Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 817 743 823
Rank change year-on-year -74 +80 +8
Contract jobs citing RHCE 70 148 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.14% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.68% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 113 49
UK median daily rate £438 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.57% +17.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £225 £313
90th Percentile £550 £596 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £325 £355
% change year-on-year +13.85% -8.45% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £35.00

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 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 19249 21726 22502
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.67% 20.64% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11801 13552 13564
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £221 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 871 1086
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £26.54 £25.06
% change year-on-year +3.63% +5.90% +31.89%

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 23 November 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 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 23 November 2017. 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 -62 70 £438 -0.57% 14
London -42 35 £488 +8.33% 5
UK excluding London -17 34 £370 +13.85% 9
South East 0 24 £383 -20.52% 4
West Midlands +38 6 £275 -15.38%
Midlands +30 6 £275 -15.38% 1
East of England -17 3 £450 +12.50% 2
South West -13 1 £450 +16.13%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 67 (95.71%) Linux
2 46 (65.71%) Red Hat
3 42 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 40 (57.14%) VMware
5 27 (38.57%) Unix
6 26 (37.14%) Python
6 26 (37.14%) Bash Shell
7 25 (35.71%) Finance
8 21 (30.00%) Data Centre
9 20 (28.57%) Apache
9 20 (28.57%) Perl
9 20 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (27.14%) Puppet
10 19 (27.14%) High Availability
11 18 (25.71%) Open Source
11 18 (25.71%) Ansible
12 17 (24.29%) TCP/IP
13 16 (22.86%) Java
13 16 (22.86%) ITIL
13 16 (22.86%) Tomcat
13 16 (22.86%) Docker
14 15 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (21.43%) Windows
15 14 (20.00%) SAN
15 14 (20.00%) HP
15 14 (20.00%) EMC
15 14 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (20.00%) RHCSA
16 13 (18.57%) Red Hat Satellite
16 13 (18.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 20 (28.57%) Apache
2 16 (22.86%) Tomcat
3 9 (12.86%) OpenStack
4 4 (5.71%) JBoss
5 3 (4.29%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.86%) IIS
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.43%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.43%) SAS
7 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.71%) MS Visio
1 4 (5.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.43%) Akamai
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.43%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.43%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.43%) Datadog
4 1 (1.43%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.29%) TCP/IP
2 14 (20.00%) SAN
3 13 (18.57%) SSL
4 10 (14.29%) Firewall
5 9 (12.86%) BIG-IP
5 9 (12.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (8.57%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (7.14%) DNS
7 5 (7.14%) NAS
8 4 (5.71%) DHCP
8 4 (5.71%) LDAP
9 3 (4.29%) Internet
10 2 (2.86%) FTP
10 2 (2.86%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.86%) Wireshark
11 1 (1.43%) HTTP
11 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.43%) SMS
11 1 (1.43%) VLAN
11 1 (1.43%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (8.57%) RDBMS
2 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.29%) Redis
4 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.43%) MySQL
5 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.29%) Maven
4 2 (2.86%) Subversion
5 1 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.43%) JIRA
5 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (35.71%) Finance
2 8 (11.43%) Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.29%) Advertising
6 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.43%) Retail
7 1 (1.43%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (25.71%) Administrator
1 18 (25.71%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (18.57%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (12.86%) Linux Administrator
3 9 (12.86%) Unix Administrator
4 7 (10.00%) Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Data Centre Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (8.57%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Data Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.71%) Data Centre Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Storage Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) LAPP Stack
2 6 (8.57%) Web Services
3 3 (4.29%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (4.29%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (4.29%) JAAS
3 3 (4.29%) Java EE
3 3 (4.29%) JMS
3 3 (4.29%) JMX
3 3 (4.29%) JNDI
3 3 (4.29%) JSON
3 3 (4.29%) Middleware
4 1 (1.43%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 21 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (18.57%) Clustering
2 13 (18.57%) Computer Science
3 12 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.71%) CMDB
6 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.29%) PKI
6 3 (4.29%) Smart Meter
7 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.43%) Replication
8 1 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 67 (95.71%) Linux
2 42 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (38.57%) Unix
4 15 (21.43%) Windows
5 11 (15.71%) CentOS
6 7 (10.00%) Solaris
6 7 (10.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.71%) AIX
7 4 (5.71%) CoreOS
7 4 (5.71%) Ubuntu
7 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.29%) Debian
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.14%) High Availability
2 18 (25.71%) Open Source
3 16 (22.86%) ITIL
4 12 (17.14%) Configuration Management
5 9 (12.86%) Incident Management
6 8 (11.43%) DevOps
6 8 (11.43%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.00%) Data Centre Operations
8 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (8.57%) Change Management
8 6 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (8.57%) Network Management
8 6 (8.57%) Statistics
9 5 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (7.14%) Data Management
9 5 (7.14%) E-business
9 5 (7.14%) Mathematics
9 5 (7.14%) Migration
9 5 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
9 5 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) Bash Shell
1 26 (37.14%) Python
2 20 (28.57%) Perl
3 16 (22.86%) Java
4 9 (12.86%) Ruby
5 6 (8.57%) Korn
5 6 (8.57%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.14%) AWK
6 5 (7.14%) Bourne shell
6 5 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (20.00%) RHCSA
2 13 (18.57%) MCSE
2 13 (18.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (18.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (17.14%) RHCA
4 7 (10.00%) Degree
4 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) CCNA
5 6 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.14%) CISSP
6 5 (7.14%) OCA
6 5 (7.14%) OCP
6 5 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
7 4 (5.71%) BICSI Certification
7 4 (5.71%) JNCIA
7 4 (5.71%) JNCIS
7 4 (5.71%) LPIC
8 3 (4.29%) MCITP
8 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
8 3 (4.29%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.14%) SLA
2 7 (10.00%) AS 2805
2 7 (10.00%) ISO 8583
2 7 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (22.86%) Docker
3 7 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (7.14%) GlusterFS
4 5 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.71%) Firmware
5 4 (5.71%) NFS
6 3 (4.29%) KVM
6 3 (4.29%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (4.29%) Samba
6 3 (4.29%) vSphere
7 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.43%) LXC
8 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (27.14%) Puppet
2 18 (25.71%) Ansible
3 14 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (18.57%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (12.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 8 (11.43%) Kubernetes
6 8 (11.43%) NetBackup
7 6 (8.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 5 (7.14%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (4.29%) Kibana
9 3 (4.29%) logstash
9 3 (4.29%) Rancher
9 3 (4.29%) SCCM
9 3 (4.29%) Suricata
9 3 (4.29%) Terraform
10 2 (2.86%) Cobbler
10 2 (2.86%) Nagios
10 2 (2.86%) vCenter Server
11 1 (1.43%) Mesos
11 1 (1.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 46 (65.71%) Red Hat
2 40 (57.14%) VMware
3 14 (20.00%) EMC
3 14 (20.00%) HP
4 11 (15.71%) F5
4 11 (15.71%) NetApp
4 11 (15.71%) Oracle
4 11 (15.71%) Veritas
5 10 (14.29%) Dell
5 10 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 9 (12.86%) Cisco
7 8 (11.43%) Brocade
8 6 (8.57%) Sun
9 5 (7.14%) StorageTek
10 4 (5.71%) Juniper
11 3 (4.29%) Citrix
11 3 (4.29%) Qualys
11 3 (4.29%) Splunk
12 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.86%) IBM