Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 189 168 170
Rank change year-on-year -21 +2 +16
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1,368 1,469 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.50% 1.59% 1.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.17% 7.60% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 1,047 984
England median daily rate £515 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £638 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 16
England median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +18.11% +9.48%
10th Percentile £35.00 £27.65 £16.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year +12.00% +18.11% +9.48%

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 19,075 19,319 18,784
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.89% 20.86% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,967 12,474 11,931
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £162 £170 £200
90th Percentile £613 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,216 1,173 1,133
England median hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.21% +6.06% -2.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £45.07
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.43% +6.06% -1.20%

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in England over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor 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 23 January 2019. 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 -14 604 £525 +2.44% 78
North of England -12 277 £469 +9.01% 37
South East -32 214 £435 -0.68% 47
Yorkshire -5 120 £450 -7.22% 19
South West -8 114 £500 +25.00% 23
North West -31 99 £475 +7.04% 11
Midlands -18 85 £508 +30.19% 18
East of England +17 66 £500 -9.01% 11
North East +3 62 £475 +8.57% 7
West Midlands -31 57 £525 +31.09% 12
East Midlands -10 28 £500 +50.94% 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 1,368 (100.00%) Linux
2 816 (59.65%) Red Hat
3 627 (45.83%) DevOps
4 499 (36.48%) Puppet
5 480 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
6 463 (33.85%) Windows
7 459 (33.55%) Ansible
8 404 (29.53%) Jenkins
9 382 (27.92%) Python
10 331 (24.20%) Docker
11 312 (22.81%) Git (software)
12 311 (22.73%) Finance
13 306 (22.37%) Opscode Chef
14 303 (22.15%) Unix
15 297 (21.71%) Terraform
16 284 (20.76%) Oracle
17 281 (20.54%) Security Cleared
18 279 (20.39%) CentOS
19 276 (20.18%) Configuration Management
20 256 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
21 240 (17.54%) VMware
22 233 (17.03%) Bash Shell
23 232 (16.96%) Windows Server
24 224 (16.37%) Java
25 222 (16.23%) SC Cleared
26 199 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
26 199 (14.55%) Kubernetes
27 196 (14.33%) Microsoft
27 196 (14.33%) Active Directory
28 193 (14.11%) Perl

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
1 115 (8.41%) Apache
2 102 (7.46%) JBoss
3 82 (5.99%) Confluence
4 57 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 54 (3.95%) Tomcat
6 37 (2.70%) WebSphere
7 31 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 30 (2.19%) IIS
9 27 (1.97%) OpenStack
10 20 (1.46%) MS Exchange
11 17 (1.24%) Apache Spark
12 15 (1.10%) nginx
12 15 (1.10%) Skype for Business
13 14 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
14 12 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.80%) CMS
15 11 (0.80%) Oracle Service Bus
16 8 (0.58%) MQSeries
16 8 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 16 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.10%) Chatbot
3 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Houdini
5 2 (0.15%) Maya
5 2 (0.15%) NUKE
5 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.073%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 19 (1.39%) Maximo
2 10 (0.73%) Sentinel
3 7 (0.51%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.37%) HFM
5 4 (0.29%) ION MarketView
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
7 2 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
7 2 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 2 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.15%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.073%) Magento
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.073%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 480 (35.09%) Amazon AWS
2 199 (14.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 101 (7.38%) Amazon EC2
4 97 (7.09%) OpenShift
5 95 (6.94%) IaaS
6 89 (6.51%) PaaS
7 88 (6.43%) Datadog
8 83 (6.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 77 (5.63%) Amazon S3
10 76 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
11 71 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
12 67 (4.90%) AWS CloudFormation
13 60 (4.39%) Route 53
14 54 (3.95%) GitHub
15 38 (2.78%) Slack
16 37 (2.70%) Serverless
17 32 (2.34%) SaaS
18 28 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
19 22 (1.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
20 20 (1.46%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 132 (9.65%) Firewall
2 90 (6.58%) HTTP
3 81 (5.92%) DNS
4 77 (5.63%) SAN
5 72 (5.26%) VPN
6 64 (4.68%) TCP/IP
7 43 (3.14%) Network Security
8 37 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 37 (2.70%) LAN
9 36 (2.63%) WAN
10 35 (2.56%) iSCSI
11 33 (2.41%) Internet
12 27 (1.97%) SSL
13 24 (1.75%) NAS
14 20 (1.46%) DHCP
15 19 (1.39%) NetScaler
16 16 (1.17%) MPLS
17 15 (1.10%) Skype
18 14 (1.02%) SSH
19 13 (0.95%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (11.33%) SQL Server
2 118 (8.63%) MySQL
3 114 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 66 (4.82%) Oracle Database
5 61 (4.46%) PostgreSQL
6 49 (3.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 47 (3.44%) Relational Database
8 46 (3.36%) NoSQL
9 43 (3.14%) Amazon RDS
10 42 (3.07%) Big Data
10 42 (3.07%) Hadoop
11 35 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
12 31 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 27 (1.97%) Amazon Redshift
14 23 (1.68%) RDBMS
15 22 (1.61%) Amazon Aurora
16 11 (0.80%) DB2
16 11 (0.80%) Oracle Exadata
17 7 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
18 6 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 404 (29.53%) Jenkins
2 312 (22.81%) Git (software)
3 160 (11.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 119 (8.70%) JIRA
5 98 (7.16%) Maven
6 95 (6.94%) GitLab
7 69 (5.04%) SonarQube
8 65 (4.75%) Artifactory
9 63 (4.61%) Subversion
10 46 (3.36%) Vagrant
11 44 (3.22%) TeamCity
12 43 (3.14%) Cucumber
13 29 (2.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 22 (1.61%) Bitbucket
14 22 (1.61%) Selenium
15 21 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
16 16 (1.17%) IBM UrbanCode
17 14 (1.02%) SoapUI
17 14 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 12 (0.88%) Zephyr
General
1 311 (22.73%) Finance
2 92 (6.73%) Banking
3 38 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 29 (2.12%) Manufacturing
5 26 (1.90%) Marketing
6 24 (1.75%) Retail
7 23 (1.68%) Investment Banking
8 22 (1.61%) Electronics
9 17 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 14 (1.02%) Law
11 12 (0.88%) Legal
11 12 (0.88%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.66%) Aerospace
12 9 (0.66%) Publishing
13 8 (0.58%) Front Office
14 7 (0.51%) Back Office
15 5 (0.37%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.29%) Automotive
17 3 (0.22%) Advertising
17 3 (0.22%) Games
Job Titles
1 414 (30.26%) DevOps Engineer
2 199 (14.55%) Linux Engineer
3 154 (11.26%) AWS Engineer
4 137 (10.01%) Administrator
4 137 (10.01%) Architect
5 133 (9.72%) AWS DevOps
6 123 (8.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 114 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 86 (6.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 81 (5.92%) Linux Administrator
10 77 (5.63%) Consultant
11 68 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 68 (4.97%) Systems Administrator
12 64 (4.68%) Developer
13 57 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
14 56 (4.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 56 (4.09%) Platform Engineer
15 54 (3.95%) Senior DevOps
16 53 (3.87%) Analyst
17 50 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (9.58%) Middleware
2 93 (6.80%) Web Services
3 67 (4.90%) Node.js
4 63 (4.61%) Elastic Stack
5 58 (4.24%) X-Windows
6 55 (4.02%) JSON
7 54 (3.95%) XML
8 49 (3.58%) REST
8 49 (3.58%) SOAP
9 46 (3.36%) LDAP
10 43 (3.14%) .NET
11 37 (2.70%) RESTful
12 34 (2.49%) HTML
13 28 (2.05%) Spring Boot
14 24 (1.75%) J2EE
14 24 (1.75%) Kafka
14 24 (1.75%) WebSockets
15 23 (1.68%) AngularJS
16 22 (1.61%) jQuery
17 20 (1.46%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 70 (5.12%) Public Cloud
4 47 (3.44%) Linux Command Line
5 41 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 40 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 39 (2.85%) Clustering
8 34 (2.49%) Management Information System
9 31 (2.27%) Replication
10 30 (2.19%) Private Cloud
11 26 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
12 22 (1.61%) PKI
13 21 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
14 15 (1.10%) Mobile App
15 14 (1.02%) CMDB
16 12 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
16 12 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
17 10 (0.73%) DataPower
18 9 (0.66%) Mainframe
19 8 (0.58%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1,368 (100.00%) Linux
2 463 (33.85%) Windows
3 303 (22.15%) Unix
4 279 (20.39%) CentOS
5 232 (16.96%) Windows Server
6 90 (6.58%) Solaris
7 74 (5.41%) Ubuntu
8 54 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (3.58%) AIX
10 46 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (1.61%) SUSE
12 19 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (1.32%) Debian
14 14 (1.02%) Windows 7
15 13 (0.95%) HPUX
16 10 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.44%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.37%) Data ONTAP
18 5 (0.37%) VMS
19 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (45.83%) DevOps
2 276 (20.18%) Configuration Management
3 256 (18.71%) Agile Software Development
4 166 (12.13%) ITIL
5 155 (11.33%) Problem-Solving
6 150 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
7 145 (10.60%) Migration
8 115 (8.41%) Test Automation
9 105 (7.68%) Deployment Automation
10 98 (7.16%) Microservices
11 91 (6.65%) Open Source
12 89 (6.51%) Performance Tuning
13 88 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 87 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
15 81 (5.92%) Scrum
16 75 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
17 69 (5.04%) Kanban
18 68 (4.97%) SDLC
19 66 (4.82%) TDD
20 63 (4.61%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 382 (27.92%) Python
2 233 (17.03%) Bash Shell
3 224 (16.37%) Java
4 193 (14.11%) Perl
5 173 (12.65%) SQL
6 144 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 114 (8.33%) Ruby
8 96 (7.02%) PowerShell
9 77 (5.63%) JavaScript
10 19 (1.39%) R
11 18 (1.32%) PHP
12 17 (1.24%) C
12 17 (1.24%) C#
13 16 (1.17%) Groovy
13 16 (1.17%) Korn
14 12 (0.88%) Go
15 7 (0.51%) ABAP
16 6 (0.44%) AWK
16 6 (0.44%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.44%) sed
Qualifications
1 281 (20.54%) Security Cleared
2 222 (16.23%) SC Cleared
3 92 (6.73%) RHCE
4 54 (3.95%) Degree
5 52 (3.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 50 (3.65%) AWS Certification
7 49 (3.58%) DV Cleared
8 44 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (2.49%) CCNP
10 18 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (1.24%) MCSE
12 13 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
13 10 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
13 10 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.51%) MCITP
15 6 (0.44%) CCNA
16 5 (0.37%) MCP
17 4 (0.29%) IBM Certification
18 3 (0.22%) IBM AIX Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.46%) QA
2 11 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.66%) SLA
4 6 (0.44%) PMO
5 4 (0.29%) COBIT
5 4 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.22%) PSD2
7 2 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.073%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.073%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.073%) GDPR
8 1 (0.073%) HL7
8 1 (0.073%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 331 (24.20%) Docker
2 196 (14.33%) Active Directory
3 135 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (3.95%) VMware ESXi
5 48 (3.51%) Oracle RAC
6 46 (3.36%) NFS
7 33 (2.41%) Hyper-V
8 32 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (2.27%) vSphere
10 21 (1.54%) XenApp
10 21 (1.54%) XenDesktop
11 19 (1.39%) KVM
12 12 (0.88%) Samba
12 12 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
13 11 (0.80%) LXC
13 11 (0.80%) VirtualBox
14 10 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.58%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 499 (36.48%) Puppet
2 459 (33.55%) Ansible
3 306 (22.37%) Opscode Chef
4 297 (21.71%) Terraform
5 199 (14.55%) Kubernetes
6 83 (6.07%) Packer
7 45 (3.29%) Grafana
8 41 (3.00%) SELinux
9 40 (2.92%) ZABBIX
10 39 (2.85%) Nagios
11 38 (2.78%) Prometheus
12 36 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
13 31 (2.27%) Rancher
14 22 (1.61%) Consul
14 22 (1.61%) SCCM
14 22 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 20 (1.46%) NetBackup
15 20 (1.46%) vMotion
16 16 (1.17%) Docker Swarm
16 16 (1.17%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 816 (59.65%) Red Hat
2 284 (20.76%) Oracle
3 240 (17.54%) VMware
4 196 (14.33%) Microsoft
5 116 (8.48%) Splunk
6 95 (6.94%) Cisco
7 88 (6.43%) IBM
8 75 (5.48%) Qualys
9 62 (4.53%) Atlassian
10 58 (4.24%) HP
11 52 (3.80%) Citrix
12 44 (3.22%) ServiceNow
13 41 (3.00%) Google
14 40 (2.92%) EMC
14 40 (2.92%) SAP
15 36 (2.63%) Dell
16 31 (2.27%) Black Duck
17 25 (1.83%) McAfee
18 23 (1.68%) New Relic
19 22 (1.61%) Sybase