The table below looks at the statistics for RHCE in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RHCE over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Rank 574 514 552
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +38
Contract jobs citing RHCE 41 55 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.071% 0.11% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.36% 0.61% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 35 22
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£375 £375 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £353
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11520 8966 10108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.06% 17.13% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6487 5099 5271
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £545 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 384 590
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.43 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.01% -18.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -23.40%

RHCE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RHCE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

RHCE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RHCE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RHCE within the UK.

RHCE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RHCE
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RHCE within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

RHCE Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RHCE
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RHCE within the UK.

RHCE Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RHCE
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCE within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -52 27 £400 +6.66% 12
London +5 12 £400 - 8
South Wales -4 10 £360 +20.00%
Wales -19 10 £360 +20.00%
Cardiff - 10 £360 -
South East -19 6 £356 +9.61% 2
City of London +14 5 £375 -13.04% 2
North West -9 5 £425 +30.76% 3
Manchester -10 4 £413 +26.92% 2
Berkshire +8 3 £375 +29.31% 1
East of England -29 2 £350 -6.66% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £420 -
Surrey +1 1 £325 -18.75%
Cambridge +1 1 £350 - 1
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £350 - 1
Harrow - 1 £400 - 1
Havant - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RHCE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RHCE.

1 54 (88.52%) Linux
2 47 (77.05%) Red Hat
3 40 (65.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (47.54%) VMware
5 21 (34.43%) ITIL
5 21 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (32.79%) UNIX
7 19 (31.15%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (29.51%) CCNA
8 18 (29.51%) NFS
9 17 (27.87%) DNS
9 17 (27.87%) Cisco
9 17 (27.87%) HP
10 16 (26.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
11 15 (24.59%) Windows
11 15 (24.59%) Perl
12 14 (22.95%) Apache
12 14 (22.95%) Finance
13 13 (21.31%) IBM
13 13 (21.31%) EMC
13 13 (21.31%) Citrix
14 12 (19.67%) Oracle
14 12 (19.67%) Clustering
14 12 (19.67%) Bash Shell
15 11 (18.03%) VMware ESX
15 11 (18.03%) MCSE
15 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (16.39%) SAN
16 10 (16.39%) MySQL

RHCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RHCE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RHCE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (22.95%) Apache
2 6 (9.84%) WebSphere
3 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
4 4 (6.56%) JBoss
5 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.28%) Zimbra
7 1 (1.64%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.64%) IIS
7 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.64%) IaaS
2 1 (1.64%) PaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.87%) DNS
2 10 (16.39%) SAN
3 7 (11.48%) Firewall
4 6 (9.84%) WAN
4 6 (9.84%) DHCP
4 6 (9.84%) iSCSI
5 5 (8.20%) Network Security
5 5 (8.20%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (8.20%) SSL
6 4 (6.56%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.92%) SSH
7 3 (4.92%) VLAN
7 3 (4.92%) VPN
7 3 (4.92%) FTP
7 3 (4.92%) DMZ
8 2 (3.28%) LAN
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.64%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) MySQL
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.28%) Redis
3 2 (3.28%) Big Data
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 8 (13.11%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.84%) Banking
4 2 (3.28%) Games
5 1 (1.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Linux Engineer
2 18 (29.51%) Administrator
3 16 (26.23%) Systems Administrator
4 12 (19.67%) Linux Administrator
5 11 (18.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 8 (13.11%) Analyst
6 8 (13.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 5 (8.20%) Security Manager
8 5 (8.20%) Network Security Manager
8 5 (8.20%) Network Manager
8 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (6.56%) Project Engineer
9 4 (6.56%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (4.92%) Senior UNIX Administrator
10 3 (4.92%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.92%) Senior Linux Administrator
10 3 (4.92%) Project Analyst
10 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) LAMP
2 6 (9.84%) SOAP
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) Clustering
2 6 (9.84%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.20%) Open Source
3 5 (8.20%) Replication
4 3 (4.92%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (4.92%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.28%) LPAR
5 2 (3.28%) Derivative
5 2 (3.28%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.28%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) CESG
6 1 (1.64%) Life Science
6 1 (1.64%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (88.52%) Linux
2 40 (65.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (32.79%) UNIX
4 15 (24.59%) Windows
5 10 (16.39%) Solaris
6 7 (11.48%) AIX
7 6 (9.84%) CentOS
8 5 (8.20%) HPUX
9 4 (6.56%) Android
10 3 (4.92%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (3.28%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.64%) SUSE
12 1 (1.64%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Incident Management
2 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
3 4 (6.56%) Migration
3 4 (6.56%) Coaching
4 3 (4.92%) People Management
4 3 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.92%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (4.92%) Capacity Management
4 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.92%) Change Management
5 2 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.28%) Service Management
5 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.28%) Data Security
5 2 (3.28%) ERP
5 2 (3.28%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.28%) DevOps
5 2 (3.28%) Data Analysis
5 2 (3.28%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) Perl
2 12 (19.67%) Bash Shell
3 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
4 6 (9.84%) Java
5 5 (8.20%) SQL
5 5 (8.20%) Python
6 4 (6.56%) PHP
7 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.28%) Korn
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
9 1 (1.64%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (31.15%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (29.51%) CCNA
3 16 (26.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (18.03%) MCSE
4 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (16.39%) MCITP
6 8 (13.11%) RHCT
7 6 (9.84%) CCDP
7 6 (9.84%) CCNP
7 6 (9.84%) JNCIA
8 5 (8.20%) MCTS
8 5 (8.20%) MCDST
8 5 (8.20%) ACSA
8 5 (8.20%) ACSP
8 5 (8.20%) Degree
8 5 (8.20%) CCIP
8 5 (8.20%) IBM Certification
8 5 (8.20%) MCSA
9 4 (6.56%) VCP5
9 4 (6.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 21 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (29.51%) NFS
3 11 (18.03%) VMware ESX
4 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
5 7 (11.48%) vSphere
6 6 (9.84%) XenApp
7 5 (8.20%) Postfix
8 4 (6.56%) Samba
9 3 (4.92%) vCloud
10 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (3.28%) Sendmail
10 2 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (3.28%) qmail
11 1 (1.64%) KVM
11 1 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (1.64%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Backup Exec
2 5 (8.20%) Puppet
2 5 (8.20%) MIMEsweeper
2 5 (8.20%) MAILsweeper
2 5 (8.20%) Nagios
3 4 (6.56%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (4.92%) Ansible
4 3 (4.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (4.92%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.28%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.28%) nmon
5 2 (3.28%) SCCM
5 2 (3.28%) SCOM
5 2 (3.28%) ZABBIX
5 2 (3.28%) Cacti
6 1 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.64%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 47 (77.05%) Red Hat
2 29 (47.54%) VMware
3 17 (27.87%) Cisco
3 17 (27.87%) HP
4 15 (24.59%) Microsoft
5 13 (21.31%) IBM
5 13 (21.31%) EMC
5 13 (21.31%) Citrix
6 12 (19.67%) Oracle
7 9 (14.75%) NetApp
8 6 (9.84%) Juniper
8 6 (9.84%) Sun
8 6 (9.84%) Redknee
9 5 (8.20%) Apple
10 4 (6.56%) Veritas
10 4 (6.56%) Symantec
11 3 (4.92%) Nimsoft
11 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.92%) Avaya
11 3 (4.92%) Sophos