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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 35 25 35
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.17% 4.62% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.23% 4.79% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Average daily rate £240 £200 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -37.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £200 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £200 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £28.77 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-47.41% +35.38%
Systems Administrator
Cambridgeshire

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
358 292 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 97.02% 96.37% 95.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 172 129
Average daily rate £400 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 16 35
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.88 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram 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 14 February 2016, 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 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 15 (71.43%) Perl
2 15 (71.43%) Red Hat
3 14 (66.67%) Puppet
4 13 (61.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (47.62%) Solaris
5 10 (47.62%) Unix
6 9 (42.86%) Ubuntu
6 9 (42.86%) Bash Shell
6 9 (42.86%) CentOS
7 8 (38.10%) ITIL
8 7 (33.33%) Nagios
8 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 7 (33.33%) Life Science
9 6 (28.57%) Biology
9 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
9 6 (28.57%) Time Management
9 6 (28.57%) Hadoop
9 6 (28.57%) Degree
9 6 (28.57%) Bioinformatics
9 6 (28.57%) Finance
9 6 (28.57%) Shell Script
9 6 (28.57%) FTP
9 6 (28.57%) NFS
9 6 (28.57%) IBM
9 6 (28.57%) Python
9 6 (28.57%) Docker
9 6 (28.57%) Ganglia
9 6 (28.57%) GPFS
10 4 (19.05%) VMware

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) FTP
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (9.52%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Cucumber
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Selenium
1 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Life Science
2 6 (28.57%) Biology
2 6 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 13 (61.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (47.62%) Solaris
3 10 (47.62%) Unix
4 9 (42.86%) CentOS
4 9 (42.86%) Ubuntu
5 2 (9.52%) Windows
6 1 (4.76%) AIX
6 1 (4.76%) HPUX
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) Bioinformatics
3 6 (28.57%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
4 2 (9.52%) ETL
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.76%) BDD
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Kanban
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Scrum
5 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Perl
2 9 (42.86%) Bash Shell
3 6 (28.57%) Python
3 6 (28.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Degree
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Docker
1 6 (28.57%) GPFS
1 6 (28.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (66.67%) Puppet
2 7 (33.33%) Nagios
3 6 (28.57%) Ganglia
4 2 (9.52%) CFEngine
5 1 (4.76%) Graphite
5 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
5 1 (4.76%) logstash
5 1 (4.76%) Riemann
5 1 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 6 (28.57%) IBM
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Dynatrace
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Splunk