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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
Rank 603 581 548
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -33
Contract jobs citing RHCA 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.039% 0.010% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£356 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 - £388
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
10329 10256 8594
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.07% 19.48% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5893 5990 4605
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 531 468
Average hourly rate £24.12 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.60% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -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
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 4 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 May 2015. 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 -23 4 £356 - 1
East of England - 4 £356 -
Cambridge - 4 £356 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £356 -

RHCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Linux
1 13 (100.00%) RHCE
1 13 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 13 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (61.54%) UNIX
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) VBScript
3 5 (38.46%) VB
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (38.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
3 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
3 5 (38.46%) StarTeam
3 5 (38.46%) RHCSA
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 5 (38.46%) SCCM
3 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Open Source

RHCA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 5 (38.46%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (23.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) StarTeam
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Linux Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Administrator
1 4 (30.77%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Integration Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Open Source
2 3 (23.08%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
1 13 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (61.54%) UNIX
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 8
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 3 (23.08%) Data Security
2 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
2 3 (23.08%) Coaching
2 3 (23.08%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
1 5 (38.46%) VBScript
1 5 (38.46%) VB
1 5 (38.46%) Shell Script
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) RHCE
2 5 (38.46%) RHCSA
2 5 (38.46%) DV Cleared
2 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (23.08%) CCNA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
1 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle
3 4 (30.77%) NetApp
4 3 (23.08%) Borland
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