The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 69 50 53
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.51% 1.33% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.37% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 3
Median daily rate - £263 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -17.96%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.48 £20.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+97.46% -16.32%
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
761 729 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.19% 97.20% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 453 383
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 39 37
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.88 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £41.25 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Birmingham region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) SCCM
3 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (36.36%) Unix
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) Cognizant
4 3 (27.27%) Service Management
4 3 (27.27%) Replication
4 3 (27.27%) Solaris
4 3 (27.27%) SLA
4 3 (27.27%) NFS
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) CMDB
4 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (27.27%) Veritas
4 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) HACMP

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) SSH
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) AdminStudio
1 1 (9.09%) InstallShield
1 1 (9.09%) MSI
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) CMDB
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) HACMP
2 1 (9.09%) Health Informatics
2 1 (9.09%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) Solaris
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (9.09%) CentOS
6 1 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) NFS
2 3 (27.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 3 (27.27%) Cognizant
2 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
2 3 (27.27%) Veritas
3 1 (9.09%) F5
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) VMware