The first table below looks at the demand for Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Reading region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Rank 73 62 75
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.65% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.27% 2.67% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £335 £550 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.09% +69.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £500
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -34.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £34.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +54.44%
Operating Systems Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
220 187 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.37% 24.22% 20.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 71 103
Average daily rate £275 £283 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% -20.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 13
Average hourly rate £15.25 £28.00 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.53% +85.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.87 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Berkshire

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 18 (100.00%) Linux
1 18 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 9 (50.00%) Perl
4 8 (44.44%) UNIX
5 7 (38.89%) Python
6 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (27.78%) VLAN
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 5 (27.78%) NetApp
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
8 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
8 4 (22.22%) Kerberos
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 4 (22.22%) Citrix
8 4 (22.22%) MySQL
8 4 (22.22%) Oracle
8 4 (22.22%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) Altiris
8 4 (22.22%) Veritas
8 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
8 4 (22.22%) Network Security
8 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (22.22%) vSphere
8 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
8 4 (22.22%) SELinux
9 3 (16.67%) Velocent
9 3 (16.67%) Cerion

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) IIS
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Coherence
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Metrica
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) VLAN
2 4 (22.22%) Network Security
2 4 (22.22%) Kerberos
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) ATM
4 1 (5.56%) FTP
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) MySQL
2 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Hudson
2 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.56%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.56%) CruiseControl
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 3 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Support
3 3 (16.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Linux Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) OSS Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) OSS Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Build Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Server Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Environment Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Deployment Specialist
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) CSS
1 3 (16.67%) Django
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 3 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) Windows
3 8 (44.44%) UNIX
4 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) SELinux
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Solaris
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 3 (16.67%) Time Management
2 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) High Availability
3 1 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Release Management
3 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Perl
2 7 (38.89%) Python
3 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Java
4 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (16.67%) Korn
5 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) MCSE
1 3 (16.67%) CCA
1 3 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (16.67%) RHCE
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.56%) VCP5
2 1 (5.56%) HNC
2 1 (5.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) vSphere
2 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) vCloud
3 1 (5.56%) KVM
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 3 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) NetApp
3 4 (22.22%) Veritas
3 4 (22.22%) Altiris
3 4 (22.22%) Oracle
3 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Greenplum
4 3 (16.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (16.67%) Velocent
4 3 (16.67%) Cerion
5 1 (5.56%) Sun
5 1 (5.56%) Nokia
5 1 (5.56%) StorageTek