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 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 104 88 99
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +11
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 14 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.82% 0.27%
As % of the Vendors category 1.15% 1.67% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 3
Average daily rate £339 £168 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+102.23% -44.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £160 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £400 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £450
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.88 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -7.60%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1218 896 1075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 51.22% 48.91% 47.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 389 446
Average daily rate £350 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.32% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £168 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 114 97
Average hourly rate £16.75 £19.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.10% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Red Hat
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 18 April 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 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 - 2 £350 -
Warwickshire - 1 £440 -
Worcestershire - - - - 2
Dudley - - - -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
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England

Red Hat
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 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 22 (95.65%) Linux
2 20 (86.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (56.52%) UNIX
4 11 (47.83%) HPUX
5 7 (30.43%) Windows
5 7 (30.43%) IBM
6 6 (26.09%) NetApp
6 6 (26.09%) VMware
7 5 (21.74%) AIX
8 4 (17.39%) Solaris
8 4 (17.39%) SAN
9 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
9 3 (13.04%) Firewall
9 3 (13.04%) LAMP
9 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
9 3 (13.04%) CMDB
9 3 (13.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 3 (13.04%) BMC
9 3 (13.04%) Veritas
9 3 (13.04%) DNS
9 3 (13.04%) zOS
9 3 (13.04%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (13.04%) LAN
9 3 (13.04%) SAP
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL
9 3 (13.04%) PHP
10 2 (8.70%) ActionScript
10 2 (8.70%) Java
10 2 (8.70%) Oracle

Red Hat
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 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 3 (13.04%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.35%) NAS
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Administrator
2 7 (30.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 7 (30.43%) Linux Administrator
2 7 (30.43%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (21.74%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) UNIX Support
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Solaris Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Support
6 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) UNIX Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) VMWare Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) SAN Storage Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Linux Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LAMP
1 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 3 (13.04%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (8.70%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) CMDB
2 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.35%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) LPAR
3 1 (4.35%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Linux
2 20 (86.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (56.52%) UNIX
4 11 (47.83%) HPUX
5 7 (30.43%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) AIX
7 4 (17.39%) Solaris
8 3 (13.04%) zOS
9 1 (4.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) B2B
2 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PHP
2 2 (8.70%) ActionScript
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) Python
2 2 (8.70%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (8.70%) KVM
3 1 (4.35%) SRDF
3 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) IBM
2 6 (26.09%) NetApp
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) BMC
3 3 (13.04%) Veritas
3 3 (13.04%) SAP
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Lotus
5 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.35%) CA
5 1 (4.35%) Sun
5 1 (4.35%) HP