Period
to 16 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 113 90
Rank change year-on-year -1 -23 +63
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 102 97 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.80% 1.78% 2.30%
As % of the Vendors category 4.10% 4.23% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 66 104
North West median daily rate £456 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £353 £336
90th Percentile £701 £586 £525
England median daily rate £495 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.88% -
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 £42.00 £39.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +6.33% -16.84% +88.12%

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 2,485 2,294 2,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.94% 42.17% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,521 1,421 1,699
North West median daily rate £401 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.37% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £230 £225 £263
90th Percentile £600 £625 £575
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 143 107
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £16.19 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -14.79% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.53 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.58 £43.00 £44.30
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.19
% change year-on-year +0.06% +1.77% -1.80%

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 January 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 January 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
Lancashire +2 48 £523 +19.43% 2
Manchester -1 47 £400 -4.76% 11
Cheshire -16 3 £444 -2.20% 3
Merseyside -6 1 - -
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 92 (90.20%) Linux
2 60 (58.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 52 (50.98%) Windows
4 51 (50.00%) Oracle
5 46 (45.10%) Amazon AWS
6 43 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (39.22%) SQL Server
8 39 (38.24%) CentOS
9 36 (35.29%) DevOps
10 33 (32.35%) Puppet
11 31 (30.39%) Ansible
11 31 (30.39%) Cloud Computing
12 28 (27.45%) Hybrid Cloud
13 25 (24.51%) GitLab
13 25 (24.51%) Serverless
14 22 (21.57%) Systems Engineering
15 21 (20.59%) Sonatype Nexus
15 21 (20.59%) Git (software)
15 21 (20.59%) Docker
15 21 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (19.61%) Bash Shell
16 20 (19.61%) Terraform
17 19 (18.63%) AWS Certification
18 17 (16.67%) OpenShift
19 16 (15.69%) VMware
19 16 (15.69%) Security Management
19 16 (15.69%) Kubernetes
20 15 (14.71%) Migration
20 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
21 13 (12.75%) SQL

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 3 (2.94%) Apache
1 3 (2.94%) NetWeaver
2 1 (0.98%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.98%) Apache Spark
2 1 (0.98%) Confluence
2 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (0.98%) IIS
2 1 (0.98%) JBoss
2 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
2 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Magento
2 1 (0.98%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.98%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (45.10%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (30.39%) Cloud Computing
3 25 (24.51%) Serverless
4 17 (16.67%) OpenShift
5 6 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (4.90%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (3.92%) Amazon S3
7 4 (3.92%) Route 53
8 3 (2.94%) Amazon SQS
8 3 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.94%) CloudFront
8 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (1.96%) IaaS
9 2 (1.96%) PaaS
9 2 (1.96%) SaaS
10 1 (0.98%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.98%) Slack
10 1 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.86%) Firewall
1 7 (6.86%) SMS
2 3 (2.94%) DNS
3 2 (1.96%) LAN
3 2 (1.96%) SAN
3 2 (1.96%) WAN
4 1 (0.98%) DHCP
4 1 (0.98%) DMZ
4 1 (0.98%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.98%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.98%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (39.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (10.78%) MySQL
3 7 (6.86%) MariaDB
4 5 (4.90%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (4.90%) DB2
5 4 (3.92%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.98%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.98%) Big Data
8 1 (0.98%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.98%) HBase
8 1 (0.98%) HSQLDB
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.98%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 25 (24.51%) GitLab
2 21 (20.59%) Git (software)
2 21 (20.59%) Sonatype Nexus
3 12 (11.76%) Jenkins
4 10 (9.80%) Artifactory
5 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.94%) JIRA
6 2 (1.96%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.98%) ERwin
7 1 (0.98%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.98%) JUnit
7 1 (0.98%) Toad
General
1 12 (11.76%) Finance
2 7 (6.86%) Billing
3 1 (0.98%) Banking
3 1 (0.98%) Law
3 1 (0.98%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (23.53%) AWS Engineer
2 14 (13.73%) Architect
2 14 (13.73%) Developer
3 11 (10.78%) Platform Engineer
4 10 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) .NET Developer
6 6 (5.88%) Administrator
6 6 (5.88%) AWS Architect
6 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (4.90%) AWS DevOps
7 5 (4.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.92%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (3.92%) Technical Manager
9 3 (2.94%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 3 (2.94%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.94%) Kubernetes Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.78%) XML
2 10 (9.80%) jQuery
2 10 (9.80%) YAML
3 7 (6.86%) .NET
3 7 (6.86%) AngularJS
4 6 (5.88%) React
5 4 (3.92%) CSS
5 4 (3.92%) HTML
5 4 (3.92%) LAMP
5 4 (3.92%) SAP Basis
6 3 (2.94%) Middleware
7 2 (1.96%) Ajax
7 2 (1.96%) CSS3
7 2 (1.96%) Node.js
7 2 (1.96%) REST
7 2 (1.96%) Spring
7 2 (1.96%) Web Services
8 1 (0.98%) JSON
8 1 (0.98%) RESTful
8 1 (0.98%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 28 (27.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.92%) Clustering
4 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.98%) CMDB
6 1 (0.98%) Life Science
6 1 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (90.20%) Linux
2 60 (58.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 52 (50.98%) Windows
4 39 (38.24%) CentOS
5 9 (8.82%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.90%) Solaris
7 3 (2.94%) Unix
8 2 (1.96%) AIX
9 1 (0.98%) HPUX
9 1 (0.98%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.98%) VME
9 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.98%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.98%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (42.16%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (35.29%) DevOps
3 22 (21.57%) Systems Engineering
4 21 (20.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (15.69%) Security Management
6 15 (14.71%) Migration
6 15 (14.71%) Software Engineering
7 12 (11.76%) Open Source
8 11 (10.78%) Coaching
8 11 (10.78%) Waterfall
9 8 (7.84%) Business Development
10 7 (6.86%) MVC
11 6 (5.88%) Asset Management
11 6 (5.88%) Change Control
11 6 (5.88%) Mentoring
12 5 (4.90%) ITIL
12 5 (4.90%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (4.90%) Scrum
13 4 (3.92%) Configuration Management
13 4 (3.92%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) Bash Shell
2 13 (12.75%) SQL
3 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 12 (11.76%) PHP
4 11 (10.78%) Python
5 10 (9.80%) Ruby
6 7 (6.86%) C#
6 7 (6.86%) Perl
6 7 (6.86%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.88%) Java
8 2 (1.96%) COBOL
8 2 (1.96%) Korn
8 2 (1.96%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.98%) Java 8
9 1 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (18.63%) AWS Certification
2 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.90%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.98%) CCNA
5 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.98%) Degree
5 1 (0.98%) MCP
5 1 (0.98%) MCSE
5 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (20.59%) Docker
2 13 (12.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.96%) NFS
5 2 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.98%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.98%) Samba
6 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.98%) vSphere
6 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (32.35%) Puppet
2 31 (30.39%) Ansible
3 20 (19.61%) Terraform
4 16 (15.69%) Kubernetes
5 5 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.94%) Nagios
6 3 (2.94%) WSUS
7 2 (1.96%) Packer
8 1 (0.98%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.98%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.98%) Grafana
8 1 (0.98%) Kibana
8 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.98%) SCCM
8 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.98%) vRealize
Vendors
1 51 (50.00%) Oracle
2 16 (15.69%) VMware
3 11 (10.78%) Black Duck
4 6 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.90%) IBM
6 4 (3.92%) SAP
7 3 (2.94%) Adobe
7 3 (2.94%) Snow
8 2 (1.96%) Micro Focus
8 2 (1.96%) Sun
9 1 (0.98%) BMC
9 1 (0.98%) Brocade
9 1 (0.98%) Cisco
9 1 (0.98%) Cloudera
9 1 (0.98%) Dell
9 1 (0.98%) EMC
9 1 (0.98%) Hitachi
9 1 (0.98%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.98%) HP
9 1 (0.98%) ServiceNow