Period
to 17 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 246 235 244
Rank change year-on-year -11 +9 -44
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 946 442 805
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.10% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 2.80% 2.58% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 262 503
10th Percentile £400 £325 £325
25th Percentile £455 £393 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £463 £500
Median % change year-on-year +18.92% -7.50% +1.01%
75th Percentile £638 £543 £600
90th Percentile £719 £610 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £440 £475
% change year-on-year +13.64% -7.37% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 10
10th Percentile £40.38 £40.00 £39.79
25th Percentile £57.66 £41.63 £42.34
Median hourly rate £69.05 £50.00 £48.75
Median % change year-on-year +38.10% +2.56% +14.71%
75th Percentile £75.39 £59.38 £50.00
90th Percentile £80.13 £60.85 £52.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £69.05 £50.00 £45.60
% change year-on-year +38.10% +9.65% +7.93%

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 33,821 17,138 31,300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.08% 42.72% 42.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,173 10,939 19,923
10th Percentile £265 £250 £220
25th Percentile £406 £363 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £463 £450
Median % change year-on-year +9.19% +2.78% -
75th Percentile £613 £565 £550
90th Percentile £700 £650 £644
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 927 601 1,293
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.25 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £14.89 £14.26
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -18.37% +31.02% +6.87%
75th Percentile £43.75 £47.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.15 £61.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.90 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.88% +19.43% +6.06%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Red Hat as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Red Hat.

Daily rate trend for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Red Hat over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Red Hat.

Hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Red Hat over the 6 months to 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 -36 735 £563 +21.62% 162
London -8 419 £598 +29.19% 83
UK excluding London -29 333 £500 +13.64% 90
Work from Home -47 235 £540 +10.77% 18
South East -77 80 £450 -5.26% 16
Midlands -27 64 £450 +5.88% 13
Scotland -14 60 £500 +28.21% 6
South West -16 47 £525 +23.53% 18
North of England -52 47 £538 +22.16% 29
West Midlands -29 46 £450 +2.86% 8
North West -35 31 £600 +33.33% 18
East of England -31 28 £463 -13.55% 2
East Midlands -27 18 £500 +19.40% 5
Yorkshire -34 13 £400 +50.94% 11
Wales - 9 £488 - 6
North East +2 4 £525 +23.53%

For the 6 months to 17 January 2022, 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.

1 738 (78.01%) Linux
2 514 (54.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 317 (33.51%) DevOps
4 301 (31.82%) Ansible
5 292 (30.87%) Windows
6 274 (28.96%) AWS
7 269 (28.44%) Azure
8 253 (26.74%) VMware
9 235 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
10 228 (24.10%) Security Cleared
11 222 (23.47%) Docker
11 222 (23.47%) Kubernetes
12 196 (20.72%) SQL
13 195 (20.61%) Terraform
14 190 (20.08%) Python
15 188 (19.87%) Microsoft
16 186 (19.66%) Social Skills
17 180 (19.03%) Oracle
18 178 (18.82%) Java
19 172 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
20 166 (17.55%) SC Cleared
21 164 (17.34%) OpenShift
22 161 (17.02%) Jenkins
23 156 (16.49%) Bash
24 152 (16.07%) Active Directory
25 143 (15.12%) Finance
26 138 (14.59%) Firewall
27 137 (14.48%) Migration
27 137 (14.48%) Git (software)
28 125 (13.21%) Public Sector

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 74 (7.82%) Apache
2 59 (6.24%) Tomcat
3 56 (5.92%) JBoss
4 48 (5.07%) IIS
5 38 (4.02%) Confluence
6 34 (3.59%) nginx
7 33 (3.49%) OpenStack
7 33 (3.49%) WebSphere
8 26 (2.75%) WebLogic
9 23 (2.43%) Apache Spark
10 21 (2.22%) Camunda
11 12 (1.27%) Apache Qpid
11 12 (1.27%) MS Exchange
11 12 (1.27%) SharePoint
12 9 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (0.95%) NetWeaver
12 9 (0.95%) Red Hat Fuse
13 6 (0.63%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.53%) Apache Pig
14 5 (0.53%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 22 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.63%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.32%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 6 (0.63%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.21%) Eikon
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.21%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.21%) RMDS
4 1 (0.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 274 (28.96%) AWS
2 269 (28.44%) Azure
3 164 (17.34%) OpenShift
4 84 (8.88%) PaaS
5 60 (6.34%) IaaS
6 52 (5.50%) GitHub
7 43 (4.55%) GCP
8 37 (3.91%) SaaS
9 34 (3.59%) Amazon EC2
10 33 (3.49%) Microsoft 365
10 33 (3.49%) Serverless
11 32 (3.38%) Amazon EKS
12 30 (3.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 29 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
14 23 (2.43%) Amazon S3
15 19 (2.01%) Azure Monitor
16 18 (1.90%) Amazon ECS
16 18 (1.90%) IBM Cloud
17 16 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
18 13 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 138 (14.59%) Firewall
2 89 (9.41%) DNS
3 73 (7.72%) SAN
4 46 (4.86%) WAN
5 37 (3.91%) TCP/IP
6 36 (3.81%) SSL
7 34 (3.59%) Network Security
8 32 (3.38%) VPN
9 25 (2.64%) NAS
10 23 (2.43%) DHCP
11 21 (2.22%) SD-WAN
12 20 (2.11%) Internet
12 20 (2.11%) Software-Defined Networking
13 19 (2.01%) HTTP
13 19 (2.01%) Multicast
13 19 (2.01%) Skype
14 18 (1.90%) Wireless
15 15 (1.59%) iSCSI
15 15 (1.59%) MPLS
16 14 (1.48%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (9.73%) MySQL
2 85 (8.99%) MongoDB
2 85 (8.99%) SQL Server
3 79 (8.35%) PostgreSQL
4 46 (4.86%) Oracle Database
5 39 (4.12%) Big Data
6 38 (4.02%) Hadoop
7 28 (2.96%) NoSQL
8 27 (2.85%) Oracle Database 12c
8 27 (2.85%) SQL Server 2019
9 25 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
9 25 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
9 25 (2.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 25 (2.64%) SQL Server 2016
10 23 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 19 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (1.90%) Azure SQL Database
12 18 (1.90%) MariaDB
12 18 (1.90%) SAP HANA
13 17 (1.80%) DB2
Development Applications
1 161 (17.02%) Jenkins
2 137 (14.48%) Git (software)
3 73 (7.72%) JIRA
4 62 (6.55%) GitLab
5 46 (4.86%) Bitbucket
6 43 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 37 (3.91%) Maven
8 28 (2.96%) Artifactory
9 27 (2.85%) SonarQube
10 24 (2.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 22 (2.33%) JUnit
11 22 (2.33%) TeamCity
12 18 (1.90%) Jasmine
13 17 (1.80%) Subversion
13 17 (1.80%) Travis CI
14 15 (1.59%) Cucumber
15 12 (1.27%) Gerrit
16 11 (1.16%) Postman
17 10 (1.06%) JMeter
17 10 (1.06%) Selenium
General
1 186 (19.66%) Social Skills
2 143 (15.12%) Finance
3 125 (13.21%) Public Sector
4 57 (6.03%) Banking
5 34 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
6 30 (3.17%) Telecoms
7 27 (2.85%) Presentation Skills
8 17 (1.80%) Legal
9 16 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
10 13 (1.37%) Front Office
10 13 (1.37%) Retail
11 12 (1.27%) Games
12 11 (1.16%) Financial Institution
13 10 (1.06%) Electronics
14 7 (0.74%) Marketing
14 7 (0.74%) Organisational Skills
15 6 (0.63%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.53%) Publishing
17 4 (0.42%) International Banking
17 4 (0.42%) Law
Job Titles
1 155 (16.38%) Architect
2 104 (10.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 86 (9.09%) Developer
4 85 (8.99%) Administrator
5 69 (7.29%) Linux Engineer
6 61 (6.45%) DBA
7 57 (6.03%) AWS Engineer
8 55 (5.81%) Consultant
9 52 (5.50%) Infrastructure Architect
10 51 (5.39%) Systems Administrator
11 46 (4.86%) Java Developer
12 43 (4.55%) Platform Engineer
13 42 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
13 42 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
14 36 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 36 (3.81%) Technical Architect
15 32 (3.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 30 (3.17%) Oracle DBA
17 27 (2.85%) Cloud Engineer
18 25 (2.64%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (6.77%) Kafka
2 57 (6.03%) Spring
3 56 (5.92%) Spring Boot
4 52 (5.50%) Node.js
5 44 (4.65%) Middleware
6 40 (4.23%) REST
7 33 (3.49%) Apache Camel
8 32 (3.38%) LDAP
9 27 (2.85%) React
10 24 (2.54%) Web Services
11 23 (2.43%) RabbitMQ
12 21 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
13 20 (2.11%) LAMP
14 19 (2.01%) OAuth
14 19 (2.01%) RESTful
15 18 (1.90%) XML
16 16 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
16 16 (1.69%) GraphQL
16 16 (1.69%) JWT
17 15 (1.59%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 91 (9.62%) Data Centre
1 91 (9.62%) Public Cloud
2 87 (9.20%) Clustering
3 37 (3.91%) Private Cloud
4 33 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
4 33 (3.49%) Replication
5 32 (3.38%) PKI
6 27 (2.85%) Data Protection Act
7 23 (2.43%) Linux Command Line
8 22 (2.33%) Cloud Native
9 20 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (2.01%) User Experience
11 17 (1.80%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (1.37%) Management Information System
14 12 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
15 10 (1.06%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.95%) DataPower
16 9 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
16 9 (0.95%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 738 (78.01%) Linux
2 514 (54.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 292 (30.87%) Windows
4 124 (13.11%) Unix
4 124 (13.11%) Windows Server
5 99 (10.47%) CentOS
6 65 (6.87%) Solaris
7 62 (6.55%) Ubuntu
8 40 (4.23%) Debian
9 35 (3.70%) Windows Server 2019
10 33 (3.49%) Windows Server 2016
11 29 (3.07%) Oracle Linux
11 29 (3.07%) Windows 10
12 28 (2.96%) AIX
13 27 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
14 25 (2.64%) SUSE
15 24 (2.54%) VMS
16 15 (1.59%) Amazon Linux
17 10 (1.06%) HPUX
17 10 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 317 (33.51%) DevOps
2 235 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (14.48%) Migration
4 122 (12.90%) Infrastructure as Code
5 116 (12.26%) Microservices
6 95 (10.04%) Problem-Solving
7 92 (9.73%) Test Automation
8 78 (8.25%) High Availability
9 74 (7.82%) ITIL
10 62 (6.55%) Configuration Management
10 62 (6.55%) Disaster Recovery
11 57 (6.03%) Data Protection
11 57 (6.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 57 (6.03%) Load Balancing
12 51 (5.39%) Scrum
13 50 (5.29%) Software Engineering
14 47 (4.97%) Change Management
15 44 (4.65%) Decision-Making
15 44 (4.65%) Full Stack Development
16 43 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 196 (20.72%) SQL
2 190 (20.08%) Python
3 178 (18.82%) Java
4 156 (16.49%) Bash
5 101 (10.68%) PowerShell
6 86 (9.09%) Perl
7 48 (5.07%) Shell Script
8 39 (4.12%) JavaScript
9 35 (3.70%) PHP
10 32 (3.38%) C#
11 31 (3.28%) Ruby
12 28 (2.96%) C
13 24 (2.54%) PL/SQL
14 22 (2.33%) Go
15 16 (1.69%) C++
16 15 (1.59%) Java 8
17 13 (1.37%) T-SQL
18 12 (1.27%) Scala
19 10 (1.06%) Rust
20 9 (0.95%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 228 (24.10%) Security Cleared
2 166 (17.55%) SC Cleared
3 80 (8.46%) DV Cleared
4 52 (5.50%) RHCE
5 49 (5.18%) AWS Certification
6 30 (3.17%) Degree
7 28 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.37%) RHCSA
9 10 (1.06%) OCP
9 10 (1.06%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (0.85%) RHCA
11 7 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (0.63%) MCSE
12 6 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.53%) CCNA
13 5 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
14 3 (0.32%) LPIC
14 3 (0.32%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.75%) GDPR
2 22 (2.33%) Data Quality
3 19 (2.01%) QA
4 12 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (0.95%) COBIT
5 9 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.63%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.42%) SLA
8 2 (0.21%) Accessibility
8 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.21%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 19770
8 2 (0.21%) NIST
9 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 222 (23.47%) Docker
2 172 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 152 (16.07%) Active Directory
4 47 (4.97%) vSphere
5 42 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
6 30 (3.17%) NFS
6 30 (3.17%) VMware NSX
7 27 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (1.90%) Hyper-V
10 15 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.48%) vCloud
12 12 (1.27%) KVM
13 9 (0.95%) HDFS
14 8 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 7 (0.74%) Samba
16 6 (0.63%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 6 (0.63%) Veritas File System
16 6 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 5 (0.53%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 301 (31.82%) Ansible
2 222 (23.47%) Kubernetes
3 195 (20.61%) Terraform
4 89 (9.41%) Puppet
5 62 (6.55%) Grafana
6 47 (4.97%) Red Hat Satellite
7 43 (4.55%) Prometheus
8 41 (4.33%) Microsoft Clustering
9 36 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
10 32 (3.38%) Data Guard
11 29 (3.07%) HAProxy
11 29 (3.07%) ZABBIX
12 25 (2.64%) Consul
13 22 (2.33%) vRealize
14 19 (2.01%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 18 (1.90%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 17 (1.80%) Istio
16 17 (1.80%) Nagios
16 17 (1.80%) NetBackup
17 15 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 253 (26.74%) VMware
2 188 (19.87%) Microsoft
3 180 (19.03%) Oracle
4 77 (8.14%) Cisco
5 72 (7.61%) IBM
6 57 (6.03%) HP
7 45 (4.76%) Splunk
8 43 (4.55%) Citrix
9 35 (3.70%) NetApp
10 32 (3.38%) F5
10 32 (3.38%) SAP
11 30 (3.17%) CheckPoint
12 29 (3.07%) EMC
12 29 (3.07%) Sun
13 28 (2.96%) Google
14 26 (2.75%) Dell
15 25 (2.64%) ServiceNow
16 22 (2.33%) CyberArk
17 21 (2.22%) Cloudera
18 20 (2.11%) MuleSoft