The first table below looks at the demand for Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Rank 111 111 131
Rank change year-on-year
0 +20
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 24 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.62% 0.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.41% 2.69% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 5
Average daily rate
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£250 £320 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -9.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £273 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.05% -4.00%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
703 633 703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.22% 23.14% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 277 265
Average daily rate £300 £313 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -5.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 78 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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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
Manchester +7 12 £250 -21.25% 1
Cheshire +9 10 £369 -13.23% 1
Merseyside -1 1 - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 Enterprise Linux.

1 42 (97.67%) Linux
1 42 (97.67%) Red Hat
2 18 (41.86%) UNIX
3 15 (34.88%) Shell Script
3 15 (34.88%) Banking
4 13 (30.23%) Windows
5 12 (27.91%) Oracle
6 11 (25.58%) Perl
6 11 (25.58%) VMware
6 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (25.58%) Cyber-Ark
7 10 (23.26%) Performance Tuning
7 10 (23.26%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (23.26%) Apache
7 10 (23.26%) Configuration Management
8 8 (18.60%) Tomcat
8 8 (18.60%) WebLogic
9 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
9 7 (16.28%) Java
9 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (16.28%) Puppet
9 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (16.28%) OpenStack
10 5 (11.63%) Middleware
10 5 (11.63%) NetApp
10 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
10 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
10 5 (11.63%) Web Services
10 5 (11.63%) AIX
10 5 (11.63%) Finance

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 Enterprise Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (23.26%) Apache
2 8 (18.60%) Tomcat
2 8 (18.60%) WebLogic
3 7 (16.28%) OpenStack
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.30%) IIS
5 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
5 3 (6.98%) Confluence
6 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) PaaS
2 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.98%) AMQP
2 2 (4.65%) LAN
2 2 (4.65%) WAN
3 1 (2.33%) SAN
3 1 (2.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 3 (6.98%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.98%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) JUnit
1 3 (6.98%) Eclipse
1 3 (6.98%) JIRA
1 3 (6.98%) Mercurial
1 3 (6.98%) Gradle
2 2 (4.65%) Subversion
3 1 (2.33%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 15 (34.88%) Banking
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Administrator
2 13 (30.23%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (13.95%) UNIX Administrator
3 6 (13.95%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Developer
4 5 (11.63%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) IT Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Oracle Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Support Technician
8 1 (2.33%) Architect
8 1 (2.33%) SQL Developer
8 1 (2.33%) PL/SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Middleware
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
1 5 (11.63%) JSON
2 4 (9.30%) XML
3 3 (6.98%) JMS
3 3 (6.98%) EJB
3 3 (6.98%) Java EE
4 2 (4.65%) Regular Expression
5 1 (2.33%) JavaBeans
5 1 (2.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Firmware
1 3 (6.98%) Wiki
2 2 (4.65%) Visualisation
2 2 (4.65%) LPAR
2 2 (4.65%) HACMP
3 1 (2.33%) Statistics
3 1 (2.33%) Chemistry
3 1 (2.33%) Biology
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Life Science
3 1 (2.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (97.67%) Linux
2 18 (41.86%) UNIX
3 13 (30.23%) Windows
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (11.63%) AIX
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.30%) CentOS
7 3 (6.98%) HPUX
7 3 (6.98%) Solaris
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) Performance Tuning
1 10 (23.26%) Capacity Planning
1 10 (23.26%) Configuration Management
2 5 (11.63%) Migration
2 5 (11.63%) DevOps
3 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
3 3 (6.98%) Change Management
3 3 (6.98%) Data Management
3 3 (6.98%) Scrum
3 3 (6.98%) Performance Improvement
3 3 (6.98%) Change Control
3 3 (6.98%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (6.98%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (2.33%) Project Management
4 1 (2.33%) ITIL
4 1 (2.33%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (34.88%) Shell Script
2 11 (25.58%) Perl
3 7 (16.28%) Java
4 4 (9.30%) Python
5 3 (6.98%) SQL
5 3 (6.98%) VB
6 2 (4.65%) R
6 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.65%) Ruby
6 2 (4.65%) C++
6 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.65%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
3 2 (4.65%) PhD
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) vCloud
3 4 (9.30%) GPFS
3 4 (9.30%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.98%) RHEV
5 2 (4.65%) PowerHA
6 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) Puppet
2 5 (11.63%) Ansible
2 5 (11.63%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.98%) Unicenter
3 3 (6.98%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.65%) Ganglia
4 2 (4.65%) YUM
4 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (4.65%) Nagios
4 2 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 42 (97.67%) Red Hat
2 12 (27.91%) Oracle
3 11 (25.58%) VMware
3 11 (25.58%) Cyber-Ark
4 5 (11.63%) NetApp
4 5 (11.63%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.63%) Splunk
5 4 (9.30%) EMC
6 3 (6.98%) HP
6 3 (6.98%) CA
6 3 (6.98%) Sybase
6 3 (6.98%) IBM
6 3 (6.98%) Atlassian
7 2 (4.65%) Tumbleweed
7 2 (4.65%) TIBCO
8 1 (2.33%) Dell
8 1 (2.33%) Citrix
8 1 (2.33%) BMC