Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 191 174 148
Rank change year-on-year -17 -26 +26
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,463 1,521 1,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 1.53% 1.84%
As % of the Vendors category 3.48% 3.64% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 902 980 1,185
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £331 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £408
% change year-on-year +6.12% -1.72% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 22
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £32.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -32.63% +88.12%
10th Percentile £34.00 £17.00 £17.05
90th Percentile £49.50 £47.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £31.75
% change year-on-year -4.55% +38.58% +38.04%

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 42,028 41,754 43,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.27% 42.00% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,034 26,356 26,572
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £240
90th Percentile £637 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,553 1,352 1,634
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +2.53% -5.56%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.57 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.76 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.58% - -5.71%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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 1,361 £493 +9.44% 251
UK excluding London -29 861 £425 +6.12% 175
London +9 579 £525 +5.00% 95
South East -38 250 £403 -4.73% 52
North of England -47 195 £434 +3.27% 41
South West +14 130 £475 +18.75% 29
Midlands -7 110 £400 +2.56% 20
North West -3 102 £456 +7.35% 19
East of England +38 91 £475 +15.15% 14
West Midlands -25 61 £400 -7.67% 12
Yorkshire -40 60 £425 - 15
Scotland -18 58 £400 +6.67% 11
East Midlands +14 49 £400 +26.98% 7
North East -27 33 £425 +28.79% 7
Wales 0 26 £425 +13.33% 8
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 1,284 (87.76%) Linux
2 882 (60.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 593 (40.53%) DevOps
4 505 (34.52%) Ansible
5 495 (33.83%) Amazon AWS
6 461 (31.51%) Puppet
7 420 (28.71%) Windows
8 419 (28.64%) Jenkins
9 388 (26.52%) Python
10 348 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
11 339 (23.17%) Unix
12 338 (23.10%) Git (software)
13 320 (21.87%) Docker
14 306 (20.92%) Oracle
15 305 (20.85%) VMware
16 297 (20.30%) CentOS
17 271 (18.52%) Finance
18 267 (18.25%) Opscode Chef
19 257 (17.57%) Security Cleared
20 244 (16.68%) Bash Shell
21 216 (14.76%) Java
22 212 (14.49%) Kubernetes
23 207 (14.15%) SC Cleared
24 204 (13.94%) Apache
25 196 (13.40%) Firewall
26 185 (12.65%) Configuration Management
27 184 (12.58%) ITIL
27 184 (12.58%) SQL Server
27 184 (12.58%) Terraform
28 183 (12.51%) Perl

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
1 204 (13.94%) Apache
2 136 (9.30%) JBoss
3 88 (6.02%) Tomcat
4 86 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 81 (5.54%) OpenStack
6 68 (4.65%) nginx
7 64 (4.37%) Confluence
8 52 (3.55%) WebSphere
9 42 (2.87%) IIS
10 29 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
11 28 (1.91%) MS Exchange
12 27 (1.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 19 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
14 17 (1.16%) CMS
15 16 (1.09%) SharePoint
16 15 (1.03%) Apache Spark
17 13 (0.89%) Jetty
17 13 (0.89%) Mongrel
18 9 (0.62%) NetWeaver
19 8 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.14%) Houdini
5 2 (0.14%) Maya
5 2 (0.14%) NUKE
6 1 (0.068%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.68%) Endur
3 6 (0.41%) Magento
4 5 (0.34%) HFM
4 5 (0.34%) Maximo
5 3 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
5 3 (0.21%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
6 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.14%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.068%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.068%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.068%) Global One
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.068%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 495 (33.83%) Amazon AWS
2 177 (12.10%) OpenShift
3 156 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 91 (6.22%) IaaS
5 89 (6.08%) PaaS
6 81 (5.54%) Cloud Computing
7 67 (4.58%) GitHub
8 65 (4.44%) Datadog
9 58 (3.96%) AWS CloudFormation
10 50 (3.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 34 (2.32%) Serverless
12 29 (1.98%) SaaS
13 28 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
13 28 (1.91%) Google Cloud Platform
14 22 (1.50%) Route 53
15 19 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
16 12 (0.82%) Amazon S3
17 11 (0.75%) Sumo Logic
18 10 (0.68%) Office 365
19 9 (0.62%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 196 (13.40%) Firewall
2 140 (9.57%) DNS
3 78 (5.33%) TCP/IP
4 71 (4.85%) VPN
5 62 (4.24%) SAN
6 56 (3.83%) HTTP
7 53 (3.62%) Network Security
8 42 (2.87%) LAN
9 39 (2.67%) SSL
9 39 (2.67%) WAN
10 38 (2.60%) Cisco Nexus
11 33 (2.26%) Kerberos
12 32 (2.19%) Internet
13 28 (1.91%) iSCSI
14 23 (1.57%) BIG-IP
15 20 (1.37%) DHCP
16 18 (1.23%) MPLS
17 16 (1.09%) NetScaler
17 16 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
18 14 (0.96%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (12.58%) SQL Server
2 109 (7.45%) MySQL
3 84 (5.74%) MongoDB
4 75 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 74 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
6 60 (4.10%) Hadoop
7 52 (3.55%) Relational Database
8 31 (2.12%) Big Data
9 29 (1.98%) Apache Cassandra
9 29 (1.98%) NoSQL
10 28 (1.91%) MariaDB
11 26 (1.78%) Amazon Aurora
12 25 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
13 24 (1.64%) RDBMS
14 23 (1.57%) Amazon Redshift
15 21 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
16 20 (1.37%) Redis
17 19 (1.30%) DB2
18 16 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
19 14 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 419 (28.64%) Jenkins
2 338 (23.10%) Git (software)
3 167 (11.41%) Sonatype Nexus
4 106 (7.25%) Maven
5 100 (6.84%) JIRA
6 82 (5.60%) GitLab
7 73 (4.99%) Artifactory
7 73 (4.99%) Subversion
8 46 (3.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 46 (3.14%) TeamCity
9 45 (3.08%) Vagrant
10 30 (2.05%) Selenium
11 20 (1.37%) Bitbucket
11 20 (1.37%) SoapUI
12 18 (1.23%) Cucumber
13 16 (1.09%) Ant
13 16 (1.09%) MSBuild
14 14 (0.96%) Gradle
14 14 (0.96%) SonarQube
15 13 (0.89%) CruiseControl
General
1 271 (18.52%) Finance
2 103 (7.04%) Banking
3 45 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 26 (1.78%) Retail
5 25 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.50%) Publishing
7 18 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.23%) Marketing
8 17 (1.16%) Electronics
8 17 (1.16%) Law
9 16 (1.09%) Legal
10 13 (0.89%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.89%) Retail Banking
11 9 (0.62%) Aerospace
12 8 (0.55%) Billing
13 7 (0.48%) Back Office
13 7 (0.48%) Front Office
14 5 (0.34%) Games
14 5 (0.34%) Spanish Language
15 4 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 336 (22.97%) DevOps Engineer
2 185 (12.65%) Linux Engineer
3 152 (10.39%) Architect
4 147 (10.05%) Administrator
5 116 (7.93%) AWS Engineer
6 96 (6.56%) Developer
7 93 (6.36%) AWS DevOps
8 92 (6.29%) Linux Administrator
9 90 (6.15%) Systems Administrator
10 87 (5.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 77 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 72 (4.92%) Consultant
13 69 (4.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 66 (4.51%) Analyst
15 62 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 52 (3.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 49 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
18 47 (3.21%) Solutions Architect
19 46 (3.14%) Senior DevOps
20 41 (2.80%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (11.14%) Middleware
2 87 (5.95%) Web Services
3 69 (4.72%) LDAP
4 49 (3.35%) Elastic Stack
5 46 (3.14%) LAMP
5 46 (3.14%) SOAP
6 44 (3.01%) Kafka
7 43 (2.94%) Spring
8 37 (2.53%) XML
9 34 (2.32%) .NET
10 32 (2.19%) REST
11 31 (2.12%) Node.js
12 26 (1.78%) Spring Boot
13 25 (1.71%) LEMP Stack
14 23 (1.57%) LAPP Stack
15 22 (1.50%) HTML
15 22 (1.50%) jQuery
16 21 (1.44%) ActiveMQ
16 21 (1.44%) CSS
17 20 (1.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 102 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (6.29%) Data Centre
3 48 (3.28%) Linux Command Line
4 42 (2.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 37 (2.53%) Public Cloud
6 31 (2.12%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 29 (1.98%) Clustering
8 28 (1.91%) PKI
9 26 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 22 (1.50%) Private Cloud
11 20 (1.37%) Device Driver
11 20 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
12 13 (0.89%) CMDB
12 13 (0.89%) User Experience
13 12 (0.82%) Graphic Design
14 9 (0.62%) Enterprise Cloud
15 8 (0.55%) DataPower
15 8 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
16 7 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,284 (87.76%) Linux
2 882 (60.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 420 (28.71%) Windows
4 339 (23.17%) Unix
5 297 (20.30%) CentOS
6 164 (11.21%) Windows Server
7 131 (8.95%) Solaris
8 76 (5.19%) Ubuntu
9 49 (3.35%) Debian
10 48 (3.28%) AIX
11 42 (2.87%) SUSE
12 39 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 18 (1.23%) Windows 7
14 18 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (1.16%) Fedora
16 16 (1.09%) Windows 10
17 13 (0.89%) HPUX
18 8 (0.55%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 593 (40.53%) DevOps
2 348 (23.79%) Agile Software Development
3 185 (12.65%) Configuration Management
4 184 (12.58%) ITIL
5 150 (10.25%) Problem-Solving
6 133 (9.09%) Migration
7 115 (7.86%) Open Source
8 109 (7.45%) Continuous Integration
9 101 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
10 89 (6.08%) Test Automation
11 88 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
12 87 (5.95%) Scrum
13 84 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 68 (4.65%) High Availability
15 67 (4.58%) Deployment Automation
15 67 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
15 67 (4.58%) Load Balancing
16 64 (4.37%) TDD
17 63 (4.31%) SOA
18 62 (4.24%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 388 (26.52%) Python
2 244 (16.68%) Bash Shell
3 216 (14.76%) Java
4 183 (12.51%) Perl
5 150 (10.25%) SQL
6 134 (9.16%) Ruby
7 121 (8.27%) Shell Script
8 66 (4.51%) JavaScript
9 62 (4.24%) PowerShell
10 58 (3.96%) PHP
11 48 (3.28%) Go
12 34 (2.32%) C#
13 25 (1.71%) C
14 16 (1.09%) Korn
15 12 (0.82%) C++
16 11 (0.75%) Java 8
17 7 (0.48%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.48%) R
18 6 (0.41%) ABAP
19 5 (0.34%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 257 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 207 (14.15%) SC Cleared
3 104 (7.11%) RHCE
4 77 (5.26%) Degree
5 53 (3.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 45 (3.08%) AWS Certification
7 44 (3.01%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (2.60%) CCNP
9 35 (2.39%) DV Cleared
10 25 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (1.57%) MCSE
11 23 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 13 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.68%) MCITP
15 9 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
16 6 (0.41%) CCNA
16 6 (0.41%) RHCSA
16 6 (0.41%) Sun Certification
17 5 (0.34%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (1.30%) QA
2 15 (1.03%) SLA
3 13 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.48%) COBIT
4 7 (0.48%) FedRAMP
5 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.21%) PMO
6 3 (0.21%) PSD2
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) GDPR
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.068%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.068%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.068%) HL7
System Software
1 320 (21.87%) Docker
2 182 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 167 (11.41%) Active Directory
4 52 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
5 51 (3.49%) vSphere
6 48 (3.28%) NFS
7 40 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
8 36 (2.46%) Hyper-V
9 30 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
10 28 (1.91%) KVM
11 25 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
12 20 (1.37%) XenApp
13 18 (1.23%) XenDesktop
14 15 (1.03%) VirtualBox
15 14 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.89%) Postfix
17 12 (0.82%) LXC
18 11 (0.75%) VMware NSX
19 9 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
19 9 (0.62%) Samba
Systems Management
1 505 (34.52%) Ansible
2 461 (31.51%) Puppet
3 267 (18.25%) Opscode Chef
4 212 (14.49%) Kubernetes
5 184 (12.58%) Terraform
6 86 (5.88%) Nagios
7 66 (4.51%) Red Hat Satellite
8 58 (3.96%) ZABBIX
9 41 (2.80%) Salt
10 39 (2.67%) Packer
11 37 (2.53%) SELinux
12 35 (2.39%) Grafana
13 34 (2.32%) Icinga
14 29 (1.98%) Kibana
14 29 (1.98%) Prometheus
15 28 (1.91%) HAProxy
15 28 (1.91%) SCCM
16 22 (1.50%) SCOM
17 21 (1.44%) logstash
17 21 (1.44%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 306 (20.92%) Oracle
2 305 (20.85%) VMware
3 178 (12.17%) Microsoft
4 134 (9.16%) Cisco
5 123 (8.41%) Splunk
6 96 (6.56%) IBM
7 71 (4.85%) Qualys
8 59 (4.03%) HP
9 54 (3.69%) Google
10 46 (3.14%) AppDynamics
11 44 (3.01%) Atlassian
12 42 (2.87%) Citrix
12 42 (2.87%) SAP
13 40 (2.73%) F5
13 40 (2.73%) NetApp
14 37 (2.53%) ServiceNow
15 34 (2.32%) EMC
16 32 (2.19%) Dell
17 31 (2.12%) Sun
18 30 (2.05%) CheckPoint