The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Red Hat products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors 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.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 87 106 130
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +24
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 46 24 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 0.89% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 3.39% 1.89% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £274 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-5.85% -36.26%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1356 1267 1578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.84% 46.77% 48.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 546 727
Average daily rate £333 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 101 115
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.11 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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England

Red Hat
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Red Hat Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Red Hat
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 across the North West region.

Red Hat Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Red Hat
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Red Hat Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Red Hat
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 across the North West region.

Red Hat Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Red Hat
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Manchester -1 21 £300 -6.97% 10
Cheshire +18 20 £388 -8.82% 2
Lancashire -10 2 £400 - 1
Merseyside +2 1 - -
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Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 64 (56.64%) Linux
2 42 (37.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (33.63%) Puppet
4 36 (31.86%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (30.97%) CentOS
5 35 (30.97%) Configuration Management
5 35 (30.97%) DevOps
6 32 (28.32%) UNIX
7 30 (26.55%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (26.55%) Amazon S3
8 28 (24.78%) Hudson
8 28 (24.78%) Route 53
8 28 (24.78%) Jenkins
8 28 (24.78%) Amazon ELB
8 28 (24.78%) Vagrant
8 28 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (23.01%) RightScale
9 26 (23.01%) Firewall
10 25 (22.12%) Open Source
11 23 (20.35%) Maven
11 23 (20.35%) VMware
11 23 (20.35%) DHCP
11 23 (20.35%) DNS
12 20 (17.70%) QA
12 20 (17.70%) Oracle
12 20 (17.70%) Shell Script
13 19 (16.81%) Java
13 19 (16.81%) Banking
14 18 (15.93%) PaaS
14 18 (15.93%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (15.93%) Apache
2 16 (14.16%) Tomcat
3 14 (12.39%) OpenStack
4 11 (9.73%) WebSphere
5 9 (7.96%) nginx
5 9 (7.96%) WebLogic
6 7 (6.19%) Jetty
7 5 (4.42%) NetWeaver
8 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.54%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.54%) MS Exchange
8 4 (3.54%) IIS
8 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (2.65%) Confluence
10 2 (1.77%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.77%) MQSeries
Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MS Office
2 3 (2.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (31.86%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (26.55%) Amazon EC2
2 30 (26.55%) Amazon S3
3 28 (24.78%) Route 53
3 28 (24.78%) Amazon ELB
4 18 (15.93%) PaaS
5 17 (15.04%) SaaS
6 1 (0.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.01%) Firewall
2 23 (20.35%) DHCP
2 23 (20.35%) DNS
3 10 (8.85%) HTTP
4 7 (6.19%) Network Security
5 3 (2.65%) AMQP
6 1 (0.88%) VLAN
6 1 (0.88%) LDAP
6 1 (0.88%) LAN
6 1 (0.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.08%) RDBMS
2 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.08%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.19%) Big Data
4 6 (5.31%) DB2
5 5 (4.42%) SAP BW
5 5 (4.42%) MySQL
6 2 (1.77%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (24.78%) Hudson
1 28 (24.78%) Jenkins
2 23 (20.35%) Maven
3 10 (8.85%) JUnit
4 7 (6.19%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.65%) Gradle
5 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.65%) JIRA
5 3 (2.65%) Mercurial
6 2 (1.77%) Subversion
7 1 (0.88%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 19 (16.81%) Banking
2 14 (12.39%) Finance
3 4 (3.54%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (25.66%) Administrator
2 22 (19.47%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (15.04%) Linux Administrator
4 13 (11.50%) Developer
