Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 245 195 180
Rank change year-on-year -50 -15 -14
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 773 1,394 1,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.04% 1.45% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.03% 6.92% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 890 1,025
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £357 £319
90th Percentile £675 £638 £635
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 21
England median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% +56.25%
10th Percentile £35.00 £35.00 £28.00
90th Percentile £71.50 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +19.05% +20.00% +35.92%

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 15,366 20,156 19,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.67% 21.02% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,576 12,563 12,904
England median daily rate £420 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% - +3.66%
10th Percentile £145 £163 £173
90th Percentile £613 £613 £605
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,111 1,359 1,184
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -45 339 £550 +4.76% 56
South East -28 131 £450 -1.25% 40
North of England -69 115 £465 +0.54% 29
South West -9 86 £500 +1.52% 14
Midlands +29 53 £364 -27.29% 16
North West -24 51 £463 -1.49% 11
East of England -13 46 £438 -4.89% 7
Yorkshire -32 43 £468 +3.89% 13
West Midlands +20 39 £388 -22.58% 12
North East -12 22 £444 -1.39% 5
East Midlands +27 14 £300 -40.00% 4
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 773 (100.00%) Linux
2 427 (55.24%) Red Hat
3 359 (46.44%) DevOps
4 278 (35.96%) Python
5 261 (33.76%) Security Cleared
6 256 (33.12%) AWS
7 249 (32.21%) Ansible
8 246 (31.82%) Jenkins
9 216 (27.94%) Windows
10 202 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
11 196 (25.36%) Git (software)
12 189 (24.45%) Bash Shell
13 180 (23.29%) Docker
14 178 (23.03%) CentOS
15 175 (22.64%) Puppet
16 174 (22.51%) Opscode Chef
17 172 (22.25%) Terraform
18 160 (20.70%) SC Cleared
19 158 (20.44%) Configuration Management
20 157 (20.31%) Oracle
21 149 (19.28%) Azure
22 147 (19.02%) VMware
23 146 (18.89%) Java
24 137 (17.72%) Migration
25 135 (17.46%) Unix
26 132 (17.08%) Windows Server
27 128 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
28 120 (15.52%) Kubernetes
28 120 (15.52%) Ruby
29 118 (15.27%) Microsoft

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 69 (8.93%) Apache
2 42 (5.43%) WebLogic
3 40 (5.17%) nginx
4 37 (4.79%) Tomcat
5 31 (4.01%) Confluence
6 27 (3.49%) Apache Spark
7 26 (3.36%) JBoss
8 22 (2.85%) Elasticsearch
9 19 (2.46%) IIS
9 19 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 15 (1.94%) MS Exchange
11 14 (1.81%) OpenStack
12 11 (1.42%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.03%) Jupyter
14 7 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (0.91%) SAS
15 6 (0.78%) Jetty
15 6 (0.78%) Oracle Self-Service HR
16 4 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 4 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.03%) Oracle AML
4 5 (0.65%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.26%) OpenText VIM for SAP
7 1 (0.13%) FLEXCUBE
7 1 (0.13%) Loan IQ
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 1 (0.13%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 256 (33.12%) AWS
2 149 (19.28%) Azure
3 78 (10.09%) OpenShift
4 75 (9.70%) Amazon EC2
4 75 (9.70%) Amazon S3
5 59 (7.63%) AWS CloudFormation
6 58 (7.50%) Amazon ELB
7 57 (7.37%) Route 53
8 50 (6.47%) IaaS
9 49 (6.34%) PaaS
10 48 (6.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 43 (5.56%) Datadog
12 41 (5.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 40 (5.17%) GCP
14 36 (4.66%) GitHub
15 25 (3.23%) SaaS
16 19 (2.46%) Office 365
17 18 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
18 14 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
19 13 (1.68%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 71 (9.18%) Firewall
2 53 (6.86%) SAN
3 51 (6.60%) TCP/IP
4 47 (6.08%) DNS
5 40 (5.17%) Internet
6 35 (4.53%) VPN
7 30 (3.88%) HTTP
8 26 (3.36%) NAS
9 19 (2.46%) SSH
9 19 (2.46%) WAN
10 15 (1.94%) LAN
11 14 (1.81%) Network Security
12 13 (1.68%) SSL
13 10 (1.29%) OpenLDAP
14 9 (1.16%) DHCP
14 9 (1.16%) FTP
15 8 (1.03%) Ethernet
16 7 (0.91%) MPLS
16 7 (0.91%) VSAN
17 6 (0.78%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (10.74%) MySQL
2 79 (10.22%) Oracle Database
3 71 (9.18%) SQL Server
4 66 (8.54%) Big Data
5 59 (7.63%) Amazon RDS
6 47 (6.08%) MongoDB
7 43 (5.56%) Hadoop
8 32 (4.14%) PostgreSQL
9 30 (3.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 23 (2.98%) Relational Database
11 21 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
12 18 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (1.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 13 (1.68%) DB2
14 12 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (1.42%) Apache Hive
15 11 (1.42%) HBase
15 11 (1.42%) Impala
15 11 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 246 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 196 (25.36%) Git (software)
3 89 (11.51%) JIRA
4 66 (8.54%) Sonatype Nexus
5 45 (5.82%) SonarQube
6 43 (5.56%) Maven
7 42 (5.43%) Subversion
8 30 (3.88%) Selenium
9 24 (3.10%) GitLab
10 23 (2.98%) Eclipse
11 21 (2.72%) Ant
12 20 (2.59%) Visual Studio
13 19 (2.46%) Bitbucket
14 18 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 18 (2.33%) Cucumber
14 18 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
15 17 (2.20%) TeamCity
15 17 (2.20%) Vagrant
16 16 (2.07%) Artifactory
16 16 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 115 (14.88%) Finance
2 51 (6.60%) Public Sector
3 34 (4.40%) Banking
4 20 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.46%) Retail
6 16 (2.07%) Publishing
7 11 (1.42%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.29%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.03%) Electronics
10 7 (0.91%) Back Office
11 6 (0.78%) Marketing
12 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.52%) Games
14 3 (0.39%) Law
15 2 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.13%) International Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 236 (30.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 76 (9.83%) Administrator
3 73 (9.44%) Linux Engineer
4 68 (8.80%) Cloud Engineer
5 59 (7.63%) Architect
6 50 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 46 (5.95%) AWS DevOps
8 43 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
9 40 (5.17%) Analyst
9 40 (5.17%) Senior DevOps
10 39 (5.05%) Developer
10 39 (5.05%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 37 (4.79%) Consultant
12 36 (4.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 35 (4.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 31 (4.01%) Linux Administrator
15 30 (3.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 26 (3.36%) Azure Engineer
16 26 (3.36%) DBA
17 24 (3.10%) Azure DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.24%) JSON
2 42 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
3 40 (5.17%) .NET
4 38 (4.92%) Middleware
5 37 (4.79%) Node.js
6 35 (4.53%) Kafka
6 35 (4.53%) Web Services
7 34 (4.40%) Elastic Stack
8 31 (4.01%) Spring
9 25 (3.23%) XML
10 23 (2.98%) LAMP
11 21 (2.72%) LEMP Stack
12 20 (2.59%) REST
12 20 (2.59%) YAML
13 15 (1.94%) AngularJS
14 14 (1.81%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (1.81%) Hibernate
15 13 (1.68%) LDAP
16 12 (1.55%) JDBC
16 12 (1.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.25%) Data Centre
2 64 (8.28%) Public Cloud
3 54 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
4 53 (6.86%) Clustering
5 47 (6.08%) Replication
6 26 (3.36%) Linux Command Line
7 17 (2.20%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
9 12 (1.55%) Enterprise Cloud
10 11 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.42%) PKI
10 11 (1.42%) User Experience
11 10 (1.29%) Derivative
12 7 (0.91%) Blog
12 7 (0.91%) EMC VMAX
12 7 (0.91%) EMC VNX
13 6 (0.78%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.78%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.78%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 773 (100.00%) Linux
2 216 (27.94%) Windows
3 178 (23.03%) CentOS
4 135 (17.46%) Unix
5 132 (17.08%) Windows Server
6 101 (13.07%) Ubuntu
7 50 (6.47%) Solaris
8 41 (5.30%) AIX
9 37 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 36 (4.66%) Debian
10 36 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (2.72%) Mac OS X
12 21 (2.72%) SUSE
13 16 (2.07%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 13 (1.68%) openSUSE
15 12 (1.55%) zOS
16 10 (1.29%) Apple iOS
17 9 (1.16%) Android
17 9 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (46.44%) DevOps
2 202 (26.13%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (20.44%) Configuration Management
4 137 (17.72%) Migration
5 128 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
6 110 (14.23%) ITIL
7 91 (11.77%) Scrum
8 88 (11.38%) Open Source
9 83 (10.74%) Infrastructure as Code
10 78 (10.09%) Problem-Solving
11 72 (9.31%) Kanban
11 72 (9.31%) Microservices
12 69 (8.93%) Test Automation
13 65 (8.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 62 (8.02%) High Availability
15 58 (7.50%) Project Delivery
16 51 (6.60%) Infrastructure Automation
17 42 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
18 41 (5.30%) Continuous Delivery
19 40 (5.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 278 (35.96%) Python
2 189 (24.45%) Bash Shell
3 146 (18.89%) Java
4 120 (15.52%) Ruby
5 107 (13.84%) Perl
6 94 (12.16%) Shell Script
7 89 (11.51%) SQL
8 70 (9.06%) PowerShell
9 42 (5.43%) JavaScript
10 32 (4.14%) C++
11 29 (3.75%) C
12 28 (3.62%) Groovy
13 26 (3.36%) PHP
14 24 (3.10%) PL/SQL
15 12 (1.55%) Go
16 11 (1.42%) Scala
17 10 (1.29%) AWK
17 10 (1.29%) C#
18 9 (1.16%) Clojure
19 6 (0.78%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 261 (33.76%) Security Cleared
2 160 (20.70%) SC Cleared
3 38 (4.92%) DV Cleared
4 35 (4.53%) RHCE
5 34 (4.40%) AWS Certification
6 25 (3.23%) Degree
7 14 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.42%) MCSE
9 10 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.03%) RHCSA
11 7 (0.91%) MCP
12 6 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.65%) CISSP
14 3 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.39%) ISEB
14 3 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
14 3 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 2 (0.26%) CEH
15 2 (0.26%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (3.23%) NIST
3 15 (1.94%) COBIT
4 13 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 11 (1.42%) QA
6 6 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.78%) SLA
7 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 180 (23.29%) Docker
2 86 (11.13%) Active Directory
3 84 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (5.95%) Hyper-V
5 36 (4.66%) Virtual Machines
5 36 (4.66%) vSphere
6 28 (3.62%) NFS
7 27 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (3.36%) Oracle RAC
9 23 (2.98%) LXC
9 23 (2.98%) XenApp
10 16 (2.07%) Gluster
11 15 (1.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 14 (1.81%) GlusterFS
12 14 (1.81%) XenDesktop
13 13 (1.68%) KVM
14 10 (1.29%) HDFS
15 9 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 7 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 249 (32.21%) Ansible
2 175 (22.64%) Puppet
3 174 (22.51%) Opscode Chef
4 172 (22.25%) Terraform
5 120 (15.52%) Kubernetes
6 31 (4.01%) Prometheus
7 26 (3.36%) Nessus
8 25 (3.23%) Grafana
9 23 (2.98%) Nagios
10 21 (2.72%) Salt
11 18 (2.33%) SCCM
12 17 (2.20%) Packer
12 17 (2.20%) Suricata
13 16 (2.07%) Data Guard
13 16 (2.07%) Rancher
14 15 (1.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 15 (1.94%) HAProxy
14 15 (1.94%) SCOM
14 15 (1.94%) vCenter Server
15 14 (1.81%) logstash
Vendors
1 427 (55.24%) Red Hat
2 157 (20.31%) Oracle
3 147 (19.02%) VMware
4 118 (15.27%) Microsoft
5 66 (8.54%) Cisco
6 51 (6.60%) HP
6 51 (6.60%) Splunk
7 48 (6.21%) Citrix
7 48 (6.21%) IBM
8 35 (4.53%) Qualys
9 33 (4.27%) Veritas
10 30 (3.88%) ServiceNow
11 29 (3.75%) Cloudera
12 25 (3.23%) NetApp
13 22 (2.85%) Symantec
14 21 (2.72%) Google
15 20 (2.59%) Hortonworks
16 19 (2.46%) EMC
16 19 (2.46%) Sybase
17 14 (1.81%) SAP