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 30 May 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
30 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 131 189
Rank change year-on-year -22 +58  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 730 1008 706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.88% 1.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.87% 8.20% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 506 686 438
Median daily rate £468 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.37% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 13
Median hourly rate - £36.75 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.67%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £37.50 £29.17
% change year-on-year - +28.55%  

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 9278 12300 12184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 22.92% 22.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5790 7704 7056
Median daily rate £412 £390 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.64% +11.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £345
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 521 638 1001
Median hourly rate £16.18 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.93% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.42 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.97 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.24% +3.12%  

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 30 May 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
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 30 May 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 -22 650 £475 +11.76% 92
London -19 302 £520 +15.55% 41
South East -22 163 £425 - 20
Hampshire +14 86 £425 +6.25% 6
Scotland +18 55 £425 +7.93% 2
East of England +19 53 £500 +44.92% 4
City of London -17 40 £463 +5.71% 8
North West +4 39 £450 +20.00% 5
South West +30 38 £426 -2.62% 6
Essex +16 35 £500 +51.51%
Edinburgh +7 32 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -15 24 £430 +1.17% 11
Southend-on-Sea - 23 £511 -
Surrey -40 22 £475 +5.55% 6
Berkshire -1 21 £370 -17.77% 6
West Yorkshire +2 20 £450 +5.88% 10
Glasgow -1 20 £425 +12.58%
Cheshire +26 16 £425 +1.19% 1
Bristol +13 16 £444 -1.38% 3
Leeds +10 15 £430 -4.44% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 15 £450 +50.00% 1
Tyne and Wear +5 15 £450 +50.00% 1
North East 0 15 £450 +50.00% 1
Winchester +10 14 £450 +12.50%
Wales +4 14 £475 +18.75% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 14 £325 +18.18%
West Midlands +14 12 £550 +29.41% 4
Norwich - 12 - - 1
Norfolk - 12 - - 1
Oxfordshire +6 11 £375 -16.66%

For the 6 months to 30 May 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 1402 (100.00%) Linux
2 935 (66.69%) Red Hat
3 589 (42.01%) DevOps
4 492 (35.09%) Puppet
5 445 (31.74%) Unix
6 410 (29.24%) Python
7 381 (27.18%) VMware
8 380 (27.10%) Ansible
9 361 (25.75%) Jenkins
10 339 (24.18%) Bash Shell
10 339 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
11 331 (23.61%) Security Cleared
12 329 (23.47%) Windows
13 312 (22.25%) Java
14 305 (21.75%) Amazon AWS
15 301 (21.47%) CentOS
16 299 (21.33%) Perl
17 296 (21.11%) Configuration Management
18 294 (20.97%) Oracle
19 291 (20.76%) Git (software)
20 283 (20.19%) SC Cleared
21 249 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
22 246 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
23 239 (17.05%) Docker
24 220 (15.69%) Finance
25 202 (14.41%) Ruby
26 201 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
27 189 (13.48%) Solaris
28 187 (13.34%) Shell Script
29 179 (12.77%) Open Source

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
1 164 (11.70%) Apache
2 123 (8.77%) JBoss
3 119 (8.49%) Tomcat
4 99 (7.06%) WebSphere
5 94 (6.70%) Confluence
6 81 (5.78%) WebLogic
7 75 (5.35%) OpenStack
8 43 (3.07%) IIS
9 35 (2.50%) nginx
9 35 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 28 (2.00%) Apache Spark
10 28 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 26 (1.85%) Apache Solr
12 23 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (1.28%) SharePoint
14 17 (1.21%) Apache Geronimo
14 17 (1.21%) Apache TomEE
15 12 (0.86%) Skype for Business
16 11 (0.78%) GlassFish
17 10 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
5 5 (0.36%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 3 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
7 2 (0.14%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 1 (0.071%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.071%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.071%) SAP CRM
8 1 (0.071%) Sentinel
8 1 (0.071%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 305 (21.75%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 59 (4.21%) OpenShift
4 59 (4.21%) PaaS
5 49 (3.50%) GitHub
6 35 (2.50%) IaaS
7 30 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (2.00%) Amazon S3
9 23 (1.64%) Trello
10 22 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
11 20 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
12 18 (1.28%) Slack
13 14 (1.00%) Datadog
13 14 (1.00%) Route 53
14 13 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (0.86%) SaaS
16 11 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 150 (10.70%) SAN
2 148 (10.56%) TCP/IP
3 144 (10.27%) DNS
4 116 (8.27%) LDAP
5 103 (7.35%) HTTP
6 100 (7.13%) Firewall
7 96 (6.85%) SSL
8 57 (4.07%) NAS
9 54 (3.85%) Kerberos
10 53 (3.78%) DHCP
11 46 (3.28%) SSH
12 36 (2.57%) Internet
13 34 (2.43%) VPN
14 33 (2.35%) WAN
15 29 (2.07%) SMTP
16 28 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
17 27 (1.93%) LAN
18 22 (1.57%) PuTTY
19 21 (1.50%) Network Security
20 20 (1.43%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (8.20%) MySQL
2 101 (7.20%) Hadoop
3 98 (6.99%) SQL Server
4 94 (6.70%) PostgreSQL
5 89 (6.35%) Oracle Database
6 76 (5.42%) Relational Database
7 75 (5.35%) MongoDB
8 58 (4.14%) NoSQL
9 53 (3.78%) Oracle Database 11g
10 46 (3.28%) Big Data
11 43 (3.07%) Apache Hive
11 43 (3.07%) Oracle Database 10g
12 40 (2.85%) BusinessObjects
12 40 (2.85%) Impala
13 35 (2.50%) RDBMS
14 32 (2.28%) SQL Server 2012
15 30 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
15 30 (2.14%) Redis
16 25 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
17 23 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 361 (25.75%) Jenkins
2 291 (20.76%) Git (software)
3 113 (8.06%) JIRA
4 66 (4.71%) Sonatype Nexus
5 64 (4.56%) Subversion
6 51 (3.64%) Maven
7 49 (3.50%) GitLab
8 47 (3.35%) Ant
9 42 (3.00%) Oracle APEX
10 40 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 39 (2.78%) TeamCity
11 39 (2.78%) Vagrant
12 33 (2.35%) Selenium
13 27 (1.93%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 25 (1.78%) Eclipse
15 24 (1.71%) Cucumber
16 22 (1.57%) Artifactory
16 22 (1.57%) Hudson
17 21 (1.50%) Bitbucket
17 21 (1.50%) HP UFT
General
1 220 (15.69%) Finance
2 109 (7.77%) Banking
3 40 (2.85%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.28%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.21%) Retail
6 15 (1.07%) Law
7 12 (0.86%) Electronics
7 12 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.86%) Marketing
8 9 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.36%) Advertising
10 4 (0.29%) Local Government
10 4 (0.29%) Military
11 3 (0.21%) Games
11 3 (0.21%) Legal
11 3 (0.21%) Publishing
12 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.071%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.071%) Front Office
13 1 (0.071%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 345 (24.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 239 (17.05%) Administrator
3 208 (14.84%) Linux Engineer
4 149 (10.63%) Linux Administrator
5 141 (10.06%) Systems Administrator
6 111 (7.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 100 (7.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 99 (7.06%) AWS Engineer
9 92 (6.56%) AWS DevOps
10 86 (6.13%) Developer
11 81 (5.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 77 (5.49%) Architect
13 71 (5.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 70 (4.99%) Consultant
15 67 (4.78%) Unix Administrator
16 62 (4.42%) Unix Engineer
17 51 (3.64%) DBA
18 50 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
19 48 (3.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
20 47 (3.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (7.70%) Web Services
2 101 (7.20%) Middleware
3 56 (3.99%) .NET
4 55 (3.92%) J2EE
4 55 (3.92%) Node.js
5 47 (3.35%) Software Packaging
6 46 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
7 44 (3.14%) REST
8 40 (2.85%) RESTful
8 40 (2.85%) Sensu
9 38 (2.71%) LAMP
10 37 (2.64%) Java EE
11 35 (2.50%) XML
12 30 (2.14%) Spring
13 28 (2.00%) HTML
14 27 (1.93%) WebSphere MQ
15 24 (1.71%) JMS
16 21 (1.50%) CSS
17 20 (1.43%) JSON
18 19 (1.36%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 92 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (6.42%) Data Centre
3 70 (4.99%) Clustering
4 42 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 40 (2.85%) Public Cloud
6 37 (2.64%) Replication
7 33 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (1.93%) Private Cloud
8 27 (1.93%) Smart Meter
9 25 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
10 24 (1.71%) Computer Science
10 24 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
11 21 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
12 12 (0.86%) EMC VNX
12 12 (0.86%) PKI
13 11 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.78%) Mainframe
13 11 (0.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 7 (0.50%) CMDB
14 7 (0.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 1402 (100.00%) Linux
2 445 (31.74%) Unix
3 329 (23.47%) Windows
4 301 (21.47%) CentOS
5 189 (13.48%) Solaris
6 176 (12.55%) Windows Server
7 147 (10.49%) AIX
8 145 (10.34%) Ubuntu
9 95 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 91 (6.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 77 (5.49%) Debian
12 62 (4.42%) SUSE
13 27 (1.93%) Oracle Linux
14 26 (1.85%) HPUX
15 25 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
16 24 (1.71%) Windows 7
17 21 (1.50%) Fedora
17 21 (1.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 17 (1.21%) Windows 10
19 8 (0.57%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (42.01%) DevOps
2 339 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
3 296 (21.11%) Configuration Management
4 246 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
5 179 (12.77%) Open Source
6 152 (10.84%) Scrum
7 123 (8.77%) Test Automation
8 111 (7.92%) ITIL
9 107 (7.63%) Migration
10 90 (6.42%) Performance Tuning
11 87 (6.21%) Microservices
12 81 (5.78%) Continuous Delivery
13 80 (5.71%) Kanban
14 77 (5.49%) Software Engineering
15 67 (4.78%) TDD
16 65 (4.64%) High Availability
17 59 (4.21%) Change Control
18 56 (3.99%) Load Balancing
18 56 (3.99%) Mentoring
19 52 (3.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 410 (29.24%) Python
2 339 (24.18%) Bash Shell
3 312 (22.25%) Java
4 299 (21.33%) Perl
5 202 (14.41%) Ruby
6 187 (13.34%) Shell Script
7 161 (11.48%) SQL
8 125 (8.92%) PowerShell
9 97 (6.92%) JavaScript
10 56 (3.99%) Korn
11 50 (3.57%) C
12 31 (2.21%) C#
13 30 (2.14%) PHP
14 28 (2.00%) Go
14 28 (2.00%) PL/SQL
15 23 (1.64%) VBScript
16 21 (1.50%) F#
17 15 (1.07%) Scala
18 14 (1.00%) R
19 11 (0.78%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 331 (23.61%) Security Cleared
2 283 (20.19%) SC Cleared
3 56 (3.99%) RHCE
4 42 (3.00%) RHCSA
5 33 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 30 (2.14%) CISSP
7 27 (1.93%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (1.78%) Degree
9 22 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (1.14%) MCSE
10 16 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (0.71%) ISEB
13 10 (0.71%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 9 (0.64%) OCP
15 8 (0.57%) AWS Certification
15 8 (0.57%) CCIE
16 7 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (1.21%) QA
2 17 (1.21%) SLA
3 16 (1.14%) JSP 440
4 12 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.071%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.071%) PMO
System Software
1 239 (17.05%) Docker
2 201 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 147 (10.49%) Active Directory
4 55 (3.92%) vSphere
5 53 (3.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 49 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
7 45 (3.21%) NFS
8 39 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
9 36 (2.57%) HDFS
10 28 (2.00%) Hyper-V
11 27 (1.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 25 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
13 20 (1.43%) Apache Flume
14 18 (1.28%) KVM
14 18 (1.28%) vCloud
14 18 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
15 17 (1.21%) Oracle Clusterware
16 16 (1.14%) GPFS
17 15 (1.07%) Veritas File System
18 14 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 492 (35.09%) Puppet
2 380 (27.10%) Ansible
3 249 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
4 115 (8.20%) Kubernetes
5 98 (6.99%) Terraform
6 72 (5.14%) Nagios
7 66 (4.71%) Red Hat Satellite
8 54 (3.85%) ZABBIX
9 49 (3.50%) vRealize
10 46 (3.28%) NetBackup
11 37 (2.64%) SELinux
12 33 (2.35%) Graphite
13 32 (2.28%) Dollar Universe
14 29 (2.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 26 (1.85%) Kibana
16 25 (1.78%) EMC NetWorker
16 25 (1.78%) vCenter Server
17 23 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
17 23 (1.64%) Rancher
18 22 (1.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 935 (66.69%) Red Hat
2 381 (27.18%) VMware
3 294 (20.97%) Oracle
4 145 (10.34%) Microsoft
5 128 (9.13%) HP
6 127 (9.06%) IBM
7 95 (6.78%) Cisco
8 89 (6.35%) EMC
9 69 (4.92%) Veritas
10 63 (4.49%) Splunk
11 53 (3.78%) Atlassian
11 53 (3.78%) TIBCO
12 51 (3.64%) NetApp
13 46 (3.28%) Sun
14 39 (2.78%) Cloudera
15 31 (2.21%) Brocade
16 30 (2.14%) Google
17 28 (2.00%) Symantec
18 26 (1.85%) AppDynamics
18 26 (1.85%) F5
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 49 minutes ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Talendrone.com
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham
Bison
Rate: £excellent Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £375 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
Damia Group LTD
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £425.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ITST Ltd
Rate: Excellent day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 days ago