Period
to 26 July 2017

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 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 122 177
Rank change year-on-year -38 +55 +5
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1562 2186 1559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.99% 1.38%
As % of the Vendors category 3.74% 4.46% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 999 1463 1018
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £300
90th Percentile £600 £565 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 27
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% +8.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £26.25 £12.75 £22.37
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.60 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +31.94% +5.88% -2.86%

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 41709 49023 50321
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.80% 44.62% 44.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25535 30083 29030
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £245 £219
90th Percentile £600 £581 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1426 1623 2179
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £43.89
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.45 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.44% +2.65% +3.03%

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 26 July 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 6 months to 26 July 2017.

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 26 July 2017. 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 -33 1429 £450 +5.88% 142
UK excluding London -22 954 £425 +6.25% 107
London -45 585 £500 +9.47% 45
South East +9 381 £425 - 44
North of England -38 221 £420 +12.00% 26
South West +20 101 £425 +1.19% 9
North East +11 96 £388 +31.36%
Scotland +3 94 £400 +3.23% 6
North West -17 77 £438 +13.56% 13
East of England -30 74 £480 +20.00% 4
Midlands -44 55 £530 +39.47% 14
Yorkshire -34 50 £430 - 13
West Midlands -10 41 £550 +46.67% 9
Wales +4 25 £475 +24.59% 4
East Midlands -50 12 £363 -5.84% 5
Northern Ireland - 3 £348 -

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 1375 (88.03%) Linux
2 929 (59.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 594 (38.03%) DevOps
4 495 (31.69%) Unix
5 429 (27.46%) Puppet
6 407 (26.06%) VMware
7 397 (25.42%) Windows
8 386 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
9 385 (24.65%) Java
10 383 (24.52%) Oracle
11 382 (24.46%) Ansible
12 376 (24.07%) Jenkins
13 368 (23.56%) Python
14 334 (21.38%) Amazon AWS
15 327 (20.93%) Security Cleared
16 301 (19.27%) Perl
17 287 (18.37%) CentOS
17 287 (18.37%) Git (software)
18 283 (18.12%) SC Cleared
19 282 (18.05%) Finance
20 246 (15.75%) Bash Shell
21 236 (15.11%) Opscode Chef
22 235 (15.04%) Solaris
23 232 (14.85%) Docker
24 221 (14.15%) SQL
24 221 (14.15%) Configuration Management
25 217 (13.89%) Firewall
26 216 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
27 198 (12.68%) Apache
28 195 (12.48%) Active Directory

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
1 198 (12.68%) Apache
2 182 (11.65%) JBoss
3 161 (10.31%) WebLogic
4 153 (9.80%) Tomcat
5 110 (7.04%) Confluence
6 106 (6.79%) OpenStack
7 86 (5.51%) WebSphere
8 42 (2.69%) Apache Spark
9 41 (2.62%) IIS
10 40 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
11 36 (2.30%) iPlanet
12 34 (2.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 31 (1.98%) SharePoint
14 26 (1.66%) MS Exchange
15 24 (1.54%) nginx
16 21 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
16 21 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 17 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
18 15 (0.96%) SAS
19 12 (0.77%) MQSeries
Applications
1 18 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 17 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Office
4 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.19%) Houdini
6 3 (0.19%) Maya
6 3 (0.19%) NUKE
6 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 14 (0.90%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 13 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
5 6 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.26%) Siebel CRM
7 3 (0.19%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.064%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.064%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Retail
9 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.064%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.064%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.064%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 334 (21.38%) Amazon AWS
2 162 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (9.48%) OpenShift
4 72 (4.61%) PaaS
5 62 (3.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 50 (3.20%) GitHub
7 45 (2.88%) IaaS
8 42 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
9 36 (2.30%) SaaS
10 35 (2.24%) Amazon S3
11 24 (1.54%) Trello
12 22 (1.41%) Route 53
13 21 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 16 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
15 15 (0.96%) Heroku
15 15 (0.96%) Office 365
16 12 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (0.77%) Slack
17 11 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 217 (13.89%) Firewall
2 176 (11.27%) DNS
3 155 (9.92%) SAN
4 124 (7.94%) TCP/IP
5 110 (7.04%) LDAP
6 70 (4.48%) DHCP
7 64 (4.10%) Kerberos
8 62 (3.97%) WAN
9 58 (3.71%) SSL
10 48 (3.07%) LAN
10 48 (3.07%) NAS
11 43 (2.75%) HTTP
11 43 (2.75%) VPN
12 39 (2.50%) Network Security
13 35 (2.24%) Internet
14 32 (2.05%) SSH
15 23 (1.47%) OpenLDAP
16 21 (1.34%) Ethernet
17 20 (1.28%) PuTTY
17 20 (1.28%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (7.30%) MySQL
2 107 (6.85%) SQL Server
3 94 (6.02%) Oracle Database
4 88 (5.63%) MongoDB
5 87 (5.57%) PostgreSQL
6 74 (4.74%) Hadoop
7 62 (3.97%) Relational Database
8 57 (3.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 53 (3.39%) Big Data
9 53 (3.39%) NoSQL
10 45 (2.88%) BusinessObjects
11 43 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
12 40 (2.56%) Apache Hive
13 35 (2.24%) Oracle Database 10g
13 35 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
14 29 (1.86%) RDBMS
14 29 (1.86%) Redis
15 28 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
16 27 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 376 (24.07%) Jenkins
2 287 (18.37%) Git (software)
3 146 (9.35%) JIRA
4 101 (6.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 98 (6.27%) Maven
6 73 (4.67%) Subversion
7 61 (3.91%) GitLab
7 61 (3.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 50 (3.20%) Artifactory
9 47 (3.01%) JUnit
10 45 (2.88%) Ant
11 44 (2.82%) Oracle APEX
12 41 (2.62%) Selenium
13 40 (2.56%) Eclipse
14 38 (2.43%) Cucumber
15 35 (2.24%) TeamCity
16 33 (2.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 27 (1.73%) Vagrant
18 25 (1.60%) Hudson
19 22 (1.41%) HP UFT
General
1 282 (18.05%) Finance
2 143 (9.15%) Banking
3 62 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.24%) Investment Banking
5 24 (1.54%) Marketing
6 22 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 21 (1.34%) Electronics
8 19 (1.22%) Law
8 19 (1.22%) Legal
8 19 (1.22%) Retail
9 12 (0.77%) Billing
10 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.32%) Games
12 4 (0.26%) Advertising
12 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.19%) Local Government
14 2 (0.13%) Automotive
14 2 (0.13%) Avionics
14 2 (0.13%) Publishing
14 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 290 (18.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 255 (16.33%) Administrator
3 178 (11.40%) Linux Engineer
4 153 (9.80%) Systems Administrator
5 146 (9.35%) Linux Administrator
6 131 (8.39%) Consultant
7 128 (8.19%) Architect
8 124 (7.94%) Developer
9 105 (6.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 94 (6.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 88 (5.63%) Cloud Engineer
12 76 (4.87%) AWS Engineer
13 72 (4.61%) Unix Administrator
14 71 (4.55%) Unix Engineer
15 61 (3.91%) AWS DevOps
16 60 (3.84%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 59 (3.78%) Java Developer
18 56 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 53 (3.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
20 51 (3.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 130 (8.32%) Web Services
2 100 (6.40%) Middleware
3 79 (5.06%) .NET
4 75 (4.80%) REST
5 72 (4.61%) J2EE
6 64 (4.10%) Node.js
7 58 (3.71%) Spring
8 54 (3.46%) Java EE
9 50 (3.20%) Software Packaging
10 47 (3.01%) Apache Camel
10 47 (3.01%) XML
11 41 (2.62%) RESTful
12 38 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
13 37 (2.37%) HTML
13 37 (2.37%) SOAP
14 34 (2.18%) LAMP
15 33 (2.11%) ActiveMQ
16 27 (1.73%) JMS
16 27 (1.73%) Spring Boot
17 25 (1.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.85%) Clustering
2 106 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (6.79%) Data Centre
3 51 (3.27%) Computer Science
4 39 (2.50%) PKI
5 38 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
6 36 (2.30%) Public Cloud
7 28 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
8 26 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 26 (1.66%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.60%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (1.47%) Smart Meter
11 22 (1.41%) Private Cloud
12 19 (1.22%) Replication
13 14 (0.90%) EMC VNX
13 14 (0.90%) Video on Demand
14 13 (0.83%) RIA
15 11 (0.70%) Mobile App
16 10 (0.64%) CMDB
17 8 (0.51%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 1375 (88.03%) Linux
2 929 (59.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 495 (31.69%) Unix
4 397 (25.42%) Windows
5 287 (18.37%) CentOS
6 235 (15.04%) Solaris
7 186 (11.91%) Windows Server
8 175 (11.20%) AIX
9 101 (6.47%) Ubuntu
10 96 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 90 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 79 (5.06%) SUSE
13 55 (3.52%) HPUX
14 46 (2.94%) Debian
15 36 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (1.66%) Oracle Linux
17 25 (1.60%) Windows 7
18 17 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 17 (1.09%) Windows XP
19 11 (0.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 594 (38.03%) DevOps
2 386 (24.71%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (14.15%) Configuration Management
4 181 (11.59%) Continuous Integration
5 170 (10.88%) Open Source
6 139 (8.90%) Migration
7 121 (7.75%) Scrum
8 118 (7.55%) ITIL
9 115 (7.36%) Test Automation
10 98 (6.27%) High Availability
11 85 (5.44%) Microservices
12 84 (5.38%) Load Balancing
13 74 (4.74%) Continuous Delivery
13 74 (4.74%) TDD
14 70 (4.48%) Kanban
15 69 (4.42%) Software Engineering
16 68 (4.35%) Change Control
17 64 (4.10%) SDLC
18 52 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
19 48 (3.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 385 (24.65%) Java
2 368 (23.56%) Python
3 301 (19.27%) Perl
4 246 (15.75%) Bash Shell
5 221 (14.15%) SQL
6 142 (9.09%) Ruby
7 132 (8.45%) Shell Script
8 106 (6.79%) PowerShell
9 94 (6.02%) JavaScript
10 65 (4.16%) Korn
11 46 (2.94%) PHP
12 40 (2.56%) C
13 37 (2.37%) PL/SQL
14 33 (2.11%) C#
15 29 (1.86%) C++
16 25 (1.60%) VBScript
17 21 (1.34%) F#
18 18 (1.15%) R
19 17 (1.09%) C-shell
19 17 (1.09%) Scala
Qualifications
1 327 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 283 (18.12%) SC Cleared
3 77 (4.93%) RHCE
4 64 (4.10%) Degree
5 54 (3.46%) RHCSA
6 51 (3.27%) Cisco Certification
7 41 (2.62%) CISSP
8 34 (2.18%) CCNP
9 31 (1.98%) CCNA
9 31 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (1.86%) DV Cleared
11 27 (1.73%) Computer Science Degree
12 22 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 16 (1.02%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.77%) OCP
15 11 (0.70%) JNCIS
15 11 (0.70%) MCSE
15 11 (0.70%) RHCA
16 10 (0.64%) ISEB
16 10 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.69%) QA
2 20 (1.28%) JSP 440
3 17 (1.09%) SLA
4 15 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.38%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.19%) GPG13
8 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.13%) ECSS
9 2 (0.13%) PMO
10 1 (0.064%) GCP
10 1 (0.064%) MiFID
10 1 (0.064%) Solvency II
System Software
1 232 (14.85%) Docker
2 216 (13.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 195 (12.48%) Active Directory
4 71 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 71 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 64 (4.10%) NFS
6 63 (4.03%) Hyper-V
7 62 (3.97%) KVM
8 55 (3.52%) vSphere
9 38 (2.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 36 (2.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 32 (2.05%) Oracle RAC
11 32 (2.05%) Xen
12 27 (1.73%) Veritas File System
13 23 (1.47%) Samba
14 21 (1.34%) LXC
15 20 (1.28%) vCloud
16 19 (1.22%) Oracle Clusterware
16 19 (1.22%) Squid
17 17 (1.09%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 429 (27.46%) Puppet
2 382 (24.46%) Ansible
3 236 (15.11%) Opscode Chef
4 142 (9.09%) Kubernetes
5 85 (5.44%) Nagios
6 74 (4.74%) Red Hat Satellite
7 73 (4.67%) Terraform
8 54 (3.46%) vRealize
9 50 (3.20%) NetBackup
10 42 (2.69%) ZABBIX
11 40 (2.56%) Packer
12 34 (2.18%) Dollar Universe
13 33 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 32 (2.05%) Grafana
15 26 (1.66%) Prometheus
16 25 (1.60%) SCCM
17 24 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
17 24 (1.54%) logstash
18 22 (1.41%) vCenter Server
19 21 (1.34%) Kibana
Vendors
1 407 (26.06%) VMware
2 383 (24.52%) Oracle
3 190 (12.16%) Microsoft
4 172 (11.01%) HP
5 161 (10.31%) Cisco
6 95 (6.08%) Splunk
7 90 (5.76%) IBM
7 90 (5.76%) Sun
7 90 (5.76%) Veritas
8 85 (5.44%) EMC
9 70 (4.48%) TIBCO
10 57 (3.65%) F5
11 52 (3.33%) NetApp
12 50 (3.20%) Atlassian
13 49 (3.14%) Symantec
14 41 (2.62%) SaltStack
15 35 (2.24%) Cloudera
16 29 (1.86%) Dell
16 29 (1.86%) Juniper
17 28 (1.79%) Brocade
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