Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 147 204
Rank change year-on-year -13 +57 +19
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 1501 1897 1358
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.75% 1.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.51% 7.89% 5.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1040 1274 872
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +0.24% +6.00%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £300
90th Percentile £615 £575 £559
UK excluding London median daily rate £447 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +11.75% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 24
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.00 £29.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -3.73% -22.44%
10th Percentile £19.50 £12.75 £22.41
90th Percentile £48.08 £42.85 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £32.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year +13.28% -5.88% -9.33%

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 19998 24045 24532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.82% 22.24% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 12557 15173 14333
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £189 £209 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1142 1263 1963
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 23 August 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 23 August 2017.

Contractor 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 23 August 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 -20 1329 £475 +11.76% 68
UK excluding London -16 881 £447 +11.75% 49
London -31 599 £518 +11.89% 25
South East -22 312 £425 -2.86% 10
North of England -44 178 £450 +23.29% 18
Scotland +25 138 £425 +6.25% 6
East of England +25 105 £523 +49.29% 4
South West +59 86 £426 +0.12% 9
North West -3 78 £525 +29.63% 7
North East +1 60 £400 +33.33%
Yorkshire -19 52 £535 +25.88% 11
Midlands -39 40 £500 +25.00% 2
West Midlands +17 31 £538 +26.47% 2
Wales +1 22 £413 +8.20%
East Midlands -49 9 £338 -15.63%
Northern Ireland -52 1 £380 +26.67%

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 1501 (100.00%) Linux
2 910 (60.63%) Red Hat
3 631 (42.04%) DevOps
4 507 (33.78%) Puppet
5 493 (32.84%) Unix
6 440 (29.31%) Jenkins
7 414 (27.58%) Java
8 413 (27.51%) Python
9 400 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
10 381 (25.38%) VMware
11 378 (25.18%) Ansible
12 372 (24.78%) Windows
13 344 (22.92%) Git (software)
14 331 (22.05%) Amazon AWS
15 321 (21.39%) Perl
16 310 (20.65%) Configuration Management
17 303 (20.19%) Oracle
18 300 (19.99%) CentOS
19 290 (19.32%) Opscode Chef
20 285 (18.99%) Docker
21 281 (18.72%) Bash Shell
22 277 (18.45%) Finance
23 264 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
24 249 (16.59%) Security Cleared
25 210 (13.99%) Solaris
26 207 (13.79%) SC Cleared
27 206 (13.72%) SQL
28 192 (12.79%) Shell Script
29 186 (12.39%) Scrum
30 183 (12.19%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 167 (11.13%) Apache
2 144 (9.59%) JBoss
3 142 (9.46%) Tomcat
4 105 (7.00%) Confluence
5 86 (5.73%) WebSphere
6 83 (5.53%) WebLogic
7 72 (4.80%) OpenStack
8 62 (4.13%) IIS
9 45 (3.00%) Apache Spark
10 37 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 34 (2.27%) nginx
12 31 (2.07%) WebSphere Application Server
13 24 (1.60%) Apache Solr
14 18 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
15 16 (1.07%) Cloud Foundry
16 12 (0.80%) SharePoint
17 9 (0.60%) IBM HTTP Server
18 8 (0.53%) GemFire
18 8 (0.53%) MS Exchange
19 6 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 8 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.40%) Houdini
2 6 (0.40%) Maya
2 6 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (0.40%) NUKE
2 6 (0.40%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.067%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.80%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 12 (0.80%) ION MarketView
2 6 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
2 6 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.33%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.27%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.13%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.067%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.067%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.067%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.067%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.067%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.067%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 331 (22.05%) Amazon AWS
2 152 (10.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 89 (5.93%) OpenShift
4 79 (5.26%) PaaS
5 74 (4.93%) AWS CloudFormation
6 67 (4.46%) GitHub
7 56 (3.73%) IaaS
8 39 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
9 28 (1.87%) Amazon S3
9 28 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
9 28 (1.87%) Slack
10 22 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
11 19 (1.27%) Route 53
12 18 (1.20%) SaaS
13 13 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
13 13 (0.87%) Trello
14 10 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
15 8 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
16 7 (0.47%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 165 (10.99%) TCP/IP
2 153 (10.19%) DNS
3 149 (9.93%) SAN
4 148 (9.86%) Firewall
5 119 (7.93%) HTTP
5 119 (7.93%) LDAP
6 99 (6.60%) SSL
7 67 (4.46%) NAS
8 66 (4.40%) DHCP
9 44 (2.93%) VPN
10 43 (2.86%) WAN
11 41 (2.73%) Kerberos
11 41 (2.73%) SSH
12 36 (2.40%) Internet
12 36 (2.40%) LAN
13 29 (1.93%) Fibre Channel
13 29 (1.93%) SMTP
14 25 (1.67%) Network Security
15 21 (1.40%) Ethernet
15 21 (1.40%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (8.99%) MySQL
2 130 (8.66%) MongoDB
3 116 (7.73%) Relational Database
4 101 (6.73%) PostgreSQL
5 89 (5.93%) SQL Server
6 87 (5.80%) Hadoop
7 65 (4.33%) NoSQL
8 64 (4.26%) Oracle Database
9 54 (3.60%) Apache Hive
10 46 (3.06%) Apache Cassandra
11 45 (3.00%) Impala
12 44 (2.93%) Redis
13 38 (2.53%) Big Data
14 37 (2.47%) RDBMS
15 32 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
16 31 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
17 30 (2.00%) DB2
18 29 (1.93%) BusinessObjects
19 26 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
20 25 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 440 (29.31%) Jenkins
2 344 (22.92%) Git (software)
3 131 (8.73%) JIRA
4 95 (6.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 87 (5.80%) Subversion
6 79 (5.26%) Maven
7 63 (4.20%) GitLab
8 46 (3.06%) Vagrant
9 42 (2.80%) Artifactory
10 41 (2.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 38 (2.53%) Selenium
12 37 (2.47%) Ant
13 34 (2.27%) Cucumber
13 34 (2.27%) TeamCity
14 33 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
15 30 (2.00%) JUnit
16 25 (1.67%) Eclipse
16 25 (1.67%) Gradle
17 24 (1.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 24 (1.60%) Bitbucket
General
1 277 (18.45%) Finance
2 160 (10.66%) Banking
3 46 (3.06%) Investment Banking
4 42 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.07%) Legal
6 10 (0.67%) Games
6 10 (0.67%) Law
7 9 (0.60%) Retail
8 8 (0.53%) Publishing
9 7 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.40%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.33%) Advertising
12 4 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.20%) Electronics
13 3 (0.20%) Front Office
13 3 (0.20%) Marketing
14 2 (0.13%) Avionics
14 2 (0.13%) Back Office
14 2 (0.13%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 382 (25.45%) DevOps Engineer
2 239 (15.92%) Administrator
3 215 (14.32%) Linux Engineer
4 157 (10.46%) Systems Administrator
5 148 (9.86%) Linux Administrator
6 124 (8.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 115 (7.66%) Developer
8 109 (7.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 94 (6.26%) AWS DevOps
10 92 (6.13%) AWS Engineer
11 88 (5.86%) Consultant
11 88 (5.86%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 83 (5.53%) Architect
13 71 (4.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 69 (4.60%) Cloud Engineer
15 68 (4.53%) Java Developer
16 67 (4.46%) Unix Administrator
17 60 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 55 (3.66%) Analyst
19 54 (3.60%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (7.93%) Web Services
2 109 (7.26%) Middleware
3 76 (5.06%) REST
4 73 (4.86%) .NET
5 71 (4.73%) RESTful
6 64 (4.26%) Java EE
7 63 (4.20%) Node.js
8 61 (4.06%) J2EE
9 60 (4.00%) Spring
10 58 (3.86%) XML
11 51 (3.40%) Elastic Stack
12 42 (2.80%) JSON
12 42 (2.80%) Sensu
13 34 (2.27%) HTML
14 31 (2.07%) SOAP
14 31 (2.07%) Software Packaging
15 30 (2.00%) EJB
16 28 (1.87%) Hibernate
17 27 (1.80%) LAMP
18 25 (1.67%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 112 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (5.86%) Data Centre
3 79 (5.26%) Clustering
4 45 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 44 (2.93%) Private Cloud
6 42 (2.80%) Replication
7 39 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
8 37 (2.47%) Public Cloud
9 35 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
10 29 (1.93%) Enterprise Storage
11 28 (1.87%) PKI
12 25 (1.67%) Management Information System
13 21 (1.40%) Greenfield Project
14 18 (1.20%) DataPower
15 16 (1.07%) Smart Meter
16 14 (0.93%) Virtual Team
17 12 (0.80%) VxBlock/Vblock
18 11 (0.73%) EMC VNX
19 9 (0.60%) Fintech
19 9 (0.60%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 1501 (100.00%) Linux
2 493 (32.84%) Unix
3 372 (24.78%) Windows
4 300 (19.99%) CentOS
5 210 (13.99%) Solaris
6 164 (10.93%) Windows Server
7 149 (9.93%) Ubuntu
8 140 (9.33%) AIX
9 85 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 76 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (3.40%) Debian
12 44 (2.93%) SUSE
13 27 (1.80%) Windows 7
14 21 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
15 20 (1.33%) HPUX
15 20 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (1.27%) Windows XP
17 17 (1.13%) Mac OS X
18 15 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (0.47%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (42.04%) DevOps
2 400 (26.65%) Agile Software Development
3 310 (20.65%) Configuration Management
4 264 (17.59%) Continuous Integration
5 186 (12.39%) Scrum
6 183 (12.19%) Open Source
7 178 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 129 (8.59%) Migration
9 120 (7.99%) Kanban
10 113 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
11 110 (7.33%) TDD
12 107 (7.13%) Microservices
13 105 (7.00%) Software Engineering
14 93 (6.20%) Mentoring
15 81 (5.40%) ITIL
15 81 (5.40%) Load Balancing
16 77 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
17 76 (5.06%) High Availability
18 68 (4.53%) SOA
19 65 (4.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 414 (27.58%) Java
2 413 (27.51%) Python
3 321 (21.39%) Perl
4 281 (18.72%) Bash Shell
5 206 (13.72%) SQL
6 192 (12.79%) Shell Script
7 174 (11.59%) Ruby
8 118 (7.86%) JavaScript
9 105 (7.00%) PowerShell
10 64 (4.26%) Korn
11 54 (3.60%) C
12 35 (2.33%) PL/SQL
13 32 (2.13%) C#
14 25 (1.67%) PHP
15 23 (1.53%) R
16 21 (1.40%) F#
17 20 (1.33%) C++
18 19 (1.27%) Go
19 18 (1.20%) Scala
20 16 (1.07%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 249 (16.59%) Security Cleared
2 207 (13.79%) SC Cleared
3 61 (4.06%) Degree
3 61 (4.06%) RHCE
4 43 (2.86%) RHCSA
5 36 (2.40%) CISSP
6 28 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 27 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 19 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
10 16 (1.07%) CCNA
11 15 (1.00%) MCSE
12 14 (0.93%) CCNP
13 13 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
14 12 (0.80%) OCP
14 12 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.80%) RHCA
15 10 (0.67%) ISEB
15 10 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
15 10 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.60%) QA
2 37 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 17 (1.13%) SLA
4 14 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.53%) JSP 440
7 6 (0.40%) GDPR
8 5 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.13%) ECSS
10 1 (0.067%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.067%) MiFID
10 1 (0.067%) PMO
10 1 (0.067%) Solvency II
System Software
1 285 (18.99%) Docker
2 183 (12.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (10.99%) Active Directory
4 74 (4.93%) NFS
5 59 (3.93%) Virtual Machines
6 56 (3.73%) vSphere
7 49 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (2.53%) HDFS
8 38 (2.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 32 (2.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 32 (2.13%) Hyper-V
10 26 (1.73%) vCloud
11 25 (1.67%) KVM
12 23 (1.53%) Xen
13 20 (1.33%) Apache Flume
13 20 (1.33%) Veritas File System
14 19 (1.27%) VMware NSX
15 18 (1.20%) GPFS
16 16 (1.07%) Oracle Clusterware
17 15 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 507 (33.78%) Puppet
2 378 (25.18%) Ansible
3 290 (19.32%) Opscode Chef
4 159 (10.59%) Kubernetes
5 102 (6.80%) Terraform
6 67 (4.46%) Nagios
7 60 (4.00%) NetBackup
8 56 (3.73%) Red Hat Satellite
9 53 (3.53%) ZABBIX
10 40 (2.66%) vRealize
11 30 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 26 (1.73%) Rancher
13 24 (1.60%) Packer
14 23 (1.53%) Salt
14 23 (1.53%) vCenter Server
15 22 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
16 21 (1.40%) Graphite
17 20 (1.33%) SCCM
17 20 (1.33%) SELinux
18 19 (1.27%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 910 (60.63%) Red Hat
2 381 (25.38%) VMware
3 303 (20.19%) Oracle
4 146 (9.73%) Microsoft
5 133 (8.86%) IBM
6 121 (8.06%) HP
7 95 (6.33%) Cisco
8 91 (6.06%) EMC
9 62 (4.13%) Veritas
10 58 (3.86%) NetApp
11 54 (3.60%) Splunk
12 50 (3.33%) Cloudera
13 48 (3.20%) Atlassian
14 47 (3.13%) TIBCO
15 43 (2.86%) F5
16 41 (2.73%) Sun
17 40 (2.66%) Symantec
18 35 (2.33%) SaltStack
19 32 (2.13%) Brocade
20 31 (2.07%) Citrix