Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 145 167
Rank change year-on-year -22 +22 -2
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,557 1,759 1,607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.83% 1.50%
As % of the Vendors category 3.68% 4.05% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,008 1,180 1,034
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £310
90th Percentile £600 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £413 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 32
UK median hourly rate £33.75 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +60.00% -36.71%
10th Percentile £17.75 £17.15 £16.18
90th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £28.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +52.68% +21.74% -41.03%

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 42,353 43,431 46,020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.12% 45.19% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,741 26,609 27,184
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £228
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £380
% change year-on-year +1.27% +3.95% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,393 1,650 1,931
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -22 1,457 £450 +4.65% 334
UK excluding London -22 917 £413 - 206
London -41 621 £500 +5.26% 141
South East -38 326 £425 - 41
North of England -6 274 £420 +5.00% 75
Yorkshire +24 110 £425 - 25
Midlands +37 106 £400 -6.43% 35
North West -16 105 £425 - 42
South West +11 79 £400 +6.67% 27
Scotland -19 70 £375 -6.25% 7
West Midlands +39 62 £450 +9.76% 23
East of England -1 60 £413 +10.00% 15
North East -5 60 £363 +11.54% 8
East Midlands +13 44 £303 -32.78% 12
Wales +2 14 £384 -14.72% 3
Isle of Man - 2 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1,318 (84.65%) Linux
2 905 (58.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 552 (35.45%) DevOps
4 498 (31.98%) Unix
5 435 (27.94%) Jenkins
6 417 (26.78%) Windows
7 411 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
8 405 (26.01%) Puppet
9 390 (25.05%) Java
10 368 (23.64%) Amazon AWS
11 362 (23.25%) Python
12 359 (23.06%) Ansible
13 347 (22.29%) Git (software)
14 344 (22.09%) Finance
15 327 (21.00%) Oracle
16 313 (20.10%) VMware
17 301 (19.33%) Bash Shell
18 283 (18.18%) CentOS
19 265 (17.02%) Perl
20 247 (15.86%) Docker
21 244 (15.67%) Security Cleared
22 229 (14.71%) Solaris
22 229 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
23 224 (14.39%) Apache
24 218 (14.00%) Firewall
25 211 (13.55%) Configuration Management
26 209 (13.42%) JBoss
26 209 (13.42%) Windows Server
27 204 (13.10%) SQL
28 200 (12.85%) Shell Script

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
1 224 (14.39%) Apache
2 209 (13.42%) JBoss
3 186 (11.95%) Tomcat
4 110 (7.06%) OpenStack
5 109 (7.00%) Confluence
6 74 (4.75%) WebLogic
7 64 (4.11%) WebSphere
8 54 (3.47%) nginx
9 53 (3.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 46 (2.95%) IIS
11 35 (2.25%) Apache Spark
12 30 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
13 23 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
13 23 (1.48%) Oracle Application Server
14 22 (1.41%) MS Exchange
15 20 (1.28%) Apache ServiceMix
15 20 (1.28%) iPlanet
16 18 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
17 16 (1.03%) SharePoint
18 15 (0.96%) MQSeries
Applications
1 18 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.45%) Houdini
4 7 (0.45%) Maya
4 7 (0.45%) NUKE
4 7 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.064%) HipChat
6 1 (0.064%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (0.45%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 7 (0.45%) Temenos T24
3 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
3 4 (0.26%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.064%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 368 (23.64%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (9.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 127 (8.16%) OpenShift
4 105 (6.74%) PaaS
5 80 (5.14%) IaaS
6 59 (3.79%) Cloud Computing
7 55 (3.53%) GitHub
8 34 (2.18%) SaaS
9 30 (1.93%) Slack
10 26 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
11 20 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 18 (1.16%) Amazon S3
14 17 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
15 16 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
15 16 (1.03%) Serverless
16 12 (0.77%) Boomi
17 11 (0.71%) Heroku
18 9 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 7 (0.45%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 218 (14.00%) Firewall
2 167 (10.73%) SAN
3 133 (8.54%) DNS
4 108 (6.94%) TCP/IP
5 60 (3.85%) NAS
6 50 (3.21%) WAN
7 49 (3.15%) DHCP
8 39 (2.50%) Network Security
9 38 (2.44%) LAN
10 37 (2.38%) Kerberos
11 35 (2.25%) VPN
12 33 (2.12%) Internet
13 27 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
14 25 (1.61%) HTTP
15 23 (1.48%) SSL
16 20 (1.28%) SSH
17 17 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
17 17 (1.09%) PuTTY
17 17 (1.09%) SMS
17 17 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (8.67%) MongoDB
2 129 (8.29%) MySQL
2 129 (8.29%) PostgreSQL
3 101 (6.49%) Oracle Database
4 91 (5.84%) Hadoop
5 88 (5.65%) SQL Server
6 66 (4.24%) Relational Database
7 56 (3.60%) Big Data
8 51 (3.28%) Redis
9 45 (2.89%) NoSQL
10 39 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 34 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 34 (2.18%) RDBMS
12 33 (2.12%) Apache Hive
13 27 (1.73%) DB2
13 27 (1.73%) HBase
14 21 (1.35%) NuoDB
14 21 (1.35%) OLTP
14 21 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
14 21 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 435 (27.94%) Jenkins
2 347 (22.29%) Git (software)
3 146 (9.38%) JIRA
4 136 (8.73%) Maven
5 84 (5.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 80 (5.14%) JUnit
7 77 (4.95%) Subversion
8 59 (3.79%) Cucumber
9 57 (3.66%) Selenium
10 43 (2.76%) Vagrant
11 40 (2.57%) GitLab
12 38 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
13 32 (2.06%) Eclipse
14 31 (1.99%) Artifactory
15 30 (1.93%) Ant
15 30 (1.93%) Bitbucket
16 29 (1.86%) Jasmine
17 24 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 21 (1.35%) Mercurial
18 21 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 344 (22.09%) Finance
2 182 (11.69%) Banking
3 47 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.25%) Retail
5 30 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 26 (1.67%) Financial Institution
7 18 (1.16%) Legal
8 11 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.51%) International Banking
10 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.32%) Electronics
11 5 (0.32%) Law
12 4 (0.26%) Marketing
13 3 (0.19%) Advertising
14 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.13%) Automotive
14 2 (0.13%) Front Office
14 2 (0.13%) Games
14 2 (0.13%) Local Government
14 2 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 351 (22.54%) DevOps Engineer
2 234 (15.03%) Administrator
3 208 (13.36%) Linux Engineer
4 142 (9.12%) Systems Administrator
5 136 (8.73%) Developer
6 113 (7.26%) Linux Administrator
7 103 (6.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 93 (5.97%) Consultant
9 86 (5.52%) Architect
10 84 (5.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 79 (5.07%) Java Developer
12 78 (5.01%) Cloud Engineer
13 77 (4.95%) AWS Engineer
14 76 (4.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 73 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 72 (4.62%) Unix Engineer
17 70 (4.50%) Analyst
18 65 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
19 61 (3.92%) Unix Administrator
20 57 (3.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (9.12%) Web Services
2 114 (7.32%) Middleware
3 106 (6.81%) J2EE
4 96 (6.17%) LDAP
5 76 (4.88%) REST
6 75 (4.82%) Spring
7 66 (4.24%) JSON
8 63 (4.05%) .NET
9 60 (3.85%) Hibernate
9 60 (3.85%) RESTful
10 59 (3.79%) Apache Camel
11 51 (3.28%) XML
12 49 (3.15%) Node.js
13 48 (3.08%) LAMP
14 42 (2.70%) ActiveMQ
15 41 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
15 41 (2.63%) SOAP
16 39 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
17 34 (2.18%) Java EE
18 33 (2.12%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.39%) Data Centre
2 97 (6.23%) Clustering
3 83 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (2.95%) Replication
5 40 (2.57%) Linux Command Line
6 35 (2.25%) Virtual Team
7 29 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 29 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 28 (1.80%) Public Cloud
9 25 (1.61%) PKI
10 24 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.48%) Device Driver
12 21 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
13 16 (1.03%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (0.96%) CMDB
14 15 (0.96%) VSAM
15 14 (0.90%) Derivative
16 13 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
17 11 (0.71%) Grid Computing
18 10 (0.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,318 (84.65%) Linux
2 905 (58.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 498 (31.98%) Unix
4 417 (26.78%) Windows
5 283 (18.18%) CentOS
6 229 (14.71%) Solaris
7 209 (13.42%) Windows Server
8 137 (8.80%) AIX
9 126 (8.09%) Ubuntu
10 98 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 79 (5.07%) SUSE
12 62 (3.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 59 (3.79%) HPUX
14 32 (2.06%) Debian
15 29 (1.86%) Windows 7
16 26 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (1.48%) VMS
18 19 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
19 18 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
20 16 (1.03%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 552 (35.45%) DevOps
2 411 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (13.55%) Configuration Management
4 153 (9.83%) Open Source
5 149 (9.57%) Scrum
6 141 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
7 140 (8.99%) ITIL
8 135 (8.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 120 (7.71%) Migration
10 115 (7.39%) High Availability
11 103 (6.62%) Test Automation
12 102 (6.55%) Load Balancing
13 84 (5.39%) Kanban
13 84 (5.39%) Mentoring
13 84 (5.39%) TDD
14 80 (5.14%) Microservices
15 73 (4.69%) SOA
16 72 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
17 68 (4.37%) BDD
17 68 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 390 (25.05%) Java
2 362 (23.25%) Python
3 301 (19.33%) Bash Shell
4 265 (17.02%) Perl
5 204 (13.10%) SQL
6 200 (12.85%) Shell Script
7 174 (11.18%) Ruby
8 108 (6.94%) PowerShell
9 89 (5.72%) JavaScript
10 58 (3.73%) Korn
11 51 (3.28%) PHP
12 48 (3.08%) Go
13 45 (2.89%) C
14 43 (2.76%) PL/SQL
15 34 (2.18%) C++
16 17 (1.09%) XPath
17 15 (0.96%) F#
17 15 (0.96%) JCL
18 11 (0.71%) XQuery
19 9 (0.58%) C#
Qualifications
1 244 (15.67%) Security Cleared
2 190 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 59 (3.79%) Degree
4 30 (1.93%) RHCE
5 27 (1.73%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (0.96%) CISSP
9 12 (0.77%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.51%) RHCSA
11 8 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.45%) ISEB
12 7 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (0.39%) CCNA
13 6 (0.39%) CCNP
13 6 (0.39%) CISM
13 6 (0.39%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.15%) QA
2 27 (1.73%) SLA
3 17 (1.09%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.32%) GCP
5 5 (0.32%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.26%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.26%) RMADS
7 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.064%) PMO
System Software
1 247 (15.86%) Docker
2 129 (8.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (7.71%) Active Directory
4 84 (5.39%) VMware ESXi
5 73 (4.69%) NFS
6 60 (3.85%) vSphere
7 45 (2.89%) Hyper-V
8 43 (2.76%) Samba
9 39 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (1.99%) HDFS
11 29 (1.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 28 (1.80%) KVM
13 27 (1.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 23 (1.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 23 (1.48%) Xen
15 22 (1.41%) Veritas File System
16 17 (1.09%) iptables
16 17 (1.09%) Oracle Clusterware
17 15 (0.96%) Job Entry Subsystem
17 15 (0.96%) RACF
Systems Management
1 405 (26.01%) Puppet
2 359 (23.06%) Ansible
3 229 (14.71%) Opscode Chef
4 111 (7.13%) Kubernetes
5 101 (6.49%) Nagios
6 98 (6.29%) Terraform
7 53 (3.40%) Red Hat Satellite
8 42 (2.70%) Icinga
9 41 (2.63%) ZABBIX
10 38 (2.44%) NetBackup
11 37 (2.38%) Tivoli
12 36 (2.31%) Grafana
13 34 (2.18%) Prometheus
14 30 (1.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 29 (1.86%) SCCM
16 23 (1.48%) Galera Cluster
17 22 (1.41%) BladeLogic
18 21 (1.35%) Salt
19 18 (1.16%) HAProxy
19 18 (1.16%) Mesos
Vendors
1 327 (21.00%) Oracle
2 313 (20.10%) VMware
3 162 (10.40%) Microsoft
4 127 (8.16%) IBM
5 119 (7.64%) HP
6 116 (7.45%) Cisco
7 106 (6.81%) Splunk
8 84 (5.39%) EMC
9 74 (4.75%) NetApp
10 58 (3.73%) Sun
11 54 (3.47%) Veritas
12 51 (3.28%) F5
13 43 (2.76%) Citrix
14 35 (2.25%) Symantec
15 32 (2.06%) Juniper
16 31 (1.99%) Atlassian
17 30 (1.93%) Brocade
18 26 (1.67%) BMC
18 26 (1.67%) CheckPoint
18 26 (1.67%) ServiceNow