The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Red Hat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 53 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.64% 0.16% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.57% 0.32% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£270 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £364
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -34.02%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
255 310 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 40.54% 50.99% 49.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 155 94
Average daily rate £325 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £160 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.60 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.40 £42.50
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 Birmingham

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

Red Hat Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Red Hat
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Red Hat Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Red Hat
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Red Hat Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 13 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
3 10 (76.92%) SAN
3 10 (76.92%) VMware
4 9 (69.23%) Windows
5 8 (61.54%) Solaris
5 8 (61.54%) NetBackup
6 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
7 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
7 6 (46.15%) VB
7 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
7 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (38.46%) VBA
8 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
9 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
9 4 (30.77%) Symantec
9 4 (30.77%) IBM
9 4 (30.77%) Firewall
10 3 (23.08%) Finance
10 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
11 2 (15.38%) ITIL
11 2 (15.38%) AIX
11 2 (15.38%) CAD
12 1 (7.69%) Banking
12 1 (7.69%) Teamcenter

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) SAN
2 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
1 1 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (38.46%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Linux Support
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX Support
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Server Support
5 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Consultant
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) UNIX
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
3 9 (69.23%) Windows
4 8 (61.54%) Solaris
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (15.38%) AIX
8 1 (7.69%) HPUX
8 1 (7.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) CAD
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) VB
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 5 (38.46%) VBA
3 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.69%) Perl
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) KVM
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Symantec
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) Siemens