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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
Rank 569 551 529
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -22
Contract jobs citing RHCT 14 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.004% 0.022%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.14% 0.022% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
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£250 - £335
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 - £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 - £150
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
10280 9096 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.15% 18.89% 17.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5979 4931 4211
Average daily rate £396 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 411 548
Average hourly rate £19.45 £19.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £44.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%

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 30 January 2015, 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 17 (70.83%) Red Hat
2 16 (66.67%) Linux
3 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (54.17%) ITIL
5 12 (50.00%) Windows
5 12 (50.00%) HP
6 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (45.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (45.83%) MCITP
7 10 (41.67%) VLAN
8 9 (37.50%) CentOS
8 9 (37.50%) Bash Shell
8 9 (37.50%) RHCE
8 9 (37.50%) Nagios
8 9 (37.50%) IBM
8 9 (37.50%) Python
9 8 (33.33%) Perl
9 8 (33.33%) Dell
9 8 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (29.17%) High Availability
10 7 (29.17%) Puppet
10 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
10 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
10 7 (29.17%) Subversion
10 7 (29.17%) Mercator
10 7 (29.17%) Citrix
11 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (25.00%) CCNA

RHCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
3 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (8.33%) Apache
4 2 (8.33%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) VLAN
2 5 (20.83%) iSCSI
2 5 (20.83%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (20.83%) SAN
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
4 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.50%) DHCP
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) SNMP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Subversion
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (29.17%) Linux Administrator
2 7 (29.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 7 (29.17%) Administrator
3 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (20.83%) Analyst
4 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Linux Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Linux Support
7 1 (4.17%) Junior Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Junior
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) LAMP
2 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Clustering
2 5 (20.83%) Replication
3 1 (4.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
3 9 (37.50%) CentOS
4 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.33%) AIX
8 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.17%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (29.17%) High Availability
3 7 (29.17%) Problem Management
3 7 (29.17%) Incident Management
4 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Capacity Management
6 1 (4.17%) CRM
6 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.17%) ITSM
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Bash Shell
1 9 (37.50%) Python
2 8 (33.33%) Perl
3 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (8.33%) Korn
5 1 (4.17%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (45.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 11 (45.83%) MCITP
2 9 (37.50%) RHCE
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (25.00%) CCNA
3 6 (25.00%) MCP
4 5 (20.83%) MCSE
5 3 (12.50%) NCDA
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (8.33%) RHCSA
6 2 (8.33%) LPIC
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 6 (25.00%) vSphere
3 5 (20.83%) XenApp
3 5 (20.83%) NFS
3 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 2 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Nagios
2 7 (29.17%) Puppet
3 5 (20.83%) MIMEsweeper
3 5 (20.83%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (20.83%) Backup Exec
4 3 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (8.33%) ZABBIX
6 1 (4.17%) Ansible
6 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) Red Hat
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 12 (50.00%) HP
4 9 (37.50%) IBM
5 8 (33.33%) Dell
6 7 (29.17%) Mercator
6 7 (29.17%) Citrix
7 6 (25.00%) Cisco
8 5 (20.83%) NetApp
9 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 3 (12.50%) Oracle
9 3 (12.50%) Symantec
9 3 (12.50%) Sophos