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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
Rank - 587 578
Contract jobs citing RHCT 0 14 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.028% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.14% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 0
Average daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £250 -
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
10904 10292 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.31% 19.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6732 5960 5067
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £237 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 480 434
Average hourly rate £37.50 £20.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

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 5 February 2016, 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 13 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 12 (92.31%) Linux
2 12 (92.31%) CentOS
3 11 (84.62%) Puppet
3 11 (84.62%) Python
3 11 (84.62%) Perl
4 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
4 9 (69.23%) LPIC
5 8 (61.54%) VLAN
5 8 (61.54%) Subversion
5 8 (61.54%) Data Centre
5 8 (61.54%) Bash Shell
5 8 (61.54%) Nagios
5 8 (61.54%) PHP
5 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
5 8 (61.54%) HTTP
5 8 (61.54%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (38.46%) Big Data
7 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
7 4 (30.77%) VMware
8 3 (23.08%) Solaris
8 3 (23.08%) Unix
8 3 (23.08%) VPN
8 3 (23.08%) DNS
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 3 (23.08%) SMTP
8 3 (23.08%) FTP
8 3 (23.08%) PowerShell

RHCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) HTTP
1 8 (61.54%) VLAN
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) FTP
2 3 (23.08%) SMTP
2 3 (23.08%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Subversion
2 3 (23.08%) Metasploit
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Administrator
1 9 (69.23%) Linux Administrator
2 8 (61.54%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 8 (61.54%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Security Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) CentOS
1 12 (92.31%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Solaris
3 3 (23.08%) Ubuntu
3 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) Configuration Management
2 8 (61.54%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (23.08%) Ethical Hacking
3 3 (23.08%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (15.38%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) ITSM
5 1 (7.69%) Presales
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (84.62%) Perl
1 11 (84.62%) Python
2 8 (61.54%) Bash Shell
2 8 (61.54%) JavaScript
2 8 (61.54%) PHP
3 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
4 2 (15.38%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) LPIC
2 3 (23.08%) AWS Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CEH
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (84.62%) Puppet
2 8 (61.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Mercator