Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 123 87
Rank change year-on-year -46 -36 +111
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 244 307 479
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 1.91% 2.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.46% 8.79% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 209 358
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
10th Percentile £342 £350 £317
90th Percentile £588 £525 £538
England median daily rate £475 £475 £425
% change year-on-year - +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £27.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -46.08% +29.94%
England median hourly rate £34.24 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year +5.36% +12.07% -14.71%

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 3,776 3,494 4,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.98% 21.75% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,043 1,956 2,785
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £168 £200 £191
90th Percentile £556 £538 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 272 307
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.84% -18.42% +15.15%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.40
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £48.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.14% +1.85% +2.10%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -34 93 £475 +11.76% 6
Thames Valley -28 72 £450 +9.09% 27
Surrey -31 53 £500 +5.26% 9
Berkshire -17 47 £463 +2.78% 17
Buckinghamshire +15 22 £358 +10.00% 2
West Sussex +1 14 £500 +30.72% 1
Sussex - 5 £350 -
Oxfordshire -23 3 £590 +57.33% 8
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 244 (100.00%) Linux
2 166 (68.03%) Red Hat
3 104 (42.62%) DevOps
4 97 (39.75%) Unix
4 97 (39.75%) VMware
5 94 (38.52%) Windows
6 87 (35.66%) Oracle
7 82 (33.61%) Ansible
8 64 (26.23%) Security Cleared
9 63 (25.82%) Microsoft
10 58 (23.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 58 (23.77%) Opscode Chef
11 57 (23.36%) Puppet
12 55 (22.54%) Docker
12 55 (22.54%) Terraform
12 55 (22.54%) Python
13 54 (22.13%) SC Cleared
14 52 (21.31%) Solaris
15 50 (20.49%) Bash Shell
16 49 (20.08%) VMware Infrastructure
17 47 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
18 46 (18.85%) Amazon AWS
19 45 (18.44%) HP
20 44 (18.03%) Java
20 44 (18.03%) Windows Server
21 43 (17.62%) Kubernetes
22 40 (16.39%) Packer
22 40 (16.39%) SAN
23 38 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
24 36 (14.75%) CentOS

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 9 (3.69%) OpenStack
2 8 (3.28%) Apache
2 8 (3.28%) Tomcat
3 6 (2.46%) WebLogic
4 5 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.05%) JBoss
4 5 (2.05%) Tuxedo
5 4 (1.64%) SAS
5 4 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.23%) Confluence
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.41%) AquaLogic
8 1 (0.41%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.41%) GemFire
8 1 (0.41%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.41%) nginx
8 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.82%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.82%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 58 (23.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (18.85%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (10.25%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (9.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 22 (9.02%) OpenShift
6 20 (8.20%) AWS Lambda
6 20 (8.20%) Serverless
7 17 (6.97%) IaaS
7 17 (6.97%) PaaS
8 11 (4.51%) SaaS
9 3 (1.23%) GitHub
10 2 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.82%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.41%) Datadog
11 1 (0.41%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 40 (16.39%) SAN
2 24 (9.84%) PuTTY
2 24 (9.84%) WinSCP
3 18 (7.38%) Firewall
4 14 (5.74%) NAS
4 14 (5.74%) SSH
5 13 (5.33%) DNS
5 13 (5.33%) Fibre Channel
5 13 (5.33%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.28%) DHCP
6 8 (3.28%) Network Security
6 8 (3.28%) SSL
7 5 (2.05%) FTP
7 5 (2.05%) HTTP
8 4 (1.64%) Internet
8 4 (1.64%) LAN
8 4 (1.64%) VPN
8 4 (1.64%) WAN
9 3 (1.23%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.23%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 32 (13.11%) Oracle Database
3 29 (11.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 27 (11.07%) Oracle Database 10g
4 27 (11.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (9.84%) SQL Server 2016
6 12 (4.92%) MongoDB
7 9 (3.69%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (3.28%) MySQL
9 6 (2.46%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.46%) Relational Database
10 5 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.64%) Big Data
11 4 (1.64%) Redis
12 3 (1.23%) IBM BigInsights
12 3 (1.23%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.23%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.23%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (11.07%) Oracle APEX
1 27 (11.07%) Selenium
2 26 (10.66%) Vagrant
3 25 (10.25%) HP UFT
4 24 (9.84%) SoapUI
4 24 (9.84%) SpecFlow
5 23 (9.43%) Ant
6 22 (9.02%) Eclipse
6 22 (9.02%) Jenkins
6 22 (9.02%) TestNG
7 18 (7.38%) RSpec
8 17 (6.97%) LoadRunner
9 16 (6.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (4.10%) Git (software)
11 8 (3.28%) GitLab
12 7 (2.87%) Artifactory
12 7 (2.87%) JIRA
13 4 (1.64%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 2 (0.82%) Cucumber
General
1 29 (11.89%) Finance
2 17 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.87%) Legal
4 5 (2.05%) Banking
5 2 (0.82%) Back Office
5 2 (0.82%) Marketing
5 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.41%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.41%) Local Government
6 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 69 (28.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (16.39%) AWS Engineer
3 36 (14.75%) AWS DevOps
4 34 (13.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 31 (12.70%) Architect
6 26 (10.66%) Administrator
7 22 (9.02%) Analyst
8 21 (8.61%) Systems Administrator
9 20 (8.20%) Linux Engineer
10 19 (7.79%) Infrastructure Architect
11 18 (7.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 17 (6.97%) Linux Administrator
13 14 (5.74%) Test Engineer
13 14 (5.74%) Unix Administrator
14 12 (4.92%) Consultant
15 11 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (4.51%) Test Analyst
16 10 (4.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 10 (4.10%) Test Automation Engineer
17 9 (3.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (13.52%) Web Services
2 26 (10.66%) .NET
3 20 (8.20%) Middleware
3 20 (8.20%) Node.js
4 13 (5.33%) LDAP
5 11 (4.51%) SOAP
6 5 (2.05%) Drools
7 3 (1.23%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (1.23%) REST
8 2 (0.82%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.82%) JSON
8 2 (0.82%) Kafka
8 2 (0.82%) LAMP
8 2 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.82%) POSIX
8 2 (0.82%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.82%) RESTful
8 2 (0.82%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.41%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.41%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 36 (14.75%) Linux Command Line
2 26 (10.66%) Data Centre
3 19 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.51%) Clustering
4 11 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (4.10%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.69%) Enterprise Storage
7 6 (2.46%) PKI
8 5 (2.05%) DataPower
9 4 (1.64%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.23%) iSeries
10 3 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.23%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.82%) CMDB
11 2 (0.82%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.82%) HACMP
12 1 (0.41%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.41%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 244 (100.00%) Linux
2 97 (39.75%) Unix
3 94 (38.52%) Windows
4 52 (21.31%) Solaris
5 44 (18.03%) Windows Server
6 38 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (14.75%) CentOS
8 33 (13.52%) AIX
9 18 (7.38%) Ubuntu
10 14 (5.74%) Windows 10
11 12 (4.92%) Windows XP
12 11 (4.51%) SUSE
13 7 (2.87%) Debian
14 4 (1.64%) HPUX
15 3 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 2 (0.82%) DC/OS
16 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.41%) Slackware
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (42.62%) DevOps
2 47 (19.26%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (13.93%) Test Automation
4 32 (13.11%) Configuration Management
5 27 (11.07%) System Integration Testing
6 25 (10.25%) Change Management
6 25 (10.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (10.25%) Scrum
7 24 (9.84%) API Testing
8 23 (9.43%) ITIL
9 16 (6.56%) Defect Tracking
9 16 (6.56%) Performance Testing
9 16 (6.56%) Test Strategy
10 15 (6.15%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (6.15%) Kanban
11 14 (5.74%) Incident Management
11 14 (5.74%) Network Design
12 13 (5.33%) Collaborative Working
13 12 (4.92%) High Availability
13 12 (4.92%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 55 (22.54%) Python
2 50 (20.49%) Bash Shell
3 44 (18.03%) Java
4 32 (13.11%) SQL
5 30 (12.30%) Perl
6 25 (10.25%) Ruby
7 24 (9.84%) F#
7 24 (9.84%) Shell Script
8 19 (7.79%) Groovy
9 14 (5.74%) PowerShell
10 12 (4.92%) Korn
11 11 (4.51%) AWK
12 7 (2.87%) Bourne shell
13 5 (2.05%) C#
13 5 (2.05%) JavaScript
14 4 (1.64%) C
14 4 (1.64%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.64%) sed
15 3 (1.23%) C++
16 2 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (26.23%) Security Cleared
2 54 (22.13%) SC Cleared
3 22 (9.02%) ISEB
3 22 (9.02%) ISEB Practitioner
3 22 (9.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (6.56%) RHCE
5 9 (3.69%) Degree
6 5 (2.05%) AWS Certification
6 5 (2.05%) RHCSA
7 4 (1.64%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.64%) OCA
7 4 (1.64%) OCP
7 4 (1.64%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CEH
9 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.41%) CISSP
9 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.51%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) PMO
2 1 (0.41%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (22.54%) Docker
2 49 (20.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (13.52%) vSphere
4 22 (9.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 20 (8.20%) Hyper-V
6 17 (6.97%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (6.97%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (6.56%) Active Directory
8 13 (5.33%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (4.51%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (4.51%) XenApp
10 8 (3.28%) NFS
10 8 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (2.87%) GlusterFS
12 5 (2.05%) iptables
12 5 (2.05%) Veritas File System
13 4 (1.64%) Oracle Clusterware
14 3 (1.23%) KVM
15 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 82 (33.61%) Ansible
2 58 (23.77%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (23.36%) Puppet
4 55 (22.54%) Terraform
5 43 (17.62%) Kubernetes
6 40 (16.39%) Packer
7 24 (9.84%) HP ALM
8 20 (8.20%) Red Hat Satellite
8 20 (8.20%) Salt
9 15 (6.15%) NetBackup
10 11 (4.51%) Data Guard
10 11 (4.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 10 (4.10%) Cobbler
12 9 (3.69%) Oracle ZFS
12 9 (3.69%) SELinux
13 8 (3.28%) Nagios
14 7 (2.87%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 6 (2.46%) SnapMirror
15 6 (2.46%) SnapVault
15 6 (2.46%) vRealize
Vendors
1 166 (68.03%) Red Hat
2 97 (39.75%) VMware
3 87 (35.66%) Oracle
4 63 (25.82%) Microsoft
5 45 (18.44%) HP
6 27 (11.07%) Veritas
7 26 (10.66%) Software AG
7 26 (10.66%) webMethods
8 25 (10.25%) IBM
9 19 (7.79%) Sun
10 17 (6.97%) Citrix
11 16 (6.56%) Brocade
12 15 (6.15%) EMC
13 14 (5.74%) NetApp
14 11 (4.51%) 3PAR
15 8 (3.28%) Splunk
16 7 (2.87%) Centrify
16 7 (2.87%) F5
16 7 (2.87%) StorageTek
17 6 (2.46%) Remedy