The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 28 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.

Red Hat
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 42 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 -17  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 1 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.32% 1.70% 3.69%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 3.93% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 10
Median daily rate £275 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cambridge.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 141 178 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 44.48% 43.31% 56.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 114 112
Median daily rate £400 £393 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +1.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 15 13
Median hourly rate £13.00 £47.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.63% +131.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £14.50 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £60.00 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Cambridge

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Hudson
2 1 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Hudson
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) CentOS
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Ansible
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware