Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 248 267 191
Rank change year-on-year +19 -76 -19
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 334 635 1,369
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.99% 0.97% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.43% 4.65% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 433 953
Median daily rate £463 £500 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -3.85% +9.47%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £363
90th Percentile £600 £675 £660
UK median daily rate £460 £500 £513
% change year-on-year -8.00% -2.44% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 9
Median hourly rate £57.50 £55.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +30.95% +9.09%
10th Percentile £42.45 £52.50 £39.80
90th Percentile £61.25 £57.50 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% +14.94% +16.00%

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 6,151 13,663 19,063
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.19% 20.77% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,958 8,779 12,183
Median daily rate £430 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £163 £143 £160
90th Percentile £615 £607 £613
UK median daily rate £430 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 1,012 1,203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.12 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -1.21% +1.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.26
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +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 18 January 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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -3 129 £475 -13.64% 50
South East +105 86 £450 -5.26% 21
North of England +46 45 £425 -5.56% 15
North West +50 28 £475 +5.56% 12
East of England +71 25 £525 +23.53% 2
Midlands +42 19 £520 +60.00% 11
Yorkshire +23 16 £275 -38.89% 2
West Midlands +38 14 £500 +50.38% 10
South West +44 10 £475 -5.00% 16
East Midlands +33 5 £520 +73.33% 1
North East +27 1 £400 - 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 334 (100.00%) Linux
2 235 (70.36%) Red Hat
3 123 (36.83%) Security Cleared
4 121 (36.23%) Python
5 119 (35.63%) Ansible
6 105 (31.44%) Windows
6 105 (31.44%) SC Cleared
7 103 (30.84%) Puppet
7 103 (30.84%) DevOps
8 93 (27.84%) VMware
9 84 (25.15%) Jenkins
10 83 (24.85%) CentOS
11 78 (23.35%) Bash Shell
12 71 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 71 (21.26%) Configuration Management
13 70 (20.96%) Perl
13 70 (20.96%) Oracle
14 69 (20.66%) Opscode Chef
15 63 (18.86%) Kubernetes
16 62 (18.56%) Unix
17 61 (18.26%) Active Directory
17 61 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
18 60 (17.96%) Docker
19 58 (17.37%) AWS
19 58 (17.37%) Java
20 57 (17.07%) Git (software)
21 55 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
22 54 (16.17%) Windows Server
23 51 (15.27%) JIRA
24 48 (14.37%) Azure

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 36 (10.78%) JBoss
2 32 (9.58%) SharePoint
3 30 (8.98%) Tomcat
4 26 (7.78%) WebSphere
5 17 (5.09%) Apache
6 16 (4.79%) Confluence
7 15 (4.49%) IIS
8 14 (4.19%) MS Exchange
9 13 (3.89%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (3.59%) OpenStack
10 12 (3.59%) Red Hat Fuse
11 11 (3.29%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (2.40%) Apache Geronimo
12 8 (2.40%) Apache TomEE
13 6 (1.80%) Mailman
14 5 (1.50%) MQSeries
14 5 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (1.20%) Skype for Business
15 4 (1.20%) WebLogic
16 3 (0.90%) Jetty
Applications
1 14 (4.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (3.59%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.99%) Oracle Applications
2 10 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.20%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (0.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (17.37%) AWS
2 48 (14.37%) Azure
3 36 (10.78%) GitHub
4 26 (7.78%) Office 365
5 21 (6.29%) OpenShift
6 16 (4.79%) IaaS
7 13 (3.89%) GCP
8 9 (2.69%) PaaS
9 8 (2.40%) Amazon EKS
10 7 (2.10%) SaaS
11 6 (1.80%) AWS CloudFormation
11 6 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (1.80%) OneDrive
12 5 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
13 4 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (1.20%) Route 53
14 3 (0.90%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.90%) Datadog
14 3 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 2 (0.60%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 37 (11.08%) DNS
1 37 (11.08%) Firewall
2 36 (10.78%) TCP/IP
3 22 (6.59%) VLAN
4 21 (6.29%) HTTP
5 17 (5.09%) VPN
6 15 (4.49%) Reverse Proxy
7 13 (3.89%) SNMP
7 13 (3.89%) WAAS
8 12 (3.59%) DHCP
8 12 (3.59%) SMTP
9 11 (3.29%) iSCSI
9 11 (3.29%) WAN
10 10 (2.99%) LAN
10 10 (2.99%) SSH
11 8 (2.40%) FTP
11 8 (2.40%) IMAP
11 8 (2.40%) SSL
11 8 (2.40%) Unified Communications
12 7 (2.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (8.98%) Oracle Database
1 30 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 27 (8.08%) MySQL
3 22 (6.59%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (5.39%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.79%) MongoDB
5 16 (4.79%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (3.59%) MariaDB
7 10 (2.99%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 10 (2.99%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.69%) DB2
9 5 (1.50%) Amazon Aurora
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.90%) Data Lake
10 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.90%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.90%) InfluxDB
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 84 (25.15%) Jenkins
2 57 (17.07%) Git (software)
3 51 (15.27%) JIRA
4 42 (12.57%) GitLab
5 24 (7.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 18 (5.39%) Subversion
7 17 (5.09%) Artifactory
8 14 (4.19%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (2.99%) Toad
10 9 (2.69%) Bitbucket
10 9 (2.69%) Maven
10 9 (2.69%) SonarQube
10 9 (2.69%) TeamCity
11 7 (2.10%) Bitbucket Server
11 7 (2.10%) ClearCase
12 6 (1.80%) CA Release Automation
13 5 (1.50%) Cucumber
13 5 (1.50%) Hudson
13 5 (1.50%) Mercurial
13 5 (1.50%) Vagrant
General
1 38 (11.38%) Finance
2 27 (8.08%) Public Sector
3 25 (7.49%) Banking
4 7 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.50%) Law
5 5 (1.50%) Retail
6 4 (1.20%) Electronics
6 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.20%) Marketing
7 3 (0.90%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.60%) French Language
8 2 (0.60%) Front Office
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (17.07%) Linux Engineer
2 48 (14.37%) Architect
3 41 (12.28%) DevOps Engineer
4 34 (10.18%) Consultant
5 29 (8.68%) Administrator
6 27 (8.08%) Developer
7 20 (5.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 20 (5.99%) Linux Administrator
8 15 (4.49%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 14 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
9 14 (4.19%) Technical Architect
10 13 (3.89%) DBA
10 13 (3.89%) Oracle DBA
11 10 (2.99%) Automation Engineer
11 10 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (2.99%) Software Engineer
11 10 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (2.99%) Systems Developer
12 9 (2.69%) Unix Administrator
13 8 (2.40%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (9.58%) Middleware
2 28 (8.38%) Elastic Stack
2 28 (8.38%) REST
3 25 (7.49%) JSON
4 20 (5.99%) XML
5 16 (4.79%) Spring Boot
6 15 (4.49%) WebSphere MQ
7 14 (4.19%) Kafka
7 14 (4.19%) Web Services
8 13 (3.89%) React
9 12 (3.59%) Spring
9 12 (3.59%) Swagger
10 11 (3.29%) LDAP
10 11 (3.29%) Software Packaging
11 10 (2.99%) gRPC
11 10 (2.99%) RESTful
12 9 (2.69%) Apache Camel
13 8 (2.40%) Anaconda
13 8 (2.40%) IBM Integration Bus
13 8 (2.40%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.98%) Clustering
1 30 (8.98%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.29%) Private Cloud
3 15 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (3.89%) EMC VNX
4 13 (3.89%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.80%) Device Driver
7 6 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (1.80%) Replication
7 6 (1.80%) User Experience
8 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (0.90%) Derivative
9 3 (0.90%) Mainframe
9 3 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (0.60%) CMDB
10 2 (0.60%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.60%) Market Risk
10 2 (0.60%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 334 (100.00%) Linux
2 105 (31.44%) Windows
3 83 (24.85%) CentOS
4 62 (18.56%) Unix
5 54 (16.17%) Windows Server
6 43 (12.87%) Solaris
7 31 (9.28%) Windows 10
8 30 (8.98%) Windows Server 2016
9 29 (8.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (6.89%) Debian
11 20 (5.99%) Ubuntu
12 18 (5.39%) AIX
13 15 (4.49%) Windows Server 2019
14 13 (3.89%) Windows XP
15 12 (3.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (3.29%) SUSE
17 8 (2.40%) VMS
18 7 (2.10%) Oracle Linux
19 6 (1.80%) Mac OS X
20 5 (1.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (30.84%) DevOps
2 71 (21.26%) Configuration Management
3 61 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (16.47%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (9.88%) Open Source
6 32 (9.58%) Infrastructure as Code
6 32 (9.58%) Migration
7 31 (9.28%) Deployment Automation
8 29 (8.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 28 (8.38%) Microservices
10 26 (7.78%) Continuous Deployment
11 25 (7.49%) Continuous Delivery
11 25 (7.49%) ITIL
12 21 (6.29%) Test Automation
13 20 (5.99%) High Availability
13 20 (5.99%) Problem-Solving
13 20 (5.99%) Software Engineering
14 18 (5.39%) Performance Tuning
15 17 (5.09%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (4.79%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 121 (36.23%) Python
2 78 (23.35%) Bash Shell
3 70 (20.96%) Perl
4 58 (17.37%) Java
5 46 (13.77%) PowerShell
6 36 (10.78%) Shell Script
7 33 (9.88%) SQL
8 32 (9.58%) Ruby
9 27 (8.08%) JavaScript
10 16 (4.79%) C++
10 16 (4.79%) Go
10 16 (4.79%) PL/SQL
11 15 (4.49%) C
12 13 (3.89%) Groovy
13 12 (3.59%) C#
14 6 (1.80%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.50%) Korn
16 3 (0.90%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.90%) Clojure
16 3 (0.90%) Scala
Qualifications
1 123 (36.83%) Security Cleared
2 105 (31.44%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.68%) DV Cleared
4 15 (4.49%) Degree
5 11 (3.29%) RHCE
6 9 (2.69%) CCNA
6 9 (2.69%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.40%) RHCA
8 7 (2.10%) TOGAF Certification
9 6 (1.80%) RHCSA
10 5 (1.50%) VCAP
11 4 (1.20%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.90%) RHCVA
12 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.60%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.60%) VCDX
14 1 (0.30%) CAPM
14 1 (0.30%) CCA
14 1 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.50%) QA
1 5 (1.50%) SLA
2 4 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.90%) GDPR
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
5 1 (0.30%) SEPA
5 1 (0.30%) WCAG
System Software
1 71 (21.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (18.26%) Active Directory
3 60 (17.96%) Docker
4 30 (8.98%) vSphere
5 27 (8.08%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (6.89%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (2.99%) NFS
8 7 (2.10%) KVM
9 6 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (1.50%) Firmware
10 5 (1.50%) Hyper-V
10 5 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 3 (0.90%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.90%) iptables
12 3 (0.90%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.60%) vCloud
13 2 (0.60%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.60%) Xen
14 1 (0.30%) Squid
Systems Management
1 119 (35.63%) Ansible
2 103 (30.84%) Puppet
3 69 (20.66%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (18.86%) Kubernetes
5 47 (14.07%) Terraform
6 27 (8.08%) Prometheus
7 24 (7.19%) Grafana
8 20 (5.99%) Salt
9 18 (5.39%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (5.09%) SCCM
11 16 (4.79%) IBM BigFix
11 16 (4.79%) Packer
12 13 (3.89%) Kibana
12 13 (3.89%) Microsoft Intune
12 13 (3.89%) Oracle RMAN
12 13 (3.89%) Red Hat Satellite
13 10 (2.99%) ZABBIX
14 8 (2.40%) vCenter Server
15 6 (1.80%) Data Guard
15 6 (1.80%) Nagios
Vendors
1 235 (70.36%) Red Hat
2 93 (27.84%) VMware
3 70 (20.96%) Oracle
4 37 (11.08%) Microsoft
5 32 (9.58%) Splunk
6 31 (9.28%) EMC
7 29 (8.68%) IBM
8 28 (8.38%) Atlassian
9 27 (8.08%) Cisco
10 22 (6.59%) Juniper
11 21 (6.29%) Dell
12 15 (4.49%) Sun
13 13 (3.89%) Adobe
14 12 (3.59%) AppDynamics
15 11 (3.29%) Citrix
15 11 (3.29%) HP
16 10 (2.99%) PeopleSoft
17 9 (2.69%) ServiceNow
18 8 (2.40%) SAP
18 8 (2.40%) SolarWinds