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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat
Rank 163 178 145
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -33
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 776 650 717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.39% 1.18% 1.48%
As % of the Vendors category 3.07% 2.59% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 394 458
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
+6.80% +5.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 7
Average hourly rate £33.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.83 £12.50 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £38.10 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £28.88
% change year-on-year
- +21.21%

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
25269 25137 22645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.52% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14362 14090 11990
Average daily rate £400 £392 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1091 1071 1207
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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 +18 690 £413 +0.60% 178
London +19 319 £450 +1.12% 84
South East +13 113 £381 +5.17% 40
City of London +20 76 £413 +3.12% 25
Scotland +9 47 £388 +16.98% 9
East of England +26 45 £350 -17.64% 7
East Midlands +42 43 £450 -5.26% 4
South West +1 42 £413 +13.01% 15
North West -37 42 £400 - 7
Yorkshire +5 38 £315 +12.00% 15
Cambridgeshire +26 29 £325 -18.75% 4
Wales +14 28 £400 +6.66% 3
Edinburgh +1 26 £400 +14.28% 4
Oxfordshire +2 25 £375 +15.38% 12
Hampshire -7 25 £340 -6.20% 10
West Midlands -1 24 £413 +21.77% 3
Manchester -13 22 £350 -12.50% 4
Northamptonshire - 22 £450 - 1
Surrey +9 21 £425 +28.78% 5
North East -13 21 £300 -9.29% 2
West Yorkshire +5 20 £360 -5.26% 7
Berkshire -8 20 £413 +12.24% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +3 19 £300 +6.38% 2
Tyne and Wear -2 19 £300 +6.38% 2
Bristol +11 18 £400 -5.88% 11
Leeds 0 16 £350 +22.80% 4
Cambridge +5 15 £325 -18.75% 3
South Yorkshire -7 14 £300 +7.14% 6
Shropshire - 14 £475 -
Northampton - 14 £450 - 1

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 1371 (86.83%) Linux
2 997 (63.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 528 (33.44%) UNIX
4 519 (32.87%) Windows
5 505 (31.98%) Oracle
6 429 (27.17%) VMware
7 391 (24.76%) Puppet
8 336 (21.28%) Java
9 334 (21.15%) Apache
10 317 (20.08%) Perl
11 310 (19.63%) DevOps
12 287 (18.18%) Solaris
13 281 (17.80%) Python
14 265 (16.78%) CentOS
15 255 (16.15%) MySQL
16 243 (15.39%) Security Cleared
16 243 (15.39%) Jenkins
17 241 (15.26%) Finance
18 235 (14.88%) SQL
19 231 (14.63%) Bash Shell
20 224 (14.19%) HP
21 220 (13.93%) Firewall
22 216 (13.68%) Web Services
23 214 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
24 211 (13.36%) SAN
25 210 (13.30%) Configuration Management
26 209 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
26 209 (13.24%) DNS
27 199 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
28 196 (12.41%) Microsoft

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 334 (21.15%) Apache
2 187 (11.84%) Tomcat
3 151 (9.56%) WebLogic
4 146 (9.25%) JBoss
5 104 (6.59%) IIS
6 88 (5.57%) Confluence
7 78 (4.94%) WebSphere
8 75 (4.75%) nginx
9 70 (4.43%) OpenStack
10 43 (2.72%) SharePoint
11 33 (2.09%) MS Exchange
12 20 (1.27%) MediaWiki
13 18 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
13 18 (1.14%) Node.js
14 16 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (1.01%) Apache Solr
15 15 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 13 (0.82%) WildFly
17 12 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 61 (3.86%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.71%) MS Office
3 5 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.32%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.44%) Tridion
5 4 (0.25%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.19%) Maximo
6 3 (0.19%) Summit
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.13%) Agresso
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.13%) RMDS
7 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
8 1 (0.063%) AWD
8 1 (0.063%) Magento
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.063%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 214 (13.55%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (2.79%) AWS CloudFormation
3 42 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
4 41 (2.60%) Amazon S3
5 26 (1.65%) PaaS
6 24 (1.52%) IaaS
7 19 (1.20%) SaaS
8 18 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (1.01%) Heroku
9 16 (1.01%) Engine Yard
10 14 (0.89%) Route 53
11 12 (0.76%) OpenShift
11 12 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (0.70%) Office 365
13 10 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 7 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.19%) GitHub
17 2 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 220 (13.93%) Firewall
2 211 (13.36%) SAN
3 209 (13.24%) DNS
4 167 (10.58%) TCP/IP
5 112 (7.09%) LDAP
6 80 (5.07%) HTTP
7 73 (4.62%) SSL
8 72 (4.56%) DHCP
9 70 (4.43%) Internet
10 58 (3.67%) Network Security
11 52 (3.29%) VPN
12 51 (3.23%) VLAN
13 44 (2.79%) NAS
13 44 (2.79%) WAN
14 41 (2.60%) LAN
15 31 (1.96%) IPsec
16 26 (1.65%) SSH
17 24 (1.52%) BGP
18 19 (1.20%) FTP
19 18 (1.14%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 255 (16.15%) MySQL
2 188 (11.91%) Oracle Database
3 122 (7.73%) SQL Server
3 122 (7.73%) MongoDB
4 105 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
5 81 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 77 (4.88%) Relational Database
7 56 (3.55%) Oracle Database 11g
8 53 (3.36%) RDBMS
9 39 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
10 34 (2.15%) Hadoop
10 34 (2.15%) Big Data
11 28 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
12 25 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
12 25 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
13 17 (1.08%) Redis
14 16 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.01%) WhereScape RED
15 11 (0.70%) Oracle BI EE
16 10 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 243 (15.39%) Jenkins
2 167 (10.58%) Subversion
3 138 (8.74%) Git (software)
4 135 (8.55%) Maven
5 133 (8.42%) JIRA
6 85 (5.38%) Hudson
7 72 (4.56%) Ant
8 48 (3.04%) Gradle
9 47 (2.98%) TeamCity
10 46 (2.91%) JUnit
11 45 (2.85%) Mercurial
12 39 (2.47%) Eclipse
13 27 (1.71%) Artifactory
14 22 (1.39%) SonarQube
15 18 (1.14%) MSBuild
16 17 (1.08%) Gerrit
17 16 (1.01%) Cucumber
18 14 (0.89%) JMeter
19 13 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 13 (0.82%) Selenium
General
1 241 (15.26%) Finance
2 117 (7.41%) Banking
3 73 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.22%) Retail
5 33 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 30 (1.90%) Marketing
7 28 (1.77%) Games
8 25 (1.58%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.08%) Electronics
10 15 (0.95%) Publishing
11 13 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.76%) Advertising
13 10 (0.63%) Legal
14 4 (0.25%) International Banking
15 3 (0.19%) Front Office
15 3 (0.19%) Back Office
16 2 (0.13%) Law
16 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
17 1 (0.063%) French Language
17 1 (0.063%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 240 (15.20%) Administrator
2 173 (10.96%) DevOps Engineer
3 171 (10.83%) Linux Engineer
4 169 (10.70%) Systems Administrator
5 149 (9.44%) Developer
6 128 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
7 125 (7.92%) Architect
8 100 (6.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 86 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 78 (4.94%) Analyst
11 66 (4.18%) Consultant
12 62 (3.93%) UNIX Administrator
13 60 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
14 59 (3.74%) UNIX Engineer
15 58 (3.67%) Java Developer
16 55 (3.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 51 (3.23%) DBA
18 50 (3.17%) Support Engineer
19 45 (2.85%) Linux Support
20 43 (2.72%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (13.68%) Web Services
2 117 (7.41%) Middleware
3 91 (5.76%) XML
4 69 (4.37%) SOAP
5 66 (4.18%) LAMP
6 65 (4.12%) J2EE
7 52 (3.29%) .NET
8 49 (3.10%) HTML
9 48 (3.04%) JSON
10 43 (2.72%) JMS
11 41 (2.60%) WebSphere MQ
12 40 (2.53%) Java EE
13 34 (2.15%) REST
14 33 (2.09%) Spring
14 33 (2.09%) CSS
15 32 (2.03%) jQuery
16 27 (1.71%) Hibernate
17 25 (1.58%) Rendezvous
17 25 (1.58%) MCollective
18 24 (1.52%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 150 (9.50%) Clustering
2 141 (8.93%) Open Source
3 100 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
5 45 (2.85%) PKI
6 32 (2.03%) Wiki
7 31 (1.96%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.84%) Fixed Income
9 27 (1.71%) Mobile App
10 26 (1.65%) Computer Science
11 23 (1.46%) Replication
12 21 (1.33%) Oracle Exalogic
12 21 (1.33%) Device Driver
13 20 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
14 19 (1.20%) Private Cloud
15 18 (1.14%) Public Cloud
15 18 (1.14%) DataPower
15 18 (1.14%) Online Games
16 15 (0.95%) CESG
17 14 (0.89%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 1371 (86.83%) Linux
2 997 (63.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 528 (33.44%) UNIX
4 519 (32.87%) Windows
5 287 (18.18%) Solaris
6 265 (16.78%) CentOS
7 145 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 136 (8.61%) AIX
9 135 (8.55%) Ubuntu
10 131 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
11 94 (5.95%) SUSE
12 82 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
13 76 (4.81%) Debian
14 74 (4.69%) HPUX
15 38 (2.41%) Fedora
16 34 (2.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 32 (2.03%) Oracle Linux
18 30 (1.90%) Windows XP
19 24 (1.52%) Windows 7
20 18 (1.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 310 (19.63%) DevOps
2 210 (13.30%) Configuration Management
3 209 (13.24%) Agile Software Development
4 179 (11.34%) ITIL
5 177 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (6.97%) Migration
7 105 (6.65%) Load Balancing
8 90 (5.70%) Scrum
9 88 (5.57%) Change Management
10 70 (4.43%) E-Commerce
11 67 (4.24%) OO
12 62 (3.93%) Disaster Recovery
13 61 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
14 59 (3.74%) Service Management
15 55 (3.48%) TDD
16 54 (3.42%) Project Management
17 53 (3.36%) Service Delivery
18 52 (3.29%) Release Management
19 47 (2.98%) SOA
20 44 (2.79%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 336 (21.28%) Java
2 317 (20.08%) Perl
3 281 (17.80%) Python
4 235 (14.88%) SQL
5 231 (14.63%) Bash Shell
6 188 (11.91%) Shell Script
7 162 (10.26%) Ruby
8 142 (8.99%) PHP
9 64 (4.05%) JavaScript
10 57 (3.61%) Korn
11 51 (3.23%) PowerShell
12 48 (3.04%) PL/SQL
13 44 (2.79%) C
14 38 (2.41%) C++
15 19 (1.20%) C#
16 17 (1.08%) VB
17 14 (0.89%) AWK
18 13 (0.82%) VBScript
19 10 (0.63%) C-shell
20 8 (0.51%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 243 (15.39%) Security Cleared
2 152 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 86 (5.45%) DV Cleared
4 45 (2.85%) RHCE
5 41 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (2.47%) Degree
7 36 (2.28%) MCSE
7 36 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 28 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.08%) CCNA
10 16 (1.01%) CCNP
11 14 (0.89%) MCP
12 13 (0.82%) RHCT
13 12 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.70%) RHCA
14 11 (0.70%) MCSA
14 11 (0.70%) RHCSA
15 9 (0.57%) MCITP
16 8 (0.51%) BC Cleared
17 7 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.48%) QA
2 30 (1.90%) SLA
3 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.19%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.19%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.13%) WAI
6 2 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.063%) DICOM
7 1 (0.063%) COBIT
7 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 199 (12.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 150 (9.50%) Active Directory
3 90 (5.70%) vSphere
4 55 (3.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 49 (3.10%) NFS
6 46 (2.91%) Samba
7 39 (2.47%) Hyper-V
8 36 (2.28%) VMware ESX
9 34 (2.15%) Postfix
10 33 (2.09%) Oracle RAC
10 33 (2.09%) vCloud
11 32 (2.03%) Docker
12 31 (1.96%) iptables
13 29 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
14 27 (1.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 20 (1.27%) Firmware
15 20 (1.27%) XenServer
16 17 (1.08%) Varnish
16 17 (1.08%) XenApp
17 16 (1.01%) KVM
Systems Management
1 391 (24.76%) Puppet
2 155 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
3 107 (6.78%) Nagios
4 52 (3.29%) ZABBIX
5 51 (3.23%) Salt
6 47 (2.98%) NetBackup
7 46 (2.91%) Ansible
8 44 (2.79%) Red Hat Satellite
9 37 (2.34%) HAProxy
10 36 (2.28%) Vagrant
11 35 (2.22%) Cacti
11 35 (2.22%) yum
12 32 (2.03%) Cobbler
13 28 (1.77%) Tivoli
14 25 (1.58%) BladeLogic
14 25 (1.58%) SCCM
15 24 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 24 (1.52%) Data Guard
16 23 (1.46%) ITRS Geneos
17 20 (1.27%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 505 (31.98%) Oracle
2 429 (27.17%) VMware
3 224 (14.19%) HP
4 196 (12.41%) Microsoft
5 137 (8.68%) Cisco
6 119 (7.54%) NetApp
7 111 (7.03%) IBM
8 89 (5.64%) Veritas
8 89 (5.64%) EMC
9 86 (5.45%) Citrix
10 71 (4.50%) Sun
11 53 (3.36%) F5
12 49 (3.10%) Splunk
13 40 (2.53%) Dell
14 34 (2.15%) Atlassian
15 30 (1.90%) Symantec
16 28 (1.77%) TIBCO
17 25 (1.58%) SAP
18 24 (1.52%) Brocade
19 22 (1.39%) CheckPoint
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Coal IT Services
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Scotland
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
South Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £275 - £290 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £500pd
Posted: 3 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago