The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 102 109
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 58 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.26% 1.10% 1.27%
As % of the Vendors category 5.54% 2.75% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 28
Median daily rate £488 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £330 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +9.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £42.72
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 the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1047 1165 1237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.72% 40.01% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 757 732
Median daily rate £375 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -2.02%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 73 74
Median hourly rate £39.00 £20.00 £20.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +95.00% -0.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £46.24 £44.44
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 the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in the South West

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the South West

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the South West

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Bristol +8 15 £500 +33.33% 9
Wiltshire -2 14 £388 -11.31%
Devon - 7 - -
Somerset - 1 - -
Red Hat
England

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 West region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 99 (93.40%) Linux
2 71 (66.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 53 (50.00%) Oracle
4 49 (46.23%) Security Cleared
5 45 (42.45%) Windows
6 40 (37.74%) SC Cleared
7 39 (36.79%) VMware
7 39 (36.79%) DevOps
8 38 (35.85%) Microsoft
9 36 (33.96%) Windows Server
10 34 (32.08%) ITIL
11 33 (31.13%) Active Directory
11 33 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (31.13%) Oracle Database
12 25 (23.58%) SQL Server
13 22 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
13 22 (20.75%) vRealize
14 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (19.81%) HP
15 20 (18.87%) Java
15 20 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (17.92%) Oracle Database 11g
16 19 (17.92%) Ant
16 19 (17.92%) Amazon AWS
17 18 (16.98%) Jenkins
17 18 (16.98%) Oracle APEX
18 17 (16.04%) SQL
18 17 (16.04%) vSphere
18 17 (16.04%) Ansible

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (11.32%) GlassFish
1 12 (11.32%) IIS
1 12 (11.32%) SharePoint
1 12 (11.32%) WebSphere
2 11 (10.38%) WebLogic
3 10 (9.43%) Apache
4 9 (8.49%) Confluence
4 9 (8.49%) Tomcat
5 8 (7.55%) Elasticsearch
5 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (7.55%) SharePoint 2013
5 8 (7.55%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.77%) GeoServer
7 3 (2.83%) ArcGIS
7 3 (2.83%) JBoss
7 3 (2.83%) SAS
8 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (10.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.83%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (17.92%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.66%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.83%) GitHub
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.94%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
5 1 (0.94%) Route 53
5 1 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) DNS
1 15 (14.15%) Kerberos
2 12 (11.32%) SAN
3 8 (7.55%) PuTTY
3 8 (7.55%) Remote Desktop
3 8 (7.55%) Skype
3 8 (7.55%) SSL
3 8 (7.55%) WinSCP
4 6 (5.66%) LDAP
5 5 (4.72%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (4.72%) NAS
6 4 (3.77%) SMTP
7 3 (2.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.83%) IPsec
7 3 (2.83%) Network Security
7 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.83%) VoIP
8 2 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.89%) Firewall
8 2 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (31.13%) Oracle Database
2 25 (23.58%) SQL Server
3 19 (17.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 16 (15.09%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (8.49%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (4.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (4.72%) Oracle OWB
10 4 (3.77%) Oracle Discoverer
10 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
11 2 (1.89%) Big Data
11 2 (1.89%) Hadoop
11 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.89%) MySQL
11 2 (1.89%) NoSQL
11 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (17.92%) Ant
2 18 (16.98%) Jenkins
2 18 (16.98%) Oracle APEX
3 13 (12.26%) Subversion
4 12 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (11.32%) TeamCity
5 11 (10.38%) Git (software)
6 9 (8.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (8.49%) Eclipse
6 9 (8.49%) JIRA
7 8 (7.55%) HP UFT
7 8 (7.55%) Selenium
7 8 (7.55%) SpecFlow
7 8 (7.55%) Toad
8 6 (5.66%) SoapUI
8 6 (5.66%) TestNG
9 5 (4.72%) Hudson
9 5 (4.72%) LoadRunner
10 2 (1.89%) Gradle
10 2 (1.89%) JUnit
General
1 7 (6.60%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.66%) Finance
3 5 (4.72%) Electronics
3 5 (4.72%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.72%) Marketing
4 4 (3.77%) Games
5 1 (0.94%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (17.92%) Linux Engineer
2 17 (16.04%) Architect
3 12 (11.32%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Administrator
4 10 (9.43%) Technical Architect
5 9 (8.49%) Developer
5 9 (8.49%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (7.55%) Analyst
6 8 (7.55%) Applications Support
6 8 (7.55%) Java Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) Linux Administrator
6 8 (7.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 8 (7.55%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (7.55%) Unix Engineer
6 8 (7.55%) WebOps Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Linux Support
7 7 (6.60%) Linux Support Engineer
7 7 (6.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 7 (6.60%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.09%) Web Services
2 15 (14.15%) Middleware
3 11 (10.38%) Oracle Fusion
4 10 (9.43%) .NET
5 8 (7.55%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (7.55%) OAuth2
6 7 (6.60%) CSS
6 7 (6.60%) HTML
6 7 (6.60%) RESTful
6 7 (6.60%) WebCenter
7 5 (4.72%) Ajax
7 5 (4.72%) jQuery
8 3 (2.83%) EJB
8 3 (2.83%) Java EE
8 3 (2.83%) REST
8 3 (2.83%) XML
9 2 (1.89%) JMS
9 2 (1.89%) LAMP
9 2 (1.89%) SAML
9 2 (1.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.38%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.55%) Clustering
3 7 (6.60%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.72%) Replication
5 4 (3.77%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.83%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (1.89%) CESG
7 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.89%) PKI
7 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.94%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 99 (93.40%) Linux
2 71 (66.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 45 (42.45%) Windows
4 36 (33.96%) Windows Server
5 21 (19.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (15.09%) Unix
7 14 (13.21%) AIX
7 14 (13.21%) CentOS
7 14 (13.21%) Solaris
8 11 (10.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (8.49%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (7.55%) Windows 10
11 7 (6.60%) Amazon Linux
12 4 (3.77%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.79%) DevOps
2 34 (32.08%) ITIL
3 33 (31.13%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (18.87%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (12.26%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (11.32%) Performance Testing
7 11 (10.38%) Scrum
8 10 (9.43%) Domain Models
9 9 (8.49%) Web Operations
10 8 (7.55%) Defect Tracking
10 8 (7.55%) Exploratory Testing
10 8 (7.55%) Integration Testing
10 8 (7.55%) Regression Testing
10 8 (7.55%) System Integration Testing
11 7 (6.60%) Database Tuning
11 7 (6.60%) Microservices
11 7 (6.60%) Project Management
11 7 (6.60%) Test Scripting
11 7 (6.60%) Test Strategy
11 7 (6.60%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.87%) Java
2 17 (16.04%) SQL
3 16 (15.09%) Perl
4 12 (11.32%) VBScript
5 10 (9.43%) PowerShell
6 8 (7.55%) F#
6 8 (7.55%) PL/SQL
7 7 (6.60%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.60%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.66%) JavaScript
8 6 (5.66%) Python
9 4 (3.77%) AWK
10 3 (2.83%) C
10 3 (2.83%) PHP
11 2 (1.89%) C#
11 2 (1.89%) VB
11 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.94%) C++
12 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (46.23%) Security Cleared
2 40 (37.74%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.60%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.72%) ISEB
4 5 (4.72%) ISEB Practitioner
4 5 (4.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.77%) RHCE
6 3 (2.83%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.89%) MCITP
7 2 (1.89%) MCSE
7 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.94%) RHCSS
8 1 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) QA
2 4 (3.77%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.77%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.89%) GPG13
3 2 (1.89%) ISO 14001
3 2 (1.89%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (31.13%) Active Directory
2 22 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.04%) vSphere
4 12 (11.32%) Docker
4 12 (11.32%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (7.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (7.55%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.60%) DFS Replication
7 5 (4.72%) vCloud
8 4 (3.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (3.77%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.89%) GFS2
9 2 (1.89%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.89%) OCFS2
9 2 (1.89%) Shibboleth
9 2 (1.89%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.94%) Gluster
10 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (20.75%) vRealize
2 17 (16.04%) Ansible
3 16 (15.09%) Puppet
4 7 (6.60%) Icinga
4 7 (6.60%) Kibana
4 7 (6.60%) logstash
5 4 (3.77%) Data Guard
5 4 (3.77%) NetBackup
5 4 (3.77%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (3.77%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.89%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (1.89%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.89%) Salt
7 1 (0.94%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.94%) Nagios
7 1 (0.94%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (50.00%) Oracle
2 39 (36.79%) VMware
3 38 (35.85%) Microsoft
4 21 (19.81%) HP
5 15 (14.15%) Cisco
6 13 (12.26%) IBM
7 7 (6.60%) Atlassian
8 6 (5.66%) ArcSight
8 6 (5.66%) Dell
9 5 (4.72%) Remedy
9 5 (4.72%) SAP
10 4 (3.77%) Brocade
10 4 (3.77%) EMC
10 4 (3.77%) Software AG
10 4 (3.77%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.77%) Sun
10 4 (3.77%) Symantec
10 4 (3.77%) Veritas
11 3 (2.83%) Google
11 3 (2.83%) webMethods