The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 94 72 114
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 34 80 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.34% 2.57% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 2.71% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 63 15
Median daily rate £340 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 4
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.65% -16.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 £20.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+141.26% -16.32%
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
2418 2952 2816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.31% 95.01% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1793 1643
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 239 233
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £41.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East of England region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -9 19 £340 -2.85% 4
Hertfordshire +18 10 £358 +2.14% 3
Essex -8 3 £300 -25.00%
Bedfordshire +5 2 £225 -2.17%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 33 (60.00%) Linux
2 23 (41.82%) Windows
3 22 (40.00%) Unix
4 21 (38.18%) SQL
5 19 (34.55%) Solaris
6 18 (32.73%) Red Hat
7 17 (30.91%) Shell Script
7 17 (30.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (29.09%) DNS
9 14 (25.45%) Nagios
10 13 (23.64%) vSphere
11 12 (21.82%) Puppet
11 12 (21.82%) SAN
11 12 (21.82%) ITIL
11 12 (21.82%) Firewall
12 11 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (20.00%) VMware
12 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (20.00%) JIRA
12 11 (20.00%) Oracle
12 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 11 (20.00%) HP
12 11 (20.00%) Splunk
12 11 (20.00%) OSSEC
12 11 (20.00%) Open Source
12 11 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
12 11 (20.00%) iptables
12 11 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
13 10 (18.18%) SolarWinds
13 10 (18.18%) High Availability

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.09%) Apache
2 4 (7.27%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.45%) nginx
4 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.82%) Confluence
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) DNS
2 12 (21.82%) Firewall
2 12 (21.82%) SAN
3 5 (9.09%) DHCP
3 5 (9.09%) SSL
4 3 (5.45%) Network Security
4 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.64%) FTP
5 2 (3.64%) NAS
6 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.82%) Internet
6 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.82%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.82%) VLAN
6 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.09%) MySQL
3 3 (5.45%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.45%) QlikView
3 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.64%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.82%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.82%) GIS
5 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.82%) MarkLogic
5 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.82%) Neo4j
5 1 (1.82%) Redis
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) JIRA
2 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.64%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) Ant
4 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.82%) GitLab
4 1 (1.82%) Hudson
4 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.82%) Maven
4 1 (1.82%) Selenium
4 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) LAMP
2 2 (3.64%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.82%) HTML
3 1 (1.82%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.82%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) Biology
5 1 (1.82%) Clustering
5 1 (1.82%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) FMCG
5 1 (1.82%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 33 (60.00%) Linux
2 23 (41.82%) Windows
3 22 (40.00%) Unix
4 19 (34.55%) Solaris
5 17 (30.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (16.36%) HPUX
7 7 (12.73%) AIX
8 2 (3.64%) CentOS
8 2 (3.64%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.82%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.82%) VMS
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.82%) ITIL
2 11 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 11 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 11 (20.00%) Open Source
2 11 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
3 10 (18.18%) High Availability
3 10 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 9 (16.36%) Change Control
4 9 (16.36%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.73%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (5.45%) Data Management
7 2 (3.64%) DevOps
7 2 (3.64%) Time Management
8 1 (1.82%) Data Analysis
8 1 (1.82%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.82%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.82%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) SQL
2 17 (30.91%) Shell Script
3 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
4 5 (9.09%) Java
4 5 (9.09%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.27%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.27%) Python
6 3 (5.45%) VBA
7 2 (3.64%) AWK
7 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.64%) MATLAB
7 2 (3.64%) Perl
7 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.64%) Ruby
7 2 (3.64%) sed
8 1 (1.82%) C
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.82%) MCP
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) VCP5
3 1 (1.82%) VCP6
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (23.64%) vSphere
2 11 (20.00%) iptables
3 9 (16.36%) Postfix
3 9 (16.36%) Sendmail
3 9 (16.36%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
5 3 (5.45%) Docker
5 3 (5.45%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (1.82%) GPFS
6 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.82%) NFS
6 1 (1.82%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (25.45%) Nagios
2 12 (21.82%) Puppet
3 11 (20.00%) OSSEC
4 9 (16.36%) Cobbler
5 4 (7.27%) logstash
5 4 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (5.45%) Graphite
7 2 (3.64%) Ansible
7 2 (3.64%) SCCM
8 1 (1.82%) Ganglia
8 1 (1.82%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.82%) Kibana
8 1 (1.82%) Packer
8 1 (1.82%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (32.73%) Red Hat
2 11 (20.00%) HP
2 11 (20.00%) Oracle
2 11 (20.00%) Splunk
2 11 (20.00%) VMware
3 10 (18.18%) EMC
3 10 (18.18%) LogRhythm
3 10 (18.18%) SolarWinds
3 10 (18.18%) TippingPoint
4 9 (16.36%) ServiceNow
5 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.27%) Cisco
7 3 (5.45%) Cognos
8 2 (3.64%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.64%) ESRI
8 2 (3.64%) IBM
8 2 (3.64%) NetApp
8 2 (3.64%) Northgate
9 1 (1.82%) Becrypt
9 1 (1.82%) MobileIron