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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 150 148 171
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 863 790 704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.51% 1.49% 1.19%
As % of the Vendors category 3.27% 3.20% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 500 398
Average daily rate
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£388 £378 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 12
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £19.40 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £113.20 £38.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -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
26368 24697 27463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.99% 46.71% 46.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14920 13807 13970
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 £225 £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 1159 1097 1359
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.34 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 15 September 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 +1 802 £400 +6.31% 189
London -27 365 £425 +6.91% 87
South East -9 148 £394 -1.56% 35
North West +31 82 £350 +16.66% 17
City of London -3 75 £450 +12.50% 31
Yorkshire +14 62 £250 -13.04% 21
Manchester +29 51 £300 -5.51% 6
Hampshire -6 50 £400 -0.06% 9
South West +7 48 £400 +14.28% 10
West Yorkshire +19 45 £250 +13.63% 12
Leeds +25 43 £250 +100.00% 11
Berkshire +21 43 £375 +44.23% 11
West Midlands +25 42 £325 -25.71% 5
East Midlands +23 31 £400 +33.33% 3
Bristol +7 29 £400 +23.07% 2
Scotland -7 26 £350 -17.64% 2
Cheshire +8 22 £430 +53.57% 6
Wales 0 19 £360 +20.00% 5
North East -18 19 £225 -35.71% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 18 £225 -35.71% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 18 £225 -35.71% 1
Surrey -24 18 £450 +12.50% 8
Reading +8 17 £300 +2.56% 5
Cardiff +6 17 £360 - 4
South Wales +4 17 £360 +20.00% 4
East of England -55 17 £400 +10.72% 12
Cambridgeshire -2 16 £400 +8.47% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 15 £350 -10.25% 2
Edinburgh -3 14 £400 -8.57% 1
Coventry - 14 £256 -

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 1409 (89.52%) Linux
2 1016 (64.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 596 (37.87%) UNIX
4 459 (29.16%) Oracle
5 442 (28.08%) Windows
6 414 (26.30%) VMware
7 368 (23.38%) Perl
8 334 (21.22%) Apache
9 332 (21.09%) Puppet
10 297 (18.87%) Java
11 290 (18.42%) SQL
12 281 (17.85%) Solaris
13 277 (17.60%) CentOS
14 266 (16.90%) Python
15 253 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
16 250 (15.88%) Finance
17 236 (14.99%) PHP
17 236 (14.99%) DevOps
18 231 (14.68%) MySQL
19 225 (14.29%) Banking
20 220 (13.98%) Bash Shell
20 220 (13.98%) SAN
21 214 (13.60%) Shell Script
22 208 (13.21%) HP
23 201 (12.77%) Microsoft
24 195 (12.39%) Tomcat
25 191 (12.13%) DNS
25 191 (12.13%) Firewall
26 189 (12.01%) Web Services
27 175 (11.12%) Security Cleared

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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
1 334 (21.22%) Apache
2 195 (12.39%) Tomcat
3 143 (9.09%) WebLogic
4 131 (8.32%) WebSphere
5 93 (5.91%) IIS
6 68 (4.32%) nginx
7 47 (2.99%) SharePoint
8 41 (2.60%) OpenStack
9 37 (2.35%) MS Exchange
10 36 (2.29%) Confluence
11 32 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
12 30 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
13 27 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
14 24 (1.52%) IBM HTTP Server
15 20 (1.27%) Drupal
16 18 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.95%) MediaWiki
17 15 (0.95%) CMS
18 12 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
18 12 (0.76%) Moodle
Applications
1 68 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 13 (0.83%) MS Office
3 12 (0.76%) MS Project
4 11 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.064%) SPSS
7 1 (0.064%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 16 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 9 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
4 8 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 8 (0.51%) Maximo
5 7 (0.44%) Magento
6 6 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
7 4 (0.25%) RMDS
8 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 3 (0.19%) SAP CO
8 3 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
8 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.19%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.19%) Shopify
8 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
9 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 151 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (5.53%) Amazon EC2
3 64 (4.07%) Amazon S3
4 40 (2.54%) SaaS
5 26 (1.65%) PaaS
6 24 (1.52%) IaaS
7 22 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
7 22 (1.40%) Route 53
8 21 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.83%) Office 365
11 5 (0.32%) Joyent
12 4 (0.25%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.19%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 220 (13.98%) SAN
2 191 (12.13%) DNS
2 191 (12.13%) Firewall
3 134 (8.51%) LDAP
4 119 (7.56%) TCP/IP
5 89 (5.65%) DHCP
6 79 (5.02%) WAN
7 72 (4.57%) LAN
8 65 (4.13%) HTTP
9 56 (3.56%) VPN
9 56 (3.56%) Internet
9 56 (3.56%) NAS
10 52 (3.30%) SSL
11 42 (2.67%) Multicast
12 40 (2.54%) SSH
13 34 (2.16%) Network Security
14 28 (1.78%) OpenLDAP
15 27 (1.72%) FTP
16 22 (1.40%) Kerberos
17 19 (1.21%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (14.68%) MySQL
2 173 (10.99%) Oracle Database
3 109 (6.93%) SQL Server
4 77 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
5 70 (4.45%) Relational Database
6 64 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 44 (2.80%) Oracle Database 10g
8 43 (2.73%) MongoDB
9 37 (2.35%) RDBMS
10 36 (2.29%) NoSQL
11 33 (2.10%) DB2
12 32 (2.03%) Sybase ASE
12 32 (2.03%) Big Data
13 27 (1.72%) Hadoop
14 25 (1.59%) Redis
15 24 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
16 22 (1.40%) Apache Cassandra
17 20 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
18 19 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 143 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 100 (6.35%) Subversion
3 98 (6.23%) Git (software)
4 76 (4.83%) Hudson
5 58 (3.68%) Maven
6 46 (2.92%) JIRA
7 19 (1.21%) JMeter
8 17 (1.08%) Eclipse
9 14 (0.89%) JUnit
10 11 (0.70%) RSpec
11 10 (0.64%) Mercurial
11 10 (0.64%) Artifactory
12 9 (0.57%) Ant
13 8 (0.51%) Oracle Forms
13 8 (0.51%) Cucumber
14 7 (0.44%) Gradle
15 5 (0.32%) Visual Studio
16 4 (0.25%) Selenium
16 4 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 3 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 250 (15.88%) Finance
2 225 (14.29%) Banking
3 84 (5.34%) Investment Banking
4 41 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.22%) Retail
6 27 (1.72%) Front Office
7 21 (1.33%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.02%) Manufacturing
8 16 (1.02%) Marketing
9 11 (0.70%) Games
9 11 (0.70%) Electronics
10 10 (0.64%) Advertising
11 7 (0.44%) Billing
12 6 (0.38%) French Language
12 6 (0.38%) Legal
13 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.19%) Publishing
13 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.13%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 266 (16.90%) Administrator
2 200 (12.71%) Systems Administrator
3 154 (9.78%) Linux Administrator
4 153 (9.72%) Linux Engineer
5 151 (9.59%) Developer
6 120 (7.62%) Analyst
7 119 (7.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 111 (7.05%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 86 (5.46%) Architect
10 82 (5.21%) DBA
10 82 (5.21%) UNIX Administrator
11 72 (4.57%) Support Engineer
12 69 (4.38%) Consultant
13 68 (4.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 61 (3.88%) UNIX Engineer
15 59 (3.75%) Systems Engineer
16 57 (3.62%) Linux Support
17 55 (3.49%) UNIX Systems Administrator
18 54 (3.43%) Support Analyst
18 54 (3.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (12.01%) Web Services
2 166 (10.55%) LAMP
3 126 (8.01%) Middleware
4 102 (6.48%) XML
5 51 (3.24%) WebSphere MQ
6 47 (2.99%) .NET
6 47 (2.99%) CSS
7 46 (2.92%) Java EE
8 43 (2.73%) jQuery
9 42 (2.67%) Spring
10 35 (2.22%) JSON
11 34 (2.16%) HTML
11 34 (2.16%) XSLT
11 34 (2.16%) JMS
12 32 (2.03%) SOAP
13 29 (1.84%) Rendezvous
14 22 (1.40%) Servlets
15 21 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
16 18 (1.14%) RESTful
16 18 (1.14%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 168 (10.67%) Open Source
2 93 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
3 59 (3.75%) Clustering
4 45 (2.86%) Replication
5 39 (2.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 31 (1.97%) Fixed Income
7 28 (1.78%) Wiki
8 24 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 21 (1.33%) PKI
10 20 (1.27%) Derivative
11 19 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 18 (1.14%) CLARiiON
12 18 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
13 17 (1.08%) Client/Server
13 17 (1.08%) Oracle Exalogic
14 16 (1.02%) Mainframe
15 15 (0.95%) Thin Client
15 15 (0.95%) HACMP
15 15 (0.95%) Fat Client
16 13 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1409 (89.52%) Linux
2 1016 (64.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 596 (37.87%) UNIX
4 442 (28.08%) Windows
5 281 (17.85%) Solaris
6 277 (17.60%) CentOS
7 149 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
8 135 (8.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 124 (7.88%) AIX
10 120 (7.62%) Ubuntu
11 104 (6.61%) Debian
12 76 (4.83%) HPUX
13 68 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 66 (4.19%) SUSE
15 34 (2.16%) Oracle Linux
16 28 (1.78%) Windows XP
17 24 (1.52%) Windows 7
18 16 (1.02%) SELinux
19 15 (0.95%) Android
20 14 (0.89%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (14.99%) DevOps
2 171 (10.86%) ITIL
3 164 (10.42%) Configuration Management
4 141 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (7.56%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (6.61%) Migration
7 90 (5.72%) Change Management
8 84 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 77 (4.89%) Performance Tuning
10 76 (4.83%) Load Balancing
11 73 (4.64%) Scrum
12 65 (4.13%) Project Management
13 62 (3.94%) OO
14 60 (3.81%) E-Commerce
15 51 (3.24%) SOA
16 49 (3.11%) Service Management
17 46 (2.92%) Capacity Management
18 44 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
18 44 (2.80%) Performance Testing
18 44 (2.80%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 368 (23.38%) Perl
2 297 (18.87%) Java
3 290 (18.42%) SQL
4 266 (16.90%) Python
5 236 (14.99%) PHP
6 220 (13.98%) Bash Shell
7 214 (13.60%) Shell Script
8 169 (10.74%) Ruby
9 84 (5.34%) Korn
10 54 (3.43%) JavaScript
11 53 (3.37%) C
12 39 (2.48%) PL/SQL
13 36 (2.29%) PowerShell
14 27 (1.72%) Bourne shell
15 26 (1.65%) VB
15 26 (1.65%) C++
16 18 (1.14%) sed
17 17 (1.08%) PHP5
18 16 (1.02%) AWK
19 15 (0.95%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 175 (11.12%) Security Cleared
2 130 (8.26%) SC Cleared
3 57 (3.62%) Degree
4 53 (3.37%) RHCE
5 49 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 43 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (2.29%) CCNA
8 32 (2.03%) MCSE
9 27 (1.72%) DV Cleared
10 24 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 19 (1.21%) MCSA
12 18 (1.14%) CCNP
12 18 (1.14%) CISSP
13 14 (0.89%) MCITP
14 12 (0.76%) MCP
14 12 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
15 11 (0.70%) BC Cleared
15 11 (0.70%) JNCIA
16 10 (0.64%) OCP
17 8 (0.51%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.67%) QA
2 34 (2.16%) SLA
3 15 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.38%) COBIT
6 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.13%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.064%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 253 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 139 (8.83%) Active Directory
3 92 (5.84%) NFS
3 92 (5.84%) Oracle RAC
4 55 (3.49%) VMware ESX
5 47 (2.99%) Samba
5 47 (2.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 42 (2.67%) Oracle RMAN
7 40 (2.54%) vCloud
8 39 (2.48%) XenServer
8 39 (2.48%) vSphere
9 36 (2.29%) Postfix
10 30 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (1.46%) Hyper-V
12 22 (1.40%) Xen
12 22 (1.40%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 22 (1.40%) RHEV
13 19 (1.21%) Squid
14 18 (1.14%) Veritas File System
14 18 (1.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 332 (21.09%) Puppet
2 141 (8.96%) Opscode Chef
3 130 (8.26%) Nagios
4 59 (3.75%) NetBackup
5 58 (3.68%) Tivoli
6 55 (3.49%) ZABBIX
7 50 (3.18%) Cacti
8 41 (2.60%) Vagrant
8 41 (2.60%) Salt
9 33 (2.10%) Data Guard
10 29 (1.84%) YUM
11 27 (1.72%) Ansible
12 25 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 23 (1.46%) Control-M
13 23 (1.46%) SCCM
13 23 (1.46%) SCOM
14 22 (1.40%) ITRS Geneos
15 21 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 14 (0.89%) OpenView
16 14 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 459 (29.16%) Oracle
2 414 (26.30%) VMware
3 208 (13.21%) HP
4 201 (12.77%) Microsoft
5 173 (10.99%) IBM
6 131 (8.32%) EMC
7 110 (6.99%) JBoss
8 109 (6.93%) Citrix
9 107 (6.80%) Cisco
10 94 (5.97%) Sun
11 91 (5.78%) NetApp
12 73 (4.64%) Veritas
13 50 (3.18%) Sybase
14 42 (2.67%) TIBCO
15 39 (2.48%) SAP
16 33 (2.10%) Symantec
17 31 (1.97%) Reuters
17 31 (1.97%) Rackspace
18 28 (1.78%) BMC
19 26 (1.65%) Splunk
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Daily
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Computer People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Jumar
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
X4 Group
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £314.16 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Perfect People Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £363 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago