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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 274 325 309
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 426 378 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.72% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 253 191
Median daily rate £390 £364 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.21% +11.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 31
Median hourly rate £26.25 £21.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.09% -12.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.43 £14.70 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.96 £40.06 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -12.24%
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
46540 50073 48926
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30705 32541 30337
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1918 1984
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +40 239 £400 +1.91% 46
South East +18 68 £418 +28.46% 29
North East -3 28 £320 -23.58% 5
North West +31 23 £400 +28.00% 5
South West +13 23 £375 +15.38% 4
East of England +2 21 £340 -2.85% 11
Yorkshire +5 14 £360 +9.92% 4
West Midlands -28 6 £325 -7.01% 3
East Midlands -6 1 £550 +331.37% 2
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Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 491 (61.07%) Linux
2 290 (36.07%) Windows
3 256 (31.84%) VMware
4 247 (30.72%) Unix
5 237 (29.48%) Red Hat
6 232 (28.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 206 (25.62%) Puppet
8 189 (23.51%) Finance
9 170 (21.14%) Active Directory
10 151 (18.78%) Solaris
11 146 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 140 (17.41%) Perl
13 139 (17.29%) DNS
14 135 (16.79%) Microsoft
14 135 (16.79%) Windows Server
15 132 (16.42%) PowerShell
16 127 (15.80%) DevOps
17 126 (15.67%) Python
18 123 (15.30%) SAN
19 121 (15.05%) Apache
20 118 (14.68%) ITIL
21 114 (14.18%) Oracle
22 113 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
23 110 (13.68%) Configuration Management
24 107 (13.31%) Bash Shell
25 98 (12.19%) SQL
26 93 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
27 92 (11.44%) Firewall
28 88 (10.95%) Tomcat
28 88 (10.95%) Amazon AWS

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
1 121 (15.05%) Apache
2 88 (10.95%) Tomcat
3 42 (5.22%) IIS
4 37 (4.60%) MS Exchange
5 33 (4.10%) WebLogic
6 25 (3.11%) WebSphere
7 24 (2.99%) nginx
8 19 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (2.36%) SharePoint
9 17 (2.11%) JBoss
10 13 (1.62%) OpenStack
11 12 (1.49%) Skype for Business
12 10 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
13 9 (1.12%) Confluence
13 9 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (0.75%) iPlanet
14 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
15 5 (0.62%) Oracle Application Server
16 4 (0.50%) FileNet
Applications
1 46 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.62%) MS Office
3 2 (0.25%) HipChat
4 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 7 (0.87%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.62%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.25%) HFM
4 2 (0.25%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.12%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 88 (10.95%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.36%) Office 365
3 17 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (2.11%) Amazon S3
4 16 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (1.24%) GitHub
5 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (0.50%) SaaS
8 3 (0.37%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (0.25%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.25%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.25%) IaaS
9 2 (0.25%) Linode
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 139 (17.29%) DNS
2 123 (15.30%) SAN
3 92 (11.44%) Firewall
4 70 (8.71%) TCP/IP
5 56 (6.97%) NAS
6 54 (6.72%) DHCP
7 38 (4.73%) LDAP
8 37 (4.60%) Internet
9 27 (3.36%) LAN
10 26 (3.23%) WAN
11 21 (2.61%) SSL
12 19 (2.36%) X.509
13 16 (1.99%) iSCSI
13 16 (1.99%) Network Security
14 15 (1.87%) HTTP
15 14 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
15 14 (1.74%) SSH
15 14 (1.74%) VPN
16 12 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (1.24%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (9.58%) MySQL
2 58 (7.21%) SQL Server
3 37 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.62%) Hadoop
5 13 (1.62%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.49%) Big Data
6 12 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.00%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.75%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.62%) DB2
12 4 (0.50%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.37%) Data Lake
13 3 (0.37%) QlikView
13 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 2 (0.25%) InterSystems Cache
14 2 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 43 (5.35%) Git (software)
2 38 (4.73%) Jenkins
3 27 (3.36%) Subversion
4 25 (3.11%) JIRA
5 21 (2.61%) TeamCity
6 12 (1.49%) Hudson
