The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for RHCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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.

Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 400 428 398
Rank change year-on-year +28 -30  
Contract jobs citing RHCE 8 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.041% 0.049% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.24% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 8
Median daily rate £473 £513 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.80% +26.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £376 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £533 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £263
% change year-on-year +6.25% +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 London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3366 3885 3584
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 17.21% 17.31% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2287 2743 2345
Median daily rate £450 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 52 87
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.57% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.25 £50.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCE in London

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RHCE in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RHCE in London

RHCE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCE in London

RHCE
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCE within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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
City of London 0 4 £473 -5.50% 2
Docklands, London - 1 £563 - 1
RHCE
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for RHCE.

1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 15 (68.18%) VMware
3 12 (54.55%) Red Hat
3 12 (54.55%) Puppet
4 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (40.91%) Unix
7 8 (36.36%) Apache
7 8 (36.36%) OpenStack
7 8 (36.36%) Banking
8 7 (31.82%) RHCA
8 7 (31.82%) Open Source
8 7 (31.82%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (31.82%) Python
8 7 (31.82%) HP
8 7 (31.82%) SAN
8 7 (31.82%) RHCSA
9 6 (27.27%) Veritas
9 6 (27.27%) NetBackup
9 6 (27.27%) ITIL
9 6 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
10 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
10 5 (22.73%) Degree
10 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
10 5 (22.73%) NFS
10 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
11 4 (18.18%) Nagios

RHCE
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 8 (36.36%) Apache
1 8 (36.36%) OpenStack
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Spark
2 2 (9.09%) Confluence
2 2 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
2 3 (13.64%) NAS
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) VLAN
3 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (9.09%) Internet
3 2 (9.09%) LDAP
3 2 (9.09%) SSL
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
4 1 (4.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
2 2 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (68.18%) Finance
2 8 (36.36%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Financial Institution
4 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Linux Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Administrator
2 5 (22.73%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Hadoop Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (4.55%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) LAMP
2 3 (13.64%) libvirt
2 3 (13.64%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (9.09%) J2EE
3 2 (9.09%) JSP
3 2 (9.09%) Kafka
3 2 (9.09%) SAML
3 2 (9.09%) Servlets
3 2 (9.09%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Computer Science
2 4 (18.18%) Private Cloud
3 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
3 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (9.09%) Clustering
4 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (40.91%) Unix
4 3 (13.64%) CentOS
5 2 (9.09%) Solaris
5 2 (9.09%) Windows
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Open Source
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
4 4 (18.18%) Change Management
4 4 (18.18%) Incident Management
4 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 4 (18.18%) Server Building
5 3 (13.64%) DevOps
5 3 (13.64%) Kernel Tuning
5 3 (13.64%) Load Balancing
5 3 (13.64%) Migration
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 2 (9.09%) Operations Management
6 2 (9.09%) OWASP
6 2 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) Python
2 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
3 4 (18.18%) Java
4 2 (9.09%) Perl
4 2 (9.09%) R
4 2 (9.09%) Scala
4 2 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.55%) Bourne shell
5 1 (4.55%) Korn
5 1 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) RHCA
1 7 (31.82%) RHCSA
2 5 (22.73%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) CCNP
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CISA
4 2 (9.09%) CISSP
4 2 (9.09%) CSSLP
4 2 (9.09%) MCSE
4 2 (9.09%) RHCT
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.55%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) MCSA
5 1 (4.55%) OCA
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (4.55%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (22.73%) NFS
4 4 (18.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (13.64%) iptables
5 3 (13.64%) KVM
5 3 (13.64%) vSphere
5 3 (13.64%) XenServer
6 2 (9.09%) Samba
7 1 (4.55%) Docker
7 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
7 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
7 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) Puppet
2 6 (27.27%) NetBackup
3 4 (18.18%) Nagios
3 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (13.64%) HAProxy
4 3 (13.64%) Tivoli
4 3 (13.64%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (9.09%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (9.09%) OpenView
5 2 (9.09%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (4.55%) Ansible
6 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (4.55%) PowerCLI
6 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) VMware
2 12 (54.55%) Red Hat
3 7 (31.82%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) Veritas
5 3 (13.64%) 3PAR
5 3 (13.64%) Brocade
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco
6 2 (9.09%) Cloudera
6 2 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (9.09%) NetApp
6 2 (9.09%) Sun
6 2 (9.09%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) CA
7 1 (4.55%) Hitachi
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft