The table below looks at the statistics for RHCT in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RHCT over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
Rank 619 568 576
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +8
Contract jobs citing RHCT 10 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.025% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.086% 0.14% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £411 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11635 9042 10176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.97% 17.17% 18.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6551 5129 5286
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 386 585
Average hourly rate £19.91 £18.37 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.41% -19.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

RHCT
Jobs Demand Trend

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

RHCT Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RHCT
Daily Rate Trend

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

RHCT Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RHCT
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RHCT Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RHCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 8 (80.00%) RHCE
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (60.00%) HP
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (60.00%) MCITP
3 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (50.00%) Replication
4 5 (50.00%) iSCSI
4 5 (50.00%) XenApp
4 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (50.00%) Backup Exec
4 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 5 (50.00%) Clustering
4 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 5 (50.00%) NetApp
4 5 (50.00%) MIMEsweeper
4 5 (50.00%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (50.00%) NFS
4 5 (50.00%) CCNA
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory

RHCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (30.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (20.00%) JBoss
4 2 (20.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
1 5 (50.00%) iSCSI
1 5 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) VLAN
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
2 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) MySQL
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Analyst
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Support
3 1 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) LAMP
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Replication
1 5 (50.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Linux
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Debian
4 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (30.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) High Availability
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (20.00%) Korn
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) RHCE
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCITP
3 5 (50.00%) MCSE
3 5 (50.00%) CCNA
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (30.00%) NCDA
5 2 (20.00%) LPIC
6 1 (10.00%) MCP
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) XenApp
2 5 (50.00%) NFS
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) Xen
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) MIMEsweeper
1 5 (50.00%) MAILsweeper
1 5 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (30.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (20.00%) Nagios
3 2 (20.00%) ZABBIX
4 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) HP
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) NetApp
4 4 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) Dell
5 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 3 (30.00%) Sophos
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Mercator