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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
Rank 617 601 585
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing RHCA 9 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.021% 0.006%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.083% 0.10% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 0
Average daily rate £400 £381 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
10906 10502 9640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 21.20% 20.28% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6716 6074 5197
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £351
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +6.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 490 442
Average hourly rate £38.25 £20.00 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.25% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £46.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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
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 12 February 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 3 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 9 £400 +4.91% 1
London +8 5 £525 +37.70% 1
North West - 4 £400 -

RHCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 10 (83.33%) RHCE
3 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (58.33%) Open Source
5 6 (50.00%) Unix
6 5 (41.67%) VMware
6 5 (41.67%) Puppet
7 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
7 4 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 4 (33.33%) HP Storage
7 4 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (33.33%) NAS
7 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (33.33%) OpenStack
7 4 (33.33%) Kernel Tuning
7 4 (33.33%) HAProxy
7 4 (33.33%) SCOrch
7 4 (33.33%) LAMP
7 4 (33.33%) DevOps
7 4 (33.33%) RHCSA
7 4 (33.33%) iptables
7 4 (33.33%) SCCM
7 4 (33.33%) SCOM
7 4 (33.33%) iSCSI
7 4 (33.33%) Solaris
7 4 (33.33%) MySQL
7 4 (33.33%) SAN
7 4 (33.33%) Apache

RHCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) Apache
1 4 (33.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 4 (33.33%) NAS
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) AWS Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) LAMP
1 4 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (8.33%) libvirt
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 4 (33.33%) EMC VMAX
1 4 (33.33%) HP Storage
2 3 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Open Source
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Kernel Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Dependency Management
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Data Security
4 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) RHCE
2 4 (33.33%) CCNA
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) RHCSA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) iptables
1 4 (33.33%) NFS
2 3 (25.00%) Ceph
3 1 (8.33%) KVM
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Puppet
2 4 (33.33%) HAProxy
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (33.33%) SCOM
2 4 (33.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (8.33%) Ansible
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 4 (33.33%) EMC
3 4 (33.33%) HP
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