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 3 months to 26 June 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)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 552 552 603
Rank change year-on-year 0 +51  
Contract jobs citing RHCE 55 99 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.068%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.85% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 66 21
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £253 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £508 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £330 £361
% change year-on-year +36.36% -8.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9024 11621 10595
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.89% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5396 7265 6174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 440 549
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +16.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

RHCE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RHCE over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Top 25 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 54 £450 +2.85% 8
South East +50 35 £450 -10.00% 4
Hampshire +21 15 £475 - 2
London -18 15 £475 +5.55% 1
Surrey - 9 £190 - 2
Berkshire +14 7 £575 +15.00%
Windsor -2 4 £575 +15.00%
Redhill - 4 - - 1
Winchester - 4 £475 -
West Sussex - 3 £383 -
Woking - 3 £190 -
Gatwick - 3 £383 -
Maidenhead - 3 £325 -
Camberley - 2 £450 -
South West 0 1 £450 - 1
Hertfordshire -5 1 £413 +3.12%
East of England -13 1 £413 -13.15%
City of London -21 1 £525 +16.66% 1
Andover - 1 £490 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 -
Hatfield - 1 £413 -
Kidlington - 1 £375 -
Bristol - 1 £450 - 1
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 with a requirement for RHCE.

1 102 (98.08%) Linux
2 82 (78.85%) Red Hat
3 67 (64.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 58 (55.77%) Puppet
5 52 (50.00%) Java
6 48 (46.15%) RHCSA
7 47 (45.19%) Perl
8 42 (40.38%) Apache
9 41 (39.42%) Unix
10 37 (35.58%) Python
11 36 (34.62%) Bash Shell
12 35 (33.65%) Opscode Chef
13 34 (32.69%) PostgreSQL
14 33 (31.73%) Tomcat
15 32 (30.77%) DevOps
16 31 (29.81%) Security Cleared
17 30 (28.85%) SC Cleared
17 30 (28.85%) CISSP
18 29 (27.88%) JBoss
18 29 (27.88%) SSL
19 28 (26.92%) SQL
19 28 (26.92%) VMware
20 26 (25.00%) Finance
21 23 (22.12%) Configuration Management
22 22 (21.15%) Firewall
23 20 (19.23%) Java EE
23 20 (19.23%) Computer Science
23 20 (19.23%) CentOS
24 19 (18.27%) LAPP Stack
25 18 (17.31%) Open Source

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 42 (40.38%) Apache
2 33 (31.73%) Tomcat
3 29 (27.88%) JBoss
4 4 (3.85%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.85%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.92%) Confluence
6 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.81%) MS Visio
1 5 (4.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.88%) SSL
2 22 (21.15%) Firewall
3 13 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.69%) SAN
4 8 (7.69%) Wireshark
5 7 (6.73%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.88%) Kerberos
7 3 (2.88%) LDAP
8 2 (1.92%) Internet
8 2 (1.92%) IPsec
8 2 (1.92%) IPv6
8 2 (1.92%) Network Security
9 1 (0.96%) HTTP
9 1 (0.96%) NAS
9 1 (0.96%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.96%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (32.69%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 16 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 15 (14.42%) Redis
4 7 (6.73%) MySQL
5 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.96%) Big Data
6 1 (0.96%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) Jenkins
1 7 (6.73%) Maven
2 4 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.88%) Subversion
4 1 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 26 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Banking
3 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.85%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.96%) Retail
6 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (21.15%) Administrator
2 21 (20.19%) Linux Engineer
3 15 (14.42%) Linux Administrator
4 12 (11.54%) Linux Specialist
4 12 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 9 (8.65%) Unix Administrator
7 7 (6.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (5.77%) Applications Specialist
8 6 (5.77%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.81%) VMWare Administrator
10 4 (3.85%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.85%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.85%) Senior VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.23%) Java EE
2 19 (18.27%) LAPP Stack
3 15 (14.42%) ActiveMQ
4 11 (10.58%) JAAS
4 11 (10.58%) JMS
4 11 (10.58%) JMX
4 11 (10.58%) JNDI
5 7 (6.73%) LAMP
5 7 (6.73%) Web Services
6 4 (3.85%) CGI
7 3 (2.88%) Middleware
8 2 (1.92%) J2EE
8 2 (1.92%) JSP
8 2 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.92%) SAML
8 2 (1.92%) Servlets
8 2 (1.92%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
9 1 (0.96%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.23%) Computer Science
2 18 (17.31%) PKI
3 15 (14.42%) Smart Meter
4 14 (13.46%) Clustering
5 13 (12.50%) Management Information System
6 8 (7.69%) Data Centre
7 7 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (4.81%) CMDB
10 4 (3.85%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.92%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.92%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.96%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 102 (98.08%) Linux
2 67 (64.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 41 (39.42%) Unix
4 20 (19.23%) CentOS
5 10 (9.62%) Windows
6 9 (8.65%) Solaris
7 4 (3.85%) SUSE
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.77%) DevOps
2 23 (22.12%) Configuration Management
3 18 (17.31%) Open Source
4 17 (16.35%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (14.42%) ITIL
6 14 (13.46%) High Availability
7 13 (12.50%) Data Management
8 11 (10.58%) Test Automation
9 10 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (9.62%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.73%) Kanban
10 7 (6.73%) Mathematics
10 7 (6.73%) Pair Programming
10 7 (6.73%) SDLC
10 7 (6.73%) TDD
11 6 (5.77%) Change Management
11 6 (5.77%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (4.81%) Penetration Testing
12 5 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 52 (50.00%) Java
2 47 (45.19%) Perl
3 37 (35.58%) Python
4 36 (34.62%) Bash Shell
5 28 (26.92%) SQL
6 16 (15.38%) Ruby
7 14 (13.46%) Shell Script
8 9 (8.65%) Korn
9 8 (7.69%) Bourne shell
10 7 (6.73%) AWK
11 5 (4.81%) C#
11 5 (4.81%) VB
12 4 (3.85%) C
13 2 (1.92%) C++
14 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (46.15%) RHCSA
2 31 (29.81%) Security Cleared
3 30 (28.85%) CISSP
3 30 (28.85%) SC Cleared
4 15 (14.42%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (11.54%) RHCA
6 11 (10.58%) CCNA
7 9 (8.65%) MCSE
7 9 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (7.69%) Degree
8 8 (7.69%) OCA
8 8 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (6.73%) OCP
10 5 (4.81%) BICSI Certification
10 5 (4.81%) JNCIA
10 5 (4.81%) JNCIS
10 5 (4.81%) LPIC
10 5 (4.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (3.85%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (3.85%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) SLA
2 5 (4.81%) QA
3 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.92%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (8.65%) vSphere
2 8 (7.69%) Docker
2 8 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (6.73%) GlusterFS
4 5 (4.81%) Firmware
5 4 (3.85%) Active Directory
6 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.92%) GFS2
7 2 (1.92%) OCFS2
7 2 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 58 (55.77%) Puppet
2 35 (33.65%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (12.50%) Salt
4 12 (11.54%) Red Hat Satellite
5 11 (10.58%) Cobbler
5 11 (10.58%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 10 (9.62%) Ansible
7 8 (7.69%) Nagios
7 8 (7.69%) NetBackup
7 8 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 7 (6.73%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (6.73%) vCenter Server
9 6 (5.77%) Kubernetes
10 3 (2.88%) vRealize
11 2 (1.92%) CA Single Sign-On
12 1 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.96%) SCCM
12 1 (0.96%) SELinux
Vendors
1 82 (78.85%) Red Hat
2 28 (26.92%) VMware
3 14 (13.46%) Cisco
3 14 (13.46%) HP
4 13 (12.50%) EMC
5 10 (9.62%) Brocade
5 10 (9.62%) Oracle
6 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
6 9 (8.65%) Sun
6 9 (8.65%) Veritas
7 7 (6.73%) Arqiva
7 7 (6.73%) StorageTek
8 5 (4.81%) Dell
8 5 (4.81%) Juniper
9 4 (3.85%) F5
9 4 (3.85%) Splunk
10 2 (1.92%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.96%) CA
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