The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 160 142 142
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 743 760 791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.49% 1.37%
As % of the Vendors category 2.98% 3.16% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 465 435
Average daily rate
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£384 £385 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £502 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 14
Average hourly rate £42.50 £22.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.88% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £19.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £38.75 £61.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+77.82% -36.26%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24962 24020 26977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.63% 47.12% 46.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13870 13017 13658
Average daily rate £380 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
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 1086 1196 1388
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.87 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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
(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 -4 692 £400 +5.26% 170
London -15 320 £425 +3.03% 86
South East -12 133 £370 -4.51% 37
City of London +13 75 £450 +5.88% 29
South West +35 73 £400 +6.66% 11
Hampshire -16 52 £388 +6.16% 8
Bristol +22 45 £400 - 3
North West +10 41 £288 -10.85% 8
Yorkshire -25 34 £425 +41.66% 10
Berkshire +14 33 £394 +21.15% 12
Scotland -12 33 £325 -23.52% 11
North East -6 25 £280 -20.00% 4
East of England -43 25 £400 +15.10% 8
Cheshire +26 24 £388 -8.82% 3
Cambridgeshire +7 23 £400 +21.21% 4
West Midlands +7 23 £275 +34.14% 4
Tyne and Wear -1 23 £263 -25.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 22 £263 -25.00% 4
Edinburgh -6 22 £363 -17.14% 4
West Yorkshire -25 21 £485 +38.57% 7
Leeds -21 19 £478 +43.60% 6
Buckinghamshire +3 18 £288 +34.18%
East Midlands +5 17 £306 -15.51% 3
Basingstoke +21 16 £425 -
Cambridge +2 16 £400 +21.21% 4
Milton Keynes +5 13 £344 +60.44%
West Sussex +3 12 £220 -36.23%
Manchester -7 12 £250 -21.87% 2
Gloucestershire -8 11 £475 +26.66% 4
Gloucester - 10 £475 - 2

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1236 (88.67%) Linux
2 942 (67.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 554 (39.74%) UNIX
4 425 (30.49%) Oracle
5 404 (28.98%) Windows
6 367 (26.33%) VMware
7 338 (24.25%) Perl
8 291 (20.88%) Apache
9 269 (19.30%) Puppet
10 262 (18.79%) Solaris
11 251 (18.01%) SQL
12 247 (17.72%) Java
13 246 (17.65%) Finance
14 237 (17.00%) CentOS
15 234 (16.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 233 (16.71%) Python
17 214 (15.35%) MySQL
18 205 (14.71%) DevOps
19 204 (14.63%) Bash Shell
20 197 (14.13%) SAN
21 189 (13.56%) Firewall
22 180 (12.91%) PHP
23 177 (12.70%) HP
24 176 (12.63%) Shell Script
25 171 (12.27%) DNS
26 168 (12.05%) Banking
26 168 (12.05%) Oracle Database
27 165 (11.84%) IBM
28 162 (11.62%) Tomcat
29 160 (11.48%) Microsoft

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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
1 291 (20.88%) Apache
2 162 (11.62%) Tomcat
3 126 (9.04%) WebLogic
4 110 (7.89%) WebSphere
5 79 (5.67%) IIS
6 56 (4.02%) nginx
7 31 (2.22%) OpenStack
8 30 (2.15%) Confluence
8 30 (2.15%) SharePoint
9 29 (2.08%) MS Exchange
10 28 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
11 25 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (1.08%) MQSeries
13 14 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
13 14 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
13 14 (1.00%) Drupal
14 12 (0.86%) Oracle Application Server
14 12 (0.86%) Node.js
14 12 (0.86%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 53 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.86%) MS Office
3 10 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.072%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.072%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.86%) Maximo
3 10 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
4 9 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.57%) Magento
6 7 (0.50%) RMDS
6 7 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
8 4 (0.29%) SAP CO
9 3 (0.22%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.22%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 3 (0.22%) Shopify
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle FAH
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 2 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 125 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
3 57 (4.09%) Amazon S3
4 34 (2.44%) SaaS
5 28 (2.01%) Route 53
5 28 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
6 22 (1.58%) IaaS
7 21 (1.51%) PaaS
8 17 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (0.86%) Office 365
10 6 (0.43%) Joyent
11 4 (0.29%) Google Apps
11 4 (0.29%) Rackspace Cloud
12 3 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.072%) Heroku
13 1 (0.072%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 197 (14.13%) SAN
2 189 (13.56%) Firewall
3 171 (12.27%) DNS
4 123 (8.82%) LDAP
5 102 (7.32%) TCP/IP
6 77 (5.52%) DHCP
7 70 (5.02%) LAN
7 70 (5.02%) WAN
8 65 (4.66%) NAS
9 54 (3.87%) VPN
10 47 (3.37%) SSH
11 45 (3.23%) Internet
12 43 (3.08%) HTTP
13 37 (2.65%) Network Security
14 31 (2.22%) Multicast
15 29 (2.08%) SSL
16 26 (1.87%) OpenLDAP
17 24 (1.72%) FTP
18 18 (1.29%) Kerberos
18 18 (1.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (15.35%) MySQL
2 168 (12.05%) Oracle Database
3 100 (7.17%) SQL Server
4 74 (5.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 59 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
6 55 (3.95%) Relational Database
7 47 (3.37%) Oracle Database 10g
8 46 (3.30%) MongoDB
9 35 (2.51%) NoSQL
10 33 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
11 30 (2.15%) Big Data
11 30 (2.15%) RDBMS
12 29 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
13 26 (1.87%) Hadoop
14 25 (1.79%) Redis
15 23 (1.65%) Apache Cassandra
15 23 (1.65%) DB2
16 20 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
17 19 (1.36%) Sybase ASE
18 18 (1.29%) Riak
Development Applications
1 128 (9.18%) Jenkins
2 82 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 74 (5.31%) Hudson
4 72 (5.16%) Subversion
5 48 (3.44%) Maven
6 38 (2.73%) JIRA
7 18 (1.29%) Eclipse
8 17 (1.22%) JMeter
9 15 (1.08%) JUnit
10 11 (0.79%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.50%) Ant
12 6 (0.43%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.43%) RSpec
12 6 (0.43%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.36%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.29%) Selenium
15 3 (0.22%) Mercurial
15 3 (0.22%) WebLOAD
15 3 (0.22%) Gradle
General
1 246 (17.65%) Finance
2 168 (12.05%) Banking
3 53 (3.80%) Investment Banking
4 49 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.73%) Retail
6 27 (1.94%) Front Office
7 22 (1.58%) Marketing
8 17 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 13 (0.93%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.86%) Games
11 11 (0.79%) Electronics
11 11 (0.79%) Advertising
12 5 (0.36%) French Language
12 5 (0.36%) Billing
12 5 (0.36%) Legal
13 4 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.22%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.22%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.22%) Publishing
15 2 (0.14%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 260 (18.65%) Administrator
2 193 (13.85%) Systems Administrator
3 155 (11.12%) Linux Administrator
4 121 (8.68%) Linux Engineer
5 113 (8.11%) Developer
6 110 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 108 (7.75%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 101 (7.25%) Architect
9 96 (6.89%) Analyst
10 79 (5.67%) UNIX Administrator
11 68 (4.88%) DBA
11 68 (4.88%) UNIX Engineer
12 66 (4.73%) Consultant
13 62 (4.45%) Support Engineer
14 53 (3.80%) UNIX Systems Administrator
15 50 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
16 49 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 48 (3.44%) Linux Support
18 46 (3.30%) Applications Support
19 44 (3.16%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (9.40%) LAMP
2 122 (8.75%) Web Services
3 97 (6.96%) Middleware
4 77 (5.52%) XML
5 46 (3.30%) WebSphere MQ
6 42 (3.01%) Spring
7 40 (2.87%) CSS
8 34 (2.44%) Java EE
9 30 (2.15%) JSON
10 28 (2.01%) .NET
11 24 (1.72%) Rendezvous
12 23 (1.65%) HTML
12 23 (1.65%) Hibernate
13 22 (1.58%) SOAP
13 22 (1.58%) jQuery
14 19 (1.36%) RESTful
14 19 (1.36%) J2EE
15 16 (1.15%) XSLT
15 16 (1.15%) Software Packaging
16 14 (1.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 145 (10.40%) Open Source
2 80 (5.74%) Clustering
3 39 (2.80%) Replication
4 34 (2.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 24 (1.72%) Wiki
6 23 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.58%) Fixed Income
8 21 (1.51%) PKI
9 18 (1.29%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.22%) CLARiiON
11 15 (1.08%) HACMP
12 14 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.93%) Oracle Exalogic
14 12 (0.86%) Mainframe
15 10 (0.72%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.72%) Fat Client
16 9 (0.65%) FMCG
16 9 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
