The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 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.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 160 233
Rank change year-on-year +3 +73  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 732 812 540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.52% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.86% 7.03% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 566 340
Median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £309 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.29% +0.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £31.09
% change year-on-year -42.70% +54.41%  

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9317 11544 11778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.66% 21.54% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5945 7180 6685
Median daily rate £410 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 687 974
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England -6 654 £475 +11.76% 100
London +27 303 £500 +8.10% 61
South East -27 161 £435 +1.45% 15
Hampshire +39 91 £435 +16.00% 8
South West +28 55 £500 +33.33% 3
Scotland +29 53 £400 - 8
City of London -7 49 £500 +5.26% 14
North West +11 41 £415 +3.75% 4
North East +1 40 £463 +49.19% 1
Tyne and Wear +2 38 £463 +49.19% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 37 £463 +49.19% 1
Berkshire 0 30 £500 +17.64% 4
Winchester +23 27 £436 +16.33%
Edinburgh +12 26 £450 +7.14% 4
Glasgow +22 23 £400 +14.28% 1
East of England +8 22 £550 +28.27% 1
Reading -2 19 £500 +19.04%
Surrey -43 19 £401 -19.90% 2
Bristol +7 17 £500 +33.33% 2
Wales +18 15 £469 +38.88% 2
Manchester +15 15 £400 +3.22% 2
Yorkshire -21 15 £480 +12.94% 10
Essex +6 14 £550 +25.71%
West Yorkshire -11 14 £490 +15.29% 7
Devon - 13 £560 -
West Midlands +8 12 £500 +18.34% 4
South Wales +18 10 £450 +38.46% 2
Havant +4 10 £350 -6.66%
Leeds -2 10 £490 +19.51% 6
Oxfordshire -9 9 £375 -15.96% 1

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 1540 (100.00%) Linux
2 1079 (70.06%) Red Hat
3 564 (36.62%) DevOps
4 516 (33.51%) Puppet
5 462 (30.00%) Unix
6 453 (29.42%) VMware
7 445 (28.90%) Windows
8 404 (26.23%) Security Cleared
9 389 (25.26%) Bash Shell
10 381 (24.74%) Jenkins
11 376 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
12 369 (23.96%) Ansible
13 358 (23.25%) Oracle
14 350 (22.73%) CentOS
15 347 (22.53%) Python
16 327 (21.23%) SC Cleared
17 317 (20.58%) Amazon AWS
18 310 (20.13%) Perl
19 308 (20.00%) Java
20 287 (18.64%) Git (software)
21 285 (18.51%) Configuration Management
22 277 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
23 251 (16.30%) Docker
24 244 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
25 238 (15.45%) Finance
26 237 (15.39%) Ruby
27 213 (13.83%) Opscode Chef
28 212 (13.77%) Solaris
29 204 (13.25%) Active Directory
29 204 (13.25%) Windows Server

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 194 (12.60%) Apache
2 137 (8.90%) JBoss
3 132 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 118 (7.66%) WebLogic
5 116 (7.53%) Confluence
6 112 (7.27%) WebSphere
7 47 (3.05%) OpenStack
8 45 (2.92%) WebSphere Application Server
9 41 (2.66%) IIS
10 39 (2.53%) nginx
11 26 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
12 22 (1.43%) SharePoint
13 20 (1.30%) Apache Spark
14 19 (1.23%) Apache Geronimo
14 19 (1.23%) Apache TomEE
15 16 (1.04%) MS Exchange
16 15 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 11 (0.71%) Apache Solr
17 11 (0.71%) GlassFish
17 11 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 64 (4.16%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.97%) MS Office
3 5 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.065%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.065%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 18 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.97%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 13 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.32%) Infor M3
4 5 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.19%) RMDS
6 3 (0.19%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.13%) assyst
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.065%) Exstream
8 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.065%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.065%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 317 (20.58%) Amazon AWS
2 141 (9.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 51 (3.31%) GitHub
4 43 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
5 42 (2.73%) PaaS
6 41 (2.66%) IaaS
7 39 (2.53%) Amazon S3
