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 27 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 97 107
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat 30 44 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.45% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 3.20% 3.01% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 2
Median daily rate £550 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £300 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.50
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 West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 937 1460 1090
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 45.33% 48.15% 46.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 804 633
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £210 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 72
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -23.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

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 27 June 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 27 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
Birmingham +21 14 £550 +69.23% 3
Shropshire +14 12 £550 - 1
Red Hat
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Red Hat.

1 36 (87.80%) Linux
2 24 (58.54%) DevOps
3 22 (53.66%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (46.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (46.34%) Windows
5 18 (43.90%) Open Source
6 15 (36.59%) Puppet
7 14 (34.15%) Confluence
7 14 (34.15%) JIRA
7 14 (34.15%) Python
7 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
8 13 (31.71%) Docker
8 13 (31.71%) Perl
8 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (26.83%) TDD
10 11 (26.83%) Subversion
10 11 (26.83%) Maven
10 11 (26.83%) Kanban
10 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
10 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
10 11 (26.83%) SOA
10 11 (26.83%) Scrum
10 11 (26.83%) Jenkins
10 11 (26.83%) SDLC
10 11 (26.83%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (26.83%) Server Virtualisation
11 10 (24.39%) API Development
11 10 (24.39%) API Design
11 10 (24.39%) API Integration

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 14 (34.15%) Confluence
2 10 (24.39%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (21.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (7.32%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (7.32%) SAS
5 2 (4.88%) Apache Pig
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle 10gAS
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 22 (53.66%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (31.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (24.39%) GitHub
3 10 (24.39%) Heroku
3 10 (24.39%) IaaS
3 10 (24.39%) OpenShift
3 10 (24.39%) PaaS
3 10 (24.39%) SaaS
4 5 (12.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.32%) LDAP
1 3 (7.32%) Reverse Proxy
1 3 (7.32%) VPN
2 1 (2.44%) DNS
2 1 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.32%) Cloudera CDH
2 3 (7.32%) Hadoop
2 3 (7.32%) Pentaho
2 3 (7.32%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.88%) Apache Hive
3 2 (4.88%) MySQL
3 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.44%) OLAP
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.44%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 14 (34.15%) JIRA
2 11 (26.83%) Git (software)
2 11 (26.83%) Jenkins
2 11 (26.83%) Maven
2 11 (26.83%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (26.83%) Subversion
3 10 (24.39%) Bitbucket
3 10 (24.39%) GitLab
4 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.32%) YouTrack
5 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (24.39%) Billing
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (31.71%) Architect
3 9 (21.95%) Administrator
4 5 (12.20%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (12.20%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) DBA
5 4 (9.76%) DevOps Architect
5 4 (9.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (7.32%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.32%) Hadoop Administrator
6 3 (7.32%) Java Architect
6 3 (7.32%) JIRA Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.88%) MySQL DBA
7 2 (4.88%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.88%) Unix Administrator
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) REST
1 10 (24.39%) SOAP
1 10 (24.39%) Spring
1 10 (24.39%) Spring Boot
2 9 (21.95%) Middleware
3 2 (4.88%) .NET
4 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) DHTML
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) MDX
4 1 (2.44%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.32%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.44%) Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 36 (87.80%) Linux
2 19 (46.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 19 (46.34%) Windows
3 6 (14.63%) CentOS
3 6 (14.63%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.20%) Unix
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (9.76%) Solaris
5 4 (9.76%) Ubuntu
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (7.32%) AIX
6 3 (7.32%) HPUX
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) DevOps
2 18 (43.90%) Open Source
3 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
4 12 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (26.83%) Kanban
5 11 (26.83%) Scrum
5 11 (26.83%) SDLC
5 11 (26.83%) Server Virtualisation
5 11 (26.83%) SOA
5 11 (26.83%) TDD
5 11 (26.83%) Test Automation
6 10 (24.39%) API Design
6 10 (24.39%) API Development
6 10 (24.39%) API Integration
6 10 (24.39%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (24.39%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (24.39%) Microservices
7 8 (19.51%) Case Management
8 5 (12.20%) Task Automation
9 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 14 (34.15%) Python
2 13 (31.71%) Perl
3 10 (24.39%) Java
4 4 (9.76%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.32%) Ruby
5 3 (7.32%) SQL
6 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.44%) VB
6 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.44%) VB6
Qualifications
1 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
1 1 (2.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 13 (31.71%) Docker
2 3 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.44%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) iptables
4 1 (2.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (36.59%) Puppet
2 10 (24.39%) Kubernetes
3 9 (21.95%) ZABBIX
4 4 (9.76%) Ansible
5 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (7.32%) Terraform
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.44%) vRealize
6 1 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (24.39%) Apigee
1 10 (24.39%) MuleSoft
1 10 (24.39%) Oracle
1 10 (24.39%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (7.32%) Atlassian
2 3 (7.32%) Cloudera
2 3 (7.32%) SaltStack
2 3 (7.32%) Splunk
2 3 (7.32%) Sun
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) Fujitsu
4 1 (2.44%) HP
4 1 (2.44%) Informatica
4 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Oscar
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago