Period
to 18 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 18 January 2019 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 144 123 168
Rank change year-on-year -21 +45 -33
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 56 65 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.38% 0.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.79% 7.30% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 41 8
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -3.03% +3.77%
10th Percentile £270 £310 £334
90th Percentile £552 £544 £447
England median daily rate £518 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +8.95% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year +12.00% +18.11% +9.48%

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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 968 891 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.88% 18.88% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 523 518 457
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £143 £159 £125
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 87 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.31% - +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.30
90th Percentile £21.75 £37.24 £27.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the West Midlands

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the West Midlands

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the West Midlands

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Red Hat Enterprise Linux in the West Midlands

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Shropshire -53 35 £530 +27.25% 3
Staffordshire -11 7 £400 - 2
Birmingham +3 6 £501 +25.13% 4
Solihull +10 2 - -
Warwickshire +5 2 £318 -33.16%
Coventry -7 2 £200 -55.80%
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 56 (100.00%) Linux
2 55 (98.21%) Red Hat
3 49 (87.50%) Windows
4 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (71.43%) Python
6 38 (67.86%) SOA
6 38 (67.86%) Git (software)
6 38 (67.86%) DevOps
7 37 (66.07%) Jenkins
7 37 (66.07%) Perl
8 36 (64.29%) Configuration Management
9 35 (62.50%) Middleware
9 35 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
10 34 (60.71%) Open Source
10 34 (60.71%) Puppet
10 34 (60.71%) Ansible
11 33 (58.93%) Sonatype Nexus
11 33 (58.93%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (58.93%) Maven
11 33 (58.93%) Subversion
12 32 (57.14%) Deployment Automation
13 31 (55.36%) ZABBIX
14 30 (53.57%) Test Automation
15 28 (50.00%) Scrum
16 27 (48.21%) TDD
16 27 (48.21%) Kanban
17 24 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
17 24 (42.86%) Task Automation
17 24 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
18 22 (39.29%) Docker

Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (16.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (5.36%) Confluence
3 2 (3.57%) Apache
3 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.79%) CMS
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) JBoss
4 1 (1.79%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.79%) Houdini
1 1 (1.79%) Maya
1 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.79%) NUKE
1 1 (1.79%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 35 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (42.86%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon EMR
4 2 (3.57%) IaaS
4 2 (3.57%) Office 365
5 1 (1.79%) Apigee
5 1 (1.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.14%) SAN
2 3 (5.36%) DNS
3 2 (3.57%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.57%) SSL
4 1 (1.79%) DHCP
4 1 (1.79%) DKIM
4 1 (1.79%) Firewall
4 1 (1.79%) Internet
4 1 (1.79%) LAN
4 1 (1.79%) Skype
4 1 (1.79%) WAN
4 1 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon Athena
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (3.57%) Big Data
4 2 (3.57%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 38 (67.86%) Git (software)
2 37 (66.07%) Jenkins
3 33 (58.93%) Maven
3 33 (58.93%) Sonatype Nexus
3 33 (58.93%) Subversion
4 5 (8.93%) SoapUI
5 3 (5.36%) JIRA
6 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.79%) NetBeans
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Automotive
3 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.57%) Electronics
4 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.57%) Marketing
5 1 (1.79%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (66.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 24 (42.86%) AWS DevOps
2 24 (42.86%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 24 (42.86%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (5.36%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Azure DevOps
7 2 (3.57%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Linux Support
7 2 (3.57%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (62.50%) Middleware
2 10 (17.86%) Web Services
3 6 (10.71%) SOAP
3 6 (10.71%) XML
4 5 (8.93%) REST
5 3 (5.36%) Node.js
6 2 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (3.57%) Sensu
7 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.79%) HTML
7 1 (1.79%) HTML5
7 1 (1.79%) jQuery
7 1 (1.79%) JSON
7 1 (1.79%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.79%) React
7 1 (1.79%) RESTful
7 1 (1.79%) SignalR
7 1 (1.79%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 24 (42.86%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Animation
3 1 (1.79%) Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) CMDB
3 1 (1.79%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.79%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (87.50%) Windows
3 11 (19.64%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.50%) Unix
5 6 (10.71%) CentOS
6 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.79%) AIX
8 1 (1.79%) Solaris
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (73.21%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (67.86%) DevOps
2 38 (67.86%) SOA
3 36 (64.29%) Configuration Management
4 34 (60.71%) Open Source
5 33 (58.93%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (57.14%) Deployment Automation
7 30 (53.57%) Test Automation
8 28 (50.00%) Scrum
9 27 (48.21%) Kanban
9 27 (48.21%) TDD
10 24 (42.86%) Task Automation
11 6 (10.71%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 6 (10.71%) SDLC
12 5 (8.93%) Case Management
12 5 (8.93%) Test Strategy
13 4 (7.14%) Defect Management
13 4 (7.14%) Functional Testing
13 4 (7.14%) Software Delivery
13 4 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 40 (71.43%) Python
2 37 (66.07%) Perl
3 8 (14.29%) SQL
4 4 (7.14%) Java
5 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) R
6 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.36%) Degree
3 1 (1.79%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (39.29%) Docker
2 5 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.57%) Firmware
3 2 (3.57%) NFS
3 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.79%) Samba
4 1 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (60.71%) Ansible
1 34 (60.71%) Puppet
2 31 (55.36%) ZABBIX
3 6 (10.71%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.57%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (3.57%) Grafana
4 2 (3.57%) Graphite
4 2 (3.57%) Nagios
4 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (3.57%) Terraform
5 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.79%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Nessus
5 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.79%) QRadar
5 1 (1.79%) SCCM
5 1 (1.79%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (98.21%) Red Hat
2 12 (21.43%) VMware
3 10 (17.86%) Oracle
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 2 (3.57%) Dell
5 2 (3.57%) HP
5 2 (3.57%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Adobe
6 1 (1.79%) Altiris
6 1 (1.79%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (1.79%) EMC
6 1 (1.79%) IBM
6 1 (1.79%) Ivanti
6 1 (1.79%) McAfee
6 1 (1.79%) Palo Alto
6 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.79%) Shavlik
6 1 (1.79%) Snow
6 1 (1.79%) Sophos
6 1 (1.79%) Tripwire