Period
to 19 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RHCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2020 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 System Administrator (RHCSA)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 684 851 844
Rank change year-on-year +167 -7 -42
Contract jobs citing RHCSA 26 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.040% 0.008% 0.009%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.19% 0.040% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 6
England median daily rate £625 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.34% -9.41% -5.56%
10th Percentile £538 £180 £379
90th Percentile £660 £463 £497
UK median daily rate £625 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +56.25% -5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - -

RHCSA 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 advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,024 17,403 17,619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.49% 19.23% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,694 10,393 10,822
England median daily rate £463 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £644 £626 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 784 767
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.62 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.28% +21.80% -9.40%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.21 £24.00
% change year-on-year +24.07% +17.54% -6.57%

RHCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RHCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RHCSA in England

RHCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCSA in England

RHCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RHCSA in England over the 6 months to 19 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RHCSA in England

RHCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCSA in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCSA in England

RHCSA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCSA within the England region over the 6 months to 19 January 2020. 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
Midlands - 10 £643 - 1
West Midlands - 10 £643 - 1
South West - 7 - - 2
South East +73 6 £450 +21.62% 1
London +135 3 - - 4
RHCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing RHCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for RHCSA.

1 23 (88.46%) Red Hat
2 21 (80.77%) Jenkins
3 20 (76.92%) Ansible
3 20 (76.92%) DevOps
4 19 (73.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (65.38%) Windows
5 17 (65.38%) Linux
5 17 (65.38%) MCSA
6 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (53.85%) RHCE
8 13 (50.00%) GitLab
8 13 (50.00%) AWS
8 13 (50.00%) Terraform
9 10 (38.46%) Confluence
9 10 (38.46%) Puppet
9 10 (38.46%) Azure
9 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
9 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
9 10 (38.46%) Infrastructure Automation
10 8 (30.77%) PowerDNS
10 8 (30.77%) JIRA
10 8 (30.77%) Splunk
10 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
10 8 (30.77%) NetBackup
11 7 (26.92%) VMware
11 7 (26.92%) Unix
11 7 (26.92%) Salt
11 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (23.08%) Perl
12 6 (23.08%) Microsoft

RHCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 10 (38.46%) Confluence
2 2 (7.69%) Apache
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) Jetty
2 2 (7.69%) Mongrel
2 2 (7.69%) nginx
2 2 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 13 (50.00%) AWS
2 10 (38.46%) Azure
3 3 (11.54%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (11.54%) GCP
3 3 (11.54%) Google App Engine
4 2 (7.69%) GitHub
4 2 (7.69%) IaaS
4 2 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
1 4 (15.38%) WAN
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) HTTP
2 3 (11.54%) SSL
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) FTP
3 2 (7.69%) IPsec
4 1 (3.85%) BGP
4 1 (3.85%) LTE
4 1 (3.85%) MPLS
4 1 (3.85%) OSPF
4 1 (3.85%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (80.77%) Jenkins
2 13 (50.00%) GitLab
3 8 (30.77%) JIRA
4 5 (19.23%) Vagrant
5 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
6 2 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (7.69%) Travis CI
7 1 (3.85%) Bitbucket
General
1 5 (19.23%) Public Sector
2 4 (15.38%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support
3 4 (15.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) .NET
1 5 (19.23%) REST
2 4 (15.38%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (11.54%) J2EE
4 2 (7.69%) Servlets
4 2 (7.69%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Linux
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Unix
3 5 (19.23%) CentOS
3 5 (19.23%) Solaris
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) DevOps
2 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) Infrastructure Automation
4 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
5 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (19.23%) Software Engineering
5 5 (19.23%) Task Automation
6 4 (15.38%) Analytics
6 4 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
6 4 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (11.54%) Open Source
8 2 (7.69%) Deployment Automation
8 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
8 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.69%) Release Automation
8 2 (7.69%) Release Management
8 2 (7.69%) Release Train
8 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
8 2 (7.69%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 6 (23.08%) Perl
3 5 (19.23%) Java
4 4 (15.38%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (65.38%) MCSA
3 14 (53.85%) RHCE
4 10 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (15.38%) CCNA
7 2 (7.69%) MCTS
7 2 (7.69%) OCPJP
8 1 (3.85%) AWS Certification
8 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.85%) CCIE
8 1 (3.85%) CCNP
8 1 (3.85%) JNCIE
8 1 (3.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) PowerDNS
2 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) Docker
3 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 5 (19.23%) VirtualBox
4 2 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (76.92%) Ansible
2 13 (50.00%) Terraform
3 10 (38.46%) Puppet
4 8 (30.77%) NetBackup
5 7 (26.92%) Salt
6 5 (19.23%) Kubernetes
6 5 (19.23%) Marathon
6 5 (19.23%) Mesos
7 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) Red Hat
2 8 (30.77%) Splunk
3 7 (26.92%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) Remedy
5 4 (15.38%) ServiceNow
6 3 (11.54%) Google
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle
7 2 (7.69%) TIBCO