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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Red Hat Certified Architect (RHCA)
UK
Rank 604 631 619
Rank change year-on-year +27 -12  
Contract jobs citing RHCA 5 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.011% 0.019% 0.008%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.054% 0.090% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Median daily rate £465 £485 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.12% +27.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £396 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £525 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 -
% change year-on-year +18.75% -  
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 9304 11097 10684
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.80% 20.85% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5917 6921 6076
Median daily rate £420 £405 £399
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £251 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 446 405 487
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

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 26 March 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 +34 5 £465 -4.12%
London +26 4 £465 -9.26%
City of London +7 4 £465 -7.00%
Hampshire - 1 £475 -
South East - 1 £475 -

RHCA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) RHCE
1 8 (100.00%) Open Source
2 7 (87.50%) Puppet
2 7 (87.50%) OpenStack
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 5 (62.50%) Unix
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Python
4 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (37.50%) Kernel Tuning
5 3 (37.50%) HAProxy
5 3 (37.50%) KVM
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) libvirt
5 3 (37.50%) RHCSA
5 3 (37.50%) iptables
5 3 (37.50%) Private Cloud
5 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
5 3 (37.50%) NFS
5 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (37.50%) MySQL
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
5 3 (37.50%) Apache
5 3 (37.50%) CCNP
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification

RHCA
Top Related 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 7 (87.50%) OpenStack
2 3 (37.50%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
1 3 (37.50%) NAS
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) LAMP
1 3 (37.50%) libvirt
1 3 (37.50%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Client/Server
1 3 (37.50%) Computer Science
1 3 (37.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Unix
3 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Open Source
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) Kernel Tuning
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Korn
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) RHCE
2 3 (37.50%) CCNA
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) RHCSA
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) iptables
1 3 (37.50%) KVM
1 3 (37.50%) NFS
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) XenServer
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) HAProxy
3 1 (12.50%) Nagios
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Sun
3 1 (12.50%) Veritas