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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 67 77 96
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +19
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 57 50 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.18% 2.02% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 4.51% 4.12% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 22 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £353
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -32.14%
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
1263 1213 1311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 48.37% 49.03% 49.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 604 490
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 45 70
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £39.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +15 24 £369 +27.15% 7
Slough -5 6 £375 -8.53% 3
Windsor - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Red Hat
South East

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 89 (97.80%) Linux
2 70 (76.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 51 (56.04%) Windows
4 40 (43.96%) DNS
5 38 (41.76%) UNIX
6 35 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (29.67%) Active Directory
8 27 (29.67%) HP
8 27 (29.67%) Citrix
9 25 (27.47%) VMware
10 22 (24.18%) Perl
10 22 (24.18%) Security Cleared
11 21 (23.08%) SC Cleared
11 21 (23.08%) Cisco
11 21 (23.08%) DHCP
11 21 (23.08%) NFS
12 19 (20.88%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (20.88%) MCSE
13 18 (19.78%) C
13 18 (19.78%) Java
14 17 (18.68%) Solaris
14 17 (18.68%) SOAP
15 16 (17.58%) TCP/IP
15 16 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
16 15 (16.48%) NetBackup
16 15 (16.48%) Telecoms
17 14 (15.38%) Nagios
17 14 (15.38%) EMC

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 (14.29%) Apache
2 10 (10.99%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.40%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.30%) IIS
5 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.10%) nginx
6 1 (1.10%) Liferay
6 1 (1.10%) Drupal
6 1 (1.10%) WordPress
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (1.10%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.10%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) IaaS
1 4 (4.40%) SaaS
1 4 (4.40%) PaaS
2 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.10%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 40 (43.96%) DNS
2 21 (23.08%) DHCP
3 16 (17.58%) TCP/IP
4 12 (13.19%) Firewall
5 8 (8.79%) FTP
6 7 (7.69%) Internet
6 7 (7.69%) MPLS
6 7 (7.69%) HTTP
6 7 (7.69%) SSL
6 7 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (6.59%) HTTPS
7 6 (6.59%) BGP
7 6 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.49%) NAS
8 5 (5.49%) Kerberos
9 4 (4.40%) M3UA
9 4 (4.40%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (4.40%) LDAP
9 4 (4.40%) GSM
9 4 (4.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) MySQL
2 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.59%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Subversion
2 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (16.48%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.99%) Finance
3 9 (9.89%) Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (21.98%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 11 (12.09%) Consultant
4 8 (8.79%) Linux Support
4 8 (8.79%) Linux Support Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Project Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Environment Manager
6 6 (6.59%) Windows Support Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Developer
7 5 (5.49%) Test Manager
7 5 (5.49%) Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Programme Test Manager
9 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Project Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) UNIX Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) SOAP
2 7 (7.69%) Web Services
3 6 (6.59%) HTML
3 6 (6.59%) Software Packaging
4 5 (5.49%) LAMP
4 5 (5.49%) CSS
5 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.30%) .NET
6 2 (2.20%) XML
6 2 (2.20%) OLE
6 2 (2.20%) Ajax
6 2 (2.20%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (2.20%) jQuery
7 1 (1.10%) Drools
7 1 (1.10%) Laravel
7 1 (1.10%) HTML5
7 1 (1.10%) Spring
7 1 (1.10%) Zend Framework
7 1 (1.10%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.10%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) CESG
1 13 (14.29%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.89%) Fat Client
2 9 (9.89%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.59%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.40%) PKI
5 3 (3.30%) Open Source
5 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.30%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.30%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.10%) CMDB
6 1 (1.10%) Derivative
6 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.10%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 89 (97.80%) Linux
2 70 (76.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 51 (56.04%) Windows
4 38 (41.76%) UNIX
5 35 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (18.68%) Solaris
8 14 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 11 (12.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (8.79%) Android
11 4 (4.40%) Windows Phone 8
11 4 (4.40%) Windows Phone
11 4 (4.40%) zOS
11 4 (4.40%) Debian
11 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.20%) AIX
12 2 (2.20%) VMS
12 2 (2.20%) CentOS
13 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.19%) Validation
2 10 (10.99%) ITIL
3 9 (9.89%) Migration
4 8 (8.79%) Change Management
5 7 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2
6 6 (6.59%) Project Management
7 5 (5.49%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (5.49%) Integration Testing
7 5 (5.49%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.49%) Supplier Management
7 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.49%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.49%) DevOps
7 5 (5.49%) Test Strategy
8 4 (4.40%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.30%) Time Management
9 3 (3.30%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.18%) Perl
2 18 (19.78%) C
2 18 (19.78%) Java
3 12 (13.19%) Korn
4 9 (9.89%) Bourne shell
4 9 (9.89%) VB
4 9 (9.89%) PHP
5 6 (6.59%) Python
6 5 (5.49%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.40%) SQL
8 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.30%) AWK
8 3 (3.30%) C#
8 3 (3.30%) sed
9 2 (2.20%) Ruby
9 2 (2.20%) PHP5
10 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (24.18%) Security Cleared
2 21 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 19 (20.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (20.88%) MCSE
4 11 (12.09%) CCNA
4 11 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (9.89%) MCITP
5 9 (9.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (9.89%) HNC
6 8 (8.79%) JNCIA
7 7 (7.69%) RHCE
8 6 (6.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (6.59%) CCA
8 6 (6.59%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (3.30%) RHCSA
10 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.10%) HP APS
11 1 (1.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (29.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (23.08%) NFS
3 16 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.69%) Xen
5 5 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.40%) Firmware
7 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.20%) vCloud
8 2 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.10%) XenApp
9 1 (1.10%) XenServer
9 1 (1.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (1.10%) Veritas File System
9 1 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.10%) vSphere
9 1 (1.10%) Samba
9 1 (1.10%) Docker
9 1 (1.10%) LXC
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) NetBackup
2 14 (15.38%) Nagios
3 7 (7.69%) Puppet
4 6 (6.59%) FortiGate
5 3 (3.30%) Nessus
5 3 (3.30%) WSUS
6 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.20%) Plesk
7 1 (1.10%) Cacti
7 1 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.10%) Netcool
7 1 (1.10%) nmon
Vendors
1 27 (29.67%) HP
1 27 (29.67%) Citrix
2 25 (27.47%) VMware
3 21 (23.08%) Cisco
4 15 (16.48%) Microsoft
5 14 (15.38%) EMC
5 14 (15.38%) Oracle
6 11 (12.09%) Isilon
6 11 (12.09%) Sun
7 10 (10.99%) F5
8 9 (9.89%) Altiris
8 9 (9.89%) Redknee
9 8 (8.79%) Veritas
9 8 (8.79%) Juniper
10 6 (6.59%) CheckPoint
10 6 (6.59%) Remedy
11 5 (5.49%) IBM
12 3 (3.30%) Symantec
12 3 (3.30%) BMC
13 2 (2.20%) webMethods