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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 132 177
Rank change year-on-year -11 +45  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 809 970 732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.79% 1.81% 1.35%
As % of the Vendors category 4.07% 4.14% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 514 645 474
Median daily rate £453 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.79% +1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 17
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% -29.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £30.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -23.41%  

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 19880 23441 24407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.09% 43.75% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12294 14240 13819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 708 804 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -23 727 £464 +9.11% 156
London 0 326 £500 +8.10% 75
South East +4 209 £438 +9.37% 37
Hampshire +33 117 £450 +12.50% 14
Scotland +38 59 £400 -2.43% 7
South West +22 58 £488 +30.00% 11
City of London -21 47 £510 +9.55% 14
North East -6 44 £450 +55.17% 3
Tyne and Wear -2 43 £450 +55.17% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 42 £450 +55.17% 2
North West -15 37 £420 +5.00% 11
Surrey -14 34 £438 +2.94% 7
Edinburgh +27 33 £400 -4.76% 4
Winchester +27 32 £450 +14.28%
Berkshire +16 30 £438 +2.94% 13
Glasgow +14 18 £400 +14.28%
Yorkshire -24 18 £475 +11.76% 11
Wales +18 16 £475 +46.15% 2
Manchester -8 16 £400 +6.66% 8
West Yorkshire -14 16 £478 +12.35% 7
Bristol +8 15 £500 +33.33% 9
Epsom +9 14 £400 -
Wiltshire -2 14 £388 -11.31%
East of England -26 14 £499 +6.11% 2
West Midlands -6 11 £473 +36.95% 6
Buckinghamshire -12 11 £425 -20.93%
Leeds -15 11 £478 +12.35% 6
Merseyside +11 10 £350 -17.64% 1
Havant +1 10 £350 -6.66% 1
Reading -2 10 £438 +4.79% 7

Red Hat
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 1499 (87.87%) Linux
2 1079 (63.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 553 (32.42%) Unix
4 495 (29.02%) VMware
5 488 (28.60%) DevOps
6 476 (27.90%) Puppet
7 460 (26.96%) Windows
8 432 (25.32%) Oracle
9 397 (23.27%) Security Cleared
10 375 (21.98%) Java
11 372 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
12 353 (20.69%) Python
13 336 (19.70%) Jenkins
14 325 (19.05%) SC Cleared
15 320 (18.76%) Finance
16 317 (18.58%) Ansible
17 315 (18.46%) Perl
18 298 (17.47%) Bash Shell
19 282 (16.53%) VMware Infrastructure
20 267 (15.65%) CentOS
21 264 (15.47%) Solaris
22 254 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
23 251 (14.71%) Apache
23 251 (14.71%) Windows Server
24 230 (13.48%) Microsoft
25 224 (13.13%) SAN
25 224 (13.13%) Git (software)
26 215 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
26 215 (12.60%) HP
27 213 (12.49%) Opscode Chef

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
1 251 (14.71%) Apache
2 182 (10.67%) Tomcat
3 181 (10.61%) JBoss
4 148 (8.68%) WebLogic
5 114 (6.68%) Confluence
6 105 (6.15%) WebSphere
7 54 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
8 48 (2.81%) IIS
9 36 (2.11%) OpenStack
10 32 (1.88%) nginx
11 30 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
12 24 (1.41%) Apache Spark
13 21 (1.23%) MS Exchange
13 21 (1.23%) SharePoint
14 19 (1.11%) Apache Geronimo
14 19 (1.11%) Apache TomEE
15 18 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 16 (0.94%) SAS
17 15 (0.88%) Apache Pig
17 15 (0.88%) Jetty
Applications
1 64 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.11%) MS Office
3 17 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.059%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.059%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 13 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.18%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.18%) SAP GRC
7 3 (0.18%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.12%) assyst
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.059%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.059%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.059%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.059%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.059%) SAP SRM
9 1 (0.059%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 254 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 48 (2.81%) PaaS
4 46 (2.70%) IaaS
5 40 (2.34%) OpenShift
6 36 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 28 (1.64%) Amazon S3
8 26 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.52%) GitHub
