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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat
Rank 96 105 103
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 36 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.14% 0.60% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 2.47% 1.35% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £393 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.82% +17.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £274 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.40 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -5.68%
Red Hat
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
1457 1183 1189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.33% 44.32% 46.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 568 576
Average daily rate £359 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £143 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 71 100
Average hourly rate £18.13 £20.06 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.62% +7.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.63 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.38 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Manchester +9 22 £350 -17.64% 8
Cheshire +12 9 £363 - 3
Lancashire -16 2 £500 +42.85% 2
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England

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 116 (82.27%) Linux
2 71 (50.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 50 (35.46%) Oracle
4 45 (31.91%) XML
5 41 (29.08%) Java
6 35 (24.82%) XSLT
6 35 (24.82%) Configuration Management
6 35 (24.82%) Oracle Database
7 34 (24.11%) Windows
7 34 (24.11%) Tomcat
8 33 (23.40%) Maven
9 31 (21.99%) UNIX
10 28 (19.86%) Web Services
10 28 (19.86%) Puppet
11 27 (19.15%) Open Source
11 27 (19.15%) HTTP
12 26 (18.44%) PHP
13 25 (17.73%) JMS
13 25 (17.73%) OO
13 25 (17.73%) LAMP
13 25 (17.73%) Android
14 24 (17.02%) CentOS
14 24 (17.02%) Subversion
14 24 (17.02%) Servlets
14 24 (17.02%) Jenkins
15 23 (16.31%) SQL
15 23 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
15 23 (16.31%) Grails
16 22 (15.60%) Git (software)
17 20 (14.18%) Vagrant

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 34 (24.11%) Tomcat
2 19 (13.48%) WebSphere
3 12 (8.51%) Apache
4 11 (7.80%) JBoss
4 11 (7.80%) NetWeaver
5 10 (7.09%) WebLogic
6 5 (3.55%) Confluence
7 4 (2.84%) nginx
8 2 (1.42%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.42%) CMS
8 2 (1.42%) Jetty
8 2 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.42%) IIS
8 2 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.42%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.71%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 4 (2.84%) MS Office
2 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (7.80%) SAP ERP
2 2 (1.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.42%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.35%) Amazon EC2
1 16 (11.35%) Amazon S3
1 16 (11.35%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (9.93%) Amazon ELB
2 14 (9.93%) Route 53
3 8 (5.67%) SaaS
3 8 (5.67%) PaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.15%) HTTP
2 12 (8.51%) DNS
2 12 (8.51%) DHCP
3 9 (6.38%) Firewall
4 7 (4.96%) SAN
5 6 (4.26%) SSL
5 6 (4.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (3.55%) AMQP
6 5 (3.55%) Network Security
7 4 (2.84%) Internet
8 2 (1.42%) DMZ
8 2 (1.42%) LDAP
8 2 (1.42%) WAN
8 2 (1.42%) FTP
9 1 (0.71%) SNMP
9 1 (0.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (24.82%) Oracle Database
2 16 (11.35%) MySQL
3 15 (10.64%) Hazelcast
4 12 (8.51%) RDBMS
4 12 (8.51%) Relational Database
5 11 (7.80%) DB2
5 11 (7.80%) SAP BW
6 9 (6.38%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (4.26%) Big Data
7 6 (4.26%) Hadoop
8 5 (3.55%) Oracle9i Database
8 5 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (3.55%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.84%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.84%) SQLPlus
9 4 (2.84%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (2.84%) MongoDB
9 4 (2.84%) NoSQL
10 3 (2.13%) SQL Server
11 2 (1.42%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 33 (23.40%) Maven
2 24 (17.02%) Subversion
2 24 (17.02%) Jenkins
3 22 (15.60%) Git (software)
4 10 (7.09%) Eclipse
4 10 (7.09%) Hudson
5 7 (4.96%) JUnit
6 6 (4.26%) Cucumber
7 5 (3.55%) Mercurial
7 5 (3.55%) Gradle
7 5 (3.55%) JIRA
8 4 (2.84%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (2.84%) Ant
8 4 (2.84%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.42%) Introscope
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Banking
3 6 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.42%) Advertising
4 2 (1.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.42%) German Language
Job Titles
1 58 (41.13%) Developer
2 28 (19.86%) Java Developer
3 20 (14.18%) PHP Developer
3 20 (14.18%) Administrator
4 13 (9.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (8.51%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (6.38%) Analyst
7 8 (5.67%) Consultant
8 7 (4.96%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) UNIX Engineer
10 5 (3.55%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (2.84%) Network Manager
11 4 (2.84%) HPUX Systems Administrator
11 4 (2.84%) Security Manager
11 4 (2.84%) Linux Engineer
11 4 (2.84%) Network Security Manager
11 4 (2.84%) Operations Engineer
12 3 (2.13%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (31.91%) XML
2 35 (24.82%) XSLT
3 28 (19.86%) Web Services
4 25 (17.73%) JMS
4 25 (17.73%) LAMP
5 24 (17.02%) Servlets
6 23 (16.31%) Grails
7 20 (14.18%) XSD
7 20 (14.18%) J2SE
8 19 (13.48%) Spring
9 17 (12.06%) XML Schema
9 17 (12.06%) jQuery
10 16 (11.35%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (9.22%) DOM
12 11 (7.80%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (7.80%) Middleware
13 9 (6.38%) J2EE
13 9 (6.38%) SAX
14 7 (4.96%) SAP Basis
15 6 (4.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.15%) Open Source
2 19 (13.48%) Derivative
3 14 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (7.80%) Client/Server
5 8 (5.67%) CESG
5 8 (5.67%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.26%) PKI
6 6 (4.26%) Mobile App
6 6 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.84%) Life Science
8 2 (1.42%) DataPower
8 2 (1.42%) HACMP
8 2 (1.42%) LPAR
8 2 (1.42%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.71%) Social Media
9 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.71%) AS400
9 1 (0.71%) Statistics
9 1 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 116 (82.27%) Linux
2 71 (50.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (24.11%) Windows
4 31 (21.99%) UNIX
5 25 (17.73%) Android
6 24 (17.02%) CentOS
7 10 (7.09%) AIX
8 9 (6.38%) Solaris
9 8 (5.67%) HPUX
10 6 (4.26%) Windows Phone 8
10 6 (4.26%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.26%) Windows Phone
11 5 (3.55%) VMS
12 3 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (2.13%) SUSE
13 2 (1.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
14 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.82%) Configuration Management
2 25 (17.73%) OO
3 23 (16.31%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (13.48%) DevOps
5 12 (8.51%) Software Engineering
6 11 (7.80%) ERP
6 11 (7.80%) CRM
6 11 (7.80%) ITIL
7 9 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.67%) Scrum
8 8 (5.67%) E-Commerce
9 6 (4.26%) SOA
9 6 (4.26%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (3.55%) User Stories
10 5 (3.55%) TDD
11 4 (2.84%) Migration
11 4 (2.84%) Test Scripting
11 4 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (29.08%) Java
2 26 (18.44%) PHP
3 23 (16.31%) SQL
4 19 (13.48%) JavaScript
5 17 (12.06%) XPath
6 13 (9.22%) Shell Script
7 6 (4.26%) Perl
7 6 (4.26%) Python
8 4 (2.84%) Ruby
8 4 (2.84%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.42%) C#
9 2 (1.42%) C++
9 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.71%) R
10 1 (0.71%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.71%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 16 (11.35%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.80%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.38%) CCNP
3 9 (6.38%) CCNA
3 9 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.55%) MCSE
4 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.84%) ACSA
5 4 (2.84%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.84%) MCDST
5 4 (2.84%) MCTS
5 4 (2.84%) MCITP
5 4 (2.84%) RHCE
5 4 (2.84%) IBM Certification
5 4 (2.84%) CCDP
5 4 (2.84%) CCIP
5 4 (2.84%) MCSA
5 4 (2.84%) ACSP
5 4 (2.84%) RHCSA
6 3 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.48%) QA
2 4 (2.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (8.51%) Firmware
2 7 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.13%) GPFS
4 2 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.42%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.71%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 28 (19.86%) Puppet
2 20 (14.18%) Vagrant
3 8 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.55%) Nagios
5 4 (2.84%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.84%) CA Wily
6 3 (2.13%) yum
7 2 (1.42%) Foglight
7 2 (1.42%) OMEGAMON
7 2 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.42%) Cacti
7 2 (1.42%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.71%) OpenView
8 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (35.46%) Oracle
2 18 (12.77%) HP
3 14 (9.93%) VMware
3 14 (9.93%) RightScale
4 13 (9.22%) IBM
5 11 (7.80%) SAP
6 10 (7.09%) Cisco
7 7 (4.96%) Avaya
8 6 (4.26%) F5
9 5 (3.55%) Cyber-Ark
9 5 (3.55%) Microsoft
9 5 (3.55%) EMC
9 5 (3.55%) Nortel
9 5 (3.55%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.84%) Apple
11 3 (2.13%) TIBCO
12 2 (1.42%) FatWire
12 2 (1.42%) Tumbleweed
12 2 (1.42%) Axway
12 2 (1.42%) Sun