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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat
Rank 152 171 144
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -27
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 810 649 666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.23% 1.41%
As % of the Vendors category 3.33% 2.74% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 510 397 429
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 4
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £12.50 £26.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £37.50 £35.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.17 £32.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-10.24% -6.47%

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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
England +19 725 £400 - 202
London +25 311 £425 - 101
South East +9 122 £450 +24.56% 44
City of London +17 84 £425 +6.25% 35
Yorkshire +26 61 £340 +19.29% 11
East of England +25 54 £350 -12.50% 11
East Midlands +30 45 £430 -9.47% 3
North West -38 45 £400 - 9
Cambridgeshire +26 39 £350 +2.18% 5
Scotland -8 39 £375 +15.38% 3
South West 0 36 £425 +13.33% 20
West Yorkshire +14 31 £375 -9.09% 7
Wales +25 28 £419 +13.55% 5
West Midlands +3 27 £425 +25.92% 3
Hampshire -5 27 £381 +3.38% 7
Surrey +21 26 £425 +28.78% 12
Oxfordshire - 26 £450 - 2
Cambridge +12 25 £338 -1.45% 5
Leeds +9 25 £375 +7.14% 6
South Yorkshire +2 23 £294 +4.91% 2
North East -18 23 £300 +6.76% 1
Berkshire -8 21 £375 -7.69% 15
Tyne and Wear -16 21 £300 +7.14%
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 20 £300 +7.14%
Manchester -9 19 £350 -12.50% 4
Edinburgh -11 18 £425 +25.92% 1
Cheshire -33 18 £425 +11.47% 5
Derbyshire - 18 £422 - 1
Derby - 17 £422 - 1
Croydon +2 15 £419 -23.86%

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1354 (86.85%) Linux
2 1007 (64.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 537 (34.45%) Windows
4 536 (34.38%) Oracle
5 531 (34.06%) UNIX
6 408 (26.17%) VMware
7 370 (23.73%) Puppet
8 334 (21.42%) Java
9 316 (20.27%) Apache
10 299 (19.18%) Perl
11 295 (18.92%) Solaris
12 290 (18.60%) Python
13 277 (17.77%) DevOps
14 259 (16.61%) SQL
15 251 (16.10%) Security Cleared
16 246 (15.78%) Bash Shell
17 245 (15.72%) Finance
18 235 (15.07%) MySQL
19 231 (14.82%) CentOS
20 229 (14.69%) Firewall
20 229 (14.69%) Jenkins
21 221 (14.18%) HP
22 217 (13.92%) SAN
23 215 (13.79%) Oracle Database
24 212 (13.60%) Configuration Management
25 211 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
26 204 (13.09%) Microsoft
27 200 (12.83%) Web Services
28 191 (12.25%) ITIL
28 191 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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
1 316 (20.27%) Apache
2 187 (11.99%) Tomcat
3 178 (11.42%) JBoss
4 154 (9.88%) WebLogic
5 123 (7.89%) IIS
6 90 (5.77%) Confluence
7 81 (5.20%) WebSphere
8 69 (4.43%) nginx
9 60 (3.85%) OpenStack
10 45 (2.89%) SharePoint
11 36 (2.31%) MS Exchange
12 25 (1.60%) WebSphere Application Server
13 24 (1.54%) Node.js
14 21 (1.35%) WildFly
15 18 (1.15%) MediaWiki
16 17 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
16 17 (1.09%) Mule ESB
17 16 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
17 16 (1.03%) Apache Solr
18 14 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 75 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.92%) MS Office
3 7 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
3 16 (1.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 8 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (0.45%) Tridion
6 7 (0.45%) Maximo
7 6 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.19%) RMDS
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.13%) ResourceLink
9 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
10 1 (0.064%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.064%) Magento
10 1 (0.064%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.064%) AWD
10 1 (0.064%) Remedy AR System
10 1 (0.064%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 191 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 38 (2.44%) Amazon S3
4 34 (2.18%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (1.60%) IaaS
6 20 (1.28%) PaaS
7 18 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (1.09%) SaaS
9 16 (1.03%) Route 53
9 16 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
10 14 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
10 14 (0.90%) OpenShift
10 14 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.77%) Office 365
