The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
Rank 569 561 587
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +26
Contract jobs citing RHCA 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.010% 0.007%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.030% 0.055% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£295 £334 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.61% -16.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £334 -
% change year-on-year
-11.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10117 9034 9808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.06% 17.76% 16.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5715 4861 5051
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 444 498 610
Average hourly rate £18.97 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.18 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%

RHCA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing RHCA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -9 3 £295 -11.61%
East of England -24 2 £295 -11.61%
Cambridge - 2 £295 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £295 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -

RHCA
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RHCA 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 RHCA.

1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) RHCE
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Data Security
4 1 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) Open Source
4 1 (25.00%) Cobbler
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (25.00%) RHEV
4 1 (25.00%) Samba
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Veritas
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Solaris

RHCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing RHCA 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 RHCA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior UNIX Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Senior UNIX Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Data Security
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) XenServer
1 1 (25.00%) RHEV
1 1 (25.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (75.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Sybase
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Veritas