The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 63 55
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 8 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.25% 2.07% 1.99%
As % of the Vendors category 2.75% 4.29% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 13
Median daily rate £414 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.16% -4.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
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 Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 291 443 427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 45.47% 48.15% 42.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 306 223
Median daily rate £388 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 4 30
Median hourly rate £14.25 £21.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.14% +33.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £15.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £26.75 £36.50
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 Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Cheshire

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in Cheshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in Cheshire

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Knutsford +5 3 £350 - 1
Macclesfield - 2 £525 -
Red Hat
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) AIX
4 4 (40.00%) Veritas
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Banking
5 3 (30.00%) Web Services
5 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (30.00%) DevOps
6 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
6 2 (20.00%) AppSense
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (20.00%) RHCSA
6 2 (20.00%) vMotion
6 2 (20.00%) Skype
6 2 (20.00%) vSphere
6 2 (20.00%) Network Management
6 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (20.00%) Ansible
6 2 (20.00%) Apache
6 2 (20.00%) Python
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) IIS

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (10.00%) JBoss
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (20.00%) Skype
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) GIS
1 2 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) Big Data
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) Hudson
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) AIX Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) AIX Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Unix Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) LAMP
3 1 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
1 2 (20.00%) Life Science
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (40.00%) AIX
5 2 (20.00%) CentOS
5 2 (20.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) Network Management
2 2 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) RHCSA
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (20.00%) vSphere
1 2 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
1 2 (20.00%) vMotion
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Veritas
2 2 (20.00%) AppSense
2 2 (20.00%) CA
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) VMware