Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 103 97
Rank change year-on-year -38 -6 +81
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 76 102 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.28% 1.78% 2.09%
As % of the Vendors category 3.00% 4.12% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 69 105
North West median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £350 £333
90th Percentile £658 £645 £512
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
North West median hourly rate - £40.25 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.77% -
England median hourly rate £42.25 £45.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.11% +87.50% -14.29%

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 2,532 2,474 3,208
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.60% 43.16% 46.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,515 1,474 1,909
North West median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £208 £226 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 154 128
North West median hourly rate £17.60 £16.50 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -8.97% +4.05%
10th Percentile £11.26 £11.25 £10.76
90th Percentile £44.30 £43.75 £45.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.72% +5.30% -5.71%

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 November 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 16 November 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
Manchester -5 43 £431 +1.47% 7
Lancashire -25 24 £470 -8.39% 1
Cheshire -13 6 £425 +2.72% 2
Merseyside -1 1 - - 2
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 62 (81.58%) Linux
2 40 (52.63%) CentOS
3 33 (43.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (40.79%) Puppet
5 27 (35.53%) Ansible
6 25 (32.89%) Terraform
7 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (27.63%) DevOps
9 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 19 (25.00%) GitLab
10 18 (23.68%) Windows
11 17 (22.37%) VMware
11 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
11 17 (22.37%) Jenkins
12 16 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (19.74%) Open Source
13 15 (19.74%) Software Engineering
14 14 (18.42%) Oracle
14 14 (18.42%) Python
14 14 (18.42%) Git (software)
15 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (17.11%) Firewall
15 13 (17.11%) Black Duck
15 13 (17.11%) Sonatype Nexus
16 12 (15.79%) Coaching
16 12 (15.79%) Waterfall
16 12 (15.79%) Bash Shell
17 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
17 11 (14.47%) PHP
17 11 (14.47%) Unix

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 6 (7.89%) IIS
2 3 (3.95%) JBoss
3 2 (2.63%) Apache
3 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.63%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Magento
2 1 (1.32%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.21%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.58%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.26%) Amazon S3
5 4 (5.26%) Route 53
6 3 (3.95%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (3.95%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.95%) CloudFront
6 3 (3.95%) IaaS
6 3 (3.95%) PaaS
6 3 (3.95%) SaaS
6 3 (3.95%) Serverless
7 2 (2.63%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.32%) Slack
8 1 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) Firewall
2 8 (10.53%) SAN
2 8 (10.53%) SMS
3 7 (9.21%) DNS
4 5 (6.58%) DMZ
4 5 (6.58%) VLAN
5 2 (2.63%) BGP
5 2 (2.63%) IPFIX
5 2 (2.63%) Junos
5 2 (2.63%) MPLS
5 2 (2.63%) MRTG
5 2 (2.63%) OSPF
5 2 (2.63%) SNMP
5 2 (2.63%) TACACS
5 2 (2.63%) VPN
6 1 (1.32%) HTTP
6 1 (1.32%) LAN
6 1 (1.32%) MQTT
6 1 (1.32%) NAS
6 1 (1.32%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.16%) MySQL
2 7 (9.21%) MariaDB
3 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 5 (6.58%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.63%) DB2
6 2 (2.63%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.63%) SAP BW
6 2 (2.63%) SQLite
7 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.32%) Big Data
7 1 (1.32%) Blockchain
7 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (25.00%) GitLab
2 17 (22.37%) Jenkins
3 14 (18.42%) Git (software)
4 13 (17.11%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.95%) JIRA
7 2 (2.63%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.32%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.32%) JUnit
8 1 (1.32%) Maven
8 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.21%) Billing
2 1 (1.32%) Banking
2 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (17.11%) Developer
2 9 (11.84%) Architect
3 8 (10.53%) Administrator
3 8 (10.53%) Technical Architect
4 7 (9.21%) AWS Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.21%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.89%) .NET Developer
5 6 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Programme Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (3.95%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Engineering Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (3.95%) Linux Support
7 3 (3.95%) Software Engineering Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Software Manager
7 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) jQuery
2 7 (9.21%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) AngularJS
2 7 (9.21%) Web Services
3 6 (7.89%) React
4 4 (5.26%) Middleware
4 4 (5.26%) XML
5 3 (3.95%) HTML
5 3 (3.95%) Node.js
5 3 (3.95%) REST
5 3 (3.95%) Spring
6 2 (2.63%) Apache Camel
6 2 (2.63%) CSS
6 2 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (2.63%) JSON
6 2 (2.63%) LAMP
6 2 (2.63%) SAP Basis
6 2 (2.63%) XSLT
7 1 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.32%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.58%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.95%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.63%) Clustering
5 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.32%) CMDB
6 1 (1.32%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.32%) Life Science
6 1 (1.32%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 62 (81.58%) Linux
2 40 (52.63%) CentOS
3 33 (43.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (23.68%) Windows
5 11 (14.47%) Unix
6 9 (11.84%) Solaris
7 8 (10.53%) AIX
8 7 (9.21%) Windows Server
9 5 (6.58%) Windows 2000
9 5 (6.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 5 (6.58%) Windows NT
10 4 (5.26%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.95%) Debian
11 3 (3.95%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.63%) HPUX
13 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.63%) DevOps
3 15 (19.74%) Open Source
3 15 (19.74%) Software Engineering
4 12 (15.79%) Coaching
4 12 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 10 (13.16%) Business Development
5 10 (13.16%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (10.53%) ITIL
7 7 (9.21%) MVC
8 6 (7.89%) Data Management
8 6 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.89%) Scrum
9 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.58%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (6.58%) Migration
10 4 (5.26%) Change Control
10 4 (5.26%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.42%) Python
2 12 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 11 (14.47%) JavaScript
3 11 (14.47%) PHP
4 10 (13.16%) Perl
5 9 (11.84%) Java
5 9 (11.84%) SQL
6 7 (9.21%) C#
7 6 (7.89%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.95%) Ruby
10 2 (2.63%) Bourne shell
10 2 (2.63%) C
11 1 (1.32%) COBOL
11 1 (1.32%) Java 8
11 1 (1.32%) Korn
11 1 (1.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 19 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (22.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.63%) MCSE
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) QA
2 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (13.16%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.21%) Docker
4 5 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.63%) KVM
6 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (40.79%) Puppet
2 27 (35.53%) Ansible
3 25 (32.89%) Terraform
4 8 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.26%) SCCM
6 3 (3.95%) Kibana
6 3 (3.95%) Nagios
6 3 (3.95%) Packer
6 3 (3.95%) WSUS
7 2 (2.63%) Cacti
7 2 (2.63%) Grafana
7 2 (2.63%) Graphite
7 2 (2.63%) Icinga
7 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.63%) Netcool
7 2 (2.63%) Observium
7 2 (2.63%) OpenNMS
7 2 (2.63%) Prometheus
7 2 (2.63%) Salt
7 2 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (22.37%) VMware
2 14 (18.42%) Oracle
3 13 (17.11%) Black Duck
4 8 (10.53%) EMC
4 8 (10.53%) IBM
5 7 (9.21%) Microsoft
5 7 (9.21%) Sun
6 5 (6.58%) Hitachi
6 5 (6.58%) Palo Alto
7 3 (3.95%) Cisco
8 2 (2.63%) Adobe
8 2 (2.63%) Ericsson
8 2 (2.63%) Huawei
8 2 (2.63%) Juniper
8 2 (2.63%) NetApp
8 2 (2.63%) SAP
8 2 (2.63%) Snow
8 2 (2.63%) Splunk
9 1 (1.32%) Bomgar
9 1 (1.32%) SaltStack