Period
to 22 November 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 November 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 160 202
Rank change year-on-year -11 +42 +2
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1588 1798 1434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.54% 1.71% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.35% 7.92% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1096 1204 944
UK median daily rate £475 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.21% +1.41% +6.25%
10th Percentile £319 £300 £311
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 14
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £24.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.04% -28.36% -33.00%
10th Percentile £24.68 £12.75 £23.63
90th Percentile £47.48 £50.00 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £24.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year +69.07% -34.46% -20.00%

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 21602 22697 24137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.94% 21.53% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13731 14304 14225
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £575 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1307 1310 1932
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +4.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.26 £16.16
% change year-on-year +8.13% -5.57% +4.26%

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 November 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 November 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 November 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 -18 1404 £473 +8.00% 106
UK excluding London -13 952 £450 +9.09% 74
London -31 618 £500 +5.26% 41
South East -24 318 £438 - 23
North of England -19 222 £431 +10.58% 21
Scotland +59 161 £488 +18.18% 6
North West -7 94 £525 +23.53% 10
East of England -6 90 £518 +38.00% 2
Yorkshire +6 87 £500 +17.65% 10
Midlands +24 75 £375 -9.09% 12
South West +20 74 £413 +6.45% 7
North East +2 62 £425 +36.55% 1
West Midlands +39 52 £417 +0.36% 9
East Midlands -18 23 £331 -17.19% 3
Wales +4 14 £375 -10.45% 3

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 1588 (100.00%) Linux
2 908 (57.18%) Red Hat
3 583 (36.71%) DevOps
4 496 (31.23%) Puppet
5 478 (30.10%) Unix
5 478 (30.10%) Windows
6 452 (28.46%) Java
7 448 (28.21%) Jenkins
8 402 (25.31%) Python
9 393 (24.75%) VMware
10 384 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
11 377 (23.74%) Git (software)
12 369 (23.24%) Amazon AWS
13 365 (22.98%) Ansible
14 332 (20.91%) Finance
15 321 (20.21%) Configuration Management
16 313 (19.71%) Oracle
17 304 (19.14%) CentOS
18 292 (18.39%) Bash Shell
19 289 (18.20%) Perl
20 283 (17.82%) Docker
21 282 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
22 257 (16.18%) SQL
23 254 (15.99%) Security Cleared
24 251 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
25 215 (13.54%) Open Source
26 214 (13.48%) Solaris
27 209 (13.16%) Windows Server
28 197 (12.41%) SC Cleared
29 192 (12.09%) Shell Script

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
1 173 (10.89%) JBoss
2 163 (10.26%) Apache
3 160 (10.08%) Tomcat
4 128 (8.06%) Confluence
5 88 (5.54%) WebSphere
6 78 (4.91%) WebLogic
7 71 (4.47%) IIS
8 56 (3.53%) nginx
9 51 (3.21%) OpenStack
10 48 (3.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 44 (2.77%) Apache Spark
11 44 (2.77%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
13 15 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
14 13 (0.82%) GemFire
14 13 (0.82%) MS Exchange
14 13 (0.82%) SharePoint
15 11 (0.69%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.69%) MQSeries
16 10 (0.63%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.57%) Houdini
2 9 (0.57%) Maya
2 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.57%) NUKE
2 9 (0.57%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.063%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 34 (2.14%) ION MarketView
2 15 (0.94%) Payment Gateway
3 13 (0.82%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 7 (0.44%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.063%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.063%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 369 (23.24%) Amazon AWS
2 172 (10.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (4.60%) GitHub
4 64 (4.03%) OpenShift
5 62 (3.90%) Slack
6 55 (3.46%) AWS CloudFormation
6 55 (3.46%) PaaS
7 51 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
8 48 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
9 45 (2.83%) IaaS
10 31 (1.95%) Amazon S3
11 23 (1.45%) Route 53
12 19 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
12 19 (1.20%) Serverless
13 16 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
14 13 (0.82%) SaaS
15 12 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
15 12 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.69%) Office 365
17 10 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 185 (11.65%) Firewall
2 174 (10.96%) SAN
3 157 (9.89%) DNS
4 156 (9.82%) TCP/IP
5 107 (6.74%) HTTP
6 103 (6.49%) LDAP
7 88 (5.54%) SSL
8 83 (5.23%) DHCP
9 74 (4.66%) NAS
10 60 (3.78%) VPN
11 56 (3.53%) WAN
12 48 (3.02%) LAN
13 41 (2.58%) Internet
14 40 (2.52%) Fibre Channel
15 39 (2.46%) Network Security
16 37 (2.33%) SSH
17 25 (1.57%) Kerberos
18 23 (1.45%) OpenLDAP
19 21 (1.32%) NetScaler
20 18 (1.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (9.95%) MongoDB
2 131 (8.25%) MySQL
3 130 (8.19%) PostgreSQL
4 118 (7.43%) Relational Database
5 92 (5.79%) SQL Server
6 83 (5.23%) NoSQL
7 75 (4.72%) Hadoop
8 56 (3.53%) Oracle Database
9 54 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
10 44 (2.77%) Big Data
10 44 (2.77%) DB2
11 40 (2.52%) Redis
12 39 (2.46%) Apache Hive
13 37 (2.33%) RDBMS
14 34 (2.14%) KDB
15 27 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (1.64%) HBase
17 23 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
18 22 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
19 20 (1.26%) Impala
Development Applications
1 448 (28.21%) Jenkins
2 377 (23.74%) Git (software)
3 154 (9.70%) JIRA
4 98 (6.17%) Maven
5 95 (5.98%) Subversion
6 94 (5.92%) Sonatype Nexus
7 68 (4.28%) Cucumber
8 62 (3.90%) GitLab
9 46 (2.90%) Artifactory
10 39 (2.46%) JUnit
11 36 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (2.08%) SonarQube
13 28 (1.76%) Ant
13 28 (1.76%) Vagrant
14 27 (1.70%) Selenium
15 26 (1.64%) Jasmine
15 26 (1.64%) Mockito
16 24 (1.51%) Gradle
17 23 (1.45%) TeamCity
18 21 (1.32%) Eclipse
General
1 332 (20.91%) Finance
2 192 (12.09%) Banking
3 39 (2.46%) Investment Banking
4 32 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.39%) Legal
6 20 (1.26%) Retail
7 19 (1.20%) Law
8 17 (1.07%) Games
9 10 (0.63%) Publishing
10 6 (0.38%) Advertising
10 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.38%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.38%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.25%) Automotive
11 4 (0.25%) Front Office
12 3 (0.19%) Back Office
13 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.13%) Electronics
13 2 (0.13%) Local Government
13 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 415 (26.13%) DevOps Engineer
2 228 (14.36%) Administrator
3 223 (14.04%) Linux Engineer
4 154 (9.70%) Systems Administrator
5 140 (8.82%) Developer
6 120 (7.56%) Linux Administrator
7 119 (7.49%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 103 (6.49%) AWS DevOps
9 98 (6.17%) AWS Engineer
9 98 (6.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 95 (5.98%) Java Developer
11 90 (5.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 88 (5.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 87 (5.48%) Consultant
14 73 (4.60%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 71 (4.47%) Cloud Engineer
16 68 (4.28%) Architect
17 66 (4.16%) Analyst
17 66 (4.16%) Unix Administrator
18 59 (3.72%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (8.56%) Web Services
2 126 (7.93%) Middleware
3 96 (6.05%) REST
4 83 (5.23%) RESTful
5 75 (4.72%) .NET
6 74 (4.66%) JSON
7 69 (4.35%) Spring
8 65 (4.09%) Node.js
9 56 (3.53%) XML
10 55 (3.46%) J2EE
11 44 (2.77%) Java EE
12 36 (2.27%) HTML
13 35 (2.20%) TIBCO EMS
14 34 (2.14%) FIX Protocol
15 33 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
15 33 (2.08%) SOAP
16 32 (2.02%) LAMP
17 31 (1.95%) Kafka
18 30 (1.89%) Hibernate
19 29 (1.83%) JMX
Miscellaneous
1 103 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (6.05%) Clustering
3 95 (5.98%) Data Centre
4 71 (4.47%) Public Cloud
5 55 (3.46%) Computer Science
5 55 (3.46%) Replication
6 41 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
7 37 (2.33%) Private Cloud
8 35 (2.20%) PKI
9 31 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
11 27 (1.70%) Virtual Team
12 24 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
13 21 (1.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 21 (1.32%) Management Information System