16 9 (0.65%) Digital Media
16 9 (0.65%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 1236 (88.67%) Linux
2 942 (67.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 554 (39.74%) UNIX
4 404 (28.98%) Windows
5 262 (18.79%) Solaris
6 237 (17.00%) CentOS
7 126 (9.04%) AIX
8 110 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 110 (7.89%) Ubuntu
9 96 (6.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 94 (6.74%) Debian
11 68 (4.88%) HPUX
12 61 (4.38%) SUSE
13 60 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 40 (2.87%) Oracle Linux
15 26 (1.87%) Windows 7
16 22 (1.58%) Windows XP
17 15 (1.08%) Fedora
18 10 (0.72%) SELinux
18 10 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (14.71%) DevOps
2 159 (11.41%) ITIL
3 144 (10.33%) Configuration Management
4 118 (8.46%) Continuous Integration
5 100 (7.17%) Migration
6 95 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 82 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 78 (5.60%) Performance Tuning
9 69 (4.95%) Change Management
9 69 (4.95%) Load Balancing
10 59 (4.23%) Project Management
11 58 (4.16%) Scrum
12 50 (3.59%) E-Commerce
13 49 (3.52%) Performance Testing
14 45 (3.23%) Service Management
15 42 (3.01%) Capacity Planning
16 41 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
17 37 (2.65%) Electronic Trading
17 37 (2.65%) Data Modelling
18 35 (2.51%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 338 (24.25%) Perl
2 251 (18.01%) SQL
3 247 (17.72%) Java
4 233 (16.71%) Python
5 204 (14.63%) Bash Shell
6 180 (12.91%) PHP
7 176 (12.63%) Shell Script
8 143 (10.26%) Ruby
9 66 (4.73%) Korn
10 39 (2.80%) PL/SQL
11 35 (2.51%) C
12 33 (2.37%) JavaScript
13 28 (2.01%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.51%) sed
15 18 (1.29%) AWK
15 18 (1.29%) Bourne shell
16 15 (1.08%) VB
17 12 (0.86%) C-shell
18 10 (0.72%) PHP5
19 8 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 156 (11.19%) Security Cleared
2 112 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 52 (3.73%) Degree
4 44 (3.16%) RHCE
5 32 (2.30%) DV Cleared
6 30 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (1.58%) MCSE
9 21 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
10 19 (1.36%) Oracle Certification
11 18 (1.29%) MCSA
11 18 (1.29%) CISSP
12 17 (1.22%) OCP
13 13 (0.93%) CCNA
14 12 (0.86%) MCP
14 12 (0.86%) MCITP
15 10 (0.72%) CCNP
16 9 (0.65%) BC Cleared
17 8 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.57%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (2.51%) QA
2 25 (1.79%) SLA
3 14 (1.00%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 6 (0.43%) COBIT
6 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.072%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 234 (16.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 116 (8.32%) Active Directory
3 92 (6.60%) Oracle RAC
4 75 (5.38%) NFS
5 57 (4.09%) VMware ESX
6 45 (3.23%) vSphere
7 43 (3.08%) Oracle RMAN
8 41 (2.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 40 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
10 39 (2.80%) Samba
11 31 (2.22%) Postfix
12 30 (2.15%) XenServer
13 29 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 26 (1.87%) Hyper-V
15 25 (1.79%) RHEV
16 24 (1.72%) KVM
16 24 (1.72%) vCloud
16 24 (1.72%) Xen
17 20 (1.43%) Squid
18 18 (1.29%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 269 (19.30%) Puppet
2 123 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
3 95 (6.81%) Nagios
4 53 (3.80%) Tivoli
5 52 (3.73%) ZABBIX
6 46 (3.30%) NetBackup
7 42 (3.01%) Cacti
8 39 (2.80%) Vagrant
9 33 (2.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 32 (2.30%) Data Guard
11 30 (2.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 29 (2.08%) Salt
13 28 (2.01%) SCOM
14 24 (1.72%) YUM
14 24 (1.72%) SCCM
15 23 (1.65%) EMC NetWorker
16 20 (1.43%) Control-M
17 19 (1.36%) ITRS Geneos
17 19 (1.36%) Ansible
18 18 (1.29%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 425 (30.49%) Oracle
2 367 (26.33%) VMware
3 177 (12.70%) HP
4 165 (11.84%) IBM
5 160 (11.48%) Microsoft
6 110 (7.89%) Sun
7 102 (7.32%) Cisco
7 102 (7.32%) JBoss
7 102 (7.32%) EMC
8 99 (7.10%) NetApp
9 97 (6.96%) Citrix
10 76 (5.45%) Veritas
11 37 (2.65%) SAP
12 34 (2.44%) Rackspace
13 33 (2.37%) TIBCO
13 33 (2.37%) Sybase
14 31 (2.22%) BMC
15 28 (2.01%) Reuters
16 26 (1.87%) RightScale
17 25 (1.79%) Symantec
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £675 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sheffield
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Adlam Consulting Ltd
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Gold Group
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
QUANTICA
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago