Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 164 173
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 +27
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1,631 1,527 1,547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.61% 1.60% 1.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.77% 7.64% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,133 1,038 1,031
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.34%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £638 £590 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £420 £415
% change year-on-year +2.38% +1.20% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 16
UK median hourly rate £40.25 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +20.69% -27.50%
10th Percentile £27.13 £21.40 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% +23.53% -13.92%

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 20,984 19,980 22,913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.66% 20.97% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,426 12,605 13,688
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £193 £188
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +5.07% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,279 1,276 1,715
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.44% -3.45% +4.90%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -9 1,466 £470 +4.44% 197
UK excluding London +3 939 £430 +2.38% 145
London -13 678 £500 +5.26% 66
North of England +37 324 £430 +7.50% 50
South East -52 256 £450 +5.88% 36
North West +23 141 £433 +2.98% 15
Yorkshire +55 140 £430 +1.18% 30
Scotland +51 133 £500 +25.00% 11
Midlands +76 106 £400 -20.00% 17
West Midlands +50 65 £401 -5.76% 10
South West -13 56 £406 -14.47% 15
North East +10 55 £425 +30.77% 5
East of England -25 45 £513 +17.14% 13
East Midlands +33 41 £350 -36.36% 7
Wales -8 21 £425 -5.56% 2

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 1,631 (100.00%) Linux
2 924 (56.65%) Red Hat
3 668 (40.96%) DevOps
4 554 (33.97%) Puppet
5 480 (29.43%) Jenkins
6 456 (27.96%) Windows
7 454 (27.84%) Java
8 444 (27.22%) Ansible
9 443 (27.16%) Python
10 434 (26.61%) Amazon AWS
11 419 (25.69%) Unix
12 392 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
13 373 (22.87%) VMware
14 355 (21.77%) Git (software)
15 349 (21.40%) CentOS
16 340 (20.85%) Docker
16 340 (20.85%) Finance
17 339 (20.78%) Bash Shell
18 311 (19.07%) Configuration Management
19 292 (17.90%) Security Cleared
20 291 (17.84%) Oracle
21 280 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
22 255 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
23 244 (14.96%) Perl
23 244 (14.96%) SQL
24 238 (14.59%) Windows Server
25 223 (13.67%) Ruby
26 215 (13.18%) SC Cleared
27 210 (12.88%) Open Source
27 210 (12.88%) 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
1 182 (11.16%) Apache
2 179 (10.97%) Tomcat
3 159 (9.75%) Confluence
4 153 (9.38%) JBoss
5 69 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
6 66 (4.05%) nginx
7 57 (3.49%) WebLogic
8 54 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 53 (3.25%) Apache Spark
10 48 (2.94%) OpenStack
11 42 (2.58%) IIS
11 42 (2.58%) WebSphere
12 19 (1.16%) Apache Solr
12 19 (1.16%) MS Exchange
13 16 (0.98%) SharePoint
14 11 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
15 10 (0.61%) SAS
16 9 (0.55%) MQSeries
16 9 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
17 8 (0.49%) Jetty
Applications
1 16 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.18%) Houdini
4 3 (0.18%) Maya
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.18%) NUKE
4 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 34 (2.08%) ION MarketView
2 15 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
3 10 (0.61%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy AR System
5 2 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.12%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.061%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.061%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 434 (26.61%) Amazon AWS
2 196 (12.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (5.21%) PaaS
4 84 (5.15%) GitHub
5 83 (5.09%) Slack
6 74 (4.54%) Amazon EC2
7 61 (3.74%) IaaS
8 58 (3.56%) OpenShift
9 56 (3.43%) Amazon S3
10 49 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
11 44 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
12 37 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
13 36 (2.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 35 (2.15%) Route 53
15 27 (1.66%) SaaS
16 23 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 21 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
18 19 (1.16%) Office 365
18 19 (1.16%) Serverless
19 18 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 158 (9.69%) Firewall
2 145 (8.89%) SAN
3 123 (7.54%) DNS
4 116 (7.11%) TCP/IP
5 77 (4.72%) DHCP
6 69 (4.23%) HTTP
7 65 (3.99%) SSL
8 53 (3.25%) VPN
9 50 (3.07%) NAS
10 43 (2.64%) Kerberos
11 41 (2.51%) Network Security
12 36 (2.21%) WAN
13 34 (2.08%) LAN
14 30 (1.84%) Internet
15 24 (1.47%) VLAN
16 21 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
16 21 (1.29%) SSH
17 18 (1.10%) PuTTY
18 17 (1.04%) tcpdump
18 17 (1.04%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
2 137 (8.40%) MongoDB
3 134 (8.22%) MySQL
4 105 (6.44%) SQL Server
5 88 (5.40%) NoSQL
6 86 (5.27%) Hadoop
7 84 (5.15%) Relational Database
8 80 (4.90%) Apache Cassandra
9 72 (4.41%) Oracle Database
10 58 (3.56%) Big Data
11 55 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
12 54 (3.31%) Apache Hive
13 45 (2.76%) HBase
13 45 (2.76%) RDBMS
14 42 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
15 34 (2.08%) KDB
16 29 (1.78%) DB2
17 28 (1.72%) Redis
18 25 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
19 22 (1.35%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 480 (29.43%) Jenkins
2 355 (21.77%) Git (software)
3 182 (11.16%) JIRA
4 112 (6.87%) Maven
5 96 (5.89%) Cucumber
6 84 (5.15%) Sonatype Nexus
7 70 (4.29%) Subversion
8 67 (4.11%) GitLab
9 59 (3.62%) JUnit
10 41 (2.51%) TeamCity
11 38 (2.33%) Artifactory
12 37 (2.27%) Jasmine
13 36 (2.21%) SonarQube
14 33 (2.02%) Selenium
15 31 (1.90%) Ant
16 30 (1.84%) Vagrant
17 29 (1.78%) Mockito
18 28 (1.72%) Eclipse
19 24 (1.47%) Bitbucket
19 24 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 340 (20.85%) Finance
2 168 (10.30%) Banking
3 28 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 24 (1.47%) Retail
5 23 (1.41%) Investment Banking
6 16 (0.98%) Law
7 10 (0.61%) Games
7 10 (0.61%) Legal
8 7 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.37%) Advertising
9 6 (0.37%) Back Office
9 6 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.31%) Marketing
10 5 (0.31%) Publishing
11 3 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.18%) Billing
11 3 (0.18%) Electronics
11 3 (0.18%) French Language
12 2 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 471 (28.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 241 (14.78%) Linux Engineer
3 178 (10.91%) Administrator
4 130 (7.97%) AWS DevOps
5 129 (7.91%) AWS Engineer
6 125 (7.66%) Developer
7 122 (7.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 105 (6.44%) Systems Administrator
9 100 (6.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 93 (5.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 89 (5.46%) Consultant
12 87 (5.33%) Java Developer
13 86 (5.27%) Linux Administrator
14 77 (4.72%) Analyst
14 77 (4.72%) Cloud Engineer
15 76 (4.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 72 (4.41%) Architect
17 68 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 67 (4.11%) Senior DevOps
19 62 (3.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (10.55%) Web Services
2 123 (7.54%) Middleware
3 115 (7.05%) REST
4 86 (5.27%) JSON
5 85 (5.21%) LDAP
6 79 (4.84%) Node.js
7 68 (4.17%) Spring
8 64 (3.92%) Kafka
9 62 (3.80%) .NET
10 53 (3.25%) RESTful
11 49 (3.00%) Elastic Stack
11 49 (3.00%) LAMP
12 43 (2.64%) SOAP
12 43 (2.64%) XML
13 40 (2.45%) J2EE
14 38 (2.33%) FIX Protocol
15 34 (2.08%) TIBCO EMS
16 32 (1.96%) JMX
17 27 (1.66%) HTML
18 21 (1.29%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 112 (6.87%) Public Cloud
2 100 (6.13%) Clustering
3 98 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 94 (5.76%) Data Centre
5 48 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 44 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 44 (2.70%) Replication
7 37 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 30 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 30 (1.84%) Linux Command Line
8 30 (1.84%) Virtual Team
9 23 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
11 21 (1.29%) PKI
12 17 (1.04%) Private Cloud
13 16 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
14 15 (0.92%) VSAM
15 14 (0.86%) Derivative
16 11 (0.67%) CMDB
16 11 (0.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 1,631 (100.00%) Linux
2 456 (27.96%) Windows
3 419 (25.69%) Unix
4 349 (21.40%) CentOS
5 238 (14.59%) Windows Server
6 191 (11.71%) Solaris
7 159 (9.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 121 (7.42%) AIX
9 99 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 68 (4.17%) Ubuntu
11 61 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (2.39%) HPUX
13 35 (2.15%) SUSE
14 28 (1.72%) Windows 7
15 25 (1.53%) Debian
16 23 (1.41%) VMS
17 19 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
18 18 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
19 16 (0.98%) MVS
20 15 (0.92%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 668 (40.96%) DevOps
2 392 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
3 311 (19.07%) Configuration Management
4 255 (15.63%) Continuous Integration
5 210 (12.88%) Open Source
6 195 (11.96%) Scrum
7 166 (10.18%) Test Automation
8 160 (9.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 157 (9.63%) Mentoring
10 138 (8.46%) Microservices
11 136 (8.34%) ITIL
12 124 (7.60%) Migration
13 120 (7.36%) Load Balancing
13 120 (7.36%) TDD
14 119 (7.30%) Kanban
15 117 (7.17%) Software Engineering
16 112 (6.87%) Coaching
17 85 (5.21%) Change Management
18 84 (5.15%) High Availability
19 79 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 454 (27.84%) Java
2 443 (27.16%) Python
3 339 (20.78%) Bash Shell
4 244 (14.96%) Perl
4 244 (14.96%) SQL
5 223 (13.67%) Ruby
6 210 (12.88%) Shell Script
7 155 (9.50%) PowerShell
8 123 (7.54%) JavaScript
9 78 (4.78%) PHP
10 46 (2.82%) Korn
11 42 (2.58%) C
12 37 (2.27%) Groovy
12 37 (2.27%) PL/SQL
13 26 (1.59%) Go
14 25 (1.53%) C++
15 18 (1.10%) XPath
16 16 (0.98%) C#
16 16 (0.98%) F#
17 15 (0.92%) JCL
Qualifications
1 292 (17.90%) Security Cleared
2 215 (13.18%) SC Cleared
3 61 (3.74%) Degree
4 34 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 31 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (1.78%) RHCE
7 14 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.74%) AWS Certification
9 10 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.61%) MCSE
10 9 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.43%) ISEB
11 7 (0.43%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (0.43%) MCSA
12 6 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.31%) CCNA
13 5 (0.31%) CISSP
13 5 (0.31%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (1.96%) QA
2 30 (1.84%) SLA
3 25 (1.53%) PCI DSS
4 16 (0.98%) GDPR
5 12 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.67%) PMO
7 7 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.061%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.061%) JSP 440
System Software
1 340 (20.85%) Docker
2 158 (9.69%) Active Directory
3 154 (9.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 121 (7.42%) VMware ESXi
5 76 (4.66%) vSphere
6 64 (3.92%) Hyper-V
7 49 (3.00%) NFS
7 49 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
8 41 (2.51%) HDFS
9 23 (1.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 23 (1.41%) Samba
9 23 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 22 (1.35%) Apache Flume
10 22 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 21 (1.29%) XenApp
12 20 (1.23%) KVM
13 18 (1.10%) iptables
14 17 (1.04%) Firmware
15 15 (0.92%) RACF
15 15 (0.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 554 (33.97%) Puppet
2 444 (27.22%) Ansible
3 280 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
4 171 (10.48%) Terraform
5 147 (9.01%) Kubernetes
6 56 (3.43%) logstash
7 53 (3.25%) Nagios
8 48 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
9 39 (2.39%) Packer
10 35 (2.15%) ZABBIX
11 33 (2.02%) NetBackup
12 29 (1.78%) Hadoop YARN
12 29 (1.78%) SCCM
13 28 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 27 (1.66%) BladeLogic
14 27 (1.66%) Tivoli
15 26 (1.59%) Oozie
15 26 (1.59%) WMI
16 24 (1.47%) Grafana
17 22 (1.35%) Salt
Vendors
1 924 (56.65%) Red Hat
2 373 (22.87%) VMware
3 291 (17.84%) Oracle
4 186 (11.40%) Microsoft
5 120 (7.36%) Splunk
6 107 (6.56%) HP
7 98 (6.01%) Cisco
8 93 (5.70%) IBM
9 66 (4.05%) EMC
10 60 (3.68%) NetApp
11 52 (3.19%) Citrix
11 52 (3.19%) Dell
12 48 (2.94%) Veritas
13 42 (2.58%) Sybase
14 41 (2.51%) SolarWinds
15 38 (2.33%) ServiceNow
16 37 (2.27%) ION Trading
17 35 (2.15%) F5
17 35 (2.15%) TIBCO
18 34 (2.08%) Juniper