The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 103 129 65
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 27 20 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.01% 0.63% 2.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.68% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 10
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£288 £300 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £157 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £396 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £316 £280
% change year-on-year
+10.67% +12.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 - £13.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-6.81% -20.72%
Systems Administrator
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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 East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2505 2944 2153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.10% 93.19% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1642 1101
Average daily rate £388 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 226 247
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £19.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +6.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire +9 18 £281 -9.27% 11
Hertfordshire +10 5 £375 +66.66% 6
Essex +15 4 £300 +140.00% 1
Norfolk - - - -
Suffolk - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 25 (48.08%) Linux
2 22 (42.31%) Windows
3 17 (32.69%) SQL
4 15 (28.85%) Red Hat
5 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
5 14 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (23.08%) UNIX
7 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 12 (23.08%) VMware
8 9 (17.31%) Ruby
8 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (17.31%) Puppet
8 9 (17.31%) Web Services
8 9 (17.31%) CentOS
9 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (15.38%) DevOps
9 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 8 (15.38%) IIS
9 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
9 8 (15.38%) HP
9 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
10 7 (13.46%) Finance
10 7 (13.46%) Clustering
10 7 (13.46%) Citrix
10 7 (13.46%) Project Management

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.38%) IIS
3 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.69%) Lync
6 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.77%) GlassFish
6 3 (5.77%) JBoss
6 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
7 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.85%) Apache
8 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.62%) IaaS
3 3 (5.77%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (5.77%) Office 365
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) DNS
1 6 (11.54%) SAN
2 5 (9.62%) DHCP
3 4 (7.69%) VoIP
3 4 (7.69%) WebEx
4 3 (5.77%) Internet
4 3 (5.77%) Firewall
5 2 (3.85%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.85%) FTP
5 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.85%) LAN
5 2 (3.85%) WAN
6 1 (1.92%) SMTP
6 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) Web Services
2 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 1 (1.92%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.46%) Clustering
3 3 (5.77%) NHS
3 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Replication
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) LIMS
4 1 (1.92%) PKI
4 1 (1.92%) Life Science
4 1 (1.92%) Data Extraction
4 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (48.08%) Linux
2 22 (42.31%) Windows
3 14 (26.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (23.08%) UNIX
6 9 (17.31%) CentOS
7 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.69%) Debian
8 4 (7.69%) VMS
9 2 (3.85%) AIX
9 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.92%) Fedora
10 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Configuration Management
1 8 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (15.38%) DevOps
2 7 (13.46%) Project Management
3 5 (9.62%) E-Commerce
4 3 (5.77%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (5.77%) Build Automation
4 3 (5.77%) Workflow
4 3 (5.77%) Migration
5 2 (3.85%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) High Availability
6 1 (1.92%) Change Control
6 1 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.92%) Change Management
6 1 (1.92%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.92%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) Ruby
3 7 (13.46%) Python
4 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.62%) Perl
6 3 (5.77%) Korn
7 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) MCITP
3 2 (3.85%) MCSE
3 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) XenApp
4 5 (9.62%) vSphere
5 4 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.77%) vCloud
7 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.92%) Samba
8 1 (1.92%) iptables
8 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) Puppet
2 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.77%) SCCM
4 2 (3.85%) SCOM
5 1 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.92%) Nagios
5 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Red Hat
2 12 (23.08%) VMware
3 8 (15.38%) HP
4 7 (13.46%) Citrix
4 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.69%) IBM
5 4 (7.69%) Brocade
5 4 (7.69%) Polycom
5 4 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.77%) Oracle
6 3 (5.77%) Cisco
7 2 (3.85%) NetApp
7 2 (3.85%) Tealeaf
8 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.92%) Symantec
8 1 (1.92%) McAfee
8 1 (1.92%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.92%) Dell
8 1 (1.92%) EMC
8 1 (1.92%) Civica
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