Period
to 15 November 2019

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 15 November 2019 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
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 732 840 832
Rank change year-on-year +108 -8 +12
Contract jobs citing RHCSA 34 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.044% 0.013% 0.025%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.067% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 17
England median daily rate £605 £383 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.17% -10.00% -15.00%
10th Percentile £389 £251 £383
90th Percentile £660 £468 £488
UK median daily rate £590 £383 £425
% change year-on-year +54.25% -10.00% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
England median hourly rate £46.25 - -
UK median hourly rate £46.25 - -

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 15,668 17,847 17,907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.44% 18.74% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,658 10,575 10,982
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.59%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £231
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 864 847
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £25.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -2.69% +2.76%
10th Percentile £14.44 £12.83 £12.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -5.66% +1.92%

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 15 November 2019.

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 15 November 2019. 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 -
West Midlands - 10 £643 -
South East +47 9 £425 +11.11% 1
London +90 8 £400 - 5
South West - 7 - - 1
RHCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 2019, 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 27 (79.41%) Red Hat
2 25 (73.53%) Linux
3 24 (70.59%) Ansible
4 22 (64.71%) Jenkins
4 22 (64.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (61.76%) DevOps
6 20 (58.82%) Windows
7 17 (50.00%) MCSA
8 16 (47.06%) RHCE
8 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (38.24%) AWS
9 13 (38.24%) Puppet
9 13 (38.24%) GitLab
9 13 (38.24%) Terraform
10 11 (32.35%) Bash Shell
11 10 (29.41%) Confluence
11 10 (29.41%) Azure
11 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
11 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
11 10 (29.41%) Python
11 10 (29.41%) Infrastructure Automation
12 9 (26.47%) Unix
12 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
12 9 (26.47%) VMware
13 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (23.53%) JIRA
13 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 8 (23.53%) Hyper-V
13 8 (23.53%) Splunk
13 8 (23.53%) NetBackup

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 (29.41%) Confluence
2 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.88%) Apache
4 2 (5.88%) IIS
4 2 (5.88%) Jetty
4 2 (5.88%) Mongrel
4 2 (5.88%) nginx
4 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) AWS
2 10 (29.41%) Azure
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (8.82%) GCP
3 3 (8.82%) Google App Engine
4 2 (5.88%) GitHub
4 2 (5.88%) IaaS
4 2 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.71%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) WAN
4 3 (8.82%) BGP
4 3 (8.82%) HTTP
4 3 (8.82%) LTE
4 3 (8.82%) MPLS
4 3 (8.82%) NAS
4 3 (8.82%) OSPF
4 3 (8.82%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (8.82%) SSL
4 3 (8.82%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (8.82%) Wireless
4 3 (8.82%) Wireshark
5 2 (5.88%) DHCP
5 2 (5.88%) FTP
5 2 (5.88%) Internet
5 2 (5.88%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (64.71%) Jenkins
2 13 (38.24%) GitLab
3 8 (23.53%) JIRA
4 5 (14.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (14.71%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.88%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
1 5 (14.71%) Public Sector
2 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 4 (11.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.88%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (5.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Azure DevOps
5 2 (5.88%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Lead DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) .NET
1 5 (14.71%) REST
2 4 (11.76%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (8.82%) J2EE
4 2 (5.88%) Servlets
4 2 (5.88%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Clustering
2 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 2 (5.88%) Social Media
4 1 (2.94%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Linux
2 20 (58.82%) Windows
3 9 (26.47%) Unix
4 8 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (14.71%) CentOS
5 5 (14.71%) Solaris
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (8.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) DevOps
2 16 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (29.41%) Infrastructure Automation
4 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
5 5 (14.71%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (14.71%) Software Engineering
5 5 (14.71%) Task Automation
6 4 (11.76%) Analytics
6 4 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
6 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (8.82%) Network Design
7 3 (8.82%) Open Source
7 3 (8.82%) Process Improvement
7 3 (8.82%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (8.82%) Resource Management
7 3 (8.82%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (8.82%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (32.35%) Bash Shell
2 10 (29.41%) Python
3 6 (17.65%) Perl
4 5 (14.71%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.82%) Ruby
6 2 (5.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 22 (64.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (50.00%) MCSA
3 16 (47.06%) RHCE
4 10 (29.41%) SC Cleared
4 10 (29.41%) Security Cleared
5 7 (20.59%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (11.76%) CCNA
7 3 (8.82%) CCIE
7 3 (8.82%) CCNP
7 3 (8.82%) JNCIE
7 3 (8.82%) JNCIP
7 3 (8.82%) MCSE
8 2 (5.88%) MCTS
8 2 (5.88%) OCPJP
9 1 (2.94%) AWS Certification
9 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Hyper-V
1 8 (23.53%) PowerDNS
1 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.59%) Docker
3 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (14.71%) VirtualBox
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
4 3 (8.82%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.88%) NFS
5 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (70.59%) Ansible
2 13 (38.24%) Puppet
2 13 (38.24%) Terraform
3 8 (23.53%) NetBackup
4 7 (20.59%) Salt
5 5 (14.71%) Kubernetes
5 5 (14.71%) Marathon
5 5 (14.71%) Mesos
6 3 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
7 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (5.88%) vCenter Server
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) Red Hat
2 9 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 9 (26.47%) VMware
3 8 (23.53%) Splunk
4 7 (20.59%) ServiceNow
5 4 (11.76%) Cisco
5 4 (11.76%) Remedy
6 3 (8.82%) Citrix
6 3 (8.82%) Google
7 2 (5.88%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) TIBCO
7 2 (5.88%) Veritas
8 1 (2.94%) Facebook