The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
England / South West
Rank 88 115 124
Rank change year-on-year +27 +9  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 47 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.84% 0.77% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.42% 3.37% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 13
Median daily rate £525 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £357 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £616 £408 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £418 £375
% change year-on-year +7.78% +11.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £44.25 £31.09
% change year-on-year -37.85% +42.35%  

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 451 653 596
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.66% 22.78% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 387 299
Median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £473 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 76 79
Median hourly rate £16.38 £20.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.13% +19.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £9.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £45.05 £36.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South West

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South West

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South West over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South West

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the South West

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +4 16 £513 +36.66% 3
Devon - 13 £560 -
Wiltshire +4 3 £488 -
Somerset - 2 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire -1 1 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 West region with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 90 (100.00%) Linux
2 65 (72.22%) Red Hat
3 37 (41.11%) DevOps
4 36 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (36.67%) Security Cleared
6 32 (35.56%) Windows
6 32 (35.56%) Oracle
7 30 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 29 (32.22%) Java
9 28 (31.11%) ITIL
10 27 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
10 27 (30.00%) VMware
10 27 (30.00%) Windows Server
11 26 (28.89%) SQL Server
12 25 (27.78%) SC Cleared
12 25 (27.78%) Puppet
13 24 (26.67%) DNS
14 23 (25.56%) Perl
14 23 (25.56%) Oracle Database
15 22 (24.44%) Active Directory
15 22 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
16 21 (23.33%) Python
17 20 (22.22%) IBM
18 19 (21.11%) Apache
18 19 (21.11%) SQL
18 19 (21.11%) CentOS
18 19 (21.11%) WebSphere
18 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2012

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 19 (21.11%) Apache
1 19 (21.11%) WebSphere
2 15 (16.67%) IIS
3 14 (15.56%) Tomcat
4 11 (12.22%) GlassFish
5 10 (11.11%) JBoss
5 10 (11.11%) nginx
6 9 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (8.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (8.89%) Skype for Business
8 7 (7.78%) WebLogic
9 6 (6.67%) Confluence
10 5 (5.56%) Jetty
10 5 (5.56%) Mongrel
11 3 (3.33%) GeoServer
12 2 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (1.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.11%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 27 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (7.78%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (5.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 5 (5.56%) Amazon S3
5 5 (5.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (5.56%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (5.56%) GitHub
5 5 (5.56%) Route 53
5 5 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (4.44%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.11%) IaaS
7 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.67%) DNS
2 14 (15.56%) SSL
2 14 (15.56%) TCP/IP
3 13 (14.44%) SAN
4 12 (13.33%) Kerberos
5 11 (12.22%) HTTP
6 8 (8.89%) Remote Desktop
6 8 (8.89%) Skype
7 7 (7.78%) NAS
8 5 (5.56%) DHCP
9 4 (4.44%) Firewall
9 4 (4.44%) FTP
9 4 (4.44%) IPsec
9 4 (4.44%) PuTTY
9 4 (4.44%) SMTP
9 4 (4.44%) VPN
9 4 (4.44%) WinSCP
10 3 (3.33%) VoIP
11 1 (1.11%) LAN
11 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.89%) SQL Server
2 23 (25.56%) Oracle Database
3 11 (12.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (12.22%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (7.78%) Amazon RDS
5 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (7.78%) MongoDB
5 7 (7.78%) NoSQL
6 6 (6.67%) MySQL
6 6 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
7 5 (5.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (4.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (4.44%) Oracle Discoverer
8 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 17 (18.89%) Ant
3 13 (14.44%) Git (software)
4 11 (12.22%) Oracle APEX
4 11 (12.22%) Subversion
5 9 (10.00%) Vagrant
6 8 (8.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (8.89%) TeamCity
7 7 (7.78%) Eclipse
7 7 (7.78%) JIRA
8 6 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (6.67%) Toad
9 5 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
9 5 (5.56%) Travis CI
10 4 (4.44%) Artifactory
10 4 (4.44%) Selenium
10 4 (4.44%) SoapUI
10 4 (4.44%) SonarQube
10 4 (4.44%) SpecFlow
10 4 (4.44%) TestNG
General
1 7 (7.78%) Finance
1 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.56%) Electronics
2 5 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.56%) Marketing
3 4 (4.44%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 17 (18.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (10.00%) Administrator
2 9 (10.00%) Architect
2 9 (10.00%) Developer
3 8 (8.89%) Applications Support
3 8 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (7.78%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (7.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.67%) Analyst
5 6 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.44%) Lead DevOps
7 4 (4.44%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.44%) Web Services
2 12 (13.33%) Middleware
3 11 (12.22%) .NET
4 7 (7.78%) CSS
4 7 (7.78%) HTML
4 7 (7.78%) OAuth2
4 7 (7.78%) Oracle Fusion
5 6 (6.67%) J2EE
5 6 (6.67%) RESTful
6 5 (5.56%) Ajax
6 5 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (5.56%) jQuery
6 5 (5.56%) Servlets
7 3 (3.33%) EJB
7 3 (3.33%) Java EE
8 2 (2.22%) JMS
8 2 (2.22%) MCollective
8 2 (2.22%) REST
8 2 (2.22%) XML
8 2 (2.22%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.22%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.67%) Clustering
3 5 (5.56%) Replication
4 4 (4.44%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.44%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.22%) CESG
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.11%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 90 (100.00%) Linux
2 32 (35.56%) Windows
3 27 (30.00%) Windows Server
4 19 (21.11%) CentOS
4 19 (21.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (14.44%) AIX
5 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 8 (8.89%) Windows 10
8 7 (7.78%) Unix
9 6 (6.67%) Debian
9 6 (6.67%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (6.67%) Solaris
10 4 (4.44%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.11%) DevOps
2 33 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (31.11%) ITIL
4 21 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (15.56%) Configuration Management
5 14 (15.56%) Open Source
6 10 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (11.11%) Domain Models
6 10 (11.11%) Scrum
7 8 (8.89%) Load Balancing
8 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.67%) Migration
10 5 (5.56%) Auto-Scaling
10 5 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
10 5 (5.56%) Programme Management
10 5 (5.56%) Project Management
11 4 (4.44%) API Testing
11 4 (4.44%) Defect Tracking
11 4 (4.44%) System Integration Testing
11 4 (4.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (32.22%) Java
2 23 (25.56%) Perl
3 21 (23.33%) Python
4 19 (21.11%) Bash Shell
4 19 (21.11%) SQL
5 13 (14.44%) Ruby
6 12 (13.33%) PowerShell
7 11 (12.22%) PL/SQL
7 11 (12.22%) VBScript
8 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
9 5 (5.56%) Go
9 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
10 4 (4.44%) AWK
10 4 (4.44%) F#
11 2 (2.22%) C#
11 2 (2.22%) PHP
11 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.11%) C
12 1 (1.11%) C++
12 1 (1.11%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 25 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.33%) ISEB
5 3 (3.33%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.33%) RHCE
5 3 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.22%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.22%) MCITP
6 2 (2.22%) MCSE
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (24.44%) Active Directory
1 22 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.00%) Docker
2 9 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (10.00%) vSphere
3 8 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (7.78%) DFS Replication
5 5 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.44%) LXC
6 4 (4.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (4.44%) VirtualBox
6 4 (4.44%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.44%) Xen
7 3 (3.33%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.11%) Gluster
9 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.11%) Shibboleth
9 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (27.78%) Puppet
2 17 (18.89%) Ansible
3 12 (13.33%) vRealize
4 11 (12.22%) Terraform
5 9 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (6.67%) Nagios
6 6 (6.67%) Salt
7 5 (5.56%) NetBackup
7 5 (5.56%) OSSEC
8 4 (4.44%) Zenoss
9 2 (2.22%) ArcSight ESM
9 2 (2.22%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
9 2 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (2.22%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (2.22%) ZABBIX
10 1 (1.11%) Data Guard
10 1 (1.11%) Graphite
10 1 (1.11%) HAProxy
10 1 (1.11%) SELinux
Vendors
1 65 (72.22%) Red Hat
2 36 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 32 (35.56%) Oracle
4 27 (30.00%) VMware
5 20 (22.22%) IBM
6 11 (12.22%) HP
7 8 (8.89%) Cisco
8 7 (7.78%) Dell
9 5 (5.56%) EMC
9 5 (5.56%) New Relic
9 5 (5.56%) SaltStack
9 5 (5.56%) SAP
9 5 (5.56%) Veritas
10 4 (4.44%) Brocade
10 4 (4.44%) Google
10 4 (4.44%) Symantec
11 2 (2.22%) ArcSight
11 2 (2.22%) Sun
12 1 (1.11%) F5
12 1 (1.11%) Gemalto
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