Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 123 98
Rank change year-on-year -56 -25 +53
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 236 315 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.43% 1.93% 2.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.70% 8.57% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 193 291
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.30% +3.57%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £325
90th Percentile £589 £500 £541
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
South East median hourly rate £49.50 £37.50 £31.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +17.65% -18.27%
10th Percentile £48.75 £35.25 £16.58
90th Percentile £50.25 £45.95 £47.18
England median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +75.00% -34.43%

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 3,522 3,677 4,099
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.32% 22.53% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,895 2,053 2,436
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +4.83%
10th Percentile £163 £168 £200
90th Percentile £563 £538 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 273 270
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.90 £48.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -26 91 £475 +15.08% 16
Thames Valley -13 70 £485 +31.97% 15
Berkshire -9 46 £493 +34.01% 8
Surrey -57 45 £490 +3.16% 10
West Sussex +4 24 £460 +20.26% 2
Buckinghamshire +21 21 £403 +23.85% 1
Kent +11 3 £550 +20.22% 1
Oxfordshire -1 3 £590 +57.33% 6
Sussex - 1 £400 -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 236 (100.00%) Linux
2 166 (70.34%) Red Hat
3 106 (44.92%) Unix
4 91 (38.56%) VMware
5 85 (36.02%) DevOps
6 82 (34.75%) Ansible
7 81 (34.32%) Oracle
8 80 (33.90%) Windows
9 69 (29.24%) Puppet
10 62 (26.27%) Security Cleared
11 55 (23.31%) CentOS
11 55 (23.31%) Microsoft
12 53 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 52 (22.03%) SC Cleared
13 52 (22.03%) Opscode Chef
14 47 (19.92%) Microsoft Azure
15 46 (19.49%) Docker
15 46 (19.49%) Configuration Management
16 44 (18.64%) Java
17 43 (18.22%) Python
18 42 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
19 40 (16.95%) Bash Shell
20 38 (16.10%) Terraform
21 37 (15.68%) Change Management
22 36 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
22 36 (15.25%) Finance
22 36 (15.25%) SAN
22 36 (15.25%) Windows Server
23 35 (14.83%) Jenkins
24 34 (14.41%) ITIL

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 24 (10.17%) Apache
2 16 (6.78%) JBoss
2 16 (6.78%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
4 7 (2.97%) OpenStack
5 6 (2.54%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.12%) Confluence
6 5 (2.12%) Tuxedo
7 3 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.85%) GemFire
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.42%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.42%) CMS
9 1 (0.42%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.42%) Drupal
9 1 (0.42%) nginx
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.85%) SAP GTS
1 2 (0.85%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 47 (19.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (17.80%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (8.47%) IaaS
3 20 (8.47%) PaaS
4 18 (7.63%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (6.36%) AWS CloudFormation
5 15 (6.36%) SaaS
6 12 (5.08%) OpenShift
7 11 (4.66%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (4.66%) Serverless
8 7 (2.97%) AWS CodePipeline
9 6 (2.54%) GitHub
10 3 (1.27%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.85%) npm
11 2 (0.85%) Route 53
11 2 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.25%) SAN
2 21 (8.90%) DNS
3 17 (7.20%) Firewall
4 14 (5.93%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.24%) iSCSI
6 9 (3.81%) NAS
6 9 (3.81%) PuTTY
6 9 (3.81%) WinSCP
7 8 (3.39%) DHCP
7 8 (3.39%) Internet
8 7 (2.97%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (2.54%) VPN
10 5 (2.12%) HTTP
10 5 (2.12%) SSH
11 4 (1.69%) SSL
11 4 (1.69%) WAN
12 3 (1.27%) Junos
13 2 (0.85%) Network Security
13 2 (0.85%) OpenVPN
13 2 (0.85%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 26 (11.02%) Oracle Database
3 22 (9.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 13 (5.51%) Big Data
4 13 (5.51%) MongoDB
5 12 (5.08%) Hadoop
5 12 (5.08%) Oracle Database 10g
5 12 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (4.24%) Oracle Database 12c
6 10 (4.24%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (3.81%) MySQL
7 9 (3.81%) SQL Server 2016
8 8 (3.39%) Relational Database
9 6 (2.54%) NoSQL
9 6 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (2.54%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.12%) MariaDB
11 4 (1.69%) DB2
11 4 (1.69%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (14.83%) Jenkins
2 25 (10.59%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.93%) Vagrant
4 11 (4.66%) Oracle APEX
4 11 (4.66%) Selenium
5 10 (4.24%) HP UFT
6 9 (3.81%) Ant
6 9 (3.81%) RSpec
6 9 (3.81%) SoapUI
6 9 (3.81%) SpecFlow
7 8 (3.39%) Artifactory
7 8 (3.39%) GitLab
8 7 (2.97%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.97%) LoadRunner
8 7 (2.97%) TestNG
9 6 (2.54%) JIRA
9 6 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (2.12%) Maven
11 2 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.85%) Toad
General
1 36 (15.25%) Finance
2 15 (6.36%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.24%) Legal
4 3 (1.27%) Banking
5 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.85%) Marketing
5 2 (0.85%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Local Government
6 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (24.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (17.80%) Architect
3 32 (13.56%) Linux Engineer
4 23 (9.75%) AWS DevOps
5 22 (9.32%) Administrator
5 22 (9.32%) Analyst
6 21 (8.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 21 (8.90%) AWS Engineer
7 20 (8.47%) Infrastructure Architect
7 20 (8.47%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (6.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 14 (5.93%) Consultant
9 14 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.93%) Linux Administrator
10 13 (5.51%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 10 (4.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 9 (3.81%) Middleware Engineer
12 9 (3.81%) Unix Administrator
13 8 (3.39%) Automation Engineer
13 8 (3.39%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (12.29%) Middleware
2 28 (11.86%) Web Services
3 12 (5.08%) .NET
4 11 (4.66%) LDAP
4 11 (4.66%) Node.js
5 7 (2.97%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (2.97%) Kafka
6 6 (2.54%) SOAP
7 5 (2.12%) Drools
8 4 (1.69%) LAMP
8 4 (1.69%) POSIX
9 3 (1.27%) REST
10 2 (0.85%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.85%) CSS
10 2 (0.85%) HTML
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.85%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.85%) RESTful
10 2 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.44%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (9.75%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.75%) Linux Command Line
3 12 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
4 10 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.81%) iSeries
6 8 (3.39%) Clustering
6 8 (3.39%) PKI
7 6 (2.54%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.12%) AS400
8 5 (2.12%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.69%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (1.69%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.69%) Replication
10 3 (1.27%) Smart Meter
11 2 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.85%) User Experience
12 1 (0.42%) CMDB
12 1 (0.42%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 236 (100.00%) Linux
2 106 (44.92%) Unix
3 80 (33.90%) Windows
4 55 (23.31%) CentOS
5 36 (15.25%) Windows Server
6 31 (13.14%) Solaris
7 30 (12.71%) AIX
8 26 (11.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (9.32%) SUSE
10 17 (7.20%) Ubuntu
11 15 (6.36%) Windows XP
12 13 (5.51%) Windows 10
13 8 (3.39%) Debian
14 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (1.69%) HPUX
16 2 (0.85%) Fedora
17 1 (0.42%) DC/OS
17 1 (0.42%) Slackware
17 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
17 1 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (36.02%) DevOps
2 46 (19.49%) Configuration Management
3 37 (15.68%) Change Management
4 36 (15.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 34 (14.41%) ITIL
6 33 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
8 18 (7.63%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (7.63%) Test Automation
9 17 (7.20%) Network Design
9 17 (7.20%) Runbook
10 16 (6.78%) Problem Management
11 15 (6.36%) Incident Management
11 15 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 15 (6.36%) Scrum
12 14 (5.93%) Business Continuity
12 14 (5.93%) Migration
12 14 (5.93%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (5.51%) Capacity Management
13 13 (5.51%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (18.64%) Java
2 43 (18.22%) Python
3 40 (16.95%) Bash Shell
4 33 (13.98%) Shell Script
5 31 (13.14%) SQL
6 30 (12.71%) Perl
7 14 (5.93%) Groovy
7 14 (5.93%) PowerShell
7 14 (5.93%) Ruby
8 9 (3.81%) F#
9 7 (2.97%) AWK
9 7 (2.97%) Bourne shell
9 7 (2.97%) JavaScript
9 7 (2.97%) Korn
10 5 (2.12%) PHP
11 4 (1.69%) C
12 3 (1.27%) C++
12 3 (1.27%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.85%) C#
13 2 (0.85%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (26.27%) Security Cleared
2 52 (22.03%) SC Cleared
3 18 (7.63%) Degree
4 15 (6.36%) RHCE
5 10 (4.24%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (3.81%) ISEB
6 9 (3.81%) ISEB Practitioner
6 9 (3.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (2.12%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.12%) RHCSA
8 4 (1.69%) OCA
8 4 (1.69%) OCP
8 4 (1.69%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (0.42%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CEH
9 1 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.42%) CISSP
9 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.66%) SLA
2 5 (2.12%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.42%) GDPR
3 1 (0.42%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (19.49%) Docker
3 25 (10.59%) Active Directory
4 24 (10.17%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (8.05%) vSphere
6 18 (7.63%) Hyper-V
6 18 (7.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (6.36%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (5.93%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (5.93%) XenApp
9 12 (5.08%) NFS
10 9 (3.81%) iptables
11 8 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (2.97%) GlusterFS
12 7 (2.97%) KVM
13 5 (2.12%) XenDesktop
14 4 (1.69%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
16 2 (0.85%) Btrfs
16 2 (0.85%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 82 (34.75%) Ansible
2 69 (29.24%) Puppet
3 52 (22.03%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (16.10%) Terraform
5 29 (12.29%) Red Hat Satellite
6 28 (11.86%) Kubernetes
7 21 (8.90%) Packer
7 21 (8.90%) SELinux
8 14 (5.93%) Data Guard
9 13 (5.51%) NetBackup
10 11 (4.66%) Oracle ZFS
10 11 (4.66%) Salt
11 9 (3.81%) HP ALM
12 7 (2.97%) Cobbler
12 7 (2.97%) Nagios
12 7 (2.97%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 7 (2.97%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 7 (2.97%) yum
13 5 (2.12%) SCOM
14 3 (1.27%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 166 (70.34%) Red Hat
2 91 (38.56%) VMware
3 81 (34.32%) Oracle
4 55 (23.31%) Microsoft
5 32 (13.56%) HP
6 24 (10.17%) Citrix
6 24 (10.17%) IBM
7 19 (8.05%) Veritas
8 17 (7.20%) EMC
9 14 (5.93%) 3PAR
10 12 (5.08%) Brocade
11 11 (4.66%) CA
11 11 (4.66%) SAP
11 11 (4.66%) Software AG
11 11 (4.66%) Splunk
11 11 (4.66%) webMethods
12 9 (3.81%) Dell
12 9 (3.81%) Sun
13 8 (3.39%) Isilon
14 7 (2.97%) NetApp