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 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 60 64
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 2 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 2.04% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 0.85% 4.43% 2.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 6
Median daily rate £415 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.27% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £300 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £578 £581
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 Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 234 451 411
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.82% 45.97% 48.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 249 220
Median daily rate £375 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £271 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £586 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 22
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +12.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.14 £31.50
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 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

Red Hat
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 Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 +10 1 £410 -3.52% 1
Red Hat
North West

Red Hat
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) AIX
3 4 (50.00%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) JIRA
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (37.50%) RHCSA
4 3 (37.50%) Project Management
4 3 (37.50%) GIS
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Kerberos
4 3 (37.50%) Veritas
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (25.00%) Perl
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
5 2 (25.00%) PaaS
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (12.50%) Kanban
6 1 (12.50%) jQuery
6 1 (12.50%) Ruby
6 1 (12.50%) Ajax
6 1 (12.50%) PKI
6 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
6 1 (12.50%) Java SE
6 1 (12.50%) JSON

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 1 (12.50%) JBoss
1 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
1 3 (37.50%) Kerberos
2 1 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) GIS
2 1 (12.50%) Big Data
2 1 (12.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (12.50%) Hudson
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Administrator
2 4 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (50.00%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (37.50%) AIX Administrator
3 3 (37.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (37.50%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (37.50%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (37.50%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 2 (25.00%) AIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (25.00%) Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Java Developer
5 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) Java Middleware Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (12.50%) SAN Administrator
5 1 (12.50%) SAN Storage Administrator
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Storage Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) JAAS
2 1 (12.50%) Java SE
2 1 (12.50%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps
1 3 (37.50%) Project Management
1 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Kanban
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) Go
3 1 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) RHCSA
2 1 (12.50%) RHCE
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
1 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) SELinux
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Veritas