Period
to 23 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RHCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 February 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 666 683 807
Rank change year-on-year +17 +124 -46
Contract jobs citing RHCE 24 170 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.039% 0.19% 0.054%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.97% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 114 39
England median daily rate £660 £613 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.76% +44.12% +0.89%
10th Percentile £377 £475 £250
90th Percentile £850 £800 £590
UK median daily rate £660 £600 £425
% change year-on-year +10.00% +41.18% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
England median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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 contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 13,153 17,587 17,682
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.57% 19.53% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,155 10,544 10,832
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £640 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +2.78% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 799 794
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.00 £52.25 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% +20.00% -9.09%

RHCE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RHCE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RHCE in England

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCE in England

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RHCE in England over the 6 months to 23 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RHCE in England

RHCE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCE in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCE in England

RHCE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCE within the England region over the 6 months to 23 February 2020. 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
South East +75 8 £400 -30.43% 2
London -4 8 £700 +7.69% 9
Midlands +57 3 £643 -
West Midlands +52 3 £643 -
South West +17 3 £675 +22.73% 2
North of England +54 2 £500 - 2
North West - 2 £500 -
RHCE
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing RHCE 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 England region with a requirement for RHCE.

1 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 17 (70.83%) Red Hat
2 17 (70.83%) Ansible
3 10 (41.67%) DevOps
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (37.50%) Python
4 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 8 (33.33%) Splunk
5 8 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (33.33%) Windows
5 8 (33.33%) Perl
5 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (33.33%) AWS
6 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
6 7 (29.17%) Puppet
6 7 (29.17%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (29.17%) Docker
7 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (25.00%) JIRA
7 6 (25.00%) Ruby
8 5 (20.83%) MCSA
8 5 (20.83%) ITIL
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (20.83%) VPN
8 5 (20.83%) RHCSA
9 4 (16.67%) GitLab
9 4 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (16.67%) Terraform
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery

RHCE
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (12.50%) Confluence
1 3 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) AWS
2 4 (16.67%) Azure
2 4 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (4.17%) GCP
3 1 (4.17%) GitHub
3 1 (4.17%) IaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) VPN
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) HTTP
2 3 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) DMZ
4 1 (4.17%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) Multicast
4 1 (4.17%) NAS
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
3 6 (25.00%) JIRA
4 4 (16.67%) GitLab
4 4 (16.67%) Subversion
5 3 (12.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (4.17%) Bitbucket
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Public Sector
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Azure Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Operations Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Platform Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) JSON
1 3 (12.50%) LDAP
1 3 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (8.33%) Kafka
3 1 (4.17%) Django
3 1 (4.17%) Middleware
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Digital Signage
2 1 (4.17%) IPTV
2 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Replication
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (4.17%) Video on Demand
2 1 (4.17%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) CentOS
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (4.17%) Debian
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.17%) VMS
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (41.67%) DevOps
2 8 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (20.83%) ITIL
4 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Automation
4 4 (16.67%) Kanban
4 4 (16.67%) Open Source
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (16.67%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Analytics
5 3 (12.50%) Content Development
5 3 (12.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (12.50%) Machine Learning
5 3 (12.50%) Patch Management
5 3 (12.50%) SIEM
5 3 (12.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Python
2 8 (33.33%) Perl
3 6 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 6 (25.00%) Ruby
4 4 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.50%) SQL
6 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.17%) C
7 1 (4.17%) Java
7 1 (4.17%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.83%) MCSA
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.83%) RHCSA
3 3 (12.50%) GCUX
3 3 (12.50%) GIAC
3 3 (12.50%) LPIC
3 3 (12.50%) RHCA
3 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) CEH
5 1 (4.17%) CISM
5 1 (4.17%) CISSP
5 1 (4.17%) MCP
5 1 (4.17%) MCSE
5 1 (4.17%) OCA
5 1 (4.17%) OCP
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Docker
2 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) Gluster
4 1 (4.17%) KVM
4 1 (4.17%) NFS
4 1 (4.17%) PowerDNS
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
4 1 (4.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (70.83%) Ansible
2 7 (29.17%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (29.17%) Puppet
3 4 (16.67%) Terraform
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 3 (12.50%) Rsyslog
4 3 (12.50%) Suricata
4 3 (12.50%) VictorOps
5 2 (8.33%) Kubernetes
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
6 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
6 1 (4.17%) Packer
6 1 (4.17%) SCOM
6 1 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (4.17%) vMotion
6 1 (4.17%) vRealize
6 1 (4.17%) WSUS
6 1 (4.17%) yum
6 1 (4.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Red Hat
2 8 (33.33%) Splunk
3 4 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 3 (12.50%) Perforce
4 3 (12.50%) Qualys
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) VMware
6 1 (4.17%) Atlassian
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) Google
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft