The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 28 March 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 48 59
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 1.19% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.30% 5.59% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Median daily rate £488 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £31.09
% change year-on-year -42.70% +54.41%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 87 143 108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.01% 21.31% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 70 45
Median daily rate £381 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.30% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £190 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £447 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 13
Median hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.13% -3.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £22.75 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Birmingham

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in Birmingham

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) WLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
4 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
4 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) SCOM
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) WAAS
4 1 (20.00%) Puppet
4 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) IaaS

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Domino
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) WAAS
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Solaris Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Unix Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Solaris
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
1 1 (20.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (20.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Lotus
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) VMware