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 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 101 97
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 11 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 1.16% 0.98%
As % of the Vendors category 1.19% 2.39% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 17
Median daily rate £473 £345 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.95% -18.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £240 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £395 £528
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 - - £26.00
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 West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 926 1337 1293
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.16% 48.30% 50.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 671 679
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 103
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.34 £22.50 £40.00
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 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
Shropshire +24 5 £388 -22.65% 1
Birmingham -2 2 £419 +19.64% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £650 -
Warwickshire - 1 £495 - 1
Red Hat
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 17 (58.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (27.59%) Windows
4 7 (24.14%) Apache
4 7 (24.14%) Unix
4 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (24.14%) CentOS
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
5 6 (20.69%) VMware
5 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.69%) Perl
5 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.24%) HTTP
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.24%) Scrum
6 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (17.24%) Docker
7 4 (13.79%) DevOps
7 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (13.79%) Ansible
7 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
7 4 (13.79%) Puppet
7 4 (13.79%) IaaS
7 4 (13.79%) Migration
7 4 (13.79%) Ruby
7 4 (13.79%) DNS
7 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
7 4 (13.79%) Nagios
7 4 (13.79%) SQL

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 7 (24.14%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) SAS
2 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.90%) Apache Pig
3 2 (6.90%) JBoss
3 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Domino
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) IaaS
2 3 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) PaaS
3 2 (6.90%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.24%) HTTP
2 4 (13.79%) DNS
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
4 2 (6.90%) LAN
4 2 (6.90%) WAN
5 1 (3.45%) DHCP
5 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.45%) Skype
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) VPN
5 1 (3.45%) WAAS
5 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) MySQL
2 3 (10.34%) Cloudera CDH
2 3 (10.34%) Hadoop
2 3 (10.34%) Pentaho
3 2 (6.90%) Apache Hive
3 2 (6.90%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (10.34%) Hudson
1 3 (10.34%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) GoCD
3 1 (3.45%) MSBuild
3 1 (3.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
2 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Administrator
2 5 (17.24%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) DBA
4 3 (10.34%) Hadoop Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) AWS Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) MySQL DBA
5 2 (6.90%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) SAN Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Unix Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Active Directory Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (3.45%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) Web Services
2 2 (6.90%) JSON
2 2 (6.90%) LAMP
2 2 (6.90%) REST
3 1 (3.45%) .NET
3 1 (3.45%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) PMI
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Linux
2 17 (58.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (27.59%) Windows
4 7 (24.14%) CentOS
4 7 (24.14%) Unix
5 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
6 3 (10.34%) AIX
6 3 (10.34%) HPUX
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.90%) Solaris
7 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.45%) Fedora
8 1 (3.45%) SUSE
8 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Configuration Management
3 5 (17.24%) Scrum
4 4 (13.79%) DevOps
4 4 (13.79%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (10.34%) Coaching
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (10.34%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (10.34%) E-Commerce
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 3 (10.34%) Low Latency
5 3 (10.34%) Microservices
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Performance Engineering
5 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.90%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Investment Management
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Perl
2 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
2 4 (13.79%) Ruby
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) Java
3 3 (10.34%) Korn
3 3 (10.34%) Python
4 2 (6.90%) Go
4 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
3 2 (6.90%) RHCE
4 1 (3.45%) CCNA
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
4 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
4 1 (3.45%) JNCIS
4 1 (3.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Docker
2 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (13.79%) Ansible
2 4 (13.79%) Nagios
2 4 (13.79%) Puppet
3 3 (10.34%) Terraform
4 2 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (3.45%) SCCM
5 1 (3.45%) SCOM
5 1 (3.45%) vRealize
5 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) VMware
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Cloudera
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
3 3 (10.34%) Splunk
4 2 (6.90%) AppDynamics
4 2 (6.90%) Brocade
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco
4 2 (6.90%) Google
4 2 (6.90%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) NetApp
5 1 (3.45%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) SAP
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds