The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 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
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 80 90
Rank change year-on-year -31 +10  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 11 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.52% 1.75% 1.61%
As % of the Vendors category 1.14% 3.69% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 27 22
Median daily rate £425 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £325 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £590 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +12.50% +1.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
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 the East of England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 969 1247 1373
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 45.41% 47.49% 50.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 618 693 732
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 91 119
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.85 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.85 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +8.57%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in the East of England

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the East of England

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the East of England

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Bedfordshire -6 3 £358 -39.14%
Essex -11 3 £563 +104.54% 1
Hertfordshire -5 2 £400 -20.00% 1
Suffolk +7 1 £538 +34.37%
Norfolk -1 1 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -7 1 £275 -15.38%
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 18 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (39.29%) Windows
4 10 (35.71%) VMware
4 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (28.57%) Migration
5 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.00%) Puppet
7 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 6 (21.43%) CentOS
7 6 (21.43%) JSP 440
7 6 (21.43%) Data Migration
7 6 (21.43%) DV Cleared
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
7 6 (21.43%) Unix
7 6 (21.43%) Java
7 6 (21.43%) Perl
7 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
7 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
7 6 (21.43%) PRINCE
7 6 (21.43%) Project Management
7 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (21.43%) DevOps
8 5 (17.86%) API Design

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (14.29%) Apache
1 4 (14.29%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.57%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) IaaS
1 1 (3.57%) OpenShift
1 1 (3.57%) PaaS
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.29%) HTTP
3 3 (10.71%) Internet
3 3 (10.71%) SSL
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) LDAP
4 1 (3.57%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) DB2
1 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.57%) MaxDB
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 4 (14.29%) JUnit
2 4 (14.29%) Maven
3 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.57%) Hudson
4 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Electronics
3 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (7.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Consultant
2 4 (14.29%) Designer
2 4 (14.29%) System Design Authority
3 3 (10.71%) Architect
3 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Unix Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) Senior DevOps Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Apache Camel
1 4 (14.29%) RESTful
1 4 (14.29%) Spring
2 3 (10.71%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) J2EE
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) REST
3 1 (3.57%) SAP Basis
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) LPAR
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 18 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (39.29%) Windows
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (21.43%) CentOS
5 6 (21.43%) Unix
5 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 3 (10.71%) Fedora
7 2 (7.14%) AIX
7 2 (7.14%) Solaris
7 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) Data Migration
2 6 (21.43%) DevOps
2 6 (21.43%) PRINCE
2 6 (21.43%) PRINCE2
2 6 (21.43%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) Risk Management
2 6 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) API Design
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.86%) Requirements Management
4 4 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (14.29%) Open Source
4 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 4 (14.29%) User Stories
5 3 (10.71%) Coaching
5 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.71%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) Java
1 6 (21.43%) Perl
2 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 3 (10.71%) C
3 3 (10.71%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.71%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.71%) Docker
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) Puppet
2 5 (17.86%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (10.71%) Ansible
4 1 (3.57%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (3.57%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.57%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) VMware
2 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) SAP
4 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.57%) CA
4 1 (3.57%) ForgeRock
4 1 (3.57%) IBM
4 1 (3.57%) Sun
4 1 (3.57%) WSO2
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