The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for RHCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 135 132
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs citing RHCE 1 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.037% 0.20% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.60% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £330 £361
% change year-on-year +36.36% -8.65%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 865 1000 855
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.67% 33.55% 27.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 613 509
Median daily rate £425 £393 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £598 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 43 47
Median hourly rate £42.50 £28.75 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.82% -31.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £21.88 £15.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

RHCE
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCE in the South West

RHCE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCE in the South West

RHCE
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 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
Bristol - 1 £450 -
RHCE
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for RHCE.

1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) GFS2
2 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
2 1 (50.00%) vRealize
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) OCFS2
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) RHCA
2 1 (50.00%) Ruby
2 1 (50.00%) RHCSS
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) JSP 440
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS

RHCE
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) IPsec
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Identity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Ruby
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) RHCA
1 1 (50.00%) RHCSS
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) GFS2
1 1 (50.00%) OCFS2
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) Ansible
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle