Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 178 145
Rank change year-on-year -19 -33 +73
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1,351 1,315 1,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.49% 1.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.82% 7.29% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 911 924 1,239
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -
10th Percentile £344 £336 £295
90th Percentile £625 £610 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 15
England median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% +12.07% -14.71%
10th Percentile £20.75 £24.75 £11.48
90th Percentile £47.26 £54.50 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £49.50 £32.50 £32.25
% change year-on-year +52.31% +0.78% +10.56%

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 19,821 18,044 22,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.86% 20.42% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,472 11,436 14,386
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £213
90th Percentile £615 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,371 1,067 1,209
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +1.52% +2.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.62 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +2.10%

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018.

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 21 July 2018. 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 -38 563 £525 +2.44% 64
North of England +38 301 £438 -2.78% 36
South East -46 244 £475 +11.76% 46
Yorkshire +66 148 £425 -11.46% 12
North West +11 117 £463 -0.80% 12
East of England +3 102 £429 -15.48% 13
Midlands +41 82 £513 -3.30% 14
South West -23 62 £475 +1.60% 5
West Midlands +4 60 £530 -1.40% 9
North East -31 36 £413 +3.13% 12
East Midlands +25 22 £410 +2.50% 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 1,351 (100.00%) Linux
2 836 (61.88%) Red Hat
3 618 (45.74%) DevOps
4 473 (35.01%) Puppet
5 462 (34.20%) Ansible
6 429 (31.75%) Amazon AWS
7 422 (31.24%) Python
8 384 (28.42%) Jenkins
9 379 (28.05%) Unix
10 368 (27.24%) Agile Software Development
11 366 (27.09%) Windows
12 312 (23.09%) Java
13 311 (23.02%) Docker
14 299 (22.13%) CentOS
15 296 (21.91%) VMware
16 279 (20.65%) Opscode Chef
17 275 (20.36%) Configuration Management
18 270 (19.99%) Terraform
19 267 (19.76%) Bash Shell
20 253 (18.73%) Security Cleared
21 245 (18.13%) Oracle
22 238 (17.62%) Continuous Integration
23 227 (16.80%) Git (software)
24 217 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
25 212 (15.69%) Finance
26 207 (15.32%) SC Cleared
27 200 (14.80%) Perl
28 193 (14.29%) Windows Server
29 190 (14.06%) SQL
30 178 (13.18%) Solaris

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
1 130 (9.62%) Apache
2 113 (8.36%) JBoss
3 109 (8.07%) Tomcat
4 82 (6.07%) Confluence
5 50 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 37 (2.74%) OpenStack
7 36 (2.66%) IIS
8 33 (2.44%) WebSphere
9 32 (2.37%) Apache Spark
10 31 (2.29%) Elasticsearch
10 31 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 28 (2.07%) nginx
12 16 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (1.04%) Apache Solr
14 11 (0.81%) MS Exchange
14 11 (0.81%) WebLogic Portal
15 9 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
16 8 (0.59%) FileNet
16 8 (0.59%) Jupyter
17 6 (0.44%) CMS
Applications
1 19 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.67%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.074%) Stata
Business Applications
1 17 (1.26%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.15%) Concordance
6 2 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.15%) Relativity
6 2 (0.15%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.15%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.074%) Distributed Ledger
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 429 (31.75%) Amazon AWS
2 217 (16.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 108 (7.99%) Amazon EC2
4 88 (6.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 66 (4.89%) PaaS
6 60 (4.44%) Amazon S3
7 54 (4.00%) IaaS
7 54 (4.00%) OpenShift
8 51 (3.77%) Serverless
9 50 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
10 48 (3.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 45 (3.33%) GitHub
12 40 (2.96%) Slack
13 39 (2.89%) Google Cloud Platform
14 36 (2.66%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 29 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
16 25 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
17 24 (1.78%) Datadog
18 22 (1.63%) Route 53
19 21 (1.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (9.40%) Firewall
2 121 (8.96%) SAN
3 82 (6.07%) DNS
4 69 (5.11%) TCP/IP
5 58 (4.29%) SSL
6 48 (3.55%) HTTP
7 43 (3.18%) Network Security
8 40 (2.96%) NAS
9 36 (2.66%) VPN
10 35 (2.59%) DHCP
11 34 (2.52%) SSH
12 32 (2.37%) Kerberos
13 28 (2.07%) WinSCP
14 27 (2.00%) VLAN
15 25 (1.85%) PuTTY
16 19 (1.41%) FTP
17 16 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
17 16 (1.18%) LAN
17 16 (1.18%) SMS
18 15 (1.11%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 92 (6.81%) MySQL
3 88 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
4 77 (5.70%) NoSQL
5 75 (5.55%) MongoDB
6 69 (5.11%) Oracle Database
7 66 (4.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 57 (4.22%) Hadoop
9 51 (3.77%) Big Data
10 49 (3.63%) Amazon RDS
11 46 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 46 (3.40%) Relational Database
12 40 (2.96%) Apache Hive
13 33 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
14 30 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
15 28 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
16 26 (1.92%) HBase
17 23 (1.70%) DB2
18 19 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
19 15 (1.11%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 384 (28.42%) Jenkins
2 227 (16.80%) Git (software)
3 118 (8.73%) JIRA
4 99 (7.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 86 (6.37%) Vagrant
6 75 (5.55%) Maven
7 65 (4.81%) Selenium
8 63 (4.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 60 (4.44%) Subversion
10 57 (4.22%) Cucumber
11 50 (3.70%) JUnit
12 42 (3.11%) Ant
13 39 (2.89%) TeamCity
14 35 (2.59%) GitLab
15 32 (2.37%) Artifactory
15 32 (2.37%) Bitbucket
15 32 (2.37%) Travis CI
16 31 (2.29%) Eclipse
17 29 (2.15%) SoapUI
18 28 (2.07%) Jasmine
General
1 212 (15.69%) Finance
2 97 (7.18%) Banking
3 31 (2.29%) Telecoms
4 20 (1.48%) Investment Banking
5 18 (1.33%) Legal
5 18 (1.33%) Retail
6 8 (0.59%) Back Office
6 8 (0.59%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.52%) Marketing
7 7 (0.52%) Publishing
8 6 (0.44%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.37%) Games
10 4 (0.30%) Advertising
10 4 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.22%) Billing
11 3 (0.22%) Electronics
12 2 (0.15%) Front Office
12 2 (0.15%) German Language
12 2 (0.15%) Law
12 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 421 (31.16%) DevOps Engineer
2 179 (13.25%) Linux Engineer
3 170 (12.58%) AWS Engineer
4 168 (12.44%) Administrator
5 158 (11.70%) AWS DevOps
6 138 (10.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 110 (8.14%) Systems Administrator
8 104 (7.70%) Linux Administrator
9 92 (6.81%) Architect
10 86 (6.37%) Developer
11 83 (6.14%) Consultant
12 77 (5.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 75 (5.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 58 (4.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 56 (4.15%) Analyst
16 54 (4.00%) Cloud Engineer
16 54 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 49 (3.63%) Unix Administrator
18 47 (3.48%) Senior DevOps
18 47 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (9.33%) Web Services
2 119 (8.81%) Middleware
3 82 (6.07%) Node.js
4 63 (4.66%) REST
5 55 (4.07%) Elastic Stack
6 53 (3.92%) .NET
7 51 (3.77%) LDAP
8 50 (3.70%) Kafka
9 37 (2.74%) Spring
10 35 (2.59%) JSON
11 33 (2.44%) SOAP
12 31 (2.29%) XML
13 27 (2.00%) J2EE
14 25 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
15 22 (1.63%) RabbitMQ
16 19 (1.41%) LAMP
17 18 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
18 17 (1.26%) TIBCO EMS
19 15 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
19 15 (1.11%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (6.59%) Data Centre
3 70 (5.18%) Linux Command Line
4 62 (4.59%) Clustering
5 51 (3.77%) Public Cloud
6 37 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
7 35 (2.59%) Management Information System
8 26 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (1.85%) Replication
10 22 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 20 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 16 (1.18%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.04%) DataPower
13 14 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (0.96%) PKI
14 13 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
14 13 (0.96%) Wiki
15 10 (0.74%) Client/Server
16 9 (0.67%) Fat Client
16 9 (0.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1,351 (100.00%) Linux
2 379 (28.05%) Unix
3 366 (27.09%) Windows
4 299 (22.13%) CentOS
5 193 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 178 (13.18%) Solaris
7 110 (8.14%) AIX
8 88 (6.51%) Ubuntu
9 76 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 52 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (2.74%) SUSE
12 28 (2.07%) HPUX
13 27 (2.00%) Debian
14 26 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (1.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 23 (1.70%) DC/OS
16 23 (1.70%) Windows XP
17 16 (1.18%) Windows 10
18 11 (0.81%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 11 (0.81%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 618 (45.74%) DevOps
2 368 (27.24%) Agile Software Development
3 275 (20.36%) Configuration Management
4 238 (17.62%) Continuous Integration
5 153 (11.32%) Deployment Automation
6 151 (11.18%) Open Source
7 147 (10.88%) Test Automation
8 132 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
9 126 (9.33%) Scrum
10 109 (8.07%) Continuous Delivery
11 102 (7.55%) ITIL
12 89 (6.59%) Migration
13 85 (6.29%) Change Management
14 79 (5.85%) Kanban
15 78 (5.77%) Microservices
16 74 (5.48%) Mentoring
17 71 (5.26%) Task Automation
18 63 (4.66%) High Availability
18 63 (4.66%) Software Engineering
19 60 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 422 (31.24%) Python
2 312 (23.09%) Java
3 267 (19.76%) Bash Shell
4 200 (14.80%) Perl
5 190 (14.06%) SQL
6 145 (10.73%) Shell Script
7 133 (9.84%) Ruby
8 82 (6.07%) JavaScript
9 64 (4.74%) PowerShell
10 46 (3.40%) Groovy
11 44 (3.26%) PHP
12 36 (2.66%) C
13 30 (2.22%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.85%) F#
14 25 (1.85%) Korn
15 22 (1.63%) C++
16 21 (1.55%) Java 8
17 16 (1.18%) AWK
17 16 (1.18%) C#
17 16 (1.18%) Go
Qualifications
1 253 (18.73%) Security Cleared
2 207 (15.32%) SC Cleared
3 34 (2.52%) AWS Certification
3 34 (2.52%) Degree
4 31 (2.29%) RHCE
5 28 (2.07%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.78%) ISEB
7 23 (1.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 23 (1.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (0.81%) RHCSA
10 8 (0.59%) CCNA
10 8 (0.59%) CISSP
11 7 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.44%) MCSE
13 5 (0.37%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.30%) MCSA
14 4 (0.30%) OCA
14 4 (0.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.37%) SLA
2 29 (2.15%) QA
3 10 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.37%) PMO
7 4 (0.30%) GDPR
8 2 (0.15%) GCP
8 2 (0.15%) MiFID
9 1 (0.074%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.074%) ECSS
9 1 (0.074%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.074%) RMADS
System Software
1 311 (23.02%) Docker
2 166 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (9.03%) Active Directory
4 79 (5.85%) Virtual Machines
5 58 (4.29%) vSphere
6 55 (4.07%) Hyper-V
7 52 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (2.59%) NFS
9 29 (2.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 25 (1.85%) VirtualBox
11 20 (1.48%) Virtual Servers
12 19 (1.41%) Firmware
13 17 (1.26%) HDFS
13 17 (1.26%) XenApp
14 16 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (1.04%) Apache Flume
15 14 (1.04%) KVM
16 12 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 12 (0.89%) vCloud
17 11 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 473 (35.01%) Puppet
2 462 (34.20%) Ansible
3 279 (20.65%) Opscode Chef
4 270 (19.99%) Terraform
5 176 (13.03%) Kubernetes
6 98 (7.25%) Packer
7 50 (3.70%) Salt
8 36 (2.66%) Nagios
9 30 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
10 27 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
11 25 (1.85%) Grafana
11 25 (1.85%) HP ALM
11 25 (1.85%) NetBackup
11 25 (1.85%) SCCM
12 19 (1.41%) logstash
12 19 (1.41%) ZABBIX
13 18 (1.33%) SELinux
14 17 (1.26%) Kibana
14 17 (1.26%) Oozie
15 16 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 836 (61.88%) Red Hat
2 296 (21.91%) VMware
3 245 (18.13%) Oracle
4 170 (12.58%) Microsoft
5 106 (7.85%) IBM
6 89 (6.59%) Splunk
7 85 (6.29%) HP
8 63 (4.66%) Sun
9 54 (4.00%) EMC
10 53 (3.92%) Veritas
11 52 (3.85%) webMethods
12 51 (3.77%) Cisco
13 44 (3.26%) Google
14 42 (3.11%) Citrix
14 42 (3.11%) SaltStack
15 40 (2.96%) NetApp
16 31 (2.29%) TIBCO
17 30 (2.22%) Atlassian
17 30 (2.22%) Cloudera
17 30 (2.22%) Dell