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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat
Rank 164 189 142
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -47
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 731 581 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.36% 1.12% 1.50%
As % of the Vendors category 3.00% 2.46% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 369 433
Average daily rate
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£413 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 6
Average hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £16.10 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £38.30 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £36.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.96% +52.63%

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
24335 23603 21491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.36% 45.47% 46.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13863 12950 11452
Average daily rate £400 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 1039 1048 1185
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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 +30 650 £413 -2.94% 239
London +19 322 £450 +2.27% 98
South East +3 108 £375 -4.76% 32
City of London +8 62 £425 - 42
Scotland +5 46 £400 +14.28% 6
South West -8 41 £400 +9.58% 43
North West -12 40 £388 -1.58% 9
East of England +7 35 £350 -20.00% 11
East Midlands +23 34 £450 -5.26% 3
Hampshire +2 34 £343 -5.51% 4
Edinburgh 0 30 £400 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire -2 27 £325 +16.07% 32
West Midlands +8 25 £425 +4.29% 10
Manchester -1 23 £350 -4.10% 3
Cambridgeshire +15 22 £325 -18.75% 6
Bristol +9 21 £385 -9.41% 23
Wales +7 20 £350 -6.66% 1
Oxfordshire 0 19 £375 +15.38% 9
Northamptonshire - 19 £450 - 2
Surrey +11 17 £413 -10.81% 6
West Yorkshire +7 17 £355 -6.57% 15
Leeds +3 16 £350 +22.80% 13
Berkshire -10 16 £350 -15.15% 6
Shropshire - 16 £456 - 2
Telford - 15 £438 - 2
North East -7 14 £300 -20.00%
Cambridge +9 13 £325 -18.75% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 13 £300 +5.26%
Tyne and Wear +5 13 £300 +5.26%
Northampton - 13 £450 -

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1336 (85.97%) Linux
2 964 (62.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 546 (35.14%) UNIX
4 531 (34.17%) Windows
5 489 (31.47%) Oracle
6 433 (27.86%) VMware
7 374 (24.07%) Puppet
8 328 (21.11%) Java
9 316 (20.33%) Perl
10 299 (19.24%) Apache
11 297 (19.11%) Solaris
12 292 (18.79%) DevOps
13 281 (18.08%) CentOS
14 263 (16.92%) Python
15 248 (15.96%) Security Cleared
16 240 (15.44%) Finance
17 231 (14.86%) MySQL
18 230 (14.80%) SQL
19 220 (14.16%) HP
20 219 (14.09%) Jenkins
21 218 (14.03%) DNS
21 218 (14.03%) Firewall
22 216 (13.90%) Bash Shell
23 212 (13.64%) Configuration Management
24 207 (13.32%) Web Services
25 206 (13.26%) Microsoft
25 206 (13.26%) Shell Script
25 206 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
26 199 (12.81%) SAN
27 194 (12.48%) Agile Software Development

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 299 (19.24%) Apache
2 167 (10.75%) Tomcat
3 149 (9.59%) WebLogic
4 125 (8.04%) JBoss
5 93 (5.98%) IIS
6 78 (5.02%) Confluence
7 77 (4.95%) WebSphere
8 67 (4.31%) nginx
8 67 (4.31%) OpenStack
9 39 (2.51%) SharePoint
10 33 (2.12%) MS Exchange
11 19 (1.22%) MediaWiki
12 18 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
13 17 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
14 16 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (0.84%) Lync
15 13 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
15 13 (0.84%) Apache Solr
16 11 (0.71%) Node.js
16 11 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 56 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.74%) MS Office
3 4 (0.26%) MS Project
3 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.13%) Stata
Business Applications
1 15 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.39%) Tridion
6 5 (0.32%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.19%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.19%) Maximo
7 3 (0.19%) Summit
8 2 (0.13%) RMDS
8 2 (0.13%) Agresso
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
8 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Financials
9 1 (0.064%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 169 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (3.35%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (2.96%) Amazon S3
4 37 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 25 (1.61%) PaaS
6 19 (1.22%) SaaS
6 19 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (1.16%) Route 53
8 16 (1.03%) IaaS
8 16 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
8 16 (1.03%) Heroku
8 16 (1.03%) Engine Yard
9 12 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (0.77%) OpenShift
10 9 (0.58%) Office 365
11 8 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 5 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.13%) GitHub
13 2 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 218 (14.03%) DNS
1 218 (14.03%) Firewall
2 199 (12.81%) SAN
3 168 (10.81%) TCP/IP
4 117 (7.53%) LDAP
5 81 (5.21%) DHCP
6 77 (4.95%) HTTP
7 74 (4.76%) Internet
8 63 (4.05%) SSL
9 54 (3.47%) Network Security
10 49 (3.15%) VLAN
10 49 (3.15%) VPN
11 48 (3.09%) WAN
12 46 (2.96%) LAN
13 41 (2.64%) NAS
14 27 (1.74%) IPsec
14 27 (1.74%) SSH
14 27 (1.74%) BGP
15 25 (1.61%) FTP
16 20 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 231 (14.86%) MySQL
2 178 (11.45%) Oracle Database
3 116 (7.46%) MongoDB
4 112 (7.21%) SQL Server
5 95 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
6 81 (5.21%) NoSQL
7 73 (4.70%) Relational Database
8 59 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
9 47 (3.02%) RDBMS
10 42 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 37 (2.38%) Big Data
11 37 (2.38%) Hadoop
12 30 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
13 27 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
14 26 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
15 13 (0.84%) CouchDB
15 13 (0.84%) Riak
16 12 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
16 12 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
16 12 (0.77%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 219 (14.09%) Jenkins
2 158 (10.17%) Subversion
3 121 (7.79%) Git (software)
4 120 (7.72%) Maven
5 108 (6.95%) JIRA
6 83 (5.34%) Hudson
7 68 (4.38%) Ant
8 42 (2.70%) JUnit
9 41 (2.64%) TeamCity
9 41 (2.64%) Gradle
10 39 (2.51%) Mercurial
11 35 (2.25%) Eclipse
12 21 (1.35%) Artifactory
13 17 (1.09%) SonarQube
14 16 (1.03%) Cucumber
15 14 (0.90%) MSBuild
15 14 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 13 (0.84%) Gerrit
16 13 (0.84%) ClearQuest
17 11 (0.71%) JMeter
General
1 240 (15.44%) Finance
2 128 (8.24%) Banking
3 72 (4.63%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 31 (1.99%) Retail
6 30 (1.93%) Marketing
7 26 (1.67%) Games
7 26 (1.67%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.09%) Publishing
8 17 (1.09%) Electronics
9 13 (0.84%) Advertising
10 12 (0.77%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.64%) Legal
12 4 (0.26%) International Banking
13 3 (0.19%) French Language
13 3 (0.19%) German Language
13 3 (0.19%) Back Office
14 2 (0.13%) Front Office
14 2 (0.13%) Law
14 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 243 (15.64%) Administrator
2 175 (11.26%) DevOps Engineer
3 160 (10.30%) Systems Administrator
4 158 (10.17%) Developer
5 152 (9.78%) Linux Engineer
6 128 (8.24%) Linux Administrator
7 126 (8.11%) Architect
8 99 (6.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 86 (5.53%) Analyst
10 84 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 73 (4.70%) Consultant
12 63 (4.05%) Java Developer
13 61 (3.93%) UNIX Administrator
14 58 (3.73%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 56 (3.60%) UNIX Engineer
16 55 (3.54%) Support Engineer
16 55 (3.54%) Systems Engineer
17 45 (2.90%) DBA
17 45 (2.90%) Linux Support
18 39 (2.51%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 207 (13.32%) Web Services
2 105 (6.76%) Middleware
3 102 (6.56%) XML
4 74 (4.76%) SOAP
5 69 (4.44%) LAMP
6 57 (3.67%) J2EE
7 47 (3.02%) .NET
8 45 (2.90%) HTML
8 45 (2.90%) JMS
9 44 (2.83%) JSON
10 42 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
11 40 (2.57%) Java EE
12 36 (2.32%) CSS
13 35 (2.25%) Spring
13 35 (2.25%) jQuery
14 33 (2.12%) REST
15 27 (1.74%) Hibernate
16 25 (1.61%) MCollective
17 23 (1.48%) EJB
18 21 (1.35%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 147 (9.46%) Clustering
2 140 (9.01%) Open Source
3 106 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 52 (3.35%) Enterprise Software
5 42 (2.70%) PKI
6 31 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 30 (1.93%) Wiki
8 26 (1.67%) Replication
9 25 (1.61%) Fixed Income
9 25 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 25 (1.61%) Mobile App
10 23 (1.48%) Oracle Exalogic
11 21 (1.35%) Device Driver
12 20 (1.29%) CESG
13 17 (1.09%) Derivative
13 17 (1.09%) Online Games
13 17 (1.09%) DataPower
14 16 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
14 16 (1.03%) HACMP
15 14 (0.90%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1336 (85.97%) Linux
2 964 (62.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 546 (35.14%) UNIX
4 531 (34.17%) Windows
5 297 (19.11%) Solaris
6 281 (18.08%) CentOS
7 148 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 146 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 138 (8.88%) AIX
10 126 (8.11%) Ubuntu
11 87 (5.60%) SUSE
12 81 (5.21%) HPUX
12 81 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 73 (4.70%) Debian
14 39 (2.51%) Fedora
15 38 (2.45%) Oracle Linux
16 37 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 30 (1.93%) Windows XP
18 28 (1.80%) Windows 7
19 19 (1.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (18.79%) DevOps
2 212 (13.64%) Configuration Management
3 194 (12.48%) Agile Software Development
4 184 (11.84%) ITIL
5 170 (10.94%) Continuous Integration
6 114 (7.34%) Migration
7 101 (6.50%) Load Balancing
8 93 (5.98%) Change Management
9 88 (5.66%) Scrum
10 77 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
11 73 (4.70%) OO
12 67 (4.31%) Project Management
13 63 (4.05%) Service Management
14 60 (3.86%) Service Delivery
14 60 (3.86%) E-Commerce
15 53 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
16 49 (3.15%) TDD
17 48 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
18 47 (3.02%) Release Management
18 47 (3.02%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 328 (21.11%) Java
2 316 (20.33%) Perl
3 263 (16.92%) Python
4 230 (14.80%) SQL
5 216 (13.90%) Bash Shell
6 206 (13.26%) Shell Script
7 154 (9.91%) Ruby
8 133 (8.56%) PHP
9 63 (4.05%) JavaScript
10 57 (3.67%) Korn
11 49 (3.15%) PL/SQL
12 46 (2.96%) PowerShell
13 41 (2.64%) C
14 37 (2.38%) C++
15 19 (1.22%) C#
16 18 (1.16%) AWK
17 16 (1.03%) VB
18 13 (0.84%) VBScript
19 12 (0.77%) sed
20 8 (0.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 248 (15.96%) Security Cleared
2 161 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 85 (5.47%) DV Cleared
4 49 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (2.70%) MCSE
6 40 (2.57%) RHCE
6 40 (2.57%) Degree
7 39 (2.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 35 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (1.42%) CCNA
10 18 (1.16%) CCNP
11 14 (0.90%) MCP
12 13 (0.84%) MCITP
12 13 (0.84%) RHCA
12 13 (0.84%) RHCT
13 12 (0.77%) MCSA
13 12 (0.77%) RHCSA
14 11 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 8 (0.51%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.73%) QA
2 37 (2.38%) SLA
3 6 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.19%) HL7
7 2 (0.13%) DICOM
System Software
1 206 (13.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 163 (10.49%) Active Directory
3 88 (5.66%) vSphere
4 51 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 49 (3.15%) Samba
6 45 (2.90%) NFS
7 42 (2.70%) VMware ESX
8 37 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
8 37 (2.38%) vCloud
9 31 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (1.99%) iptables
9 31 (1.99%) Hyper-V
9 31 (1.99%) Postfix
10 25 (1.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 24 (1.54%) Docker
12 23 (1.48%) XenServer
13 17 (1.09%) XenApp
13 17 (1.09%) Firmware
13 17 (1.09%) KVM
14 14 (0.90%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 374 (24.07%) Puppet
2 152 (9.78%) Opscode Chef
3 108 (6.95%) Nagios
4 54 (3.47%) NetBackup
4 54 (3.47%) ZABBIX
5 47 (3.02%) Salt
6 40 (2.57%) Vagrant
7 37 (2.38%) Ansible
8 36 (2.32%) Red Hat Satellite
8 36 (2.32%) Cacti
9 31 (1.99%) Cobbler
10 29 (1.87%) HAProxy
11 27 (1.74%) Tivoli
12 26 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 24 (1.54%) yum
14 22 (1.42%) SCCM
15 21 (1.35%) Data Guard
15 21 (1.35%) BladeLogic
16 19 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
17 18 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 489 (31.47%) Oracle
2 433 (27.86%) VMware
3 220 (14.16%) HP
4 206 (13.26%) Microsoft
5 140 (9.01%) Cisco
6 113 (7.27%) NetApp
7 112 (7.21%) IBM
8 93 (5.98%) EMC
8 93 (5.98%) Citrix
9 85 (5.47%) Veritas
10 73 (4.70%) Sun
11 55 (3.54%) F5
12 43 (2.77%) Splunk
13 38 (2.45%) Dell
14 36 (2.32%) SAP
15 35 (2.25%) Symantec
16 31 (1.99%) Atlassian
17 25 (1.61%) CheckPoint
17 25 (1.61%) TIBCO
18 23 (1.48%) Brocade
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £750 to £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £525 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago