The first table below looks at the demand for RHCT in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RHCT over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
Rank 562 523 552
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +29
Contract jobs citing RHCT 4 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.014% 0.020%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.039% 0.075% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Average daily rate £288 £325 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-11.53% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10178 7975 9702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 19.44% 18.16% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5819 4257 5092
Average daily rate £375 £374 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.33% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 509 457 524
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% +10.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.50 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-28.00% -
RHCT
UK

RHCT
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RHCT across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

RHCT Jobs Demand Trend in England

RHCT
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RHCT across the England region.

RHCT Daily Rate Trend in England

RHCT
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RHCT across the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

RHCT Daily Rate Histogram in England

RHCT
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing RHCT across the England region.

RHCT Hourly Rate Trend in England

RHCT
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCT within the England region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -36 2 £450 - 2
North West - - - -
RHCT
UK

RHCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RHCT also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RHCT.

1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (77.78%) RHCE
3 6 (66.67%) ITIL
3 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (55.56%) Python
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (44.44%) CCNA
5 4 (44.44%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) Oracle
5 4 (44.44%) Web Services
5 4 (44.44%) LAMP
5 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
5 4 (44.44%) Clustering
6 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
6 3 (33.33%) Puppet
7 2 (22.22%) NCDA
7 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (22.22%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (22.22%) High Availability
7 2 (22.22%) Digital Media
7 2 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (22.22%) Debian
7 2 (22.22%) Firewall
7 2 (22.22%) ITSM

RHCT
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing RHCT also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited RHCT. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon S3
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
2 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) SNMP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Linux Administrator
1 5 (55.56%) Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) Web Services
1 4 (44.44%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Digital Media
2 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) Mathematics
2 2 (22.22%) CMDB
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Debian
3 2 (22.22%) Ubuntu
3 2 (22.22%) CentOS
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) ITSM
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) C
2 2 (22.22%) Perl
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) RHCE
2 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (44.44%) CCNA
3 2 (22.22%) NCDA
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (22.22%) LPIC
3 2 (22.22%) MCITP
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) VMware ESX
3 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 2 (22.22%) NFS
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
2 2 (22.22%) Nagios
2 2 (22.22%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (22.22%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
4 2 (22.22%) Mercator
4 2 (22.22%) Symantec
4 2 (22.22%) Sophos