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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 297 295 216
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -79
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 308 274 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.61% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.66% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 171 190
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£350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £193 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.16% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 26
Average hourly rate £32.54 £22.25 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.24% -20.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £20.00 £19.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.30 £33.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+12.35% -17.59%
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 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
42753 41594 37674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.57% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26488 25160 22087
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 1766 2081
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 2015.

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 6 March 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
London -17 151 £350 -2.09% 100
South East +18 61 £363 +11.53% 40
South West -1 26 £310 +3.33% 24
East of England +20 20 £200 -35.48% 21
North West -6 18 £325 -35.00% 7
West Midlands +6 13 £275 +17.02% 10
Yorkshire -4 11 £388 +53.46% 9
North East +11 5 £425 +120.77% 4
East Midlands -7 2 £338 -10.00% 4
Systems Administrator
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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.

1 264 (42.86%) Linux
2 261 (42.37%) Windows
3 193 (31.33%) VMware
4 144 (23.38%) UNIX
5 140 (22.73%) Active Directory
6 125 (20.29%) Red Hat
7 114 (18.51%) Microsoft
8 113 (18.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 100 (16.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 96 (15.58%) SAN
11 91 (14.77%) Solaris
12 87 (14.12%) Puppet
13 85 (13.80%) Finance
14 79 (12.82%) HP
14 79 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
15 72 (11.69%) DNS
15 72 (11.69%) Oracle
16 70 (11.36%) SQL
17 69 (11.20%) ITIL
17 69 (11.20%) Apache
18 67 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
19 66 (10.71%) Shell Script
20 64 (10.39%) DevOps
21 62 (10.06%) Perl
22 61 (9.90%) PowerShell
23 60 (9.74%) Security Cleared
23 60 (9.74%) MS Exchange
24 59 (9.58%) Bash Shell
25 58 (9.42%) Configuration Management
25 58 (9.42%) Clustering

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 69 (11.20%) Apache
2 60 (9.74%) MS Exchange
3 42 (6.82%) Tomcat
4 31 (5.03%) SharePoint
5 28 (4.55%) IIS
6 27 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (3.08%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (1.95%) Lync
9 12 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (1.46%) JBoss
10 9 (1.46%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.97%) uWSGI
12 6 (0.97%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.81%) WebSphere Portal
13 5 (0.81%) nginx
Applications
1 44 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.32%) ProjectWise
3 2 (0.32%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.32%) Stata
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.81%) Agresso
1 5 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.65%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.49%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.49%) HFM
3 3 (0.49%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.16%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.79%) SaaS
3 8 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.97%) Office 365
5 5 (0.81%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.32%) Route 53
6 2 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.16%) Yammer
7 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 96 (15.58%) SAN
2 72 (11.69%) DNS
3 52 (8.44%) TCP/IP
4 38 (6.17%) DHCP
5 35 (5.68%) Firewall
6 29 (4.71%) NAS
7 28 (4.55%) LAN
8 20 (3.25%) WAN
9 18 (2.92%) LDAP
10 13 (2.11%) SMTP
11 12 (1.95%) VPN
11 12 (1.95%) Internet
12 11 (1.79%) HTTP
13 10 (1.62%) VLAN
14 8 (1.30%) SSH
14 8 (1.30%) FTP
14 8 (1.30%) iSCSI
15 7 (1.14%) HTTPS
15 7 (1.14%) SSL
16 6 (0.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.84%) MySQL
3 26 (4.22%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.62%) Oracle Database 12c
6 10 (1.62%) Hadoop
6 10 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.30%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.14%) DB2
10 6 (0.97%) Big Data
11 5 (0.81%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
12 4 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.65%) Ingres
12 4 (0.65%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 25 (4.06%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 21 (3.41%) Subversion
4 8 (1.30%) TeamCity
5 4 (0.65%) Maven
5 4 (0.65%) JIRA
6 3 (0.49%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.32%) Ant
7 2 (0.32%) MSI
7 2 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.32%) Hudson
7 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.16%) Gradle
8 1 (0.16%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.16%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.16%) JMeter
8 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.16%) Selenium
General
1 85 (13.80%) Finance
2 38 (6.17%) Banking
3 11 (1.79%) Investment Banking
4 10 (1.62%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.14%) Retail
6 6 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.81%) Advertising
8 4 (0.65%) Publishing
8 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.49%) Marketing
10 2 (0.32%) Local Government
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Law
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
11 1 (0.16%) Games
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.57%) Web Services
2 19 (3.08%) XML
3 15 (2.44%) HTML
4 14 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
5 10 (1.62%) .NET
6 8 (1.30%) LAMP
7 7 (1.14%) Middleware
7 7 (1.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (0.97%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.97%) WSGI
8 6 (0.97%) XML Messaging
9 4 (0.65%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.65%) WPF
10 3 (0.49%) RESTful
10 3 (0.49%) J2EE
11 2 (0.32%) CSS
11 2 (0.32%) Flash
11 2 (0.32%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.32%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.32%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.42%) Clustering
2 44 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.38%) Open Source
4 19 (3.08%) Replication
5 18 (2.92%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.27%) Wiki
7 12 (1.95%) NHS
8 10 (1.62%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.46%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.30%) Symmetrix DMX
11 7 (1.14%) Blackberry
12 5 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
13 4 (0.65%) Fat Client
13 4 (0.65%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.65%) Thin Client
14 3 (0.49%) PKI
14 3 (0.49%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.49%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 264 (42.86%) Linux
2 261 (42.37%) Windows
3 144 (23.38%) UNIX
4 113 (18.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 100 (16.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 91 (14.77%) Solaris
7 67 (10.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 51 (8.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (8.12%) CentOS
10 31 (5.03%) AIX
11 29 (4.71%) Ubuntu
12 23 (3.73%) Windows 7
13 19 (3.08%) HPUX
14 17 (2.76%) Debian
15 15 (2.44%) VMS
16 13 (2.11%) SUSE
16 13 (2.11%) Windows XP
17 11 (1.79%) Mac OS X
18 8 (1.30%) Mac OS X Server
19 6 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (11.20%) ITIL
2 64 (10.39%) DevOps
3 58 (9.42%) Configuration Management
4 45 (7.31%) Migration
5 36 (5.84%) Change Management
6 31 (5.03%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (3.90%) E-Commerce
8 23 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 21 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
10 20 (3.25%) Service Delivery
10 20 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (3.08%) Project Management
12 18 (2.92%) Service Management
12 18 (2.92%) Capacity Management
13 17 (2.76%) Incident Management
14 14 (2.27%) Workflow
15 13 (2.11%) Change Control
15 13 (2.11%) Performance Monitoring
15 13 (2.11%) Mentoring
16 10 (1.62%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 70 (11.36%) SQL
2 66 (10.71%) Shell Script
3 62 (10.06%) Perl
4 61 (9.90%) PowerShell
5 59 (9.58%) Bash Shell
6 54 (8.77%) Python
7 36 (5.84%) PHP
8 28 (4.55%) Java
9 16 (2.60%) Korn
10 14 (2.27%) JavaScript
10 14 (2.27%) Ruby
11 9 (1.46%) C
12 8 (1.30%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.14%) VBScript
13 7 (1.14%) VB
14 6 (0.97%) C#
15 3 (0.49%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.49%) VBA
15 3 (0.49%) AWK
15 3 (0.49%) sed
Qualifications
1 60 (9.74%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.17%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (3.08%) Degree
5 17 (2.76%) MCSE
6 16 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 12 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.79%) VCP4
9 9 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.46%) MCP
10 8 (1.30%) RHCE
11 7 (1.14%) RHCT
11 7 (1.14%) MCSA
12 6 (0.97%) MCTS
12 6 (0.97%) MCITP
13 4 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.49%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.49%) SCSA
15 2 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
15 2 (0.32%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.19%) SLA
2 8 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 140 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 79 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.38%) vSphere
4 21 (3.41%) XenApp
5 19 (3.08%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.60%) Samba
6 16 (2.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 14 (2.27%) VMware ESX
8 12 (1.95%) XenDesktop
9 11 (1.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 11 (1.79%) NFS
9 11 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.30%) KVM
11 6 (0.97%) Shibboleth
12 5 (0.81%) RHEV
13 4 (0.65%) vCloud
13 4 (0.65%) XenServer
13 4 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.65%) Xen
13 4 (0.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 87 (14.12%) Puppet
2 37 (6.01%) SCOM
3 33 (5.36%) Nagios
4 31 (5.03%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (3.57%) SCCM
6 19 (3.08%) HP SIM
7 16 (2.60%) Ansible
8 15 (2.44%) SCSM
9 14 (2.27%) ARCserve
9 14 (2.27%) NetBackup
10 13 (2.11%) SCOrch
11 10 (1.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 10 (1.62%) Tivoli
12 9 (1.46%) Red Hat Satellite
12 9 (1.46%) WSUS
12 9 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (1.14%) Control-M
14 7 (1.14%) CFEngine
15 6 (0.97%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 193 (31.33%) VMware
2 125 (20.29%) Red Hat
3 114 (18.51%) Microsoft
4 79 (12.82%) HP
5 72 (11.69%) Oracle
6 45 (7.31%) Cisco
7 41 (6.66%) IBM
8 40 (6.49%) Citrix
9 27 (4.38%) EMC
10 24 (3.90%) Symantec
11 21 (3.41%) NetApp
11 21 (3.41%) Sun
12 20 (3.25%) Veritas
13 19 (3.08%) SAP
14 17 (2.76%) CA
14 17 (2.76%) 3PAR
15 15 (2.44%) Websense
16 12 (1.95%) BMC
17 11 (1.79%) Apple
17 11 (1.79%) Altiris
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Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £25,951 to £28,818 per annum Salary £25,951 - £28,818 per annum
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: From £280 to £330 per day
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Rate: Up to £535 per day
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Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: Starting from £31,342, rising to £37,394
Posted: 4 days ago
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Real Staffing
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
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