Period
to 12 August 2020

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 12 August 2020 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 237 223 206
Rank change year-on-year -14 -17 -32
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 349 1,150 1,436
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 1.27% 1.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.30% 6.18% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 717 970
Median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £350
90th Percentile £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £454
% change year-on-year +11.11% -0.77% +3.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 3
Median hourly rate £45.25 £35.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.29% -29.29% +52.31%
10th Percentile £35.00 £23.75 £23.86
90th Percentile £97.50 £51.00 £70.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.67 £34.24
% change year-on-year -25.01% +36.29% -2.16%

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 6,591 18,597 21,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.07% 20.47% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,035 11,646 13,325
Median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% - -
10th Percentile £163 £153 £180
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 1,217 1,461
Median hourly rate £19.90 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.71% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.17 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.38 £16.62 £16.20
% change year-on-year +10.59% +2.56% +2.14%

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Daily rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Hourly rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 16 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 12 August 2020. 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 -10 324 £500 - 83
UK excluding London -22 203 £500 +11.11% 57
London -5 130 £470 -14.55% 34
South East +73 77 £480 +12.94% 7
South West +19 47 £525 +3.35% 15
North of England +8 33 £425 -9.09% 18
Work from Home -5 31 £450 -5.26% 13
Midlands +44 24 £535 +33.75% 5
West Midlands +38 18 £550 +41.94% 2
North West +47 15 £438 -18.60% 8
Yorkshire +42 12 £265 -41.11% 10
Scotland +7 11 £525 - 6
East of England +24 8 £550 +29.41% 4
North East +1 6 £485 +7.78%
East Midlands +57 5 £520 +15.56% 2
Wales +40 3 £525 +23.53% 2

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 349 (100.00%) Linux
2 245 (70.20%) Red Hat
3 150 (42.98%) Ansible
4 139 (39.83%) DevOps
5 134 (38.40%) Python
6 120 (34.38%) Windows
7 114 (32.66%) Security Cleared
8 107 (30.66%) Puppet
9 101 (28.94%) Bash Shell
10 99 (28.37%) VMware
11 92 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
12 91 (26.07%) CentOS
13 87 (24.93%) Oracle
14 85 (24.36%) Docker
14 85 (24.36%) Jenkins
15 82 (23.50%) SC Cleared
16 78 (22.35%) Java
17 77 (22.06%) Unix
17 77 (22.06%) Terraform
18 76 (21.78%) Perl
19 73 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
19 73 (20.92%) Git (software)
19 73 (20.92%) Kubernetes
20 71 (20.34%) AWS
21 67 (19.20%) JIRA
21 67 (19.20%) Active Directory
22 66 (18.91%) PowerShell
23 62 (17.77%) Configuration Management
24 60 (17.19%) Azure
25 59 (16.91%) Opscode Chef

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 37 (10.60%) Tomcat
2 33 (9.46%) Confluence
3 31 (8.88%) JBoss
4 17 (4.87%) OpenStack
5 16 (4.58%) Apache
5 16 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
5 16 (4.58%) WebSphere
6 13 (3.72%) nginx
7 10 (2.87%) Apache Geronimo
7 10 (2.87%) Apache TomEE
7 10 (2.87%) Red Hat Fuse
7 10 (2.87%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (2.58%) Apache Spark
8 9 (2.58%) WebLogic
9 8 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.72%) Apache Pig
11 5 (1.43%) Jetty
11 5 (1.43%) MQSeries
11 5 (1.43%) Oracle Self-Service HR
12 4 (1.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.58%) Sentinel
2 5 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.43%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 4 (1.15%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.57%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.29%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.29%) Magento
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 71 (20.34%) AWS
2 60 (17.19%) Azure
3 33 (9.46%) GitHub
4 31 (8.88%) OpenShift
5 29 (8.31%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (8.02%) Amazon S3
7 17 (4.87%) Office 365
8 16 (4.58%) Amazon ELB
8 16 (4.58%) Route 53
9 15 (4.30%) IaaS
10 14 (4.01%) GCP
11 13 (3.72%) PaaS
12 11 (3.15%) Serverless
13 9 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (2.01%) Azure Functions
15 6 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
15 6 (1.72%) Boomi
15 6 (1.72%) SaaS
16 5 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (14.61%) Firewall
2 35 (10.03%) DNS
3 22 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 22 (6.30%) VLAN
4 18 (5.16%) HTTP
5 16 (4.58%) Reverse Proxy
6 14 (4.01%) DHCP
6 14 (4.01%) SNMP
7 13 (3.72%) SSH
8 12 (3.44%) SAN
9 10 (2.87%) iSCSI
9 10 (2.87%) VPN
9 10 (2.87%) WAN
10 6 (1.72%) BGP
10 6 (1.72%) Skype
10 6 (1.72%) SSL
11 5 (1.43%) IPsec
11 5 (1.43%) LAN
11 5 (1.43%) Network Security
12 4 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.89%) Oracle Database
2 36 (10.32%) MySQL
3 21 (6.02%) Hadoop
3 21 (6.02%) SQL Server
4 20 (5.73%) MongoDB
5 18 (5.16%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (4.87%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (4.30%) Apache Accumulo
8 12 (3.44%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (2.87%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (2.87%) DB2
10 8 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (2.29%) DB2 UDB
10 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (2.29%) Oracle Database 12c
11 7 (2.01%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.72%) Cosmos DB
12 6 (1.72%) Data Lake
12 6 (1.72%) SAP HANA
12 6 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 85 (24.36%) Jenkins
2 73 (20.92%) Git (software)
3 67 (19.20%) JIRA
4 31 (8.88%) Bitbucket
5 26 (7.45%) GitLab
6 24 (6.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 23 (6.59%) Eclipse
8 22 (6.30%) Subversion
9 16 (4.58%) Selenium
10 14 (4.01%) Ant
11 11 (3.15%) Artifactory
11 11 (3.15%) Hudson
12 8 (2.29%) Cucumber
12 8 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
12 8 (2.29%) Vagrant
13 7 (2.01%) ClearCase
13 7 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
13 7 (2.01%) SonarQube
14 6 (1.72%) FishEye
14 6 (1.72%) Maven
General
1 57 (16.33%) Finance
2 26 (7.45%) Banking
3 21 (6.02%) Public Sector
4 15 (4.30%) Aerospace
5 10 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.01%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.72%) Electronics
7 6 (1.72%) Legal
7 6 (1.72%) Marketing
8 4 (1.15%) Back Office
9 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.86%) Retail
10 2 (0.57%) Games
11 1 (0.29%) Front Office
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 70 (20.06%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (15.76%) Linux Engineer
3 38 (10.89%) Administrator
4 31 (8.88%) Linux Administrator
5 30 (8.60%) Analyst
6 27 (7.74%) Systems Administrator
7 26 (7.45%) Consultant
8 25 (7.16%) Architect
8 25 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 24 (6.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 20 (5.73%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (4.58%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 14 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
12 14 (4.01%) Systems Administration Leader
12 14 (4.01%) Unix Engineer
13 13 (3.72%) Solutions Architect
14 12 (3.44%) Developer
14 12 (3.44%) Security Analyst
15 11 (3.15%) Platform Engineer
15 11 (3.15%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (8.02%) REST
2 26 (7.45%) Kafka
3 24 (6.88%) Middleware
3 24 (6.88%) XML
4 17 (4.87%) JSON
5 15 (4.30%) Apache NiFi
5 15 (4.30%) LDAP
5 15 (4.30%) RESTful
5 15 (4.30%) SOAP
5 15 (4.30%) Web Services
6 14 (4.01%) HTML
6 14 (4.01%) Node.js
7 13 (3.72%) Elastic Stack
7 13 (3.72%) RabbitMQ
8 12 (3.44%) IBM Integration Bus
8 12 (3.44%) Swagger
8 12 (3.44%) WebSphere MQ
9 11 (3.15%) AngularJS
10 10 (2.87%) gRPC
11 9 (2.58%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.74%) Data Centre
2 25 (7.16%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.30%) PKI
4 19 (5.44%) Management Information System
5 18 (5.16%) Clustering
5 18 (5.16%) Linux Command Line
6 11 (3.15%) Cloud Native
6 11 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.87%) Cyberthreat
7 10 (2.87%) Private Cloud
8 8 (2.29%) Mainframe
8 8 (2.29%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.29%) User Experience
9 7 (2.01%) Replication
10 6 (1.72%) Derivative
11 5 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.43%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
13 3 (0.86%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 349 (100.00%) Linux
2 120 (34.38%) Windows
3 91 (26.07%) CentOS
4 77 (22.06%) Unix
5 46 (13.18%) Windows Server
6 36 (10.32%) Solaris
7 27 (7.74%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (6.59%) Windows 10
9 22 (6.30%) Debian
9 22 (6.30%) Ubuntu
10 14 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (3.15%) AIX
11 11 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (2.58%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (2.29%) CoreOS
13 8 (2.29%) Mac OS X
13 8 (2.29%) SUSE
14 7 (2.01%) HPUX
15 5 (1.43%) Android
15 5 (1.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (39.83%) DevOps
2 92 (26.36%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (17.77%) Configuration Management
4 43 (12.32%) Continuous Integration
5 39 (11.17%) Open Source
6 37 (10.60%) Scrum
7 36 (10.32%) Infrastructure as Code
8 33 (9.46%) ITIL
8 33 (9.46%) Migration
9 32 (9.17%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (9.17%) Technical Leadership
10 31 (8.88%) Microservices
11 30 (8.60%) Test Automation
12 29 (8.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 26 (7.45%) Incident Management
14 25 (7.16%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (6.02%) Deployment Automation
16 20 (5.73%) Information Security
17 19 (5.44%) Continuous Deployment
18 17 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 134 (38.40%) Python
2 101 (28.94%) Bash Shell
3 78 (22.35%) Java
4 76 (21.78%) Perl
5 66 (18.91%) PowerShell
6 58 (16.62%) Shell Script
7 55 (15.76%) SQL
8 31 (8.88%) JavaScript
9 25 (7.16%) C
10 20 (5.73%) Go
10 20 (5.73%) PHP
11 18 (5.16%) C#
12 16 (4.58%) Groovy
13 14 (4.01%) PL/SQL
14 13 (3.72%) Korn
14 13 (3.72%) T-SQL
15 11 (3.15%) Bourne shell
16 9 (2.58%) C++
16 9 (2.58%) Ruby
17 8 (2.29%) BeanShell
Qualifications
1 114 (32.66%) Security Cleared
2 82 (23.50%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.45%) DV Cleared
4 14 (4.01%) Degree
5 11 (3.15%) CISSP
6 10 (2.87%) AWS Certification
7 9 (2.58%) GIAC
7 9 (2.58%) RHCE
8 7 (2.01%) RHCSA
9 5 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.86%) CCNA
11 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.57%) CCSA
12 2 (0.57%) CEH
12 2 (0.57%) VCAP
12 2 (0.57%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.44%) QA
2 9 (2.58%) SLA
3 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 85 (24.36%) Docker
2 73 (20.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (19.20%) Active Directory
4 28 (8.02%) vSphere
5 18 (5.16%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (4.58%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (4.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 11 (3.15%) NFS
9 9 (2.58%) VMware NSX
10 8 (2.29%) RACF
11 6 (1.72%) KVM
12 5 (1.43%) Squid
13 4 (1.15%) Gluster
13 4 (1.15%) GlusterFS
13 4 (1.15%) Samba
14 3 (0.86%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.57%) GFS2
15 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 150 (42.98%) Ansible
2 107 (30.66%) Puppet
3 77 (22.06%) Terraform
4 73 (20.92%) Kubernetes
5 59 (16.91%) Opscode Chef
6 25 (7.16%) Grafana
6 25 (7.16%) Red Hat Satellite
7 22 (6.30%) Packer
8 21 (6.02%) Prometheus
9 13 (3.72%) Data Guard
10 12 (3.44%) Salt
11 11 (3.15%) Nagios
11 11 (3.15%) ZABBIX
12 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (2.29%) vCenter Server
14 7 (2.01%) SCOM
15 6 (1.72%) SCCM
16 5 (1.43%) Cacti
16 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
16 5 (1.43%) Opsview
Vendors
1 245 (70.20%) Red Hat
2 99 (28.37%) VMware
3 87 (24.93%) Oracle
4 45 (12.89%) Microsoft
5 31 (8.88%) Splunk
6 27 (7.74%) IBM
7 24 (6.88%) Atlassian
8 21 (6.02%) HP
9 20 (5.73%) Cisco
10 19 (5.44%) Dell
11 17 (4.87%) CheckPoint
11 17 (4.87%) EMC
12 15 (4.30%) SAP
13 13 (3.72%) MuleSoft
14 12 (3.44%) Cloudera
15 11 (3.15%) Juniper
15 11 (3.15%) Meraki
15 11 (3.15%) Sybase
16 8 (2.29%) Axway
16 8 (2.29%) Salesforce.com