The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 24 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 31 30
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - 1.05% 3.64%
As % of the Vendors category - 2.56% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £300 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.75
% change year-on-year - +4.89%  

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 Chester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 43 78 98
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 37.07% 40.84% 39.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 60 58
Median daily rate £350 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £435 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Median hourly rate £12.61 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.92% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.58 £25.00 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.47% +8.57%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Chester region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Perl
1 1 (100.00%) Kerberos
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Kerberos
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Middleware Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) Perl