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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 119 160
Rank change year-on-year -34 +41  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 768 1119 836
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 2.08% 1.49%
As % of the Vendors category 3.74% 4.62% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 730 538
Median daily rate £458 £425 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.76% +1.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 14
Median hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.88% +32.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +31.94% +20.00%  

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 vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20543 24211 25040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.90% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12469 14933 14677
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 824 1120
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.39 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% +7.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Red Hat as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -32 718 £463 +8.82% 151
London -47 295 £484 +7.50% 39
South East +12 198 £450 +5.88% 39
Hampshire +7 73 £450 +10.76% 6
South West +24 53 £426 +0.71% 14
East of England -4 49 £480 +16.36% 5
North West -1 41 £408 +6.39% 19
Berkshire +20 38 £500 +11.11% 14
Scotland -9 36 £425 +11.54% 6
Surrey -14 33 £463 +8.82% 10
Buckinghamshire +6 32 £400 - 3
West Midlands +11 29 £550 +37.50% 5
City of London -29 29 £500 +17.64% 6
Yorkshire -7 28 £425 -6.84% 22
Milton Keynes +2 27 £400 - 3
Bristol +17 25 £400 -11.11% 6
West Yorkshire -2 24 £425 -5.55% 19
Manchester +12 22 £413 +10.00% 12
Norfolk +12 20 - -
Norwich +12 19 - -
Edinburgh 0 19 £413 -2.94% 3
Leeds -15 16 £428 -7.56% 13
Bedfordshire -3 15 £480 -17.41%
Birmingham +22 14 £550 +69.23% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +10 14 £328 +5.64% 2
Tyne and Wear +7 14 £328 +5.64% 2
Oxfordshire +4 14 £375 -16.66% 1
North East -4 14 £328 +5.64% 2
Luton +3 12 £480 +2.40%
Glasgow +2 12 £425 +13.33% 3

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 1373 (88.70%) Linux
2 937 (60.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 537 (34.69%) DevOps
4 485 (31.33%) Unix
5 420 (27.13%) Puppet
6 410 (26.49%) VMware
7 395 (25.52%) Windows
8 384 (24.81%) Python
9 382 (24.68%) Java
10 372 (24.03%) Ansible
11 357 (23.06%) Oracle
12 352 (22.74%) Security Cleared
13 346 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
14 330 (21.32%) Jenkins
15 300 (19.38%) SC Cleared
16 297 (19.19%) CentOS
16 297 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
17 284 (18.35%) Finance
18 276 (17.83%) Perl
19 266 (17.18%) Bash Shell
20 237 (15.31%) Git (software)
21 229 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
22 222 (14.34%) Opscode Chef
23 221 (14.28%) Configuration Management
24 220 (14.21%) Solaris
25 217 (14.02%) Docker
25 217 (14.02%) Windows Server
26 194 (12.53%) SQL
27 189 (12.21%) Microsoft
28 186 (12.02%) Continuous Integration

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
1 162 (10.47%) Apache
1 162 (10.47%) JBoss
2 137 (8.85%) Tomcat
3 114 (7.36%) WebLogic
4 98 (6.33%) Confluence
5 85 (5.49%) OpenStack
6 82 (5.30%) WebSphere
7 40 (2.58%) IIS
8 34 (2.20%) Apache Spark
8 34 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 29 (1.87%) SharePoint
10 24 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
10 24 (1.55%) MS Exchange
11 22 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (1.36%) nginx
12 21 (1.36%) Oracle Application Server
13 18 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (1.10%) iPlanet
15 15 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
15 15 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (1.03%) MS Visio
2 15 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 18 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle 11i
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.26%) Siebel CRM
6 3 (0.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.065%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.065%) LatentZero
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.065%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.065%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.065%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.065%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 297 (19.19%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (9.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (7.49%) OpenShift
4 63 (4.07%) PaaS
5 52 (3.36%) AWS CloudFormation
6 36 (2.33%) IaaS
7 34 (2.20%) GitHub
8 33 (2.13%) Amazon S3
9 30 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (1.87%) SaaS
11 23 (1.49%) Trello
12 20 (1.29%) Route 53
13 16 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 13 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
14 13 (0.84%) Office 365
14 13 (0.84%) Slack
15 12 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 10 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
18 9 (0.58%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 174 (11.24%) Firewall
2 158 (10.21%) SAN
3 151 (9.75%) DNS
4 120 (7.75%) TCP/IP
5 96 (6.20%) LDAP
6 67 (4.33%) Kerberos
7 63 (4.07%) SSL
8 62 (4.01%) DHCP
9 54 (3.49%) WAN
10 50 (3.23%) NAS
11 43 (2.78%) LAN
12 41 (2.65%) HTTP
13 38 (2.45%) Internet
14 37 (2.39%) VPN
15 34 (2.20%) Network Security
16 25 (1.61%) SSH
17 23 (1.49%) Ethernet
18 22 (1.42%) PuTTY
19 20 (1.29%) HTTPS
19 20 (1.29%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (7.36%) MySQL
1 114 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 107 (6.91%) Oracle Database
3 102 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
4 72 (4.65%) Hadoop
5 70 (4.52%) MongoDB
6 68 (4.39%) Relational Database
7 59 (3.81%) Big Data
8 53 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
9 52 (3.36%) NoSQL
10 49 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 41 (2.65%) Oracle Database 10g
12 39 (2.52%) BusinessObjects
13 37 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 36 (2.33%) Apache Hive
15 30 (1.94%) RDBMS
16 29 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
17 25 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (1.61%) Redis
18 23 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 330 (21.32%) Jenkins
2 237 (15.31%) Git (software)
3 130 (8.40%) JIRA
4 84 (5.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 79 (5.10%) Maven
6 69 (4.46%) Subversion
7 56 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 50 (3.23%) GitLab
9 45 (2.91%) Ant
9 45 (2.91%) JUnit
10 44 (2.84%) Oracle APEX
11 42 (2.71%) Eclipse
12 40 (2.58%) Cucumber
13 38 (2.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 36 (2.33%) TeamCity
15 34 (2.20%) Selenium
16 29 (1.87%) Hudson
17 25 (1.61%) Artifactory
18 22 (1.42%) HP UFT
19 20 (1.29%) SpecFlow
General
1 284 (18.35%) Finance
2 131 (8.46%) Banking
3 58 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.00%) Law
5 29 (1.87%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 22 (1.42%) Retail
7 19 (1.23%) Electronics
7 19 (1.23%) Legal
7 19 (1.23%) Marketing
8 9 (0.58%) Billing
9 7 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.39%) Advertising
11 4 (0.26%) Local Government
12 3 (0.19%) Back Office
13 2 (0.13%) Automotive
13 2 (0.13%) Avionics
13 2 (0.13%) Military
13 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 255 (16.47%) Administrator
2 253 (16.34%) DevOps Engineer
3 211 (13.63%) Linux Engineer
4 154 (9.95%) Systems Administrator
5 142 (9.17%) Linux Administrator
6 135 (8.72%) Developer
7 126 (8.14%) Architect
8 107 (6.91%) Consultant
9 100 (6.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 87 (5.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 80 (5.17%) Unix Administrator
11 80 (5.17%) Unix Engineer
12 73 (4.72%) AWS Engineer
13 65 (4.20%) Cloud Engineer
14 62 (4.01%) Java Developer
14 62 (4.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 59 (3.81%) Unix Systems Administrator
16 58 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 52 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
18 50 (3.23%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (8.14%) Web Services
2 93 (6.01%) Middleware
3 68 (4.39%) REST
4 66 (4.26%) Node.js
5 60 (3.88%) .NET
6 57 (3.68%) XML
7 52 (3.36%) HTML
7 52 (3.36%) Spring
8 51 (3.29%) Java EE
9 47 (3.04%) J2EE
10 44 (2.84%) Software Packaging
11 39 (2.52%) CSS
11 39 (2.52%) Elastic Stack
12 37 (2.39%) Apache Camel
12 37 (2.39%) XSLT
13 36 (2.33%) JSON
13 36 (2.33%) LAMP
14 34 (2.20%) RESTful
14 34 (2.20%) SOAP
15 33 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 102 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 98 (6.33%) Clustering
3 95 (6.14%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (3.81%) Computer Science
5 39 (2.52%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 33 (2.13%) PKI
9 32 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
10 27 (1.74%) Smart Meter
11 22 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
12 19 (1.23%) Replication
13 18 (1.16%) EMC VNX
13 18 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
14 16 (1.03%) Web 2.0
15 14 (0.90%) Video on Demand
16 12 (0.78%) Client/Server
16 12 (0.78%) Private Cloud
17 10 (0.65%) CMDB
17 10 (0.65%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 1373 (88.70%) Linux
2 937 (60.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 485 (31.33%) Unix
4 395 (25.52%) Windows
5 297 (19.19%) CentOS
6 220 (14.21%) Solaris
7 217 (14.02%) Windows Server
8 150 (9.69%) AIX
9 114 (7.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 113 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 109 (7.04%) Ubuntu
12 72 (4.65%) SUSE
13 43 (2.78%) Debian
14 41 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 38 (2.45%) HPUX
16 32 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
17 25 (1.61%) Windows 7
18 23 (1.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 17 (1.10%) Windows 10
20 11 (0.71%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 537 (34.69%) DevOps
2 346 (22.35%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (14.28%) Configuration Management
4 186 (12.02%) Continuous Integration
5 178 (11.50%) Open Source
6 134 (8.66%) Migration
7 130 (8.40%) ITIL
8 110 (7.11%) Test Automation
9 107 (6.91%) Scrum
10 91 (5.88%) High Availability
11 89 (5.75%) Microservices
12 74 (4.78%) Software Engineering
13 66 (4.26%) Change Control
14 65 (4.20%) TDD
15 63 (4.07%) Load Balancing
16 58 (3.75%) Project Management
17 56 (3.62%) Kanban
18 55 (3.55%) SDLC
19 53 (3.42%) Performance Tuning
20 52 (3.36%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 384 (24.81%) Python
2 382 (24.68%) Java
3 276 (17.83%) Perl
4 266 (17.18%) Bash Shell
5 194 (12.53%) SQL
6 143 (9.24%) Ruby
7 137 (8.85%) Shell Script
8 104 (6.72%) PowerShell
9 100 (6.46%) JavaScript
10 65 (4.20%) PHP
11 56 (3.62%) C
12 40 (2.58%) Korn
13 28 (1.81%) C#
14 25 (1.61%) VBScript
15 24 (1.55%) PL/SQL
16 22 (1.42%) C++
17 21 (1.36%) F#
18 18 (1.16%) R
18 18 (1.16%) Scala
19 17 (1.10%) Go
Qualifications
1 352 (22.74%) Security Cleared
2 300 (19.38%) SC Cleared
3 82 (5.30%) RHCE
4 72 (4.65%) Degree
5 53 (3.42%) RHCSA
6 47 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
7 40 (2.58%) CISSP
8 35 (2.26%) DV Cleared
9 34 (2.20%) Computer Science Degree
10 31 (2.00%) CCNP
11 30 (1.94%) CCNA
12 29 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 15 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
15 12 (0.78%) RHCA
16 11 (0.71%) OCP
17 10 (0.65%) ISEB
17 10 (0.65%) ISEB Practitioner
17 10 (0.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 9 (0.58%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.87%) QA
2 25 (1.61%) JSP 440
3 21 (1.36%) SLA
4 17 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.84%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.45%) Disclosure Scotland
8 6 (0.39%) PA-DSS
9 3 (0.19%) GPG13
9 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.13%) ECSS
10 2 (0.13%) PMO
11 1 (0.065%) Solvency II
System Software
1 229 (14.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 217 (14.02%) Docker
3 177 (11.43%) Active Directory
4 74 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
5 71 (4.59%) VMware ESXi
6 59 (3.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 57 (3.68%) vSphere
8 50 (3.23%) KVM
9 44 (2.84%) Hyper-V
10 43 (2.78%) NFS
11 31 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
11 31 (2.00%) Veritas File System
12 30 (1.94%) Xen
13 27 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 21 (1.36%) vCloud
15 19 (1.23%) GPFS
15 19 (1.23%) LXC
15 19 (1.23%) Squid
16 18 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
17 17 (1.10%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 420 (27.13%) Puppet
2 372 (24.03%) Ansible
3 222 (14.34%) Opscode Chef
4 123 (7.95%) Kubernetes
5 91 (5.88%) Nagios
6 89 (5.75%) Red Hat Satellite
7 64 (4.13%) Terraform
8 54 (3.49%) vRealize
9 51 (3.29%) NetBackup
10 40 (2.58%) ZABBIX
11 37 (2.39%) Packer
12 34 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 32 (2.07%) Dollar Universe
14 31 (2.00%) Kibana
15 29 (1.87%) Grafana
15 29 (1.87%) logstash
16 26 (1.68%) EMC NetWorker
17 25 (1.61%) Prometheus
18 22 (1.42%) yum
19 21 (1.36%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 410 (26.49%) VMware
2 357 (23.06%) Oracle
3 189 (12.21%) Microsoft
4 162 (10.47%) HP
5 133 (8.59%) Cisco
6 92 (5.94%) IBM
7 91 (5.88%) Veritas
8 90 (5.81%) Splunk
9 86 (5.56%) EMC
10 75 (4.84%) Sun
11 67 (4.33%) TIBCO
12 58 (3.75%) NetApp
13 51 (3.29%) Symantec
14 45 (2.91%) Atlassian
15 40 (2.58%) F5
16 39 (2.52%) SaltStack
17 30 (1.94%) Cloudera
18 28 (1.81%) Brocade
19 27 (1.74%) Dell
19 27 (1.74%) SolarWinds
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