Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 130 172
Rank change year-on-year -37 +42 -2
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1550 2027 1664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.58% 1.91% 1.46%
As % of the Vendors category 3.65% 4.26% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 1346 1094
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +8.39%
10th Percentile £313 £303 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 24 24
UK median hourly rate £44.00 £35.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.82% +25.89% +1.82%
10th Percentile £19.00 £12.75 £22.37
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £37.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +27.14% +9.38% +20.75%

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 42448 47545 49981
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.23% 44.87% 43.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26127 29188 29395
UK median daily rate £429 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.69% +3.44% +1.27%
10th Percentile £250 £240 £225
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1398 1651 2211
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.80% +2.94% +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 25 September 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 6 months to 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 -30 1427 £450 +5.88% 92
UK excluding London -26 949 £413 +3.13% 58
London -44 576 £500 +7.53% 37
South East +11 380 £425 - 23
North of England -30 226 £400 +6.67% 17
Scotland -22 92 £400 +3.36% 2
North West -2 89 £425 +0.59% 7
East of England -15 85 £480 +28.00% 7
South West +21 81 £388 -8.28% 3
North East +9 77 £330 +5.60% 2
Midlands -8 70 £425 +6.25% 5
Yorkshire -3 63 £445 +0.28% 8
West Midlands +4 43 £550 +37.50% 5
East Midlands -20 25 £323 -14.57%
Wales -14 13 £463 +21.31%
Northern Ireland - 3 £348 -

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 1350 (87.10%) Linux
2 875 (56.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 542 (34.97%) Unix
4 502 (32.39%) DevOps
5 441 (28.45%) Puppet
6 392 (25.29%) Windows
7 380 (24.52%) Java
8 378 (24.39%) VMware
9 362 (23.35%) Python
10 352 (22.71%) Ansible
11 342 (22.06%) Jenkins
11 342 (22.06%) Oracle
12 333 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
13 320 (20.65%) Amazon AWS
14 304 (19.61%) Finance
15 300 (19.35%) Perl
16 299 (19.29%) CentOS
17 277 (17.87%) Git (software)
18 275 (17.74%) Security Cleared
19 271 (17.48%) Solaris
20 253 (16.32%) Firewall
21 248 (16.00%) Bash Shell
22 244 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
23 236 (15.23%) SC Cleared
24 231 (14.90%) Docker
25 224 (14.45%) SQL
26 215 (13.87%) Configuration Management
27 212 (13.68%) Apache
28 205 (13.23%) JBoss
29 192 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 212 (13.68%) Apache
2 205 (13.23%) JBoss
3 176 (11.35%) Tomcat
4 123 (7.94%) OpenStack
5 122 (7.87%) WebLogic
6 75 (4.84%) WebSphere
7 69 (4.45%) Confluence
8 53 (3.42%) Apache Spark
9 52 (3.35%) Oracle Application Server
10 50 (3.23%) iPlanet
11 47 (3.03%) IIS
12 34 (2.19%) WebSphere Application Server
13 29 (1.87%) nginx
14 28 (1.81%) MS Exchange
15 27 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
16 24 (1.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 24 (1.55%) SharePoint
17 22 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
18 13 (0.84%) MQSeries
18 13 (0.84%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 21 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.39%) Houdini
5 6 (0.39%) Maya
5 6 (0.39%) NUKE
5 6 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (0.84%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.45%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.32%) SAP ERP
6 4 (0.26%) SAP SRM
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.19%) SessionCam
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
9 1 (0.065%) LatentZero
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.065%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 320 (20.65%) Amazon AWS
2 144 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (9.29%) OpenShift
3 81 (5.23%) PaaS
4 64 (4.13%) GitHub
5 52 (3.35%) IaaS
6 48 (3.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 43 (2.77%) Amazon EC2
8 41 (2.65%) SaaS
9 36 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
10 27 (1.74%) Amazon S3
11 20 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 19 (1.23%) Route 53
13 17 (1.10%) Heroku
13 17 (1.10%) Office 365
14 13 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
14 13 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
15 10 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
16 9 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 8 (0.52%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 253 (16.32%) Firewall
2 183 (11.81%) DNS
3 164 (10.58%) SAN
4 150 (9.68%) TCP/IP
5 106 (6.84%) LDAP
6 69 (4.45%) NAS
7 68 (4.39%) WAN
8 63 (4.06%) DHCP
9 51 (3.29%) VPN
10 50 (3.23%) LAN
11 46 (2.97%) SSL
12 40 (2.58%) Kerberos
13 35 (2.26%) Fibre Channel
14 32 (2.06%) HTTP
15 31 (2.00%) Network Security
16 29 (1.87%) SSH
17 28 (1.81%) Internet
18 23 (1.48%) OpenLDAP
19 21 (1.35%) Ethernet
20 19 (1.23%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (6.19%) MongoDB
2 93 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 91 (5.87%) MySQL
4 86 (5.55%) Relational Database
5 80 (5.16%) Hadoop
6 78 (5.03%) SQL Server
7 60 (3.87%) Big Data
8 57 (3.68%) Oracle Database
9 50 (3.23%) Apache Hive
10 43 (2.77%) RDBMS
11 42 (2.71%) Apache Cassandra
12 35 (2.26%) NoSQL
13 33 (2.13%) Redis
14 24 (1.55%) DB2
14 24 (1.55%) HBase
15 21 (1.35%) Impala
15 21 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
16 18 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
17 16 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
18 15 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 342 (22.06%) Jenkins
2 277 (17.87%) Git (software)
3 118 (7.61%) Maven
4 95 (6.13%) JIRA
5 81 (5.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 75 (4.84%) Subversion
7 57 (3.68%) Artifactory
8 54 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 46 (2.97%) GitLab
10 42 (2.71%) Ant
11 41 (2.65%) JUnit
12 39 (2.52%) Selenium
13 38 (2.45%) Eclipse
14 32 (2.06%) Vagrant
15 28 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 23 (1.48%) Cucumber
17 20 (1.29%) Bitbucket
17 20 (1.29%) Hudson
18 19 (1.23%) Gradle
19 17 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 304 (19.61%) Finance
2 177 (11.42%) Banking
3 68 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 26 (1.68%) Legal
6 22 (1.42%) Retail
7 16 (1.03%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.97%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.77%) Billing
9 12 (0.77%) Marketing
10 9 (0.58%) Electronics
11 7 (0.45%) Law
12 5 (0.32%) Advertising
12 5 (0.32%) Games
13 4 (0.26%) Local Government
13 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.19%) Automotive
14 3 (0.19%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.13%) Avionics
15 2 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 278 (17.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 273 (17.61%) Administrator
3 185 (11.94%) Linux Engineer
4 170 (10.97%) Systems Administrator
5 154 (9.94%) Linux Administrator
6 142 (9.16%) Consultant
7 115 (7.42%) Architect
8 114 (7.35%) Developer
9 112 (7.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 86 (5.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 85 (5.48%) Unix Engineer
12 78 (5.03%) Cloud Engineer
13 76 (4.90%) AWS Engineer
14 73 (4.71%) Unix Administrator
15 65 (4.19%) Java Developer
16 63 (4.06%) AWS DevOps
17 58 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 58 (3.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 55 (3.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 55 (3.55%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (7.61%) Web Services
2 105 (6.77%) J2EE
3 99 (6.39%) Middleware
4 85 (5.48%) .NET
5 72 (4.65%) REST
6 58 (3.74%) Java EE
7 55 (3.55%) Spring
8 52 (3.35%) Node.js
9 51 (3.29%) Apache Camel
10 49 (3.16%) XML
11 47 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
12 42 (2.71%) RESTful
13 40 (2.58%) SOAP
14 37 (2.39%) Kafka
15 34 (2.19%) JSON
16 33 (2.13%) Hibernate
16 33 (2.13%) Spring Boot
17 32 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
17 32 (2.06%) JMS
18 27 (1.74%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 117 (7.55%) Clustering
2 113 (7.29%) Data Centre
3 86 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 42 (2.71%) PKI
6 37 (2.39%) Linux Command Line
7 31 (2.00%) Public Cloud
8 28 (1.81%) Replication
9 25 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 25 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.48%) Private Cloud
11 21 (1.35%) Management Information System
12 16 (1.03%) Derivative
13 14 (0.90%) Video on Demand
13 14 (0.90%) Virtual Team
14 13 (0.84%) EMC VNX
14 13 (0.84%) RIA
15 12 (0.77%) DataPower
16 10 (0.65%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 1350 (87.10%) Linux
2 875 (56.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 542 (34.97%) Unix
4 392 (25.29%) Windows
5 299 (19.29%) CentOS
6 271 (17.48%) Solaris
7 177 (11.42%) AIX
8 169 (10.90%) Windows Server
9 129 (8.32%) Ubuntu
10 99 (6.39%) SUSE
11 83 (5.35%) Windows Server 2012
12 74 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 71 (4.58%) HPUX
14 44 (2.84%) Debian
15 32 (2.06%) Windows 7
16 30 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
17 20 (1.29%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 9 (0.58%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (32.39%) DevOps
2 333 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (13.87%) Configuration Management
4 150 (9.68%) Open Source
5 133 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
6 125 (8.06%) Migration
7 118 (7.61%) High Availability
8 115 (7.42%) Load Balancing
9 114 (7.35%) ITIL
10 104 (6.71%) Scrum
11 100 (6.45%) Test Automation
12 79 (5.10%) Microservices
12 79 (5.10%) TDD
13 75 (4.84%) Kanban
14 67 (4.32%) Continuous Delivery
15 63 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
16 61 (3.94%) Software Engineering
17 59 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
18 57 (3.68%) SDLC
19 51 (3.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 380 (24.52%) Java
2 362 (23.35%) Python
3 300 (19.35%) Perl
4 248 (16.00%) Bash Shell
5 224 (14.45%) SQL
6 159 (10.26%) Shell Script
7 140 (9.03%) Ruby
8 80 (5.16%) JavaScript
9 73 (4.71%) PowerShell
10 70 (4.52%) Korn
11 40 (2.58%) C
12 38 (2.45%) PHP
13 36 (2.32%) PL/SQL
14 29 (1.87%) C++
15 23 (1.48%) C#
16 22 (1.42%) Go
17 19 (1.23%) C-shell
17 19 (1.23%) R
18 14 (0.90%) F#
19 13 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 275 (17.74%) Security Cleared
2 236 (15.23%) SC Cleared
3 66 (4.26%) Degree
4 65 (4.19%) RHCE
5 42 (2.71%) RHCSA
6 37 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (2.26%) CISSP
8 29 (1.87%) CCNP
8 29 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 27 (1.74%) CCNA
10 23 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 23 (1.48%) DV Cleared
11 15 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (0.84%) RHCA
13 12 (0.77%) OCP
13 12 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
14 11 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (0.71%) MCSE
15 9 (0.58%) ISEB Practitioner
15 9 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.23%) QA
2 27 (1.74%) SLA
3 15 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
5 8 (0.52%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.19%) GCP
7 2 (0.13%) ECSS
7 2 (0.13%) PA-DSS
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.065%) MiFID
8 1 (0.065%) PMO
8 1 (0.065%) Solvency II
System Software
1 231 (14.90%) Docker
2 192 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (9.74%) Active Directory
4 86 (5.55%) VMware ESXi
5 81 (5.23%) KVM
6 76 (4.90%) NFS
7 64 (4.13%) Hyper-V
8 59 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
9 49 (3.16%) vSphere
10 48 (3.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 44 (2.84%) Samba
12 39 (2.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 37 (2.39%) Xen
14 30 (1.94%) Veritas File System
15 26 (1.68%) HDFS
16 24 (1.55%) LXC
17 18 (1.16%) Oracle Clusterware
18 17 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 17 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
19 16 (1.03%) Squid
Systems Management
1 441 (28.45%) Puppet
2 352 (22.71%) Ansible
3 244 (15.74%) Opscode Chef
4 123 (7.94%) Kubernetes
5 91 (5.87%) Nagios
6 77 (4.97%) Terraform
7 60 (3.87%) Red Hat Satellite
8 56 (3.61%) NetBackup
9 43 (2.77%) ZABBIX
10 36 (2.32%) Grafana
11 35 (2.26%) Packer
12 31 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 29 (1.87%) SCCM
14 27 (1.74%) logstash
14 27 (1.74%) Prometheus
15 21 (1.35%) Kibana
15 21 (1.35%) vCenter Server
16 20 (1.29%) Control-M
16 20 (1.29%) yum
17 19 (1.23%) SELinux
Vendors
1 378 (24.39%) VMware
2 342 (22.06%) Oracle
3 177 (11.42%) Microsoft
4 160 (10.32%) Cisco
5 135 (8.71%) HP
6 109 (7.03%) IBM
7 100 (6.45%) EMC
8 94 (6.06%) Veritas
9 92 (5.94%) Splunk
10 91 (5.87%) Sun
11 69 (4.45%) F5
12 66 (4.26%) NetApp
13 46 (2.97%) Symantec
14 36 (2.32%) Citrix
15 35 (2.26%) Brocade
16 34 (2.19%) Atlassian
16 34 (2.19%) TIBCO
17 33 (2.13%) CheckPoint
17 33 (2.13%) Juniper
18 32 (2.06%) Cloudera