Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 186 178
Rank change year-on-year -49 -8 -30
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 914 1,550 1,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.48% 1.52%
As % of the Vendors category 2.57% 3.49% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 948 1,017
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £437
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.70% +2.82%
10th Percentile £325 £344 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £455 £435 £400
% change year-on-year +4.60% +8.75% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 28
UK median hourly rate £45.76 £42.25 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.31% +4.32% +27.56%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £18.75
90th Percentile £50.75 £50.90 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.00 £44.50
% change year-on-year +13.10% -5.62% +97.78%

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 35,582 44,390 44,191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.66% 42.34% 42.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,235 27,572 27,587
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.05% +2.98%
10th Percentile £225 £256 £231
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,493 1,670 1,457
UK median hourly rate £19.18 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.60% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £10.65
90th Percentile £52.45 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.46% +1.52% -

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 6 December 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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 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 -61 756 £500 +1.52% 196
UK excluding London -48 511 £455 +4.60% 144
London -32 367 £550 +2.33% 65
South East -47 133 £450 +7.98% 42
North of England -49 96 £450 +2.86% 38
Scotland +51 92 £550 +37.50% 7
South West -42 73 £508 +9.79% 18
Midlands +3 52 £413 +3.19% 24
Yorkshire +12 45 £450 +5.88% 13
North West -33 45 £400 -13.75% 15
West Midlands +16 34 £458 +14.38% 15
Wales +30 33 £425 - 7
East of England -27 29 £450 -4.26% 8
East Midlands +4 18 £300 -25.00% 9
North East -11 7 £425 - 10
Northern Ireland +5 2 £390 -
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 757 (82.82%) Linux
2 489 (53.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 373 (40.81%) DevOps
4 314 (34.35%) Ansible
5 303 (33.15%) Python
6 287 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
7 250 (27.35%) AWS
8 244 (26.70%) Windows
9 237 (25.93%) Jenkins
10 228 (24.95%) Security Cleared
11 198 (21.66%) Git (software)
12 186 (20.35%) VMware
13 176 (19.26%) Bash Shell
14 173 (18.93%) Puppet
15 166 (18.16%) Java
16 162 (17.72%) Unix
16 162 (17.72%) SC Cleared
17 159 (17.40%) Azure
18 154 (16.85%) CentOS
19 153 (16.74%) Terraform
20 152 (16.63%) Docker
20 152 (16.63%) Finance
20 152 (16.63%) JIRA
21 150 (16.41%) Oracle
22 147 (16.08%) Opscode Chef
23 133 (14.55%) Migration
24 116 (12.69%) Perl
25 111 (12.14%) SQL
26 107 (11.71%) Kubernetes
27 105 (11.49%) OpenShift

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 92 (10.07%) Confluence
2 79 (8.64%) JBoss
3 78 (8.53%) Apache
4 69 (7.55%) WebLogic
5 54 (5.91%) Tomcat
6 32 (3.50%) Apache Spark
6 32 (3.50%) nginx
7 31 (3.39%) OpenStack
8 26 (2.84%) WebSphere
9 25 (2.74%) MQSeries
10 23 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
11 22 (2.41%) IIS
12 16 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (1.53%) MS Exchange
14 9 (0.98%) Jetty
15 8 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.66%) Oracle Self-Service HR
17 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2010
17 4 (0.44%) Oracle Workflow
17 4 (0.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (1.31%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.88%) Oracle AML
4 5 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.22%) assyst
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.11%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.11%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.11%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.11%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 250 (27.35%) AWS
2 159 (17.40%) Azure
3 105 (11.49%) OpenShift
4 57 (6.24%) Amazon EC2
5 52 (5.69%) GitHub
6 51 (5.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 50 (5.47%) GCP
8 43 (4.70%) PaaS
9 41 (4.49%) Datadog
10 38 (4.16%) AWS CloudFormation
11 35 (3.83%) IaaS
12 27 (2.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 20 (2.19%) Office 365
13 20 (2.19%) SaaS
14 14 (1.53%) Amazon S3
14 14 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
15 13 (1.42%) Slack
16 12 (1.31%) Google Docs
16 12 (1.31%) Serverless
17 8 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 78 (8.53%) Firewall
2 67 (7.33%) DNS
3 51 (5.58%) SAN
4 44 (4.81%) Internet
5 42 (4.60%) TCP/IP
5 42 (4.60%) VPN
6 33 (3.61%) WAN
7 32 (3.50%) HTTP
8 31 (3.39%) DHCP
9 24 (2.63%) LAN
10 22 (2.41%) NAS
11 19 (2.08%) Skype
12 18 (1.97%) FTP
13 17 (1.86%) SSH
14 16 (1.75%) Ethernet
14 16 (1.75%) Network Security
15 11 (1.20%) SSL
16 10 (1.09%) iSCSI
17 9 (0.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 9 (0.98%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (7.66%) MySQL
1 70 (7.66%) Oracle Database
2 59 (6.46%) SQL Server
3 53 (5.80%) Big Data
4 49 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
5 39 (4.27%) Hadoop
6 25 (2.74%) MongoDB
7 23 (2.52%) Oracle Database 12c
8 20 (2.19%) Relational Database
9 18 (1.97%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
11 11 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
12 9 (0.98%) Oracle ODI
12 9 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 8 (0.88%) MariaDB
13 8 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.77%) HBase
14 7 (0.77%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 237 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 198 (21.66%) Git (software)
3 152 (16.63%) JIRA
4 92 (10.07%) Sonatype Nexus
5 50 (5.47%) Maven
6 49 (5.36%) Bitbucket
7 41 (4.49%) GitLab
8 29 (3.17%) Ant
8 29 (3.17%) JUnit
9 28 (3.06%) Subversion
10 25 (2.74%) Eclipse
11 24 (2.63%) Selenium
12 19 (2.08%) Vagrant
13 18 (1.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (1.64%) Artifactory
15 14 (1.53%) SonarQube
16 13 (1.42%) Toad
17 12 (1.31%) ClearCase
17 12 (1.31%) Mockito
18 10 (1.09%) Cucumber
General
1 152 (16.63%) Finance
2 68 (7.44%) Public Sector
3 53 (5.80%) Banking
4 25 (2.74%) Retail
5 24 (2.63%) Telecoms
6 19 (2.08%) Publishing
7 11 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.88%) Electronics
9 7 (0.77%) Marketing
10 6 (0.66%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.55%) Back Office
11 5 (0.55%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.55%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.44%) Games
12 4 (0.44%) Law
12 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.44%) Russian Language
13 3 (0.33%) Automotive
13 3 (0.33%) Legal
14 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 219 (23.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 95 (10.39%) Linux Engineer
3 83 (9.08%) Administrator
4 79 (8.64%) Architect
5 77 (8.42%) Developer
6 67 (7.33%) Cloud Engineer
7 52 (5.69%) Analyst
8 48 (5.25%) Consultant
9 46 (5.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 45 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 40 (4.38%) Senior DevOps
12 39 (4.27%) AWS Engineer
13 37 (4.05%) Linux Administrator
14 36 (3.94%) Systems Administrator
15 32 (3.50%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 31 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
17 27 (2.95%) AWS DevOps
18 26 (2.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 24 (2.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 24 (2.63%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (7.55%) JSON
2 57 (6.24%) Web Services
3 56 (6.13%) XML
4 53 (5.80%) Hibernate
5 52 (5.69%) Apache Camel
5 52 (5.69%) Middleware
6 47 (5.14%) LDAP
7 39 (4.27%) Spring
8 36 (3.94%) ActiveMQ
9 35 (3.83%) REST
10 33 (3.61%) RabbitMQ
11 32 (3.50%) RESTful
12 27 (2.95%) LAMP
13 25 (2.74%) .NET
14 24 (2.63%) Kafka
15 23 (2.52%) Node.js
16 22 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
16 22 (2.41%) MSMQ
16 22 (2.41%) YAML
17 20 (2.19%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.83%) Data Centre
2 48 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
3 39 (4.27%) Public Cloud
4 37 (4.05%) Clustering
5 33 (3.61%) Replication
6 31 (3.39%) Linux Command Line
7 24 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.53%) Private Cloud
8 14 (1.53%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (1.53%) User Experience
9 9 (0.98%) Derivative
10 8 (0.88%) Fibre Optics
11 7 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.66%) CMDB
12 6 (0.66%) Hedge funds
12 6 (0.66%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.55%) Robotics
14 4 (0.44%) Algorithms
14 4 (0.44%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 757 (82.82%) Linux
2 489 (53.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 244 (26.70%) Windows
4 162 (17.72%) Unix
5 154 (16.85%) CentOS
6 91 (9.96%) Windows Server
7 72 (7.88%) Ubuntu
8 64 (7.00%) Solaris
9 56 (6.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (5.03%) AIX
11 43 (4.70%) Amazon Linux
12 38 (4.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 33 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (3.06%) SUSE
15 19 (2.08%) Debian
16 17 (1.86%) HPUX
17 16 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 12 (1.31%) Mac OS X
19 12 (1.31%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (40.81%) DevOps
2 287 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (14.55%) Migration
4 102 (11.16%) ITIL
5 97 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
5 97 (10.61%) Scrum
6 96 (10.50%) Configuration Management
7 84 (9.19%) Infrastructure as Code
8 73 (7.99%) Microservices
9 70 (7.66%) Problem-Solving
10 66 (7.22%) Mentoring
11 64 (7.00%) High Availability
12 63 (6.89%) Kanban
13 61 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 58 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 53 (5.80%) Test Automation
16 44 (4.81%) Infrastructure Automation
16 44 (4.81%) Open Source
17 42 (4.60%) Task Automation
18 39 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 303 (33.15%) Python
2 176 (19.26%) Bash Shell
3 166 (18.16%) Java
4 116 (12.69%) Perl
5 111 (12.14%) SQL
6 104 (11.38%) Ruby
7 70 (7.66%) Shell Script
8 59 (6.46%) PowerShell
9 46 (5.03%) PL/SQL
10 42 (4.60%) JavaScript
11 32 (3.50%) T-SQL
12 28 (3.06%) PHP
13 26 (2.84%) Groovy
14 24 (2.63%) C
15 22 (2.41%) Scala
16 21 (2.30%) Go
17 13 (1.42%) C++
17 13 (1.42%) Java 8
17 13 (1.42%) Korn
18 11 (1.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 228 (24.95%) Security Cleared
2 162 (17.72%) SC Cleared
3 42 (4.60%) RHCE
4 34 (3.72%) Degree
4 34 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 29 (3.17%) RHCSA
6 27 (2.95%) DV Cleared
7 23 (2.52%) MCSA
8 19 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.86%) AWS Certification
10 16 (1.75%) CCNA
10 16 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
11 13 (1.42%) CCNP
12 12 (1.31%) MCSE
13 10 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (0.88%) CCDA
14 8 (0.88%) JNCIA
14 8 (0.88%) JNCIP
14 8 (0.88%) JNCIS
15 7 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.42%) SLA
3 11 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 11 (1.20%) NIST
4 10 (1.09%) QA
5 8 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.33%) PMO
7 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.22%) COBIT
8 2 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.22%) GMP
9 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 152 (16.63%) Docker
2 102 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (9.74%) Active Directory
4 48 (5.25%) Hyper-V
4 48 (5.25%) VMware ESXi
5 45 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
6 33 (3.61%) vSphere
7 30 (3.28%) NFS
8 22 (2.41%) XenApp
9 16 (1.75%) Gluster
9 16 (1.75%) LXC
9 16 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (1.75%) VirtualBox
9 16 (1.75%) XenDesktop
10 15 (1.64%) GlusterFS
11 10 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 9 (0.98%) KVM
12 9 (0.98%) PowerDNS
13 8 (0.88%) OCFS2
14 7 (0.77%) Snort
Systems Management
1 314 (34.35%) Ansible
2 173 (18.93%) Puppet
3 153 (16.74%) Terraform
4 147 (16.08%) Opscode Chef
5 107 (11.71%) Kubernetes
6 28 (3.06%) Red Hat Satellite
7 25 (2.74%) Salt
7 25 (2.74%) SCCM
8 24 (2.63%) Nagios
9 21 (2.30%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.97%) Nessus
11 16 (1.75%) Packer
11 16 (1.75%) Suricata
12 14 (1.53%) WSUS
13 13 (1.42%) Grafana
13 13 (1.42%) logstash
14 12 (1.31%) SELinux
15 11 (1.20%) Data Guard
16 10 (1.09%) SCOM
16 10 (1.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 186 (20.35%) VMware
2 150 (16.41%) Oracle
3 90 (9.85%) Microsoft
4 75 (8.21%) Splunk
5 60 (6.56%) Cisco
6 47 (5.14%) IBM
7 41 (4.49%) Citrix
8 40 (4.38%) Google
8 40 (4.38%) HP
9 30 (3.28%) MuleSoft
10 29 (3.17%) NetApp
10 29 (3.17%) ServiceNow
10 29 (3.17%) Sybase
11 28 (3.06%) Qualys
12 27 (2.95%) Veritas
13 22 (2.41%) Axway
13 22 (2.41%) Dell
13 22 (2.41%) Juniper
14 21 (2.30%) Symantec
15 19 (2.08%) Hortonworks