Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 232 231 199
Rank change year-on-year -1 -32 -20
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 355 1,027 1,465
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.22% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.09% 5.84% 6.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 625 939
Median daily rate £481 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% - +6.38%
10th Percentile £325 £308 £363
90th Percentile £620 £663 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.16% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 11 6
Median hourly rate £35.00 £46.67 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.01% +11.12% +24.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £46.67 £42.00
% change year-on-year -25.01% +11.12% +9.09%

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 5,825 17,577 21,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.49% 20.82% 20.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,479 10,904 13,221
Median daily rate £433 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.80% - -
10th Percentile £170 £150 £163
90th Percentile £613 £613 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 1,248 1,491
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.03% -0.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.24 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.56% +3.88% -1.81%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +8 297 £500 - 67
UK excluding London +45 211 £500 +11.11% 42
London -12 108 £465 -15.41% 30
South East +99 81 £500 +11.11% 4
Work from Home -51 70 £450 -10.00% 9
North of England +40 37 £340 -25.68% 15
South West +31 35 £525 +5.00% 8
Scotland +37 29 £438 -12.50% 3
Yorkshire +56 20 £265 -41.11% 3
North West +65 17 £400 -23.81% 11
Midlands +45 17 £520 +60.00% 7
West Midlands +41 14 £550 +69.23% 3
East of England +51 10 £650 +52.94% 3
East Midlands +38 2 £520 +73.33% 4
Wales +21 1 - -
Northern Ireland +10 1 £430 +10.26% 2

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 355 (100.00%) Linux
2 224 (63.10%) Red Hat
3 142 (40.00%) Ansible
4 137 (38.59%) Python
5 135 (38.03%) Security Cleared
6 130 (36.62%) DevOps
7 124 (34.93%) Windows
8 114 (32.11%) Puppet
9 111 (31.27%) SC Cleared
10 109 (30.70%) Bash Shell
11 103 (29.01%) VMware
12 92 (25.92%) Jenkins
13 91 (25.63%) CentOS
14 89 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
15 80 (22.54%) Oracle
16 73 (20.56%) Git (software)
16 73 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 73 (20.56%) Docker
17 70 (19.72%) Terraform
18 67 (18.87%) Kubernetes
19 66 (18.59%) Perl
19 66 (18.59%) Configuration Management
20 61 (17.18%) Active Directory
20 61 (17.18%) PowerShell
21 59 (16.62%) Opscode Chef
22 58 (16.34%) Unix
23 57 (16.06%) JIRA
24 56 (15.77%) AWS
25 53 (14.93%) Azure
26 52 (14.65%) Solaris

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 38 (10.70%) JBoss
2 34 (9.58%) Tomcat
3 22 (6.20%) WebSphere
4 21 (5.92%) Confluence
5 16 (4.51%) Apache
5 16 (4.51%) Red Hat Fuse
6 15 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (3.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (3.66%) OpenStack
9 12 (3.38%) Apache Geronimo
9 12 (3.38%) Apache TomEE
10 7 (1.97%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.69%) Apache Spark
11 6 (1.69%) MQSeries
11 6 (1.69%) nginx
12 5 (1.41%) Jetty
12 5 (1.41%) Oracle Self-Service HR
13 4 (1.13%) Apache Pig
13 4 (1.13%) IIS
13 4 (1.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (5.07%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (3.10%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (2.54%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (2.54%) Sentinel
3 5 (1.41%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 4 (1.13%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.28%) Magento
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 56 (15.77%) AWS
2 53 (14.93%) Azure
3 44 (12.39%) GitHub
4 25 (7.04%) OpenShift
5 24 (6.76%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (6.48%) Amazon S3
7 20 (5.63%) Office 365
8 19 (5.35%) Route 53
9 15 (4.23%) IaaS
10 14 (3.94%) PaaS
11 13 (3.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (3.38%) Serverless
13 9 (2.54%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
13 9 (2.54%) GCP
14 8 (2.25%) AWS Lambda
14 8 (2.25%) SaaS
15 7 (1.97%) Amazon GuardDuty
15 7 (1.97%) AWS CodeBuild
16 6 (1.69%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (14.65%) Firewall
2 33 (9.30%) VLAN
3 27 (7.61%) Reverse Proxy
4 23 (6.48%) DNS
5 18 (5.07%) SNMP
6 17 (4.79%) DHCP
6 17 (4.79%) HTTP
7 16 (4.51%) SAN
8 15 (4.23%) SSH
8 15 (4.23%) TCP/IP
9 10 (2.82%) VPN
10 9 (2.54%) WAN
11 7 (1.97%) BGP
11 7 (1.97%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (1.97%) LAN
11 7 (1.97%) Skype
12 6 (1.69%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.69%) MPLS
12 6 (1.69%) Network Security
12 6 (1.69%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (10.70%) Oracle Database
2 31 (8.73%) MySQL
3 27 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (5.35%) SQL Server
5 18 (5.07%) MongoDB
6 17 (4.79%) Oracle Reports
7 16 (4.51%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (4.51%) Hadoop
8 13 (3.66%) MariaDB
9 9 (2.54%) Amazon Aurora
9 9 (2.54%) Apache Accumulo
9 9 (2.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 9 (2.54%) Oracle Database 12c
10 8 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (2.25%) InfluxDB
11 6 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.69%) Cosmos DB
12 5 (1.41%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.41%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 92 (25.92%) Jenkins
2 73 (20.56%) Git (software)
3 57 (16.06%) JIRA
4 39 (10.99%) GitLab
5 33 (9.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 19 (5.35%) Bitbucket
7 18 (5.07%) Artifactory
7 18 (5.07%) Subversion
8 9 (2.54%) Toad
9 8 (2.25%) Ant
9 8 (2.25%) Eclipse
9 8 (2.25%) Selenium
9 8 (2.25%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.97%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (1.69%) ClearCase
11 6 (1.69%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.69%) FishEye
11 6 (1.69%) Hudson
11 6 (1.69%) Maven
11 6 (1.69%) Oracle Forms
General
1 50 (14.08%) Finance
2 34 (9.58%) Public Sector
3 20 (5.63%) Banking
4 12 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.82%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.41%) Back Office
6 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.85%) Electronics
7 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.56%) French Language
8 2 (0.56%) Front Office
8 2 (0.56%) Marketing
8 2 (0.56%) Retail
9 1 (0.28%) Games
9 1 (0.28%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (16.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 54 (15.21%) Linux Engineer
3 41 (11.55%) Administrator
4 30 (8.45%) Developer
5 28 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
6 26 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
7 25 (7.04%) Analyst
8 23 (6.48%) Consultant
9 22 (6.20%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 21 (5.92%) Architect
11 20 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (5.07%) DBA
13 16 (4.51%) Cloud Engineer
13 16 (4.51%) Oracle DBA
14 15 (4.23%) Unix Engineer
15 12 (3.38%) Systems Developer
16 11 (3.10%) Security Analyst
16 11 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
17 10 (2.82%) Systems Engineer
17 10 (2.82%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.42%) REST
2 35 (9.86%) JSON
3 23 (6.48%) Elastic Stack
4 22 (6.20%) Kafka
4 22 (6.20%) Swagger
5 21 (5.92%) XML
6 17 (4.79%) RESTful
7 16 (4.51%) gRPC
7 16 (4.51%) React
8 15 (4.23%) Spring
9 14 (3.94%) IBM Integration Bus
9 14 (3.94%) WebSphere MQ
10 13 (3.66%) Apache Camel
10 13 (3.66%) LDAP
10 13 (3.66%) Middleware
10 13 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
11 12 (3.38%) HTML
11 12 (3.38%) Node.js
11 12 (3.38%) Spring Boot
12 11 (3.10%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.04%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.07%) Management Information System
3 16 (4.51%) Private Cloud
4 15 (4.23%) PKI
4 15 (4.23%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.10%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
7 10 (2.82%) Cloud Native
7 10 (2.82%) Clustering
7 10 (2.82%) Cyberthreat
8 8 (2.25%) Replication
9 6 (1.69%) User Experience
10 5 (1.41%) Derivative
11 4 (1.13%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.13%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (0.85%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 355 (100.00%) Linux
2 124 (34.93%) Windows
3 91 (25.63%) CentOS
4 58 (16.34%) Unix
5 52 (14.65%) Solaris
5 52 (14.65%) Windows Server
6 35 (9.86%) Windows Server 2016
7 33 (9.30%) Windows 10
8 31 (8.73%) Ubuntu
9 27 (7.61%) Debian
10 16 (4.51%) AIX
11 13 (3.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (2.82%) Windows Server 2019
13 8 (2.25%) CoreOS
13 8 (2.25%) SUSE
14 7 (1.97%) VMS
14 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (1.69%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.41%) Android
16 5 (1.41%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (36.62%) DevOps
2 89 (25.07%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (18.59%) Configuration Management
4 52 (14.65%) Infrastructure as Code
5 50 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (11.55%) Migration
7 37 (10.42%) Open Source
8 33 (9.30%) Microservices
9 32 (9.01%) Continuous Delivery
10 28 (7.89%) Continuous Deployment
11 25 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 25 (7.04%) Scrum
12 24 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (6.76%) Systems Engineering
13 21 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
14 20 (5.63%) Kanban
15 19 (5.35%) Test Automation
16 18 (5.07%) High Availability
16 18 (5.07%) Information Security
17 15 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 137 (38.59%) Python
2 109 (30.70%) Bash Shell
3 66 (18.59%) Perl
4 61 (17.18%) PowerShell
5 52 (14.65%) Java
6 46 (12.96%) SQL
7 42 (11.83%) Shell Script
8 35 (9.86%) JavaScript
9 26 (7.32%) Ruby
10 22 (6.20%) Go
11 21 (5.92%) C#
12 18 (5.07%) PL/SQL
13 15 (4.23%) Groovy
14 14 (3.94%) C
15 12 (3.38%) C++
15 12 (3.38%) T-SQL
16 9 (2.54%) Korn
17 7 (1.97%) Bourne shell
18 6 (1.69%) PHP
19 5 (1.41%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 135 (38.03%) Security Cleared
2 111 (31.27%) SC Cleared
3 22 (6.20%) DV Cleared
4 11 (3.10%) CCNA
4 11 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (3.10%) CISSP
5 10 (2.82%) Degree
6 9 (2.54%) GIAC
6 9 (2.54%) RHCE
7 6 (1.69%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.69%) RHCSA
7 6 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.41%) VCAP
9 4 (1.13%) CCNP
9 4 (1.13%) JNCIA
10 3 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.85%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.85%) NCDA
11 2 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.56%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.54%) QA
2 5 (1.41%) SLA
3 4 (1.13%) OASIS TOSCA
4 3 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 73 (20.56%) Docker
1 73 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (17.18%) Active Directory
3 36 (10.14%) vSphere
4 18 (5.07%) Virtual Machines
4 18 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.82%) NFS
6 9 (2.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (1.97%) VMware NSX
8 5 (1.41%) GlusterFS
8 5 (1.41%) KVM
8 5 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.13%) Gluster
10 3 (0.85%) Firmware
10 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.85%) RACF
11 2 (0.56%) Samba
11 2 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.56%) Xen
12 1 (0.28%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 142 (40.00%) Ansible
2 114 (32.11%) Puppet
3 70 (19.72%) Terraform
4 67 (18.87%) Kubernetes
5 59 (16.62%) Opscode Chef
6 37 (10.42%) Grafana
7 32 (9.01%) Packer
8 23 (6.48%) Prometheus
9 21 (5.92%) Red Hat Satellite
10 17 (4.79%) Salt
10 17 (4.79%) ZABBIX
11 15 (4.23%) Data Guard
12 12 (3.38%) Oracle RMAN
13 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
14 9 (2.54%) Kibana
14 9 (2.54%) Nagios
15 7 (1.97%) SCCM
15 7 (1.97%) vCenter Server
16 5 (1.41%) Avamar
16 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 224 (63.10%) Red Hat
2 103 (29.01%) VMware
3 80 (22.54%) Oracle
4 50 (14.08%) Microsoft
5 30 (8.45%) Cisco
6 28 (7.89%) EMC
6 28 (7.89%) Splunk
7 27 (7.61%) Atlassian
8 25 (7.04%) IBM
9 20 (5.63%) Dell
10 19 (5.35%) Juniper
11 17 (4.79%) CheckPoint
12 15 (4.23%) Adobe
13 14 (3.94%) NetApp
14 13 (3.66%) Sun
15 12 (3.38%) SAP
16 11 (3.10%) Cloudera
17 10 (2.82%) Hortonworks
17 10 (2.82%) MuleSoft
18 9 (2.54%) Meraki