The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 22 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 53 69
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 3 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.47% 0.90% 0.90%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 1.79% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.96%  
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 Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 308 335 487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 48.73% 50.15% 54.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 171 236
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £260 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.94% +18.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £8.78 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £20.00 £37.50
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Hertfordshire

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in Hertfordshire

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Stevenage -1 2 - -
Red Hat
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (40.00%) ClearQuest
4 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
4 2 (40.00%) Validation
4 2 (40.00%) Bugzilla
4 2 (40.00%) C
4 2 (40.00%) Java
4 2 (40.00%) Avionics
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Automotive
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) Cygwin
4 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
4 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
4 2 (40.00%) SpaceWire
4 2 (40.00%) ECSS
5 1 (20.00%) vRealize
5 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
5 1 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) SDLC
5 1 (20.00%) ANSI C

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SpaceWire
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Informix
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (40.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (60.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (40.00%) Automotive
2 2 (40.00%) Avionics
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Validation Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Validation Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Design Leader
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Algorithms
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (40.00%) Test Strategy
1 2 (40.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) CMMI
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) ANSI C
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) RHCE
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ECSS
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Cygwin
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
1 1 (20.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) ForgeRock
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) Sun
2 1 (20.00%) VMware