Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 119 99
Rank change year-on-year -3 -20 +62
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 95 79 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.62% 1.43% 1.99%
As % of the Vendors category 3.97% 3.29% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 57 97
North West median daily rate £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £363 £313 £296
90th Percentile £536 £564 £500
England median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £48.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year -28.21% +68.10% -20.55%

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 2,390 2,404 3,377
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 40.68% 43.66% 44.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,403 1,389 1,919
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £243 £225 £255
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 159 169
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -20.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.66 £10.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.60 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.45% -4.17% +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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -17 36 £428 +5.35% 14
Lancashire +14 30 £454 +21.00% 3
Cheshire +5 21 £415 - 2
Merseyside +16 6 £450 +28.57%
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 79 (83.16%) Linux
2 70 (73.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 49 (51.58%) DevOps
4 38 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 37 (38.95%) Java
6 35 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (33.68%) Jenkins
7 32 (33.68%) Opscode Chef
8 31 (32.63%) Ruby
9 27 (28.42%) Git (software)
9 27 (28.42%) Unix
10 26 (27.37%) Web Services
11 25 (26.32%) Puppet
11 25 (26.32%) Windows
12 24 (25.26%) Solaris
12 24 (25.26%) Ansible
13 23 (24.21%) Scrum
13 23 (24.21%) Bash Shell
14 22 (23.16%) Apache
14 22 (23.16%) Terraform
15 21 (22.11%) Python
15 21 (22.11%) IBM
15 21 (22.11%) SQL
15 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
16 20 (21.05%) SC Cleared
17 19 (20.00%) CentOS
17 19 (20.00%) PaaS
17 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
17 19 (20.00%) AIX
18 18 (18.95%) Tomcat

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 22 (23.16%) Apache
2 18 (18.95%) JBoss
2 18 (18.95%) Tomcat
3 13 (13.68%) IIS
4 10 (10.53%) Confluence
5 6 (6.32%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.21%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Beehive
6 4 (4.21%) WildFly
7 3 (3.16%) Apache Spark
7 3 (3.16%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.11%) NetWeaver
8 2 (2.11%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.05%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) HipChat
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (20.00%) PaaS
3 12 (12.63%) OpenShift
4 6 (6.32%) Slack
5 3 (3.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.16%) GitHub
5 3 (3.16%) IaaS
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (3.16%) SaaS
6 2 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.89%) SAN
2 15 (15.79%) DNS
3 14 (14.74%) VLAN
4 12 (12.63%) DMZ
4 12 (12.63%) Firewall
5 3 (3.16%) HTTP
6 2 (2.11%) BGP
6 2 (2.11%) Internet
6 2 (2.11%) IPFIX
6 2 (2.11%) Junos
6 2 (2.11%) MPLS
6 2 (2.11%) MRTG
6 2 (2.11%) OSPF
6 2 (2.11%) SNMP
6 2 (2.11%) TACACS
6 2 (2.11%) VPN
7 1 (1.05%) AMQP
7 1 (1.05%) MQTT
7 1 (1.05%) SMS
7 1 (1.05%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) MySQL
2 10 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.37%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (6.32%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.32%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.21%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (4.21%) DB2
5 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.16%) Big Data
6 3 (3.16%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.11%) SAP BW
7 2 (2.11%) SAP HANA
7 2 (2.11%) SQLite
8 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.05%) Redis
Development Applications
1 32 (33.68%) Jenkins
2 27 (28.42%) Git (software)
3 13 (13.68%) JIRA
3 13 (13.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (6.32%) Cucumber
4 6 (6.32%) Jasmine
4 6 (6.32%) JUnit
5 5 (5.26%) GitLab
6 4 (4.21%) Liquibase
6 4 (4.21%) Selenium
7 2 (2.11%) JMeter
7 2 (2.11%) Maven
7 2 (2.11%) MSI
7 2 (2.11%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.05%) Subversion
8 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Billing
3 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 12 (12.63%) Middleware Engineer
3 10 (10.53%) Architect
3 10 (10.53%) Developer
4 9 (9.47%) Java Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Software Engineer
4 9 (9.47%) Technical Architect
5 6 (6.32%) Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) Middleware Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Consultant
6 5 (5.26%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (3.16%) Build Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.11%) Applications Engineer
9 2 (2.11%) Designer
9 2 (2.11%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (27.37%) Web Services
2 18 (18.95%) Middleware
3 13 (13.68%) REST
4 12 (12.63%) JSON
5 8 (8.42%) Ajax
5 8 (8.42%) jQuery
5 8 (8.42%) Node.js
6 5 (5.26%) SOAP
6 5 (5.26%) XML
7 4 (4.21%) IBM Integration Bus
7 4 (4.21%) J2EE
8 3 (3.16%) Kafka
8 3 (3.16%) SAP Basis
9 2 (2.11%) .NET
9 2 (2.11%) Anaconda
9 2 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (2.11%) LAMP
9 2 (2.11%) OAuth
9 2 (2.11%) SAML
9 2 (2.11%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Client/Server
2 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) Clustering
3 4 (4.21%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.11%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.11%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.05%) DataPower
6 1 (1.05%) Life Science
6 1 (1.05%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 79 (83.16%) Linux
2 70 (73.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (28.42%) Unix
4 25 (26.32%) Windows
5 24 (25.26%) Solaris
6 19 (20.00%) AIX
6 19 (20.00%) CentOS
7 12 (12.63%) Windows 2000
7 12 (12.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 12 (12.63%) Windows NT
8 11 (11.58%) Windows XP
9 6 (6.32%) HPUX
10 5 (5.26%) Ubuntu
10 5 (5.26%) Windows Server
11 4 (4.21%) Debian
12 1 (1.05%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (51.58%) DevOps
2 35 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (24.21%) Scrum
4 17 (17.89%) Configuration Management
4 17 (17.89%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (15.79%) Test Automation
6 14 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (14.74%) Project Management
7 13 (13.68%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (11.58%) Kanban
8 11 (11.58%) Migration
8 11 (11.58%) Software Engineering
9 9 (9.47%) Open Source
9 9 (9.47%) SFIA
10 8 (8.42%) Agile Project Management
10 8 (8.42%) ITIL
11 6 (6.32%) BDD
11 6 (6.32%) Product Management
11 6 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.95%) Java
2 31 (32.63%) Ruby
3 23 (24.21%) Bash Shell
4 21 (22.11%) Python
4 21 (22.11%) SQL
5 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 14 (14.74%) Perl
7 8 (8.42%) Go
8 5 (5.26%) PHP
9 4 (4.21%) PL/SQL
9 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.11%) Bourne shell
10 2 (2.11%) C
10 2 (2.11%) C#
10 2 (2.11%) Korn
10 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 2 (2.11%) VB
10 2 (2.11%) VBA
11 1 (1.05%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (22.11%) Security Cleared
2 20 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) MCSE
3 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.05%) CCDP
4 1 (1.05%) CCNP
4 1 (1.05%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.05%) CISM
4 1 (1.05%) CISSP
4 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
System Software
1 16 (16.84%) Docker
2 15 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.11%) KVM
5 2 (2.11%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.05%) Firmware
6 1 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 32 (33.68%) Opscode Chef
2 25 (26.32%) Puppet
3 24 (25.26%) Ansible
4 22 (23.16%) Terraform
5 15 (15.79%) Kubernetes
6 10 (10.53%) SCCM
7 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (2.11%) Cacti
8 2 (2.11%) collectd
8 2 (2.11%) Grafana
8 2 (2.11%) Graphite
8 2 (2.11%) Icinga
8 2 (2.11%) Kibana
8 2 (2.11%) logstash
8 2 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.11%) Nagios
8 2 (2.11%) Netcool
8 2 (2.11%) OpenNMS
8 2 (2.11%) Salt
8 2 (2.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) IBM
2 17 (17.89%) EMC
2 17 (17.89%) Sun
3 16 (16.84%) Oracle
4 14 (14.74%) Splunk
5 12 (12.63%) Hitachi
6 11 (11.58%) Palo Alto
7 8 (8.42%) VMware
8 6 (6.32%) HP
9 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
9 5 (5.26%) NetApp
10 4 (4.21%) SAP
11 3 (3.16%) Cisco
12 2 (2.11%) Cloudera
12 2 (2.11%) Compaq
12 2 (2.11%) Ericsson
12 2 (2.11%) Juniper
12 2 (2.11%) McAfee
12 2 (2.11%) Symantec
12 2 (2.11%) Veritas