Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 107 100
Rank change year-on-year -62 -7 +60
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 245 332 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.46% 2.12% 2.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.46% 9.90% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 220 308
South East median daily rate £452 £425 £436
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.35% -2.58% +9.06%
10th Percentile £332 £344 £325
90th Percentile £588 £525 £538
England median daily rate £475 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +4.91% +6.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 8
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £42.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +21.74% -12.10%
10th Percentile £48.75 £23.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £51.00
England median hourly rate £46.50 £42.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year +10.71% +44.83% -20.27%

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 3,794 3,354 4,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.63% 21.44% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,081 1,882 2,690
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £200 £206
90th Percentile £570 £538 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 258 369
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -13.89% +11.39%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.50 £47.50 £48.90
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% +6.25%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -28 106 £400 -5.88% 7
Thames Valley -31 81 £475 +2.70% 23
Berkshire -21 52 £450 -10.00% 22
Surrey -30 41 £550 +22.22% 4
Buckinghamshire -18 22 £308 -18.00%
Oxfordshire -15 8 £635 +64.94% 1
West Sussex -1 5 £475 +31.03%
Sussex - 5 £350 -
East Sussex - 2 £500 -
Middlesex -3 1 £425 -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 245 (100.00%) Linux
2 166 (67.76%) Red Hat
3 93 (37.96%) Windows
4 87 (35.51%) DevOps
5 83 (33.88%) Oracle
6 77 (31.43%) VMware
7 74 (30.20%) Unix
8 62 (25.31%) Solaris
9 60 (24.49%) Puppet
10 57 (23.27%) Ansible
11 56 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 56 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
12 53 (21.63%) Bash Shell
13 52 (21.22%) Microsoft Azure
13 52 (21.22%) Security Cleared
14 51 (20.82%) Docker
15 50 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
15 50 (20.41%) Python
16 48 (19.59%) SC Cleared
17 43 (17.55%) Amazon AWS
17 43 (17.55%) Java
18 39 (15.92%) Finance
18 39 (15.92%) Firewall
18 39 (15.92%) Test Automation
19 38 (15.51%) Shell Script
19 38 (15.51%) Terraform
20 36 (14.69%) Apache
20 36 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
20 36 (14.69%) Windows Server 2012
21 35 (14.29%) AIX

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 36 (14.69%) Apache
2 20 (8.16%) Tomcat
3 16 (6.53%) JBoss
3 16 (6.53%) nginx
4 15 (6.12%) OpenStack
5 14 (5.71%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.45%) Confluence
6 6 (2.45%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.04%) Apache Spark
7 5 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.63%) Jetty
8 4 (1.63%) SAS
9 3 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.22%) GemFire
10 2 (0.82%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.82%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.82%) IIS
10 2 (0.82%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.82%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.82%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.82%) TIBCO iProcess
3 1 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 52 (21.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (17.55%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (9.39%) OpenShift
4 20 (8.16%) AWS CloudFormation
5 16 (6.53%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (4.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 11 (4.49%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (4.49%) PaaS
6 11 (4.49%) Serverless
7 10 (4.08%) IaaS
8 9 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (2.45%) GitHub
11 5 (2.04%) Office 365
11 5 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.41%) Datadog
13 1 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 39 (15.92%) Firewall
2 32 (13.06%) SAN
3 24 (9.80%) PuTTY
3 24 (9.80%) WinSCP
4 20 (8.16%) DNS
5 18 (7.35%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.31%) SSH
7 12 (4.90%) SSL
8 11 (4.49%) DHCP
8 11 (4.49%) NAS
8 11 (4.49%) Network Security
9 9 (3.67%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (2.45%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.63%) 3GPP
11 4 (1.63%) Ethernet
11 4 (1.63%) FTP
11 4 (1.63%) IPsec
11 4 (1.63%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.63%) WAN
11 4 (1.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.06%) SQL Server
2 28 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 25 (10.20%) Oracle Database 10g
3 25 (10.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 24 (9.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (9.80%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (5.31%) MongoDB
6 12 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (4.49%) Redis
8 9 (3.67%) Relational Database
9 8 (3.27%) Big Data
9 8 (3.27%) Hadoop
10 5 (2.04%) Apache Hive
10 5 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.04%) DB2
10 5 (2.04%) HBase
10 5 (2.04%) MySQL
10 5 (2.04%) NuoDB
11 4 (1.63%) OLTP
11 4 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (13.06%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.84%) Selenium
3 28 (11.43%) Jenkins
4 26 (10.61%) Oracle APEX
4 26 (10.61%) Vagrant
5 25 (10.20%) Eclipse
6 24 (9.80%) Ant
6 24 (9.80%) SoapUI
6 24 (9.80%) TestNG
7 23 (9.39%) HP UFT
7 23 (9.39%) SpecFlow
8 16 (6.53%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (6.12%) LoadRunner
9 15 (6.12%) RSpec
10 10 (4.08%) JIRA
11 5 (2.04%) git-flow
12 4 (1.63%) Gradle
12 4 (1.63%) JUnit
13 3 (1.22%) IntelliJ
13 3 (1.22%) Subversion
General
1 39 (15.92%) Finance
2 19 (7.76%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.53%) Banking
4 4 (1.63%) Legal
5 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.82%) Back Office
6 2 (0.82%) Publishing
6 2 (0.82%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Military
7 1 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 50 (20.41%) DevOps Engineer
2 35 (14.29%) Administrator
3 33 (13.47%) AWS Engineer
4 31 (12.65%) Linux Engineer
5 25 (10.20%) AWS DevOps
5 25 (10.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 23 (9.39%) Architect
7 21 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (7.76%) Linux Administrator
9 14 (5.71%) Test Engineer
10 13 (5.31%) Analyst
10 13 (5.31%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 12 (4.90%) Unix Administrator
12 11 (4.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 10 (4.08%) Developer
13 10 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (4.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 9 (3.67%) Consultant
14 9 (3.67%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (12.24%) Web Services
2 25 (10.20%) Middleware
3 23 (9.39%) .NET
4 20 (8.16%) LDAP
5 11 (4.49%) Node.js
6 10 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (3.27%) SOAP
8 6 (2.45%) JSON
8 6 (2.45%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (2.45%) Regular Expression
9 4 (1.63%) J2EE
9 4 (1.63%) Spring
9 4 (1.63%) Spring Boot
9 4 (1.63%) Spring Integration
10 3 (1.22%) Apache Camel
10 3 (1.22%) Kafka
10 3 (1.22%) LAMP
10 3 (1.22%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (1.22%) RESTful
10 3 (1.22%) Spark Streaming
Miscellaneous
1 29 (11.84%) Data Centre
2 28 (11.43%) Linux Command Line
3 11 (4.49%) Clustering
4 10 (4.08%) CMDB
4 10 (4.08%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 8 (3.27%) Public Cloud
7 7 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.86%) Replication
7 7 (2.86%) Virtual Team
8 5 (2.04%) DataPower
8 5 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.04%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.63%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.63%) Smart Meter
10 3 (1.22%) PKI
10 3 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 245 (100.00%) Linux
2 93 (37.96%) Windows
3 74 (30.20%) Unix
4 62 (25.31%) Solaris
5 36 (14.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (14.29%) AIX
7 33 (13.47%) CentOS
8 28 (11.43%) Windows Server
9 14 (5.71%) Debian
9 14 (5.71%) Ubuntu
10 8 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (2.04%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.04%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.63%) HPUX
12 4 (1.63%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.63%) SUSE
13 2 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.41%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.41%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.41%) Slackware
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (35.51%) DevOps
2 56 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (15.92%) Test Automation
4 30 (12.24%) ITIL
5 29 (11.84%) Configuration Management
5 29 (11.84%) Scrum
6 24 (9.80%) API Testing
6 24 (9.80%) System Integration Testing
7 21 (8.57%) Kanban
8 18 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (6.94%) Collaborative Working
10 16 (6.53%) Load Balancing
10 16 (6.53%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (6.12%) Defect Tracking
11 15 (6.12%) Migration
11 15 (6.12%) Performance Testing
11 15 (6.12%) Test Strategy
12 13 (5.31%) Change Management
13 12 (4.90%) Service Delivery
14 11 (4.49%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 53 (21.63%) Bash Shell
2 50 (20.41%) Python
3 43 (17.55%) Java
4 38 (15.51%) Shell Script
5 32 (13.06%) SQL
6 28 (11.43%) Ruby
7 25 (10.20%) Perl
8 23 (9.39%) F#
9 20 (8.16%) Korn
10 15 (6.12%) Groovy
11 13 (5.31%) PowerShell
12 10 (4.08%) PHP
13 7 (2.86%) AWK
14 5 (2.04%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.63%) C#
15 4 (1.63%) JavaScript
15 4 (1.63%) sed
16 3 (1.22%) Bourne shell
16 3 (1.22%) C
16 3 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 52 (21.22%) Security Cleared
2 48 (19.59%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.53%) ISEB
3 16 (6.53%) ISEB Practitioner
3 16 (6.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (5.31%) RHCE
5 7 (2.86%) Degree
6 5 (2.04%) AWS Certification
7 4 (1.63%) MCSE
7 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.63%) RHCSA
8 3 (1.22%) CISSP
9 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) CCIE
10 1 (0.41%) CEH
10 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.41%) OCA
10 1 (0.41%) OCP
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.27%) SLA
2 7 (2.86%) PCI DSS
3 5 (2.04%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) PMO
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 51 (20.82%) Docker
2 36 (14.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (11.02%) Active Directory
4 26 (10.61%) vSphere
5 21 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (7.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (5.71%) Oracle Clusterware
9 9 (3.67%) NFS
10 8 (3.27%) Hyper-V
10 8 (3.27%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (3.27%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (2.04%) HDFS
11 5 (2.04%) XenApp
12 4 (1.63%) Veritas File System
12 4 (1.63%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (1.22%) GlusterFS
14 2 (0.82%) vCloud
14 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 60 (24.49%) Puppet
2 57 (23.27%) Ansible
3 50 (20.41%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (15.51%) Terraform
5 34 (13.88%) Packer
6 26 (10.61%) Kubernetes
7 24 (9.80%) HP ALM
8 16 (6.53%) Red Hat Satellite
9 13 (5.31%) Cobbler
9 13 (5.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (4.49%) Salt
10 11 (4.49%) SELinux
11 9 (3.67%) NetBackup
12 8 (3.27%) HAProxy
12 8 (3.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
13 6 (2.45%) SCCM
13 6 (2.45%) SnapMirror
13 6 (2.45%) SnapVault
14 5 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
14 5 (2.04%) Nagios
Vendors
1 166 (67.76%) Red Hat
2 83 (33.88%) Oracle
3 77 (31.43%) VMware
4 56 (22.86%) Microsoft
5 35 (14.29%) HP
6 23 (9.39%) Software AG
6 23 (9.39%) webMethods
7 19 (7.76%) IBM
7 19 (7.76%) Veritas
8 17 (6.94%) Sun
9 16 (6.53%) EMC
9 16 (6.53%) NetApp
10 12 (4.90%) Citrix
11 11 (4.49%) Brocade
11 11 (4.49%) ServiceNow
12 9 (3.67%) Dell
13 8 (3.27%) Cisco
13 8 (3.27%) Remedy
14 7 (2.86%) Google
15 6 (2.45%) F5