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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Rank 552 495 521
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +26
Contract jobs citing RHCE 35 49 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.57% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 29 25
Average daily rate £425 £325 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -27.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £240 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £440 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £550
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -45.45%
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
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -97 35 £425 +30.76% 12
London -26 17 £445 +4.70% 6
South East -16 8 £320 +28.00% 3
East of England -32 5 £400 +23.07% 2
North West - 5 - -
Manchester - 5 - -
City of London -14 4 £433 +20.13% 1
Cambridgeshire -17 4 £400 +23.07% 1
Cambridge -1 3 £400 +25.00% 1
Slough - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Wellingborough - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheadle - - - -

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 77 (92.77%) Linux
2 69 (83.13%) Red Hat
3 61 (73.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (46.99%) UNIX
5 26 (31.33%) DNS
6 25 (30.12%) Puppet
7 24 (28.92%) Windows
8 22 (26.51%) HP
9 21 (25.30%) NFS
9 21 (25.30%) Apache
9 21 (25.30%) Oracle
10 20 (24.10%) SAN
11 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
12 18 (21.69%) VMware
12 18 (21.69%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (20.48%) DV Cleared
14 16 (19.28%) IBM
15 15 (18.07%) ITIL
15 15 (18.07%) Perl
15 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
15 15 (18.07%) Finance
16 14 (16.87%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
16 14 (16.87%) Bash Shell
17 13 (15.66%) Solaris
17 13 (15.66%) JBoss
17 13 (15.66%) MCSE
17 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (14.46%) Clustering
19 11 (13.25%) Shell Script

RHCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 21 (25.30%) Apache
2 6 (7.23%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.02%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.61%) WebLogic
4 3 (3.61%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.41%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.20%) IIS
6 1 (1.20%) CloudStack
6 1 (1.20%) Node.js
6 1 (1.20%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) PaaS
1 3 (3.61%) IaaS
2 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (31.33%) DNS
2 20 (24.10%) SAN
3 10 (12.05%) SMTP
3 10 (12.05%) SNMP
3 10 (12.05%) TCP/IP
4 9 (10.84%) NAS
4 9 (10.84%) DHCP
5 7 (8.43%) Firewall
6 6 (7.23%) FTP
7 5 (6.02%) SSL
8 4 (4.82%) Network Security
8 4 (4.82%) VLAN
9 3 (3.61%) SSH
9 3 (3.61%) VPN
9 3 (3.61%) Kerberos
10 2 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.41%) LDAP
10 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.05%) MySQL
2 9 (10.84%) RDBMS
2 9 (10.84%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.43%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.82%) Big Data
5 1 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Jenkins
1 6 (7.23%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.02%) Subversion
3 1 (1.20%) Hudson
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Banking
2 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.61%) Games
3 1 (1.20%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.20%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (25.30%) Administrator
2 19 (22.89%) Linux Administrator
2 19 (22.89%) Linux Engineer
3 13 (15.66%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (13.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (12.05%) Consultant
6 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 7 (8.43%) Linux Consultant
7 6 (7.23%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.02%) Linux Support
9 4 (4.82%) Security Manager
9 4 (4.82%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.82%) Network Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Network Security Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Linux Support Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Windows Support Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.61%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (3.61%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.05%) LAMP
2 6 (7.23%) Middleware
3 4 (4.82%) Web Services
4 1 (1.20%) .NET
4 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Clustering
2 10 (12.05%) Open Source
3 5 (6.02%) CESG
3 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.61%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.61%) Replication
4 3 (3.61%) Firmware
4 3 (3.61%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.61%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.41%) FMCG
5 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.41%) CMDB
6 1 (1.20%) Derivative
6 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.20%) Online Games
6 1 (1.20%) PKI
6 1 (1.20%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 77 (92.77%) Linux
2 61 (73.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (46.99%) UNIX
4 24 (28.92%) Windows
5 13 (15.66%) Solaris
6 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (8.43%) AIX
8 5 (6.02%) CentOS
9 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.61%) Android
9 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.41%) Debian
10 2 (2.41%) HPUX
11 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (18.07%) ITIL
2 15 (18.07%) Configuration Management
3 7 (8.43%) Project Management
4 4 (4.82%) Server Monitoring
4 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
4 4 (4.82%) Data Management
4 4 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (4.82%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.61%) Time Management
5 3 (3.61%) Automated Testing
5 3 (3.61%) ERP
5 3 (3.61%) Identity Management
5 3 (3.61%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (3.61%) High Availability
6 2 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (2.41%) SIEM
6 2 (2.41%) ITSM
6 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.20%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) Perl
2 14 (16.87%) Bash Shell
3 11 (13.25%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.02%) PHP
5 4 (4.82%) SQL
5 4 (4.82%) Java
5 4 (4.82%) Python
5 4 (4.82%) Ruby
6 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.41%) C
8 1 (1.20%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.20%) C#
8 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (22.89%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.48%) DV Cleared
3 14 (16.87%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (15.66%) MCSE
4 13 (15.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (13.25%) CCNA
6 6 (7.23%) CCNP
6 6 (7.23%) RHCT
6 6 (7.23%) Degree
7 5 (6.02%) MCITP
7 5 (6.02%) CCDP
8 4 (4.82%) CCIP
8 4 (4.82%) CCA
8 4 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (4.82%) ACSP
9 3 (3.61%) NCDA
9 3 (3.61%) MCTS
9 3 (3.61%) ACSA
9 3 (3.61%) RHCA
9 3 (3.61%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (25.30%) NFS
2 8 (9.64%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.23%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.02%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (6.02%) KVM
6 3 (3.61%) vSphere
6 3 (3.61%) XenApp
6 3 (3.61%) Samba
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (2.41%) XenServer
8 1 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.20%) Xen
8 1 (1.20%) Squid
Systems Management
1 25 (30.12%) Puppet
2 11 (13.25%) Red Hat Satellite
3 9 (10.84%) Nagios
4 8 (9.64%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (6.02%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (6.02%) NetBackup
6 4 (4.82%) Cobbler
7 3 (3.61%) Vagrant
8 2 (2.41%) CFEngine
8 2 (2.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (2.41%) Control-M
8 2 (2.41%) MIMEsweeper
8 2 (2.41%) MAILsweeper
8 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.41%) SCOM
9 1 (1.20%) YUM
9 1 (1.20%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.20%) SCCM
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (1.20%) Legato
Vendors
1 69 (83.13%) Red Hat
2 22 (26.51%) HP
3 21 (25.30%) Oracle
4 18 (21.69%) VMware
5 16 (19.28%) IBM
6 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
7 13 (15.66%) JBoss
8 9 (10.84%) EMC
8 9 (10.84%) Citrix
9 8 (9.64%) Cisco
10 5 (6.02%) NetApp
10 5 (6.02%) Veritas
11 4 (4.82%) Apple
12 3 (3.61%) Altiris
12 3 (3.61%) SAP
12 3 (3.61%) Symantec
13 2 (2.41%) Cyber-Ark
13 2 (2.41%) ArcSight
13 2 (2.41%) Mercator
13 2 (2.41%) Sophos