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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 178 145 171
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +26
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 661 683 671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.17% 1.43% 1.11%
As % of the Vendors category 2.56% 3.04% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 434 396
Average daily rate £400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £260 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 16
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £31.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +5.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £23.75 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £35.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.88 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -7.60%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25818 22455 27837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.86% 47.05% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14474 11940 14191
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1103 1186 1344
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -52 604 £409 +2.12% 177
London -48 298 £440 +0.57% 79
South East -23 93 £363 +5.07% 26
City of London -32 77 £411 -3.41% 23
North West +19 60 £400 +18.51% 18
South West -21 46 £365 -18.88% 16
Scotland +20 43 £338 -20.58% 6
East of England -30 40 £425 +30.76% 12
Cheshire +12 34 £388 -13.88% 5
North East -21 32 £374 +41.13% 2
Edinburgh -9 27 £350 -9.67% 3
Hampshire -6 25 £363 +26.08% 7
Tyne and Wear -27 25 £281 +4.16% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 25 £281 +4.16% 2
Hertfordshire +8 24 £475 +80.95% 4
Berkshire -1 22 £368 -33.18% 9
Manchester -1 22 £400 +40.35% 9
Chester -1 22 £363 -19.44% 1
Gloucestershire -8 22 £325 -27.77% 5
Cheltenham +8 17 £300 -33.33% 2
Yorkshire -34 16 £281 -19.64% 17
Surrey -9 15 £330 -2.22% 6
West Midlands -16 14 £339 +102.23% 2
Kent +2 13 £463 -2.63%
Bristol -1 13 £425 - 4
South Yorkshire +9 12 £280 +19.14% 2
Havant +1 11 £375 +6.68% 1
Cambridgeshire -33 9 £400 +23.07% 7
Reading -6 8 £335 -25.96% 8
Cambridge -15 8 £400 +21.21% 6

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1068 (87.61%) Linux
2 806 (66.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 576 (47.25%) UNIX
4 389 (31.91%) Oracle
5 345 (28.30%) Windows
6 333 (27.32%) VMware
7 324 (26.58%) Solaris
8 292 (23.95%) Perl
9 255 (20.92%) Apache
10 254 (20.84%) SAN
11 244 (20.02%) Finance
12 234 (19.20%) Puppet
13 223 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 216 (17.72%) HP
15 201 (16.49%) Java
16 196 (16.08%) DNS
17 175 (14.36%) SQL
18 165 (13.54%) Python
19 162 (13.29%) Oracle Database
20 161 (13.21%) CentOS
20 161 (13.21%) Firewall
21 160 (13.13%) Shell Script
22 154 (12.63%) MySQL
23 149 (12.22%) ITIL
24 146 (11.98%) IBM
25 143 (11.73%) Bash Shell
26 133 (10.91%) Configuration Management
27 131 (10.75%) Sun
28 130 (10.66%) Tomcat
29 127 (10.42%) Security Cleared

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 255 (20.92%) Apache
2 130 (10.66%) Tomcat
3 74 (6.07%) WebSphere
4 71 (5.82%) WebLogic
5 45 (3.69%) IIS
5 45 (3.69%) nginx
6 34 (2.79%) Confluence
7 20 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
8 19 (1.56%) OpenStack
8 19 (1.56%) MS Exchange
9 17 (1.39%) Elasticsearch
10 16 (1.31%) SharePoint
11 13 (1.07%) Node.js
12 12 (0.98%) Drupal
13 9 (0.74%) Jetty
13 9 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
13 9 (0.74%) MQSeries
14 8 (0.66%) Oracle Service Bus
15 7 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
15 7 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 41 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 11 (0.90%) MS Office
3 4 (0.33%) MS Project
3 4 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.082%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (1.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 11 (0.90%) Maximo
3 5 (0.41%) RMDS
3 5 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.33%) SAP SEM
4 4 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.16%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.16%) Tridion
5 2 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.16%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.16%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.16%) Magento
5 2 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.082%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.082%) Documaker
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.082%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.082%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 103 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (4.92%) Amazon EC2
3 43 (3.53%) Amazon S3
4 25 (2.05%) SaaS
4 25 (2.05%) Amazon ELB
5 24 (1.97%) Route 53
6 18 (1.48%) PaaS
7 14 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.07%) IaaS
9 7 (0.57%) Joyent
10 4 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
11 3 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
12 2 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
13 1 (0.082%) Heroku
13 1 (0.082%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 254 (20.84%) SAN
2 196 (16.08%) DNS
3 161 (13.21%) Firewall
4 123 (10.09%) TCP/IP
5 101 (8.29%) NAS
6 99 (8.12%) LDAP
7 73 (5.99%) DHCP
8 53 (4.35%) HTTP
9 48 (3.94%) WAN
9 48 (3.94%) LAN
10 47 (3.86%) SSH
11 39 (3.20%) Network Security
12 36 (2.95%) Multicast
13 33 (2.71%) VPN
14 32 (2.63%) SMTP
15 29 (2.38%) SNMP
16 28 (2.30%) FTP
17 27 (2.21%) SSL
18 24 (1.97%) VLAN
19 21 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (13.29%) Oracle Database
2 154 (12.63%) MySQL
3 80 (6.56%) SQL Server
4 72 (5.91%) Oracle Database 11g
5 44 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 40 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
6 40 (3.28%) MongoDB
7 32 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 32 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
9 29 (2.38%) Big Data
10 23 (1.89%) NoSQL
11 20 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
12 19 (1.56%) Hadoop
13 18 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (1.23%) CouchDB
15 15 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
15 15 (1.23%) Riak
15 15 (1.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 83 (6.81%) Jenkins
2 76 (6.23%) Git (software)
3 70 (5.74%) Subversion
4 60 (4.92%) Maven
5 56 (4.59%) Hudson
6 41 (3.36%) JIRA
7 34 (2.79%) Eclipse
8 23 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 20 (1.64%) JUnit
10 8 (0.66%) Cucumber
11 7 (0.57%) Ant
12 6 (0.49%) ClearCase
12 6 (0.49%) Selenium
12 6 (0.49%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.33%) JMeter
14 3 (0.25%) Sinon.JS
14 3 (0.25%) Karma Test Runner
14 3 (0.25%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.25%) WebLOAD
14 3 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 244 (20.02%) Finance
2 117 (9.60%) Banking
3 61 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.95%) Investment Banking
5 32 (2.63%) Retail
6 23 (1.89%) Marketing
7 21 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.15%) Front Office
9 13 (1.07%) Back Office
9 13 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.98%) Games
11 6 (0.49%) Advertising
12 5 (0.41%) Publishing
12 5 (0.41%) Electronics
13 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.25%) International Banking
14 3 (0.25%) Billing
14 3 (0.25%) Legal
15 2 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
16 1 (0.082%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 276 (22.64%) Administrator
2 205 (16.82%) Systems Administrator
3 138 (11.32%) Linux Administrator
4 133 (10.91%) Linux Engineer
5 121 (9.93%) UNIX Administrator
6 117 (9.60%) Architect
7 99 (8.12%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 93 (7.63%) Developer
9 89 (7.30%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 84 (6.89%) Support Engineer
11 78 (6.40%) DevOps Engineer
12 66 (5.41%) Consultant
13 59 (4.84%) UNIX Engineer
14 58 (4.76%) DBA
15 51 (4.18%) Analyst
16 49 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
17 47 (3.86%) Linux Support
18 43 (3.53%) Oracle DBA
19 34 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
20 33 (2.71%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (7.38%) Web Services
2 72 (5.91%) Middleware
3 69 (5.66%) LAMP
4 51 (4.18%) XML
5 44 (3.61%) CSS
6 35 (2.87%) Spring
7 34 (2.79%) .NET
8 32 (2.63%) HTML
9 31 (2.54%) Rendezvous
10 30 (2.46%) J2EE
11 29 (2.38%) Apache Camel
12 27 (2.21%) Java EE
13 26 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
14 24 (1.97%) Apache CXF
15 22 (1.80%) XSLT
16 21 (1.72%) Hibernate
17 18 (1.48%) JAAS
17 18 (1.48%) JSON
18 17 (1.39%) Software Packaging
19 16 (1.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 120 (9.84%) Clustering
2 78 (6.40%) Open Source
3 37 (3.04%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 34 (2.79%) Replication
5 30 (2.46%) CLARiiON
6 29 (2.38%) Fixed Income
7 19 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.39%) Wiki
10 11 (0.90%) Celerra
10 11 (0.90%) HACMP
11 10 (0.82%) Management Information System
12 9 (0.74%) Digital Media
12 9 (0.74%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.74%) FMCG
12 9 (0.74%) Thin Client
12 9 (0.74%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.66%) Derivative
13 8 (0.66%) Hedge funds
14 7 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1068 (87.61%) Linux
2 806 (66.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 576 (47.25%) UNIX
4 345 (28.30%) Windows
5 324 (26.58%) Solaris
6 161 (13.21%) CentOS
7 118 (9.68%) AIX
8 87 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 86 (7.05%) Ubuntu
10 83 (6.81%) HPUX
11 72 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 71 (5.82%) SUSE
13 61 (5.00%) Debian
14 35 (2.87%) Windows 7
15 29 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
16 25 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (1.39%) Windows XP
18 13 (1.07%) VMS
19 11 (0.90%) Fedora
20 7 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (12.22%) ITIL
2 133 (10.91%) Configuration Management
3 93 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
4 86 (7.05%) Project Management
5 85 (6.97%) Migration
6 84 (6.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 80 (6.56%) Agile Software Development
8 75 (6.15%) Change Management
9 65 (5.33%) Performance Tuning
10 64 (5.25%) Load Balancing
11 54 (4.43%) Service Management
12 44 (3.61%) SOA
13 42 (3.45%) Capacity Management
14 41 (3.36%) Electronic Trading
15 38 (3.12%) E-Commerce
16 34 (2.79%) Low Latency
17 32 (2.63%) Scrum
18 31 (2.54%) Business Intelligence
19 30 (2.46%) PRINCE2
20 25 (2.05%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 292 (23.95%) Perl
2 201 (16.49%) Java
3 175 (14.36%) SQL
4 165 (13.54%) Python
5 160 (13.13%) Shell Script
6 143 (11.73%) Bash Shell
7 119 (9.76%) PHP
8 86 (7.05%) Ruby
9 48 (3.94%) Korn
10 39 (3.20%) JavaScript
11 28 (2.30%) C
12 26 (2.13%) PowerShell
13 20 (1.64%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.64%) Bourne shell
14 15 (1.23%) VB
15 10 (0.82%) AWK
16 9 (0.74%) C-shell
17 6 (0.49%) sed
18 4 (0.33%) C#
18 4 (0.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 127 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 92 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 69 (5.66%) RHCE
4 43 (3.53%) Degree
5 38 (3.12%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.80%) Oracle Certification
7 21 (1.72%) OCP
8 19 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (1.31%) OCA
10 14 (1.15%) ISEB
10 14 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (0.90%) Sun Certification
11 11 (0.90%) MCSE
12 10 (0.82%) CCNA
13 9 (0.74%) CCNP
14 8 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.49%) MCSA
16 6 (0.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.38%) QA
2 25 (2.05%) SLA
3 8 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.082%) COBIT
6 1 (0.082%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.082%) JSP 440
System Software
1 223 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (8.70%) NFS
3 82 (6.73%) Active Directory
4 76 (6.23%) Oracle RAC
5 69 (5.66%) VMware ESX
6 53 (4.35%) vSphere
7 50 (4.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 44 (3.61%) Oracle RMAN
9 41 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 36 (2.95%) KVM
12 33 (2.71%) Samba
13 24 (1.97%) Xen
14 23 (1.89%) XenApp
15 22 (1.80%) Sendmail
16 17 (1.39%) Varnish
16 17 (1.39%) vCloud
16 17 (1.39%) Hyper-V
17 16 (1.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
17 16 (1.31%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 234 (19.20%) Puppet
2 113 (9.27%) Opscode Chef
3 92 (7.55%) Nagios
4 56 (4.59%) NetBackup
5 37 (3.04%) Tivoli
6 36 (2.95%) ZABBIX
7 35 (2.87%) Vagrant
8 33 (2.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 31 (2.54%) Data Guard
10 28 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 26 (2.13%) Cacti
12 23 (1.89%) EMC NetWorker
13 21 (1.72%) Cobbler
14 18 (1.48%) BMC PATROL
15 15 (1.23%) SCOM
15 15 (1.23%) Ganglia
16 13 (1.07%) Red Hat Satellite
16 13 (1.07%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 13 (1.07%) Ansible
17 12 (0.98%) Control-M
Vendors
1 389 (31.91%) Oracle
2 333 (27.32%) VMware
3 216 (17.72%) HP
4 146 (11.98%) IBM
5 131 (10.75%) Sun
6 121 (9.93%) JBoss
7 119 (9.76%) EMC
8 116 (9.52%) Veritas
9 103 (8.45%) Cisco
10 97 (7.96%) Microsoft
11 83 (6.81%) NetApp
12 69 (5.66%) Citrix
13 37 (3.04%) TIBCO
14 36 (2.95%) Reuters
15 34 (2.79%) SAP
16 30 (2.46%) Rackspace
17 29 (2.38%) MarketAxess
17 29 (2.38%) Symantec
17 29 (2.38%) eSpeed
18 28 (2.30%) BMC
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: 3 days ago
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Letchworth Garden City
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rate paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £375.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
esynergy Solutions - UK
Rate: £200 - £260 per day + Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £240.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 days ago