The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 101 124
Rank change year-on-year +12 +23  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 186 202 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.41% 2.25% 1.54%
As % of the Vendors category 4.86% 4.64% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 131 89
Median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £350 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £603 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.08% +16.66%  
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 the South East.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3826 4349 4418
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 49.51% 48.45% 47.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3857 4748 4436
Median daily rate £415 £400 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +2.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 408 433
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.61 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.40% +0.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £10.23 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.07
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.21%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Red Hat as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Red Hat in the South East

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire -8 61 £450 +5.88% 6
Surrey -8 37 £450 +5.88% 5
Berkshire +19 36 £500 +11.11% 12
Buckinghamshire +6 30 £400 - 3
Oxfordshire +6 14 £375 -16.66% 2
West Sussex +15 6 £383 +4.79% 1
Kent -10 1 £575 +27.77% 3
Home Counties - 1 - -
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 South East region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 341 (86.33%) Linux
2 232 (58.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 135 (34.18%) VMware
4 127 (32.15%) Unix
5 120 (30.38%) Puppet
6 118 (29.87%) Oracle
7 114 (28.86%) DevOps
8 109 (27.59%) Security Cleared
9 100 (25.32%) SC Cleared
10 85 (21.52%) SAN
11 83 (21.01%) Solaris
12 82 (20.76%) Opscode Chef
13 78 (19.75%) JBoss
14 76 (19.24%) CentOS
15 75 (18.99%) Java
16 72 (18.23%) SQL
16 72 (18.23%) Windows
17 68 (17.22%) Python
17 68 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 66 (16.71%) Shell Script
19 61 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
20 60 (15.19%) Finance
20 60 (15.19%) Perl
21 58 (14.68%) HP
22 57 (14.43%) Bash Shell
22 57 (14.43%) Ansible
23 54 (13.67%) RHCE
24 51 (12.91%) Microsoft
25 50 (12.66%) Jenkins
26 49 (12.41%) Apache

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 78 (19.75%) JBoss
2 49 (12.41%) Apache
3 44 (11.14%) Tomcat
4 36 (9.11%) OpenStack
5 35 (8.86%) WebSphere
6 15 (3.80%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (3.04%) Apache Geronimo
7 12 (3.04%) Apache TomEE
8 11 (2.78%) WebLogic
9 9 (2.28%) IIS
9 9 (2.28%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.52%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.76%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.76%) Confluence
11 3 (0.76%) GeoServer
12 2 (0.51%) Jetty
12 2 (0.51%) SAS
12 2 (0.51%) WildFly
13 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
13 1 (0.25%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (1.77%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (2.28%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.25%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.61%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.06%) OpenShift
3 17 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.78%) SaaS
5 7 (1.77%) GitHub
6 3 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.76%) IaaS
6 3 (0.76%) PaaS
7 2 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.25%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 85 (21.52%) SAN
2 44 (11.14%) Firewall
3 37 (9.37%) NAS
4 31 (7.85%) DNS
5 29 (7.34%) LDAP
6 21 (5.32%) WAN
7 20 (5.06%) SSL
8 19 (4.81%) TCP/IP
9 16 (4.05%) Internet
10 15 (3.80%) Fibre Channel
11 14 (3.54%) LAN
12 13 (3.29%) Kerberos
13 11 (2.78%) DHCP
13 11 (2.78%) HTTP
13 11 (2.78%) HTTPS
13 11 (2.78%) iSCSI
14 9 (2.28%) FTP
14 9 (2.28%) PuTTY
14 9 (2.28%) SSH
14 9 (2.28%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.14%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (7.59%) MongoDB
2 30 (7.59%) MySQL
3 28 (7.09%) Oracle Database
3 28 (7.09%) SQL Server
4 23 (5.82%) Relational Database
5 22 (5.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 19 (4.81%) Oracle Database 10g
6 19 (4.81%) Redis
7 16 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (3.80%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.78%) Hadoop
10 10 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.77%) Big Data
11 7 (1.77%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.77%) Oracle9i Database
12 6 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 50 (12.66%) Jenkins
2 36 (9.11%) Git (software)
3 25 (6.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (4.30%) Oracle APEX
5 14 (3.54%) Selenium
6 11 (2.78%) HP UFT
6 11 (2.78%) Subversion
7 10 (2.53%) TeamCity
8 9 (2.28%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.28%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (2.28%) SpecFlow
9 8 (2.03%) Hudson
9 8 (2.03%) JIRA
9 8 (2.03%) Toad
10 7 (1.77%) Ant
11 5 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.27%) Maven
11 5 (1.27%) SoapUI
11 5 (1.27%) TestNG
11 5 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (15.19%) Finance
2 36 (9.11%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.32%) Banking
4 16 (4.05%) Legal
5 12 (3.04%) Marketing
6 11 (2.78%) Electronics
7 10 (2.53%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.27%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.01%) Local Government
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Back Office
10 2 (0.51%) Retail
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (24.05%) Administrator
2 64 (16.20%) Systems Administrator
3 47 (11.90%) Linux Engineer
4 45 (11.39%) Linux Administrator
5 41 (10.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 39 (9.87%) Unix Administrator
7 38 (9.62%) Architect
8 29 (7.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 29 (7.34%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 23 (5.82%) Linux Specialist
10 22 (5.57%) Consultant
10 22 (5.57%) Storage Administrator
11 21 (5.32%) Developer
11 21 (5.32%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 19 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (4.30%) DBA
13 17 (4.30%) Solaris Administrator
14 15 (3.80%) Storage Systems Administrator
15 14 (3.54%) DevOps Administrator
15 14 (3.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (6.08%) Java EE
2 23 (5.82%) ActiveMQ
3 20 (5.06%) .NET
3 20 (5.06%) Web Services
4 18 (4.56%) Middleware
5 15 (3.80%) Apache Camel
6 14 (3.54%) XML
7 13 (3.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (3.04%) Elastic Stack
8 12 (3.04%) HTML
8 12 (3.04%) IBM Integration Bus
8 12 (3.04%) Sensu
9 11 (2.78%) JMS
9 11 (2.78%) REST
10 10 (2.53%) SOAP
11 8 (2.03%) JAAS
11 8 (2.03%) JMX
11 8 (2.03%) JNDI
12 7 (1.77%) RESTful
13 6 (1.52%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 29 (7.34%) Clustering
2 26 (6.58%) Enterprise Storage
3 24 (6.08%) Smart Meter
4 22 (5.57%) Data Centre
5 17 (4.30%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.54%) Management Information System
7 13 (3.29%) Video on Demand
8 11 (2.78%) EMC VNX
9 9 (2.28%) PKI
10 8 (2.03%) Online Banking
11 7 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (1.52%) Replication
13 5 (1.27%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.27%) HACMP
14 4 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (1.01%) User Experience
15 3 (0.76%) EMC VMAX
15 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
15 3 (0.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 341 (86.33%) Linux
2 232 (58.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 127 (32.15%) Unix
4 83 (21.01%) Solaris
5 76 (19.24%) CentOS
6 72 (18.23%) Windows
7 43 (10.89%) AIX
8 23 (5.82%) Windows Server
9 20 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (2.78%) SUSE
11 10 (2.53%) Ubuntu
11 10 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (2.03%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.27%) HPUX
14 4 (1.01%) Debian
14 4 (1.01%) Windows 7
15 2 (0.51%) Windows 10
15 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (28.86%) DevOps
2 61 (15.44%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (10.38%) Open Source
4 34 (8.61%) ITIL
5 32 (8.10%) High Availability
6 28 (7.09%) Configuration Management
7 23 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (5.82%) Migration
7 23 (5.82%) Service Delivery
7 23 (5.82%) Test Automation
8 20 (5.06%) Change Management
8 20 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
9 18 (4.56%) Change Control
9 18 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (4.56%) Load Balancing
10 17 (4.30%) Capacity Management
11 15 (3.80%) Problem Management
11 15 (3.80%) Project Management
11 15 (3.80%) Scrum
12 14 (3.54%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.99%) Java
2 72 (18.23%) SQL
3 68 (17.22%) Python
4 66 (16.71%) Shell Script
5 60 (15.19%) Perl
6 57 (14.43%) Bash Shell
7 30 (7.59%) Korn
8 22 (5.57%) PHP
9 21 (5.32%) Ruby
10 10 (2.53%) F#
11 9 (2.28%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.28%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.03%) AWK
12 8 (2.03%) Bourne shell
13 6 (1.52%) C
13 6 (1.52%) C#
13 6 (1.52%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.01%) VB
14 4 (1.01%) VBScript
15 2 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 109 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 100 (25.32%) SC Cleared
3 54 (13.67%) RHCE
4 40 (10.13%) RHCSA
5 28 (7.09%) CISSP
6 19 (4.81%) Degree
7 16 (4.05%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (3.04%) CCNA
8 12 (3.04%) CCNP
9 10 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.77%) OCA
11 7 (1.77%) OCP
11 7 (1.77%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (1.01%) CCIE Security
12 4 (1.01%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (1.01%) ISEB
12 4 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
12 4 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.01%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.78%) QA
2 10 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.52%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.52%) PA-DSS
4 4 (1.01%) SLA
5 3 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) GPG13
System Software
1 68 (17.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (11.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 30 (7.59%) Active Directory
3 30 (7.59%) Docker
4 27 (6.84%) Veritas File System
5 25 (6.33%) vSphere
6 22 (5.57%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (4.81%) NFS
8 18 (4.56%) Xen
9 16 (4.05%) Oracle Clusterware
10 15 (3.80%) KVM
11 14 (3.54%) Virtual Machines
12 13 (3.29%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (1.77%) GlusterFS
14 7 (1.77%) vCloud
15 4 (1.01%) Hyper-V
15 4 (1.01%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.76%) HDFS
16 3 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 120 (30.38%) Puppet
2 82 (20.76%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (14.43%) Ansible
4 46 (11.65%) Red Hat Satellite
5 37 (9.37%) NetBackup
6 32 (8.10%) Nagios
7 22 (5.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 17 (4.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 15 (3.80%) Kubernetes
9 15 (3.80%) vRealize
10 14 (3.54%) Cobbler
10 14 (3.54%) logstash
11 12 (3.04%) Grafana
12 11 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
13 10 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 10 (2.53%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 9 (2.28%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 9 (2.28%) Oracle RMAN
15 8 (2.03%) Data Guard
15 8 (2.03%) EMC Navisphere
Vendors
1 135 (34.18%) VMware
2 118 (29.87%) Oracle
3 58 (14.68%) HP
4 51 (12.91%) Microsoft
5 46 (11.65%) Veritas
6 37 (9.37%) Sun
7 34 (8.61%) EMC
7 34 (8.61%) NetApp
8 33 (8.35%) Cisco
8 33 (8.35%) Splunk
9 31 (7.85%) IBM
9 31 (7.85%) Symantec
10 22 (5.57%) Brocade
11 13 (3.29%) SaltStack
12 10 (2.53%) SAP
13 9 (2.28%) Arqiva
13 9 (2.28%) F5
14 7 (1.77%) 3PAR
14 7 (1.77%) Dell
14 7 (1.77%) Gemalto
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