The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 29 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.

Red Hat
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +11 -  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 10 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.13% 0.30% -
As % of the Vendors category 7.04% 0.54% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £350 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.56% +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 Merseyside.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 142 184 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 44.51% 54.44% 53.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 130 83
Median daily rate £370 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 8
Median hourly rate £16.18 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.09% +17.30%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Merseyside

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in Merseyside over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in Merseyside

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 March 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
Liverpool +13 9 £350 -17.64% 1
Red Hat
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 18 (94.74%) Linux
2 17 (89.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) NetApp
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
4 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
5 9 (47.37%) NAS
6 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
6 7 (36.84%) Puppet
6 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (36.84%) VMware
7 6 (31.58%) SUSE
7 6 (31.58%) CentOS
7 6 (31.58%) Docker
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (26.32%) DevOps
8 5 (26.32%) Unix
9 4 (21.05%) Solaris
9 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (21.05%) LAN
9 4 (21.05%) WAN
9 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
9 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
9 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
9 4 (21.05%) Firewall
9 4 (21.05%) Data Centre Operations
9 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) JBoss
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
3 1 (5.26%) Confluence
3 1 (5.26%) Liferay
3 1 (5.26%) nginx
3 1 (5.26%) SAS
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (5.26%) Route 53
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) NAS
2 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) SMTP
4 1 (5.26%) SSL
4 1 (5.26%) VLAN
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
1 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) GitLab
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Linux Engineer
1 5 (26.32%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) NetApp Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Storage Support Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Consultant
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Server Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) LAMP
1 1 (5.26%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Linux
2 17 (89.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) CentOS
5 6 (31.58%) SUSE
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (26.32%) Unix
7 4 (21.05%) Solaris
8 3 (15.79%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) DevOps
2 4 (21.05%) Automated Testing
2 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (5.26%) Auto-Scaling
3 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Change Control
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Re-Platforming
3 1 (5.26%) Scrum
3 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
1 1 (5.26%) Perl
1 1 (5.26%) PHP
1 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) Docker
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.26%) Ansible
3 1 (5.26%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) Rsyslog
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) NetApp
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) F5
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) HP
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.26%) Sourcefire