The table below looks at the statistics for RHCA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited RHCA over the 3 months to 23 August 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.

3 months to
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
Rank 622 652 628
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -24
Contract jobs citing RHCA 28 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.003% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.018% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 2 2
Median daily rate £450 £363 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +22.88%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
11254 11063 10606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.59% 19.22% 19.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 7025 6679 6011
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 528 456
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.06 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +18.42%

RHCA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing RHCA as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Qualifications category.

RHCA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

RHCA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing RHCA within the UK.

RHCA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

RHCA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing RHCA within the UK over the 3 months to 23 August 2016.

RHCA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

RHCA
Hourly Rate Trend

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

RHCA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

RHCA
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCA within the UK over the 3 months to 23 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +30 28 £450 +24.13% 3
London +14 25 £450 +20.00% 1
City of London +55 14 £450 +20.00% 1
South East - 3 £400 - 2
Surrey - 2 £400 -
Egham - 2 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £388 - 2
Reading - 1 £388 -

RHCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing RHCA 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 RHCA.

1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 41 (93.18%) RHCE
3 37 (84.09%) Red Hat
4 27 (61.36%) Puppet
5 24 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (43.18%) SAN
7 18 (40.91%) VMware
7 18 (40.91%) DNS
7 18 (40.91%) NFS
8 17 (38.64%) ITIL
9 16 (36.36%) Unix
9 16 (36.36%) Oracle
10 15 (34.09%) Finance
11 14 (31.82%) Banking
11 14 (31.82%) Data Protection
11 14 (31.82%) OpenStack
11 14 (31.82%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (31.82%) RHCSA
11 14 (31.82%) Migration
11 14 (31.82%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (29.55%) Open Source
13 11 (25.00%) NetApp
13 11 (25.00%) Configuration Management
14 9 (20.45%) LAMP
14 9 (20.45%) HP
14 9 (20.45%) Apache
14 9 (20.45%) MySQL
14 9 (20.45%) Python
14 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (20.45%) Red Hat Satellite

RHCA
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 14 (31.82%) OpenStack
2 9 (20.45%) Apache
3 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.82%) PaaS
3 2 (4.55%) IaaS
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) SAN
2 18 (40.91%) DNS
3 9 (20.45%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (18.18%) iSCSI
4 8 (18.18%) LDAP
5 7 (15.91%) NAS
5 7 (15.91%) TCP/IP
6 6 (13.64%) VLAN
7 4 (9.09%) Firewall
7 4 (9.09%) LAN
7 4 (9.09%) WAN
8 2 (4.55%) Internet
9 1 (2.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.45%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (34.09%) Finance
2 14 (31.82%) Banking
3 5 (11.36%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (38.64%) Administrator
1 17 (38.64%) Linux Administrator
2 15 (34.09%) Linux Engineer
2 15 (34.09%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 9 (20.45%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Consultant
4 7 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Linux Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Linux Specialist
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Linux Consultant
5 4 (9.09%) Senior Linux Specialist
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.82%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Deployment Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) LAMP
2 7 (15.91%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (13.64%) libvirt
4 2 (4.55%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Client/Server
1 7 (15.91%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.64%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.55%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (54.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (36.36%) Unix
4 6 (13.64%) Windows
5 5 (11.36%) Ubuntu
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.82%) Solaris
8 2 (4.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (38.64%) ITIL
2 14 (31.82%) Data Protection
2 14 (31.82%) Migration
2 14 (31.82%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (29.55%) Open Source
4 11 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 8 (18.18%) Dependency Management
6 7 (15.91%) Compatibility Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Kernel Tuning
7 6 (13.64%) DevOps
7 6 (13.64%) Load Balancing
8 5 (11.36%) Low Latency
9 3 (6.82%) Business Continuity
9 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.82%) High Availability
10 2 (4.55%) ITIL V3
10 2 (4.55%) ITSM
10 2 (4.55%) Service Management
11 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
11 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) Bash Shell
1 9 (20.45%) Python
2 7 (15.91%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.09%) Perl
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) C++
4 2 (4.55%) Java
4 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (93.18%) RHCE
2 14 (31.82%) ITIL Certification
2 14 (31.82%) RHCSA
3 8 (18.18%) Degree
4 7 (15.91%) CCNA
4 7 (15.91%) CCNP
4 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (13.64%) RHCT
6 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (40.91%) NFS
2 9 (20.45%) VMware ESXi
2 9 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.91%) iptables
4 6 (13.64%) KVM
4 6 (13.64%) XenServer
5 5 (11.36%) Active Directory
6 1 (2.27%) Ceph
6 1 (2.27%) Samba
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (61.36%) Puppet
2 9 (20.45%) Red Hat Satellite
3 7 (15.91%) HAProxy
3 7 (15.91%) Nagios
4 3 (6.82%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.27%) Ansible
6 1 (2.27%) OpenView
Vendors
1 37 (84.09%) Red Hat
2 18 (40.91%) VMware
3 16 (36.36%) Oracle
4 11 (25.00%) NetApp
5 9 (20.45%) HP
6 6 (13.64%) ArcSight
7 4 (9.09%) Citrix
8 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.27%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.27%) Brocade
9 1 (2.27%) Sun
9 1 (2.27%) Veritas