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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 54 52 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 9 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.16% 0.94% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Average daily rate
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£288 £315 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -3.70%
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
727 574 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.81% 90.25% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 337 201
Average daily rate £360 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £31.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015, 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) AIX
4 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) SAP CO
5 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (7.69%) Vectorworks
5 1 (7.69%) XenServer
5 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) PABX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
5 1 (7.69%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) Pegasus

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Vectorworks
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) SAP CO
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (7.69%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
1 1 (7.69%) PABX
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) AIX
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) XenServer
1 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
1 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Avaya
2 1 (7.69%) Pegasus
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
2 1 (7.69%) Autodesk