Period
to 26 February 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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 248 244 193
Rank change year-on-year -4 -51 -22
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 479 721 1,454
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.06% 1.47%
As % of the Vendors category 2.41% 2.50% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 478 977
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £328 £325 £350
90th Percentile £624 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £478 £438
% change year-on-year -5.76% +9.14% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 20
Median hourly rate £55.00 £48.75 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +12.07% +28.89%
10th Percentile £31.00 £38.21 £33.75
90th Percentile £61.25 £68.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £50.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year +8.91% +19.53% -0.59%

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 19,873 28,809 41,549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.77% 42.35% 41.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,550 18,191 26,071
Median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.94% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £252 £214 £256
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 1,145 1,483
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.99% +6.86% +2.13%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.86 £10.75
90th Percentile £61.25 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +8.57% +6.06% +4.04%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +15 410 £475 -5.00% 163
UK excluding London +39 243 £450 -5.76% 124
London -23 161 £488 -11.36% 48
Work from Home -119 136 £475 -17.39% 24
South East +82 93 £475 - 35
North of England +43 54 £400 -11.11% 22
Midlands +56 38 £450 +17.65% 25
North West +48 38 £400 +6.67% 12
Scotland -19 24 £450 -14.29% 7
West Midlands +42 23 £413 +21.32% 15
South West +47 22 £438 -15.87% 24
East Midlands +24 14 £473 +11.18% 10
Yorkshire +22 13 £400 -15.79% 6
East of England +54 12 £541 +44.27% 8
North East +28 3 £425 -10.53% 4
Northern Ireland +2 1 £430 +10.26% 1

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 391 (81.63%) Linux
2 287 (59.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 177 (36.95%) Security Cleared
4 151 (31.52%) Python
5 147 (30.69%) SC Cleared
6 145 (30.27%) Ansible
7 130 (27.14%) VMware
8 128 (26.72%) DevOps
9 122 (25.47%) Windows
10 112 (23.38%) Oracle
11 109 (22.76%) AWS
12 104 (21.71%) Java
13 102 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 98 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
15 97 (20.25%) Azure
16 94 (19.62%) Docker
17 90 (18.79%) Unix
18 86 (17.95%) Git (software)
19 84 (17.54%) Jenkins
20 79 (16.49%) Kubernetes
21 78 (16.28%) Active Directory
22 75 (15.66%) JSON
23 73 (15.24%) Finance
24 72 (15.03%) Puppet
25 71 (14.82%) CentOS
26 70 (14.61%) Perl
27 67 (13.99%) Bash Shell
28 63 (13.15%) SQL Server
29 62 (12.94%) OpenShift
30 61 (12.73%) 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 58 (12.11%) SharePoint
2 57 (11.90%) JBoss
3 45 (9.39%) Confluence
4 37 (7.72%) Tomcat
5 35 (7.31%) Red Hat Fuse
5 35 (7.31%) WebSphere
6 29 (6.05%) Elasticsearch
7 27 (5.64%) Apache
8 26 (5.43%) IIS
8 26 (5.43%) OpenStack
9 23 (4.80%) MS Exchange
10 20 (4.18%) WebLogic
11 15 (3.13%) MQSeries
12 11 (2.30%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (2.09%) Apache ServiceMix
13 10 (2.09%) nginx
14 6 (1.25%) Mailman
14 6 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (1.04%) Jetty
15 5 (1.04%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 17 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Oracle Applications
1 12 (2.51%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.04%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.21%) Exstream
5 1 (0.21%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.21%) Magento
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 109 (22.76%) AWS
2 97 (20.25%) Azure
3 62 (12.94%) OpenShift
4 43 (8.98%) PaaS
5 38 (7.93%) Microsoft 365
6 27 (5.64%) IaaS
7 20 (4.18%) GCP
8 18 (3.76%) SaaS
9 17 (3.55%) GitHub
10 11 (2.30%) Apigee
10 11 (2.30%) OneDrive
11 10 (2.09%) Boomi
12 9 (1.88%) Amazon EKS
12 9 (1.88%) Route 53
13 6 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.84%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.84%) Datadog
14 4 (0.84%) Serverless
14 4 (0.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (12.73%) DNS
2 58 (12.11%) Firewall
3 36 (7.52%) TCP/IP
4 30 (6.26%) VPN
5 29 (6.05%) HTTP
6 23 (4.80%) DHCP
6 23 (4.80%) SAN
7 21 (4.38%) WAAS
8 20 (4.18%) WAN
9 19 (3.97%) SSH
10 17 (3.55%) FTP
10 17 (3.55%) SMTP
11 16 (3.34%) IPv4
12 15 (3.13%) VLAN
13 13 (2.71%) Software-Defined Networking
14 12 (2.51%) IPv6
14 12 (2.51%) Wireless
15 11 (2.30%) iSCSI
15 11 (2.30%) LAN
16 10 (2.09%) SGSN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 45 (9.39%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (6.05%) Oracle Database
4 27 (5.64%) MySQL
5 21 (4.38%) Relational Database
6 18 (3.76%) DB2
6 18 (3.76%) MongoDB
6 18 (3.76%) Oracle Reports
7 13 (2.71%) Hadoop
8 11 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.30%) NoSQL
8 11 (2.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 10 (2.09%) RDBMS
10 7 (1.46%) Amazon Aurora
10 7 (1.46%) Neo4j
11 6 (1.25%) SAP HANA
12 5 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.04%) MariaDB
13 4 (0.84%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 86 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 84 (17.54%) Jenkins
3 61 (12.73%) JIRA
4 24 (5.01%) JUnit
5 23 (4.80%) GitLab
6 21 (4.38%) SonarQube
7 20 (4.18%) Bitbucket
8 19 (3.97%) Artifactory
8 19 (3.97%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (3.76%) Maven
10 16 (3.34%) Subversion
11 14 (2.92%) IntelliJ
11 14 (2.92%) TeamCity
12 13 (2.71%) Cucumber
13 12 (2.51%) Selenium
14 11 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (2.30%) Toad
15 9 (1.88%) ClearCase
15 9 (1.88%) Gatling
15 9 (1.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 73 (15.24%) Finance
2 53 (11.06%) Public Sector
3 36 (7.52%) Banking
4 15 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.67%) Law
6 7 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.46%) Retail
7 6 (1.25%) Electronics
7 6 (1.25%) Marketing
7 6 (1.25%) Publishing
8 5 (1.04%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Back Office
9 2 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.42%) International Banking
9 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 80 (16.70%) Architect
2 64 (13.36%) Developer
3 58 (12.11%) Linux Engineer
4 47 (9.81%) Administrator
5 36 (7.52%) Consultant
6 33 (6.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 33 (6.89%) Linux Administrator
7 30 (6.26%) Systems Administrator
8 26 (5.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 25 (5.22%) Cloud Engineer
9 25 (5.22%) Technical Architect
10 22 (4.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
12 19 (3.97%) Java Developer
13 18 (3.76%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (3.34%) Unix Engineer
15 14 (2.92%) Systems Developer
16 13 (2.71%) Analyst
16 13 (2.71%) DBA
16 13 (2.71%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (15.66%) JSON
2 56 (11.69%) Middleware
3 51 (10.65%) XML
4 46 (9.60%) Web Services
5 42 (8.77%) Spring
6 35 (7.31%) REST
7 34 (7.10%) Apache Camel
8 30 (6.26%) Spring Boot
9 27 (5.64%) YAML
10 26 (5.43%) Kafka
11 24 (5.01%) Elastic Stack
11 24 (5.01%) React
11 24 (5.01%) SOAP
12 21 (4.38%) RabbitMQ
13 20 (4.18%) RESTful
14 19 (3.97%) AngularJS
15 18 (3.76%) Node.js
16 16 (3.34%) Hibernate
16 16 (3.34%) HTML
17 15 (3.13%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.19%) Clustering
2 42 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 30 (6.26%) Private Cloud
4 26 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
5 24 (5.01%) Public Cloud
6 21 (4.38%) EMC VNX
7 19 (3.97%) Derivative
8 15 (3.13%) CMDB
9 14 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (2.71%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (2.71%) User Experience
11 12 (2.51%) Replication
12 11 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (2.30%) Management Information System
13 9 (1.88%) Device Driver
13 9 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (1.67%) Cloud Native
14 8 (1.67%) Mainframe
14 8 (1.67%) PKI
15 5 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 391 (81.63%) Linux
2 287 (59.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 122 (25.47%) Windows
4 90 (18.79%) Unix
5 71 (14.82%) CentOS
6 44 (9.19%) Windows Server
7 43 (8.98%) Solaris
8 33 (6.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (6.68%) Windows 10
10 22 (4.59%) Windows XP
11 20 (4.18%) Ubuntu
12 17 (3.55%) AIX
13 16 (3.34%) SUSE
14 14 (2.92%) Windows Server 2016
15 12 (2.51%) Debian
16 11 (2.30%) Oracle Linux
16 11 (2.30%) Windows Server 2019
17 10 (2.09%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (1.88%) VMS
19 6 (1.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (26.72%) DevOps
2 98 (20.46%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (10.44%) Configuration Management
5 49 (10.23%) Microservices
6 47 (9.81%) Continuous Delivery
7 45 (9.39%) Migration
8 42 (8.77%) Infrastructure as Code
9 40 (8.35%) Problem-Solving
10 38 (7.93%) ITIL
11 33 (6.89%) Disaster Recovery
11 33 (6.89%) High Availability
12 32 (6.68%) Open Source
13 30 (6.26%) Deployment Automation
13 30 (6.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 30 (6.26%) Scrum
14 28 (5.85%) Test Automation
15 27 (5.64%) Kanban
16 26 (5.43%) Infrastructure Automation
17 24 (5.01%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (31.52%) Python
2 104 (21.71%) Java
3 70 (14.61%) Perl
4 67 (13.99%) Bash Shell
5 61 (12.73%) SQL
6 49 (10.23%) JavaScript
6 49 (10.23%) Ruby
7 45 (9.39%) PowerShell
8 41 (8.56%) Shell Script
9 27 (5.64%) PL/SQL
10 21 (4.38%) C++
11 18 (3.76%) Go
12 16 (3.34%) C
13 14 (2.92%) Groovy
14 13 (2.71%) T-SQL
15 8 (1.67%) Scala
16 5 (1.04%) AWK
16 5 (1.04%) Clojure
16 5 (1.04%) ClojureScript
17 4 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 177 (36.95%) Security Cleared
2 147 (30.69%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.31%) DV Cleared
4 26 (5.43%) RHCE
5 15 (3.13%) Degree
5 15 (3.13%) RHCSA
6 10 (2.09%) RHCA
6 10 (2.09%) TOGAF Certification
7 8 (1.67%) AWS Certification
7 8 (1.67%) CCNA
7 8 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (1.25%) CompTIA Security+
8 6 (1.25%) Linux+ Certification
9 5 (1.04%) CCNP
10 4 (0.84%) CISSP
10 4 (0.84%) CTC Cleared
10 4 (0.84%) GIAC
10 4 (0.84%) RHCVA
11 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.09%) GDPR
1 10 (2.09%) OASIS TOSCA
2 8 (1.67%) SLA
3 6 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.04%) QA
5 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.63%) COBIT
6 3 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.42%) PMO
7 2 (0.42%) SEPA
7 2 (0.42%) WCAG
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 102 (21.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 94 (19.62%) Docker
3 78 (16.28%) Active Directory
4 45 (9.39%) VMware ESXi
5 28 (5.85%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (3.97%) vSphere
7 16 (3.34%) KVM
7 16 (3.34%) LXC
8 11 (2.30%) GlusterFS
9 9 (1.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 8 (1.67%) Hyper-V
10 8 (1.67%) NFS
11 5 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.04%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.84%) Firmware
12 4 (0.84%) Gluster
12 4 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.84%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.63%) Samba
13 3 (0.63%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 145 (30.27%) Ansible
2 79 (16.49%) Kubernetes
3 72 (15.03%) Puppet
4 50 (10.44%) Terraform
5 37 (7.72%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (7.72%) Red Hat Satellite
6 32 (6.68%) SCCM
7 28 (5.85%) Grafana
8 25 (5.22%) Prometheus
9 24 (5.01%) Kibana
9 24 (5.01%) Salt
10 22 (4.59%) Microsoft Clustering
11 21 (4.38%) IBM BigFix
11 21 (4.38%) Microsoft Intune
12 18 (3.76%) Consul
13 14 (2.92%) logstash
14 13 (2.71%) Oracle RMAN
15 11 (2.30%) Docker Swarm
15 11 (2.30%) SELinux
16 10 (2.09%) Cloudify
Vendors
1 130 (27.14%) VMware
2 112 (23.38%) Oracle
3 51 (10.65%) Microsoft
4 43 (8.98%) Cisco
5 41 (8.56%) IBM
6 32 (6.68%) Splunk
7 31 (6.47%) EMC
8 29 (6.05%) Juniper
9 26 (5.43%) Dell
10 25 (5.22%) Axway
11 23 (4.80%) MuleSoft
12 22 (4.59%) Citrix
13 19 (3.97%) Sun
13 19 (3.97%) Veritas
14 17 (3.55%) Adobe
14 17 (3.55%) Atlassian
14 17 (3.55%) SAP
15 16 (3.34%) AppDynamics
15 16 (3.34%) Google
16 14 (2.92%) F5