The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 44 55 38
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 21 11 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 2.84% 1.50% 3.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.06% 1.59% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 5
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £273 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £110.00 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-77.72% +877.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-11.71% +26.13%
Systems Administrator
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
687 691 711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 92.84% 94.27% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 292 277
Average daily rate £330 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 54 118
Average hourly rate £24.50 £36.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.87% +46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £51.00 £42.50
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 Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Cambridgeshire region.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Cambridgeshire region.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +7 18 £400 +33.33% 8
Peterborough +10 2 £200 -
Systems Administrator
East of England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 15 (40.54%) Red Hat
3 14 (37.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (29.73%) Nagios
4 11 (29.73%) Puppet
5 10 (27.03%) Polycom
5 10 (27.03%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (27.03%) VoIP
6 8 (21.62%) IBM
6 8 (21.62%) HP
7 6 (16.22%) UNIX
7 6 (16.22%) SQL
8 5 (13.51%) Oracle
8 5 (13.51%) VMware
9 4 (10.81%) Data Security
9 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS
9 4 (10.81%) Perl
9 4 (10.81%) EMC
9 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
9 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
9 4 (10.81%) DNS
9 4 (10.81%) MySQL
10 3 (8.11%) Performance Management
10 3 (8.11%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (8.11%) Munin
10 3 (8.11%) Percona
10 3 (8.11%) Rackspace
10 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
10 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (8.11%) KVM

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (5.41%) Apache
1 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.70%) nginx
2 1 (2.70%) Confluence
2 1 (2.70%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.03%) VoIP
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
3 3 (8.11%) DHCP
4 2 (5.41%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.70%) InfiniBand
5 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) PBX
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
5 1 (2.70%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) MySQL
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (2.70%) FFmpeg
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (27.03%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) PKI
2 2 (5.41%) Statistics
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) MPEG
3 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.70%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Linux
2 14 (37.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (16.22%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) CentOS
5 1 (2.70%) Windows
5 1 (2.70%) HPUX
5 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) Data Security
2 3 (8.11%) Performance Management
2 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (8.11%) ERP
3 2 (5.41%) Migration
3 2 (5.41%) E-business
3 2 (5.41%) ITIL
3 2 (5.41%) DevOps
3 2 (5.41%) Market Research
3 2 (5.41%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.70%) Requirements Engineering
4 1 (2.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) sed
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) AWK
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) RHCE
2 2 (5.41%) OCP
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (2.70%) RHCA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) KVM
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.41%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (2.70%) qmail
4 1 (2.70%) NFS
4 1 (2.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) Nagios
1 11 (29.73%) Puppet
2 3 (8.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (8.11%) Munin
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (5.41%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.70%) Bacula
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Red Hat
2 10 (27.03%) Polycom
3 8 (21.62%) IBM
3 8 (21.62%) HP
4 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 5 (13.51%) VMware
5 4 (10.81%) EMC
5 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
6 3 (8.11%) Percona
6 3 (8.11%) Rackspace
6 3 (8.11%) SAP
7 2 (5.41%) NetApp
8 1 (2.70%) F5
8 1 (2.70%) Citrix