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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 57 47 42
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 7 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.92% 2.12% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 2.25% 3.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £24.50 £18.50 £11.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.43% +64.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +38.88%
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
701 579 741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 91.75% 94.30% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 254 330
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 68 114
Average hourly rate £16.72 £37.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.41% +20.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
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 28 November 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 +2 6 £325 - 5
Peterborough - - - -
St Neots - - - -
Systems Administrator
East of England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 17 (53.13%) Linux
2 15 (46.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (40.63%) Red Hat
4 10 (31.25%) HP
4 10 (31.25%) Nagios
4 10 (31.25%) VoIP
4 10 (31.25%) Polycom
4 10 (31.25%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (25.00%) Puppet
5 8 (25.00%) IBM
5 8 (25.00%) SQL
6 6 (18.75%) UNIX
6 6 (18.75%) VMware
7 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
7 5 (15.63%) DNS
8 4 (12.50%) DHCP
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
8 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
8 4 (12.50%) Clustering
8 4 (12.50%) Data Security
9 3 (9.38%) Replication
9 3 (9.38%) EMC
9 3 (9.38%) Citrix
9 3 (9.38%) Windows
9 3 (9.38%) PKI
9 3 (9.38%) SCCM
10 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
10 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.13%) SAS
3 1 (3.13%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) nginx
3 1 (3.13%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (31.25%) VoIP
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (6.25%) VPN
4 2 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) Internet
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) PBX
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.13%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) MSMQ
1 2 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (3.13%) FFmpeg
2 1 (3.13%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 10 (31.25%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (12.50%) Clustering
3 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 3 (9.38%) PKI
4 2 (6.25%) Statistics
4 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.13%) Device Driver
5 1 (3.13%) Streaming Video
5 1 (3.13%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 17 (53.13%) Linux
2 15 (46.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (18.75%) UNIX
4 3 (9.38%) Windows
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.13%) HPUX
6 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Data Security
2 2 (6.25%) Market Research
2 2 (6.25%) Load Balancing
2 2 (6.25%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
2 2 (6.25%) ERP
2 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 1 (3.13%) E-business
3 1 (3.13%) Migration
3 1 (3.13%) ITIL
3 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) AWK
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) sed
3 1 (3.13%) Ruby
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) RHCE
2 1 (3.13%) OCP
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.13%) RHCA
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (3.13%) Samba
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
3 1 (3.13%) qmail
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Nagios
2 8 (25.00%) Puppet
3 3 (9.38%) SCCM
4 2 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (3.13%) Bacula
5 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Red Hat
2 10 (31.25%) HP
2 10 (31.25%) Polycom
3 8 (25.00%) IBM
4 6 (18.75%) VMware
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.38%) EMC
6 3 (9.38%) Citrix
7 2 (6.25%) SAP
7 2 (6.25%) Oracle
7 2 (6.25%) NetApp
7 2 (6.25%) McAfee
7 2 (6.25%) Clearswift
7 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.13%) F5