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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
England / South West
Rank 139 126 134
Rank change year-on-year -13 +8  
Contract jobs citing RHCE 1 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.038% 0.41% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 1.26% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £525 £488 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +56.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £263
% change year-on-year +3.12% +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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 812 956 915
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.25% 33.05% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 559 562
Median daily rate £395 £388 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.93% -8.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 70 29
Median hourly rate £38.50 £42.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +4.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £20.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £48.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -26.87% +77.77%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RHCE in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCE in the South West

RHCE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for RHCE.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) NAS
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Replication
2 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) QA
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (25.00%) GFS2
4 1 (25.00%) Security Hardening
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS
4 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability

RHCE
Top Related 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 3 (75.00%) NAS
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) Network Security
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Solaris
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (25.00%) Security Hardening
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) RHCSS
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) GFS2
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) OCFS2
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle