The first table below looks at the demand for Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 of the Operating Systems category for the West Midlands region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Rank 103 88 102
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +14
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 15 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.63% 0.82% 0.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.05% 4.09% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 1
Average daily rate £295 £168 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.11% +1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £500
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -34.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £34.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +46.31%
Operating Systems Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
491 367 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.65% 20.03% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 153 159
Average daily rate £303 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 57 65
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £37.00 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the West Midlands region.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the West Midlands region.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham -8 4 £204 -49.06%
Coventry - 3 £295 -
Warwickshire - 1 £440 -
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 Enterprise Linux.

1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (95.24%) Red Hat
3 13 (61.90%) UNIX
4 11 (52.38%) HPUX
5 6 (28.57%) IBM
5 6 (28.57%) NetApp
5 6 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (19.05%) SAN
6 4 (19.05%) Solaris
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) AIX
7 3 (14.29%) SAP
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) PHP
7 3 (14.29%) LAN
7 3 (14.29%) BMC
7 3 (14.29%) Veritas
7 3 (14.29%) DNS
7 3 (14.29%) zOS
7 3 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
7 3 (14.29%) CMDB
7 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
7 3 (14.29%) Firewall
7 3 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (9.52%) ActionScript 2.0
8 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
8 2 (9.52%) Puppet
8 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 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 Enterprise Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.76%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Administrator
2 7 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 6 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (23.81%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (19.05%) UNIX Support
6 3 (14.29%) UNIX Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
7 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Solaris Administrator
7 2 (9.52%) UNIX Support Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Linux Support
7 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
7 2 (9.52%) Analyst
8 1 (4.76%) Applications Support
8 1 (4.76%) SAN Administrator
8 1 (4.76%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 2 (9.52%) LAMP
2 2 (9.52%) EDI
3 1 (4.76%) Ajax
3 1 (4.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) CMDB
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) DataPower
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (4.76%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (61.90%) UNIX
3 11 (52.38%) HPUX
4 4 (19.05%) Solaris
4 4 (19.05%) Windows
4 4 (19.05%) AIX
5 3 (14.29%) zOS
6 1 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (9.52%) B2B
3 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PHP
2 2 (9.52%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.52%) Python
2 2 (9.52%) ActionScript
2 2 (9.52%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (9.52%) KVM
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
3 1 (4.76%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) Nagios
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 20 (95.24%) Red Hat
2 6 (28.57%) IBM
2 6 (28.57%) NetApp
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) SAP
3 3 (14.29%) BMC
3 3 (14.29%) Veritas
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) CA
5 1 (4.76%) Sun
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Rackspace