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 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 101 82
Rank change year-on-year +4 -19  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 45 39 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.64% 1.30% 1.98%
As % of the Vendors category 3.93% 2.96% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 46
Median daily rate £406 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £363 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £621 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £35.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.25 - £35.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 - £37.03
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 West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1146 1316 1150
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 41.86% 43.93% 37.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1466 1140
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £244 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 90 162
Median hourly rate £42.00 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.90% +8.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.59 £11.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.25 £43.75
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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 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
Bristol +18 24 £400 -11.11% 4
Somerset +1 10 £588 - 1
Gloucestershire 0 5 - - 2
Wiltshire -5 1 - - 2
Devon - 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 West region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 99 (96.12%) Linux
2 56 (54.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 53 (51.46%) Oracle
4 49 (47.57%) Security Cleared
5 43 (41.75%) Microsoft
6 42 (40.78%) Windows
6 42 (40.78%) SC Cleared
7 41 (39.81%) VMware
8 40 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (38.83%) DevOps
9 31 (30.10%) Oracle Database
10 30 (29.13%) Unix
11 29 (28.16%) SQL Server
11 29 (28.16%) Active Directory
12 28 (27.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 27 (26.21%) Windows Server
14 25 (24.27%) Microsoft Azure
14 25 (24.27%) SQL
14 25 (24.27%) CentOS
15 24 (23.30%) Web Services
15 24 (23.30%) Amazon AWS
15 24 (23.30%) Jenkins
16 23 (22.33%) ITIL
16 23 (22.33%) Java
17 21 (20.39%) Perl
17 21 (20.39%) Oracle Database 11g
17 21 (20.39%) Team Foundation Server
18 20 (19.42%) Ansible
18 20 (19.42%) vRealize
18 20 (19.42%) Oracle APEX

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 18 (17.48%) SharePoint
2 17 (16.50%) WebLogic
3 13 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (12.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 13 (12.62%) Tomcat
4 12 (11.65%) Apache
5 11 (10.68%) IIS
6 9 (8.74%) ArcGIS
6 9 (8.74%) GlassFish
6 9 (8.74%) WebSphere
7 8 (7.77%) Skype for Business
8 7 (6.80%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (6.80%) nginx
9 6 (5.83%) Confluence
9 6 (5.83%) iPlanet
9 6 (5.83%) JBoss
9 6 (5.83%) MS Exchange
9 6 (5.83%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (4.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 5 (4.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (24.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (23.30%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (4.85%) Office 365
5 3 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.91%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (2.91%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.91%) Route 53
6 2 (1.94%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (1.94%) Amazon Kinesis
6 2 (1.94%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.94%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 2 (1.94%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.97%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.97%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.48%) DNS
2 12 (11.65%) Kerberos
3 10 (9.71%) LDAP
3 10 (9.71%) PuTTY
3 10 (9.71%) WinSCP
4 8 (7.77%) Firewall
4 8 (7.77%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (7.77%) Skype
5 7 (6.80%) DHCP
6 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (4.85%) Extranet
7 5 (4.85%) Intranet
7 5 (4.85%) SAN
8 3 (2.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.91%) IPsec
8 3 (2.91%) LAN
8 3 (2.91%) NAS
8 3 (2.91%) Network Security
8 3 (2.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (30.10%) Oracle Database
2 29 (28.16%) SQL Server
3 21 (20.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (17.48%) Oracle Database 10g
5 15 (14.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (14.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (11.65%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (9.71%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (8.74%) Big Data
8 9 (8.74%) Hadoop
9 8 (7.77%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (7.77%) MySQL
10 7 (6.80%) Apache Hive
10 7 (6.80%) GIS
11 6 (5.83%) Relational Database
12 5 (4.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (4.85%) Oracle OWB
13 4 (3.88%) NoSQL
13 4 (3.88%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 24 (23.30%) Jenkins
2 21 (20.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (19.42%) Oracle APEX
4 19 (18.45%) Ant
5 14 (13.59%) TeamCity
6 12 (11.65%) Eclipse
6 12 (11.65%) Git (software)
7 10 (9.71%) HP UFT
7 10 (9.71%) Selenium
7 10 (9.71%) SpecFlow
7 10 (9.71%) Toad
8 9 (8.74%) Maven
8 9 (8.74%) Subversion
9 8 (7.77%) SoapUI
9 8 (7.77%) TestNG
10 7 (6.80%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (5.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (5.83%) JIRA
11 6 (5.83%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (7.77%) Finance
2 5 (4.85%) Electronics
2 5 (4.85%) Manufacturing
2 5 (4.85%) Marketing
2 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (16.50%) Architect
2 14 (13.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (12.62%) Linux Engineer
4 12 (11.65%) Consultant
5 10 (9.71%) Technical Architect
6 9 (8.74%) Administrator
6 9 (8.74%) Java Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 8 (7.77%) Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Developer
7 8 (7.77%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (7.77%) Unix Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Linux Administrator
8 7 (6.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.80%) Security Consultant
8 7 (6.80%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (6.80%) Tester
8 7 (6.80%) WebOps Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.30%) Web Services
2 12 (11.65%) .NET
3 11 (10.68%) Middleware
3 11 (10.68%) Oracle Fusion
4 9 (8.74%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (7.77%) OAuth2
6 7 (6.80%) CSS
6 7 (6.80%) HTML
6 7 (6.80%) J2EE
6 7 (6.80%) RESTful
7 6 (5.83%) WebCenter
8 5 (4.85%) Ajax
8 5 (4.85%) jQuery
9 3 (2.91%) LAMP
9 3 (2.91%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (2.91%) REST
9 3 (2.91%) XML
10 2 (1.94%) JMS
10 2 (1.94%) SAML
10 2 (1.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.74%) Client/Server
2 8 (7.77%) Clustering
3 7 (6.80%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.85%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.85%) RIA
5 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.94%) CESG
6 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.94%) PKI
6 2 (1.94%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.97%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 99 (96.12%) Linux
2 56 (54.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (40.78%) Windows
4 30 (29.13%) Unix
5 28 (27.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (26.21%) Windows Server
7 25 (24.27%) CentOS
8 18 (17.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (13.59%) AIX
10 12 (11.65%) Solaris
11 9 (8.74%) Oracle Linux
12 8 (7.77%) SUSE
12 8 (7.77%) Windows 10
13 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (5.83%) Amazon Linux
14 6 (5.83%) HPUX
15 5 (4.85%) Debian
16 3 (2.91%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.97%) FreeBSD
17 1 (0.97%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (38.83%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (38.83%) DevOps
2 23 (22.33%) ITIL
3 20 (19.42%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (14.56%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (11.65%) Performance Testing
5 12 (11.65%) Scrum
6 11 (10.68%) Web Development
7 10 (9.71%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (9.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (9.71%) Exploratory Testing
7 10 (9.71%) High Availability
7 10 (9.71%) Integration Testing
7 10 (9.71%) Regression Testing
7 10 (9.71%) SIEM
7 10 (9.71%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (9.71%) Test Automation
8 9 (8.74%) Test Scripting
8 9 (8.74%) Test Strategy
8 9 (8.74%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) SQL
2 23 (22.33%) Java
3 21 (20.39%) Perl
4 14 (13.59%) PowerShell
5 12 (11.65%) Python
6 10 (9.71%) F#
6 10 (9.71%) VBScript
7 8 (7.77%) Bash Shell
8 7 (6.80%) Dart
8 7 (6.80%) PHP
8 7 (6.80%) PL/SQL
8 7 (6.80%) Shell Script
9 6 (5.83%) Ruby
10 5 (4.85%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.91%) Groovy
11 3 (2.91%) VB
12 2 (1.94%) C#
12 2 (1.94%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.97%) C++
13 1 (0.97%) Korn
Qualifications
1 49 (47.57%) Security Cleared
2 42 (40.78%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.80%) CESG Certified Professional
3 7 (6.80%) CLAS
3 7 (6.80%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.83%) ISEB
4 6 (5.83%) ISEB Practitioner
4 6 (5.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.85%) CISSP
6 2 (1.94%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.94%) RHCE
7 1 (0.97%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.97%) RHCA
7 1 (0.97%) RHCSS
7 1 (0.97%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.71%) JSP 440
2 4 (3.88%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.91%) QA
4 2 (1.94%) GPG13
System Software
1 29 (28.16%) Active Directory
2 18 (17.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.53%) Docker
4 13 (12.62%) Hyper-V
5 11 (10.68%) vSphere
6 9 (8.74%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (7.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (7.77%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (6.80%) DFS Replication
8 7 (6.80%) Samba
9 5 (4.85%) KVM
9 5 (4.85%) Squid
9 5 (4.85%) vCloud
9 5 (4.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (2.91%) Xen
11 2 (1.94%) Firmware
11 2 (1.94%) GFS2
11 2 (1.94%) OCFS2
11 2 (1.94%) Shibboleth
11 2 (1.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (19.42%) Ansible
1 20 (19.42%) vRealize
2 16 (15.53%) Puppet
3 7 (6.80%) Kibana
4 6 (5.83%) Icinga
4 6 (5.83%) logstash
4 6 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.85%) Nagios
5 5 (4.85%) Webmin
5 5 (4.85%) Xymon
6 4 (3.88%) Data Guard
6 4 (3.88%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (2.91%) Terraform
8 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (1.94%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.94%) SCCM
9 1 (0.97%) OpenView
9 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.97%) WSUS
Vendors
1 53 (51.46%) Oracle
2 43 (41.75%) Microsoft
3 41 (39.81%) VMware
4 17 (16.50%) HP
5 12 (11.65%) Cisco
5 12 (11.65%) IBM
6 9 (8.74%) ESRI
7 8 (7.77%) F5
8 6 (5.83%) Atlassian
8 6 (5.83%) Cloudera
8 6 (5.83%) Sun
9 5 (4.85%) Citrix
9 5 (4.85%) PlateSpin
9 5 (4.85%) SAP
9 5 (4.85%) Veeam
9 5 (4.85%) Veritas
10 4 (3.88%) ArcSight
10 4 (3.88%) Software AG
10 4 (3.88%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.91%) webMethods