Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 21 November 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 151 115
Rank change year-on-year +22 -36 -2
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 55 55 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.14% 0.89% 1.16%
As % of the Vendors category 2.55% 1.90% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 20
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £439 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.26% +46.25% -9.43%
10th Percentile £366 £324 £240
90th Percentile £645 £488 £403
England median daily rate £450 £425 £423
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.47% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £28.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +56.14% +1.79% -30.00%

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 West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2154 2899 2170
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.50% 47.02% 44.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1284 1576 1088
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £207 £250 £215
90th Percentile £573 £550 £543
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 93 139
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.57 £14.50 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -8.52% -
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.32 £10.75
90th Percentile £48.38 £24.95 £33.31
England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% -2.86% +6.06%

Red Hat
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat in the West Midlands

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat in the West Midlands

Red Hat
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat in the West Midlands

Red Hat
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat in the West Midlands

Red Hat
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Shropshire +26 31 £450 - 2
Birmingham +13 15 £550 +69.23% 2
Coventry - 3 £850 - 2
Warwickshire 0 2 £475 +35.23%
Staffordshire +9 1 £365 -
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 54 (98.18%) Linux
2 42 (76.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (54.55%) DevOps
4 26 (47.27%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (47.27%) Puppet
5 22 (40.00%) Open Source
5 22 (40.00%) Git (software)
5 22 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 22 (40.00%) Windows
5 22 (40.00%) Oracle
6 20 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
7 19 (34.55%) Subversion
8 18 (32.73%) Unix
8 18 (32.73%) Configuration Management
8 18 (32.73%) JIRA
8 18 (32.73%) Confluence
9 17 (30.91%) Oracle Database
10 16 (29.09%) Python
10 16 (29.09%) Perl
10 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (29.09%) Maven
10 16 (29.09%) Solaris
11 15 (27.27%) Scrum
11 15 (27.27%) TDD
11 15 (27.27%) SOA
11 15 (27.27%) SDLC
11 15 (27.27%) Sonatype Nexus
11 15 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
11 15 (27.27%) Kanban
11 15 (27.27%) Test Automation

Red Hat
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (32.73%) Confluence
2 12 (21.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (10.91%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.82%) Apache
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) Jetty
4 1 (1.82%) Mongrel
4 1 (1.82%) nginx
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle 10gAS
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 26 (47.27%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (36.36%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (16.36%) GitHub
5 6 (10.91%) Heroku
5 6 (10.91%) IaaS
5 6 (10.91%) OpenShift
5 6 (10.91%) PaaS
5 6 (10.91%) SaaS
6 1 (1.82%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.82%) Office 365
6 1 (1.82%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) SAN
2 3 (5.45%) Firewall
2 3 (5.45%) LDAP
3 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (3.64%) LAN
3 2 (3.64%) Network Security
3 2 (3.64%) SSL
3 2 (3.64%) WAN
4 1 (1.82%) DHCP
4 1 (1.82%) DNS
4 1 (1.82%) DWDM
4 1 (1.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.45%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (3.64%) MySQL
5 1 (1.82%) OLAP
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 22 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 19 (34.55%) Subversion
3 18 (32.73%) JIRA
4 16 (29.09%) Maven
5 15 (27.27%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (20.00%) GitLab
7 6 (10.91%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.45%) git-flow
9 1 (1.82%) Ant
9 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.82%) MSBuild
9 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.91%) Billing
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) Unix Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Architect
4 7 (12.73%) AIX Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Unix Scripting Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Consultant
6 5 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (7.27%) Solaris Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Administrator
8 3 (5.45%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Linux Specialist
9 2 (3.64%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Operations Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) Middleware
2 6 (10.91%) REST
2 6 (10.91%) SOAP
2 6 (10.91%) Spring
2 6 (10.91%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.82%) .NET
3 1 (1.82%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.82%) CSS
3 1 (1.82%) DHTML
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) JRuby
3 1 (1.82%) MDX
3 1 (1.82%) Servlets
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.64%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.64%) SCADA
3 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (98.18%) Linux
2 42 (76.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (40.00%) Windows
4 18 (32.73%) Unix
5 16 (29.09%) Solaris
6 13 (23.64%) AIX
7 10 (18.18%) SUSE
8 5 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
9 4 (7.27%) CentOS
10 3 (5.45%) Debian
10 3 (5.45%) HPUX
11 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.82%) Fedora
12 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (54.55%) DevOps
2 22 (40.00%) Open Source
3 18 (32.73%) Configuration Management
4 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (27.27%) Kanban
5 15 (27.27%) Scrum
5 15 (27.27%) SDLC
5 15 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
5 15 (27.27%) SOA
5 15 (27.27%) TDD
5 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
6 11 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (18.18%) Service Delivery
8 9 (16.36%) Task Automation
9 6 (10.91%) API Design
9 6 (10.91%) API Development
9 6 (10.91%) API Integration
9 6 (10.91%) Case Management
9 6 (10.91%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) Perl
1 16 (29.09%) Python
2 14 (25.45%) Shell Script
3 7 (12.73%) Java
4 4 (7.27%) SQL
5 2 (3.64%) Korn
5 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.82%) Go
6 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) Ruby
6 1 (1.82%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) CCIE
2 2 (3.64%) CCIE Security
2 2 (3.64%) CCNA
2 2 (3.64%) CCNP
2 2 (3.64%) CEH
2 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.64%) CISM
2 2 (3.64%) CISSP
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) GCIA
2 2 (3.64%) GIAC
2 2 (3.64%) GSEC
3 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) GCP
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
1 1 (1.82%) Solvency II
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Docker
1 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.27%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.64%) NFS
3 2 (3.64%) Snort
3 2 (3.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) KVM
4 1 (1.82%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (47.27%) Puppet
2 13 (23.64%) ZABBIX
3 8 (14.55%) Ansible
4 6 (10.91%) BladeLogic
4 6 (10.91%) Kubernetes
4 6 (10.91%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.64%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (3.64%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.82%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.82%) Salt
6 1 (1.82%) SCCM
6 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (40.00%) Oracle
2 8 (14.55%) VMware
3 6 (10.91%) Apigee
3 6 (10.91%) MuleSoft
3 6 (10.91%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (9.09%) Sun
5 4 (7.27%) HP
6 3 (5.45%) Atlassian
6 3 (5.45%) Citrix
7 2 (3.64%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco
7 2 (3.64%) Lancope
7 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.64%) NetApp
7 2 (3.64%) Veritas
8 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.82%) Google
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) Perforce