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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat
England / North West
Rank 100 74 111
Rank change year-on-year -26 +37  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 37 86 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.45% 2.25% 1.03%
As % of the Vendors category 3.43% 5.22% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 52 20
Median daily rate £435 £400 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +10.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £496 £525
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 £40.25
% change year-on-year -9.09% -24.84%  

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 the North West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1080 1649 1605
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 42.19% 43.20% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 904 782
Median daily rate £395 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 111 84
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -0.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.50 £17.22
% change year-on-year -16.64% +13.21%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 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
Manchester -2 16 £400 +6.66% 9
Merseyside +9 10 £350 -17.64% 1
Cheshire +12 2 £415 -10.27%
Red Hat
England

Red Hat
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 105 (89.74%) Linux
2 93 (79.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 47 (40.17%) Puppet
4 43 (36.75%) DevOps
5 42 (35.90%) Jenkins
6 40 (34.19%) Java
7 37 (31.62%) VMware
8 32 (27.35%) Amazon AWS
9 31 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (25.64%) Windows
11 27 (23.08%) Git (software)
11 27 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (22.22%) CentOS
13 25 (21.37%) Python
14 24 (20.51%) Active Directory
14 24 (20.51%) Opscode Chef
15 22 (18.80%) Security Cleared
16 21 (17.95%) SC Cleared
17 20 (17.09%) Ruby
17 20 (17.09%) Unix
17 20 (17.09%) Ansible
18 19 (16.24%) Perl
19 18 (15.38%) Scrum
19 18 (15.38%) Kanban
20 17 (14.53%) Configuration Management
20 17 (14.53%) SQL
20 17 (14.53%) Oracle
20 17 (14.53%) Docker
21 15 (12.82%) AIX
21 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008

Red Hat
Top Related 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 9 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 7 (5.98%) Confluence
3 4 (3.42%) Apache
3 4 (3.42%) JBoss
3 4 (3.42%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.42%) NetWeaver
4 3 (2.56%) SAS
4 3 (2.56%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.71%) IIS
5 2 (1.71%) nginx
5 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.85%) Jetty
6 1 (0.85%) Liferay
6 1 (0.85%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.85%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.85%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (27.35%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.98%) PaaS
3 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.27%) Slack
5 4 (3.42%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.42%) Amazon S3
5 4 (3.42%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.42%) Route 53
6 3 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.85%) IaaS
7 1 (0.85%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.26%) Firewall
1 12 (10.26%) TCP/IP
2 11 (9.40%) SSL
3 9 (7.69%) LDAP
3 9 (7.69%) NAS
4 8 (6.84%) HTTPS
5 7 (5.98%) DNS
5 7 (5.98%) Kerberos
6 6 (5.13%) DHCP
7 5 (4.27%) Internet
7 5 (4.27%) Network Security
7 5 (4.27%) SAN
8 4 (3.42%) LAN
8 4 (3.42%) WAN
9 3 (2.56%) SMTP
10 1 (0.85%) HTTP
10 1 (0.85%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.85%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.85%) VLAN
10 1 (0.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.55%) MongoDB
1 10 (8.55%) MySQL
1 10 (8.55%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (5.13%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.27%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (4.27%) DB2
3 5 (4.27%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.27%) SAP BW
4 4 (3.42%) Big Data
4 4 (3.42%) GIS
4 4 (3.42%) Redis
4 4 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.85%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (35.90%) Jenkins
2 27 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.82%) JIRA
4 12 (10.26%) Subversion
5 10 (8.55%) GoCD
6 9 (7.69%) Travis CI
7 5 (4.27%) Cucumber
7 5 (4.27%) GitLab
7 5 (4.27%) Hudson
7 5 (4.27%) Jasmine
7 5 (4.27%) JUnit
8 4 (3.42%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.85%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.85%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.85%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (6.84%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Banking
3 4 (3.42%) Legal
3 4 (3.42%) Retail
4 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (15.38%) Developer
3 10 (8.55%) Administrator
4 9 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (6.84%) Java Developer
5 8 (6.84%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (6.84%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.13%) Digital Developer
7 6 (5.13%) Linux Specialist
7 6 (5.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (5.13%) Monitoring Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Unix Administrator
8 5 (4.27%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 5 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
8 5 (4.27%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.27%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.69%) Node.js
2 7 (5.98%) Middleware
2 7 (5.98%) Regular Expression
3 6 (5.13%) HTML
3 6 (5.13%) REST
3 6 (5.13%) Web Services
4 5 (4.27%) Ajax
4 5 (4.27%) HTML5
4 5 (4.27%) JAAS
4 5 (4.27%) Java SE
4 5 (4.27%) jQuery
4 5 (4.27%) JSON
4 5 (4.27%) SAP Basis
5 4 (3.42%) Software Packaging
6 3 (2.56%) SAP TM
7 2 (1.71%) Gherkin
7 2 (1.71%) LAMP
7 2 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.85%) .NET
8 1 (0.85%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.98%) Clustering
4 4 (3.42%) PKI
5 3 (2.56%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.71%) Life Science
6 2 (1.71%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Replication
7 1 (0.85%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 105 (89.74%) Linux
2 93 (79.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (25.64%) Windows
4 26 (22.22%) CentOS
5 20 (17.09%) Unix
6 15 (12.82%) AIX
6 15 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (11.97%) Windows Server
8 13 (11.11%) Solaris
8 13 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (8.55%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (7.69%) Fedora
11 7 (5.98%) SUSE
12 6 (5.13%) HPUX
12 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (5.13%) Windows XP
13 5 (4.27%) Ubuntu
14 3 (2.56%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (1.71%) Debian
16 1 (0.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.75%) DevOps
2 31 (26.50%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (15.38%) Kanban
4 18 (15.38%) Scrum
5 17 (14.53%) Configuration Management
6 10 (8.55%) Open Source
7 9 (7.69%) Identity Management
7 9 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 8 (6.84%) ITIL
9 7 (5.98%) BDD
9 7 (5.98%) Load Balancing
9 7 (5.98%) Release Management
9 7 (5.98%) Service Management
9 7 (5.98%) TDD
10 6 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
11 5 (4.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (3.42%) Process Improvement
12 4 (3.42%) Project Management
12 4 (3.42%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 40 (34.19%) Java
2 25 (21.37%) Python
3 20 (17.09%) Ruby
4 19 (16.24%) Perl
5 17 (14.53%) SQL
6 14 (11.97%) JavaScript
7 9 (7.69%) Korn
7 9 (7.69%) PowerShell
8 7 (5.98%) Bash Shell
8 7 (5.98%) Go
8 7 (5.98%) VBScript
9 6 (5.13%) Bourne shell
10 4 (3.42%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.71%) PHP
12 1 (0.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.42%) RHCSA
5 2 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.85%) Degree
6 1 (0.85%) RHCE
6 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.42%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.53%) Docker
3 14 (11.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (9.40%) vSphere
5 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.85%) Snort
5 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (40.17%) Puppet
2 24 (20.51%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (17.09%) Ansible
4 11 (9.40%) Graphite
4 11 (9.40%) Red Hat Satellite
4 11 (9.40%) ZABBIX
5 10 (8.55%) Nagios
6 9 (7.69%) Kibana
6 9 (7.69%) Kubernetes
6 9 (7.69%) SCOM
7 8 (6.84%) Ganglia
7 8 (6.84%) Riemann
8 6 (5.13%) HP SiteScope
8 6 (5.13%) Netcool
8 6 (5.13%) Tivoli
9 3 (2.56%) Graylog
9 3 (2.56%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (2.56%) Rsyslog
9 3 (2.56%) Terraform
10 1 (0.85%) Icinga
Vendors
1 37 (31.62%) VMware
2 17 (14.53%) Oracle
3 12 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.26%) NetApp
4 8 (6.84%) Atlassian
4 8 (6.84%) HP
5 6 (5.13%) CA
5 6 (5.13%) IBM
6 5 (4.27%) SAP
7 4 (3.42%) F5
7 4 (3.42%) RightScale
7 4 (3.42%) Veritas
8 2 (1.71%) Citrix
8 2 (1.71%) Google
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco
9 1 (0.85%) Pega
9 1 (0.85%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.85%) Sourcefire
9 1 (0.85%) TIBCO