5 9 (7.96%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.19%) UNIX Administrator
7 6 (5.31%) Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.31%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (5.31%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (4.42%) Consultant
9 4 (3.54%) Oracle SOA Developer
9 4 (3.54%) SOA Developer
10 3 (2.65%) Network Security Manager
10 3 (2.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (2.65%) Technical Analyst
10 3 (2.65%) Network Manager
10 3 (2.65%) Security Manager
10 3 (2.65%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (2.65%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.62%) Web Services
2 11 (9.73%) Middleware
3 7 (6.19%) Servlets
4 5 (4.42%) JSON
4 5 (4.42%) Regular Expression
5 4 (3.54%) Apache Camel
5 4 (3.54%) Drools
5 4 (3.54%) Oracle Fusion
5 4 (3.54%) Spring
5 4 (3.54%) XML
6 3 (2.65%) JMS
6 3 (2.65%) SOAP
6 3 (2.65%) LAMP
6 3 (2.65%) SAP Basis
6 3 (2.65%) Java EE
6 3 (2.65%) EJB
7 1 (0.88%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.12%) Open Source
2 5 (4.42%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.65%) Firmware
3 3 (2.65%) Wiki
4 2 (1.77%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (1.77%) LPAR
4 2 (1.77%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.77%) Life Science
4 2 (1.77%) HACMP
4 2 (1.77%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.88%) PKI
5 1 (0.88%) Statistics
5 1 (0.88%) Chemistry
5 1 (0.88%) Biology
5 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 64 (56.64%) Linux
2 42 (37.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 35 (30.97%) CentOS
4 32 (28.32%) UNIX
5 18 (15.93%) Windows
6 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (7.96%) Solaris
8 8 (7.08%) AIX
9 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.65%) HPUX
10 3 (2.65%) Android
11 2 (1.77%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.97%) Configuration Management
1 35 (30.97%) DevOps
2 28 (24.78%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (10.62%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (10.62%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (7.96%) ITIL
5 7 (6.19%) Change Management
5 7 (6.19%) JVM Tuning
5 7 (6.19%) Load Balancing
5 7 (6.19%) Performance Testing
6 6 (5.31%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (5.31%) Validation
7 5 (4.42%) Migration
7 5 (4.42%) CRM
7 5 (4.42%) ERP
7 5 (4.42%) Data Management
8 4 (3.54%) SOA
8 4 (3.54%) OO
9 3 (2.65%) Scrum
9 3 (2.65%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 20 (17.70%) Shell Script
2 19 (16.81%) Java
3 15 (13.27%) Perl
4 12 (10.62%) Ruby
5 6 (5.31%) Python
6 4 (3.54%) SQL
7 3 (2.65%) VB
7 3 (2.65%) PHP
7 3 (2.65%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.77%) R
8 2 (1.77%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.77%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.77%) C++
9 1 (0.88%) C
9 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.19%) CCNP
1 7 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (6.19%) CCNA
2 6 (5.31%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.65%) ACSA
4 3 (2.65%) MCDST
4 3 (2.65%) MCTS
4 3 (2.65%) MCITP
4 3 (2.65%) ACSP
4 3 (2.65%) CCDP
4 3 (2.65%) RHCE
4 3 (2.65%) IBM Certification
4 3 (2.65%) CCIP
4 3 (2.65%) MCSE
4 3 (2.65%) MCSA
5 2 (1.77%) PhD
5 2 (1.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.70%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (12.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.31%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.42%) vCloud
4 4 (3.54%) GPFS
5 3 (2.65%) RHEV
6 2 (1.77%) PowerHA
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (33.63%) Puppet
2 28 (24.78%) Vagrant
3 7 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.31%) Ansible
5 4 (3.54%) Nagios
6 3 (2.65%) Unicenter
6 3 (2.65%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.65%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (1.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.77%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.77%) Cacti
7 2 (1.77%) Ganglia
7 2 (1.77%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.77%) YUM
8 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (23.01%) RightScale
2 23 (20.35%) VMware
3 20 (17.70%) Oracle
4 17 (15.04%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.39%) SAP
6 12 (10.62%) CA
7 11 (9.73%) Citrix
7 11 (9.73%) Cyber-Ark
8 9 (7.96%) Becrypt
8 9 (7.96%) Symantec
8 9 (7.96%) McAfee
8 9 (7.96%) Sophos
8 9 (7.96%) Veeam
8 9 (7.96%) Adobe
8 9 (7.96%) HP
9 8 (7.08%) IBM
10 7 (6.19%) Cisco
10 7 (6.19%) EMC
11 5 (4.42%) Splunk
12 4 (3.54%) Nortel
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