Period
to 27 May 2019

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 27 May 2019 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
27 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 680 841 747
Rank change year-on-year +161 -94 +43
Contract jobs citing RHCE 167 45 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.045% 0.097%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.97% 0.23% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 28 63
UK median daily rate £650 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.83% -9.41% -
10th Percentile £500 £263 £350
90th Percentile £810 £569 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £425
% change year-on-year +3.90% -9.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.29% - -
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 17,199 19,213 18,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.97% 19.07% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,420 11,506 11,570
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £250
90th Percentile £648 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £442 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +7.15% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 796 858 931
UK median hourly rate £33.40 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.60% -16.67% -7.69%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.39 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.37
% change year-on-year +30.00% -17.68% -13.24%

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 27 May 2019.

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 27 May 2019. 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 +155 158 £650 +68.83% 2
London +196 147 £650 +62.50%
UK excluding London -13 13 £400 +3.90% 2
South West -33 4 £450 +16.88%
South East -8 3 £475 +31.03% 1
Scotland - 3 £160 -
Yorkshire +11 2 - -
North of England +9 2 - -
Midlands +8 1 - - 1
West Midlands 0 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 May 2019, 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.

1 162 (97.01%) Linux
2 161 (96.41%) Red Hat
3 143 (85.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 137 (82.04%) Opscode Chef
5 134 (80.24%) Amazon AWS
6 121 (72.46%) Puppet
7 116 (69.46%) Splunk
8 115 (68.86%) Ansible
9 113 (67.66%) DevOps
10 108 (64.67%) Git (software)
11 107 (64.07%) Jenkins
11 107 (64.07%) Sonatype Nexus
12 97 (58.08%) Security Cleared
13 91 (54.49%) Qualys
13 91 (54.49%) SC Cleared
14 85 (50.90%) Datadog
14 85 (50.90%) Security Operations
15 58 (34.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 52 (31.14%) AWS Certification
17 51 (30.54%) ITIL
18 48 (28.74%) Python
19 47 (28.14%) Web Services
19 47 (28.14%) SELinux
20 46 (27.54%) Network Monitoring
21 43 (25.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
22 40 (23.95%) Security Hardening
22 40 (23.95%) Amazon ELB
22 40 (23.95%) Finance
23 38 (22.75%) Oracle
23 38 (22.75%) VPN

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 (1.80%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.60%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 134 (80.24%) Amazon AWS
2 85 (50.90%) Datadog
3 58 (34.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 40 (23.95%) Amazon ELB
5 15 (8.98%) IaaS
5 15 (8.98%) PaaS
6 4 (2.40%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 38 (22.75%) VPN
2 27 (16.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 15 (8.98%) Network Security
4 7 (4.19%) DNS
4 7 (4.19%) MPLS
4 7 (4.19%) WAN
5 3 (1.80%) SAN
5 3 (1.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.80%) VLAN
6 2 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.20%) Internet
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Firepower
7 1 (0.60%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.60%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.37%) Amazon RDS
1 24 (14.37%) Hadoop
2 22 (13.17%) Amazon Aurora
2 22 (13.17%) Amazon Redshift
3 19 (11.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 108 (64.67%) Git (software)
2 107 (64.07%) Jenkins
2 107 (64.07%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 40 (23.95%) Finance
2 6 (3.59%) Banking
3 4 (2.40%) German Language
3 4 (2.40%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.80%) Electronics
4 3 (1.80%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.80%) Marketing
5 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.60%) French Language
6 1 (0.60%) Hindi Language
6 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.60%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.60%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.60%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.60%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 53 (31.74%) DevOps Engineer
2 39 (23.35%) Senior DevOps
3 26 (15.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 19 (11.38%) Network Engineer
5 18 (10.78%) Linux Engineer
5 18 (10.78%) Security Engineer
6 16 (9.58%) Consultant
6 16 (9.58%) Cybersecurity Consultant
6 16 (9.58%) Security Consultant
7 14 (8.38%) Analyst
7 14 (8.38%) Architect
8 13 (7.78%) AWS DevOps
8 13 (7.78%) AWS Engineer
8 13 (7.78%) DBA
9 11 (6.59%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Cybersecurity Engineer
10 10 (5.99%) DevOps Architect
10 10 (5.99%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (5.39%) DevOps Specialist
11 9 (5.39%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (28.14%) Web Services
2 1 (0.60%) JSON
2 1 (0.60%) LDAP
2 1 (0.60%) Middleware
2 1 (0.60%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.99%) Clustering
2 5 (2.99%) Data Centre
3 3 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
3 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.60%) Cyberattack
5 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.60%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 162 (97.01%) Linux
2 143 (85.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (5.99%) Windows
4 7 (4.19%) Unix
5 5 (2.99%) Windows Server
6 3 (1.80%) CentOS
6 3 (1.80%) SUSE
7 2 (1.20%) Solaris
8 1 (0.60%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (0.60%) Debian
8 1 (0.60%) Fedora
8 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.60%) VMS
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (67.66%) DevOps
2 85 (50.90%) Security Operations
3 51 (30.54%) ITIL
4 46 (27.54%) Network Monitoring
5 40 (23.95%) Security Hardening
6 36 (21.56%) SIEM
7 31 (18.56%) Data Analysis
8 30 (17.96%) Threat Management
9 29 (17.37%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 27 (16.17%) Agile Software Development
10 27 (16.17%) Cybersecurity
11 24 (14.37%) Incident Management
12 20 (11.98%) Network Architecture
13 16 (9.58%) Change Management
14 8 (4.79%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
15 7 (4.19%) Configuration Management
16 6 (3.59%) Data Protection
16 6 (3.59%) ETL
17 5 (2.99%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 48 (28.74%) Python
2 18 (10.78%) Ruby
3 6 (3.59%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.40%) Perl
5 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.20%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.20%) SQL
6 1 (0.60%) C
6 1 (0.60%) Go
Qualifications
1 97 (58.08%) Security Cleared
2 91 (54.49%) SC Cleared
3 52 (31.14%) AWS Certification
4 43 (25.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 32 (19.16%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (16.77%) CCNP
7 12 (7.19%) MCSE
7 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (5.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (4.79%) RHCA
10 6 (3.59%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.59%) MCSA
10 6 (3.59%) RHCSA
11 5 (2.99%) Degree
12 4 (2.40%) CCNA
12 4 (2.40%) CISSP
13 3 (1.80%) VCP6
14 2 (1.20%) OCP
14 2 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
15 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (19.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 31 (18.56%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 31 (18.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (10.18%) Oracle RAC
2 6 (3.59%) Docker
3 4 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.20%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.20%) NFS
5 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.60%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 137 (82.04%) Opscode Chef
2 121 (72.46%) Puppet
3 115 (68.86%) Ansible
4 47 (28.14%) SELinux
5 5 (2.99%) Kubernetes
6 4 (2.40%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.80%) Nessus
8 2 (1.20%) Suricata
8 2 (1.20%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.60%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) Nagios
9 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.60%) vMotion
9 1 (0.60%) vRealize
Vendors
1 161 (96.41%) Red Hat
2 116 (69.46%) Splunk
3 91 (54.49%) Qualys
4 38 (22.75%) Oracle
5 36 (21.56%) Cisco
6 18 (10.78%) Cloudera
7 12 (7.19%) VMware
8 11 (6.59%) Microsoft
9 5 (2.99%) NetApp
10 3 (1.80%) Intel
10 3 (1.80%) Juniper
10 3 (1.80%) SAP
11 2 (1.20%) Dell
11 2 (1.20%) F5
11 2 (1.20%) Fortinet
11 2 (1.20%) Veritas
12 1 (0.60%) ArcSight
12 1 (0.60%) DataCore
12 1 (0.60%) Google
12 1 (0.60%) Veeam