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 25 June 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.

Red Hat Certified Technician (RHCT)
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 586 645 -
Rank change year-on-year +59 -  
Contract jobs citing RHCT 1 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.013% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% 0.060% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 0
Median daily rate - £433 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 -
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 8905 11622 10650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.24% 21.90% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5328 7267 6206
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 486 440 554
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.52 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.13 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCT.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCT in the UK

RHCT
Top 1 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 25 June 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 +41 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 4 (100.00%) IPv6
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) Social Network
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (50.00%) Social Media
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Redis
2 2 (50.00%) Cobbler
2 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (50.00%) RHCSA
2 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) vCenter Server

RHCT
Co-occurring 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 2 (50.00%) Apache
1 2 (50.00%) JBoss
1 2 (50.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) IPv6
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) VRRP
2 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (50.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (50.00%) Redis
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Deployment Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Network Deployment Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (50.00%) JAAS
1 2 (50.00%) Java EE
1 2 (50.00%) JMS
1 2 (50.00%) JMX
1 2 (50.00%) JNDI
1 2 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
1 2 (50.00%) Smart Meter
1 2 (50.00%) Social Media
1 2 (50.00%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (50.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) Logistics
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (50.00%) C
1 2 (50.00%) C++
1 2 (50.00%) Java
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) Python
1 2 (50.00%) Ruby
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) CISSP
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (50.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (50.00%) RHCE
2 2 (50.00%) RHCSA
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (50.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Cobbler
1 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) F5
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) VMware