Red Hat Enterprise Linux Contracts

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
UK

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 2 March 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
2 Mar 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 278 203 275
Rank change year-on-year -75 +72 -1
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 365 898 917
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.36% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.99% 8.27% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 640 642
10th Percentile £350 £412 £413
25th Percentile £463 £463 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £583 £550
Median % change year-on-year -5.58% +5.91% +18.92%
75th Percentile £631 £675 £638
90th Percentile £703 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £533 £550 £538
% change year-on-year -3.18% +2.33% +19.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 4
10th Percentile £22.13 £48.60 £26.25
25th Percentile £24.09 £52.13 £49.88
Median hourly rate £38.84 £66.00 £66.50
Median % change year-on-year -41.15% -0.75% +14.66%
75th Percentile £59.81 £74.50 £75.00
90th Percentile £70.73 £75.40 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.84 £68.00 £70.00
% change year-on-year -42.88% -2.86% +21.74%

All Operating Systems
UK

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.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 6,091 10,859 13,720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 16.49% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,079 7,555 9,429
10th Percentile £180 £188 £163
25th Percentile £275 £331 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £460 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year -10.24% +2.50% +13.64%
75th Percentile £588 £631 £600
90th Percentile £700 £715 £688
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £405
% change year-on-year -10.53% +17.28% +6.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 501 661
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.96 £12.61
25th Percentile £16.25 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate £23.63 £28.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -17.11% +42.50% +14.74%
75th Percentile £60.75 £65.00 £48.75
90th Percentile £70.00 £70.75 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.51 £26.67 £17.96
% change year-on-year -15.60% +48.54% +13.21%

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 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024.

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 2 March 2024. 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
Jobs
England -59 308 £550 -8.33% 95
UK excluding London -36 225 £533 -3.18% 55
London -54 117 £588 -6.00% 44
Work from Home -26 115 £500 -4.94% 55
South East -6 74 £550 -6.14% 21
North of England -8 40 £475 -24.00% 8
Scotland -27 36 £600 +18.81% 3
East of England +6 33 £525 +16.67% 1
North West -32 25 £495 -20.80% 4
South West +15 24 £575 +4.55% 15
Midlands +29 15 £525 -15.15% 5
Yorkshire +29 15 £463 -31.48% 4
East Midlands +18 9 £363 -41.41% 3
West Midlands +20 5 £550 -12.00% 2
Wales +21 4 £700 +43.59% 3

