The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 55 49 56
Rank change year-on-year -6 +7  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 2 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 1.40% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 0.68% 3.02% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Median daily rate £419 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.64% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £30.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -23.41%  

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 Birmingham.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 294 298 341
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 46.30% 46.20% 46.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 158 198
Median daily rate £375 £366 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.38% -2.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 18
Median hourly rate £14.63 £12.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -17.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £6.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.50 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Birmingham

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in Birmingham

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (36.36%) Coaching
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (36.36%) HPUX
4 4 (36.36%) SLA
4 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) SAN
5 3 (27.27%) NetApp
5 3 (27.27%) HP
5 3 (27.27%) RHCE
5 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
5 3 (27.27%) Finance
5 3 (27.27%) IBM
5 3 (27.27%) HTTP
5 3 (27.27%) Apache
5 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Java
5 3 (27.27%) Perl
5 3 (27.27%) Oracle
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) Brocade
5 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (27.27%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (27.27%) IBM PureFlex

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (27.27%) Apache
1 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 2 (18.18%) JBoss
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Domino
3 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (9.09%) IaaS
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) HTTP
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) DNS
4 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) WAAS
4 1 (9.09%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Investment Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) SAN Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Solaris Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Unix Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) LAMP
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (63.64%) Unix
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (36.36%) HPUX
4 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (9.09%) AIX
5 1 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Coaching
1 4 (36.36%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Investment Management
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Programme Management
4 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
2 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) RHCE
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) CCNP
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (9.09%) JNCIA
3 1 (9.09%) JNCIP
3 1 (9.09%) JNCIS
3 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Brocade
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) IBM
2 3 (27.27%) NetApp
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 2 (18.18%) AppDynamics
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds