Period
to 24 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 24 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 174 131
Rank change year-on-year +19 -43 -12
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 86 97 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.04% 0.99% 1.22%
As % of the Vendors category 2.36% 2.12% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 46 49
Midlands median daily rate £390 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £290 £319 £255
90th Percentile £575 £588 £501
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £31.75 £27.75
% change year-on-year +40.16% +14.41% -30.63%

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 the Midlands.

All Vendors
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 3648 4571 3691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 44.23% 46.86% 43.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 2576 1892
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £218
90th Percentile £560 £551 £538
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 169 254
Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% -5.36%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.00 £10.45
90th Percentile £45.00 £33.75 £33.03
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in the Midlands

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in the Midlands

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the Midlands

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the Midlands

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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
West Midlands +19 51 £470 +7.12% 14
East Midlands -12 34 £320 -17.95% 7
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 85 (98.84%) Linux
2 61 (70.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 48 (55.81%) Oracle
4 39 (45.35%) Unix
5 30 (34.88%) Solaris
6 29 (33.72%) AIX
6 29 (33.72%) DevOps
7 26 (30.23%) Windows
8 25 (29.07%) Shell Script
8 25 (29.07%) Puppet
9 24 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
9 24 (27.91%) Security Cleared
10 23 (26.74%) SUSE
11 22 (25.58%) Perl
11 22 (25.58%) SC Cleared
11 22 (25.58%) Git (software)
12 20 (23.26%) Cloud Computing
12 20 (23.26%) Jenkins
13 19 (22.09%) Oracle Database
13 19 (22.09%) ITIL
13 19 (22.09%) Clustering
13 19 (22.09%) SAN
14 18 (20.93%) VMware
14 18 (20.93%) Firewall
14 18 (20.93%) SQL
15 17 (19.77%) SOA
15 17 (19.77%) Sun
15 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (19.77%) Subversion
15 17 (19.77%) Open Source

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 16 (18.60%) Confluence
2 15 (17.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 14 (16.28%) JBoss
4 13 (15.12%) Apache
4 13 (15.12%) Oracle Application Server
4 13 (15.12%) Tomcat
5 12 (13.95%) iPlanet
5 12 (13.95%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.65%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.49%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (2.33%) MQSeries
8 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.33%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (1.16%) IIS
9 1 (1.16%) Jetty
9 1 (1.16%) nginx
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle 10gAS
9 1 (1.16%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 24 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (23.26%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (6.98%) GitHub
5 3 (3.49%) Boomi
5 3 (3.49%) Heroku
5 3 (3.49%) IaaS
5 3 (3.49%) OpenShift
5 3 (3.49%) PaaS
5 3 (3.49%) SaaS
6 1 (1.16%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.16%) Office 365
6 1 (1.16%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) SAN
2 18 (20.93%) Firewall
3 14 (16.28%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.14%) DNS
5 6 (6.98%) WAN
6 5 (5.81%) FCoE
6 5 (5.81%) iSCSI
6 5 (5.81%) LDAP
7 4 (4.65%) Network Security
8 2 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.33%) Converged Networks
8 2 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.33%) LAN
8 2 (2.33%) NAS
8 2 (2.33%) SSL
9 1 (1.16%) DHCP
9 1 (1.16%) DWDM
9 1 (1.16%) HTTP
9 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.09%) Oracle Database
2 11 (12.79%) DB2
3 10 (11.63%) Relational Database
4 9 (10.47%) RDBMS
5 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
6 5 (5.81%) MySQL
7 3 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (3.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.16%) OLAP
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (25.58%) Git (software)
2 20 (23.26%) Jenkins
3 17 (19.77%) Subversion
4 16 (18.60%) JIRA
5 14 (16.28%) Maven
6 13 (15.12%) Sonatype Nexus
7 8 (9.30%) GitLab
8 3 (3.49%) Bitbucket
8 3 (3.49%) git-flow
9 1 (1.16%) Ant
9 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.16%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (4.65%) Retail
2 3 (3.49%) Billing
3 2 (2.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (23.26%) DevOps Engineer
1 20 (23.26%) Unix Engineer
2 15 (17.44%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (12.79%) Solaris Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Administrator
5 8 (9.30%) AIX Engineer
6 7 (8.14%) Consultant
7 6 (6.98%) Architect
7 6 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.98%) Unix Scripting Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (4.65%) Solaris Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Unix Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) AWS Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) DevOps Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) Middleware
2 10 (11.63%) J2EE
3 6 (6.98%) REST
4 5 (5.81%) SOAP
5 3 (3.49%) JSON
5 3 (3.49%) Spring
5 3 (3.49%) Spring Boot
5 3 (3.49%) XML
5 3 (3.49%) XSD
5 3 (3.49%) XSL
6 1 (1.16%) .NET
6 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.16%) CSS
6 1 (1.16%) DHTML
6 1 (1.16%) HTML
6 1 (1.16%) JRuby
6 1 (1.16%) MDX
6 1 (1.16%) Servlets
6 1 (1.16%) Web Services
6 1 (1.16%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) Clustering
2 9 (10.47%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.47%) Derivative
2 9 (10.47%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.33%) Cyber Attack
3 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.33%) SCADA
4 1 (1.16%) FMCG
4 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (98.84%) Linux
2 61 (70.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (45.35%) Unix
4 30 (34.88%) Solaris
5 29 (33.72%) AIX
6 26 (30.23%) Windows
7 23 (26.74%) SUSE
8 15 (17.44%) HPUX
9 14 (16.28%) CentOS
10 9 (10.47%) Windows Server
11 5 (5.81%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (3.49%) Debian
13 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (1.16%) Fedora
15 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.72%) DevOps
2 19 (22.09%) ITIL
3 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (19.77%) Open Source
3 17 (19.77%) SOA
4 16 (18.60%) Configuration Management
5 13 (15.12%) Kanban
5 13 (15.12%) Scrum
5 13 (15.12%) SDLC
5 13 (15.12%) Server Virtualisation
5 13 (15.12%) TDD
5 13 (15.12%) Test Automation
6 11 (12.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (12.79%) High Availability
6 11 (12.79%) Load Balancing
6 11 (12.79%) Service Delivery
7 9 (10.47%) Performance Metrics
7 9 (10.47%) Service Management
7 9 (10.47%) Task Automation
8 8 (9.30%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.07%) Shell Script
2 22 (25.58%) Perl
3 18 (20.93%) SQL
4 16 (18.60%) Bash Shell
4 16 (18.60%) Python
5 8 (9.30%) Korn
6 7 (8.14%) Java
7 6 (6.98%) C-shell
8 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.49%) XPath
9 3 (3.49%) XQuery
10 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.16%) Go
11 1 (1.16%) Ruby
11 1 (1.16%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.58%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) CCIE
3 2 (2.33%) CCIE Security
3 2 (2.33%) CCNA
3 2 (2.33%) CCNP
3 2 (2.33%) CEH
3 2 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.33%) CISM
3 2 (2.33%) CISSP
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) GCIA
3 2 (2.33%) GIAC
3 2 (2.33%) GSEC
3 2 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) GCP
2 1 (1.16%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Solvency II
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (9.30%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.14%) KVM
3 7 (8.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (5.81%) Samba
5 4 (4.65%) Docker
5 4 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.49%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.49%) vSphere
7 2 (2.33%) NFS
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.33%) Snort
7 2 (2.33%) XenApp
8 1 (1.16%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.16%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (29.07%) Puppet
2 11 (12.79%) ZABBIX
3 10 (11.63%) Ansible
4 9 (10.47%) Data Guard
5 6 (6.98%) BladeLogic
5 6 (6.98%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.49%) SCCM
6 3 (3.49%) SCOM
7 2 (2.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (2.33%) OpenView
7 2 (2.33%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.16%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 48 (55.81%) Oracle
2 18 (20.93%) VMware
3 17 (19.77%) Sun
4 16 (18.60%) Cisco
5 11 (12.79%) F5
6 10 (11.63%) HP
7 7 (8.14%) Veritas
8 6 (6.98%) Citrix
9 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.81%) PlateSpin
10 4 (4.65%) IBM
11 3 (3.49%) Apigee
11 3 (3.49%) Atlassian
11 3 (3.49%) Dell
11 3 (3.49%) MuleSoft
11 3 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (2.33%) ArcSight
12 2 (2.33%) Lancope
12 2 (2.33%) Opsware
12 2 (2.33%) Splunk