Period
to 17 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 17 September 2021 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)
UK > England
6 months to
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 302 234 237
Rank change year-on-year -68 +3 -25
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 526 296 992
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.83% 1.12% 1.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.31% 5.96% 5.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 171 633
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £550 £600
90th Percentile £650 £650 £690
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 3
10th Percentile £61.65 £38.70 £35.33
25th Percentile £63.00 £43.88 £39.59
Median hourly rate £72.50 £55.00 £46.67
Median % change year-on-year +31.82% +17.85% +145.83%
75th Percentile £78.13 £61.75 £52.09
90th Percentile £81.25 £64.30 £55.33
UK median hourly rate £63.00 £57.50 £46.67
% change year-on-year +9.57% +23.21% -0.69%

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

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9,900 4,970 16,625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.59% 18.87% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,675 3,245 10,733
10th Percentile £170 £180 £150
25th Percentile £335 £318 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.86%
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £668 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 261 1,006
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.43 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.88 £14.35 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.41
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +9.16% -0.54%
75th Percentile £39.90 £36.34 £33.44
90th Percentile £62.85 £48.17 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +2.94%

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England.

Daily rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England.

Hourly rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England over the 6 months to 17 September 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -41 276 £545 +20.78% 56
South East -86 76 £475 -3.36% 20
South West -24 61 £525 -12.50% 11
North of England -60 44 £525 +23.53% 16
North West -36 29 £575 +24.32% 12
Midlands -64 29 £495 -10.00% 13
West Midlands -56 21 £451 -17.95% 10
Yorkshire -49 12 £463 +74.53% 4
East Midlands -33 8 £525 +0.96% 3
East of England -44 7 £463 -27.45% 11
North East -16 4 £525 +6.06%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 526 (100.00%) Linux
2 331 (62.93%) Red Hat
3 194 (36.88%) Ansible
4 167 (31.75%) VMware
5 165 (31.37%) DevOps
6 164 (31.18%) Windows
7 157 (29.85%) Python
8 136 (25.86%) AWS
9 127 (24.14%) Security Cleared
10 109 (20.72%) Docker
11 107 (20.34%) Firewall
12 106 (20.15%) Terraform
13 105 (19.96%) Azure
14 104 (19.77%) Bash Shell
15 99 (18.82%) Git (software)
16 98 (18.63%) SC Cleared
17 96 (18.25%) Jenkins
18 94 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
19 87 (16.54%) SQL
20 85 (16.16%) Unix
20 85 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
21 83 (15.78%) Oracle
21 83 (15.78%) Puppet
22 81 (15.40%) Microsoft
23 80 (15.21%) Finance
24 78 (14.83%) Kubernetes
25 77 (14.64%) Java
26 73 (13.88%) Social Skills
27 72 (13.69%) Configuration Management
28 69 (13.12%) Infrastructure Engineering

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 32 (6.08%) Confluence
2 29 (5.51%) Apache
3 20 (3.80%) Tomcat
4 13 (2.47%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.47%) nginx
5 12 (2.28%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.90%) IIS
7 9 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.33%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.14%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.95%) JBoss
11 5 (0.95%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.76%) Apache Pig
12 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.76%) Traefik
13 3 (0.57%) Apache Solr
13 3 (0.57%) Drupal
13 3 (0.57%) MTS
13 3 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (3.61%) SAP S/4HANA
2 17 (3.23%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.38%) BASE24
3 2 (0.38%) Eikon
3 2 (0.38%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.19%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 136 (25.86%) AWS
2 105 (19.96%) Azure
3 32 (6.08%) OpenShift
4 31 (5.89%) GCP
5 30 (5.70%) IaaS
6 24 (4.56%) GitHub
7 23 (4.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 22 (4.18%) PaaS
9 16 (3.04%) SaaS
10 15 (2.85%) Microsoft 365
11 14 (2.66%) Apigee
12 13 (2.47%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (2.09%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (1.71%) Amazon S3
14 9 (1.71%) Slack
15 8 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 8 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (1.52%) Serverless
16 7 (1.33%) Amazon EKS
17 6 (1.14%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 107 (20.34%) Firewall
2 52 (9.89%) SAN
3 46 (8.75%) DNS
4 33 (6.27%) TCP/IP
5 28 (5.32%) Multicast
5 28 (5.32%) VPN
6 16 (3.04%) NAS
6 16 (3.04%) WAN
7 15 (2.85%) HTTP
7 15 (2.85%) SSL
8 13 (2.47%) Network Security
9 12 (2.28%) Internet
9 12 (2.28%) Wireshark
10 11 (2.09%) SNMP
10 11 (2.09%) tcpdump
11 10 (1.90%) SSH
12 9 (1.71%) Kerberos
13 8 (1.52%) Software-Defined Networking
14 7 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (1.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (7.79%) MySQL
2 35 (6.65%) Oracle Database
3 29 (5.51%) SQL Server
4 23 (4.37%) MongoDB
4 23 (4.37%) Oracle Database 12c
5 21 (3.99%) SAP HANA
6 18 (3.42%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (3.04%) Big Data
8 15 (2.85%) NoSQL
9 13 (2.47%) Oracle Database 11g
10 12 (2.28%) DB2
11 10 (1.90%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.71%) Tableau
13 8 (1.52%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.52%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.52%) Relational Database
14 7 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.33%) Apache Hive
14 7 (1.33%) Data Lake
14 7 (1.33%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 99 (18.82%) Git (software)
2 96 (18.25%) Jenkins
3 55 (10.46%) JIRA
4 48 (9.13%) GitLab
5 23 (4.37%) Maven
6 22 (4.18%) Bitbucket
6 22 (4.18%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (2.66%) Subversion
8 11 (2.09%) Gerrit
8 11 (2.09%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.71%) JUnit
10 8 (1.52%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.33%) Visual Studio
12 6 (1.14%) Artifactory
12 6 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (1.14%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.14%) SonarQube
13 5 (0.95%) Selenium
14 4 (0.76%) Serena SBM
14 4 (0.76%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 80 (15.21%) Finance
2 73 (13.88%) Social Skills
3 54 (10.27%) Banking
4 36 (6.84%) Public Sector
5 16 (3.04%) Front Office
6 13 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (1.90%) Documentation Skills
7 10 (1.90%) Presentation Skills
8 7 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
8 7 (1.33%) Prime Brokerage
8 7 (1.33%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.95%) Electronics
9 5 (0.95%) Law
10 4 (0.76%) International Banking
10 4 (0.76%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.76%) Marketing
11 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.57%) Organisational Skills
11 3 (0.57%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 77 (14.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 71 (13.50%) Administrator
3 60 (11.41%) Architect
4 50 (9.51%) Linux Engineer
5 45 (8.56%) Systems Administrator
6 40 (7.60%) Consultant
6 40 (7.60%) Linux Administrator
7 38 (7.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 31 (5.89%) Developer
9 27 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 25 (4.75%) Infrastructure Architect
11 17 (3.23%) DBA
11 17 (3.23%) Linux Scripter
12 16 (3.04%) Electronic Trading Support
12 16 (3.04%) Linux Support
13 15 (2.85%) Applications Support
13 15 (2.85%) Infrastructure Support
13 15 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (2.85%) Unix Engineer
14 14 (2.66%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.22%) Web Services
2 27 (5.13%) LDAP
3 26 (4.94%) Node.js
4 23 (4.37%) Kafka
5 21 (3.99%) REST
6 19 (3.61%) Rendezvous
7 18 (3.42%) SAP Basis
7 18 (3.42%) Spring
8 17 (3.23%) Middleware
9 16 (3.04%) LAMP
10 15 (2.85%) Spring Boot
11 14 (2.66%) JSON
12 13 (2.47%) .NET
13 12 (2.28%) SOAP
14 11 (2.09%) HTML
14 11 (2.09%) OAuth
15 10 (1.90%) Apache NiFi
15 10 (1.90%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 10 (1.90%) YAML
16 7 (1.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (9.13%) Data Centre
2 39 (7.41%) Clustering
3 20 (3.80%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.61%) Linux Command Line
4 19 (3.61%) PKI
5 15 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.85%) Private Cloud
6 11 (2.09%) Cloud Native
7 10 (1.90%) Replication
8 9 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (1.52%) Equities
9 8 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.33%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (0.95%) DataPower
11 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
13 3 (0.57%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 526 (100.00%) Linux
2 164 (31.18%) Windows
3 85 (16.16%) Unix
4 66 (12.55%) Windows Server
5 62 (11.79%) CentOS
6 53 (10.08%) Solaris
7 33 (6.27%) AIX
8 24 (4.56%) VMS
9 23 (4.37%) Windows Server 2016
10 20 (3.80%) Ubuntu
11 19 (3.61%) Windows Server 2019
12 13 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (2.28%) HPUX
14 11 (2.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 9 (1.71%) Windows 10
16 8 (1.52%) Debian
17 6 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.95%) Android
18 5 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
19 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (31.37%) DevOps
2 85 (16.16%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (13.69%) Configuration Management
4 69 (13.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 63 (11.98%) Migration
6 54 (10.27%) Microservices
7 48 (9.13%) High Availability
8 47 (8.94%) Change Management
8 47 (8.94%) ITIL
9 40 (7.60%) Cybersecurity
10 37 (7.03%) Project Management
11 36 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
12 35 (6.65%) Capacity Management
13 33 (6.27%) Open Source
14 31 (5.89%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (5.51%) Electronic Trading
16 28 (5.32%) Scrum
17 26 (4.94%) Low Latency
18 24 (4.56%) Test Automation
19 22 (4.18%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 157 (29.85%) Python
2 104 (19.77%) Bash Shell
3 87 (16.54%) SQL
4 77 (14.64%) Java
5 64 (12.17%) Perl
6 60 (11.41%) PowerShell
7 39 (7.41%) Shell Script
8 32 (6.08%) JavaScript
9 31 (5.89%) PHP
9 31 (5.89%) Ruby
10 19 (3.61%) C
11 17 (3.23%) C++
11 17 (3.23%) PL/SQL
12 10 (1.90%) C#
12 10 (1.90%) Go
13 9 (1.71%) Korn
14 7 (1.33%) AWK
14 7 (1.33%) Bourne shell
14 7 (1.33%) Search Processing Language
14 7 (1.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 127 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 98 (18.63%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.22%) DV Cleared
4 20 (3.80%) Degree
5 14 (2.66%) RHCE
6 7 (1.33%) MCP
6 7 (1.33%) RHCSA
7 6 (1.14%) OCP
7 6 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
7 6 (1.14%) TOGAF Certification
8 5 (0.95%) Master's Degree
8 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.95%) RHCA
8 5 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.76%) MCSA
9 4 (0.76%) MCSE
10 3 (0.57%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (0.38%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.95%) NCSC
1 5 (0.95%) SLA
2 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (0.57%) GDPR
3 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.38%) Accessibility
4 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 109 (20.72%) Docker
2 94 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (11.79%) Active Directory
4 26 (4.94%) vSphere
5 22 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (2.85%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.33%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (1.33%) VMware NSX
9 6 (1.14%) HDFS
9 6 (1.14%) LXC
9 6 (1.14%) NFS
10 5 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.76%) KVM
11 4 (0.76%) vCloud
11 4 (0.76%) XenApp
12 3 (0.57%) Ceph
12 3 (0.57%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.57%) RACF
Systems Management
1 194 (36.88%) Ansible
2 106 (20.15%) Terraform
3 83 (15.78%) Puppet
4 78 (14.83%) Kubernetes
5 33 (6.27%) Opscode Chef
6 22 (4.18%) Red Hat Satellite
7 16 (3.04%) Packer
7 16 (3.04%) Prometheus
8 14 (2.66%) Data Guard
9 13 (2.47%) Grafana
10 11 (2.09%) Salt
11 10 (1.90%) NetBackup
12 9 (1.71%) Control-M
12 9 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (1.71%) Oracle ZFS
12 9 (1.71%) SCCM
12 9 (1.71%) vRealize
12 9 (1.71%) ZABBIX
13 8 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 331 (62.93%) Red Hat
2 167 (31.75%) VMware
3 83 (15.78%) Oracle
4 81 (15.40%) Microsoft
5 49 (9.32%) Cisco
6 48 (9.13%) HP
7 32 (6.08%) Citrix
7 32 (6.08%) IBM
8 29 (5.51%) SAP
9 26 (4.94%) EMC
10 25 (4.75%) Splunk
11 24 (4.56%) Dell
12 21 (3.99%) 3PAR
13 20 (3.80%) TIBCO
14 18 (3.42%) NetApp
14 18 (3.42%) Veritas
15 17 (3.23%) ION Trading
16 16 (3.04%) Google
17 14 (2.66%) SaltStack
18 12 (2.28%) ServiceNow