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 21 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 316 294 233
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 322 307 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.61% 0.64% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.69% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 186 235
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 18 40
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £16.95 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £37.55 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +53.84%
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
48142 44567 47795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.64% 92.85% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 30504 27547 27530
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1966 1930 2372
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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
London -8 158 £340 -2.85% 79
South East -25 61 £308 -12.02% 43
East of England -22 25 £213 -27.96% 11
South West -25 23 £345 -18.82% 6
North West -9 17 £378 +20.80% 14
Yorkshire -1 16 £350 -12.50% 11
East Midlands - 15 £325 - 3
West Midlands -24 4 £310 +16.43% 3
North East - 3 £278 - 4
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 323 (48.94%) Linux
2 266 (40.30%) Windows
3 215 (32.58%) VMware
4 162 (24.55%) Red Hat
5 155 (23.48%) UNIX
6 146 (22.12%) Active Directory
7 140 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 138 (20.91%) Microsoft
9 127 (19.24%) DNS
10 124 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 119 (18.03%) HP
12 104 (15.76%) ITIL
13 101 (15.30%) SAN
14 94 (14.24%) Perl
15 88 (13.33%) Finance
15 88 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 86 (13.03%) MS Exchange
17 84 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
18 83 (12.58%) SQL
19 75 (11.36%) Solaris
19 75 (11.36%) Citrix
20 71 (10.76%) Shell Script
21 69 (10.45%) Security Cleared
22 68 (10.30%) Apache
23 64 (9.70%) DHCP
24 63 (9.55%) Firewall
24 63 (9.55%) Bash Shell
25 62 (9.39%) Puppet
26 61 (9.24%) Banking
27 59 (8.94%) MS Excel

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 86 (13.03%) MS Exchange
2 68 (10.30%) Apache
3 48 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 36 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 36 (5.45%) IIS
6 32 (4.85%) Tomcat
7 25 (3.79%) WebLogic
8 24 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (2.73%) WebSphere
10 14 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 13 (1.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 11 (1.67%) Drupal
12 11 (1.67%) nginx
12 11 (1.67%) JBoss
13 8 (1.21%) CMS
14 7 (1.06%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.91%) Confluence
15 6 (0.91%) SharePoint 2010
16 5 (0.76%) Magnolia
Applications
1 59 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.39%) MS Office
3 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.30%) Stata
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.91%) ResourceLink
2 3 (0.45%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 3 (0.45%) Agresso
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.45%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.30%) HFM
3 2 (0.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.30%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.36%) Taleo
3 9 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.91%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.76%) SaaS
6 3 (0.45%) Office 365
6 3 (0.45%) Joyent
7 2 (0.30%) Route 53
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.30%) PaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 127 (19.24%) DNS
2 101 (15.30%) SAN
3 64 (9.70%) DHCP
4 63 (9.55%) Firewall
5 54 (8.18%) TCP/IP
6 43 (6.52%) LDAP
7 34 (5.15%) NAS
8 33 (5.00%) Internet
9 32 (4.85%) SMTP
10 26 (3.94%) LAN
11 24 (3.64%) HTTP
11 24 (3.64%) SSL
12 23 (3.48%) WAN
13 19 (2.88%) VPN
14 15 (2.27%) VoIP
15 13 (1.97%) FTP
15 13 (1.97%) SSH
16 12 (1.82%) VLAN
16 12 (1.82%) iSCSI
17 11 (1.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.42%) MySQL
2 40 (6.06%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.12%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.97%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (0.91%) Jackrabbit
10 6 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.76%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.61%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.61%) Redis
12 4 (0.61%) DB2
13 3 (0.45%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (4.09%) Jenkins
2 26 (3.94%) Subversion
3 24 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 17 (2.58%) Hudson
5 12 (1.82%) JIRA
6 7 (1.06%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.30%) Maven
7 2 (0.30%) Ant
7 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.30%) MSI
7 2 (0.30%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.15%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.15%) Trac
General
1 88 (13.33%) Finance
2 61 (9.24%) Banking
3 24 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.52%) Retail
6 7 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.91%) Marketing
8 5 (0.76%) Advertising
8 5 (0.76%) Law
9 4 (0.61%) Electronics
10 3 (0.45%) Back Office
10 3 (0.45%) Legal
10 3 (0.45%) Publishing
11 2 (0.30%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 2 (0.30%) 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 33 (5.00%) LAMP
2 22 (3.33%) XML
3 12 (1.82%) Web Services
4 11 (1.67%) Application Packaging
5 10 (1.52%) Middleware
6 9 (1.36%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (1.06%) CSS
8 6 (0.91%) .NET
9 5 (0.76%) Django
9 5 (0.76%) JSON
10 3 (0.45%) jQuery
10 3 (0.45%) OC4J
10 3 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.45%) HTML
11 2 (0.30%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.30%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.30%) REST
11 2 (0.30%) RESTful
11 2 (0.30%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.30%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.27%) Clustering
2 43 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.88%) Open Source
4 17 (2.58%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.27%) Blackberry
6 13 (1.97%) Oracle Exalogic
7 12 (1.82%) NHS
8 11 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.67%) Replication
8 11 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.76%) Wiki
10 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.76%) Statistics
10 5 (0.76%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.61%) GIS
11 4 (0.61%) FMCG
12 3 (0.45%) PKI
12 3 (0.45%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 323 (48.94%) Linux
2 266 (40.30%) Windows
3 155 (23.48%) UNIX
4 140 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 124 (18.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 84 (12.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 75 (11.36%) Solaris
8 53 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (6.21%) CentOS
10 39 (5.91%) Windows 7
11 37 (5.61%) Ubuntu
12 32 (4.85%) Windows XP
13 27 (4.09%) SUSE
14 24 (3.64%) HPUX
15 22 (3.33%) Debian
16 17 (2.58%) AIX
17 9 (1.36%) Windows 2000
18 8 (1.21%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.91%) Windows NT
20 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (15.76%) ITIL
2 47 (7.12%) DevOps
3 42 (6.36%) Migration
4 30 (4.55%) Change Management
4 30 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 28 (4.24%) E-Commerce
6 24 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (3.48%) Performance Tuning
8 22 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (3.18%) Capacity Management
10 18 (2.73%) Configuration Management
11 16 (2.42%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (2.12%) OO
12 14 (2.12%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (1.82%) Mentoring
14 11 (1.67%) Service Delivery
15 10 (1.52%) ERP
16 9 (1.36%) Service Management
16 9 (1.36%) Root Cause Analysis
17 8 (1.21%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 94 (14.24%) Perl
2 83 (12.58%) SQL
3 71 (10.76%) Shell Script
4 63 (9.55%) Bash Shell
5 51 (7.73%) Java
6 48 (7.27%) Python
7 38 (5.76%) PowerShell
8 31 (4.70%) PHP
9 25 (3.79%) Ruby
10 21 (3.18%) Korn
11 10 (1.52%) JavaScript
11 10 (1.52%) VB
12 9 (1.36%) C
13 7 (1.06%) AWK
14 6 (0.91%) sed
14 6 (0.91%) VBScript
15 5 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.61%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.30%) C-shell
17 2 (0.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 69 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 41 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (5.76%) SC Cleared
4 29 (4.39%) DV Cleared
5 22 (3.33%) Degree
6 19 (2.88%) MCSE
7 16 (2.42%) MCITP
8 15 (2.27%) LPIC
9 14 (2.12%) RHCE
10 13 (1.97%) CCENT
11 10 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.91%) CCNA
14 5 (0.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 3 (0.45%) MCSA
16 2 (0.30%) MCP
16 2 (0.30%) OCP
16 2 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
16 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.21%) SLA
2 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.61%) QA
3 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.15%) COBIT
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 146 (22.12%) Active Directory
2 88 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (7.88%) vSphere
4 37 (5.61%) XenApp
5 35 (5.30%) VMware ESX
6 25 (3.79%) Hyper-V
7 20 (3.03%) NFS
8 15 (2.27%) Samba
8 15 (2.27%) qmail
9 14 (2.12%) XenServer
9 14 (2.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 14 (2.12%) Squid
10 12 (1.82%) XenDesktop
11 11 (1.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 11 (1.67%) Xen
12 10 (1.52%) Postfix
12 10 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (1.36%) KVM
14 8 (1.21%) Firmware
15 7 (1.06%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 62 (9.39%) Puppet
2 48 (7.27%) SCOM
3 45 (6.82%) HP SIM
4 40 (6.06%) SCCM
5 34 (5.15%) Nagios
6 30 (4.55%) NetBackup
7 27 (4.09%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (3.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 16 (2.42%) Zenoss
10 15 (2.27%) ARCserve
11 14 (2.12%) ZABBIX
12 12 (1.82%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.36%) BMC PATROL
13 9 (1.36%) SCSM
14 8 (1.21%) Ansible
14 8 (1.21%) SCOrch
15 7 (1.06%) Vagrant
15 7 (1.06%) SAP Afaria
15 7 (1.06%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 7 (1.06%) Control-M
Vendors
1 215 (32.58%) VMware
2 162 (24.55%) Red Hat
3 138 (20.91%) Microsoft
4 119 (18.03%) HP
5 75 (11.36%) Citrix
6 57 (8.64%) Oracle
7 52 (7.88%) Cisco
8 46 (6.97%) EMC
9 44 (6.67%) IBM
9 44 (6.67%) Symantec
10 26 (3.94%) NetApp
11 25 (3.79%) Juniper
12 23 (3.48%) Veritas
13 19 (2.88%) 3PAR
14 18 (2.73%) CA
15 17 (2.58%) F5
16 15 (2.27%) Altiris
17 12 (1.82%) Sun
18 11 (1.67%) Apple
18 11 (1.67%) Polycom
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