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 3 months to 30 April 2017 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 115 166
Rank change year-on-year -46 +51  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 731 1150 794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 2.06% 1.42%
As % of the Vendors category 3.60% 4.65% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 759 491
Median daily rate £463 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +9.37% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 21
Median hourly rate £50.00 £36.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.05% +22.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £29.00 £22.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £50.70 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +10.29%  

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20312 24708 25306
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.20% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12463 15160 14364
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 689 803 1114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +8.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.88 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.88 £41.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Red Hat as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -49 648 £475 +11.76% 144
London -51 284 £500 +5.26% 52
South East -1 188 £438 +2.94% 39
Hampshire +29 90 £450 +12.50% 9
Scotland +28 58 £400 - 8
South West +5 46 £460 +15.00% 8
North East -3 37 £465 +55.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 36 £455 +51.66% 1
Tyne and Wear -2 36 £455 +49.18% 1
North West -7 32 £475 +26.66% 13
City of London -46 32 £511 +7.63% 10
Berkshire +21 30 £438 +2.94% 16
Edinburgh +9 28 £450 +7.14% 6
Yorkshire -13 25 £430 +1.17% 12
Glasgow +16 24 £400 +14.28% 2
Surrey -31 24 £463 +8.82% 10
Buckinghamshire +7 23 £400 - 1
Winchester +23 20 £438 +7.69%
West Yorkshire -1 20 £450 +4.77% 10
Milton Keynes +9 19 £400 -14.66%
Wales +14 17 £500 +29.03%
Manchester -5 14 £475 +26.66% 9
Bristol +1 13 £500 +33.33% 4
Leeds -9 13 £450 +2.85% 9
East of England -35 13 £438 -2.77% 6
Reading +7 12 £431 +4.54% 7
West Midlands -6 12 £394 +10.91% 12
South Wales +11 10 £475 +26.66%
Epsom +5 10 £400 -
Andover +1 10 £490 +15.29%

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 1346 (86.84%) Linux
2 953 (61.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 491 (31.68%) Unix
4 474 (30.58%) DevOps
5 451 (29.10%) VMware
6 426 (27.48%) Puppet
7 396 (25.55%) Windows
8 388 (25.03%) Oracle
9 357 (23.03%) Java
10 356 (22.97%) Security Cleared
11 349 (22.52%) Python
12 328 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
13 317 (20.45%) Ansible
14 316 (20.39%) Finance
15 306 (19.74%) SC Cleared
16 294 (18.97%) Jenkins
17 277 (17.87%) Bash Shell
18 265 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
19 263 (16.97%) Amazon AWS
19 263 (16.97%) Perl
20 251 (16.19%) CentOS
21 234 (15.10%) Windows Server
22 232 (14.97%) Solaris
23 218 (14.06%) Opscode Chef
24 215 (13.87%) Apache
25 209 (13.48%) Microsoft
26 204 (13.16%) SAN
27 201 (12.97%) Configuration Management
28 199 (12.84%) Git (software)
29 196 (12.65%) Continuous Integration

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
1 215 (13.87%) Apache
2 172 (11.10%) JBoss
3 161 (10.39%) Tomcat
4 126 (8.13%) WebLogic
5 105 (6.77%) WebSphere
6 85 (5.48%) Confluence
7 57 (3.68%) OpenStack
8 51 (3.29%) IIS
9 48 (3.10%) WebSphere Application Server
10 32 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
11 25 (1.61%) SharePoint
12 22 (1.42%) nginx
13 20 (1.29%) Apache Spark
13 20 (1.29%) MS Exchange
14 19 (1.23%) Apache Geronimo
14 19 (1.23%) Apache TomEE
15 16 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.90%) SAS
16 14 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
17 13 (0.84%) GlassFish
Applications
1 14 (0.90%) MS Visio
2 13 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.065%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.58%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 6 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
9 2 (0.13%) assyst
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.065%) Infor M3
10 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.065%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.065%) SAP GRC
10 1 (0.065%) SAP SRM
10 1 (0.065%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 263 (16.97%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (3.87%) OpenShift
4 51 (3.29%) PaaS
5 43 (2.77%) AWS CloudFormation
6 35 (2.26%) IaaS
7 26 (1.68%) Amazon S3
8 23 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
8 23 (1.48%) Trello
9 20 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
9 20 (1.29%) GitHub
10 16 (1.03%) SaaS
11 14 (0.90%) Route 53
12 11 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.58%) Slack
14 8 (0.52%) Datadog
14 8 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 204 (13.16%) SAN
2 159 (10.26%) DNS
3 143 (9.23%) Firewall
4 129 (8.32%) LDAP
5 117 (7.55%) TCP/IP
6 67 (4.32%) NAS
7 62 (4.00%) Kerberos
8 57 (3.68%) DHCP
8 57 (3.68%) SSL
9 50 (3.23%) Internet
10 48 (3.10%) LAN
10 48 (3.10%) WAN
11 43 (2.77%) HTTP
12 36 (2.32%) SSH
13 35 (2.26%) VPN
14 26 (1.68%) Network Security
14 26 (1.68%) SMTP
15 24 (1.55%) Ethernet
15 24 (1.55%) FTP
16 23 (1.48%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (7.61%) Oracle Database
2 117 (7.55%) MySQL
3 107 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
4 101 (6.52%) SQL Server
5 61 (3.94%) Hadoop
6 59 (3.81%) Big Data
7 58 (3.74%) Relational Database
8 53 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 49 (3.16%) BusinessObjects
10 48 (3.10%) NoSQL
11 47 (3.03%) MongoDB
12 40 (2.58%) Oracle Database 10g
13 36 (2.32%) Apache Cassandra
14 30 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
15 26 (1.68%) Redis
16 24 (1.55%) Apache Hive
17 23 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
18 20 (1.29%) RDBMS
19 19 (1.23%) DB2
19 19 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 294 (18.97%) Jenkins
2 199 (12.84%) Git (software)
3 112 (7.23%) JIRA
4 72 (4.65%) Subversion
5 53 (3.42%) Maven
6 50 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 46 (2.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 46 (2.97%) Oracle APEX
7 46 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 45 (2.90%) GitLab
9 40 (2.58%) Eclipse
10 38 (2.45%) TeamCity
11 34 (2.19%) Ant
12 33 (2.13%) Hudson
13 31 (2.00%) Selenium
14 30 (1.94%) JUnit
15 28 (1.81%) Cucumber
16 19 (1.23%) Vagrant
17 18 (1.16%) Oracle Forms
18 16 (1.03%) HP UFT
General
1 316 (20.39%) Finance
2 141 (9.10%) Banking
3 47 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.39%) Law
5 31 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 31 (2.00%) Retail
6 23 (1.48%) Legal
6 23 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.23%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.23%) Marketing
8 18 (1.16%) Electronics
9 6 (0.39%) Advertising
10 4 (0.26%) Games
10 4 (0.26%) Publishing
10 4 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.19%) Local Government
11 3 (0.19%) Military
12 2 (0.13%) Back Office
13 1 (0.065%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.065%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 305 (19.68%) Administrator
2 235 (15.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 228 (14.71%) Linux Engineer
4 193 (12.45%) Systems Administrator
5 162 (10.45%) Linux Administrator
6 125 (8.06%) Developer
7 120 (7.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 119 (7.68%) Architect
9 104 (6.71%) Unix Administrator
10 97 (6.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 86 (5.55%) Unix Engineer
12 82 (5.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 73 (4.71%) Consultant
14 70 (4.52%) AWS Engineer
15 65 (4.19%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 60 (3.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 53 (3.42%) AWS DevOps
17 53 (3.42%) DBA
18 52 (3.35%) Java Developer
19 51 (3.29%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (8.19%) Web Services
2 80 (5.16%) Middleware
3 60 (3.87%) XML
4 52 (3.35%) LAMP
5 50 (3.23%) HTML
5 50 (3.23%) Software Packaging
6 49 (3.16%) REST
7 46 (2.97%) .NET
8 44 (2.84%) Spring
9 43 (2.77%) Java EE
9 43 (2.77%) Node.js
10 42 (2.71%) JSON
11 39 (2.52%) J2EE
12 36 (2.32%) Elastic Stack
12 36 (2.32%) WebSphere MQ
13 35 (2.26%) XSLT
14 34 (2.19%) CSS
15 33 (2.13%) LAPP Stack
16 32 (2.06%) RESTful
17 30 (1.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 93 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (5.29%) Clustering
4 53 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 42 (2.71%) Enterprise Storage
6 41 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 32 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (1.55%) PKI
10 24 (1.55%) Replication
10 24 (1.55%) Smart Meter
11 22 (1.42%) EMC VNX
12 18 (1.16%) EMC VMAX
12 18 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (1.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 16 (1.03%) Web 2.0
14 13 (0.84%) Client/Server
15 10 (0.65%) Private Cloud
16 8 (0.52%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1346 (86.84%) Linux
2 953 (61.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 491 (31.68%) Unix
4 396 (25.55%) Windows
5 251 (16.19%) CentOS
6 234 (15.10%) Windows Server
7 232 (14.97%) Solaris
8 145 (9.35%) AIX
9 120 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 114 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 95 (6.13%) Ubuntu
12 71 (4.58%) SUSE
13 41 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 38 (2.45%) Debian
15 37 (2.39%) Oracle Linux
16 29 (1.87%) HPUX
17 24 (1.55%) Windows 7
18 17 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 16 (1.03%) Fedora
19 16 (1.03%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (30.58%) DevOps
2 328 (21.16%) Agile Software Development
3 201 (12.97%) Configuration Management
4 196 (12.65%) Continuous Integration
5 157 (10.13%) ITIL
6 146 (9.42%) Open Source
7 127 (8.19%) Migration
8 108 (6.97%) High Availability
9 104 (6.71%) Change Control
10 103 (6.65%) Scrum
11 71 (4.58%) Microservices
12 62 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
13 58 (3.74%) OO
13 58 (3.74%) Service Delivery
14 57 (3.68%) Load Balancing
15 54 (3.48%) Project Management
16 52 (3.35%) Change Management
17 50 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
17 50 (3.23%) Software Engineering
18 46 (2.97%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 357 (23.03%) Java
2 349 (22.52%) Python
3 277 (17.87%) Bash Shell
4 263 (16.97%) Perl
5 172 (11.10%) SQL
6 151 (9.74%) Shell Script
7 139 (8.97%) Ruby
8 111 (7.16%) PowerShell
9 76 (4.90%) JavaScript
10 62 (4.00%) C
11 53 (3.42%) PHP
12 42 (2.71%) Korn
13 34 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.74%) C#
15 18 (1.16%) Scala
16 17 (1.10%) VBScript
17 16 (1.03%) F#
18 15 (0.97%) C++
19 12 (0.77%) Go
20 11 (0.71%) CQL
Qualifications
1 356 (22.97%) Security Cleared
2 306 (19.74%) SC Cleared
3 74 (4.77%) Degree
4 55 (3.55%) RHCE
5 46 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (2.58%) RHCSA
7 38 (2.45%) DV Cleared
8 28 (1.81%) CCNP
9 27 (1.74%) CISSP
10 26 (1.68%) CCNA
11 22 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (0.84%) MCSE
14 9 (0.58%) AWS Certification
15 8 (0.52%) JNCIS
16 7 (0.45%) CCIE
16 7 (0.45%) ISEB
16 7 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
16 7 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.87%) JSP 440
2 24 (1.55%) QA
3 23 (1.48%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.48%) SLA
4 16 (1.03%) Data Quality
5 8 (0.52%) PA-DSS
6 6 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.19%) GPG13
7 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.065%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.065%) PMO
System Software
1 265 (17.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 180 (11.61%) Active Directory
3 154 (9.94%) Docker
4 80 (5.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 68 (4.39%) vSphere
6 62 (4.00%) NFS
7 60 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
9 39 (2.52%) VMware ESX
10 38 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
11 37 (2.39%) Veritas File System
12 28 (1.81%) Hyper-V
12 28 (1.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 27 (1.74%) KVM
14 26 (1.68%) GPFS
15 23 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
16 22 (1.42%) vCloud
17 21 (1.35%) Xen
18 18 (1.16%) Squid
19 16 (1.03%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 426 (27.48%) Puppet
2 317 (20.45%) Ansible
3 218 (14.06%) Opscode Chef
4 102 (6.58%) Nagios
5 76 (4.90%) Red Hat Satellite
6 61 (3.94%) Terraform
7 60 (3.87%) Kubernetes
8 51 (3.29%) vRealize
9 47 (3.03%) NetBackup
10 38 (2.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 33 (2.13%) Kibana
12 32 (2.06%) Dollar Universe
12 32 (2.06%) logstash
13 31 (2.00%) vCenter Server
14 30 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
15 27 (1.74%) ZABBIX
16 24 (1.55%) Cobbler
17 23 (1.48%) HAProxy
17 23 (1.48%) Packer
17 23 (1.48%) SCCM
Vendors
1 451 (29.10%) VMware
2 388 (25.03%) Oracle
3 209 (13.48%) Microsoft
4 192 (12.39%) HP
5 152 (9.81%) Cisco
6 140 (9.03%) IBM
7 116 (7.48%) EMC
8 107 (6.90%) Veritas
9 100 (6.45%) Sun
10 89 (5.74%) NetApp
11 70 (4.52%) Splunk
12 62 (4.00%) TIBCO
13 56 (3.61%) Atlassian
13 56 (3.61%) Symantec
14 43 (2.77%) F5
15 33 (2.13%) Brocade
16 32 (2.06%) 3PAR
16 32 (2.06%) SaltStack
17 27 (1.74%) Google
18 26 (1.68%) CheckPoint
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Excellent. Please discuss
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Flint Consulting Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £150 - 190 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 3 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Talendrone.com
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Click
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Student Loans Company
Rate: From £29,552 to £31,955 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Harris Global
Rate: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Expenses Paid
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Expenses Paid
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £540.00 - £580.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Rate: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 11 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Jobsite
Rate: Competitive Salary plus 29 days holiday & Group Pension Scheme
Posted: 11 days ago