The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Rank 570 515 526
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +11
Contract jobs citing RHCE 20 55 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.61% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 43 32
Average daily rate
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£374 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £288 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10437 9063 9816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.08% 17.78% 16.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5894 4875 5067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 500 612
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.87 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.10% -0.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% -4.54%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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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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 -51 18 £413 +10.00% 9
London -19 6 £425 -5.55% 7
Berkshire +6 4 £475 +46.15%
Cambridgeshire +4 4 £295 -10.60% 2
Cambridge -2 4 £295 -10.60% 2
South East -14 4 £475 +35.71%
East of England -24 4 £295 -10.60% 2
Slough - 3 - -
South Wales - 2 £304 - 1
Wales - 2 £304 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £304 - 1
Harrow - 1 - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
North West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 49 (90.74%) Linux
2 44 (81.48%) Red Hat
3 40 (74.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (44.44%) UNIX
5 19 (35.19%) Finance
6 17 (31.48%) DNS
7 16 (29.63%) ITIL
8 15 (27.78%) VMware
9 14 (25.93%) Perl
9 14 (25.93%) Apache
10 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
10 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (22.22%) Oracle
12 11 (20.37%) Windows
12 11 (20.37%) SAN
12 11 (20.37%) CCNA
12 11 (20.37%) Puppet
12 11 (20.37%) DevOps
13 10 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (18.52%) MySQL
14 9 (16.67%) Solaris
14 9 (16.67%) NFS
14 9 (16.67%) Cisco
14 9 (16.67%) IBM
14 9 (16.67%) HP
14 9 (16.67%) EMC
14 9 (16.67%) Shell Script
14 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
14 9 (16.67%) LAMP
15 8 (14.81%) Opscode Chef

RHCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 (25.93%) Apache
2 5 (9.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.85%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.85%) Node.js
4 1 (1.85%) CloudStack
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (12.96%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (3.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (31.48%) DNS
2 11 (20.37%) SAN
3 8 (14.81%) DHCP
4 7 (12.96%) Firewall
5 5 (9.26%) VPN
6 4 (7.41%) Network Security
6 4 (7.41%) SSL
6 4 (7.41%) FTP
7 3 (5.56%) Kerberos
7 3 (5.56%) WAN
7 3 (5.56%) VLAN
8 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.70%) SSH
8 2 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.70%) LAN
9 1 (1.85%) DMZ
9 1 (1.85%) EIGRP
9 1 (1.85%) BGP
9 1 (1.85%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.52%) MySQL
2 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.70%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.85%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Jenkins
1 5 (9.26%) Subversion
1 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (35.19%) Finance
2 6 (11.11%) Banking
3 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.56%) Games
5 1 (1.85%) Back Office
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (31.48%) Administrator
2 13 (24.07%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (18.52%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 7 (12.96%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Linux Consultant
6 6 (11.11%) Consultant
7 5 (9.26%) Analyst
8 4 (7.41%) Network Security Manager
8 4 (7.41%) Security Manager
8 4 (7.41%) Network Manager
8 4 (7.41%) Project Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Service Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (5.56%) Project Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.67%) LAMP
2 4 (7.41%) SOAP
3 2 (3.70%) Middleware
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Clustering
2 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.26%) Open Source
3 4 (7.41%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.56%) PKI
5 2 (3.70%) FMCG
5 2 (3.70%) Replication
6 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (90.74%) Linux
2 40 (74.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (44.44%) UNIX
4 11 (20.37%) Windows
5 9 (16.67%) Solaris
6 6 (11.11%) CentOS
7 4 (7.41%) HPUX
8 3 (5.56%) Android
8 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.70%) AIX
10 1 (1.85%) Debian
10 1 (1.85%) SUSE
10 1 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) ITIL
2 11 (20.37%) DevOps
3 10 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 5 (9.26%) ERP
6 4 (7.41%) Server Monitoring
6 4 (7.41%) Project Management
6 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.56%) Migration
7 3 (5.56%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.70%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (3.70%) Change Management
8 2 (3.70%) Data Security
9 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.85%) Business Continuity
9 1 (1.85%) Information Security
9 1 (1.85%) Low Latency
9 1 (1.85%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) Perl
2 9 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 7 (12.96%) Bash Shell
4 6 (11.11%) PHP
5 5 (9.26%) SQL
6 4 (7.41%) Java
7 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
7 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.70%) Ruby
8 2 (3.70%) Python
8 2 (3.70%) C
9 1 (1.85%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 13 (24.07%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (20.37%) CCNA
3 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (14.81%) MCSE
4 7 (12.96%) Security Cleared
5 5 (9.26%) CCDP
5 5 (9.26%) CCNP
5 5 (9.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (9.26%) MCITP
5 5 (9.26%) DV Cleared
6 4 (7.41%) JNCIA
6 4 (7.41%) ACSP
6 4 (7.41%) CCIP
7 3 (5.56%) MCSA
7 3 (5.56%) IBM Certification
7 3 (5.56%) OCP
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (5.56%) NCDA
7 3 (5.56%) ACSA
7 3 (5.56%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (16.67%) NFS
2 7 (12.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) VMware ESX
3 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.56%) Samba
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (5.56%) vSphere
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (3.70%) qmail
5 2 (3.70%) Postfix
5 2 (3.70%) Sendmail
5 2 (3.70%) XenApp
6 1 (1.85%) RHEV
6 1 (1.85%) Squid
6 1 (1.85%) XenServer
6 1 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) Puppet
2 8 (14.81%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (12.96%) Nagios
4 5 (9.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (5.56%) Backup Exec
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (5.56%) SCCM
5 3 (5.56%) SCOM
6 2 (3.70%) nmon
6 2 (3.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.70%) Control-M
6 2 (3.70%) MIMEsweeper
6 2 (3.70%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (1.85%) MOM
7 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.85%) Opsview
7 1 (1.85%) collectd
7 1 (1.85%) YUM
Vendors
1 44 (81.48%) Red Hat
2 15 (27.78%) VMware
3 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
4 12 (22.22%) Oracle
5 9 (16.67%) Cisco
5 9 (16.67%) IBM
5 9 (16.67%) HP
5 9 (16.67%) EMC
6 7 (12.96%) Citrix
6 7 (12.96%) NetApp
7 5 (9.26%) SAP
8 4 (7.41%) Redknee
8 4 (7.41%) Sun
8 4 (7.41%) Juniper
8 4 (7.41%) JBoss
9 3 (5.56%) BMC
9 3 (5.56%) Apple
9 3 (5.56%) Veritas
9 3 (5.56%) Symantec
10 2 (3.70%) Sophos
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