Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 94 176
Rank change year-on-year -12 +82 -97
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 98 142 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.73% 2.08% 0.79%
As % of the Vendors category 4.03% 4.51% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 104 34
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £354 £330 £315
90th Percentile £645 £514 £496
England median daily rate £450 £425 £422
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.74% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
North West median hourly rate £40.25 £31.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.77% - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +56.14% +1.79% -30.00%

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 2434 3152 3571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.09% 46.15% 41.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1455 1879 1962
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £213
90th Percentile £625 £550 £550
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 126 180
North West median hourly rate £16.10 £18.13 £17.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.20% +4.05% +8.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.69 £11.24
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.38 £46.29
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -9 44 £423 -0.59% 7
Lancashire +18 28 £525 +25.00% 1
Cheshire 0 15 £414 -2.65% 3
Merseyside 0 3 - - 1
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 82 (83.67%) Linux
2 44 (44.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 35 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 33 (33.67%) Jenkins
5 30 (30.61%) Puppet
5 30 (30.61%) DevOps
6 29 (29.59%) CentOS
7 27 (27.55%) Amazon AWS
7 27 (27.55%) Python
8 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (23.47%) Java
10 22 (22.45%) Configuration Management
10 22 (22.45%) Software Engineering
11 21 (21.43%) Ansible
11 21 (21.43%) Docker
12 19 (19.39%) VMware
12 19 (19.39%) MongoDB
13 18 (18.37%) MySQL
14 17 (17.35%) Unix
14 17 (17.35%) AIX
14 17 (17.35%) Kanban
15 16 (16.33%) Test Automation
15 16 (16.33%) Ubuntu
15 16 (16.33%) SQL
15 16 (16.33%) PostgreSQL
16 15 (15.31%) Scrum
16 15 (15.31%) Migration
16 15 (15.31%) Oracle
16 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
16 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared

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 9 (9.18%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.14%) JBoss
2 7 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.12%) Apache
3 6 (6.12%) SAS
4 5 (5.10%) Confluence
4 5 (5.10%) nginx
5 3 (3.06%) NetWeaver
5 3 (3.06%) Tuxedo
6 2 (2.04%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.02%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.02%) IIS
7 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) SAP ERP
1 4 (4.08%) SAP SRM
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.55%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.24%) AWS Lambda
2 12 (12.24%) Serverless
3 8 (8.16%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (6.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (6.12%) Amazon S3
5 6 (6.12%) Route 53
5 6 (6.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (5.10%) Slack
7 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (4.08%) OpenShift
7 4 (4.08%) SaaS
8 3 (3.06%) PaaS
9 1 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (1.02%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.18%) SAN
2 8 (8.16%) Firewall
3 7 (7.14%) SMTP
4 6 (6.12%) DNS
4 6 (6.12%) SSL
5 4 (4.08%) SMS
5 4 (4.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.04%) DHCP
7 1 (1.02%) FTP
7 1 (1.02%) Internet
7 1 (1.02%) LDAP
7 1 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.39%) MongoDB
2 18 (18.37%) MySQL
3 16 (16.33%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (13.27%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (13.27%) NoSQL
4 13 (13.27%) Oracle Database
5 7 (7.14%) DB2
6 6 (6.12%) Big Data
7 3 (3.06%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.06%) OLAP
7 3 (3.06%) OLTP
7 3 (3.06%) SAP BW
7 3 (3.06%) Star Schema
8 1 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.02%) GIS
Development Applications
1 35 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 33 (33.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (13.27%) Jasmine
3 13 (13.27%) JUnit
4 8 (8.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (6.12%) GitLab
5 6 (6.12%) JIRA
6 5 (5.10%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.06%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.04%) Metasploit
9 1 (1.02%) GoCD
General
1 10 (10.20%) Banking
2 8 (8.16%) Finance
3 6 (6.12%) Retail
4 3 (3.06%) Legal
4 3 (3.06%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 2 (2.04%) Automotive
5 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (20.41%) Software Engineer
2 17 (17.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (15.31%) Administrator
4 12 (12.24%) Architect
4 12 (12.24%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (9.18%) Java Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Java Software Engineer
6 9 (9.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (8.16%) AWS Engineer
7 8 (8.16%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (7.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 7 (7.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (6.12%) Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (5.10%) Migration Architect
11 4 (4.08%) AWS DevOps
11 4 (4.08%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) DBA
11 4 (4.08%) JavaScript Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) Node.js
2 12 (12.24%) REST
3 6 (6.12%) Software Packaging
4 4 (4.08%) SAP Basis
5 3 (3.06%) Hibernate
5 3 (3.06%) Middleware
5 3 (3.06%) XML
5 3 (3.06%) XSD
5 3 (3.06%) XSLT
6 2 (2.04%) Web Services
7 1 (1.02%) .NET
7 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.02%) CSS
7 1 (1.02%) J2EE
7 1 (1.02%) LAMP
7 1 (1.02%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (1.02%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.02%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Clustering
2 10 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.12%) PKI
4 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.10%) Life Science
4 5 (5.10%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.02%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 82 (83.67%) Linux
2 44 (44.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (29.59%) CentOS
4 17 (17.35%) AIX
4 17 (17.35%) Unix
5 16 (16.33%) Ubuntu
6 14 (14.29%) Debian
7 12 (12.24%) Solaris
8 11 (11.22%) Windows
9 6 (6.12%) HPUX
10 3 (3.06%) Kali Linux
10 3 (3.06%) Windows Server
11 1 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.02%) Fedora
11 1 (1.02%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (30.61%) DevOps
2 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (22.45%) Configuration Management
3 22 (22.45%) Software Engineering
4 17 (17.35%) Kanban
5 16 (16.33%) Test Automation
6 15 (15.31%) Migration
6 15 (15.31%) Scrum
7 12 (12.24%) Microservices
7 12 (12.24%) Open Source
7 12 (12.24%) TDD
8 10 (10.20%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.20%) SFIA
9 9 (9.18%) High Availability
10 8 (8.16%) Coaching
10 8 (8.16%) ITIL
11 7 (7.14%) Identity Management
11 7 (7.14%) Integration Testing
11 7 (7.14%) Load Balancing
12 6 (6.12%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 27 (27.55%) Python
2 23 (23.47%) Java
3 16 (16.33%) SQL
4 15 (15.31%) Bash Shell
5 13 (13.27%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.14%) Ruby
7 5 (5.10%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.08%) VB
9 3 (3.06%) Perl
9 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.06%) VBA
9 3 (3.06%) XPath
10 2 (2.04%) Ada
10 2 (2.04%) C
11 1 (1.02%) Ada 95
11 1 (1.02%) Go
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) SC Cleared
1 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.02%) Degree
2 1 (1.02%) RHCSA
System Software
1 21 (21.43%) Docker
2 13 (13.27%) KVM
2 13 (13.27%) LXC
3 8 (8.16%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.04%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (1.02%) Firmware
6 1 (1.02%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.02%) NFS
Systems Management
1 30 (30.61%) Puppet
2 21 (21.43%) Ansible
3 11 (11.22%) Kubernetes
3 11 (11.22%) Packer
4 9 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (8.16%) Nagios
6 7 (7.14%) Terraform
7 6 (6.12%) Rsyslog
8 3 (3.06%) Data Guard
8 3 (3.06%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (2.04%) Icinga
9 2 (2.04%) Nessus
9 2 (2.04%) Nexpose
9 2 (2.04%) PowerBroker
9 2 (2.04%) Tivoli
10 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (1.02%) yum
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) VMware
2 15 (15.31%) Oracle
3 9 (9.18%) IBM
4 5 (5.10%) Pega
5 4 (4.08%) Atlassian
5 4 (4.08%) Cisco
5 4 (4.08%) HP
5 4 (4.08%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.08%) NetApp
5 4 (4.08%) SAP
5 4 (4.08%) Veritas
6 3 (3.06%) EMC
6 3 (3.06%) EnterpriseDB
6 3 (3.06%) Splunk
7 2 (2.04%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.04%) CyberArk
7 2 (2.04%) IBM Sterling
7 2 (2.04%) Imperva
7 2 (2.04%) Rapid7
8 1 (1.02%) Citrix