The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for RHCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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)
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 247 275
Rank change year-on-year +29 +28  
Contract jobs citing RHCE 36 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.46% 0.17% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 0.59% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 6
Median daily rate £438 £500 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +33.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £450 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1868 2526 2358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 24.13% 28.19% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1029 1477 1309
Median daily rate £407 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £288 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 97 124
Median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% +16.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

RHCE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCE in the South East

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RHCE in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RHCE in the South East

RHCE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCE in the South East

RHCE
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCE within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Hampshire +24 15 £475 - 3
Surrey - 9 £190 - 2
Berkshire +15 8 £575 +15.00%
West Sussex - 3 £383 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £375 -
RHCE
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for RHCE.

1 59 (98.33%) Linux
2 54 (90.00%) Red Hat
3 43 (71.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 37 (61.67%) RHCSA
5 28 (46.67%) Security Cleared
5 28 (46.67%) Puppet
5 28 (46.67%) Unix
6 27 (45.00%) Java
6 27 (45.00%) JBoss
6 27 (45.00%) SC Cleared
7 26 (43.33%) CISSP
8 24 (40.00%) Perl
8 24 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (31.67%) VMware
10 19 (31.67%) SQL
11 18 (30.00%) Java EE
12 16 (26.67%) Apache
12 16 (26.67%) Tomcat
13 15 (25.00%) DevOps
14 14 (23.33%) Relational Database
14 14 (23.33%) RDBMS
15 13 (21.67%) ITIL
15 13 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (21.67%) Shell Script
15 13 (21.67%) Smart Meter
15 13 (21.67%) Bash Shell
15 13 (21.67%) ActiveMQ
15 13 (21.67%) Redis
16 12 (20.00%) CentOS

RHCE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (45.00%) JBoss
2 16 (26.67%) Apache
2 16 (26.67%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.33%) MS Visio
1 5 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) Firewall
2 7 (11.67%) Fibre Channel
3 6 (10.00%) SAN
3 6 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 5 (8.33%) SSL
5 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (3.33%) LDAP
7 1 (1.67%) IPsec
7 1 (1.67%) NAS
7 1 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (23.33%) RDBMS
2 14 (23.33%) Relational Database
3 13 (21.67%) Redis
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Administrator
2 12 (20.00%) Linux Specialist
3 10 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Unix Administrator
5 8 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
6 6 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.67%) Nagios Administrator
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.67%) Senior VMWare Administrator
8 4 (6.67%) VMWare Administrator
9 3 (5.00%) CISSP Specialist
9 3 (5.00%) DevOps Specialist
9 3 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 3 (5.00%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (30.00%) Java EE
2 13 (21.67%) ActiveMQ
3 9 (15.00%) JAAS
3 9 (15.00%) JMS
3 9 (15.00%) JMX
3 9 (15.00%) JNDI
4 5 (8.33%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (6.67%) CGI
6 1 (1.67%) Flash
6 1 (1.67%) Middleware
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.67%) Smart Meter
2 10 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 8 (13.33%) PKI
4 7 (11.67%) Computer Science
5 5 (8.33%) CMDB
5 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (6.67%) EMC VNX
7 2 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.67%) Clustering
8 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (98.33%) Linux
2 43 (71.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 28 (46.67%) Unix
4 12 (20.00%) CentOS
5 9 (15.00%) Solaris
6 4 (6.67%) SUSE
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) DevOps
2 13 (21.67%) ITIL
3 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.67%) Mathematics
5 4 (6.67%) Change Management
5 4 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (6.67%) Data Management
5 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.67%) Patch Management
5 4 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.00%) Benchmarking
6 3 (5.00%) Business Continuity
6 3 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.00%) Information Security
6 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.00%) QMS
6 3 (5.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (5.00%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.00%) Java
2 24 (40.00%) Perl
3 19 (31.67%) SQL
4 13 (21.67%) Bash Shell
4 13 (21.67%) Shell Script
5 8 (13.33%) Korn
6 7 (11.67%) AWK
6 7 (11.67%) Bourne shell
6 7 (11.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 37 (61.67%) RHCSA
2 28 (46.67%) Security Cleared
3 27 (45.00%) SC Cleared
4 26 (43.33%) CISSP
5 13 (21.67%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (15.00%) CCNA
7 7 (11.67%) Degree
7 7 (11.67%) OCA
7 7 (11.67%) OCP
7 7 (11.67%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (8.33%) BICSI Certification
8 5 (8.33%) JNCIA
8 5 (8.33%) JNCIS
8 5 (8.33%) LPIC
8 5 (8.33%) MCSE
8 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (6.67%) CCIE
9 4 (6.67%) CCNP
9 4 (6.67%) Security+ Certification
9 4 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 7 (11.67%) GlusterFS
3 5 (8.33%) Firmware
3 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.67%) GFS2
5 1 (1.67%) OCFS2
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (46.67%) Puppet
2 24 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 9 (15.00%) Cobbler
4 9 (15.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 8 (13.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 7 (11.67%) NetBackup
6 7 (11.67%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (10.00%) Nagios
8 4 (6.67%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.67%) Ansible
9 1 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (90.00%) Red Hat
2 19 (31.67%) VMware
3 12 (20.00%) Cisco
3 12 (20.00%) EMC
3 12 (20.00%) HP
4 9 (15.00%) Oracle
4 9 (15.00%) Sun
4 9 (15.00%) Veritas
5 7 (11.67%) Arqiva
5 7 (11.67%) Brocade
5 7 (11.67%) StorageTek
6 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (8.33%) Dell
7 5 (8.33%) Juniper
8 4 (6.67%) Splunk
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