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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 288 263 227
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 345 345 465
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.71% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.77% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 195 254
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 36
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.67% +35.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.49 £14.60 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +35.55%
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
47398 44867 49560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.29% 92.84% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 29474 27392 28446
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1880 1956 2422
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 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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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 -22 158 £340 -2.85% 81
South East -7 60 £310 -11.42% 21
South West -16 34 £315 +5.00% 4
East of England -23 34 £300 -14.28% 15
North West +4 20 £370 +16.53% 10
East Midlands - 14 £325 - 4
West Midlands -10 13 £250 -2.43% 4
Yorkshire -1 11 £335 -16.25% 14
North East -33 2 £250 -28.57% 4
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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.

1 364 (52.83%) Linux
2 265 (38.46%) Windows
3 215 (31.20%) VMware
4 187 (27.14%) Red Hat
5 177 (25.69%) UNIX
6 157 (22.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 154 (22.35%) Active Directory
8 137 (19.88%) DNS
9 135 (19.59%) Microsoft
10 119 (17.27%) Perl
11 115 (16.69%) HP
12 113 (16.40%) Windows Server 2008
13 108 (15.67%) ITIL
14 101 (14.66%) SAN
15 93 (13.50%) Finance
16 88 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
17 87 (12.63%) SQL
18 85 (12.34%) Apache
19 83 (12.05%) MS Exchange
20 81 (11.76%) Citrix
20 81 (11.76%) Puppet
21 80 (11.61%) Windows Server 2003
22 78 (11.32%) Shell Script
22 78 (11.32%) Bash Shell
23 76 (11.03%) Solaris
24 71 (10.30%) DHCP
25 68 (9.87%) Firewall
26 67 (9.72%) TCP/IP
27 66 (9.58%) Oracle
27 66 (9.58%) Security Cleared

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 85 (12.34%) Apache
2 83 (12.05%) MS Exchange
3 49 (7.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 39 (5.66%) IIS
5 38 (5.52%) Exchange Server 2007
6 34 (4.93%) WebLogic
6 34 (4.93%) Tomcat
7 31 (4.50%) SharePoint
8 25 (3.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (2.90%) WebSphere
10 17 (2.47%) nginx
11 15 (2.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
13 11 (1.60%) CMS
14 10 (1.45%) Confluence
14 10 (1.45%) OpenStack
15 9 (1.31%) Drupal
16 7 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (1.02%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 56 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 25 (3.63%) MS Office
3 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) JDE OneWorld
1 6 (0.87%) Agresso
1 6 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.87%) ResourceLink
2 5 (0.73%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.29%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.15%) RMDS
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.45%) Taleo
3 8 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.87%) SaaS
5 6 (0.87%) Office 365
6 5 (0.73%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.44%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (0.44%) Joyent
8 2 (0.29%) PaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Route 53
9 1 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) IaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 137 (19.88%) DNS
2 101 (14.66%) SAN
3 71 (10.30%) DHCP
4 68 (9.87%) Firewall
5 67 (9.72%) TCP/IP
6 54 (7.84%) LDAP
7 34 (4.93%) Internet
8 33 (4.79%) HTTP
9 30 (4.35%) SMTP
9 30 (4.35%) LAN
10 29 (4.21%) NAS
11 28 (4.06%) SSL
12 27 (3.92%) WAN
13 25 (3.63%) VPN
14 18 (2.61%) SSH
15 15 (2.18%) iSCSI
15 15 (2.18%) VoIP
16 14 (2.03%) FTP
16 14 (2.03%) VLAN
17 11 (1.60%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.43%) MySQL
2 41 (5.95%) SQL Server
3 25 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (3.05%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.47%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.31%) RDBMS
6 9 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.16%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.87%) Jackrabbit
8 6 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (0.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (0.44%) PowerCenter
11 3 (0.44%) OLAP
11 3 (0.44%) Oracle OWB
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (4.93%) Subversion
2 31 (4.50%) Jenkins
3 29 (4.21%) Git (software)
4 19 (2.76%) Hudson
5 18 (2.61%) JIRA
6 6 (0.87%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.58%) Maven
8 3 (0.44%) Ant
9 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.29%) MSI
9 2 (0.29%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Workshop
10 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.15%) Selenium
10 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.15%) Gradle
10 1 (0.15%) Trac
General
1 93 (13.50%) Finance
2 63 (9.14%) Banking
3 24 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.45%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.31%) Retail
7 6 (0.87%) Marketing
8 5 (0.73%) Games
8 5 (0.73%) Law
8 5 (0.73%) Legal
8 5 (0.73%) Electronics
9 4 (0.58%) Advertising
9 4 (0.58%) Publishing
10 3 (0.44%) Back Office
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.15%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (5.66%) LAMP
2 25 (3.63%) XML
3 13 (1.89%) Web Services
4 12 (1.74%) Middleware
5 10 (1.45%) .NET
5 10 (1.45%) Application Packaging
6 9 (1.31%) JSON
7 8 (1.16%) CSS
7 8 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (1.02%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.73%) Django
9 5 (0.73%) jQuery
10 4 (0.58%) RESTful
10 4 (0.58%) Ajax
10 4 (0.58%) HTML
11 3 (0.44%) CakePHP
11 3 (0.44%) OC4J
11 3 (0.44%) Symfony
11 3 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.53%) Clustering
2 42 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 20 (2.90%) Open Source
5 14 (2.03%) Oracle Exalogic
6 13 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.60%) NHS
7 11 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (1.31%) AS400
9 8 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.16%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.02%) Wiki
10 7 (1.02%) Firmware
10 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.73%) GIS
11 5 (0.73%) Replication
11 5 (0.73%) PKI
12 4 (0.58%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 364 (52.83%) Linux
2 265 (38.46%) Windows
3 177 (25.69%) UNIX
4 157 (22.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 113 (16.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 80 (11.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 76 (11.03%) Solaris
8 53 (7.69%) Ubuntu
9 52 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 44 (6.39%) Windows 7
11 39 (5.66%) CentOS
12 31 (4.50%) Debian
13 29 (4.21%) Windows XP
14 26 (3.77%) SUSE
14 26 (3.77%) HPUX
15 21 (3.05%) AIX
16 12 (1.74%) Windows 2000
17 7 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.87%) Windows NT
19 4 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (15.67%) ITIL
2 52 (7.55%) DevOps
3 39 (5.66%) Migration
4 35 (5.08%) Load Balancing
5 32 (4.64%) Change Management
6 28 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (3.48%) E-Commerce
8 22 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
9 21 (3.05%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (2.47%) Configuration Management
11 16 (2.32%) Capacity Management
12 15 (2.18%) ERP
12 15 (2.18%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (2.03%) OO
14 13 (1.89%) Service Delivery
14 13 (1.89%) Capacity Planning
15 12 (1.74%) Root Cause Analysis
16 11 (1.60%) Service Management
17 10 (1.45%) Performance Management
18 9 (1.31%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (17.27%) Perl
2 87 (12.63%) SQL
3 78 (11.32%) Shell Script
3 78 (11.32%) Bash Shell
4 59 (8.56%) Python
4 59 (8.56%) Java
5 33 (4.79%) PHP
6 32 (4.64%) Ruby
6 32 (4.64%) PowerShell
7 27 (3.92%) Korn
8 18 (2.61%) JavaScript
9 13 (1.89%) C
10 9 (1.31%) VBScript
10 9 (1.31%) Bourne shell
11 7 (1.02%) VB
11 7 (1.02%) C++
12 6 (0.87%) AWK
13 5 (0.73%) sed
13 5 (0.73%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.44%) C#
Qualifications
1 66 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 41 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (5.22%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.48%) DV Cleared
4 24 (3.48%) Degree
5 18 (2.61%) MCSE
6 17 (2.47%) RHCE
6 17 (2.47%) MCITP
7 16 (2.32%) LPIC
8 14 (2.03%) CCENT
9 10 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.31%) CCNA
11 6 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.73%) MCSA
13 4 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
14 3 (0.44%) OCP
15 2 (0.29%) CCA
15 2 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.66%) SLA
2 8 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) QA
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 154 (22.35%) Active Directory
2 88 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (7.55%) vSphere
4 36 (5.22%) VMware ESX
5 33 (4.79%) XenApp
6 30 (4.35%) Hyper-V
7 20 (2.90%) Squid
8 19 (2.76%) NFS
9 18 (2.61%) XenServer
10 16 (2.32%) qmail
11 13 (1.89%) Samba
11 13 (1.89%) KVM
12 12 (1.74%) Postfix
13 11 (1.60%) Sendmail
13 11 (1.60%) Xen
14 10 (1.45%) XenDesktop
15 9 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 8 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 8 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
17 6 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 81 (11.76%) Puppet
2 44 (6.39%) SCOM
3 42 (6.10%) SCCM
4 37 (5.37%) HP SIM
5 36 (5.22%) Nagios
6 26 (3.77%) NetBackup
7 22 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
8 21 (3.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 20 (2.90%) ZABBIX
10 17 (2.47%) Zenoss
11 11 (1.60%) Backup Exec
12 10 (1.45%) WSUS
13 9 (1.31%) SAP Afaria
14 8 (1.16%) ARCserve
14 8 (1.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (1.16%) MOM
14 8 (1.16%) YUM
15 7 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
15 7 (1.02%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 215 (31.20%) VMware
2 187 (27.14%) Red Hat
3 135 (19.59%) Microsoft
4 115 (16.69%) HP
5 81 (11.76%) Citrix
6 66 (9.58%) Oracle
7 54 (7.84%) Cisco
8 43 (6.24%) IBM
9 41 (5.95%) EMC
10 39 (5.66%) Symantec
11 28 (4.06%) NetApp
12 27 (3.92%) Juniper
13 19 (2.76%) Veritas
14 17 (2.47%) Altiris
15 16 (2.32%) F5
15 16 (2.32%) Dell
16 15 (2.18%) JBoss
17 14 (2.03%) 3PAR
17 14 (2.03%) Rackspace
18 12 (1.74%) Sun
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £190 to £210 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-450 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £110 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £42000 - £44000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £19 - £20 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 18 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago