Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 2018 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 134 171
Rank change year-on-year -16 +37 -23
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 57 50 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.06% 0.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.29% 5.49% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 12
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £460 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.13% +10.84% +40.68%
10th Percentile £276 £262 £336
90th Percentile £550 £575 £486
England median daily rate £500 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +5.26% +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% +87.50% -42.86%

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 1,078 911 1,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.25% 19.27% 17.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 527 565
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% -10.00% +21.21%
10th Percentile £145 £159 £185
90th Percentile £530 £575 £519
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 85 98
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.00 £34.02 £36.50
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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018. 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 -58 27 £530 +0.95% 4
Birmingham +4 12 £375 -3.85% 4
Solihull - 6 - -
Coventry -10 5 £200 -
Staffordshire -8 4 £400 +9.59% 3
Warwickshire - 1 £451 - 1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 49 (85.96%) Red Hat
3 43 (75.44%) Windows
4 37 (64.91%) DevOps
5 33 (57.89%) Puppet
6 32 (56.14%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (49.12%) Python
7 28 (49.12%) Git (software)
8 27 (47.37%) Perl
8 27 (47.37%) Middleware
9 26 (45.61%) Subversion
9 26 (45.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 25 (43.86%) Deployment Automation
10 25 (43.86%) Jenkins
11 24 (42.11%) Ansible
11 24 (42.11%) Maven
12 23 (40.35%) Configuration Management
12 23 (40.35%) SOA
13 21 (36.84%) Enterprise Software
13 21 (36.84%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (36.84%) Task Automation
14 20 (35.09%) Test Automation
15 19 (33.33%) ZABBIX
15 19 (33.33%) Open Source
16 18 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (31.58%) Scrum
17 17 (29.82%) TDD
17 17 (29.82%) Kanban
18 15 (26.32%) Windows Server

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 8 (14.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (8.77%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.02%) Apache
4 3 (5.26%) Confluence
4 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 2 (3.51%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.75%) JBoss
6 1 (1.75%) Moodle
6 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Chatbot
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (56.14%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (36.84%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (10.53%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (10.53%) Amazon S3
4 6 (10.53%) Route 53
5 3 (5.26%) IaaS
6 2 (3.51%) Office 365
7 1 (1.75%) Apigee
7 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) SAN
2 4 (7.02%) Firewall
3 3 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 3 (5.26%) SSL
4 2 (3.51%) DHCP
4 2 (3.51%) DKIM
4 2 (3.51%) DNS
4 2 (3.51%) Internet
5 1 (1.75%) Skype
5 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.02%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.51%) Big Data
4 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.51%) MySQL
4 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 28 (49.12%) Git (software)
2 26 (45.61%) Sonatype Nexus
2 26 (45.61%) Subversion
3 25 (43.86%) Jenkins
4 24 (42.11%) Maven
5 4 (7.02%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.26%) JIRA
7 2 (3.51%) Ant
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (1.75%) NetBeans
General
1 4 (7.02%) Automotive
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (57.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 26 (45.61%) AWS DevOps
2 26 (45.61%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 26 (45.61%) AWS Engineer
3 8 (14.04%) Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Security Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Architect
5 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Administrator
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (3.51%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (47.37%) Middleware
2 6 (10.53%) Web Services
3 5 (8.77%) SOAP
3 5 (8.77%) XML
4 4 (7.02%) REST
5 2 (3.51%) Spring
6 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.75%) HTML
6 1 (1.75%) HTML5
6 1 (1.75%) jQuery
6 1 (1.75%) JSON
6 1 (1.75%) Natural Language Processing
6 1 (1.75%) Node.js
6 1 (1.75%) React
6 1 (1.75%) RESTful
6 1 (1.75%) SignalR
6 1 (1.75%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 21 (36.84%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.51%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Linux
2 43 (75.44%) Windows
3 15 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.02%) Unix
6 3 (5.26%) CentOS
6 3 (5.26%) Solaris
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.75%) AIX
8 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (64.91%) DevOps
2 32 (56.14%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (43.86%) Deployment Automation
4 23 (40.35%) Configuration Management
4 23 (40.35%) SOA
5 21 (36.84%) Task Automation
6 20 (35.09%) Test Automation
7 19 (33.33%) Open Source
8 18 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
8 18 (31.58%) Scrum
9 17 (29.82%) Kanban
9 17 (29.82%) TDD
10 8 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (10.53%) SDLC
12 5 (8.77%) ITIL
12 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
13 4 (7.02%) Migration
13 4 (7.02%) Test Strategy
13 4 (7.02%) V-Model
13 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (49.12%) Python
2 27 (47.37%) Perl
3 6 (10.53%) Java
3 6 (10.53%) SQL
4 3 (5.26%) Korn
4 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) PHP
5 1 (1.75%) R
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.75%) CISA
4 1 (1.75%) CISSP
4 1 (1.75%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (22.81%) Docker
2 6 (10.53%) NFS
3 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 3 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.51%) Firmware
5 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 33 (57.89%) Puppet
2 24 (42.11%) Ansible
3 19 (33.33%) ZABBIX
4 6 (10.53%) Terraform
5 3 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle ZFS
5 3 (5.26%) WSUS
6 2 (3.51%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.51%) Nessus
6 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.51%) Simpana
6 2 (3.51%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.75%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.75%) QRadar
Vendors
1 49 (85.96%) Red Hat
2 12 (21.05%) VMware
3 11 (19.30%) Oracle
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.02%) IBM
6 3 (5.26%) Adobe
6 3 (5.26%) HP
6 3 (5.26%) NetApp
6 3 (5.26%) Veritas
7 2 (3.51%) CommVault
7 2 (3.51%) Dell
7 2 (3.51%) EMC
7 2 (3.51%) Netezza
7 2 (3.51%) Sophos
7 2 (3.51%) Sun
7 2 (3.51%) Symantec
7 2 (3.51%) Tripwire
8 1 (1.75%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.75%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow