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 1 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 63 58 53
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.59% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.65% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +41.86%
Systems Administrator
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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
707 620 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.70% 91.99% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 391 349
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £10.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.70 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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
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 1 September 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) SAN
3 6 (66.67%) NetApp
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) UNIX
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) AIX
5 4 (44.44%) HPUX
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 2 (22.22%) Compaq
7 2 (22.22%) EMC
7 2 (22.22%) C
7 2 (22.22%) DHCP
7 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
7 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 2 (22.22%) Windows NT

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) SAN
2 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Corporate Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (44.44%) AIX
2 4 (44.44%) HPUX
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 2 (22.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Fund Management
1 2 (22.22%) Wealth Management
1 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) NetApp
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) Meru Networks
5 2 (22.22%) Apple
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) Compaq
5 2 (22.22%) EMC