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 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
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 25 37
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 0 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 6.03% 2.06%
As % of the Vendors category - 12.04% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 23 4
Median daily rate - £375 £517
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -27.46%  
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 Lancashire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 88 216 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 42.31% 50.12% 48.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 130 105
Median daily rate £431 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.80% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 16
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +203.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.33 £46.09
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Regular Expression
2 7 (87.50%) Release Management
2 7 (87.50%) Service Management
2 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (87.50%) Java
2 7 (87.50%) Perl
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) VBScript
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) AIX
3 6 (75.00%) HPUX
3 6 (75.00%) Solaris
3 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
3 6 (75.00%) IBM
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) CA
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (75.00%) Tivoli
3 6 (75.00%) Netcool
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) Korn
3 6 (75.00%) SCOM
3 6 (75.00%) HP SiteScope
3 6 (75.00%) Bourne shell
4 5 (62.50%) HP
4 5 (62.50%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared

Red Hat
Top Related 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 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 1 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Monitoring Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) Regular Expression
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (75.00%) AIX
2 6 (75.00%) HPUX
2 6 (75.00%) Solaris
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) Release Management
1 7 (87.50%) Service Management
2 4 (50.00%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Java
1 7 (87.50%) Perl
1 7 (87.50%) PowerShell
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) VBScript
2 6 (75.00%) Bourne shell
2 6 (75.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (75.00%) Netcool
1 6 (75.00%) SCOM
1 6 (75.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) CA
1 6 (75.00%) IBM
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) HP