Period
to 21 May 2018

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 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
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 838 736 806
Rank change year-on-year -102 +70 -10
Contract jobs citing RHCE 47 82 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.047% 0.091% 0.085%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.45% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 61 58
UK median daily rate £385 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.41% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £350 £267
90th Percentile £572 £538 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -9.71% +6.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.50 - -

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 19,235 18,299 22,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.11% 20.31% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,560 11,489 14,123
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £240 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 930 861
UK median hourly rate £24.28 £30.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.08% -7.69% +47.73%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.02
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -16.67% -14.29% +55.56%

RHCE
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 10 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 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
England -85 47 £385 -9.41% 20
UK excluding London -63 33 £384 -9.71% 10
South East -57 19 £363 -14.71% 7
London -73 14 £400 -12.57% 10
East of England -4 5 £275 -31.25%
South West +9 4 £385 -26.67% 2
Midlands -1 4 £450 +33.33%
West Midlands -18 4 £450 +33.33%
North of England -16 1 £450 +9.76%
Yorkshire - 1 £450 -

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

1 42 (89.36%) Linux
2 31 (65.96%) Red Hat
3 25 (53.19%) VMware
3 25 (53.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (40.43%) Bash Shell
6 14 (29.79%) Unix
6 14 (29.79%) Python
7 13 (27.66%) Solaris
7 13 (27.66%) Windows
8 12 (25.53%) AIX
8 12 (25.53%) ITIL
8 12 (25.53%) MCSE
8 12 (25.53%) Apache
8 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (25.53%) Veritas
8 12 (25.53%) Puppet
8 12 (25.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
9 11 (23.40%) Incident Management
9 11 (23.40%) High Availability
9 11 (23.40%) Ansible
9 11 (23.40%) Clustering
10 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
10 10 (21.28%) Cobbler
10 10 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
11 9 (19.15%) Finance
11 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
11 9 (19.15%) Perl

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 12 (25.53%) Apache
2 5 (10.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
1 2 (4.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon S3
2 3 (6.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (6.38%) CloudFront
2 3 (6.38%) Datadog
2 3 (6.38%) Route 53
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.77%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
4 3 (6.38%) DHCP
4 3 (6.38%) SAN
5 2 (4.26%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (4.26%) Internet
5 2 (4.26%) SSL
5 2 (4.26%) VLAN
6 1 (2.13%) FTP
6 1 (2.13%) HTTP
6 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.13%) SMS
6 1 (2.13%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (2.13%) Value-Added Service
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (6.38%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) DTS
3 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.13%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Bitbucket
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Administrator
2 15 (31.91%) Linux Administrator
2 15 (31.91%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 14 (29.79%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (23.40%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Application Security Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Consultant
8 3 (6.38%) Data Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Data Centre Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Firewall Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Security Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Security Operations Analyst
8 3 (6.38%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (6.38%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (4.26%) LAMP
2 2 (4.26%) LDAP
2 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 1 (2.13%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (2.13%) Flash
3 1 (2.13%) JAAS
3 1 (2.13%) Java EE
3 1 (2.13%) JMS
3 1 (2.13%) JMX
3 1 (2.13%) JNDI
3 1 (2.13%) JSON
3 1 (2.13%) Memcached
3 1 (2.13%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Clustering
2 8 (17.02%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (14.89%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.89%) Computer Science
3 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
4 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.38%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (6.38%) LPAR
6 2 (4.26%) CMDB
6 2 (4.26%) Smart Meter
7 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
7 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (89.36%) Linux
2 25 (53.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (29.79%) Unix
4 13 (27.66%) Solaris
4 13 (27.66%) Windows
5 12 (25.53%) AIX
6 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
7 5 (10.64%) CentOS
7 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.13%) Debian
8 1 (2.13%) HPUX
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
2 11 (23.40%) High Availability
2 11 (23.40%) Incident Management
3 10 (21.28%) Configuration Management
3 10 (21.28%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (17.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (14.89%) Change Management
5 7 (14.89%) DevOps
6 5 (10.64%) Mathematics
7 4 (8.51%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (8.51%) Open Source
8 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity
8 3 (6.38%) Information Management
8 3 (6.38%) Network Management
8 3 (6.38%) Reverse Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.38%) Security Auditing
8 3 (6.38%) Security Management
8 3 (6.38%) SIEM
8 3 (6.38%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) Bash Shell
2 14 (29.79%) Python
3 9 (19.15%) Perl
4 6 (12.77%) Ruby
5 5 (10.64%) Java
6 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.38%) AWK
7 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.26%) Bourne shell
8 2 (4.26%) Korn
8 2 (4.26%) SQL
9 1 (2.13%) C
9 1 (2.13%) sed
Qualifications
1 12 (25.53%) MCSE
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (23.40%) Security Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
4 8 (17.02%) RHCSA
5 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (14.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (12.77%) Degree
6 6 (12.77%) RHCA
7 5 (10.64%) CISSP
8 4 (8.51%) CCNA
9 3 (6.38%) CCNP
9 3 (6.38%) CCSP
9 3 (6.38%) GCIH
9 3 (6.38%) GCWN
9 3 (6.38%) GIAC
9 3 (6.38%) OCA
9 3 (6.38%) OCP
9 3 (6.38%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (6.38%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) SLA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (42.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (25.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (12.77%) Docker
4 3 (6.38%) GlusterFS
4 3 (6.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
5 2 (4.26%) Firmware
5 2 (4.26%) iptables
5 2 (4.26%) KVM
5 2 (4.26%) NFS
5 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.13%) Ceph
6 1 (2.13%) Corosync
6 1 (2.13%) oVirt
6 1 (2.13%) RHEV
6 1 (2.13%) Samba
6 1 (2.13%) Squid
6 1 (2.13%) vSphere
6 1 (2.13%) Xen
6 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) Puppet
2 11 (23.40%) Ansible
3 10 (21.28%) Cobbler
4 7 (14.89%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (8.51%) NetBackup
6 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (6.38%) Terraform
6 3 (6.38%) Tivoli
6 3 (6.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
7 2 (4.26%) Nagios
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (4.26%) Salt
8 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.13%) SELinux
8 1 (2.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (2.13%) vMotion
Vendors
1 31 (65.96%) Red Hat
2 25 (53.19%) VMware
3 12 (25.53%) Veritas
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
5 7 (14.89%) Oracle
6 6 (12.77%) HP
7 5 (10.64%) Cisco
7 5 (10.64%) Dell
7 5 (10.64%) NetApp
8 4 (8.51%) EMC
8 4 (8.51%) IBM
9 3 (6.38%) Centrify
9 3 (6.38%) Sun
9 3 (6.38%) Symantec
10 2 (4.26%) Adobe
10 2 (4.26%) Brocade
10 2 (4.26%) Juniper
10 2 (4.26%) StorageTek
11 1 (2.13%) hybris
11 1 (2.13%) Qualys