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 25 February 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
UK
Rank 566 606 603
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -3
Contract jobs citing RHCE 36 21 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.040% 0.046%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.39% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 12 9
Median daily rate £410 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £353 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £525 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
9336 11066 10626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.85% 21.28% 20.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6009 6879 6087
Median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 445 498
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +74.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.47 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.91 £41.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-25.51% +84.44%

RHCE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RHCE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCE within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 28 £419 +4.68% 6
South East +34 15 £425 +54.54%
Hampshire +9 10 £425 +54.54%
London +20 7 £465 -11.42% 4
East of England +3 4 £340 -9.33%
Hertfordshire - 4 £340 -
City of London - 4 £465 - 1
Southampton - 4 £450 -
Winchester - 4 £425 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £335 -
Woking - 2 £195 -
Surrey - 2 £195 -
North West +20 1 £410 +2.50%
West Midlands - 1 £338 -
Cheshire - 1 £410 -
Knutsford - 1 £410 -
Birmingham - 1 £338 -

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RHCE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RHCE.

1 74 (94.87%) Linux
2 45 (57.69%) Red Hat
3 38 (48.72%) VMware
3 38 (48.72%) Puppet
4 31 (39.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 31 (39.74%) Finance
5 26 (33.33%) Unix
6 25 (32.05%) ITIL
7 22 (28.21%) Apache
7 22 (28.21%) Python
7 22 (28.21%) Configuration Management
7 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (28.21%) Bash Shell
8 21 (26.92%) Java
9 19 (24.36%) Computer Science
10 18 (23.08%) SAN
10 18 (23.08%) TCP/IP
10 18 (23.08%) Firewall
11 17 (21.79%) Clustering
11 17 (21.79%) HP
11 17 (21.79%) RHCSA
12 16 (20.51%) RHCA
12 16 (20.51%) PostgreSQL
13 15 (19.23%) LAMP
13 15 (19.23%) Perl
13 15 (19.23%) MySQL
13 15 (19.23%) DevOps
13 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
13 15 (19.23%) High Availability
14 14 (17.95%) Tomcat

RHCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (28.21%) Apache
2 14 (17.95%) Tomcat
3 12 (15.38%) OpenStack
4 11 (14.10%) JBoss
5 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
6 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.28%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.85%) IBM PureFlex
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.08%) Firewall
1 18 (23.08%) SAN
1 18 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 14 (17.95%) SSL
3 9 (11.54%) NAS
4 7 (8.97%) DNS
5 6 (7.69%) iSCSI
5 6 (7.69%) VLAN
6 3 (3.85%) VoIP
7 2 (2.56%) FTP
7 2 (2.56%) LDAP
7 2 (2.56%) SSH
8 1 (1.28%) HTTP
8 1 (1.28%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (19.23%) MySQL
3 3 (3.85%) Big Data
3 3 (3.85%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
General
1 31 (39.74%) Finance
2 12 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Law
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Administrator
2 16 (20.51%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (10.26%) Linux Specialist
5 7 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.85%) Backup Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) Linux Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (3.85%) SAN Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) Senior Consultant
9 3 (3.85%) Unix Administrator
9 3 (3.85%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.23%) LAMP
2 11 (14.10%) LAPP Stack
3 6 (7.69%) libvirt
3 6 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.56%) CGI
4 2 (2.56%) Kafka
5 1 (1.28%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (24.36%) Computer Science
2 17 (21.79%) Clustering
3 8 (10.26%) PKI
3 8 (10.26%) Private Cloud
4 6 (7.69%) Client/Server
5 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
5 5 (6.41%) Smart Meter
6 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.85%) Replication
8 2 (2.56%) CMDB
8 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 74 (94.87%) Linux
2 31 (39.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (33.33%) Unix
4 13 (16.67%) Windows
5 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
6 6 (7.69%) Solaris
7 4 (5.13%) AIX
7 4 (5.13%) CentOS
8 3 (3.85%) HPUX
8 3 (3.85%) SUSE
8 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.05%) ITIL
2 22 (28.21%) Configuration Management
3 15 (19.23%) DevOps
3 15 (19.23%) High Availability
4 11 (14.10%) Open Source
5 10 (12.82%) Software Engineering
6 9 (11.54%) Server Building
7 7 (8.97%) Change Management
7 7 (8.97%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.97%) Problem Management
8 6 (7.69%) Kernel Tuning
8 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (6.41%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (6.41%) Migration
9 5 (6.41%) Operations Management
9 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Data Protection
10 4 (5.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.21%) Bash Shell
1 22 (28.21%) Python
2 21 (26.92%) Java
3 15 (19.23%) Perl
4 12 (15.38%) Ruby
5 9 (11.54%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.69%) SQL
7 4 (5.13%) C#
7 4 (5.13%) VB
8 2 (2.56%) C
8 2 (2.56%) Korn
8 2 (2.56%) PHP
8 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.56%) R
8 2 (2.56%) Scala
9 1 (1.28%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 17 (21.79%) RHCSA
2 16 (20.51%) RHCA
3 15 (19.23%) Security Cleared
4 12 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 11 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (14.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (11.54%) MCSE
7 8 (10.26%) CCNA
7 8 (10.26%) Degree
8 7 (8.97%) CISSP
9 6 (7.69%) CCNP
10 5 (6.41%) RHCT
10 5 (6.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (5.13%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (5.13%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (3.85%) CCIE
13 2 (2.56%) LPIC
13 2 (2.56%) MCITP
13 2 (2.56%) MCP
13 2 (2.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) SLA
2 6 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 22 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.82%) KVM
3 9 (11.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 8 (10.26%) NFS
4 8 (10.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (7.69%) iptables
5 6 (7.69%) vSphere
5 6 (7.69%) XenServer
6 5 (6.41%) Active Directory
6 5 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (6.41%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.56%) Firmware
7 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.56%) Samba
7 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.56%) XenApp
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 38 (48.72%) Puppet
2 11 (14.10%) NetBackup
2 11 (14.10%) Salt
3 9 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (7.69%) HAProxy
6 5 (6.41%) Cobbler
6 5 (6.41%) Tivoli
6 5 (6.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 4 (5.13%) Nagios
8 3 (3.85%) Backup Exec
8 3 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (3.85%) SCCM
9 2 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.56%) OpenView
9 2 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (1.28%) Ansible
10 1 (1.28%) PowerCLI
10 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (1.28%) SELinux
Vendors
1 45 (57.69%) Red Hat
2 38 (48.72%) VMware
3 17 (21.79%) HP
4 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 10 (12.82%) Veritas
6 9 (11.54%) IBM
7 6 (7.69%) Brocade
8 5 (6.41%) NetApp
9 4 (5.13%) Cisco
9 4 (5.13%) EMC
9 4 (5.13%) Symantec
10 3 (3.85%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.85%) Oracle
10 3 (3.85%) Remedy
10 3 (3.85%) Sun
11 2 (2.56%) Arqiva
11 2 (2.56%) Citrix
11 2 (2.56%) Cloudera
11 2 (2.56%) Juniper
11 2 (2.56%) Splunk
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