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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat
Rank 151 150 194
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +44
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 833 794 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.62% 1.53% 1.12%
As % of the Vendors category 3.78% 3.35% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 507 371
Average daily rate £415 £414 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% +0.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £360 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 4
Average hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £22.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £31.66 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.30 £47.25 £38.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £40.00 £23.80
% change year-on-year
-42.50% +68.06%

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
22062 23715 22622
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 42.89% 45.79% 45.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13130 13749 12420
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 866 1006 988
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% +1.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 10 February 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 +7 778 £418 +0.30% 173
London -56 244 £456 +1.33% 69
South East +28 192 £400 +14.28% 39
Yorkshire +18 89 £410 +26.15% 20
North West +26 81 £400 +14.28% 12
Hampshire +4 71 £400 +14.28% 9
West Yorkshire +11 64 £415 +25.75% 10
East of England +33 55 £485 +14.11% 7
Surrey +17 49 £350 -6.66% 12
Leeds -3 46 £425 +30.76% 9
City of London +18 40 £466 +1.19% 21
East Midlands +14 40 £388 -3.12% 9
Berkshire +18 39 £405 +4.51% 7
South West -7 32 £370 -3.89% 9
Scotland -9 32 £375 -6.25% 6
Cheshire +17 31 £475 +31.03% 4
Derbyshire +8 28 £389 -2.81% 2
Manchester -9 28 £390 +11.42% 5
Derby +11 25 £389 -2.81% 2
South Yorkshire +10 23 £400 +60.00% 6
Edinburgh -21 23 £388 -16.26% 3
North East -10 22 £363 +20.83%
Reading +7 21 £413 +4.43% 7
West Midlands -17 21 £313 -26.47% 8
Wiltshire +11 20 £370 +13.84%
Tyne and Wear -19 20 £363 +20.83%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 20 £363 +20.83%
Sheffield +6 19 £400 +60.00% 4
Norfolk - 19 £425 -
Lancashire +17 18 £375 -31.16%

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 1440 (86.54%) Linux
2 1050 (63.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 624 (37.50%) Unix
4 534 (32.09%) VMware
5 478 (28.73%) Windows
6 430 (25.84%) Oracle
7 383 (23.02%) Puppet
8 335 (20.13%) Perl
9 329 (19.77%) Java
10 325 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 323 (19.41%) Finance
12 309 (18.57%) Solaris
13 307 (18.45%) DevOps
14 273 (16.41%) Security Cleared
15 270 (16.23%) Python
16 268 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
17 255 (15.32%) Microsoft
18 249 (14.96%) Shell Script
19 238 (14.30%) Bash Shell
20 232 (13.94%) Jenkins
21 229 (13.76%) CentOS
22 221 (13.28%) Windows Server
23 219 (13.16%) SAN
24 217 (13.04%) ITIL
25 215 (12.92%) Apache
26 213 (12.80%) AIX
27 212 (12.74%) SQL
28 208 (12.50%) Configuration Management
29 207 (12.44%) IBM
30 200 (12.02%) HP

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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
1 215 (12.92%) Apache
2 188 (11.30%) JBoss
3 166 (9.98%) Tomcat
4 112 (6.73%) WebSphere
5 73 (4.39%) nginx
6 66 (3.97%) WebSphere Application Server
7 63 (3.79%) WebLogic
8 59 (3.55%) OpenStack
9 57 (3.43%) IIS
10 50 (3.00%) Confluence
11 29 (1.74%) MS Exchange
12 24 (1.44%) Jetty
13 23 (1.38%) WebSphere Process Server
14 21 (1.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 20 (1.20%) SAS
15 20 (1.20%) Tuxedo
16 19 (1.14%) Node.js
17 16 (0.96%) Apache Solr
18 15 (0.90%) Apache ServiceMix
19 14 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 73 (4.39%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.20%) MS Office
4 10 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.54%) SPSS
6 8 (0.48%) Doxygen
7 3 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) MS Project
8 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (0.30%) SAP SRM
3 4 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (0.24%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.12%) Documaker
6 1 (0.060%) Endur
6 1 (0.060%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.060%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 162 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (2.52%) SaaS
3 24 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
4 23 (1.38%) GitHub
4 23 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
6 14 (0.84%) IaaS
6 14 (0.84%) Office 365
6 14 (0.84%) PaaS
7 10 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 9 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.54%) OpenShift
9 8 (0.48%) Adobe Analytics
9 8 (0.48%) Google Analytics
9 8 (0.48%) Google Tag Manager
10 5 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.18%) Route 53
12 2 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 219 (13.16%) SAN
2 159 (9.56%) DNS
3 132 (7.93%) Firewall
4 120 (7.21%) TCP/IP
5 119 (7.15%) LDAP
6 88 (5.29%) HTTP
7 75 (4.51%) DHCP
8 68 (4.09%) NAS
9 67 (4.03%) LAN
9 67 (4.03%) VPN
10 60 (3.61%) WAN
11 43 (2.58%) SSL
12 38 (2.28%) SSH
13 37 (2.22%) FTP
14 31 (1.86%) SMTP
15 30 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
16 29 (1.74%) Internet
17 26 (1.56%) iSCSI
18 24 (1.44%) IPsec
19 23 (1.38%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (10.46%) MySQL
2 160 (9.62%) Oracle Database
3 149 (8.95%) SQL Server
4 98 (5.89%) Oracle Database 11g
5 93 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
6 59 (3.55%) Hadoop
7 55 (3.31%) MongoDB
8 52 (3.13%) Big Data
9 45 (2.70%) Relational Database
10 42 (2.52%) Sybase ASE
11 41 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
12 40 (2.40%) DB2
13 38 (2.28%) Oracle Database 10g
14 36 (2.16%) NoSQL
15 35 (2.10%) Oracle Database 12c
16 23 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
17 22 (1.32%) Neo4j
18 21 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
19 19 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
19 19 (1.14%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 232 (13.94%) Jenkins
2 192 (11.54%) Git (software)
3 105 (6.31%) Subversion
4 94 (5.65%) Maven
5 85 (5.11%) JIRA
6 44 (2.64%) Selenium
7 43 (2.58%) TeamCity
8 36 (2.16%) Ant
9 33 (1.98%) Hudson
9 33 (1.98%) JUnit
10 31 (1.86%) Cucumber
11 29 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
12 26 (1.56%) Artifactory
12 26 (1.56%) Eclipse
13 25 (1.50%) ClearCase
13 25 (1.50%) SonarQube
14 24 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
15 22 (1.32%) Gradle
16 21 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (1.26%) ClearQuest
General
1 323 (19.41%) Finance
2 164 (9.86%) Banking
3 55 (3.31%) Investment Banking
4 52 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.10%) Retail
6 22 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 17 (1.02%) Games
8 16 (0.96%) Legal
9 12 (0.72%) Military
10 9 (0.54%) Front Office
11 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.48%) Marketing
11 8 (0.48%) Publishing
12 7 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.36%) Back Office
13 6 (0.36%) Billing
13 6 (0.36%) Electronics
14 3 (0.18%) Automotive
15 2 (0.12%) Advertising
15 2 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 332 (19.95%) Administrator
2 218 (13.10%) Linux Engineer
3 214 (12.86%) Systems Administrator
4 177 (10.64%) Architect
5 162 (9.74%) Linux Administrator
6 143 (8.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 133 (7.99%) Developer
8 131 (7.87%) Unix Administrator
9 119 (7.15%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 103 (6.19%) DBA
11 101 (6.07%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 91 (5.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 81 (4.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 73 (4.39%) Consultant
15 70 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
16 63 (3.79%) Analyst
17 60 (3.61%) Oracle DBA
18 56 (3.37%) Support Engineer
19 53 (3.19%) Unix Engineer
20 48 (2.88%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (10.10%) Middleware
2 117 (7.03%) Web Services
3 82 (4.93%) LAMP
4 59 (3.55%) .NET
5 50 (3.00%) HTML
6 49 (2.94%) J2EE
7 46 (2.76%) SOAP
8 44 (2.64%) REST
9 43 (2.58%) XML
10 41 (2.46%) RESTful
11 40 (2.40%) CSS
12 39 (2.34%) jQuery
13 38 (2.28%) Spring
14 34 (2.04%) Java EE
15 33 (1.98%) LAPP Stack
16 28 (1.68%) LEMP Stack
16 28 (1.68%) RabbitMQ
17 25 (1.50%) HTML5
18 24 (1.44%) ActiveMQ
19 21 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 188 (11.30%) Data Centre
2 141 (8.47%) Clustering
3 74 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
4 62 (3.73%) Replication
5 55 (3.31%) Computer Science
6 37 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.04%) HACMP
8 30 (1.80%) Client/Server
9 24 (1.44%) PKI
10 23 (1.38%) EMC VMAX
10 23 (1.38%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
11 22 (1.32%) Private Cloud
12 21 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (1.26%) Mainframe
13 19 (1.14%) EMC VNX
14 18 (1.08%) Data Integration
15 14 (0.84%) Public Cloud
16 12 (0.72%) Driving Licence
16 12 (0.72%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 1440 (86.54%) Linux
2 1050 (63.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 624 (37.50%) Unix
4 478 (28.73%) Windows
5 309 (18.57%) Solaris
6 229 (13.76%) CentOS
7 221 (13.28%) Windows Server
8 213 (12.80%) AIX
9 108 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 100 (6.01%) Ubuntu
11 99 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 62 (3.73%) SUSE
12 62 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 49 (2.94%) HPUX
14 45 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
15 37 (2.22%) Debian
16 29 (1.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 24 (1.44%) Windows 7
17 24 (1.44%) Windows XP
18 19 (1.14%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 307 (18.45%) DevOps
2 268 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
3 217 (13.04%) ITIL
4 208 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 166 (9.98%) High Availability
6 154 (9.25%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (8.89%) Migration
8 117 (7.03%) Disaster Recovery
9 108 (6.49%) Open Source
10 91 (5.47%) Change Management
11 87 (5.23%) Project Management
12 79 (4.75%) Performance Tuning
13 78 (4.69%) Load Balancing
13 78 (4.69%) Service Management
14 73 (4.39%) E-Commerce
15 61 (3.67%) TDD
16 60 (3.61%) SOA
17 49 (2.94%) Continuous Delivery
17 49 (2.94%) ITIL V3
18 48 (2.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 335 (20.13%) Perl
2 329 (19.77%) Java
3 270 (16.23%) Python
4 249 (14.96%) Shell Script
5 238 (14.30%) Bash Shell
6 212 (12.74%) SQL
7 124 (7.45%) Ruby
8 95 (5.71%) PHP
9 81 (4.87%) JavaScript
10 75 (4.51%) PowerShell
11 65 (3.91%) Korn
12 54 (3.25%) PL/SQL
13 50 (3.00%) C
14 42 (2.52%) C#
15 33 (1.98%) AWK
16 26 (1.56%) C++
17 23 (1.38%) sed
18 18 (1.08%) COBOL
19 13 (0.78%) Scala
20 12 (0.72%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 273 (16.41%) Security Cleared
2 197 (11.84%) SC Cleared
3 68 (4.09%) Degree
4 54 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (2.88%) CCNA
6 45 (2.70%) RHCE
7 34 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 29 (1.74%) DV Cleared
8 29 (1.74%) RHCSA
9 27 (1.62%) CCNP
10 26 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 21 (1.26%) MCSE
12 13 (0.78%) RHCT
13 12 (0.72%) LPIC
14 10 (0.60%) MCSA
15 8 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.48%) RHCA
16 7 (0.42%) CISSP
16 7 (0.42%) SAS Certification
17 6 (0.36%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.68%) SLA
2 26 (1.56%) QA
3 16 (0.96%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.36%) COBIT
5 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.12%) ECSS
7 2 (0.12%) SAS 70
7 2 (0.12%) SSAE 16
7 2 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 325 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 189 (11.36%) Active Directory
3 102 (6.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 79 (4.75%) NFS
5 76 (4.57%) vSphere
6 71 (4.27%) Oracle RAC
7 64 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 63 (3.79%) VMware ESX
9 58 (3.49%) Docker
10 54 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
11 46 (2.76%) vCloud
12 45 (2.70%) KVM
13 39 (2.34%) Hyper-V
14 36 (2.16%) Samba
15 29 (1.74%) Veritas File System
16 19 (1.14%) Xen
17 14 (0.84%) iptables
17 14 (0.84%) Squid
18 13 (0.78%) XenApp
19 12 (0.72%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 383 (23.02%) Puppet
2 170 (10.22%) Opscode Chef
3 115 (6.91%) Ansible
4 113 (6.79%) Nagios
5 50 (3.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 45 (2.70%) Data Guard
7 37 (2.22%) logstash
8 35 (2.10%) Salt
9 32 (1.92%) NetBackup
10 30 (1.80%) SCCM
11 29 (1.74%) ZABBIX
12 27 (1.62%) Red Hat Satellite
13 26 (1.56%) HAProxy
13 26 (1.56%) Oracle ZFS
14 25 (1.50%) SCOM
15 23 (1.38%) CFEngine
16 22 (1.32%) Cacti
17 19 (1.14%) Kibana
18 18 (1.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 15 (0.90%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 534 (32.09%) VMware
2 430 (25.84%) Oracle
3 255 (15.32%) Microsoft
4 207 (12.44%) IBM
5 200 (12.02%) HP
6 153 (9.19%) EMC
7 137 (8.23%) Cisco
8 129 (7.75%) Veritas
9 82 (4.93%) Sun
10 64 (3.85%) SAP
11 63 (3.79%) NetApp
12 52 (3.13%) Sybase
13 43 (2.58%) Citrix
14 40 (2.40%) Dell
15 33 (1.98%) Google
16 32 (1.92%) F5
17 30 (1.80%) 3PAR
17 30 (1.80%) Atlassian
18 27 (1.62%) Brocade
18 27 (1.62%) CA
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