Period
to 14 July 2020

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 14 July 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
6 months to
14 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 570 842 895
Rank change year-on-year +272 +53 -68
Contract jobs citing RHCSA 6 23 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.025% 0.012%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.062% 0.13% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 6
Median daily rate £485 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.25% +4.58% -13.80%
10th Percentile £389 £268 £300
90th Percentile £594 £488 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +12.50% +4.58% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £50.50 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.02% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £49.50

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 9,618 17,602 19,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.97% 18.90% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,708 10,648 11,786
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £240
90th Percentile £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £451 £445 £413
% change year-on-year +1.35% +7.88% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 843 935
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +42.86% -18.33%
10th Percentile £15.77 £13.00 £12.63
90th Percentile £56.85 £55.47 £50.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +40.00% -21.07%

RHCSA
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing RHCSA.

Daily rate trend for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing RHCSA over the 6 months to 14 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing RHCSA.

Hourly rate trend for RHCSA in the UK

RHCSA
Top 6 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 14 July 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
England +251 6 £485 +21.25% 4
UK excluding London +207 5 £450 +12.50% 4
South East +156 3 £375 -6.25%
North of England - 2 £525 -
North West - 2 £525 -
London +193 1 £520 +30.00%

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 with a requirement for RHCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Ansible
2 5 (83.33%) RHCE
3 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (50.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (50.00%) Puppet
4 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (33.33%) High Availability
5 2 (33.33%) OpenShift
5 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) SELinux
5 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (33.33%) Open Source
5 2 (33.33%) Bourne shell
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) CentOS
5 2 (33.33%) Korn
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Veritas
5 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (33.33%) Legal
5 2 (33.33%) Migration
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) AWK
5 2 (33.33%) 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 3 (50.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Eclipse
General
1 2 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Unix Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) CentOS
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Business Continuity
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Benchmarking
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Server Hardening
2 1 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (16.67%) Storage Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 3 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (33.33%) AWK
3 2 (33.33%) Bourne shell
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Korn
3 2 (33.33%) Perl
3 2 (33.33%) PHP
3 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) RHCE
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) RHCT
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Ansible
2 3 (50.00%) Puppet
2 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (33.33%) SELinux
3 2 (33.33%) yum
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (16.67%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) Centrify
2 2 (33.33%) Veritas
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft