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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 124 103 91
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 24 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.63% 0.98% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.05% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 9
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£250 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £125 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £370 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +32.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +38.88%
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
2685 2284 2762
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.33% 93.53% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1712 1197 1415
Average daily rate £375 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
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 £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 274 280
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -15 6 £325 +5.69% 9
Essex -10 5 £275 +120.00% 2
Hertfordshire -11 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £225 - 1
Suffolk - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 26 (49.06%) Linux
2 21 (39.62%) Windows
3 17 (32.08%) Red Hat
3 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
3 17 (32.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (30.19%) VMware
5 15 (28.30%) HP
5 15 (28.30%) MS Exchange
6 13 (24.53%) SQL
6 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
7 10 (18.87%) Nagios
7 10 (18.87%) VoIP
7 10 (18.87%) Polycom
7 10 (18.87%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (15.09%) SAN
9 8 (15.09%) IBM
9 8 (15.09%) DNS
9 8 (15.09%) UNIX
9 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (15.09%) Clustering
9 8 (15.09%) Puppet
9 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (13.21%) DHCP
10 7 (13.21%) Citrix
11 5 (9.43%) Firewall
11 5 (9.43%) SCCM
11 5 (9.43%) CentOS
12 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (28.30%) MS Exchange
2 8 (15.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.55%) Lync
4 3 (5.66%) Apache
5 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.77%) IIS
5 2 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.89%) CMS
6 1 (1.89%) nginx
6 1 (1.89%) Confluence
6 1 (1.89%) SAS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.87%) VoIP
2 8 (15.09%) DNS
2 8 (15.09%) SAN
3 7 (13.21%) DHCP
4 5 (9.43%) Firewall
5 2 (3.77%) VLAN
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.77%) VPN
5 2 (3.77%) Internet
6 1 (1.89%) FTP
6 1 (1.89%) HTTP
6 1 (1.89%) WAN
6 1 (1.89%) LAN
6 1 (1.89%) PBX
6 1 (1.89%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 1 (1.89%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) .NET
1 2 (3.77%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.89%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.89%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (15.09%) Clustering
3 3 (5.66%) PKI
3 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.66%) Replication
4 2 (3.77%) EqualLogic
4 2 (3.77%) Statistics
4 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.89%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.89%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.89%) MPEG
5 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (49.06%) Linux
2 21 (39.62%) Windows
3 17 (32.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (15.09%) UNIX
6 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (9.43%) CentOS
8 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (7.55%) VMS
9 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.77%) HPUX
10 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.89%) AIX
11 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (7.55%) Data Security
1 4 (7.55%) Load Balancing
1 4 (7.55%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (5.66%) Time Management
2 3 (5.66%) Performance Management
2 3 (5.66%) Migration
2 3 (5.66%) ITIL
2 3 (5.66%) E-Commerce
3 2 (3.77%) ERP
3 2 (3.77%) Market Research
3 2 (3.77%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (3.77%) Change Management
3 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (1.89%) E-business
4 1 (1.89%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.89%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (1.89%) Project Management
4 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.89%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.66%) Java
4 2 (3.77%) Perl
4 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.89%) sed
5 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.89%) VBScript
5 1 (1.89%) AWK
5 1 (1.89%) Ruby
5 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (3.77%) RHCE
1 2 (3.77%) MCITP
2 1 (1.89%) RHCA
2 1 (1.89%) OCP
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 17 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.55%) XenApp
3 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
3 4 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.66%) vSphere
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (1.89%) Xen
6 1 (1.89%) Samba
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (1.89%) qmail
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Nagios
2 8 (15.09%) Puppet
3 5 (9.43%) SCCM
4 3 (5.66%) SCOM
5 2 (3.77%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (3.77%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.89%) Bacula
Vendors
1 17 (32.08%) Red Hat
2 16 (30.19%) VMware
3 15 (28.30%) HP
4 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
5 10 (18.87%) Polycom
6 8 (15.09%) IBM
7 7 (13.21%) Citrix
8 4 (7.55%) 3PAR
8 4 (7.55%) Brocade
9 3 (5.66%) NetApp
9 3 (5.66%) Orchard
9 3 (5.66%) EMC
9 3 (5.66%) Business Objects
9 3 (5.66%) Cisco
10 2 (3.77%) Oracle
10 2 (3.77%) SAP
10 2 (3.77%) McAfee
10 2 (3.77%) Clearswift
10 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.89%) Symantec