The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 30 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
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 29 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 -  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 5 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.92% 3.50% -
As % of the Vendors category 4.35% 6.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Median daily rate £450 £418 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% -  
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 Southampton.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 115 163 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 44.06% 56.99% 36.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 115 104
Median daily rate £375 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £425 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £15.25 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in Southampton

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 5 (83.33%) Linux
1 5 (83.33%) RHCE
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) PKI
2 4 (66.67%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (66.67%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
2 4 (66.67%) JBoss
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Security+ Certification
2 4 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) RHCSA
3 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Personalization
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) AWK
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (66.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Team Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Management
2 1 (16.67%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) AWK
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) RHCE
2 4 (66.67%) CISSP
2 4 (66.67%) CompTIA Security+
2 4 (66.67%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) AppSense
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec
1 1 (16.67%) VMware