The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for RHCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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 Certified Engineer (RHCE)
London / City of London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 147 162 -
Rank change year-on-year +15 -  
Contract jobs citing RHCE 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.029% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £473 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £263
% change year-on-year +6.25% +52.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RHCE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 437 495 848
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 14.09% 14.54% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 354 629
Median daily rate £466 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 17
Median hourly rate £15.87 £21.78 £21.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.14% +1.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £17.00 £14.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.56 £58.20 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

RHCE
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing RHCE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for RHCE in the City of London

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RHCE in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCE in the City of London

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RHCE in the City of London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RHCE in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RHCE 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 City of London region with a requirement for RHCE.

1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) Finance
3 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (62.50%) OpenStack
4 5 (62.50%) Puppet
5 4 (50.00%) Open Source
5 4 (50.00%) RHCA
5 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (50.00%) Unix
6 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 3 (37.50%) Java
6 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (25.00%) CentOS
7 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (25.00%) Scala
7 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
7 2 (25.00%) Big Data
7 2 (25.00%) Cloudera
7 2 (25.00%) Kafka
7 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
7 2 (25.00%) RHCSA
7 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (25.00%) Degree
7 2 (25.00%) JIRA
7 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
7 2 (25.00%) Apache
7 2 (25.00%) Python

RHCE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (62.50%) OpenStack
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
1 1 (12.50%) Internet
1 1 (12.50%) SSH
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Hive
1 2 (25.00%) Big Data
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 7 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Hadoop Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Kafka
2 1 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (12.50%) JSP
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
2 1 (12.50%) SAML
2 1 (12.50%) Servlets
2 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Operations Management
3 1 (12.50%) OWASP
3 1 (12.50%) Product Management
3 1 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Python
2 2 (25.00%) R
2 2 (25.00%) Scala
3 1 (12.50%) PHP
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) RHCA
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) RHCSA
3 1 (12.50%) CISA
3 1 (12.50%) CISSP
3 1 (12.50%) CSSLP
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCSA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) OCA
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Cloudera
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft