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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 102 115 128
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 16 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.73% 0.53% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.56% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 1
Median daily rate £363 £274 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.42% +36.87%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -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
1991 2308 2295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.41% 93.21% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 1295 1129
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £508 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 107 88
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Reading +8 7 £350 +13.36% 2
Slough - 4 £363 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 £500 -
Windsor - 1 £500 -
Systems Administrator
South East

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 24 (80.00%) Linux
2 20 (66.67%) VMware
3 18 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (56.67%) Puppet
5 16 (53.33%) ITIL
6 12 (40.00%) Red Hat
6 12 (40.00%) DevOps
7 11 (36.67%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (33.33%) Cisco
9 9 (30.00%) Perl
9 9 (30.00%) vSphere
10 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (26.67%) RHCSA
10 8 (26.67%) EMC VNX
10 8 (26.67%) EMC
10 8 (26.67%) RHCE
10 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (23.33%) CCNP
11 7 (23.33%) CCNA
11 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (23.33%) Nagios
11 7 (23.33%) Windows
11 7 (23.33%) Python
11 7 (23.33%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
12 6 (20.00%) Apache
13 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
14 4 (13.33%) Ansible
14 4 (13.33%) Finance

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 6 (20.00%) Apache
2 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.67%) Drupal
3 2 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.33%) Confluence
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.67%) GitHub
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (10.00%) FTP
2 3 (10.00%) HTTP
2 3 (10.00%) SSL
2 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) Firewall
3 2 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (3.33%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.33%) LAN
4 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.33%) DB2
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) Pentaho
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (6.67%) Hudson
4 2 (6.67%) Subversion
4 2 (6.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (3.33%) Ant
5 1 (3.33%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
5 1 (3.33%) JIRA
5 1 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Electronics
2 3 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (10.00%) Marketing
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) CSS
3 2 (6.67%) LAMP
3 2 (6.67%) Middleware
3 2 (6.67%) REST
3 2 (6.67%) SailPoint
3 2 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (3.33%) CGI
4 1 (3.33%) Django
4 1 (3.33%) Kafka
4 1 (3.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) EMC VNX
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (23.33%) Windows
4 4 (13.33%) CentOS
4 4 (13.33%) Ubuntu
4 4 (13.33%) Unix
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.67%) Debian
6 2 (6.67%) Solaris
7 1 (3.33%) AIX
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) ITIL
2 12 (40.00%) DevOps
3 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (10.00%) Open Source
3 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 3 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.67%) High Availability
4 2 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (6.67%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security Management
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Scrum
4 2 (6.67%) Security Management
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) Perl
2 7 (23.33%) Python
3 5 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.00%) PHP
4 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.67%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) RHCE
1 8 (26.67%) RHCSA
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (23.33%) CCNA
2 7 (23.33%) CCNP
2 7 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) RHCA
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (30.00%) vSphere
3 3 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) KVM
4 2 (6.67%) NFS
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) iptables
5 1 (3.33%) Postfix
5 1 (3.33%) vCloud
5 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (56.67%) Puppet
2 11 (36.67%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (23.33%) Nagios
4 4 (13.33%) Ansible
5 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (6.67%) SCCM
6 2 (6.67%) SCOM
7 1 (3.33%) Capistrano
7 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (3.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) VMware
2 12 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 10 (33.33%) Cisco
4 8 (26.67%) EMC
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.00%) Oracle
6 3 (10.00%) SAP
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix
7 2 (6.67%) Lumension
7 2 (6.67%) NetApp
7 2 (6.67%) Veeam
7 2 (6.67%) Wyse
8 1 (3.33%) HP
8 1 (3.33%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) Percona
8 1 (3.33%) Veritas