14 16 (1.01%) DataPower
14 16 (1.01%) Derivative
15 15 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
16 14 (0.88%) EMC VNX
16 14 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1588 (100.00%) Linux
2 478 (30.10%) Unix
2 478 (30.10%) Windows
3 304 (19.14%) CentOS
4 214 (13.48%) Solaris
5 209 (13.16%) Windows Server
6 146 (9.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 141 (8.88%) AIX
8 101 (6.36%) Ubuntu
8 101 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (2.27%) SUSE
11 34 (2.14%) Windows 7
12 24 (1.51%) Windows XP
13 22 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
14 21 (1.32%) Mac OS X
15 17 (1.07%) Debian
15 17 (1.07%) HPUX
16 15 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 10 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 583 (36.71%) DevOps
2 384 (24.18%) Agile Software Development
3 321 (20.21%) Configuration Management
4 251 (15.81%) Continuous Integration
5 215 (13.54%) Open Source
6 175 (11.02%) Test Automation
7 174 (10.96%) Scrum
8 151 (9.51%) Mentoring
9 140 (8.82%) TDD
10 137 (8.63%) Migration
11 131 (8.25%) Continuous Delivery
12 128 (8.06%) Software Engineering
13 127 (8.00%) Load Balancing
14 124 (7.81%) Microservices
15 115 (7.24%) Kanban
16 101 (6.36%) Coaching
17 100 (6.30%) ITIL
18 86 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
19 81 (5.10%) High Availability
19 81 (5.10%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 452 (28.46%) Java
2 402 (25.31%) Python
3 292 (18.39%) Bash Shell
4 289 (18.20%) Perl
5 257 (16.18%) SQL
6 192 (12.09%) Shell Script
7 171 (10.77%) Ruby
8 145 (9.13%) PowerShell
9 140 (8.82%) JavaScript
10 62 (3.90%) Korn
11 50 (3.15%) PHP
12 42 (2.64%) C
13 38 (2.39%) PL/SQL
14 32 (2.02%) C++
15 31 (1.95%) C#
16 18 (1.13%) R
17 16 (1.01%) F#
17 16 (1.01%) Scala
18 15 (0.94%) Groovy
19 13 (0.82%) Go
Qualifications
1 254 (15.99%) Security Cleared
2 197 (12.41%) SC Cleared
3 79 (4.97%) Degree
4 43 (2.71%) RHCE
5 28 (1.76%) Computer Science Degree
5 28 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 22 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (1.20%) CISSP
9 18 (1.13%) RHCSA
10 17 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (0.88%) CCNP
11 14 (0.88%) MCSE
12 13 (0.82%) CCNA
13 12 (0.76%) MCSA
14 11 (0.69%) RHCA
15 7 (0.44%) AWS Certification
15 7 (0.44%) ISEB Practitioner
15 7 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.77%) QA
2 32 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 30 (1.89%) SLA
4 23 (1.45%) PCI DSS
5 16 (1.01%) GDPR
6 12 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.38%) PMO
7 6 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.13%) ECSS
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.063%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.063%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.063%) MiFID
9 1 (0.063%) Solvency II
System Software
1 283 (17.82%) Docker
2 174 (10.96%) Active Directory
3 164 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 114 (7.18%) VMware ESXi
5 87 (5.48%) NFS
6 74 (4.66%) vSphere
7 53 (3.34%) Hyper-V
8 48 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (2.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 30 (1.89%) Samba
11 27 (1.70%) Veritas File System
12 26 (1.64%) vCloud
13 25 (1.57%) Xen
14 24 (1.51%) KVM
15 22 (1.39%) HDFS
16 21 (1.32%) Oracle Clusterware
17 20 (1.26%) VMware NSX
18 19 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 19 (1.20%) Gluster
19 14 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 496 (31.23%) Puppet
2 365 (22.98%) Ansible
3 282 (17.76%) Opscode Chef
4 119 (7.49%) Kubernetes
5 105 (6.61%) Terraform
6 66 (4.16%) Nagios
7 59 (3.72%) NetBackup
8 47 (2.96%) Red Hat Satellite
9 43 (2.71%) ZABBIX
10 37 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 33 (2.08%) SCCM
12 32 (2.02%) logstash
13 28 (1.76%) WMI
14 24 (1.51%) BladeLogic
15 21 (1.32%) Packer
16 17 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
17 15 (0.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 15 (0.94%) Salt
17 15 (0.94%) SELinux
17 15 (0.94%) yum
Vendors
1 908 (57.18%) Red Hat
2 393 (24.75%) VMware
3 313 (19.71%) Oracle
4 176 (11.08%) Microsoft
5 142 (8.94%) IBM
6 122 (7.68%) Cisco
7 116 (7.30%) HP
8 102 (6.42%) Splunk
9 91 (5.73%) EMC
10 77 (4.85%) NetApp
11 68 (4.28%) Veritas
12 51 (3.21%) Citrix
12 51 (3.21%) Symantec
13 48 (3.02%) F5
14 46 (2.90%) Sybase
15 43 (2.71%) TIBCO
16 42 (2.64%) Brocade
16 42 (2.64%) Juniper
17 41 (2.58%) Sun
18 39 (2.46%) Dell