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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Red Hat over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat
Rank 151 161 156
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 929 855 842
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.48% 1.45%
As % of the Vendors category 3.93% 3.43% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 633 567 550
Median daily rate £425 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 16
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £25.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.90 £104.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +11.11%

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
23644 24948 26301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.90% 43.21% 45.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14457 14759 14896
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 1078 1208
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.46 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £42.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Red Hat
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Red Hat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 852 £425 +1.19% 207
London -5 339 £475 +9.51% 58
South East -22 170 £425 +6.25% 71
North East +36 91 £320 -11.72% 4
Tyne and Wear +31 87 £320 -11.72% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +32 86 £320 -11.72% 3
Hampshire +18 86 £428 +6.87% 33
North West +53 65 £425 +6.25% 18
Scotland +25 57 £388 +3.33% 6
City of London -2 54 £445 +4.70% 15
Berkshire +38 52 £414 +10.77% 12
Yorkshire +8 52 £425 +3.03% 12
East of England +30 44 £375 -6.25% 15
West Yorkshire +15 44 £425 +1.49% 8
Leeds +15 36 £444 +3.80% 8
Manchester +15 35 £425 +6.25% 11
South West +21 33 £413 -8.33% 12
West Midlands -18 29 £353 -6.00% 6
Reading +25 22 £425 -1.44% 10
East Midlands -6 21 £378 -11.17% 9
Glasgow +25 20 £290 -17.14% 2
Norfolk +11 18 £479 -26.34% 1
Winchester +11 17 £408 +20.74%
Hertfordshire +10 17 £258 -41.84% 3
Cheshire +26 16 £425 -10.52% 2
Shropshire -14 16 - -
Telford -15 15 - -
Surrey -39 13 £425 +9.67% 18
Aberdeenshire - 13 £400 -
Gloucestershire +8 12 £375 -13.04% 6

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 1855 (90.93%) Linux
2 1314 (64.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 664 (32.55%) Unix
4 650 (31.86%) VMware
5 618 (30.29%) Puppet
6 563 (27.60%) Oracle
7 537 (26.32%) Windows
8 523 (25.64%) DevOps
9 474 (23.24%) Perl
10 440 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
11 431 (21.13%) Java
12 403 (19.75%) ITIL
13 401 (19.66%) Security Cleared
14 396 (19.41%) Solaris
15 357 (17.50%) Apache
16 356 (17.45%) Finance
17 345 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
18 340 (16.67%) CentOS
19 327 (16.03%) Python
20 320 (15.69%) Bash Shell
21 317 (15.54%) Configuration Management
22 310 (15.20%) Jenkins
23 294 (14.41%) AIX
24 288 (14.12%) Firewall
25 285 (13.97%) SAN
26 263 (12.89%) HP
27 262 (12.84%) SQL
28 259 (12.70%) Microsoft
28 259 (12.70%) SC Cleared
29 248 (12.16%) DNS

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 357 (17.50%) Apache
2 241 (11.81%) Tomcat
3 234 (11.47%) JBoss
4 144 (7.06%) WebLogic
5 115 (5.64%) OpenStack
6 91 (4.46%) WebSphere
7 90 (4.41%) IIS
8 81 (3.97%) Confluence
9 63 (3.09%) nginx
10 41 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
11 39 (1.91%) iPlanet
12 29 (1.42%) Mule ESB
13 25 (1.23%) Oracle Application Server
14 24 (1.18%) Jetty
14 24 (1.18%) WildFly
15 18 (0.88%) MS Exchange
16 17 (0.83%) MQSeries
16 17 (0.83%) SharePoint
17 14 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
18 13 (0.64%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 81 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.62%) MS Office
3 28 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.049%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.049%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 21 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 17 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
5 14 (0.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 13 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
7 9 (0.44%) Documaker
7 9 (0.44%) SAP hybris
8 6 (0.29%) assyst
8 6 (0.29%) ION MarketView
9 4 (0.20%) Traffica
10 1 (0.049%) Maximo
10 1 (0.049%) OpenText Process Suite
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle Financials
10 1 (0.049%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.049%) SDL Web 8
10 1 (0.049%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 243 (11.91%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (3.14%) PaaS
4 49 (2.40%) IaaS
5 46 (2.25%) GitHub
6 28 (1.37%) SaaS
7 23 (1.13%) OpenShift
8 19 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (0.64%) Route 53
12 9 (0.44%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 9 (0.44%) DigitalOcean
12 9 (0.44%) Office 365
13 8 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.25%) G Suite
15 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.20%) Google Compute Engine
15 4 (0.20%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 288 (14.12%) Firewall
2 285 (13.97%) SAN
3 248 (12.16%) DNS
4 148 (7.25%) LDAP
4 148 (7.25%) TCP/IP
5 98 (4.80%) SSL
6 94 (4.61%) Internet
7 79 (3.87%) DHCP
7 79 (3.87%) VPN
8 77 (3.77%) HTTP
9 61 (2.99%) NAS
10 57 (2.79%) WAN
11 54 (2.65%) Network Security
12 51 (2.50%) FTP
13 42 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
14 39 (1.91%) SSH
15 38 (1.86%) iSCSI
15 38 (1.86%) LAN
16 37 (1.81%) Reverse Proxy
17 35 (1.72%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 246 (12.06%) MySQL
2 156 (7.65%) Oracle Database
3 130 (6.37%) PostgreSQL
4 123 (6.03%) SQL Server
5 77 (3.77%) NoSQL
6 76 (3.73%) Oracle Database 11g
7 72 (3.53%) MongoDB
8 70 (3.43%) Hadoop
9 65 (3.19%) Relational Database
10 52 (2.55%) Big Data
11 45 (2.21%) Oracle Database 12c
12 34 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
13 33 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
14 31 (1.52%) DB2
15 29 (1.42%) Redis
16 28 (1.37%) RDBMS
16 28 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
17 19 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
18 18 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
18 18 (0.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 310 (15.20%) Jenkins
2 232 (11.37%) Git (software)
3 125 (6.13%) JIRA
4 102 (5.00%) Subversion
5 63 (3.09%) Maven
6 56 (2.75%) Hudson
7 55 (2.70%) Eclipse
8 46 (2.25%) JUnit
9 45 (2.21%) TeamCity
10 40 (1.96%) Gerrit
11 39 (1.91%) Mercurial
12 38 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 33 (1.62%) Artifactory
14 32 (1.57%) GitLab
14 32 (1.57%) Gradle
15 31 (1.52%) Vagrant
16 30 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
17 25 (1.23%) Ant
18 23 (1.13%) Oracle APEX
18 23 (1.13%) StarTeam
General
1 356 (17.45%) Finance
2 179 (8.77%) Banking
3 51 (2.50%) Retail
4 42 (2.06%) Marketing
4 42 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 38 (1.86%) Financial Institution
6 32 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.32%) Games
8 23 (1.13%) Electronics
9 20 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 11 (0.54%) Military
11 10 (0.49%) Back Office
11 10 (0.49%) Law
12 9 (0.44%) International Banking
13 7 (0.34%) Front Office
14 6 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.25%) Advertising
15 5 (0.25%) Publishing
16 4 (0.20%) Billing
16 4 (0.20%) Legal
Job Titles
1 406 (19.90%) Administrator
2 348 (17.06%) Linux Engineer
3 322 (15.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 259 (12.70%) Linux Administrator
5 251 (12.30%) Systems Administrator
6 165 (8.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 158 (7.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 156 (7.65%) Developer
9 134 (6.57%) Architect
10 128 (6.27%) Consultant
11 113 (5.54%) Unix Administrator
12 100 (4.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 87 (4.26%) Unix Engineer
14 83 (4.07%) Support Engineer
15 82 (4.02%) Unix Systems Administrator
16 81 (3.97%) Java Developer
17 71 (3.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 70 (3.43%) Linux Support
18 70 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
19 68 (3.33%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (8.09%) Web Services
2 133 (6.52%) LAMP
3 122 (5.98%) Middleware
4 103 (5.05%) HTML
5 100 (4.90%) J2EE
6 91 (4.46%) XML
7 72 (3.53%) CSS
8 70 (3.43%) Java EE
9 61 (2.99%) JSON
9 61 (2.99%) Spring
10 59 (2.89%) LAPP Stack
11 53 (2.60%) .NET
12 52 (2.55%) REST
13 47 (2.30%) Hibernate
13 47 (2.30%) SOAP
14 46 (2.25%) jQuery
15 43 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
16 41 (2.01%) LEMP Stack
16 41 (2.01%) WebSphere MQ
17 34 (1.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 225 (11.03%) Clustering
2 128 (6.27%) Data Centre
3 91 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
4 51 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 44 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
6 41 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 38 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 34 (1.67%) Replication
9 32 (1.57%) Private Cloud
10 31 (1.52%) EMC VNX
11 29 (1.42%) PKI
12 25 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
13 22 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
14 20 (0.98%) Smart Meter
15 18 (0.88%) DataPower
16 16 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
17 15 (0.74%) Wiki
18 14 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 14 (0.69%) Virtual Team
19 13 (0.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1855 (90.93%) Linux
2 1314 (64.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 664 (32.55%) Unix
4 537 (26.32%) Windows
5 396 (19.41%) Solaris
6 340 (16.67%) CentOS
7 294 (14.41%) AIX
8 231 (11.32%) Windows Server
9 186 (9.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 176 (8.63%) Ubuntu
11 85 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 79 (3.87%) SUSE
13 77 (3.77%) HPUX
14 66 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
15 58 (2.84%) Oracle Linux
16 52 (2.55%) Debian
17 38 (1.86%) Fedora
18 29 (1.42%) Windows XP
19 27 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 23 (1.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (25.64%) DevOps
2 403 (19.75%) ITIL
3 345 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
4 317 (15.54%) Configuration Management
5 204 (10.00%) High Availability
6 203 (9.95%) Open Source
7 194 (9.51%) Continuous Integration
8 154 (7.55%) Migration
9 151 (7.40%) Scrum
10 122 (5.98%) Load Balancing
11 108 (5.29%) Service Delivery
12 99 (4.85%) Performance Tuning
13 84 (4.12%) Software Engineering
14 79 (3.87%) Project Management
15 77 (3.77%) Service Management
16 76 (3.73%) Change Management
17 74 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
18 72 (3.53%) SOA
19 70 (3.43%) E-Commerce
20 67 (3.28%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 474 (23.24%) Perl
2 431 (21.13%) Java
3 327 (16.03%) Python
4 320 (15.69%) Bash Shell
5 262 (12.84%) SQL
6 201 (9.85%) Shell Script
7 169 (8.28%) PHP
8 144 (7.06%) Ruby
9 115 (5.64%) JavaScript
10 111 (5.44%) PowerShell
11 82 (4.02%) PL/SQL
12 78 (3.82%) Korn
13 77 (3.77%) C
14 44 (2.16%) C#
15 32 (1.57%) C++
16 31 (1.52%) VBScript
17 28 (1.37%) Bourne shell
18 23 (1.13%) C-shell
19 19 (0.93%) AWK
20 11 (0.54%) sed
Qualifications
1 401 (19.66%) Security Cleared
2 259 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 147 (7.21%) RHCE
4 101 (4.95%) DV Cleared
5 64 (3.14%) Degree
6 48 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 40 (1.96%) RHCA
8 39 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
9 36 (1.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 26 (1.27%) RHCSA
11 24 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
11 24 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (1.08%) CCNA
13 19 (0.93%) MCSE
14 16 (0.78%) RHCT
15 15 (0.74%) MCP
16 14 (0.69%) AWS Certification
17 13 (0.64%) CCNP
17 13 (0.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 77 (3.77%) SLA
2 34 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 33 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (1.52%) QA
5 21 (1.03%) JSP 440
6 19 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.34%) PA-DSS
8 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.049%) COBIT
9 1 (0.049%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.049%) FATCA
9 1 (0.049%) FIPS 140-2
9 1 (0.049%) MiFID
9 1 (0.049%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 440 (21.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 166 (8.14%) Active Directory
3 150 (7.35%) Docker
4 111 (5.44%) Oracle RAC
5 107 (5.25%) vSphere
6 100 (4.90%) KVM
7 93 (4.56%) VMware ESXi
8 92 (4.51%) Virtual Machines
9 85 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 69 (3.38%) Hyper-V
10 69 (3.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 52 (2.55%) Samba
12 50 (2.45%) NFS
13 46 (2.25%) vCloud
14 43 (2.11%) VMware ESX
15 37 (1.81%) iptables
16 32 (1.57%) Xen
17 24 (1.18%) XenServer
18 23 (1.13%) Postfix
18 23 (1.13%) Squid
Systems Management
1 618 (30.29%) Puppet
2 236 (11.57%) Ansible
2 236 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
3 162 (7.94%) Nagios
4 90 (4.41%) EMC NetWorker
5 81 (3.97%) Red Hat Satellite
6 68 (3.33%) NetBackup
7 61 (2.99%) HAProxy
8 57 (2.79%) SCCM
8 57 (2.79%) SCOM
9 55 (2.70%) ZABBIX
10 48 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 42 (2.06%) logstash
12 41 (2.01%) Salt
13 40 (1.96%) Kibana
14 36 (1.76%) Tivoli
15 32 (1.57%) Oracle ZFS
16 23 (1.13%) WSUS
17 22 (1.08%) Data Guard
18 20 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 650 (31.86%) VMware
2 563 (27.60%) Oracle
3 263 (12.89%) HP
4 259 (12.70%) Microsoft
5 200 (9.80%) EMC
6 198 (9.71%) IBM
7 170 (8.33%) Cisco
8 156 (7.65%) Veritas
9 111 (5.44%) F5
10 105 (5.15%) Sun
11 91 (4.46%) NetApp
12 88 (4.31%) Citrix
13 49 (2.40%) Splunk
14 47 (2.30%) Atlassian
15 46 (2.25%) Dell
16 45 (2.21%) 3PAR
17 42 (2.06%) CheckPoint
18 38 (1.86%) Symantec
19 35 (1.72%) SAP
20 34 (1.67%) Brocade
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