12 9 (0.58%) Heroku
12 9 (0.58%) Engine Yard
13 8 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 4 (0.26%) GitHub
16 2 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 229 (14.69%) Firewall
2 217 (13.92%) SAN
3 184 (11.80%) DNS
4 147 (9.43%) TCP/IP
5 113 (7.25%) LDAP
6 79 (5.07%) HTTP
7 68 (4.36%) Internet
8 67 (4.30%) DHCP
9 65 (4.17%) SSL
10 54 (3.46%) NAS
11 53 (3.40%) Network Security
11 53 (3.40%) VPN
12 43 (2.76%) VLAN
12 43 (2.76%) WAN
13 38 (2.44%) LAN
14 32 (2.05%) IPsec
15 25 (1.60%) SSH
16 22 (1.41%) BGP
17 20 (1.28%) AMQP
18 19 (1.22%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (15.07%) MySQL
2 215 (13.79%) Oracle Database
3 143 (9.17%) SQL Server
4 114 (7.31%) MongoDB
5 101 (6.48%) PostgreSQL
6 80 (5.13%) Relational Database
7 72 (4.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 66 (4.23%) NoSQL
9 55 (3.53%) RDBMS
10 36 (2.31%) Hadoop
11 31 (1.99%) Big Data
11 31 (1.99%) Oracle Database 10g
12 29 (1.86%) Data Warehouse
13 27 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
13 27 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
14 19 (1.22%) Redis
15 16 (1.03%) Oracle BI EE
15 16 (1.03%) WhereScape RED
16 15 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
17 14 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 229 (14.69%) Jenkins
2 142 (9.11%) Subversion
3 139 (8.92%) Maven
4 134 (8.60%) JIRA
5 130 (8.34%) Git (software)
6 78 (5.00%) Ant
7 74 (4.75%) Hudson
8 58 (3.72%) Gradle
9 52 (3.34%) JUnit
10 50 (3.21%) TeamCity
10 50 (3.21%) Mercurial
11 41 (2.63%) Eclipse
12 32 (2.05%) Artifactory
13 22 (1.41%) SonarQube
13 22 (1.41%) Gerrit
14 20 (1.28%) MSBuild
15 19 (1.22%) Selenium
15 19 (1.22%) JMeter
16 18 (1.15%) Cucumber
17 15 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 245 (15.72%) Finance
2 107 (6.86%) Banking
3 63 (4.04%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.37%) Retail
5 32 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.92%) Marketing
7 24 (1.54%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.09%) Games
8 17 (1.09%) Electronics
9 13 (0.83%) Publishing
10 12 (0.77%) Advertising
11 10 (0.64%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.58%) Legal
13 5 (0.32%) Back Office
14 4 (0.26%) International Banking
15 3 (0.19%) Front Office
15 3 (0.19%) Law
16 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
17 1 (0.064%) Dutch Language
17 1 (0.064%) French Language
Job Titles
1 262 (16.81%) Administrator
2 192 (12.32%) Systems Administrator
3 176 (11.29%) Linux Engineer
4 152 (9.75%) DevOps Engineer
5 140 (8.98%) Linux Administrator
5 140 (8.98%) Developer
6 119 (7.63%) Architect
7 114 (7.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 91 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 80 (5.13%) Analyst
10 66 (4.23%) UNIX Administrator
11 64 (4.11%) DBA
12 61 (3.91%) Consultant
13 59 (3.78%) UNIX Engineer
14 58 (3.72%) Java Developer
15 57 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
16 53 (3.40%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 52 (3.34%) UNIX Systems Administrator
18 46 (2.95%) Support Engineer
19 36 (2.31%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 200 (12.83%) Web Services
2 116 (7.44%) Middleware
3 71 (4.55%) J2EE
4 67 (4.30%) XML
5 62 (3.98%) .NET
6 55 (3.53%) HTML
7 53 (3.40%) SOAP
8 51 (3.27%) LAMP
9 49 (3.14%) JSON
10 47 (3.01%) Java EE
11 46 (2.95%) JMS
12 40 (2.57%) CSS
13 39 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
14 36 (2.31%) Spring
15 28 (1.80%) Rendezvous
16 27 (1.73%) jQuery
16 27 (1.73%) Hibernate
17 26 (1.67%) EJB
18 25 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
19 24 (1.54%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.79%) Open Source
2 133 (8.53%) Clustering
3 106 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (2.37%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.18%) Fixed Income
7 32 (2.05%) PKI
8 29 (1.86%) Wiki
9 24 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
10 23 (1.48%) Computer Science
11 21 (1.35%) Replication
12 19 (1.22%) DataPower
13 17 (1.09%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.09%) Private Cloud
14 14 (0.90%) Public Cloud
14 14 (0.90%) Device Driver
14 14 (0.90%) HACMP
14 14 (0.90%) Client/Server
15 12 (0.77%) Derivative
16 11 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1354 (86.85%) Linux
2 1007 (64.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 537 (34.45%) Windows
4 531 (34.06%) UNIX
5 295 (18.92%) Solaris
6 231 (14.82%) CentOS
7 142 (9.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 132 (8.47%) AIX
9 130 (8.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 109 (6.99%) Ubuntu
11 80 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
12 77 (4.94%) SUSE
13 75 (4.81%) Debian
14 64 (4.11%) HPUX
15 40 (2.57%) Fedora
16 33 (2.12%) Windows XP
17 29 (1.86%) Oracle Linux
18 23 (1.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 20 (1.28%) Windows 7
20 19 (1.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (17.77%) DevOps
2 212 (13.60%) Configuration Management
3 211 (13.53%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (12.25%) ITIL
5 180 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
6 117 (7.50%) Migration
7 101 (6.48%) Load Balancing
8 94 (6.03%) Scrum
9 82 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 77 (4.94%) Change Management
11 75 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
12 66 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
13 61 (3.91%) SOA
13 61 (3.91%) Project Management
14 57 (3.66%) TDD
14 57 (3.66%) Service Management
15 56 (3.59%) OO
16 52 (3.34%) Capacity Management
17 49 (3.14%) Release Management
18 45 (2.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 334 (21.42%) Java
2 299 (19.18%) Perl
3 290 (18.60%) Python
4 259 (16.61%) SQL
5 246 (15.78%) Bash Shell
6 189 (12.12%) Shell Script
7 155 (9.94%) Ruby
8 125 (8.02%) PHP
9 76 (4.87%) JavaScript
10 68 (4.36%) PowerShell
11 57 (3.66%) Korn
12 52 (3.34%) PL/SQL
13 50 (3.21%) C
14 46 (2.95%) C++
15 29 (1.86%) VB
16 18 (1.15%) C#
17 11 (0.71%) C-shell
17 11 (0.71%) VBScript
17 11 (0.71%) AWK
18 9 (0.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 251 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 151 (9.69%) SC Cleared
3 80 (5.13%) DV Cleared
4 43 (2.76%) RHCE
5 40 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 38 (2.44%) Degree
7 36 (2.31%) MCSE
8 30 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 20 (1.28%) CCNA
11 15 (0.96%) CCNP
12 14 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (0.90%) MCSA
13 13 (0.83%) RHCA
14 12 (0.77%) MCP
15 11 (0.71%) RHCT
16 9 (0.58%) RHCSA
17 7 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
17 7 (0.45%) CCIE
18 6 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.14%) QA
2 29 (1.86%) SLA
3 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.32%) WAI
5 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.13%) COBIT
6 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.064%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.064%) HL7
6 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 191 (12.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 171 (10.97%) Active Directory
3 99 (6.35%) vSphere
4 59 (3.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 52 (3.34%) NFS
5 52 (3.34%) VMware ESX
6 41 (2.63%) Hyper-V
7 37 (2.37%) Docker
8 36 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
9 35 (2.25%) vCloud
10 34 (2.18%) Samba
11 30 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 30 (1.92%) Postfix
12 27 (1.73%) iptables
13 22 (1.41%) KVM
13 22 (1.41%) Varnish
14 17 (1.09%) XenServer
14 17 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
15 16 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 14 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 370 (23.73%) Puppet
2 153 (9.81%) Opscode Chef
3 88 (5.64%) Nagios
4 55 (3.53%) NetBackup
5 54 (3.46%) Ansible
6 53 (3.40%) Salt
7 52 (3.34%) Red Hat Satellite
8 50 (3.21%) ZABBIX
9 40 (2.57%) Vagrant
10 37 (2.37%) HAProxy
11 34 (2.18%) Tivoli
12 31 (1.99%) yum
13 29 (1.86%) Cacti
13 29 (1.86%) BladeLogic
14 28 (1.80%) Data Guard
15 25 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 25 (1.60%) ITRS Geneos
16 24 (1.54%) Kibana
16 24 (1.54%) Rundeck
16 24 (1.54%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 536 (34.38%) Oracle
2 408 (26.17%) VMware
3 221 (14.18%) HP
4 204 (13.09%) Microsoft
5 136 (8.72%) Cisco
6 121 (7.76%) IBM
7 120 (7.70%) NetApp
8 94 (6.03%) EMC
9 93 (5.97%) Veritas
10 86 (5.52%) Sun
11 76 (4.87%) Citrix
12 44 (2.82%) Splunk
13 40 (2.57%) Dell
14 38 (2.44%) F5
15 35 (2.25%) Atlassian
16 30 (1.92%) Symantec
17 29 (1.86%) TIBCO
18 23 (1.48%) Informatica
19 22 (1.41%) CA
19 22 (1.41%) SAP
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £420 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Edison Hill Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £385 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 5 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + TBA
Posted: 5 days ago