Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 156 144
Rank change year-on-year -21 -12 +21
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1,530 1,582 1,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.72% 1.78%
As % of the Vendors category 3.62% 3.86% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,003 1,029 1,256
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +4.93%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 29
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +72.41% -25.64%
10th Percentile £31.40 £21.00 £14.65
90th Percentile £53.05 £51.00 £50.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £27.50 £27.75
% change year-on-year +69.09% -0.90% -29.30%

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 42,212 41,016 46,374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.58% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,380 25,182 27,927
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £247 £250 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,442 1,475 1,675
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.30 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.16% -8.95% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.29 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +9.09%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -19 1,442 £463 +2.78% 233
UK excluding London -20 893 £420 -1.18% 167
London -42 618 £513 +7.89% 89
North of England +22 291 £420 +5.00% 56
South East -61 285 £413 -5.17% 40
Yorkshire +58 141 £420 +3.07% 31
Midlands +51 117 £475 +14.46% 22
North West +1 107 £425 +6.25% 21
South West -1 81 £435 +2.35% 13
West Midlands +41 64 £475 +15.15% 13
East of England +24 58 £425 -7.21% 13
East Midlands +28 53 £350 -20.45% 9
Scotland -69 50 £373 -6.88% 14
North East -17 43 £400 +15.11% 4
Wales -8 25 £438 -7.89% 9

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,307 (85.42%) Linux
2 917 (59.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 602 (39.35%) DevOps
4 473 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
5 469 (30.65%) Jenkins
6 424 (27.71%) Amazon AWS
7 422 (27.58%) Puppet
8 408 (26.67%) Python
9 402 (26.27%) Unix
10 390 (25.49%) Windows
10 390 (25.49%) Java
11 388 (25.36%) Ansible
12 347 (22.68%) Git (software)
13 319 (20.85%) Bash Shell
14 312 (20.39%) VMware
15 301 (19.67%) Docker
16 288 (18.82%) Finance
17 278 (18.17%) Oracle
18 274 (17.91%) CentOS
19 253 (16.54%) Security Cleared
20 232 (15.16%) Perl
21 212 (13.86%) Opscode Chef
22 208 (13.59%) Configuration Management
23 207 (13.53%) SQL
24 200 (13.07%) Apache
25 199 (13.01%) Microsoft
26 193 (12.61%) SC Cleared
27 191 (12.48%) Scrum
28 190 (12.42%) Firewall
29 189 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 200 (13.07%) Apache
2 149 (9.74%) Confluence
3 135 (8.82%) JBoss
4 123 (8.04%) Tomcat
5 98 (6.41%) OpenStack
6 71 (4.64%) nginx
7 57 (3.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 52 (3.40%) WebSphere
9 44 (2.88%) IIS
9 44 (2.88%) WebLogic
10 27 (1.76%) MS Exchange
11 25 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
12 23 (1.50%) Apache ServiceMix
12 23 (1.50%) Apache Spark
13 19 (1.24%) Jetty
14 18 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (1.11%) SharePoint
16 13 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
16 13 (0.85%) WildFly
17 9 (0.59%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 24 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.59%) Stata
4 6 (0.39%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.33%) HipChat
6 3 (0.20%) Houdini
6 3 (0.20%) Maya
6 3 (0.20%) NUKE
6 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.065%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 4 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.13%) Concordance
5 2 (0.13%) Relativity
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
6 1 (0.065%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.065%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 424 (27.71%) Amazon AWS
2 189 (12.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 143 (9.35%) OpenShift
4 111 (7.25%) PaaS
5 82 (5.36%) IaaS
6 65 (4.25%) GitHub
7 48 (3.14%) Cloud Computing
7 48 (3.14%) Slack
8 35 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
8 35 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (1.96%) Serverless
10 29 (1.90%) AWS Lambda
10 29 (1.90%) SaaS
11 24 (1.57%) Google Cloud Platform
12 18 (1.18%) Boomi
