The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Red Hat products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Red Hat over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

Red Hat
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 93 115
Rank change year-on-year +18 +22  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 28 33 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.47% 1.32% 0.66%
As % of the Vendors category 2.98% 2.49% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 27 8
Median daily rate £438 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £350 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £500 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year - +4.89%  

Red Hat is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 940 1323 1393
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 49.32% 53.11% 48.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 699 713
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 44 47
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £18.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -24.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £46.33 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +8.57%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Red Hat as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in Berkshire

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Red Hat in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Berkshire

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in Berkshire

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in Berkshire

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. 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 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
Reading +10 12 £431 +2.98% 6
Slough +12 6 £370 -22.91% 2
Windsor +3 3 £575 +15.00% 1
Bracknell +1 2 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Red Hat
South East

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 56 (88.89%) Linux
2 29 (46.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (39.68%) Python
4 24 (38.10%) Puppet
5 19 (30.16%) CentOS
6 18 (28.57%) Oracle
7 17 (26.98%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (25.40%) Ansible
8 16 (25.40%) Unix
9 15 (23.81%) DevOps
10 14 (22.22%) Cisco
11 13 (20.63%) HP
11 13 (20.63%) Solaris
12 12 (19.05%) Bash Shell
12 12 (19.05%) Ruby
13 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (17.46%) Jenkins
13 11 (17.46%) Apache
13 11 (17.46%) VMware
14 10 (15.87%) Data Management
14 10 (15.87%) SAN
14 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
14 10 (15.87%) EMC
14 10 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (15.87%) CCNP
14 10 (15.87%) CCNA
14 10 (15.87%) Nagios
14 10 (15.87%) Process Improvement
15 9 (14.29%) Java
15 9 (14.29%) Firewall

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 11 (17.46%) Apache
2 5 (7.94%) JBoss
3 4 (6.35%) IIS
3 4 (6.35%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.17%) Jetty
4 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.59%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.59%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) GitHub
2 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.87%) SAN
2 9 (14.29%) Firewall
3 6 (9.52%) DNS
3 6 (9.52%) LAN
4 4 (6.35%) DHCP
4 4 (6.35%) IMAP
4 4 (6.35%) SMTP
5 3 (4.76%) LDAP
6 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.17%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.59%) 2G
7 1 (1.59%) 3G
7 1 (1.59%) 4G
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.59%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) LTE
7 1 (1.59%) SSH
7 1 (1.59%) SSL
7 1 (1.59%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (17.46%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 6 (9.52%) Subversion
4 5 (7.94%) Hudson
4 5 (7.94%) JIRA
5 4 (6.35%) Bitbucket
5 4 (6.35%) Gerrit
6 3 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.17%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.17%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.59%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.59%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.59%) GitLab
8 1 (1.59%) Maven
8 1 (1.59%) Selenium
8 1 (1.59%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.59%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.59%) Trac
8 1 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
3 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (30.16%) Administrator
1 19 (30.16%) Linux Administrator
2 15 (23.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 14 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
5 7 (11.11%) Technical Leader
6 6 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Architect
8 4 (6.35%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (6.35%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Python Developer
8 4 (6.35%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Linux Administrator
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) Middleware
1 7 (11.11%) Oracle Fusion
1 7 (11.11%) Web Services
2 4 (6.35%) Django
2 4 (6.35%) SOAP
3 3 (4.76%) Flask
3 3 (4.76%) REST
4 2 (3.17%) .NET
4 2 (3.17%) CSS
4 2 (3.17%) HTML
4 2 (3.17%) Java EE
4 2 (3.17%) Memcached
4 2 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.59%) Apache CXF
5 1 (1.59%) J2EE
5 1 (1.59%) JDBC
5 1 (1.59%) JMS
5 1 (1.59%) SAML
5 1 (1.59%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Smart Meter
2 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.59%) IVR
3 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 56 (88.89%) Linux
2 29 (46.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (30.16%) CentOS
4 16 (25.40%) Unix
5 13 (20.63%) Solaris
6 7 (11.11%) Windows
7 3 (4.76%) Debian
8 2 (3.17%) AIX
8 2 (3.17%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.59%) Mesosphere
9 1 (1.59%) SUSE
9 1 (1.59%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) DevOps
2 10 (15.87%) Data Management
2 10 (15.87%) Process Improvement
3 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.52%) Business Process Improvement
4 6 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (6.35%) ITIL
5 4 (6.35%) ITSM
6 3 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.76%) Statistical Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Migration
7 2 (3.17%) Network Management
7 2 (3.17%) Open Source
7 2 (3.17%) Project Management
7 2 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Service Management
7 2 (3.17%) Statistics
7 2 (3.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (39.68%) Python
2 12 (19.05%) Bash Shell
2 12 (19.05%) Ruby
3 9 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (7.94%) Perl
5 4 (6.35%) PHP
5 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.76%) C
6 3 (4.76%) Cython
7 2 (3.17%) C#
7 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.17%) SQL
8 1 (1.59%) Scala
8 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) CCNA
1 10 (15.87%) CCNP
1 10 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.76%) Degree
2 3 (4.76%) RHCE
2 3 (4.76%) RHCSA
3 2 (3.17%) CISA
3 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) QA
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.11%) Docker
3 4 (6.35%) NFS
4 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (3.17%) Corosync
5 1 (1.59%) vCloud
5 1 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.59%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (38.10%) Puppet
2 17 (26.98%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (25.40%) Ansible
4 10 (15.87%) Nagios
5 6 (9.52%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (4.76%) Terraform
7 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Pacemaker
8 1 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.59%) Mesos
8 1 (1.59%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (1.59%) Pingdom
8 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.59%) yum
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Oracle
2 14 (22.22%) Cisco
3 13 (20.63%) HP
4 11 (17.46%) VMware
5 10 (15.87%) EMC
6 8 (12.70%) IBM
7 7 (11.11%) TIBCO
8 4 (6.35%) Sun
9 3 (4.76%) Atlassian
9 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
10 2 (3.17%) NetApp
10 2 (3.17%) Symantec
10 2 (3.17%) Veritas
11 1 (1.59%) Apigee
11 1 (1.59%) AppDynamics
11 1 (1.59%) Axway
11 1 (1.59%) Informatica
11 1 (1.59%) PagerDuty
11 1 (1.59%) SAP
11 1 (1.59%) Siebel