Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 170 163
Rank change year-on-year -2 -7 +38
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1,452 1,335 1,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.57% 1.57% 1.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.52% 7.65% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,036 940 1,071
England median daily rate £475 £461 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +8.53% -
10th Percentile £325 £320 £313
90th Percentile £638 £600 £550
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 13
England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% +44.83% -20.00%
10th Percentile £32.00 £20.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £68.15 £54.00 £51.00
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +10.71% +29.23% -7.14%

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 19,313 17,457 21,062
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.85% 20.49% 21.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,319 11,145 13,078
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,183 1,059 1,392
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.00 £46.81
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -30 634 £538 +7.50% 60
North of England +53 361 £430 +7.50% 47
South East -59 243 £451 +6.12% 35
Yorkshire +72 161 £430 -4.44% 26
North West +34 154 £444 +10.94% 17
Midlands +57 99 £475 - 15
West Midlands +43 61 £475 +5.56% 10
East of England +11 58 £500 -5.84% 7
South West -8 56 £380 -22.05% 10
North East -1 50 £400 +15.11% 4
East Midlands +28 38 £400 -20.00% 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 1,452 (100.00%) Linux
2 866 (59.64%) Red Hat
3 684 (47.11%) DevOps
4 530 (36.50%) Puppet
5 459 (31.61%) Jenkins
6 452 (31.13%) Ansible
6 452 (31.13%) Python
7 447 (30.79%) Amazon AWS
8 420 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
9 411 (28.31%) Java
10 376 (25.90%) Windows
11 368 (25.34%) Unix
12 352 (24.24%) Docker
13 339 (23.35%) Bash Shell
14 309 (21.28%) VMware
15 308 (21.21%) CentOS
16 291 (20.04%) Git (software)
17 273 (18.80%) Security Cleared
18 271 (18.66%) Opscode Chef
19 265 (18.25%) Configuration Management
20 248 (17.08%) Oracle
21 245 (16.87%) Finance
22 240 (16.53%) Terraform
23 226 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
24 224 (15.43%) Perl
25 218 (15.01%) Ruby
26 207 (14.26%) SQL
26 207 (14.26%) Windows Server
27 201 (13.84%) SC Cleared
28 198 (13.64%) Microsoft 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
1 148 (10.19%) Apache
2 139 (9.57%) Confluence
3 128 (8.82%) Tomcat
4 96 (6.61%) JBoss
5 55 (3.79%) Apache Spark
5 55 (3.79%) nginx
6 47 (3.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 44 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
8 43 (2.96%) WebLogic
9 38 (2.62%) WebSphere
10 35 (2.41%) OpenStack
11 23 (1.58%) IIS
12 19 (1.31%) Apache Solr
13 15 (1.03%) MS Exchange
14 14 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (0.69%) SharePoint
16 8 (0.55%) Jetty
17 7 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
18 6 (0.41%) FileNet
19 5 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.21%) Houdini
4 3 (0.21%) Maya
4 3 (0.21%) NUKE
4 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (2.07%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.34%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.21%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.14%) Concordance
6 2 (0.14%) Relativity
6 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
6 2 (0.14%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 447 (30.79%) Amazon AWS
2 198 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (5.58%) PaaS
4 77 (5.30%) Amazon EC2
5 70 (4.82%) Slack
6 63 (4.34%) AWS CloudFormation
7 59 (4.06%) GitHub
8 56 (3.86%) IaaS
9 53 (3.65%) Amazon S3
10 52 (3.58%) OpenShift
11 41 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
12 39 (2.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 39 (2.69%) Serverless
13 38 (2.62%) AWS Lambda
14 37 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
14 37 (2.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 33 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
16 29 (2.00%) Route 53
17 26 (1.79%) SaaS
18 18 (1.24%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 115 (7.92%) Firewall
2 107 (7.37%) SAN
3 89 (6.13%) TCP/IP
4 81 (5.58%) DNS
5 60 (4.13%) SSL
6 54 (3.72%) HTTP
7 46 (3.17%) Kerberos
8 45 (3.10%) DHCP
8 45 (3.10%) VPN
9 41 (2.82%) Network Security
10 30 (2.07%) NAS
10 30 (2.07%) SSH
11 28 (1.93%) WinSCP
12 26 (1.79%) PuTTY
13 22 (1.52%) VLAN
14 21 (1.45%) Internet
15 19 (1.31%) LAN
15 19 (1.31%) WAN
16 18 (1.24%) FTP
17 17 (1.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (9.02%) MySQL
2 122 (8.40%) MongoDB
2 122 (8.40%) PostgreSQL
3 94 (6.47%) SQL Server
4 90 (6.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 90 (6.20%) NoSQL
5 81 (5.58%) Hadoop
6 77 (5.30%) Oracle Database
7 60 (4.13%) Big Data
8 59 (4.06%) Apache Hive
9 49 (3.37%) Relational Database
10 48 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 47 (3.24%) Amazon RDS
12 43 (2.96%) HBase
13 33 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
14 31 (2.13%) KDB
15 29 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
15 29 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
16 23 (1.58%) DB2
16 23 (1.58%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 459 (31.61%) Jenkins
2 291 (20.04%) Git (software)
3 170 (11.71%) JIRA
4 94 (6.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 93 (6.40%) Maven
6 73 (5.03%) Cucumber
7 72 (4.96%) JUnit
8 69 (4.75%) Subversion
9 58 (3.99%) Vagrant
10 45 (3.10%) Jasmine
10 45 (3.10%) Selenium
11 43 (2.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 41 (2.82%) TeamCity
13 39 (2.69%) Eclipse
14 37 (2.55%) GitLab
15 32 (2.20%) Bitbucket
16 31 (2.13%) Ant
17 29 (2.00%) SoapUI
18 28 (1.93%) Artifactory
18 28 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
General
1 245 (16.87%) Finance
2 128 (8.82%) Banking
3 29 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.24%) Investment Banking
4 18 (1.24%) Retail
5 10 (0.69%) Legal
6 8 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.48%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.48%) Marketing
8 5 (0.34%) Back Office
8 5 (0.34%) Games
9 4 (0.28%) Billing
10 3 (0.21%) Electronics
10 3 (0.21%) German Language
11 2 (0.14%) Advertising
11 2 (0.14%) French Language
11 2 (0.14%) Front Office
11 2 (0.14%) Law
11 2 (0.14%) Military
11 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 469 (32.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 201 (13.84%) Linux Engineer
3 158 (10.88%) Administrator
4 155 (10.67%) AWS DevOps
4 155 (10.67%) AWS Engineer
5 122 (8.40%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 111 (7.64%) Developer
7 104 (7.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 101 (6.96%) Systems Administrator
9 93 (6.40%) Linux Administrator
10 86 (5.92%) Cloud Engineer
11 84 (5.79%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 82 (5.65%) Consultant
13 75 (5.17%) Architect
14 72 (4.96%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 71 (4.89%) Java Developer
16 62 (4.27%) Analyst
17 60 (4.13%) Senior DevOps
18 53 (3.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 49 (3.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (10.33%) Web Services
2 103 (7.09%) REST
3 100 (6.89%) Node.js
4 92 (6.34%) Middleware
5 77 (5.30%) LDAP
6 68 (4.68%) Kafka
7 56 (3.86%) Elastic Stack
8 55 (3.79%) JSON
9 50 (3.44%) SOAP
10 49 (3.37%) .NET
11 44 (3.03%) XML
12 39 (2.69%) Spring
13 35 (2.41%) FIX Protocol
13 35 (2.41%) LAMP
14 33 (2.27%) TIBCO EMS
15 27 (1.86%) ActiveMQ
16 26 (1.79%) J2EE
16 26 (1.79%) RabbitMQ
17 21 (1.45%) EJB
18 20 (1.38%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (6.13%) Public Cloud
3 88 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 72 (4.96%) Clustering
5 66 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
6 51 (3.51%) Management Information System
7 43 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
8 34 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
9 32 (2.20%) Replication
10 26 (1.79%) Computer Science
10 26 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.17%) Wiki
12 15 (1.03%) VSAM
13 13 (0.90%) DataPower
13 13 (0.90%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
14 12 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
15 11 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (0.76%) PKI
16 10 (0.69%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1,452 (100.00%) Linux
2 376 (25.90%) Windows
3 368 (25.34%) Unix
4 308 (21.21%) CentOS
5 207 (14.26%) Windows Server
6 186 (12.81%) Solaris
7 118 (8.13%) AIX
8 105 (7.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 84 (5.79%) Ubuntu
10 76 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (2.82%) HPUX
11 41 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (2.13%) Debian
13 27 (1.86%) SUSE
14 20 (1.38%) DC/OS
15 18 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 18 (1.24%) Windows 7
16 16 (1.10%) MVS
16 16 (1.10%) VMS
17 15 (1.03%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 684 (47.11%) DevOps
2 420 (28.93%) Agile Software Development
3 265 (18.25%) Configuration Management
4 226 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
5 194 (13.36%) Open Source
6 179 (12.33%) Scrum
6 179 (12.33%) Test Automation
7 173 (11.91%) Deployment Automation
8 151 (10.40%) Problem-Solving
9 135 (9.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 128 (8.82%) Kanban
11 123 (8.47%) ITIL
12 117 (8.06%) Mentoring
13 114 (7.85%) Microservices
14 104 (7.16%) Migration
15 98 (6.75%) TDD
16 88 (6.06%) Software Engineering
17 80 (5.51%) Coaching
18 77 (5.30%) Load Balancing
19 76 (5.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 452 (31.13%) Python
2 411 (28.31%) Java
3 339 (23.35%) Bash Shell
4 224 (15.43%) Perl
5 218 (15.01%) Ruby
6 207 (14.26%) SQL
7 177 (12.19%) Shell Script
8 116 (7.99%) JavaScript
9 96 (6.61%) PowerShell
10 76 (5.23%) PHP
11 49 (3.37%) Groovy
12 46 (3.17%) Korn
13 45 (3.10%) Java 8
14 41 (2.82%) C
15 39 (2.69%) PL/SQL
16 28 (1.93%) C++
17 24 (1.65%) F#
18 22 (1.52%) Go
19 16 (1.10%) Scala
19 16 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 273 (18.80%) Security Cleared
2 201 (13.84%) SC Cleared
3 38 (2.62%) Degree
4 30 (2.07%) DV Cleared
5 26 (1.79%) RHCE
6 23 (1.58%) AWS Certification
7 17 (1.17%) ISEB
8 16 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
8 16 (1.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 11 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.62%) MCSE
12 8 (0.55%) CISSP
13 6 (0.41%) CCNA
13 6 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.41%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.28%) CCNP
14 4 (0.28%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.79%) QA
2 24 (1.65%) SLA
3 12 (0.83%) PMO
4 9 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.14%) MiFID
8 1 (0.069%) ECSS
8 1 (0.069%) GCP
8 1 (0.069%) GDPR
8 1 (0.069%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
System Software
1 352 (24.24%) Docker
2 149 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 134 (9.23%) Active Directory
4 92 (6.34%) VMware ESXi
5 60 (4.13%) Virtual Machines
6 58 (3.99%) Hyper-V
7 49 (3.37%) vSphere
8 40 (2.75%) HDFS
9 27 (1.86%) NFS
10 24 (1.65%) Apache Flume
10 24 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 22 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 22 (1.52%) XenApp
12 20 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 20 (1.38%) VirtualBox
13 18 (1.24%) Firmware
14 16 (1.10%) RACF
15 15 (1.03%) Job Entry Subsystem
16 14 (0.96%) Oracle Clusterware
17 12 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 530 (36.50%) Puppet
2 452 (31.13%) Ansible
3 271 (18.66%) Opscode Chef
4 240 (16.53%) Terraform
5 167 (11.50%) Kubernetes
6 82 (5.65%) Packer
7 42 (2.89%) Nagios
8 39 (2.69%) logstash
8 39 (2.69%) Salt
9 35 (2.41%) ZABBIX
10 33 (2.27%) Oozie
11 32 (2.20%) Red Hat Satellite
12 27 (1.86%) Grafana
12 27 (1.86%) Hadoop YARN
12 27 (1.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 25 (1.72%) HP ALM
13 25 (1.72%) Tivoli
14 22 (1.52%) SCCM
15 21 (1.45%) Ambari
15 21 (1.45%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 866 (59.64%) Red Hat
2 309 (21.28%) VMware
3 248 (17.08%) Oracle
4 163 (11.23%) Microsoft
5 103 (7.09%) HP
6 98 (6.75%) Splunk
7 79 (5.44%) IBM
8 73 (5.03%) Cisco
9 49 (3.37%) EMC
9 49 (3.37%) Sun
9 49 (3.37%) Veritas
10 48 (3.31%) NetApp
11 44 (3.03%) Dell
11 44 (3.03%) SaltStack
12 42 (2.89%) Google
13 41 (2.82%) Citrix
13 41 (2.82%) ServiceNow
14 39 (2.69%) Sybase
15 36 (2.48%) Hortonworks
15 36 (2.48%) TIBCO