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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Rank 595 571 539
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -32
Contract jobs citing RHCE 24 30 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.059% 0.082%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.29% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 29
Average daily rate £400 £388 £464
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -16.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £290 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £444 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.49% +26.78%
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
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 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 16 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 22 £406 +6.55% 9
London -3 10 £463 +19.35% 5
South West +2 4 - - 1
Hampshire +5 3 £345 -
South East -3 3 £345 -
North West - 3 £400 - 2
Wiltshire 0 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £415 -
Leeds - 1 £415 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £415 -
Harrow - 1 £463 -
Wimbledon - 1 £413 -
Yorkshire - 1 £415 - 1
East of England - 1 £375 -
Essex - 1 £375 -

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (94.74%) Linux
2 43 (75.44%) Red Hat
3 33 (57.89%) VMware
4 32 (56.14%) RHCSA
5 29 (50.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (38.60%) Configuration Management
8 21 (36.84%) Bash Shell
9 20 (35.09%) MySQL
9 20 (35.09%) Apache
10 19 (33.33%) HP
11 18 (31.58%) Puppet
12 17 (29.82%) Python
12 17 (29.82%) Solaris
13 16 (28.07%) TCP/IP
13 16 (28.07%) CCNA
13 16 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (26.32%) CCNP
14 15 (26.32%) Ansible
15 13 (22.81%) Shell Script
16 12 (21.05%) Cisco
17 11 (19.30%) Nagios
17 11 (19.30%) SolarWinds
18 10 (17.54%) iSCSI
18 10 (17.54%) CFEngine
18 10 (17.54%) OpenStack
18 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
18 10 (17.54%) IBM
18 10 (17.54%) MCSE
18 10 (17.54%) Finance

RHCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 20 (35.09%) Apache
2 10 (17.54%) OpenStack
3 5 (8.77%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.51%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.28%) SaaS
3 6 (10.53%) OpenShift
4 4 (7.02%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (5.26%) PaaS
6 2 (3.51%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.51%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) TCP/IP
2 10 (17.54%) iSCSI
3 9 (15.79%) SSH
4 7 (12.28%) DNS
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (10.53%) FCoE
5 6 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (10.53%) LDAP
6 5 (8.77%) WAN
7 4 (7.02%) NAS
7 4 (7.02%) SAN
8 3 (5.26%) DMZ
8 3 (5.26%) Network Security
9 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.51%) Firewall
9 2 (3.51%) LAN
9 2 (3.51%) VPN
10 1 (1.75%) DHCP
10 1 (1.75%) VLAN
10 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (35.09%) MySQL
2 8 (14.04%) Big Data
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.51%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Metasploit
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Front Office
3 4 (7.02%) Marketing
4 2 (3.51%) Games
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) Linux Specialist
3 7 (12.28%) Linux Support
4 6 (10.53%) Operations Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Platform Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Data Centre Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Operations Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (3.51%) Monitoring Specialist
8 2 (3.51%) WebOps Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) LAMP
1 7 (12.28%) Middleware
2 4 (7.02%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.51%) POSIX
3 2 (3.51%) Web Services
4 1 (1.75%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.75%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Clustering
1 8 (14.04%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.28%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.02%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (5.26%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (5.26%) HP Storage
5 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.51%) Ergonomics
5 2 (3.51%) iSeries
5 2 (3.51%) Visualisation
5 2 (3.51%) Wiki
6 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (94.74%) Linux
2 29 (50.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (29.82%) Solaris
4 8 (14.04%) Unix
5 7 (12.28%) CentOS
6 5 (8.77%) Windows
7 3 (5.26%) Android
8 2 (3.51%) AIX
8 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Configuration Management
2 8 (14.04%) Project Management
2 8 (14.04%) Service Management
3 7 (12.28%) DevOps
3 7 (12.28%) Open Source
4 6 (10.53%) ITIL
5 5 (8.77%) Low Latency
6 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.02%) Kernel Tuning
6 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.02%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.26%) Data Analysis
7 3 (5.26%) Dependency Management
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
7 3 (5.26%) Process Improvement
8 2 (3.51%) Analytics
8 2 (3.51%) Change Control
8 2 (3.51%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.51%) High Availability
8 2 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) Bash Shell
2 17 (29.82%) Python
3 13 (22.81%) Shell Script
4 8 (14.04%) Perl
5 6 (10.53%) C
6 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.26%) SQL
8 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (56.14%) RHCSA
2 16 (28.07%) CCNA
2 16 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (26.32%) CCNP
4 10 (17.54%) MCSE
4 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (15.79%) RHCA
5 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 6 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (8.77%) IBM Certification
8 3 (5.26%) ACSA
8 3 (5.26%) ACSP
8 3 (5.26%) CCDP
8 3 (5.26%) CCIP
8 3 (5.26%) MCDST
8 3 (5.26%) MCITP
8 3 (5.26%) MCSA
8 3 (5.26%) MCTS
9 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.51%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.79%) Squid
3 7 (12.28%) KVM
4 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
4 4 (7.02%) iptables
4 4 (7.02%) NFS
5 3 (5.26%) Ceph
5 3 (5.26%) vSphere
6 2 (3.51%) Samba
7 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (31.58%) Puppet
2 15 (26.32%) Ansible
3 11 (19.30%) Nagios
4 10 (17.54%) CFEngine
5 9 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (10.53%) Cobbler
7 5 (8.77%) SCOM
8 4 (7.02%) HAProxy
9 3 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (5.26%) SCCM
9 3 (5.26%) SCOrch
10 2 (3.51%) Cacti
10 2 (3.51%) Capistrano
11 1 (1.75%) Nessus
11 1 (1.75%) QRadar
11 1 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 43 (75.44%) Red Hat
2 33 (57.89%) VMware
3 19 (33.33%) HP
4 12 (21.05%) Cisco
5 11 (19.30%) SolarWinds
6 10 (17.54%) IBM
7 9 (15.79%) Oracle
8 6 (10.53%) EMC
8 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
9 3 (5.26%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.26%) Apple
9 3 (5.26%) Avaya
10 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.51%) Sun
11 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.75%) Dell
11 1 (1.75%) Symantec
11 1 (1.75%) Veritas
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