Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for RHCA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
UK
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 861 849 909
Rank change year-on-year -12 +60 -51
Contract jobs citing RHCA 12 37 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.012% 0.035% 0.003%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.063% 0.17% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 33 3
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -10.00% +39.86%
10th Percentile £448 £420 £375
90th Percentile £553 £614 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 -
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

RHCA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19153 21545 22673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.71% 20.58% 19.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11747 13451 13660
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
10th Percentile £220 £243 £244
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 892 875 1092
UK median hourly rate £25.60 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +4.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.15 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.19 £49.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year +1.85% +7.48% +32.21%

RHCA
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing RHCA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for RHCA in the UK

RHCA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCA in the UK

RHCA
Top 6 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 12 £465 +3.33% 3
London -41 8 £500 -2.44% 1
UK excluding London +52 4 £450 +12.50% 2
East of England - 2 £500 - 2
South East -4 1 £450 +12.50%
South West - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) RHCE
1 12 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Puppet
3 9 (75.00%) Open Source
3 9 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (75.00%) Ansible
3 9 (75.00%) Python
3 9 (75.00%) Unix
4 8 (66.67%) Perl
4 8 (66.67%) Bash Shell
5 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
5 7 (58.33%) Docker
5 7 (58.33%) Kubernetes
6 5 (41.67%) SDLC
6 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (41.67%) OpenStack
6 5 (41.67%) SLA
6 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
6 5 (41.67%) Finance
6 5 (41.67%) Data Management
6 5 (41.67%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (25.00%) Ruby
8 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite

RHCA
Co-occurring 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 5 (41.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (16.67%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (41.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (75.00%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) CentOS
4 1 (8.33%) CoreOS
4 1 (8.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Open Source
2 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (41.67%) Data Management
2 5 (41.67%) SDLC
2 5 (41.67%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (8.33%) Dependency Management
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Python
2 8 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 8 (66.67%) Perl
3 3 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) LXC
2 1 (8.33%) NFS
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) Puppet
2 9 (75.00%) Ansible
2 9 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (58.33%) Kubernetes
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (8.33%) Mesos
5 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp