The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Red Hat products and/or services 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 over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat
Rank 103 105 88
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -17
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 24 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.88% 0.59% 0.82%
As % of the Vendors category 1.75% 1.16% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 6 12
Average daily rate
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£413 £339 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.77% +102.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £204 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £469 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.16% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £28.88
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +21.21%
Red Hat
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1373 1204 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.50% 50.69% 48.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 580 385
Average daily rate £360 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £213 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 86 114
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.63 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.33% -14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.27 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.90
% change year-on-year
- -7.40%

Red Hat
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Red Hat Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Red Hat
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 across the West Midlands region.

Red Hat Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Red Hat
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 April 2015.

Red Hat Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Red Hat
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 across the West Midlands region.

Red Hat Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Red Hat
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 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
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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
Shropshire - 14 £475 -
Warwickshire -3 4 £400 -9.09% 1
Birmingham -4 4 £425 +108.58%
Coventry +1 1 £275 -21.42%
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - - 2
Red Hat
England

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 53 (94.64%) Linux
2 37 (66.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (57.14%) Open Source
4 28 (50.00%) UNIX
5 27 (48.21%) Oracle
6 24 (42.86%) Puppet
7 23 (41.07%) Apache
8 22 (39.29%) Solaris
9 21 (37.50%) Windows
9 21 (37.50%) DevOps
10 20 (35.71%) Jenkins
10 20 (35.71%) AIX
10 20 (35.71%) Java
11 16 (28.57%) Configuration Management
11 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
12 15 (26.79%) JBoss
12 15 (26.79%) Perl
12 15 (26.79%) MySQL
13 14 (25.00%) Maven
13 14 (25.00%) Hudson
14 13 (23.21%) MongoDB
14 13 (23.21%) Subversion
14 13 (23.21%) SUSE
14 13 (23.21%) J2EE
14 13 (23.21%) WebLogic
15 11 (19.64%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (19.64%) Infrastructure Management
15 11 (19.64%) Oracle Database
15 11 (19.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 11 (19.64%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 23 (41.07%) Apache
2 15 (26.79%) JBoss
3 13 (23.21%) WebLogic
4 9 (16.07%) Confluence
4 9 (16.07%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.79%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.79%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) TCP/IP
2 8 (14.29%) Firewall
3 7 (12.50%) Internet
3 7 (12.50%) SSL
4 6 (10.71%) HTTP
5 3 (5.36%) SAN
6 1 (1.79%) LDAP
6 1 (1.79%) LAN
6 1 (1.79%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) MySQL
2 13 (23.21%) MongoDB
3 11 (19.64%) Oracle Database
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 6 (10.71%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 14 (25.00%) Maven
2 14 (25.00%) Hudson
3 13 (23.21%) Subversion
4 9 (16.07%) JIRA
5 5 (8.93%) TeamCity
6 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.79%) Ant
7 1 (1.79%) NetBeans
General
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Legal
2 3 (5.36%) Publishing
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (39.29%) Architect
2 20 (35.71%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (21.43%) Platform Architect
4 11 (19.64%) Administrator
5 9 (16.07%) Developer
6 6 (10.71%) DBA
7 5 (8.93%) Website Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Linux Support
9 3 (5.36%) HPUX Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.36%) UNIX Support
10 2 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
10 2 (3.57%) UNIX Administrator
10 2 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.57%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Technical Architect
10 2 (3.57%) Server Support
11 1 (1.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (23.21%) J2EE
2 11 (19.64%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (16.07%) CSS
3 9 (16.07%) HTML
4 8 (14.29%) XML
5 7 (12.50%) CGI
5 7 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (10.71%) REST
6 6 (10.71%) D3.js
6 6 (10.71%) Flot
7 3 (5.36%) Web Services
8 2 (3.57%) XHTML
8 2 (3.57%) Ajax
9 1 (1.79%) LAMP
9 1 (1.79%) CSS3
9 1 (1.79%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 32 (57.14%) Open Source
2 8 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (10.71%) Visualisation
4 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.36%) HP Superdome
5 1 (1.79%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 53 (94.64%) Linux
2 37 (66.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (50.00%) UNIX
4 22 (39.29%) Solaris
5 21 (37.50%) Windows
6 20 (35.71%) AIX
7 13 (23.21%) SUSE
8 11 (19.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 5 (8.93%) HPUX
10 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (5.36%) Ubuntu
10 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.79%) CentOS
12 1 (1.79%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) DevOps
2 16 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 11 (19.64%) Infrastructure Management
4 10 (17.86%) ITIL
4 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.29%) Migration
6 7 (12.50%) Service Management
6 7 (12.50%) Workflow
6 7 (12.50%) Analytics
7 6 (10.71%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (10.71%) Microservices
7 6 (10.71%) Web Design
7 6 (10.71%) Web Development
7 6 (10.71%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.36%) Scrum
8 3 (5.36%) Test Scripting
8 3 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (5.36%) Project Planning
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (1.79%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.71%) Java
2 15 (26.79%) Perl
3 8 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 8 (14.29%) Ruby
4 5 (8.93%) PHP
5 3 (5.36%) SQL
6 2 (3.57%) VB
6 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.79%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (3.57%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) HL7
1 1 (1.79%) DICOM
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Squid
2 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (7.14%) vCloud
4 1 (1.79%) KVM
4 1 (1.79%) iptables
4 1 (1.79%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Samba
Systems Management
1 24 (42.86%) Puppet
2 6 (10.71%) Kibana
3 4 (7.14%) Ansible
4 3 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.57%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.79%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) Oracle
2 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 11 (19.64%) VMware
4 9 (16.07%) BEA
5 6 (10.71%) HP
6 4 (7.14%) Veritas
7 2 (3.57%) IBM
8 1 (1.79%) Sun
8 1 (1.79%) Citrix
8 1 (1.79%) Zend
8 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow