Period
to 22 October 2017

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 6 months to 22 October 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 160 194
Rank change year-on-year -14 +34 +21
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1516 1799 1478
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.71% 1.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.32% 7.77% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1014 1186 972
UK median daily rate £470 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.30% +1.18% +8.97%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £310
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +8.36% +3.13% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 18
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £29.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -24.36% -41.83%
10th Percentile £22.50 £12.75 £22.50
90th Percentile £47.35 £37.00 £40.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £20.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +92.50% -43.66% -23.24%

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20698 23162 24562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.97% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 13083 14563 14466
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £175 £200 £185
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1231 1284 1937
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.81 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.03% - +3.23%

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 October 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 October 2017.

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

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 15 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 6 months to 22 October 2017. 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
England -12 1337 £475 +10.21% 75
UK excluding London -17 908 £447 +8.36% 54
London -20 592 £500 +5.26% 26
South East -14 321 £425 -2.86% 16
North of England -42 180 £438 +12.90% 26
Scotland +62 160 £450 +9.09% 5
East of England -11 102 £500 +42.86% 1
South West +29 77 £406 -4.41% 1
North West -27 74 £535 +25.88% 5
Yorkshire -7 69 £525 +21.04% 19
Midlands +22 60 £370 -7.50% 5
North East -2 56 £400 +29.03% 2
West Midlands +31 41 £473 +13.17% 3
East Midlands -13 19 £325 -18.75% 2
Wales -4 10 £413 -8.33%

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 1516 (100.00%) Linux
2 912 (60.16%) Red Hat
3 554 (36.54%) DevOps
4 487 (32.12%) Unix
5 481 (31.73%) Puppet
6 428 (28.23%) Java
7 419 (27.64%) Jenkins
8 416 (27.44%) Windows
9 405 (26.72%) Python
10 372 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
11 365 (24.08%) VMware
12 352 (23.22%) Git (software)
13 345 (22.76%) Amazon AWS
14 344 (22.69%) Ansible
15 325 (21.44%) Configuration Management
16 301 (19.85%) Oracle
17 299 (19.72%) Perl
18 296 (19.53%) CentOS
19 292 (19.26%) Finance
20 270 (17.81%) Docker
21 265 (17.48%) Opscode Chef
22 261 (17.22%) Bash Shell
23 238 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
24 234 (15.44%) Security Cleared
25 229 (15.11%) SQL
26 202 (13.32%) Solaris
27 190 (12.53%) Shell Script
28 188 (12.40%) SC Cleared
29 187 (12.34%) Open Source
30 178 (11.74%) Scrum

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
1 174 (11.48%) JBoss
2 164 (10.82%) Tomcat
3 159 (10.49%) Apache
4 112 (7.39%) Confluence
5 82 (5.41%) WebSphere
6 78 (5.15%) WebLogic
7 69 (4.55%) IIS
8 67 (4.42%) OpenStack
9 51 (3.36%) Apache Spark
10 49 (3.23%) nginx
11 42 (2.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 39 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
13 29 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
14 17 (1.12%) Apache Solr
15 13 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (0.79%) SharePoint
17 11 (0.73%) MS Exchange
18 10 (0.66%) Apache Pig
18 10 (0.66%) MQSeries
18 10 (0.66%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (0.40%) Houdini
3 6 (0.40%) Maya
3 6 (0.40%) NUKE
3 6 (0.40%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.066%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 19 (1.25%) ION MarketView
2 15 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
3 13 (0.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 7 (0.46%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.066%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.066%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.066%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 345 (22.76%) Amazon AWS
2 145 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 78 (5.15%) OpenShift
4 69 (4.55%) GitHub
5 65 (4.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 59 (3.89%) PaaS
7 52 (3.43%) Slack
8 49 (3.23%) IaaS
9 43 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
10 39 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
11 25 (1.65%) Amazon S3
12 18 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (1.19%) Serverless
13 17 (1.12%) Route 53
14 16 (1.06%) SaaS
15 13 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
15 13 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
16 8 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
16 8 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 172 (11.35%) Firewall
2 159 (10.49%) TCP/IP
3 149 (9.83%) DNS
4 148 (9.76%) SAN
5 113 (7.45%) HTTP
6 108 (7.12%) LDAP
7 88 (5.80%) SSL
8 71 (4.68%) NAS
9 68 (4.49%) DHCP
10 51 (3.36%) WAN
11 49 (3.23%) VPN
12 43 (2.84%) LAN
13 38 (2.51%) Fibre Channel
14 36 (2.37%) Kerberos
15 35 (2.31%) SSH
16 32 (2.11%) Internet
16 32 (2.11%) Network Security
17 25 (1.65%) OpenLDAP
18 23 (1.52%) SMTP
19 16 (1.06%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (9.76%) MongoDB
2 132 (8.71%) MySQL
3 125 (8.25%) Relational Database
4 121 (7.98%) PostgreSQL
5 91 (6.00%) Hadoop
6 86 (5.67%) SQL Server
7 80 (5.28%) NoSQL
8 52 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 49 (3.23%) Apache Hive
10 48 (3.17%) Oracle Database
11 43 (2.84%) RDBMS
12 41 (2.70%) Redis
13 40 (2.64%) Big Data
14 39 (2.57%) DB2
15 37 (2.44%) Impala
16 21 (1.39%) HBase
17 19 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
17 19 (1.25%) KDB
17 19 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
18 18 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 419 (27.64%) Jenkins
2 352 (23.22%) Git (software)
3 139 (9.17%) JIRA
4 99 (6.53%) Maven
5 91 (6.00%) Subversion
6 89 (5.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 63 (4.16%) GitLab
8 53 (3.50%) Cucumber
9 46 (3.03%) Artifactory
10 37 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
11 36 (2.37%) Ant
12 32 (2.11%) JUnit
13 31 (2.04%) Vagrant
14 29 (1.91%) Gradle
15 27 (1.78%) SonarQube
16 26 (1.72%) Mockito
17 25 (1.65%) Selenium
18 24 (1.58%) Eclipse
19 23 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 22 (1.45%) Jasmine
General
1 292 (19.26%) Finance
2 167 (11.02%) Banking
3 46 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 37 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.58%) Legal
6 21 (1.39%) Law
7 17 (1.12%) Retail
8 16 (1.06%) Games
9 10 (0.66%) Publishing
10 7 (0.46%) Advertising
11 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.40%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.26%) Automotive
13 3 (0.20%) Back Office
13 3 (0.20%) Front Office
13 3 (0.20%) Local Government
13 3 (0.20%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.13%) Billing
14 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 382 (25.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 230 (15.17%) Linux Engineer
3 227 (14.97%) Administrator
4 145 (9.56%) Systems Administrator
5 128 (8.44%) Linux Administrator
6 126 (8.31%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 123 (8.11%) Developer
8 98 (6.46%) AWS Engineer
8 98 (6.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 94 (6.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 91 (6.00%) AWS DevOps
11 90 (5.94%) Consultant
12 82 (5.41%) Java Developer
13 81 (5.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 74 (4.88%) Architect
15 72 (4.75%) Cloud Engineer
16 68 (4.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 66 (4.35%) Analyst
18 59 (3.89%) Unix Administrator
18 59 (3.89%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (8.38%) Web Services
2 117 (7.72%) Middleware
3 93 (6.13%) REST
4 86 (5.67%) RESTful
5 75 (4.95%) .NET
6 73 (4.82%) Spring
7 67 (4.42%) Node.js
8 59 (3.89%) JSON
9 58 (3.83%) XML
10 57 (3.76%) J2EE
11 50 (3.30%) Java EE
12 46 (3.03%) Elastic Stack
13 39 (2.57%) HTML
14 36 (2.37%) Sensu
14 36 (2.37%) SOAP
15 31 (2.04%) Hibernate
16 30 (1.98%) JMX
17 28 (1.85%) EJB
18 27 (1.78%) LAMP
19 26 (1.72%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 98 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.80%) Data Centre
3 86 (5.67%) Clustering
4 59 (3.89%) Computer Science
5 58 (3.83%) Public Cloud
6 42 (2.77%) Private Cloud
7 41 (2.70%) Replication
8 38 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
9 35 (2.31%) PKI
10 33 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
12 24 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.06%) DataPower
13 16 (1.06%) Derivative
13 16 (1.06%) Management Information System
13 16 (1.06%) Virtual Team
13 16 (1.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 12 (0.79%) Hybrid Cloud
15 11 (0.73%) Algorithms
15 11 (0.73%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 1516 (100.00%) Linux
2 487 (32.12%) Unix
3 416 (27.44%) Windows
4 296 (19.53%) CentOS
5 202 (13.32%) Solaris
6 168 (11.08%) Windows Server
7 125 (8.25%) AIX
8 124 (8.18%) Ubuntu
9 105 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 76 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (2.44%) SUSE
12 32 (2.11%) Debian
12 32 (2.11%) Windows 7
13 28 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (1.58%) Windows XP
15 21 (1.39%) Mac OS X
16 17 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
17 15 (0.99%) HPUX
17 15 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 554 (36.54%) DevOps
2 372 (24.54%) Agile Software Development
3 325 (21.44%) Configuration Management
4 238 (15.70%) Continuous Integration
5 187 (12.34%) Open Source
6 178 (11.74%) Scrum
7 169 (11.15%) Test Automation
8 129 (8.51%) Migration
9 124 (8.18%) Mentoring
10 121 (7.98%) Software Engineering
10 121 (7.98%) TDD
11 119 (7.85%) Microservices
12 117 (7.72%) Continuous Delivery
13 112 (7.39%) Kanban
14 111 (7.32%) Load Balancing
15 88 (5.80%) High Availability
16 83 (5.47%) Coaching
16 83 (5.47%) ITIL
17 82 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
18 76 (5.01%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 428 (28.23%) Java
2 405 (26.72%) Python
3 299 (19.72%) Perl
4 261 (17.22%) Bash Shell
5 229 (15.11%) SQL
6 190 (12.53%) Shell Script
7 145 (9.56%) Ruby
8 135 (8.91%) JavaScript
9 122 (8.05%) PowerShell
10 55 (3.63%) Korn
11 44 (2.90%) C
12 36 (2.37%) C#
13 34 (2.24%) PL/SQL
14 28 (1.85%) C++
14 28 (1.85%) R
15 25 (1.65%) PHP
16 23 (1.52%) Groovy
17 18 (1.19%) Go
18 17 (1.12%) Scala
19 13 (0.86%) F#
Qualifications
1 234 (15.44%) Security Cleared
2 188 (12.40%) SC Cleared
3 78 (5.15%) Degree
4 49 (3.23%) RHCE
5 33 (2.18%) DV Cleared
6 29 (1.91%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (1.72%) RHCSA
8 25 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (1.58%) CISSP
10 22 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 14 (0.92%) MCSE
13 13 (0.86%) CCNA
13 13 (0.86%) CCNP
14 12 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (0.79%) OCP
14 12 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.79%) RHCA
15 11 (0.73%) MCSA
16 9 (0.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.77%) QA
2 38 (2.51%) Disclosure Scotland
3 31 (2.04%) SLA
4 23 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.06%) GDPR
6 13 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) ECSS
9 1 (0.066%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.066%) MiFID
9 1 (0.066%) PMO
9 1 (0.066%) Solvency II
System Software
1 270 (17.81%) Docker
2 158 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (9.37%) Active Directory
4 80 (5.28%) VMware ESXi
5 75 (4.95%) NFS
6 52 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
6 52 (3.43%) vSphere
7 38 (2.51%) Hyper-V
7 38 (2.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 28 (1.85%) KVM
9 27 (1.78%) HDFS
9 27 (1.78%) Veritas File System
10 26 (1.72%) vCloud
11 24 (1.58%) VMware NSX
11 24 (1.58%) Xen
12 23 (1.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 22 (1.45%) Samba
14 19 (1.25%) Gluster
15 15 (0.99%) Oracle Clusterware
16 13 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 481 (31.73%) Puppet
2 344 (22.69%) Ansible
3 265 (17.48%) Opscode Chef
4 136 (8.97%) Kubernetes
5 94 (6.20%) Terraform
6 63 (4.16%) Nagios
7 61 (4.02%) NetBackup
8 49 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
8 49 (3.23%) ZABBIX
9 31 (2.04%) logstash
10 30 (1.98%) SCCM
11 29 (1.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 22 (1.45%) BladeLogic
12 22 (1.45%) Packer
13 18 (1.19%) WMI
14 17 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
15 16 (1.06%) Data Guard
15 16 (1.06%) SELinux
15 16 (1.06%) vRealize
15 16 (1.06%) yum
Vendors
1 912 (60.16%) Red Hat
2 365 (24.08%) VMware
3 301 (19.85%) Oracle
4 146 (9.63%) Microsoft
5 137 (9.04%) IBM
6 104 (6.86%) HP
7 95 (6.27%) Cisco
8 89 (5.87%) EMC
9 76 (5.01%) Splunk
10 67 (4.42%) NetApp
11 58 (3.83%) Symantec
11 58 (3.83%) Veritas
12 51 (3.36%) F5
13 41 (2.70%) Cloudera
14 39 (2.57%) Citrix
14 39 (2.57%) Sun
15 37 (2.44%) Brocade
16 36 (2.37%) Juniper
17 34 (2.24%) Dell
18 31 (2.04%) TIBCO