The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank - - 22
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland - - 0.85%
As % of the Vendors category - - 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £30.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -23.41%  

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 Northern Ireland.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 97 54 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 42.73% 45.00% 52.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 15 26
Median daily rate £326 £325 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.30% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £109 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 3
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.24% +16.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Red Hat in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Northern Ireland