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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat
Rank 79 100 99
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -1
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 36 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Vendors category 3.23% 0.78% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 2 3
Average daily rate
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£418 £273 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.39% -22.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.48% -1.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £23.75 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+68.42% -34.02%
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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
1114 1028 993
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.65% 47.95% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 592 503 430
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £472 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 78 95
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 22 December 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 22 December 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
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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
Birmingham 0 3 £270 - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £325 -
Coventry - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
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England

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 68 (88.31%) Linux
2 53 (68.83%) UNIX
3 42 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (38.96%) Windows
5 27 (35.06%) Puppet
6 24 (31.17%) VMware
7 23 (29.87%) Solaris
7 23 (29.87%) Jenkins
8 21 (27.27%) DevOps
9 20 (25.97%) Open Source
10 19 (24.68%) HPUX
11 18 (23.38%) ITIL
11 18 (23.38%) AIX
12 16 (20.78%) Oracle
12 16 (20.78%) Apache
12 16 (20.78%) SAN
13 14 (18.18%) JBoss
13 14 (18.18%) HP
13 14 (18.18%) Hudson
14 13 (16.88%) Perl
14 13 (16.88%) Maven
15 12 (15.58%) Java
15 12 (15.58%) J2EE
15 12 (15.58%) WebLogic
15 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
15 12 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
15 12 (15.58%) Subversion
16 11 (14.29%) IBM
17 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (12.99%) RabbitMQ

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 16 (20.78%) Apache
2 14 (18.18%) JBoss
3 12 (15.58%) WebLogic
4 8 (10.39%) Tomcat
4 8 (10.39%) Confluence
5 6 (7.79%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.60%) nginx
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.30%) CICS
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.30%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) CATIA
2 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.30%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.78%) SAN
2 7 (9.09%) Firewall
2 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.90%) WAN
3 3 (3.90%) LAN
4 2 (2.60%) LDAP
4 2 (2.60%) Network Security
5 1 (1.30%) NAS
5 1 (1.30%) ATM
5 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.30%) DB2
2 1 (1.30%) Informix
2 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 23 (29.87%) Jenkins
2 14 (18.18%) Hudson
3 13 (16.88%) Maven
4 12 (15.58%) Subversion
5 8 (10.39%) JIRA
6 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.30%) Ant
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (28.57%) Architect
2 18 (23.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (16.88%) Administrator
4 11 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (14.29%) Analyst
4 11 (14.29%) Platform Architect
5 6 (7.79%) UNIX Administrator
5 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) Technical Support
6 5 (6.49%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) UNIX Support
7 4 (5.19%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.60%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Server Support
8 2 (2.60%) Support Engineer
8 2 (2.60%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (2.60%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.60%) Linux Support
8 2 (2.60%) Messaging Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) J2EE
2 10 (12.99%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (7.79%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 6 (7.79%) Web Services
3 6 (7.79%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.60%) LAMP
4 2 (2.60%) EDI
4 2 (2.60%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) ODBC
5 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.30%) EJB
5 1 (1.30%) JavaBeans
5 1 (1.30%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.97%) Open Source
2 8 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.79%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.19%) DataPower
5 2 (2.60%) PACS
6 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 68 (88.31%) Linux
2 53 (68.83%) UNIX
3 42 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (38.96%) Windows
5 23 (29.87%) Solaris
6 19 (24.68%) HPUX
7 18 (23.38%) AIX
8 10 (12.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (7.79%) zOS
10 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (6.49%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.60%) Debian
13 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.27%) DevOps
2 18 (23.38%) ITIL
3 12 (15.58%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (12.99%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (10.39%) Workflow
6 7 (9.09%) Migration
6 7 (9.09%) Scrum
6 7 (9.09%) Configuration Management
7 5 (6.49%) Service Management
7 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.60%) B2B
9 2 (2.60%) CAD
9 2 (2.60%) Workflow Management
9 2 (2.60%) Logistics
9 2 (2.60%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (2.60%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 1 (1.30%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.88%) Perl
2 12 (15.58%) Java
3 7 (9.09%) VB
3 7 (9.09%) PHP
3 7 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
5 5 (6.49%) VBA
6 4 (5.19%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.60%) Ruby
7 2 (2.60%) ActionScript 2.0
7 2 (2.60%) SQL
7 2 (2.60%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.30%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.30%) C#
8 1 (1.30%) C++
8 1 (1.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.60%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.30%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) HL7
1 2 (2.60%) DICOM
System Software
1 10 (12.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.39%) Squid
3 2 (2.60%) Samba
4 1 (1.30%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 27 (35.06%) Puppet
2 9 (11.69%) NetBackup
3 7 (9.09%) Ansible
4 6 (7.79%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.90%) Salt
6 2 (2.60%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.60%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (31.17%) VMware
2 16 (20.78%) Oracle
3 14 (18.18%) HP
4 12 (15.58%) Microsoft
5 11 (14.29%) IBM
6 8 (10.39%) BEA
7 5 (6.49%) SAP
8 4 (5.19%) Symantec
9 2 (2.60%) NetApp
10 1 (1.30%) Siemens
10 1 (1.30%) BMC
10 1 (1.30%) CA
10 1 (1.30%) Brocade
10 1 (1.30%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.30%) Cisco
10 1 (1.30%) Sybase
10 1 (1.30%) Citrix