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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 22 37 18
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 21 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.61% 1.20% 6.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.00% 1.27% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 3
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£281 £388 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.41% +17.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -19.09%
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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
350 314 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.58% 94.01% 86.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 193 142
Average daily rate £350 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 38 51
Average hourly rate £20.50 £39.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.10% +21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.90 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 17 (48.57%) Linux
2 12 (34.29%) SQL
3 10 (28.57%) UNIX
3 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 10 (28.57%) Ruby
3 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (28.57%) Puppet
3 10 (28.57%) DevOps
4 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
5 8 (22.86%) Windows
6 6 (17.14%) Web Services
6 6 (17.14%) Python
6 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
6 6 (17.14%) Project Management
6 6 (17.14%) VMware
6 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (14.29%) WebEx
7 5 (14.29%) Polycom
7 5 (14.29%) CentOS
7 5 (14.29%) HP
7 5 (14.29%) VoIP
8 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (11.43%) IaaS
9 3 (8.57%) Debian
9 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
2 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) IaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) VoIP
1 5 (14.29%) WebEx
2 2 (5.71%) DHCP
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.71%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.57%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) LIMS
3 1 (2.86%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Linux
2 10 (28.57%) UNIX
3 8 (22.86%) Windows
4 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (14.29%) CentOS
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.57%) Debian
7 3 (8.57%) Fedora
8 2 (5.71%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
1 10 (28.57%) DevOps
2 6 (17.14%) Project Management
3 3 (8.57%) Workflow
4 1 (2.86%) Change Control
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) SQL
2 10 (28.57%) Ruby
3 6 (17.14%) Python
4 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.71%) Perl
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (28.57%) Puppet
2 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.71%) SCCM
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) Polycom
3 5 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) Dell
4 3 (8.57%) IBM
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec
6 1 (2.86%) EMC
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