The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 102 111 120
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 20 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.87% 0.54% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.59% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 1
Median daily rate £500 £320 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% +60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.23 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+96.41% -12.24%
Systems Administrator
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2111 2381 2349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.58% 92.50% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1103 1345 1166
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £512 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 110 69
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Berkshire region.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Berkshire region.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Windsor - 7 £500 -
Reading +8 6 £350 +6.06% 2
Slough - 3 £363 -
Maidenhead - 1 £500 -
Systems Administrator
South East

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 26 August 2016, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 23 (74.19%) Linux
2 18 (58.06%) VMware
3 16 (51.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (51.61%) ITIL
4 14 (45.16%) Puppet
5 10 (32.26%) Cisco
5 10 (32.26%) DevOps
6 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (29.03%) EMC
7 8 (25.81%) Nagios
7 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
7 8 (25.81%) Perl
7 8 (25.81%) vSphere
7 8 (25.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (25.81%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (25.81%) EMC VNX
8 7 (22.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 7 (22.58%) RHCSA
8 7 (22.58%) Python
8 7 (22.58%) CCNP
8 7 (22.58%) CCNA
8 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (22.58%) RHCE
9 6 (19.35%) Unix
9 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
10 5 (16.13%) Windows
10 5 (16.13%) AIX
10 5 (16.13%) Apache
10 5 (16.13%) IBM

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (16.13%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) Drupal
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 3 (9.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (9.68%) FTP
2 3 (9.68%) HTTP
2 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) SSL
4 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) DB2
2 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (6.45%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
3 1 (3.23%) Ant
3 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.23%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
2 3 (9.68%) Electronics
2 3 (9.68%) Manufacturing
2 3 (9.68%) Marketing
2 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) HTML
2 3 (9.68%) CSS
3 2 (6.45%) LAMP
3 2 (6.45%) REST
3 2 (6.45%) SailPoint
3 2 (6.45%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) CGI
4 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) EMC VNX
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (19.35%) Unix
3 5 (16.13%) AIX
3 5 (16.13%) Windows
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.45%) CentOS
5 2 (6.45%) Debian
5 2 (6.45%) Solaris
5 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.23%) SUSE
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 10 (32.26%) DevOps
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.68%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (9.68%) Performance Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Programme Management
4 2 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.45%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (6.45%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.45%) Information Security
4 2 (6.45%) Information Security Management
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 2 (6.45%) Open Source
4 2 (6.45%) Scrum
4 2 (6.45%) Security Management
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) Fault Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Perl
2 7 (22.58%) Python
3 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.68%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) SQL
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) PHP
5 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (22.58%) CCNA
2 7 (22.58%) CCNP
2 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (22.58%) RHCE
2 7 (22.58%) RHCSA
3 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.23%) Degree
5 1 (3.23%) RHCA
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) QA
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (51.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (25.81%) vSphere
3 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.45%) KVM
4 2 (6.45%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.23%) NFS
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) Puppet
2 9 (29.03%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (25.81%) Nagios
4 3 (9.68%) SCCM
5 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
5 2 (6.45%) SCOM
6 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) VMware
2 10 (32.26%) Cisco
3 9 (29.03%) EMC
4 8 (25.81%) Red Hat
5 5 (16.13%) IBM
6 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
7 3 (9.68%) HP
7 3 (9.68%) Oracle
7 3 (9.68%) SAP
8 2 (6.45%) Citrix
8 2 (6.45%) Lumension
8 2 (6.45%) Veeam
8 2 (6.45%) Wyse
9 1 (3.23%) InterSystems
9 1 (3.23%) NetApp
9 1 (3.23%) Remedy