Period
to 18 September 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 18 September 2018 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 > North West
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 121 115
Rank change year-on-year -44 -6 +79
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 57 86 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.95% 1.49% 1.73%
As % of the Vendors category 2.24% 3.39% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 61 80
North West median daily rate £464 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.12% +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £366 £350 £325
90th Percentile £591 £645 £475
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North West median hourly rate - - £31.75
England median hourly rate £54.75 £45.75 £28.50
% change year-on-year +19.67% +60.53% +1.79%

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 North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,547 2,539 3,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.41% 43.85% 45.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,523 1,447 1,924
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £210 £227 £270
90th Percentile £575 £600 £539
England median daily rate £450 £440 £423
% change year-on-year +2.27% +4.14% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 155 132
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.15 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.51% -16.41% +9.85%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.55 £44.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in the North West

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in the North West

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in the North West over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the North West

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the North West

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 18 September 2018. 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
Lancashire -1 32 £474 -9.71% 3
Manchester -40 16 £463 +12.12% 8
Cheshire -18 9 £425 +1.19% 5
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 48 (84.21%) Linux
2 40 (70.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (47.37%) Security Cleared
4 26 (45.61%) SC Cleared
5 22 (38.60%) Windows
6 21 (36.84%) CentOS
6 21 (36.84%) DevOps
7 20 (35.09%) Jenkins
7 20 (35.09%) Git (software)
7 20 (35.09%) Puppet
7 20 (35.09%) Unix
8 17 (29.82%) Solaris
8 17 (29.82%) AIX
8 17 (29.82%) Firewall
8 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (29.82%) Terraform
9 16 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (28.07%) Python
9 16 (28.07%) EMC
9 16 (28.07%) SAN
10 15 (26.32%) IBM
10 15 (26.32%) Sun
10 15 (26.32%) Ansible
11 14 (24.56%) VMware
11 14 (24.56%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (22.81%) Web Services
12 13 (22.81%) Bash Shell
13 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
13 12 (21.05%) DNS
14 11 (19.30%) IIS

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (19.30%) IIS
2 4 (7.02%) Apache
2 4 (7.02%) Confluence
2 4 (7.02%) JBoss
3 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.51%) NetWeaver
4 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Magento
2 1 (1.75%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (28.07%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.04%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (7.02%) PaaS
5 3 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (5.26%) CloudFront
5 3 (5.26%) Serverless
6 2 (3.51%) GitHub
6 2 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (3.51%) IaaS
6 2 (3.51%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.51%) SaaS
6 2 (3.51%) Slack
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.82%) Firewall
2 16 (28.07%) SAN
3 12 (21.05%) DNS
4 10 (17.54%) DMZ
4 10 (17.54%) VLAN
5 3 (5.26%) HTTP
6 2 (3.51%) BGP
6 2 (3.51%) Internet
6 2 (3.51%) IPFIX
6 2 (3.51%) Junos
6 2 (3.51%) MPLS
6 2 (3.51%) MRTG
6 2 (3.51%) OSPF
6 2 (3.51%) SNMP
6 2 (3.51%) TACACS
6 2 (3.51%) VPN
7 1 (1.75%) AMQP
7 1 (1.75%) LAN
7 1 (1.75%) MQTT
7 1 (1.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) MySQL
1 4 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.51%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (3.51%) DB2
2 2 (3.51%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.51%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.51%) SQLite
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.75%) Big Data
3 1 (1.75%) Blockchain
3 1 (1.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) Git (software)
1 20 (35.09%) Jenkins
2 11 (19.30%) GitLab
3 6 (10.53%) JIRA
4 5 (8.77%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (3.51%) Jasmine
5 2 (3.51%) JUnit
5 2 (3.51%) Robot Framework
6 1 (1.75%) Maven
General
1 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (17.54%) Architect
3 9 (15.79%) Technical Architect
4 7 (12.28%) Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) AWS DevOps
6 4 (7.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Lead Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Middleware Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Design Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (3.51%) SAP Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) SAP Basis Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.81%) Web Services
2 4 (7.02%) Middleware
2 4 (7.02%) Node.js
3 3 (5.26%) Kafka
3 3 (5.26%) REST
3 3 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.51%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (3.51%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) JSON
5 1 (1.75%) LDAP
5 1 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.75%) SOAP
5 1 (1.75%) Spring
5 1 (1.75%) XML-RPC
5 1 (1.75%) XSD
5 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Client/Server
2 7 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Clustering
4 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.51%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.51%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.75%) Life Science
6 1 (1.75%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 48 (84.21%) Linux
2 40 (70.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (38.60%) Windows
4 21 (36.84%) CentOS
5 20 (35.09%) Unix
6 17 (29.82%) AIX
6 17 (29.82%) Solaris
7 10 (17.54%) Windows 2000
7 10 (17.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 10 (17.54%) Windows NT
8 9 (15.79%) Windows XP
9 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
10 6 (10.53%) HPUX
11 4 (7.02%) Debian
11 4 (7.02%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) DevOps
2 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (24.56%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (17.54%) ITIL
5 9 (15.79%) Configuration Management
5 9 (15.79%) Scrum
6 7 (12.28%) Open Source
7 5 (8.77%) Data Management
7 5 (8.77%) Project Management
8 4 (7.02%) Asset Management
8 4 (7.02%) Kanban
8 4 (7.02%) Product Management
8 4 (7.02%) SFIA
8 4 (7.02%) Software Asset Management
8 4 (7.02%) Supplier Management
8 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.26%) Coaching
9 3 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
9 3 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 3 (5.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Python
2 13 (22.81%) Bash Shell
3 9 (15.79%) Ruby
4 8 (14.04%) Java
5 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.02%) Perl
7 2 (3.51%) Bourne shell
7 2 (3.51%) C
7 2 (3.51%) PHP
7 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.51%) SQL
8 1 (1.75%) VB
8 1 (1.75%) VBA
8 1 (1.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 26 (45.61%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) MCSE
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (8.77%) Docker
5 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.51%) KVM
6 2 (3.51%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (35.09%) Puppet
2 17 (29.82%) Terraform
3 15 (26.32%) Ansible
4 9 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (15.79%) SCCM
5 5 (8.77%) Kubernetes
6 3 (5.26%) Kibana
6 3 (5.26%) Nagios
6 3 (5.26%) Packer
7 2 (3.51%) Cacti
7 2 (3.51%) collectd
7 2 (3.51%) Grafana
7 2 (3.51%) Graphite
7 2 (3.51%) Icinga
7 2 (3.51%) logstash
7 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.51%) OpenNMS
7 2 (3.51%) Prometheus
7 2 (3.51%) Salt
7 2 (3.51%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (28.07%) EMC
2 15 (26.32%) IBM
2 15 (26.32%) Sun
3 14 (24.56%) VMware
4 10 (17.54%) Hitachi
5 9 (15.79%) Palo Alto
6 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
7 6 (10.53%) Oracle
8 5 (8.77%) NetApp
9 3 (5.26%) Cisco
9 3 (5.26%) Splunk
10 2 (3.51%) Adobe
10 2 (3.51%) Black Duck
10 2 (3.51%) Google
10 2 (3.51%) HP
10 2 (3.51%) Huawei
10 2 (3.51%) Juniper
10 2 (3.51%) SaltStack
10 2 (3.51%) SAP
10 2 (3.51%) Snow