Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 6 months to 23 November 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 42 69
Rank change year-on-year +19 +27 -3
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 29 23 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.37% 3.54% 0.87%
As % of the Vendors category 15.34% 6.39% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 18 4
Lancashire median daily rate £519 £420 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.51% +0.36% -1.53%
10th Percentile £363 £360 £400
90th Percentile £645 £501 £437
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £40.25 £31.75 -
% change year-on-year +26.77% - -

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Lancashire.

All Vendors
Lancashire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 189 360 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 41.54% 55.47% 39.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 228 242
Lancashire median daily rate £415 £400 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -6.43% +27.14%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £205
90th Percentile £610 £544 £550
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 42 35
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +59.09%
10th Percentile £35.19 £13.28 £12.90
90th Percentile £66.50 £66.01 £47.20
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £18.13 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.62% +10.03%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Red Hat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in Lancashire

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Lancashire

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in Lancashire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in Lancashire

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +4 15 £450 -
Blackpool +10 12 £640 +52.38%
Colne - 1 £375 -
Red Hat
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 19 (65.52%) Linux
2 15 (51.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (44.83%) Jenkins
4 12 (41.38%) Kanban
4 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
4 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
4 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
4 12 (41.38%) Migration
5 10 (34.48%) Java
5 10 (34.48%) Oracle
5 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
5 10 (34.48%) Oracle Database
6 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
6 9 (31.03%) Coaching
6 9 (31.03%) Microservices
6 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
6 9 (31.03%) Jasmine
6 9 (31.03%) MongoDB
6 9 (31.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
6 9 (31.03%) Node.js
6 9 (31.03%) REST
6 9 (31.03%) Open Source
6 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (31.03%) TDD
6 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
6 9 (31.03%) JUnit
6 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
6 9 (31.03%) SQL
6 9 (31.03%) MySQL

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 7 (24.14%) WebSphere
2 6 (20.69%) Confluence
3 3 (10.34%) JBoss
3 3 (10.34%) Tuxedo
4 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Slack
2 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle Database
2 9 (31.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 9 (31.03%) MongoDB
2 9 (31.03%) MySQL
2 9 (31.03%) NoSQL
2 9 (31.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (44.83%) Jenkins
2 12 (41.38%) Git (software)
3 9 (31.03%) Jasmine
3 9 (31.03%) JUnit
4 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
4 6 (20.69%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Architect
2 9 (31.03%) Software Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Java Engineer
3 7 (24.14%) Java Software Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Migration Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Lead Software Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Platform Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Data Centre Manager
6 2 (6.90%) Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Design Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (31.03%) Node.js
1 9 (31.03%) REST
2 1 (3.45%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.69%) Clustering
3 5 (17.24%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.45%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Linux
2 15 (51.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (31.03%) Solaris
4 7 (24.14%) AIX
5 4 (13.79%) HPUX
6 3 (10.34%) Windows
7 2 (6.90%) CentOS
8 1 (3.45%) Debian
8 1 (3.45%) Fedora
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Kanban
1 12 (41.38%) Migration
2 10 (34.48%) Test Automation
3 9 (31.03%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (31.03%) Coaching
3 9 (31.03%) Mentoring
3 9 (31.03%) Microservices
3 9 (31.03%) Open Source
3 9 (31.03%) Scrum
3 9 (31.03%) Software Engineering
3 9 (31.03%) TDD
4 8 (27.59%) SFIA
5 7 (24.14%) Identity Management
6 6 (20.69%) BDD
6 6 (20.69%) High Availability
6 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
6 6 (20.69%) SDLC
6 6 (20.69%) User Stories
7 5 (17.24%) DevOps
8 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (34.48%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) VB
4 4 (13.79%) VBA
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
1 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Puppet
2 2 (6.90%) Ansible
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 8 (27.59%) VMware
3 7 (24.14%) IBM
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.34%) Atlassian