Period
to 15 October 2018

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 6 months to 15 October 2018 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
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 110 119 144
Rank change year-on-year +9 +25 -10
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 113 83 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.87% 1.52% 1.26%
As % of the Vendors category 4.80% 3.70% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 50 44
South West median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £363 £313 £363
90th Percentile £575 £575 £509
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
South West median hourly rate £44.58 £47.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.15% +5.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £39.90 £46.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £47.05 £49.63 £47.50
England median hourly rate £42.25 £44.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -3.98% +67.62% -0.94%

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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in the South West.

All Vendors
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,354 2,241 2,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 38.93% 41.03% 43.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,419 1,338 1,550
South West median daily rate £425 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £210 £205
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 101 155
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £32.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +39.13% +9.52%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 15 October 2018.

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 6 months to 15 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +11 40 £550 +41.94% 8
Somerset +3 18 £500 -13.04% 4
Bristol -30 18 £413 +10.00% 7
Dorset +12 13 £418 - 4
Devon +11 12 £385 - 1
Gloucestershire -1 9 £500 -9.09% 14
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 101 (89.38%) Linux
2 48 (42.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 44 (38.94%) DevOps
4 40 (35.40%) Puppet
5 37 (32.74%) Ansible
6 36 (31.86%) Security Cleared
6 36 (31.86%) CentOS
7 34 (30.09%) Git (software)
8 33 (29.20%) Unix
9 32 (28.32%) Active Directory
9 32 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
9 32 (28.32%) Docker
10 31 (27.43%) Firewall
11 30 (26.55%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (23.89%) VMware
12 27 (23.89%) Jenkins
13 25 (22.12%) Windows
14 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
15 21 (18.58%) Python
16 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
16 20 (17.70%) SC Cleared
17 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
18 18 (15.93%) Java
18 18 (15.93%) Configuration Management
19 17 (15.04%) LDAP
19 17 (15.04%) Cisco
19 17 (15.04%) Network Security
20 15 (13.27%) OpenLDAP
20 15 (13.27%) Kerberos
20 15 (13.27%) Finance

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 (10.62%) Apache
2 7 (6.19%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.42%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.54%) IIS
4 4 (3.54%) nginx
4 4 (3.54%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.65%) Confluence
5 3 (2.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Houdini
1 1 (0.88%) Maya
1 1 (0.88%) NUKE
1 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 30 (26.55%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (11.50%) OpenShift
4 6 (5.31%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (3.54%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.88%) Datadog
6 1 (0.88%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.43%) Firewall
2 17 (15.04%) Network Security
3 15 (13.27%) Kerberos
3 15 (13.27%) OpenLDAP
4 11 (9.73%) DNS
5 7 (6.19%) SSL
6 6 (5.31%) VPN
7 5 (4.42%) DHCP
7 5 (4.42%) LAN
8 4 (3.54%) IPsec
9 3 (2.65%) SAN
9 3 (2.65%) WAN
10 2 (1.77%) Internet
10 2 (1.77%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.77%) NAS
10 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.88%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.88%) MPLS
11 1 (0.88%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) Hadoop
2 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.08%) MarkLogic
4 6 (5.31%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.77%) DB2
6 2 (1.77%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.88%) MySQL
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 34 (30.09%) Git (software)
2 27 (23.89%) Jenkins
3 11 (9.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (7.08%) Maven
5 6 (5.31%) Gerrit
6 5 (4.42%) JIRA
7 3 (2.65%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.65%) EasyMock
7 3 (2.65%) JUnit
8 1 (0.88%) Ant
8 1 (0.88%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.88%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.88%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.88%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.88%) TestNG
8 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Electronics
2 3 (2.65%) Financial Institution
2 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.65%) Marketing
2 3 (2.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.77%) Back Office
3 2 (1.77%) Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (22.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (12.39%) Administrator
3 13 (11.50%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (9.73%) Architect
5 10 (8.85%) Developer
5 10 (8.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (8.85%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (7.96%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (7.08%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Active Directory Expert
9 5 (4.42%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Consultant
9 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 5 (4.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (4.42%) Subject Matter Expert
10 4 (3.54%) Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) AWS DevOps
10 4 (3.54%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.04%) LDAP
2 11 (9.73%) Spring
3 6 (5.31%) Spring Boot
4 4 (3.54%) Middleware
4 4 (3.54%) XML
5 3 (2.65%) EJB
5 3 (2.65%) JSF
5 3 (2.65%) Web Services
6 2 (1.77%) Java EE
6 2 (1.77%) Kafka
6 2 (1.77%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.88%) .NET
7 1 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.88%) JSON
7 1 (0.88%) RESTful
7 1 (0.88%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.54%) Cyberthreat
4 4 (3.54%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (3.54%) User Experience
5 3 (2.65%) Animation
5 3 (2.65%) LPAR
5 3 (2.65%) Wiki
6 2 (1.77%) Replication
6 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.88%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.88%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 101 (89.38%) Linux
2 48 (42.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 36 (31.86%) CentOS
4 33 (29.20%) Unix
5 25 (22.12%) Windows
6 12 (10.62%) Windows Server
7 11 (9.73%) Debian
8 8 (7.08%) CoreOS
9 7 (6.19%) AIX
10 6 (5.31%) Solaris
11 4 (3.54%) SUSE
11 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
12 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.77%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.88%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.88%) Fedora
14 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.94%) DevOps
2 32 (28.32%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (15.93%) Configuration Management
4 11 (9.73%) ITIL
4 11 (9.73%) Technical Architecture
5 10 (8.85%) IT Strategy
6 9 (7.96%) Load Balancing
7 8 (7.08%) Critical Thinking
8 7 (6.19%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (5.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (5.31%) Migration
10 5 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (4.42%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.42%) Service Management
11 4 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (3.54%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (3.54%) Scrum
11 4 (3.54%) Security Management
11 4 (3.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (18.58%) Python
2 18 (15.93%) Java
3 9 (7.96%) Bash Shell
4 6 (5.31%) Shell Script
5 4 (3.54%) C#
5 4 (3.54%) Go
6 3 (2.65%) Perl
6 3 (2.65%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.65%) SQL
7 2 (1.77%) Ruby
8 1 (0.88%) C++
8 1 (0.88%) F#
8 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (31.86%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.70%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.73%) DV Cleared
3 11 (9.73%) RHCE
4 6 (5.31%) Degree
5 3 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.65%) CISSP
6 2 (1.77%) CCNA
6 2 (1.77%) MCSE
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.88%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.88%) CCDP
7 1 (0.88%) CCNP
7 1 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.88%) ISEB
7 1 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.88%) SSCP
7 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.88%) PMO
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) RMADS
System Software
1 32 (28.32%) Active Directory
1 32 (28.32%) Docker
2 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.31%) vSphere
4 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (3.54%) NFS
4 4 (3.54%) Samba
4 4 (3.54%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 3 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.77%) Ceph
7 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.88%) KVM
7 1 (0.88%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.88%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (35.40%) Puppet
2 37 (32.74%) Ansible
3 24 (21.24%) Kubernetes
4 14 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (7.08%) Nagios
6 7 (6.19%) Terraform
7 6 (5.31%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (3.54%) Tivoli
9 3 (2.65%) systemd
9 3 (2.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (2.65%) WSUS
10 2 (1.77%) Cacti
10 2 (1.77%) Grafana
10 2 (1.77%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.88%) OpenView
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.88%) SCCM
11 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
11 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 27 (23.89%) VMware
2 20 (17.70%) Microsoft
3 17 (15.04%) Cisco
4 8 (7.08%) HP
4 8 (7.08%) IBM
5 7 (6.19%) Oracle
6 5 (4.42%) F5
6 5 (4.42%) SolarWinds
7 4 (3.54%) Fortinet
7 4 (3.54%) jetNEXUS
8 3 (2.65%) SAP
8 3 (2.65%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.77%) CA
9 2 (1.77%) Juniper
9 2 (1.77%) McAfee
9 2 (1.77%) Splunk
10 1 (0.88%) Google
10 1 (0.88%) Qualys
10 1 (0.88%) Sophos
10 1 (0.88%) webMethods