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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
Rank 597 575 606
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +31
Contract jobs citing RHCT 9 17 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.032% 0.005%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.082% 0.19% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £333 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.30% +14.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £318 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £438 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 -
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -
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
11008 9153 10328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.15% 17.33% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 6126 5088 5351
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 438 630
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -15.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCT within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +19 6 £413 -2.94%
England -12 6 £413 +21.32%
Basingstoke - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South East - - - -

RHCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (90.91%) RHCE
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (72.73%) WebSphere
3 8 (72.73%) ITIL
3 8 (72.73%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) MCSE
4 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
4 7 (63.64%) Citrix
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (63.64%) SAN
4 7 (63.64%) NetApp
4 7 (63.64%) NFS
4 7 (63.64%) CCNA
4 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 7 (63.64%) HP
4 7 (63.64%) iSCSI
4 7 (63.64%) MCITP
4 7 (63.64%) Backup Exec
4 7 (63.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (63.64%) VMware ESX
4 7 (63.64%) Clustering
4 7 (63.64%) MIMEsweeper
4 7 (63.64%) MAILsweeper
4 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (63.64%) XenApp
4 7 (63.64%) Replication
4 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010

RHCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 8 (72.73%) WebSphere
2 7 (63.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
3 5 (45.45%) Tomcat
4 2 (18.18%) WebLogic
4 2 (18.18%) Apache
Business Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon S3
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) SAN
1 7 (63.64%) iSCSI
1 7 (63.64%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) VLAN
2 5 (45.45%) DHCP
2 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
2 5 (45.45%) DNS
3 3 (27.27%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) MySQL
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Support
3 1 (9.09%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Junior Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) LAMP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Replication
1 7 (63.64%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (18.18%) AIX
5 1 (9.09%) Debian
5 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
5 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
3 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
1 5 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) C
3 2 (18.18%) Korn
3 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (90.91%) RHCE
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (63.64%) MCSE
2 7 (63.64%) CCNA
2 7 (63.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCITP
3 5 (45.45%) NCDA
3 5 (45.45%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (18.18%) LPIC
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (63.64%) XenApp
2 7 (63.64%) NFS
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) MIMEsweeper
1 7 (63.64%) MAILsweeper
1 7 (63.64%) Backup Exec
2 5 (45.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (18.18%) Nagios
3 2 (18.18%) ZABBIX
4 1 (9.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) HP
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix
2 7 (63.64%) NetApp
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) IBM
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Symantec
3 5 (45.45%) Sophos
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 2 (18.18%) Dell
5 2 (18.18%) JBoss