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 25 September 2016 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.

3 months to
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Rank 573 627 600
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -27
Contract jobs citing RHCE 76 43 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.074% 0.080%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.38% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 20 33
Median daily rate £450 £343 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.38% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £453 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £340 £360
% change year-on-year
-15.44% -5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 -

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
10894 11305 11428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.50% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6733 6816 6331
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 535 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.00 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.27% +19.37%

RHCE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RHCE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 September 2016.

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 24 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 3 months to 25 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +61 76 £450 +12.50% 14
London +23 37 £475 +18.75% 5
North East -12 18 £280 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 18 £280 -
Tyne and Wear -16 18 £280 -
South East +22 11 £418 +28.46% 4
City of London +18 11 £450 +5.88% 2
Berkshire - 7 £500 -
South West +15 4 £475 -
Surrey +15 4 £195 -40.00%
Wiltshire +14 4 £475 -
Reading - 4 £550 -
Leeds - 3 £275 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 2
North West +20 2 £425 +3.03% 2
Manchester -2 2 £425 +3.03% 1
Woking - 2 £190 -
East of England +13 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire -1 1 £350 -
Hammersmith - 1 £438 -
Windsor - 1 £500 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 -
Camberley - 1 £200 -

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RHCE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RHCE.

1 175 (100.00%) Linux
2 147 (84.00%) Red Hat
3 109 (62.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 85 (48.57%) ITIL
5 77 (44.00%) Oracle
6 76 (43.43%) Puppet
7 70 (40.00%) SAN
7 70 (40.00%) KVM
8 64 (36.57%) High Availability
9 63 (36.00%) HP
10 60 (34.29%) Clustering
11 59 (33.71%) AIX
12 58 (33.14%) Compliance Management
13 56 (32.00%) EMC
14 55 (31.43%) Service Delivery
15 51 (29.14%) Security Cleared
16 50 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
17 47 (26.86%) EMC NetWorker
18 44 (25.14%) RHCA
19 39 (22.29%) VMware
19 39 (22.29%) SLA
20 31 (17.71%) IBM
21 30 (17.14%) Unix
21 30 (17.14%) Python
22 29 (16.57%) Apache
23 28 (16.00%) MySQL
23 28 (16.00%) DNS
23 28 (16.00%) Finance
23 28 (16.00%) LAMP
23 28 (16.00%) Configuration Management

RHCE
Top Related 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 29 (16.57%) Apache
2 24 (13.71%) OpenStack
3 16 (9.14%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.57%) JBoss
5 7 (4.00%) IIS
5 7 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.86%) MS Office
3 3 (1.71%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.29%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 70 (40.00%) SAN
2 28 (16.00%) DNS
3 16 (9.14%) TCP/IP
4 10 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (5.71%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (5.71%) LDAP
5 8 (4.57%) iSCSI
5 8 (4.57%) SSL
6 7 (4.00%) Internet
6 7 (4.00%) NAS
6 7 (4.00%) VLAN
7 6 (3.43%) Kerberos
7 6 (3.43%) SSH
8 5 (2.86%) Firewall
8 5 (2.86%) LAN
8 5 (2.86%) WAN
9 2 (1.14%) DHCP
9 2 (1.14%) FTP
9 2 (1.14%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.00%) MySQL
2 5 (2.86%) Big Data
3 4 (2.29%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.71%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.57%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (6.86%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 7 (4.00%) JIRA
4 5 (2.86%) Subversion
5 1 (0.57%) Ant
5 1 (0.57%) GCC
5 1 (0.57%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (16.00%) Finance
2 21 (12.00%) Banking
3 8 (4.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 68 (38.86%) Administrator
2 65 (37.14%) Linux Administrator
3 58 (33.14%) Linux Engineer
4 30 (17.14%) Linux Support
5 20 (11.43%) Linux Specialist
6 17 (9.71%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 17 (9.71%) Support Engineer
7 15 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (8.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 15 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (8.00%) Consultant
9 12 (6.86%) Linux Support Engineer
10 11 (6.29%) Linux Consultant
11 9 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (5.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 9 (5.14%) Server Support
12 8 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
12 8 (4.57%) Senior Consultant
12 8 (4.57%) Senior Linux Consultant
12 8 (4.57%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (16.00%) LAMP
2 7 (4.00%) .NET
2 7 (4.00%) libvirt
2 7 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (3.43%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.43%) JSP
4 4 (2.29%) JSON
4 4 (2.29%) WAMP
5 3 (1.71%) Ajax
5 3 (1.71%) CSS
5 3 (1.71%) ebXML
5 3 (1.71%) REST
5 3 (1.71%) SOAP
5 3 (1.71%) Web Services
6 2 (1.14%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.14%) Middleware
7 1 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 60 (34.29%) Clustering
2 14 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.14%) EMC VNX
3 9 (5.14%) Private Cloud
4 7 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 7 (4.00%) Wiki
5 6 (3.43%) PMI
6 5 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.86%) PKI
7 4 (2.29%) Derivative
7 4 (2.29%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.71%) CMDB
8 3 (1.71%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.14%) NHS
9 2 (1.14%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (1.14%) Statistics
10 1 (0.57%) Ergonomics
10 1 (0.57%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 175 (100.00%) Linux
2 109 (62.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 59 (33.71%) AIX
4 30 (17.14%) Unix
5 21 (12.00%) Windows
6 14 (8.00%) CentOS
7 12 (6.86%) Solaris
8 11 (6.29%) Ubuntu
9 9 (5.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.86%) Debian
11 4 (2.29%) Windows Server
12 3 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (48.57%) ITIL
2 64 (36.57%) High Availability
3 58 (33.14%) Compliance Management
4 55 (31.43%) Service Delivery
5 28 (16.00%) Configuration Management
6 22 (12.57%) DevOps
6 22 (12.57%) Migration
7 21 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
8 20 (11.43%) Data Protection
9 17 (9.71%) Open Source
10 11 (6.29%) Load Balancing
11 9 (5.14%) Kernel Tuning
11 9 (5.14%) Low Latency
12 7 (4.00%) Compatibility Testing
12 7 (4.00%) Dependency Management
13 6 (3.43%) Capacity Management
13 6 (3.43%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (3.43%) PRINCE2
13 6 (3.43%) Project Management
13 6 (3.43%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.14%) Python
2 22 (12.57%) Perl
3 20 (11.43%) Bash Shell
4 15 (8.57%) Java
5 13 (7.43%) PHP
6 11 (6.29%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.43%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.86%) Ruby
9 4 (2.29%) C
10 3 (1.71%) C++
10 3 (1.71%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.57%) AWK
11 1 (0.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (29.14%) Security Cleared
2 44 (25.14%) RHCA
3 27 (15.43%) RHCSA
4 23 (13.14%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared
5 20 (11.43%) CCNP
5 20 (11.43%) DV Cleared
6 19 (10.86%) CCNA
7 16 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (8.00%) Degree
10 11 (6.29%) RHCT
11 9 (5.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (4.00%) MCITP
12 7 (4.00%) MCSE
12 7 (4.00%) MCTS
13 6 (3.43%) PMI Certification
14 3 (1.71%) LPIC
14 3 (1.71%) OCP
14 3 (1.71%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (22.29%) SLA
2 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.71%) HL7
3 3 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 70 (40.00%) KVM
2 50 (28.57%) Oracle RAC
3 26 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (11.43%) Active Directory
5 17 (9.71%) NFS
6 14 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (6.29%) iptables
8 9 (5.14%) vSphere
9 8 (4.57%) Hyper-V
10 7 (4.00%) Samba
10 7 (4.00%) UAG
10 7 (4.00%) XenServer
11 5 (2.86%) Postfix
12 4 (2.29%) Docker
12 4 (2.29%) LXC
12 4 (2.29%) vCloud
13 3 (1.71%) Firmware
14 2 (1.14%) Squid
14 2 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (1.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 76 (43.43%) Puppet
2 47 (26.86%) EMC NetWorker
3 20 (11.43%) Red Hat Satellite
4 19 (10.86%) Nagios
5 14 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (4.00%) HAProxy
7 5 (2.86%) NetBackup
8 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.14%) Ansible
9 2 (1.14%) SELinux
10 1 (0.57%) Capistrano
10 1 (0.57%) Salt
10 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 147 (84.00%) Red Hat
2 77 (44.00%) Oracle
3 63 (36.00%) HP
4 56 (32.00%) EMC
5 39 (22.29%) VMware
6 31 (17.71%) IBM
7 19 (10.86%) Microsoft
8 13 (7.43%) Cisco
9 10 (5.71%) NetApp
10 7 (4.00%) Brocade
11 6 (3.43%) ArcSight
12 5 (2.86%) Citrix
13 4 (2.29%) Google
14 3 (1.71%) Dell
14 3 (1.71%) Juniper
15 2 (1.14%) Veritas
15 2 (1.14%) WorldPay
16 1 (0.57%) 3PAR
16 1 (0.57%) Adobe
16 1 (0.57%) SAP
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