The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 95 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 23 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.95% 0.15% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.92% 0.33% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 13
Average daily rate
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£275 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.25% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £244 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £430 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £23.90 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+77.82% -36.26%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1198 914 1091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.48% 46.56% 48.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 395 471
Average daily rate £325 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 69 80
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
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England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
(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
Coventry - 5 £238 -
Birmingham +1 4 £348 -13.12%
Warwickshire -5 1 £460 +5.14% 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
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England

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 36 (94.74%) Linux
2 32 (84.21%) UNIX
3 31 (81.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (65.79%) HPUX
5 14 (36.84%) VMware
6 11 (28.95%) IBM
6 11 (28.95%) NetApp
7 10 (26.32%) SAN
7 10 (26.32%) ITIL
7 10 (26.32%) Windows
8 9 (23.68%) HP
9 7 (18.42%) AIX
9 7 (18.42%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
10 6 (15.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 6 (15.79%) Firewall
10 6 (15.79%) zOS
10 6 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (13.16%) SAP
12 4 (10.53%) ActionScript
12 4 (10.53%) Solaris
12 4 (10.53%) IBM Notes
12 4 (10.53%) LAN
12 4 (10.53%) B2B
12 4 (10.53%) Lotus
12 4 (10.53%) BMC
12 4 (10.53%) CA
12 4 (10.53%) EDI
12 4 (10.53%) Mainframe

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.53%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.63%) Apache
4 1 (2.63%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) MS Office
1 1 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) SAN
2 6 (15.79%) Firewall
3 4 (10.53%) LAN
4 3 (7.89%) LDAP
4 3 (7.89%) SSL
5 1 (2.63%) WAN
5 1 (2.63%) DHCP
5 1 (2.63%) DNS
5 1 (2.63%) Network Security
5 1 (2.63%) NAS
5 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Hudson
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Administrator
2 11 (28.95%) UNIX Administrator
3 9 (23.68%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (21.05%) Analyst
5 7 (18.42%) UNIX Support
6 6 (15.79%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (15.79%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) HPUX Systems Administrator
8 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Applications Support
9 2 (5.26%) UNIX Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) UNIX Support Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
9 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 2 (5.26%) Solaris Administrator
9 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) WebSphere MQ
1 6 (15.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 4 (10.53%) EDI
3 3 (7.89%) XML
4 1 (2.63%) ODBC
4 1 (2.63%) .NET
4 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) DataPower
1 4 (10.53%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.89%) CMDB
3 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) LPAR
3 1 (2.63%) Open Source
3 1 (2.63%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (94.74%) Linux
2 32 (84.21%) UNIX
3 31 (81.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (65.79%) HPUX
5 10 (26.32%) Windows
6 7 (18.42%) AIX
7 6 (15.79%) zOS
8 4 (10.53%) Solaris
9 1 (2.63%) Debian
9 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) ITIL
2 7 (18.42%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (10.53%) B2B
4 3 (7.89%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (2.63%) Workflow
6 1 (2.63%) Scrum
6 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.63%) Use Case
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.63%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.63%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) ActionScript
1 4 (10.53%) ActionScript 2.0
2 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.26%) PHP
3 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.63%) Ruby
4 1 (2.63%) Korn
4 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.63%) SQL
4 1 (2.63%) VB
4 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) C#
4 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.63%) SRDF
3 1 (2.63%) NFS
3 1 (2.63%) Samba
3 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) CA SiteMinder
1 3 (7.89%) NetBackup
1 3 (7.89%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) Ansible
3 1 (2.63%) Salt
3 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) VMware
2 11 (28.95%) NetApp
2 11 (28.95%) IBM
3 9 (23.68%) HP
4 5 (13.16%) SAP
5 4 (10.53%) BMC
5 4 (10.53%) CA
5 4 (10.53%) Lotus
6 3 (7.89%) Veritas
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.63%) Sun
8 1 (2.63%) Citrix
8 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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