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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Red Hat over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat
Rank 115 99 83
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 33 18 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.02% 0.72% 1.57%
As % of the Vendors category 2.15% 1.68% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 22
Median daily rate £475 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
- +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £33.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-40.29% +36.73%
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
1533 1070 1269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.45% 43.04% 49.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 850 548 610
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 77 95
Median hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £31.44 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.52 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.99% +5.82%

Red Hat
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Red Hat as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -15 11 - -
Birmingham -13 5 £400 +23.07% 4
Warwickshire -7 4 £350 +16.66%
Worcestershire +2 2 - - 1
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Herefordshire - 1 £525 - 1
Red Hat
England

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 69 (82.14%) Linux
2 45 (53.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (34.52%) VMware
4 27 (32.14%) Unix
5 26 (30.95%) Oracle
5 26 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (30.95%) Security Cleared
6 25 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (29.76%) Puppet
7 22 (26.19%) DevOps
7 22 (26.19%) SC Cleared
8 17 (20.24%) CentOS
8 17 (20.24%) Configuration Management
8 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
9 16 (19.05%) SQL
9 16 (19.05%) AIX
10 14 (16.67%) Java
10 14 (16.67%) Scrum
10 14 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (15.48%) SUSE
11 13 (15.48%) Solaris
12 12 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
12 12 (14.29%) DNS
12 12 (14.29%) Docker
13 11 (13.10%) Oracle Database
13 11 (13.10%) Hadoop
13 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
13 11 (13.10%) ITIL
14 10 (11.90%) Windows
14 10 (11.90%) BusinessObjects

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.52%) Confluence
2 7 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 6 (7.14%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.95%) Liferay
5 4 (4.76%) IIS
6 3 (3.57%) Apache
6 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.19%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.19%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.33%) MS Office
2 7 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) IaaS
1 7 (8.33%) PaaS
2 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.19%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.29%) DNS
2 8 (9.52%) HTTP
3 6 (7.14%) SAN
3 6 (7.14%) VLAN
4 4 (4.76%) Firewall
4 4 (4.76%) SSL
5 3 (3.57%) Internet
5 3 (3.57%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.38%) SSH
7 1 (1.19%) DHCP
7 1 (1.19%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.19%) LDAP
7 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (13.10%) Hadoop
2 11 (13.10%) Oracle Database
3 10 (11.90%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (11.90%) Pentaho
4 8 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 8 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (7.14%) RDBMS
6 6 (7.14%) Relational Database
7 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
8 4 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.19%) Apache Accumulo
10 1 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (1.19%) HBase
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) JIRA
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.38%) Subversion
4 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.19%) Gatling
4 1 (1.19%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.19%) Selenium
General
1 4 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.48%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (11.90%) Analyst
2 10 (11.90%) Architect
2 10 (11.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 9 (10.71%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 7 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.14%) Agile Test Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) DBA
5 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (7.14%) Tester
6 5 (5.95%) Consultant
6 5 (5.95%) Oracle DBA
6 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared Project Manager
7 4 (4.76%) Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Hadoop Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) JSON
1 7 (8.33%) REST
1 7 (8.33%) XML
2 5 (5.95%) Oracle ADF
3 4 (4.76%) Web Services
4 3 (3.57%) XBRL
5 1 (1.19%) LAMP
5 1 (1.19%) Middleware
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.33%) Performance Metrics
2 7 (8.33%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.57%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) Derivative
4 2 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.19%) CMDB
5 1 (1.19%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.19%) HP Superdome
5 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 69 (82.14%) Linux
2 45 (53.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (32.14%) Unix
4 17 (20.24%) CentOS
5 16 (19.05%) AIX
6 13 (15.48%) Solaris
6 13 (15.48%) SUSE
7 10 (11.90%) Windows
8 7 (8.33%) Windows Server
9 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (4.76%) HPUX
11 3 (3.57%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (26.19%) DevOps
3 17 (20.24%) Configuration Management
4 14 (16.67%) Scrum
5 11 (13.10%) ITIL
6 10 (11.90%) System Testing
7 9 (10.71%) Analytics
7 9 (10.71%) Data Analytics
7 9 (10.71%) Service Management
7 9 (10.71%) Software Engineering
8 8 (9.52%) Migration
8 8 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
9 7 (8.33%) PRINCE2
9 7 (8.33%) Project Management
9 7 (8.33%) Release Management
9 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 7 (8.33%) TOGAF
10 6 (7.14%) Test Scripting
11 5 (5.95%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) SQL
2 14 (16.67%) Java
3 7 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 6 (7.14%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.76%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.57%) Korn
6 3 (3.57%) Scala
7 2 (2.38%) Python
8 1 (1.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 22 (26.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.76%) ISEB
3 4 (4.76%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (4.76%) LPIC
3 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (3.57%) MCSE
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.38%) RHCE
5 2 (2.38%) VCP5
5 2 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.19%) Degree
6 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.19%) QA
System Software
1 25 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.29%) Docker
3 7 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (8.33%) vSphere
4 5 (5.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (4.76%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.76%) Firmware
6 2 (2.38%) iptables
6 2 (2.38%) NFS
6 2 (2.38%) Postfix
7 1 (1.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 25 (29.76%) Puppet
2 14 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle ZFS
4 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (4.76%) Backup Exec
5 4 (4.76%) SCCM
5 4 (4.76%) SCOM
6 3 (3.57%) Ansible
6 3 (3.57%) Nagios
7 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (2.38%) Simpana
8 1 (1.19%) Ganglia
8 1 (1.19%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (34.52%) VMware
2 26 (30.95%) Oracle
3 17 (20.24%) Microsoft
4 8 (9.52%) NetApp
5 6 (7.14%) Cloudera
5 6 (7.14%) IBM
6 5 (5.95%) Cisco
6 5 (5.95%) MuleSoft
6 5 (5.95%) Veritas
7 4 (4.76%) Citrix
7 4 (4.76%) Dell
7 4 (4.76%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
8 3 (3.57%) HP
9 2 (2.38%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.38%) CA
9 2 (2.38%) CommVault
9 2 (2.38%) Netezza
9 2 (2.38%) Sun