The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 30 40 33
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 5 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.64% 3.31% 4.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 3.51% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 8
Median daily rate £375 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.63% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 10
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -12.24%
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
285 456 414
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.44% 94.21% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 280 258
Median daily rate £394 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 53
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.77 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £59.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cambridge region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) SQL
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Unix
2 12 (63.16%) Solaris
2 12 (63.16%) DNS
2 12 (63.16%) SAN
3 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
3 11 (57.89%) Shell Script
3 11 (57.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (57.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (57.89%) Open Source
3 11 (57.89%) OSSEC
3 11 (57.89%) iptables
3 11 (57.89%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (57.89%) Virtual Environments
4 10 (52.63%) LogRhythm
4 10 (52.63%) High Availability
4 10 (52.63%) Splunk
4 10 (52.63%) SolarWinds
4 10 (52.63%) Load Balancing
4 10 (52.63%) TippingPoint
4 10 (52.63%) Firewall
4 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (52.63%) Nagios
4 10 (52.63%) HP
4 10 (52.63%) EMC
4 10 (52.63%) ITIL
4 10 (52.63%) Oracle
5 9 (47.37%) PL/SQL

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) DNS
1 12 (63.16%) SAN
2 10 (52.63%) Firewall
3 4 (21.05%) SSL
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.26%) NAS
5 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) QlikView
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Linux
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Solaris
2 12 (63.16%) Unix
3 11 (57.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) AIX
5 1 (5.26%) CentOS
5 1 (5.26%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (57.89%) Kalman Filter
1 11 (57.89%) Open Source
1 11 (57.89%) Virtual Environments
2 10 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) High Availability
2 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Load Balancing
3 9 (47.37%) Change Control
3 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
3 9 (47.37%) Incident Management
4 3 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (15.79%) Data Management
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Shell Script
3 9 (47.37%) PL/SQL
4 3 (15.79%) VBA
5 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) iptables
2 9 (47.37%) Postfix
2 9 (47.37%) Sendmail
2 9 (47.37%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (47.37%) vSphere
3 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) OSSEC
2 10 (52.63%) Nagios
3 9 (47.37%) Cobbler
3 9 (47.37%) Puppet
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Red Hat
2 10 (52.63%) EMC
2 10 (52.63%) HP
2 10 (52.63%) LogRhythm
2 10 (52.63%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) SolarWinds
2 10 (52.63%) Splunk
2 10 (52.63%) TippingPoint
3 9 (47.37%) ServiceNow
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
6 1 (5.26%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.26%) Becrypt
6 1 (5.26%) ESRI
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
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