Period
to 18 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 18 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 147 169
Rank change year-on-year -21 +22 -10
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,553 1,775 1,601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.83% 1.49%
As % of the Vendors category 3.68% 4.04% 3.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 1,194 1,036
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £600 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £408 £400
% change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 28
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +58.42% -36.08%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.15 £15.68
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% -38.87%

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 42,209 43,904 46,105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.08% 45.18% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,661 26,875 27,209
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £233 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,370 1,672 1,942
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 £10.50 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £46.00 £45.64
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 18 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 18 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 18 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 -23 1,447 £450 +5.88% 302
UK excluding London -20 918 £400 -1.84% 180
London -45 613 £500 +5.26% 137
South East -30 327 £425 - 39
North of England -8 265 £420 +5.00% 60
Yorkshire +30 109 £425 -0.58% 22
Midlands +37 108 £390 -6.02% 31
North West -24 96 £425 - 31
South West +17 81 £400 +6.67% 23
Scotland -7 73 £375 -6.25% 10
West Midlands +35 63 £433 +5.67% 21
North East -4 61 £364 +11.92% 7
East of England -6 61 £413 +10.00% 12
East Midlands +13 45 £315 -29.21% 10
Wales -1 15 £375 -16.67% 2
Isle of Man - 2 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 1,313 (84.55%) Linux
2 905 (58.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 550 (35.42%) DevOps
4 503 (32.39%) Unix
5 438 (28.20%) Jenkins
6 417 (26.85%) Windows
7 410 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
8 408 (26.27%) Puppet
9 382 (24.60%) Java
10 364 (23.44%) Amazon AWS
11 361 (23.25%) Ansible
12 356 (22.92%) Python
13 348 (22.41%) Git (software)
14 340 (21.89%) Finance
15 327 (21.06%) Oracle
16 320 (20.61%) VMware
17 299 (19.25%) Bash Shell
18 282 (18.16%) CentOS
19 258 (16.61%) Perl
20 250 (16.10%) Security Cleared
21 242 (15.58%) Docker
22 230 (14.81%) Solaris
23 226 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
24 224 (14.42%) Firewall
25 216 (13.91%) Apache
26 212 (13.65%) Windows Server
27 205 (13.20%) Configuration Management
28 203 (13.07%) Shell Script
28 203 (13.07%) JBoss
29 199 (12.81%) SQL

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
1 216 (13.91%) Apache
2 203 (13.07%) JBoss
3 176 (11.33%) Tomcat
4 113 (7.28%) OpenStack
5 108 (6.95%) Confluence
6 75 (4.83%) WebLogic
7 67 (4.31%) WebSphere
8 54 (3.48%) nginx
9 53 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 48 (3.09%) IIS
11 36 (2.32%) Apache Spark
12 30 (1.93%) Elasticsearch
13 25 (1.61%) Oracle Application Server
14 23 (1.48%) Cloud Foundry
15 21 (1.35%) iPlanet
16 20 (1.29%) Apache ServiceMix
16 20 (1.29%) MS Exchange
16 20 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
17 16 (1.03%) MQSeries
18 15 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.52%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.45%) Houdini
4 7 (0.45%) Maya
4 7 (0.45%) NUKE
4 7 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.064%) HipChat
6 1 (0.064%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
1 8 (0.52%) 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%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 364 (23.44%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (10.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 115 (7.41%) OpenShift
4 99 (6.37%) PaaS
5 83 (5.34%) IaaS
6 60 (3.86%) Cloud Computing
7 57 (3.67%) GitHub
8 35 (2.25%) SaaS
9 30 (1.93%) Slack
10 28 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
11 21 (1.35%) AWS CloudFormation
12 20 (1.29%) 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 8 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 224 (14.42%) Firewall
2 170 (10.95%) SAN
3 140 (9.01%) DNS
4 114 (7.34%) TCP/IP
5 100 (6.44%) LDAP
6 62 (3.99%) NAS
7 52 (3.35%) DHCP
8 48 (3.09%) WAN
9 39 (2.51%) Network Security
10 38 (2.45%) LAN
11 36 (2.32%) Kerberos
11 36 (2.32%) VPN
12 35 (2.25%) Internet
13 28 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
14 25 (1.61%) HTTP
15 23 (1.48%) SSL
16 20 (1.29%) SSH
17 17 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
17 17 (1.09%) SMS
17 17 (1.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 129 (8.31%) PostgreSQL
3 123 (7.92%) MySQL
4 100 (6.44%) Oracle Database
5 92 (5.92%) Hadoop
6 88 (5.67%) SQL Server
7 68 (4.38%) Relational Database
8 57 (3.67%) Big Data
9 53 (3.41%) Redis
10 45 (2.90%) NoSQL
11 38 (2.45%) Apache Cassandra
12 34 (2.19%) Apache Hive
12 34 (2.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 34 (2.19%) RDBMS
13 28 (1.80%) HBase
14 27 (1.74%) DB2
15 22 (1.42%) OLTP
16 21 (1.35%) NuoDB
16 21 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
16 21 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 438 (28.20%) Jenkins
2 348 (22.41%) Git (software)
3 144 (9.27%) JIRA
4 136 (8.76%) Maven
5 85 (5.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 79 (5.09%) Subversion
7 76 (4.89%) JUnit
8 58 (3.73%) Selenium
9 55 (3.54%) Cucumber
10 45 (2.90%) Vagrant
11 41 (2.64%) GitLab
12 37 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 32 (2.06%) Eclipse
14 31 (2.00%) Artifactory
15 30 (1.93%) Ant
16 29 (1.87%) Bitbucket
16 29 (1.87%) Jasmine
17 26 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 21 (1.35%) Mercurial
18 21 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 340 (21.89%) Finance
2 183 (11.78%) Banking
3 52 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.38%) Retail
5 30 (1.93%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 19 (1.22%) Legal
8 12 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.52%) International Banking
10 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
11 6 (0.39%) Electronics
12 5 (0.32%) Law
12 5 (0.32%) Marketing
13 3 (0.19%) Advertising
13 3 (0.19%) Games
14 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.13%) Automotive
14 2 (0.13%) Billing
14 2 (0.13%) Front Office
14 2 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 353 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 239 (15.39%) Administrator
3 207 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
4 142 (9.14%) Systems Administrator
5 132 (8.50%) Developer
6 116 (7.47%) Linux Administrator
7 101 (6.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 93 (5.99%) Consultant
9 88 (5.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 86 (5.54%) Architect
11 78 (5.02%) Cloud Engineer
11 78 (5.02%) Java Developer
12 76 (4.89%) AWS Engineer
13 75 (4.83%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 73 (4.70%) Unix Engineer
15 71 (4.57%) Analyst
16 69 (4.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 66 (4.25%) AWS DevOps
18 62 (3.99%) Unix Administrator
19 57 (3.67%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (9.14%) Web Services
2 107 (6.89%) J2EE
3 99 (6.37%) Middleware
4 75 (4.83%) REST
5 74 (4.76%) Spring
6 65 (4.19%) .NET
7 63 (4.06%) RESTful
8 61 (3.93%) JSON
9 60 (3.86%) Hibernate
10 57 (3.67%) Apache Camel
11 55 (3.54%) XML
12 45 (2.90%) LAMP
12 45 (2.90%) Node.js
13 42 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
13 42 (2.70%) SOAP
14 41 (2.64%) ActiveMQ
15 39 (2.51%) RabbitMQ
16 37 (2.38%) Java EE
17 34 (2.19%) Kafka
18 29 (1.87%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 117 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 99 (6.37%) Clustering
3 83 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (2.96%) Replication
5 41 (2.64%) Linux Command Line
6 35 (2.25%) Virtual Team
7 29 (1.87%) Public Cloud
8 28 (1.80%) Computer Science
9 27 (1.74%) Management Information System
10 26 (1.67%) PKI
11 25 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
12 23 (1.48%) Device Driver
13 22 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
14 15 (0.97%) Derivative
14 15 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
14 15 (0.97%) VSAM
15 13 (0.84%) Hybrid Cloud
16 12 (0.77%) CMDB
16 12 (0.77%) Private Cloud
17 11 (0.71%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 1,313 (84.55%) Linux
2 905 (58.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 503 (32.39%) Unix
4 417 (26.85%) Windows
5 282 (18.16%) CentOS
6 230 (14.81%) Solaris
7 212 (13.65%) Windows Server
8 140 (9.01%) AIX
9 127 (8.18%) Ubuntu
10 98 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
11 76 (4.89%) SUSE
12 61 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
13 60 (3.86%) HPUX
14 32 (2.06%) Debian
15 27 (1.74%) 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
1 550 (35.42%) DevOps
2 410 (26.40%) Agile Software Development
3 205 (13.20%) Configuration Management
4 153 (9.85%) Open Source
5 144 (9.27%) Scrum
6 137 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 137 (8.82%) ITIL
7 128 (8.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 120 (7.73%) Migration
9 119 (7.66%) High Availability
10 109 (7.02%) Load Balancing
11 99 (6.37%) Test Automation
12 85 (5.47%) Mentoring
13 84 (5.41%) TDD
14 83 (5.34%) Kanban
15 80 (5.15%) Microservices
16 73 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
16 73 (4.70%) SOA
17 69 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
18 68 (4.38%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 382 (24.60%) Java
2 356 (22.92%) Python
3 299 (19.25%) Bash Shell
4 258 (16.61%) Perl
5 203 (13.07%) Shell Script
6 199 (12.81%) SQL
7 164 (10.56%) Ruby
8 109 (7.02%) PowerShell
9 80 (5.15%) JavaScript
10 56 (3.61%) Korn
11 48 (3.09%) C
12 45 (2.90%) PHP
13 42 (2.70%) Go
13 42 (2.70%) PL/SQL
14 34 (2.19%) C++
15 17 (1.09%) XPath
16 15 (0.97%) F#
16 15 (0.97%) JCL
17 11 (0.71%) XQuery
18 9 (0.58%) C#
Qualifications
1 250 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 196 (12.62%) SC Cleared
3 57 (3.67%) Degree
4 30 (1.93%) RHCE
5 27 (1.74%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (1.03%) CISSP
9 11 (0.71%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.52%) RHCSA
12 8 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (0.45%) ISEB
13 7 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.39%) CCNA
14 6 (0.39%) CCNP
14 6 (0.39%) CISM
14 6 (0.39%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.09%) QA
2 27 (1.74%) SLA
3 18 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.64%) 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
1 242 (15.58%) Docker
2 133 (8.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (7.79%) Active Directory
4 85 (5.47%) VMware ESXi
5 74 (4.76%) NFS
6 59 (3.80%) vSphere
7 43 (2.77%) Samba
8 41 (2.64%) Hyper-V
9 36 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
10 32 (2.06%) HDFS
11 30 (1.93%) KVM
11 30 (1.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 27 (1.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 24 (1.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 23 (1.48%) Veritas File System
14 23 (1.48%) Xen
15 17 (1.09%) iptables
15 17 (1.09%) Oracle Clusterware
16 15 (0.97%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 15 (0.97%) RACF
Systems Management
1 408 (26.27%) Puppet
2 361 (23.25%) Ansible
3 226 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
4 103 (6.63%) Nagios
5 98 (6.31%) Kubernetes
6 95 (6.12%) Terraform
7 52 (3.35%) Red Hat Satellite
8 42 (2.70%) Icinga
9 41 (2.64%) ZABBIX
10 38 (2.45%) NetBackup
11 37 (2.38%) Tivoli
12 32 (2.06%) Grafana
13 30 (1.93%) Prometheus
13 30 (1.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 26 (1.67%) SCCM
15 23 (1.48%) Galera Cluster
16 22 (1.42%) BladeLogic
17 21 (1.35%) Salt
18 18 (1.16%) Hadoop YARN
18 18 (1.16%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 327 (21.06%) Oracle
2 320 (20.61%) VMware
3 160 (10.30%) Microsoft
4 131 (8.44%) IBM
5 116 (7.47%) Cisco
6 115 (7.41%) HP
7 102 (6.57%) Splunk
8 87 (5.60%) EMC
9 74 (4.76%) NetApp
10 59 (3.80%) Sun
11 56 (3.61%) Veritas
12 53 (3.41%) F5
13 46 (2.96%) Citrix
14 32 (2.06%) Symantec
15 31 (2.00%) Atlassian
15 31 (2.00%) Brocade
15 31 (2.00%) Juniper
16 27 (1.74%) CheckPoint
17 26 (1.67%) BMC
17 26 (1.67%) ServiceNow