The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 61 57 59
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% 0.86% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.92% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate £301 £325 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -7.86%
Systems Administrator
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
711 759 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.22% 93.59% 91.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 516 326
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £205 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 26
Average hourly rate £18.23 £13.87 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.39% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.00 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) VMware
4 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
5 5 (35.71%) AIX
5 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (28.57%) Solaris
6 4 (28.57%) NFS
6 4 (28.57%) SLA
6 4 (28.57%) Veritas
6 4 (28.57%) Service Management
6 4 (28.57%) Cognizant
7 3 (21.43%) CMDB
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow
8 2 (14.29%) Finance
9 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
9 1 (7.14%) NetApp
9 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (7.14%) SAML
9 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (7.14%) HACMP

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) SSH
1 1 (7.14%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) AdminStudio
1 1 (7.14%) InstallShield
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) HACMP
2 1 (7.14%) Health Informatics
2 1 (7.14%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 5 (35.71%) AIX
5 4 (28.57%) Solaris
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.14%) CentOS
7 1 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (28.57%) NFS
3 4 (28.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
1 6 (42.86%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Cognizant
2 4 (28.57%) Veritas
3 3 (21.43%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle