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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 133 186
Rank change year-on-year -41 +53  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 681 1023 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.45% 1.90% 1.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.92% 8.25% 5.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 677 451
UK median daily rate £468 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +3.03%  
10th Percentile £363 £278 £300
90th Percentile £590 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +9.56% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 12
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £27.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +29.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year - +0.69%  

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 9847 12406 12400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.90% 23.10% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13072 17892 16653
UK median daily rate £408 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.42%  
10th Percentile £168 £200 £163
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1319 1596 2572
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.10 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 10 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 29 June 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 -45 614 £475 +11.76% 75
UK excluding London -40 385 £438 +9.56% 60
London -32 285 £513 +7.89% 26
South East -22 158 £425 -2.01% 15
East of England +27 68 £500 +47.05% 3
North of England -72 60 £450 +24.13% 21
Scotland +12 53 £425 +6.25% 8
South West +6 20 £400 -5.88% 6
Midlands -17 17 £550 +29.41% 4
Wales -10 9 £463 +17.46% 2

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 1421 (100.00%) Linux
2 930 (65.45%) Red Hat
3 613 (43.14%) DevOps
4 507 (35.68%) Puppet
5 458 (32.23%) Unix
6 421 (29.63%) Python
7 394 (27.73%) Jenkins
8 383 (26.95%) Ansible
9 380 (26.74%) VMware
10 362 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
11 356 (25.05%) Java
12 338 (23.79%) Windows
13 330 (23.22%) Bash Shell
14 317 (22.31%) Git (software)
15 315 (22.17%) Configuration Management
16 313 (22.03%) Amazon AWS
17 302 (21.25%) Perl
18 301 (21.18%) CentOS
19 298 (20.97%) Security Cleared
20 286 (20.13%) Oracle
21 264 (18.58%) Opscode Chef
22 254 (17.87%) SC Cleared
23 251 (17.66%) Continuous Integration
23 251 (17.66%) Docker
24 230 (16.19%) Finance
25 198 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
26 196 (13.79%) Solaris
27 195 (13.72%) Open Source
28 189 (13.30%) Ruby
29 184 (12.95%) 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
1 149 (10.49%) Apache
2 120 (8.44%) JBoss
3 115 (8.09%) Tomcat
4 106 (7.46%) Confluence
5 87 (6.12%) WebSphere
6 75 (5.28%) WebLogic
7 72 (5.07%) OpenStack
8 41 (2.89%) IIS
9 37 (2.60%) nginx
10 35 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 34 (2.39%) Apache Spark
12 25 (1.76%) Apache Solr
12 25 (1.76%) WebSphere Application Server
13 19 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
14 18 (1.27%) SharePoint
15 13 (0.91%) Skype for Business
16 12 (0.84%) Apache Geronimo
16 12 (0.84%) Apache TomEE
17 10 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
17 10 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.14%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.070%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.35%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.21%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.070%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.070%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.070%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.070%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.070%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.070%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.070%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 313 (22.03%) Amazon AWS
2 125 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 71 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 69 (4.86%) OpenShift
5 55 (3.87%) PaaS
6 50 (3.52%) GitHub
7 30 (2.11%) IaaS
8 29 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
8 29 (2.04%) Amazon S3
9 24 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (1.69%) Slack
10 23 (1.62%) Trello
11 21 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
12 16 (1.13%) Route 53
13 14 (0.99%) Datadog
14 13 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
15 11 (0.77%) SaaS
16 10 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 150 (10.56%) TCP/IP
2 147 (10.34%) SAN
3 142 (9.99%) DNS
4 116 (8.16%) HTTP
5 108 (7.60%) Firewall
6 106 (7.46%) SSL
7 105 (7.39%) LDAP
8 56 (3.94%) NAS
9 55 (3.87%) Kerberos
10 54 (3.80%) DHCP
11 40 (2.81%) SSH
12 37 (2.60%) Internet
13 36 (2.53%) VPN
14 29 (2.04%) SMTP
15 28 (1.97%) WAN
16 22 (1.55%) Network Security
16 22 (1.55%) PuTTY
17 21 (1.48%) Ethernet
18 20 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
18 20 (1.41%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (9.43%) MySQL
2 99 (6.97%) PostgreSQL
3 98 (6.90%) MongoDB
3 98 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 96 (6.76%) Hadoop
5 89 (6.26%) Oracle Database
6 87 (6.12%) Relational Database
7 58 (4.08%) NoSQL
8 50 (3.52%) Oracle Database 11g
9 48 (3.38%) Apache Hive
10 46 (3.24%) Impala
11 43 (3.03%) Big Data
12 42 (2.96%) Oracle Database 10g
13 40 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
14 36 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
14 36 (2.53%) Redis
15 32 (2.25%) RDBMS
15 32 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
16 27 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
17 25 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 394 (27.73%) Jenkins
2 317 (22.31%) Git (software)
3 123 (8.66%) JIRA
4 72 (5.07%) Sonatype Nexus
5 71 (5.00%) Subversion
6 60 (4.22%) Maven
7 54 (3.80%) GitLab
8 45 (3.17%) Ant
9 42 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 42 (2.96%) Vagrant
10 39 (2.74%) Oracle APEX
10 39 (2.74%) TeamCity
11 33 (2.32%) Selenium
12 27 (1.90%) Artifactory
13 25 (1.76%) Cucumber
13 25 (1.76%) Eclipse
14 23 (1.62%) Bitbucket
14 23 (1.62%) JUnit
15 21 (1.48%) HP UFT
16 20 (1.41%) SpecFlow
General
1 230 (16.19%) Finance
2 119 (8.37%) Banking
3 45 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 37 (2.60%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.06%) Law
6 11 (0.77%) Electronics
6 11 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 11 (0.77%) Marketing
7 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.49%) Legal
8 5 (0.35%) Advertising
8 5 (0.35%) Retail
9 4 (0.28%) Local Government
10 3 (0.21%) Publishing
11 2 (0.14%) Automotive
11 2 (0.14%) Avionics
11 2 (0.14%) Front Office
11 2 (0.14%) Military
11 2 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.070%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 358 (25.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 229 (16.12%) Administrator
3 207 (14.57%) Linux Engineer
4 142 (9.99%) Linux Administrator
5 139 (9.78%) Systems Administrator
6 110 (7.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 95 (6.69%) AWS Engineer
7 95 (6.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 91 (6.40%) AWS DevOps
9 85 (5.98%) Developer
10 79 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 74 (5.21%) Architect
12 73 (5.14%) Consultant
13 70 (4.93%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 64 (4.50%) Unix Administrator
15 60 (4.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 57 (4.01%) Unix Engineer
17 55 (3.87%) Cloud Engineer
18 46 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
19 45 (3.17%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (7.81%) Middleware
2 106 (7.46%) Web Services
3 65 (4.57%) Node.js
4 60 (4.22%) .NET
5 58 (4.08%) J2EE
6 49 (3.45%) REST
7 48 (3.38%) Elastic Stack
8 46 (3.24%) RESTful
9 43 (3.03%) Software Packaging
10 42 (2.96%) Sensu
11 38 (2.67%) Java EE
12 34 (2.39%) LAMP
12 34 (2.39%) XML
13 30 (2.11%) Spring
14 29 (2.04%) HTML
15 22 (1.55%) JMS
15 22 (1.55%) SOAP
16 21 (1.48%) CSS
16 21 (1.48%) WebSphere MQ
17 20 (1.41%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (6.05%) Data Centre
3 77 (5.42%) Clustering
4 39 (2.74%) Public Cloud
5 36 (2.53%) Management Information System
6 34 (2.39%) Computer Science
7 33 (2.32%) Replication
8 30 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 28 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
10 28 (1.97%) Private Cloud
11 27 (1.90%) Smart Meter
12 15 (1.06%) PKI
13 14 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
14 11 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.77%) EMC VNX
14 11 (0.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 10 (0.70%) Mainframe
16 7 (0.49%) CMDB
16 7 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1421 (100.00%) Linux
2 458 (32.23%) Unix
3 338 (23.79%) Windows
4 301 (21.18%) CentOS
5 196 (13.79%) Solaris
6 169 (11.89%) Windows Server
7 149 (10.49%) AIX
8 145 (10.20%) Ubuntu
9 98 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 91 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (5.07%) Debian
12 53 (3.73%) SUSE
13 27 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
14 24 (1.69%) HPUX
14 24 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (1.62%) Windows 7
16 20 (1.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 15 (1.06%) Windows 10
18 13 (0.91%) Fedora
19 11 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 613 (43.14%) DevOps
2 362 (25.48%) Agile Software Development
3 315 (22.17%) Configuration Management
4 251 (17.66%) Continuous Integration
5 195 (13.72%) Open Source
6 167 (11.75%) Scrum
7 151 (10.63%) Test Automation
8 111 (7.81%) Migration
9 105 (7.39%) ITIL
9 105 (7.39%) Kanban
10 99 (6.97%) Continuous Delivery
11 92 (6.47%) Software Engineering
12 90 (6.33%) Microservices
13 88 (6.19%) TDD
14 81 (5.70%) Performance Tuning
15 71 (5.00%) Mentoring
16 65 (4.57%) High Availability
17 60 (4.22%) Load Balancing
18 57 (4.01%) Disaster Recovery
18 57 (4.01%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (29.63%) Python
2 356 (25.05%) Java
3 330 (23.22%) Bash Shell
4 302 (21.25%) Perl
5 189 (13.30%) Ruby
6 184 (12.95%) Shell Script
7 159 (11.19%) SQL
8 113 (7.95%) PowerShell
9 110 (7.74%) JavaScript
10 55 (3.87%) Korn
11 52 (3.66%) C
12 30 (2.11%) C#
13 27 (1.90%) PHP
14 25 (1.76%) PL/SQL
14 25 (1.76%) VBScript
15 21 (1.48%) F#
16 19 (1.34%) Go
16 19 (1.34%) R
17 17 (1.20%) Scala
18 16 (1.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 298 (20.97%) Security Cleared
2 254 (17.87%) SC Cleared
3 67 (4.71%) RHCE
4 47 (3.31%) RHCSA
5 34 (2.39%) CISSP
6 32 (2.25%) Degree
7 30 (2.11%) DV Cleared
8 24 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (1.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 14 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
12 13 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
13 12 (0.84%) OCP
14 11 (0.77%) MCSE
15 10 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (0.70%) ISEB
15 10 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
15 10 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 10 (0.70%) RHCA
16 9 (0.63%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 24 (1.69%) QA
3 19 (1.34%) SLA
4 14 (0.99%) JSP 440
5 12 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.14%) ECSS
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.070%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.070%) MiFID
8 1 (0.070%) PMO
8 1 (0.070%) Solvency II
System Software
1 251 (17.66%) Docker
2 198 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 146 (10.27%) Active Directory
4 57 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
5 53 (3.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 52 (3.66%) vSphere
7 50 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (3.10%) NFS
9 36 (2.53%) HDFS
10 32 (2.25%) Hyper-V
11 27 (1.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 23 (1.62%) Oracle RAC
13 22 (1.55%) KVM
14 21 (1.48%) Apache Flume
14 21 (1.48%) vCloud
15 20 (1.41%) Veritas File System
16 19 (1.34%) GPFS
17 18 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
18 16 (1.13%) Oracle Clusterware
19 15 (1.06%) Xen
Systems Management
1 507 (35.68%) Puppet
2 383 (26.95%) Ansible
3 264 (18.58%) Opscode Chef
4 132 (9.29%) Kubernetes
5 97 (6.83%) Terraform
6 77 (5.42%) Nagios
7 65 (4.57%) Red Hat Satellite
8 58 (4.08%) ZABBIX
9 55 (3.87%) NetBackup
10 50 (3.52%) vRealize
11 32 (2.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 31 (2.18%) SELinux
13 30 (2.11%) Dollar Universe
14 28 (1.97%) EMC NetWorker
14 28 (1.97%) Graphite
15 26 (1.83%) Rancher
15 26 (1.83%) vCenter Server
16 24 (1.69%) Packer
17 23 (1.62%) Salt
18 22 (1.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 930 (65.45%) Red Hat
2 380 (26.74%) VMware
3 286 (20.13%) Oracle
4 136 (9.57%) Microsoft
5 118 (8.30%) HP
6 109 (7.67%) IBM
7 89 (6.26%) EMC
8 87 (6.12%) Cisco
9 71 (5.00%) Veritas
10 67 (4.71%) Splunk
11 55 (3.87%) TIBCO
12 54 (3.80%) NetApp
13 53 (3.73%) Atlassian
14 48 (3.38%) Cloudera
15 38 (2.67%) Sun
16 36 (2.53%) Symantec
17 35 (2.46%) Brocade
18 28 (1.97%) SaltStack
19 27 (1.90%) AppDynamics
20 25 (1.76%) Google
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