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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 255 268 269
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 418 360 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.73% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.79% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 214 169
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 16 24
Average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.32% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.48 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £35.65 £32.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.32% -10.90%
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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +33 186 £365 +4.28% 69
South East +8 82 £350 +12.90% 30
East of England +33 70 £363 +3.57% 10
South West -33 26 £325 -13.33% 13
West Midlands +4 19 £275 -6.77% 7
Yorkshire -38 11 £325 -6.47% 16
North West -26 10 £350 +16.66% 7
North East - 8 £350 - 2
East Midlands -4 5 £325 -3.70% 3
Systems Administrator
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 417 (51.29%) Linux
2 370 (45.51%) Windows
3 272 (33.46%) VMware
4 206 (25.34%) Red Hat
5 194 (23.86%) UNIX
6 178 (21.89%) Active Directory
7 151 (18.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 150 (18.45%) Microsoft
8 150 (18.45%) Puppet
9 140 (17.22%) SAN
10 133 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 131 (16.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 129 (15.87%) Finance
13 110 (13.53%) DevOps
14 108 (13.28%) Python
15 107 (13.16%) Oracle
16 99 (12.18%) Perl
16 99 (12.18%) HP
16 99 (12.18%) Bash Shell
17 95 (11.69%) Solaris
18 92 (11.32%) Cisco
19 89 (10.95%) Configuration Management
19 89 (10.95%) PowerShell
19 89 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
20 87 (10.70%) SQL
21 79 (9.72%) DNS
22 76 (9.35%) SQL Server
23 74 (9.10%) ITIL
23 74 (9.10%) Citrix
24 73 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (8.49%) Apache
2 61 (7.50%) IIS
3 56 (6.89%) Tomcat
4 46 (5.66%) MS Exchange
5 37 (4.55%) SharePoint
6 27 (3.32%) JBoss
7 26 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (1.97%) WebSphere
9 14 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.35%) Lync
11 10 (1.23%) WebLogic
12 8 (0.98%) nginx
12 8 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
12 8 (0.98%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.86%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (0.86%) Oracle Workflow
14 6 (0.74%) GlassFish
14 6 (0.74%) IBM Notes
15 5 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 51 (6.27%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.21%) MS Office
3 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.37%) Vectorworks
5 2 (0.25%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.74%) Maximo
3 4 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.37%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.25%) HFM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.12%) Murex MxG2000
6 1 (0.12%) Agresso
6 1 (0.12%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 68 (8.36%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.71%) Office 365
3 12 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.23%) IaaS
5 7 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.74%) IBM SmartCloud
6 6 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.62%) SaaS
8 3 (0.37%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.25%) Joyent
10 1 (0.12%) GitHub
10 1 (0.12%) Heroku
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.12%) Yammer
10 1 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 140 (17.22%) SAN
2 79 (9.72%) DNS
3 72 (8.86%) NAS
4 71 (8.73%) Firewall
5 51 (6.27%) TCP/IP
6 44 (5.41%) LDAP
7 35 (4.31%) LAN
8 24 (2.95%) DHCP
9 20 (2.46%) Internet
10 19 (2.34%) SMTP
11 17 (2.09%) WAN
11 17 (2.09%) VoIP
11 17 (2.09%) VPN
12 16 (1.97%) SSL
12 16 (1.97%) iSCSI
12 16 (1.97%) WebEx
13 14 (1.72%) VLAN
14 13 (1.60%) HTTP
15 9 (1.11%) Wireless
16 8 (0.98%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.13%) MySQL
3 30 (3.69%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.58%) Relational Database
5 17 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (0.98%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.86%) Hadoop
9 7 (0.86%) Big Data
10 5 (0.62%) Couchbase
10 5 (0.62%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.62%) Aerospike
11 4 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.49%) MarkLogic
12 3 (0.37%) Sybase ASE
12 3 (0.37%) DB2
12 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.25%) Informix
Development Applications
1 32 (3.94%) Jenkins
2 20 (2.46%) Subversion
2 20 (2.46%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.23%) JIRA
4 8 (0.98%) Maven
5 4 (0.49%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.37%) Ant
6 3 (0.37%) MSI
7 2 (0.25%) Bugzilla
7 2 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.25%) RSpec
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 129 (15.87%) Finance
2 51 (6.27%) Banking
3 15 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.72%) Retail
4 14 (1.72%) Marketing
5 12 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 8 (0.98%) Law
7 6 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.74%) Publishing
8 4 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.49%) Electronics
9 3 (0.37%) German Language
10 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.25%) Advertising
10 2 (0.25%) Legal
10 2 (0.25%) Games
10 2 (0.25%) International Banking
11 1 (0.12%) French Language
11 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.80%) Web Services
2 25 (3.08%) .NET
3 16 (1.97%) HTML
3 16 (1.97%) LAMP
4 12 (1.48%) XML
5 10 (1.23%) Middleware
6 5 (0.62%) Application Packaging
6 5 (0.62%) Memcached
6 5 (0.62%) Akka
7 4 (0.49%) PHP-FPM
7 4 (0.49%) RESTful
7 4 (0.49%) WebCenter
7 4 (0.49%) HTML5
8 3 (0.37%) Twisted
8 3 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.37%) CSS
8 3 (0.37%) J2EE
9 2 (0.25%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.25%) Flash
9 2 (0.25%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.73%) Data Centre
2 46 (5.66%) Clustering
3 44 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.09%) Client/Server
6 15 (1.85%) Thin Client
6 15 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 13 (1.60%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.35%) Statistics
9 10 (1.23%) NHS
9 10 (1.23%) Wiki
10 9 (1.11%) Replication
11 7 (0.86%) Digital Media
12 6 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (0.74%) HACMP
12 6 (0.74%) Freedom of Information Act
12 6 (0.74%) Freedom of Information
13 5 (0.62%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.49%) PKI
14 4 (0.49%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 417 (51.29%) Linux
2 370 (45.51%) Windows
3 194 (23.86%) UNIX
4 151 (18.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 131 (16.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 95 (11.69%) Solaris
7 89 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 73 (8.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 59 (7.26%) CentOS
10 39 (4.80%) AIX
11 37 (4.55%) Windows 7
12 33 (4.06%) Ubuntu
13 21 (2.58%) Windows 8
14 20 (2.46%) HPUX
15 16 (1.97%) Fedora
16 14 (1.72%) Windows XP
16 14 (1.72%) Mac OS X
17 13 (1.60%) VMS
17 13 (1.60%) Mac OS X Server
18 12 (1.48%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (13.53%) DevOps
2 89 (10.95%) Configuration Management
3 74 (9.10%) ITIL
4 55 (6.77%) Migration
5 40 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
6 37 (4.55%) Open Source
7 34 (4.18%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (3.94%) Service Delivery
9 31 (3.81%) E-Commerce
10 30 (3.69%) Change Management
10 30 (3.69%) Capacity Management
11 25 (3.08%) Project Management
11 25 (3.08%) Incident Management
12 23 (2.83%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (2.46%) Performance Monitoring
13 20 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (2.21%) Change Control
15 17 (2.09%) Workflow
16 16 (1.97%) Load Balancing
16 16 (1.97%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 108 (13.28%) Python
2 99 (12.18%) Perl
2 99 (12.18%) Bash Shell
3 89 (10.95%) PowerShell
4 87 (10.70%) SQL
5 72 (8.86%) Shell Script
6 50 (6.15%) Ruby
7 41 (5.04%) Java
8 33 (4.06%) PHP
9 18 (2.21%) Korn
10 17 (2.09%) C
11 13 (1.60%) VB
12 11 (1.35%) VBScript
12 11 (1.35%) JavaScript
13 5 (0.62%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.49%) C++
15 3 (0.37%) Scala
16 2 (0.25%) C-shell
16 2 (0.25%) SystemTap
17 1 (0.12%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 56 (6.89%) Security Cleared
2 38 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (4.43%) Degree
4 34 (4.18%) SC Cleared
5 26 (3.20%) MCSE
6 22 (2.71%) RHCE
7 16 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.60%) CCNA
9 12 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.35%) DV Cleared
10 11 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (0.98%) MCP
12 6 (0.74%) MCTS
13 5 (0.62%) RHCA
14 4 (0.49%) MCITP
14 4 (0.49%) RHCSA
14 4 (0.49%) MCSA
15 3 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
15 3 (0.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.25%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.69%) SLA
2 9 (1.11%) QA
3 5 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.25%) BS7799
System Software
1 178 (21.89%) Active Directory
2 133 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (5.78%) vSphere
4 34 (4.18%) XenApp
4 34 (4.18%) Hyper-V
5 31 (3.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 30 (3.69%) NFS
7 26 (3.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 26 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (2.83%) VMware ESX
9 19 (2.34%) XenDesktop
10 18 (2.21%) Samba
11 15 (1.85%) KVM
12 13 (1.60%) vCloud
13 12 (1.48%) Xen
14 10 (1.23%) iptables
15 9 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (1.11%) Terminal Services
16 8 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.98%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 150 (18.45%) Puppet
2 57 (7.01%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (4.55%) SCOM
4 30 (3.69%) SCCM
4 30 (3.69%) Nagios
5 26 (3.20%) Ansible
6 21 (2.58%) Oracle ZFS
7 20 (2.46%) WSUS
8 18 (2.21%) SCOrch
8 18 (2.21%) SCSM
9 14 (1.72%) NetBackup
9 14 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (1.60%) Tivoli
11 9 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
11 9 (1.11%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.86%) HP SIM
13 6 (0.74%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.74%) ARCserve
13 6 (0.74%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.74%) Control-M
Vendors
1 272 (33.46%) VMware
2 206 (25.34%) Red Hat
3 150 (18.45%) Microsoft
4 107 (13.16%) Oracle
5 99 (12.18%) HP
6 92 (11.32%) Cisco
7 74 (9.10%) Citrix
8 53 (6.52%) IBM
8 53 (6.52%) NetApp
9 47 (5.78%) Veritas
10 33 (4.06%) Sun
11 32 (3.94%) EMC
12 28 (3.44%) Symantec
13 19 (2.34%) BMC
14 18 (2.21%) SAP
14 18 (2.21%) 3PAR
15 15 (1.85%) Polycom
15 15 (1.85%) Dell
15 15 (1.85%) Apple
16 12 (1.48%) Juniper
Altrincham, Cheshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £300 per day Dependant on experience
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £350 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £360 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Chertsey
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London, South East
Tower Hamlets
Rate: £39,069 - £41,811
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 24 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
McAfee
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 25 days ago