Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 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
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 99 133
Rank change year-on-year -38 +34 -3
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 301 359 326
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.79% 2.23% 1.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.87% 10.08% 6.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 232 206
South East median daily rate £440 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +5.42% +3.75%
10th Percentile £320 £351 £313
90th Percentile £550 £552 £569
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £50.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +376.19% -70.48%
10th Percentile £35.25 £30.30 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.00 £18.95
England median hourly rate £37.50 £26.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -9.48% -42.00%

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 3825 3561 4682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.77% 22.14% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2126 2057 2603
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +8.82%
10th Percentile £146 £188 £207
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 298 268 448
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.38 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.87% -9.66% +14.70%
10th Percentile £10.93 £11.25 £11.12
90th Percentile £50.25 £48.96 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

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 17 December 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 6 months to 17 December 2017. 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 -5 128 £400 -6.98% 4
Thames Valley -61 73 £450 - 9
Surrey -8 68 £475 +7.95% 3
Berkshire -33 54 £400 -14.89% 6
Middlesex +17 17 £484 -
Buckinghamshire -45 16 £300 -28.36% 1
West Sussex +2 7 £413 +13.79%
Oxfordshire -8 4 £630 +40.00% 2
Kent -16 3 £458 -
East Sussex - 2 £500 -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 301 (100.00%) Linux
2 217 (72.09%) Red Hat
3 107 (35.55%) Unix
4 98 (32.56%) Windows
5 86 (28.57%) Oracle
6 82 (27.24%) VMware
7 75 (24.92%) Jenkins
8 73 (24.25%) Puppet
9 71 (23.59%) Java
10 69 (22.92%) Solaris
11 68 (22.59%) Git (software)
12 66 (21.93%) Apache
13 62 (20.60%) DevOps
14 61 (20.27%) Microsoft
15 58 (19.27%) Docker
16 56 (18.60%) Ansible
17 55 (18.27%) Finance
18 54 (17.94%) Microsoft Azure
19 53 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
19 53 (17.61%) SAN
20 50 (16.61%) Tomcat
20 50 (16.61%) Security Cleared
21 48 (15.95%) Opscode Chef
22 47 (15.61%) Perl
23 46 (15.28%) Firewall
24 45 (14.95%) DNS
25 44 (14.62%) Python
25 44 (14.62%) Configuration Management
26 43 (14.29%) Shell Script
26 43 (14.29%) SC Cleared

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 66 (21.93%) Apache
2 50 (16.61%) Tomcat
3 40 (13.29%) JBoss
4 21 (6.98%) WebSphere
5 17 (5.65%) nginx
5 17 (5.65%) OpenStack
6 14 (4.65%) IIS
7 13 (4.32%) Apache Spark
7 13 (4.32%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (4.32%) GemFire
8 8 (2.66%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.99%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.66%) Confluence
11 4 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.00%) SAS
12 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
12 3 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.66%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.66%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 54 (17.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (7.97%) OpenShift
4 20 (6.64%) PaaS
5 14 (4.65%) GitHub
5 14 (4.65%) IaaS
6 10 (3.32%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (3.32%) Office 365
7 7 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.66%) SaaS
10 4 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.33%) Serverless
11 1 (0.33%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (17.61%) SAN
2 46 (15.28%) Firewall
3 45 (14.95%) DNS
4 32 (10.63%) TCP/IP
5 27 (8.97%) NAS
6 24 (7.97%) Fibre Channel
7 20 (6.64%) DHCP
8 19 (6.31%) LDAP
9 18 (5.98%) SSL
10 15 (4.98%) Network Security
11 13 (4.32%) PuTTY
11 13 (4.32%) WinSCP
12 12 (3.99%) NetScaler
13 10 (3.32%) Internet
14 9 (2.99%) Wireless
15 8 (2.66%) WAN
16 5 (1.66%) VPN
17 4 (1.33%) Ethernet
17 4 (1.33%) Kerberos
17 4 (1.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.96%) MongoDB
2 30 (9.97%) Relational Database
3 28 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (8.64%) SQL Server
5 23 (7.64%) Redis
6 18 (5.98%) Hadoop
7 15 (4.98%) Oracle Database
7 15 (4.98%) Oracle Database 10g
7 15 (4.98%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (4.32%) Apache Hive
8 13 (4.32%) Big Data
8 13 (4.32%) HBase
8 13 (4.32%) MySQL
8 13 (4.32%) OLTP
8 13 (4.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (4.32%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (3.65%) Oracle Exadata
10 8 (2.66%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (2.33%) DB2
11 7 (2.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 75 (24.92%) Jenkins
2 68 (22.59%) Git (software)
3 24 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (5.98%) Subversion
5 17 (5.65%) Selenium
5 17 (5.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (5.32%) Artifactory
6 16 (5.32%) Eclipse
6 16 (5.32%) Gradle
6 16 (5.32%) Oracle APEX
7 15 (4.98%) Ant
8 14 (4.65%) JUnit
9 13 (4.32%) HP UFT
9 13 (4.32%) IntelliJ
9 13 (4.32%) SoapUI
9 13 (4.32%) SpecFlow
9 13 (4.32%) TestNG
10 9 (2.99%) LoadRunner
11 6 (1.99%) GitLab
12 3 (1.00%) git-flow
General
1 55 (18.27%) Finance
2 19 (6.31%) Banking
3 18 (5.98%) Legal
4 12 (3.99%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.33%) Retail
6 3 (1.00%) Games
6 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 51 (16.94%) Administrator
2 38 (12.62%) Linux Engineer
3 36 (11.96%) DevOps Engineer
4 32 (10.63%) Systems Administrator
5 28 (9.30%) Architect
6 22 (7.31%) Developer
7 17 (5.65%) NetApp Engineer
8 16 (5.32%) AWS Engineer
8 16 (5.32%) Linux Administrator
8 16 (5.32%) Unix Administrator
9 15 (4.98%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 13 (4.32%) Azure Engineer
10 13 (4.32%) Consultant
10 13 (4.32%) Technical Architect
11 12 (3.99%) Java Developer
11 12 (3.99%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 12 (3.99%) Network Engineer
11 12 (3.99%) Platform Engineer
11 12 (3.99%) Unix Systems Administrator
12 11 (3.65%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (13.29%) Middleware
2 23 (7.64%) .NET
3 21 (6.98%) JSON
3 21 (6.98%) Web Services
4 16 (5.32%) RESTful
4 16 (5.32%) Spring
5 15 (4.98%) J2EE
6 14 (4.65%) Spring Boot
6 14 (4.65%) Spring Integration
7 13 (4.32%) Apache Camel
7 13 (4.32%) Kafka
7 13 (4.32%) Spark Streaming
8 12 (3.99%) Regular Expression
9 7 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (2.33%) LAMP
10 5 (1.66%) CSS
10 5 (1.66%) HTML
10 5 (1.66%) Java EE
10 5 (1.66%) JMS
11 4 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.64%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.98%) Enterprise Storage
3 19 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.65%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (4.65%) Replication
4 14 (4.65%) Virtual Team
5 13 (4.32%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.99%) Clustering
7 11 (3.65%) Oracle Exalogic
8 10 (3.32%) Computer Science
9 9 (2.99%) Private Cloud
10 8 (2.66%) CMDB
10 8 (2.66%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 7 (2.33%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.66%) Smart Meter
13 5 (1.66%) SWIFT
14 4 (1.33%) Enterprise Cloud
15 3 (1.00%) Greenfield Project
16 2 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 301 (100.00%) Linux
2 107 (35.55%) Unix
3 98 (32.56%) Windows
4 69 (22.92%) Solaris
5 38 (12.62%) CentOS
6 37 (12.29%) AIX
7 30 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (7.97%) Windows Server
