Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 102 113
Rank change year-on-year -48 +11 +30
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 274 335 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.65% 2.20% 1.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.19% 9.84% 7.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 216 230
South East median daily rate £438 £438 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +4.17% +5.00%
10th Percentile £313 £356 £315
90th Percentile £581 £544 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 4
South East median hourly rate £41.25 £46.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.33% +192.06% -58.14%
10th Percentile £35.25 £19.28 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.50 £42.00
England median hourly rate £37.50 £31.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year +18.11% +9.48% -26.58%

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 3,809 3,406 4,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.96% 22.33% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,133 1,947 2,526
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £142 £202 £204
90th Percentile £550 £538 £513
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 272 406
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.18 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.19% -19.13% +25.00%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £47.71 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.77
% change year-on-year +6.06% -1.61% +4.81%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -13 122 £400 -5.88% 9
Thames Valley -48 82 £450 -4.26% 17
Berkshire -31 59 £438 -7.89% 12
Surrey -16 46 £500 +11.11% 6
Buckinghamshire -41 17 £300 -29.41% 3
Middlesex +14 13 £484 -
Oxfordshire -16 7 £635 +37.30% 2
West Sussex -5 4 £588 +62.07%
Kent -22 2 £340 -32.00% 2
East Sussex - 2 £500 - 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 274 (100.00%) Linux
2 203 (74.09%) Red Hat
3 91 (33.21%) Windows
4 90 (32.85%) Unix
5 84 (30.66%) Oracle
6 77 (28.10%) VMware
7 69 (25.18%) Puppet
8 67 (24.45%) Apache
9 65 (23.72%) Java
10 62 (22.63%) Jenkins
11 60 (21.90%) Git (software)
11 60 (21.90%) Solaris
12 57 (20.80%) DevOps
13 54 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
13 54 (19.71%) Microsoft
14 53 (19.34%) Ansible
15 52 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
16 51 (18.61%) Security Cleared
17 48 (17.52%) Tomcat
17 48 (17.52%) Docker
18 47 (17.15%) Opscode Chef
18 47 (17.15%) Firewall
19 46 (16.79%) Finance
20 44 (16.06%) SC Cleared
21 43 (15.69%) Bash Shell
21 43 (15.69%) SAN
22 41 (14.96%) DNS
22 41 (14.96%) Middleware
22 41 (14.96%) SQL
23 40 (14.60%) 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 67 (24.45%) Apache
2 48 (17.52%) Tomcat
3 37 (13.50%) JBoss
4 17 (6.20%) WebSphere
5 16 (5.84%) OpenStack
6 15 (5.47%) Apache Spark
6 15 (5.47%) nginx
7 13 (4.74%) Cloud Foundry
7 13 (4.74%) GemFire
8 10 (3.65%) IIS
9 8 (2.92%) MS Exchange
9 8 (2.92%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.46%) Confluence
11 4 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (1.46%) Jetty
12 3 (1.09%) SAS
13 2 (0.73%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.73%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.73%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 54 (19.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (7.66%) PaaS
4 18 (6.57%) OpenShift
5 15 (5.47%) IaaS
6 14 (5.11%) GitHub
7 10 (3.65%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 10 (3.65%) Office 365
8 9 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (1.09%) SaaS
13 1 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.36%) Route 53
13 1 (0.36%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (17.15%) Firewall
2 43 (15.69%) SAN
3 41 (14.96%) DNS
4 27 (9.85%) TCP/IP
5 20 (7.30%) NAS
6 18 (6.57%) SSL
7 16 (5.84%) DHCP
7 16 (5.84%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (5.47%) Network Security
9 14 (5.11%) PuTTY
9 14 (5.11%) WinSCP
10 12 (4.38%) NetScaler
11 9 (3.28%) Internet
11 9 (3.28%) Wireless
12 7 (2.55%) WAN
13 5 (1.82%) VPN
14 4 (1.46%) Ethernet
14 4 (1.46%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.46%) SSH
15 3 (1.09%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.85%) Relational Database
2 26 (9.49%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (9.12%) MongoDB
4 24 (8.76%) SQL Server
5 20 (7.30%) Hadoop
6 19 (6.93%) Redis
7 18 (6.57%) Oracle Database
8 16 (5.84%) Oracle Database 10g
8 16 (5.84%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (5.47%) Apache Hive
9 15 (5.47%) Big Data
9 15 (5.47%) HBase
10 14 (5.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 14 (5.11%) SQL Server 2016
11 13 (4.74%) OLTP
12 12 (4.38%) Oracle Exadata
13 8 (2.92%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (2.92%) MySQL
14 6 (2.19%) DB2
14 6 (2.19%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (22.63%) Jenkins
2 60 (21.90%) Git (software)
3 19 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (6.57%) Selenium
5 17 (6.20%) Eclipse
5 17 (6.20%) Oracle APEX
6 16 (5.84%) Ant
6 16 (5.84%) Gradle
7 14 (5.11%) JUnit
7 14 (5.11%) SoapUI
7 14 (5.11%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (5.11%) Subversion
7 14 (5.11%) TestNG
8 13 (4.74%) HP UFT
8 13 (4.74%) IntelliJ
8 13 (4.74%) SpecFlow
9 9 (3.28%) Artifactory
9 9 (3.28%) LoadRunner
10 5 (1.82%) git-flow
10 5 (1.82%) Vagrant
General
1 46 (16.79%) Finance
2 19 (6.93%) Banking
3 18 (6.57%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.74%) Legal
5 4 (1.46%) Retail
6 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.73%) Electronics
7 2 (0.73%) Games
7 2 (0.73%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (18.25%) Administrator
2 38 (13.87%) Linux Engineer
3 32 (11.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (9.49%) Architect
5 23 (8.39%) Systems Administrator
6 19 (6.93%) Developer
7 17 (6.20%) Linux Administrator
8 15 (5.47%) AWS Engineer
9 13 (4.74%) Consultant
9 13 (4.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 12 (4.38%) Java Developer
10 12 (4.38%) NetApp Engineer
10 12 (4.38%) Network Engineer
11 11 (4.01%) Azure Engineer
11 11 (4.01%) Cloud Architect
11 11 (4.01%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 11 (4.01%) Storage Administrator
11 11 (4.01%) Technical Architect
12 10 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.65%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.96%) Middleware
2 21 (7.66%) .NET
2 21 (7.66%) JSON
2 21 (7.66%) Web Services
3 16 (5.84%) LDAP
4 15 (5.47%) J2EE
5 14 (5.11%) RESTful
5 14 (5.11%) Spring
5 14 (5.11%) Spring Boot
5 14 (5.11%) Spring Integration
6 13 (4.74%) Apache Camel
6 13 (4.74%) Kafka
6 13 (4.74%) Spark Streaming
7 12 (4.38%) Regular Expression
8 9 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (1.82%) CSS
9 5 (1.82%) Java EE
9 5 (1.82%) JMS
9 5 (1.82%) LAMP
10 4 (1.46%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.66%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.84%) Enterprise Storage
2 16 (5.84%) Replication
3 15 (5.47%) Public Cloud
4 14 (5.11%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (5.11%) Virtual Team
5 11 (4.01%) Clustering
5 11 (4.01%) Oracle Exalogic
6 9 (3.28%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.92%) CMDB
7 8 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.92%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 6 (2.19%) EMC VNX
8 6 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.82%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.82%) Smart Meter
9 5 (1.82%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (1.09%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 274 (100.00%) Linux
2 91 (33.21%) Windows
3 90 (32.85%) Unix
4 60 (21.90%) Solaris
5 35 (12.77%) AIX
6 33 (12.04%) CentOS
7 29 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (9.12%) Windows Server
9 16 (5.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (3.65%) Debian
10 10 (3.65%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.82%) Windows 10
12 4 (1.46%) SUSE
12 4 (1.46%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (20.80%) DevOps
2 52 (18.98%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (14.60%) Performance Tuning
4 36 (13.14%) Load Balancing
5 33 (12.04%) Test Automation
6 28 (10.22%) Configuration Management
7 27 (9.85%) ITIL
8 25 (9.12%) Migration
8 25 (9.12%) Scrum
9 20 (7.30%) Validation
10 18 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (6.57%) Performance Monitoring
11 17 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
11 17 (6.20%) MapReduce
11 17 (6.20%) System Integration Testing
12 16 (5.84%) TDD
13 15 (5.47%) Change Management
13 15 (5.47%) System Testing
14 14 (5.11%) Unit Testing
14 14 (5.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 65 (23.72%) Java
2 43 (15.69%) Bash Shell
3 41 (14.96%) SQL
4 40 (14.60%) Shell Script
5 39 (14.23%) Python
6 36 (13.14%) Perl
7 19 (6.93%) Korn
8 16 (5.84%) Ruby
9 15 (5.47%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.74%) F#
11 11 (4.01%) C
11 11 (4.01%) PHP
12 5 (1.82%) C++
13 4 (1.46%) JavaScript
14 3 (1.09%) C#
15 2 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.73%) Scala
15 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (18.61%) Security Cleared
2 44 (16.06%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.30%) Degree
4 8 (2.92%) RHCE
5 7 (2.55%) MCSE
5 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.19%) ISEB
6 6 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.19%) RHCSA
7 5 (1.82%) CISSP
7 5 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.46%) CCNA
8 4 (1.46%) CCNP
8 4 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.09%) MCSA
10 1 (0.36%) CCIE
10 1 (0.36%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.03%) QA
2 10 (3.65%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.55%) SLA
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (17.52%) Docker
2 31 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (10.22%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (9.85%) Active Directory
5 26 (9.49%) vSphere
6 22 (8.03%) NFS
7 20 (7.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 15 (5.47%) HDFS
8 15 (5.47%) Oracle Clusterware
8 15 (5.47%) Veritas File System
9 13 (4.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 11 (4.01%) Gluster
10 11 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (3.28%) Xen
12 6 (2.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (1.82%) KVM
13 5 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (1.82%) XenApp
14 4 (1.46%) vCloud
14 4 (1.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 69 (25.18%) Puppet
2 53 (19.34%) Ansible
3 47 (17.15%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (8.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 20 (7.30%) Red Hat Satellite
6 15 (5.47%) NetBackup
7 13 (4.74%) Kubernetes
8 12 (4.38%) SELinux
9 11 (4.01%) Cobbler
10 8 (2.92%) HAProxy
11 7 (2.55%) logstash
11 7 (2.55%) Terraform
11 7 (2.55%) vRealize
12 6 (2.19%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (2.19%) Nagios
12 6 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (2.19%) Tivoli
13 5 (1.82%) Kibana
13 5 (1.82%) SCCM
14 4 (1.46%) Packer
Vendors
1 203 (74.09%) Red Hat
2 84 (30.66%) Oracle
3 77 (28.10%) VMware
4 54 (19.71%) Microsoft
5 26 (9.49%) HP
6 25 (9.12%) NetApp
7 24 (8.76%) EMC
8 23 (8.39%) Cisco
9 21 (7.66%) IBM
10 20 (7.30%) Veritas
11 18 (6.57%) Brocade
11 18 (6.57%) Citrix
12 16 (5.84%) Sun
13 14 (5.11%) Splunk
14 13 (4.74%) Dell
14 13 (4.74%) Software AG
14 13 (4.74%) webMethods
15 12 (4.38%) Symantec
16 9 (3.28%) CheckPoint
16 9 (3.28%) ServiceNow