The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 96 103
Rank change year-on-year +29 +7  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 67 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.91% 1.30% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.65% 5.30% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 25
Median daily rate £500 £340 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -10.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £293 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £475 £400
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 the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 575 623 817
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 25.00% 24.59% 26.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 347 426
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 98 105
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £35.00 £40.60
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 the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the East of England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the East of England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the East of England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 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
Essex +17 37 £500 +51.51% 1
Norfolk +21 21 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 5 - - 2
Hertfordshire -4 4 £550 +29.41% 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 89 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (55.06%) DevOps
3 45 (50.56%) Red Hat
4 44 (49.44%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (44.94%) Test Automation
5 40 (44.94%) Puppet
5 40 (44.94%) Jenkins
6 39 (43.82%) Configuration Management
7 38 (42.70%) HTTP
7 38 (42.70%) TCP/IP
8 37 (41.57%) SSL
8 37 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
9 36 (40.45%) Open Source
10 35 (39.33%) Opscode Chef
10 35 (39.33%) Middleware
11 34 (38.20%) Git (software)
12 33 (37.08%) Unix
12 33 (37.08%) Relational Database
13 32 (35.96%) Mentoring
13 32 (35.96%) TDD
14 31 (34.83%) Scrum
14 31 (34.83%) Kanban
14 31 (34.83%) JBoss
15 30 (33.71%) Coaching
16 29 (32.58%) User Stories
16 29 (32.58%) Apache
16 29 (32.58%) SOA
16 29 (32.58%) J2EE
17 28 (31.46%) Oracle
17 28 (31.46%) Perl

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 31 (34.83%) JBoss
2 29 (32.58%) Apache
3 23 (25.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 20 (22.47%) Apache Spark
5 6 (6.74%) Tomcat
6 5 (5.62%) WebLogic
7 4 (4.49%) Confluence
8 2 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.25%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.12%) CMS
9 1 (1.12%) IIS
9 1 (1.12%) Jetty
9 1 (1.12%) Mongrel
9 1 (1.12%) nginx
9 1 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.12%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (1.12%) WildFly
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.98%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.49%) AWS CloudFormation
3 4 (4.49%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.12%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.12%) IaaS
5 1 (1.12%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (42.70%) HTTP
1 38 (42.70%) TCP/IP
2 37 (41.57%) SSL
3 18 (20.22%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.25%) Internet
4 2 (2.25%) SpaceWire
5 1 (1.12%) DHCP
5 1 (1.12%) DNS
5 1 (1.12%) FTP
5 1 (1.12%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (37.08%) Relational Database
2 20 (22.47%) Hadoop
3 18 (20.22%) Apache Hive
3 18 (20.22%) Impala
4 4 (4.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 4 (4.49%) Ingres
4 4 (4.49%) MySQL
4 4 (4.49%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.25%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.12%) Informix
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (44.94%) Jenkins
2 34 (38.20%) Git (software)
3 25 (28.09%) Subversion
4 5 (5.62%) Bitbucket
5 4 (4.49%) JIRA
6 2 (2.25%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.25%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.25%) ClearQuest
6 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.12%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.62%) Finance
3 2 (2.25%) Automotive
3 2 (2.25%) Avionics
3 2 (2.25%) Electronics
3 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (33.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (21.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (20.22%) Cloud Engineer
4 10 (11.24%) Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Consultant
7 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) AWS DevOps
10 2 (2.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) AWS Engineer
10 2 (2.25%) DevOps Consultant
10 2 (2.25%) Lead DevOps
10 2 (2.25%) Senior DevOps
10 2 (2.25%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (39.33%) Middleware
2 29 (32.58%) J2EE
3 1 (1.12%) .NET
3 1 (1.12%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.25%) Algorithms
1 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
1 2 (2.25%) Data Centre
1 2 (2.25%) Embedded Systems
1 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.12%) IVR
2 1 (1.12%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Linux
2 33 (37.08%) Unix
3 12 (13.48%) CentOS
4 9 (10.11%) Windows
5 8 (8.99%) Mac OS X
6 5 (5.62%) Solaris
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.49%) Ubuntu
7 4 (4.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.25%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (55.06%) DevOps
2 44 (49.44%) Continuous Integration
3 40 (44.94%) Test Automation
4 39 (43.82%) Configuration Management
5 37 (41.57%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (40.45%) Open Source
7 32 (35.96%) Mentoring
7 32 (35.96%) TDD
8 31 (34.83%) Kanban
8 31 (34.83%) Scrum
9 30 (33.71%) Coaching
10 29 (32.58%) SOA
10 29 (32.58%) User Stories
11 27 (30.34%) Software Engineering
12 25 (28.09%) API Design
13 23 (25.84%) Microservices
14 20 (22.47%) Continuous Delivery
15 16 (17.98%) Continuous Deployment
16 7 (7.87%) Software Architecture
17 6 (6.74%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.46%) Perl
2 18 (20.22%) Java
2 18 (20.22%) R
3 17 (19.10%) C
4 7 (7.87%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.37%) Python
6 1 (1.12%) ANSI C
6 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.25%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.25%) ECSS
2 2 (2.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 27 (30.34%) Docker
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.37%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.25%) Cygwin
5 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.12%) vSphere
5 1 (1.12%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (44.94%) Puppet
2 35 (39.33%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (17.98%) Ansible
4 4 (4.49%) Pingdom
5 3 (3.37%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.25%) Rundeck
6 2 (2.25%) SCCM
6 2 (2.25%) SCOM
6 2 (2.25%) Terraform
6 2 (2.25%) yum
7 1 (1.12%) Grafana
7 1 (1.12%) Packer
7 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.12%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 45 (50.56%) Red Hat
2 28 (31.46%) Oracle
3 23 (25.84%) WSO2
4 20 (22.47%) Cloudera
5 10 (11.24%) VMware
6 8 (8.99%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.62%) Atlassian
7 5 (5.62%) Cisco
8 4 (4.49%) AppDynamics
8 4 (4.49%) PagerDuty
9 2 (2.25%) SAP
10 1 (1.12%) Avaya
10 1 (1.12%) BEA
10 1 (1.12%) Dynatrace
10 1 (1.12%) Google
10 1 (1.12%) Mitel
10 1 (1.12%) Splunk
10 1 (1.12%) webMethods
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