The table below looks at the statistics for Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Rank 138 118 174
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +56
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 114 118 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.23% 1.35% 0.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.02% 5.59% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 74 39
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£400 £388 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £242 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £380 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -13.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% +38.46%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Operating Systems Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
2269 2110 2010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.42% 24.12% 20.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1138 1059 904
Average daily rate £325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 240 260
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -11 37 £400 -0.12% 5
Berkshire +9 28 £380 +16.92% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £350 +63.36% 2
Surrey -22 11 £525 +35.48% 11
West Sussex +4 6 £220 -34.81%
Oxfordshire +2 5 £350 - 1
Kent -12 5 £550 +12.82%
Middlesex -2 4 £500 +42.85%
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 187 (97.40%) Linux
2 164 (85.42%) Red Hat
3 95 (49.48%) Windows
4 72 (37.50%) UNIX
5 65 (33.85%) Oracle
5 65 (33.85%) VMware
6 58 (30.21%) Microsoft
7 49 (25.52%) Apache
8 48 (25.00%) Solaris
9 45 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 40 (20.83%) Perl
11 39 (20.31%) AIX
11 39 (20.31%) DNS
12 38 (19.79%) PHP
13 37 (19.27%) MySQL
14 36 (18.75%) Cisco
15 35 (18.23%) IBM
15 35 (18.23%) HP
15 35 (18.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 33 (17.19%) SQL
16 33 (17.19%) ITIL
17 32 (16.67%) Security Cleared
18 31 (16.15%) Shell Script
19 30 (15.63%) Active Directory
19 30 (15.63%) Citrix
20 29 (15.10%) Java
20 29 (15.10%) Python
20 29 (15.10%) Puppet
21 28 (14.58%) SAN
22 27 (14.06%) IIS

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 49 (25.52%) Apache
2 27 (14.06%) IIS
3 17 (8.85%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.77%) Tomcat
5 12 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (6.25%) MS Exchange
6 11 (5.73%) WebLogic
6 11 (5.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (4.17%) WebSphere
8 6 (3.13%) Drupal
8 6 (3.13%) CMS
9 4 (2.08%) GlassFish
10 3 (1.56%) nginx
10 3 (1.56%) WordPress
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Spatial
11 2 (1.04%) CICS
12 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Process Server
12 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (11.98%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.04%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.04%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.04%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.94%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.73%) IaaS
2 11 (5.73%) Office 365
2 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (20.31%) DNS
2 28 (14.58%) SAN
3 22 (11.46%) TCP/IP
4 21 (10.94%) DHCP
4 21 (10.94%) Firewall
5 20 (10.42%) Internet
6 16 (8.33%) LDAP
7 13 (6.77%) WAN
8 12 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (6.25%) LAN
9 10 (5.21%) NAS
10 8 (4.17%) SSL
11 7 (3.65%) FTP
11 7 (3.65%) HTTPS
11 7 (3.65%) DMZ
12 5 (2.60%) Kerberos
12 5 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (2.08%) IPsec
14 3 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (19.27%) MySQL
2 26 (13.54%) Oracle Database
3 19 (9.90%) SQL Server
4 11 (5.73%) SQLPlus
4 11 (5.73%) Relational Database
5 10 (5.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (5.21%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.04%) OLTP
9 2 (1.04%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.04%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.52%) Essbase
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle9i Database
10 1 (0.52%) Ingres
10 1 (0.52%) DB2
10 1 (0.52%) HCatalog
Development Applications
1 19 (9.90%) Subversion
2 11 (5.73%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.04%) Maven
4 2 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.04%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.52%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.52%) Ant
5 1 (0.52%) Gradle
5 1 (0.52%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.52%) Hudson
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.52%) Selenium
5 1 (0.52%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 18 (9.38%) Telecoms
1 18 (9.38%) Finance
2 9 (4.69%) Retail
3 8 (4.17%) Banking
4 3 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.52%) Electronics
5 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.52%) Military
5 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.52%) International Banking
5 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (16.15%) Administrator
2 24 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 23 (11.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 15 (7.81%) Consultant
5 15 (7.81%) Security Engineer
6 13 (6.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 13 (6.77%) Support Engineer
7 12 (6.25%) Developer
8 11 (5.73%) Architect
9 9 (4.69%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (4.17%) Oracle DBA
10 8 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.17%) DBA
11 7 (3.65%) Tester
11 7 (3.65%) Analyst
11 7 (3.65%) Project Engineer
11 7 (3.65%) Penetration Tester
11 7 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.65%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.50%) Web Services
2 15 (7.81%) SOAP
3 11 (5.73%) LAMP
4 8 (4.17%) CSS
5 6 (3.13%) Ajax
5 6 (3.13%) jQuery
5 6 (3.13%) HTML
5 6 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (2.08%) CodeIgniter
6 4 (2.08%) YAML
6 4 (2.08%) XML
6 4 (2.08%) SAML
7 3 (1.56%) Symfony
7 3 (1.56%) Django
8 2 (1.04%) Spring
8 2 (1.04%) JSF
8 2 (1.04%) Java EE
8 2 (1.04%) Software Packaging
8 2 (1.04%) EJB 3.0
8 2 (1.04%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.02%) Open Source
2 12 (6.25%) HACMP
3 11 (5.73%) PKI
4 8 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 8 (4.17%) EPoS
4 8 (4.17%) Clustering
5 7 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.08%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.08%) Replication
8 3 (1.56%) iPhone
9 2 (1.04%) Derivative
9 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.04%) FMCG
10 1 (0.52%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.52%) DTV
10 1 (0.52%) IVR
10 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.52%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 187 (97.40%) Linux
2 95 (49.48%) Windows
3 72 (37.50%) UNIX
4 48 (25.00%) Solaris
5 39 (20.31%) AIX
6 35 (18.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (11.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (6.77%) Debian
8 13 (6.77%) Oracle Linux
9 12 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (4.69%) CentOS
11 6 (3.13%) Windows XP
11 6 (3.13%) SUSE
12 4 (2.08%) HPUX
12 4 (2.08%) zOS
13 3 (1.56%) OpenVMS
13 3 (1.56%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.52%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.19%) ITIL
2 27 (14.06%) Migration
3 26 (13.54%) Configuration Management
4 11 (5.73%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (5.21%) Root Cause Analysis
5 10 (5.21%) DevOps
5 10 (5.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (4.69%) E-Commerce
7 8 (4.17%) Software Engineering
8 7 (3.65%) SOA
8 7 (3.65%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (3.13%) Scrum
10 5 (2.60%) MVC
10 5 (2.60%) Identity Management
10 5 (2.60%) Service Management
10 5 (2.60%) Information Security
10 5 (2.60%) PRINCE2
10 5 (2.60%) Analytics
10 5 (2.60%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (20.83%) Perl
2 38 (19.79%) PHP
3 33 (17.19%) SQL
4 31 (16.15%) Shell Script
5 29 (15.10%) Java
5 29 (15.10%) Python
6 26 (13.54%) Bash Shell
7 25 (13.02%) Ruby
8 19 (9.90%) Korn
9 13 (6.77%) C
9 13 (6.77%) AWK
10 11 (5.73%) PL/SQL
11 9 (4.69%) JavaScript
12 7 (3.65%) sed
13 6 (3.13%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.60%) PHP5
15 2 (1.04%) C++
15 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.04%) VB
15 2 (1.04%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 32 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.77%) CISSP
3 13 (6.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (6.77%) MCSE
4 12 (6.25%) RHCE
5 9 (4.69%) MCP
5 9 (4.69%) MCSA
6 8 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.17%) CCNA
7 7 (3.65%) JNCIA
7 7 (3.65%) Degree
8 6 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 5 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.56%) MCITP
11 2 (1.04%) OCP
11 2 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.52%) ISEB
12 1 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.81%) PCI DSS
2 7 (3.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 45 (23.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (15.63%) Active Directory
3 15 (7.81%) NFS
4 13 (6.77%) Snort
4 13 (6.77%) Xen
5 11 (5.73%) vSphere
6 10 (5.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 10 (5.21%) UAG
7 9 (4.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
9 7 (3.65%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (3.13%) OCFS2
10 6 (3.13%) VMware ESX
11 5 (2.60%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (2.60%) XenApp
12 4 (2.08%) XenDesktop
12 4 (2.08%) Shibboleth
12 4 (2.08%) vCloud
13 3 (1.56%) Varnish
13 3 (1.56%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 29 (15.10%) Puppet
2 16 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (7.81%) Cobbler
4 14 (7.29%) Nagios
5 13 (6.77%) SCCM
6 9 (4.69%) NetBackup
7 8 (4.17%) Tivoli
8 7 (3.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (2.60%) Backup Exec
9 5 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (2.60%) Data Guard
10 4 (2.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (1.56%) Zenoss
11 3 (1.56%) Nessus
12 2 (1.04%) Plesk
12 2 (1.04%) HP SIM
12 2 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 2 (1.04%) Legato
Vendors
1 164 (85.42%) Red Hat
2 65 (33.85%) Oracle
2 65 (33.85%) VMware
3 58 (30.21%) Microsoft
4 36 (18.75%) Cisco
5 35 (18.23%) IBM
5 35 (18.23%) HP
6 30 (15.63%) Citrix
7 26 (13.54%) Sun
8 17 (8.85%) EMC
9 15 (7.81%) Veritas
10 14 (7.29%) NetApp
10 14 (7.29%) Juniper
11 11 (5.73%) 3PAR
12 8 (4.17%) Redknee
12 8 (4.17%) JBoss
12 8 (4.17%) Dell
13 7 (3.65%) Blue Coat
13 7 (3.65%) Brocade
14 5 (2.60%) McAfee
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