Period
to 24 May 2020

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 24 May 2020 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
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 278 208 182
Rank change year-on-year -70 -26 -5
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 396 1,175 1,390
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.40% 1.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.60% 7.02% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 792 997
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £325 £350 £325
90th Percentile £650 £700 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £50.50 £35.00 £40.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.29% -14.11% +48.18%
10th Percentile £38.10 £33.50 £33.68
90th Percentile £62.90 £43.00 £48.43
UK median hourly rate £50.35 £35.00 £40.75
% change year-on-year +43.86% -14.11% +48.18%

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 8,600 16,739 19,135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.95% 19.97% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,329 10,678 12,171
Median daily rate £425 £440 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% -1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £185
90th Percentile £625 £625 £615
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 985 1,242
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% +4.48%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.73 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020.

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 24 May 2020. 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 -69 160 £500 -9.09% 17
South East +48 88 £475 +16.56% 9
South West -16 56 £550 +10.00% 16
North of England -53 42 £450 -3.23% 20
Midlands +22 33 £523 +22.94% 6
North West -5 25 £450 -18.18% 19
West Midlands +20 18 £550 +33.33% 2
East Midlands +39 14 £513 +5.13% 4
East of England +31 14 £485 +10.86% 7
Yorkshire +5 11 £358 -20.56%
North East -19 6 £485 +21.25% 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 396 (100.00%) Linux
2 261 (65.91%) Red Hat
3 176 (44.44%) Ansible
4 162 (40.91%) DevOps
4 162 (40.91%) Python
5 119 (30.05%) Security Cleared
6 110 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
7 107 (27.02%) Unix
8 106 (26.77%) Docker
9 104 (26.26%) Windows
10 101 (25.51%) Java
11 100 (25.25%) VMware
11 100 (25.25%) CentOS
12 99 (25.00%) Jenkins
13 96 (24.24%) Puppet
14 94 (23.74%) Oracle
15 93 (23.48%) AWS
16 89 (22.47%) Bash Shell
17 86 (21.72%) SC Cleared
18 85 (21.46%) Git (software)
19 81 (20.45%) Perl
19 81 (20.45%) Terraform
20 80 (20.20%) SQL
21 78 (19.70%) Configuration Management
22 73 (18.43%) Shell Script
23 69 (17.42%) Kubernetes
24 68 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
25 58 (14.65%) PowerShell
25 58 (14.65%) JIRA
26 57 (14.39%) 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 48 (12.12%) Tomcat
2 33 (8.33%) Confluence
3 22 (5.56%) nginx
4 21 (5.30%) OpenStack
5 18 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 16 (4.04%) Apache
6 16 (4.04%) WebLogic
7 15 (3.79%) JBoss
8 9 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (2.27%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.77%) Apache Spark
9 7 (1.77%) IIS
10 5 (1.26%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (1.26%) GemFire
10 5 (1.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (1.01%) Apache Geronimo
11 4 (1.01%) Apache TomEE
11 4 (1.01%) SharePoint
11 4 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
12 3 (0.76%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 10 (2.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.52%) Sentinel
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.51%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.25%) Cognos Planning
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.25%) Magento
3 1 (0.25%) Maximo
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (0.25%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 93 (23.48%) AWS
2 57 (14.39%) Azure
3 36 (9.09%) OpenShift
4 33 (8.33%) Amazon S3
5 32 (8.08%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (5.81%) Amazon ELB
7 21 (5.30%) GitHub
8 19 (4.80%) Route 53
9 17 (4.29%) PaaS
10 16 (4.04%) Boomi
11 15 (3.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (3.03%) GCP
13 10 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (2.27%) Office 365
15 7 (1.77%) IaaS
16 6 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 5 (1.26%) Amazon ECS
17 5 (1.26%) Amazon EMR
17 5 (1.26%) Amazon Kinesis
17 5 (1.26%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.10%) Firewall
2 39 (9.85%) DNS
3 25 (6.31%) HTTP
4 20 (5.05%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.79%) SAN
6 11 (2.78%) DHCP
7 9 (2.27%) SSH
8 8 (2.02%) Junos
8 8 (2.02%) VPN
8 8 (2.02%) VXLAN
9 7 (1.77%) Internet
9 7 (1.77%) SNMP
9 7 (1.77%) SSL
10 6 (1.52%) Multicast
11 5 (1.26%) BGP
11 5 (1.26%) DSL
11 5 (1.26%) iSCSI
11 5 (1.26%) VLAN
11 5 (1.26%) WAN
12 4 (1.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (11.62%) Oracle Database
2 40 (10.10%) MySQL
3 26 (6.57%) SQL Server
4 25 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
6 22 (5.56%) MongoDB
7 18 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
7 18 (4.55%) Hadoop
8 14 (3.54%) Oracle Database 12c
9 12 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (3.03%) DB2
10 11 (2.78%) Apache Accumulo
10 11 (2.78%) Big Data
11 10 (2.53%) NoSQL
12 9 (2.27%) DB2 UDB
13 8 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
14 6 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.52%) MariaDB
14 6 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 99 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 85 (21.46%) Git (software)
3 58 (14.65%) JIRA
4 29 (7.32%) Eclipse
5 27 (6.82%) SonarQube
6 26 (6.57%) Subversion
7 21 (5.30%) Bitbucket
8 18 (4.55%) GitLab
9 15 (3.79%) Selenium
10 13 (3.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 13 (3.28%) Maven
11 11 (2.78%) FindBugs
11 11 (2.78%) Log4j
11 11 (2.78%) Mercurial
12 10 (2.53%) Ant
13 6 (1.52%) Cucumber
13 6 (1.52%) Hudson
13 6 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (1.26%) Liquibase
14 5 (1.26%) Protractor
General
1 53 (13.38%) Finance
2 37 (9.34%) Banking
3 25 (6.31%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.53%) Aerospace
6 7 (1.77%) Marketing
7 6 (1.52%) Electronics
7 6 (1.52%) Legal
7 6 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.01%) Retail
9 3 (0.76%) Back Office
9 3 (0.76%) Games
10 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 77 (19.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 58 (14.65%) Linux Engineer
3 43 (10.86%) Administrator
4 33 (8.33%) Consultant
5 31 (7.83%) Systems Engineer
6 30 (7.58%) Developer
6 30 (7.58%) Systems Administrator
7 28 (7.07%) Linux Administrator
8 27 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (5.81%) Analyst
10 22 (5.56%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 21 (5.30%) Unix Engineer
12 20 (5.05%) Architect
12 20 (5.05%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 19 (4.80%) Senior DevOps
14 15 (3.79%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 14 (3.54%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (3.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 13 (3.28%) Platform Engineer
17 12 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.84%) REST
2 34 (8.59%) Middleware
3 31 (7.83%) XML
4 28 (7.07%) RabbitMQ
5 23 (5.81%) JSON
6 22 (5.56%) SOAP
7 18 (4.55%) Kafka
7 18 (4.55%) LDAP
7 18 (4.55%) Web Services
8 17 (4.29%) Spring
8 17 (4.29%) XSL
9 16 (4.04%) Elastic Stack
9 16 (4.04%) XSD
10 13 (3.28%) Apache NiFi
11 12 (3.03%) HTML
12 11 (2.78%) .NET
12 11 (2.78%) RESTful
13 10 (2.53%) AngularJS
14 9 (2.27%) LEMP Stack
14 9 (2.27%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.83%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.81%) Linux Command Line
4 19 (4.80%) Clustering
5 16 (4.04%) Public Cloud
6 15 (3.79%) Replication
7 14 (3.54%) Management Information System
7 14 (3.54%) PKI
8 9 (2.27%) Mainframe
8 9 (2.27%) Private Cloud
9 8 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.77%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.01%) N-Tier
12 4 (1.01%) User Experience
13 3 (0.76%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 396 (100.00%) Linux
2 107 (27.02%) Unix
3 104 (26.26%) Windows
4 100 (25.25%) CentOS
5 50 (12.63%) Ubuntu
6 43 (10.86%) Windows Server
7 39 (9.85%) Solaris
8 15 (3.79%) Debian
9 14 (3.54%) AIX
9 14 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (3.03%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (2.78%) SUSE
12 9 (2.27%) VMS
12 9 (2.27%) Windows 10
13 8 (2.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (1.52%) Windows Server 2019
16 4 (1.01%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (40.91%) DevOps
2 110 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (19.70%) Configuration Management
4 48 (12.12%) Test Automation
5 46 (11.62%) ITIL
6 44 (11.11%) Migration
7 41 (10.35%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (10.10%) Project Delivery
9 39 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (9.85%) Scrum
10 38 (9.60%) Microservices
11 37 (9.34%) Open Source
12 36 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 27 (6.82%) Infrastructure as Code
14 24 (6.06%) SOA
14 24 (6.06%) Technical Leadership
15 23 (5.81%) High Availability
16 21 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
17 20 (5.05%) Incident Management
18 18 (4.55%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 162 (40.91%) Python
2 101 (25.51%) Java
3 89 (22.47%) Bash Shell
4 81 (20.45%) Perl
5 80 (20.20%) SQL
6 73 (18.43%) Shell Script
7 58 (14.65%) PowerShell
8 30 (7.58%) C
9 26 (6.57%) PL/SQL
10 25 (6.31%) JavaScript
11 20 (5.05%) PHP
12 16 (4.04%) XPath
12 16 (4.04%) XQuery
13 15 (3.79%) C++
13 15 (3.79%) Korn
14 13 (3.28%) Groovy
15 11 (2.78%) Bourne shell
16 10 (2.53%) Go
17 9 (2.27%) BeanShell
18 8 (2.02%) C#
Qualifications
1 119 (30.05%) Security Cleared
2 86 (21.72%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.57%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.54%) Degree
5 10 (2.53%) AWS Certification
6 9 (2.27%) CISSP
7 8 (2.02%) GIAC
7 8 (2.02%) RHCE
8 7 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.52%) CCNA
9 6 (1.52%) RHCSA
10 4 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.76%) MCSE
11 3 (0.76%) OCP
11 3 (0.76%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.51%) MCP
12 2 (0.51%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.78%) QA
2 10 (2.53%) SLA
3 5 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.25%) PMO
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 106 (26.77%) Docker
2 68 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (13.89%) Active Directory
4 25 (6.31%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (4.04%) vSphere
7 13 (3.28%) KVM
8 12 (3.03%) NFS
8 12 (3.03%) VMware NSX
9 10 (2.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 9 (2.27%) LXC
10 9 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
10 9 (2.27%) RACF
11 8 (2.02%) Hyper-V
12 6 (1.52%) iptables
12 6 (1.52%) Squid
12 6 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.52%) XenApp
13 5 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 176 (44.44%) Ansible
2 96 (24.24%) Puppet
3 81 (20.45%) Terraform
4 69 (17.42%) Kubernetes
5 57 (14.39%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (5.30%) Grafana
7 18 (4.55%) Prometheus
8 17 (4.29%) Nagios
9 16 (4.04%) vCenter Server
10 14 (3.54%) Packer
11 13 (3.28%) Red Hat Satellite
12 11 (2.78%) Data Guard
12 11 (2.78%) Rancher
13 10 (2.53%) ZABBIX
14 8 (2.02%) Cobbler
14 8 (2.02%) Icinga
14 8 (2.02%) Oracle RMAN
14 8 (2.02%) yum
15 7 (1.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 6 (1.52%) Cacti
Vendors
1 261 (65.91%) Red Hat
2 100 (25.25%) VMware
3 94 (23.74%) Oracle
4 39 (9.85%) Microsoft
5 27 (6.82%) Dell
6 24 (6.06%) HP
6 24 (6.06%) Splunk
7 16 (4.04%) Atlassian
7 16 (4.04%) Cisco
7 16 (4.04%) IBM
8 13 (3.28%) CheckPoint
8 13 (3.28%) EMC
8 13 (3.28%) SAP
9 12 (3.03%) Sybase
10 10 (2.53%) Citrix
10 10 (2.53%) Cloudera
10 10 (2.53%) Juniper
11 8 (2.02%) Mirantis
11 8 (2.02%) Remedy
11 8 (2.02%) Veritas