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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 22 32 29
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 41 20 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.22% 4.33% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.78% 4.64% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £394 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £297 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.32% -86.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.32% -10.90%
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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
467 431 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.59% 93.29% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 292 160
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 51
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -32.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 29 July 2015.

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 29 July 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 35 (59.32%) Linux
2 25 (42.37%) Puppet
3 24 (40.68%) DevOps
3 24 (40.68%) Ruby
4 22 (37.29%) Configuration Management
5 21 (35.59%) UNIX
6 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (25.42%) VoIP
7 15 (25.42%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (25.42%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (23.73%) Polycom
8 14 (23.73%) WebEx
8 14 (23.73%) Red Hat
9 13 (22.03%) Web Services
10 12 (20.34%) Python
11 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (13.56%) Ansible
12 8 (13.56%) Windows
12 8 (13.56%) VMware
13 7 (11.86%) Data Security
13 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
14 6 (10.17%) NetApp
15 5 (8.47%) HP
15 5 (8.47%) SQL
16 4 (6.78%) Perl
16 4 (6.78%) WAN
16 4 (6.78%) RHCE
16 4 (6.78%) RHCA
16 4 (6.78%) Statistics
16 4 (6.78%) LAN

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
1 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (5.08%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) Apache
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.42%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.78%) IaaS
3 2 (3.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) VoIP
2 14 (23.73%) WebEx
3 4 (6.78%) LAN
3 4 (6.78%) WAN
4 2 (3.39%) DHCP
4 2 (3.39%) DNS
4 2 (3.39%) SAN
4 2 (3.39%) VLAN
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.69%) Network Security
5 1 (1.69%) Firewall
5 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
1 1 (1.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Statistics
2 2 (3.39%) NHS
2 2 (3.39%) LIMS
3 1 (1.69%) Life Science
3 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 35 (59.32%) Linux
2 21 (35.59%) UNIX
3 11 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (13.56%) Windows
5 3 (5.08%) Fedora
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) CentOS
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) Solaris
7 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.68%) DevOps
2 22 (37.29%) Configuration Management
3 16 (27.12%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (11.86%) Data Security
5 3 (5.08%) Market Research
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL
7 1 (1.69%) B2B
7 1 (1.69%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.69%) Change Control
7 1 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) Ruby
2 12 (20.34%) Python
3 5 (8.47%) SQL
4 4 (6.78%) Perl
4 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.39%) PHP
5 2 (3.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.78%) RHCE
1 4 (6.78%) RHCA
2 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.69%) CCIE
3 1 (1.69%) CCNP
3 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (42.37%) Puppet
2 15 (25.42%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (13.56%) Ansible
4 2 (3.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Red Hat
1 14 (23.73%) Polycom
2 8 (13.56%) VMware
3 6 (10.17%) NetApp
4 5 (8.47%) HP
5 3 (5.08%) Dell
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco
5 3 (5.08%) IBM
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.39%) Citrix
6 2 (3.39%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.39%) Splunk
7 1 (1.69%) EMC
7 1 (1.69%) Sun