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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 145 146 162
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 848 781 709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.50% 1.48% 1.23%
As % of the Vendors category 3.24% 3.16% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 491 396
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £219 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £329
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £19.35 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.00 £38.25 £49.54
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+35.00% -13.04%

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
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £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 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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
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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 -4 789 £400 +6.66% 180
London -10 362 £450 +13.92% 94
South East -14 139 £380 -1.93% 30
City of London +3 78 £450 +11.11% 42
Yorkshire +14 69 £285 +0.88% 18
North West +23 65 £350 +9.37% 11
South West +17 63 £400 +14.28% 10
Hampshire -7 55 £400 - 11
West Yorkshire +17 51 £250 -20.63% 12
Leeds +15 48 £250 +100.00% 12
West Midlands +27 41 £313 -28.57% 4
Bristol +17 41 £400 +23.07% 3
Manchester +12 35 £300 -6.97% 7
Berkshire +20 34 £375 +17.64% 7
Scotland -13 29 £350 -17.64% 7
East Midlands +13 27 £400 +23.07% 5
Cheshire +11 23 £430 +25.54% 3
Edinburgh +1 17 £400 -8.57% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 17 £400 +21.21% 3
East of England -51 17 £400 +14.28% 7
Buckinghamshire +4 16 £350 +63.36% 2
North East -14 16 £280 -20.00% 3
Reading +10 15 £300 -7.69% 2
Cambridge 0 15 £400 +21.21% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 15 £263 -24.85% 3
Tyne and Wear -14 15 £263 -24.85% 3
Basingstoke +26 14 £425 - 2
Wales -4 14 £350 +16.66% 3
Coventry - 14 £256 -
Cardiff 0 12 £350 - 3

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 1331 (89.45%) Linux
2 979 (65.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 564 (37.90%) UNIX
4 437 (29.37%) Oracle
5 418 (28.09%) Windows
6 382 (25.67%) VMware
7 357 (23.99%) Perl
8 324 (21.77%) Apache
9 319 (21.44%) Puppet
10 280 (18.82%) Java
11 274 (18.41%) SQL
12 271 (18.21%) CentOS
13 266 (17.88%) Solaris
14 262 (17.61%) Python
15 238 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 234 (15.73%) DevOps
17 233 (15.66%) Finance
18 225 (15.12%) MySQL
19 216 (14.52%) PHP
20 210 (14.11%) Bash Shell
21 206 (13.84%) Banking
22 200 (13.44%) SAN
22 200 (13.44%) Shell Script
23 194 (13.04%) Firewall
24 186 (12.50%) Tomcat
25 182 (12.23%) HP
26 176 (11.83%) DNS
27 174 (11.69%) Microsoft
28 171 (11.49%) Web Services
29 169 (11.36%) Oracle Database

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 324 (21.77%) Apache
2 186 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 129 (8.67%) WebLogic
4 124 (8.33%) WebSphere
5 83 (5.58%) IIS
6 68 (4.57%) nginx
7 38 (2.55%) OpenStack
8 37 (2.49%) Confluence
8 37 (2.49%) SharePoint
9 34 (2.28%) MS Exchange
10 31 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 28 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
11 28 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
12 20 (1.34%) IBM HTTP Server
13 17 (1.14%) Drupal
13 17 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (1.01%) MediaWiki
15 12 (0.81%) Moodle
15 12 (0.81%) CMS
16 11 (0.74%) MQSeries
Applications
1 62 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.74%) MS Office
2 11 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (0.54%) MS Project
4 5 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.067%) SPSS
5 1 (0.067%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 14 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.60%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.54%) Magento
4 8 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.54%) Maximo
5 6 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.27%) RMDS
7 4 (0.27%) SAP FI/CO
7 4 (0.27%) SAP CO
7 4 (0.27%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 3 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.20%) Shopify
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle E-Business Tax
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 152 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (5.85%) Amazon EC2
3 65 (4.37%) Amazon S3
4 37 (2.49%) SaaS
5 26 (1.75%) Route 53
5 26 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
6 24 (1.61%) PaaS
7 21 (1.41%) IaaS
8 16 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (0.81%) Office 365
11 5 (0.34%) Joyent
12 4 (0.27%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.20%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.20%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 200 (13.44%) SAN
2 194 (13.04%) Firewall
3 176 (11.83%) DNS
4 128 (8.60%) LDAP
5 109 (7.33%) TCP/IP
6 87 (5.85%) DHCP
7 75 (5.04%) WAN
8 72 (4.84%) LAN
9 57 (3.83%) VPN
10 54 (3.63%) NAS
11 53 (3.56%) Internet
12 52 (3.49%) HTTP
13 43 (2.89%) Multicast
14 41 (2.76%) SSL
15 40 (2.69%) SSH
16 30 (2.02%) Network Security
17 26 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
18 21 (1.41%) Kerberos
19 20 (1.34%) FTP
20 18 (1.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 225 (15.12%) MySQL
2 169 (11.36%) Oracle Database
3 109 (7.33%) SQL Server
4 75 (5.04%) PostgreSQL
5 69 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 64 (4.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 44 (2.96%) MongoDB
8 40 (2.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 38 (2.55%) RDBMS
10 35 (2.35%) DB2
10 35 (2.35%) NoSQL
11 33 (2.22%) Big Data
12 30 (2.02%) Sybase ASE
13 28 (1.88%) Hadoop
14 26 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
15 24 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
15 24 (1.61%) Redis
16 20 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
17 19 (1.28%) CouchDB
18 18 (1.21%) Riak
Development Applications
1 146 (9.81%) Jenkins
2 93 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 89 (5.98%) Subversion
4 80 (5.38%) Hudson
5 61 (4.10%) Maven
6 46 (3.09%) JIRA
7 19 (1.28%) JMeter
8 15 (1.01%) JUnit
8 15 (1.01%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.74%) RSpec
10 10 (0.67%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.60%) Ant
11 9 (0.60%) Mercurial
11 9 (0.60%) Artifactory
12 8 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (0.47%) Gradle
14 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.27%) Selenium
16 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 233 (15.66%) Finance
2 206 (13.84%) Banking
3 74 (4.97%) Investment Banking
4 38 (2.55%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.35%) Retail
6 27 (1.81%) Front Office
7 17 (1.14%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.14%) Marketing
8 14 (0.94%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.81%) Games
10 11 (0.74%) Electronics
11 10 (0.67%) Advertising
12 6 (0.40%) Billing
12 6 (0.40%) French Language
13 5 (0.34%) Legal
14 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.20%) Publishing
15 3 (0.20%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
16 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 262 (17.61%) Administrator
2 199 (13.37%) Systems Administrator
3 155 (10.42%) Linux Administrator
4 138 (9.27%) Linux Engineer
5 134 (9.01%) Developer
6 119 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 113 (7.59%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 110 (7.39%) Analyst
9 91 (6.12%) Architect
10 78 (5.24%) UNIX Administrator
11 74 (4.97%) DBA
12 71 (4.77%) Support Engineer
13 68 (4.57%) Consultant
14 61 (4.10%) UNIX Engineer
15 59 (3.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 57 (3.83%) Linux Support
17 52 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
17 52 (3.49%) Applications Support
18 51 (3.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 50 (3.36%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 171 (11.49%) Web Services
2 151 (10.15%) LAMP
3 107 (7.19%) Middleware
4 90 (6.05%) XML
5 48 (3.23%) WebSphere MQ
6 43 (2.89%) CSS
7 39 (2.62%) Spring
8 38 (2.55%) Java EE
9 34 (2.28%) JSON
9 34 (2.28%) jQuery
9 34 (2.28%) .NET
10 30 (2.02%) Rendezvous
11 29 (1.95%) SOAP
12 28 (1.88%) HTML
13 25 (1.68%) JMS
13 25 (1.68%) XSLT
14 21 (1.41%) Servlets
15 18 (1.21%) RESTful
16 16 (1.08%) J2EE
17 15 (1.01%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 158 (10.62%) Open Source
2 57 (3.83%) Clustering
3 43 (2.89%) Replication
4 40 (2.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 31 (2.08%) Fixed Income
6 28 (1.88%) Wiki
7 25 (1.68%) Computer Science
8 23 (1.55%) PKI
9 18 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.14%) Oracle Exalogic
11 16 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
11 16 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 16 (1.08%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.01%) HACMP
12 15 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (0.94%) Fat Client
13 14 (0.94%) CLARiiON
13 14 (0.94%) Thin Client
14 11 (0.74%) Symmetrix
14 11 (0.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1331 (89.45%) Linux
2 979 (65.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 564 (37.90%) UNIX
4 418 (28.09%) Windows
5 271 (18.21%) CentOS
6 266 (17.88%) Solaris
7 128 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 125 (8.40%) AIX
9 118 (7.93%) Windows Server 2003
10 111 (7.46%) Ubuntu
11 101 (6.79%) Debian
12 73 (4.91%) HPUX
13 60 (4.03%) SUSE
14 58 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (2.28%) Oracle Linux
16 23 (1.55%) Windows 7
17 21 (1.41%) Windows XP
18 14 (0.94%) SELinux
19 13 (0.87%) Fedora
20 10 (0.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (15.73%) DevOps
2 167 (11.22%) ITIL
3 162 (10.89%) Configuration Management
4 120 (8.06%) Continuous Integration
5 101 (6.79%) Migration
6 90 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 82 (5.51%) Agile Software Development
8 81 (5.44%) Change Management
9 76 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
10 74 (4.97%) Scrum
10 74 (4.97%) Load Balancing
11 66 (4.44%) Project Management
12 59 (3.97%) E-Commerce
13 51 (3.43%) Service Management
14 50 (3.36%) OO
15 48 (3.23%) Performance Testing
16 44 (2.96%) Capacity Management
16 44 (2.96%) SOA
16 44 (2.96%) Electronic Trading
17 42 (2.82%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 357 (23.99%) Perl
2 280 (18.82%) Java
3 274 (18.41%) SQL
4 262 (17.61%) Python
5 216 (14.52%) PHP
6 210 (14.11%) Bash Shell
7 200 (13.44%) Shell Script
8 162 (10.89%) Ruby
9 73 (4.91%) Korn
10 45 (3.02%) C
11 43 (2.89%) JavaScript
12 35 (2.35%) PL/SQL
13 33 (2.22%) PowerShell
14 24 (1.61%) Bourne shell
15 22 (1.48%) VB
16 18 (1.21%) sed
16 18 (1.21%) C++
17 16 (1.08%) PHP5
17 16 (1.08%) AWK
18 11 (0.74%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 162 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 119 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 52 (3.49%) Degree
4 44 (2.96%) RHCE
5 37 (2.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (1.75%) DV Cleared
8 25 (1.68%) CCNA
9 24 (1.61%) MCSE
10 22 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (1.21%) CISSP
12 15 (1.01%) MCSA
13 13 (0.87%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.81%) MCP
15 11 (0.74%) OCP
15 11 (0.74%) CCNP
15 11 (0.74%) BC Cleared
16 9 (0.60%) JNCIA
16 9 (0.60%) MCITP
17 6 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.62%) QA
2 31 (2.08%) SLA
3 14 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.40%) COBIT
6 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.067%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.067%) Data Quality
System Software
1 238 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (8.60%) Active Directory
3 87 (5.85%) Oracle RAC
4 84 (5.65%) NFS
5 47 (3.16%) VMware ESX
6 43 (2.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 42 (2.82%) Samba
8 39 (2.62%) Oracle RMAN
9 37 (2.49%) vSphere
10 34 (2.28%) vCloud
11 33 (2.22%) Postfix
11 33 (2.22%) XenServer
12 28 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (1.55%) RHEV
13 23 (1.55%) Hyper-V
14 22 (1.48%) Xen
15 21 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 19 (1.28%) XenApp
17 18 (1.21%) Squid
18 17 (1.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 319 (21.44%) Puppet
2 142 (9.54%) Opscode Chef
3 120 (8.06%) Nagios
4 56 (3.76%) Tivoli
5 54 (3.63%) ZABBIX
6 46 (3.09%) NetBackup
6 46 (3.09%) Cacti
7 45 (3.02%) Vagrant
8 38 (2.55%) Salt
9 29 (1.95%) Data Guard
9 29 (1.95%) YUM
10 26 (1.75%) Ansible
11 25 (1.68%) SCOM
12 24 (1.61%) SCCM
12 24 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 24 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 22 (1.48%) ITRS Geneos
14 21 (1.41%) Control-M
15 15 (1.01%) BMC PATROL
15 15 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 437 (29.37%) Oracle
2 382 (25.67%) VMware
3 182 (12.23%) HP
4 174 (11.69%) Microsoft
5 163 (10.95%) IBM
6 111 (7.46%) EMC
7 105 (7.06%) Citrix
8 99 (6.65%) JBoss
9 94 (6.32%) Sun
10 92 (6.18%) Cisco
11 91 (6.12%) NetApp
12 69 (4.64%) Veritas
13 44 (2.96%) SAP
14 43 (2.89%) TIBCO
15 42 (2.82%) Sybase
16 32 (2.15%) Reuters
16 32 (2.15%) Rackspace
17 27 (1.81%) MarketAxess
18 25 (1.68%) eSpeed
19 24 (1.61%) Splunk
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