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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 151 158 171
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 839 714 663
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.45% 1.37% 1.17%
As % of the Vendors category 3.19% 2.95% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 441 372
Average daily rate
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£388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £332
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 18
Average hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -34.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £19.50 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.00 £43.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £23.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.68% -13.63%

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
26335 24183 26379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.37% 46.52% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15047 13643 13481
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 1196 1084 1368
Average hourly rate £19.00 £18.80 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.37 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.05%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +8 768 £400 +3.22% 186
London -23 330 £420 +5.00% 77
South East -13 128 £400 +3.22% 39
North West +32 99 £350 +16.66% 18
City of London -11 69 £450 +12.50% 23
Yorkshire +17 63 £250 -16.66% 19
Manchester +28 52 £313 +0.80% 9
West Yorkshire +26 47 £225 -36.84% 12
Leeds +25 44 £225 -35.71% 9
South West +1 44 £400 +14.28% 14
West Midlands +18 41 £325 -25.71% 5
Berkshire +13 41 £380 +46.15% 12
Hampshire -2 39 £400 - 9
Cheshire +11 34 £400 +42.85% 6
East Midlands +26 31 £400 +33.33% 9
Scotland +6 29 £375 -11.76% 11
Wales -3 29 £350 +16.66% 5
North East -7 28 £265 - 2
Tyne and Wear -13 27 £265 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 27 £265 - 2
Bristol +1 26 £414 +27.30% 4
Edinburgh +20 19 £425 - 5
Surrey -35 19 £425 +6.25% 11
Cardiff +9 18 £355 -
South Wales +6 18 £355 +18.33% 3
East of England -47 15 £400 +6.66% 5
Chester +11 14 £400 - 4
Buckinghamshire +9 14 £350 -10.25%
Reading +12 13 £300 +9.09% 5
Coventry - 13 £275 -

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 1366 (88.70%) Linux
2 980 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 575 (37.34%) UNIX
4 457 (29.68%) Windows
5 434 (28.18%) Oracle
6 414 (26.88%) VMware
7 348 (22.60%) Perl
8 324 (21.04%) Apache
9 319 (20.71%) Java
10 316 (20.52%) Puppet
11 275 (17.86%) CentOS
12 272 (17.66%) SQL
13 258 (16.75%) Solaris
14 255 (16.56%) Python
15 249 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 239 (15.52%) Finance
17 232 (15.06%) PHP
17 232 (15.06%) DevOps
18 222 (14.42%) Banking
19 221 (14.35%) MySQL
20 210 (13.64%) HP
21 208 (13.51%) Microsoft
21 208 (13.51%) Shell Script
21 208 (13.51%) Bash Shell
22 206 (13.38%) SAN
23 198 (12.86%) Tomcat
24 193 (12.53%) DNS
25 190 (12.34%) Web Services
26 175 (11.36%) Security Cleared
27 174 (11.30%) Open Source

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (21.04%) Apache
2 198 (12.86%) Tomcat
3 145 (9.42%) WebLogic
4 125 (8.12%) WebSphere
5 108 (7.01%) IIS
6 59 (3.83%) nginx
7 50 (3.25%) SharePoint
8 42 (2.73%) OpenStack
9 37 (2.40%) MS Exchange
10 32 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 32 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 31 (2.01%) Confluence
12 26 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
12 26 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 17 (1.10%) Drupal
15 15 (0.97%) CMS
16 13 (0.84%) AquaLogic
17 12 (0.78%) MediaWiki
17 12 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 65 (4.22%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.78%) MS Project
2 12 (0.78%) MS Office
3 11 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
4 9 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.065%) SPSS
6 1 (0.065%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 13 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 9 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.45%) Magento
4 7 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.39%) Maximo
5 6 (0.39%) SAP ERP
5 6 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.19%) RMDS
7 3 (0.19%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 3 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.19%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 3 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 3 (0.19%) Shopify
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle FAH
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 144 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (5.58%) Amazon EC2
3 61 (3.96%) Amazon S3
4 37 (2.40%) SaaS
5 28 (1.82%) IaaS
6 24 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 22 (1.43%) PaaS
8 20 (1.30%) Route 53
8 20 (1.30%) Amazon ELB
9 15 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
10 13 (0.84%) Office 365
11 5 (0.32%) Joyent
12 4 (0.26%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.19%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 206 (13.38%) SAN
2 193 (12.53%) DNS
3 171 (11.10%) Firewall
4 130 (8.44%) LDAP
5 125 (8.12%) TCP/IP
6 88 (5.71%) DHCP
7 69 (4.48%) HTTP
8 65 (4.22%) WAN
9 61 (3.96%) Internet
10 60 (3.90%) NAS
10 60 (3.90%) LAN
11 51 (3.31%) VPN
12 50 (3.25%) SSL
13 39 (2.53%) SSH
14 38 (2.47%) Multicast
15 30 (1.95%) Network Security
16 29 (1.88%) FTP
17 26 (1.69%) OpenLDAP
18 21 (1.36%) Kerberos
19 20 (1.30%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (14.35%) MySQL
2 153 (9.94%) Oracle Database
3 118 (7.66%) SQL Server
4 69 (4.48%) PostgreSQL
5 63 (4.09%) Relational Database
6 50 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 49 (3.18%) MongoDB
8 36 (2.34%) Oracle Database 10g
9 33 (2.14%) NoSQL
9 33 (2.14%) DB2
9 33 (2.14%) RDBMS
10 31 (2.01%) Sybase ASE
11 29 (1.88%) Big Data
12 26 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 26 (1.69%) Hadoop
13 25 (1.62%) Redis
14 21 (1.36%) Oracle Exadata
15 20 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
15 20 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
16 19 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 139 (9.03%) Jenkins
2 97 (6.30%) Git (software)
3 95 (6.17%) Subversion
4 65 (4.22%) Hudson
5 60 (3.90%) Maven
6 43 (2.79%) JIRA
7 19 (1.23%) JMeter
8 15 (0.97%) Eclipse
9 13 (0.84%) JUnit
10 11 (0.71%) RSpec
10 11 (0.71%) Ant
11 10 (0.65%) Artifactory
11 10 (0.65%) Mercurial
12 7 (0.45%) Cucumber
13 6 (0.39%) Gradle
13 6 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
14 5 (0.32%) Visual Studio
15 4 (0.26%) TeamCity
15 4 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.26%) SoapUI
General
1 239 (15.52%) Finance
2 222 (14.42%) Banking
3 86 (5.58%) Investment Banking
4 37 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 32 (2.08%) Retail
6 26 (1.69%) Front Office
7 22 (1.43%) Financial Institution
8 16 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.84%) Marketing
10 10 (0.65%) Advertising
11 9 (0.58%) Electronics
12 8 (0.52%) Games
13 7 (0.45%) Billing
14 6 (0.39%) Publishing
14 6 (0.39%) Legal
15 5 (0.32%) French Language
16 4 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.19%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.13%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 244 (15.84%) Administrator
2 185 (12.01%) Systems Administrator
3 163 (10.58%) Developer
4 153 (9.94%) Linux Engineer
5 134 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
6 117 (7.60%) Analyst
6 117 (7.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 95 (6.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 80 (5.19%) UNIX Administrator
9 79 (5.13%) Architect
10 74 (4.81%) Consultant
11 70 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 69 (4.48%) DBA
13 65 (4.22%) Support Engineer
14 63 (4.09%) Systems Engineer
15 56 (3.64%) UNIX Systems Administrator
15 56 (3.64%) UNIX Engineer
16 52 (3.38%) Support Analyst
17 50 (3.25%) Java Developer
18 49 (3.18%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 190 (12.34%) Web Services
2 159 (10.32%) LAMP
3 135 (8.77%) Middleware
4 113 (7.34%) XML
5 58 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 56 (3.64%) Spring
7 55 (3.57%) .NET
8 51 (3.31%) Java EE
9 46 (2.99%) JSON
10 43 (2.79%) JMS
11 42 (2.73%) XSLT
11 42 (2.73%) CSS
12 40 (2.60%) jQuery
12 40 (2.60%) SOAP
13 35 (2.27%) HTML
14 29 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
15 26 (1.69%) Rendezvous
15 26 (1.69%) Servlets
16 25 (1.62%) J2EE
17 20 (1.30%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 174 (11.30%) Open Source
2 89 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
3 70 (4.55%) Clustering
4 46 (2.99%) Replication
5 33 (2.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 28 (1.82%) Fixed Income
7 26 (1.69%) Computer Science
8 24 (1.56%) Wiki
9 22 (1.43%) CLARiiON
10 20 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.30%) Derivative
10 20 (1.30%) PKI
11 19 (1.23%) Oracle Exalogic
12 18 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
13 17 (1.10%) Client/Server
14 15 (0.97%) Mainframe
15 14 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
16 13 (0.84%) DataPower
16 13 (0.84%) Fat Client
16 13 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1366 (88.70%) Linux
2 980 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 575 (37.34%) UNIX
4 457 (29.68%) Windows
5 275 (17.86%) CentOS
6 258 (16.75%) Solaris
7 169 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 141 (9.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 120 (7.79%) AIX
10 113 (7.34%) Ubuntu
11 94 (6.10%) Debian
12 73 (4.74%) HPUX
12 73 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 66 (4.29%) SUSE
14 37 (2.40%) Oracle Linux
15 28 (1.82%) Windows XP
16 24 (1.56%) Windows 7
17 20 (1.30%) Android
18 17 (1.10%) SELinux
19 15 (0.97%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (15.06%) DevOps
2 171 (11.10%) ITIL
3 161 (10.45%) Configuration Management
4 146 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
5 119 (7.73%) Continuous Integration
6 98 (6.36%) Migration
7 88 (5.71%) Change Management
8 79 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 77 (5.00%) Scrum
10 68 (4.42%) Load Balancing
11 67 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
12 65 (4.22%) OO
13 62 (4.03%) SOA
14 60 (3.90%) Project Management
15 57 (3.70%) E-Commerce
16 46 (2.99%) Service Management
17 43 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
18 42 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
18 42 (2.73%) Capacity Management
19 41 (2.66%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 348 (22.60%) Perl
2 319 (20.71%) Java
3 272 (17.66%) SQL
4 255 (16.56%) Python
5 232 (15.06%) PHP
6 208 (13.51%) Shell Script
6 208 (13.51%) Bash Shell
7 165 (10.71%) Ruby
8 77 (5.00%) Korn
9 54 (3.51%) JavaScript
10 52 (3.38%) C
11 38 (2.47%) PL/SQL
12 34 (2.21%) PowerShell
13 28 (1.82%) C++
13 28 (1.82%) VB
14 19 (1.23%) Bourne shell
15 18 (1.17%) Scala
16 17 (1.10%) sed
16 17 (1.10%) PHP5
17 16 (1.04%) XPath
Qualifications
1 175 (11.36%) Security Cleared
2 133 (8.64%) SC Cleared
3 60 (3.90%) Degree
4 56 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 47 (3.05%) RHCE
6 44 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (2.47%) CCNA
8 37 (2.40%) MCSE
9 30 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (1.62%) DV Cleared
11 20 (1.30%) MCITP
12 19 (1.23%) MCSA
13 18 (1.17%) CISSP
14 17 (1.10%) CCNP
15 13 (0.84%) MCP
16 12 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
16 12 (0.78%) JNCIA
17 11 (0.71%) BC Cleared
18 10 (0.65%) OCP
19 8 (0.52%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.66%) QA
2 40 (2.60%) SLA
3 16 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.39%) COBIT
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.065%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.065%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
System Software
1 249 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 145 (9.42%) Active Directory
3 92 (5.97%) NFS
4 78 (5.06%) Oracle RAC
5 55 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 44 (2.86%) vSphere
6 44 (2.86%) vCloud
7 43 (2.79%) Samba
8 41 (2.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 37 (2.40%) XenServer
10 33 (2.14%) Postfix
11 31 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
12 29 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
13 23 (1.49%) RHEV
13 23 (1.49%) Hyper-V
14 22 (1.43%) Xen
15 20 (1.30%) Squid
15 20 (1.30%) KVM
16 18 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 17 (1.10%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 316 (20.52%) Puppet
2 142 (9.22%) Opscode Chef
3 124 (8.05%) Nagios
4 58 (3.77%) NetBackup
5 52 (3.38%) ZABBIX
6 47 (3.05%) Tivoli
7 46 (2.99%) Cacti
8 40 (2.60%) Vagrant
8 40 (2.60%) Salt
9 27 (1.75%) Data Guard
10 26 (1.69%) Ansible
11 25 (1.62%) YUM
12 23 (1.49%) SCOM
13 21 (1.36%) OpenView
13 21 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 20 (1.30%) SCCM
15 19 (1.23%) ITRS Geneos
16 16 (1.04%) Control-M
17 15 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
18 14 (0.91%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 434 (28.18%) Oracle
2 414 (26.88%) VMware
3 210 (13.64%) HP
4 208 (13.51%) Microsoft
5 167 (10.84%) IBM
6 141 (9.16%) EMC
7 121 (7.86%) JBoss
8 112 (7.27%) Cisco
9 101 (6.56%) Citrix
10 93 (6.04%) NetApp
11 86 (5.58%) Sun
12 65 (4.22%) Veritas
13 50 (3.25%) Sybase
14 39 (2.53%) TIBCO
15 37 (2.40%) SAP
16 32 (2.08%) Symantec
17 31 (2.01%) BMC
18 30 (1.95%) Rackspace
19 27 (1.75%) Reuters
20 24 (1.56%) Percona
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