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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Rank 568 529 517
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -12
Contract jobs citing RHCE 24 41 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.044% 0.080% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.44% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 21
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £279 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £295 £345
% change year-on-year
+42.37% -14.49%
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
11109 9220 8729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.48% 18.01% 17.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6529 5132 4572
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 401 602
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 December 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 December 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 13 £420 +5.00% 7
South East -33 7 - -
London -7 3 £438 -12.50% 5
Hampshire -19 3 - -
Leeds - 2 £420 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £420 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £420 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £388 - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - -
City of London - - - - 2
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newport - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
York - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Essex - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 63 (90.00%) Linux
2 54 (77.14%) Red Hat
3 48 (68.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 41 (58.57%) VMware
5 36 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (31.43%) CCNA
7 22 (31.43%) ITIL
8 21 (30.00%) Windows
9 18 (25.71%) Apache
10 17 (24.29%) Clustering
11 16 (22.86%) Oracle
11 16 (22.86%) Cisco
11 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 16 (22.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (22.86%) RHCSA
12 15 (21.43%) NFS
12 15 (21.43%) UNIX
12 15 (21.43%) Perl
13 14 (20.00%) Shell Script
13 14 (20.00%) DNS
13 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
13 14 (20.00%) HP
14 13 (18.57%) MySQL
14 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
14 13 (18.57%) Open Source
15 12 (17.14%) EMC
15 12 (17.14%) Citrix
16 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (15.71%) MCSE

RHCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (25.71%) Apache
2 10 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 10 (14.29%) JBoss
3 8 (11.43%) OpenStack
4 6 (8.57%) WebSphere
5 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
6 3 (4.29%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.29%) IIS
7 2 (2.86%) Zimbra
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.29%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.29%) Amazon S3
2 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.29%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.43%) PaaS
3 1 (1.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) DNS
2 10 (14.29%) Firewall
3 6 (8.57%) iSCSI
4 5 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (7.14%) SSL
4 5 (7.14%) SAN
4 5 (7.14%) WAN
4 5 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.71%) LDAP
5 4 (5.71%) Network Security
6 3 (4.29%) VPN
6 3 (4.29%) DHCP
6 3 (4.29%) FTP
6 3 (4.29%) SSH
6 3 (4.29%) BIG-IP
6 3 (4.29%) VLAN
7 2 (2.86%) DMZ
8 1 (1.43%) Internet
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.57%) MySQL
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.86%) Redis
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (10.00%) StarTeam
General
1 11 (15.71%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
2 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Systems Administrator
2 19 (27.14%) Administrator
3 16 (22.86%) Linux Administrator
4 15 (21.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 8 (11.43%) Analyst
5 8 (11.43%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Network Manager
7 5 (7.14%) Security Manager
7 5 (7.14%) Network Security Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.71%) Integration Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Manager
9 3 (4.29%) Project Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Linux Administrator
10 2 (2.86%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) LAMP
2 6 (8.57%) SOAP
3 4 (5.71%) Web Services
4 1 (1.43%) JMS
4 1 (1.43%) Middleware
4 1 (1.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.29%) Clustering
2 13 (18.57%) Open Source
3 5 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.14%) Replication
4 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.29%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.86%) Derivative
5 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.86%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (2.86%) LPAR
6 1 (1.43%) CESG
6 1 (1.43%) Life Science
6 1 (1.43%) CMDB
6 1 (1.43%) FMCG
6 1 (1.43%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (90.00%) Linux
2 48 (68.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (30.00%) Windows
4 15 (21.43%) UNIX
5 9 (12.86%) Solaris
6 7 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.57%) CentOS
8 5 (7.14%) AIX
9 4 (5.71%) Android
10 3 (4.29%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (4.29%) HPUX
11 2 (2.86%) Scientific Linux
11 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.43%) SUSE
12 1 (1.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) ITIL
2 9 (12.86%) Configuration Management
3 7 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 6 (8.57%) Mentoring
4 6 (8.57%) Coaching
5 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.71%) Supplier Management
6 4 (5.71%) Data Security
7 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.29%) Change Management
7 3 (4.29%) People Management
7 3 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (4.29%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.86%) DevOps
8 2 (2.86%) Migration
8 2 (2.86%) Service Management
9 1 (1.43%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.43%) Manual Testing
9 1 (1.43%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.43%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.43%) Perl
2 14 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 13 (18.57%) Bash Shell
4 10 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 10 (14.29%) SQL
5 8 (11.43%) Python
6 7 (10.00%) VBScript
6 7 (10.00%) VB
7 5 (7.14%) PHP
7 5 (7.14%) Java
8 2 (2.86%) Ruby
8 2 (2.86%) Korn
9 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (32.86%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (31.43%) CCNA
3 16 (22.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 16 (22.86%) RHCSA
4 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (15.71%) MCSE
5 10 (14.29%) MCITP
6 9 (12.86%) RHCA
6 9 (12.86%) RHCT
7 8 (11.43%) DV Cleared
7 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
8 7 (10.00%) CCNP
9 6 (8.57%) CCDP
10 5 (7.14%) CCIP
10 5 (7.14%) MCSA
10 5 (7.14%) IBM Certification
10 5 (7.14%) ACSA
10 5 (7.14%) JNCIA
10 5 (7.14%) ACSP
10 5 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
3 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.43%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (51.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (21.43%) NFS
3 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (12.86%) VMware ESX
5 7 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.57%) XenApp
7 5 (7.14%) vSphere
7 5 (7.14%) Postfix
8 3 (4.29%) vCloud
9 2 (2.86%) KVM
9 2 (2.86%) Sendmail
9 2 (2.86%) qmail
9 2 (2.86%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.86%) Samba
10 1 (1.43%) Firmware
10 1 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (10.00%) SCCM
1 7 (10.00%) Puppet
2 5 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 5 (7.14%) Nagios
2 5 (7.14%) MIMEsweeper
2 5 (7.14%) MAILsweeper
3 4 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (5.71%) Cacti
4 3 (4.29%) Ansible
4 3 (4.29%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.86%) ZABBIX
5 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.43%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.43%) SELinux
Vendors
1 54 (77.14%) Red Hat
2 41 (58.57%) VMware
3 16 (22.86%) Oracle
3 16 (22.86%) Cisco
3 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 14 (20.00%) HP
5 12 (17.14%) EMC
5 12 (17.14%) Citrix
6 9 (12.86%) IBM
7 5 (7.14%) Sun
7 5 (7.14%) Apple
7 5 (7.14%) Juniper
7 5 (7.14%) NetApp
7 5 (7.14%) Redknee
8 4 (5.71%) Symantec
9 3 (4.29%) Sophos
9 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.29%) F5
9 3 (4.29%) Nimsoft
9 3 (4.29%) Veritas