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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 26 31 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 5 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.42% 1.86% 8.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.65% 1.98% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Average daily rate
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£200 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -0.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.70% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.77 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.38% +6.25%
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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
301 253 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.95% 94.05% 96.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 127 194
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £488 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 58
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.20 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.00 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015, 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 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) VoIP
3 7 (29.17%) Polycom
3 7 (29.17%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) UNIX
5 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 3 (12.50%) NHS
7 3 (12.50%) Windows
7 3 (12.50%) Workflow
7 3 (12.50%) Debian
7 3 (12.50%) CentOS
7 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
8 2 (8.33%) Finance
8 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (8.33%) Nagios
8 2 (8.33%) HP
9 1 (4.17%) Citrix
9 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.17%) DHCP
9 1 (4.17%) VPN
9 1 (4.17%) DNS
9 1 (4.17%) IBM
9 1 (4.17%) Microsoft

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) VoIP
2 1 (4.17%) DHCP
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
2 1 (4.17%) DNS
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
1 2 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.17%) LIMS
4 1 (4.17%) Streaming Video
4 1 (4.17%) Replication
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) UNIX
2 5 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) Debian
3 3 (12.50%) CentOS
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (12.50%) Workflow
3 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.17%) Data Security
3 1 (4.17%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (4.17%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Polycom
2 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix
4 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec
4 1 (4.17%) McAfee
4 1 (4.17%) Clearswift
4 1 (4.17%) VMware