Period
to 15 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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
6 months to
15 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 766 872 876
Rank change year-on-year +106 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing RHCSA 38 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.013% 0.023%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.22% 0.072% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 17
UK median daily rate £590 £383 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.25% -10.00% -15.00%
10th Percentile £370 £273 £383
90th Percentile £660 £481 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £615 £383 £400
% change year-on-year +60.78% -4.38% -12.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
UK median hourly rate £46.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 17,089 19,506 19,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.34% 18.72% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,469 11,526 11,852
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £262 £250 £220
90th Percentile £644 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +6.51% +5.63% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 860 960 930
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -5.66% +1.92%
10th Percentile £14.94 £12.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.35 £28.62
% change year-on-year +32.81% -7.91% +5.98%

RHCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RHCSA over the 6 months to 15 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RHCSA within the UK 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
England +108 34 £605 +58.17% 9
UK excluding London +99 30 £615 +60.78% 4
Midlands - 10 £643 -
West Midlands - 10 £643 -
South East +47 9 £425 +11.11% 1
London +90 8 £400 - 5
South West - 7 - - 1
Wales +26 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £175 -

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 with a requirement for RHCSA.

1 31 (81.58%) Red Hat
2 29 (76.32%) Linux
3 26 (68.42%) Ansible
4 24 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (60.53%) DevOps
6 22 (57.89%) Jenkins
7 20 (52.63%) Windows
8 19 (50.00%) MCSA
9 18 (47.37%) RHCE
10 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (39.47%) Puppet
11 15 (39.47%) GitLab
12 13 (34.21%) AWS
12 13 (34.21%) Terraform
12 13 (34.21%) VMware
13 12 (31.58%) Confluence
13 12 (31.58%) Infrastructure Automation
14 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
14 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
15 10 (26.32%) Python
15 10 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (26.32%) JIRA
15 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
15 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
15 10 (26.32%) Azure
16 9 (23.68%) Unix
16 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
17 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
17 8 (21.05%) NetBackup

RHCSA
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 12 (31.58%) Confluence
2 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.89%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.26%) Apache
4 2 (5.26%) IIS
4 2 (5.26%) Jetty
4 2 (5.26%) Mongrel
4 2 (5.26%) nginx
4 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 13 (34.21%) AWS
2 10 (26.32%) Azure
3 4 (10.53%) GitHub
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (7.89%) GCP
4 3 (7.89%) Google App Engine
5 2 (5.26%) IaaS
5 2 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.16%) DNS
3 4 (10.53%) WAN
4 3 (7.89%) BGP
4 3 (7.89%) HTTP
4 3 (7.89%) Internet
4 3 (7.89%) LTE
4 3 (7.89%) MPLS
4 3 (7.89%) NAS
4 3 (7.89%) OSPF
4 3 (7.89%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (7.89%) SSL
4 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (7.89%) Wireless
4 3 (7.89%) Wireshark
5 2 (5.26%) DHCP
5 2 (5.26%) FTP
5 2 (5.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 22 (57.89%) Jenkins
2 15 (39.47%) GitLab
3 10 (26.32%) JIRA
4 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
4 5 (13.16%) Vagrant
5 2 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (5.26%) Travis CI
6 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.63%) Hudson
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
1 5 (13.16%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.26%) French Language
3 2 (5.26%) German Language
3 2 (5.26%) Hindi Language
3 2 (5.26%) Italian Language
3 2 (5.26%) Japanese Language
3 2 (5.26%) Korean Language
3 2 (5.26%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (5.26%) Russian Language
3 2 (5.26%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support
4 4 (10.53%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Wireless Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Wireless Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) .NET
1 5 (13.16%) REST
2 4 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (7.89%) J2EE
4 2 (5.26%) Servlets
4 2 (5.26%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Clustering
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Hedge funds
3 2 (5.26%) Social Media
4 1 (2.63%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Linux
2 20 (52.63%) Windows
3 10 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (23.68%) Unix
5 5 (13.16%) CentOS
5 5 (13.16%) Solaris
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
8 2 (5.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (60.53%) DevOps
2 16 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Infrastructure Automation
4 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
5 5 (13.16%) Task Automation
6 4 (10.53%) Analytics
6 4 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (10.53%) Incident Management
6 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (7.89%) Network Design
7 3 (7.89%) Open Source
7 3 (7.89%) Process Improvement
7 3 (7.89%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (7.89%) Resource Management
7 3 (7.89%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (7.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
2 10 (26.32%) Python
3 6 (15.79%) Perl
4 5 (13.16%) Java
5 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.89%) Ruby
6 2 (5.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 24 (63.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (50.00%) MCSA
3 18 (47.37%) RHCE
4 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
5 9 (23.68%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (15.79%) CCNA
7 5 (13.16%) MCSE
8 3 (7.89%) CCIE
8 3 (7.89%) CCNP
8 3 (7.89%) JNCIE
8 3 (7.89%) JNCIP
9 2 (5.26%) MCTS
9 2 (5.26%) OCPJP
9 2 (5.26%) RHCA
9 2 (5.26%) VCP6
9 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (2.63%) AWS Certification
10 1 (2.63%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
2 8 (21.05%) PowerDNS
3 7 (18.42%) Docker
4 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
4 5 (13.16%) VirtualBox
5 3 (7.89%) XenApp
5 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.26%) NFS
6 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (68.42%) Ansible
2 15 (39.47%) Puppet
3 13 (34.21%) Terraform
4 8 (21.05%) NetBackup
5 7 (18.42%) Salt
6 5 (13.16%) Kubernetes
6 5 (13.16%) Marathon
6 5 (13.16%) Mesos
7 3 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (5.26%) Tivoli
8 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (5.26%) vCenter Server
9 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (81.58%) Red Hat
2 13 (34.21%) VMware
3 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.05%) Splunk
5 7 (18.42%) ServiceNow
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco
7 4 (10.53%) Oracle
7 4 (10.53%) Remedy
8 3 (7.89%) Citrix
8 3 (7.89%) Google
9 2 (5.26%) Dell
9 2 (5.26%) EMC
9 2 (5.26%) Intel
9 2 (5.26%) NetApp
9 2 (5.26%) Sun
9 2 (5.26%) TIBCO
9 2 (5.26%) Veritas
10 1 (2.63%) Facebook