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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Rank 581 577 522
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -55
Contract jobs citing RHCE 41 23 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.042% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.38% 0.22% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 43
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£345 £349 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.07% -0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -4.61%
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
10795 10379 9094
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 18.96% 18.99% 17.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 6459 5831 4877
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 514 452 499
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £12.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £45.00 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.42% -9.52%

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 4 August 2015.

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 18 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 4 August 2015. 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 -3 36 £348 -13.12% 18
South East -19 12 £325 -31.57% 4
London +7 11 £360 -15.29% 10
South West +3 8 - -
Wiltshire +7 7 - -
Oxfordshire - 6 - -
East of England -8 5 £356 +20.76% 1
City of London - 5 £340 - 4
Cambridge -6 4 £356 +20.76%
Cambridgeshire -7 4 £356 +20.76%
Farnborough - 3 £360 - 2
Salisbury - 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £360 - 2
Surrey - 3 £325 - 2
Chippenham - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 78 (95.12%) Linux
2 59 (71.95%) Red Hat
3 40 (48.78%) Puppet
4 32 (39.02%) CentOS
5 31 (37.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (31.71%) Security Cleared
6 26 (31.71%) Windows
6 26 (31.71%) TCP/IP
7 25 (30.49%) Cisco
8 22 (26.83%) Active Directory
8 22 (26.83%) VMware
9 21 (25.61%) SC Cleared
9 21 (25.61%) Solaris
9 21 (25.61%) Perl
9 21 (25.61%) Oracle
10 15 (18.29%) LAN
10 15 (18.29%) Sun
10 15 (18.29%) Configuration Management
11 14 (17.07%) Samba
11 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (17.07%) UNIX
12 13 (15.85%) DV Cleared
12 13 (15.85%) Amazon AWS
13 12 (14.63%) Firewall
13 12 (14.63%) WAN
13 12 (14.63%) Python
13 12 (14.63%) Apache
13 12 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
14 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (12.20%) SAN

RHCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 12 (14.63%) Apache
2 8 (9.76%) IIS
3 7 (8.54%) JBoss
4 6 (7.32%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.22%) Confluence
7 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.85%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.76%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (9.76%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.44%) SaaS
4 1 (1.22%) PaaS
4 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (31.71%) TCP/IP
2 15 (18.29%) LAN
3 12 (14.63%) WAN
3 12 (14.63%) Firewall
4 10 (12.20%) DNS
4 10 (12.20%) SAN
5 7 (8.54%) FTP
5 7 (8.54%) HTTP
5 7 (8.54%) iSCSI
6 6 (7.32%) LDAP
7 5 (6.10%) SSH
8 4 (4.88%) NAS
8 4 (4.88%) HTTPS
8 4 (4.88%) SMTP
9 3 (3.66%) SSL
9 3 (3.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.66%) PCoIP
10 2 (2.44%) OpenFlow
10 2 (2.44%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) MySQL
2 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) JIRA
2 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.44%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (4.88%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Law
5 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 27 (32.93%) Linux Engineer
2 24 (29.27%) Administrator
3 18 (21.95%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (19.51%) Linux Administrator
5 14 (17.07%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 13 (15.85%) Designer
6 13 (15.85%) Senior Designer
7 8 (9.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (8.54%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 7 (8.54%) UNIX Administrator
9 6 (7.32%) Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Web Analyst
11 4 (4.88%) Operations Analyst
12 3 (3.66%) Architect
12 3 (3.66%) Applications Engineer
13 2 (2.44%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 2 (2.44%) Technical Architect
14 1 (1.22%) Consultant
14 1 (1.22%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.20%) Web Services
2 2 (2.44%) Middleware
2 2 (2.44%) REST
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.22%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.32%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (3.66%) Wiki
3 3 (3.66%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.66%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.66%) Clustering
3 3 (3.66%) Statistics
4 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.22%) CESG
5 1 (1.22%) STB
5 1 (1.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 78 (95.12%) Linux
2 32 (39.02%) CentOS
3 31 (37.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (31.71%) Windows
5 21 (25.61%) Solaris
6 14 (17.07%) UNIX
6 14 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.10%) Debian
10 4 (4.88%) Ubuntu
11 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
11 3 (3.66%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) Configuration Management
2 9 (10.98%) Release Management
2 9 (10.98%) DevOps
3 8 (9.76%) Open Source
4 7 (8.54%) Line Management
5 6 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.32%) Network Design
6 4 (4.88%) Migration
6 4 (4.88%) ITIL
6 4 (4.88%) Change Management
6 4 (4.88%) Data Security
7 3 (3.66%) Project Management
7 3 (3.66%) Risk Management
7 3 (3.66%) Capacity Management
7 3 (3.66%) Market Research
8 2 (2.44%) SDLC
8 2 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.44%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.44%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) Perl
2 12 (14.63%) Python
3 7 (8.54%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.44%) Ruby
5 2 (2.44%) Java
5 2 (2.44%) SQL
5 2 (2.44%) Go
6 1 (1.22%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (31.71%) Security Cleared
2 21 (25.61%) SC Cleared
3 13 (15.85%) DV Cleared
4 12 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (9.76%) CCNP
6 6 (7.32%) MCSE
6 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (6.10%) RHCA
8 4 (4.88%) CCNA
8 4 (4.88%) Degree
8 4 (4.88%) RHCSA
9 3 (3.66%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (2.44%) CCIE
10 2 (2.44%) LPIC
10 2 (2.44%) HP ASE
10 2 (2.44%) HP MASE
11 1 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (1.22%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.22%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
1 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (26.83%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.07%) Samba
3 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (10.98%) Postfix
5 8 (9.76%) iptables
6 5 (6.10%) qmail
6 5 (6.10%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.88%) SpamAssassin
8 3 (3.66%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.44%) NFS
9 2 (2.44%) Docker
9 2 (2.44%) vSphere
10 1 (1.22%) XenApp
10 1 (1.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 40 (48.78%) Puppet
2 10 (12.20%) Red Hat Satellite
3 9 (10.98%) SELinux
4 8 (9.76%) Cacti
5 5 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.66%) HAProxy
6 3 (3.66%) Ansible
6 3 (3.66%) ZABBIX
6 3 (3.66%) yum
7 2 (2.44%) CFEngine
7 2 (2.44%) Vagrant
7 2 (2.44%) Nagios
7 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.22%) SCOM
8 1 (1.22%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (1.22%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (1.22%) OpenView
Vendors
1 59 (71.95%) Red Hat
2 25 (30.49%) Cisco
3 22 (26.83%) VMware
4 21 (25.61%) Oracle
5 15 (18.29%) Sun
6 8 (9.76%) Juniper
6 8 (9.76%) NetApp
7 6 (7.32%) HP
8 5 (6.10%) Citrix
9 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.88%) Brocade
10 3 (3.66%) Dell
11 2 (2.44%) IBM
11 2 (2.44%) Veritas
11 2 (2.44%) F5
11 2 (2.44%) SaltStack
12 1 (1.22%) Tripwire
12 1 (1.22%) Symantec
12 1 (1.22%) Atlassian
12 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds
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