Period
to 22 September 2020

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 22 September 2020 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 211 207
Rank change year-on-year -13 -4 -33
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 328 1,146 1,394
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.10% 1.31% 1.37%
As % of the Vendors category 2.47% 3.06% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 714 909
Median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £343 £344
90th Percentile £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £481 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +1.21% +5.56% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 9
Median hourly rate £35.00 £40.84 £47.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -13.72% +7.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.67 £44.67
% change year-on-year -25.01% +4.49% -0.74%

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 13,296 37,495 42,860
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.73% 42.92% 42.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,037 23,467 26,561
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.90%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 1,419 1,667
Median hourly rate £31.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.00% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.27 £52.50 £46.75
Median hourly rate £23.20 £18.70 £16.50
% change year-on-year +24.06% +13.33% -1.81%

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 22 September 2020.

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 22 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Top 17 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 22 September 2020. 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 +1 301 £475 -5.00% 99
UK excluding London +6 177 £481 +1.21% 83
London +3 130 £451 -14.05% 23
South East +78 74 £480 +4.35% 21
North of England +54 36 £400 -11.11% 23
Work from Home -62 35 £438 -20.45% 10
South West +29 32 £650 +30.00% 15
Midlands +63 19 £550 +37.50% 13
North West +49 17 £400 -11.11% 20
West Midlands +52 15 £550 +37.41% 9
Yorkshire +45 14 £265 -41.11% 2
Scotland +19 8 £395 -31.30% 4
North East +36 5 £511 +13.56% 1
East of England +20 4 £434 -12.81% 5
East Midlands +49 3 £520 +60.00% 4
Wales +20 3 £350 -17.65% 3
Northern Ireland +16 1 £430 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 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.

1 271 (82.62%) Linux
2 218 (66.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 101 (30.79%) Security Cleared
4 100 (30.49%) Ansible
5 95 (28.96%) VMware
6 91 (27.74%) Windows
6 91 (27.74%) Python
7 85 (25.91%) DevOps
8 81 (24.70%) Oracle
9 78 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
10 76 (23.17%) SC Cleared
11 72 (21.95%) Puppet
12 65 (19.82%) Bash Shell
13 64 (19.51%) Docker
14 63 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
14 63 (19.21%) Perl
15 61 (18.60%) Java
15 61 (18.60%) CentOS
16 60 (18.29%) Unix
16 60 (18.29%) Kubernetes
17 59 (17.99%) Jenkins
17 59 (17.99%) Azure
18 56 (17.07%) Active Directory
19 52 (15.85%) Microsoft
20 51 (15.55%) Finance
21 48 (14.63%) AWS
22 47 (14.33%) Git (software)
22 47 (14.33%) SQL
23 46 (14.02%) JBoss
24 42 (12.80%) Open Source

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 46 (14.02%) JBoss
2 37 (11.28%) Tomcat
3 33 (10.06%) Confluence
4 30 (9.15%) WebSphere
5 28 (8.54%) OpenStack
6 23 (7.01%) Apache
7 17 (5.18%) Red Hat Fuse
8 16 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 13 (3.96%) Apache Geronimo
9 13 (3.96%) Apache TomEE
10 9 (2.74%) WebLogic
11 8 (2.44%) Apache Spark
11 8 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (2.44%) MQSeries
12 6 (1.83%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (1.52%) Apache ServiceMix
13 5 (1.52%) Jetty
13 5 (1.52%) Oracle Self-Service HR
14 4 (1.22%) Apache Pig
14 4 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 10 (3.05%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (3.05%) Sentinel
2 5 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.52%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.61%) Magento
5 1 (0.30%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payroll
5 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 59 (17.99%) Azure
2 48 (14.63%) AWS
3 41 (12.50%) OpenShift
4 21 (6.40%) Office 365
5 14 (4.27%) GCP
5 14 (4.27%) IaaS
6 11 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (3.35%) Amazon S3
6 11 (3.35%) GitHub
7 10 (3.05%) PaaS
8 7 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 6 (1.83%) Apigee
9 6 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.83%) SaaS
10 5 (1.52%) Boomi
10 5 (1.52%) Serverless
11 4 (1.22%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.22%) Azure Functions
12 3 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 31 (9.45%) DNS
2 29 (8.84%) Firewall
3 24 (7.32%) HTTP
4 21 (6.40%) DHCP
5 17 (5.18%) SSH
6 16 (4.88%) SAN
6 16 (4.88%) WAN
7 13 (3.96%) TCP/IP
8 11 (3.35%) VPN
9 10 (3.05%) LAN
10 8 (2.44%) iSCSI
10 8 (2.44%) SMTP
11 7 (2.13%) BGP
11 7 (2.13%) Skype
12 6 (1.83%) Anycast
12 6 (1.83%) MPLS
12 6 (1.83%) VRRP
13 5 (1.52%) FTP
13 5 (1.52%) Internet
13 5 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.84%) Oracle Database
2 27 (8.23%) MySQL
3 26 (7.93%) SQL Server
4 25 (7.62%) MongoDB
5 21 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (6.10%) Hadoop
7 13 (3.96%) Apache Accumulo
8 11 (3.35%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (3.35%) SAP HANA
9 10 (3.05%) DB2
10 9 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.13%) Relational Database
11 7 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.83%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
12 6 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (1.83%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 59 (17.99%) Jenkins
2 47 (14.33%) Git (software)
3 41 (12.50%) JIRA
4 18 (5.49%) Bitbucket
5 14 (4.27%) Subversion
6 12 (3.66%) TeamCity
7 11 (3.35%) Eclipse
8 10 (3.05%) Maven
9 9 (2.74%) Ant
9 9 (2.74%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.74%) JUnit
10 8 (2.44%) Selenium
11 7 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (2.13%) Hudson
11 7 (2.13%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.83%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.83%) ClearCase
12 6 (1.83%) FishEye
12 6 (1.83%) SonarQube
13 5 (1.52%) IntelliJ
General
1 51 (15.55%) Finance
2 27 (8.23%) Banking
3 14 (4.27%) Aerospace
4 10 (3.05%) Public Sector
5 6 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.52%) Back Office
6 5 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.91%) French Language
8 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.61%) Retail
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 50 (15.24%) Administrator
2 46 (14.02%) Linux Engineer
3 38 (11.59%) Developer
3 38 (11.59%) Linux Administrator
4 35 (10.67%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (9.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 26 (7.93%) Architect
7 25 (7.62%) DevOps Engineer
8 23 (7.01%) Analyst
9 19 (5.79%) Consultant
10 18 (5.49%) Cloud Engineer
11 15 (4.57%) DBA
11 15 (4.57%) Oracle DBA
12 13 (3.96%) Systems Administration Leader
13 12 (3.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
14 11 (3.35%) Security Analyst
14 11 (3.35%) Solutions Architect
14 11 (3.35%) Unix Engineer
15 9 (2.74%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.54%) JSON
2 24 (7.32%) Kafka
2 24 (7.32%) RESTful
3 23 (7.01%) XML
4 21 (6.40%) HTML
5 20 (6.10%) React
5 20 (6.10%) Spring
6 19 (5.79%) IBM Integration Bus
6 19 (5.79%) Middleware
7 18 (5.49%) Web Services
8 16 (4.88%) Apache NiFi
9 15 (4.57%) WebSphere MQ
10 14 (4.27%) AngularJS
10 14 (4.27%) Apache Camel
10 14 (4.27%) LDAP
10 14 (4.27%) Node.js
10 14 (4.27%) REST
11 13 (3.96%) CSS
12 11 (3.35%) SOAP
12 11 (3.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.93%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.10%) Management Information System
2 20 (6.10%) PKI
3 18 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (4.88%) Private Cloud
5 13 (3.96%) User Experience
6 12 (3.66%) Clustering
7 11 (3.35%) Cyberthreat
7 11 (3.35%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.74%) Derivative
8 9 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (2.44%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.83%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.52%) CMDB
12 4 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.22%) Replication
12 4 (1.22%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 271 (82.62%) Linux
2 218 (66.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 91 (27.74%) Windows
4 61 (18.60%) CentOS
5 60 (18.29%) Unix
6 37 (11.28%) Solaris
7 31 (9.45%) Windows Server
8 26 (7.93%) Ubuntu
9 21 (6.40%) Debian
10 19 (5.79%) AIX
11 11 (3.35%) Windows 10
11 11 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (3.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (3.05%) Windows Server 2019
13 9 (2.74%) SUSE
13 9 (2.74%) Windows Server 2016
14 8 (2.44%) Fedora
15 6 (1.83%) HPUX
16 5 (1.52%) Android
16 5 (1.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (25.91%) DevOps
2 78 (23.78%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (12.80%) Open Source
4 38 (11.59%) Scrum
5 35 (10.67%) Configuration Management
5 35 (10.67%) Problem-Solving
6 34 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (8.23%) Microservices
8 25 (7.62%) Migration
9 22 (6.71%) Analytics
9 22 (6.71%) ITIL
10 20 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (6.10%) Incident Management
11 19 (5.79%) Technical Leadership
12 18 (5.49%) High Availability
12 18 (5.49%) Information Security
12 18 (5.49%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 15 (4.57%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 91 (27.74%) Python
2 65 (19.82%) Bash Shell
3 63 (19.21%) Perl
4 61 (18.60%) Java
5 47 (14.33%) SQL
6 41 (12.50%) Shell Script
7 38 (11.59%) JavaScript
8 23 (7.01%) PowerShell
9 18 (5.49%) T-SQL
10 17 (5.18%) Korn
11 16 (4.88%) PL/SQL
11 16 (4.88%) Ruby
12 11 (3.35%) C++
13 10 (3.05%) C
13 10 (3.05%) Groovy
14 7 (2.13%) Bourne shell
14 7 (2.13%) PHP
14 7 (2.13%) Scala
15 6 (1.83%) Go
16 5 (1.52%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 101 (30.79%) Security Cleared
2 76 (23.17%) SC Cleared
3 18 (5.49%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.35%) CISSP
4 11 (3.35%) Degree
5 10 (3.05%) RHCE
6 9 (2.74%) GIAC
7 7 (2.13%) RHCSA
8 5 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.91%) CCSA
9 3 (0.91%) CEH
9 3 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.91%) MCSE
9 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.61%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.61%) CCIE
10 2 (0.61%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.61%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.74%) QA
2 4 (1.22%) SLA
3 2 (0.61%) COBIT
3 2 (0.61%) GDPR
3 2 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.61%) OASIS TOSCA
3 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 64 (19.51%) Docker
2 63 (19.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (17.07%) Active Directory
4 23 (7.01%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (3.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 10 (3.05%) VMware NSX
7 9 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.13%) KVM
9 6 (1.83%) vSphere
10 5 (1.52%) LXC
10 5 (1.52%) NFS
10 5 (1.52%) Samba
11 4 (1.22%) Gluster
11 4 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.22%) XenApp
12 3 (0.91%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.91%) RACF
12 3 (0.91%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.61%) Firmware
13 2 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 100 (30.49%) Ansible
2 72 (21.95%) Puppet
3 60 (18.29%) Kubernetes
4 37 (11.28%) Terraform
5 33 (10.06%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (9.15%) Red Hat Satellite
7 17 (5.18%) Salt
8 11 (3.35%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (2.13%) Data Guard
10 6 (1.83%) CloudForms
10 6 (1.83%) Grafana
10 6 (1.83%) Nagios
10 6 (1.83%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (1.83%) SCCM
11 5 (1.52%) HAProxy
11 5 (1.52%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.52%) Netcool
11 5 (1.52%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.52%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.22%) SCOM
Vendors
1 95 (28.96%) VMware
2 81 (24.70%) Oracle
3 52 (15.85%) Microsoft
4 39 (11.89%) Cisco
5 31 (9.45%) IBM
6 21 (6.40%) HP
7 19 (5.79%) Juniper
8 17 (5.18%) Dell
8 17 (5.18%) MuleSoft
9 16 (4.88%) NetApp
10 15 (4.57%) CheckPoint
11 14 (4.27%) SAP
11 14 (4.27%) Sybase
12 13 (3.96%) Meraki
13 12 (3.66%) Axway
14 11 (3.35%) Cloudera
15 10 (3.05%) Citrix
15 10 (3.05%) Splunk
16 9 (2.74%) Sun
17 8 (2.44%) Qualys