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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
Rank 614 641 600
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -41
Contract jobs citing RHCA 29 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.009% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.046% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 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 £356 £295
% change year-on-year
+12.28% +20.76%
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
11621 10908 10315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.48% 19.15% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7257 6503 5836
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 542 453
Median hourly rate £29.00 £23.75 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.10% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.90 £51.24 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+35.41% +33.33%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +9 29 £450 +24.13% 1
London +26 26 £450 +20.00%
City of London +64 18 £450 +20.00%
South East - 3 £400 - 1
Surrey - 2 £400 - 1
Egham - 2 £400 -
Berkshire - 1 £388 -
Reading - 1 £388 -

RHCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 37 (92.50%) RHCE
3 33 (82.50%) Red Hat
4 23 (57.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (57.50%) Puppet
5 19 (47.50%) SAN
6 18 (45.00%) NFS
7 17 (42.50%) Unix
7 17 (42.50%) VMware
8 16 (40.00%) DNS
9 15 (37.50%) ITIL
10 14 (35.00%) Open Source
10 14 (35.00%) OpenStack
10 14 (35.00%) Oracle
11 12 (30.00%) Banking
11 12 (30.00%) Data Protection
11 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
11 12 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (30.00%) Finance
11 12 (30.00%) Migration
12 11 (27.50%) NetApp
12 11 (27.50%) Configuration Management
12 11 (27.50%) RHCSA
13 10 (25.00%) HP
13 10 (25.00%) Dependency Management
14 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
14 9 (22.50%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (22.50%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (22.50%) MySQL
14 9 (22.50%) Apache

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 (35.00%) OpenStack
2 9 (22.50%) Apache
3 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.50%) PaaS
3 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.00%) IaaS
4 2 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (47.50%) SAN
2 16 (40.00%) DNS
3 9 (22.50%) Fibre Channel
4 8 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 8 (20.00%) LDAP
5 7 (17.50%) NAS
5 7 (17.50%) TCP/IP
6 4 (10.00%) Firewall
6 4 (10.00%) LAN
6 4 (10.00%) VLAN
6 4 (10.00%) WAN
7 2 (5.00%) Internet
8 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (30.00%) Banking
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Financial Institution
3 3 (7.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (45.00%) Linux Engineer
2 15 (37.50%) Administrator
2 15 (37.50%) Linux Administrator
3 13 (32.50%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 9 (22.50%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (10.00%) Consultant
6 4 (10.00%) Linux Consultant
7 3 (7.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Unix Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Deployment Consultant
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
9 1 (2.50%) Senior Linux Specialist
9 1 (2.50%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) LAMP
2 7 (17.50%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (10.00%) libvirt
4 2 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Client/Server
2 5 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 4 (10.00%) Private Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) Virtual Team
5 2 (5.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.50%) Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.50%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (57.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (42.50%) Unix
4 6 (15.00%) Windows
5 4 (10.00%) Solaris
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (37.50%) ITIL
2 14 (35.00%) Open Source
3 12 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 12 (30.00%) Migration
3 12 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (27.50%) Configuration Management
5 10 (25.00%) Dependency Management
6 7 (17.50%) Compatibility Testing
6 7 (17.50%) Kernel Tuning
7 6 (15.00%) DevOps
8 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
9 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (7.50%) High Availability
9 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
10 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
10 2 (5.00%) ITSM
10 2 (5.00%) Low Latency
10 2 (5.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) Bash Shell
1 9 (22.50%) Python
2 4 (10.00%) Perl
2 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.00%) C
3 2 (5.00%) C++
3 2 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 37 (92.50%) RHCE
2 12 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (27.50%) RHCSA
4 7 (17.50%) CCNA
4 7 (17.50%) CCNP
4 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (15.00%) Degree
6 3 (7.50%) RHCT
7 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) NFS
2 9 (22.50%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (17.50%) iptables
3 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (10.00%) KVM
5 4 (10.00%) XenServer
6 3 (7.50%) Ceph
7 1 (2.50%) Samba
7 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (57.50%) Puppet
2 7 (17.50%) HAProxy
2 7 (17.50%) Nagios
2 7 (17.50%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (7.50%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.50%) Ansible
5 1 (2.50%) OpenView
5 1 (2.50%) SCCM
5 1 (2.50%) SCOM
5 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) Red Hat
2 17 (42.50%) VMware
3 14 (35.00%) Oracle
4 11 (27.50%) NetApp
5 10 (25.00%) HP
6 6 (15.00%) ArcSight
7 4 (10.00%) Citrix
8 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (5.00%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.50%) Brocade
10 1 (2.50%) EMC
10 1 (2.50%) Sun
10 1 (2.50%) Veritas