Period
to 24 July 2021

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 July 2021 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 272 236 214
Rank change year-on-year -36 -22 -6
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 708 405 1,256
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.99% 1.08% 1.37%
As % of the Vendors category 2.41% 2.50% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 282 780
10th Percentile £350 £310 £350
25th Percentile £425 £402 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £501 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £594 £600
90th Percentile £675 £688 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
10th Percentile £30.40 £49.35 £23.75
25th Percentile £38.13 £66.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate £39.50 £67.50 £45.84
Median % change year-on-year -41.48% +47.27% -12.70%
75th Percentile £42.20 £68.75 £49.69
90th Percentile £52.96 £69.50 £50.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £67.50 £40.84
% change year-on-year -41.48% +65.30% +115.09%

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 29,432 16,187 38,611
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.35% 43.14% 41.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,908 10,299 24,341
10th Percentile £299 £255 £250
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £455
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £563
90th Percentile £688 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 831 561 1,343
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.89 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.35 £13.25
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -2.50% +6.95% +6.86%
75th Percentile £42.35 £36.00 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57% +7.86%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021.

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 July 2021. 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 -40 558 £500 - 186
UK excluding London -43 297 £475 -5.00% 119
London -3 280 £550 +10.00% 74
Work from Home -106 193 £500 -4.76% 23
South East -42 80 £431 -10.44% 23
Scotland -14 54 £500 - 6
Midlands -21 47 £400 -23.08% 23
North of England -55 43 £400 -15.79% 21
South West -16 41 £525 -4.55% 27
East of England +3 28 £540 +39.35% 14
North West -20 27 £388 - 15
West Midlands -33 25 £375 -31.82% 17
East Midlands -8 22 £400 -21.95% 6
Yorkshire -28 15 £400 -27.27% 5
Wales -9 5 £650 +44.44% 3
North East -14 1 £160 -84.00% 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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.

1 565 (79.80%) Linux
2 392 (55.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 233 (32.91%) Ansible
4 232 (32.77%) Python
5 213 (30.08%) Windows
6 203 (28.67%) DevOps
7 201 (28.39%) VMware
8 177 (25.00%) Kubernetes
9 166 (23.45%) Docker
10 155 (21.89%) AWS
11 144 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
12 139 (19.63%) Azure
13 137 (19.35%) Oracle
14 134 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 130 (18.36%) Security Cleared
16 127 (17.94%) Unix
17 118 (16.67%) SQL
17 118 (16.67%) Git (software)
18 115 (16.24%) Bash Shell
18 115 (16.24%) Social Skills
19 114 (16.10%) Jenkins
20 108 (15.25%) OpenShift
20 108 (15.25%) Firewall
21 104 (14.69%) Finance
22 103 (14.55%) Java
22 103 (14.55%) Terraform
22 103 (14.55%) Puppet
23 102 (14.41%) CentOS
23 102 (14.41%) Active Directory
24 98 (13.84%) 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 47 (6.64%) Confluence
2 45 (6.36%) OpenStack
3 35 (4.94%) Apache
4 24 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 24 (3.39%) Tomcat
5 21 (2.97%) JBoss
6 14 (1.98%) IIS
7 13 (1.84%) Apache Spark
7 13 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.69%) nginx
9 11 (1.55%) MS Exchange
10 9 (1.27%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.27%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.99%) Red Hat Fuse
12 5 (0.71%) Apache Pig
12 5 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.71%) Drupal
12 5 (0.71%) NetWeaver
12 5 (0.71%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.56%) MTS
Applications
1 15 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 22 (3.11%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.85%) Eikon
2 6 (0.85%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.28%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.14%) Magento
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 155 (21.89%) AWS
2 139 (19.63%) Azure
3 108 (15.25%) OpenShift
4 50 (7.06%) IaaS
5 49 (6.92%) GitHub
5 49 (6.92%) PaaS
6 41 (5.79%) GCP
7 36 (5.08%) Amazon EKS
8 33 (4.66%) Microsoft 365
9 24 (3.39%) SaaS
10 16 (2.26%) Serverless
11 15 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
12 13 (1.84%) Amazon S3
12 13 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
13 12 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (1.69%) Apigee
14 11 (1.55%) Slack
15 9 (1.27%) AWS CloudFormation
15 9 (1.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
16 8 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 108 (15.25%) Firewall
2 59 (8.33%) DNS
2 59 (8.33%) SAN
3 52 (7.34%) TCP/IP
4 33 (4.66%) Multicast
5 28 (3.95%) VPN
6 27 (3.81%) WAN
7 25 (3.53%) HTTP
8 24 (3.39%) Software-Defined Networking
9 22 (3.11%) LAN
10 21 (2.97%) DHCP
11 20 (2.82%) NAS
12 19 (2.68%) 3GPP
12 19 (2.68%) SGSN
12 19 (2.68%) Wireshark
13 17 (2.40%) SSL
13 17 (2.40%) VSAN
14 13 (1.84%) Internet
14 13 (1.84%) Wireless
15 12 (1.69%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 53 (7.49%) MySQL
3 37 (5.23%) Oracle Database
4 33 (4.66%) PostgreSQL
5 28 (3.95%) MongoDB
6 22 (3.11%) Oracle Database 12c
7 16 (2.26%) DB2
7 16 (2.26%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.12%) Big Data
8 15 (2.12%) Data Lake
8 15 (2.12%) Hadoop
9 14 (1.98%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (1.69%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.55%) SAP HANA
11 11 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.41%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 118 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 114 (16.10%) Jenkins
3 79 (11.16%) JIRA
4 52 (7.34%) GitLab
5 40 (5.65%) Bitbucket
6 18 (2.54%) Maven
7 16 (2.26%) TeamCity
8 15 (2.12%) Subversion
9 14 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
10 13 (1.84%) Eclipse
11 12 (1.69%) Terragrunt
11 12 (1.69%) Travis CI
12 11 (1.55%) CircleCI
12 11 (1.55%) SonarQube
12 11 (1.55%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.55%) Visual Studio Code
13 10 (1.41%) JUnit
14 9 (1.27%) IntelliJ
15 7 (0.99%) Artifactory
15 7 (0.99%) Selenium
General
1 115 (16.24%) Social Skills
2 104 (14.69%) Finance
3 65 (9.18%) Banking
4 48 (6.78%) Public Sector
5 37 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (3.11%) Telecoms
7 20 (2.82%) Front Office
8 15 (2.12%) Documentation Skills
9 12 (1.69%) Electronics
9 12 (1.69%) Presentation Skills
10 8 (1.13%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.99%) Prime Brokerage
12 6 (0.85%) Marketing
13 5 (0.71%) Back Office
13 5 (0.71%) Organisational Skills
13 5 (0.71%) Retail
14 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.42%) Influencing Skills
15 2 (0.28%) Automotive
15 2 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 106 (14.97%) Architect
2 79 (11.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 74 (10.45%) Administrator
4 65 (9.18%) Linux Engineer
5 47 (6.64%) Consultant
6 46 (6.50%) Systems Administrator
7 45 (6.36%) Linux Administrator
8 39 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 37 (5.23%) Developer
10 31 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
11 29 (4.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 25 (3.53%) Analyst
13 24 (3.39%) Applications Support
14 23 (3.25%) Infrastructure Support
15 22 (3.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
16 20 (2.82%) Automation Engineer
16 20 (2.82%) DBA
16 20 (2.82%) Linux Scripter
16 20 (2.82%) Technical Architect
17 19 (2.68%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (6.64%) JSON
2 44 (6.21%) YAML
3 37 (5.23%) LDAP
4 35 (4.94%) XML
5 33 (4.66%) REST
6 32 (4.52%) Middleware
6 32 (4.52%) Spring
7 29 (4.10%) Kafka
7 29 (4.10%) Node.js
8 26 (3.67%) Web Services
9 24 (3.39%) Rendezvous
9 24 (3.39%) Spring Boot
10 19 (2.68%) Spine.js
11 18 (2.54%) .NET
12 16 (2.26%) LAMP
13 12 (1.69%) SOAP
14 11 (1.55%) OAuth
15 10 (1.41%) AngularJS
15 10 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
15 10 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 84 (11.86%) Data Centre
2 50 (7.06%) Clustering
3 48 (6.78%) Public Cloud
4 39 (5.51%) Linux Command Line
5 26 (3.67%) Cloud Native
5 26 (3.67%) Private Cloud
6 20 (2.82%) Derivative
7 18 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.40%) PKI
8 17 (2.40%) Replication
9 12 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.55%) Equities
11 9 (1.27%) EMC VNX
11 9 (1.27%) Mainframe
12 8 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
14 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 5 (0.71%) CMDB
16 4 (0.56%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 565 (79.80%) Linux
2 392 (55.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 213 (30.08%) Windows
4 127 (17.94%) Unix
5 102 (14.41%) CentOS
6 98 (13.84%) Windows Server
7 67 (9.46%) Solaris
8 41 (5.79%) Ubuntu
9 28 (3.95%) AIX
10 26 (3.67%) Windows Server 2016
11 25 (3.53%) Amazon Linux
12 23 (3.25%) Windows Server 2019
13 21 (2.97%) SUSE
13 21 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (2.54%) VMS
15 16 (2.26%) Debian
16 14 (1.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 14 (1.98%) Windows 10
17 12 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (28.67%) DevOps
2 144 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (10.59%) Migration
4 70 (9.89%) Infrastructure as Code
5 64 (9.04%) High Availability
6 62 (8.76%) Open Source
7 61 (8.62%) Configuration Management
8 57 (8.05%) Change Management
8 57 (8.05%) ITIL
9 51 (7.20%) Project Management
10 48 (6.78%) Microservices
11 47 (6.64%) Cybersecurity
12 46 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
13 45 (6.36%) Capacity Management
14 43 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 40 (5.65%) Continuous Integration
15 40 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 40 (5.65%) Scrum
16 38 (5.37%) Mentoring
17 35 (4.94%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 232 (32.77%) Python
2 118 (16.67%) SQL
3 115 (16.24%) Bash Shell
4 103 (14.55%) Java
5 80 (11.30%) Perl
6 77 (10.88%) PowerShell
7 65 (9.18%) Shell Script
8 38 (5.37%) JavaScript
9 33 (4.66%) Ruby
10 29 (4.10%) C
11 25 (3.53%) PHP
12 18 (2.54%) PL/SQL
13 16 (2.26%) Go
14 14 (1.98%) C#
15 13 (1.84%) C++
16 11 (1.55%) T-SQL
17 10 (1.41%) AWK
17 10 (1.41%) Korn
18 9 (1.27%) Groovy
19 8 (1.13%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 130 (18.36%) Security Cleared
2 95 (13.42%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.08%) DV Cleared
4 32 (4.52%) Degree
5 17 (2.40%) RHCE
6 11 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (1.27%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.27%) CCNA
7 9 (1.27%) CISSP
7 9 (1.27%) CREST Certified
7 9 (1.27%) SANS
8 8 (1.13%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.13%) CCNP
9 6 (0.85%) DBS Check
9 6 (0.85%) OCP
9 6 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.85%) RHCSA
9 6 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.97%) QA
2 19 (2.68%) OASIS TOSCA
3 15 (2.12%) GDPR
4 11 (1.55%) SLA
5 7 (0.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.85%) NIST
7 5 (0.71%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.56%) COBIT
8 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.56%) NCSC
9 3 (0.42%) GPG13
9 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 3 (0.42%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.42%) PMO
10 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.28%) FISMA
11 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 166 (23.45%) Docker
2 134 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (14.41%) Active Directory
4 64 (9.04%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (5.23%) vSphere
6 28 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (3.39%) KVM
8 21 (2.97%) NFS
9 20 (2.82%) LXC
10 19 (2.68%) VMware NSX
11 15 (2.12%) Hyper-V
12 14 (1.98%) Oracle RAC
13 9 (1.27%) Veritas File System
13 9 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (1.13%) iptables
14 8 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (1.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 5 (0.71%) SRDF
16 4 (0.56%) Ceph
16 4 (0.56%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 233 (32.91%) Ansible
2 177 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 103 (14.55%) Puppet
3 103 (14.55%) Terraform
4 70 (9.89%) Red Hat Satellite
5 42 (5.93%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (5.79%) Grafana
7 37 (5.23%) Prometheus
8 24 (3.39%) Docker Swarm
8 24 (3.39%) vRealize
9 23 (3.25%) Istio
10 20 (2.82%) Cloudify
10 20 (2.82%) Salt
11 19 (2.68%) Juju
12 18 (2.54%) Control-M
13 16 (2.26%) NetBackup
13 16 (2.26%) Tivoli
14 12 (1.69%) Data Guard
14 12 (1.69%) Kibana
14 12 (1.69%) Packer
Vendors
1 201 (28.39%) VMware
2 137 (19.35%) Oracle
3 87 (12.29%) Microsoft
4 78 (11.02%) Cisco
5 58 (8.19%) IBM
6 42 (5.93%) EMC
7 41 (5.79%) Veritas
8 38 (5.37%) HP
8 38 (5.37%) Juniper
8 38 (5.37%) Splunk
9 34 (4.80%) Citrix
10 29 (4.10%) SaltStack
10 29 (4.10%) SAP
11 28 (3.95%) Google
12 25 (3.53%) TIBCO
13 24 (3.39%) ION Trading
14 22 (3.11%) NetApp
15 21 (2.97%) Dell
16 20 (2.82%) BMC
17 19 (2.68%) Ericsson