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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 92 110 112
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 9 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.47% 0.49% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.54% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 9
Median daily rate £550 £425 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +29.57%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £28.77
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.57%

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
1787 2202 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.59% 90.62% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 905 1126 1229
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 117 55
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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 £550 -
Reading +1 1 £438 +2.94% 4
Systems Administrator
South East

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 (92.00%) Linux
2 17 (68.00%) Red Hat
3 15 (60.00%) VMware
4 14 (56.00%) Puppet
5 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (48.00%) CentOS
7 11 (44.00%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (36.00%) Cisco
9 8 (32.00%) Firewall
9 8 (32.00%) Python
10 7 (28.00%) Windows
10 7 (28.00%) Nagios
10 7 (28.00%) CCNP
10 7 (28.00%) CCNA
10 7 (28.00%) EMC
10 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (28.00%) Data Management
10 7 (28.00%) Ruby
11 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
11 6 (24.00%) Ansible
11 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
12 5 (20.00%) DevOps
13 4 (16.00%) Hudson
13 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
13 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (16.00%) Apache
13 4 (16.00%) Unix
13 4 (16.00%) HTML
13 4 (16.00%) MySQL

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 4 (16.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) nginx
3 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) Firewall
2 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.00%) FTP
3 3 (12.00%) HTTP
3 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) SSL
3 3 (12.00%) WAN
4 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 2 (8.00%) LDAP
4 2 (8.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) DB2
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.00%) Hudson
3 3 (12.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) Ant
4 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.00%) ClearQuest
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) Maven
General
1 3 (12.00%) Electronics
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
1 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
1 3 (12.00%) Marketing
1 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) HTML
2 3 (12.00%) CSS
3 1 (4.00%) CGI
3 1 (4.00%) Django
3 1 (4.00%) Kafka
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) Clustering
1 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (4.00%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Linux
2 12 (48.00%) CentOS
3 7 (28.00%) Windows
4 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
5 4 (16.00%) Unix
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.00%) Solaris
8 1 (4.00%) AIX
8 1 (4.00%) Debian
8 1 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Data Management
2 5 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (12.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Build Automation
5 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Open Source
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) Security Hardening
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Python
2 7 (28.00%) Ruby
3 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
4 2 (8.00%) Perl
4 2 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (4.00%) C++
5 1 (4.00%) Java
5 1 (4.00%) PHP
5 1 (4.00%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) CCNA
1 7 (28.00%) CCNP
1 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) RHCE
4 1 (4.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) iptables
3 1 (4.00%) NFS
3 1 (4.00%) Postfix
3 1 (4.00%) vCloud
3 1 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (56.00%) Puppet
2 11 (44.00%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (28.00%) Nagios
4 6 (24.00%) Ansible
5 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (4.00%) Capistrano
6 1 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (4.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Red Hat
2 15 (60.00%) VMware
3 9 (36.00%) Cisco
4 7 (28.00%) EMC
5 3 (12.00%) SAP
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) IBM
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.00%) NetApp
7 1 (4.00%) Percona
7 1 (4.00%) Veeam
7 1 (4.00%) Veritas