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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
UK
Rank 161 164 225
Rank change year-on-year +3 +61  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 726 793 526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.50% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.74% 6.94% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 557 332
Median daily rate £465 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £305 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 9
Median hourly rate £27.50 £33.25 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.29% +0.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £48.00 £31.09
% change year-on-year -42.70% +54.41%  

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 9385 11422 11433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.72% 21.55% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5973 7075 6503
Median daily rate £408 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.23% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £193 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 686 932
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the UK

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 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 24 March 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 +2 653 £475 +11.76% 107
London +39 301 £500 +8.10% 59
South East -16 163 £435 +0.57% 19
Hampshire +41 91 £435 +16.00% 8
South West +28 53 £500 +33.33% 3
Scotland +22 50 £400 - 9
City of London +8 48 £500 +5.26% 17
North East +4 41 £463 +49.19% 1
North West +7 39 £415 +3.75% 6
Tyne and Wear +4 39 £463 +49.19% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 38 £463 +49.19% 1
Berkshire -1 32 £500 +17.64% 6
Winchester +22 29 £436 +16.33%
Edinburgh +6 24 £450 +7.14% 4
Glasgow +20 22 £400 +15.94% 2
East of England +6 22 £550 +28.27% 3
Reading +1 21 £500 +18.34% 2
Surrey -43 19 £401 -19.90% 2
Bristol +6 17 £500 +33.33% 2
Yorkshire -26 17 £480 +12.94% 12
West Yorkshire -12 16 £480 +12.94% 9
Wales +13 14 £475 +46.15% 2
Manchester +10 14 £400 +3.22% 3
Essex +4 14 £550 +25.71% 1
Devon - 13 £560 -
West Midlands +1 12 £500 +18.34% 4
Havant +5 11 £350 -6.66%
Leeds -5 11 £480 +12.94% 8
South Wales +14 9 £463 +42.30% 2
Southend-on-Sea -14 9 £544 +24.22%

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 1556 (100.00%) Linux
2 1098 (70.57%) Red Hat
3 567 (36.44%) DevOps
4 517 (33.23%) Puppet
5 469 (30.14%) Unix
6 457 (29.37%) VMware
7 444 (28.53%) Windows
8 411 (26.41%) Security Cleared
9 390 (25.06%) Bash Shell
10 386 (24.81%) Jenkins
11 376 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
12 371 (23.84%) Ansible
13 365 (23.46%) Oracle
14 350 (22.49%) CentOS
15 345 (22.17%) Python
16 331 (21.27%) SC Cleared
17 323 (20.76%) Amazon AWS
18 307 (19.73%) Perl
19 306 (19.67%) Java
20 294 (18.89%) Git (software)
21 287 (18.44%) Configuration Management
22 280 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
23 249 (16.00%) Docker
24 248 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
25 236 (15.17%) Ruby
26 232 (14.91%) Finance
27 208 (13.37%) Solaris
27 208 (13.37%) Opscode Chef
28 206 (13.24%) Windows Server
29 204 (13.11%) Apache

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Top Related 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
1 204 (13.11%) Apache
2 148 (9.51%) JBoss
3 142 (9.13%) Tomcat
4 129 (8.29%) WebLogic
5 116 (7.46%) Confluence
6 114 (7.33%) WebSphere
7 47 (3.02%) OpenStack
8 46 (2.96%) WebSphere Application Server
9 43 (2.76%) IIS
10 39 (2.51%) nginx
11 25 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
12 22 (1.41%) SharePoint
13 20 (1.29%) Apache Geronimo
13 20 (1.29%) Apache TomEE
14 19 (1.22%) Apache Spark
15 18 (1.16%) Oracle Application Server
16 16 (1.03%) MS Exchange
17 15 (0.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 11 (0.71%) GlassFish
18 11 (0.71%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 61 (3.92%) MS Excel
2 15 (0.96%) MS Office
3 5 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.064%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.064%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 18 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 13 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.32%) Infor M3
4 5 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.19%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.19%) RMDS
6 3 (0.19%) SAP GRC
6 3 (0.19%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.13%) assyst
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.064%) Exstream
8 1 (0.064%) Maximo
8 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.064%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 323 (20.76%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (8.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (3.15%) GitHub
4 44 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
5 43 (2.76%) IaaS
6 42 (2.70%) PaaS
7 40 (2.57%) Amazon S3
8 39 (2.51%) AWS CloudFormation
9 32 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (1.61%) AWS Lambda
11 23 (1.48%) OpenShift
11 23 (1.48%) Route 53
12 22 (1.41%) Trello
12 22 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 17 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 16 (1.03%) SaaS
15 15 (0.96%) Slack
16 14 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
17 10 (0.64%) Datadog
18 8 (0.51%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 181 (11.63%) SAN
2 178 (11.44%) DNS
3 170 (10.93%) TCP/IP
4 139 (8.93%) LDAP
5 136 (8.74%) Firewall
6 104 (6.68%) SSL
7 78 (5.01%) HTTP
8 76 (4.88%) VPN
9 68 (4.37%) SSH
10 60 (3.86%) NAS
11 53 (3.41%) DHCP
12 49 (3.15%) Kerberos
13 45 (2.89%) Cisco Nexus
14 44 (2.83%) Internet
15 38 (2.44%) LAN
16 34 (2.19%) WAN
17 30 (1.93%) Network Security
18 28 (1.80%) FTP
19 26 (1.67%) SMTP
20 22 (1.41%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (8.29%) MySQL
2 115 (7.39%) SQL Server
3 113 (7.26%) PostgreSQL
4 103 (6.62%) Oracle Database
5 84 (5.40%) MongoDB
6 83 (5.33%) Hadoop
7 64 (4.11%) NoSQL
8 59 (3.79%) Relational Database
9 57 (3.66%) Big Data
10 54 (3.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 53 (3.41%) BusinessObjects
12 42 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
13 35 (2.25%) Oracle Database 10g
14 31 (1.99%) DB2
15 27 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
16 23 (1.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 23 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (1.41%) Apache Hive
18 19 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
19 17 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 386 (24.81%) Jenkins
2 294 (18.89%) Git (software)
3 151 (9.70%) JIRA
4 72 (4.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 58 (3.73%) Subversion
6 57 (3.66%) Vagrant
7 40 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 40 (2.57%) JUnit
8 39 (2.51%) Ant
8 39 (2.51%) Maven
8 39 (2.51%) Oracle APEX
8 39 (2.51%) TeamCity
9 32 (2.06%) Bitbucket
10 28 (1.80%) GitLab
11 26 (1.67%) Jasmine
11 26 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (1.41%) Eclipse
12 22 (1.41%) Hudson
13 20 (1.29%) Selenium
14 19 (1.22%) Cucumber
General
1 232 (14.91%) Finance
2 113 (7.26%) Banking
3 44 (2.83%) Telecoms
4 24 (1.54%) Law
4 24 (1.54%) Retail
5 23 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 18 (1.16%) Electronics
6 18 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.16%) Marketing
7 16 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 10 (0.64%) Games
9 6 (0.39%) Advertising
9 6 (0.39%) Publishing
10 5 (0.32%) Military
11 2 (0.13%) Local Government
11 2 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.13%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.064%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.064%) French Language
12 1 (0.064%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 328 (21.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 277 (17.80%) Administrator
3 200 (12.85%) Linux Engineer
4 173 (11.12%) Linux Administrator
5 169 (10.86%) Systems Administrator
6 128 (8.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 106 (6.81%) Consultant
8 105 (6.75%) Developer
9 99 (6.36%) AWS DevOps
9 99 (6.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 86 (5.53%) Architect
11 81 (5.21%) AWS Engineer
12 80 (5.14%) Unix Administrator
13 69 (4.43%) Unix Engineer
14 61 (3.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 59 (3.79%) DevOps Consultant
16 56 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
17 54 (3.47%) DBA
17 54 (3.47%) Unix Systems Administrator
18 52 (3.34%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.49%) Middleware
2 91 (5.85%) Web Services
3 64 (4.11%) Software Packaging
4 52 (3.34%) .NET
5 49 (3.15%) J2EE
6 48 (3.08%) Node.js
7 45 (2.89%) WebSphere MQ
8 44 (2.83%) LAMP
9 42 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
10 36 (2.31%) XML
11 35 (2.25%) REST
12 32 (2.06%) HTML
13 27 (1.74%) JSON
14 26 (1.67%) RESTful
15 24 (1.54%) Sensu
16 23 (1.48%) Java EE
16 23 (1.48%) MCollective
16 23 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
17 22 (1.41%) CSS
17 22 (1.41%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.33%) Data Centre
2 110 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (6.17%) Clustering
4 56 (3.60%) Public Cloud
5 52 (3.34%) Management Information System
6 47 (3.02%) Replication
7 31 (1.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 31 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
7 31 (1.99%) Private Cloud
8 24 (1.54%) Smart Meter
9 20 (1.29%) EMC VNX
10 18 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.09%) Computer Science
12 15 (0.96%) PKI
13 14 (0.90%) Client/Server
14 13 (0.84%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 10 (0.64%) Fintech
15 10 (0.64%) Mainframe
16 9 (0.58%) Equities
17 8 (0.51%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 1556 (100.00%) Linux
2 469 (30.14%) Unix
3 444 (28.53%) Windows
4 350 (22.49%) CentOS
5 208 (13.37%) Solaris
6 206 (13.24%) Windows Server
7 170 (10.93%) AIX
8 141 (9.06%) Ubuntu
9 122 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 118 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 72 (4.63%) SUSE
12 65 (4.18%) Debian
13 43 (2.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 41 (2.63%) HPUX
15 40 (2.57%) Oracle Linux
16 28 (1.80%) Windows 7
17 21 (1.35%) Fedora
18 19 (1.22%) Windows 10
19 18 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 13 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 567 (36.44%) DevOps
2 376 (24.16%) Agile Software Development
3 287 (18.44%) Configuration Management
4 280 (17.99%) Continuous Integration
5 181 (11.63%) Open Source
6 169 (10.86%) ITIL
7 161 (10.35%) Scrum
8 120 (7.71%) Migration
9 98 (6.30%) Load Balancing
10 92 (5.91%) High Availability
11 86 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
12 83 (5.33%) Software Engineering
13 74 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
14 73 (4.69%) Change Control
15 69 (4.43%) Kanban
16 66 (4.24%) Mentoring
17 58 (3.73%) Project Management
18 56 (3.60%) Service Management
19 55 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
19 55 (3.53%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 390 (25.06%) Bash Shell
2 345 (22.17%) Python
3 307 (19.73%) Perl
4 306 (19.67%) Java
5 236 (15.17%) Ruby
6 188 (12.08%) SQL
7 168 (10.80%) Shell Script
8 159 (10.22%) PowerShell
9 112 (7.20%) JavaScript
10 65 (4.18%) Korn
11 44 (2.83%) C
12 41 (2.63%) PL/SQL
13 39 (2.51%) PHP
14 34 (2.19%) Go
15 25 (1.61%) C#
16 23 (1.48%) VBScript
17 14 (0.90%) C++
17 14 (0.90%) F#
18 11 (0.71%) Bourne shell
19 10 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 411 (26.41%) Security Cleared
2 331 (21.27%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.21%) DV Cleared
4 41 (2.63%) Degree
5 37 (2.38%) RHCE
6 33 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 29 (1.86%) RHCSA
8 26 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
10 20 (1.29%) MCSE
11 15 (0.96%) CISSP
12 9 (0.58%) AWS Certification
12 9 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.45%) CCNA
14 6 (0.39%) CCIE
14 6 (0.39%) ISEB
14 6 (0.39%) ISEB Practitioner
14 6 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (0.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.16%) JSP 440
2 17 (1.09%) SLA
3 16 (1.03%) QA
4 15 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.84%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.064%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.064%) FATCA
8 1 (0.064%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.064%) PMO
System Software
1 249 (16.00%) Docker
2 248 (15.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 201 (12.92%) Active Directory
4 91 (5.85%) vSphere
5 74 (4.76%) NFS
6 62 (3.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 51 (3.28%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (2.44%) vCloud
10 34 (2.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 33 (2.12%) Hyper-V
12 27 (1.74%) HDFS
13 26 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
14 21 (1.35%) Veritas File System
15 20 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
15 20 (1.29%) VMware ESX
16 18 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
17 13 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 12 (0.77%) GPFS
19 11 (0.71%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 517 (33.23%) Puppet
2 371 (23.84%) Ansible
3 208 (13.37%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (6.81%) Terraform
5 97 (6.23%) Nagios
6 94 (6.04%) Kubernetes
7 74 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
8 58 (3.73%) ZABBIX
9 47 (3.02%) vRealize
10 37 (2.38%) NetBackup
11 35 (2.25%) SELinux
12 34 (2.19%) Graphite
12 34 (2.19%) SCCM
12 34 (2.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 31 (1.99%) Dollar Universe
14 30 (1.93%) SCOM
15 28 (1.80%) logstash
16 25 (1.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
17 21 (1.35%) Kibana
17 21 (1.35%) Packer
Vendors
1 1098 (70.57%) Red Hat
2 457 (29.37%) VMware
3 365 (23.46%) Oracle
4 198 (12.72%) Microsoft
5 180 (11.57%) IBM
6 162 (10.41%) HP
7 143 (9.19%) Cisco
8 100 (6.43%) Veritas
9 85 (5.46%) Atlassian
9 85 (5.46%) Sun
10 83 (5.33%) EMC
11 68 (4.37%) NetApp
12 64 (4.11%) TIBCO
13 50 (3.21%) Symantec
14 46 (2.96%) Splunk
15 39 (2.51%) Citrix
16 36 (2.31%) Brocade
17 35 (2.25%) F5
18 27 (1.74%) AppDynamics
19 26 (1.67%) Google
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 5 hours ago
Camberley, Surrey
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £525 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £440 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 15 days ago