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 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 / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 263 262
Rank change year-on-year +42 -1  
Contract jobs citing RHCE 27 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.032% 0.061%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.21% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 3 5
Median daily rate £425 £400 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +68.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £246
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 the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2229 2577 2681
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.33% 27.58% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1334 1587 1379
Median daily rate £403 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 109 108
Median hourly rate £27.38 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £62.30 £50.44
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 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 29 March 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 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
Hampshire +30 19 £438 +29.62%
Berkshire - 2 £425 -
Surrey - 2 £195 -
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 South East region with a requirement for RHCE.

1 30 (96.77%) Linux
2 26 (83.87%) Red Hat
3 22 (70.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (54.84%) JBoss
5 16 (51.61%) Unix
6 15 (48.39%) Java
6 15 (48.39%) SC Cleared
6 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
6 15 (48.39%) RHCSA
7 14 (45.16%) CISSP
8 12 (38.71%) Puppet
9 10 (32.26%) Bash Shell
9 10 (32.26%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (32.26%) DevOps
9 10 (32.26%) Perl
10 9 (29.03%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (29.03%) Smart Meter
11 8 (25.81%) PKI
11 8 (25.81%) VMware
11 8 (25.81%) Firewall
12 7 (22.58%) SQL
12 7 (22.58%) Apache
12 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
12 7 (22.58%) Cobbler
13 6 (19.35%) Java EE
13 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
13 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
14 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
14 5 (16.13%) JMX

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 17 (54.84%) JBoss
2 7 (22.58%) Apache
2 7 (22.58%) Tomcat
3 4 (12.90%) WebLogic
3 4 (12.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
1 2 (6.45%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 5 (16.13%) SSL
3 4 (12.90%) Wireshark
4 2 (6.45%) DNS
5 1 (3.23%) IPsec
5 1 (3.23%) LDAP
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
2 4 (12.90%) Redis
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Linux Specialist
2 6 (19.35%) Administrator
3 5 (16.13%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (16.13%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (12.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) DevOps Specialist
5 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Unix Specialist
6 2 (6.45%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Team Leader
6 2 (6.45%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) CISSP Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) DevOps Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Smart Metering Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) Java EE
2 5 (16.13%) JAAS
2 5 (16.13%) JMS
2 5 (16.13%) JMX
2 5 (16.13%) JNDI
3 4 (12.90%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (9.68%) CGI
4 3 (9.68%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (3.23%) Middleware
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (29.03%) Smart Meter
2 8 (25.81%) PKI
3 5 (16.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) CMDB
4 2 (6.45%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) Driving Licence
5 1 (3.23%) Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (96.77%) Linux
2 22 (70.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (51.61%) Unix
4 4 (12.90%) SUSE
5 3 (9.68%) Windows
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.23%) CentOS
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) DevOps
2 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (16.13%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
4 4 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (9.68%) Patch Management
6 2 (6.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Management
6 2 (6.45%) Personalization
6 2 (6.45%) Server Building
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.23%) High Availability
7 1 (3.23%) Identity Management
7 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.23%) Open Source
7 1 (3.23%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 15 (48.39%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) Bash Shell
2 10 (32.26%) Perl
3 7 (22.58%) SQL
4 6 (19.35%) Shell Script
5 3 (9.68%) Python
6 1 (3.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 15 (48.39%) RHCSA
1 15 (48.39%) SC Cleared
1 15 (48.39%) Security Cleared
2 14 (45.16%) CISSP
3 6 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.90%) CCIE
4 4 (12.90%) CompTIA Security+
4 4 (12.90%) MCSE
4 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (12.90%) Security+ Certification
5 2 (6.45%) BICSI Certification
5 2 (6.45%) CCNA
5 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
5 2 (6.45%) JNCIS
5 2 (6.45%) LPIC
6 1 (3.23%) RHCA
6 1 (3.23%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) Firmware
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (6.45%) vSphere
2 2 (6.45%) XenApp
3 1 (3.23%) GFS2
3 1 (3.23%) OCFS2
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (38.71%) Puppet
2 10 (32.26%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (22.58%) Cobbler
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 2 (6.45%) SCCM
5 2 (6.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (3.23%) Ansible
6 1 (3.23%) Nagios
6 1 (3.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 26 (83.87%) Red Hat
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 5 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.90%) Arqiva
5 3 (9.68%) Splunk
6 2 (6.45%) AppSense
6 2 (6.45%) Cisco
6 2 (6.45%) Citrix
6 2 (6.45%) Dell
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) IBM
6 2 (6.45%) Juniper
6 2 (6.45%) Symantec
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle
7 1 (3.23%) Sun
7 1 (3.23%) Veritas