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 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 128 99 94
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 23 28 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.74% 1.17% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.26% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 8
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£213 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.77% -19.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £166 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £371 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 12
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.88% +40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +53.84%
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
2886 2222 2841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.40% 93.17% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1800 1153 1423
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 235 274
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.30 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 23 October 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 23 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
Cambridgeshire -4 13 £325 +12.06% 9
Hertfordshire -27 4 £143 -52.50% 2
Norfolk -8 2 £181 -49.65%
Essex -16 2 £130 +9.01%
Suffolk +6 1 - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 29 (52.73%) Linux
2 17 (30.91%) Windows
3 16 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 14 (25.45%) VMware
6 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
7 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 11 (20.00%) UNIX
8 10 (18.18%) SQL
8 10 (18.18%) HP
8 10 (18.18%) DNS
8 10 (18.18%) VoIP
8 10 (18.18%) Nagios
8 10 (18.18%) Polycom
8 10 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (16.36%) Puppet
9 9 (16.36%) DHCP
9 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
10 8 (14.55%) Apache
10 8 (14.55%) IBM
11 5 (9.09%) Cisco
11 5 (9.09%) Internet
11 5 (9.09%) SAN
11 5 (9.09%) ITIL
11 5 (9.09%) Java
11 5 (9.09%) SCCM
11 5 (9.09%) Firewall
11 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.55%) Apache
3 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.45%) CMS
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.82%) IIS
6 1 (1.82%) SAS
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.82%) Confluence
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.82%) nginx
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) DNS
1 10 (18.18%) VoIP
2 9 (16.36%) DHCP
3 5 (9.09%) Internet
3 5 (9.09%) SAN
3 5 (9.09%) Firewall
4 3 (5.45%) HTTP
5 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.64%) VLAN
5 2 (3.64%) WAN
5 2 (3.64%) LAN
6 1 (1.82%) PBX
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
6 1 (1.82%) LDAP
6 1 (1.82%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.82%) NAS
6 1 (1.82%) InfiniBand
6 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) MySQL
2 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.82%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.82%) .NET
1 1 (1.82%) XML
1 1 (1.82%) MSMQ
1 1 (1.82%) Ajax
1 1 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (1.82%) jQuery
1 1 (1.82%) FFmpeg
1 1 (1.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (5.45%) PKI
2 3 (5.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.64%) EqualLogic
3 2 (3.64%) Replication
3 2 (3.64%) Statistics
3 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.82%) MPEG
4 1 (1.82%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.82%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.82%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (52.73%) Linux
2 17 (30.91%) Windows
3 16 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (20.00%) UNIX
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.45%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.45%) CentOS
7 2 (3.64%) HPUX
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.82%) AIX
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (9.09%) ITIL
1 5 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (7.27%) Data Security
2 4 (7.27%) Performance Management
2 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
3 3 (5.45%) ERP
3 3 (5.45%) Time Management
3 3 (5.45%) Migration
3 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.64%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (3.64%) Market Research
4 2 (3.64%) Change Management
4 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.64%) Data Analysis
4 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
5 1 (1.82%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (1.82%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.82%) Information Security
5 1 (1.82%) E-business
5 1 (1.82%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (5.45%) Perl
4 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.64%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.82%) VBScript
5 1 (1.82%) PHP
5 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.82%) C
5 1 (1.82%) Ruby
5 1 (1.82%) AWK
5 1 (1.82%) sed
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) RHCE
2 2 (3.64%) OCP
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) CCNA
3 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.82%) MCSE
3 1 (1.82%) RHCA
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 11 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) vSphere
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.64%) Xen
6 1 (1.82%) NFS
6 1 (1.82%) Samba
6 1 (1.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (1.82%) qmail
6 1 (1.82%) XenServer
6 1 (1.82%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) Nagios
2 9 (16.36%) Puppet
3 5 (9.09%) SCCM
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (5.45%) SCOM
4 3 (5.45%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.82%) Munin
5 1 (1.82%) Bacula
5 1 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 15 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 14 (25.45%) VMware
3 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (18.18%) HP
4 10 (18.18%) Polycom
5 8 (14.55%) IBM
6 5 (9.09%) Cisco
7 4 (7.27%) NetApp
7 4 (7.27%) EMC
8 3 (5.45%) Citrix
8 3 (5.45%) Business Objects
8 3 (5.45%) Oracle
8 3 (5.45%) SAP
8 3 (5.45%) Orchard
9 2 (3.64%) Rackspace
10 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.82%) Symantec
10 1 (1.82%) McAfee
10 1 (1.82%) Clearswift
10 1 (1.82%) F5