9 16 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (2.66%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.66%) Debian
12 5 (1.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.66%) Windows 10
13 4 (1.33%) SUSE
13 4 (1.33%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.60%) DevOps
2 53 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (14.62%) Configuration Management
4 41 (13.62%) Load Balancing
5 40 (13.29%) Performance Tuning
6 33 (10.96%) Migration
6 33 (10.96%) Test Automation
7 29 (9.63%) ITIL
8 24 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (7.97%) Scrum
8 24 (7.97%) Validation
9 22 (7.31%) Performance Monitoring
10 18 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (5.98%) System Integration Testing
10 18 (5.98%) TDD
11 16 (5.32%) Project Management
12 15 (4.98%) Change Management
12 15 (4.98%) MapReduce
12 15 (4.98%) System Testing
13 14 (4.65%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 71 (23.59%) Java
2 47 (15.61%) Perl
3 44 (14.62%) Python
4 43 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 41 (13.62%) Bash Shell
6 40 (13.29%) SQL
7 23 (7.64%) Korn
8 20 (6.64%) Ruby
9 14 (4.65%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.32%) F#
11 12 (3.99%) C
12 11 (3.65%) PHP
13 5 (1.66%) C++
13 5 (1.66%) JavaScript
14 4 (1.33%) C#
15 3 (1.00%) AWK
15 3 (1.00%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.66%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.66%) Scala
16 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (16.61%) Security Cleared
2 43 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 22 (7.31%) Degree
4 11 (3.65%) RHCE
5 9 (2.99%) MCSE
5 9 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.99%) RHCSA
6 7 (2.33%) CISSP
6 7 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.99%) ISEB
7 6 (1.99%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (1.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.33%) CCNA
8 4 (1.33%) CCNP
8 4 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.00%) MCSA
9 3 (1.00%) OCA
9 3 (1.00%) OCP
9 3 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.97%) QA
2 11 (3.65%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.66%) SLA
4 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 58 (19.27%) Docker
2 33 (10.96%) VMware ESXi
2 33 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (10.30%) Active Directory
4 25 (8.31%) vSphere
5 24 (7.97%) NFS
5 24 (7.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 21 (6.98%) Veritas File System
7 17 (5.65%) Oracle Clusterware
8 14 (4.65%) Gluster
9 13 (4.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 13 (4.32%) HDFS
10 10 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (2.99%) Xen
12 8 (2.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 6 (1.99%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (1.66%) KVM
14 5 (1.66%) XenApp
15 4 (1.33%) VMware NSX
15 4 (1.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 73 (24.25%) Puppet
2 56 (18.60%) Ansible
3 48 (15.95%) Opscode Chef
4 25 (8.31%) Red Hat Satellite
5 24 (7.97%) NetBackup
5 24 (7.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 18 (5.98%) Kubernetes
7 13 (4.32%) HAProxy
8 12 (3.99%) Nagios
8 12 (3.99%) SELinux
9 11 (3.65%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (3.32%) Cobbler
11 8 (2.66%) Tivoli
12 7 (2.33%) vRealize
13 6 (1.99%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (1.99%) Terraform
13 6 (1.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 5 (1.66%) logstash
14 5 (1.66%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 5 (1.66%) SCCM
Vendors
1 217 (72.09%) Red Hat
2 86 (28.57%) Oracle
3 82 (27.24%) VMware
4 61 (20.27%) Microsoft
5 33 (10.96%) EMC
6 30 (9.97%) NetApp
7 28 (9.30%) HP
8 26 (8.64%) Brocade
8 26 (8.64%) Veritas
9 24 (7.97%) Cisco
9 24 (7.97%) IBM
10 18 (5.98%) Citrix
10 18 (5.98%) Sun
11 17 (5.65%) Symantec
12 15 (4.98%) Splunk
13 13 (4.32%) Software AG
13 13 (4.32%) webMethods
14 12 (3.99%) Dell
15 10 (3.32%) ServiceNow
16 9 (2.99%) CheckPoint