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 3 months to 27 April 2017 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 85 184
Rank change year-on-year -39 +99  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 146 244 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.79% 2.50% 0.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.29% 10.07% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 181 56
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £49.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.44% +10.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year -26.66% +13.63%  

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1761 2422 2471
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 21.60% 24.84% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 1470 1248
Median daily rate £400 £375 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 173 234
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.60 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.84 £15.75
% change year-on-year -7.95% +6.92%  

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +22 76 £425 +13.33% 3
Berkshire -1 28 £450 +5.88% 2
Surrey -62 15 £475 - 5
Oxfordshire -12 12 £375 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £325 -13.33%
West Sussex +9 3 £400 +9.21%
Kent +4 1 £550 +25.71% 3
Home Counties - 1 - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 325 (100.00%) Linux
2 231 (71.08%) Red Hat
3 129 (39.69%) Unix
4 127 (39.08%) Security Cleared
5 119 (36.62%) SC Cleared
6 94 (28.92%) VMware
7 83 (25.54%) Puppet
8 81 (24.92%) Oracle
9 76 (23.38%) Bash Shell
10 73 (22.46%) Python
11 68 (20.92%) Windows
12 67 (20.62%) DevOps
13 65 (20.00%) Java
14 63 (19.38%) SAN
15 59 (18.15%) JBoss
16 58 (17.85%) Shell Script
17 57 (17.54%) Solaris
18 55 (16.92%) CentOS
19 52 (16.00%) SQL
20 50 (15.38%) WebSphere
21 49 (15.08%) Tomcat
22 47 (14.46%) IBM
23 46 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
24 45 (13.85%) Hadoop
25 43 (13.23%) Apache
26 42 (12.92%) Git (software)
26 42 (12.92%) Performance Tuning
27 41 (12.62%) Ubuntu
28 40 (12.31%) Microsoft
28 40 (12.31%) TCP/IP

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 59 (18.15%) JBoss
2 50 (15.38%) WebSphere
3 49 (15.08%) Tomcat
4 43 (13.23%) Apache
5 26 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 19 (5.85%) Apache Geronimo
6 19 (5.85%) Apache TomEE
7 13 (4.00%) Apache Solr
8 12 (3.69%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.46%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.85%) Confluence
10 6 (1.85%) Drupal
10 6 (1.85%) IIS
11 4 (1.23%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.92%) GeoServer
12 3 (0.92%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.92%) SAS
13 2 (0.62%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.77%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (2.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.54%) Infor M3
4 4 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.31%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.85%) GitHub
4 4 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (1.23%) IaaS
4 4 (1.23%) PaaS
5 3 (0.92%) SaaS
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 63 (19.38%) SAN
2 40 (12.31%) TCP/IP
3 39 (12.00%) SSH
4 26 (8.00%) LDAP
5 25 (7.69%) Firewall
6 23 (7.08%) HTTP
6 23 (7.08%) SSL
7 22 (6.77%) DNS
7 22 (6.77%) NAS
8 16 (4.92%) FTP
8 16 (4.92%) ICMP
9 14 (4.31%) VPN
10 12 (3.69%) IPsec
10 12 (3.69%) iSCSI
11 10 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (2.77%) Internet
13 8 (2.46%) Intrusion Detection
13 8 (2.46%) Network Security
14 7 (2.15%) PuTTY
14 7 (2.15%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (13.85%) Hadoop
2 34 (10.46%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (7.08%) Oracle Database
4 21 (6.46%) Oracle Database 11g
4 21 (6.46%) SQL Server
5 19 (5.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 15 (4.62%) Apache Hive
6 15 (4.62%) MySQL
7 13 (4.00%) Impala
8 10 (3.08%) Big Data
8 10 (3.08%) DB2
9 9 (2.77%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (2.77%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.46%) Redis
10 8 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (2.15%) IBM BigInsights
11 7 (2.15%) Neo4j
11 7 (2.15%) Oracle9i Database
11 7 (2.15%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (12.92%) Git (software)
2 31 (9.54%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
4 11 (3.38%) TeamCity
5 10 (3.08%) Selenium
6 8 (2.46%) Eclipse
7 7 (2.15%) HP UFT
7 7 (2.15%) JIRA
7 7 (2.15%) SpecFlow
7 7 (2.15%) Vagrant
8 6 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (1.85%) Toad
9 5 (1.54%) Ant
9 5 (1.54%) Subversion
10 4 (1.23%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.23%) Gradle
10 4 (1.23%) Oracle Forms
11 3 (0.92%) TestNG
12 2 (0.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.62%) Maven
General
1 28 (8.62%) Finance
2 21 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.46%) Electronics
3 8 (2.46%) Manufacturing
3 8 (2.46%) Marketing
4 6 (1.85%) Banking
5 3 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.92%) Local Government
6 2 (0.62%) Advertising
6 2 (0.62%) Military
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Retail
Job Titles
1 73 (22.46%) Administrator
2 45 (13.85%) Linux Administrator
3 40 (12.31%) Systems Administrator
4 35 (10.77%) Linux Engineer
5 33 (10.15%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (8.92%) Developer
7 28 (8.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 23 (7.08%) Unix Administrator
9 21 (6.46%) Consultant
10 19 (5.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 18 (5.54%) DevOps Developer
11 18 (5.54%) Linux Specialist
12 17 (5.23%) Architect
13 14 (4.31%) DBA
13 14 (4.31%) Java Developer
13 14 (4.31%) Storage Administrator
14 13 (4.00%) AIX Engineer
14 13 (4.00%) Solaris Administrator
15 12 (3.69%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 12 (3.69%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.69%) Middleware
2 21 (6.46%) WebSphere MQ
3 17 (5.23%) IBM Integration Bus
4 15 (4.62%) Oracle Fusion
5 13 (4.00%) Java EE
5 13 (4.00%) Web Services
5 13 (4.00%) XML
6 10 (3.08%) .NET
6 10 (3.08%) JMS
7 9 (2.77%) ActiveMQ
7 9 (2.77%) SAML
8 7 (2.15%) CGI
8 7 (2.15%) JAAS
8 7 (2.15%) JMX
8 7 (2.15%) JNDI
9 6 (1.85%) HTML
9 6 (1.85%) JSON
9 6 (1.85%) OAuth2
9 6 (1.85%) RESTful
9 6 (1.85%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.77%) Smart Meter
3 18 (5.54%) Clustering
3 18 (5.54%) Linux Command Line
4 17 (5.23%) Enterprise Storage
5 14 (4.31%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.77%) Replication
7 8 (2.46%) EMC VNX
8 7 (2.15%) Driving Licence
8 7 (2.15%) PKI
9 5 (1.54%) HACMP
9 5 (1.54%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (0.92%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.92%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.62%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.62%) DataPower
12 2 (0.62%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 325 (100.00%) Linux
2 129 (39.69%) Unix
3 68 (20.92%) Windows
4 57 (17.54%) Solaris
5 55 (16.92%) CentOS
6 41 (12.62%) Ubuntu
7 39 (12.00%) Debian
8 35 (10.77%) AIX
9 24 (7.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (7.08%) Windows Server
11 18 (5.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (3.08%) Oracle Linux
13 8 (2.46%) HPUX
13 8 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (2.15%) SUSE
15 6 (1.85%) Windows 10
16 4 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (1.23%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.31%) Mesosphere
17 1 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (20.62%) DevOps
2 42 (12.92%) Performance Tuning
3 36 (11.08%) Open Source
4 33 (10.15%) ITIL
5 30 (9.23%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (7.38%) High Availability
7 20 (6.15%) Security Hardening
8 19 (5.85%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (5.85%) Load Balancing
8 19 (5.85%) Prototyping
9 18 (5.54%) Capacity Management
9 18 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (5.23%) Configuration Management
10 17 (5.23%) Migration
11 16 (4.92%) Analytics
12 14 (4.31%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 14 (4.31%) Patch Management
13 13 (4.00%) Scrum
14 12 (3.69%) Business Intelligence
15 10 (3.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 76 (23.38%) Bash Shell
2 73 (22.46%) Python
3 65 (20.00%) Java
4 58 (17.85%) Shell Script
5 52 (16.00%) SQL
6 36 (11.08%) Perl
7 28 (8.62%) JavaScript
8 15 (4.62%) Korn
9 12 (3.69%) Ruby
10 11 (3.38%) PHP
11 8 (2.46%) C
11 8 (2.46%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.15%) F#
13 6 (1.85%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.23%) C++
15 2 (0.62%) C#
15 2 (0.62%) VB
15 2 (0.62%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.62%) VBScript
16 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 127 (39.08%) Security Cleared
2 119 (36.62%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.62%) RHCE
3 28 (8.62%) RHCSA
4 18 (5.54%) CISSP
5 14 (4.31%) Degree
6 5 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.23%) CCIE
7 4 (1.23%) MCSE
7 4 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.92%) GCIH
8 3 (0.92%) GIAC
9 2 (0.62%) ISEB
9 2 (0.62%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.31%) CCSA
10 1 (0.31%) MCDST
10 1 (0.31%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.85%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.54%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.23%) SLA
4 3 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 46 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (9.23%) vSphere
3 28 (8.62%) Active Directory
4 26 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 19 (5.85%) NFS
6 15 (4.62%) Docker
6 15 (4.62%) HDFS
7 14 (4.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 14 (4.31%) Veritas File System
8 13 (4.00%) Apache Flume
8 13 (4.00%) Oracle Clusterware
8 13 (4.00%) vCloud
9 11 (3.38%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (3.38%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (2.46%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (1.54%) VMware ESX
12 4 (1.23%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.92%) XenApp
14 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 83 (25.54%) Puppet
2 38 (11.69%) Ansible
3 37 (11.38%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (7.38%) Red Hat Satellite
4 24 (7.38%) SELinux
5 16 (4.92%) vRealize
6 14 (4.31%) Cobbler
6 14 (4.31%) Nagios
6 14 (4.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 14 (4.31%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 13 (4.00%) Oozie
8 11 (3.38%) EMC Navisphere
8 11 (3.38%) NetBackup
9 10 (3.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 9 (2.77%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 9 (2.77%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (2.46%) ZABBIX
12 7 (2.15%) SCCM
13 6 (1.85%) Data Guard
14 5 (1.54%) SCOM
Vendors
1 231 (71.08%) Red Hat
2 94 (28.92%) VMware
3 81 (24.92%) Oracle
4 47 (14.46%) IBM
5 40 (12.31%) Microsoft
6 32 (9.85%) Veritas
7 28 (8.62%) HP
8 22 (6.77%) NetApp
9 20 (6.15%) Sun
10 17 (5.23%) Brocade
11 16 (4.92%) Symantec
12 14 (4.31%) Cisco
13 13 (4.00%) Cloudera
13 13 (4.00%) Splunk
14 11 (3.38%) EMC
15 8 (2.46%) SAP
15 8 (2.46%) TIBCO
16 7 (2.15%) Arqiva
16 7 (2.15%) Citrix
17 5 (1.54%) AppDynamics
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