Period
to 16 July 2019

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 16 July 2019 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 131 115
Rank change year-on-year -16 -16 -6
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 52 94 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 1.53% 1.47%
As % of the Vendors category 2.46% 3.74% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 64
North West median daily rate £450 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +7.94%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £316
90th Percentile £554 £584 £643
England median daily rate £500 £475 £455
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +7.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% -28.21% +87.50%

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 2,115 2,513 2,470
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 39.82% 40.78% 43.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,347 1,462 1,434
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £225 £231 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £463 £450 £435
% change year-on-year +2.78% +3.45% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 149 167
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% +6.25% -12.81%
10th Percentile £13.23 £11.45 £10.54
90th Percentile £53.08 £50.25 £45.20
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.04% +4.41% -2.86%

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 16 July 2019.

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 16 July 2019. 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
Manchester +14 35 £450 -2.70% 15
Cheshire +5 7 £416 +0.24% 1
Merseyside -6 4 £525 +10.53%
Lancashire -32 4 £465 +0.54%
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, 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 39 (75.00%) Linux
2 29 (55.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (40.38%) Bash Shell
5 20 (38.46%) Windows
5 20 (38.46%) Python
6 18 (34.62%) Ansible
7 17 (32.69%) Oracle
8 16 (30.77%) Git (software)
8 16 (30.77%) VMware
9 15 (28.85%) Solaris
9 15 (28.85%) Docker
9 15 (28.85%) CentOS
10 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (25.00%) Puppet
11 13 (25.00%) Windows Server
12 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
13 11 (21.15%) Migration
13 11 (21.15%) Disaster Recovery
13 11 (21.15%) SQL
13 11 (21.15%) Kubernetes
13 11 (21.15%) DevOps
14 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database
14 10 (19.23%) High Availability
15 9 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (17.31%) Terraform
15 9 (17.31%) Deployment Automation
16 8 (15.38%) Shell Script

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 4 (7.69%) Confluence
2 3 (5.77%) SAS
3 2 (3.85%) Apache
4 1 (1.92%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 23 (44.23%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (13.46%) Amazon S3
4 5 (9.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (9.62%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (7.69%) Serverless
5 4 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (5.77%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (5.77%) OpenShift
6 3 (5.77%) Route 53
7 2 (3.85%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (3.85%) Amazon EKS
7 2 (3.85%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.92%) Office 365
8 1 (1.92%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) SAN
1 3 (5.77%) tcpdump
2 2 (3.85%) DHCP
2 2 (3.85%) DNS
2 2 (3.85%) NAS
3 1 (1.92%) BGP
3 1 (1.92%) EIGRP
3 1 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (1.92%) Firewall
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
3 1 (1.92%) IPsec
3 1 (1.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.92%) OSPF
3 1 (1.92%) SNMP
3 1 (1.92%) SSL
3 1 (1.92%) VoIP
3 1 (1.92%) WAN
3 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.92%) Wireless
3 1 (1.92%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) Oracle Database
2 7 (13.46%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.85%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (3.85%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (3.85%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.85%) MySQL
5 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.92%) Big Data
5 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (30.77%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.62%) JIRA
3 3 (5.77%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.92%) Hudson
4 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
4 1 (1.92%) JUnit
General
1 2 (3.85%) Banking
1 2 (3.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Administrator
2 9 (17.31%) Analyst
2 9 (17.31%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) DBA
3 8 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (11.54%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) AWS Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) SOC Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Unix Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) Gherkin
2 5 (9.62%) Kafka
3 2 (3.85%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.85%) Node.js
4 1 (1.92%) .NET
4 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.92%) JSON
4 1 (1.92%) LAMP
4 1 (1.92%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.92%) PHP-FPM
4 1 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.92%) REST
4 1 (1.92%) Spring
4 1 (1.92%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.46%) Driving Licence
2 7 (13.46%) Management Information System
3 6 (11.54%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (75.00%) Linux
2 29 (55.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (38.46%) Windows
4 15 (28.85%) CentOS
4 15 (28.85%) Solaris
5 13 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (15.38%) Unix
7 6 (11.54%) Ubuntu
8 4 (7.69%) AIX
9 3 (5.77%) Amazon Linux
9 3 (5.77%) Fedora
10 2 (3.85%) HPUX
11 1 (1.92%) SUSE
11 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) DevOps
2 11 (21.15%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (21.15%) Migration
3 10 (19.23%) High Availability
4 9 (17.31%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (17.31%) Deployment Automation
5 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 7 (13.46%) BDD
6 7 (13.46%) Supplier Relationship Management
6 7 (13.46%) TDD
6 7 (13.46%) Test Automation
6 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (11.54%) Validation
8 5 (9.62%) Exploratory Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Performance Testing
8 5 (9.62%) Security Monitoring
8 5 (9.62%) SIEM
8 5 (9.62%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) Bash Shell
2 20 (38.46%) Python
3 11 (21.15%) SQL
4 8 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 6 (11.54%) Java
6 3 (5.77%) Ruby
7 2 (3.85%) Korn
7 2 (3.85%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) Java 8
8 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.92%) CCNA
3 1 (1.92%) CCNP
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) GDPR
1 1 (1.92%) ISO 22301
1 1 (1.92%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) Docker
2 14 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) Active Directory
4 5 (9.62%) Snort
5 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.77%) Squid
7 2 (3.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.85%) vSphere
8 1 (1.92%) etcd
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (34.62%) Ansible
2 13 (25.00%) Puppet
3 11 (21.15%) Kubernetes
4 9 (17.31%) Terraform
5 6 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (9.62%) Rsyslog
7 3 (5.77%) Nagios
8 2 (3.85%) Consul
8 2 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.92%) HAProxy
9 1 (1.92%) Mesos
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.92%) Packer
9 1 (1.92%) SCCM
9 1 (1.92%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (32.69%) Oracle
2 16 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (5.77%) Atlassian
3 3 (5.77%) IBM
4 2 (3.85%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) BT
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco
5 1 (1.92%) EMC
5 1 (1.92%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.92%) NetApp
5 1 (1.92%) Nimsoft
5 1 (1.92%) Splunk
5 1 (1.92%) Sun
5 1 (1.92%) Veritas