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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 78 97 101
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +4
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 60 23 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.89% 0.96% 1.14%
As % of the Vendors category 4.32% 2.10% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 13
Average daily rate £400 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £12.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.88 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -7.60%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1389 1096 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.78% 45.51% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 500 681
Average daily rate £325 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 90 79
Average hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% +8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.34 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
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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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +12 34 £388 -13.88% 6
Manchester -1 22 £400 +40.35% 9
Lancashire -20 4 - - 3
Merseyside - - - - 2
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England

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (51.35%) Linux
2 32 (43.24%) CentOS
3 29 (39.19%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (39.19%) Puppet
4 27 (36.49%) Configuration Management
5 24 (32.43%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (32.43%) Amazon S3
5 24 (32.43%) Hudson
5 24 (32.43%) Route 53
5 24 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (32.43%) Jenkins
5 24 (32.43%) Amazon ELB
5 24 (32.43%) Vagrant
6 22 (29.73%) RightScale
6 22 (29.73%) Firewall
7 21 (28.38%) DNS
8 20 (27.03%) DHCP
8 20 (27.03%) Open Source
8 20 (27.03%) Maven
9 19 (25.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (21.62%) QA
10 16 (21.62%) Oracle
11 14 (18.92%) Java
11 14 (18.92%) UNIX
11 14 (18.92%) Apache
12 13 (17.57%) SaaS
12 13 (17.57%) PaaS
13 11 (14.86%) OpenStack
13 11 (14.86%) Oracle Database
13 11 (14.86%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (18.92%) Apache
2 11 (14.86%) OpenStack
3 10 (13.51%) Tomcat
3 10 (13.51%) WebSphere
4 7 (9.46%) Jetty
4 7 (9.46%) nginx
5 3 (4.05%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 29 (39.19%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (32.43%) Amazon EC2
2 24 (32.43%) Amazon S3
2 24 (32.43%) Route 53
2 24 (32.43%) Amazon ELB
3 13 (17.57%) SaaS
3 13 (17.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (29.73%) Firewall
2 21 (28.38%) DNS
3 20 (27.03%) DHCP
4 11 (14.86%) HTTP
5 6 (8.11%) Network Security
6 2 (2.70%) SAN
7 1 (1.35%) LDAP
7 1 (1.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.81%) MySQL
3 7 (9.46%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (9.46%) Big Data
4 4 (5.41%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.70%) SAP BW
5 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.35%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (32.43%) Hudson
1 24 (32.43%) Jenkins
2 20 (27.03%) Maven
3 7 (9.46%) JUnit
3 7 (9.46%) Cucumber
4 6 (8.11%) Subversion
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (9.46%) Retail
2 4 (5.41%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (21.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (18.92%) Developer
3 13 (17.57%) Administrator
4 8 (10.81%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (9.46%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (6.76%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Programmer
7 4 (5.41%) Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (5.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.41%) Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Network Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.05%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.05%) Network Security Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Security Manager
8 3 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
9 2 (2.70%) SAP Consultant
9 2 (2.70%) Migration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) Servlets
1 7 (9.46%) XML
2 6 (8.11%) LAMP
2 6 (8.11%) XSD
2 6 (8.11%) XSLT
2 6 (8.11%) Web Services
3 4 (5.41%) Apache Camel
3 4 (5.41%) Drools
3 4 (5.41%) Spring
4 3 (4.05%) SOAP
5 2 (2.70%) Regular Expression
5 2 (2.70%) JSP
6 1 (1.35%) Middleware
6 1 (1.35%) jQuery
6 1 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (27.03%) Open Source
2 7 (9.46%) Derivative
3 5 (6.76%) Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) HACMP
4 1 (1.35%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 38 (51.35%) Linux
2 32 (43.24%) CentOS
3 19 (25.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (18.92%) UNIX
5 7 (9.46%) Solaris
6 6 (8.11%) Windows
6 6 (8.11%) AIX
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (5.41%) HPUX
9 3 (4.05%) Android
10 1 (1.35%) Tru64
10 1 (1.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Configuration Management
2 24 (32.43%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (14.86%) OO
4 7 (9.46%) E-Commerce
4 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
4 7 (9.46%) JVM Tuning
5 6 (8.11%) ITIL
6 5 (6.76%) Service Management
6 5 (6.76%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.41%) Validation
7 4 (5.41%) Migration
7 4 (5.41%) Change Management
8 2 (2.70%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (2.70%) Change Control
8 2 (2.70%) Analytics
8 2 (2.70%) Performance Management
8 2 (2.70%) Information Security
8 2 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) Java
2 8 (10.81%) Ruby
2 8 (10.81%) PHP
2 8 (10.81%) SQL
3 7 (9.46%) Perl
4 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.70%) VB
6 1 (1.35%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.35%) C
6 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) CCNP
3 3 (4.05%) CCIP
3 3 (4.05%) CCNA
3 3 (4.05%) CCDP
3 3 (4.05%) RHCE
3 3 (4.05%) IBM Certification
3 3 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.05%) MCSE
3 3 (4.05%) MCSA
3 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) ACSA
3 3 (4.05%) MCDST
3 3 (4.05%) MCTS
3 3 (4.05%) MCITP
3 3 (4.05%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.62%) QA
2 3 (4.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.41%) vCloud
3 3 (4.05%) PowerHA
4 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.35%) Samba
5 1 (1.35%) Xen
5 1 (1.35%) SpamAssassin
5 1 (1.35%) KVM
Systems Management
1 29 (39.19%) Puppet
2 24 (32.43%) Vagrant
3 5 (6.76%) Ansible
4 4 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.05%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (2.70%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.70%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (2.70%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) RightScale
2 16 (21.62%) Oracle
3 10 (13.51%) HP
3 10 (13.51%) VMware
4 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.11%) CA
5 6 (8.11%) SAP
6 5 (6.76%) Citrix
6 5 (6.76%) IBM
7 4 (5.41%) Becrypt
7 4 (5.41%) Veeam
7 4 (5.41%) Symantec
7 4 (5.41%) McAfee
7 4 (5.41%) Sophos
7 4 (5.41%) Adobe
8 3 (4.05%) Cisco
8 3 (4.05%) EMC
8 3 (4.05%) JBoss
8 3 (4.05%) Apple
8 3 (4.05%) Splunk
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