Period
to 11 July 2020

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 11 July 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
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 573 724 846
Rank change year-on-year +151 +122 -83
Contract jobs citing RHCE 14 129 52
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.14% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.73% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 87 28
Median daily rate £475 £600 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.88% +55.84% -12.25%
10th Percentile £362 £471 £300
90th Percentile £531 £785 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +4.43% +2.60% -9.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.29% +23.75%
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 9,814 17,658 19,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.92% 18.89% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,857 10,684 11,739
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £263 £240
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £446 £413
% change year-on-year +0.84% +8.18% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 840 925
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.83% -20.00%
10th Percentile £15.85 £12.99 £12.63
90th Percentile £56.48 £55.03 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -21.69%

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 11 July 2020.

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 8 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 11 July 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
England +154 13 £438 -27.08% 8
UK excluding London +209 9 £413 +4.43% 8
South East +149 6 £375 -6.25%
London +96 4 £462 -22.96%
North of England +108 2 £525 - 1
North West - 2 £525 - 1
East of England +67 1 £368 -26.50% 1
Work from Home -7 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 with a requirement for RHCE.

1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Red Hat
2 11 (78.57%) Ansible
3 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
5 5 (35.71%) Unix
5 5 (35.71%) Puppet
5 5 (35.71%) RHCSA
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Perl
6 4 (28.57%) Python
6 4 (28.57%) Docker
7 3 (21.43%) Java
7 3 (21.43%) SAN
7 3 (21.43%) Veritas
7 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
7 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (21.43%) Korn
7 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
7 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
7 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
8 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (14.29%) High Availability
8 2 (14.29%) yum
8 2 (14.29%) Open Source
8 2 (14.29%) Bourne shell
8 2 (14.29%) Git (software)

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 3 (21.43%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) iPlanet
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) OpenShift
2 1 (7.14%) Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Mimecast
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) SMTP
3 1 (7.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MariaDB
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Unix Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Information Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) LAMP
1 1 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) CentOS
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
2 2 (14.29%) Information Security
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.14%) Availability Management
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
3 1 (7.14%) Project Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Storage Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
2 4 (28.57%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) Korn
4 2 (14.29%) AWK
4 2 (14.29%) Bourne shell
4 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 2 (14.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) RHCSA
2 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) RHCT
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.14%) CEH
4 1 (7.14%) CISM
4 1 (7.14%) CISSP
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.14%) LPIC
4 1 (7.14%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) NCDA
4 1 (7.14%) OCA
4 1 (7.14%) OCP
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (7.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Docker
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Postfix
4 1 (7.14%) RHEV
4 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) Ansible
2 5 (35.71%) Puppet
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 2 (14.29%) SELinux
4 2 (14.29%) yum
5 1 (7.14%) Data Guard
5 1 (7.14%) HAProxy
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (7.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Red Hat
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Veritas
4 2 (14.29%) Centrify
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp