The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 297 291 319
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 370 369 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.73% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.77% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 227 178
Average daily rate £385 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 6
Average hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.21% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £14.95 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.43 £38.33 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -7.86%
Systems Administrator
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator across the England region.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in England

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in England

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator across the England region.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in England

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
London +3 185 £400 +6.66% 53
South East -1 89 £380 +1.33% 32
East of England 0 21 £325 +13.04% 4
Yorkshire +3 19 £400 +23.07% 12
North West -6 19 £400 +14.28% 5
South West -17 17 £369 +27.15% 5
North East -27 7 £139 -69.16% 1
West Midlands -28 7 £363 +14.17% 7
East Midlands +9 6 £325 - 4
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 424 (62.08%) Linux
2 266 (38.95%) Unix
3 265 (38.80%) Windows
4 200 (29.28%) VMware
5 194 (28.40%) Red Hat
6 184 (26.94%) Finance
7 163 (23.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 145 (21.23%) SAN
8 145 (21.23%) Solaris
9 140 (20.50%) Active Directory
10 119 (17.42%) Microsoft
11 116 (16.98%) Windows Server
12 113 (16.54%) Puppet
13 112 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 98 (14.35%) DNS
15 96 (14.06%) Perl
15 96 (14.06%) Migration
16 91 (13.32%) Shell Script
17 90 (13.18%) Python
18 89 (13.03%) SQL
18 89 (13.03%) Veritas
19 88 (12.88%) ITIL
20 87 (12.74%) Oracle
20 87 (12.74%) AIX
21 85 (12.45%) HP
22 84 (12.30%) Banking
23 78 (11.42%) IBM
24 77 (11.27%) Bash Shell
25 76 (11.13%) NAS
26 74 (10.83%) DevOps

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the 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 61 (8.93%) Apache
2 36 (5.27%) MS Exchange
3 33 (4.83%) Tomcat
4 28 (4.10%) JBoss
5 27 (3.95%) IIS
6 24 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 19 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (2.34%) OpenStack
9 15 (2.20%) nginx
10 13 (1.90%) WebSphere
11 11 (1.61%) Confluence
12 8 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.17%) WebLogic
13 7 (1.02%) TPMS
14 6 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.88%) WordPress
15 5 (0.73%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.73%) Documentum
16 4 (0.59%) FileNet
16 4 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 28 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) HipChat
3 1 (0.15%) Maple
3 1 (0.15%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.15%) Simulink
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.02%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) HFM
3 1 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.15%) Lawson
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 61 (8.93%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.22%) AWS CloudFormation
3 21 (3.07%) Office 365
4 20 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
5 18 (2.64%) Amazon S3
6 16 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (2.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 15 (2.20%) Amazon Glacier
8 10 (1.46%) SaaS
9 4 (0.59%) IaaS
10 3 (0.44%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.29%) Route 53
11 2 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 145 (21.23%) SAN
2 98 (14.35%) DNS
3 76 (11.13%) NAS
4 70 (10.25%) TCP/IP
5 58 (8.49%) Firewall
6 36 (5.27%) LDAP
7 34 (4.98%) DHCP
8 27 (3.95%) Internet
9 25 (3.66%) SSL
10 21 (3.07%) LAN
11 19 (2.78%) HTTP
11 19 (2.78%) WAN
12 17 (2.49%) Intranet
13 16 (2.34%) SSH
14 14 (2.05%) Fibre Channel
15 13 (1.90%) iSCSI
15 13 (1.90%) VPN
16 12 (1.76%) FTP
17 11 (1.61%) Network Security
18 9 (1.32%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.30%) MySQL
2 37 (5.42%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.66%) MongoDB
4 20 (2.93%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (2.64%) Hadoop
6 17 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (2.34%) Oracle Database
8 15 (2.20%) Big Data
9 12 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.17%) DB2
13 7 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
15 2 (0.29%) BusinessObjects XI
15 2 (0.29%) NoSQL
15 2 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
15 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
16 1 (0.15%) Apache Hive
16 1 (0.15%) Redis
Development Applications
1 39 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 27 (3.95%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.78%) JIRA
4 12 (1.76%) Subversion
5 7 (1.02%) RSpec
6 4 (0.59%) GitLab
6 4 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.29%) Maven
7 2 (0.29%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.15%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.15%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.15%) Introscope
8 1 (0.15%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.15%) MSI
8 1 (0.15%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.15%) Selenium
General
1 184 (26.94%) Finance
2 84 (12.30%) Banking
3 23 (3.37%) Investment Banking
4 14 (2.05%) Back Office
5 13 (1.90%) Marketing
5 13 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.46%) Law
7 9 (1.32%) Games
8 8 (1.17%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.02%) Retail
10 6 (0.88%) Legal
11 5 (0.73%) Military
12 3 (0.44%) German Language
13 2 (0.29%) Advertising
13 2 (0.29%) Billing
13 2 (0.29%) Electronics
13 2 (0.29%) French Language
13 2 (0.29%) Local Government
13 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.12%) Web Services
2 19 (2.78%) .NET
3 14 (2.05%) LAMP
4 13 (1.90%) Middleware
5 10 (1.46%) XML
6 8 (1.17%) CGI
7 6 (0.88%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (0.88%) SAX
8 5 (0.73%) HTML
8 5 (0.73%) JRuby
9 4 (0.59%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.59%) jQuery
10 3 (0.44%) Akka
10 3 (0.44%) J2EE
10 3 (0.44%) POSIX
10 3 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.29%) ELK Stack
11 2 (0.29%) MCollective
11 2 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 50 (7.32%) Clustering
1 50 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.93%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.78%) EMC VNX
5 18 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (1.90%) EMC VMAX
6 13 (1.90%) Hedge funds
6 13 (1.90%) Replication
7 12 (1.76%) HACMP
8 10 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.32%) Wiki
10 8 (1.17%) Health Informatics
10 8 (1.17%) Informatics
10 8 (1.17%) iSeries
10 8 (1.17%) User Experience
11 7 (1.02%) Public Cloud
12 6 (0.88%) CMDB
12 6 (0.88%) Online Games
13 5 (0.73%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 424 (62.08%) Linux
2 266 (38.95%) Unix
3 265 (38.80%) Windows
4 163 (23.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 145 (21.23%) Solaris
6 116 (16.98%) Windows Server
7 87 (12.74%) AIX
8 58 (8.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 51 (7.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 40 (5.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 37 (5.42%) CentOS
12 32 (4.69%) Ubuntu
13 27 (3.95%) Mac OS X
14 26 (3.81%) Windows 7
15 23 (3.37%) Debian
15 23 (3.37%) SUSE
16 18 (2.64%) HPUX
17 12 (1.76%) Windows 8
18 9 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (1.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (14.06%) Migration
2 88 (12.88%) ITIL
3 74 (10.83%) DevOps
4 66 (9.66%) Configuration Management
5 52 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 46 (6.73%) High Availability
7 43 (6.30%) Open Source
8 42 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (6.15%) Change Management
9 31 (4.54%) Service Management
10 27 (3.95%) Project Management
11 25 (3.66%) Load Balancing
12 22 (3.22%) Continuous Integration
12 22 (3.22%) E-Commerce
13 21 (3.07%) Performance Monitoring
14 18 (2.64%) Incident Management
14 18 (2.64%) Problem Management
15 16 (2.34%) ITSM
15 16 (2.34%) Service Delivery
15 16 (2.34%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (14.06%) Perl
2 91 (13.32%) Shell Script
3 90 (13.18%) Python
4 89 (13.03%) SQL
5 77 (11.27%) Bash Shell
6 71 (10.40%) PowerShell
7 36 (5.27%) Java
8 27 (3.95%) Ruby
9 26 (3.81%) PHP
10 17 (2.49%) Korn
11 11 (1.61%) JavaScript
12 10 (1.46%) C
13 9 (1.32%) Bourne shell
13 9 (1.32%) Go
13 9 (1.32%) VBScript
14 8 (1.17%) VB
15 7 (1.02%) RPG IV
16 6 (0.88%) C-shell
17 5 (0.73%) AWK
17 5 (0.73%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (5.27%) Security Cleared
2 27 (3.95%) Degree
3 22 (3.22%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.46%) CCNA
5 10 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.02%) RHCE
9 5 (0.73%) MCSE
10 4 (0.59%) CCNP
10 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.59%) NCDA
10 4 (0.59%) NCIE
10 4 (0.59%) NCSA
11 3 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.29%) RHCSA
12 2 (0.29%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.69%) SLA
2 17 (2.49%) QA
3 6 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 140 (20.50%) Active Directory
2 112 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (8.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 54 (7.91%) NFS
5 47 (6.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 25 (3.66%) KVM
7 24 (3.51%) vSphere
8 23 (3.37%) VMware ESX
9 22 (3.22%) Hyper-V
10 21 (3.07%) XenApp
11 17 (2.49%) Firmware
11 17 (2.49%) Veritas File System
12 14 (2.05%) RHEV
13 13 (1.90%) iptables
13 13 (1.90%) XenDesktop
14 12 (1.76%) Samba
15 11 (1.61%) GPFS
15 11 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
16 10 (1.46%) Docker
17 7 (1.02%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 113 (16.54%) Puppet
2 40 (5.86%) NetBackup
3 35 (5.12%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (4.98%) Ansible
4 34 (4.98%) Nagios
5 27 (3.95%) SCCM
6 26 (3.81%) SCOM
7 19 (2.78%) Control-M
8 15 (2.20%) Oracle ZFS
9 14 (2.05%) WSUS
10 13 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (1.46%) HAProxy
12 9 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (1.17%) Cacti
13 8 (1.17%) OpenView
14 7 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (1.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 6 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
15 6 (0.88%) Ganglia
15 6 (0.88%) Legato
Vendors
1 200 (29.28%) VMware
2 194 (28.40%) Red Hat
3 119 (17.42%) Microsoft
4 89 (13.03%) Veritas
5 87 (12.74%) Oracle
6 85 (12.45%) HP
7 78 (11.42%) IBM
8 72 (10.54%) EMC
9 60 (8.78%) NetApp
10 53 (7.76%) Cisco
11 39 (5.71%) Citrix
12 31 (4.54%) Sun
13 30 (4.39%) Symantec
14 20 (2.93%) Dell
15 18 (2.64%) Brocade
16 17 (2.49%) BMC
17 14 (2.05%) Splunk
18 13 (1.90%) 3PAR
19 12 (1.76%) Atlassian
20 11 (1.61%) F5
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £460.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Reed Technology
Rate: £71 - £81 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Camberley
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment
Rate: Market related
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago