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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 29 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 13 43 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.69% 8.60% 3.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.87% 9.03% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 32 12
Median daily rate £340 £363 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% -7.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £211 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.48 £20.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+97.46% -16.32%
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
336 476 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.45% 95.20% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 334 288
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 35
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.71 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 23 (76.67%) Linux
2 21 (70.00%) Windows
3 17 (56.67%) Unix
3 17 (56.67%) Solaris
4 13 (43.33%) Red Hat
4 13 (43.33%) SQL
4 13 (43.33%) DNS
4 13 (43.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (40.00%) SAN
5 12 (40.00%) Shell Script
6 11 (36.67%) Nagios
6 11 (36.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (36.67%) ITIL
6 11 (36.67%) Open Source
6 11 (36.67%) OSSEC
6 11 (36.67%) Puppet
6 11 (36.67%) Kalman Filter
6 11 (36.67%) iptables
6 11 (36.67%) Virtual Environments
7 10 (33.33%) LogRhythm
7 10 (33.33%) High Availability
7 10 (33.33%) Splunk
7 10 (33.33%) SolarWinds
7 10 (33.33%) TippingPoint
7 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
7 10 (33.33%) Oracle
7 10 (33.33%) HP
7 10 (33.33%) EMC
7 10 (33.33%) Firewall
7 10 (33.33%) Configuration Management

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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) DNS
2 12 (40.00%) SAN
3 10 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (13.33%) SSL
5 2 (6.67%) DHCP
6 1 (3.33%) FTP
6 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.33%) NAS
6 1 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) MySQL
2 3 (10.00%) QlikView
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.33%) MarkLogic
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.33%) GitLab
3 1 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) ELK Stack
1 1 (3.33%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Biology
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Linux
2 21 (70.00%) Windows
3 17 (56.67%) Solaris
3 17 (56.67%) Unix
4 13 (43.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (23.33%) AIX
5 7 (23.33%) HPUX
6 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
6 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
1 11 (36.67%) Kalman Filter
1 11 (36.67%) Open Source
1 11 (36.67%) Virtual Environments
2 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 10 (33.33%) High Availability
2 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 9 (30.00%) Change Control
3 9 (30.00%) Incident Management
4 7 (23.33%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.00%) Data Management
6 1 (3.33%) Bioinformatics
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps
6 1 (3.33%) ETL
6 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 12 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 9 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 3 (10.00%) VBA
5 2 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.67%) Python
6 1 (3.33%) Java
6 1 (3.33%) Perl
6 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
1 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) iptables
2 9 (30.00%) Postfix
2 9 (30.00%) Sendmail
2 9 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
2 9 (30.00%) vSphere
3 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.67%) Docker
5 1 (3.33%) GPFS
5 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.33%) NFS
5 1 (3.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) Nagios
1 11 (36.67%) OSSEC
1 11 (36.67%) Puppet
2 9 (30.00%) Cobbler
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Ganglia
3 1 (3.33%) Kibana
3 1 (3.33%) logstash
3 1 (3.33%) Packer
3 1 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Red Hat
2 10 (33.33%) EMC
2 10 (33.33%) HP
2 10 (33.33%) LogRhythm
2 10 (33.33%) Oracle
2 10 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 10 (33.33%) Splunk
2 10 (33.33%) TippingPoint
3 9 (30.00%) ServiceNow
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.33%) Becrypt
6 1 (3.33%) ESRI
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp