The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 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.

Red Hat
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 62 41
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 9 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.60% 1.89% 1.53%
As % of the Vendors category 3.26% 4.44% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 3
Median daily rate £463 £325 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.30% +116.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £318 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £383 £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.75% +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 South Wales.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 276 248 221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 49.20% 42.61% 48.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 147 148
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 7 8
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.15% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in South Wales

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in South Wales

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in South Wales

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Cardiff +18 5 £463 +42.30%
Red Hat
Wales

Red Hat
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Wales region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 15 (93.75%) Linux
1 15 (93.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
2 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
3 9 (56.25%) Ansible
4 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (50.00%) Puppet
5 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) Oracle
5 6 (37.50%) Debian
6 5 (31.25%) Web Services
6 5 (31.25%) DevOps
6 5 (31.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (31.25%) Terraform
7 4 (25.00%) Confluence
7 4 (25.00%) JIRA
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) Ant
8 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
8 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (18.75%) Maven
8 3 (18.75%) VMware
8 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
8 3 (18.75%) Server Hardening
8 3 (18.75%) Docker
8 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 4 (25.00%) Confluence
2 2 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) assyst
1 1 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (31.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) LDAP
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) SSH
3 2 (12.50%) tcpdump
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) InfiniBand
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.25%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Exadata
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) JIRA
3 3 (18.75%) Ant
3 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 3 (18.75%) Hudson
3 3 (18.75%) Maven
3 3 (18.75%) Vagrant
4 2 (12.50%) NuGet
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
5 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) DBA
5 1 (6.25%) EMC Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) EMC VNX
2 1 (6.25%) CLARiiON
2 1 (6.25%) LPAR
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Exalogic
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Linux
1 15 (93.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Debian
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) AIX
3 2 (12.50%) CentOS
3 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
3 2 (12.50%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) HPUX
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (18.75%) Server Hardening
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.25%) IT Governance
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Perl
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) SC Cleared
1 11 (68.75%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Docker
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) iptables
2 2 (12.50%) NFS
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.25%) PowerHA
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) Ansible
2 8 (50.00%) Puppet
3 5 (31.25%) Terraform
4 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (12.50%) Salt
5 2 (12.50%) SCCM
6 1 (6.25%) Control-M
6 1 (6.25%) Nessus
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (6.25%) Packer
6 1 (6.25%) Rundeck
6 1 (6.25%) SCOM
6 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 2 (12.50%) Fujitsu
3 2 (12.50%) Hitachi
3 2 (12.50%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.25%) Informatica
4 1 (6.25%) Juniper
4 1 (6.25%) Micro Focus
4 1 (6.25%) Sonatype
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Thunderhead