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 42 (11.51%) Tomcat
2 41 (11.23%) Apache
3 22 (6.03%) Confluence
3 22 (6.03%) OpenStack
4 19 (5.21%) IIS
5 18 (4.93%) JBoss
5 18 (4.93%) nginx
6 10 (2.74%) SAS
7 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Exchange
8 8 (2.19%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Fuse
10 2 (0.55%) Traefik
11 1 (0.27%) CMS
11 1 (0.27%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.64%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.82%) Notepad++
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.47%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.82%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.55%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.55%) RMDS
4 1 (0.27%) Global One
4 1 (0.27%) MFGPRO
4 1 (0.27%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.27%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.27%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 109 (29.86%) AWS
1 109 (29.86%) Azure
2 27 (7.40%) OpenShift
3 25 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
4 24 (6.58%) Azure DevOps
5 23 (6.30%) Amazon S3
5 23 (6.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 20 (5.48%) IaaS
7 19 (5.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 18 (4.93%) Route 53
9 17 (4.66%) GCP
10 14 (3.84%) Nutanix
11 12 (3.29%) PaaS
11 12 (3.29%) SaaS
12 11 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (2.74%) AWS Lambda
13 10 (2.74%) Rubrik
13 10 (2.74%) Serverless
14 9 (2.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 9 (2.47%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (14.52%) Firewall
2 49 (13.42%) SAN
3 36 (9.86%) DNS
4 30 (8.22%) TCP/IP
5 22 (6.03%) HTTP
5 22 (6.03%) NAS
6 16 (4.38%) DHCP
6 16 (4.38%) H.323
7 15 (4.11%) Kerberos
7 15 (4.11%) WAN
8 12 (3.29%) Multicast
8 12 (3.29%) VLAN
8 12 (3.29%) VPN
9 11 (3.01%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (3.01%) LAN
9 11 (3.01%) LTE
10 9 (2.47%) iSCSI
10 9 (2.47%) Wireless
11 6 (1.64%) Network Security
12 5 (1.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.05%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
3 23 (6.30%) Elasticsearch
3 23 (6.30%) MySQL
4 21 (5.75%) Relational Database
5 19 (5.21%) RDBMS
6 17 (4.66%) Oracle Database
7 14 (3.84%) DB2
8 11 (3.01%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (3.01%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.37%) InfluxDB
10 4 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.10%) Redis
11 3 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.55%) Ingres
13 1 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.27%) DynamoDB
13 1 (0.27%) GIS
13 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
13 1 (0.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 78 (21.37%) Jenkins
2 39 (10.68%) GitLab
3 37 (10.14%) Git
4 35 (9.59%) JIRA
5 13 (3.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 12 (3.29%) Selenium
6 12 (3.29%) TeamCity
7 10 (2.74%) Artifactory
7 10 (2.74%) GoCD
8 8 (2.19%) Robot Framework
8 8 (2.19%) SonarQube
9 6 (1.64%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.37%) Bitbucket Server
11 4 (1.10%) CA Release Automation
12 3 (0.82%) Oracle APEX
13 2 (0.55%) Gerrit
13 2 (0.55%) Subversion
14 1 (0.27%) Maven
14 1 (0.27%) Vagrant
General
1 66 (18.08%) Finance
2 58 (15.89%) Social Skills
3 51 (13.97%) Analytical Skills
4 38 (10.41%) Public Sector
5 34 (9.32%) Banking
6 27 (7.40%) Telecoms
7 14 (3.84%) Legal
8 9 (2.47%) French Language
9 6 (1.64%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.64%) Manufacturing
10 5 (1.37%) Electronics
10 5 (1.37%) Marketing
11 4 (1.10%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.10%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.82%) Local Government
13 2 (0.55%) Organisational Skills
13 2 (0.55%) Presentation Skills
13 2 (0.55%) Retail
14 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.27%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 62 (16.99%) Linux Engineer
2 47 (12.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 40 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 30 (8.22%) Administrator
4 30 (8.22%) Platform Engineer
5 24 (6.58%) Architect
6 23 (6.30%) Lead
6 23 (6.30%) Senior
7 21 (5.75%) Storage Engineer
8 20 (5.48%) Consultant
8 20 (5.48%) Support Engineer
9 18 (4.93%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 18 (4.93%) Systems Administrator
10 17 (4.66%) Developer
10 17 (4.66%) Linux Administrator
11 16 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
12 14 (3.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.56%) Analyst
13 13 (3.56%) Applications Support
13 13 (3.56%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (7.12%) LDAP
1 26 (7.12%) Middleware
2 19 (5.21%) Elastic Stack
3 12 (3.29%) FIX Protocol
4 11 (3.01%) RabbitMQ
4 11 (3.01%) Rendezvous
4 11 (3.01%) Spring Boot
5 10 (2.74%) JSON
6 9 (2.47%) Flash
6 9 (2.47%) IBM Integration Bus
6 9 (2.47%) POSIX
7 8 (2.19%) .NET
7 8 (2.19%) REST
8 7 (1.92%) Django
8 7 (1.92%) HTML
8 7 (1.92%) Spring
8 7 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.64%) AWS CDK
9 6 (1.64%) CSS
9 6 (1.64%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.67%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.30%) Client/Server
2 23 (6.30%) Public Cloud
3 21 (5.75%) Linux Command Line
4 20 (5.48%) IVR
4 20 (5.48%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.66%) Enterprise Storage
6 15 (4.11%) Virtual Team
7 13 (3.56%) Clustering
7 13 (3.56%) PKI
8 12 (3.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 12 (3.29%) Replication
9 8 (2.19%) Onboarding
9 8 (2.19%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.37%) Greenfield Project
10 5 (1.37%) NVMe
10 5 (1.37%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (1.10%) Algorithms
11 4 (1.10%) Team-Oriented Environment
12 3 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 365 (100.00%) Linux
2 163 (44.66%) Windows
3 83 (22.74%) Windows Server
4 76 (20.82%) Unix
5 40 (10.96%) CentOS
6 32 (8.77%) Solaris
7 30 (8.22%) Windows Server 2019
8 29 (7.95%) Ubuntu
9 26 (7.12%) Windows Server 2016
10 18 (4.93%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (4.66%) AIX
12 15 (4.11%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (3.56%) SUSE
14 10 (2.74%) Data ONTAP
15 9 (2.47%) VMS
16 8 (2.19%) Debian
16 8 (2.19%) Windows 10
17 4 (1.10%) Alpine Linux
17 4 (1.10%) Rocky
18 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (30.68%) DevOps
2 73 (20.00%) CI/CD
3 67 (18.36%) Agile
4 53 (14.52%) Infrastructure as Code
5 41 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 40 (10.96%) High Availability
7 35 (9.59%) Migration
8 31 (8.49%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (7.95%) ITIL
9 29 (7.95%) Roadmaps
10 28 (7.67%) Project Delivery
11 25 (6.85%) Platform Engineering
12 24 (6.58%) Containerisation
13 23 (6.30%) Microservices
14 22 (6.03%) Capacity Management
14 22 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (5.75%) Configuration Management
15 21 (5.75%) Observability
16 20 (5.48%) Scrum
16 20 (5.48%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 179 (49.04%) Python
2 72 (19.73%) Bash
3 71 (19.45%) Shell Script
4 65 (17.81%) PowerShell
5 48 (13.15%) SQL
6 43 (11.78%) Java
7 30 (8.22%) Perl
8 20 (5.48%) Ruby
9 16 (4.38%) VBScript
10 12 (3.29%) Go
11 9 (2.47%) JavaScript
12 8 (2.19%) Korn
13 5 (1.37%) Groovy
14 4 (1.10%) C
14 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.55%) C#
16 1 (0.27%) BeanShell
16 1 (0.27%) C++
16 1 (0.27%) Kusto Query Language
16 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 124 (33.97%) Security Cleared
2 69 (18.90%) SC Cleared
3 55 (15.07%) DV Cleared
4 20 (5.48%) Degree
5 15 (4.11%) RHCSA
6 13 (3.56%) RHCE
7 7 (1.92%) AWS Certification
8 4 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.10%) RHCA
9 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.55%) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
10 2 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.55%) TOGAF Certification
11 1 (0.27%) HNC
11 1 (0.27%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.84%) GDPR
2 8 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.10%) GxP
4 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 2 (0.55%) NCSC
5 2 (0.55%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.27%) QA
6 1 (0.27%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (21.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (12.05%) Docker
3 43 (11.78%) Active Directory
4 32 (8.77%) Virtual Machines
5 18 (4.93%) vSphere
6 16 (4.38%) NFS
7 12 (3.29%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.01%) Hyper-V
8 11 (3.01%) VMware NSX
9 8 (2.19%) Ceph
10 7 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.64%) KVM
11 6 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (1.10%) Gluster
12 4 (1.10%) GlusterFS
12 4 (1.10%) GPFS
12 4 (1.10%) Varnish
13 2 (0.55%) Postfix
13 2 (0.55%) Sendmail
13 2 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 115 (31.51%) Ansible
2 84 (23.01%) Kubernetes
3 66 (18.08%) Terraform
4 38 (10.41%) Puppet
5 28 (7.67%) Grafana
5 28 (7.67%) Packer
6 23 (6.30%) Kibana
6 23 (6.30%) Prometheus
7 19 (5.21%) NetBackup
7 19 (5.21%) Progress Chef
8 18 (4.93%) Nagios
9 16 (4.38%) Red Hat Satellite
10 14 (3.84%) vRealize
11 13 (3.56%) logstash
11 13 (3.56%) ZABBIX
12 11 (3.01%) ITRS Geneos
12 11 (3.01%) PowerBroker
13 10 (2.74%) Data Guard
13 10 (2.74%) HP SiteScope
14 8 (2.19%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 222 (60.82%) Red Hat
2 113 (30.96%) VMware
3 71 (19.45%) Microsoft
4 59 (16.16%) Oracle
5 43 (11.78%) HP
6 39 (10.68%) NetApp
7 36 (9.86%) IBM
8 28 (7.67%) Veritas
9 26 (7.12%) EMC
10 24 (6.58%) Cisco
11 23 (6.30%) 3PAR
12 20 (5.48%) Avaya
12 20 (5.48%) Nimble Storage
12 20 (5.48%) Splunk
13 18 (4.93%) Dell
13 18 (4.93%) Google
14 16 (4.38%) ArcSight
15 13 (3.56%) Verint
16 12 (3.29%) Qualys
17 11 (3.01%) Azul