Period
to 16 November 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 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 736 833 827
Rank change year-on-year +97 -6 -66
Contract jobs citing RHCE 69 69 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.066% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 0.35% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 44 53
UK median daily rate £575 £519 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.84% +15.28% +2.56%
10th Percentile £425 £383 £252
90th Percentile £713 £575 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £525 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% +40.00% +18.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 16,950 19,474 19,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.34% 18.74% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,376 11,492 11,854
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £224
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 855 955 928
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -7.41% +3.85%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.63 £12.05
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.31 £29.00
% change year-on-year +38.29% -12.72% +7.41%

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 16 November 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 11 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 16 November 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 +94 66 £575 +10.84% 13
London +78 35 £588 +14.63% 6
UK excluding London +70 33 £563 +7.14% 7
South West -7 11 £525 -4.55% 5
West Midlands - 11 £660 -
Midlands - 11 £660 -
South East +33 6 £410 -4.93% 1
Scotland +25 2 £175 -
North of England - 2 £500 - 1
North West - 2 £500 -
East of England - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 16 November 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 58 (84.06%) Linux
2 52 (75.36%) DevOps
3 47 (68.12%) AWS
4 45 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (63.77%) Red Hat
6 38 (55.07%) Python
7 37 (53.62%) Opscode Chef
8 36 (52.17%) Jenkins
8 36 (52.17%) Security Cleared
8 36 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (49.28%) Bash Shell
10 33 (47.83%) Perl
10 33 (47.83%) Ruby
10 33 (47.83%) Infrastructure Automation
11 32 (46.38%) Ansible
12 31 (44.93%) Splunk
13 29 (42.03%) JIRA
14 28 (40.58%) JSON
15 27 (39.13%) Open Source
16 24 (34.78%) Puppet
17 23 (33.33%) Kanban
18 22 (31.88%) Git (software)
18 22 (31.88%) Configuration Management
19 20 (28.99%) Windows
20 18 (26.09%) RHCSA
21 17 (24.64%) Qualys
21 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Certification
21 17 (24.64%) MCSA
21 17 (24.64%) Suricata
22 16 (23.19%) Sonatype Nexus

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 11 (15.94%) Confluence
2 5 (7.25%) IIS
3 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.90%) Apache
4 2 (2.90%) Jetty
4 2 (2.90%) Mongrel
4 2 (2.90%) nginx
4 2 (2.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.45%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 47 (68.12%) AWS
2 16 (23.19%) Azure
3 15 (21.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 13 (18.84%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (17.39%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (17.39%) Datadog
6 10 (14.49%) Amazon ELB
7 9 (13.04%) Amazon S3
8 6 (8.70%) GCP
9 3 (4.35%) Google App Engine
10 2 (2.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (2.90%) GitHub
10 2 (2.90%) Office 365
11 1 (1.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (1.45%) Azure Stack
11 1 (1.45%) IaaS
11 1 (1.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) VPN
2 15 (21.74%) Internet
3 8 (11.59%) DNS
4 6 (8.70%) HTTP
5 5 (7.25%) DHCP
6 4 (5.80%) DMZ
6 4 (5.80%) Firewall
6 4 (5.80%) NAS
6 4 (5.80%) SAN
6 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.35%) SSL
8 2 (2.90%) FTP
8 2 (2.90%) IPsec
9 1 (1.45%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.45%) Network Security
9 1 (1.45%) Skype
9 1 (1.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 9 (13.04%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (5.80%) Big Data
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.45%) MySQL
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 36 (52.17%) Jenkins
2 29 (42.03%) JIRA
3 22 (31.88%) Git (software)
4 16 (23.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (20.29%) GitLab
6 4 (5.80%) Subversion
7 2 (2.90%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.45%) Hudson
8 1 (1.45%) TestRail
8 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.45%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (15.94%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.35%) Automotive
3 3 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.90%) French Language
4 2 (2.90%) German Language
4 2 (2.90%) Hindi Language
4 2 (2.90%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.90%) Japanese Language
4 2 (2.90%) Korean Language
4 2 (2.90%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.90%) Russian Language
4 2 (2.90%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 48 (69.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (18.84%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (8.70%) Senior DevOps
3 6 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) AWS DevOps
4 5 (7.25%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (7.25%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Administrator
5 3 (4.35%) Architect
5 3 (4.35%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Senior Platform Engineer
5 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Azure DevOps
6 2 (2.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 2 (2.90%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (40.58%) JSON
2 11 (15.94%) Web Services
3 5 (7.25%) Django
3 5 (7.25%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (4.35%) .NET
4 3 (4.35%) J2EE
5 2 (2.90%) Kafka
5 2 (2.90%) LDAP
5 2 (2.90%) Servlets
6 1 (1.45%) Middleware
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.90%) Clustering
3 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.45%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (84.06%) Linux
2 36 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (28.99%) Windows
4 7 (10.14%) Unix
5 5 (7.25%) CentOS
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
6 3 (4.35%) Debian
6 3 (4.35%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.90%) SUSE
8 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.45%) VMS
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (75.36%) DevOps
2 45 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (47.83%) Infrastructure Automation
4 27 (39.13%) Open Source
5 23 (33.33%) Kanban
6 22 (31.88%) Configuration Management
7 16 (23.19%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (23.19%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (23.19%) ITIL
8 15 (21.74%) Scrum
9 12 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (15.94%) Infrastructure as Code
11 9 (13.04%) Runbook
12 8 (11.59%) User Stories
13 6 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
13 6 (8.70%) Migration
14 5 (7.25%) Patch Management
15 4 (5.80%) Kalman Filter
16 3 (4.35%) Microservices
16 3 (4.35%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.07%) Python
2 34 (49.28%) Bash Shell
3 33 (47.83%) Perl
3 33 (47.83%) Ruby
4 5 (7.25%) C
4 5 (7.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.25%) SQL
5 4 (5.80%) Java
5 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) Korn
6 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) RHCSA
3 17 (24.64%) MCSA
3 17 (24.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (23.19%) SC Cleared
5 15 (21.74%) AWS Certification
6 7 (10.14%) RHCA
7 4 (5.80%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (4.35%) CCNA
8 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (4.35%) GCUX
8 3 (4.35%) GIAC
8 3 (4.35%) LPIC
8 3 (4.35%) MCSE
9 2 (2.90%) Degree
9 2 (2.90%) MCP
9 2 (2.90%) VCP6
10 1 (1.45%) CEH
10 1 (1.45%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Docker
2 9 (13.04%) PowerDNS
3 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.70%) Gluster
5 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
6 3 (4.35%) NFS
6 3 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (2.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.90%) vSphere
7 2 (2.90%) Xen
8 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.45%) KVM
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.45%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.45%) XenApp
8 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (53.62%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (46.38%) Ansible
3 24 (34.78%) Puppet
4 17 (24.64%) Suricata
5 14 (20.29%) Terraform
6 9 (13.04%) NetBackup
7 8 (11.59%) Kubernetes
8 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 3 (4.35%) Rsyslog
10 3 (4.35%) Tivoli
10 3 (4.35%) VictorOps
10 3 (4.35%) WSUS
10 3 (4.35%) yum
11 2 (2.90%) SCOM
11 2 (2.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
11 2 (2.90%) vRealize
12 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
12 1 (1.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 44 (63.77%) Red Hat
2 31 (44.93%) Splunk
3 17 (24.64%) Qualys
4 15 (21.74%) ServiceNow
5 10 (14.49%) VMware
6 8 (11.59%) Cisco
7 6 (8.70%) Atlassian
7 6 (8.70%) Google
8 5 (7.25%) HP
8 5 (7.25%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.80%) Dell
10 3 (4.35%) Perforce
11 2 (2.90%) Citrix
11 2 (2.90%) Intel
11 2 (2.90%) Oracle
11 2 (2.90%) Sun
11 2 (2.90%) Veritas
12 1 (1.45%) Hitachi
12 1 (1.45%) IBM
12 1 (1.45%) Murex