The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 24 June 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 41 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 7 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.15% 1.01% 2.37%
As % of the Vendors category 6.19% 2.44% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 8
Median daily rate £135 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -70.00% -2.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £36.00 £32.09
% change year-on-year +31.94% +12.20%  

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 Oxford.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 113 123 118
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 34.77% 41.55% 35.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 92 87
Median daily rate £450 £350 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -17.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 8
Median hourly rate £15.50 £8.80 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.13% -49.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £8.80 £8.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £8.80 £72.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.47
% change year-on-year -14.63% +11.02%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Oxford

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in Oxford

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Puppet
2 7 (70.00%) DevOps
3 6 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (60.00%) Ruby
3 6 (60.00%) CentOS
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) HP
4 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 5 (50.00%) Nagios
4 5 (50.00%) Symantec
4 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (50.00%) 3PAR
5 4 (40.00%) Python
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) Hyperic
7 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (10.00%) JBoss
7 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (10.00%) Perl
7 1 (10.00%) PHP
7 1 (10.00%) MySQL
7 1 (10.00%) SOAP
7 1 (10.00%) Web Services
7 1 (10.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) Subversion
7 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 1 (10.00%) CMS
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Administrator
1 6 (60.00%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (50.00%) DevOps Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Developer
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Developer
4 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support
4 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Python Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (10.00%) LAMP
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 7 (70.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (60.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) Debian
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
4 1 (10.00%) OpenBSD
4 1 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Ruby
2 5 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (40.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) PHP
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Docker
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Puppet
2 5 (50.00%) Nagios
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (30.00%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) 3PAR
2 5 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) Symantec
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft