The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RHCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
UK / England
Rank 525 582 569
Rank change year-on-year +57 -13  
Contract jobs citing RHCE 49 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.063% 0.052%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 22 16
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £337 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £400 £263
% change year-on-year +4.68% +52.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RHCE is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8528 10264 9694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.67% 20.92% 20.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5363 6477 5602
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 375 433
Median hourly rate £30.00 £35.55 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.60% +57.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £57.75 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

RHCE
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing RHCE as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for RHCE in England

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RHCE in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCE in England

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RHCE in England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RHCE in England

RHCE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RHCE in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCE in England

RHCE
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCE within the England region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
South East +47 25 £425 +6.25% 1
East of England +9 12 £388 +3.33%
London +28 9 £465 -9.26% 8
North West +27 1 £410 +2.50% 1
South West -8 1 £525 +7.69% 1
RHCE
UK

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the England region with a requirement for RHCE.

1 72 (94.74%) Linux
2 46 (60.53%) Red Hat
3 37 (48.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 37 (48.68%) Puppet
4 35 (46.05%) VMware
5 31 (40.79%) Java
6 28 (36.84%) Unix
6 28 (36.84%) Finance
7 27 (35.53%) Apache
8 26 (34.21%) Bash Shell
9 23 (30.26%) Perl
10 22 (28.95%) Python
10 22 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
10 22 (28.95%) RHCSA
11 21 (27.63%) Firewall
11 21 (27.63%) Tomcat
11 21 (27.63%) ITIL
12 20 (26.32%) Configuration Management
12 20 (26.32%) DevOps
12 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
13 19 (25.00%) SSL
14 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
15 17 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (22.37%) JBoss
16 16 (21.05%) CISSP
16 16 (21.05%) Computer Science
17 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
18 14 (18.42%) Windows
18 14 (18.42%) Clustering
18 14 (18.42%) LAPP Stack

RHCE
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 27 (35.53%) Apache
2 21 (27.63%) Tomcat
3 17 (22.37%) JBoss
4 8 (10.53%) OpenStack
5 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
6 4 (5.26%) WebLogic
6 4 (5.26%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.63%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.63%) Confluence
7 2 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.63%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.95%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (27.63%) Firewall
2 19 (25.00%) SSL
3 15 (19.74%) TCP/IP
4 13 (17.11%) SAN
5 6 (7.89%) NAS
6 5 (6.58%) DNS
7 4 (5.26%) Wireshark
8 3 (3.95%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.95%) LDAP
8 3 (3.95%) VLAN
8 3 (3.95%) VoIP
9 2 (2.63%) Internet
9 2 (2.63%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.32%) FTP
10 1 (1.32%) HTTP
10 1 (1.32%) IPsec
10 1 (1.32%) IPv6
10 1 (1.32%) Network Security
10 1 (1.32%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (1.32%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (13.16%) MySQL
3 4 (5.26%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.26%) Redis
3 4 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.95%) Big Data
4 3 (3.95%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.63%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.63%) JIRA
2 2 (2.63%) Subversion
3 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (36.84%) Finance
2 11 (14.47%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.63%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Law
5 1 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (1.32%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Administrator
2 11 (14.47%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (11.84%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (10.53%) Linux Specialist
4 8 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (9.21%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (3.95%) Backup Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) DevOps Specialist
8 3 (3.95%) SAN Administrator
8 3 (3.95%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.95%) Unix Specialist
9 2 (2.63%) Data Centre Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.63%) Operations Team Leader
9 2 (2.63%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.42%) LAPP Stack
2 10 (13.16%) LAMP
3 6 (7.89%) Java EE
4 5 (6.58%) JAAS
4 5 (6.58%) JMS
4 5 (6.58%) JMX
4 5 (6.58%) JNDI
5 4 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (3.95%) CGI
6 3 (3.95%) libvirt
6 3 (3.95%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.63%) J2EE
7 2 (2.63%) JSP
7 2 (2.63%) Kafka
7 2 (2.63%) Middleware
7 2 (2.63%) SAML
7 2 (2.63%) Servlets
7 2 (2.63%) Software Packaging
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.05%) Computer Science
2 14 (18.42%) Clustering
3 10 (13.16%) PKI
4 9 (11.84%) Smart Meter
5 7 (9.21%) Management Information System
6 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
7 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (5.26%) Private Cloud
8 3 (3.95%) Client/Server
8 3 (3.95%) Replication
9 2 (2.63%) CMDB
9 2 (2.63%) Driving Licence
10 1 (1.32%) Fat Client
10 1 (1.32%) NHS
10 1 (1.32%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 72 (94.74%) Linux
2 37 (48.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (36.84%) Unix
4 14 (18.42%) Windows
5 9 (11.84%) Windows Server
6 6 (7.89%) Solaris
7 4 (5.26%) CentOS
7 4 (5.26%) SUSE
8 3 (3.95%) HPUX
8 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) ITIL
2 20 (26.32%) Configuration Management
2 20 (26.32%) DevOps
3 12 (15.79%) High Availability
4 10 (13.16%) Software Engineering
5 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.53%) Open Source
6 7 (9.21%) Server Building
7 6 (7.89%) Change Management
8 5 (6.58%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.58%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.58%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.58%) Problem Management
8 5 (6.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (5.26%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
9 4 (5.26%) Operations Management
9 4 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (3.95%) Migration
10 3 (3.95%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (40.79%) Java
2 26 (34.21%) Bash Shell
3 23 (30.26%) Perl
4 22 (28.95%) Python
5 13 (17.11%) Ruby
5 13 (17.11%) SQL
6 8 (10.53%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.26%) C#
7 4 (5.26%) VB
8 3 (3.95%) C
9 2 (2.63%) Korn
9 2 (2.63%) R
9 2 (2.63%) Scala
10 1 (1.32%) Bourne shell
10 1 (1.32%) C++
10 1 (1.32%) PHP
10 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (28.95%) RHCSA
2 20 (26.32%) Security Cleared
3 18 (23.68%) SC Cleared
4 16 (21.05%) CISSP
5 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (14.47%) MCSE
7 10 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (10.53%) RHCA
9 6 (7.89%) CCNA
10 5 (6.58%) Degree
10 5 (6.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (5.26%) CCIE
11 4 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (3.95%) CCNP
12 3 (3.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (3.95%) RHCT
13 2 (2.63%) BICSI Certification
13 2 (2.63%) JNCIA
13 2 (2.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.21%) QA
2 3 (3.95%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.32%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (9.21%) vSphere
3 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (6.58%) NFS
4 5 (6.58%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.95%) iptables
6 3 (3.95%) KVM
6 3 (3.95%) XenServer
7 2 (2.63%) Firmware
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.63%) Samba
7 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.63%) XenApp
8 1 (1.32%) Docker
8 1 (1.32%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 37 (48.68%) Puppet
2 12 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (14.47%) Salt
4 10 (13.16%) NetBackup
5 7 (9.21%) Cobbler
5 7 (9.21%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (6.58%) Nagios
7 4 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 4 (5.26%) Tivoli
7 4 (5.26%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 3 (3.95%) Backup Exec
8 3 (3.95%) HAProxy
8 3 (3.95%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (3.95%) SCCM
9 2 (2.63%) Ansible
9 2 (2.63%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.63%) OpenView
9 2 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (2.63%) vRealize
10 1 (1.32%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 46 (60.53%) Red Hat
2 35 (46.05%) VMware
3 13 (17.11%) HP
4 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 8 (10.53%) Veritas
6 6 (7.89%) Brocade
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco
7 5 (6.58%) IBM
7 5 (6.58%) NetApp
8 4 (5.26%) Symantec
9 3 (3.95%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.95%) Arqiva
9 3 (3.95%) Remedy
9 3 (3.95%) Splunk
9 3 (3.95%) Sun
10 2 (2.63%) Citrix
10 2 (2.63%) Cloudera
10 2 (2.63%) Dell
10 2 (2.63%) EMC
10 2 (2.63%) Juniper