The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RHCE qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 557 607 608
Rank change year-on-year +50 +1  
Contract jobs citing RHCE 51 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.060% 0.063%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 19
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £337 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £525 £507
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.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9361 11155 10845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5974 6974 6147
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 501
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

RHCE
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RHCE over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCE in the UK

RHCE
Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCE within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +50 51 £425 - 11
South East +37 27 £425 +6.25% 1
Hampshire +27 19 £438 +29.62%
East of England +11 12 £403 +7.33%
Hertfordshire - 12 £403 -
London +22 9 £465 -9.26% 7
Hatfield - 9 £405 -
Winchester - 8 £425 -
City of London -4 5 £465 -7.00% 1
Southampton +5 4 £450 +12.50%
Reading - 2 £425 -
Woking - 2 £195 -
Surrey - 2 £195 -
Berkshire - 2 £425 - 1
North West +25 1 £410 +2.50% 1
Cheshire +25 1 £410 -
South West -14 1 £525 +7.69% 1
Knutsford - 1 £410 -
Andover - 1 £490 -
Docklands, London - 1 £563 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £330 -

RHCE
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for RHCE.

1 74 (94.87%) Linux
2 48 (61.54%) Red Hat
3 39 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (50.00%) Puppet
4 35 (44.87%) VMware
5 33 (42.31%) Java
6 30 (38.46%) Unix
7 29 (37.18%) Apache
8 28 (35.90%) Finance
8 28 (35.90%) Bash Shell
9 25 (32.05%) Perl
10 24 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
11 23 (29.49%) Tomcat
11 23 (29.49%) Python
11 23 (29.49%) RHCSA
12 22 (28.21%) DevOps
12 22 (28.21%) Firewall
13 21 (26.92%) Configuration Management
13 21 (26.92%) SSL
14 20 (25.64%) ITIL
14 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
15 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
16 18 (23.08%) JBoss
17 17 (21.79%) CISSP
17 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (21.79%) Computer Science
18 16 (20.51%) Clustering
18 16 (20.51%) TCP/IP
18 16 (20.51%) LAPP Stack
19 15 (19.23%) Windows

RHCE
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 29 (37.18%) Apache
2 23 (29.49%) Tomcat
3 18 (23.08%) JBoss
4 8 (10.26%) OpenStack
5 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
6 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
6 4 (5.13%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.56%) Apache Spark
7 2 (2.56%) Confluence
7 2 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.85%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.21%) Firewall
2 21 (26.92%) SSL
3 16 (20.51%) TCP/IP
4 13 (16.67%) SAN
5 6 (7.69%) NAS
6 5 (6.41%) DNS
6 5 (6.41%) Wireshark
7 4 (5.13%) LDAP
8 3 (3.85%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.85%) VLAN
8 3 (3.85%) VoIP
9 2 (2.56%) Internet
9 2 (2.56%) IPsec
9 2 (2.56%) Kerberos
9 2 (2.56%) Network Security
10 1 (1.28%) FTP
10 1 (1.28%) HTTP
10 1 (1.28%) IPv6
10 1 (1.28%) OpenLDAP
10 1 (1.28%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (14.10%) MySQL
3 5 (6.41%) RDBMS
3 5 (6.41%) Redis
3 5 (6.41%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.85%) Big Data
4 3 (3.85%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.56%) JIRA
2 2 (2.56%) Subversion
3 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
General
1 28 (35.90%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (21.79%) Administrator
2 11 (14.10%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (12.82%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (10.26%) Linux Specialist
5 7 (8.97%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Applications Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Backup Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) DevOps Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) SAN Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Unix Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Unix Specialist
9 2 (2.56%) Data Centre Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Operations Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) LAPP Stack
2 11 (14.10%) LAMP
3 7 (8.97%) Java EE
4 6 (7.69%) JAAS
4 6 (7.69%) JMS
4 6 (7.69%) JMX
4 6 (7.69%) JNDI
5 5 (6.41%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (3.85%) CGI
6 3 (3.85%) libvirt
6 3 (3.85%) Middleware
6 3 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (2.56%) J2EE
7 2 (2.56%) JSP
7 2 (2.56%) Kafka
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (2.56%) SAML
7 2 (2.56%) Servlets
7 2 (2.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Computer Science
2 16 (20.51%) Clustering
3 10 (12.82%) PKI
3 10 (12.82%) Smart Meter
4 8 (10.26%) Management Information System
5 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
6 4 (5.13%) Private Cloud
7 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.85%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.85%) Replication
8 2 (2.56%) CMDB
8 2 (2.56%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.28%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 74 (94.87%) Linux
2 39 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (38.46%) Unix
4 15 (19.23%) Windows
5 9 (11.54%) Windows Server
6 6 (7.69%) Solaris
7 5 (6.41%) CentOS
8 4 (5.13%) SUSE
9 3 (3.85%) HPUX
9 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.56%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) DevOps
2 21 (26.92%) Configuration Management
3 20 (25.64%) ITIL
4 14 (17.95%) High Availability
5 11 (14.10%) Software Engineering
6 9 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (10.26%) Open Source
8 6 (7.69%) Server Building
9 5 (6.41%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (6.41%) Change Management
9 5 (6.41%) ITIL V3
9 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Data Protection
10 4 (5.13%) Incident Management
10 4 (5.13%) Load Balancing
10 4 (5.13%) Operations Management
10 4 (5.13%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
11 3 (3.85%) Coaching
11 3 (3.85%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 33 (42.31%) Java
2 28 (35.90%) Bash Shell
3 25 (32.05%) Perl
4 23 (29.49%) Python
5 15 (19.23%) SQL
6 14 (17.95%) Ruby
7 9 (11.54%) Shell Script
8 5 (6.41%) C#
8 5 (6.41%) VB
9 3 (3.85%) C
10 2 (2.56%) Korn
10 2 (2.56%) R
10 2 (2.56%) Scala
11 1 (1.28%) Bourne shell
11 1 (1.28%) C++
11 1 (1.28%) PHP
11 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (29.49%) RHCSA
2 20 (25.64%) Security Cleared
3 19 (24.36%) SC Cleared
4 17 (21.79%) CISSP
5 12 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (14.10%) MCSE
7 10 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (10.26%) RHCA
9 6 (7.69%) CCNA
10 5 (6.41%) Degree
10 5 (6.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (5.13%) CCIE
11 4 (5.13%) CompTIA Security+
11 4 (5.13%) Security+ Certification
12 3 (3.85%) CCNP
12 3 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (3.85%) RHCT
13 2 (2.56%) BICSI Certification
13 2 (2.56%) JNCIA
13 2 (2.56%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.97%) QA
2 3 (3.85%) SLA
3 2 (2.56%) JSP 440
4 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) vSphere
3 6 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (6.41%) NFS
4 5 (6.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (6.41%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.85%) iptables
6 3 (3.85%) KVM
6 3 (3.85%) XenServer
7 2 (2.56%) Firmware
7 2 (2.56%) GFS2
7 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.56%) OCFS2
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.56%) Samba
7 2 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.56%) XenApp
8 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 39 (50.00%) Puppet
2 13 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (15.38%) Salt
4 9 (11.54%) NetBackup
5 8 (10.26%) Cobbler
6 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Satellite
7 5 (6.41%) Nagios
8 4 (5.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 3 (3.85%) Ansible
9 3 (3.85%) Backup Exec
9 3 (3.85%) HAProxy
9 3 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (3.85%) SCCM
9 3 (3.85%) Tivoli
9 3 (3.85%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 3 (3.85%) vRealize
10 2 (2.56%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (2.56%) OpenView
10 2 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (1.28%) SELinux
Vendors
1 48 (61.54%) Red Hat
2 35 (44.87%) VMware
3 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 12 (15.38%) HP
5 7 (8.97%) Veritas
6 6 (7.69%) Brocade
7 5 (6.41%) Cisco
7 5 (6.41%) IBM
7 5 (6.41%) NetApp
8 4 (5.13%) Arqiva
8 4 (5.13%) Symantec
9 3 (3.85%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.85%) Remedy
9 3 (3.85%) Splunk
9 3 (3.85%) Sun
10 2 (2.56%) Citrix
10 2 (2.56%) Cloudera
10 2 (2.56%) Dell
10 2 (2.56%) EMC
10 2 (2.56%) Juniper