Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 846 780 743
Rank change year-on-year -66 -37 +65
Contract jobs citing RHCE 51 89 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.092% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.27% 0.47% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 59 129
UK median daily rate £400 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +23.94%
10th Percentile £354 £308 £230
90th Percentile £555 £568 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £444 £330
% change year-on-year -13.24% +34.47% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
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 19,104 18,740 23,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.69% 19.43% 21.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,315 11,359 14,388
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £243
90th Percentile £625 £600 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 926 949 813
UK median hourly rate £22.66 £29.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.83% +8.18% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.19 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £31.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year -26.40% +11.61% +16.67%

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 19 August 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 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 19 August 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 -66 51 £400 -11.11% 21
UK excluding London -52 29 £385 -13.24% 15
London -33 21 £456 -1.88% 8
South East -49 17 £400 -8.57% 3
East of England 0 4 £275 -36.23% 3
South West -11 4 £385 -21.03% 5
Midlands - 4 £450 - 1
West Midlands - 4 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 46 (90.20%) Linux
2 41 (80.39%) Red Hat
3 31 (60.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (56.86%) VMware
5 21 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (39.22%) ITIL
6 20 (39.22%) Unix
7 18 (35.29%) Bash Shell
7 18 (35.29%) Ansible
8 16 (31.37%) Veritas
9 15 (29.41%) Windows
9 15 (29.41%) Python
10 14 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (27.45%) RHCSA
11 13 (25.49%) Incident Management
11 13 (25.49%) High Availability
12 12 (23.53%) Puppet
12 12 (23.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
12 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
12 12 (23.53%) Change Management
12 12 (23.53%) IBM
12 12 (23.53%) HP
12 12 (23.53%) Solaris
13 11 (21.57%) AIX
14 10 (19.61%) Shell Script
14 10 (19.61%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (17.65%) DevOps
15 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
15 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management

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 (17.65%) Apache
2 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.92%) Confluence
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.96%) JBoss
4 1 (1.96%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (7.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.92%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.96%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.96%) Datadog
4 1 (1.96%) Office 365
4 1 (1.96%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) SAN
2 7 (13.73%) DNS
3 5 (9.80%) Firewall
3 5 (9.80%) iSCSI
4 4 (7.84%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (7.84%) NAS
5 2 (3.92%) DHCP
5 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.96%) DVB
6 1 (1.96%) Internet
6 1 (1.96%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.96%) SNMP
6 1 (1.96%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.96%) SSL
6 1 (1.96%) VLAN
6 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) MySQL
2 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.96%) DTS
3 1 (1.96%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 16 (31.37%) Administrator
2 16 (31.37%) Linux Administrator
3 15 (29.41%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) Consultant
6 7 (13.73%) Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (9.80%) Linux Consultant
8 5 (9.80%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (9.80%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (7.84%) Senior Linux Consultant
9 4 (7.84%) Solaris Administrator
9 4 (7.84%) Solaris Systems Administrator
9 4 (7.84%) Unix Administrator
10 3 (5.88%) Data Analyst
10 3 (5.88%) Security Analyst
10 3 (5.88%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) LDAP
2 3 (5.88%) LAMP
3 2 (3.92%) CSS
3 2 (3.92%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (3.92%) POSIX
3 2 (3.92%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) Memcached
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
4 1 (1.96%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Self-Motivation
2 9 (17.65%) Clustering
2 9 (17.65%) Data Centre
3 8 (15.69%) Computer Science
3 8 (15.69%) LPAR
4 7 (13.73%) Management Information System
5 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (5.88%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (3.92%) Fintech
8 2 (3.92%) iSeries
8 2 (3.92%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.96%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (1.96%) IPTV
9 1 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
9 1 (1.96%) Replication
9 1 (1.96%) STB
9 1 (1.96%) Video on Demand
9 1 (1.96%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 46 (90.20%) Linux
2 31 (60.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (39.22%) Unix
4 15 (29.41%) Windows
5 12 (23.53%) Solaris
6 11 (21.57%) AIX
7 8 (15.69%) Windows Server
8 7 (13.73%) CentOS
9 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (7.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.96%) Android
11 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.96%) HPUX
11 1 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) ITIL
2 14 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (25.49%) High Availability
3 13 (25.49%) Incident Management
4 12 (23.53%) Change Management
5 9 (17.65%) Business Continuity
5 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
5 9 (17.65%) DevOps
6 8 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (13.73%) Mathematics
7 7 (13.73%) Patch Management
8 5 (9.80%) Migration
8 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (9.80%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.80%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (9.80%) Server Hardening
8 5 (9.80%) Storage Management
9 4 (7.84%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (7.84%) Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (7.84%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 18 (35.29%) Bash Shell
2 15 (29.41%) Python
3 10 (19.61%) Shell Script
4 9 (17.65%) Perl
5 7 (13.73%) PowerShell
6 5 (9.80%) AWK
6 5 (9.80%) Java
6 5 (9.80%) Korn
7 4 (7.84%) Bourne shell
7 4 (7.84%) Ruby
8 2 (3.92%) Go
9 1 (1.96%) C
9 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.96%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) sed
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) RHCSA
2 12 (23.53%) SC Cleared
2 12 (23.53%) Security Cleared
3 9 (17.65%) Degree
3 9 (17.65%) MCSE
3 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (13.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (9.80%) OCA
5 5 (9.80%) OCP
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (9.80%) RHCA
6 4 (7.84%) RHCVA
7 3 (5.88%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 3 (5.88%) CSSLP
7 3 (5.88%) GCIH
7 3 (5.88%) GCWN
7 3 (5.88%) GIAC
7 3 (5.88%) SANS
7 3 (5.88%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (23.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (13.73%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (11.76%) Docker
5 4 (7.84%) Firmware
5 4 (7.84%) GlusterFS
5 4 (7.84%) KVM
5 4 (7.84%) RHEV
5 4 (7.84%) Samba
5 4 (7.84%) Sendmail
5 4 (7.84%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (7.84%) Veritas File System
5 4 (7.84%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (7.84%) vSphere
6 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
7 2 (3.92%) Gluster
7 2 (3.92%) Squid
7 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.96%) Corosync
8 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (35.29%) Ansible
2 12 (23.53%) Puppet
3 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Satellite
3 9 (17.65%) Tivoli
4 8 (15.69%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (9.80%) Cobbler
5 5 (9.80%) NetBackup
6 4 (7.84%) BladeLogic
6 4 (7.84%) BMC PATROL
6 4 (7.84%) OpenView
6 4 (7.84%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 4 (7.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (7.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (7.84%) yum
7 3 (5.88%) Kubernetes
7 3 (5.88%) Terraform
8 2 (3.92%) Mesos
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (3.92%) SELinux
Vendors
1 41 (80.39%) Red Hat
2 29 (56.86%) VMware
3 16 (31.37%) Veritas
4 12 (23.53%) HP
4 12 (23.53%) IBM
5 7 (13.73%) Dell
5 7 (13.73%) Oracle
6 6 (11.76%) EMC
6 6 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.80%) Cisco
7 5 (9.80%) NetApp
8 4 (7.84%) BMC
8 4 (7.84%) Brocade
8 4 (7.84%) Centrify
8 4 (7.84%) Opsware
8 4 (7.84%) StorageTek
8 4 (7.84%) Sun
9 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
9 2 (3.92%) Google
9 2 (3.92%) Splunk