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 24 June 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 / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 88 118
Rank change year-on-year -5 +30  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 42 67 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.45% 1.76% 0.96%
As % of the Vendors category 3.22% 3.90% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 25
Median daily rate £408 £383 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.39% -8.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £314 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £460 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £32.09
% change year-on-year +31.94% +12.20%  

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 1304 1718 1712
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 44.97% 45.09% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 708 1006 859
Median daily rate £410 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 58 113
Median hourly rate £15.75 £20.45 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.96% +16.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

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 24 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +11 22 £413 +10.00% 9
Lancashire +1 9 £375 +2.73% 1
Cheshire +14 8 £414 +2.16% 4
Merseyside -7 2 - - 2
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 69 (88.46%) Linux
2 47 (60.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (43.59%) Jenkins
4 31 (39.74%) DevOps
5 28 (35.90%) CentOS
6 27 (34.62%) Puppet
7 25 (32.05%) Git (software)
8 24 (30.77%) Ansible
9 22 (28.21%) Java
10 21 (26.92%) Python
11 20 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (24.36%) Docker
13 18 (23.08%) Configuration Management
13 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (20.51%) SQL
15 14 (17.95%) TCP/IP
16 13 (16.67%) Windows
16 13 (16.67%) VMware
16 13 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (16.67%) Test Automation
17 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
17 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
18 11 (14.10%) Unix
18 11 (14.10%) SC Cleared
18 11 (14.10%) Ruby
18 11 (14.10%) Performance Tuning
19 10 (12.82%) SSL
19 10 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
19 10 (12.82%) Data Centre

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 7 (8.97%) JBoss
1 7 (8.97%) OpenStack
2 6 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 5 (6.41%) Apache
3 5 (6.41%) SAS
3 5 (6.41%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.41%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (3.85%) IIS
4 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.56%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.28%) Confluence
6 1 (1.28%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.28%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.64%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.41%) Amazon S3
2 5 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 5 (6.41%) AWS Lambda
2 5 (6.41%) Route 53
2 5 (6.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.56%) PaaS
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.28%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 14 (17.95%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.82%) SSL
3 9 (11.54%) DNS
4 7 (8.97%) Firewall
5 6 (7.69%) DHCP
5 6 (7.69%) SMTP
6 5 (6.41%) HTTPS
6 5 (6.41%) SSH
7 4 (5.13%) NAS
8 3 (3.85%) Kerberos
8 3 (3.85%) Network Security
9 2 (2.56%) Internet
9 2 (2.56%) LAN
9 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.56%) SAN
9 2 (2.56%) Skype
9 2 (2.56%) WAN
10 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.28%) FTP
10 1 (1.28%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (11.54%) MongoDB
2 9 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.26%) MySQL
3 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
4 7 (8.97%) Big Data
5 6 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 6 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.41%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (6.41%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.85%) Redis
7 3 (3.85%) SQLPlus
8 2 (2.56%) GIS
8 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (1.28%) Couchbase
9 1 (1.28%) DB2
9 1 (1.28%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 34 (43.59%) Jenkins
2 25 (32.05%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.26%) Subversion
4 7 (8.97%) Hudson
5 6 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 6 (7.69%) GitLab
5 6 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (7.69%) Travis CI
6 5 (6.41%) GoCD
6 5 (6.41%) Jasmine
6 5 (6.41%) JIRA
6 5 (6.41%) JUnit
7 1 (1.28%) Ant
7 1 (1.28%) Gradle
General
1 6 (7.69%) Banking
2 5 (6.41%) Finance
3 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.28%) Legal
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (12.82%) Administrator
2 10 (12.82%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (8.97%) Developer
3 7 (8.97%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.69%) Consultant
4 6 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.41%) Unix Administrator
5 5 (6.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.13%) AIX Administrator
6 4 (5.13%) AIX Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.13%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Java Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Middleware Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Java Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 3 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Node.js
2 6 (7.69%) Software Packaging
3 5 (6.41%) Middleware
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 4 (5.13%) LAMP
4 4 (5.13%) REST
4 4 (5.13%) Web Services
4 4 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.85%) HTML
6 2 (2.56%) Ajax
6 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
6 2 (2.56%) HTML5
6 2 (2.56%) JAAS
6 2 (2.56%) Java SE
6 2 (2.56%) jQuery
6 2 (2.56%) JSON
6 2 (2.56%) YAML
7 1 (1.28%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.28%) Kafka
7 1 (1.28%) SAP TM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.54%) Clustering
3 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.69%) PKI
4 3 (3.85%) Life Science
5 2 (2.56%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (88.46%) Linux
2 47 (60.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (35.90%) CentOS
4 13 (16.67%) Windows
5 11 (14.10%) Unix
6 10 (12.82%) Windows Server
7 9 (11.54%) AIX
7 9 (11.54%) Debian
7 9 (11.54%) Ubuntu
8 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (7.69%) Fedora
9 6 (7.69%) SUSE
9 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (5.13%) Solaris
11 3 (3.85%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.74%) DevOps
2 20 (25.64%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (23.08%) Configuration Management
4 13 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 11 (14.10%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (11.54%) Scrum
7 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
8 7 (8.97%) Migration
8 7 (8.97%) Open Source
8 7 (8.97%) TDD
9 6 (7.69%) Kanban
9 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
10 5 (6.41%) Auto-Scaling
10 5 (6.41%) Case Management
10 5 (6.41%) Data Migration
10 5 (6.41%) Integration Testing
10 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
11 4 (5.13%) Microservices
12 3 (3.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.21%) Java
2 21 (26.92%) Python
3 16 (20.51%) SQL
4 11 (14.10%) Ruby
5 8 (10.26%) Bash Shell
5 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
6 6 (7.69%) Perl
6 6 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 5 (6.41%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.85%) PHP
8 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.56%) Go
10 1 (1.28%) C
10 1 (1.28%) C#
10 1 (1.28%) C++
10 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.10%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.56%) RHCSA
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 19 (24.36%) Docker
2 12 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.97%) KVM
3 7 (8.97%) LXC
4 6 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.56%) vSphere
6 2 (2.56%) XenApp
7 1 (1.28%) Firmware
7 1 (1.28%) NFS
7 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 27 (34.62%) Puppet
2 24 (30.77%) Ansible
3 13 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (8.97%) Kubernetes
4 7 (8.97%) Nagios
4 7 (8.97%) Packer
5 6 (7.69%) Graphite
5 6 (7.69%) Kibana
6 5 (6.41%) Data Guard
6 5 (6.41%) Ganglia
6 5 (6.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (6.41%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (6.41%) Riemann
6 5 (6.41%) Rsyslog
7 2 (2.56%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.56%) vMotion
8 1 (1.28%) Graylog
8 1 (1.28%) Icinga
8 1 (1.28%) Mesos
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 13 (16.67%) VMware
2 9 (11.54%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) NetApp
3 5 (6.41%) Pega
3 5 (6.41%) Veritas
4 4 (5.13%) HP
5 3 (3.85%) RightScale
6 2 (2.56%) AppSense
6 2 (2.56%) CA
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.28%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.28%) SAP
7 1 (1.28%) TIBCO
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