Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 170 138
Rank change year-on-year -22 -32 +43
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,501 1,616 1,977
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.44% 1.57% 1.87%
As % of the Vendors category 3.41% 3.67% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 923 1,032 1,335
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.47%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £305
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £429 £410 £408
% change year-on-year +4.57% +0.61% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 22
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £42.75 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +66.02% -9.65%
10th Percentile £35.00 £18.75 £12.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +125.00% -27.93%

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 44,002 44,091 47,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.17% 42.80% 45.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,280 27,373 29,221
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99% +4.38%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,681 1,479 1,725
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +5.64% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.58 £10.05
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.76 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.58% - -5.71%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -21 1,375 £475 +5.56% 245
UK excluding London -25 889 £429 +4.57% 172
London -8 588 £525 +5.00% 87
South East -39 296 £415 -2.35% 51
North of England -55 174 £438 +9.38% 39
South West +14 121 £450 +20.00% 25
East of England +24 105 £450 -6.25% 17
Midlands -14 86 £401 -2.32% 26
North West -32 76 £450 +5.88% 17
Scotland -23 73 £400 - 3
Yorkshire -14 67 £425 -2.02% 14
West Midlands -30 56 £475 -10.33% 18
Wales -1 33 £425 +3.03% 9
North East -42 33 £465 +40.91% 8
East Midlands +11 30 £400 +25.00% 8
Northern Ireland +36 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 1,307 (87.08%) Linux
2 886 (59.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 582 (38.77%) DevOps
4 511 (34.04%) Ansible
5 457 (30.45%) Puppet
6 414 (27.58%) Amazon AWS
7 405 (26.98%) Python
8 402 (26.78%) Unix
9 401 (26.72%) Jenkins
10 364 (24.25%) Windows
11 342 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
12 333 (22.19%) VMware
13 322 (21.45%) CentOS
14 320 (21.32%) Docker
15 305 (20.32%) Git (software)
16 277 (18.45%) Bash Shell
17 274 (18.25%) Opscode Chef
18 267 (17.79%) Finance
19 262 (17.46%) Oracle
20 256 (17.06%) Java
21 235 (15.66%) Apache
22 222 (14.79%) Security Cleared
23 215 (14.32%) Firewall
24 209 (13.92%) Microsoft
25 204 (13.59%) Perl
26 202 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
26 202 (13.46%) Terraform
27 198 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
27 198 (13.19%) Configuration Management
28 188 (12.52%) Kubernetes

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
1 235 (15.66%) Apache
2 159 (10.59%) JBoss
3 109 (7.26%) Tomcat
4 94 (6.26%) WebLogic
5 93 (6.20%) OpenStack
6 63 (4.20%) nginx
7 62 (4.13%) Confluence
8 52 (3.46%) WebSphere
9 49 (3.26%) IIS
10 25 (1.67%) Oracle Service Bus
11 23 (1.53%) MS Exchange
11 23 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 20 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
13 19 (1.27%) CMS
13 19 (1.27%) SharePoint
14 15 (1.00%) Apache Spark
14 15 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (0.93%) Jetty
16 13 (0.87%) Mongrel
17 12 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 27 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.13%) Houdini
6 2 (0.13%) Maya
6 2 (0.13%) NUKE
7 1 (0.067%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 6 (0.40%) Magento
2 6 (0.40%) Remedy AR System
3 5 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.33%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
5 2 (0.13%) Distributed Ledger
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) Global One
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 2 (0.13%) SAP GTS
6 1 (0.067%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.067%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.067%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.067%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 414 (27.58%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 146 (9.73%) OpenShift
4 86 (5.73%) PaaS
5 77 (5.13%) IaaS
6 70 (4.66%) AWS CloudFormation
7 65 (4.33%) GitHub
8 47 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
9 40 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 27 (1.80%) SaaS
11 21 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (1.40%) Serverless
12 18 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
13 17 (1.13%) Route 53
14 14 (0.93%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
14 14 (0.93%) Office 365
15 13 (0.87%) SoftLayer
16 11 (0.73%) Sumo Logic
16 11 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 215 (14.32%) Firewall
2 160 (10.66%) DNS
3 91 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 84 (5.60%) SAN
5 73 (4.86%) HTTP
6 52 (3.46%) SSL
7 46 (3.06%) VPN
8 42 (2.80%) Kerberos
8 42 (2.80%) LAN
8 42 (2.80%) WAN
9 34 (2.27%) Network Security
10 32 (2.13%) Internet
11 30 (2.00%) iSCSI
12 25 (1.67%) DHCP
13 23 (1.53%) BIG-IP
13 23 (1.53%) NAS
14 18 (1.20%) MPLS
14 18 (1.20%) OpenLDAP
15 17 (1.13%) NetScaler
16 15 (1.00%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 119 (7.93%) MySQL
3 101 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 81 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
5 77 (5.13%) Oracle Database
6 51 (3.40%) Hadoop
7 47 (3.13%) Relational Database
8 46 (3.06%) Big Data
9 39 (2.60%) Apache Cassandra
10 37 (2.47%) NoSQL
11 30 (2.00%) Redis
12 29 (1.93%) MariaDB
12 29 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
13 21 (1.40%) DB2
14 18 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
15 17 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
15 17 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
16 16 (1.07%) Oracle Exadata
17 15 (1.00%) RDBMS
17 15 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 401 (26.72%) Jenkins
2 305 (20.32%) Git (software)
3 113 (7.53%) Maven
4 107 (7.13%) Sonatype Nexus
5 84 (5.60%) JIRA
6 77 (5.13%) GitLab
7 72 (4.80%) Artifactory
8 66 (4.40%) Subversion
9 59 (3.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 58 (3.86%) Vagrant
11 48 (3.20%) TeamCity
12 47 (3.13%) Selenium
13 34 (2.27%) Bitbucket
14 28 (1.87%) Cucumber
15 20 (1.33%) Ant
16 18 (1.20%) SoapUI
17 16 (1.07%) HP UFT
18 15 (1.00%) JUnit
18 15 (1.00%) MSBuild
19 14 (0.93%) Gradle
General
1 267 (17.79%) Finance
2 121 (8.06%) Banking
3 36 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.07%) Retail
5 23 (1.53%) Investment Banking
6 21 (1.40%) Publishing
7 16 (1.07%) Legal
8 15 (1.00%) Financial Institution
8 15 (1.00%) Law
9 13 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.87%) Retail Banking
10 12 (0.80%) Marketing
11 9 (0.60%) Electronics
12 8 (0.53%) Billing
13 7 (0.47%) Front Office
14 6 (0.40%) Advertising
14 6 (0.40%) Games
15 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
16 4 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 352 (23.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 201 (13.39%) Linux Engineer
3 163 (10.86%) Administrator
4 139 (9.26%) Architect
5 111 (7.40%) Systems Administrator
6 104 (6.93%) AWS Engineer
7 98 (6.53%) Linux Administrator
8 93 (6.20%) AWS DevOps
9 86 (5.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 85 (5.66%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 79 (5.26%) Consultant
12 76 (5.06%) Developer
13 74 (4.93%) Analyst
13 74 (4.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 71 (4.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 57 (3.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 48 (3.20%) Cloud Engineer
17 42 (2.80%) Unix Engineer
18 41 (2.73%) Solutions Architect
19 38 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (11.93%) Middleware
2 87 (5.80%) LDAP
3 85 (5.66%) Web Services
4 55 (3.66%) Spring
5 54 (3.60%) Kafka
6 50 (3.33%) .NET
7 49 (3.26%) LAMP
8 36 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
9 34 (2.27%) SOAP
10 33 (2.20%) J2EE
11 32 (2.13%) XML
12 29 (1.93%) Node.js
13 28 (1.87%) REST
14 27 (1.80%) LAPP Stack
15 25 (1.67%) LEMP Stack
16 24 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
17 23 (1.53%) Java EE
17 23 (1.53%) Spring Boot
18 20 (1.33%) Apache Camel
18 20 (1.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
1 103 (6.86%) Data Centre
2 50 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 48 (3.20%) Public Cloud
4 44 (2.93%) Clustering
5 39 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
6 31 (2.07%) PKI
7 30 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.73%) Device Driver
8 26 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
9 24 (1.60%) Management Information System
10 22 (1.47%) Private Cloud
11 17 (1.13%) Greenfield Project
12 14 (0.93%) Graphic Design
12 14 (0.93%) User Experience
13 11 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 10 (0.67%) Replication
15 8 (0.53%) EMC VNX
15 8 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
16 7 (0.47%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,307 (87.08%) Linux
2 886 (59.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 402 (26.78%) Unix
4 364 (24.25%) Windows
5 322 (21.45%) CentOS
6 162 (10.79%) Windows Server
7 157 (10.46%) Solaris
8 109 (7.26%) Ubuntu
9 80 (5.33%) AIX
10 57 (3.80%) Debian
11 49 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 48 (3.20%) SUSE
13 34 (2.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 25 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
15 24 (1.60%) Windows 10
16 20 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
17 19 (1.27%) Windows 7
17 19 (1.27%) Windows XP
18 18 (1.20%) HPUX
19 16 (1.07%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (38.77%) DevOps
2 342 (22.78%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (13.19%) Configuration Management
4 143 (9.53%) Continuous Integration
5 134 (8.93%) Problem-Solving
6 130 (8.66%) ITIL
7 129 (8.59%) Open Source
8 110 (7.33%) Migration
9 104 (6.93%) Continuous Delivery
10 93 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
11 92 (6.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 87 (5.80%) Change Management
12 87 (5.80%) High Availability
13 83 (5.53%) Scrum
14 80 (5.33%) Test Automation
15 70 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
16 66 (4.40%) Deployment Automation
17 65 (4.33%) Load Balancing
17 65 (4.33%) Software Engineering
18 64 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 405 (26.98%) Python
2 277 (18.45%) Bash Shell
3 256 (17.06%) Java
4 204 (13.59%) Perl
5 169 (11.26%) SQL
6 158 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 133 (8.86%) Ruby
8 78 (5.20%) PowerShell
9 70 (4.66%) JavaScript
10 65 (4.33%) PHP
11 51 (3.40%) Go
12 41 (2.73%) C
13 37 (2.47%) C#
14 16 (1.07%) Korn
15 12 (0.80%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.73%) Bourne shell
16 11 (0.73%) Groovy
16 11 (0.73%) Java 8
17 9 (0.60%) C++
18 7 (0.47%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 222 (14.79%) Security Cleared
2 179 (11.93%) SC Cleared
3 68 (4.53%) Degree
4 56 (3.73%) RHCE
5 27 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (1.40%) MCSE
8 20 (1.33%) AWS Certification
9 18 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (0.80%) CCNA
11 12 (0.80%) RHCSA
12 11 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.73%) MCITP
13 9 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.53%) CISSP
15 6 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.40%) ISEB
15 6 (0.40%) ISEB Practitioner
15 6 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.27%) QA
2 15 (1.00%) SLA
3 14 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.47%) FedRAMP
6 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.27%) PMO
7 3 (0.20%) COBIT
7 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.20%) GDPR
7 3 (0.20%) PSD2
7 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.067%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.067%) HL7
8 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 320 (21.32%) Docker
2 202 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 161 (10.73%) Active Directory
4 59 (3.93%) vSphere
5 55 (3.66%) NFS
6 46 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (2.80%) Hyper-V
8 36 (2.40%) Oracle RAC
9 32 (2.13%) KVM
9 32 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
10 30 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
11 21 (1.40%) XenApp
12 16 (1.07%) VirtualBox
13 15 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (0.93%) LXC
14 14 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 14 (0.93%) Xen
15 13 (0.87%) Firmware
16 12 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 12 (0.80%) Samba
Systems Management
1 511 (34.04%) Ansible
2 457 (30.45%) Puppet
3 274 (18.25%) Opscode Chef
4 202 (13.46%) Terraform
5 188 (12.52%) Kubernetes
6 87 (5.80%) Nagios
7 77 (5.13%) Red Hat Satellite
8 56 (3.73%) ZABBIX
9 45 (3.00%) Salt
10 43 (2.86%) Grafana
11 41 (2.73%) Prometheus
12 40 (2.66%) Icinga
13 36 (2.40%) Packer
14 30 (2.00%) Kibana
15 29 (1.93%) logstash
16 27 (1.80%) SCOM
17 24 (1.60%) HAProxy
17 24 (1.60%) NetBackup
18 22 (1.47%) SCCM
18 22 (1.47%) WSUS
Vendors
1 333 (22.19%) VMware
2 262 (17.46%) Oracle
3 209 (13.92%) Microsoft
4 126 (8.39%) IBM
5 93 (6.20%) Cisco
5 93 (6.20%) HP
6 73 (4.86%) Splunk
7 68 (4.53%) Google
8 50 (3.33%) Citrix
9 45 (3.00%) Sun
10 42 (2.80%) F5
10 42 (2.80%) NetApp
11 38 (2.53%) EMC
12 34 (2.27%) Atlassian
13 33 (2.20%) AppDynamics
13 33 (2.20%) CheckPoint
13 33 (2.20%) Veritas
14 31 (2.07%) Black Duck
14 31 (2.07%) Juniper
15 28 (1.87%) Dell