Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 130 142 149
Rank change year-on-year +12 +7 +7
Contract jobs citing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 63 60 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.15% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.49% 6.01% 3.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 37 21
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £530 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.89% -1.40% +30.30%
10th Percentile £209 £393 £375
90th Percentile £570 £550 £600
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £34.24 £32.50
% change year-on-year +2.21% +5.36% +12.07%

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 841 999 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.17% 19.21% 17.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 529 469
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £152 £134 £183
90th Percentile £575 £538 £557
England median daily rate £440 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 129 64
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.96 £10.33
90th Percentile £31.15 £25.50 £31.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.81
% change year-on-year - +4.14% +1.85%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Birmingham +17 25 £444 +1.43% 3
Dudley +5 17 £210 +40.00% 1
Shropshire -7 11 £619 +16.70% 1
Staffordshire - 5 £303 - 2
Coventry -3 3 £300 -
Red Hat Enterprise Linux
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (58.73%) Windows
3 34 (53.97%) Red Hat
4 32 (50.79%) DevOps
5 27 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
6 24 (38.10%) VMware
6 24 (38.10%) Firewall
7 23 (36.51%) Configuration Management
8 22 (34.92%) Windows Server
9 21 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
10 20 (31.75%) Terraform
11 19 (30.16%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (30.16%) Amazon EC2
11 19 (30.16%) Amazon S3
11 19 (30.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (28.57%) Route 53
12 18 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (26.98%) Citrix
13 17 (26.98%) NetApp
13 17 (26.98%) Cisco
13 17 (26.98%) XenApp
13 17 (26.98%) Puppet
13 17 (26.98%) vSphere
14 16 (25.40%) Ansible
15 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
15 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
15 15 (23.81%) Migration
16 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
16 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012

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 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (3.17%) Mailman
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.59%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (30.16%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (30.16%) Amazon S3
3 18 (28.57%) Route 53
4 14 (22.22%) Amazon ELB
5 5 (7.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 5 (7.94%) CloudFront
5 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (7.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.10%) Firewall
2 7 (11.11%) Internet
2 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.94%) DNS
4 4 (6.35%) SAN
5 2 (3.17%) DKIM
5 2 (3.17%) IMAP
5 2 (3.17%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (3.17%) SMTP
6 1 (1.59%) S/MIME
6 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.16%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (7.94%) MySQL
3 2 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 7 (11.11%) GitLab
3 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.76%) Maven
3 3 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 3 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (30.16%) Analyst
3 17 (26.98%) AWS DevOps
4 14 (22.22%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 14 (22.22%) AWS Engineer
5 12 (19.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Administrator
7 5 (7.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 4 (6.35%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) AWS Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
9 3 (4.76%) Unix Administrator
10 2 (3.17%) Migration Manager
10 2 (3.17%) SOA Administrator
10 2 (3.17%) Transition Manager
10 2 (3.17%) Transition Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (7.94%) LAMP
2 5 (7.94%) LEMP Stack
2 5 (7.94%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (4.76%) LDAP
3 3 (4.76%) Middleware
4 2 (3.17%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.94%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.59%) CMDB
6 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (58.73%) Windows
3 22 (34.92%) Windows Server
4 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (19.05%) Unix
7 10 (15.87%) CentOS
8 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (7.94%) AIX
9 5 (7.94%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.17%) HPUX
10 2 (3.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) DevOps
2 23 (36.51%) Configuration Management
3 18 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (23.81%) Migration
5 13 (20.63%) ITIL
6 12 (19.05%) Data Centre Operations
7 10 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
8 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (9.52%) Open Source
10 5 (7.94%) ITSM
10 5 (7.94%) Load Balancing
10 5 (7.94%) Service Management
10 5 (7.94%) SOA
11 4 (6.35%) Change Management
11 4 (6.35%) Coaching
11 4 (6.35%) Deployment Automation
12 3 (4.76%) Kanban
12 3 (4.76%) Task Automation
12 3 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) Python
2 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.94%) Bash Shell
3 5 (7.94%) PHP
4 3 (4.76%) Perl
5 1 (1.59%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 15 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) CCNA
2 11 (17.46%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (17.46%) MCSA
2 11 (17.46%) MCSE
2 11 (17.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.52%) Degree
4 5 (7.94%) AWS Certification
4 5 (7.94%) HNC
4 5 (7.94%) HND
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 19 (30.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (26.98%) vSphere
3 17 (26.98%) XenApp
4 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.76%) Docker
6 2 (3.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (3.17%) Sendmail
6 2 (3.17%) vCloud
7 1 (1.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (31.75%) Terraform
2 17 (26.98%) Puppet
3 16 (25.40%) Ansible
4 8 (12.70%) Opsview
5 7 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (7.94%) HAProxy
7 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (4.76%) ZABBIX
8 2 (3.17%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.59%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (53.97%) Red Hat
2 24 (38.10%) VMware
3 17 (26.98%) Cisco
3 17 (26.98%) Citrix
3 17 (26.98%) NetApp
4 14 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.70%) Splunk
6 7 (11.11%) McAfee
7 4 (6.35%) HP
8 3 (4.76%) Oracle
9 2 (3.17%) Dell
9 2 (3.17%) EMC
9 2 (3.17%) IBM
9 2 (3.17%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (3.17%) Proofpoint
9 2 (3.17%) Veeam
10 1 (1.59%) Altiris
10 1 (1.59%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.59%) Shavlik
10 1 (1.59%) Snow