufacturing
15 9 (0.95%) International Banking
15 9 (0.95%) Legal
16 8 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
16 8 (0.84%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 167 (17.60%) Architect
2 117 (12.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 102 (10.75%) Linux Engineer
4 82 (8.64%) Consultant
5 75 (7.90%) Administrator
6 55 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 50 (5.27%) Linux Administrator
8 49 (5.16%) Developer
9 47 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
10 45 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
11 42 (4.43%) Analyst
12 40 (4.21%) DBA
13 36 (3.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 35 (3.69%) Platform Engineer
15 34 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
16 33 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
17 30 (3.16%) Applications Support
17 30 (3.16%) Support Analyst
18 28 (2.95%) Applications Support Analyst
19 27 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (7.59%) Kafka
2 61 (6.43%) Spring
3 47 (4.95%) Middleware
4 46 (4.85%) SOAP
5 45 (4.74%) Web Services
6 43 (4.53%) REST
7 41 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
8 34 (3.58%) Spring Boot
9 30 (3.16%) WebSphere MQ
9 30 (3.16%) XML
10 29 (3.06%) .NET
10 29 (3.06%) J2EE
11 26 (2.74%) LDAP
11 26 (2.74%) Node.js
12 25 (2.63%) HTML
12 25 (2.63%) OAuth
13 20 (2.11%) JDBC
14 19 (2.00%) JSP
14 19 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (2.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 115 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 82 (8.64%) Clustering
3 54 (5.69%) Public Cloud
4 36 (3.79%) Linux Command Line
5 35 (3.69%) Self-Motivation
6 32 (3.37%) Private Cloud
7 31 (3.27%) Replication
8 30 (3.16%) PKI
9 26 (2.74%) Management Information System
10 24 (2.53%) User Experience
11 20 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.79%) Cloud Native
13 16 (1.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.69%) SWIFT
14 13 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
14 13 (1.37%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (1.26%) Virtual Team
16 10 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
16 10 (1.05%) HACMP
16 10 (1.05%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 684 (72.08%) Linux
2 449 (47.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 334 (35.19%) Windows
4 168 (17.70%) Unix
5 127 (13.38%) CentOS
6 119 (12.54%) Windows Server
7 94 (9.91%) Solaris
8 81 (8.54%) Ubuntu
9 44 (4.64%) AIX
10 41 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (3.79%) SUSE
12 35 (3.69%) Debian
13 32 (3.37%) Windows Server 2016
14 29 (3.06%) Oracle Linux
15 27 (2.85%) Windows 10
16 24 (2.53%) Windows Server 2019
17 23 (2.42%) HPUX
18 22 (2.32%) VMS
19 16 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
20 15 (1.58%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (30.56%) DevOps
2 161 (16.97%) CI/CD
3 133 (14.01%) Agile
4 128 (13.49%) Migration
5 98 (10.33%) Infrastructure as Code
6 91 (9.59%) ITIL
7 89 (9.38%) Configuration Management
8 83 (8.75%) Problem-Solving
9 77 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 68 (7.17%) Disaster Recovery
11 67 (7.06%) Platform Engineering
12 65 (6.85%) High Availability
13 63 (6.64%) Change Management
14 62 (6.53%) Load Balancing
15 59 (6.22%) Microservices
16 56 (5.90%) SDLC
17 55 (5.80%) Mentoring
18 53 (5.58%) Task Automation
19 52 (5.48%) Software Engineering
20 50 (5.27%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 222 (23.39%) Python
2 189 (19.92%) Java
3 181 (19.07%) SQL
4 142 (14.96%) Bash
5 122 (12.86%) PowerShell
6 88 (9.27%) Perl
7 85 (8.96%) Shell Script
8 59 (6.22%) JavaScript
9 42 (4.43%) Ruby
10 24 (2.53%) Korn
11 23 (2.42%) C#
12 21 (2.21%) Go
13 20 (2.11%) PHP
14 19 (2.00%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.90%) C
16 15 (1.58%) PL/SQL
17 13 (1.37%) ABAP
18 8 (0.84%) C++
19 5 (0.53%) C-shell
19 5 (0.53%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 261 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 201 (21.18%) SC Cleared
3 59 (6.22%) DV Cleared
4 49 (5.16%) Degree
5 32 (3.37%) RHCE
6 30 (3.16%) AWS Certification
7 28 (2.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 24 (2.53%) RHCSA
9 19 (2.00%) TOGAF Certification
10 18 (1.90%) RHCA
11 13 (1.37%) Master's Degree
12 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (1.26%) OCP
12 12 (1.26%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 9 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
16 6 (0.63%) CCNA
17 5 (0.53%) MCSE
18 3 (0.32%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.48%) QA
2 21 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.90%) GDPR
4 14 (1.48%) SLA
5 12 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.74%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.42%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.42%) OASIS TOSCA
9 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 3 (0.32%) NIST
10 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
10 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.21%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 212 (22.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 169 (17.81%) Docker
3 114 (12.01%) Active Directory
4 64 (6.74%) vSphere
5 59 (6.22%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (3.69%) Hyper-V
7 30 (3.16%) Oracle RAC
8 28 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (2.11%) VMware NSX
10 18 (1.90%) NFS
11 17 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.37%) vCloud
12 13 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 12 (1.26%) KVM
14 11 (1.16%) Firmware
15 10 (1.05%) PowerHA
16 9 (0.95%) Xen
17 8 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.53%) Ceph
18 5 (0.53%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 302 (31.82%) Ansible
2 186 (19.60%) Terraform
3 182 (19.18%) Kubernetes
4 97 (10.22%) Puppet
5 59 (6.22%) Red Hat Satellite
6 42 (4.43%) Opscode Chef
7 40 (4.21%) Grafana
8 35 (3.69%) Nagios
9 30 (3.16%) vRealize
10 25 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
11 23 (2.42%) Prometheus
12 20 (2.11%) ZABBIX
13 18 (1.90%) Data Guard
14 16 (1.69%) ITRS Geneos
14 16 (1.69%) Kibana
14 16 (1.69%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 15 (1.58%) Consul
16 14 (1.48%) NetBackup
17 13 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 13 (1.37%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 274 (28.87%) VMware
2 177 (18.65%) Oracle
3 151 (15.91%) Microsoft
4 111 (11.70%) Cisco
5 66 (6.95%) IBM
6 57 (6.01%) Splunk
7 46 (4.85%) Citrix
8 44 (4.64%) NetApp
9 38 (4.00%) ServiceNow
10 36 (3.79%) HP
11 34 (3.58%) Google
12 33 (3.48%) SAP
13 32 (3.37%) MuleSoft
14 30 (3.16%) Veritas
15 28 (2.95%) Sun
16 27 (2.85%) SolarWinds
17 25 (2.63%) Juniper
18 24 (2.53%) CheckPoint
19 21 (2.21%) CyberArk
20 20 (2.11%) TIBCO