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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 30 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 5 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.66% 4.41% 4.68%
As % of the Vendors category 4.63% 11.19% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 16
Median daily rate - £340 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.56%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +31.94% +20.00%  

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 108 143 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 35.88% 39.39% 47.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 78 148
Median daily rate £313 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.08% -6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £245 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +2.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £17.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £47.50 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

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 23 June 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 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) CentOS
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
4 2 (33.33%) yum
4 2 (33.33%) Cloudera
4 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
4 2 (33.33%) Terraform
4 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Packer
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Windows

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Apache Spark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Hadoop
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Consultant
3 2 (33.33%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Unix Consultant
4 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) CentOS
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Terraform
1 2 (33.33%) yum
2 1 (16.67%) Packer
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Cloudera