The table below looks at the statistics for Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Rank 58 53 46
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.72% 1.49% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£270 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £370
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.40 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+8.53% +55.34%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Operating Systems Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
138 134 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.33% 21.72% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 83 39
Average daily rate £350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £113 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.50 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £34.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the Birmingham region.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the Birmingham region.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) HPUX
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Support
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) HPUX Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) HPUX
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) VB
1 1 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft