Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 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 Certified Engineer (RHCE)
UK > England
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 764 812 743
Rank change year-on-year +48 -69 +61
Contract jobs citing RHCE 105 60 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.063% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.33% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 45 90
England median daily rate £550 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +2.27% +17.33%
10th Percentile £460 £260 £225
90th Percentile £800 £560 £614
UK median daily rate £550 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +22.22% +2.27% +17.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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 18,356 17,984 19,578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.13% 18.93% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,944 11,070 12,267
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £245
90th Percentile £630 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 817 777
England median hourly rate £26.35 £25.00 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -1.96% +6.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £49.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.88
% change year-on-year +3.54% -1.08% +3.50%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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
London +60 78 £650 +30.00% 19
South West - 16 £550 - 1
South East -14 9 £463 +8.82% 8
East of England -7 1 £375 -16.67% 1
RHCE
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Linux
2 90 (85.71%) Red Hat
3 86 (81.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (69.52%) Puppet
5 66 (62.86%) Ansible
6 60 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
7 59 (56.19%) Security Cleared
8 53 (50.48%) ITIL
9 50 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
10 48 (45.71%) DevOps
10 48 (45.71%) Python
11 47 (44.76%) Jenkins
11 47 (44.76%) SC Cleared
11 47 (44.76%) Git (software)
12 45 (42.86%) Splunk
13 39 (37.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 39 (37.14%) Datadog
13 39 (37.14%) Qualys
14 38 (36.19%) Sonatype Nexus
15 26 (24.76%) Security Operations
16 25 (23.81%) Cisco
17 24 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
18 23 (21.90%) VPN
18 23 (21.90%) Windows
18 23 (21.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (21.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 23 (21.90%) Network Security
19 22 (20.95%) CCNP
19 22 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
20 21 (20.00%) Network Architecture

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 8 (7.62%) Confluence
2 2 (1.90%) Apache
3 1 (0.95%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (3.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 60 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (37.14%) Datadog
3 23 (21.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 20 (19.05%) IaaS
4 20 (19.05%) PaaS
5 17 (16.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (11.43%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (4.76%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.90%) Cisco Nexus
1 23 (21.90%) Network Security
1 23 (21.90%) VPN
2 5 (4.76%) iSCSI
2 5 (4.76%) SAN
3 4 (3.81%) DNS
3 4 (3.81%) NAS
4 1 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.95%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.95%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.95%) SNMP
4 1 (0.95%) Software-Defined Networking
4 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.24%) Amazon Aurora
1 16 (15.24%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (3.81%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.81%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.86%) MySQL
4 2 (1.90%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 47 (44.76%) Git (software)
1 47 (44.76%) Jenkins
2 38 (36.19%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (7.62%) JIRA
4 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (19.05%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (24.76%) Architect
2 25 (23.81%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (20.95%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (15.24%) Senior DevOps
5 11 (10.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 10 (9.52%) Consultant
6 10 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (8.57%) Analyst
8 8 (7.62%) Cloud Architect
9 7 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (5.71%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (5.71%) Azure Engineer
10 6 (5.71%) Cloud Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 6 (5.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 5 (4.76%) Administrator
11 5 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
11 5 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.76%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) LDAP
1 5 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (0.95%) CSS
2 1 (0.95%) JSON
2 1 (0.95%) POSIX
2 1 (0.95%) Web Services
2 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.62%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.71%) Clustering
3 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.81%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (3.81%) LPAR
4 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.95%) iSeries
6 1 (0.95%) Replication
6 1 (0.95%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 105 (100.00%) Linux
2 86 (81.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (21.90%) Windows
4 14 (13.33%) Unix
5 8 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.81%) Solaris
7 4 (3.81%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.86%) AIX
8 3 (2.86%) CentOS
9 1 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (50.48%) ITIL
2 48 (45.71%) DevOps
3 26 (24.76%) Security Operations
4 22 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (20.00%) Network Architecture
6 17 (16.19%) Configuration Management
6 17 (16.19%) Critical Thinking
6 17 (16.19%) IT Strategy
6 17 (16.19%) Technical Architecture
7 16 (15.24%) Computer Science
7 16 (15.24%) Security Hardening
8 12 (11.43%) Project Management
9 11 (10.48%) Incident Management
10 9 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (7.62%) Agile Project Management
11 8 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (7.62%) Microservices
12 7 (6.67%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 48 (45.71%) Python
2 18 (17.14%) Bash Shell
3 16 (15.24%) Ruby
4 10 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.57%) Go
6 7 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.76%) C#
8 3 (2.86%) Perl
9 2 (1.90%) AWK
9 2 (1.90%) Korn
10 1 (0.95%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.95%) C
10 1 (0.95%) Java
10 1 (0.95%) sed
Qualifications
1 59 (56.19%) Security Cleared
2 47 (44.76%) SC Cleared
3 39 (37.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 24 (22.86%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (20.95%) CCNP
6 16 (15.24%) AWS Certification
6 16 (15.24%) Degree
7 15 (14.29%) DV Cleared
8 10 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (7.62%) RHCSA
10 7 (6.67%) MCITP
10 7 (6.67%) MCSE
10 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (3.81%) RHCVA
13 3 (2.86%) RHCA
14 2 (1.90%) CCNA
14 2 (1.90%) RHCT
15 1 (0.95%) OCA
15 1 (0.95%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.43%) Docker
3 11 (10.48%) vSphere
4 8 (7.62%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.67%) vCloud
6 6 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (3.81%) Firmware
8 4 (3.81%) KVM
8 4 (3.81%) RHEV
8 4 (3.81%) Samba
8 4 (3.81%) Sendmail
8 4 (3.81%) Veritas File System
8 4 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
9 2 (1.90%) Gluster
10 1 (0.95%) Ceph
10 1 (0.95%) NFS
10 1 (0.95%) Squid
10 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 73 (69.52%) Puppet
2 66 (62.86%) Ansible
3 50 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (15.24%) SELinux
5 12 (11.43%) Kubernetes
6 9 (8.57%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (8.57%) Terraform
7 8 (7.62%) Mesos
8 5 (4.76%) Tivoli
9 4 (3.81%) BladeLogic
9 4 (3.81%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (3.81%) OpenView
9 4 (3.81%) yum
10 2 (1.90%) vRealize
11 1 (0.95%) Galera Cluster
11 1 (0.95%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (0.95%) SnapMirror
11 1 (0.95%) SnapVault
11 1 (0.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.95%) vMotion
Vendors
1 90 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 45 (42.86%) Splunk
3 39 (37.14%) Qualys
4 25 (23.81%) Cisco
5 18 (17.14%) VMware
6 17 (16.19%) Oracle
7 14 (13.33%) Google
8 10 (9.52%) Atlassian
9 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
9 9 (8.57%) Veritas
10 8 (7.62%) HP
11 7 (6.67%) IBM
12 4 (3.81%) BMC
12 4 (3.81%) Dell
12 4 (3.81%) Opsware
13 2 (1.90%) EMC
14 1 (0.95%) Citrix
14 1 (0.95%) Hitachi
14 1 (0.95%) Murex
14 1 (0.95%) Sun