The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RHCT qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
UK
Rank 583 628 609
Rank change year-on-year +45 -19  
Contract jobs citing RHCT 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.032% 0.018% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £260 £425 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.82% +73.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 £245
% change year-on-year - +73.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RHCT is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9250 11061 10481
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.82% 20.95% 20.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 5889 6895 5953
Median daily rate £420 £406 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.51% +1.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £258 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 410 473
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £59.78 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

RHCT
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RHCT as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for RHCT in the UK

RHCT
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCT in the UK

RHCT
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCT in the UK

RHCT
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCT within the UK over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 3 £260 -38.82% 4
London - 2 £260 - 2

RHCT
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RHCT also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for RHCT.

1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Red Hat
2 8 (72.73%) Puppet
3 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 5 (45.45%) Python
4 5 (45.45%) Perl
4 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) AWS Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Ethical Hacking
5 4 (36.36%) CEH
5 4 (36.36%) Ubuntu
5 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
5 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
5 4 (36.36%) CentOS
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) SMTP
5 4 (36.36%) FTP
5 4 (36.36%) IPv6
5 4 (36.36%) CCNA
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (36.36%) RHCE
5 4 (36.36%) VPN
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 3 (27.27%) VRRP
6 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
6 3 (27.27%) MPLS
6 3 (27.27%) OSPF
6 3 (27.27%) BGP
6 3 (27.27%) Finance

RHCT
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) FTP
2 4 (36.36%) IPv6
2 4 (36.36%) SMTP
2 4 (36.36%) VPN
3 3 (27.27%) BGP
3 3 (27.27%) MPLS
3 3 (27.27%) OSPF
3 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 3 (27.27%) VLAN
3 3 (27.27%) VRRP
4 2 (18.18%) LDAP
4 2 (18.18%) SAN
5 1 (9.09%) Kerberos
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
5 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Redis
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Deployment Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Deployment Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Server Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Server Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Linux Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Linux Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (9.09%) JAAS
1 1 (9.09%) Java EE
1 1 (9.09%) JMS
1 1 (9.09%) JMX
1 1 (9.09%) JNDI
1 1 (9.09%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
1 3 (27.27%) Social Network
2 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Social Media
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) CentOS
2 4 (36.36%) Ubuntu
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 4 (36.36%) Ethical Hacking
1 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
2 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL V3
2 3 (27.27%) Logistics
2 3 (27.27%) Time Management
3 2 (18.18%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (18.18%) Change Control
3 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
3 2 (18.18%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Cryptography
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps
4 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) Perl
1 5 (45.45%) Python
2 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
3 3 (27.27%) C
3 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 1 (9.09%) C++
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) Ruby
4 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 4 (36.36%) AWS Certification
2 4 (36.36%) CCNA
2 4 (36.36%) CEH
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (36.36%) RHCE
2 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) JNCIA
4 2 (18.18%) RHCSA
5 1 (9.09%) CISSP
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (9.09%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) vSphere
2 2 (18.18%) NFS
2 2 (18.18%) Samba
2 2 (18.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) Puppet
2 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (18.18%) Nagios
3 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
3 2 (18.18%) OpenView
4 1 (9.09%) Ansible
4 1 (9.09%) Cobbler
4 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Red Hat
2 3 (27.27%) Juniper
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) 3PAR
3 2 (18.18%) Brocade
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) Sun
3 2 (18.18%) Symantec
3 2 (18.18%) Veritas
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft