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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 35 34 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.27% 2.15% 4.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.34% 2.25% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £388 £360 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +80.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £28.77
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.57%

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
342 311 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 96.88% 95.69% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 187 198
Median daily rate £350 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £288 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 22 16
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £29.85 £15.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017, 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 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (60.00%) DNS
4 5 (50.00%) DHCP
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) ITIL
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) WSUS
4 5 (50.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) LDAP
6 3 (30.00%) IIS
6 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 3 (30.00%) Kerberos
6 3 (30.00%) Windows
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (30.00%) SAML
6 3 (30.00%) PKI
6 3 (30.00%) Identity Management
6 3 (30.00%) Clustering
6 3 (30.00%) OAuth
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) Dell
7 2 (20.00%) IBM
8 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 1 (10.00%) Solaris

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 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) IIS
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) DNS
2 5 (50.00%) DHCP
3 4 (40.00%) LDAP
4 3 (30.00%) Kerberos
5 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Big Data
1 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Hudson
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) OAuth
1 3 (30.00%) SAML
2 1 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
1 3 (30.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
2 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Solaris
2 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) High Availability
3 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) iptables
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) OpenAM
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) OSSEC
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) ForgeRock
3 1 (10.00%) LogRhythm
3 1 (10.00%) TippingPoint