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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 30 June 2022 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
30 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 269 309 252
Rank change year-on-year +40 -57 -16
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 714 435 375
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.00% 0.84% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.41% 5.32% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 281 259
10th Percentile £425 £340 £326
25th Percentile £500 £400 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £600 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
75th Percentile £663 £575 £574
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £575 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
10th Percentile £19.90 £51.75 -
25th Percentile £41.00 £57.94 -
Median hourly rate £70.00 £61.50 £66.00
Median % change year-on-year +13.82% -6.82% +61.63%
75th Percentile £80.00 £72.56 -
90th Percentile £81.00 £79.25 -
UK median hourly rate £63.00 £62.25 £60.00
% change year-on-year +1.20% +3.75% +152.63%

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 11,132 8,177 7,274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.53% 15.78% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,721 5,380 4,839
10th Percentile £180 £185 £155
25th Percentile £325 £340 £308
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £455 £438
Median % change year-on-year +10.01% +3.89% -1.13%
75th Percentile £625 £562 £538
90th Percentile £709 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £455 £427
% change year-on-year +9.89% +6.56% -0.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 504 398 452
10th Percentile £13.29 £12.00 £11.63
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.88 £13.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% - -
75th Percentile £52.50 £42.42 £23.85
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +28.57% -2.78% +4.20%

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022.

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 30 June 2022. 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
Jobs
London +45 436 £608 +15.71% 38
South East -4 99 £513 +7.89% 30
North of England -6 77 £600 +50.00% 17
North West -1 47 £625 +42.05% 10
Yorkshire -10 37 £450 +12.50% 4
Midlands -38 29 £600 +50.00% 9
South West -36 21 £525 +0.10% 11
West Midlands -36 19 £600 +45.45% 4
East of England -10 13 £500 +8.11% 5
North East +1 10 £675 +321.88% 3
East Midlands -12 10 £463 +15.63% 5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 30 June 2022, 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.

1 713 (99.86%) Linux
2 369 (51.68%) Red Hat
3 329 (46.08%) Ansible
4 293 (41.04%) Windows
5 265 (37.11%) DevOps
6 234 (32.77%) VMware
7 223 (31.23%) Python
8 205 (28.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 199 (27.87%) Terraform
10 192 (26.89%) Bash
11 191 (26.75%) Finance
12 187 (26.19%) Security Cleared
13 186 (26.05%) AWS
14 179 (25.07%) CI/CD
15 160 (22.41%) Docker
16 152 (21.29%) SQL
17 145 (20.31%) SC Cleared
17 145 (20.31%) Jenkins
18 144 (20.17%) Azure
19 142 (19.89%) Kubernetes
20 137 (19.19%) Puppet
21 129 (18.07%) Unix
22 128 (17.93%) Configuration Management
22 128 (17.93%) CentOS
23 125 (17.51%) Agile
24 123 (17.23%) Windows Server
25 117 (16.39%) Social Skills
26 114 (15.97%) DNS
27 111 (15.55%) Oracle
27 111 (15.55%) Git (software)

