Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 752 836 784
Rank change year-on-year +84 -52 -58
Contract jobs citing RHCE 73 64 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.082% 0.062% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.42% 0.33% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 42 57
UK median daily rate £600 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £428 £368 £262
90th Percentile £713 £575 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £456 £438
% change year-on-year +20.55% +4.29% +36.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £49.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +23.75% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - +23.75% -

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 17,376 19,129 18,645
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.46% 18.56% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,589 11,297 11,301
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +4.79%
10th Percentile £263 £244 £240
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 977 915
UK median hourly rate £36.98 £24.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.06% -17.24% +5.45%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.90 £12.03
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £51.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 £31.93
% change year-on-year +50.00% -21.69% +15.63%

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 18 September 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 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 18 September 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 +72 68 £600 +20.00% 14
London +79 40 £600 +17.65% 6
UK excluding London +45 32 £550 +20.55% 8
South West -11 13 £525 - 3
Midlands +38 10 £660 +46.67% 3
West Midlands +35 10 £660 +46.67% 3
Scotland +40 4 £168 -
South East +17 4 £413 +3.13% 1
East of England +21 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 62 (84.93%) Linux
2 57 (78.08%) DevOps
3 52 (71.23%) AWS
3 52 (71.23%) Red Hat
4 43 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (57.53%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (56.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (53.42%) Security Cleared
7 39 (53.42%) Jenkins
8 34 (46.58%) Bash Shell
8 34 (46.58%) Python
9 32 (43.84%) Splunk
9 32 (43.84%) Ansible
9 32 (43.84%) Infrastructure Automation
10 29 (39.73%) Puppet
10 29 (39.73%) Perl
10 29 (39.73%) Ruby
11 27 (36.99%) JSON
11 27 (36.99%) JIRA
11 27 (36.99%) Open Source
12 25 (34.25%) Git (software)
13 23 (31.51%) Kanban
14 22 (30.14%) Qualys
15 21 (28.77%) Sonatype Nexus
16 20 (27.40%) AWS Certification
16 20 (27.40%) RHCSA
16 20 (27.40%) SC Cleared
17 19 (26.03%) Configuration Management
18 18 (24.66%) Suricata
19 17 (23.29%) Web Services

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 (12.33%) Confluence
2 4 (5.48%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.74%) Apache
3 2 (2.74%) IIS
3 2 (2.74%) Jetty
3 2 (2.74%) Mongrel
3 2 (2.74%) nginx
3 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 52 (71.23%) AWS
2 16 (21.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 15 (20.55%) Azure
4 14 (19.18%) Datadog
5 13 (17.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 12 (16.44%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (13.70%) Amazon ELB
8 9 (12.33%) Amazon S3
9 6 (8.22%) GCP
10 3 (4.11%) Google App Engine
11 2 (2.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (2.74%) OpenShift
12 1 (1.37%) Azure Stack
12 1 (1.37%) GitHub
12 1 (1.37%) Office 365
12 1 (1.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 16 (21.92%) Internet
1 16 (21.92%) VPN
2 6 (8.22%) DNS
3 4 (5.48%) Firewall
3 4 (5.48%) NAS
3 4 (5.48%) SAN
3 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.11%) DHCP
4 3 (4.11%) DMZ
4 3 (4.11%) HTTP
4 3 (4.11%) SSL
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.74%) FTP
5 2 (2.74%) IPsec
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.37%) Skype
6 1 (1.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 9 (12.33%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (4.11%) Big Data
3 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.37%) MySQL
3 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (53.42%) Jenkins
2 27 (36.99%) JIRA
3 25 (34.25%) Git (software)
4 21 (28.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (16.44%) GitLab
6 2 (2.74%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.37%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.37%) Hudson
7 1 (1.37%) TestRail
7 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.37%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (17.81%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.11%) Automotive
3 3 (4.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) French Language
4 2 (2.74%) German Language
4 2 (2.74%) Hindi Language
4 2 (2.74%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.74%) Japanese Language
4 2 (2.74%) Korean Language
4 2 (2.74%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.74%) Russian Language
4 2 (2.74%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 49 (67.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (17.81%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Senior DevOps
3 6 (8.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (5.48%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Unix Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) IT Support
6 3 (4.11%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Senior Platform Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Administrator
7 2 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.74%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (36.99%) JSON
2 17 (23.29%) Web Services
3 5 (6.85%) Django
4 4 (5.48%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (4.11%) .NET
5 3 (4.11%) J2EE
6 2 (2.74%) Servlets
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
7 1 (1.37%) Regular Expression
7 1 (1.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Enterprise Cloud
2 4 (5.48%) Clustering
2 4 (5.48%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.11%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.37%) e-Learning
5 1 (1.37%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (84.93%) Linux
2 41 (56.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (21.92%) Windows
4 7 (9.59%) Unix
5 4 (5.48%) Debian
5 4 (5.48%) SUSE
5 4 (5.48%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.11%) CentOS
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.37%) Fedora
7 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (78.08%) DevOps
2 43 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (43.84%) Infrastructure Automation
4 27 (36.99%) Open Source
5 23 (31.51%) Kanban
6 19 (26.03%) Configuration Management
7 16 (21.92%) ITIL
8 15 (20.55%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (20.55%) Scrum
9 14 (19.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (13.70%) Infrastructure as Code
10 10 (13.70%) Runbook
11 9 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
12 8 (10.96%) User Stories
13 5 (6.85%) Security Operations
13 5 (6.85%) SIEM
13 5 (6.85%) Storage Management
14 4 (5.48%) Cybersecurity
14 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 4 (5.48%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) Bash Shell
1 34 (46.58%) Python
2 29 (39.73%) Perl
2 29 (39.73%) Ruby
3 4 (5.48%) C
3 4 (5.48%) Java
3 4 (5.48%) SQL
4 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.37%) Go
5 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.37%) Korn
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (53.42%) Security Cleared
2 20 (27.40%) AWS Certification
2 20 (27.40%) RHCSA
2 20 (27.40%) SC Cleared
3 17 (23.29%) MCSA
3 17 (23.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (12.33%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (8.22%) CCNA
5 6 (8.22%) RHCA
5 6 (8.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (6.85%) MCSE
7 4 (5.48%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.48%) VCP6
8 3 (4.11%) CCNP
9 2 (2.74%) CEH
9 2 (2.74%) CISM
9 2 (2.74%) CISSP
9 2 (2.74%) SANS
10 1 (1.37%) CCA
10 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.48%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (5.48%) NIST
3 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 16 (21.92%) Docker
2 9 (12.33%) PowerDNS
3 6 (8.22%) Gluster
3 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.74%) NFS
5 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (2.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (2.74%) Xen
6 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.37%) vSphere
6 1 (1.37%) XenApp
6 1 (1.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 42 (57.53%) Opscode Chef
2 32 (43.84%) Ansible
3 29 (39.73%) Puppet
4 18 (24.66%) Suricata
5 12 (16.44%) Terraform
6 11 (15.07%) Kubernetes
7 9 (12.33%) NetBackup
8 4 (5.48%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (5.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 4 (5.48%) SELinux
9 3 (4.11%) Tivoli
9 3 (4.11%) WSUS
9 3 (4.11%) yum
10 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (2.74%) vCenter Server
11 1 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (1.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (1.37%) SCCM
11 1 (1.37%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (71.23%) Red Hat
2 32 (43.84%) Splunk
3 22 (30.14%) Qualys
4 14 (19.18%) Cisco
5 13 (17.81%) ServiceNow
6 11 (15.07%) VMware
7 7 (9.59%) Google
7 7 (9.59%) Microsoft
8 6 (8.22%) Atlassian
9 5 (6.85%) Dell
9 5 (6.85%) HP
10 4 (5.48%) Intel
11 2 (2.74%) Citrix
11 2 (2.74%) Oracle
11 2 (2.74%) Sun
11 2 (2.74%) Veritas
12 1 (1.37%) Hitachi
12 1 (1.37%) IBM
12 1 (1.37%) Juniper
12 1 (1.37%) Murex