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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat
Rank 110 168 187
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +19
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1153 781 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.06% 1.40% 1.19%
As % of the Vendors category 4.67% 3.10% 2.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 481 393
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 8
Average hourly rate £36.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £22.83 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £48.00 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
24666 25232 24671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.16% 45.30% 45.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15147 14320 13834
Average daily rate £401 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 1101 1046
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.90 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat within the UK over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(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 +55 1059 £425 +3.65% 188
London +46 472 £475 +9.82% 89
South East +63 216 £425 +9.67% 31
North West +29 81 £375 -9.09% 9
Surrey +36 69 £425 - 8
Scotland -1 68 £400 +3.22% 5
City of London +31 67 £463 +12.12% 16
North East +9 65 £300 - 2
Hampshire +43 63 £400 +17.64% 2
Tyne and Wear +6 62 £305 +1.66% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 61 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +17 59 £425 +39.34% 28
West Midlands +17 47 £365 -8.75% 8
West Yorkshire +21 45 £425 +14.86% 20
South West +10 45 £400 - 7
East of England +5 43 £450 +28.57% 7
Leeds +14 39 £425 +18.05% 15
Edinburgh +3 36 £420 +5.00% 2
Manchester +4 33 £375 +7.14% 5
Berkshire +12 32 £425 +3.03% 12
East Midlands -7 29 £400 -11.11% 7
Lancashire +17 28 £335 -35.20%
Reading +6 25 £411 -3.23% 10
Oxfordshire +2 19 £450 +20.00% 2
Cheshire -7 18 £425 - 2
Shropshire -24 18 £501 +5.47%
Croydon -1 17 £404 -19.25% 1
Telford -32 16 £501 +14.51%
Bristol -5 15 £375 -6.25%
Wiltshire +7 14 £425 -17.07% 2

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 1648 (85.65%) Linux
2 1240 (64.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 768 (39.92%) Unix
4 620 (32.22%) Windows
5 586 (30.46%) VMware
6 519 (26.98%) Puppet
7 495 (25.73%) Oracle
8 424 (22.04%) Perl
9 420 (21.83%) DevOps
10 403 (20.95%) Solaris
11 387 (20.11%) Finance
12 373 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 362 (18.81%) Java
14 345 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
15 340 (17.67%) Python
16 307 (15.96%) Security Cleared
17 300 (15.59%) SQL
18 293 (15.23%) AIX
18 293 (15.23%) Apache
19 291 (15.12%) Microsoft
20 290 (15.07%) SAN
21 287 (14.92%) Configuration Management
22 284 (14.76%) ITIL
23 267 (13.88%) Bash Shell
23 267 (13.88%) Windows Server
24 248 (12.89%) Jenkins
25 247 (12.84%) CentOS
26 244 (12.68%) HP
27 239 (12.42%) Active Directory
28 238 (12.37%) SC Cleared

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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
1 293 (15.23%) Apache
2 199 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 168 (8.73%) JBoss
4 124 (6.44%) WebSphere
5 100 (5.20%) IIS
6 86 (4.47%) WebLogic
7 81 (4.21%) Confluence
7 81 (4.21%) OpenStack
8 62 (3.22%) WebSphere Application Server
9 53 (2.75%) nginx
10 33 (1.72%) MS Exchange
11 27 (1.40%) Tuxedo
12 22 (1.14%) SAS
13 20 (1.04%) SharePoint
14 19 (0.99%) Apache ServiceMix
14 19 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
16 17 (0.88%) Jetty
17 15 (0.78%) Apache Solr
18 14 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 112 (5.82%) MS Excel
2 31 (1.61%) MS Office
2 31 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.47%) SPSS
5 2 (0.10%) MS Project
5 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 11 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 10 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.26%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.21%) ION MarketView
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
8 2 (0.10%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.052%) assyst
9 1 (0.052%) Documaker
9 1 (0.052%) Eikon
9 1 (0.052%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.052%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.052%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.052%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.052%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 187 (9.72%) Amazon AWS
2 47 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (1.92%) SaaS
4 32 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 17 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (0.88%) PaaS
8 16 (0.83%) GitHub
9 15 (0.78%) OpenShift
10 13 (0.68%) IaaS
11 12 (0.62%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.62%) Office 365
12 9 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
12 9 (0.47%) Google Analytics
13 8 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
13 8 (0.42%) Google Tag Manager
14 7 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 4 (0.21%) Route 53
16 3 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 290 (15.07%) SAN
2 227 (11.80%) DNS
3 190 (9.88%) Firewall
4 160 (8.32%) TCP/IP
5 143 (7.43%) LDAP
6 105 (5.46%) DHCP
7 91 (4.73%) VPN
8 87 (4.52%) NAS
9 85 (4.42%) HTTP
10 73 (3.79%) LAN
11 69 (3.59%) WAN
12 62 (3.22%) Fibre Channel
13 61 (3.17%) SSL
14 54 (2.81%) Internet
15 50 (2.60%) FTP
16 39 (2.03%) IPsec
16 39 (2.03%) Network Security
16 39 (2.03%) SSH
17 30 (1.56%) SMTP
18 25 (1.30%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 205 (10.65%) MySQL
2 169 (8.78%) SQL Server
3 159 (8.26%) Oracle Database
4 101 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
5 84 (4.37%) Relational Database
6 64 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 63 (3.27%) MongoDB
8 47 (2.44%) Hadoop
9 45 (2.34%) NoSQL
10 42 (2.18%) DB2
11 34 (1.77%) RDBMS
12 33 (1.72%) Big Data
13 31 (1.61%) BusinessObjects
13 31 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
14 30 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
15 27 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
15 27 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
16 21 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
16 21 (1.09%) Sybase ASE
17 19 (0.99%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 248 (12.89%) Jenkins
2 216 (11.23%) Git (software)
3 124 (6.44%) JIRA
4 109 (5.67%) Subversion
5 81 (4.21%) Maven
6 59 (3.07%) TeamCity
7 41 (2.13%) JUnit
8 30 (1.56%) Cucumber
9 27 (1.40%) Eclipse
10 26 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 26 (1.35%) Hudson
11 24 (1.25%) Ant
11 24 (1.25%) Selenium
12 22 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
12 22 (1.14%) Vagrant
13 20 (1.04%) Artifactory
13 20 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (0.99%) SonarQube
15 16 (0.83%) Gradle
16 15 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 387 (20.11%) Finance
2 187 (9.72%) Banking
3 46 (2.39%) Games
4 37 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 36 (1.87%) Retail
6 31 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 29 (1.51%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.20%) Marketing
9 13 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 13 (0.68%) Legal
10 10 (0.52%) Electronics
10 10 (0.52%) Publishing
11 8 (0.42%) Back Office
11 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.36%) Aerospace
12 7 (0.36%) Front Office
13 6 (0.31%) Billing
13 6 (0.31%) Military
14 4 (0.21%) Automotive
14 4 (0.21%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 383 (19.91%) Administrator
2 301 (15.64%) Linux Engineer
3 224 (11.64%) Systems Administrator
4 201 (10.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 185 (9.62%) Linux Administrator
6 177 (9.20%) Architect
7 154 (8.00%) Unix Administrator
8 133 (6.91%) Developer
9 129 (6.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 121 (6.29%) Consultant
11 109 (5.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 102 (5.30%) Unix Systems Administrator
13 94 (4.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 84 (4.37%) Analyst
15 81 (4.21%) Unix Engineer
16 80 (4.16%) Support Engineer
17 78 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
18 74 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 68 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
20 67 (3.48%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (8.73%) Middleware
2 134 (6.96%) Web Services
3 116 (6.03%) LAMP
4 87 (4.52%) .NET
5 57 (2.96%) RESTful
6 55 (2.86%) CSS
7 53 (2.75%) SOAP
8 52 (2.70%) XML
9 51 (2.65%) HTML
9 51 (2.65%) Spring
10 50 (2.60%) J2EE
11 48 (2.49%) REST
12 43 (2.23%) Java EE
13 39 (2.03%) HTML5
14 29 (1.51%) Software Packaging
14 29 (1.51%) WebSphere MQ
15 26 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
16 22 (1.14%) Apache Camel
17 21 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
17 21 (1.09%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 200 (10.40%) Data Centre
2 140 (7.28%) Clustering
3 106 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
4 77 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 43 (2.23%) Replication
7 38 (1.98%) EMC VMAX
7 38 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (1.72%) PKI
9 30 (1.56%) HACMP
10 29 (1.51%) EMC VNX
11 28 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
11 28 (1.46%) Private Cloud
12 24 (1.25%) Public Cloud
13 23 (1.20%) Mobile App
14 20 (1.04%) Mainframe
15 19 (0.99%) Client/Server
16 18 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
16 18 (0.94%) iSeries
16 18 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1648 (85.65%) Linux
2 1240 (64.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 768 (39.92%) Unix
4 620 (32.22%) Windows
5 403 (20.95%) Solaris
6 293 (15.23%) AIX
7 267 (13.88%) Windows Server
8 247 (12.84%) CentOS
9 150 (7.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 112 (5.82%) Ubuntu
11 104 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 84 (4.37%) SUSE
13 79 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 60 (3.12%) HPUX
15 59 (3.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 53 (2.75%) Oracle Linux
17 47 (2.44%) Windows XP
18 44 (2.29%) Debian
19 29 (1.51%) Windows 7
20 25 (1.30%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 420 (21.83%) DevOps
2 345 (17.93%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (14.92%) Configuration Management
4 284 (14.76%) ITIL
5 188 (9.77%) High Availability
6 173 (8.99%) Migration
7 160 (8.32%) Continuous Integration
8 140 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 140 (7.28%) Open Source
9 107 (5.56%) Change Management
10 99 (5.15%) Load Balancing
11 95 (4.94%) Service Management
12 89 (4.63%) SOA
13 87 (4.52%) Scrum
14 85 (4.42%) Project Management
15 77 (4.00%) E-Commerce
16 73 (3.79%) Release Management
17 70 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
17 70 (3.64%) TDD
18 62 (3.22%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 424 (22.04%) Perl
2 362 (18.81%) Java
3 340 (17.67%) Python
4 300 (15.59%) SQL
5 267 (13.88%) Bash Shell
6 221 (11.49%) Shell Script
7 158 (8.21%) Ruby
8 121 (6.29%) PHP
9 96 (4.99%) PowerShell
10 94 (4.89%) C
11 88 (4.57%) Korn
12 71 (3.69%) C#
13 67 (3.48%) PL/SQL
14 60 (3.12%) JavaScript
15 44 (2.29%) C++
16 33 (1.72%) AWK
17 31 (1.61%) Bourne shell
17 31 (1.61%) sed
18 25 (1.30%) COBOL
19 23 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 307 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 238 (12.37%) SC Cleared
3 91 (4.73%) Degree
4 57 (2.96%) RHCE
5 47 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (1.77%) CCNA
7 34 (1.77%) MCSE
8 28 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 27 (1.40%) DV Cleared
10 26 (1.35%) CCNP
11 19 (0.99%) RHCSA
12 18 (0.94%) MCSA
13 17 (0.88%) IBM AIX Certification
14 14 (0.73%) RHCA
15 13 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
17 9 (0.47%) CISSP
18 8 (0.42%) MCP
19 7 (0.36%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.61%) SLA
2 26 (1.35%) QA
3 15 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.31%) COBIT
5 6 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.10%) ECSS
6 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.052%) FIPS 140-2
7 1 (0.052%) ISO15022
7 1 (0.052%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 373 (19.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 239 (12.42%) Active Directory
3 116 (6.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 102 (5.30%) vSphere
5 83 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
6 80 (4.16%) VMware ESX
7 77 (4.00%) NFS
7 77 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 63 (3.27%) Hyper-V
9 52 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
10 51 (2.65%) Docker
11 50 (2.60%) Samba
12 48 (2.49%) KVM
13 34 (1.77%) vCloud
14 31 (1.61%) Veritas File System
15 26 (1.35%) GlusterFS
15 26 (1.35%) GPFS
16 21 (1.09%) Firmware
17 20 (1.04%) iptables
17 20 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 519 (26.98%) Puppet
2 190 (9.88%) Opscode Chef
3 155 (8.06%) Nagios
4 137 (7.12%) Ansible
5 69 (3.59%) Red Hat Satellite
6 68 (3.53%) NetBackup
7 53 (2.75%) SCCM
8 44 (2.29%) HAProxy
9 36 (1.87%) logstash
9 36 (1.87%) SCOM
9 36 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 36 (1.87%) ZABBIX
10 34 (1.77%) Oracle ZFS
11 31 (1.61%) Oracle RMAN
12 28 (1.46%) Cacti
12 28 (1.46%) Salt
13 26 (1.35%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 25 (1.30%) Tivoli
15 24 (1.25%) Data Guard
15 24 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 586 (30.46%) VMware
2 495 (25.73%) Oracle
3 291 (15.12%) Microsoft
4 244 (12.68%) HP
5 213 (11.07%) IBM
6 209 (10.86%) Veritas
7 162 (8.42%) EMC
8 160 (8.32%) Cisco
9 105 (5.46%) Sun
10 96 (4.99%) NetApp
11 66 (3.43%) Citrix
12 55 (2.86%) F5
13 51 (2.65%) Atlassian
13 51 (2.65%) SAP
14 49 (2.55%) Dell
15 40 (2.08%) Informatica
16 39 (2.03%) Axway
16 39 (2.03%) Brocade
17 35 (1.82%) Siebel
17 35 (1.82%) Sybase
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
East Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 425 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £565 per day upto £565
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £565 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Peopleworks
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £526.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Data Idols
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Stott & May
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £400.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £170 - £190 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 6 days ago