The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 55 - 50
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% - 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% - 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£320 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +22.22%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
622 542 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.88% 91.09% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 289 340
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 32
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.08 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £175.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Systems Administrator
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
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%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) UNIX
2 4 (44.44%) AIX
2 4 (44.44%) HPUX
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 2 (22.22%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Business Transformation
1 2 (22.22%) Fund Management
1 2 (22.22%) Wealth Management
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%) Citrix
4 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) Compaq
5 2 (22.22%) EMC
5 2 (22.22%) Apple
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) Meru Networks