Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 167 159
Rank change year-on-year -14 -8 +45
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1,486 1,408 1,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.47% 1.56% 1.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.13% 7.56% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,048 968 1,203
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £325 £307
90th Percentile £625 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £413
% change year-on-year +3.45% +5.45% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 19
UK median hourly rate £40.75 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.18% -23.61% +12.24%
10th Percentile £33.68 £22.63 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.43 £55.25 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 £27.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year +80.00% -25.17% +5.00%

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 20,851 18,634 23,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.69% 20.63% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,195 11,788 14,479
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £205
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,344 1,118 1,382
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.51
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.85 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.06% -3.94% +4.76%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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 -6 1,390 £475 +2.15% 192
UK excluding London -10 872 £450 +3.45% 140
London -37 596 £525 +5.00% 80
North of England +65 344 £430 +0.58% 25
South East -64 219 £475 +11.76% 44
Yorkshire +79 156 £430 -4.44% 15
North West +28 137 £450 +11.11% 6
Midlands +66 103 £475 -5.00% 15
South West 0 69 £400 -17.95% 18
West Midlands +28 68 £500 -5.21% 12
East of England -5 60 £475 -7.09% 10
Scotland -67 60 £450 +12.50% 19
North East +1 53 £400 -4.76% 4
East Midlands +32 35 £400 +10.34% 3
Wales -10 19 £438 -5.41% 8

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 1,486 (100.00%) Linux
2 906 (60.97%) Red Hat
3 717 (48.25%) DevOps
4 567 (38.16%) Puppet
5 503 (33.85%) Ansible
6 471 (31.70%) Jenkins
7 470 (31.63%) Amazon AWS
8 462 (31.09%) Python
9 435 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
10 389 (26.18%) Unix
11 384 (25.84%) Java
12 377 (25.37%) Windows
13 363 (24.43%) Docker
14 325 (21.87%) CentOS
15 318 (21.40%) Configuration Management
16 317 (21.33%) VMware
17 314 (21.13%) Bash Shell
18 290 (19.52%) Security Cleared
19 289 (19.45%) Opscode Chef
20 282 (18.98%) Git (software)
21 280 (18.84%) Terraform
22 271 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
23 245 (16.49%) Oracle
24 240 (16.15%) Finance
25 239 (16.08%) Perl
26 232 (15.61%) SC Cleared
27 224 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
28 206 (13.86%) Windows Server
29 192 (12.92%) Kubernetes
30 190 (12.79%) Ruby

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
1 141 (9.49%) Apache
2 130 (8.75%) Confluence
3 128 (8.61%) Tomcat
4 110 (7.40%) JBoss
5 53 (3.57%) Apache Spark
6 52 (3.50%) nginx
7 43 (2.89%) WebLogic
8 41 (2.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 37 (2.49%) OpenStack
9 37 (2.49%) WebSphere
10 36 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
11 24 (1.62%) IIS
12 20 (1.35%) Apache Solr
13 18 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (0.94%) MS Exchange
15 11 (0.74%) SharePoint
16 9 (0.61%) Jupyter
17 8 (0.54%) FileNet
17 8 (0.54%) Jetty
18 6 (0.40%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 24 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (1.21%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.14%) ION MarketView
2 10 (0.67%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.20%) Distributed Ledger
5 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.20%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.13%) Concordance
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.13%) Relativity
6 2 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
6 2 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
7 1 (0.067%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.067%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 470 (31.63%) Amazon AWS
2 224 (15.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (5.85%) Amazon EC2
4 83 (5.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 76 (5.11%) PaaS
6 60 (4.04%) Slack
7 59 (3.97%) GitHub
8 58 (3.90%) IaaS
9 54 (3.63%) Amazon S3
9 54 (3.63%) OpenShift
10 53 (3.57%) Serverless
11 52 (3.50%) AWS Lambda
12 44 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
13 38 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 37 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
15 36 (2.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 33 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
17 28 (1.88%) Route 53
18 25 (1.68%) SaaS
19 17 (1.14%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 121 (8.14%) Firewall
2 110 (7.40%) SAN
3 100 (6.73%) TCP/IP
4 81 (5.45%) DNS
5 64 (4.31%) HTTP
6 60 (4.04%) SSL
7 51 (3.43%) VPN
8 46 (3.10%) Kerberos
9 43 (2.89%) DHCP
9 43 (2.89%) Network Security
10 35 (2.36%) VLAN
11 29 (1.95%) SSH
11 29 (1.95%) WinSCP
12 26 (1.75%) NAS
12 26 (1.75%) PuTTY
13 18 (1.21%) SMS
14 17 (1.14%) LAN
14 17 (1.14%) tcpdump
15 15 (1.01%) FTP
16 13 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (8.28%) MySQL
2 113 (7.60%) PostgreSQL
3 103 (6.93%) MongoDB
4 93 (6.26%) SQL Server
5 83 (5.59%) Apache Cassandra
6 79 (5.32%) Oracle Database
7 76 (5.11%) Hadoop
8 75 (5.05%) NoSQL
9 58 (3.90%) Big Data
10 56 (3.77%) Apache Hive
11 55 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
12 51 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
13 40 (2.69%) HBase
13 40 (2.69%) Relational Database
14 33 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
15 32 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
16 31 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
17 26 (1.75%) DB2
18 18 (1.21%) KDB
19 17 (1.14%) Impala
Development Applications
1 471 (31.70%) Jenkins
2 282 (18.98%) Git (software)
3 166 (11.17%) JIRA
4 99 (6.66%) Maven
4 99 (6.66%) Sonatype Nexus
5 83 (5.59%) Vagrant
6 79 (5.32%) Subversion
7 64 (4.31%) JUnit
8 63 (4.24%) Cucumber
9 53 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 52 (3.50%) Selenium
11 46 (3.10%) Ant
12 45 (3.03%) GitLab
13 41 (2.76%) TeamCity
14 39 (2.62%) Bitbucket
15 38 (2.56%) Eclipse
16 37 (2.49%) Jasmine
17 31 (2.09%) Artifactory
18 29 (1.95%) Oracle APEX
18 29 (1.95%) SoapUI
General
1 240 (16.15%) Finance
2 106 (7.13%) Banking
3 31 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 21 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 20 (1.35%) Retail
6 15 (1.01%) Legal
7 8 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.47%) Back Office
9 5 (0.34%) Games
9 5 (0.34%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.34%) Marketing
10 4 (0.27%) Billing
11 3 (0.20%) German Language
12 2 (0.13%) Advertising
12 2 (0.13%) Electronics
12 2 (0.13%) French Language
12 2 (0.13%) Law
12 2 (0.13%) Publishing
13 1 (0.067%) Aerospace
13 1 (0.067%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 496 (33.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 201 (13.53%) Linux Engineer
3 169 (11.37%) Administrator
3 169 (11.37%) AWS Engineer
4 164 (11.04%) AWS DevOps
5 134 (9.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 106 (7.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 103 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
8 99 (6.66%) Linux Administrator
9 97 (6.53%) Developer
10 82 (5.52%) Architect
10 82 (5.52%) Consultant
10 82 (5.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 77 (5.18%) Cloud Engineer
12 72 (4.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 71 (4.78%) Senior DevOps
14 66 (4.44%) Analyst
15 63 (4.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 58 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
17 54 (3.63%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (9.69%) Web Services
2 98 (6.59%) Middleware
3 97 (6.53%) Node.js
4 88 (5.92%) REST
5 77 (5.18%) LDAP
6 71 (4.78%) Kafka
7 53 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
8 49 (3.30%) .NET
8 49 (3.30%) JSON
9 45 (3.03%) Spring
10 43 (2.89%) SOAP
11 40 (2.69%) XML
12 37 (2.49%) LAMP
13 27 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
14 26 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
15 25 (1.68%) J2EE
16 22 (1.48%) FIX Protocol
17 20 (1.35%) EJB
17 20 (1.35%) TIBCO EMS
17 20 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.40%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (5.65%) Public Cloud
3 76 (5.11%) Clustering
3 76 (5.11%) Data Centre
4 68 (4.58%) Linux Command Line
5 50 (3.36%) Enterprise Software
6 47 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 34 (2.29%) Computer Science
8 32 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
9 27 (1.82%) Replication
10 20 (1.35%) Private Cloud
11 19 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 19 (1.28%) Wiki
12 15 (1.01%) VSAM
13 14 (0.94%) DataPower
14 13 (0.87%) PKI
14 13 (0.87%) Virtual Team
15 12 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
16 9 (0.61%) Equities
16 9 (0.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1,486 (100.00%) Linux
2 389 (26.18%) Unix
3 377 (25.37%) Windows
4 325 (21.87%) CentOS
5 206 (13.86%) Windows Server
6 176 (11.84%) Solaris
7 116 (7.81%) AIX
8 84 (5.65%) Ubuntu
9 81 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (3.30%) HPUX
12 34 (2.29%) Debian
13 33 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 29 (1.95%) SUSE
15 22 (1.48%) DC/OS
16 18 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
17 17 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 16 (1.08%) MVS
18 16 (1.08%) VMS
19 15 (1.01%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 717 (48.25%) DevOps
2 435 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
3 318 (21.40%) Configuration Management
4 271 (18.24%) Continuous Integration
5 178 (11.98%) Test Automation
6 177 (11.91%) Scrum
7 171 (11.51%) Open Source
8 157 (10.57%) Deployment Automation
8 157 (10.57%) Problem-Solving
9 150 (10.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 129 (8.68%) ITIL
11 117 (7.87%) Kanban
12 113 (7.60%) Mentoring
13 110 (7.40%) Microservices
14 100 (6.73%) Migration
15 93 (6.26%) Change Management
16 84 (5.65%) Load Balancing
17 82 (5.52%) TDD
18 81 (5.45%) Software Engineering
19 75 (5.05%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 462 (31.09%) Python
2 384 (25.84%) Java
3 314 (21.13%) Bash Shell
4 239 (16.08%) Perl
5 190 (12.79%) Ruby
6 180 (12.11%) SQL
7 165 (11.10%) Shell Script
8 102 (6.86%) JavaScript
9 83 (5.59%) PowerShell
10 60 (4.04%) PHP
11 55 (3.70%) Groovy
12 42 (2.83%) C
13 38 (2.56%) Java 8
14 33 (2.22%) Korn
14 33 (2.22%) PL/SQL
15 25 (1.68%) C++
15 25 (1.68%) F#
16 21 (1.41%) Go
17 15 (1.01%) JCL
18 14 (0.94%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 290 (19.52%) Security Cleared
2 232 (15.61%) SC Cleared
3 46 (3.10%) Degree
4 34 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 32 (2.15%) AWS Certification
6 23 (1.55%) ISEB
6 23 (1.55%) RHCE
7 22 (1.48%) ISEB Practitioner
7 22 (1.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.61%) MCSE
11 7 (0.47%) CISSP
12 6 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
13 5 (0.34%) CCNA
13 5 (0.34%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.27%) CISMP
14 4 (0.27%) MCSA
15 3 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.42%) SLA
2 31 (2.09%) QA
3 11 (0.74%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.61%) PMO
5 7 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.13%) GDPR
8 2 (0.13%) MiFID
9 1 (0.067%) ECSS
9 1 (0.067%) GCP
9 1 (0.067%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.067%) RMADS
System Software
1 363 (24.43%) Docker
2 156 (10.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (8.95%) Active Directory
4 71 (4.78%) VMware ESXi
5 68 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
6 51 (3.43%) vSphere
7 50 (3.36%) Hyper-V
8 37 (2.49%) HDFS
9 32 (2.15%) NFS
10 27 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 25 (1.68%) Apache Flume
12 23 (1.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 23 (1.55%) VirtualBox
13 19 (1.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 18 (1.21%) Firmware
15 16 (1.08%) RACF
16 15 (1.01%) iptables
16 15 (1.01%) Job Entry Subsystem
17 14 (0.94%) XenApp
18 13 (0.87%) Squid
Systems Management
1 567 (38.16%) Puppet
2 503 (33.85%) Ansible
3 289 (19.45%) Opscode Chef
4 280 (18.84%) Terraform
5 192 (12.92%) Kubernetes
6 99 (6.66%) Packer
7 53 (3.57%) Salt
8 34 (2.29%) logstash
8 34 (2.29%) Oozie
9 33 (2.22%) Nagios
9 33 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
10 29 (1.95%) ZABBIX
11 28 (1.88%) Hadoop YARN
12 27 (1.82%) Tivoli
13 26 (1.75%) HP ALM
13 26 (1.75%) SCCM
14 24 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
14 24 (1.62%) NetBackup
15 23 (1.55%) SELinux
16 22 (1.48%) Ambari
Vendors
1 906 (60.97%) Red Hat
2 317 (21.33%) VMware
3 245 (16.49%) Oracle
4 179 (12.05%) Microsoft
5 100 (6.73%) HP
6 84 (5.65%) IBM
7 70 (4.71%) Splunk
8 61 (4.10%) Sun
9 52 (3.50%) Cisco
10 51 (3.43%) EMC
10 51 (3.43%) SaltStack
11 50 (3.36%) Google
12 41 (2.76%) Veritas
13 40 (2.69%) Dell
14 38 (2.56%) Citrix
15 37 (2.49%) Atlassian
15 37 (2.49%) Cloudera
15 37 (2.49%) NetApp
16 36 (2.42%) Hortonworks
16 36 (2.42%) ServiceNow