The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 297 250 286
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 377 460 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.91% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.96% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 312 226
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 32 4
Median hourly rate £49.46 £20.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+141.26% -14.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+141.26% -21.15%
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
46209 48121 46401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 30544 30820 29000
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1354 1845 1896
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
London +8 187 £388 +10.71% 59
South East -15 78 £385 -3.75% 18
North West -2 29 £361 +3.21% 9
East of England -40 24 £325 -7.14% 18
Yorkshire +2 19 £415 +27.61% 8
South West -14 13 £400 +23.07% 8
North East -46 13 £248 -38.12% 4
West Midlands -26 9 £351 +17.08% 6
East Midlands +4 5 £288 -11.53% 8
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 England region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 450 (63.03%) Linux
2 294 (41.18%) Windows
3 266 (37.25%) Unix
4 218 (30.53%) VMware
5 208 (29.13%) Red Hat
6 196 (27.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 186 (26.05%) Finance
8 160 (22.41%) SAN
9 156 (21.85%) Active Directory
10 147 (20.59%) Solaris
11 145 (20.31%) Puppet
12 136 (19.05%) Windows Server
13 125 (17.51%) Microsoft
14 119 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
15 113 (15.83%) DNS
16 107 (14.99%) ITIL
16 107 (14.99%) Perl
17 103 (14.43%) Python
18 98 (13.73%) Migration
19 97 (13.59%) Oracle
19 97 (13.59%) DevOps
20 91 (12.75%) PowerShell
21 89 (12.46%) AIX
22 87 (12.18%) Shell Script
23 86 (12.04%) EMC
24 85 (11.90%) HP
25 83 (11.62%) Veritas
25 83 (11.62%) SQL
26 81 (11.34%) Banking
27 80 (11.20%) Configuration Management

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 76 (10.64%) Apache
2 40 (5.60%) MS Exchange
3 36 (5.04%) Tomcat
4 26 (3.64%) SharePoint
5 21 (2.94%) nginx
6 20 (2.80%) JBoss
7 19 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.38%) IIS
9 16 (2.24%) WebSphere
10 15 (2.10%) WebLogic
11 12 (1.68%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2013
13 7 (0.98%) Confluence
13 7 (0.98%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.98%) TPMS
14 6 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (0.70%) FileNet
15 5 (0.70%) WordPress
16 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (3.78%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.14%) HipChat
3 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.14%) Simulink
3 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.70%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.28%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.14%) HFM
3 1 (0.14%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.14%) Lawson
3 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 61 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.66%) Office 365
3 16 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.10%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (1.96%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.26%) SaaS
7 7 (0.98%) Amazon Glacier
7 7 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.42%) IaaS
9 2 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.28%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.28%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 160 (22.41%) SAN
2 113 (15.83%) DNS
3 77 (10.78%) NAS
4 67 (9.38%) Firewall
4 67 (9.38%) TCP/IP
5 51 (7.14%) DHCP
6 33 (4.62%) LDAP
7 31 (4.34%) Internet
8 24 (3.36%) LAN
8 24 (3.36%) SSL
9 22 (3.08%) WAN
10 17 (2.38%) Network Security
10 17 (2.38%) VPN
11 16 (2.24%) Fibre Channel
12 15 (2.10%) HTTP
13 14 (1.96%) Intranet
14 12 (1.68%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.40%) SSH
16 9 (1.26%) BIG-IP
16 9 (1.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (8.12%) MySQL
2 41 (5.74%) SQL Server
3 18 (2.52%) MongoDB
3 18 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
4 16 (2.24%) Oracle Database
5 10 (1.40%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.12%) Big Data
7 8 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (1.12%) DB2
7 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.28%) BusinessObjects XI
9 2 (0.28%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.28%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.14%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 36 (5.04%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.22%) JIRA
4 18 (2.52%) Subversion
5 8 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.70%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.56%) GitLab
7 4 (0.56%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.42%) RSpec
9 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.28%) Hudson
9 2 (0.28%) Introscope
10 1 (0.14%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.14%) Maven
10 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.14%) Selenium
10 1 (0.14%) Zephyr
General
1 186 (26.05%) Finance
2 81 (11.34%) Banking
3 15 (2.10%) Back Office
4 14 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.68%) Marketing
6 9 (1.26%) Games
7 8 (1.12%) Law
7 8 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.84%) Advertising
9 5 (0.70%) Publishing
10 4 (0.56%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.56%) International Banking
10 4 (0.56%) Legal
10 4 (0.56%) Retail
11 3 (0.42%) German Language
12 2 (0.28%) French Language
12 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Billing
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
13 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.06%) LAMP
2 24 (3.36%) Web Services
3 15 (2.10%) Middleware
4 12 (1.68%) XML
5 11 (1.54%) .NET
6 7 (0.98%) CGI
6 7 (0.98%) JRuby
6 7 (0.98%) LEMP Stack
7 6 (0.84%) SAX
8 5 (0.70%) HTML
9 4 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
10 3 (0.42%) ELK Stack
10 3 (0.42%) jQuery
10 3 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.42%) REST
10 3 (0.42%) Servlets
11 2 (0.28%) LAPP Stack
11 2 (0.28%) Node.js
11 2 (0.28%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 58 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 56 (7.84%) Clustering
3 24 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.22%) Replication
5 22 (3.08%) EMC VNX
6 21 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.82%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.68%) EMC VMAX
8 12 (1.68%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.40%) HACMP
10 9 (1.26%) Hedge funds
10 9 (1.26%) Wiki
11 8 (1.12%) Health Informatics
11 8 (1.12%) Informatics
11 8 (1.12%) iSeries
12 7 (0.98%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.84%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.84%) Online Games
13 6 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (0.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 450 (63.03%) Linux
2 294 (41.18%) Windows
3 266 (37.25%) Unix
4 196 (27.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 147 (20.59%) Solaris
6 136 (19.05%) Windows Server
7 89 (12.46%) AIX
8 77 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 56 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (6.02%) CentOS
12 37 (5.18%) Ubuntu
13 25 (3.50%) Mac OS X
14 22 (3.08%) SUSE
15 21 (2.94%) Windows 7
16 20 (2.80%) HPUX
17 18 (2.52%) Debian
18 11 (1.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 10 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
20 8 (1.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (14.99%) ITIL
2 98 (13.73%) Migration
3 97 (13.59%) DevOps
4 80 (11.20%) Configuration Management
5 56 (7.84%) Open Source
6 53 (7.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 50 (7.00%) High Availability
8 44 (6.16%) Change Management
9 42 (5.88%) Load Balancing
10 38 (5.32%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (3.92%) Incident Management
12 26 (3.64%) Project Management
12 26 (3.64%) Service Management
13 25 (3.50%) Virtual Environments
14 23 (3.22%) Change Control
14 23 (3.22%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (3.22%) Performance Monitoring
15 18 (2.52%) E-Commerce
16 17 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
16 17 (2.38%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (14.99%) Perl
2 103 (14.43%) Python
3 91 (12.75%) PowerShell
4 87 (12.18%) Shell Script
5 83 (11.62%) SQL
6 67 (9.38%) Bash Shell
7 46 (6.44%) PHP
8 38 (5.32%) Java
9 35 (4.90%) Ruby
10 16 (2.24%) VBScript
11 13 (1.82%) JavaScript
12 11 (1.54%) Korn
13 10 (1.40%) Bourne shell
13 10 (1.40%) C
14 9 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.26%) VB
15 7 (0.98%) RPG IV
16 6 (0.84%) SystemTap
17 5 (0.70%) T-SQL
18 4 (0.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 44 (6.16%) Security Cleared
2 28 (3.92%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.22%) Degree
4 13 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.68%) CCNA
5 12 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.68%) DV Cleared
5 12 (1.68%) RHCE
6 10 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.12%) CCNP
8 7 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (0.98%) MCSE
8 7 (0.98%) RHCSA
9 5 (0.70%) AAT
10 4 (0.56%) NCDA
10 4 (0.56%) NCIE
10 4 (0.56%) NCSA
10 4 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.28%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.90%) SLA
2 10 (1.40%) QA
3 6 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 156 (21.85%) Active Directory
2 119 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 44 (6.16%) NFS
5 42 (5.88%) vSphere
6 39 (5.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 35 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (3.78%) Virtual Servers
9 25 (3.50%) KVM
10 24 (3.36%) Hyper-V
11 21 (2.94%) Firmware
12 19 (2.66%) VMware ESX
13 17 (2.38%) iptables
14 15 (2.10%) Veritas File System
14 15 (2.10%) XenApp
15 14 (1.96%) RHEV
16 13 (1.82%) Docker
16 13 (1.82%) Samba
17 12 (1.68%) Postfix
17 12 (1.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 145 (20.31%) Puppet
2 59 (8.26%) Nagios
2 59 (8.26%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (7.56%) Ansible
4 48 (6.72%) NetBackup
5 37 (5.18%) SCOM
6 30 (4.20%) SCCM
7 22 (3.08%) WSUS
8 19 (2.66%) Control-M
9 14 (1.96%) HAProxy
9 14 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 11 (1.54%) Oracle ZFS
11 10 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (1.26%) OSSEC
13 8 (1.12%) Cacti
13 8 (1.12%) Cobbler
13 8 (1.12%) Legato
13 8 (1.12%) OpenView
14 7 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
14 7 (0.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 218 (30.53%) VMware
2 208 (29.13%) Red Hat
3 125 (17.51%) Microsoft
4 97 (13.59%) Oracle
5 86 (12.04%) EMC
6 85 (11.90%) HP
7 83 (11.62%) Veritas
8 75 (10.50%) IBM
9 65 (9.10%) NetApp
10 51 (7.14%) Cisco
11 42 (5.88%) Citrix
12 35 (4.90%) Sun
13 32 (4.48%) Symantec
14 27 (3.78%) Dell
15 22 (3.08%) Brocade
15 22 (3.08%) Splunk
16 18 (2.52%) BMC
17 17 (2.38%) 3PAR
18 13 (1.82%) SolarWinds
19 12 (1.68%) ServiceNow
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Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £250 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: £320 - £370 per day
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London
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Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
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Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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