13 16 (1.05%) Amazon S3
14 13 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (0.52%) Heroku
15 8 (0.52%) Office 365
16 7 (0.46%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 190 (12.42%) Firewall
2 132 (8.63%) SAN
3 77 (5.03%) DNS
4 68 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 49 (3.20%) Network Security
6 39 (2.55%) Kerberos
7 38 (2.48%) DHCP
8 33 (2.16%) VPN
9 32 (2.09%) HTTP
10 28 (1.83%) Internet
10 28 (1.83%) PuTTY
11 27 (1.76%) WinSCP
12 25 (1.63%) NAS
12 25 (1.63%) WAN
13 23 (1.50%) SMS
13 23 (1.50%) VLAN
14 19 (1.24%) SSL
15 17 (1.11%) SSH
16 15 (0.98%) FTP
16 15 (0.98%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (10.20%) MongoDB
2 153 (10.00%) MySQL
3 141 (9.22%) PostgreSQL
4 123 (8.04%) SQL Server
5 114 (7.45%) Oracle Database
6 72 (4.71%) NoSQL
7 63 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 62 (4.05%) Hadoop
9 58 (3.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 55 (3.59%) Big Data
11 40 (2.61%) Relational Database
12 38 (2.48%) Redis
13 34 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
14 32 (2.09%) SQL Server 2012
15 28 (1.83%) SQL Server 2016
16 27 (1.76%) NuoDB
17 24 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
17 24 (1.57%) Apache Hive
18 17 (1.11%) Amazon Redshift
18 17 (1.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 469 (30.65%) Jenkins
2 347 (22.68%) Git (software)
3 185 (12.09%) JIRA
4 130 (8.50%) Maven
5 100 (6.54%) JUnit
6 99 (6.47%) Sonatype Nexus
7 84 (5.49%) Cucumber
8 73 (4.77%) Subversion
9 65 (4.25%) Selenium
10 55 (3.59%) Bitbucket
11 47 (3.07%) Vagrant
12 45 (2.94%) Jasmine
13 44 (2.88%) Ant
13 44 (2.88%) Eclipse
14 39 (2.55%) TeamCity
15 38 (2.48%) Artifactory
16 36 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
17 34 (2.22%) GitLab
18 32 (2.09%) Mercurial
19 30 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
General
1 288 (18.82%) Finance
2 110 (7.19%) Banking
3 39 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 16 (1.05%) Financial Institution
4 16 (1.05%) Retail
5 14 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 13 (0.85%) Legal
7 8 (0.52%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.46%) International Banking
9 6 (0.39%) Marketing
10 5 (0.33%) Electronics
11 4 (0.26%) Billing
11 4 (0.26%) Front Office
11 4 (0.26%) Games
11 4 (0.26%) Law
12 3 (0.20%) German Language
12 3 (0.20%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.13%) Advertising
13 2 (0.13%) French Language
13 2 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 363 (23.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 218 (14.25%) Linux Engineer
3 197 (12.88%) Administrator
4 141 (9.22%) Developer
5 136 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
6 123 (8.04%) Linux Administrator
7 115 (7.52%) Architect
8 97 (6.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 94 (6.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 92 (6.01%) Cloud Engineer
11 86 (5.62%) AWS Engineer
12 75 (4.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 65 (4.25%) AWS DevOps
13 65 (4.25%) Consultant
13 65 (4.25%) Java Developer
14 64 (4.18%) Analyst
15 60 (3.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 59 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 47 (3.07%) Unix Administrator
18 44 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (9.61%) Web Services
2 97 (6.34%) Middleware
3 95 (6.21%) Node.js
4 93 (6.08%) REST
5 92 (6.01%) LDAP
6 83 (5.42%) Spring
7 65 (4.25%) JSON
8 58 (3.79%) .NET
9 54 (3.53%) RabbitMQ
10 53 (3.46%) Apache Camel
11 49 (3.20%) LAMP
12 46 (3.01%) XML
13 44 (2.88%) ActiveMQ
14 41 (2.68%) SOAP
15 35 (2.29%) J2EE
15 35 (2.29%) RESTful
16 32 (2.09%) Elastic Stack
17 28 (1.83%) Kafka
18 27 (1.76%) LAPP Stack
19 26 (1.70%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 76 (4.97%) Clustering
4 42 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
5 39 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 30 (1.96%) Virtual Team
8 29 (1.90%) Replication
9 25 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
10 24 (1.57%) Device Driver
11 22 (1.44%) Public Cloud
12 20 (1.31%) Wiki
13 19 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
14 16 (1.05%) CMDB
15 15 (0.98%) Private Cloud
15 15 (0.98%) VSAM
16 14 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
17 13 (0.85%) User Experience
18 11 (0.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1,307 (85.42%) Linux
2 917 (59.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 402 (26.27%) Unix
4 390 (25.49%) Windows
5 274 (17.91%) CentOS
6 183 (11.96%) Windows Server
7 176 (11.50%) Solaris
8 145 (9.48%) Ubuntu
9 104 (6.80%) AIX
10 76 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (2.75%) SUSE
12 39 (2.55%) HPUX
13 38 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 36 (2.35%) Debian
15 18 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
16 17 (1.11%) VMS
17 16 (1.05%) MVS
18 15 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 15 (0.98%) VME
19 14 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (39.35%) DevOps
2 473 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (13.59%) Configuration Management
4 191 (12.48%) Scrum
5 171 (11.18%) Open Source
6 168 (10.98%) Continuous Delivery
7 155 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
8 147 (9.61%) ITIL
8 147 (9.61%) Problem-Solving
9 136 (8.89%) Test Automation
10 121 (7.91%) Migration
11 115 (7.52%) Kanban
12 89 (5.82%) TDD
13 88 (5.75%) High Availability
13 88 (5.75%) Microservices
14 85 (5.56%) BDD
15 78 (5.10%) SOA
16 76 (4.97%) Mentoring
17 74 (4.84%) Disaster Recovery
18 67 (4.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 408 (26.67%) Python
2 390 (25.49%) Java
3 319 (20.85%) Bash Shell
4 232 (15.16%) Perl
5 207 (13.53%) SQL
6 184 (12.03%) Ruby
7 158 (10.33%) Shell Script
8 115 (7.52%) PowerShell
9 100 (6.54%) JavaScript
10 57 (3.73%) Go
11 47 (3.07%) PHP
12 41 (2.68%) C++
13 38 (2.48%) Korn
14 34 (2.22%) C
15 32 (2.09%) PL/SQL
16 26 (1.70%) F#
17 18 (1.18%) C#
18 17 (1.11%) Groovy
19 16 (1.05%) XPath
20 15 (0.98%) JCL
Qualifications
1 253 (16.54%) Security Cleared
2 193 (12.61%) SC Cleared
3 59 (3.86%) Degree
4 52 (3.40%) DV Cleared
5 31 (2.03%) RHCE
6 25 (1.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.37%) AWS Certification
8 19 (1.24%) ISEB
9 18 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
9 18 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (0.78%) CISSP
11 9 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.46%) RHCSA
13 6 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.39%) CCNP
13 6 (0.39%) MCSE
14 5 (0.33%) CCNA
14 5 (0.33%) HND
14 5 (0.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.96%) QA
2 22 (1.44%) SLA
3 12 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.59%) GCP
5 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.33%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.33%) TickIT
7 4 (0.26%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.26%) RMADS
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.065%) COBIT
9 1 (0.065%) ECSS
9 1 (0.065%) GDPR
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.065%) PMO
9 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 301 (19.67%) Docker
2 157 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (8.63%) Active Directory
4 69 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
5 63 (4.12%) vSphere
6 58 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (2.61%) NFS
8 37 (2.42%) Hyper-V
9 27 (1.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 24 (1.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 23 (1.50%) Xen
12 16 (1.05%) KVM
12 16 (1.05%) RACF
12 16 (1.05%) Samba
13 15 (0.98%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 15 (0.98%) Oracle Clusterware
14 13 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
14 13 (0.85%) VirtualBox
14 13 (0.85%) XenApp
15 12 (0.78%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 422 (27.58%) Puppet
2 388 (25.36%) Ansible
3 212 (13.86%) Opscode Chef
4 160 (10.46%) Terraform
5 142 (9.28%) Kubernetes
6 79 (5.16%) Nagios
7 47 (3.07%) Salt
8 46 (3.01%) Grafana
8 46 (3.01%) Red Hat Satellite
9 42 (2.75%) Packer
10 39 (2.55%) ZABBIX
11 37 (2.42%) Tivoli
12 36 (2.35%) Prometheus
13 33 (2.16%) Icinga
13 33 (2.16%) SCCM
14 27 (1.76%) HAProxy
14 27 (1.76%) HP ALM
15 24 (1.57%) Mesos
15 24 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 22 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 312 (20.39%) VMware
2 278 (18.17%) Oracle
3 199 (13.01%) Microsoft
4 108 (7.06%) HP
5 98 (6.41%) IBM
6 97 (6.34%) Splunk
7 72 (4.71%) Cisco
8 58 (3.79%) NetApp
9 51 (3.33%) EMC
10 50 (3.27%) Sun
11 44 (2.88%) Veritas
12 39 (2.55%) Citrix
13 34 (2.22%) Dell
13 34 (2.22%) ServiceNow
14 33 (2.16%) webMethods
15 32 (2.09%) Google
16 30 (1.96%) F5
16 30 (1.96%) SaltStack
17 28 (1.83%) Atlassian
18 27 (1.76%) Software AG