Period
to 23 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 197 174
Rank change year-on-year -41 -23 -29
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 718 1,446 1,571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.47% 1.55%
As % of the Vendors category 2.48% 3.47% 3.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 908 1,015
UK median daily rate £500 £495 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +3.45%
10th Percentile £324 £350 £314
90th Percentile £700 £700 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +11.76% +1.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 23
UK median hourly rate £44.02 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.81% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £35.00 £34.13 £17.00
90th Percentile £65.60 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.50 £42.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year +20.24% -1.18% +54.55%

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 28,923 41,637 42,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.94% 42.37% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,730 25,750 26,570
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.74% +3.06%
10th Percentile £218 £260 £231
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,210 1,520 1,422
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% - +2.34%
10th Percentile £11.99 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.75 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -3.03%

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 23 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 23 February 2020. 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 -66 601 £500 - 248
UK excluding London -35 411 £475 +11.76% 197
London -30 291 £550 +3.29% 69
South East -13 121 £463 +15.63% 65
North of England -31 86 £438 +1.74% 50
Scotland +31 78 £525 +23.53% 6
South West -41 50 £515 +3.00% 41
Yorkshire +20 41 £450 +5.88% 17
North West -15 40 £375 -16.67% 23
Midlands -8 38 £383 -4.38% 12
Wales +30 20 £438 +4.48% 12
West Midlands +6 19 £340 -15.00% 6
East Midlands +21 18 £425 +6.25% 6
East of England -27 14 £450 -10.00% 12
North East -7 6 £388 -3.13% 10
Northern Ireland +16 4 £390 -2.50%

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, 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.

1 583 (81.20%) Linux
2 380 (52.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 251 (34.96%) DevOps
4 249 (34.68%) Ansible
5 241 (33.57%) Python
6 213 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
7 194 (27.02%) Windows
8 178 (24.79%) Java
9 166 (23.12%) Security Cleared
10 163 (22.70%) AWS
11 159 (22.14%) Jenkins
12 157 (21.87%) Oracle
13 148 (20.61%) Puppet
14 146 (20.33%) Unix
15 137 (19.08%) SQL
16 135 (18.80%) VMware
17 131 (18.25%) SC Cleared
18 130 (18.11%) Git (software)
19 126 (17.55%) Azure
20 125 (17.41%) Docker
21 120 (16.71%) JIRA
22 119 (16.57%) Bash Shell
23 101 (14.07%) CentOS
24 99 (13.79%) Finance
25 97 (13.51%) Confluence
26 94 (13.09%) Terraform
27 88 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
27 88 (12.26%) Perl
28 85 (11.84%) XML
29 84 (11.70%) WebLogic

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 97 (13.51%) Confluence
2 84 (11.70%) WebLogic
3 70 (9.75%) JBoss
4 55 (7.66%) Red Hat Fuse
5 51 (7.10%) Apache
6 43 (5.99%) OpenStack
7 41 (5.71%) MQSeries
8 39 (5.43%) Tomcat
9 24 (3.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 21 (2.92%) nginx
11 18 (2.51%) IIS
12 17 (2.37%) Elasticsearch
13 16 (2.23%) Apache Spark
14 7 (0.97%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
15 6 (0.84%) MS Exchange
15 6 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 4 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
17 3 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.11%) Oracle AML
4 2 (0.28%) assyst
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.14%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 163 (22.70%) AWS
2 126 (17.55%) Azure
3 69 (9.61%) OpenShift
4 57 (7.94%) Amazon EC2
5 54 (7.52%) GitHub
6 36 (5.01%) GCP
7 22 (3.06%) PaaS
8 19 (2.65%) Amazon S3
8 19 (2.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 18 (2.51%) IaaS
10 15 (2.09%) Slack
11 13 (1.81%) Google Docs
12 12 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 12 (1.67%) Office 365
12 12 (1.67%) SaaS
13 10 (1.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 10 (1.39%) Boomi
14 9 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
14 9 (1.25%) Route 53
14 9 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 75 (10.45%) Firewall
2 55 (7.66%) DNS
3 39 (5.43%) TCP/IP
4 33 (4.60%) HTTP
4 33 (4.60%) SAN
5 23 (3.20%) WAN
6 22 (3.06%) Internet
7 20 (2.79%) DHCP
8 19 (2.65%) VPN
9 17 (2.37%) Skype
10 14 (1.95%) LAN
11 11 (1.53%) FTP
12 10 (1.39%) Multicast
13 9 (1.25%) BGP
13 9 (1.25%) iSCSI
13 9 (1.25%) NAS
13 9 (1.25%) VXLAN
14 8 (1.11%) IPsec
14 8 (1.11%) Network Security
14 8 (1.11%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (10.58%) SQL Server
2 66 (9.19%) PostgreSQL
3 64 (8.91%) Oracle Database
4 39 (5.43%) MySQL
5 33 (4.60%) Oracle Database 12c
6 25 (3.48%) Big Data
6 25 (3.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 21 (2.92%) MongoDB
8 20 (2.79%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.53%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
11 9 (1.25%) DB2
11 9 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
12 8 (1.11%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
12 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
13 7 (0.97%) Relational Database
14 6 (0.84%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 159 (22.14%) Jenkins
2 130 (18.11%) Git (software)
3 120 (16.71%) JIRA
4 50 (6.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 47 (6.55%) Bitbucket
6 32 (4.46%) Eclipse
7 26 (3.62%) Maven
8 23 (3.20%) Selenium
9 22 (3.06%) JUnit
10 21 (2.92%) GitLab
10 21 (2.92%) Subversion
11 20 (2.79%) Ant
12 15 (2.09%) Artifactory
13 13 (1.81%) Toad
14 11 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 9 (1.25%) Vagrant
16 8 (1.11%) Cucumber
17 6 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
18 5 (0.70%) Jasmine
18 5 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 99 (13.79%) Finance
2 48 (6.69%) Public Sector
3 45 (6.27%) Banking
4 23 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.95%) Retail
6 10 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.11%) Marketing
7 8 (1.11%) Publishing
8 6 (0.84%) Electronics
9 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.56%) Law
9 4 (0.56%) Legal
9 4 (0.56%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.42%) Russian Language
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 128 (17.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 82 (11.42%) Administrator
3 78 (10.86%) Architect
3 78 (10.86%) Linux Engineer
4 61 (8.50%) Developer
5 48 (6.69%) Linux Administrator
6 46 (6.41%) Consultant
7 45 (6.27%) Systems Administrator
8 38 (5.29%) Analyst
9 37 (5.15%) Cloud Engineer
10 36 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (5.01%) Senior DevOps
11 34 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
12 32 (4.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 30 (4.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 28 (3.90%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 25 (3.48%) Technical Architect
15 25 (3.48%) Unix Engineer
16 23 (3.20%) Applications Architect
17 22 (3.06%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (11.84%) XML
2 79 (11.00%) JSON
3 57 (7.94%) REST
4 54 (7.52%) Hibernate
5 51 (7.10%) LDAP
6 48 (6.69%) ActiveMQ
7 46 (6.41%) Apache Camel
8 45 (6.27%) RabbitMQ
9 43 (5.99%) Middleware
10 41 (5.71%) MSMQ
11 37 (5.15%) Web Services
12 26 (3.62%) Spring
13 24 (3.34%) SOAP
14 20 (2.79%) RESTful
15 18 (2.51%) Node.js
16 17 (2.37%) .NET
16 17 (2.37%) JSP
17 16 (2.23%) Kafka
17 16 (2.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
18 13 (1.81%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (7.66%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.62%) Replication
4 20 (2.79%) Management Information System
5 19 (2.65%) Clustering
5 19 (2.65%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
6 18 (2.51%) Private Cloud
7 12 (1.67%) PKI
8 9 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.25%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (0.84%) CMDB
10 6 (0.84%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.84%) User Experience
11 5 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.56%) Blog
12 4 (0.56%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 583 (81.20%) Linux
2 380 (52.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 194 (27.02%) Windows
4 146 (20.33%) Unix
5 101 (14.07%) CentOS
6 68 (9.47%) Windows Server
7 55 (7.66%) Ubuntu
8 52 (7.24%) Solaris
9 46 (6.41%) Amazon Linux
10 41 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (3.76%) AIX
12 25 (3.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 25 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (3.34%) SUSE
14 17 (2.37%) Oracle Linux
15 16 (2.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 10 (1.39%) Debian
16 10 (1.39%) Windows 10
17 9 (1.25%) HPUX
18 7 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (34.96%) DevOps
2 213 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (11.00%) Migration
4 78 (10.86%) ITIL
5 76 (10.58%) Configuration Management
6 60 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
7 51 (7.10%) Mentoring
8 48 (6.69%) Infrastructure as Code
8 48 (6.69%) Waterfall
9 47 (6.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 46 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
11 43 (5.99%) Continuous Delivery
11 43 (5.99%) Microservices
12 37 (5.15%) SOA
13 36 (5.01%) Performance Tuning
14 35 (4.87%) Open Source
14 35 (4.87%) Scrum
15 33 (4.60%) Project Management
16 32 (4.46%) Project Delivery
17 31 (4.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 241 (33.57%) Python
2 178 (24.79%) Java
3 137 (19.08%) SQL
4 119 (16.57%) Bash Shell
5 88 (12.26%) Perl
6 76 (10.58%) PL/SQL
7 68 (9.47%) Shell Script
8 53 (7.38%) PowerShell
9 50 (6.96%) Ruby
10 43 (5.99%) T-SQL
11 38 (5.29%) JavaScript
12 24 (3.34%) Go
13 22 (3.06%) PHP
14 21 (2.92%) C
15 16 (2.23%) Groovy
16 14 (1.95%) Korn
17 13 (1.81%) Scala
18 10 (1.39%) AWK
18 10 (1.39%) XPath
18 10 (1.39%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 166 (23.12%) Security Cleared
2 131 (18.25%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.32%) Degree
4 30 (4.18%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.37%) RHCE
6 14 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (1.81%) CCNA
7 13 (1.81%) RHCSA
8 12 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (1.39%) MCSA
10 9 (1.25%) AWS Certification
11 7 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.84%) CCNP
13 4 (0.56%) CCDA
13 4 (0.56%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.56%) JNCIA
13 4 (0.56%) JNCIP
13 4 (0.56%) JNCIS
13 4 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.95%) QA
1 14 (1.95%) SLA
2 6 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 6 (0.84%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (0.56%) PMO
5 3 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 3 (0.42%) NCSC
5 3 (0.42%) NIST
5 3 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.28%) COBIT
6 2 (0.28%) RMADS
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) GMP
System Software
1 125 (17.41%) Docker
2 88 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (7.94%) Active Directory
4 46 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
5 34 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (4.04%) Hyper-V
7 25 (3.48%) vSphere
8 20 (2.79%) Oracle RAC
9 18 (2.51%) NFS
10 15 (2.09%) LXC
11 12 (1.67%) VirtualBox
11 12 (1.67%) XenApp
12 9 (1.25%) GlusterFS
13 8 (1.11%) KVM
14 7 (0.97%) Samba
14 7 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (0.97%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.84%) Gluster
15 6 (0.84%) OCFS2
16 5 (0.70%) iptables
Systems Management
1 249 (34.68%) Ansible
2 148 (20.61%) Puppet
3 94 (13.09%) Terraform
4 81 (11.28%) Kubernetes
5 70 (9.75%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (3.20%) Red Hat Satellite
7 20 (2.79%) Nagios
8 16 (2.23%) Data Guard
9 14 (1.95%) ZABBIX
10 13 (1.81%) SCCM
11 11 (1.53%) Grafana
11 11 (1.53%) Jamf Pro
11 11 (1.53%) Prometheus
12 10 (1.39%) Packer
12 10 (1.39%) vCenter Server
13 9 (1.25%) CFEngine
13 9 (1.25%) WSUS
14 8 (1.11%) Cobbler
14 8 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (1.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 157 (21.87%) Oracle
2 135 (18.80%) VMware
3 71 (9.89%) Microsoft
4 50 (6.96%) Sybase
5 43 (5.99%) MuleSoft
6 41 (5.71%) Axway
7 36 (5.01%) Google
8 34 (4.74%) Cisco
9 33 (4.60%) Splunk
10 27 (3.76%) HP
11 26 (3.62%) Dell
11 26 (3.62%) IBM
11 26 (3.62%) Juniper
12 24 (3.34%) NetApp
13 20 (2.79%) Citrix
14 15 (2.09%) Veritas
15 14 (1.95%) EMC
15 14 (1.95%) ServiceNow
15 14 (1.95%) Symantec
15 14 (1.95%) TIBCO