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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 114 98 113
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 9 27 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.38% 1.07% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 1.11% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 12
Average daily rate £240 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £301
% change year-on-year
- +16.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £44.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £28.77 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-47.41% +35.38%
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
2238 2424 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.48% 96.50% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1342 1424 1258
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 207 227 242
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.39 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +2 8 £240 +20.00% 8
Hertfordshire +6 1 £425 +13.33% 2
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 23 (56.10%) Linux
2 17 (41.46%) Perl
2 17 (41.46%) Red Hat
2 17 (41.46%) Puppet
3 15 (36.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (34.15%) Unix
5 12 (29.27%) ITIL
5 12 (29.27%) Solaris
6 11 (26.83%) Windows
6 11 (26.83%) VMware
6 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
7 10 (24.39%) IBM
7 10 (24.39%) Ubuntu
7 10 (24.39%) CentOS
8 9 (21.95%) Finance
9 8 (19.51%) Python
10 7 (17.07%) Nagios
10 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
10 7 (17.07%) Life Science
10 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
11 6 (14.63%) GPFS
11 6 (14.63%) Ganglia
11 6 (14.63%) Hadoop
11 6 (14.63%) Docker
11 6 (14.63%) Biology
11 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
11 6 (14.63%) Degree
11 6 (14.63%) Time Management
11 6 (14.63%) Bioinformatics
11 6 (14.63%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 2 (4.88%) Drupal
1 2 (4.88%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Magento
1 2 (4.88%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) DNS
1 6 (14.63%) FTP
2 3 (7.32%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.44%) Intranet
4 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) SAN
4 1 (2.44%) VLAN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (4.88%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (4.88%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.88%) Ant
2 2 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.44%) Selenium
3 1 (2.44%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Advertising
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
2 1 (2.44%) Local Government
2 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Life Science
2 6 (14.63%) Biology
2 6 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.44%) CMDB
3 1 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Linux
2 15 (36.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (34.15%) Unix
4 12 (29.27%) Solaris
5 11 (26.83%) Windows
6 10 (24.39%) CentOS
6 10 (24.39%) Ubuntu
7 7 (17.07%) Windows Server
8 3 (7.32%) AIX
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.88%) HPUX
10 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.44%) SUSE
10 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Configuration Management
3 6 (14.63%) Bioinformatics
3 6 (14.63%) Time Management
4 3 (7.32%) ETL
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
5 2 (4.88%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.44%) Facilities Management
6 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.44%) Kanban
6 1 (2.44%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.44%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (2.44%) Scrum
6 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.44%) Service Management
6 1 (2.44%) TDD
6 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) Perl
2 11 (26.83%) Bash Shell
3 8 (19.51%) Python
4 6 (14.63%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.88%) Java
5 2 (4.88%) PHP
5 2 (4.88%) Ruby
5 2 (4.88%) SQL
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 6 (14.63%) Active Directory
1 6 (14.63%) Docker
1 6 (14.63%) GPFS
1 6 (14.63%) NFS
2 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.44%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 17 (41.46%) Puppet
2 7 (17.07%) Nagios
3 6 (14.63%) Ganglia
4 3 (7.32%) CFEngine
5 2 (4.88%) Ansible
5 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.44%) Graphite
6 1 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.44%) logstash
6 1 (2.44%) Riemann
6 1 (2.44%) SCCM
6 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.44%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 17 (41.46%) Red Hat
2 11 (26.83%) VMware
3 10 (24.39%) IBM
4 3 (7.32%) HP
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.88%) Cisco
5 2 (4.88%) Cognos
5 2 (4.88%) hybris
5 2 (4.88%) Northgate
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle
6 1 (2.44%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (2.44%) Brocade
6 1 (2.44%) Dell
6 1 (2.44%) Dynatrace
6 1 (2.44%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) JDA
6 1 (2.44%) NGA Human Resources
6 1 (2.44%) RedPrairie
6 1 (2.44%) Splunk