9 23 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
10 22 (1.29%) Trello
11 19 (1.11%) SaaS
12 13 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 12 (0.70%) Slack
13 12 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 11 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (0.64%) Route 53
15 9 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
16 8 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.47%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 224 (13.13%) SAN
2 175 (10.26%) DNS
3 161 (9.44%) Firewall
4 149 (8.73%) LDAP
5 126 (7.39%) TCP/IP
6 75 (4.40%) NAS
7 64 (3.75%) Kerberos
8 63 (3.69%) SSL
9 54 (3.17%) DHCP
10 50 (2.93%) Internet
11 48 (2.81%) HTTP
12 47 (2.75%) LAN
13 46 (2.70%) WAN
14 43 (2.52%) SSH
15 39 (2.29%) VPN
16 35 (2.05%) Network Security
17 34 (1.99%) SMTP
18 30 (1.76%) Ethernet
19 29 (1.70%) FTP
20 23 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (8.62%) MySQL
2 135 (7.91%) PostgreSQL
3 130 (7.62%) Oracle Database
4 113 (6.62%) SQL Server
5 78 (4.57%) Big Data
6 76 (4.45%) Hadoop
7 71 (4.16%) MongoDB
8 63 (3.69%) NoSQL
9 62 (3.63%) Relational Database
10 54 (3.17%) BusinessObjects
10 54 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 43 (2.52%) Apache Cassandra
12 39 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
13 29 (1.70%) Apache Hive
13 29 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
14 23 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (1.29%) DB2
15 22 (1.29%) Redis
16 19 (1.11%) RDBMS
16 19 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 336 (19.70%) Jenkins
2 224 (13.13%) Git (software)
3 142 (8.32%) JIRA
4 79 (4.63%) Subversion
5 58 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 56 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 51 (2.99%) GitLab
7 51 (2.99%) JUnit
8 49 (2.87%) Maven
9 45 (2.64%) Oracle APEX
10 44 (2.58%) Eclipse
10 44 (2.58%) Team Foundation Server
11 42 (2.46%) Hudson
11 42 (2.46%) TeamCity
12 40 (2.34%) Ant
13 32 (1.88%) Cucumber
14 31 (1.82%) Selenium
15 23 (1.35%) Gerrit
15 23 (1.35%) Jasmine
16 22 (1.29%) Vagrant
General
1 320 (18.76%) Finance
2 145 (8.50%) Banking
3 54 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 39 (2.29%) Law
5 32 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.82%) Retail
7 23 (1.35%) Electronics
7 23 (1.35%) Legal
8 22 (1.29%) Marketing
9 19 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.53%) Games
11 6 (0.35%) Advertising
12 5 (0.29%) Publishing
13 4 (0.23%) Military
13 4 (0.23%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.18%) Back Office
15 2 (0.12%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.12%) Local Government
16 1 (0.059%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 349 (20.46%) Administrator
2 241 (14.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 239 (14.01%) Linux Engineer
4 229 (13.42%) Systems Administrator
5 197 (11.55%) Linux Administrator
6 154 (9.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 140 (8.21%) Developer
8 127 (7.44%) Architect
9 114 (6.68%) Unix Administrator
10 98 (5.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 96 (5.63%) Unix Engineer
12 88 (5.16%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 79 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 73 (4.28%) Consultant
15 67 (3.93%) AWS Engineer
16 66 (3.87%) Java Developer
17 58 (3.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 58 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
18 55 (3.22%) DBA
19 52 (3.05%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (7.44%) Web Services
2 89 (5.22%) Middleware
3 71 (4.16%) XML
4 60 (3.52%) HTML
5 58 (3.40%) LAMP
5 58 (3.40%) Software Packaging
6 51 (2.99%) Node.js
7 48 (2.81%) .NET
7 48 (2.81%) REST
8 47 (2.75%) JSON
9 43 (2.52%) Elastic Stack
10 41 (2.40%) J2EE
11 40 (2.34%) CSS
11 40 (2.34%) Spring
11 40 (2.34%) WebSphere MQ
12 39 (2.29%) LAPP Stack
12 39 (2.29%) XSLT
13 38 (2.23%) Java EE
14 31 (1.82%) RESTful
15 29 (1.70%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.03%) Data Centre
2 108 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (5.86%) Clustering
4 56 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.34%) Enterprise Storage
6 35 (2.05%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.76%) PKI
8 30 (1.76%) Replication
9 28 (1.64%) EMC VNX
10 24 (1.41%) EMC VMAX
10 24 (1.41%) Smart Meter
11 22 (1.29%) Public Cloud
12 19 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
12 19 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 16 (0.94%) Web 2.0
14 14 (0.82%) Client/Server
14 14 (0.82%) Private Cloud
15 9 (0.53%) Equities
16 8 (0.47%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 1499 (87.87%) Linux
2 1079 (63.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 553 (32.42%) Unix
4 460 (26.96%) Windows
5 267 (15.65%) CentOS
6 264 (15.47%) Solaris
7 251 (14.71%) Windows Server
8 172 (10.08%) AIX
9 137 (8.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 123 (7.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 109 (6.39%) Ubuntu
12 85 (4.98%) SUSE
13 50 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 49 (2.87%) Oracle Linux
15 44 (2.58%) Debian
16 39 (2.29%) HPUX
17 21 (1.23%) Windows 7
18 17 (1.00%) Fedora
18 17 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 14 (0.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (28.60%) DevOps
2 372 (21.81%) Agile Software Development
3 215 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
4 210 (12.31%) Configuration Management
5 194 (11.37%) ITIL
6 159 (9.32%) Open Source
7 150 (8.79%) Scrum
8 126 (7.39%) Migration
9 125 (7.33%) High Availability
10 107 (6.27%) Change Control
11 75 (4.40%) OO
12 68 (3.99%) Change Management
13 66 (3.87%) Software Engineering
14 65 (3.81%) Load Balancing
14 65 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
14 65 (3.81%) Project Management
15 60 (3.52%) Microservices
16 58 (3.40%) Service Delivery
17 55 (3.22%) Service Management
18 54 (3.17%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 375 (21.98%) Java
2 353 (20.69%) Python
3 315 (18.46%) Perl
4 298 (17.47%) Bash Shell
5 188 (11.02%) SQL
6 151 (8.85%) Shell Script
7 135 (7.91%) Ruby
8 130 (7.62%) PowerShell
9 101 (5.92%) JavaScript
10 67 (3.93%) C
11 55 (3.22%) Korn
12 53 (3.11%) PHP
13 40 (2.34%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.76%) C#
15 24 (1.41%) VBScript
16 16 (0.94%) Bourne shell
16 16 (0.94%) F#
17 15 (0.88%) Go
18 14 (0.82%) Scala
19 13 (0.76%) C++
Qualifications
1 397 (23.27%) Security Cleared
2 325 (19.05%) SC Cleared
3 70 (4.10%) Degree
4 48 (2.81%) RHCE
5 46 (2.70%) DV Cleared
6 44 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
7 31 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 30 (1.76%) RHCSA
9 27 (1.58%) CCNA
10 25 (1.47%) CCNP
11 21 (1.23%) CISSP
12 20 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (0.94%) AWS Certification
15 14 (0.82%) MCSE
16 10 (0.59%) JNCIS
17 9 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
18 8 (0.47%) JNCIA
18 8 (0.47%) JNCIP
19 7 (0.41%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.05%) QA
2 30 (1.76%) JSP 440
3 24 (1.41%) SLA
4 23 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 16 (0.94%) Data Quality
6 9 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.53%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.18%) GPG13
7 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.059%) FATCA
9 1 (0.059%) ISO27005
9 1 (0.059%) PMO
System Software
1 282 (16.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 212 (12.43%) Active Directory
3 169 (9.91%) Docker
4 89 (5.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 87 (5.10%) vSphere
6 71 (4.16%) Virtual Machines
7 68 (3.99%) NFS
8 53 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
9 49 (2.87%) VMware ESX
10 39 (2.29%) Oracle RAC
11 38 (2.23%) Veritas File System
11 38 (2.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 30 (1.76%) KVM
13 26 (1.52%) vCloud
14 25 (1.47%) Hyper-V
15 23 (1.35%) GPFS
16 21 (1.23%) HDFS
17 20 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
18 19 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
19 16 (0.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 476 (27.90%) Puppet
2 317 (18.58%) Ansible
3 213 (12.49%) Opscode Chef
4 110 (6.45%) Nagios
5 83 (4.87%) Red Hat Satellite
6 58 (3.40%) vRealize
7 54 (3.17%) Terraform
7 54 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 44 (2.58%) NetBackup
9 43 (2.52%) Kubernetes
9 43 (2.52%) ZABBIX
10 41 (2.40%) Kibana
11 38 (2.23%) logstash
12 35 (2.05%) SCCM
13 31 (1.82%) Dollar Universe
13 31 (1.82%) HAProxy
14 27 (1.58%) Packer
15 25 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
16 24 (1.41%) Zenoss
17 23 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 495 (29.02%) VMware
2 432 (25.32%) Oracle
3 230 (13.48%) Microsoft
4 215 (12.60%) HP
5 168 (9.85%) IBM
6 159 (9.32%) Cisco
7 123 (7.21%) Veritas
8 118 (6.92%) EMC
9 112 (6.57%) Sun
10 80 (4.69%) NetApp
11 72 (4.22%) Atlassian
12 68 (3.99%) Splunk
13 65 (3.81%) Symantec
14 61 (3.58%) TIBCO
15 45 (2.64%) F5
16 38 (2.23%) Brocade
17 32 (1.88%) Informatica
17 32 (1.88%) SAP
18 31 (1.82%) SaltStack
19 30 (1.76%) 3PAR
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London
IntaPeople
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People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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