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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat
Rank 161 152 147
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 853 824 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.46% 1.48% 1.50%
As % of the Vendors category 3.34% 3.23% 3.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 558 494
Average daily rate
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£418 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £361 £360
% change year-on-year
+10.72% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 20
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% +21.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.10 £14.40 £19.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £120.00 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% +32.50%

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
25561 25504 24091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.74% 45.65% 46.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 15156 14276 13340
Average daily rate £400 £383 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1113 1095
Average hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 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
(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 -15 756 £415 +3.75% 165
London -4 344 £425 -3.40% 77
South East +21 198 £388 +1.97% 26
City of London +16 83 £425 -5.55% 21
Yorkshire -19 66 £400 +60.00% 20
Hampshire +9 64 £413 +3.12% 6
South West -3 57 £425 +6.25% 11
Surrey +36 56 £368 -20.54% 8
West Yorkshire -25 43 £413 +65.00% 12
Wales +7 42 £450 +28.57% 6
Scotland 0 40 £375 +7.14% 5
Leeds -29 38 £413 +65.00% 11
South Wales +8 31 £450 +28.57% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 31 £505 +44.28%
Cardiff +8 30 £450 +28.57% 3
East of England +18 29 £500 +33.33% 12
Edinburgh -4 27 £388 -3.12% 2
Berkshire -11 24 £363 -2.68% 5
Croydon -3 20 £450 +20.80%
Tyne and Wear -17 19 £313 +38.88%
North East -22 19 £313 +38.88%
Milton Keynes 0 18 £485 +68.69%
Bristol -21 18 £525 +31.25% 4
West Midlands -16 17 £375 +15.38% 5
South Yorkshire -10 16 £300 -5.51% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 16 £313 +38.88%
Oxfordshire -6 15 £350 - 5
Devon +15 12 £463 +42.30%
North West -87 12 £400 +14.28% 12
Winchester - 12 £338 -

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1468 (88.12%) Linux
2 1070 (64.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 550 (33.01%) UNIX
4 535 (32.11%) Windows
5 502 (30.13%) VMware
6 492 (29.53%) Oracle
7 445 (26.71%) Puppet
8 360 (21.61%) DevOps
9 329 (19.75%) Java
10 324 (19.45%) Apache
11 321 (19.27%) Perl
12 293 (17.59%) Finance
13 279 (16.75%) Bash Shell
14 272 (16.33%) Python
15 269 (16.15%) Jenkins
16 266 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
17 265 (15.91%) JBoss
18 255 (15.31%) SQL
18 255 (15.31%) SAN
19 254 (15.25%) Solaris
20 251 (15.07%) Shell Script
21 250 (15.01%) Microsoft
22 249 (14.95%) MySQL
23 238 (14.29%) Configuration Management
24 231 (13.87%) HP
25 230 (13.81%) Amazon AWS
26 229 (13.75%) CentOS
26 229 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
27 226 (13.57%) Firewall
27 226 (13.57%) Tomcat

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 324 (19.45%) Apache
2 265 (15.91%) JBoss
3 226 (13.57%) Tomcat
4 120 (7.20%) WebLogic
4 120 (7.20%) IIS
5 83 (4.98%) nginx
6 82 (4.92%) Confluence
6 82 (4.92%) WebSphere
7 47 (2.82%) Node.js
7 47 (2.82%) OpenStack
8 44 (2.64%) SharePoint
9 40 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 39 (2.34%) MS Exchange
11 29 (1.74%) Mule ESB
12 27 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
13 26 (1.56%) WildFly
14 23 (1.38%) Jetty
15 17 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
16 16 (0.96%) Alfresco
17 15 (0.90%) Mule
Applications
1 89 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.62%) MS Office
3 8 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.18%) MS Project
5 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.060%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.060%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 17 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
3 14 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 11 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
5 10 (0.60%) Maximo
6 6 (0.36%) Tridion
6 6 (0.36%) ION MarketView
7 4 (0.24%) Endur
7 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.24%) Temenos T24
7 4 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.18%) Magento
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.060%) Eikon
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.060%) Remedy AR System
9 1 (0.060%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.060%) AWD
9 1 (0.060%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 230 (13.81%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.52%) Amazon EC2
3 41 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (2.04%) IaaS
5 32 (1.92%) Amazon S3
6 30 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
7 26 (1.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
9 19 (1.14%) SaaS
10 17 (1.02%) PaaS
10 17 (1.02%) Route 53
11 16 (0.96%) OpenShift
12 12 (0.72%) Office 365
13 10 (0.60%) GitHub
14 7 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 4 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 2 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
17 2 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 255 (15.31%) SAN
2 226 (13.57%) Firewall
3 182 (10.92%) DNS
4 168 (10.08%) TCP/IP
5 140 (8.40%) LDAP
6 91 (5.46%) NAS
7 80 (4.80%) HTTP
8 71 (4.26%) DHCP
9 59 (3.54%) VPN
10 49 (2.94%) Internet
11 47 (2.82%) SSL
12 46 (2.76%) WAN
13 45 (2.70%) SSH
13 45 (2.70%) Network Security
14 43 (2.58%) LAN
15 26 (1.56%) IPsec
16 24 (1.44%) FTP
17 23 (1.38%) Reverse Proxy
18 20 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
19 18 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (14.95%) MySQL
2 187 (11.22%) Oracle Database
3 160 (9.60%) SQL Server
4 116 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
5 106 (6.36%) Oracle Database 11g
6 98 (5.88%) MongoDB
7 65 (3.90%) Relational Database
8 47 (2.82%) NoSQL
9 40 (2.40%) RDBMS
10 38 (2.28%) Oracle Database 12c
11 37 (2.22%) Redis
12 36 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
13 35 (2.10%) Oracle Database 10g
14 30 (1.80%) Big Data
15 29 (1.74%) Hadoop
16 27 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (1.50%) Oracle BI EE
18 23 (1.38%) Sybase ASE
18 23 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
19 17 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 269 (16.15%) Jenkins
2 193 (11.58%) Git (software)
3 141 (8.46%) JIRA
4 120 (7.20%) Maven
5 92 (5.52%) Subversion
6 58 (3.48%) Ant
7 56 (3.36%) Gradle
8 47 (2.82%) Hudson
9 45 (2.70%) Mercurial
9 45 (2.70%) Artifactory
10 44 (2.64%) TeamCity
11 41 (2.46%) Selenium
12 38 (2.28%) Gerrit
13 37 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 35 (2.10%) JUnit
15 34 (2.04%) JMeter
16 33 (1.98%) SonarQube
17 21 (1.26%) Eclipse
18 17 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
19 15 (0.90%) Cucumber
General
1 293 (17.59%) Finance
2 147 (8.82%) Banking
3 70 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 40 (2.40%) Investment Banking
5 29 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.62%) Retail
7 26 (1.56%) Marketing
8 22 (1.32%) Electronics
9 19 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.84%) Games
11 12 (0.72%) Legal
12 11 (0.66%) Back Office
13 10 (0.60%) Publishing
14 8 (0.48%) Front Office
15 7 (0.42%) Military
16 5 (0.30%) Advertising
17 4 (0.24%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.24%) International Banking
18 3 (0.18%) Law
19 2 (0.12%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 320 (19.21%) Administrator
2 251 (15.07%) Systems Administrator
3 173 (10.38%) Linux Engineer
4 163 (9.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 150 (9.00%) Linux Administrator
6 124 (7.44%) Architect
7 119 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 118 (7.08%) Developer
9 94 (5.64%) UNIX Administrator
10 89 (5.34%) DBA
11 82 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 81 (4.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 79 (4.74%) Analyst
14 73 (4.38%) Consultant
15 71 (4.26%) UNIX Engineer
16 62 (3.72%) Systems Engineer
17 54 (3.24%) Oracle DBA
18 50 (3.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 38 (2.28%) Java Developer
20 34 (2.04%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (11.82%) Web Services
2 137 (8.22%) Middleware
3 90 (5.40%) J2EE
4 78 (4.68%) HTML
5 65 (3.90%) XML
6 59 (3.54%) CSS
7 58 (3.48%) Java EE
8 54 (3.24%) LAMP
8 54 (3.24%) jQuery
8 54 (3.24%) .NET
9 48 (2.88%) JSON
10 45 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
11 40 (2.40%) JMS
12 34 (2.04%) REST
12 34 (2.04%) RESTful
13 33 (1.98%) Ajax
14 32 (1.92%) HTML5
15 30 (1.80%) CSS3
16 27 (1.62%) WebSphere MQ
16 27 (1.62%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 147 (8.82%) Clustering
1 147 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 88 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
4 41 (2.46%) Replication
5 40 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.28%) Client/Server
6 38 (2.28%) Enterprise Storage
7 37 (2.22%) PKI
8 28 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.26%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.08%) Fixed Income
11 17 (1.02%) CLARiiON
11 17 (1.02%) Mobile App
11 17 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
12 14 (0.84%) Wiki
12 14 (0.84%) HACMP
13 12 (0.72%) W3C
13 12 (0.72%) DataPower
14 11 (0.66%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1468 (88.12%) Linux
2 1070 (64.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 550 (33.01%) UNIX
4 535 (32.11%) Windows
5 254 (15.25%) Solaris
6 229 (13.75%) CentOS
7 140 (8.40%) AIX
8 130 (7.80%) Ubuntu
9 127 (7.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 98 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 96 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 86 (5.16%) SUSE
13 56 (3.36%) Debian
14 46 (2.76%) HPUX
15 30 (1.80%) Fedora
16 24 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
16 24 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
17 23 (1.38%) Windows 2000
18 21 (1.26%) Windows XP
19 16 (0.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (21.61%) DevOps
2 238 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 229 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
4 209 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
5 184 (11.04%) ITIL
6 167 (10.02%) Open Source
7 153 (9.18%) Migration
8 98 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
9 97 (5.82%) Load Balancing
10 89 (5.34%) Change Management
11 86 (5.16%) Scrum
12 78 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
12 78 (4.68%) E-Commerce
13 74 (4.44%) Project Management
14 67 (4.02%) SOA
15 65 (3.90%) Service Management
16 63 (3.78%) TDD
17 59 (3.54%) Continuous Delivery
18 51 (3.06%) Capacity Management
19 49 (2.94%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 329 (19.75%) Java
2 321 (19.27%) Perl
3 279 (16.75%) Bash Shell
4 272 (16.33%) Python
5 255 (15.31%) SQL
6 251 (15.07%) Shell Script
7 159 (9.54%) Ruby
8 115 (6.90%) PHP
9 104 (6.24%) JavaScript
9 104 (6.24%) PowerShell
10 66 (3.96%) Korn
11 65 (3.90%) PL/SQL
12 58 (3.48%) C
13 41 (2.46%) C++
14 27 (1.62%) VB
15 17 (1.02%) C-shell
16 16 (0.96%) C#
17 10 (0.60%) AWK
17 10 (0.60%) Bourne shell
18 9 (0.54%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 214 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 129 (7.74%) SC Cleared
3 71 (4.26%) RHCE
4 50 (3.00%) Degree
5 43 (2.58%) DV Cleared
6 37 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 30 (1.80%) MCSE
10 23 (1.38%) CCNP
11 22 (1.32%) CCNA
12 14 (0.84%) RHCSA
13 11 (0.66%) MCSA
14 10 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.36%) PMI Certification
16 6 (0.36%) CCIE
16 6 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 5 (0.30%) VCAP
17 5 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.94%) SLA
2 45 (2.70%) QA
3 10 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.30%) WAI
5 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.24%) COBIT
7 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.060%) Data Quality
System Software
1 266 (15.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 171 (10.26%) Active Directory
3 112 (6.72%) vSphere
4 79 (4.74%) VMware ESX
5 76 (4.56%) Docker
6 68 (4.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 66 (3.96%) Oracle RAC
8 60 (3.60%) NFS
8 60 (3.60%) vCloud
9 54 (3.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 37 (2.22%) Hyper-V
11 36 (2.16%) KVM
12 32 (1.92%) Varnish
12 32 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
13 25 (1.50%) iptables
14 23 (1.38%) Squid
15 20 (1.20%) Samba
16 19 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 18 (1.08%) VirtualBox
18 13 (0.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 445 (26.71%) Puppet
2 219 (13.15%) Opscode Chef
3 111 (6.66%) Ansible
4 89 (5.34%) Nagios
5 63 (3.78%) NetBackup
6 59 (3.54%) Vagrant
7 58 (3.48%) Salt
8 49 (2.94%) HAProxy
9 48 (2.88%) Red Hat Satellite
10 40 (2.40%) Oracle RMAN
10 40 (2.40%) ZABBIX
10 40 (2.40%) logstash
11 38 (2.28%) Data Guard
12 36 (2.16%) Rundeck
13 35 (2.10%) Kibana
14 31 (1.86%) Cacti
15 30 (1.80%) BladeLogic
16 28 (1.68%) Oracle ZFS
17 25 (1.50%) yum
18 24 (1.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 502 (30.13%) VMware
2 492 (29.53%) Oracle
3 250 (15.01%) Microsoft
4 231 (13.87%) HP
5 170 (10.20%) IBM
6 165 (9.90%) EMC
7 159 (9.54%) Cisco
8 110 (6.60%) Veritas
9 102 (6.12%) Sun
10 86 (5.16%) NetApp
11 55 (3.30%) Symantec
12 53 (3.18%) Citrix
13 52 (3.12%) F5
14 51 (3.06%) Dell
15 42 (2.52%) SAP
16 41 (2.46%) 3PAR
17 38 (2.28%) SolarWinds
18 37 (2.22%) Splunk
19 33 (1.98%) Sybase
19 33 (1.98%) Juniper
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: £Negotiable per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Intapeople
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £400.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
CLIENT SERVER
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £325 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago