The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Red Hat products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Red Hat over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 147 173 174
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +1
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 821 658 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.41% 1.25% 1.18%
As % of the Vendors category 3.13% 2.70% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 393 388
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 20
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -33.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £20.50 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.20 £47.20 £47.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+11.57% -13.63%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26243 24330 26221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.29% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15249 13762 13531
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1235 1152 1348
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

Red Hat
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Red Hat Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Red Hat
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Red Hat within the UK.

Red Hat Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Red Hat
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Red Hat Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Red Hat
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat within the UK.

Red Hat Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Red Hat
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Red Hat Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Red Hat
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 21 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England +13 742 £400 +0.62% 186
London -23 314 £420 +1.81% 75
South East -17 131 £400 +3.22% 45
North West +32 99 £375 +28.49% 22
City of London 0 72 £400 - 18
Yorkshire +22 71 £250 -16.66% 15
Manchester +35 57 £325 +8.33% 11
West Yorkshire +40 56 £250 +5.26% 7
Leeds +41 52 £250 +100.00% 4
Hampshire +5 47 £413 +6.45% 13
Berkshire +7 41 £400 +60.00% 13
South West -12 38 £450 +24.13% 9
West Midlands +19 37 £325 -14.75% 7
Scotland +15 35 £423 -0.58% 5
Cheshire +13 30 £428 +64.42% 8
Wales +1 28 £350 +16.66% 4
East Midlands +23 27 £400 +23.07% 5
Bristol -1 27 £450 +38.46% 5
Edinburgh +17 23 £438 +2.94% 1
North East -18 23 £265 - 4
Tyne and Wear -22 23 £265 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 23 £265 - 4
Surrey -21 20 £438 +9.37% 8
Reading +13 18 £300 +21.21% 7
Cardiff +11 17 £360 - 2
South Wales +2 17 £360 +20.00% 4
Chester +9 14 £400 - 3
East of England -35 12 £313 -16.66% 5
South Yorkshire -11 11 £300 - 2
Nottingham +18 10 £430 -4.44% 2

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1370 (88.10%) Linux
2 975 (62.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 576 (37.04%) UNIX
4 471 (30.29%) Windows
5 428 (27.52%) VMware
6 421 (27.07%) Oracle
7 339 (21.80%) Perl
8 327 (21.03%) Apache
9 323 (20.77%) Puppet
10 312 (20.06%) Java
11 284 (18.26%) CentOS
12 268 (17.23%) SQL
13 257 (16.53%) Solaris
14 254 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 252 (16.21%) Python
16 237 (15.24%) DevOps
17 236 (15.18%) PHP
18 232 (14.92%) Finance
19 219 (14.08%) MySQL
20 218 (14.02%) Bash Shell
21 216 (13.89%) Microsoft
22 214 (13.76%) Banking
23 208 (13.38%) Shell Script
24 207 (13.31%) HP
25 202 (12.99%) SAN
25 202 (12.99%) DNS
26 199 (12.80%) Tomcat
27 191 (12.28%) Web Services
27 191 (12.28%) Security Cleared
28 175 (11.25%) ITIL

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 327 (21.03%) Apache
2 199 (12.80%) Tomcat
3 148 (9.52%) WebLogic
4 126 (8.10%) WebSphere
5 119 (7.65%) JBoss
6 108 (6.95%) IIS
7 55 (3.54%) nginx
8 54 (3.47%) SharePoint
9 39 (2.51%) OpenStack
10 37 (2.38%) MS Exchange
11 36 (2.32%) WebSphere Application Server
12 32 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
13 29 (1.86%) Confluence
14 28 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
15 26 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
16 18 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
17 16 (1.03%) CMS
18 15 (0.96%) Drupal
19 13 (0.84%) AquaLogic
19 13 (0.84%) Moodle
Applications
1 66 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (0.77%) MS Project
3 12 (0.77%) MS Office
4 9 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) Stata
7 1 (0.064%) SPSS
7 1 (0.064%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 12 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.71%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.39%) Magento
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.32%) Maximo
8 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.19%) Shopify
9 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
9 3 (0.19%) RMDS
9 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 2 (0.13%) Summit
10 2 (0.13%) SAP CO
10 2 (0.13%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 147 (9.45%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (5.59%) Amazon EC2
3 60 (3.86%) Amazon S3
4 33 (2.12%) SaaS
5 26 (1.67%) IaaS
6 22 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (1.35%) PaaS
8 20 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
8 20 (1.29%) Route 53
9 15 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.84%) Office 365
11 5 (0.32%) Joyent
12 4 (0.26%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.064%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 202 (12.99%) DNS
1 202 (12.99%) SAN
2 172 (11.06%) Firewall
3 127 (8.17%) TCP/IP
4 123 (7.91%) LDAP
5 97 (6.24%) DHCP
6 67 (4.31%) HTTP
6 67 (4.31%) WAN
6 67 (4.31%) NAS
7 66 (4.24%) Internet
8 61 (3.92%) LAN
9 50 (3.22%) VPN
9 50 (3.22%) SSL
10 37 (2.38%) SSH
11 36 (2.32%) FTP
12 34 (2.19%) Multicast
13 28 (1.80%) Network Security
14 25 (1.61%) OpenLDAP
15 21 (1.35%) Kerberos
15 21 (1.35%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (14.08%) MySQL
2 149 (9.58%) Oracle Database
3 116 (7.46%) SQL Server
4 72 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
5 60 (3.86%) Relational Database
6 56 (3.60%) Oracle Database 11g
7 50 (3.22%) MongoDB
8 38 (2.44%) DB2
9 34 (2.19%) NoSQL
10 33 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
11 31 (1.99%) RDBMS
12 29 (1.86%) Big Data
13 28 (1.80%) Sybase ASE
14 27 (1.74%) Redis
15 26 (1.67%) Hadoop
16 24 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
17 22 (1.41%) Oracle Exadata
17 22 (1.41%) Apache Cassandra
18 20 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
19 19 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 144 (9.26%) Jenkins
2 93 (5.98%) Git (software)
3 92 (5.92%) Subversion
4 67 (4.31%) Hudson
5 56 (3.60%) Maven
6 42 (2.70%) JIRA
7 19 (1.22%) JMeter
8 13 (0.84%) Ant
9 11 (0.71%) JUnit
9 11 (0.71%) Mercurial
9 11 (0.71%) RSpec
10 10 (0.64%) Eclipse
10 10 (0.64%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.39%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.39%) Gradle
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.32%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.26%) Selenium
13 4 (0.26%) NUnit
General
1 232 (14.92%) Finance
2 214 (13.76%) Banking
3 85 (5.47%) Investment Banking
4 38 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 29 (1.86%) Retail
6 25 (1.61%) Front Office
7 22 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.96%) Marketing
10 11 (0.71%) Advertising
11 10 (0.64%) Games
11 10 (0.64%) Electronics
12 8 (0.51%) Publishing
13 7 (0.45%) Legal
13 7 (0.45%) Billing
13 7 (0.45%) French Language
14 5 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.26%) German Language
16 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
16 3 (0.19%) Military
Job Titles
1 242 (15.56%) Administrator
2 182 (11.70%) Systems Administrator
3 164 (10.55%) Developer
4 156 (10.03%) Linux Engineer
5 131 (8.42%) Linux Administrator
6 122 (7.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 117 (7.52%) Analyst
8 95 (6.11%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 83 (5.34%) Architect
10 78 (5.02%) Consultant
11 72 (4.63%) UNIX Administrator
12 70 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 63 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
14 62 (3.99%) DBA
15 61 (3.92%) Support Engineer
16 59 (3.79%) UNIX Engineer
17 52 (3.34%) UNIX Systems Administrator
18 50 (3.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 49 (3.15%) Support Analyst
20 47 (3.02%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 191 (12.28%) Web Services
2 158 (10.16%) LAMP
3 140 (9.00%) Middleware
4 112 (7.20%) XML
5 63 (4.05%) WebSphere MQ
6 57 (3.67%) .NET
7 51 (3.28%) Spring
8 46 (2.96%) Java EE
9 44 (2.83%) JSON
10 42 (2.70%) jQuery
10 42 (2.70%) JMS
11 41 (2.64%) SOAP
12 40 (2.57%) XSLT
13 39 (2.51%) CSS
14 38 (2.44%) HTML
15 28 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
16 25 (1.61%) J2EE
16 25 (1.61%) Servlets
17 22 (1.41%) Rendezvous
18 20 (1.29%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 174 (11.19%) Open Source
2 93 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (4.31%) Clustering
4 45 (2.89%) Replication
5 28 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (1.67%) Fixed Income
6 26 (1.67%) Derivative
6 26 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.48%) Wiki
7 23 (1.48%) CLARiiON
8 22 (1.41%) PKI
9 21 (1.35%) Management Information System
10 19 (1.22%) Oracle Exalogic
11 18 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
12 17 (1.09%) Fat Client
12 17 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 17 (1.09%) Thin Client
13 14 (0.90%) DataPower
14 13 (0.84%) Mainframe
14 13 (0.84%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1370 (88.10%) Linux
2 975 (62.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 576 (37.04%) UNIX
4 471 (30.29%) Windows
5 284 (18.26%) CentOS
6 257 (16.53%) Solaris
7 175 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 141 (9.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 116 (7.46%) AIX
10 108 (6.95%) Ubuntu
11 95 (6.11%) Debian
12 81 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 69 (4.44%) HPUX
14 63 (4.05%) SUSE
15 39 (2.51%) Oracle Linux
16 30 (1.93%) Windows XP
17 27 (1.74%) Windows 7
18 20 (1.29%) Android
18 20 (1.29%) SELinux
19 17 (1.09%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (15.24%) DevOps
2 175 (11.25%) ITIL
3 172 (11.06%) Configuration Management
4 151 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (8.10%) Continuous Integration
6 108 (6.95%) Migration
7 86 (5.53%) Change Management
8 77 (4.95%) Scrum
9 74 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
10 73 (4.69%) OO
11 68 (4.37%) Project Management
12 65 (4.18%) Load Balancing
13 64 (4.12%) SOA
14 63 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
15 56 (3.60%) E-Commerce
16 47 (3.02%) Service Management
17 45 (2.89%) Performance Testing
18 43 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
19 38 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
20 37 (2.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 339 (21.80%) Perl
2 312 (20.06%) Java
3 268 (17.23%) SQL
4 252 (16.21%) Python
5 236 (15.18%) PHP
6 218 (14.02%) Bash Shell
7 208 (13.38%) Shell Script
8 168 (10.80%) Ruby
9 79 (5.08%) Korn
10 59 (3.79%) C
11 55 (3.54%) JavaScript
12 43 (2.77%) PL/SQL
13 35 (2.25%) PowerShell
14 32 (2.06%) C++
15 26 (1.67%) VB
16 23 (1.48%) sed
17 19 (1.22%) Bourne shell
18 18 (1.16%) Scala
19 17 (1.09%) PHP5
19 17 (1.09%) AWK
Qualifications
1 191 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 147 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 58 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 54 (3.47%) Degree
5 50 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (3.02%) RHCE
7 43 (2.77%) CCNA
8 40 (2.57%) MCSE
9 31 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (1.41%) DV Cleared
11 20 (1.29%) MCITP
12 19 (1.22%) MCSA
12 19 (1.22%) CCNP
13 17 (1.09%) CISSP
14 13 (0.84%) MCP
15 11 (0.71%) BC Cleared
15 11 (0.71%) JNCIA
16 8 (0.51%) MCTS
16 8 (0.51%) HNC
17 7 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.77%) SLA
1 43 (2.77%) QA
2 19 (1.22%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.32%) COBIT
5 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.064%) HL7
6 1 (0.064%) DICOM
6 1 (0.064%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
System Software
1 254 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 148 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 82 (5.27%) NFS
4 72 (4.63%) Oracle RAC
5 67 (4.31%) VMware ESX
6 53 (3.41%) vSphere
7 49 (3.15%) vCloud
8 47 (3.02%) Samba
9 41 (2.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 39 (2.51%) XenServer
11 28 (1.80%) Postfix
12 27 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
13 24 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
14 23 (1.48%) KVM
15 22 (1.41%) Hyper-V
16 21 (1.35%) RHEV
17 19 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 19 (1.22%) Xen
18 18 (1.16%) XenApp
19 15 (0.96%) Squid
Systems Management
1 323 (20.77%) Puppet
2 147 (9.45%) Opscode Chef
3 124 (7.97%) Nagios
4 61 (3.92%) NetBackup
5 54 (3.47%) ZABBIX
6 46 (2.96%) Cacti
7 45 (2.89%) Salt
8 41 (2.64%) Tivoli
9 40 (2.57%) Vagrant
10 24 (1.54%) YUM
11 23 (1.48%) Ansible
12 22 (1.41%) SCOM
13 21 (1.35%) OpenView
14 20 (1.29%) SCCM
15 19 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 18 (1.16%) Data Guard
17 16 (1.03%) ITRS Geneos
18 15 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
19 14 (0.90%) Control-M
19 14 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 428 (27.52%) VMware
2 421 (27.07%) Oracle
3 216 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 207 (13.31%) HP
5 170 (10.93%) IBM
6 149 (9.58%) EMC
7 117 (7.52%) Cisco
8 106 (6.82%) Citrix
9 86 (5.53%) NetApp
10 79 (5.08%) Sun
11 66 (4.24%) Veritas
12 47 (3.02%) Sybase
13 40 (2.57%) SAP
14 36 (2.32%) Symantec
15 34 (2.19%) TIBCO
16 33 (2.12%) BMC
17 31 (1.99%) Rackspace
18 25 (1.61%) Reuters
19 24 (1.54%) Dell
20 23 (1.48%) Percona
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Newcastle, County Down
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle, County Down
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 16 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Avance Consulting
Posted: 16 hours ago
Gloucestershire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £320 to £350 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Market Rates +
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
QUANTICA
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £304.69 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Expert Employment
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Expert Employment Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Posted: 4 days ago