Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 829 783 727
Rank change year-on-year -46 -56 +78
Contract jobs citing RHCE 62 82 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.060% 0.083% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.44% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 127
UK median daily rate £505 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.22% +2.27% +14.29%
10th Percentile £380 £257 £229
90th Percentile £575 £552 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £383 £314
% change year-on-year +24.18% +21.91% -10.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 -

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 19,198 18,588 22,554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.61% 18.72% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,366 11,299 14,005
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 958 896 857
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% - +19.57%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £50.00 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.06 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -16.47% +9.09% +13.10%

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 17 October 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 9 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 17 October 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 -44 60 £505 +12.22% 38
UK excluding London -31 32 £475 +24.18% 30
London -8 29 £513 +7.89% 10
South West -9 12 £525 +16.67% 7
South East -30 12 £431 +1.47% 8
West Midlands -20 4 £450 +63.64% 5
Midlands -27 4 £450 +63.64% 6
East of England -3 2 - - 2
Scotland -16 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 60 (96.77%) Linux
2 48 (77.42%) Red Hat
3 39 (62.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (43.55%) Ansible
5 24 (38.71%) Python
6 23 (37.10%) ITIL
7 22 (35.48%) Windows
8 21 (33.87%) VMware
8 21 (33.87%) Puppet
8 21 (33.87%) Security Cleared
9 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
9 16 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
9 16 (25.81%) Bash Shell
10 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
10 14 (22.58%) Configuration Management
10 14 (22.58%) Unix
11 13 (20.97%) Degree
12 12 (19.35%) Computer Science
12 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
12 12 (19.35%) DevOps
12 12 (19.35%) Docker
12 12 (19.35%) Kubernetes
12 12 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (17.74%) Project Management
13 11 (17.74%) Veritas
13 11 (17.74%) Shell Script
13 11 (17.74%) IBM
13 11 (17.74%) PowerShell

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 9 (14.52%) Confluence
2 6 (9.68%) Apache
3 3 (4.84%) JBoss
3 3 (4.84%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.23%) SAS
5 1 (1.61%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (6.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.81%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (22.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (12.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (6.45%) OpenShift
5 3 (4.84%) IaaS
5 3 (4.84%) PaaS
6 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.52%) SAN
2 5 (8.06%) DNS
2 5 (8.06%) iSCSI
3 4 (6.45%) NAS
4 3 (4.84%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.23%) Firewall
6 1 (1.61%) DVB
6 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.61%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.61%) SNMP
6 1 (1.61%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.45%) MySQL
2 2 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.61%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (16.13%) Jenkins
3 9 (14.52%) JIRA
4 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Advertising
4 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Architect
2 12 (19.35%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (16.13%) Administrator
3 10 (16.13%) Linux Administrator
3 10 (16.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 9 (14.52%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (12.90%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (11.29%) Consultant
6 7 (11.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Analyst
7 6 (9.68%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (8.06%) Linux Consultant
8 5 (8.06%) Operations Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Cloud Architect
9 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (6.45%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (6.45%) Senior Linux Consultant
9 4 (6.45%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
9 4 (6.45%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) LDAP
2 3 (4.84%) Middleware
3 2 (3.23%) CSS
3 2 (3.23%) LAMP
3 2 (3.23%) POSIX
3 2 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (1.61%) HTML
4 1 (1.61%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (22.58%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (19.35%) Computer Science
3 9 (14.52%) Data Centre
4 7 (11.29%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (11.29%) LPAR
5 6 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (8.06%) Clustering
6 5 (8.06%) Management Information System
7 4 (6.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (3.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (3.23%) Fintech
8 2 (3.23%) iSeries
9 1 (1.61%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (1.61%) IPTV
9 1 (1.61%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.61%) Replication
9 1 (1.61%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.61%) STB
9 1 (1.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 60 (96.77%) Linux
2 39 (62.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (35.48%) Windows
4 14 (22.58%) Unix
5 6 (9.68%) AIX
5 6 (9.68%) Solaris
6 5 (8.06%) CentOS
7 4 (6.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.61%) Android
9 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (37.10%) ITIL
2 14 (22.58%) Configuration Management
3 12 (19.35%) DevOps
3 12 (19.35%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (17.74%) Project Management
5 10 (16.13%) Incident Management
5 10 (16.13%) IT Strategy
6 9 (14.52%) Agile Project Management
6 9 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (14.52%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (14.52%) Critical Thinking
6 9 (14.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (14.52%) High Availability
6 9 (14.52%) Microservices
6 9 (14.52%) Technical Architecture
7 8 (12.90%) Change Management
7 8 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (11.29%) Business Continuity
8 7 (11.29%) Decision-Making
8 7 (11.29%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.71%) Python
2 16 (25.81%) Bash Shell
3 11 (17.74%) PowerShell
3 11 (17.74%) Shell Script
4 10 (16.13%) Go
5 5 (8.06%) C#
6 4 (6.45%) AWK
6 4 (6.45%) Korn
6 4 (6.45%) Perl
7 3 (4.84%) Bourne shell
8 2 (3.23%) Java
8 2 (3.23%) Ruby
9 1 (1.61%) C
9 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.61%) PHP
9 1 (1.61%) sed
Qualifications
1 21 (33.87%) Security Cleared
2 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) Degree
4 10 (16.13%) RHCSA
5 8 (12.90%) MCSE
5 8 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (11.29%) DV Cleared
6 7 (11.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (8.06%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (6.45%) RHCVA
9 3 (4.84%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (4.84%) MCITP
9 3 (4.84%) OCA
9 3 (4.84%) OCP
9 3 (4.84%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (4.84%) RHCA
10 2 (3.23%) CCNP
10 2 (3.23%) CCSP
10 2 (3.23%) CISSP
10 2 (3.23%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (19.35%) Docker
3 7 (11.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (11.29%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (9.68%) vSphere
5 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
5 4 (6.45%) Firmware
5 4 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.45%) KVM
5 4 (6.45%) RHEV
5 4 (6.45%) Samba
5 4 (6.45%) Sendmail
5 4 (6.45%) Veritas File System
5 4 (6.45%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (4.84%) GlusterFS
6 3 (4.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (4.84%) vCloud
7 2 (3.23%) Gluster
7 2 (3.23%) Squid
8 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (43.55%) Ansible
2 21 (33.87%) Puppet
3 12 (19.35%) Kubernetes
4 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (14.52%) Mesos
5 9 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (14.52%) Terraform
6 8 (12.90%) Tivoli
7 4 (6.45%) BladeLogic
7 4 (6.45%) BMC PATROL
7 4 (6.45%) OpenView
7 4 (6.45%) yum
8 3 (4.84%) NetBackup
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 3 (4.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (3.23%) SELinux
10 1 (1.61%) Cobbler
10 1 (1.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 48 (77.42%) Red Hat
2 21 (33.87%) VMware
3 11 (17.74%) Google
3 11 (17.74%) IBM
3 11 (17.74%) Veritas
4 10 (16.13%) HP
5 9 (14.52%) Atlassian
6 7 (11.29%) Dell
6 7 (11.29%) Microsoft
6 7 (11.29%) Splunk
7 6 (9.68%) NetApp
8 4 (6.45%) BMC
8 4 (6.45%) Cisco
8 4 (6.45%) EMC
8 4 (6.45%) Opsware
9 3 (4.84%) Brocade
9 3 (4.84%) Centrify
9 3 (4.84%) Oracle
9 3 (4.84%) StorageTek
9 3 (4.84%) Sun