Period
to 17 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 195 157 124
Rank change year-on-year -38 -33 +58
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,453 1,578 2,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.40% 1.66% 1.98%
As % of the Vendors category 3.35% 3.79% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 1,007 1,453
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £300
90th Percentile £625 £600 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £428 £400
% change year-on-year -0.70% +7.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 27
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £48.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.21% +68.10% -7.94%
10th Percentile £17.41 £26.25 £12.75
90th Percentile £62.75 £52.25 £50.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £43.75 £35.75
% change year-on-year +13.14% +22.38% +2.14%

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 43,337 41,649 49,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.81% 43.85% 44.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,847 25,425 30,024
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,585 1,438 1,629
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.47 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.07 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.47 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.21% -5.91% +2.94%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Top 15 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 July 2018. 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 -37 1,342 £475 +5.56% 217
UK excluding London -45 833 £425 -0.70% 134
London -30 597 £525 +5.00% 101
South East -59 286 £425 -2.86% 46
North of England -13 234 £425 +1.19% 37
Yorkshire +45 115 £420 -5.62% 13
North West -2 95 £463 +8.82% 16
Midlands +25 90 £513 -6.82% 13
East of England +6 67 £450 -6.25% 7
South West -37 65 £413 -5.44% 13
Scotland -73 63 £375 -6.25% 10
West Midlands -13 49 £530 -3.64% 6
East Midlands +32 41 £413 +13.79% 6
Wales -7 30 £450 -5.26% 4
North East -57 26 £465 +24.00% 8

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 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 1,252 (86.17%) Linux
2 896 (61.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 557 (38.33%) DevOps
4 422 (29.04%) Puppet
5 414 (28.49%) Ansible
6 405 (27.87%) Python
7 395 (27.19%) Unix
7 395 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
8 389 (26.77%) Jenkins
9 374 (25.74%) Windows
10 371 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
11 347 (23.88%) Java
12 311 (21.40%) VMware
13 286 (19.68%) Docker
14 284 (19.55%) Git (software)
15 281 (19.34%) Bash Shell
16 264 (18.17%) CentOS
17 257 (17.69%) Oracle
18 244 (16.79%) Security Cleared
19 237 (16.31%) Finance
20 234 (16.10%) Opscode Chef
21 224 (15.42%) Microsoft
22 213 (14.66%) Perl
23 211 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
24 209 (14.38%) Configuration Management
25 201 (13.83%) SQL
26 196 (13.49%) SC Cleared
27 187 (12.87%) Terraform
28 185 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
29 177 (12.18%) Firewall

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
1 175 (12.04%) Apache
2 131 (9.02%) JBoss
3 98 (6.74%) Confluence
4 94 (6.47%) Tomcat
5 72 (4.96%) OpenStack
6 55 (3.79%) WebLogic
7 51 (3.51%) IIS
8 44 (3.03%) nginx
9 43 (2.96%) WebSphere
10 33 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 23 (1.58%) MS Exchange
12 22 (1.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 19 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (1.03%) Jetty
14 15 (1.03%) SharePoint
15 14 (0.96%) Apache Spark
16 13 (0.89%) WebLogic Portal
17 12 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
18 10 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
19 9 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 21 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.69%) Stata
4 4 (0.28%) HipChat
4 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.069%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.069%) CATIA
5 1 (0.069%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (0.41%) Remedy AR System
4 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.28%) Distributed Ledger
6 3 (0.21%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.14%) Concordance
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) Relativity
7 2 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
8 1 (0.069%) Cerner Millennium
8 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.069%) ENOVIA
8 1 (0.069%) Global One
8 1 (0.069%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.069%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 371 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 211 (14.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 99 (6.81%) OpenShift
4 75 (5.16%) PaaS
5 63 (4.34%) GitHub
6 57 (3.92%) IaaS
7 56 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
8 43 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
8 43 (2.96%) Serverless
9 42 (2.89%) AWS Lambda
10 36 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
11 29 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
12 28 (1.93%) Slack
13 17 (1.17%) SaaS
14 13 (0.89%) Office 365
15 11 (0.76%) Boomi
16 9 (0.62%) Amazon S3
17 7 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
17 7 (0.48%) Tricentis Tosca
18 6 (0.41%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 177 (12.18%) Firewall
2 130 (8.95%) SAN
3 95 (6.54%) DNS
4 69 (4.75%) TCP/IP
5 42 (2.89%) HTTP
6 40 (2.75%) VPN
7 35 (2.41%) NAS
8 34 (2.34%) DHCP
8 34 (2.34%) WAN
9 33 (2.27%) Network Security
9 33 (2.27%) VLAN
10 29 (2.00%) Kerberos
10 29 (2.00%) SSL
11 27 (1.86%) PuTTY
11 27 (1.86%) WinSCP
12 23 (1.58%) SMS
13 22 (1.51%) SSH
14 20 (1.38%) LAN
15 18 (1.24%) Internet
16 16 (1.10%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (8.88%) MongoDB
2 124 (8.53%) MySQL
2 124 (8.53%) SQL Server
3 97 (6.68%) PostgreSQL
4 83 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 58 (3.99%) NoSQL
6 55 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 53 (3.65%) Big Data
8 50 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 35 (2.41%) Oracle Database 10g
10 34 (2.34%) Relational Database
10 34 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
11 30 (2.06%) SQL Server 2016
12 25 (1.72%) DB2
13 23 (1.58%) Redis
14 22 (1.51%) Amazon Redshift
15 20 (1.38%) Hadoop
16 17 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
16 17 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 389 (26.77%) Jenkins
2 284 (19.55%) Git (software)
3 119 (8.19%) JIRA
4 103 (7.09%) Maven
5 95 (6.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 72 (4.96%) Subversion
7 65 (4.47%) Selenium
8 60 (4.13%) Bitbucket
9 59 (4.06%) Cucumber
10 57 (3.92%) JUnit
11 53 (3.65%) Artifactory
12 46 (3.17%) Ant
12 46 (3.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 44 (3.03%) Vagrant
14 41 (2.82%) TeamCity
15 36 (2.48%) Eclipse
16 35 (2.41%) HP UFT
17 34 (2.34%) GitLab
18 30 (2.06%) Oracle APEX
19 27 (1.86%) SoapUI
General
1 237 (16.31%) Finance
2 106 (7.30%) Banking
3 36 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 22 (1.51%) Investment Banking
5 19 (1.31%) Legal
5 19 (1.31%) Retail
6 11 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 9 (0.62%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.55%) Marketing
9 7 (0.48%) Publishing
10 5 (0.34%) Advertising
10 5 (0.34%) Games
10 5 (0.34%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.28%) Electronics
11 4 (0.28%) Law
12 3 (0.21%) Back Office
12 3 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.14%) Front Office
13 2 (0.14%) Online Betting
13 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 350 (24.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 201 (13.83%) Linux Engineer
3 179 (12.32%) Administrator
4 124 (8.53%) Systems Administrator
5 121 (8.33%) Architect
6 117 (8.05%) Linux Administrator
7 110 (7.57%) AWS Engineer
8 99 (6.81%) Developer
9 93 (6.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 88 (6.06%) AWS DevOps
11 82 (5.64%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 74 (5.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 61 (4.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 60 (4.13%) Analyst
14 60 (4.13%) Cloud Engineer
14 60 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 57 (3.92%) Consultant
16 55 (3.79%) Systems Engineer
17 47 (3.23%) Unix Administrator
18 38 (2.62%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (8.47%) Middleware
2 118 (8.12%) Web Services
3 82 (5.64%) Node.js
4 71 (4.89%) Spring
5 66 (4.54%) LDAP
5 66 (4.54%) REST
6 60 (4.13%) .NET
7 53 (3.65%) Kafka
8 45 (3.10%) XML
9 42 (2.89%) JSON
10 40 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
11 39 (2.68%) SOAP
12 36 (2.48%) Apache Camel
13 31 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
14 28 (1.93%) LAMP
15 27 (1.86%) Spring Boot
16 26 (1.79%) J2EE
16 26 (1.79%) Spring Security
17 21 (1.45%) Elastic Stack
18 19 (1.31%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 103 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 77 (5.30%) Clustering
4 45 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
5 37 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
6 35 (2.41%) Device Driver
7 31 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 30 (2.06%) Public Cloud
9 28 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
10 27 (1.86%) Replication
11 24 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 24 (1.65%) Private Cloud
12 18 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.10%) User Experience
13 16 (1.10%) Wiki
14 13 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 11 (0.76%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.76%) CMDB
16 10 (0.69%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,252 (86.17%) Linux
2 896 (61.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 395 (27.19%) Unix
4 374 (25.74%) Windows
5 264 (18.17%) CentOS
6 164 (11.29%) Solaris
6 164 (11.29%) Windows Server
7 153 (10.53%) Ubuntu
8 102 (7.02%) AIX
9 61 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (2.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 33 (2.27%) SUSE
12 29 (2.00%) Debian
13 23 (1.58%) HPUX
14 22 (1.51%) Windows 10
14 22 (1.51%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (1.51%) Windows XP
15 12 (0.83%) Windows 2000
15 12 (0.83%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 12 (0.83%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (38.33%) DevOps
2 395 (27.19%) Agile Software Development
3 209 (14.38%) Configuration Management
4 166 (11.42%) Continuous Integration
5 147 (10.12%) Open Source
5 147 (10.12%) Scrum
6 138 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
7 123 (8.47%) ITIL
8 122 (8.40%) Test Automation
9 121 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 108 (7.43%) High Availability
11 92 (6.33%) Migration
12 81 (5.57%) Deployment Automation
13 80 (5.51%) Change Management
14 77 (5.30%) Kanban
15 74 (5.09%) Disaster Recovery
16 73 (5.02%) TDD
17 72 (4.96%) Task Automation
18 61 (4.20%) Software Engineering
19 59 (4.06%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 405 (27.87%) Python
2 347 (23.88%) Java
3 281 (19.34%) Bash Shell
4 213 (14.66%) Perl
5 201 (13.83%) SQL
6 130 (8.95%) Ruby
7 129 (8.88%) Shell Script
8 94 (6.47%) PowerShell
9 80 (5.51%) JavaScript
10 61 (4.20%) Go
11 41 (2.82%) PHP
12 32 (2.20%) C
13 28 (1.93%) C++
13 28 (1.93%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.86%) F#
15 22 (1.51%) Groovy
16 20 (1.38%) C#
17 19 (1.31%) Korn
18 13 (0.89%) AWK
18 13 (0.89%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 244 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 196 (13.49%) SC Cleared
3 52 (3.58%) Degree
4 47 (3.23%) DV Cleared
5 39 (2.68%) RHCE
6 26 (1.79%) ISEB
7 25 (1.72%) AWS Certification
7 25 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
7 25 (1.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 17 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (0.83%) RHCSA
11 11 (0.76%) CCNA
11 11 (0.76%) MCSE
12 9 (0.62%) CISSP
13 6 (0.41%) CCNP
13 6 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.41%) RHCA
14 5 (0.34%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.41%) QA
2 30 (2.06%) SLA
3 11 (0.76%) GCP
4 10 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.34%) TickIT
6 3 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.21%) GDPR
6 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.14%) PMO
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.069%) COBIT
8 1 (0.069%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.069%) ECSS
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.069%) RMADS
System Software
1 286 (19.68%) Docker
2 185 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 143 (9.84%) Active Directory
4 78 (5.37%) vSphere
5 57 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
6 55 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (2.68%) NFS
8 34 (2.34%) Hyper-V
9 32 (2.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 29 (2.00%) KVM
11 27 (1.86%) Xen
12 21 (1.45%) XenApp
13 20 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
14 17 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
15 16 (1.10%) Firmware
16 15 (1.03%) LXC
17 13 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
18 12 (0.83%) Veritas File System
19 11 (0.76%) iptables
19 11 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 422 (29.04%) Puppet
2 414 (28.49%) Ansible
3 234 (16.10%) Opscode Chef
4 187 (12.87%) Terraform
5 138 (9.50%) Kubernetes
6 76 (5.23%) Nagios
7 59 (4.06%) Grafana
8 55 (3.79%) Salt
9 47 (3.23%) Packer
10 46 (3.17%) Prometheus
11 43 (2.96%) Red Hat Satellite
12 41 (2.82%) SCCM
13 39 (2.68%) Icinga
14 30 (2.06%) SCOM
15 28 (1.93%) ZABBIX
16 27 (1.86%) HP ALM
17 25 (1.72%) NetBackup
18 22 (1.51%) Data Guard
18 22 (1.51%) Single Sign-On
19 21 (1.45%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 311 (21.40%) VMware
2 257 (17.69%) Oracle
3 224 (15.42%) Microsoft
4 116 (7.98%) IBM
5 115 (7.91%) HP
6 77 (5.30%) Cisco
7 73 (5.02%) Splunk
8 69 (4.75%) Sun
9 61 (4.20%) Veritas
10 59 (4.06%) EMC
11 58 (3.99%) Google
12 48 (3.30%) webMethods
13 47 (3.23%) Citrix
13 47 (3.23%) NetApp
14 36 (2.48%) SaltStack
15 34 (2.34%) Remedy
16 33 (2.27%) Dell
17 31 (2.13%) Symantec
18 30 (2.06%) Software AG
19 29 (2.00%) F5