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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
Rank 559 533 486
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -47
Contract jobs citing RHCE 22 33 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.065% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.33% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 26
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£388 £440 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.93% +34.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £545 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
11771 9919 8306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 19.59% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6838 5340 4439
Average daily rate £400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £550 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+9.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 463 489
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £26.25
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -33.33%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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 -13 19 £388 -13.88% 23
South West - 8 £313 - 1
London -16 7 £388 -13.88% 14
South East -24 4 - - 6
Devon - 4 £313 -
Exeter - 4 £313 -
Wales -6 3 £400 +23.07% 1
Hampshire -13 2 - - 2
Berkshire +1 1 - -
Cardiff +1 1 £400 +23.07%
South Wales -2 1 £400 +23.07% 1
Reading - 1 - -
Staines - - - - 2
York - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newport - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Portsmouth - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 58 (87.88%) Linux
2 50 (75.76%) Red Hat
3 45 (68.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (51.52%) VMware
5 27 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (34.85%) Windows
7 21 (31.82%) Oracle
8 19 (28.79%) ITIL
8 19 (28.79%) Perl
8 19 (28.79%) Apache
9 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
9 18 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (25.76%) CCNA
10 17 (25.76%) Cisco
10 17 (25.76%) RHCSA
11 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
11 16 (24.24%) JBoss
12 15 (22.73%) UNIX
12 15 (22.73%) Shell Script
12 15 (22.73%) Clustering
12 15 (22.73%) Bash Shell
13 14 (21.21%) HP
14 13 (19.70%) Tomcat
14 13 (19.70%) RHCA
15 12 (18.18%) Solaris
15 12 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
16 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (16.67%) Open Source
16 11 (16.67%) MCSE

RHCE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 19 (28.79%) Apache
2 16 (24.24%) JBoss
3 13 (19.70%) Tomcat
4 8 (12.12%) OpenStack
5 6 (9.09%) WebSphere
6 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
7 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
8 2 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.55%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.52%) PaaS
4 1 (1.52%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 7 (10.61%) iSCSI
2 7 (10.61%) Firewall
2 7 (10.61%) DNS
3 5 (7.58%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (7.58%) SAN
4 4 (6.06%) LDAP
4 4 (6.06%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) Network Security
5 3 (4.55%) VLAN
5 3 (4.55%) BIG-IP
5 3 (4.55%) DHCP
6 2 (3.03%) HTTP
6 2 (3.03%) DMZ
7 1 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.52%) SSH
7 1 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.52%) SSL
7 1 (1.52%) FTP
7 1 (1.52%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.12%) MySQL
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Redis
2 2 (3.03%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (10.61%) StarTeam
General
1 6 (9.09%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Administrator
2 18 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
3 16 (24.24%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (21.21%) Linux Administrator
5 13 (19.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (9.09%) Analyst
7 5 (7.58%) Network Security Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Security Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Applications Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Network Manager
7 5 (7.58%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Manager
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Integration Manager
8 4 (6.06%) Designer
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Designer
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.55%) Senior Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) LAMP
2 3 (4.55%) SOAP
2 3 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) Middleware
3 1 (1.52%) J2EE
3 1 (1.52%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.73%) Clustering
2 11 (16.67%) Open Source
3 5 (7.58%) Replication
4 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.03%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (3.03%) Derivative
6 1 (1.52%) LPAR
6 1 (1.52%) Life Science
6 1 (1.52%) CMDB
6 1 (1.52%) FMCG
6 1 (1.52%) CESG
6 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.52%) NHS
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 58 (87.88%) Linux
2 45 (68.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (34.85%) Windows
4 15 (22.73%) UNIX
5 12 (18.18%) Solaris
6 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.61%) Windows 8
7 7 (10.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.06%) AIX
8 4 (6.06%) Android
8 4 (6.06%) CentOS
9 3 (4.55%) HPUX
10 2 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.79%) ITIL
2 8 (12.12%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 6 (9.09%) Coaching
3 6 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 5 (7.58%) Incident Management
4 5 (7.58%) High Availability
4 5 (7.58%) Change Management
5 4 (6.06%) Data Security
5 4 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (6.06%) Supplier Management
6 3 (4.55%) People Management
6 3 (4.55%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.03%) Service Management
7 2 (3.03%) DevOps
7 2 (3.03%) Line Management
8 1 (1.52%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.52%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.79%) Perl
2 15 (22.73%) Shell Script
2 15 (22.73%) Bash Shell
3 10 (15.15%) SQL
3 10 (15.15%) PowerShell
4 7 (10.61%) Python
4 7 (10.61%) VBScript
4 7 (10.61%) VB
5 5 (7.58%) Ruby
6 3 (4.55%) PHP
7 2 (3.03%) Java
7 2 (3.03%) Korn
8 1 (1.52%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (25.76%) CCNA
2 17 (25.76%) RHCSA
3 13 (19.70%) RHCA
4 12 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 11 (16.67%) MCSE
5 11 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (15.15%) MCITP
7 8 (12.12%) RHCT
7 8 (12.12%) DV Cleared
8 7 (10.61%) CCNP
9 6 (9.09%) CCDP
10 5 (7.58%) ACSP
10 5 (7.58%) MCDST
10 5 (7.58%) MCTS
10 5 (7.58%) ACSA
10 5 (7.58%) CCIP
10 5 (7.58%) IBM Certification
10 5 (7.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 10 (15.15%) NFS
4 9 (13.64%) vSphere
5 7 (10.61%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.61%) VMware ESX
6 6 (9.09%) Samba
6 6 (9.09%) XenApp
7 3 (4.55%) Postfix
7 3 (4.55%) vCloud
8 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.03%) KVM
9 1 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.52%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) SCCM
1 7 (10.61%) Puppet
1 7 (10.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (7.58%) Red Hat Satellite
2 5 (7.58%) Backup Exec
2 5 (7.58%) MIMEsweeper
2 5 (7.58%) MAILsweeper
3 4 (6.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (6.06%) Nagios
3 4 (6.06%) Cacti
4 3 (4.55%) Ansible
4 3 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (3.03%) CFEngine
5 2 (3.03%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.52%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.52%) SELinux
6 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.52%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 50 (75.76%) Red Hat
2 34 (51.52%) VMware
3 21 (31.82%) Oracle
4 17 (25.76%) Cisco
5 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
6 14 (21.21%) HP
7 10 (15.15%) EMC
8 9 (13.64%) IBM
8 9 (13.64%) Citrix
9 8 (12.12%) Sun
10 6 (9.09%) NetApp
11 5 (7.58%) Apple
12 4 (6.06%) Symantec
13 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
13 3 (4.55%) F5
13 3 (4.55%) CheckPoint
13 3 (4.55%) Borland
13 3 (4.55%) Sophos
13 3 (4.55%) Avaya
14 2 (3.03%) Juniper
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