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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 28 23 42
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 16 21 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.12% 5.69% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.31% 5.92% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 2
Median daily rate £325 £281 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -27.41%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -7.86%
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
371 355 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.62% 96.21% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 227 202
Median daily rate £413 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 39
Median hourly rate £37.50 £20.88 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.64% -46.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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
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 5 May 2016.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (88.46%) Linux
2 15 (57.69%) Unix
2 15 (57.69%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) Solaris
4 13 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 13 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (42.31%) Puppet
6 9 (34.62%) Shell Script
6 9 (34.62%) ITIL
7 8 (30.77%) Nagios
7 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
8 7 (26.92%) DNS
8 7 (26.92%) AIX
8 7 (26.92%) HPUX
8 7 (26.92%) Perl
8 7 (26.92%) Migration
9 6 (23.08%) Finance
10 5 (19.23%) SAN
10 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
10 5 (19.23%) SQL
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle
10 5 (19.23%) Python
10 5 (19.23%) HP
10 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (19.23%) Splunk
10 5 (19.23%) Docker
10 5 (19.23%) SolarWinds
10 5 (19.23%) Open Source
10 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell

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 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.85%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) DNS
2 5 (19.23%) SAN
3 4 (15.38%) Firewall
3 4 (15.38%) FTP
4 2 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Hadoop
2 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.69%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.85%) MarkLogic
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) GitLab
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Biology
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 4 (15.38%) Life Science
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 15 (57.69%) Unix
2 15 (57.69%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) Solaris
4 13 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (26.92%) AIX
5 7 (26.92%) HPUX
6 3 (11.54%) CentOS
6 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
7 2 (7.69%) Mac OS
7 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) ITIL
2 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
3 7 (26.92%) Migration
4 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (19.23%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (19.23%) Load Balancing
4 5 (19.23%) Open Source
5 4 (15.38%) Bioinformatics
5 4 (15.38%) Change Control
5 4 (15.38%) High Availability
5 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 4 (15.38%) Time Management
6 2 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Shell Script
2 7 (26.92%) Perl
3 5 (19.23%) Bash Shell
3 5 (19.23%) Python
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 4 (15.38%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Docker
1 5 (19.23%) iptables
2 4 (15.38%) GPFS
2 4 (15.38%) NFS
2 4 (15.38%) Postfix
2 4 (15.38%) Sendmail
2 4 (15.38%) vSphere
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) Puppet
2 8 (30.77%) Nagios
3 5 (19.23%) OSSEC
4 4 (15.38%) Cobbler
4 4 (15.38%) Ganglia
5 1 (3.85%) Ansible
5 1 (3.85%) Kibana
5 1 (3.85%) logstash
5 1 (3.85%) Packer
5 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (19.23%) HP
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) SolarWinds
2 5 (19.23%) Splunk
3 4 (15.38%) EMC
3 4 (15.38%) IBM
3 4 (15.38%) LogRhythm
3 4 (15.38%) ServiceNow
3 4 (15.38%) TippingPoint
4 3 (11.54%) VMware
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.85%) 3PAR