Period
to 23 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 230 206 182
Rank change year-on-year -24 -24 -22
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 978 1,263 1,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.22% 1.37% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.97% 6.57% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 591 828 898
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £313 £354 £325
90th Percentile £688 £615 £618
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £470
% change year-on-year - +6.38% +10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +20.00% +75.00%
10th Percentile £33.50 £24.65 £28.00
90th Percentile £53.17 £48.08 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +29.23% +14.04%

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 16,390 19,216 18,582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.37% 20.79% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,345 11,971 11,794
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £150 £175 £188
90th Percentile £625 £613 £594
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,037 1,385 1,110
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.32 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +6.06%

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 -24 405 £550 +4.76% 44
South East -10 181 £425 -10.53% 26
South West +46 140 £500 +5.26% 18
North of England -34 134 £468 +1.63% 18
Midlands +29 61 £350 -31.37% 22
East of England -39 57 £428 -5.00% 2
West Midlands +33 51 £375 -28.57% 12
Yorkshire -20 49 £450 - 11
North West -16 48 £510 +9.68% 7
North East +19 37 £465 +1.64%
East Midlands +15 10 £325 -31.58% 10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 2019, 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.

1 978 (100.00%) Linux
2 566 (57.87%) Red Hat
3 481 (49.18%) DevOps
4 373 (38.14%) Ansible
5 351 (35.89%) AWS
6 344 (35.17%) Python
7 297 (30.37%) Security Cleared
8 296 (30.27%) Jenkins
9 278 (28.43%) Docker
10 253 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
11 249 (25.46%) Windows
12 248 (25.36%) Git (software)
13 227 (23.21%) VMware
14 224 (22.90%) Terraform
15 222 (22.70%) Bash Shell
16 215 (21.98%) Puppet
17 208 (21.27%) Kubernetes
18 203 (20.76%) CentOS
19 201 (20.55%) Opscode Chef
20 192 (19.63%) Java
21 182 (18.61%) Configuration Management
22 179 (18.30%) SC Cleared
23 177 (18.10%) Azure
24 170 (17.38%) OpenShift
24 170 (17.38%) Finance
24 170 (17.38%) Unix
25 158 (16.16%) Oracle
26 144 (14.72%) Migration
26 144 (14.72%) Windows Server
27 134 (13.70%) Shell Script

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 75 (7.67%) Apache
2 64 (6.54%) nginx
2 64 (6.54%) Tomcat
3 50 (5.11%) JBoss
4 43 (4.40%) Confluence
5 36 (3.68%) OpenStack
6 31 (3.17%) Apache Spark
7 21 (2.15%) WebLogic
8 19 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (1.64%) IIS
9 16 (1.64%) MS Exchange
9 16 (1.64%) WebSphere
10 13 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 9 (0.92%) Jupyter
12 8 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (0.72%) SAS
14 6 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.51%) Jetty
15 5 (0.51%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 13 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.61%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.10%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.10%) Loan IQ
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 351 (35.89%) AWS
2 177 (18.10%) Azure
3 170 (17.38%) OpenShift
4 95 (9.71%) Amazon EC2
5 93 (9.51%) Amazon S3
6 70 (7.16%) Amazon ELB
7 65 (6.65%) AWS CloudFormation
7 65 (6.65%) Route 53
8 63 (6.44%) GCP
9 57 (5.83%) IaaS
10 52 (5.32%) PaaS
11 51 (5.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 49 (5.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 47 (4.81%) Datadog
14 33 (3.37%) GitHub
15 31 (3.17%) Apigee
16 20 (2.04%) Office 365
17 19 (1.94%) SaaS
18 17 (1.74%) Azure Active Directory
19 12 (1.23%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 84 (8.59%) Firewall
1 84 (8.59%) SAN
2 64 (6.54%) DNS
3 56 (5.73%) TCP/IP
4 47 (4.81%) WAN
5 44 (4.50%) LAN
6 38 (3.89%) HTTP
7 35 (3.58%) Internet
8 32 (3.27%) NAS
9 28 (2.86%) VPN
10 22 (2.25%) SSL
11 15 (1.53%) SSH
12 13 (1.33%) DHCP
12 13 (1.33%) iSCSI
13 12 (1.23%) VSAN
14 10 (1.02%) FTP
14 10 (1.02%) Network Security
15 9 (0.92%) SMTP
16 8 (0.82%) VLAN
16 8 (0.82%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (10.43%) MySQL
2 90 (9.20%) SQL Server
3 80 (8.18%) Big Data
3 80 (8.18%) Oracle Database
4 64 (6.54%) Amazon RDS
5 63 (6.44%) MongoDB
6 51 (5.21%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (4.60%) Hadoop
8 37 (3.78%) Relational Database
9 32 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 29 (2.97%) DB2
11 23 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 21 (2.15%) Oracle Database 12c
12 21 (2.15%) RDBMS
13 19 (1.94%) MariaDB
14 14 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 13 (1.33%) NoSQL
16 12 (1.23%) Apache Hive
16 12 (1.23%) Impala
17 10 (1.02%) HBase
Development Applications
1 296 (30.27%) Jenkins
2 248 (25.36%) Git (software)
3 109 (11.15%) JIRA
4 78 (7.98%) Sonatype Nexus
5 49 (5.01%) SonarQube
6 36 (3.68%) Maven
7 27 (2.76%) Subversion
8 24 (2.45%) GitLab
8 24 (2.45%) Selenium
9 20 (2.04%) Cucumber
10 19 (1.94%) Bitbucket
11 18 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 18 (1.84%) TeamCity
12 17 (1.74%) Visual Studio
13 15 (1.53%) Eclipse
13 15 (1.53%) Gerrit
13 15 (1.53%) Visual Studio Team System
14 14 (1.43%) Ant
15 12 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (1.23%) Vagrant
General
1 170 (17.38%) Finance
2 55 (5.62%) Public Sector
3 44 (4.50%) Banking
4 23 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.64%) Retail
6 15 (1.53%) Publishing
7 13 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 10 (1.02%) Electronics
9 9 (0.92%) Back Office
10 8 (0.82%) Marketing
11 6 (0.61%) Games
12 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.31%) French Language
13 3 (0.31%) German Language
13 3 (0.31%) Law
14 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.20%) Front Office
14 2 (0.20%) Military
14 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 309 (31.60%) DevOps Engineer
2 107 (10.94%) Administrator
3 101 (10.33%) Linux Engineer
4 88 (9.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 69 (7.06%) Architect
6 65 (6.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 54 (5.52%) AWS DevOps
8 52 (5.32%) AWS Engineer
8 52 (5.32%) Consultant
9 47 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
10 46 (4.70%) Analyst
11 44 (4.50%) Linux Administrator
11 44 (4.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 42 (4.29%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 39 (3.99%) Developer
14 38 (3.89%) DBA
14 38 (3.89%) Senior DevOps
15 37 (3.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 37 (3.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 33 (3.37%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (6.34%) JSON
1 62 (6.34%) Middleware
2 58 (5.93%) Web Services
3 54 (5.52%) Node.js
4 44 (4.50%) .NET
5 38 (3.89%) Elastic Stack
5 38 (3.89%) Kafka
6 33 (3.37%) XML
7 31 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
8 24 (2.45%) LDAP
9 21 (2.15%) LEMP Stack
10 19 (1.94%) REST
11 18 (1.84%) YAML
12 17 (1.74%) AngularJS
12 17 (1.74%) J2EE
13 16 (1.64%) LAMP
14 14 (1.43%) ActiveMQ
14 14 (1.43%) Java EE
14 14 (1.43%) Spring
15 12 (1.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (10.22%) Data Centre
2 78 (7.98%) Public Cloud
3 71 (7.26%) Replication
4 65 (6.65%) Clustering
5 59 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
6 31 (3.17%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.25%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
10 16 (1.64%) PKI
11 15 (1.53%) Mainframe
12 13 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.23%) Cloud Native
13 12 (1.23%) Derivative
14 11 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.82%) User Experience
16 7 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
16 7 (0.72%) EMC VNX
17 6 (0.61%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 978 (100.00%) Linux
2 249 (25.46%) Windows
3 203 (20.76%) CentOS
4 170 (17.38%) Unix
5 144 (14.72%) Windows Server
6 90 (9.20%) Solaris
7 83 (8.49%) Ubuntu
8 39 (3.99%) AIX
8 39 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 31 (3.17%) SUSE
10 30 (3.07%) Debian
11 29 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (1.94%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 13 (1.33%) openSUSE
16 10 (1.02%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (0.82%) zOS
19 7 (0.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 481 (49.18%) DevOps
2 253 (25.87%) Agile Software Development
3 182 (18.61%) Configuration Management
4 144 (14.72%) Migration
5 130 (13.29%) ITIL
6 126 (12.88%) Continuous Integration
7 116 (11.86%) Scrum
8 107 (10.94%) Problem-Solving
9 92 (9.41%) Kanban
10 89 (9.10%) Infrastructure as Code
11 86 (8.79%) Microservices
11 86 (8.79%) Open Source
12 82 (8.38%) Test Automation
13 80 (8.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 67 (6.85%) High Availability
15 58 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
16 56 (5.73%) Project Delivery
17 53 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
18 46 (4.70%) Software Engineering
19 45 (4.60%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 344 (35.17%) Python
2 222 (22.70%) Bash Shell
3 192 (19.63%) Java
4 134 (13.70%) Shell Script
5 129 (13.19%) Ruby
6 116 (11.86%) Perl
7 115 (11.76%) SQL
8 95 (9.71%) PowerShell
9 61 (6.24%) JavaScript
10 45 (4.60%) C
11 32 (3.27%) C++
11 32 (3.27%) PHP
12 25 (2.56%) Groovy
13 20 (2.04%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.74%) Go
15 16 (1.64%) C#
15 16 (1.64%) Scala
16 13 (1.33%) Korn
17 8 (0.82%) Clojure
18 7 (0.72%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 297 (30.37%) Security Cleared
2 179 (18.30%) SC Cleared
3 55 (5.62%) DV Cleared
4 43 (4.40%) AWS Certification
5 40 (4.09%) RHCE
6 31 (3.17%) Degree
7 20 (2.04%) MCSE
7 20 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.12%) CCNA
9 11 (1.12%) MCSA
10 10 (1.02%) RHCSA
11 9 (0.92%) CISSP
12 7 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.51%) CEH
13 5 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.51%) HNC
13 5 (0.51%) HND
13 5 (0.51%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (2.76%) NIST
3 15 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 13 (1.33%) COBIT
5 13 (1.33%) QA
6 6 (0.61%) SLA
7 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 278 (28.43%) Docker
2 118 (12.07%) Active Directory
3 114 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 52 (5.32%) vSphere
5 40 (4.09%) Hyper-V
6 35 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (3.07%) XenApp
8 29 (2.97%) LXC
9 28 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
10 27 (2.76%) NFS
11 26 (2.66%) Oracle RAC
12 20 (2.04%) Gluster
13 18 (1.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 16 (1.64%) XenDesktop
15 11 (1.12%) KVM
16 10 (1.02%) GlusterFS
16 10 (1.02%) HDFS
16 10 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 10 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.82%) RACF
Systems Management
1 373 (38.14%) Ansible
2 224 (22.90%) Terraform
3 215 (21.98%) Puppet
4 208 (21.27%) Kubernetes
5 201 (20.55%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (4.09%) Prometheus
7 31 (3.17%) Grafana
8 27 (2.76%) Packer
9 24 (2.45%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 24 (2.45%) HAProxy
9 24 (2.45%) Nessus
10 21 (2.15%) Salt
10 21 (2.15%) SCCM
10 21 (2.15%) Suricata
11 20 (2.04%) Nagios
12 17 (1.74%) Rancher
13 16 (1.64%) NetBackup
14 14 (1.43%) vCenter Server
15 12 (1.23%) SCOM
15 12 (1.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 566 (57.87%) Red Hat
2 227 (23.21%) VMware
3 158 (16.16%) Oracle
4 131 (13.39%) Microsoft
5 87 (8.90%) Cisco
6 62 (6.34%) Citrix
6 62 (6.34%) HP
7 55 (5.62%) Splunk
8 43 (4.40%) NetApp
8 43 (4.40%) Qualys
9 42 (4.29%) IBM
10 40 (4.09%) ServiceNow
11 33 (3.37%) Veritas
12 26 (2.66%) EMC
13 25 (2.56%) Cloudera
13 25 (2.56%) Sybase
14 22 (2.25%) Hortonworks
15 21 (2.15%) Atlassian
16 19 (1.94%) Symantec
17 18 (1.84%) Google