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 9 December 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Rank 589 614 597
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -17
Contract jobs citing RHCE 32 31 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.056% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.32% 0.27% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 28
Median daily rate £413 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £333 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £425 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
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
10126 11422 11701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.43% 20.72% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6435 6923 6666
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £255 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 552 558
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.49% +53.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +52.77%

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 9 December 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 20 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 9 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +11 32 £413 +3.12% 6
London +10 18 £425 +6.25% 1
South East +29 4 £456 +9.93%
City of London -10 4 £431 +1.47%
South West +9 3 £300 - 1
North West +5 3 £169 -57.83% 4
Lancashire - 3 £169 -
Worthing - 2 £413 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £413 -
Cornwall - 2 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £325 -
North East - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 £325 -
Hampshire +20 1 £463 +11.44%
Oxfordshire - 1 £463 -
Falmouth - 1 £300 -
Southampton - 1 £463 -
Kidlington - 1 £463 -

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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.

1 120 (97.56%) Linux
2 85 (69.11%) Red Hat
3 63 (51.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 61 (49.59%) ITIL
5 52 (42.28%) SAN
6 46 (37.40%) HP
6 46 (37.40%) Puppet
7 44 (35.77%) KVM
7 44 (35.77%) Oracle
8 41 (33.33%) VMware
9 36 (29.27%) Clustering
10 34 (27.64%) AIX
10 34 (27.64%) High Availability
11 33 (26.83%) EMC
11 33 (26.83%) Service Delivery
11 33 (26.83%) Compliance Management
12 32 (26.02%) RHCA
12 32 (26.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (23.58%) Security Cleared
13 29 (23.58%) RHCSA
14 28 (22.76%) Oracle RAC
15 27 (21.95%) EMC NetWorker
16 25 (20.33%) Finance
17 24 (19.51%) SLA
18 23 (18.70%) MySQL
18 23 (18.70%) Configuration Management
19 22 (17.89%) LAMP
19 22 (17.89%) Cisco Certification
20 20 (16.26%) IBM
20 20 (16.26%) Apache

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 20 (16.26%) Apache
2 17 (13.82%) OpenStack
3 6 (4.88%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.07%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.63%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.81%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MS Visio
1 3 (2.44%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.38%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.25%) Google Compute Engine
4 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.63%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 52 (42.28%) SAN
2 17 (13.82%) DNS
3 15 (12.20%) TCP/IP
4 13 (10.57%) NAS
5 10 (8.13%) iSCSI
5 10 (8.13%) VLAN
6 6 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (4.07%) LDAP
8 3 (2.44%) FTP
8 3 (2.44%) SSH
8 3 (2.44%) VoIP
9 2 (1.63%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.63%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.81%) LAN
10 1 (0.81%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (18.70%) MySQL
2 5 (4.07%) Big Data
2 5 (4.07%) Hadoop
3 4 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.63%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.69%) JIRA
3 5 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (20.33%) Finance
2 18 (14.63%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.81%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (39.02%) Administrator
2 42 (34.15%) Linux Administrator
3 27 (21.95%) Linux Engineer
4 20 (16.26%) Linux Support
5 14 (11.38%) Linux Specialist
6 13 (10.57%) Consultant
6 13 (10.57%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (9.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 12 (9.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 12 (9.76%) Senior Linux Administrator
8 10 (8.13%) Linux Consultant
9 9 (7.32%) Support Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) Linux Support Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) Senior Consultant
10 8 (6.50%) Senior Linux Consultant
11 7 (5.69%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 7 (5.69%) Senior Linux Engineer
11 7 (5.69%) Senior Linux Specialist
12 6 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (4.88%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.89%) LAMP
2 10 (8.13%) libvirt
2 10 (8.13%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.44%) Ajax
3 3 (2.44%) CSS
3 3 (2.44%) ebXML
3 3 (2.44%) REST
3 3 (2.44%) SOAP
3 3 (2.44%) Web Services
4 2 (1.63%) Kafka
5 1 (0.81%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 36 (29.27%) Clustering
2 16 (13.01%) Computer Science
3 13 (10.57%) Private Cloud
4 10 (8.13%) Client/Server
5 6 (4.88%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (4.07%) EMC VNX
6 5 (4.07%) PKI
6 5 (4.07%) Wiki
7 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
8 3 (2.44%) CMDB
8 3 (2.44%) NHS
8 3 (2.44%) Replication
8 3 (2.44%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.81%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 120 (97.56%) Linux
2 63 (51.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (27.64%) AIX
4 19 (15.45%) Unix
5 14 (11.38%) Solaris
6 11 (8.94%) Ubuntu
7 10 (8.13%) Windows
8 9 (7.32%) CentOS
9 7 (5.69%) Windows Server
10 4 (3.25%) Debian
11 2 (1.63%) HPUX
11 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (49.59%) ITIL
2 34 (27.64%) High Availability
3 33 (26.83%) Compliance Management
3 33 (26.83%) Service Delivery
4 23 (18.70%) Configuration Management
5 16 (13.01%) DevOps
6 15 (12.20%) Migration
7 13 (10.57%) Open Source
8 10 (8.13%) Data Protection
8 10 (8.13%) Kernel Tuning
8 10 (8.13%) Load Balancing
8 10 (8.13%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (7.32%) Low Latency
9 9 (7.32%) Server Building
10 8 (6.50%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.69%) Change Management
11 7 (5.69%) Problem Management
12 6 (4.88%) Operations Management
13 4 (3.25%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (3.25%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 19 (15.45%) Python
2 16 (13.01%) Bash Shell
3 13 (10.57%) Perl
3 13 (10.57%) Shell Script
4 7 (5.69%) Java
5 6 (4.88%) PHP
6 3 (2.44%) C++
6 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.44%) Ruby
7 2 (1.63%) R
7 2 (1.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (26.02%) RHCA
2 29 (23.58%) RHCSA
2 29 (23.58%) Security Cleared
3 22 (17.89%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (15.45%) CCNP
5 18 (14.63%) CCNA
6 17 (13.82%) Degree
7 16 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (11.38%) DV Cleared
9 13 (10.57%) MCSE
9 13 (10.57%) RHCT
10 10 (8.13%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (7.32%) SC Cleared
11 9 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.44%) BICSI Certification
12 3 (2.44%) JNCIA
12 3 (2.44%) JNCIS
12 3 (2.44%) LPIC
12 3 (2.44%) MCP
12 3 (2.44%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.51%) SLA
2 3 (2.44%) HL7
3 2 (1.63%) QA
4 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (35.77%) KVM
2 32 (26.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (22.76%) Oracle RAC
4 12 (9.76%) NFS
5 10 (8.13%) Active Directory
5 10 (8.13%) iptables
5 10 (8.13%) vSphere
5 10 (8.13%) XenServer
6 9 (7.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 7 (5.69%) Samba
7 7 (5.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 6 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (3.25%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.44%) Firmware
10 3 (2.44%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.63%) XenApp
12 1 (0.81%) GPFS
12 1 (0.81%) Squid
12 1 (0.81%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 46 (37.40%) Puppet
2 27 (21.95%) EMC NetWorker
3 15 (12.20%) Red Hat Satellite
4 14 (11.38%) NetBackup
5 10 (8.13%) HAProxy
5 10 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (5.69%) Nagios
7 5 (4.07%) Tivoli
7 5 (4.07%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 3 (2.44%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.63%) Ansible
9 2 (1.63%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (1.63%) OpenView
9 2 (1.63%) SCCM
9 2 (1.63%) SELinux
9 2 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.81%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 85 (69.11%) Red Hat
2 46 (37.40%) HP
3 44 (35.77%) Oracle
4 41 (33.33%) VMware
5 33 (26.83%) EMC
6 20 (16.26%) IBM
7 16 (13.01%) Microsoft
8 11 (8.94%) Cisco
9 9 (7.32%) Veritas
10 4 (3.25%) Brocade
10 4 (3.25%) Google
10 4 (3.25%) NetApp
10 4 (3.25%) Symantec
11 3 (2.44%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.44%) Dell
11 3 (2.44%) Juniper
11 3 (2.44%) Remedy
12 2 (1.63%) AppSense
12 2 (1.63%) Citrix
12 2 (1.63%) Sun