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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 49 49 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 7 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.12% 0.33% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.37% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Average daily rate
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£350 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +26.76%
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
566 540 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.71% 88.52% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 304 209
Average daily rate £350 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 28 36
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 29 December 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 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) AIX
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) HPUX
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) EMC
4 3 (30.00%) Sun
4 3 (30.00%) Solaris
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas
4 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (30.00%) Korn
4 3 (30.00%) SUSE
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Clustering
4 3 (30.00%) Wiki
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (30.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (30.00%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (10.00%) Juniper
6 1 (10.00%) Citrix
6 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (10.00%) HP

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (30.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (20.00%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
1 3 (30.00%) Wiki
1 3 (30.00%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) UNIX
2 5 (50.00%) AIX
3 4 (40.00%) HPUX
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) SUSE
4 3 (30.00%) Solaris
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (30.00%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 3 (30.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) EMC
3 3 (30.00%) Veritas
3 3 (30.00%) Sun
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Meru Networks
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Websense
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp