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 25 June 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.

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 526 528 574
Rank change year-on-year +2 +46  
Contract jobs citing RHCE 54 99 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.65% 0.94% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 66 20
Median daily rate £450 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £253 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £508 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £330 £363
% change year-on-year +36.36% -8.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 8246 10528 9609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 19.41% 21.61% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4958 6660 5680
Median daily rate £435 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 363 484
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.56 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% +22.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 June 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 +59 35 £450 -10.00% 5
London -6 15 £475 +5.55% 1
South West -3 1 £450 - 1
East of England -15 1 £413 -13.15%
RHCE
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 103 (98.10%) Linux
2 83 (79.05%) Red Hat
3 67 (63.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 58 (55.24%) Puppet
5 51 (48.57%) Java
6 49 (46.67%) RHCSA
7 47 (44.76%) Perl
8 43 (40.95%) Apache
9 42 (40.00%) Unix
10 38 (36.19%) Python
11 37 (35.24%) Bash Shell
12 34 (32.38%) Opscode Chef
12 34 (32.38%) PostgreSQL
13 33 (31.43%) Tomcat
14 32 (30.48%) DevOps
15 31 (29.52%) Security Cleared
16 30 (28.57%) SC Cleared
16 30 (28.57%) CISSP
16 30 (28.57%) VMware
17 29 (27.62%) SSL
17 29 (27.62%) JBoss
18 28 (26.67%) SQL
19 26 (24.76%) Finance
20 24 (22.86%) Configuration Management
21 22 (20.95%) Firewall
22 21 (20.00%) Computer Science
23 20 (19.05%) Java EE
23 20 (19.05%) CentOS
24 19 (18.10%) Open Source
24 19 (18.10%) LAPP Stack

RHCE
Co-occurring 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 43 (40.95%) Apache
2 33 (31.43%) Tomcat
3 29 (27.62%) JBoss
4 5 (4.76%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.81%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.81%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.90%) Confluence
7 1 (0.95%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 5 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.95%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.62%) SSL
2 22 (20.95%) Firewall
3 14 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.52%) SAN
5 8 (7.62%) Wireshark
6 7 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.81%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (2.86%) Kerberos
8 3 (2.86%) LDAP
9 2 (1.90%) Internet
9 2 (1.90%) IPsec
9 2 (1.90%) IPv6
9 2 (1.90%) NAS
9 2 (1.90%) Network Security
10 1 (0.95%) HTTP
10 1 (0.95%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.95%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (0.95%) SMS
10 1 (0.95%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (32.38%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (15.24%) RDBMS
2 16 (15.24%) Relational Database
3 15 (14.29%) Redis
4 8 (7.62%) MySQL
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.95%) Big Data
6 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 7 (6.67%) Maven
2 4 (3.81%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.86%) Subversion
4 2 (1.90%) Git (software)
General
1 26 (24.76%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Banking
3 5 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.81%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.95%) Retail
6 1 (0.95%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (21.90%) Administrator
2 22 (20.95%) Linux Engineer
3 15 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
4 12 (11.43%) Linux Specialist
4 12 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
5 10 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 9 (8.57%) Unix Administrator
7 8 (7.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (5.71%) Applications Specialist
8 6 (5.71%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
9 5 (4.76%) VMWare Administrator
10 4 (3.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Linux Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.05%) Java EE
2 19 (18.10%) LAPP Stack
3 15 (14.29%) ActiveMQ
4 11 (10.48%) JAAS
4 11 (10.48%) JMS
4 11 (10.48%) JMX
4 11 (10.48%) JNDI
5 8 (7.62%) LAMP
6 7 (6.67%) Web Services
7 4 (3.81%) CGI
8 3 (2.86%) Middleware
9 2 (1.90%) J2EE
9 2 (1.90%) JSP
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.90%) SAML
9 2 (1.90%) Servlets
9 2 (1.90%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.95%) Flash
10 1 (0.95%) libvirt
10 1 (0.95%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 18 (17.14%) PKI
3 15 (14.29%) Smart Meter
4 14 (13.33%) Clustering
5 13 (12.38%) Management Information System
6 8 (7.62%) Data Centre
7 7 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (4.76%) CMDB
10 4 (3.81%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.90%) Fat Client
11 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (1.90%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 103 (98.10%) Linux
2 67 (63.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 42 (40.00%) Unix
4 20 (19.05%) CentOS
5 11 (10.48%) Windows
6 9 (8.57%) Solaris
7 4 (3.81%) SUSE
7 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.95%) HPUX
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (30.48%) DevOps
2 24 (22.86%) Configuration Management
3 19 (18.10%) Open Source
4 17 (16.19%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (15.24%) ITIL
6 14 (13.33%) High Availability
7 13 (12.38%) Data Management
8 11 (10.48%) Test Automation
9 10 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (9.52%) Software Engineering
10 7 (6.67%) Kanban
10 7 (6.67%) Mathematics
10 7 (6.67%) Pair Programming
10 7 (6.67%) SDLC
10 7 (6.67%) TDD
11 6 (5.71%) Change Management
11 6 (5.71%) Strategic Planning
12 5 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (3.81%) Data Protection
13 4 (3.81%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (48.57%) Java
2 47 (44.76%) Perl
3 38 (36.19%) Python
4 37 (35.24%) Bash Shell
5 28 (26.67%) SQL
6 16 (15.24%) Ruby
7 14 (13.33%) Shell Script
8 9 (8.57%) Korn
9 8 (7.62%) Bourne shell
10 7 (6.67%) AWK
11 5 (4.76%) C#
11 5 (4.76%) VB
12 4 (3.81%) C
13 2 (1.90%) C++
Qualifications
1 49 (46.67%) RHCSA
2 31 (29.52%) Security Cleared
3 30 (28.57%) CISSP
3 30 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 16 (15.24%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (12.38%) RHCA
6 12 (11.43%) CCNA
7 9 (8.57%) Degree
7 9 (8.57%) MCSE
7 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (7.62%) OCA
8 8 (7.62%) Oracle Certification
9 7 (6.67%) OCP
10 5 (4.76%) BICSI Certification
10 5 (4.76%) CCNP
10 5 (4.76%) JNCIA
10 5 (4.76%) JNCIS
10 5 (4.76%) LPIC
10 5 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (3.81%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
2 5 (4.76%) QA
3 2 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.90%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (8.57%) vSphere
3 8 (7.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 7 (6.67%) Docker
4 7 (6.67%) GlusterFS
5 5 (4.76%) Firmware
6 4 (3.81%) Active Directory
6 4 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.90%) GFS2
7 2 (1.90%) OCFS2
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.95%) iptables
8 1 (0.95%) KVM
8 1 (0.95%) NFS
8 1 (0.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (55.24%) Puppet
2 34 (32.38%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (11.43%) Red Hat Satellite
3 12 (11.43%) Salt
4 11 (10.48%) Cobbler
4 11 (10.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 9 (8.57%) Ansible
6 8 (7.62%) Nagios
6 8 (7.62%) NetBackup
6 8 (7.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 7 (6.67%) Oracle ZFS
7 7 (6.67%) vCenter Server
8 6 (5.71%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.86%) vRealize
10 2 (1.90%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.95%) HAProxy
11 1 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.95%) SCCM
11 1 (0.95%) SELinux
Vendors
1 83 (79.05%) Red Hat
2 30 (28.57%) VMware
3 15 (14.29%) HP
4 14 (13.33%) Cisco
5 13 (12.38%) EMC
6 11 (10.48%) Brocade
7 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 10 (9.52%) Oracle
8 9 (8.57%) Sun
8 9 (8.57%) Veritas
9 7 (6.67%) Arqiva
9 7 (6.67%) StorageTek
10 5 (4.76%) Dell
10 5 (4.76%) Juniper
11 4 (3.81%) F5
11 4 (3.81%) Splunk
12 2 (1.90%) 3PAR
13 1 (0.95%) CA
13 1 (0.95%) IBM
13 1 (0.95%) NetApp
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