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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 633 637
Rank change year-on-year +30 +4  
Contract jobs citing RHCA 7 21 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.039% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.077% 0.18% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 3
Median daily rate £513 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £400 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £475 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £356
% change year-on-year +12.50% +12.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9042 11823 10443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 19.19% 21.90% 18.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5400 7392 6106
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 454 538
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.28% +17.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.85 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

RHCA
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing RHCA as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 5 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 27 June 2017. 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 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 +8 7 £513 +13.88% 1
London -9 6 £525 +14.75%
City of London -14 1 £525 +16.66%
South West - 1 £450 -
Bristol - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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%) Unix
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Open Source
2 11 (91.67%) Puppet
3 8 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 8 (66.67%) Perl
3 8 (66.67%) Python
4 7 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (58.33%) Ansible
5 6 (50.00%) Docker
5 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (50.00%) Kubernetes
5 6 (50.00%) SDLC
5 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (50.00%) SLA
5 6 (50.00%) Finance
5 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 6 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (50.00%) Data Management
5 6 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
6 4 (33.33%) OpenStack
7 2 (16.67%) VMware
8 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 1 (8.33%) Nagios
8 1 (8.33%) Sun
8 1 (8.33%) Solaris

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 4 (33.33%) OpenStack
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (91.67%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Open Source
2 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 6 (50.00%) Data Management
2 6 (50.00%) SDLC
2 6 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 8 (66.67%) Perl
1 8 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (8.33%) Korn
2 1 (8.33%) Ruby
2 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Docker
2 1 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) Puppet
2 7 (58.33%) Ansible
2 7 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (50.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (8.33%) Nagios
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Sun
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas
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