The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Red Hat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Red Hat over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 73 79 96
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +17
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 54 45 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.05% 1.74% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 4.22% 3.68% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 26 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £364
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -34.02%
Red Hat
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1279 1224 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.63% 47.35% 49.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 621 461
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 45 81
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.34 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% +13.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

Red Hat
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Red Hat Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Red Hat
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Red Hat across the Berkshire region.

Red Hat Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Red Hat
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Red Hat Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Red Hat
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat across the Berkshire region.

Red Hat Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +24 24 £408 +40.51% 4
Slough +4 8 £300 -26.82% 2
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Red Hat
South East

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Red Hat also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Red Hat.

1 94 (97.92%) Linux
2 77 (80.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (50.00%) Windows
4 43 (44.79%) DNS
5 41 (42.71%) UNIX
6 34 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (29.17%) Active Directory
7 28 (29.17%) VMware
8 27 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (27.08%) HP
10 25 (26.04%) Citrix
11 23 (23.96%) Perl
12 22 (22.92%) Java
12 22 (22.92%) DHCP
13 21 (21.88%) NFS
13 21 (21.88%) Solaris
13 21 (21.88%) SC Cleared
13 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
14 20 (20.83%) MCSE
14 20 (20.83%) Cisco
14 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (19.79%) TCP/IP
15 19 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (18.75%) Telecoms
16 18 (18.75%) Firewall
17 17 (17.71%) SOAP
17 17 (17.71%) C
18 16 (16.67%) F5
19 15 (15.63%) Mobile App
19 15 (15.63%) NetBackup

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Red Hat also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Red Hat. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (13.54%) SharePoint
2 12 (12.50%) Apache
3 6 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.13%) IIS
5 3 (3.13%) JBoss
6 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.04%) CMS
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.04%) Drupal
7 1 (1.04%) WordPress
7 1 (1.04%) Liferay
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) assyst
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) SaaS
1 4 (4.17%) PaaS
1 4 (4.17%) IaaS
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (44.79%) DNS
2 22 (22.92%) DHCP
3 19 (19.79%) TCP/IP
4 18 (18.75%) Firewall
5 12 (12.50%) MPLS
6 10 (10.42%) SSL
6 10 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (9.38%) BGP
7 9 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (8.33%) FTP
8 8 (8.33%) HTTP
9 7 (7.29%) Internet
10 6 (6.25%) HTTPS
11 5 (5.21%) 3G
11 5 (5.21%) GSM
11 5 (5.21%) VoIP
11 5 (5.21%) LTE
11 5 (5.21%) 2G
11 5 (5.21%) 4G
11 5 (5.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) MySQL
2 6 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Subversion
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (18.75%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.54%) Finance
3 10 (10.42%) Banking
4 1 (1.04%) Billing
4 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (20.83%) Linux Engineer
2 12 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.38%) Environment Manager
4 8 (8.33%) Project Engineer
4 8 (8.33%) Linux Support
4 8 (8.33%) Test Manager
4 8 (8.33%) Consultant
4 8 (8.33%) Linux Support Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Windows Support Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Architect
6 5 (5.21%) Administrator
7 4 (4.17%) Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) Test Environment Manager
7 4 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (3.13%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (3.13%) UNIX Consultant
8 3 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.71%) SOAP
2 9 (9.38%) HTML
3 7 (7.29%) Software Packaging
4 5 (5.21%) Web Services
4 5 (5.21%) CSS
5 4 (4.17%) LAMP
5 4 (4.17%) J2EE
6 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.13%) .NET
6 3 (3.13%) Middleware
6 3 (3.13%) Application Packaging
7 2 (2.08%) OLE
7 2 (2.08%) Ajax
7 2 (2.08%) CodeIgniter
7 2 (2.08%) jQuery
8 1 (1.04%) Drools
8 1 (1.04%) HTML5
8 1 (1.04%) Laravel
8 1 (1.04%) Spring
8 1 (1.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Mobile App
2 13 (13.54%) CESG
3 9 (9.38%) Thin Client
3 9 (9.38%) Fat Client
3 9 (9.38%) Smart Meter
4 7 (7.29%) PKI
5 5 (5.21%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.17%) Open Source
7 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.04%) CMDB
8 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.04%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 94 (97.92%) Linux
2 77 (80.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (50.00%) Windows
4 41 (42.71%) UNIX
5 34 (35.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (28.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (21.88%) Solaris
8 14 (14.58%) Windows 7
9 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (8.33%) Android
11 5 (5.21%) Windows Phone 8
11 5 (5.21%) Windows Phone
11 5 (5.21%) Apple iOS
12 3 (3.13%) Debian
13 2 (2.08%) VMS
14 1 (1.04%) zOS
14 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
14 1 (1.04%) AIX
14 1 (1.04%) HPUX
14 1 (1.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.58%) Validation
2 12 (12.50%) Migration
3 11 (11.46%) PRINCE2
4 10 (10.42%) ITIL
4 10 (10.42%) Change Management
5 9 (9.38%) Supplier Management
5 9 (9.38%) Project Management
5 9 (9.38%) Test Strategy
6 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.29%) Incident Management
6 7 (7.29%) Risk Management
7 6 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (6.25%) Integration Testing
8 5 (5.21%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (5.21%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.17%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.17%) DevOps
10 3 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (3.13%) Time Management
10 3 (3.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.96%) Perl
2 22 (22.92%) Java
3 17 (17.71%) C
4 12 (12.50%) Korn
5 11 (11.46%) PHP
6 9 (9.38%) Bourne shell
6 9 (9.38%) VB
7 5 (5.21%) Python
7 5 (5.21%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.21%) JavaScript
8 4 (4.17%) SQL
9 3 (3.13%) sed
9 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.13%) C#
9 3 (3.13%) AWK
10 2 (2.08%) PHP5
11 1 (1.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 21 (21.88%) SC Cleared
1 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 20 (20.83%) MCSE
2 20 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (10.42%) CCNA
3 10 (10.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (10.42%) MCITP
4 9 (9.38%) HNC
4 9 (9.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (7.29%) JNCIA
6 6 (6.25%) CCA
6 6 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (5.21%) RHCE
8 3 (3.13%) RHCSA
9 1 (1.04%) HP APS
9 1 (1.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 21 (21.88%) NFS
3 19 (19.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.21%) Firmware
4 5 (5.21%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.17%) Xen
6 3 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.08%) vCloud
8 1 (1.04%) Docker
8 1 (1.04%) LXC
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.04%) XenApp
8 1 (1.04%) XenServer
8 1 (1.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.04%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (15.63%) NetBackup
2 13 (13.54%) Nagios
3 9 (9.38%) FortiGate
4 6 (6.25%) Puppet
5 3 (3.13%) WSUS
6 2 (2.08%) Plesk
7 1 (1.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.04%) Netcool
7 1 (1.04%) Nessus
7 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (29.17%) VMware
2 26 (27.08%) HP
3 25 (26.04%) Citrix
4 20 (20.83%) Cisco
5 16 (16.67%) F5
6 14 (14.58%) Microsoft
6 14 (14.58%) Oracle
7 12 (12.50%) Sun
7 12 (12.50%) EMC
8 11 (11.46%) CheckPoint
8 11 (11.46%) Isilon
9 10 (10.42%) Altiris
9 10 (10.42%) Redknee
10 8 (8.33%) Veritas
11 7 (7.29%) Juniper
12 6 (6.25%) Remedy
13 4 (4.17%) Symantec
14 3 (3.13%) 3PAR
14 3 (3.13%) BMC
15 2 (2.08%) webMethods