8 38 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 31 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (1.62%) OpenShift
11 24 (1.56%) AWS Lambda
12 22 (1.43%) Route 53
12 22 (1.43%) Trello
13 21 (1.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 17 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 15 (0.97%) Slack
16 14 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
17 13 (0.84%) SaaS
18 10 (0.65%) Datadog
19 8 (0.52%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 181 (11.75%) SAN
2 177 (11.49%) DNS
3 158 (10.26%) TCP/IP
4 143 (9.29%) LDAP
5 126 (8.18%) Firewall
6 106 (6.88%) SSL
7 79 (5.13%) HTTP
8 75 (4.87%) VPN
9 67 (4.35%) SSH
10 61 (3.96%) NAS
11 52 (3.38%) DHCP
12 51 (3.31%) Kerberos
13 47 (3.05%) Cisco Nexus
14 44 (2.86%) Internet
15 38 (2.47%) LAN
16 34 (2.21%) WAN
17 33 (2.14%) Network Security
18 27 (1.75%) FTP
19 26 (1.69%) SMTP
20 24 (1.56%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (8.18%) MySQL
2 114 (7.40%) SQL Server
3 113 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
4 103 (6.69%) Oracle Database
5 84 (5.45%) Hadoop
6 82 (5.32%) MongoDB
7 64 (4.16%) NoSQL
8 58 (3.77%) Big Data
8 58 (3.77%) Relational Database
9 56 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 53 (3.44%) BusinessObjects
11 39 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
12 37 (2.40%) Oracle Database 10g
13 31 (2.01%) DB2
14 29 (1.88%) SQL Server 2012
15 25 (1.62%) Oracle Reports
16 23 (1.49%) Apache Hive
17 22 (1.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 19 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
19 17 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 381 (24.74%) Jenkins
2 287 (18.64%) Git (software)
3 150 (9.74%) JIRA
4 70 (4.55%) Sonatype Nexus
5 58 (3.77%) Subversion
6 54 (3.51%) Vagrant
7 41 (2.66%) Ant
7 41 (2.66%) Oracle APEX
8 40 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 40 (2.60%) TeamCity
9 38 (2.47%) Maven
10 37 (2.40%) JUnit
11 32 (2.08%) Bitbucket
12 29 (1.88%) GitLab
13 28 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
14 24 (1.56%) Eclipse
15 23 (1.49%) Jasmine
16 22 (1.43%) Hudson
16 22 (1.43%) Selenium
17 21 (1.36%) Cucumber
General
1 238 (15.45%) Finance
2 116 (7.53%) Banking
3 43 (2.79%) Telecoms
4 25 (1.62%) Investment Banking
5 23 (1.49%) Law
5 23 (1.49%) Retail
6 18 (1.17%) Electronics
6 18 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.17%) Marketing
7 16 (1.04%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.65%) Games
9 6 (0.39%) Advertising
9 6 (0.39%) Publishing
10 5 (0.32%) Military
11 2 (0.13%) Local Government
11 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.065%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.065%) French Language
12 1 (0.065%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 324 (21.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 281 (18.25%) Administrator
3 192 (12.47%) Linux Engineer
4 173 (11.23%) Linux Administrator
5 170 (11.04%) Systems Administrator
6 127 (8.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 103 (6.69%) Developer
8 102 (6.62%) Consultant
9 96 (6.23%) AWS DevOps
9 96 (6.23%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 86 (5.58%) Architect
11 83 (5.39%) Unix Administrator
12 79 (5.13%) AWS Engineer
13 66 (4.29%) Unix Engineer
14 60 (3.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 58 (3.77%) DevOps Consultant
16 57 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
17 55 (3.57%) Unix Systems Administrator
18 52 (3.38%) DBA
19 51 (3.31%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (6.49%) Middleware
2 92 (5.97%) Web Services
3 64 (4.16%) Software Packaging
4 53 (3.44%) .NET
5 45 (2.92%) Node.js
6 43 (2.79%) LAMP
6 43 (2.79%) WebSphere MQ
7 42 (2.73%) Elastic Stack
7 42 (2.73%) J2EE
8 36 (2.34%) XML
9 34 (2.21%) REST
10 32 (2.08%) HTML
11 29 (1.88%) JSON
12 28 (1.82%) RESTful
13 24 (1.56%) Java EE
13 24 (1.56%) Oracle Fusion
13 24 (1.56%) Sensu
14 23 (1.49%) MCollective
15 22 (1.43%) JMS
16 21 (1.36%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 113 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 85 (5.52%) Clustering
4 59 (3.83%) Public Cloud
5 51 (3.31%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.99%) Replication
7 31 (2.01%) Enterprise Storage
7 31 (2.01%) Linux Command Line
8 29 (1.88%) Private Cloud
9 24 (1.56%) Smart Meter
10 20 (1.30%) EMC VNX
11 18 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (1.04%) Computer Science
13 15 (0.97%) PKI
14 14 (0.91%) Client/Server
15 13 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
16 10 (0.65%) Fintech
16 10 (0.65%) Mainframe
17 9 (0.58%) DataPower
17 9 (0.58%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1540 (100.00%) Linux
2 462 (30.00%) Unix
3 445 (28.90%) Windows
4 350 (22.73%) CentOS
5 212 (13.77%) Solaris
6 204 (13.25%) Windows Server
7 168 (10.91%) AIX
8 138 (8.96%) Ubuntu
9 120 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 117 (7.60%) Windows Server 2012
11 74 (4.81%) SUSE
12 65 (4.22%) Debian
13 43 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 42 (2.73%) Oracle Linux
15 41 (2.66%) HPUX
16 28 (1.82%) Windows 7
17 22 (1.43%) Fedora
18 19 (1.23%) Windows 10
19 18 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 13 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (36.62%) DevOps
2 376 (24.42%) Agile Software Development
3 285 (18.51%) Configuration Management
4 277 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
5 181 (11.75%) Open Source
6 164 (10.65%) ITIL
7 160 (10.39%) Scrum
8 122 (7.92%) Migration
9 90 (5.84%) Load Balancing
10 85 (5.52%) Performance Tuning
11 84 (5.45%) High Availability
12 79 (5.13%) Software Engineering
13 73 (4.74%) Change Control
14 72 (4.68%) Continuous Delivery
15 65 (4.22%) Mentoring
16 64 (4.16%) Kanban
17 57 (3.70%) Project Management
17 57 (3.70%) Service Management
18 56 (3.64%) Microservices
19 55 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 389 (25.26%) Bash Shell
2 347 (22.53%) Python
3 310 (20.13%) Perl
4 308 (20.00%) Java
5 237 (15.39%) Ruby
6 188 (12.21%) SQL
7 168 (10.91%) Shell Script
8 157 (10.19%) PowerShell
9 108 (7.01%) JavaScript
10 63 (4.09%) Korn
11 42 (2.73%) C
12 41 (2.66%) PL/SQL
13 37 (2.40%) PHP
14 34 (2.21%) Go
15 24 (1.56%) C#
15 24 (1.56%) VBScript
16 16 (1.04%) F#
17 13 (0.84%) C++
18 11 (0.71%) Bourne shell
19 10 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 404 (26.23%) Security Cleared
2 327 (21.23%) SC Cleared
3 49 (3.18%) DV Cleared
4 39 (2.53%) Degree
4 39 (2.53%) RHCE
5 33 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 29 (1.88%) RHCSA
7 25 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
10 19 (1.23%) MCSE
11 16 (1.04%) CISSP
12 9 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.52%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.45%) ISEB
14 7 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
14 7 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.39%) CCIE
15 6 (0.39%) CCNA
15 6 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.30%) JSP 440
2 18 (1.17%) QA
3 17 (1.10%) SLA
4 15 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.78%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.065%) FATCA
7 1 (0.065%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.065%) PMO
System Software
1 251 (16.30%) Docker
2 244 (15.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (13.25%) Active Directory
4 90 (5.84%) vSphere
5 74 (4.81%) NFS
6 62 (4.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 54 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
8 48 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (2.40%) vCloud
10 31 (2.01%) Hyper-V
11 28 (1.82%) HDFS
12 26 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
13 25 (1.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 21 (1.36%) Veritas File System
15 20 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
15 20 (1.30%) VMware ESX
16 18 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
17 14 (0.91%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 14 (0.91%) GPFS
18 12 (0.78%) KVM
Systems Management
1 516 (33.51%) Puppet
2 369 (23.96%) Ansible
3 213 (13.83%) Opscode Chef
4 105 (6.82%) Terraform
5 97 (6.30%) Nagios
6 96 (6.23%) Kubernetes
7 72 (4.68%) Red Hat Satellite
8 61 (3.96%) ZABBIX
9 51 (3.31%) vRealize
10 40 (2.60%) NetBackup
11 35 (2.27%) SELinux
12 34 (2.21%) Graphite
12 34 (2.21%) SCCM
13 32 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 31 (2.01%) Dollar Universe
15 29 (1.88%) SCOM
16 28 (1.82%) logstash
17 25 (1.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
18 22 (1.43%) Kibana
19 21 (1.36%) Packer
Vendors
1 1079 (70.06%) Red Hat
2 453 (29.42%) VMware
3 358 (23.25%) Oracle
4 198 (12.86%) Microsoft
5 178 (11.56%) IBM
6 164 (10.65%) HP
7 136 (8.83%) Cisco
8 89 (5.78%) Veritas
9 86 (5.58%) EMC
10 81 (5.26%) Atlassian
11 77 (5.00%) Sun
12 70 (4.55%) NetApp
13 64 (4.16%) TIBCO
14 50 (3.25%) Splunk
14 50 (3.25%) Symantec
15 39 (2.53%) Brocade
16 37 (2.40%) Citrix
17 29 (1.88%) Google
18 27 (1.75%) F5
19 26 (1.69%) AppDynamics
London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £351 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 7 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago