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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RHCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 May 2022 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
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 785 655 623
Rank change year-on-year -130 -32 +70
Contract jobs citing RHCE 58 40 15
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.066% 0.068% 0.031%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.33% 0.34% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 8
10th Percentile £363 £401 £371
25th Percentile £500 £425 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £663 £500 £438
Median % change year-on-year +32.50% +14.29% -32.69%
75th Percentile £800 £550 £505
90th Percentile - £677 £552
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £550 £425
% change year-on-year -11.36% +29.41% +6.25%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,463 11,933 11,262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.78% 20.41% 23.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,637 7,788 7,220
10th Percentile £350 £305 £263
25th Percentile £430 £400 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £490 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% +1.06%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 761 576 453
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.25 £14.78
25th Percentile £19.73 £19.08 £18.42
Median hourly rate £44.50 £36.75 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year +21.09% +18.55% +3.33%
75th Percentile £58.38 £50.88 £49.19
90th Percentile £67.50 £62.13 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.60 £34.54 £26.48
% change year-on-year +3.07% +30.44% -8.61%

RHCE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RHCE as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing RHCE.

Daily rate trend for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing RHCE over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing RHCE.

Hourly rate trend for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCE within the UK over the 6 months to 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -125 50 £800 +60.00% 1
London -88 43 £800 +60.00% 1
Work from Home -120 26 £475 -5.00%
UK excluding London -79 6 £488 -11.36%
South West -26 3 £475 -32.14%
South East -49 3 £500 -9.09%

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 with a requirement for RHCE.

1 51 (87.93%) Linux
1 51 (87.93%) Red Hat
2 48 (82.76%) AWS
3 44 (75.86%) Terraform
4 42 (72.41%) Azure
5 37 (63.79%) Social Skills
6 34 (58.62%) Infrastructure as Code
6 34 (58.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (46.55%) AWS Certification
8 23 (39.66%) Ansible
9 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
10 16 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (27.59%) Puppet
10 16 (27.59%) VMware
10 16 (27.59%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (24.14%) Google
11 14 (24.14%) Bash
11 14 (24.14%) Python
12 13 (22.41%) Unix
12 13 (22.41%) Configuration Management
12 13 (22.41%) Git (software)
12 13 (22.41%) RHCSA
13 12 (20.69%) Oracle
14 11 (18.97%) PHP
14 11 (18.97%) Java
14 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
14 11 (18.97%) Public Cloud
15 10 (17.24%) Go
15 10 (17.24%) Project Delivery
15 10 (17.24%) CI/CD

RHCE
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 7 (12.07%) OpenStack
2 6 (10.34%) Drupal
3 3 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) Apache
4 2 (3.45%) Confluence
5 1 (1.72%) MediaWiki
5 1 (1.72%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 48 (82.76%) AWS
2 42 (72.41%) Azure
3 7 (12.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 7 (12.07%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (6.90%) Amazon EKS
4 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (6.90%) OpenShift
4 4 (6.90%) Tricentis Tosca
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.72%) IaaS
6 1 (1.72%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.07%) Firewall
2 6 (10.34%) VPN
3 4 (6.90%) SSL
4 3 (5.17%) IPsec
5 1 (1.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) MySQL
2 6 (10.34%) MariaDB
2 6 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.72%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.72%) JIRA
3 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 37 (63.79%) Social Skills
2 7 (12.07%) Finance
3 6 (10.34%) Retail
4 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.17%) Japanese Language
5 3 (5.17%) Spanish Language
6 2 (3.45%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.72%) Banking
7 1 (1.72%) Electronics
7 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.72%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) AWS Engineer
2 11 (18.97%) Network Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Consultant
4 7 (12.07%) Administrator
4 7 (12.07%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (12.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 7 (12.07%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.34%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Unix Consultant
6 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Linux Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Automation Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Automation Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Unix Linux Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (1.72%) Optimisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) HTML
1 3 (5.17%) JSON
1 3 (5.17%) REST
1 3 (5.17%) SOAP
1 3 (5.17%) XML
1 3 (5.17%) XSLT
2 1 (1.72%) J2EE
2 1 (1.72%) JSP
2 1 (1.72%) LAMP
2 1 (1.72%) OAuth
2 1 (1.72%) OpenID
2 1 (1.72%) SAML
2 1 (1.72%) Servlets
2 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Public Cloud
2 3 (5.17%) CMDB
3 1 (1.72%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 51 (87.93%) Linux
2 34 (58.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (22.41%) Unix
4 9 (15.52%) CentOS
4 9 (15.52%) Fedora
4 9 (15.52%) Oracle Linux
4 9 (15.52%) Solaris
4 9 (15.52%) SUSE
5 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (58.62%) Infrastructure as Code
2 13 (22.41%) Configuration Management
3 10 (17.24%) CI/CD
3 10 (17.24%) Project Delivery
4 9 (15.52%) Infrastructure Automation
5 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (12.07%) Cost Optimisation
5 7 (12.07%) Performance Optimisation
6 6 (10.34%) SDLC
6 6 (10.34%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (6.90%) Agile
7 4 (6.90%) Full Stack Development
7 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (6.90%) Network Virtualisation
7 4 (6.90%) Open Source
7 4 (6.90%) Service Design
8 3 (5.17%) Project Management
8 3 (5.17%) Time Management
8 3 (5.17%) Validation
8 3 (5.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) Bash
1 14 (24.14%) Python
2 11 (18.97%) Java
2 11 (18.97%) PHP
3 10 (17.24%) C#
3 10 (17.24%) Go
3 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
3 10 (17.24%) Ruby
4 7 (12.07%) SQL
5 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.72%) AWK
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 27 (46.55%) AWS Certification
2 13 (22.41%) RHCSA
3 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.90%) Degree
5 3 (5.17%) CCNP
5 3 (5.17%) OCA
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (5.17%) PMI Certification
5 3 (5.17%) PMP
5 3 (5.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (5.17%) RHCA
5 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) CCNA
6 1 (1.72%) CISA
6 1 (1.72%) CISSP
6 1 (1.72%) CSSLP
6 1 (1.72%) MCSE
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) OASIS TOSCA
System Software
1 16 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 4 (6.90%) KVM
3 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.90%) Xen
4 3 (5.17%) Docker
4 3 (5.17%) vCloud
4 3 (5.17%) VMware NSX
4 3 (5.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (75.86%) Terraform
2 23 (39.66%) Ansible
3 16 (27.59%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (27.59%) Puppet
4 7 (12.07%) Kubernetes
5 4 (6.90%) Cloudify
5 4 (6.90%) Rancher
6 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (5.17%) vCenter Server
6 3 (5.17%) vRealize
6 3 (5.17%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 1 (1.72%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.72%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 51 (87.93%) Red Hat
2 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 16 (27.59%) VMware
4 14 (24.14%) Google
5 12 (20.69%) Oracle
6 7 (12.07%) Cisco
6 7 (12.07%) New Relic
6 7 (12.07%) SaltStack
6 7 (12.07%) SolarWinds
7 4 (6.90%) Ericsson
7 4 (6.90%) Juniper
7 4 (6.90%) Mirantis
7 4 (6.90%) Nokia
8 3 (5.17%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
9 1 (1.72%) CA
9 1 (1.72%) SAP