Period
to 16 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 November 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)
England > South East
6 months to
16 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 132 99
Rank change year-on-year -31 -33 +61
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 257 327 385
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.54% 1.94% 2.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.31% 8.50% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 204 252
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £344
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
England median daily rate £500 £470 £435
% change year-on-year +6.38% +8.05% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
South East median hourly rate - £41.25 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +223.53% -67.31%
England median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +87.50% -42.86%

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 3,516 3,845 3,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.09% 22.79% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,912 2,145 2,275
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £160 £150 £185
90th Percentile £575 £545 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 303 265
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.58% -5.22%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.25 £48.45
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South East

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South East

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South East

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South East

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 16 November 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
Hampshire -20 125 £400 - 7
Thames Valley +4 65 £450 +22.45% 16
Berkshire -20 43 £450 +22.45% 13
Surrey -60 41 £500 +5.26% 9
West Sussex +5 22 £475 +24.18% 3
Buckinghamshire +24 17 £403 +34.17% 1
Oxfordshire +16 5 £650 +100.00% 2
Kent +3 5 £550 +20.22% 2
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 257 (100.00%) Linux
2 189 (73.54%) Red Hat
3 98 (38.13%) Unix
4 95 (36.96%) Puppet
5 92 (35.80%) Ansible
6 85 (33.07%) VMware
7 81 (31.52%) Windows
8 77 (29.96%) DevOps
9 70 (27.24%) Oracle
10 61 (23.74%) Microsoft
11 60 (23.35%) Opscode Chef
12 59 (22.96%) Configuration Management
13 56 (21.79%) CentOS
14 54 (21.01%) Security Cleared
15 53 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
16 52 (20.23%) Apache
17 47 (18.29%) Java
17 47 (18.29%) Jenkins
18 46 (17.90%) Performance Tuning
18 46 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
19 44 (17.12%) ITIL
19 44 (17.12%) Python
20 42 (16.34%) Perl
20 42 (16.34%) Disaster Recovery
20 42 (16.34%) Finance
20 42 (16.34%) Bash Shell
20 42 (16.34%) SC Cleared
21 39 (15.18%) Git (software)
22 38 (14.79%) Middleware
23 37 (14.40%) Shell Script

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 52 (20.23%) Apache
2 37 (14.40%) JBoss
3 25 (9.73%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.28%) OpenStack
5 8 (3.11%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.72%) WebLogic
7 6 (2.33%) Confluence
8 5 (1.95%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.95%) Tuxedo
9 4 (1.56%) nginx
10 3 (1.17%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.78%) CMS
11 2 (0.78%) Drupal
11 2 (0.78%) GemFire
11 2 (0.78%) IIS
11 2 (0.78%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.78%) SharePoint
11 2 (0.78%) WordPress
12 1 (0.39%) AquaLogic
12 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.78%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 46 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (14.40%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (10.12%) IaaS
4 25 (9.73%) PaaS
5 16 (6.23%) SaaS
6 12 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (2.33%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.95%) Apigee
9 5 (1.95%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (1.95%) GitHub
9 5 (1.95%) Serverless
10 4 (1.56%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (1.17%) Datadog
11 3 (1.17%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.78%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.78%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.78%) Route 53
12 2 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.23%) Firewall
2 31 (12.06%) DNS
2 31 (12.06%) SAN
3 23 (8.95%) TCP/IP
4 22 (8.56%) iSCSI
5 14 (5.45%) Internet
6 9 (3.50%) DHCP
6 9 (3.50%) SSL
7 7 (2.72%) NAS
7 7 (2.72%) WAN
8 6 (2.33%) Junos
8 6 (2.33%) NetScaler
8 6 (2.33%) Network Security
8 6 (2.33%) VPN
9 5 (1.95%) BGP
9 5 (1.95%) MPLS
9 5 (1.95%) OSPF
9 5 (1.95%) Skype
10 4 (1.56%) PuTTY
10 4 (1.56%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.95%) Oracle Database
3 16 (6.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (5.45%) Big Data
5 13 (5.06%) Relational Database
6 12 (4.67%) MongoDB
6 12 (4.67%) Oracle Exadata
7 10 (3.89%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (3.50%) MySQL
8 9 (3.50%) RDBMS
9 8 (3.11%) Hadoop
9 8 (3.11%) NoSQL
10 7 (2.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (2.33%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.95%) MariaDB
12 5 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (1.56%) DB2
13 4 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
14 3 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 47 (18.29%) Jenkins
2 39 (15.18%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.06%) Vagrant
4 9 (3.50%) JIRA
5 8 (3.11%) Artifactory
5 8 (3.11%) GitLab
6 6 (2.33%) Selenium
7 5 (1.95%) HP UFT
7 5 (1.95%) Maven
7 5 (1.95%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.56%) Ant
8 4 (1.56%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.56%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.17%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.17%) RSpec
9 3 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.78%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.78%) Spinnaker
10 2 (0.78%) Toad
10 2 (0.78%) Travis CI
General
1 42 (16.34%) Finance
2 9 (3.50%) Legal
3 8 (3.11%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.56%) Spanish Language
5 3 (1.17%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
7 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 48 (18.68%) Linux Engineer
2 47 (18.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 45 (17.51%) Architect
4 21 (8.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 20 (7.78%) Middleware Engineer
6 18 (7.00%) Administrator
6 18 (7.00%) Analyst
7 16 (6.23%) AWS DevOps
7 16 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (5.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 15 (5.84%) AWS Engineer
9 14 (5.45%) Consultant
9 14 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (5.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 11 (4.28%) Linux Administrator
11 11 (4.28%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 9 (3.50%) Developer
14 8 (3.11%) DBA
14 8 (3.11%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (14.79%) Middleware
2 19 (7.39%) Web Services
3 13 (5.06%) LDAP
4 10 (3.89%) Node.js
5 9 (3.50%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (3.50%) SOAP
6 8 (3.11%) AngularJS
6 8 (3.11%) HTML
6 8 (3.11%) Kafka
7 7 (2.72%) jQuery
7 7 (2.72%) RESTful
8 6 (2.33%) .NET
8 6 (2.33%) JSON
9 5 (1.95%) Drools
9 5 (1.95%) HTML5
9 5 (1.95%) LAMP
9 5 (1.95%) Natural Language Processing
9 5 (1.95%) SignalR
9 5 (1.95%) WebSockets
9 5 (1.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.06%) Data Centre
2 26 (10.12%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (6.23%) Self-Motivation
4 15 (5.84%) Linux Command Line
5 9 (3.50%) iSeries
6 8 (3.11%) PKI
7 7 (2.72%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.33%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.95%) AS400
9 5 (1.95%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (1.95%) EMC VNX
9 5 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.95%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.95%) Replication
10 4 (1.56%) Clustering
10 4 (1.56%) CMDB
10 4 (1.56%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.39%) Cloud Native
12 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 257 (100.00%) Linux
2 98 (38.13%) Unix
3 81 (31.52%) Windows
4 56 (21.79%) CentOS
5 34 (13.23%) Windows Server
6 29 (11.28%) AIX
7 23 (8.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (7.78%) Solaris
8 20 (7.78%) SUSE
9 16 (6.23%) Ubuntu
10 15 (5.84%) Windows XP
11 13 (5.06%) Windows 10
12 7 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (1.95%) Debian
14 3 (1.17%) HPUX
14 3 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.78%) Fedora
15 2 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.39%) DC/OS
16 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (29.96%) DevOps
2 59 (22.96%) Configuration Management
3 46 (17.90%) Performance Tuning
4 44 (17.12%) ITIL
5 42 (16.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 36 (14.01%) Change Management
7 31 (12.06%) Agile Software Development
8 29 (11.28%) Capacity Management
9 27 (10.51%) Test Scripting
10 26 (10.12%) Problem Management
11 25 (9.73%) Root Cause Analysis
12 21 (8.17%) Business Continuity
12 21 (8.17%) Migration
13 18 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (6.61%) Network Design
15 15 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (5.84%) Stress Testing
16 12 (4.67%) Runbook
16 12 (4.67%) Security Hardening
17 11 (4.28%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.29%) Java
2 44 (17.12%) Python
3 42 (16.34%) Bash Shell
3 42 (16.34%) Perl
4 37 (14.40%) Shell Script
4 37 (14.40%) SQL
5 26 (10.12%) PowerShell
6 14 (5.45%) Ruby
7 10 (3.89%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.89%) PHP
8 8 (3.11%) Groovy
9 5 (1.95%) R
10 4 (1.56%) AWK
10 4 (1.56%) Bourne shell
10 4 (1.56%) F#
10 4 (1.56%) Korn
11 3 (1.17%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.78%) C#
13 1 (0.39%) VB
13 1 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (21.01%) Security Cleared
2 42 (16.34%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.23%) Degree
4 12 (4.67%) RHCE
5 10 (3.89%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.95%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.56%) ISEB
7 4 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.56%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.17%) OCA
8 3 (1.17%) OCP
8 3 (1.17%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.78%) MCSE
9 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.39%) MCITP
10 1 (0.39%) MCP
10 1 (0.39%) MCSA
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.72%) PCI DSS
1 7 (2.72%) SLA
2 2 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.39%) GDPR
System Software
1 53 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (14.40%) Docker
3 26 (10.12%) Oracle RAC
4 25 (9.73%) Active Directory
4 25 (9.73%) NFS
5 19 (7.39%) Hyper-V
6 15 (5.84%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (5.45%) XenApp
8 13 (5.06%) vSphere
9 10 (3.89%) KVM
9 10 (3.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (2.72%) iptables
10 7 (2.72%) XenDesktop
11 6 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.56%) GlusterFS
13 3 (1.17%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.78%) Btrfs
14 2 (0.78%) vCloud
14 2 (0.78%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 95 (36.96%) Puppet
2 92 (35.80%) Ansible
3 60 (23.35%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (13.62%) Red Hat Satellite
5 26 (10.12%) Terraform
6 24 (9.34%) SELinux
7 19 (7.39%) Packer
8 16 (6.23%) Data Guard
9 15 (5.84%) Kubernetes
10 11 (4.28%) NetBackup
11 7 (2.72%) Nagios
12 6 (2.33%) HAProxy
12 6 (2.33%) Oracle ZFS
12 6 (2.33%) yum
13 5 (1.95%) Salt
13 5 (1.95%) SCOM
14 4 (1.56%) Cobbler
14 4 (1.56%) Icinga
14 4 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 4 (1.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 189 (73.54%) Red Hat
2 85 (33.07%) VMware
3 70 (27.24%) Oracle
4 61 (23.74%) Microsoft
5 30 (11.67%) Citrix
6 26 (10.12%) HP
7 25 (9.73%) IBM
8 15 (5.84%) 3PAR
8 15 (5.84%) EMC
9 14 (5.45%) Dell
10 13 (5.06%) CA
10 13 (5.06%) Splunk
11 11 (4.28%) SAP
11 11 (4.28%) Veritas
12 10 (3.89%) Brocade
12 10 (3.89%) Cisco
12 10 (3.89%) Isilon
13 9 (3.50%) ServiceNow
14 8 (3.11%) Juniper
15 7 (2.72%) McAfee