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 3 months to 29 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.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 111 109
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 12 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.66% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.47% 2.95% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 11
Median daily rate £500 £423 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.34% -14.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £258 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £450 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 346 611 501
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.46% 22.24% 19.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 279 228
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 46 83
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.93 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.94% +6.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £22.50 £30.00
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 in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Shropshire +40 8 £500 - 1
Birmingham -5 2 £488 +39.28% 1
Herefordshire - 2 £650 -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Red Hat
3 12 (46.15%) CentOS
4 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
4 8 (30.77%) MySQL
4 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (26.92%) Windows
6 6 (23.08%) Scrum
6 6 (23.08%) Replication
6 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 5 (19.23%) Docker
7 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
7 5 (19.23%) Ruby
7 5 (19.23%) DNS
7 5 (19.23%) Apache
8 4 (15.38%) Perl
8 4 (15.38%) VB
8 4 (15.38%) .NET
8 4 (15.38%) VMware
8 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
8 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (15.38%) Nagios
8 4 (15.38%) VB6
8 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (15.38%) Data Extraction

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 5 (19.23%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Domino
3 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.85%) JBoss
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (15.38%) IaaS
2 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (11.54%) PaaS
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) HTTP
2 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 3 (11.54%) SSH
2 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (3.85%) Skype
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) WAAS
3 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) MySQL
2 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.54%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (11.54%) Hudson
3 2 (7.69%) GoCD
4 1 (3.85%) MSBuild
4 1 (3.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (11.54%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) DBA
2 7 (26.92%) MySQL DBA
3 5 (19.23%) Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) AWS Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
7 1 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior DevOps
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Linux Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) ODBC
2 3 (11.54%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) JSON
3 2 (7.69%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Replication
2 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) CentOS
3 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (7.69%) Solaris
8 1 (3.85%) AIX
8 1 (3.85%) Fedora
8 1 (3.85%) SUSE
8 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.85%) Unix
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (30.77%) E-Commerce
2 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 6 (23.08%) Scrum
3 4 (15.38%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (15.38%) Data Extraction
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) Low Latency
4 3 (11.54%) Microservices
4 3 (11.54%) Open Source
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Stress Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (3.85%) Network Design
6 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 5 (19.23%) Ruby
3 4 (15.38%) Perl
3 4 (15.38%) VB
3 4 (15.38%) VB6
4 3 (11.54%) Korn
4 3 (11.54%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) Go
5 2 (7.69%) PHP
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) CCNP
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) JNCIA
3 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
3 1 (3.85%) JNCIS
3 1 (3.85%) PMI Certification
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Docker
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (15.38%) Ansible
2 4 (15.38%) Nagios
2 4 (15.38%) Puppet
3 3 (11.54%) Terraform
3 3 (11.54%) Webmin
4 1 (3.85%) SCCM
4 1 (3.85%) SCOM
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Red Hat
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) Google
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) IBM
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) Lotus
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) SAP