Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 222 228 211
Rank change year-on-year +6 -17 -22
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 285 964 1,272
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.10% 1.20% 1.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.97% 5.91% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 589 844
Median daily rate £481 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £310 £307 £358
90th Percentile £643 £675 £619
UK median daily rate £481 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 5 3
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.67% +20.00%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year - -16.67% +32.81%

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 4,770 16,312 19,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.40% 20.37% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,905 10,299 12,047
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £185 £150 £175
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 1,052 1,375
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.18 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.20 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -9 103 £450 -18.18% 33
South East +99 80 £480 +12.94% 4
South West +15 35 £525 +5.00% 14
North of England +44 33 £340 -24.44% 10
Midlands +58 18 £550 +69.23% 7
Yorkshire +62 17 £265 -41.11% 2
West Midlands +47 17 £550 +57.14% 3
North West +55 16 £425 -16.67% 8
East of England +53 9 £650 +52.05% 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 285 (100.00%) Linux
2 196 (68.77%) Red Hat
3 116 (40.70%) Security Cleared
4 115 (40.35%) Ansible
5 109 (38.25%) Windows
6 105 (36.84%) Puppet
7 99 (34.74%) Python
8 93 (32.63%) DevOps
9 92 (32.28%) VMware
9 92 (32.28%) SC Cleared
10 90 (31.58%) Bash Shell
11 77 (27.02%) CentOS
12 66 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 66 (23.16%) Jenkins
12 66 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
13 64 (22.46%) Oracle
14 61 (21.40%) Docker
15 60 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
16 58 (20.35%) Configuration Management
17 57 (20.00%) Perl
17 57 (20.00%) Git (software)
17 57 (20.00%) Kubernetes
17 57 (20.00%) Terraform
18 56 (19.65%) JIRA
19 52 (18.25%) PowerShell
20 51 (17.89%) Active Directory
21 50 (17.54%) Firewall
22 47 (16.49%) Unix
23 45 (15.79%) Windows Server
24 44 (15.44%) Java

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 33 (11.58%) JBoss
2 31 (10.88%) Tomcat
3 21 (7.37%) Confluence
3 21 (7.37%) WebSphere
4 16 (5.61%) Apache
5 15 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 13 (4.56%) Apache Geronimo
6 13 (4.56%) Apache TomEE
7 12 (4.21%) OpenStack
8 10 (3.51%) Red Hat Fuse
9 7 (2.46%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (2.46%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.75%) Jetty
10 5 (1.75%) MQSeries
10 5 (1.75%) Oracle Self-Service HR
11 4 (1.40%) Apache Pig
11 4 (1.40%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.40%) nginx
11 4 (1.40%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (3.16%) Sentinel
2 7 (2.46%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.75%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (1.40%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (1.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.35%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.35%) Magento
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 38 (13.33%) Azure
1 38 (13.33%) GitHub
2 35 (12.28%) AWS
3 18 (6.32%) Office 365
3 18 (6.32%) OpenShift
4 16 (5.61%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (5.61%) Amazon S3
5 12 (4.21%) Route 53
6 11 (3.86%) IaaS
7 9 (3.16%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (2.81%) PaaS
9 6 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.11%) GCP
10 5 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.40%) Azure Data Factory
11 4 (1.40%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.40%) SaaS
11 4 (1.40%) Serverless
12 2 (0.70%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 50 (17.54%) Firewall
2 33 (11.58%) VLAN
3 26 (9.12%) Reverse Proxy
4 19 (6.67%) DNS
5 18 (6.32%) SNMP
6 16 (5.61%) HTTP
7 15 (5.26%) TCP/IP
8 13 (4.56%) DHCP
8 13 (4.56%) SSH
9 11 (3.86%) VPN
10 7 (2.46%) BGP
10 7 (2.46%) iSCSI
10 7 (2.46%) WAN
11 6 (2.11%) Anycast
11 6 (2.11%) MPLS
11 6 (2.11%) SAN
11 6 (2.11%) SMTP
11 6 (2.11%) VRRP
12 5 (1.75%) Kerberos
12 5 (1.75%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 26 (9.12%) MySQL
3 16 (5.61%) Hadoop
3 16 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (4.91%) MongoDB
5 13 (4.56%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (4.56%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (4.56%) SQL Server
6 11 (3.86%) Apache Accumulo
7 9 (3.16%) MariaDB
7 9 (3.16%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (2.81%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.40%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.40%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (1.40%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.40%) Data Lake
10 4 (1.40%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 66 (23.16%) Jenkins
2 57 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 56 (19.65%) JIRA
4 32 (11.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 29 (10.18%) GitLab
6 19 (6.67%) Bitbucket
6 19 (6.67%) Subversion
7 9 (3.16%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.81%) Ant
8 8 (2.81%) Hudson
8 8 (2.81%) Selenium
9 6 (2.11%) FishEye
9 6 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (1.75%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.75%) ClearCase
10 5 (1.75%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.75%) Gradle
10 5 (1.75%) IntelliJ
10 5 (1.75%) Mercurial
10 5 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 42 (14.74%) Finance
2 16 (5.61%) Banking
3 13 (4.56%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.21%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.75%) Back Office
7 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.05%) Electronics
8 3 (1.05%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.70%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.70%) French Language
9 2 (0.70%) Front Office
9 2 (0.70%) Marketing
9 2 (0.70%) Retail
10 1 (0.35%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Legal
Job Titles
1 48 (16.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 47 (16.49%) Linux Engineer
3 36 (12.63%) Administrator
4 28 (9.82%) Linux Administrator
5 25 (8.77%) Analyst
6 24 (8.42%) Systems Administrator
7 22 (7.72%) Architect
8 21 (7.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 20 (7.02%) Consultant
10 18 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
11 12 (4.21%) DBA
11 12 (4.21%) Developer
11 12 (4.21%) Oracle DBA
12 11 (3.86%) Security Analyst
12 11 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.86%) Systems Administration Leader
12 11 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.51%) Unix Engineer
14 9 (3.16%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.42%) REST
2 21 (7.37%) Elastic Stack
3 17 (5.96%) JSON
3 17 (5.96%) Swagger
4 16 (5.61%) Kafka
5 15 (5.26%) gRPC
5 15 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
5 15 (5.26%) RESTful
5 15 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (4.91%) Middleware
7 13 (4.56%) XML
8 12 (4.21%) LDAP
9 11 (3.86%) Apache NiFi
9 11 (3.86%) HTML
10 10 (3.51%) React
11 9 (3.16%) Software Packaging
12 8 (2.81%) RabbitMQ
12 8 (2.81%) Spring
13 7 (2.46%) AngularJS
13 7 (2.46%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.37%) Data Centre
2 18 (6.32%) Management Information System
3 15 (5.26%) PKI
3 15 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 14 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (4.21%) Clustering
6 10 (3.51%) Cyberthreat
7 9 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.81%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (2.11%) Cloud Native
9 6 (2.11%) Replication
9 6 (2.11%) User Experience
10 5 (1.75%) Derivative
11 3 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.05%) Security Operations Centre
12 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
13 1 (0.35%) Analogue Electronics
13 1 (0.35%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.35%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 285 (100.00%) Linux
2 109 (38.25%) Windows
3 77 (27.02%) CentOS
4 47 (16.49%) Unix
5 45 (15.79%) Windows Server
6 38 (13.33%) Solaris
7 35 (12.28%) Windows Server 2016
8 32 (11.23%) Windows 10
9 25 (8.77%) Debian
10 14 (4.91%) AIX
10 14 (4.91%) Ubuntu
11 12 (4.21%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (3.51%) Windows Server 2019
13 7 (2.46%) SUSE
14 6 (2.11%) HPUX
14 6 (2.11%) Mac OS X
14 6 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
15 5 (1.75%) Android
15 5 (1.75%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (32.63%) DevOps
2 66 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (20.35%) Configuration Management
4 41 (14.39%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (13.68%) Open Source
6 33 (11.58%) Infrastructure as Code
7 28 (9.82%) Continuous Deployment
8 26 (9.12%) Migration
9 25 (8.77%) Continuous Delivery
10 24 (8.42%) Systems Engineering
11 23 (8.07%) Microservices
12 21 (7.37%) Scrum
13 20 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (5.96%) Incident Management
14 17 (5.96%) Information Security
14 17 (5.96%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (5.61%) ITIL
16 15 (5.26%) Technical Leadership
17 14 (4.91%) Analytics
18 12 (4.21%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 99 (34.74%) Python
2 90 (31.58%) Bash Shell
3 57 (20.00%) Perl
4 52 (18.25%) PowerShell
5 44 (15.44%) Java
6 37 (12.98%) Shell Script
7 35 (12.28%) SQL
8 22 (7.72%) JavaScript
9 20 (7.02%) C#
10 16 (5.61%) Go
11 15 (5.26%) Ruby
12 13 (4.56%) PL/SQL
13 12 (4.21%) C
13 12 (4.21%) T-SQL
14 9 (3.16%) C++
15 8 (2.81%) Korn
16 7 (2.46%) Groovy
17 6 (2.11%) Bourne shell
17 6 (2.11%) PHP
18 5 (1.75%) Scala
Qualifications
1 116 (40.70%) Security Cleared
2 92 (32.28%) SC Cleared
3 23 (8.07%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.86%) CISSP
5 9 (3.16%) Degree
5 9 (3.16%) GIAC
6 7 (2.46%) RHCE
7 6 (2.11%) AWS Certification
7 6 (2.11%) CCNA
7 6 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.75%) RHCSA
9 4 (1.40%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.70%) CCSA
11 2 (0.70%) CEH
11 2 (0.70%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.70%) VCAP
11 2 (0.70%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.16%) QA
2 4 (1.40%) SLA
3 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 66 (23.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (21.40%) Docker
3 51 (17.89%) Active Directory
4 33 (11.58%) vSphere
5 14 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.86%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 11 (3.86%) NFS
7 6 (2.11%) KVM
7 6 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.40%) GlusterFS
8 4 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (1.05%) Gluster
9 3 (1.05%) RACF
9 3 (1.05%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.70%) Firmware
10 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.70%) Xen
11 1 (0.35%) oVirt
11 1 (0.35%) SRDF
11 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 115 (40.35%) Ansible
2 105 (36.84%) Puppet
3 60 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
4 57 (20.00%) Kubernetes
4 57 (20.00%) Terraform
5 29 (10.18%) Packer
6 19 (6.67%) Grafana
7 18 (6.32%) Prometheus
7 18 (6.32%) Red Hat Satellite
8 17 (5.96%) ZABBIX
9 15 (5.26%) Salt
10 13 (4.56%) Data Guard
11 10 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (3.16%) Nagios
13 8 (2.81%) Oracle RMAN
14 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
14 5 (1.75%) SCOM
14 5 (1.75%) vCenter Server
15 4 (1.40%) SCCM
16 3 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 196 (68.77%) Red Hat
2 92 (32.28%) VMware
3 64 (22.46%) Oracle
4 40 (14.04%) Microsoft
5 28 (9.82%) Splunk
6 27 (9.47%) Atlassian
7 25 (8.77%) Cisco
8 24 (8.42%) IBM
9 22 (7.72%) EMC
10 19 (6.67%) Dell
11 18 (6.32%) Juniper
12 17 (5.96%) CheckPoint
13 10 (3.51%) SAP
14 9 (3.16%) Cloudera
14 9 (3.16%) HP
14 9 (3.16%) Meraki
14 9 (3.16%) MuleSoft
15 8 (2.81%) Hortonworks
15 8 (2.81%) Sun
15 8 (2.81%) Sybase