The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Rank 212 224 188
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -36
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 540 462 507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 0.89% 1.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.63% 4.10% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 263 304
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £281 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £546 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 3
Average hourly rate £33.00 £36.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.96% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £35.00 £33.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £37.50 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.09 £36.25 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-14.24% +2.11%

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

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11651 11281 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.72% 21.73% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6606 6116 5146
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 976 1054 1005
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England +16 481 £425 - 156
London 0 244 £450 - 64
South East -7 75 £425 - 32
City of London -4 44 £425 -3.13% 29
North West +13 31 £442 +10.49% 4
East of England +10 30 £325 -18.75% 7
Scotland -4 28 £381 +1.66% 3
South West -11 28 £400 +14.28% 20
Yorkshire -17 24 £345 +15.00% 22
West Yorkshire +2 19 £345 -15.07% 15
Cambridgeshire +13 18 £325 -18.75% 4
Wales +5 18 £375 - 2
West Midlands +1 18 £495 +34.69% 5
Hampshire -2 18 £400 +39.13% 5
Oxfordshire -2 17 £375 +15.38% 7
East Midlands +1 16 £513 +28.12% 2
Berkshire -7 15 £375 -6.25% 8
Lancashire - 15 £404 - 1
Leeds -4 14 £268 -20.74% 13
Edinburgh -4 14 £400 +10.34% 1
Manchester +1 13 £500 +25.00%
Bristol +8 12 £385 -14.44% 9
North East -3 12 £300 -19.78%
Cambridge +9 11 £325 -18.75% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 11 £300 -9.29%
Tyne and Wear +5 11 £300 -9.29%
Northamptonshire -2 11 £550 +41.93% 2
Oxford -7 11 £375 +15.38% 4
Preston - 11 £387 -
Shropshire - 10 £498 - 1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1176 (93.11%) Linux
2 964 (76.33%) Red Hat
3 458 (36.26%) UNIX
4 454 (35.95%) Windows
5 396 (31.35%) Oracle
6 335 (26.52%) VMware
7 324 (25.65%) Java
8 313 (24.78%) Puppet
9 267 (21.14%) Solaris
10 252 (19.95%) DevOps
11 241 (19.08%) Security Cleared
12 235 (18.61%) Perl
13 226 (17.89%) Finance
14 195 (15.44%) Apache
15 194 (15.36%) Bash Shell
16 189 (14.96%) SQL
17 187 (14.81%) DNS
18 184 (14.57%) Configuration Management
18 184 (14.57%) CentOS
19 177 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
19 177 (14.01%) Microsoft
19 177 (14.01%) ITIL
20 176 (13.94%) Python
21 175 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
22 173 (13.70%) HP
23 172 (13.62%) Shell Script
24 169 (13.38%) Oracle Database
25 166 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
26 161 (12.75%) Jenkins
27 153 (12.11%) SC Cleared

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 195 (15.44%) Apache
2 145 (11.48%) Tomcat
3 127 (10.06%) WebLogic
4 116 (9.18%) JBoss
5 85 (6.73%) WebSphere
6 65 (5.15%) IIS
7 57 (4.51%) Confluence
8 34 (2.69%) OpenStack
9 31 (2.45%) SharePoint
10 28 (2.22%) MS Exchange
11 24 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
12 20 (1.58%) nginx
13 11 (0.87%) Apache Solr
14 10 (0.79%) AquaLogic
14 10 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.71%) Lync
15 9 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
16 8 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
16 8 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 7 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 78 (6.18%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.27%) MS Office
3 3 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.16%) Stata
5 1 (0.079%) MS Project
5 1 (0.079%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 11 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.48%) Tridion
3 6 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
6 3 (0.24%) Exstream
6 3 (0.24%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
7 2 (0.16%) Agresso
8 1 (0.079%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 83 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (3.33%) PaaS
3 35 (2.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.11%) OpenShift
6 12 (0.95%) IaaS
7 10 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (0.71%) SaaS
9 8 (0.63%) GitHub
10 7 (0.55%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (0.40%) Office 365
12 5 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (0.24%) Route 53
14 2 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
14 2 (0.16%) ElastiCache
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 2 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 187 (14.81%) DNS
2 149 (11.80%) TCP/IP
3 145 (11.48%) SAN
4 143 (11.32%) Firewall
5 91 (7.21%) LDAP
6 71 (5.62%) DHCP
7 69 (5.46%) Internet
8 56 (4.43%) HTTP
9 47 (3.72%) SSL
10 40 (3.17%) NAS
11 33 (2.61%) Network Security
12 31 (2.45%) WAN
12 31 (2.45%) LAN
13 29 (2.30%) VPN
14 26 (2.06%) FTP
15 24 (1.90%) DMZ
16 23 (1.82%) VoIP
16 23 (1.82%) SSH
17 19 (1.50%) AMQP
18 17 (1.35%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (13.38%) Oracle Database
2 105 (8.31%) MySQL
3 93 (7.36%) SQL Server
4 47 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 44 (3.48%) MongoDB
6 40 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
7 37 (2.93%) Relational Database
8 29 (2.30%) Hadoop
8 29 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (2.22%) RDBMS
10 24 (1.90%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.90%) Big Data
11 21 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
12 20 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
13 14 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
14 10 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
14 10 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
14 10 (0.79%) Ingres
15 8 (0.63%) WhereScape RED
15 8 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 161 (12.75%) Jenkins
2 142 (11.24%) Maven
3 134 (10.61%) Git (software)
4 92 (7.28%) Subversion
5 78 (6.18%) JIRA
6 65 (5.15%) Ant
7 36 (2.85%) Gradle
8 32 (2.53%) Mercurial
9 31 (2.45%) Hudson
10 29 (2.30%) TeamCity
11 23 (1.82%) JUnit
12 22 (1.74%) Eclipse
13 15 (1.19%) Cucumber
14 14 (1.11%) MSBuild
15 13 (1.03%) ClearQuest
16 11 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (0.71%) GoogleTest
17 9 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
17 9 (0.71%) NUnit
17 9 (0.71%) CruiseControl
General
1 226 (17.89%) Finance
2 124 (9.82%) Banking
3 55 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.38%) Retail
5 27 (2.14%) Games
5 27 (2.14%) Marketing
6 22 (1.74%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.11%) Electronics
9 13 (1.03%) Publishing
10 11 (0.87%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.24%) Advertising
11 3 (0.24%) Legal
12 2 (0.16%) Military
12 2 (0.16%) Law
12 2 (0.16%) Front Office
12 2 (0.16%) French Language
12 2 (0.16%) German Language
13 1 (0.079%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 220 (17.42%) Administrator
2 159 (12.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 144 (11.40%) Systems Administrator
4 128 (10.13%) Developer
5 116 (9.18%) Linux Administrator
6 101 (8.00%) Architect
7 100 (7.92%) Linux Engineer
8 79 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 60 (4.75%) Analyst
9 60 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 53 (4.20%) UNIX Administrator
11 51 (4.04%) Consultant
12 45 (3.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 43 (3.40%) Support Engineer
14 42 (3.33%) Java Developer
15 40 (3.17%) DBA
16 37 (2.93%) UNIX Engineer
17 36 (2.85%) Infrastructure Architect
18 35 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
19 32 (2.53%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (9.11%) Web Services
2 107 (8.47%) Middleware
3 78 (6.18%) XML
4 43 (3.40%) .NET
5 41 (3.25%) J2EE
5 41 (3.25%) JMS
6 40 (3.17%) SOAP
7 39 (3.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 38 (3.01%) Java EE
9 31 (2.45%) JSON
10 30 (2.38%) HTML
11 21 (1.66%) Rendezvous
12 20 (1.58%) EJB
13 18 (1.43%) RabbitMQ
14 17 (1.35%) MCollective
15 15 (1.19%) Django
15 15 (1.19%) Spring
15 15 (1.19%) LAMP
16 14 (1.11%) JDBC
17 13 (1.03%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (7.36%) Open Source
3 83 (6.57%) Clustering
4 53 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
5 38 (3.01%) PKI
6 33 (2.61%) Replication
7 24 (1.90%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.90%) Fixed Income
8 23 (1.82%) Oracle Exalogic
9 22 (1.74%) Mobile App
9 22 (1.74%) Online Games
10 17 (1.35%) HACMP
11 15 (1.19%) Derivative
11 15 (1.19%) Enterprise Storage
11 15 (1.19%) DataPower
12 14 (1.11%) CESG
13 13 (1.03%) Smart Meter
14 12 (0.95%) Computer Science
15 11 (0.87%) DTV
15 11 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1176 (93.11%) Linux
2 458 (36.26%) UNIX
3 454 (35.95%) Windows
4 267 (21.14%) Solaris
5 184 (14.57%) CentOS
6 140 (11.08%) AIX
7 103 (8.16%) Ubuntu
7 103 (8.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 76 (6.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 73 (5.78%) SUSE
10 70 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (3.33%) HPUX
12 36 (2.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 29 (2.30%) Windows 7
13 29 (2.30%) Debian
14 28 (2.22%) Oracle Linux
15 23 (1.82%) Fedora
16 20 (1.58%) Windows XP
17 15 (1.19%) VMS
17 15 (1.19%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (19.95%) DevOps
2 184 (14.57%) Configuration Management
3 177 (14.01%) ITIL
4 175 (13.86%) Agile Software Development
5 166 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
6 114 (9.03%) Migration
7 105 (8.31%) Change Management
8 101 (8.00%) Scrum
9 63 (4.99%) OO
10 57 (4.51%) Load Balancing
11 56 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
12 55 (4.35%) E-Commerce
13 54 (4.28%) Project Management
14 51 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
15 44 (3.48%) Build Automation
16 39 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
17 37 (2.93%) Service Management
17 37 (2.93%) Service Delivery
18 36 (2.85%) Automated Testing
19 34 (2.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 324 (25.65%) Java
2 235 (18.61%) Perl
3 194 (15.36%) Bash Shell
4 189 (14.96%) SQL
5 176 (13.94%) Python
6 172 (13.62%) Shell Script
7 153 (12.11%) Ruby
8 68 (5.38%) PHP
9 46 (3.64%) PL/SQL
10 44 (3.48%) PowerShell
11 35 (2.77%) C++
12 33 (2.61%) C
13 32 (2.53%) Korn
14 26 (2.06%) JavaScript
15 18 (1.43%) AWK
16 14 (1.11%) VB
17 12 (0.95%) sed
18 11 (0.87%) Groovy
18 11 (0.87%) C#
19 8 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 241 (19.08%) Security Cleared
2 153 (12.11%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.94%) DV Cleared
4 38 (3.01%) RHCE
5 36 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (2.69%) MCSE
7 29 (2.30%) Degree
8 26 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 26 (2.06%) CCNA
9 15 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.03%) RHCA
11 12 (0.95%) RHCSA
12 9 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 8 (0.63%) MCITP
14 7 (0.55%) MCSA
14 7 (0.55%) MCP
15 5 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
15 5 (0.40%) Sun Certification
15 5 (0.40%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.38%) SLA
2 20 (1.58%) QA
3 6 (0.48%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.16%) HL7
4 2 (0.16%) DICOM
5 1 (0.079%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.079%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 177 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 124 (9.82%) Active Directory
3 81 (6.41%) vSphere
4 54 (4.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 40 (3.17%) NFS
6 34 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (2.22%) Firmware
7 28 (2.22%) Hyper-V
8 27 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
9 26 (2.06%) VMware ESX
10 21 (1.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 20 (1.58%) vCloud
12 12 (0.95%) Squid
13 11 (0.87%) Samba
13 11 (0.87%) KVM
14 10 (0.79%) Postfix
14 10 (0.79%) XenApp
15 9 (0.71%) Docker
16 8 (0.63%) Veritas File System
16 8 (0.63%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 313 (24.78%) Puppet
2 123 (9.74%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (4.99%) Ansible
4 52 (4.12%) Nagios
5 49 (3.88%) NetBackup
6 34 (2.69%) Tivoli
7 28 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
8 25 (1.98%) FortiGate
9 23 (1.82%) BladeLogic
9 23 (1.82%) SCCM
10 22 (1.74%) Vagrant
11 21 (1.66%) yum
12 18 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
12 18 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
13 16 (1.27%) OpenView
14 15 (1.19%) Data Guard
14 15 (1.19%) Cobbler
15 14 (1.11%) SCOM
15 14 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 13 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 964 (76.33%) Red Hat
2 396 (31.35%) Oracle
3 335 (26.52%) VMware
4 177 (14.01%) Microsoft
5 173 (13.70%) HP
6 115 (9.11%) IBM
7 95 (7.52%) EMC
8 89 (7.05%) Cisco
9 84 (6.65%) Veritas
10 78 (6.18%) NetApp
11 64 (5.07%) Sun
12 44 (3.48%) Citrix
13 40 (3.17%) F5
14 35 (2.77%) TIBCO
15 31 (2.45%) Dell
16 28 (2.22%) Symantec
17 27 (2.14%) Atlassian
18 25 (1.98%) Splunk
19 21 (1.66%) CheckPoint
20 20 (1.58%) SAP
London
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Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £480.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
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Posted: 10 hours ago
North London
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £750 to £800 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Negotiable
Posted: 16 hours ago
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
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Search Consultancy
Rate: £350.00 - £400 per day
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Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
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