The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 62 44
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 14 3 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.23% 0.51% 3.69%
As % of the Vendors category 6.11% 1.19% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 23
Median daily rate £375 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
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 Oxfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 229 253 298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 36.52% 42.74% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 190 194
Median daily rate £425 £363 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -14.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 29
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.75 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -58.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £36.25 £40.00
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 Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Oxfordshire

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in Oxfordshire

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in Oxfordshire

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +2 7 £135 -70.00%
Kidlington - 1 £375 -
Red Hat
South East

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 21 (95.45%) Linux
2 16 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (68.18%) VMware
3 15 (68.18%) Puppet
4 11 (50.00%) Ruby
5 9 (40.91%) Python
5 9 (40.91%) DevOps
6 8 (36.36%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (31.82%) CentOS
7 7 (31.82%) Nagios
8 6 (27.27%) SAN
8 6 (27.27%) HP
8 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (22.73%) 3PAR
9 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
9 5 (22.73%) Symantec
10 3 (13.64%) Solaris
10 3 (13.64%) Hyperic
11 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
11 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
11 2 (9.09%) Oracle
11 2 (9.09%) Perl
11 2 (9.09%) Unix
11 2 (9.09%) Windows
12 1 (4.55%) EMC
12 1 (4.55%) RHCE
12 1 (4.55%) Google
12 1 (4.55%) Incident Management

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (4.55%) CMS
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) BGP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Internet
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Administrator
1 12 (54.55%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) IT Support
6 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Apache Camel
1 1 (4.55%) Flash
1 1 (4.55%) LAMP
1 1 (4.55%) RESTful
1 1 (4.55%) SOAP
1 1 (4.55%) Web Services
1 1 (4.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Linux
2 16 (72.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (31.82%) CentOS
4 3 (13.64%) Solaris
5 2 (9.09%) Unix
5 2 (9.09%) Windows
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.55%) Debian
6 1 (4.55%) HPUX
6 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.55%) OpenBSD
6 1 (4.55%) SUSE
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) DevOps
2 1 (4.55%) Change Management
2 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
2 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
2 1 (4.55%) Migration
2 1 (4.55%) Network Management
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) Operations Management
2 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.55%) Security Patching
2 1 (4.55%) Server Building
2 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
2 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Ruby
2 9 (40.91%) Python
3 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) RHCE
1 1 (4.55%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Docker
2 1 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (4.55%) VirtualBox
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.55%) vSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (68.18%) Puppet
2 8 (36.36%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (31.82%) Nagios
4 3 (13.64%) Hyperic
5 1 (4.55%) Ansible
5 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.55%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) HP
3 5 (22.73%) 3PAR
3 5 (22.73%) Symantec
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) Google
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Sun
5 1 (4.55%) Veritas