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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 26 39 29
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 22 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.88% 1.91% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.24% 2.04% 5.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -17.24%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 0
Average hourly rate £24.50 £175.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-86.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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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
420 343 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.13% 93.72% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 150 176
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £512 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 88
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £57.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014, 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 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 15 (48.39%) Red Hat
3 14 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (35.48%) Nagios
4 11 (35.48%) Puppet
5 10 (32.26%) Polycom
5 10 (32.26%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (32.26%) VoIP
6 8 (25.81%) IBM
6 8 (25.81%) HP
7 5 (16.13%) UNIX
8 4 (12.90%) MySQL
8 4 (12.90%) DNS
8 4 (12.90%) Data Security
9 3 (9.68%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (9.68%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
9 3 (9.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
9 3 (9.68%) DHCP
9 3 (9.68%) EMC
9 3 (9.68%) RHCE
9 3 (9.68%) Oracle
9 3 (9.68%) SAP
9 3 (9.68%) Perl
9 3 (9.68%) ERP
9 3 (9.68%) Munin
9 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
9 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (9.68%) KVM

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 (6.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) SAS
2 1 (3.23%) nginx
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (32.26%) VoIP
2 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
4 2 (6.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.23%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.23%) InfiniBand
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) LDAP
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) LAMP
1 1 (3.23%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (3.23%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.45%) PKI
2 2 (6.45%) Statistics
3 1 (3.23%) MPEG
3 1 (3.23%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.23%) Streaming Video
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 14 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (16.13%) UNIX
4 2 (6.45%) CentOS
5 1 (3.23%) Windows
5 1 (3.23%) HPUX
5 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Data Security
2 3 (9.68%) ERP
2 3 (9.68%) Performance Management
2 3 (9.68%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.45%) DevOps
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL
3 2 (6.45%) Market Research
3 2 (6.45%) Migration
3 2 (6.45%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.23%) E-business
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.23%) AWK
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.23%) sed
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) RHCE
2 2 (6.45%) OCP
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (3.23%) RHCA
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (9.68%) KVM
2 2 (6.45%) vSphere
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.23%) NFS
3 1 (3.23%) Samba
3 1 (3.23%) qmail
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Nagios
1 11 (35.48%) Puppet
2 3 (9.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (9.68%) Munin
2 3 (9.68%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (6.45%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) Red Hat
2 10 (32.26%) Polycom
3 8 (25.81%) HP
3 8 (25.81%) IBM
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) Oracle
4 3 (9.68%) SAP
4 3 (9.68%) EMC
4 3 (9.68%) Percona
4 3 (9.68%) Rackspace
5 2 (6.45%) VMware
6 1 (3.23%) NetApp
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