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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 93 100 124
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +24
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 41 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.38% 0.99% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 3.14% 2.15% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 8
Average daily rate
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£288 £348 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.26% +2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £23.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+51.67% -36.26%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1304 1211 1622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.99% 46.12% 49.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 519 744
Average daily rate £328 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 93 113
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +19.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £40.57 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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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 22 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 22 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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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 +18 24 £388 -8.82% 4
Manchester -5 12 £250 -21.87% 2
Lancashire -14 2 £425 - 1
Merseyside +2 1 - -
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Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 55 (52.88%) Linux
2 38 (36.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 36 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (34.62%) Puppet
4 35 (33.65%) DevOps
5 34 (32.69%) CentOS
6 33 (31.73%) Configuration Management
7 30 (28.85%) Amazon EC2
7 30 (28.85%) Amazon S3
8 29 (27.88%) UNIX
9 28 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (26.92%) Hudson
9 28 (26.92%) Route 53
9 28 (26.92%) Jenkins
9 28 (26.92%) Amazon ELB
9 28 (26.92%) Vagrant
10 26 (25.00%) Firewall
10 26 (25.00%) RightScale
11 25 (24.04%) Open Source
12 23 (22.12%) DHCP
12 23 (22.12%) DNS
12 23 (22.12%) Maven
13 22 (21.15%) VMware
14 20 (19.23%) QA
15 19 (18.27%) Oracle
15 19 (18.27%) Shell Script
15 19 (18.27%) Banking
16 18 (17.31%) PaaS
17 17 (16.35%) Apache
17 17 (16.35%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 17 (16.35%) Apache
2 15 (14.42%) Tomcat
3 14 (13.46%) OpenStack
4 12 (11.54%) WebSphere
5 9 (8.65%) nginx
6 8 (7.69%) WebLogic
7 7 (6.73%) Jetty
8 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.85%) IIS
8 4 (3.85%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.85%) MS Exchange
8 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (2.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.92%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) MS Office
2 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 36 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (28.85%) Amazon EC2
2 30 (28.85%) Amazon S3
3 28 (26.92%) Route 53
3 28 (26.92%) Amazon ELB
4 18 (17.31%) PaaS
5 17 (16.35%) SaaS
6 1 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.00%) Firewall
2 23 (22.12%) DNS
2 23 (22.12%) DHCP
3 10 (9.62%) HTTP
4 7 (6.73%) Network Security
5 1 (0.96%) LDAP
5 1 (0.96%) LAN
5 1 (0.96%) WAN
5 1 (0.96%) SAN
5 1 (0.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.65%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.73%) Big Data
4 4 (3.85%) MySQL
5 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.96%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (26.92%) Hudson
1 28 (26.92%) Jenkins
2 23 (22.12%) Maven
3 7 (6.73%) Cucumber
3 7 (6.73%) JUnit
4 3 (2.88%) Subversion
5 1 (0.96%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 19 (18.27%) Banking
2 12 (11.54%) Finance
3 3 (2.88%) Advertising
4 2 (1.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 26 (25.00%) Administrator
2 22 (21.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (14.42%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (10.58%) Developer
5 9 (8.65%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.77%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Oracle Developer
7 5 (4.81%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (3.85%) Analyst
9 3 (2.88%) IT Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Java Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Network Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Security Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Network Security Manager
9 3 (2.88%) Oracle SOA Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.65%) Middleware
2 8 (7.69%) Web Services
3 7 (6.73%) Servlets
4 5 (4.81%) XML
5 4 (3.85%) Spring
5 4 (3.85%) Drools
5 4 (3.85%) Regular Expression
5 4 (3.85%) Apache Camel
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (2.88%) SOAP
7 2 (1.92%) LAMP
7 2 (1.92%) JSON
8 1 (0.96%) JSP
8 1 (0.96%) XSD
8 1 (0.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.04%) Open Source
2 2 (1.92%) Wiki
2 2 (1.92%) IBM Mainframe
2 2 (1.92%) LPAR
2 2 (1.92%) Firmware
2 2 (1.92%) HACMP
2 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.96%) Clustering
3 1 (0.96%) PKI
3 1 (0.96%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 55 (52.88%) Linux
2 38 (36.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (32.69%) CentOS
4 29 (27.88%) UNIX
5 13 (12.50%) Windows
6 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (8.65%) Solaris
7 9 (8.65%) AIX
8 4 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.88%) HPUX
9 3 (2.88%) Android
10 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.65%) DevOps
2 33 (31.73%) Configuration Management
3 28 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (10.58%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (10.58%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (6.73%) Load Balancing
5 7 (6.73%) Performance Testing
5 7 (6.73%) JVM Tuning
6 6 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (5.77%) ITIL
6 6 (5.77%) Change Management
6 6 (5.77%) Validation
7 5 (4.81%) OO
8 4 (3.85%) Service Management
8 4 (3.85%) Migration
8 4 (3.85%) Data Management
9 3 (2.88%) Information Security
9 3 (2.88%) SOA
9 3 (2.88%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (2.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.27%) Shell Script
2 15 (14.42%) Java
3 12 (11.54%) Perl
3 12 (11.54%) Ruby
4 5 (4.81%) SQL
5 4 (3.85%) Python
6 3 (2.88%) VB
6 3 (2.88%) PHP
6 3 (2.88%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.88%) ACSA
3 3 (2.88%) MCDST
3 3 (2.88%) MCTS
3 3 (2.88%) MCITP
3 3 (2.88%) MCSE
3 3 (2.88%) MCSA
3 3 (2.88%) CCNP
3 3 (2.88%) CCIP
3 3 (2.88%) CCNA
3 3 (2.88%) CCDP
3 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.88%) RHCE
3 3 (2.88%) IBM Certification
3 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.88%) ACSP
4 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (19.23%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (5.77%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.81%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.81%) vCloud
4 3 (2.88%) PowerHA
5 2 (1.92%) RHEV
5 2 (1.92%) GPFS
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (34.62%) Puppet
2 28 (26.92%) Vagrant
3 7 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.77%) Ansible
5 3 (2.88%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (2.88%) Unicenter
5 3 (2.88%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.92%) Nagios
6 2 (1.92%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.92%) Cacti
6 2 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (25.00%) RightScale
2 22 (21.15%) VMware
3 19 (18.27%) Oracle
4 17 (16.35%) Microsoft
5 12 (11.54%) CA
6 11 (10.58%) Citrix
6 11 (10.58%) Cyber-Ark
7 9 (8.65%) Veeam
7 9 (8.65%) Becrypt
7 9 (8.65%) Symantec
7 9 (8.65%) McAfee
7 9 (8.65%) Sophos
7 9 (8.65%) IBM
7 9 (8.65%) Adobe
7 9 (8.65%) HP
7 9 (8.65%) SAP
8 6 (5.77%) EMC
9 5 (4.81%) Splunk
10 3 (2.88%) Cisco
10 3 (2.88%) NetApp
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