The first table below looks at the demand for Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 18 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.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Rank 220 187 223
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +36
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 524 521 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.93% 1.09% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.26% 5.18% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 318 311
Average daily rate £400 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £254 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £330 £500
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -34.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £36.25 £34.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.65 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.35 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £34.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +46.31%
Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12312 10060 12139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.87% 21.08% 20.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6850 5374 6201
Average daily rate £350 £350 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1083 989 1179
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £38.50
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

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Trend

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -65 475 £416 +3.93% 120
London -28 257 £450 +2.85% 61
City of London -11 72 £425 +1.19% 16
South East -27 68 £363 +3.57% 14
South West -26 37 £350 -22.22% 8
Scotland +13 35 £356 -13.63% 7
East of England -31 35 £400 +23.07% 8
North East -20 25 £331 +26.00% 1
Gloucestershire -4 22 £325 -27.77% 3
Tyne and Wear -23 22 £288 +9.52% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 22 £288 +9.52% 1
Berkshire +4 19 £335 -39.09% 2
Yorkshire -21 18 £338 +8.87% 12
Cheltenham +8 17 £300 -33.33% 2
Hertfordshire 0 16 - - 2
Hampshire -8 15 £325 +13.04% 7
West Midlands -15 15 £295 +76.11% 1
North West -14 14 £400 +45.45% 9
Edinburgh -23 14 £375 -18.91% 1
Surrey -11 12 £390 +15.55% 2
Glasgow +16 11 £325 -5.79% 3
East Midlands -4 11 £438 +29.62% 6
West Yorkshire -29 9 £406 +31.04% 9
South Yorkshire - 9 £280 - 1
Essex - 9 £438 - 1
Kent -3 8 £475 -
Manchester -10 7 £400 +45.45% 4
Cambridgeshire -32 7 £400 +23.07% 4
Letchworth - 7 - - 2
Dorset -4 6 £413 +47.32% 1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 892 (92.82%) Linux
2 806 (83.87%) Red Hat
3 470 (48.91%) UNIX
4 371 (38.61%) Oracle
5 342 (35.59%) Windows
6 289 (30.07%) Solaris
7 281 (29.24%) VMware
8 248 (25.81%) Perl
9 230 (23.93%) SAN
10 226 (23.52%) Finance
11 203 (21.12%) HP
12 187 (19.46%) SQL
13 184 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
14 158 (16.44%) Oracle Database
15 156 (16.23%) Apache
16 152 (15.82%) Puppet
17 145 (15.09%) DNS
18 140 (14.57%) Python
19 135 (14.05%) ITIL
20 131 (13.63%) Java
21 124 (12.90%) Firewall
22 121 (12.59%) EMC
23 119 (12.38%) Clustering
24 117 (12.17%) Veritas
24 117 (12.17%) IBM
25 115 (11.97%) AIX
26 113 (11.76%) Shell Script
27 112 (11.65%) SQL Server
28 111 (11.55%) Microsoft
29 108 (11.24%) Migration

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 156 (16.23%) Apache
2 98 (10.20%) Tomcat
3 69 (7.18%) WebLogic
4 53 (5.52%) WebSphere
5 42 (4.37%) IIS
6 26 (2.71%) MS Exchange
6 26 (2.71%) nginx
7 20 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
8 18 (1.87%) SharePoint
9 12 (1.25%) Oracle Application Server
10 11 (1.14%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.14%) Confluence
10 11 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (1.14%) Documentum
11 10 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
12 9 (0.94%) GlassFish
12 9 (0.94%) Drupal
12 9 (0.94%) Node.js
12 9 (0.94%) MQSeries
13 7 (0.73%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.42%) MS Project
3 3 (0.31%) MS Office
4 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (0.52%) RMDS
3 4 (0.42%) SAP SEM
3 4 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.21%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.21%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
5 2 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.21%) Magento
6 1 (0.10%) 3000 Xtra
6 1 (0.10%) Documaker
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.10%) Global One
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.10%) Metrica
Cloud Services
1 37 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.35%) SaaS
5 12 (1.25%) IaaS
6 10 (1.04%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.83%) Rackspace Cloud
8 5 (0.52%) IBM SmartCloud
8 5 (0.52%) Joyent
8 5 (0.52%) PaaS
9 2 (0.21%) Route 53
9 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 1 (0.10%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.10%) Office 365
10 1 (0.10%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 230 (23.93%) SAN
2 145 (15.09%) DNS
3 124 (12.90%) Firewall
4 102 (10.61%) TCP/IP
5 97 (10.09%) NAS
6 74 (7.70%) LDAP
7 55 (5.72%) DHCP
8 43 (4.47%) SSH
9 37 (3.85%) HTTP
10 36 (3.75%) LAN
11 33 (3.43%) WAN
11 33 (3.43%) Multicast
12 28 (2.91%) VLAN
13 25 (2.60%) Network Security
14 24 (2.50%) FTP
15 22 (2.29%) SMTP
16 19 (1.98%) VPN
17 18 (1.87%) SNMP
17 18 (1.87%) SSL
17 18 (1.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (16.44%) Oracle Database
2 112 (11.65%) SQL Server
3 91 (9.47%) MySQL
4 86 (8.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 43 (4.47%) Oracle Database 10g
6 41 (4.27%) Relational Database
7 36 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 36 (3.75%) RDBMS
8 34 (3.54%) MongoDB
9 26 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
10 18 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
11 17 (1.77%) DB2
12 15 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
13 14 (1.46%) Big Data
14 10 (1.04%) NoSQL
15 7 (0.73%) Sybase ASE
15 7 (0.73%) Redis
15 7 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 51 (5.31%) Git (software)
2 47 (4.89%) Subversion
3 25 (2.60%) Jenkins
4 22 (2.29%) Eclipse
5 9 (0.94%) JIRA
5 9 (0.94%) JUnit
6 8 (0.83%) ClearQuest
6 8 (0.83%) Maven
7 6 (0.62%) ClearCase
7 6 (0.62%) Bitbucket
8 5 (0.52%) Hudson
9 4 (0.42%) JMeter
9 4 (0.42%) Selenium
10 3 (0.31%) WebLOAD
10 3 (0.31%) Ant
10 3 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.21%) Toad
11 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
11 2 (0.21%) MSI
General
1 226 (23.52%) Finance
2 96 (9.99%) Banking
3 55 (5.72%) Telecoms
4 30 (3.12%) Investment Banking
5 20 (2.08%) Back Office
6 17 (1.77%) Retail
7 16 (1.66%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.35%) Games
9 9 (0.94%) Front Office
10 8 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.73%) Marketing
12 4 (0.42%) Advertising
12 4 (0.42%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.31%) Legal
13 3 (0.31%) Publishing
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.21%) Billing
14 2 (0.21%) French Language
15 1 (0.10%) German Language
15 1 (0.10%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 206 (21.44%) Administrator
2 148 (15.40%) Systems Administrator
3 104 (10.82%) Linux Engineer
4 95 (9.89%) UNIX Administrator
5 92 (9.57%) Architect
6 91 (9.47%) Linux Administrator
7 75 (7.80%) Support Engineer
8 69 (7.18%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 67 (6.97%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 63 (6.56%) DBA
11 58 (6.04%) Developer
12 55 (5.72%) Consultant
13 52 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
14 50 (5.20%) Oracle DBA
15 49 (5.10%) UNIX Engineer
16 43 (4.47%) Infrastructure Architect
17 42 (4.37%) Systems Engineer
18 38 (3.95%) Analyst
19 35 (3.64%) Linux Support
20 31 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (6.97%) Middleware
2 48 (4.99%) Web Services
3 44 (4.58%) J2EE
4 42 (4.37%) XML
5 35 (3.64%) LAMP
6 31 (3.23%) Rendezvous
7 30 (3.12%) JSON
8 28 (2.91%) .NET
9 27 (2.81%) CSS
10 24 (2.50%) HTML
10 24 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
11 18 (1.87%) WebSphere MQ
12 17 (1.77%) jQuery
13 15 (1.56%) SOAP
14 14 (1.46%) REST
15 13 (1.35%) Ajax
15 13 (1.35%) HTML5
16 12 (1.25%) Spring
17 11 (1.14%) Software Packaging
18 10 (1.04%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 119 (12.38%) Clustering
2 42 (4.37%) Replication
3 39 (4.06%) Open Source
4 37 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 31 (3.23%) Fixed Income
6 28 (2.91%) CLARiiON
7 14 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.14%) Celerra
8 11 (1.14%) Online Games
9 10 (1.04%) HACMP
9 10 (1.04%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.94%) Fat Client
10 9 (0.94%) Thin Client
11 8 (0.83%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (0.83%) Wiki
12 7 (0.73%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.62%) Social Media
13 6 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 892 (92.82%) Linux
2 470 (48.91%) UNIX
3 342 (35.59%) Windows
4 289 (30.07%) Solaris
5 115 (11.97%) AIX
6 89 (9.26%) CentOS
7 85 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 80 (8.32%) HPUX
9 60 (6.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 57 (5.93%) SUSE
11 41 (4.27%) Ubuntu
12 33 (3.43%) Windows 7
13 25 (2.60%) Oracle Linux
14 18 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (1.66%) Debian
16 11 (1.14%) VMS
17 9 (0.94%) Fedora
18 7 (0.73%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.52%) Windows 2000
20 4 (0.42%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (14.05%) ITIL
2 108 (11.24%) Migration
3 96 (9.99%) Configuration Management
4 81 (8.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 77 (8.01%) Project Management
6 75 (7.80%) Performance Tuning
7 59 (6.14%) Change Management
8 48 (4.99%) Load Balancing
9 44 (4.58%) Capacity Management
10 37 (3.85%) Electronic Trading
11 35 (3.64%) Low Latency
12 34 (3.54%) Service Management
12 34 (3.54%) TOGAF
13 33 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (3.12%) Agile Software Development
14 30 (3.12%) E-Commerce
15 27 (2.81%) Enterprise Architecture
15 27 (2.81%) PRINCE2
16 26 (2.71%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 248 (25.81%) Perl
2 187 (19.46%) SQL
3 140 (14.57%) Python
4 131 (13.63%) Java
5 113 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 105 (10.93%) Bash Shell
7 57 (5.93%) PHP
8 56 (5.83%) Ruby
9 37 (3.85%) VB
10 35 (3.64%) PowerShell
11 34 (3.54%) Korn
12 28 (2.91%) JavaScript
13 23 (2.39%) PL/SQL
14 22 (2.29%) C
15 19 (1.98%) Bourne shell
16 15 (1.56%) C#
17 14 (1.46%) C++
18 10 (1.04%) AWK
19 7 (0.73%) sed
19 7 (0.73%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 93 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 61 (6.35%) RHCE
3 57 (5.93%) SC Cleared
4 34 (3.54%) Degree
4 34 (3.54%) DV Cleared
5 20 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
6 19 (1.98%) OCP
7 16 (1.66%) OCA
8 14 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (1.14%) Sun Certification
10 10 (1.04%) MCSE
10 10 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 7 (0.73%) CCNA
11 7 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.62%) HND
12 6 (0.62%) CCNP
13 5 (0.52%) RHCT
14 4 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.50%) SLA
2 15 (1.56%) QA
3 7 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.10%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 184 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (9.47%) NFS
3 86 (8.95%) VMware ESX
4 80 (8.32%) Oracle RAC
5 79 (8.22%) Active Directory
6 53 (5.52%) vSphere
7 42 (4.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 41 (4.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 41 (4.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 40 (4.16%) VMware ESXi
10 31 (3.23%) KVM
11 29 (3.02%) XenApp
12 27 (2.81%) Xen
13 25 (2.60%) Hyper-V
14 23 (2.39%) Samba
15 17 (1.77%) vCloud
15 17 (1.77%) Sendmail
16 16 (1.66%) Veritas File System
17 15 (1.56%) Varnish
18 13 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 152 (15.82%) Puppet
2 76 (7.91%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (6.56%) Nagios
4 48 (4.99%) NetBackup
5 35 (3.64%) Data Guard
6 25 (2.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 24 (2.50%) Cobbler
8 22 (2.29%) EMC NetWorker
9 17 (1.77%) SCOM
10 15 (1.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 15 (1.56%) Tivoli
11 14 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 13 (1.35%) Ganglia
12 13 (1.35%) Red Hat Satellite
12 13 (1.35%) StatsD
12 13 (1.35%) Ansible
12 13 (1.35%) BMC PATROL
13 12 (1.25%) HAProxy
13 12 (1.25%) ZABBIX
14 11 (1.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 806 (83.87%) Red Hat
2 371 (38.61%) Oracle
3 281 (29.24%) VMware
4 203 (21.12%) HP
5 121 (12.59%) EMC
6 117 (12.17%) Veritas
6 117 (12.17%) IBM
7 111 (11.55%) Microsoft
8 106 (11.03%) Sun
9 98 (10.20%) Cisco
10 77 (8.01%) NetApp
11 69 (7.18%) JBoss
12 64 (6.66%) Citrix
13 37 (3.85%) Reuters
14 36 (3.75%) TIBCO
15 29 (3.02%) MarketAxess
15 29 (3.02%) eSpeed
16 28 (2.91%) SAP
16 28 (2.91%) Splunk
17 25 (2.60%) Sybase
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