Period
to 14 December 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 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
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 795 828 771
Rank change year-on-year +33 -57 +82
Contract jobs citing RHCE 108 60 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.058% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.31% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 45 90
UK 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 excluding London median daily rate £550 £370 £298
% change year-on-year +48.65% +24.37% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 20,024 19,460 21,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.09% 18.85% 20.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,907 11,970 13,304
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £256 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £610 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 966 888 855
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £25.60 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.54% -1.08% +3.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £12.21
90th Percentile £51.13 £49.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.69 £26.87 £27.00
% change year-on-year -0.64% -0.50% +7.48%

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 14 December 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 7 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 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
England +48 105 £550 +22.22% 33
London +60 78 £650 +30.00% 19
UK excluding London -27 29 £550 +48.65% 18
South West - 16 £550 - 1
South East -14 9 £463 +8.82% 8
Scotland - 3 - -
East of England -7 1 £375 -16.67% 1

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 with a requirement for RHCE.

1 108 (100.00%) Linux
2 93 (86.11%) Red Hat
3 86 (79.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (67.59%) Puppet
5 66 (61.11%) Ansible
6 60 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
7 59 (54.63%) Security Cleared
8 53 (49.07%) ITIL
9 51 (47.22%) Python
10 50 (46.30%) Git (software)
10 50 (46.30%) Opscode Chef
11 48 (44.44%) DevOps
12 47 (43.52%) Jenkins
12 47 (43.52%) SC Cleared
13 45 (41.67%) Splunk
14 39 (36.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 39 (36.11%) Datadog
14 39 (36.11%) Qualys
15 38 (35.19%) Sonatype Nexus
16 26 (24.07%) Security Operations
17 25 (23.15%) Cisco
18 24 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
19 23 (21.30%) VPN
19 23 (21.30%) Windows
19 23 (21.30%) Cisco Nexus
19 23 (21.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 23 (21.30%) Network Security
20 22 (20.37%) CCNP
20 22 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
21 21 (19.44%) Network Architecture

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 8 (7.41%) Confluence
2 5 (4.63%) Apache
3 4 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.78%) JBoss
4 3 (2.78%) SAS
5 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 60 (55.56%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (36.11%) Datadog
3 23 (21.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 20 (18.52%) IaaS
4 20 (18.52%) PaaS
5 17 (15.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (9.26%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (4.63%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.30%) Cisco Nexus
1 23 (21.30%) Network Security
1 23 (21.30%) VPN
2 8 (7.41%) SAN
3 5 (4.63%) iSCSI
4 4 (3.70%) DNS
4 4 (3.70%) NAS
5 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.93%) Kerberos
5 1 (0.93%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (0.93%) SNMP
5 1 (0.93%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.81%) Amazon Aurora
1 16 (14.81%) Amazon Redshift
2 4 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.78%) MySQL
4 2 (1.85%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 50 (46.30%) Git (software)
2 47 (43.52%) Jenkins
3 38 (35.19%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (7.41%) JIRA
5 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 20 (18.52%) Finance
2 7 (6.48%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (24.07%) Architect
2 25 (23.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 22 (20.37%) Solutions Architect
4 16 (14.81%) Senior DevOps
5 12 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (10.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 10 (9.26%) Consultant
8 9 (8.33%) Analyst
9 8 (7.41%) Cloud Architect
10 7 (6.48%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) Senior Analyst
11 6 (5.56%) Administrator
11 6 (5.56%) AWS Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Cloud Solutions Architect
11 6 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
11 6 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 5 (4.63%) AWS DevOps
12 5 (4.63%) Data Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) LDAP
1 5 (4.63%) Middleware
2 1 (0.93%) CSS
2 1 (0.93%) JSON
2 1 (0.93%) POSIX
2 1 (0.93%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.56%) Clustering
3 6 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (3.70%) LPAR
4 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.93%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.93%) iSeries
6 1 (0.93%) Replication
6 1 (0.93%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Linux
2 86 (79.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (21.30%) Windows
4 14 (12.96%) Unix
5 8 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.70%) Solaris
7 4 (3.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.78%) AIX
8 3 (2.78%) CentOS
9 1 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (49.07%) ITIL
2 48 (44.44%) DevOps
3 26 (24.07%) Security Operations
4 22 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (19.44%) Network Architecture
6 17 (15.74%) Configuration Management
6 17 (15.74%) Critical Thinking
6 17 (15.74%) IT Strategy
6 17 (15.74%) Technical Architecture
7 16 (14.81%) Computer Science
7 16 (14.81%) Security Hardening
8 12 (11.11%) Project Management
9 11 (10.19%) Incident Management
10 9 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (7.41%) Agile Project Management
11 8 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (7.41%) Microservices
12 7 (6.48%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 51 (47.22%) Python
2 19 (17.59%) Ruby
3 18 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 10 (9.26%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.26%) Shell Script
5 9 (8.33%) Go
6 5 (4.63%) C#
7 3 (2.78%) Perl
8 2 (1.85%) AWK
8 2 (1.85%) Korn
9 1 (0.93%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) Java
9 1 (0.93%) sed
Qualifications
1 59 (54.63%) Security Cleared
2 47 (43.52%) SC Cleared
3 39 (36.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 24 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (20.37%) CCNP
6 16 (14.81%) AWS Certification
6 16 (14.81%) Degree
7 15 (13.89%) DV Cleared
8 10 (9.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (7.41%) RHCSA
10 7 (6.48%) MCITP
10 7 (6.48%) MCSE
10 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (4.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (3.70%) RHCVA
13 3 (2.78%) RHCA
14 2 (1.85%) CCNA
14 2 (1.85%) RHCT
15 1 (0.93%) OCA
15 1 (0.93%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.11%) Docker
3 11 (10.19%) vSphere
4 8 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.48%) vCloud
6 6 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
7 5 (4.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (3.70%) Firmware
8 4 (3.70%) KVM
8 4 (3.70%) RHEV
8 4 (3.70%) Samba
8 4 (3.70%) Sendmail
8 4 (3.70%) Veritas File System
8 4 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.85%) Gluster
10 1 (0.93%) Ceph
10 1 (0.93%) NFS
10 1 (0.93%) Squid
10 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 73 (67.59%) Puppet
2 66 (61.11%) Ansible
3 50 (46.30%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (14.81%) SELinux
5 12 (11.11%) Kubernetes
6 9 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
6 9 (8.33%) Terraform
7 8 (7.41%) Mesos
8 5 (4.63%) Tivoli
9 4 (3.70%) BladeLogic
9 4 (3.70%) BMC PATROL
9 4 (3.70%) OpenView
9 4 (3.70%) yum
10 2 (1.85%) vRealize
11 1 (0.93%) Galera Cluster
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle ZFS
11 1 (0.93%) SnapMirror
11 1 (0.93%) SnapVault
11 1 (0.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 1 (0.93%) vMotion
Vendors
1 93 (86.11%) Red Hat
2 45 (41.67%) Splunk
3 39 (36.11%) Qualys
4 25 (23.15%) Cisco
5 18 (16.67%) VMware
6 17 (15.74%) Oracle
7 14 (12.96%) Google
8 10 (9.26%) Atlassian
9 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 9 (8.33%) Veritas
10 8 (7.41%) HP
11 7 (6.48%) IBM
12 4 (3.70%) BMC
12 4 (3.70%) Dell
12 4 (3.70%) NetApp
12 4 (3.70%) Opsware
13 2 (1.85%) EMC
14 1 (0.93%) Citrix
14 1 (0.93%) Murex
14 1 (0.93%) Sun