The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 81 96
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 26 38 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.42% 1.63% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.25% 8.39% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 12
Median daily rate £425 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £375 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +7.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year - +0.69%  

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 281 453 480
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 15.30% 19.48% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 247 232
Median daily rate £365 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -5.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 55
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% -10.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.13 £26.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Berkshire

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Berkshire

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Berkshire

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Berkshire

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +15 11 £368 -18.33% 5
Newbury +12 9 £380 - 1
Slough +7 4 £550 +15.78% 1
Maidenhead -3 1 £300 -25.00% 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (63.79%) Python
3 29 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 29 (50.00%) DevOps
4 28 (48.28%) Bash Shell
4 28 (48.28%) Java
5 26 (44.83%) Git (software)
6 23 (39.66%) CentOS
7 21 (36.21%) Unix
7 21 (36.21%) Debian
8 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
8 20 (34.48%) Ansible
9 18 (31.03%) Open Source
9 18 (31.03%) Puppet
10 17 (29.31%) SC Cleared
10 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
11 16 (27.59%) Hadoop
11 16 (27.59%) Ubuntu
12 15 (25.86%) SSH
12 15 (25.86%) SELinux
13 13 (22.41%) HTTP
13 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
13 13 (22.41%) Prototyping
14 12 (20.69%) ICMP
15 11 (18.97%) Linux Command Line
16 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
17 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
17 9 (15.52%) HP
17 9 (15.52%) Perl

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (15.52%) OpenStack
2 6 (10.34%) Apache
2 6 (10.34%) IIS
3 3 (5.17%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.72%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.72%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.72%) JBoss
5 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.72%) GitHub
4 1 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.86%) SSH
2 13 (22.41%) HTTP
2 13 (22.41%) TCP/IP
3 12 (20.69%) ICMP
4 8 (13.79%) LTE
5 7 (12.07%) VoIP
5 7 (12.07%) WAN
6 5 (8.62%) Internet
7 4 (6.90%) SAN
7 4 (6.90%) VPN
8 3 (5.17%) DNS
9 2 (3.45%) Skype
10 1 (1.72%) 2G
10 1 (1.72%) 3G
10 1 (1.72%) 4G
10 1 (1.72%) LDAP
10 1 (1.72%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (27.59%) Hadoop
2 8 (13.79%) MySQL
3 6 (10.34%) Big Data
3 6 (10.34%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.72%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.72%) HBase
6 1 (1.72%) Impala
6 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.72%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 26 (44.83%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.34%) Jenkins
3 5 (8.62%) Ant
3 5 (8.62%) Maven
3 5 (8.62%) MSBuild
3 5 (8.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.45%) Selenium
5 1 (1.72%) Bugzilla
5 1 (1.72%) GitLab
5 1 (1.72%) JIRA
5 1 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.72%) Subversion
5 1 (1.72%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.72%) Trac
5 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (32.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (24.14%) Developer
3 11 (18.97%) Administrator
3 11 (18.97%) DevOps Developer
4 10 (17.24%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (15.52%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (13.79%) Architect
6 8 (13.79%) Cloud Architect
7 7 (12.07%) Consultant
7 7 (12.07%) Lead Architect
8 6 (10.34%) DevOps Consultant
8 6 (10.34%) Java Consultant
8 6 (10.34%) Java Developer
8 6 (10.34%) Java Engineer
8 6 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (10.34%) JavaScript Engineer
8 6 (10.34%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (10.34%) Open Source Developer
8 6 (10.34%) Python Developer
8 6 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) Web Services
2 6 (10.34%) .NET
3 5 (8.62%) LAMP
3 5 (8.62%) RESTful
4 4 (6.90%) Sensu
5 3 (5.17%) CGI
5 3 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (3.45%) Memcached
6 2 (3.45%) Middleware
6 2 (3.45%) OAuth
7 1 (1.72%) CSS
7 1 (1.72%) HTML
7 1 (1.72%) JMS
7 1 (1.72%) JSON
7 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.72%) XHTML
7 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (5.17%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) IVR
4 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (39.66%) CentOS
3 21 (36.21%) Debian
3 21 (36.21%) Unix
4 16 (27.59%) Ubuntu
5 9 (15.52%) Windows
6 6 (10.34%) Windows Server
7 3 (5.17%) Solaris
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.45%) AIX
8 2 (3.45%) SUSE
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.72%) Mesosphere
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) DevOps
2 18 (31.03%) Open Source
3 13 (22.41%) Prototyping
4 10 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
6 6 (10.34%) ITIL
6 6 (10.34%) Open Source Development
7 5 (8.62%) Scrum
8 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.90%) ITSM
8 4 (6.90%) Task Automation
9 3 (5.17%) ITIL V3
9 3 (5.17%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (5.17%) Test Automation
10 2 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (3.45%) Patch Management
10 2 (3.45%) Performance Testing
10 2 (3.45%) Process Improvement
10 2 (3.45%) Service Management
10 2 (3.45%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 37 (63.79%) Python
2 28 (48.28%) Bash Shell
2 28 (48.28%) Java
3 20 (34.48%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.52%) Perl
5 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
6 5 (8.62%) C#
7 3 (5.17%) Ruby
8 2 (3.45%) PHP
8 2 (3.45%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.45%) SQL
9 1 (1.72%) C
9 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (29.31%) SC Cleared
1 17 (29.31%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.45%) RHCE
2 2 (3.45%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.45%) SLA
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) NFS
2 3 (5.17%) Docker
2 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.45%) Corosync
3 2 (3.45%) vCloud
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.72%) HDFS
4 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (34.48%) Ansible
2 18 (31.03%) Puppet
3 15 (25.86%) SELinux
4 7 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (10.34%) Nagios
5 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (6.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (6.90%) ZABBIX
7 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
7 2 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Pacemaker
8 1 (1.72%) Ambari
8 1 (1.72%) Cobbler
8 1 (1.72%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.72%) Mesos
8 1 (1.72%) Oozie
8 1 (1.72%) SCCM
8 1 (1.72%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.72%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (15.52%) HP
3 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.34%) Oracle
4 5 (8.62%) VMware
5 3 (5.17%) IBM
5 3 (5.17%) NetApp
6 2 (3.45%) EMC
6 2 (3.45%) Symantec
7 1 (1.72%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.72%) Axway
7 1 (1.72%) CA
7 1 (1.72%) Dell
7 1 (1.72%) Google
7 1 (1.72%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.72%) Informatica
7 1 (1.72%) Lotus
7 1 (1.72%) Siebel
7 1 (1.72%) Sun
7 1 (1.72%) SunGard