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 39 (5.46%) Apache
2 38 (5.32%) Confluence
3 37 (5.18%) nginx
4 36 (5.04%) WebSphere
5 31 (4.34%) Traefik
6 28 (3.92%) Tomcat
7 14 (1.96%) IIS
8 13 (1.82%) IBM HTTP Server
8 13 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (1.12%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.98%) WordPress
11 6 (0.84%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.84%) SharePoint
12 5 (0.70%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.56%) Apache Solr
13 4 (0.56%) Drupal
13 4 (0.56%) JBoss
13 4 (0.56%) PowerExchange
13 4 (0.56%) Skype for Business
14 3 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (2.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.14%) CATIA
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
2 2 (0.28%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 2 (0.28%) RMDS
3 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 186 (26.05%) AWS
2 144 (20.17%) Azure
3 63 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
4 62 (8.68%) GCP
5 61 (8.54%) GitHub
6 57 (7.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 56 (7.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 45 (6.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 25 (3.50%) Amazon S3
10 24 (3.36%) OpenShift
11 20 (2.80%) Azure DevOps
12 19 (2.66%) PaaS
13 17 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
13 17 (2.38%) IaaS
14 16 (2.24%) Azure AKS
14 16 (2.24%) Microsoft 365
15 15 (2.10%) Serverless
16 14 (1.96%) Azure Monitor
17 12 (1.68%) Cloud Computing
17 12 (1.68%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 114 (15.97%) DNS
2 93 (13.03%) Firewall
3 63 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 49 (6.86%) SAN
5 34 (4.76%) SSH
6 31 (4.34%) NAS
6 31 (4.34%) VPN
7 27 (3.78%) DHCP
8 24 (3.36%) LAN
8 24 (3.36%) WAN
9 23 (3.22%) HTTP
10 21 (2.94%) Kerberos
11 19 (2.66%) SSL
12 18 (2.52%) Multicast
13 12 (1.68%) IPsec
14 11 (1.54%) Internet
14 11 (1.54%) Network Security
14 11 (1.54%) Wireless
15 10 (1.40%) Software-Defined Networking
16 9 (1.26%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 45 (6.30%) DB2
3 38 (5.32%) MySQL
4 33 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 21 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.66%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
8 13 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (1.54%) MongoDB
10 10 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (1.26%) SAP HANA
12 8 (1.12%) Big Data
12 8 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.98%) PowerCenter
13 7 (0.98%) RDBMS
14 6 (0.84%) Pentaho
14 6 (0.84%) Redis
Development Applications
1 145 (20.31%) Jenkins
2 111 (15.55%) Git (software)
3 106 (14.85%) GitLab
4 74 (10.36%) JIRA
5 21 (2.94%) Bitbucket
6 20 (2.80%) Artifactory
7 15 (2.10%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.96%) Eclipse
9 13 (1.82%) SonarQube
9 13 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
10 10 (1.40%) Subversion
11 9 (1.26%) IBM UrbanCode
12 7 (0.98%) Maven
13 6 (0.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 6 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
14 5 (0.70%) Gerrit
14 5 (0.70%) Zephyr
15 4 (0.56%) Robot Framework
15 4 (0.56%) Selenium
15 4 (0.56%) Terragrunt
General
1 191 (26.75%) Finance
2 117 (16.39%) Social Skills
3 86 (12.04%) Banking
4 85 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
5 42 (5.88%) Public Sector
6 25 (3.50%) Back Office
7 15 (2.10%) Investment Banking
8 11 (1.54%) Retail
8 11 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 10 (1.40%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.40%) Front Office
9 10 (1.40%) International Banking
9 10 (1.40%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 6 (0.84%) Documentation Skills
11 6 (0.84%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (0.70%) Electronics
12 5 (0.70%) Marketing
13 4 (0.56%) Law
14 3 (0.42%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 143 (20.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 93 (13.03%) Linux Engineer
3 71 (9.94%) Architect
4 66 (9.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 40 (5.60%) Administrator
5 40 (5.60%) Analyst
5 40 (5.60%) Infrastructure Architect
6 39 (5.46%) Platform Engineer
7 34 (4.76%) Consultant
8 33 (4.62%) AWS Engineer
9 32 (4.48%) Developer
10 30 (4.20%) Applications Support
11 28 (3.92%) Support Analyst
12 27 (3.78%) Linux Administrator
13 26 (3.64%) Applications Support Analyst
14 24 (3.36%) AWS DevOps
15 22 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
16 21 (2.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 21 (2.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 20 (2.80%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.60%) cloud-init
2 32 (4.48%) RESTful
3 31 (4.34%) .NET
4 30 (4.20%) Kafka
5 24 (3.36%) LDAP
6 23 (3.22%) Middleware
7 22 (3.08%) WebSphere MQ
8 17 (2.38%) Rendezvous
9 16 (2.24%) Elastic Stack
9 16 (2.24%) FIX Protocol
10 15 (2.10%) Node.js
11 14 (1.96%) REST
11 14 (1.96%) Spring
12 13 (1.82%) LAMP
13 10 (1.40%) Spring Boot
14 8 (1.12%) Software Packaging
15 7 (0.98%) SailPoint
16 5 (0.70%) HTML
16 5 (0.70%) Web Services
16 5 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 90 (12.61%) Clustering
2 59 (8.26%) PKI
3 56 (7.84%) Data Centre
4 49 (6.86%) Replication
5 29 (4.06%) Management Information System
6 26 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (3.22%) Public Cloud
8 22 (3.08%) Analytical Mindset
9 21 (2.94%) Private Cloud
10 19 (2.66%) Cloud Native
10 19 (2.66%) Linux Command Line
11 16 (2.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 16 (2.24%) SWIFT
12 10 (1.40%) Virtual Team
13 9 (1.26%) Data Protection Act
14 8 (1.12%) CCTV
14 8 (1.12%) Equity Risk
15 6 (0.84%) Derivative
16 5 (0.70%) Blockchain
16 5 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 713 (99.86%) Linux
2 293 (41.04%) Windows
3 129 (18.07%) Unix
4 128 (17.93%) CentOS
5 123 (17.23%) Windows Server
6 43 (6.02%) Solaris
7 41 (5.74%) Windows Server 2019
8 38 (5.32%) Ubuntu
9 25 (3.50%) Windows 10
10 24 (3.36%) Windows Server 2016
11 20 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (2.52%) HPUX
12 18 (2.52%) SUSE
13 17 (2.38%) VMS
14 15 (2.10%) AIX
15 14 (1.96%) Debian
16 12 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (1.68%) Windows 7
17 8 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
18 5 (0.70%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (37.11%) DevOps
2 179 (25.07%) CI/CD
3 128 (17.93%) Configuration Management
4 125 (17.51%) Agile
5 108 (15.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 96 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
7 85 (11.90%) Load Balancing
8 84 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
9 74 (10.36%) Microservices
10 63 (8.82%) ITIL
11 62 (8.68%) Task Automation
12 57 (7.98%) Migration
13 53 (7.42%) Infrastructure as Code
14 51 (7.14%) Platform Engineering
15 47 (6.58%) Change Management
16 44 (6.16%) Cybersecurity
16 44 (6.16%) Deployment Automation
17 41 (5.74%) Project Delivery
18 40 (5.60%) Continuous Deployment
19 39 (5.46%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 223 (31.23%) Python
2 192 (26.89%) Bash
3 152 (21.29%) SQL
4 83 (11.62%) Shell Script
5 75 (10.50%) PowerShell
6 69 (9.66%) Perl
7 58 (8.12%) Ruby
8 51 (7.14%) Go
8 51 (7.14%) Java
9 30 (4.20%) JavaScript
10 21 (2.94%) PHP
11 20 (2.80%) Groovy
12 19 (2.66%) C
13 14 (1.96%) Korn
14 13 (1.82%) C#
15 12 (1.68%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.84%) C++
17 5 (0.70%) PL/SQL
18 2 (0.28%) R
19 1 (0.14%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 187 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 145 (20.31%) SC Cleared
3 46 (6.44%) DV Cleared
4 27 (3.78%) Degree
5 18 (2.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (2.10%) RHCE
7 14 (1.96%) TOGAF Certification
8 13 (1.82%) RHCA
9 12 (1.68%) Master's Degree
10 10 (1.40%) AWS Certification
11 8 (1.12%) RHCSA
12 5 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 4 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.42%) CCNA
15 2 (0.28%) MCP
16 1 (0.14%) CCIE
16 1 (0.14%) CISSP
16 1 (0.14%) MCSA
16 1 (0.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.32%) NCSC
2 20 (2.80%) QA
3 11 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 10 (1.40%) GDPR
5 6 (0.84%) SLA
6 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.28%) NIST
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 205 (28.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (22.41%) Docker
3 63 (8.82%) Active Directory
4 56 (7.84%) vSphere
5 43 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
6 38 (5.32%) Hyper-V
7 25 (3.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 25 (3.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 17 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.68%) NFS
9 12 (1.68%) VMware NSX
10 10 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.84%) KVM
13 5 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.56%) Firmware
14 4 (0.56%) Samba
15 3 (0.42%) Postfix
15 3 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 329 (46.08%) Ansible
2 199 (27.87%) Terraform
3 142 (19.89%) Kubernetes
4 137 (19.19%) Puppet
5 67 (9.38%) Prometheus
6 64 (8.96%) Packer
7 44 (6.16%) Consul
8 43 (6.02%) ZABBIX
9 39 (5.46%) Graphite
10 38 (5.32%) Istio
11 34 (4.76%) Docker Swarm
11 34 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
12 32 (4.48%) HAProxy
12 32 (4.48%) Podman
13 30 (4.20%) Grafana
13 30 (4.20%) linkerd
14 28 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
15 18 (2.52%) ITRS Geneos
16 17 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
17 16 (2.24%) vRealize
Vendors
1 369 (51.68%) Red Hat
2 234 (32.77%) VMware
3 111 (15.55%) Oracle
4 104 (14.57%) Splunk
5 93 (13.03%) Microsoft
6 71 (9.94%) IBM
7 65 (9.10%) Cisco
7 65 (9.10%) Citrix
8 38 (5.32%) PagerDuty
9 35 (4.90%) Veritas
10 32 (4.48%) Sybase
11 31 (4.34%) NetApp
12 28 (3.92%) ServiceNow
13 26 (3.64%) HP
14 19 (2.66%) CheckPoint
14 19 (2.66%) CyberArk
14 19 (2.66%) SAP
15 18 (2.52%) Juniper
16 17 (2.38%) TIBCO
17 16 (2.24%) Dell