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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat
Rank 51 59 59
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 0.56% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 1.50% 1.15% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £348 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.05% -13.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.59 £42.50 £23.90
% change year-on-year
-32.74% +77.82%
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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
334 348 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 44.71% 48.81% 50.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 183 136
Average daily rate £340 £320 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £12.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £24.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

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 29 July 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) UNIX
1 6 (75.00%) Solaris
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) VB
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) NetBackup
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (25.00%) VBA
5 2 (25.00%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) IT Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Solaris
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) AIX
4 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Data Cleansing
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (62.50%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) VBA
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) IBM
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix