Period
to 18 November 2017

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 November 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 159 199
Rank change year-on-year -17 +40 +13
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1387 1674 1329
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.48% 1.71% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.04% 7.91% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 989 1140 880
England median daily rate £475 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.88% +2.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £302 £310
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +10.47% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 13
England median hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.50% -42.86% -35.19%
10th Percentile £27.48 £12.75 £23.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £42.54
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £24.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +51.04% -28.36% -37.96%

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 19705 21162 22776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.99% 21.56% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12667 13501 13567
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £190
90th Percentile £600 £575 £573
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1202 1191 1830
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.26 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.66% -1.48% +6.45%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -30 604 £500 +5.26% 29
South East -32 321 £425 -2.86% 12
North of England -22 220 £430 +11.69% 19
North West +6 96 £525 +23.53% 7
East of England -14 91 £518 +38.00% 1
Yorkshire +4 85 £500 +17.65% 11
Midlands +20 74 £375 -9.64% 9
South West +22 70 £406 +4.84% 5
North East +1 60 £425 +36.55% 1
West Midlands +47 52 £460 +10.84% 4
East Midlands -10 22 £325 -18.75% 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 England region with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 1387 (100.00%) Linux
2 831 (59.91%) Red Hat
3 517 (37.27%) DevOps
4 448 (32.30%) Unix
5 423 (30.50%) Puppet
6 407 (29.34%) Windows
7 391 (28.19%) Java
8 386 (27.83%) Jenkins
9 358 (25.81%) Python
10 342 (24.66%) VMware
11 334 (24.08%) Git (software)
12 329 (23.72%) Amazon AWS
13 313 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
14 306 (22.06%) Ansible
15 283 (20.40%) CentOS
16 277 (19.97%) Oracle
17 271 (19.54%) Configuration Management
18 270 (19.47%) Bash Shell
19 252 (18.17%) Docker
20 251 (18.10%) Perl
21 247 (17.81%) Finance
22 243 (17.52%) Opscode Chef
23 231 (16.65%) Security Cleared
24 218 (15.72%) SQL
25 206 (14.85%) Solaris
26 200 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
27 197 (14.20%) Open Source
28 188 (13.55%) Shell Script
29 181 (13.05%) SC Cleared
30 165 (11.90%) Windows Server

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
1 152 (10.96%) JBoss
2 145 (10.45%) Apache
3 141 (10.17%) Tomcat
4 121 (8.72%) Confluence
5 79 (5.70%) WebSphere
6 78 (5.62%) WebLogic
7 53 (3.82%) nginx
8 52 (3.75%) OpenStack
9 51 (3.68%) IIS
10 44 (3.17%) Apache Spark
11 42 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
12 32 (2.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
14 15 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
15 13 (0.94%) GemFire
15 13 (0.94%) SharePoint
16 12 (0.87%) MS Exchange
17 10 (0.72%) Apache Pig
17 10 (0.72%) MQSeries
17 10 (0.72%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.58%) Houdini
2 8 (0.58%) Maya
2 8 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.58%) NUKE
2 8 (0.58%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.072%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.072%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 30 (2.16%) ION MarketView
2 13 (0.94%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.50%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.072%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.072%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.072%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 329 (23.72%) Amazon AWS
2 139 (10.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 63 (4.54%) Slack
4 53 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 47 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
6 46 (3.32%) GitHub
6 46 (3.32%) PaaS
7 44 (3.17%) OpenShift
8 41 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
9 37 (2.67%) IaaS
10 28 (2.02%) Amazon S3
11 21 (1.51%) Route 53
12 17 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
12 17 (1.23%) Serverless
13 14 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
14 12 (0.87%) SaaS
15 11 (0.79%) Office 365
16 10 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 9 (0.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 7 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 150 (10.81%) SAN
2 146 (10.53%) Firewall
3 140 (10.09%) DNS
4 137 (9.88%) TCP/IP
5 99 (7.14%) HTTP
6 94 (6.78%) LDAP
7 81 (5.84%) SSL
8 74 (5.34%) NAS
9 73 (5.26%) DHCP
10 52 (3.75%) WAN
11 48 (3.46%) VPN
12 43 (3.10%) LAN
13 42 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
14 38 (2.74%) SSH
15 36 (2.60%) Network Security
16 25 (1.80%) Kerberos
17 23 (1.66%) Internet
17 23 (1.66%) OpenLDAP
18 17 (1.23%) PuTTY
18 17 (1.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (11.18%) MongoDB
2 128 (9.23%) MySQL
3 122 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
4 108 (7.79%) Relational Database
5 82 (5.91%) NoSQL
6 81 (5.84%) SQL Server
7 74 (5.34%) Hadoop
8 56 (4.04%) Oracle Database
9 53 (3.82%) Apache Cassandra
10 42 (3.03%) Big Data
11 40 (2.88%) Apache Hive
11 40 (2.88%) DB2
11 40 (2.88%) Redis
12 36 (2.60%) RDBMS
13 30 (2.16%) KDB
14 27 (1.95%) Oracle Database 11g
15 25 (1.80%) HBase
16 24 (1.73%) Oracle Database 10g
17 22 (1.59%) Impala
18 21 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 386 (27.83%) Jenkins
2 334 (24.08%) Git (software)
3 147 (10.60%) JIRA
4 92 (6.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 85 (6.13%) Subversion
6 76 (5.48%) Maven
7 40 (2.88%) Cucumber
8 39 (2.81%) JUnit
9 37 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 33 (2.38%) SonarQube
11 30 (2.16%) Artifactory
12 26 (1.87%) GitLab
12 26 (1.87%) Jasmine
13 25 (1.80%) Selenium
14 23 (1.66%) Ant
14 23 (1.66%) Eclipse
15 22 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 22 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
15 22 (1.59%) Vagrant
16 21 (1.51%) Gradle
General
1 247 (17.81%) Finance
2 164 (11.82%) Banking
3 41 (2.96%) Investment Banking
4 26 (1.87%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.59%) Legal
6 18 (1.30%) Retail
7 17 (1.23%) Games
8 6 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 5 (0.36%) Advertising
9 5 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.29%) Automotive
10 4 (0.29%) Front Office
10 4 (0.29%) Law
11 3 (0.22%) Back Office
11 3 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.14%) Billing
12 2 (0.14%) Electronics
12 2 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 373 (26.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 214 (15.43%) Linux Engineer
3 211 (15.21%) Administrator
4 145 (10.45%) Systems Administrator
5 123 (8.87%) Developer
6 118 (8.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 111 (8.00%) Linux Administrator
8 99 (7.14%) AWS DevOps
9 93 (6.71%) AWS Engineer
10 92 (6.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 92 (6.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 81 (5.84%) Java Developer
12 72 (5.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 71 (5.12%) Consultant
14 68 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 64 (4.61%) Architect
16 62 (4.47%) Unix Administrator
17 58 (4.18%) Senior DevOps
17 58 (4.18%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 54 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (8.00%) Middleware
2 85 (6.13%) Web Services
3 81 (5.84%) REST
4 66 (4.76%) Node.js
5 65 (4.69%) .NET
6 53 (3.82%) J2EE
7 46 (3.32%) XML
8 45 (3.24%) JSON
9 40 (2.88%) RESTful
10 35 (2.52%) Java EE
11 32 (2.31%) Elastic Stack
11 32 (2.31%) Spring
12 31 (2.24%) TIBCO EMS
13 30 (2.16%) FIX Protocol
14 29 (2.09%) Kafka
15 25 (1.80%) Hibernate
15 25 (1.80%) LAMP
15 25 (1.80%) WebSphere MQ
16 24 (1.73%) SOAP
17 23 (1.66%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 99 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (6.71%) Clustering
3 81 (5.84%) Data Centre
4 58 (4.18%) Public Cloud
5 48 (3.46%) Replication
6 38 (2.74%) Linux Command Line
7 31 (2.24%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.09%) Private Cloud
9 28 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 25 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
11 24 (1.73%) PKI
12 18 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.15%) Derivative
14 15 (1.08%) Management Information System
15 13 (0.94%) Virtual Team
16 11 (0.79%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.79%) EMC VNX
16 11 (0.79%) Oracle Exalogic
17 10 (0.72%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1387 (100.00%) Linux
2 448 (32.30%) Unix
3 407 (29.34%) Windows
4 283 (20.40%) CentOS
5 206 (14.85%) Solaris
6 165 (11.90%) Windows Server
7 131 (9.44%) AIX
8 110 (7.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 100 (7.21%) Ubuntu
10 65 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (2.52%) SUSE
13 30 (2.16%) Windows 7
14 23 (1.66%) Windows XP
15 22 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
16 19 (1.37%) Mac OS X
17 18 (1.30%) HPUX
18 15 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 14 (1.01%) Debian
20 10 (0.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 517 (37.27%) DevOps
2 313 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
3 271 (19.54%) Configuration Management
4 200 (14.42%) Continuous Integration
5 197 (14.20%) Open Source
6 161 (11.61%) Test Automation
7 148 (10.67%) Scrum
8 133 (9.59%) Mentoring
9 126 (9.08%) Migration
10 124 (8.94%) TDD
11 117 (8.44%) Load Balancing
12 107 (7.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 106 (7.64%) Microservices
14 103 (7.43%) Kanban
15 101 (7.28%) Software Engineering
16 89 (6.42%) Coaching
17 77 (5.55%) Performance Tuning
18 73 (5.26%) ITIL
19 70 (5.05%) User Stories
20 66 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 391 (28.19%) Java
2 358 (25.81%) Python
3 270 (19.47%) Bash Shell
4 251 (18.10%) Perl
5 218 (15.72%) SQL
6 188 (13.55%) Shell Script
7 140 (10.09%) Ruby
8 121 (8.72%) JavaScript
9 108 (7.79%) PowerShell
10 64 (4.61%) Korn
11 45 (3.24%) PHP
12 40 (2.88%) C
13 35 (2.52%) PL/SQL
14 27 (1.95%) C++
15 26 (1.87%) C#
16 20 (1.44%) R
17 18 (1.30%) F#
18 15 (1.08%) Groovy
18 15 (1.08%) Scala
19 13 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 231 (16.65%) Security Cleared
2 181 (13.05%) SC Cleared
3 55 (3.97%) Degree
4 43 (3.10%) RHCE
5 25 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 19 (1.37%) RHCSA
7 18 (1.30%) CISSP
7 18 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 14 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (0.94%) MCSE
11 11 (0.79%) CCNA
11 11 (0.79%) RHCA
12 10 (0.72%) CCNP
12 10 (0.72%) ISEB
12 10 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (0.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 9 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (3.10%) QA
2 29 (2.09%) SLA
3 20 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.65%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.36%) PMO
7 2 (0.14%) ECSS
8 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.072%) MiFID
8 1 (0.072%) Solvency II
System Software
1 252 (18.17%) Docker
2 145 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (9.81%) Active Directory
4 104 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
5 78 (5.62%) NFS
6 52 (3.75%) vSphere
7 49 (3.53%) Hyper-V
8 45 (3.24%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (2.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 28 (2.02%) Samba
11 27 (1.95%) Veritas File System
12 26 (1.87%) vCloud
13 24 (1.73%) KVM
13 24 (1.73%) Xen
14 20 (1.44%) HDFS
15 19 (1.37%) Gluster
15 19 (1.37%) Oracle Clusterware
16 15 (1.08%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 12 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 423 (30.50%) Puppet
2 306 (22.06%) Ansible
3 243 (17.52%) Opscode Chef
4 101 (7.28%) Kubernetes
5 100 (7.21%) Terraform
6 62 (4.47%) NetBackup
7 56 (4.04%) Nagios
8 45 (3.24%) Red Hat Satellite
9 43 (3.10%) ZABBIX
10 33 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 30 (2.16%) logstash
12 26 (1.87%) BladeLogic
13 23 (1.66%) WMI
14 20 (1.44%) SCCM
15 17 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
15 17 (1.23%) Packer
16 16 (1.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 16 (1.15%) yum
17 15 (1.08%) Salt
17 15 (1.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 831 (59.91%) Red Hat
2 342 (24.66%) VMware
3 277 (19.97%) Oracle
4 132 (9.52%) Microsoft
5 119 (8.58%) IBM
6 110 (7.93%) Cisco
7 107 (7.71%) HP
8 89 (6.42%) Splunk
9 79 (5.70%) EMC
10 71 (5.12%) NetApp
11 68 (4.90%) Veritas
12 43 (3.10%) Brocade
13 41 (2.96%) Sun
14 40 (2.88%) F5
14 40 (2.88%) Juniper
15 39 (2.81%) Citrix
15 39 (2.81%) Symantec
15 39 (2.81%) TIBCO
16 38 (2.74%) Sybase
17 36 (2.60%) Atlassian