Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 143 176
Rank change year-on-year -22 +33 -3
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1607 1958 1656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.85% 1.44%
As % of the Vendors category 3.66% 4.08% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1030 1324 1072
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.74% +5.47%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £305
90th Percentile £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £405 £400
% change year-on-year - +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 24
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £27.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -3.51% -30.91%
10th Percentile £19.00 £12.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year +125.00% -27.93% -17.78%

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 43891 48012 49887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.69% 45.31% 43.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27261 29317 29425
UK median daily rate £430 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1471 1723 2124
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.14 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.69% +6.03%

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 17 November 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 17 November 2017.

Contractor 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 17 November 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 -18 1486 £450 +5.88% 114
UK excluding London -23 975 £405 - 86
London -35 604 £500 +8.11% 35
South East -6 374 £420 -1.18% 21
North of England -21 251 £400 - 29
North West -11 102 £425 - 13
Midlands +16 90 £401 -3.49% 13
Scotland -19 87 £400 +3.23% 6
East of England -17 84 £480 +28.00% 10
North East +6 81 £333 +3.91% 1
South West +1 73 £375 -6.25% 6
Yorkshire -11 71 £430 +1.18% 15
West Midlands +22 56 £525 +19.66% 7
East Midlands -11 33 £320 -20.00% 6
Wales -7 15 £375 -14.29% 1
Isle of Man - 2 £475 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 1383 (86.06%) Linux
2 909 (56.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 570 (35.47%) Unix
4 528 (32.86%) DevOps
5 456 (28.38%) Windows
6 425 (26.45%) Puppet
7 381 (23.71%) Java
8 376 (23.40%) Oracle
9 375 (23.34%) Jenkins
10 368 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
11 356 (22.15%) VMware
12 347 (21.59%) Python
13 346 (21.53%) Ansible
14 338 (21.03%) Amazon AWS
15 328 (20.41%) Git (software)
16 320 (19.91%) Finance
17 292 (18.17%) Perl
18 290 (18.05%) CentOS
19 287 (17.86%) Solaris
20 281 (17.49%) Bash Shell
21 274 (17.05%) Security Cleared
22 251 (15.62%) Firewall
23 234 (14.56%) Opscode Chef
24 233 (14.50%) SQL
25 229 (14.25%) SC Cleared
26 226 (14.06%) JBoss
27 225 (14.00%) Docker
28 222 (13.81%) Apache
28 222 (13.81%) Configuration Management
29 201 (12.51%) SAN

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
1 226 (14.06%) JBoss
2 222 (13.81%) Apache
3 191 (11.89%) Tomcat
4 122 (7.59%) WebLogic
5 108 (6.72%) OpenStack
6 98 (6.10%) Confluence
7 80 (4.98%) WebSphere
8 51 (3.17%) IIS
9 49 (3.05%) Oracle Application Server
10 48 (2.99%) Apache Spark
11 47 (2.92%) iPlanet
12 39 (2.43%) nginx
13 38 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 30 (1.87%) WebSphere Application Server
15 27 (1.68%) Cloud Foundry
16 24 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
16 24 (1.49%) MQSeries
17 23 (1.43%) SharePoint
18 22 (1.37%) MS Exchange
19 19 (1.18%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 25 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 23 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
4 10 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.50%) Houdini
5 8 (0.50%) Maya
5 8 (0.50%) NUKE
5 8 (0.50%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.49%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (0.81%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 8 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (0.44%) Temenos T24
5 5 (0.31%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.25%) SAP SRM
7 3 (0.19%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle EBS
9 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.062%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 338 (21.03%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (9.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 129 (8.03%) OpenShift
4 66 (4.11%) PaaS
5 64 (3.98%) GitHub
6 59 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (2.99%) IaaS
8 36 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 35 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
10 27 (1.68%) SaaS
11 21 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 19 (1.18%) Amazon S3
13 18 (1.12%) Slack
14 17 (1.06%) Heroku
14 17 (1.06%) Office 365
15 15 (0.93%) Route 53
16 13 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (0.81%) Serverless
17 8 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
18 7 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 251 (15.62%) Firewall
2 201 (12.51%) SAN
3 183 (11.39%) DNS
4 142 (8.84%) TCP/IP
5 110 (6.85%) LDAP
6 78 (4.85%) NAS
7 65 (4.04%) WAN
8 63 (3.92%) DHCP
9 48 (2.99%) LAN
10 44 (2.74%) VPN
11 43 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
12 36 (2.24%) SSH
13 35 (2.18%) Network Security
13 35 (2.18%) SSL
14 34 (2.12%) HTTP
15 31 (1.93%) Kerberos
16 25 (1.56%) Internet
16 25 (1.56%) OpenLDAP
17 18 (1.12%) iSCSI
17 18 (1.12%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 108 (6.72%) MySQL
3 107 (6.66%) PostgreSQL
4 89 (5.54%) Oracle Database
5 83 (5.16%) Hadoop
6 82 (5.10%) SQL Server
7 76 (4.73%) Relational Database
8 61 (3.80%) Big Data
9 47 (2.92%) Apache Hive
10 42 (2.61%) Redis
11 37 (2.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 36 (2.24%) NoSQL
13 35 (2.18%) RDBMS
14 29 (1.80%) DB2
15 28 (1.74%) HBase
15 28 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
16 23 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
17 22 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
17 22 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
18 21 (1.31%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 375 (23.34%) Jenkins
2 328 (20.41%) Git (software)
3 132 (8.21%) JIRA
4 121 (7.53%) Maven
5 88 (5.48%) Subversion
6 85 (5.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 56 (3.48%) JUnit
8 54 (3.36%) Artifactory
9 53 (3.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 48 (2.99%) Selenium
11 42 (2.61%) GitLab
12 40 (2.49%) Ant
13 34 (2.12%) Cucumber
14 33 (2.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 32 (1.99%) Eclipse
15 32 (1.99%) Vagrant
16 29 (1.80%) TeamCity
17 27 (1.68%) Jasmine
18 24 (1.49%) Oracle APEX
19 21 (1.31%) SoapUI
General
1 320 (19.91%) Finance
2 188 (11.70%) Banking
3 62 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 43 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 42 (2.61%) Retail
6 26 (1.62%) Legal
7 21 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.68%) Marketing
10 9 (0.56%) Electronics
11 8 (0.50%) Billing
12 7 (0.44%) Law
13 6 (0.37%) Games
14 5 (0.31%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.25%) Advertising
15 4 (0.25%) Automotive
15 4 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.19%) Aerospace
16 3 (0.19%) Front Office
16 3 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 325 (20.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 279 (17.36%) Administrator
3 193 (12.01%) Linux Engineer
4 173 (10.77%) Systems Administrator
5 141 (8.77%) Linux Administrator
6 133 (8.28%) Consultant
7 118 (7.34%) Developer
8 106 (6.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 101 (6.29%) Architect
10 94 (5.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 94 (5.85%) Unix Engineer
11 77 (4.79%) Cloud Engineer
12 76 (4.73%) Unix Administrator
13 74 (4.60%) AWS Engineer
14 69 (4.29%) Java Developer
15 64 (3.98%) AWS DevOps
16 63 (3.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 60 (3.73%) Unix Systems Administrator
18 58 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 55 (3.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (8.34%) Web Services
2 122 (7.59%) J2EE
3 116 (7.22%) Middleware
4 93 (5.79%) .NET
5 74 (4.60%) REST
6 55 (3.42%) Apache Camel
6 55 (3.42%) Hibernate
7 53 (3.30%) Spring
8 49 (3.05%) XML
9 48 (2.99%) RESTful
10 45 (2.80%) JSON
11 44 (2.74%) Node.js
11 44 (2.74%) SOAP
12 40 (2.49%) Java EE
13 39 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
14 38 (2.36%) Kafka
15 34 (2.12%) ActiveMQ
16 29 (1.80%) JPA
17 27 (1.68%) HTML
18 26 (1.62%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 123 (7.65%) Data Centre
2 115 (7.16%) Clustering
3 91 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 45 (2.80%) Computer Science
4 45 (2.80%) Replication
5 43 (2.68%) PKI
6 41 (2.55%) Linux Command Line
7 28 (1.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 27 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.43%) Public Cloud
11 19 (1.18%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.12%) Device Driver
