The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat
Rank 132 89 107
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +18
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 19 46 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 1.52% 0.89%
As % of the Vendors category 1.14% 3.40% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £241 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.09 £22.50 £23.90
% change year-on-year
+51.48% -5.85%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1660 1352 1253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.89% 44.68% 46.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 686 541
Average daily rate £375 £326 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.20% +0.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 96 100
Average hourly rate £19.03 £17.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -20.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.21 £40.25 £40.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.16%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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
Cheshire -15 12 £350 -9.67% 4
Manchester -26 4 £410 +36.66% 8
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England

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 34 (54.84%) Linux
2 30 (48.39%) Puppet
3 28 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (40.32%) DevOps
5 24 (38.71%) CentOS
6 23 (37.10%) Amazon AWS
7 22 (35.48%) Jenkins
7 22 (35.48%) Windows
8 21 (33.87%) Vagrant
9 20 (32.26%) Open Source
10 19 (30.65%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (30.65%) Amazon S3
11 17 (27.42%) Hudson
11 17 (27.42%) Route 53
11 17 (27.42%) Amazon ELB
12 16 (25.81%) Java
12 16 (25.81%) Maven
13 15 (24.19%) QA
13 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (22.58%) UNIX
14 14 (22.58%) E-Commerce
15 12 (19.35%) Configuration Management
16 11 (17.74%) Apache
16 11 (17.74%) Oracle
16 11 (17.74%) Bash Shell
17 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
17 10 (16.13%) Auto-Scaling
17 10 (16.13%) VMware
18 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (14.52%) Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 11 (17.74%) Apache
2 7 (11.29%) JBoss
3 6 (9.68%) Tomcat
3 6 (9.68%) WebLogic
4 5 (8.06%) WebSphere
5 4 (6.45%) nginx
5 4 (6.45%) Confluence
5 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.23%) CMS
7 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.61%) Jetty
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 23 (37.10%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (30.65%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (30.65%) Amazon S3
3 17 (27.42%) Route 53
3 17 (27.42%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (6.45%) Office 365
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (4.84%) PaaS
6 2 (3.23%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.23%) SaaS
7 1 (1.61%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) SAN
1 8 (12.90%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) Internet
2 7 (11.29%) Network Security
2 7 (11.29%) DNS
3 5 (8.06%) LAN
3 5 (8.06%) DHCP
4 4 (6.45%) WAN
4 4 (6.45%) VPN
4 4 (6.45%) AMQP
5 2 (3.23%) Extranet
5 2 (3.23%) SSH
5 2 (3.23%) SNMP
5 2 (3.23%) SSL
5 2 (3.23%) SMTP
6 1 (1.61%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) MySQL
2 6 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 5 (8.06%) Big Data
4 4 (6.45%) Hadoop
4 4 (6.45%) MongoDB
4 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (35.48%) Jenkins
2 17 (27.42%) Hudson
3 16 (25.81%) Maven
4 7 (11.29%) JUnit
5 5 (8.06%) Cucumber
6 4 (6.45%) Gradle
6 4 (6.45%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.45%) Ant
6 4 (6.45%) Subversion
6 4 (6.45%) JIRA
6 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.45%) Mercurial
7 2 (3.23%) JMeter
General
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
1 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 1 (1.61%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (27.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (14.52%) Systems Administrator
2 9 (14.52%) Administrator
3 7 (11.29%) Architect
3 7 (11.29%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (9.68%) Consultant
4 6 (9.68%) Developer
4 6 (9.68%) DevOps Consultant
5 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
5 5 (8.06%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) Citrix Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.23%) DBA
7 2 (3.23%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (3.23%) Environment Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Java Architect
7 2 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) Web Services
2 5 (8.06%) Spring
3 4 (6.45%) JMS
3 4 (6.45%) EJB
3 4 (6.45%) Java EE
3 4 (6.45%) JSON
4 3 (4.84%) Middleware
4 3 (4.84%) LAMP
4 3 (4.84%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.84%) J2EE
5 2 (3.23%) .NET
5 2 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (3.23%) JSF
5 2 (3.23%) Struts
6 1 (1.61%) JDBC
6 1 (1.61%) JSP
6 1 (1.61%) Servlets
6 1 (1.61%) JCE
6 1 (1.61%) jQuery
6 1 (1.61%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (54.84%) Linux
2 28 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (38.71%) CentOS
4 22 (35.48%) Windows
5 14 (22.58%) UNIX
6 8 (12.90%) Solaris
7 5 (8.06%) AIX
7 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.61%) Debian
10 1 (1.61%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.61%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) DevOps
2 20 (32.26%) Open Source
3 15 (24.19%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (22.58%) E-Commerce
5 12 (19.35%) Configuration Management
6 10 (16.13%) Auto-Scaling
7 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (14.52%) Load Balancing
8 6 (9.68%) OO
9 4 (6.45%) ITIL
9 4 (6.45%) TDD
9 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
9 4 (6.45%) Migration
9 4 (6.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (6.45%) Scrum
9 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.45%) MapReduce
9 4 (6.45%) User Stories
9 4 (6.45%) Software Delivery
9 4 (6.45%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) Java
2 11 (17.74%) Bash Shell
3 8 (12.90%) Ruby
4 7 (11.29%) PHP
5 4 (6.45%) Perl
6 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.84%) SQL
6 3 (4.84%) Python
7 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.23%) CCEE
5 2 (3.23%) CCAA
5 2 (3.23%) MCSE
5 2 (3.23%) CCIE
5 2 (3.23%) CCA
5 2 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.61%) HNC
6 1 (1.61%) HND
6 1 (1.61%) CCNP
6 1 (1.61%) CCNA
6 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (24.19%) QA
2 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.45%) XenApp
3 4 (6.45%) MetaFrame
3 4 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.61%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (48.39%) Puppet
2 21 (33.87%) Vagrant
3 4 (6.45%) Nagios
4 3 (4.84%) Cacti
5 2 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.23%) Hyperic
6 1 (1.61%) Icinga
6 1 (1.61%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (17.74%) Oracle
2 10 (16.13%) VMware
3 5 (8.06%) EMC
4 4 (6.45%) Citrix
4 4 (6.45%) Sun
4 4 (6.45%) AppSense
4 4 (6.45%) Google
4 4 (6.45%) Atlassian
5 3 (4.84%) RightScale
5 3 (4.84%) NetApp
5 3 (4.84%) HP
5 3 (4.84%) IBM
6 2 (3.23%) Informatica
6 2 (3.23%) Percona
7 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.61%) CommVault
7 1 (1.61%) Dell
7 1 (1.61%) Cisco