The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat
South East / Kent
Rank 42 50 35
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.06% 1.08% 2.66%
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% 2.58% 5.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Median daily rate £401 £525 £519
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.71% +1.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.37% +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 Kent.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 127 194 128
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 45.04% 42.08% 48.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 150 78
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £470 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Median hourly rate £27.38 - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Kent

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in Kent

Red Hat
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 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 Kent region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (84.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (61.54%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 8 (61.54%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) CentOS
4 3 (23.08%) Ansible
4 3 (23.08%) DevOps
4 3 (23.08%) Puppet
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
5 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
5 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
5 2 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (15.38%) Packer
5 2 (15.38%) Terraform
5 2 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
5 2 (15.38%) Xen
5 2 (15.38%) Advertising
5 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory

Red Hat
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (38.46%) Administrator
2 5 (38.46%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (38.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (84.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) CentOS
4 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Ansible
1 3 (23.08%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (15.38%) Packer
2 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (15.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Oracle