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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 118 108 93
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 21 19 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.75% 0.78% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.83% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 5
Average daily rate
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£275 £281 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -29.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £125 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £325 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +32.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +31.42%
Systems Administrator
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 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
2641 2282 2556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.85% 93.72% 93.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1684 1214 1345
Average daily rate £380 £345 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.14% -5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 275 275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.90 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.69% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 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
Cambridgeshire -12 8 £325 - 8
Essex -6 4 £313 +150.00%
Hertfordshire +4 3 - - 3
Bedfordshire - 3 - - 2
Norfolk - 2 £181 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 22 (44.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Linux
2 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (32.00%) SQL
3 16 (32.00%) MS Exchange
4 14 (28.00%) VMware
5 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (22.00%) HP
6 11 (22.00%) Red Hat
6 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (20.00%) VoIP
7 10 (20.00%) Polycom
7 10 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (16.00%) SAN
8 8 (16.00%) Clustering
8 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (14.00%) Citrix
9 7 (14.00%) Nagios
9 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (12.00%) DNS
10 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 5 (10.00%) UNIX
11 5 (10.00%) DHCP
11 5 (10.00%) IBM
11 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
11 5 (10.00%) SCCM
11 5 (10.00%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 16 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.00%) Lync
4 3 (6.00%) IIS
5 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.00%) nginx
6 1 (2.00%) Confluence
6 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Office
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) VoIP
2 8 (16.00%) SAN
3 6 (12.00%) DNS
4 5 (10.00%) DHCP
5 4 (8.00%) Firewall
6 2 (4.00%) VLAN
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.00%) FTP
6 2 (4.00%) VPN
6 2 (4.00%) Internet
7 1 (2.00%) PBX
7 1 (2.00%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (2.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
1 2 (4.00%) MSMQ
2 1 (2.00%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (2.00%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (16.00%) Clustering
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.00%) Replication
5 2 (4.00%) EqualLogic
5 2 (4.00%) PKI
5 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.00%) LIMS
6 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.00%) Device Driver
6 1 (2.00%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.00%) MPEG
6 1 (2.00%) NHS
6 1 (2.00%) Statistics
6 1 (2.00%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 22 (44.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Linux
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.00%) UNIX
6 5 (10.00%) CentOS
7 4 (8.00%) VMS
8 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.00%) Debian
10 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (8.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (8.00%) Project Management
3 3 (6.00%) Migration
3 3 (6.00%) Time Management
3 3 (6.00%) Performance Management
4 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL
4 2 (4.00%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (4.00%) Change Management
4 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.00%) Data Security
5 1 (2.00%) Workflow
5 1 (2.00%) Data Management
5 1 (2.00%) Market Research
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.00%) SQL
2 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) C
4 1 (2.00%) sed
4 1 (2.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.00%) AWK
4 1 (2.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.00%) XenApp
3 4 (8.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (2.00%) qmail
5 1 (2.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Nagios
2 5 (10.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) Puppet
3 3 (6.00%) SCOM
4 2 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.00%) Bacula
Vendors
1 14 (28.00%) VMware
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.00%) HP
3 11 (22.00%) Red Hat
4 10 (20.00%) Polycom
5 7 (14.00%) Citrix
6 5 (10.00%) IBM
7 4 (8.00%) 3PAR
7 4 (8.00%) Brocade
8 3 (6.00%) Orchard
8 3 (6.00%) Business Objects
8 3 (6.00%) Cisco
9 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.00%) McAfee
9 2 (4.00%) Clearswift
10 1 (2.00%) EMC
10 1 (2.00%) F5
10 1 (2.00%) NetApp
10 1 (2.00%) Civica
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