The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 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 30 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 Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 53 33
Rank change year-on-year +19 -20  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.55% 1.10% 1.49%
As % of the Vendors category 3.25% 2.67% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Median daily rate - £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +9.37% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +10.29%  

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 Cardiff.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 154 150 110
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 47.68% 41.10% 40.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 82 73
Median daily rate £394 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £258 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 5
Median hourly rate £16.07 £19.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.42% +65.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £20.00 £16.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -17.50% +11.11%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff 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 Cardiff

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Cardiff

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) Puppet
2 4 (50.00%) Ansible
3 3 (37.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (37.50%) EMC VNX
3 3 (37.50%) Terraform
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp OnCommand
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) EMC
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 3 (37.50%) Debian
3 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
4 2 (25.00%) JIRA
4 2 (25.00%) CMDB
4 2 (25.00%) Ant
4 2 (25.00%) Remedy
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) SLA
4 2 (25.00%) Maven
4 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (25.00%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (37.50%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) SSH
2 1 (12.50%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) PowerCenter
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (25.00%) Ant
2 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (25.00%) Hudson
2 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) Maven
2 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
3 1 (12.50%) NuGet
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) AWS Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) EMC VNX
2 2 (25.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Debian
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Server Hardening
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JCL
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
2 1 (12.50%) iptables
2 1 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Ansible
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp OnCommand
2 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 3 (37.50%) Terraform
3 1 (12.50%) Control-M
3 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (12.50%) Salt
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) Informatica
4 1 (12.50%) Micro Focus
4 1 (12.50%) Thunderhead