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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat
Rank 137 184 137
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -47
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 804 546 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.12% 1.52%
As % of the Vendors category 3.45% 2.45% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 381 412
Average daily rate
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£413 £407 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £310 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 17
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.47% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £13.40 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £36.52 £43.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £22.40 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+78.57% -15.47%

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
23272 22265 21520
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.72% 47.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13609 12381 11250
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1020 983 1335
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.22 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+4.36% -13.15%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +50 749 £413 - 214
London +6 358 £450 +5.88% 98
South East +47 179 £375 -6.25% 35
Hampshire +25 74 £350 -11.11% 3
City of London +5 54 £450 +5.88% 36
Yorkshire - 53 £305 - 22
West Yorkshire - 49 £300 - 11
Leeds - 47 £250 - 10
North West +13 39 £350 -17.64% 16
Berkshire +6 39 £375 +5.26% 11
Basingstoke +18 38 £500 +29.03%
South West -6 35 £375 +17.18% 21
West Midlands +20 34 £425 +42.85% 10
Scotland -6 33 £438 +25.00% 4
Edinburgh 0 29 £475 +35.71% 2
Oxfordshire +5 25 £475 +22.58%
East of England +13 24 £450 +16.12% 7
Manchester +11 22 £350 -17.64% 11
Surrey -5 19 £400 - 14
Havant +7 16 £350 -5.08%
Bristol +2 16 £393 -7.64% 10
North East - 16 £300 -
Reading +14 15 £400 +9.96% 5
Oxford -4 14 £488 +30.00%
Cheshire +16 12 £363 - 3
Wales -11 11 £155 -55.71% 2
Tyne and Wear - 11 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £300 -
Bracknell +9 10 £375 +10.29% 2
Cambridgeshire -4 10 £383 +53.00% 4

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1430 (87.20%) Linux
2 1005 (61.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 635 (38.72%) UNIX
4 534 (32.56%) Windows
5 469 (28.60%) VMware
6 454 (27.68%) Oracle
7 379 (23.11%) Puppet
8 336 (20.49%) Solaris
9 334 (20.37%) Java
10 333 (20.30%) Perl
11 301 (18.35%) Apache
12 287 (17.50%) CentOS
13 283 (17.26%) DevOps
14 260 (15.85%) Finance
15 254 (15.49%) Security Cleared
16 248 (15.12%) HP
17 238 (14.51%) DNS
17 238 (14.51%) Python
18 232 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
19 230 (14.02%) Shell Script
20 229 (13.96%) Microsoft
21 228 (13.90%) SAN
22 221 (13.48%) SQL
22 221 (13.48%) Web Services
23 211 (12.87%) MySQL
24 203 (12.38%) Configuration Management
25 192 (11.71%) Firewall
25 192 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
26 191 (11.65%) ITIL
26 191 (11.65%) Tomcat

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 301 (18.35%) Apache
2 191 (11.65%) Tomcat
3 168 (10.24%) WebLogic
4 134 (8.17%) JBoss
5 130 (7.93%) WebSphere
6 90 (5.49%) IIS
7 69 (4.21%) OpenStack
8 61 (3.72%) nginx
9 49 (2.99%) Confluence
10 43 (2.62%) SharePoint
11 37 (2.26%) MS Exchange
12 33 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
13 26 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (1.40%) IBM HTTP Server
15 20 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (0.98%) AquaLogic
17 13 (0.79%) Lync
17 13 (0.79%) CMS
18 12 (0.73%) NetWeaver
18 12 (0.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 52 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 18 (1.10%) MS Office
3 12 (0.73%) MS Project
4 9 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.12%) Stata
7 1 (0.061%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 14 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.67%) SAP ERP
3 10 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.24%) Summit
7 3 (0.18%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.18%) RMDS
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.18%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.18%) Maximo
8 2 (0.12%) Agresso
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.061%) 3000 Xtra
9 1 (0.061%) Temenos T24
9 1 (0.061%) assyst
9 1 (0.061%) Dynamics CRM
9 1 (0.061%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 169 (10.30%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (4.51%) Amazon EC2
3 57 (3.48%) Amazon S3
4 34 (2.07%) SaaS
5 30 (1.83%) PaaS
6 20 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (1.22%) IaaS
7 18 (1.10%) Route 53
8 17 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
9 14 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
10 12 (0.73%) Heroku
10 12 (0.73%) Engine Yard
10 12 (0.73%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.24%) Office 365
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon SQS
13 1 (0.061%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 238 (14.51%) DNS
2 228 (13.90%) SAN
3 192 (11.71%) Firewall
4 172 (10.49%) TCP/IP
5 104 (6.34%) LDAP
6 95 (5.79%) DHCP
7 94 (5.73%) HTTP
8 73 (4.45%) SSL
9 65 (3.96%) Internet
10 53 (3.23%) NAS
11 48 (2.93%) WAN
12 44 (2.68%) LAN
13 39 (2.38%) VLAN
14 38 (2.32%) VPN
15 36 (2.20%) FTP
16 35 (2.13%) Network Security
17 27 (1.65%) SSH
18 26 (1.59%) Multicast
19 20 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
19 20 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 211 (12.87%) MySQL
2 176 (10.73%) Oracle Database
3 110 (6.71%) SQL Server
4 89 (5.43%) MongoDB
5 86 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
6 72 (4.39%) NoSQL
7 67 (4.09%) Relational Database
8 58 (3.54%) Oracle Database 11g
9 50 (3.05%) RDBMS
10 42 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
11 40 (2.44%) Big Data
12 33 (2.01%) Hadoop
13 27 (1.65%) Oracle Database 10g
14 25 (1.52%) DB2
15 23 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (1.10%) Oracle9i Database
16 18 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
16 18 (1.10%) CouchDB
17 17 (1.04%) Riak
17 17 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 184 (11.22%) Jenkins
2 151 (9.21%) Subversion
3 108 (6.59%) Git (software)
4 96 (5.85%) Maven
5 73 (4.45%) Hudson
6 64 (3.90%) JIRA
7 35 (2.13%) Eclipse
8 33 (2.01%) JUnit
9 30 (1.83%) Ant
10 20 (1.22%) Gradle
11 19 (1.16%) Mercurial
12 18 (1.10%) TeamCity
13 13 (0.79%) Artifactory
14 12 (0.73%) JMeter
15 10 (0.61%) ClearQuest
15 10 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 10 (0.61%) Cucumber
16 9 (0.55%) GoogleTest
16 9 (0.55%) Oracle APEX
16 9 (0.55%) CruiseControl
General
1 260 (15.85%) Finance
2 189 (11.52%) Banking
3 72 (4.39%) Telecoms
4 65 (3.96%) Investment Banking
5 34 (2.07%) Manufacturing
6 25 (1.52%) Retail
7 24 (1.46%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.28%) Marketing
9 18 (1.10%) Games
10 16 (0.98%) Publishing
11 12 (0.73%) Electronics
12 9 (0.55%) Front Office
13 8 (0.49%) Advertising
14 7 (0.43%) Legal
15 4 (0.24%) German Language
15 4 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.18%) French Language
16 3 (0.18%) Billing
17 2 (0.12%) Military
17 2 (0.12%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 248 (15.12%) Administrator
2 195 (11.89%) Developer
3 156 (9.51%) Systems Administrator
4 153 (9.33%) Linux Engineer
4 153 (9.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 129 (7.87%) Linux Administrator
6 118 (7.20%) Architect
7 102 (6.22%) Analyst
8 98 (5.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 81 (4.94%) Consultant
10 76 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 71 (4.33%) Java Developer
12 68 (4.15%) UNIX Administrator
13 65 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
14 62 (3.78%) Support Engineer
15 59 (3.60%) UNIX Engineer
16 50 (3.05%) Support Analyst
17 49 (2.99%) Linux Support
18 48 (2.93%) DBA
18 48 (2.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (13.48%) Web Services
2 143 (8.72%) Middleware
3 123 (7.50%) XML
4 115 (7.01%) LAMP
5 76 (4.63%) SOAP
6 61 (3.72%) WebSphere MQ
7 60 (3.66%) .NET
8 59 (3.60%) JMS
9 57 (3.48%) jQuery
10 52 (3.17%) Java EE
10 52 (3.17%) Spring
11 51 (3.11%) HTML
12 50 (3.05%) J2EE
13 47 (2.87%) XSLT
14 45 (2.74%) JSON
15 43 (2.62%) CSS
16 41 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
17 34 (2.07%) REST
18 31 (1.89%) Servlets
19 27 (1.65%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 173 (10.55%) Open Source
2 128 (7.80%) Clustering
3 103 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (2.38%) Replication
5 33 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (1.89%) Derivative
7 30 (1.83%) Oracle Exalogic
8 29 (1.77%) Mobile App
8 29 (1.77%) PKI
9 26 (1.59%) Computer Science
10 24 (1.46%) CESG
11 22 (1.34%) Client/Server
11 22 (1.34%) DataPower
12 21 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
13 19 (1.16%) Wiki
13 19 (1.16%) Management Information System
14 16 (0.98%) CLARiiON
14 16 (0.98%) Fixed Income
15 15 (0.91%) Device Driver
16 14 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 1430 (87.20%) Linux
2 1005 (61.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 635 (38.72%) UNIX
4 534 (32.56%) Windows
5 336 (20.49%) Solaris
6 287 (17.50%) CentOS
7 192 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 168 (10.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 152 (9.27%) AIX
10 114 (6.95%) Ubuntu
11 84 (5.12%) SUSE
11 84 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 73 (4.45%) HPUX
13 67 (4.09%) Debian
14 40 (2.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 37 (2.26%) Oracle Linux
16 36 (2.20%) Windows 7
16 36 (2.20%) Windows XP
17 32 (1.95%) Android
18 21 (1.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (17.26%) DevOps
2 203 (12.38%) Configuration Management
3 191 (11.65%) ITIL
4 176 (10.73%) Agile Software Development
5 144 (8.78%) Continuous Integration
6 113 (6.89%) Migration
7 103 (6.28%) Change Management
8 98 (5.98%) OO
9 85 (5.18%) Scrum
10 83 (5.06%) Load Balancing
11 73 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
12 70 (4.27%) Project Management
13 66 (4.02%) Service Management
14 63 (3.84%) E-Commerce
15 61 (3.72%) Incident Management
16 60 (3.66%) SOA
17 52 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
18 49 (2.99%) Service Delivery
19 46 (2.80%) Workflow
20 45 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 334 (20.37%) Java
2 333 (20.30%) Perl
3 238 (14.51%) Python
4 230 (14.02%) Shell Script
5 221 (13.48%) SQL
6 189 (11.52%) PHP
6 189 (11.52%) Bash Shell
7 160 (9.76%) Ruby
8 71 (4.33%) JavaScript
9 66 (4.02%) Korn
10 61 (3.72%) C
11 39 (2.38%) C++
12 37 (2.26%) PowerShell
13 36 (2.20%) PL/SQL
14 30 (1.83%) VB
15 20 (1.22%) C#
15 20 (1.22%) XPath
16 16 (0.98%) Jython
16 16 (0.98%) Scala
17 15 (0.91%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 254 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 181 (11.04%) SC Cleared
3 72 (4.39%) DV Cleared
4 59 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (3.35%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (3.11%) RHCE
7 42 (2.56%) Degree
8 41 (2.50%) CCNA
8 41 (2.50%) MCSE
9 37 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 27 (1.65%) CCNP
11 21 (1.28%) MCITP
12 17 (1.04%) RHCSA
12 17 (1.04%) RHCT
13 13 (0.79%) RHCA
14 11 (0.67%) MCP
15 9 (0.55%) HNC
15 9 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.49%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.11%) QA
2 39 (2.38%) SLA
3 8 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.18%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.12%) HL7
6 2 (0.12%) DICOM
System Software
1 232 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 155 (9.45%) Active Directory
3 75 (4.57%) vSphere
4 60 (3.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 59 (3.60%) NFS
6 51 (3.11%) VMware ESX
7 50 (3.05%) vCloud
8 47 (2.87%) Samba
9 42 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
10 33 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
11 27 (1.65%) XenServer
12 26 (1.59%) Postfix
13 24 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
14 22 (1.34%) XenApp
14 22 (1.34%) KVM
15 21 (1.28%) Firmware
16 19 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 17 (1.04%) Docker
17 17 (1.04%) Veritas File System
17 17 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 379 (23.11%) Puppet
2 151 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
3 148 (9.02%) Nagios
4 75 (4.57%) NetBackup
5 56 (3.41%) ZABBIX
6 51 (3.11%) Salt
7 46 (2.80%) Cacti
8 39 (2.38%) Tivoli
9 38 (2.32%) Vagrant
10 35 (2.13%) Ansible
11 33 (2.01%) Red Hat Satellite
12 32 (1.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 24 (1.46%) OpenView
13 24 (1.46%) Cobbler
14 19 (1.16%) yum
15 18 (1.10%) SCCM
16 17 (1.04%) Data Guard
17 16 (0.98%) SELinux
18 13 (0.79%) HAProxy
18 13 (0.79%) Control-M
Vendors
1 469 (28.60%) VMware
2 454 (27.68%) Oracle
3 248 (15.12%) HP
4 229 (13.96%) Microsoft
5 154 (9.39%) IBM
6 144 (8.78%) Cisco
7 135 (8.23%) EMC
8 103 (6.28%) Citrix
9 87 (5.30%) NetApp
9 87 (5.30%) Veritas
10 67 (4.09%) Sun
11 51 (3.11%) F5
12 43 (2.62%) Splunk
13 42 (2.56%) Symantec
14 40 (2.44%) SAP
15 35 (2.13%) Dell
16 34 (2.07%) BMC
17 33 (2.01%) Sybase
18 29 (1.77%) Rackspace
19 24 (1.46%) CheckPoint
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Posted: 3 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TRG
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Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TRG
Rate: £350 - £420 Per Day call for details
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
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