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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat
Rank 112 75 92
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +17
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 42 61 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.08% 1.97% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 2.37% 4.51% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 28 14
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £318 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.80% +5.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.88
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%
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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
1773 1353 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.67% 43.60% 45.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 645 504
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 110 88
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.08 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.31% +26.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -13 22 £350 -12.50% 5
Cheshire -31 12 £425 +9.67% 4
Lancashire +10 8 £517 -
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England

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 63 (77.78%) Linux
2 47 (58.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (46.91%) Windows
4 29 (35.80%) Puppet
5 27 (33.33%) Oracle
6 25 (30.86%) Configuration Management
7 24 (29.63%) Java
8 22 (27.16%) Oracle Database
9 21 (25.93%) Jenkins
10 20 (24.69%) CentOS
10 20 (24.69%) Open Source
11 19 (23.46%) UNIX
12 18 (22.22%) Web Services
12 18 (22.22%) MySQL
12 18 (22.22%) Maven
12 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
12 18 (22.22%) DevOps
13 17 (20.99%) Vagrant
14 15 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (18.52%) JMS
14 15 (18.52%) VMware
15 14 (17.28%) Amazon EC2
15 14 (17.28%) Amazon S3
16 13 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
16 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (16.05%) XML
17 12 (14.81%) OO
17 12 (14.81%) Eclipse
17 12 (14.81%) Tomcat
17 12 (14.81%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (14.81%) Tomcat
2 10 (12.35%) Apache
3 7 (8.64%) Confluence
3 7 (8.64%) WebLogic
4 5 (6.17%) nginx
5 4 (4.94%) JBoss
5 4 (4.94%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.47%) CMS
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.23%) Jetty
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.23%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (17.28%) Amazon EC2
2 14 (17.28%) Amazon S3
3 10 (12.35%) Amazon ELB
3 10 (12.35%) Route 53
4 4 (4.94%) Office 365
5 3 (3.70%) PaaS
6 2 (2.47%) SaaS
6 2 (2.47%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.23%) iPaaS
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) SAN
1 10 (12.35%) Internet
2 9 (11.11%) HTTP
3 8 (9.88%) SSL
4 7 (8.64%) AMQP
4 7 (8.64%) DNS
5 6 (7.41%) Firewall
5 6 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (6.17%) DHCP
7 4 (4.94%) LAN
7 4 (4.94%) WAN
7 4 (4.94%) VPN
7 4 (4.94%) Network Security
8 2 (2.47%) SNMP
8 2 (2.47%) SMTP
8 2 (2.47%) Extranet
8 2 (2.47%) SSH
9 1 (1.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.16%) Oracle Database
2 18 (22.22%) MySQL
3 9 (11.11%) Oracle Database 10g
4 8 (9.88%) Hadoop
4 8 (9.88%) Big Data
5 7 (8.64%) MongoDB
5 7 (8.64%) NoSQL
6 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
6 6 (7.41%) RDBMS
6 6 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (6.17%) Oracle9i Database
8 4 (4.94%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (4.94%) SQLPlus
8 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.70%) Hazelcast
10 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle Discoverer
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 21 (25.93%) Jenkins
2 18 (22.22%) Maven
3 12 (14.81%) Eclipse
4 11 (13.58%) Subversion
5 10 (12.35%) Hudson
6 9 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 8 (9.88%) JUnit
7 8 (9.88%) Cucumber
8 7 (8.64%) Gradle
8 7 (8.64%) Mercurial
8 7 (8.64%) JIRA
8 7 (8.64%) Ant
9 4 (4.94%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (4.94%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (4.94%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Developer
2 15 (18.52%) Java Developer
3 9 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.88%) Administrator
5 7 (8.64%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.41%) Architect
7 5 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.94%) Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Oracle Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (4.94%) PHP Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Citrix Analyst
9 3 (3.70%) Linux Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.70%) Systems Developer
9 3 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
10 2 (2.47%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.22%) Web Services
2 15 (18.52%) JMS
3 13 (16.05%) XML
4 9 (11.11%) Servlets
5 8 (9.88%) J2SE
5 8 (9.88%) LAMP
5 8 (9.88%) Grails
6 7 (8.64%) Java EE
6 7 (8.64%) JSON
6 7 (8.64%) EJB
7 6 (7.41%) XSLT
8 5 (6.17%) Spring
8 5 (6.17%) J2EE
9 3 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (3.70%) jQuery
9 3 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (3.70%) Middleware
9 3 (3.70%) SAX
9 3 (3.70%) XML Schema
9 3 (3.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.69%) Open Source
2 9 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (9.88%) CESG
4 6 (7.41%) PKI
4 6 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.70%) Derivative
6 2 (2.47%) Clustering
7 1 (1.23%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.23%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (77.78%) Linux
2 47 (58.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (46.91%) Windows
4 20 (24.69%) CentOS
5 19 (23.46%) UNIX
6 11 (13.58%) Solaris
7 9 (11.11%) Android
8 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (7.41%) AIX
9 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (7.41%) Apple iOS
9 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (7.41%) Windows Phone 8
9 6 (7.41%) Windows Phone
10 4 (4.94%) VMS
11 2 (2.47%) HPUX
11 2 (2.47%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (1.23%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (1.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.86%) Configuration Management
2 18 (22.22%) DevOps
3 13 (16.05%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (14.81%) OO
5 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
5 10 (12.35%) Software Engineering
6 9 (11.11%) Scrum
7 8 (9.88%) Load Balancing
7 8 (9.88%) User Stories
8 7 (8.64%) MapReduce
8 7 (8.64%) TDD
8 7 (8.64%) Test Scripting
8 7 (8.64%) Software Delivery
9 6 (7.41%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (4.94%) RAD
10 4 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (4.94%) Unit Testing
10 4 (4.94%) Auto-Scaling
11 3 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.63%) Java
2 11 (13.58%) PHP
3 10 (12.35%) SQL
4 9 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 7 (8.64%) Ruby
5 7 (8.64%) Python
5 7 (8.64%) PL/SQL
6 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
7 4 (4.94%) Perl
8 3 (3.70%) XPath
9 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.64%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) MCSE
4 2 (2.47%) CCIE
4 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.47%) CCA
4 2 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.47%) CCEE
4 2 (2.47%) CCAA
5 1 (1.23%) Degree
5 1 (1.23%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) QA
2 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.64%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (7.41%) Firmware
4 4 (4.94%) MetaFrame
4 4 (4.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (4.94%) XenApp
5 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 29 (35.80%) Puppet
2 17 (20.99%) Vagrant
3 6 (7.41%) Nagios
4 5 (6.17%) Cacti
5 4 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.47%) Hyperic
7 1 (1.23%) Icinga
7 1 (1.23%) yum
7 1 (1.23%) Ganglia
7 1 (1.23%) WSUS
7 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (33.33%) Oracle
2 15 (18.52%) VMware
3 7 (8.64%) Atlassian
4 6 (7.41%) HP
4 6 (7.41%) EMC
4 6 (7.41%) F5
5 5 (6.17%) NetApp
6 4 (4.94%) IBM
6 4 (4.94%) Sun
6 4 (4.94%) Citrix
6 4 (4.94%) AppSense
6 4 (4.94%) Percona
7 3 (3.70%) RightScale
8 2 (2.47%) Informatica
9 1 (1.23%) Open-E
9 1 (1.23%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.23%) Google
9 1 (1.23%) CommVault
9 1 (1.23%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.23%) Dell