Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 172 132
Rank change year-on-year +40 -40 +4
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 50 38 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.62% 0.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.41% 3.72% 4.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 13
West Midlands median daily rate £401 £415 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +40.68% -9.23%
10th Percentile £262 £336 £166
90th Percentile £560 £486 £488
England median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +56.25% -31.43% -30.00%

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 924 1022 853
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.11% 16.66% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 542 368
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £395 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +18.80% +2.31%
10th Percentile £155 £185 £145
90th Percentile £558 £519 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 100 123
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.10 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.84% +0.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.68 £10.00 £10.27
90th Percentile £34.37 £36.50 £21.40
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.93%

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 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 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
Shropshire +42 33 £450 - 2
Birmingham +10 8 £375 -6.25% 1
Dudley - 4 £260 -
Coventry +18 2 - - 7
Staffordshire - 2 £370 -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 41 (82.00%) Red Hat
3 28 (56.00%) Puppet
4 24 (48.00%) Oracle
4 24 (48.00%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (44.00%) DevOps
6 21 (42.00%) Windows
6 21 (42.00%) Solaris
7 20 (40.00%) Unix
8 19 (38.00%) Shell Script
8 19 (38.00%) Git (software)
8 19 (38.00%) Jenkins
9 18 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (32.00%) JIRA
10 16 (32.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (32.00%) Subversion
10 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
10 16 (32.00%) Confluence
11 15 (30.00%) SAN
11 15 (30.00%) AIX
11 15 (30.00%) SUSE
11 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
11 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
12 14 (28.00%) Oracle Database
13 13 (26.00%) SDLC
13 13 (26.00%) Sonatype Nexus
13 13 (26.00%) Server Virtualisation
13 13 (26.00%) Kanban
13 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
13 13 (26.00%) Scrum

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 16 (32.00%) Confluence
2 11 (22.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle 10gAS
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle Application Server
Cloud Services
1 24 (48.00%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (36.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (6.00%) GitHub
5 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) SAN
2 3 (6.00%) LDAP
3 2 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (4.00%) LAN
3 2 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) DWDM
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (28.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.00%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.00%) OLAP
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (38.00%) Git (software)
1 19 (38.00%) Jenkins
2 16 (32.00%) JIRA
2 16 (32.00%) Subversion
3 13 (26.00%) Maven
3 13 (26.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (10.00%) GitLab
5 3 (6.00%) git-flow
6 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.00%) Retail
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (38.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Unix Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) AIX Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) Unix Scripting Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Solaris Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Data Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Data Centre Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
7 4 (8.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (8.00%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (6.00%) Administrator
8 3 (6.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Linux Specialist
9 2 (4.00%) Architect
9 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.00%) CSS
2 1 (2.00%) DHTML
2 1 (2.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.00%) MDX
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Linux
2 21 (42.00%) Solaris
2 21 (42.00%) Windows
3 20 (40.00%) Unix
4 15 (30.00%) AIX
4 15 (30.00%) SUSE
5 10 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.00%) HPUX
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) DevOps
2 16 (32.00%) Configuration Management
2 16 (32.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (26.00%) Kanban
3 13 (26.00%) Scrum
3 13 (26.00%) SDLC
3 13 (26.00%) Server Virtualisation
3 13 (26.00%) SOA
3 13 (26.00%) TDD
3 13 (26.00%) Test Automation
4 12 (24.00%) Open Source
4 12 (24.00%) Service Delivery
5 9 (18.00%) Task Automation
6 7 (14.00%) Migration
7 6 (12.00%) Case Management
8 5 (10.00%) High Availability
9 4 (8.00%) Build Automation
9 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (8.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.00%) Shell Script
2 13 (26.00%) Perl
2 13 (26.00%) Python
3 4 (8.00%) SQL
4 2 (4.00%) Korn
5 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 15 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) RHCE
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.00%) MCSE
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.00%) NFS
4 2 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.00%) Docker
5 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (56.00%) Puppet
2 11 (22.00%) BladeLogic
2 11 (22.00%) NetBackup
2 11 (22.00%) ZABBIX
3 7 (14.00%) Ansible
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (2.00%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (2.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (82.00%) Red Hat
2 24 (48.00%) Oracle
3 7 (14.00%) VMware
4 6 (12.00%) NetApp
5 5 (10.00%) Sun
6 4 (8.00%) Dell
7 3 (6.00%) Atlassian
7 3 (6.00%) Citrix
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco
8 2 (4.00%) Veritas
9 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.00%) EMC
9 1 (2.00%) HP
9 1 (2.00%) IBM
9 1 (2.00%) Informatica
9 1 (2.00%) Kaseya
9 1 (2.00%) Kaspersky
9 1 (2.00%) Microsoft