Period
to 26 November 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 26 November 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
26 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 235 235 201
Rank change year-on-year 0 -34 -25
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 401 973 1,465
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.18% 1.42%
As % of the Vendors category 2.52% 2.74% 3.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 615 917
Median daily rate £460 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £344
90th Percentile £625 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £435
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.20% +8.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 12 20
Median hourly rate £37.25 £42.01 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.33% -3.43% +7.41%
10th Percentile £35.00 £24.88 £35.00
90th Percentile £61.25 £50.00 £59.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.75 £47.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year -16.32% +12.43% -5.06%

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 15,943 35,449 43,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.49% 42.92% 41.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,398 22,114 26,719
Median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +4.05%
10th Percentile £253 £230 £250
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 1,467 1,654
Median hourly rate £35.00 £19.47 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.81% +11.23% +0.40%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.17 £52.25 £47.06
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £16.91
% change year-on-year +38.89% +6.48% +2.45%

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 26 November 2020.

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 26 November 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Red Hat in the UK

Red Hat
Top 17 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 26 November 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 +24 351 £450 -10.00% 138
UK excluding London +28 194 £450 -5.26% 102
London 0 156 £453 -17.73% 42
South East +118 82 £480 +1.05% 21
Work from Home -105 76 £498 -11.56% 23
North of England +48 49 £388 -13.89% 40
North West +54 27 £388 -3.13% 28
Midlands +56 26 £520 +29.92% 16
Yorkshire +39 19 £265 -41.11% 9
South West +38 19 £481 -6.65% 10
West Midlands +50 17 £375 -13.29% 16
Scotland -14 11 £345 -37.23% 5
East Midlands +40 8 £520 +73.33%
East of England +54 4 £434 -2.53% 9
North East +29 3 £475 +8.57% 3
Wales +6 2 £400 -5.88% 2
Northern Ireland +15 1 £430 +10.26% 1

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 328 (81.80%) Linux
2 251 (62.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 146 (36.41%) Security Cleared
4 127 (31.67%) Python
5 124 (30.92%) SC Cleared
6 114 (28.43%) Ansible
7 111 (27.68%) Windows
8 108 (26.93%) DevOps
9 107 (26.68%) Oracle
10 100 (24.94%) Java
11 98 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
12 96 (23.94%) VMware
13 84 (20.95%) AWS
14 83 (20.70%) Puppet
14 83 (20.70%) Jenkins
15 77 (19.20%) CentOS
16 75 (18.70%) Azure
17 73 (18.20%) JBoss
18 70 (17.46%) Bash Shell
19 69 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
20 68 (16.96%) Kubernetes
21 67 (16.71%) Git (software)
22 65 (16.21%) JSON
23 63 (15.71%) Unix
23 63 (15.71%) Perl
24 61 (15.21%) JavaScript
25 60 (14.96%) Active Directory
26 58 (14.46%) Microsoft
27 55 (13.72%) SQL
27 55 (13.72%) JIRA

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 73 (18.20%) JBoss
2 53 (13.22%) Tomcat
3 46 (11.47%) Confluence
4 42 (10.47%) Red Hat Fuse
5 32 (7.98%) WebSphere
6 29 (7.23%) Apache
7 24 (5.99%) SharePoint
7 24 (5.99%) WebLogic
8 22 (5.49%) MQSeries
8 22 (5.49%) OpenStack
9 16 (3.99%) Elasticsearch
10 13 (3.24%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (2.49%) Apache Geronimo
11 10 (2.49%) Apache ServiceMix
11 10 (2.49%) Apache Spark
11 10 (2.49%) Apache TomEE
11 10 (2.49%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (2.49%) Cloud Foundry
11 10 (2.49%) Jetty
11 10 (2.49%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 18 (4.49%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.49%) Oracle Applications
1 10 (2.49%) Oracle EBS
1 10 (2.49%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (2.49%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 4 (1.00%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.00%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.25%) Exstream
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 84 (20.95%) AWS
2 75 (18.70%) Azure
3 39 (9.73%) OpenShift
4 33 (8.23%) Office 365
5 22 (5.49%) GCP
6 19 (4.74%) PaaS
7 17 (4.24%) IaaS
8 15 (3.74%) GitHub
9 13 (3.24%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (2.99%) OneDrive
11 11 (2.74%) Amazon S3
12 10 (2.49%) Apigee
12 10 (2.49%) Boomi
13 8 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (1.75%) Route 53
14 7 (1.75%) SaaS
14 7 (1.75%) Serverless
15 5 (1.25%) Amazon EKS
15 5 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
16 4 (1.00%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 47 (11.72%) DNS
2 38 (9.48%) HTTP
3 36 (8.98%) Firewall
4 26 (6.48%) DHCP
4 26 (6.48%) SSH
5 22 (5.49%) TCP/IP
6 20 (4.99%) WAN
7 19 (4.74%) SMTP
8 17 (4.24%) VPN
9 15 (3.74%) SAN
10 11 (2.74%) FTP
11 10 (2.49%) LAN
12 9 (2.24%) VLAN
13 8 (2.00%) MPLS
13 8 (2.00%) Unified Communications
14 7 (1.75%) BGP
14 7 (1.75%) IMAP
14 7 (1.75%) Internet
14 7 (1.75%) Skype
15 6 (1.50%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (10.72%) SQL Server
2 41 (10.22%) PostgreSQL
3 38 (9.48%) Oracle Database
4 32 (7.98%) MySQL
5 25 (6.23%) MongoDB
6 18 (4.49%) Hadoop
6 18 (4.49%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (3.74%) SAP HANA
8 11 (2.74%) DB2
9 10 (2.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 8 (2.00%) Amazon Aurora
11 7 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
11 7 (1.75%) Cosmos DB
11 7 (1.75%) MariaDB
11 7 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (1.75%) Relational Database
12 6 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (1.00%) Apache Accumulo
14 4 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 83 (20.70%) Jenkins
2 67 (16.71%) Git (software)
3 55 (13.72%) JIRA
4 20 (4.99%) Cucumber
5 19 (4.74%) Maven
5 19 (4.74%) Subversion
6 18 (4.49%) Artifactory
7 17 (4.24%) Bitbucket
8 15 (3.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 15 (3.74%) GitLab
8 15 (3.74%) JUnit
8 15 (3.74%) Selenium
9 14 (3.49%) ClearCase
10 13 (3.24%) SonarQube
11 12 (2.99%) Ant
11 12 (2.99%) Mercurial
12 11 (2.74%) FishEye
12 11 (2.74%) Gradle
12 11 (2.74%) TeamCity
13 10 (2.49%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 49 (12.22%) Finance
2 35 (8.73%) Public Sector
3 29 (7.23%) Banking
4 11 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.25%) Electronics
6 5 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.25%) Retail
7 4 (1.00%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.00%) Law
7 4 (1.00%) Marketing
7 4 (1.00%) Publishing
8 3 (0.75%) Back Office
8 3 (0.75%) French Language
8 3 (0.75%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.50%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 58 (14.46%) Developer
2 54 (13.47%) Architect
3 52 (12.97%) Linux Engineer
4 41 (10.22%) Administrator
5 28 (6.98%) Linux Administrator
5 28 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
6 26 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (6.23%) Consultant
7 25 (6.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 21 (5.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (4.99%) Cloud Engineer
10 18 (4.49%) Solutions Architect
11 16 (3.99%) Java Developer
11 16 (3.99%) Technical Architect
12 14 (3.49%) Analyst
12 14 (3.49%) Systems Developer
13 13 (3.24%) DBA
13 13 (3.24%) Oracle DBA
14 12 (2.99%) Unix Engineer
15 11 (2.74%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (16.21%) JSON
2 50 (12.47%) XML
3 43 (10.72%) Spring
4 38 (9.48%) Apache Camel
4 38 (9.48%) Middleware
4 38 (9.48%) React
5 31 (7.73%) RESTful
5 31 (7.73%) Web Services
6 30 (7.48%) HTML
7 28 (6.98%) RabbitMQ
8 25 (6.23%) REST
9 24 (5.99%) Kafka
9 24 (5.99%) Spring Boot
10 23 (5.74%) AngularJS
11 21 (5.24%) ActiveMQ
11 21 (5.24%) Hibernate
12 20 (4.99%) CSS
12 20 (4.99%) IBM Integration Bus
12 20 (4.99%) MSMQ
12 20 (4.99%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.98%) Data Centre
2 25 (6.23%) User Experience
3 23 (5.74%) Private Cloud
4 22 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 17 (4.24%) Clustering
7 16 (3.99%) Derivative
8 14 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (2.99%) PKI
9 12 (2.99%) Public Cloud
10 11 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.50%) Cloud Native
11 6 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.50%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.50%) EMC VNX
12 5 (1.25%) Replication
13 4 (1.00%) CMDB
13 4 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
14 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
14 3 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 328 (81.80%) Linux
2 251 (62.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 111 (27.68%) Windows
4 77 (19.20%) CentOS
5 63 (15.71%) Unix
6 45 (11.22%) Solaris
7 35 (8.73%) Windows Server
8 33 (8.23%) Ubuntu
9 28 (6.98%) Debian
10 24 (5.99%) AIX
11 22 (5.49%) Windows 10
11 22 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (3.49%) SUSE
13 12 (2.99%) Windows Server 2019
14 11 (2.74%) Windows Server 2016
15 10 (2.49%) Android
15 10 (2.49%) Apple iOS
15 10 (2.49%) Mac OS X
16 9 (2.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (26.93%) DevOps
2 98 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (13.47%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (10.72%) Continuous Delivery
4 43 (10.72%) Scrum
5 42 (10.47%) Problem-Solving
6 40 (9.98%) Configuration Management
6 40 (9.98%) Microservices
7 38 (9.48%) Migration
8 33 (8.23%) Open Source
9 29 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 25 (6.23%) Infrastructure as Code
10 25 (6.23%) Stakeholder Management
11 23 (5.74%) Deployment Automation
11 23 (5.74%) Infrastructure Automation
11 23 (5.74%) ITIL
12 22 (5.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 22 (5.49%) Test Automation
13 21 (5.24%) Kanban
14 20 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 127 (31.67%) Python
2 100 (24.94%) Java
3 70 (17.46%) Bash Shell
4 63 (15.71%) Perl
5 61 (15.21%) JavaScript
6 55 (13.72%) SQL
7 41 (10.22%) Shell Script
8 38 (9.48%) Ruby
9 35 (8.73%) PowerShell
10 32 (7.98%) PL/SQL
11 26 (6.48%) C++
12 23 (5.74%) T-SQL
13 19 (4.74%) Groovy
14 13 (3.24%) Scala
15 10 (2.49%) C
15 10 (2.49%) Clojure
15 10 (2.49%) ClojureScript
15 10 (2.49%) Go
16 8 (2.00%) VBA
17 5 (1.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 146 (36.41%) Security Cleared
2 124 (30.92%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.99%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.49%) Degree
5 9 (2.24%) CISSP
5 9 (2.24%) RHCE
6 7 (1.75%) RHCSA
6 7 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.00%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.00%) VCAP
9 3 (0.75%) CCNA
9 3 (0.75%) CCSA
9 3 (0.75%) CEH
9 3 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.75%) GIAC
9 3 (0.75%) MCSE
9 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.50%) CCA
10 2 (0.50%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.49%) QA
2 7 (1.75%) SLA
3 4 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.75%) COBIT
4 3 (0.75%) GDPR
5 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.50%) OASIS TOSCA
6 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 69 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (14.96%) Active Directory
3 55 (13.72%) Docker
4 30 (7.48%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (2.74%) vSphere
7 6 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (1.25%) Gluster
8 5 (1.25%) NFS
8 5 (1.25%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (1.00%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.00%) KVM
10 3 (0.75%) GlusterFS
11 2 (0.50%) Ceph
11 2 (0.50%) Firmware
11 2 (0.50%) HDFS
11 2 (0.50%) iptables
11 2 (0.50%) LXC
11 2 (0.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 114 (28.43%) Ansible
2 83 (20.70%) Puppet
3 68 (16.96%) Kubernetes
4 47 (11.72%) Terraform
5 37 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (7.23%) Red Hat Satellite
6 29 (7.23%) Salt
7 20 (4.99%) SCCM
8 17 (4.24%) Prometheus
9 16 (3.99%) Grafana
10 10 (2.49%) Oracle RMAN
11 9 (2.24%) Data Guard
11 9 (2.24%) Microsoft Clustering
11 9 (2.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (2.00%) IBM BigFix
13 7 (1.75%) Consul
13 7 (1.75%) Nagios
14 6 (1.50%) Kibana
14 6 (1.50%) logstash
14 6 (1.50%) Rancher
Vendors
1 107 (26.68%) Oracle
2 96 (23.94%) VMware
3 58 (14.46%) Microsoft
4 46 (11.47%) Cisco
5 35 (8.73%) MuleSoft
6 32 (7.98%) Axway
7 28 (6.98%) IBM
8 26 (6.48%) SAP
9 23 (5.74%) Dell
10 21 (5.24%) Juniper
11 20 (4.99%) NetApp
12 19 (4.74%) Splunk
12 19 (4.74%) Sybase
13 18 (4.49%) HP
14 17 (4.24%) Adobe
14 17 (4.24%) Atlassian
15 16 (3.99%) Cloudera
15 16 (3.99%) F5
16 15 (3.74%) Sun
17 14 (3.49%) Citrix