The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 32 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 9 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.68% 1.56% 5.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 1.67% 5.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£263 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% -1.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +26.76%
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 Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
311 300 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 92.56% 93.75% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 145 210
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £213 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 56 62
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.15 £47.50 £42.50
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 Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Cambridge region.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Cambridge region.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) VoIP
2 10 (37.04%) Polycom
2 10 (37.04%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
5 6 (22.22%) HP
5 6 (22.22%) Nagios
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 5 (18.52%) IBM
6 5 (18.52%) Puppet
7 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) UNIX
7 4 (14.81%) Windows
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (7.41%) DNS
9 2 (7.41%) Data Security
9 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
9 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
9 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (3.70%) Internet
10 1 (3.70%) Clearswift
10 1 (3.70%) Symantec
10 1 (3.70%) McAfee
10 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
10 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (3.70%) LIMS
10 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
10 1 (3.70%) Active Directory

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) SAS
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.70%) nginx
2 1 (3.70%) Confluence
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (37.04%) VoIP
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) .NET
1 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
1 1 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (3.70%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 10 (37.04%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) MPEG
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) LIMS
3 1 (3.70%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.70%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (14.81%) UNIX
3 4 (14.81%) Windows
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.70%) CentOS
6 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Project Management
2 2 (7.41%) Data Security
3 1 (3.70%) Workflow
3 1 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (3.70%) Market Research
3 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) AWK
2 1 (3.70%) Ruby
2 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.70%) sed
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Java
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.70%) Samba
1 1 (3.70%) qmail
1 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Nagios
2 5 (18.52%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Bacula
3 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.70%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Polycom
2 7 (25.93%) Red Hat
3 6 (22.22%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) Symantec
5 1 (3.70%) McAfee
5 1 (3.70%) Clearswift
5 1 (3.70%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Posted: 3 days ago