Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 210 198
Rank change year-on-year -14 -12 -38
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 446 1,258 1,480
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.35% 1.43%
As % of the Vendors category 2.59% 3.18% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 802 986
Median daily rate £500 £491 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.78% +6.22% +2.78%
10th Percentile £310 £350 £323
90th Percentile £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 10
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £40.84 £41.00
% change year-on-year -8.78% -0.40% -6.29%

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 17,189 39,514 43,222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.27% 42.47% 41.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,235 24,585 26,741
Median daily rate £463 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £256 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 1,402 1,588
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.02 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.07% +8.66% +1.45%
10th Percentile £12.41 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.40
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% +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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -7 410 £500 +2.83% 80
UK excluding London +9 279 £500 +11.11% 71
London -36 151 £500 -6.76% 14
South East +43 94 £492 +9.22% 13
North of England +54 65 £450 - 19
South West +31 52 £525 +5.00% 19
Midlands +66 35 £520 +38.67% 6
North West +50 28 £375 -16.67% 16
Yorkshire +43 26 £550 +22.22% 1
Work from Home -18 23 £488 +2.90% 9
West Midlands +53 19 £550 +46.67% 6
Scotland -10 15 £525 -4.55% 3
East Midlands +59 14 £513 +17.14%
North East +38 11 £475 +11.76% 2
East of England -14 9 £375 -17.13% 8
Wales +34 7 £450 +9.09% 3
Northern Ireland +22 2 £390 -2.50%

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 343 (76.91%) Linux
2 272 (60.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 146 (32.74%) DevOps
4 139 (31.17%) Ansible
5 136 (30.49%) Java
6 134 (30.04%) Python
7 127 (28.48%) Oracle
7 127 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
8 117 (26.23%) Windows
9 112 (25.11%) Security Cleared
10 106 (23.77%) Unix
11 103 (23.09%) SQL
12 99 (22.20%) VMware
13 95 (21.30%) Azure
14 93 (20.85%) AWS
14 93 (20.85%) Docker
15 80 (17.94%) Bash Shell
16 77 (17.26%) Active Directory
17 76 (17.04%) Perl
18 75 (16.82%) Puppet
19 74 (16.59%) Shell Script
20 72 (16.14%) SC Cleared
21 69 (15.47%) Finance
22 68 (15.25%) JIRA
23 67 (15.02%) Kubernetes
24 63 (14.13%) OpenShift
24 63 (14.13%) Jenkins
24 63 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
25 61 (13.68%) XML
26 60 (13.45%) CentOS

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 56 (12.56%) Confluence
2 50 (11.21%) JBoss
3 42 (9.42%) Tomcat
4 40 (8.97%) OpenStack
5 36 (8.07%) WebLogic
6 35 (7.85%) Red Hat Fuse
7 23 (5.16%) Apache
7 23 (5.16%) MQSeries
8 18 (4.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 13 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (2.47%) Apache Spark
10 11 (2.47%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.79%) Apache ServiceMix
12 7 (1.57%) nginx
13 6 (1.35%) Apache Geronimo
13 6 (1.35%) Apache TomEE
13 6 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
13 6 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (1.12%) Apache Pig
14 5 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.24%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.90%) Magento
2 4 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.67%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Planning
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.22%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 95 (21.30%) Azure
2 93 (20.85%) AWS
3 63 (14.13%) OpenShift
4 20 (4.48%) Amazon S3
5 19 (4.26%) GCP
6 18 (4.04%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (4.04%) GitHub
7 17 (3.81%) Office 365
8 16 (3.59%) Boomi
9 11 (2.47%) IaaS
10 10 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (2.02%) Serverless
12 8 (1.79%) PaaS
13 7 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (1.35%) Apigee
14 6 (1.35%) Power Platform
15 5 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
15 5 (1.12%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 48 (10.76%) Firewall
2 42 (9.42%) DNS
3 21 (4.71%) TCP/IP
4 19 (4.26%) HTTP
5 18 (4.04%) DHCP
6 17 (3.81%) SAN
7 15 (3.36%) WAN
8 13 (2.91%) BGP
9 12 (2.69%) VXLAN
10 10 (2.24%) LAN
10 10 (2.24%) Multicast
11 9 (2.02%) Internet
11 9 (2.02%) MPLS
12 8 (1.79%) FTP
12 8 (1.79%) SSH
12 8 (1.79%) SSL
13 6 (1.35%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.35%) Junos
13 6 (1.35%) Network Security
13 6 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 52 (11.66%) Oracle Database
3 46 (10.31%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (5.61%) MySQL
5 24 (5.38%) MongoDB
6 21 (4.71%) Hadoop
7 20 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
8 16 (3.59%) Oracle Database 12c
9 15 (3.36%) Apache Accumulo
10 13 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (2.69%) DB2
12 10 (2.24%) SAP HANA
13 9 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
13 9 (2.02%) DB2 UDB
13 9 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.57%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 68 (15.25%) JIRA
2 63 (14.13%) Jenkins
3 55 (12.33%) Git (software)
4 31 (6.95%) Eclipse
5 19 (4.26%) Bitbucket
6 13 (2.91%) Ant
7 12 (2.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (2.69%) Selenium
8 10 (2.24%) Maven
8 10 (2.24%) Oracle Forms
8 10 (2.24%) Subversion
9 9 (2.02%) JUnit
10 7 (1.57%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.57%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.35%) Hudson
11 6 (1.35%) Vagrant
12 5 (1.12%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.90%) ClearCase
13 4 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 69 (15.47%) Finance
2 43 (9.64%) Banking
3 15 (3.36%) Aerospace
4 11 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.02%) Public Sector
6 6 (1.35%) Legal
7 5 (1.12%) Back Office
7 5 (1.12%) Law
8 3 (0.67%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.67%) Front Office
8 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.67%) Retail
9 2 (0.45%) Games
9 2 (0.45%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Advertising
10 1 (0.22%) Electronics
10 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (14.13%) Administrator
1 63 (14.13%) Linux Engineer
2 47 (10.54%) Linux Administrator
3 46 (10.31%) Architect
4 44 (9.87%) Systems Administrator
5 40 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
6 38 (8.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 37 (8.30%) Developer
8 31 (6.95%) Consultant
9 30 (6.73%) Analyst
10 26 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
11 23 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (4.93%) Platform Engineer
13 20 (4.48%) Unix Engineer
14 19 (4.26%) Linux Systems Engineer
15 18 (4.04%) Cloud Architect
16 16 (3.59%) DBA
17 15 (3.36%) Applications Architect
17 15 (3.36%) Cloud Engineer
17 15 (3.36%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (13.68%) XML
2 51 (11.43%) JSON
2 51 (11.43%) REST
3 33 (7.40%) SOAP
4 31 (6.95%) Apache Camel
5 29 (6.50%) Web Services
6 28 (6.28%) Hibernate
6 28 (6.28%) Middleware
7 27 (6.05%) ActiveMQ
8 25 (5.61%) RabbitMQ
9 24 (5.38%) Kafka
9 24 (5.38%) LDAP
9 24 (5.38%) Spring
10 23 (5.16%) MSMQ
11 22 (4.93%) HTML
12 21 (4.71%) RESTful
13 20 (4.48%) Apache NiFi
14 18 (4.04%) XSL
15 17 (3.81%) Node.js
15 17 (3.81%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.30%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.50%) Data Centre
3 26 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 26 (5.83%) PKI
4 18 (4.04%) Linux Command Line
5 14 (3.14%) Private Cloud
6 13 (2.91%) User Experience
7 12 (2.69%) Clustering
8 11 (2.47%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (2.24%) Replication
10 9 (2.02%) Cloud Native
10 9 (2.02%) Mainframe
10 9 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.57%) iPad
11 7 (1.57%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.12%) CMDB
12 5 (1.12%) Derivative
12 5 (1.12%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 343 (76.91%) Linux
2 272 (60.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 117 (26.23%) Windows
4 106 (23.77%) Unix
5 60 (13.45%) CentOS
6 44 (9.87%) Solaris
7 33 (7.40%) Windows Server
8 25 (5.61%) Ubuntu
9 16 (3.59%) SUSE
10 12 (2.69%) AIX
11 11 (2.47%) Debian
11 11 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (2.24%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (1.35%) HPUX
14 6 (1.35%) Windows 7
14 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
15 5 (1.12%) CoreOS
16 4 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (32.74%) DevOps
2 127 (28.48%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (12.78%) ITIL
4 51 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
5 49 (10.99%) Configuration Management
6 41 (9.19%) Open Source
7 40 (8.97%) Scrum
8 35 (7.85%) Microservices
9 32 (7.17%) Technical Leadership
10 31 (6.95%) Continuous Integration
10 31 (6.95%) Project Delivery
11 30 (6.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 30 (6.73%) SOA
12 29 (6.50%) Cybersecurity
12 29 (6.50%) High Availability
12 29 (6.50%) Migration
13 28 (6.28%) Test Automation
14 27 (6.05%) Incident Management
15 25 (5.61%) Project Management
15 25 (5.61%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 136 (30.49%) Java
2 134 (30.04%) Python
3 103 (23.09%) SQL
4 80 (17.94%) Bash Shell
5 76 (17.04%) Perl
6 74 (16.59%) Shell Script
7 55 (12.33%) PowerShell
8 45 (10.09%) PL/SQL
9 41 (9.19%) JavaScript
10 35 (7.85%) T-SQL
11 24 (5.38%) Korn
12 22 (4.93%) PHP
13 19 (4.26%) C
14 16 (3.59%) XPath
14 16 (3.59%) XQuery
15 11 (2.47%) Bourne shell
16 10 (2.24%) C++
17 9 (2.02%) BeanShell
17 9 (2.02%) Go
18 8 (1.79%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 112 (25.11%) Security Cleared
2 72 (16.14%) SC Cleared
3 33 (7.40%) DV Cleared
4 22 (4.93%) Degree
5 13 (2.91%) CISSP
6 11 (2.47%) GIAC
6 11 (2.47%) RHCE
7 7 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.35%) AWS Certification
8 6 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (1.35%) RHCSA
9 5 (1.12%) CCNA
9 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.67%) CCSA
10 3 (0.67%) CEH
10 3 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.67%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.67%) MCSE
11 2 (0.45%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.48%) QA
2 12 (2.69%) SLA
3 5 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.67%) PMO
5 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.22%) RMADS
System Software
1 93 (20.85%) Docker
2 77 (17.26%) Active Directory
3 63 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (5.38%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (3.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (2.47%) vSphere
8 9 (2.02%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.02%) RACF
9 8 (1.79%) Samba
10 7 (1.57%) LXC
10 7 (1.57%) VMware NSX
11 6 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (1.35%) Squid
12 5 (1.12%) Gluster
12 5 (1.12%) KVM
12 5 (1.12%) NFS
13 4 (0.90%) XenApp
14 3 (0.67%) Firmware
15 2 (0.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 139 (31.17%) Ansible
2 75 (16.82%) Puppet
3 67 (15.02%) Kubernetes
4 47 (10.54%) Terraform
5 29 (6.50%) Red Hat Satellite
6 23 (5.16%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (3.81%) Grafana
7 17 (3.81%) Prometheus
8 16 (3.59%) Data Guard
9 13 (2.91%) Nagios
10 11 (2.47%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (2.02%) SCCM
12 8 (1.79%) CloudForms
12 8 (1.79%) ZABBIX
13 7 (1.57%) Salt
13 7 (1.57%) SCOM
14 6 (1.35%) Cacti
14 6 (1.35%) NetBackup
14 6 (1.35%) Opsview
14 6 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 127 (28.48%) Oracle
2 99 (22.20%) VMware
3 52 (11.66%) Microsoft
4 36 (8.07%) Sybase
5 31 (6.95%) HP
5 31 (6.95%) MuleSoft
6 30 (6.73%) IBM
7 28 (6.28%) Cisco
8 26 (5.83%) Dell
9 23 (5.16%) Axway
9 23 (5.16%) Juniper
10 19 (4.26%) CheckPoint
11 18 (4.04%) Splunk
12 13 (2.91%) EMC
12 13 (2.91%) SAP
13 12 (2.69%) NetApp
14 11 (2.47%) Meraki
15 10 (2.24%) Cloudera
16 9 (2.02%) Atlassian
16 9 (2.02%) Qualys