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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 99 112 94
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 41 33 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.36% 1.07% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.14% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 10
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£400 £300 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -16.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £148 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £35.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.32% -30.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.24% -19.67%
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
2840 2895 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.92% 93.60% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1670 1735 1104
Average daily rate £376 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.13% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 243 227 217
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £38.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 September 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 -6 23 £400 +6.66% 5
Essex +4 9 £400 - 2
Hertfordshire +4 5 £532 +260.33% 7
Suffolk - 2 £238 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £230 - 1
Norfolk - 1 £188 -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 64 (57.66%) Linux
2 43 (38.74%) Puppet
3 37 (33.33%) DevOps
3 37 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 33 (29.73%) UNIX
4 33 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
6 27 (24.32%) Ruby
6 27 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (22.52%) VMware
7 25 (22.52%) Windows
8 20 (18.02%) Red Hat
9 18 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (14.41%) Jenkins
10 16 (14.41%) Python
10 16 (14.41%) VoIP
11 15 (13.51%) Polycom
11 15 (13.51%) WebEx
12 14 (12.61%) Web Services
12 14 (12.61%) HP
13 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
13 11 (9.91%) SAN
13 11 (9.91%) SQL
14 10 (9.01%) Perl
14 10 (9.01%) Ansible
14 10 (9.01%) Bash Shell
15 9 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (8.11%) IBM
16 8 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
16 8 (7.21%) Tomcat

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 8 (7.21%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.41%) IIS
3 5 (4.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.60%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.70%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.70%) JBoss
5 3 (2.70%) Apache
5 3 (2.70%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.80%) Drupal
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.80%) Magento
3 1 (0.90%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.50%) IaaS
3 3 (2.70%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (1.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.41%) VoIP
2 15 (13.51%) WebEx
3 11 (9.91%) SAN
4 6 (5.41%) DNS
4 6 (5.41%) Firewall
5 5 (4.50%) WAN
5 5 (4.50%) LAN
6 3 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.70%) VLAN
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (1.80%) LDAP
7 2 (1.80%) SMTP
7 2 (1.80%) DHCP
7 2 (1.80%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.80%) NAS
8 1 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.90%) VPN
8 1 (0.90%) PBX
8 1 (0.90%) Internet
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (3.60%) MySQL
3 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.80%) DB2
4 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.80%) Ant
2 2 (1.80%) Subversion
3 1 (0.90%) JIRA
3 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (4.50%) Finance
2 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.90%) Advertising
3 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (12.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.60%) Statistics
3 2 (1.80%) NHS
3 2 (1.80%) LIMS
3 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.90%) AS400
4 1 (0.90%) Replication
4 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.90%) Life Science
4 1 (0.90%) CMDB
4 1 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.90%) LPAR
4 1 (0.90%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 64 (57.66%) Linux
2 33 (29.73%) UNIX
3 27 (24.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (22.52%) Windows
5 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.70%) Fedora
8 3 (2.70%) AIX
8 3 (2.70%) HPUX
9 2 (1.80%) Tru64
9 2 (1.80%) CentOS
9 2 (1.80%) Debian
10 1 (0.90%) Android
10 1 (0.90%) SUSE
10 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 37 (33.33%) DevOps
2 28 (25.23%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (6.31%) Data Security
4 7 (6.31%) Open Source
5 5 (4.50%) CRM
6 4 (3.60%) ITIL
7 3 (2.70%) Market Research
8 2 (1.80%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.80%) E-Commerce
9 1 (0.90%) ETL
9 1 (0.90%) B2B
9 1 (0.90%) Change Management
9 1 (0.90%) Security Management
9 1 (0.90%) Migration
9 1 (0.90%) Data Migration
9 1 (0.90%) Business Analysis
9 1 (0.90%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.32%) Ruby
2 16 (14.41%) Python
3 11 (9.91%) SQL
4 10 (9.01%) Perl
4 10 (9.01%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.60%) PHP
6 4 (3.60%) Java
7 3 (2.70%) Korn
8 2 (1.80%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) RHCE
3 4 (3.60%) RHCA
4 2 (1.80%) Degree
5 1 (0.90%) CCIE
5 1 (0.90%) CCNP
5 1 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) Xen
4 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.70%) vSphere
4 3 (2.70%) vCloud
5 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.80%) iptables
5 2 (1.80%) NFS
5 2 (1.80%) XenApp
5 2 (1.80%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.80%) Samba
6 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.90%) Postfix
6 1 (0.90%) Docker
Systems Management
1 43 (38.74%) Puppet
2 33 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (9.01%) Ansible
4 4 (3.60%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.70%) SCCM
6 1 (0.90%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.90%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 25 (22.52%) VMware
2 20 (18.02%) Red Hat
3 15 (13.51%) Polycom
4 14 (12.61%) HP
5 9 (8.11%) IBM
6 8 (7.21%) Citrix
7 7 (6.31%) Cisco
7 7 (6.31%) NetApp
8 5 (4.50%) Oracle
8 5 (4.50%) WSO2
9 4 (3.60%) Symantec
9 4 (3.60%) SAP
9 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
9 4 (3.60%) Hitachi
10 3 (2.70%) Dell
10 3 (2.70%) Splunk
10 3 (2.70%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.80%) hybris
11 2 (1.80%) Compaq
12 1 (0.90%) Adobe