Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 164 177
Rank change year-on-year -4 +13 +27
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1,437 1,455 1,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.56% 1.65% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.52% 7.92% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,024 991 967
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £594 £550
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 13
England median hourly rate £40.25 £34.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.83% +19.83% -27.50%
10th Percentile £27.13 £21.05 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.55
UK median hourly rate £40.25 £34.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year +15.83% +19.83% -27.50%

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 19,111 18,363 21,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.80% 20.82% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,350 11,710 12,845
England median daily rate £428 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £195
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,139 1,149 1,621
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.33
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.25 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -17 661 £500 +4.17% 65
North of England +38 325 £430 +7.50% 59
South East -50 245 £450 +4.65% 45
North West +25 143 £433 +2.98% 19
Yorkshire +55 135 £430 +1.18% 37
Midlands +82 108 £400 -20.00% 16
West Midlands +49 65 £401 -5.76% 9
North East +11 58 £425 +28.79% 3
South West -13 53 £406 -16.67% 17
East of England -35 44 £500 +14.29% 11
East Midlands +32 43 £350 -36.36% 7
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 1,437 (100.00%) Linux
2 855 (59.50%) Red Hat
3 616 (42.87%) DevOps
4 476 (33.12%) Puppet
5 417 (29.02%) Jenkins
6 402 (27.97%) Windows
6 402 (27.97%) Python
7 401 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
8 399 (27.77%) Java
9 379 (26.37%) Ansible
10 372 (25.89%) Unix
11 331 (23.03%) Agile Software Development
12 323 (22.48%) Bash Shell
12 323 (22.48%) CentOS
13 319 (22.20%) VMware
14 315 (21.92%) Docker
15 293 (20.39%) Git (software)
16 277 (19.28%) Security Cleared
17 253 (17.61%) Finance
18 251 (17.47%) Oracle
18 251 (17.47%) Configuration Management
19 241 (16.77%) Opscode Chef
20 217 (15.10%) SQL
21 213 (14.82%) Perl
22 202 (14.06%) Windows Server
23 201 (13.99%) SC Cleared
24 197 (13.71%) Shell Script
25 191 (13.29%) Ruby
26 190 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
27 188 (13.08%) Open Source

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
1 167 (11.62%) Apache
2 160 (11.13%) Tomcat
3 144 (10.02%) Confluence
4 125 (8.70%) JBoss
5 67 (4.66%) Elasticsearch
6 64 (4.45%) nginx
7 54 (3.76%) WebLogic
8 51 (3.55%) Apache Spark
9 44 (3.06%) OpenStack
10 42 (2.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 40 (2.78%) WebSphere
12 27 (1.88%) IIS
13 18 (1.25%) Apache Solr
14 17 (1.18%) MS Exchange
15 15 (1.04%) SharePoint
16 11 (0.77%) SAS
17 9 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
17 9 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
18 8 (0.56%) MQSeries
19 7 (0.49%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.21%) Houdini
4 3 (0.21%) Maya
4 3 (0.21%) NUKE
4 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 32 (2.23%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.42%) Temenos T24
3 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.070%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.070%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 401 (27.91%) Amazon AWS
2 155 (10.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (5.64%) Slack
4 74 (5.15%) PaaS
5 68 (4.73%) Amazon EC2
6 55 (3.83%) GitHub
7 54 (3.76%) IaaS
8 52 (3.62%) Amazon S3
9 46 (3.20%) OpenShift
10 45 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
11 41 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
12 37 (2.57%) Amazon ELB
12 37 (2.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 32 (2.23%) Route 53
14 27 (1.88%) SaaS
15 22 (1.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 20 (1.39%) Serverless
17 19 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
17 19 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
17 19 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 136 (9.46%) Firewall
2 117 (8.14%) SAN
3 108 (7.52%) DNS
4 90 (6.26%) TCP/IP
5 63 (4.38%) DHCP
6 61 (4.24%) SSL
7 60 (4.18%) HTTP
8 47 (3.27%) VPN
9 45 (3.13%) NAS
10 43 (2.99%) Kerberos
11 40 (2.78%) Network Security
12 30 (2.09%) WAN
13 28 (1.95%) LAN
14 26 (1.81%) Internet
15 21 (1.46%) SSH
16 20 (1.39%) WinSCP
17 18 (1.25%) PuTTY
18 17 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
18 17 (1.18%) OpenLDAP
19 15 (1.04%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (9.39%) PostgreSQL
2 124 (8.63%) MongoDB
3 121 (8.42%) MySQL
4 89 (6.19%) SQL Server
5 83 (5.78%) NoSQL
6 81 (5.64%) Hadoop
7 76 (5.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 71 (4.94%) Relational Database
9 67 (4.66%) Oracle Database
10 53 (3.69%) Amazon RDS
11 52 (3.62%) Apache Hive
12 51 (3.55%) Big Data
13 41 (2.85%) HBase
14 40 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
15 39 (2.71%) RDBMS
16 32 (2.23%) KDB
17 29 (2.02%) DB2
18 27 (1.88%) Redis
19 25 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
20 22 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 417 (29.02%) Jenkins
2 293 (20.39%) Git (software)
3 166 (11.55%) JIRA
4 94 (6.54%) Maven
5 82 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
6 67 (4.66%) Cucumber
7 57 (3.97%) JUnit
8 55 (3.83%) Subversion
9 37 (2.57%) Jasmine
10 36 (2.51%) TeamCity
11 35 (2.44%) SonarQube
12 32 (2.23%) GitLab
13 31 (2.16%) Selenium
14 29 (2.02%) Eclipse
15 24 (1.67%) Bitbucket
16 23 (1.60%) Artifactory
16 23 (1.60%) Vagrant
17 22 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
18 20 (1.39%) Ant
18 20 (1.39%) SoapUI
General
1 253 (17.61%) Finance
2 144 (10.02%) Banking
3 24 (1.67%) Telecoms
4 22 (1.53%) Retail
5 21 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 9 (0.63%) Games
7 8 (0.56%) Legal
8 7 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.49%) Marketing
9 6 (0.42%) Back Office
9 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.35%) Advertising
11 4 (0.28%) Electronics
11 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 3 (0.21%) Billing
13 2 (0.14%) Automotive
13 2 (0.14%) Law
13 2 (0.14%) Military
13 2 (0.14%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 433 (30.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 223 (15.52%) Linux Engineer
3 157 (10.93%) Administrator
4 130 (9.05%) AWS DevOps
5 127 (8.84%) AWS Engineer
6 117 (8.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 108 (7.52%) Developer
8 97 (6.75%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 95 (6.61%) Systems Administrator
10 93 (6.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 81 (5.64%) Linux Administrator
12 78 (5.43%) Consultant
13 74 (5.15%) Java Developer
14 70 (4.87%) Analyst
15 68 (4.73%) Cloud Engineer
16 67 (4.66%) Senior DevOps
17 64 (4.45%) Architect
17 64 (4.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 62 (4.31%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 52 (3.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (9.39%) Web Services
2 103 (7.17%) Middleware
3 98 (6.82%) REST
4 79 (5.50%) Node.js
5 78 (5.43%) LDAP
6 58 (4.04%) Kafka
7 56 (3.90%) JSON
8 53 (3.69%) .NET
9 49 (3.41%) Elastic Stack
10 43 (2.99%) SOAP
11 41 (2.85%) LAMP
12 40 (2.78%) XML
13 37 (2.57%) FIX Protocol
13 37 (2.57%) J2EE
14 32 (2.23%) TIBCO EMS
15 29 (2.02%) Spring
16 22 (1.53%) ActiveMQ
17 20 (1.39%) HTML
18 18 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
18 18 (1.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 104 (7.24%) Public Cloud
2 94 (6.54%) Clustering
3 89 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 84 (5.85%) Data Centre
5 40 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 36 (2.51%) Replication
7 32 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (2.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 30 (2.09%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
10 19 (1.32%) Computer Science
11 17 (1.18%) PKI
12 15 (1.04%) VSAM
13 14 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
14 13 (0.90%) Derivative
14 13 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
15 12 (0.84%) Private Cloud
16 11 (0.77%) Video on Demand
16 11 (0.77%) Wiki
17 10 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1,437 (100.00%) Linux
2 402 (27.97%) Windows
3 372 (25.89%) Unix
4 323 (22.48%) CentOS
5 202 (14.06%) Windows Server
6 176 (12.25%) Solaris
7 128 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 115 (8.00%) AIX
9 73 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 60 (4.18%) Ubuntu
11 59 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (2.30%) HPUX
12 33 (2.30%) SUSE
13 25 (1.74%) Windows 7
14 22 (1.53%) VMS
15 21 (1.46%) Debian
16 18 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
16 18 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
17 16 (1.11%) MVS
18 15 (1.04%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 616 (42.87%) DevOps
2 331 (23.03%) Agile Software Development
3 251 (17.47%) Configuration Management
4 190 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
5 188 (13.08%) Open Source
6 158 (11.00%) Scrum
7 147 (10.23%) Test Automation
8 131 (9.12%) Continuous Delivery
8 131 (9.12%) Mentoring
9 123 (8.56%) ITIL
10 121 (8.42%) Microservices
11 115 (8.00%) Migration
12 109 (7.59%) Load Balancing
13 108 (7.52%) Kanban
14 101 (7.03%) TDD
15 93 (6.47%) Coaching
16 87 (6.05%) Software Engineering
17 78 (5.43%) Change Management
18 70 (4.87%) User Stories
19 69 (4.80%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 402 (27.97%) Python
2 399 (27.77%) Java
3 323 (22.48%) Bash Shell
4 217 (15.10%) SQL
5 213 (14.82%) Perl
6 197 (13.71%) Shell Script
7 191 (13.29%) Ruby
8 123 (8.56%) PowerShell
9 114 (7.93%) JavaScript
10 72 (5.01%) PHP
11 46 (3.20%) Korn
12 42 (2.92%) C
13 41 (2.85%) Groovy
14 35 (2.44%) PL/SQL
15 26 (1.81%) Go
16 24 (1.67%) C++
17 18 (1.25%) XPath
18 16 (1.11%) F#
19 15 (1.04%) JCL
19 15 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 277 (19.28%) Security Cleared
2 201 (13.99%) SC Cleared
3 31 (2.16%) DV Cleared
4 29 (2.02%) RHCE
5 25 (1.74%) Degree
6 13 (0.90%) AWS Certification
7 11 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (0.56%) MCSE
10 7 (0.49%) ISEB
10 7 (0.49%) ISEB Practitioner
10 7 (0.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.42%) CISSP
12 5 (0.35%) CCNA
12 5 (0.35%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.35%) MCSA
12 5 (0.35%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.21%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.95%) QA
2 25 (1.74%) SLA
3 11 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.77%) PMO
4 5 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.070%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.070%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.070%) JSP 440
System Software
1 315 (21.92%) Docker
2 134 (9.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 130 (9.05%) Active Directory
4 116 (8.07%) VMware ESXi
5 62 (4.31%) Hyper-V
6 52 (3.62%) vSphere
7 46 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
8 36 (2.51%) HDFS
8 36 (2.51%) NFS
9 23 (1.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 22 (1.53%) Apache Flume
10 22 (1.53%) Samba
11 21 (1.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 20 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 20 (1.39%) XenApp
13 17 (1.18%) Firmware
14 16 (1.11%) KVM
15 15 (1.04%) Job Entry Subsystem
15 15 (1.04%) RACF
16 13 (0.90%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 476 (33.12%) Puppet
2 379 (26.37%) Ansible
3 241 (16.77%) Opscode Chef
4 170 (11.83%) Terraform
5 137 (9.53%) Kubernetes
6 55 (3.83%) logstash
7 44 (3.06%) Nagios
8 43 (2.99%) Red Hat Satellite
9 37 (2.57%) Packer
10 36 (2.51%) ZABBIX
11 32 (2.23%) NetBackup
12 31 (2.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 28 (1.95%) Hadoop YARN
14 27 (1.88%) BladeLogic
14 27 (1.88%) Tivoli
15 26 (1.81%) Oozie
15 26 (1.81%) WMI
16 24 (1.67%) Grafana
16 24 (1.67%) SCCM
17 21 (1.46%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 855 (59.50%) Red Hat
2 319 (22.20%) VMware
3 251 (17.47%) Oracle
4 150 (10.44%) Microsoft
5 106 (7.38%) Splunk
6 98 (6.82%) Cisco
7 96 (6.68%) HP
8 81 (5.64%) IBM
9 56 (3.90%) EMC
9 56 (3.90%) NetApp
10 48 (3.34%) Veritas
11 47 (3.27%) Citrix
11 47 (3.27%) Dell
12 39 (2.71%) Sybase
13 37 (2.57%) ServiceNow
14 35 (2.44%) ION Trading
15 33 (2.30%) Juniper
15 33 (2.30%) TIBCO
16 32 (2.23%) F5
16 32 (2.23%) SolarWinds