12 18 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.12%) Virtual Team
13 15 (0.93%) Derivative
14 13 (0.81%) DataPower
14 13 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.81%) RIA
15 12 (0.75%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1383 (86.06%) Linux
2 909 (56.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 570 (35.47%) Unix
4 456 (28.38%) Windows
5 290 (18.05%) CentOS
6 287 (17.86%) Solaris
7 201 (12.51%) Windows Server
8 180 (11.20%) AIX
9 131 (8.15%) Ubuntu
10 102 (6.35%) SUSE
10 102 (6.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 69 (4.29%) HPUX
12 68 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 44 (2.74%) Debian
14 38 (2.36%) Windows Server 2003
15 30 (1.87%) Windows 7
16 24 (1.49%) Windows XP
17 19 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (0.75%) Fedora
19 10 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (32.86%) DevOps
2 368 (22.90%) Agile Software Development
3 222 (13.81%) Configuration Management
4 154 (9.58%) Open Source
5 141 (8.77%) Migration
6 134 (8.34%) Continuous Integration
7 128 (7.97%) High Availability
8 126 (7.84%) Scrum
9 123 (7.65%) ITIL
9 123 (7.65%) Load Balancing
10 116 (7.22%) Test Automation
11 97 (6.04%) Continuous Delivery
12 88 (5.48%) TDD
13 87 (5.41%) Kanban
14 80 (4.98%) Microservices
15 74 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
16 70 (4.36%) Mentoring
17 68 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
17 68 (4.23%) Software Engineering
18 67 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 381 (23.71%) Java
2 347 (21.59%) Python
3 292 (18.17%) Perl
4 281 (17.49%) Bash Shell
5 233 (14.50%) SQL
6 193 (12.01%) Shell Script
7 131 (8.15%) Ruby
8 103 (6.41%) PowerShell
9 91 (5.66%) JavaScript
10 84 (5.23%) Korn
11 52 (3.24%) PL/SQL
12 43 (2.68%) PHP
13 41 (2.55%) C
14 37 (2.30%) C++
15 33 (2.05%) Go
16 20 (1.24%) C-shell
17 19 (1.18%) C#
18 18 (1.12%) F#
19 13 (0.81%) VBScript
20 12 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 274 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 229 (14.25%) SC Cleared
3 65 (4.04%) Degree
4 48 (2.99%) RHCE
5 25 (1.56%) CISSP
6 23 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (1.43%) RHCSA
7 20 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
9 16 (1.00%) CCNP
9 16 (1.00%) DV Cleared
10 15 (0.93%) CCNA
11 12 (0.75%) RHCA
11 12 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.62%) ISEB
12 10 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (0.62%) MCSA
13 9 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.48%) QA
2 29 (1.80%) SLA
3 18 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.25%) GCP
6 4 (0.25%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.12%) ECSS
7 2 (0.12%) PMO
7 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.062%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.062%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.062%) MiFID
8 1 (0.062%) Solvency II
System Software
1 225 (14.00%) Docker
2 160 (9.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (9.89%) Active Directory
4 103 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
5 92 (5.72%) NFS
6 65 (4.04%) Hyper-V
7 64 (3.98%) KVM
8 59 (3.67%) vSphere
9 56 (3.48%) Samba
10 49 (3.05%) Virtual Machines
11 43 (2.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 41 (2.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 34 (2.12%) Veritas File System
14 28 (1.74%) HDFS
15 22 (1.37%) Xen
16 21 (1.31%) Oracle Clusterware
16 21 (1.31%) Oracle RAC
17 19 (1.18%) LXC
18 18 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
19 16 (1.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 425 (26.45%) Puppet
2 346 (21.53%) Ansible
3 234 (14.56%) Opscode Chef
4 105 (6.53%) Kubernetes
5 103 (6.41%) Nagios
6 82 (5.10%) Terraform
7 61 (3.80%) Red Hat Satellite
8 56 (3.48%) NetBackup
9 39 (2.43%) Grafana
10 37 (2.30%) Icinga
10 37 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 34 (2.12%) ZABBIX
12 33 (2.05%) SCCM
13 30 (1.87%) Prometheus
14 26 (1.62%) Packer
15 22 (1.37%) BladeLogic
16 21 (1.31%) Tivoli
17 20 (1.24%) Control-M
17 20 (1.24%) yum
18 18 (1.12%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 376 (23.40%) Oracle
2 356 (22.15%) VMware
3 183 (11.39%) Microsoft
4 153 (9.52%) Cisco
5 143 (8.90%) HP
6 130 (8.09%) IBM
7 100 (6.22%) EMC
8 98 (6.10%) Splunk
9 96 (5.97%) Sun
10 92 (5.72%) Veritas
11 69 (4.29%) F5
11 69 (4.29%) NetApp
12 45 (2.80%) Symantec
13 44 (2.74%) Atlassian
14 42 (2.61%) Brocade
15 41 (2.55%) Citrix
16 39 (2.43%) Juniper
17 29 (1.80%) TIBCO
18 27 (1.68%) CheckPoint
19 25 (1.56%) Cloudera