6 12 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (1.24%) Eclipse
8 9 (1.12%) Vagrant
9 7 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.62%) Travis CI
11 4 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.37%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.37%) GitLab
12 3 (0.37%) Maven
13 2 (0.25%) Ant
13 2 (0.25%) ClearCase
13 2 (0.25%) ClearQuest
13 2 (0.25%) SonarQube
General
1 189 (23.51%) Finance
2 60 (7.46%) Banking
3 28 (3.48%) Back Office
4 18 (2.24%) Publishing
5 13 (1.62%) Marketing
6 12 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.24%) Advertising
9 9 (1.12%) Law
10 5 (0.62%) Games
10 5 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.50%) International Banking
12 3 (0.37%) Electronics
13 2 (0.25%) Legal
13 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.25%) Retail
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) German Language
14 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.98%) LAMP
2 27 (3.36%) Middleware
3 23 (2.86%) Web Services
4 10 (1.24%) .NET
5 8 (1.00%) HTML
5 8 (1.00%) Node.js
5 8 (1.00%) REST
6 6 (0.75%) J2EE
6 6 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (0.62%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.62%) SOAP
8 4 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
8 4 (0.50%) CSS
8 4 (0.50%) JRuby
8 4 (0.50%) XML
9 3 (0.37%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.37%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.22%) Clustering
3 30 (3.73%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (3.11%) Replication
5 23 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 12 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (1.37%) EMC VNX
8 9 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.12%) NHS
9 8 (1.00%) Health Informatics
9 8 (1.00%) Informatics
10 7 (0.87%) Freedom of Information
10 7 (0.87%) Freedom of Information Act
10 7 (0.87%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.75%) EMC VMAX
11 6 (0.75%) HACMP
11 6 (0.75%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.75%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.75%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 491 (61.07%) Linux
2 290 (36.07%) Windows
3 247 (30.72%) Unix
4 232 (28.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 151 (18.78%) Solaris
6 135 (16.79%) Windows Server
7 113 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 75 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 74 (9.20%) CentOS
10 71 (8.83%) AIX
11 52 (6.47%) Ubuntu
12 40 (4.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 27 (3.36%) SUSE
14 19 (2.36%) HPUX
14 19 (2.36%) Windows 7
15 14 (1.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 11 (1.37%) Debian
17 9 (1.12%) Windows XP
18 8 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
18 8 (1.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (15.80%) DevOps
2 118 (14.68%) ITIL
3 110 (13.68%) Configuration Management
4 72 (8.96%) Load Balancing
5 59 (7.34%) Migration
5 59 (7.34%) Open Source
6 50 (6.22%) High Availability
7 41 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (4.98%) Change Management
8 40 (4.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 36 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
9 36 (4.48%) Service Management
10 34 (4.23%) Virtual Environments
11 31 (3.86%) Incident Management
12 26 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (3.23%) Project Management
13 21 (2.61%) Continuous Delivery
14 20 (2.49%) Change Control
14 20 (2.49%) ITSM
15 19 (2.36%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 140 (17.41%) Perl
2 132 (16.42%) PowerShell
3 126 (15.67%) Python
4 107 (13.31%) Bash Shell
5 98 (12.19%) SQL
6 72 (8.96%) PHP
7 67 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 50 (6.22%) Ruby
9 49 (6.09%) Java
10 18 (2.24%) JavaScript
11 16 (1.99%) C
11 16 (1.99%) VBScript
12 9 (1.12%) Korn
12 9 (1.12%) PL/SQL
13 8 (1.00%) AWK
13 8 (1.00%) C++
13 8 (1.00%) sed
13 8 (1.00%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.00%) VB
14 7 (0.87%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 56 (6.97%) Security Cleared
2 40 (4.98%) SC Cleared
3 27 (3.36%) CCNA
3 27 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (2.49%) Degree
5 15 (1.87%) RHCE
5 15 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 14 (1.74%) MCP
7 13 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (1.49%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.24%) RHCSA
10 8 (1.00%) AAT
10 8 (1.00%) CCNP
10 8 (1.00%) MCSE
11 4 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.50%) VCAP
12 2 (0.25%) IBM AIX Certification
12 2 (0.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.98%) SLA
2 7 (0.87%) PCI DSS
2 7 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 170 (21.14%) Active Directory
2 146 (18.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (6.09%) vSphere
4 44 (5.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 31 (3.86%) NFS
5 31 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (3.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 24 (2.99%) VMware ESX
8 19 (2.36%) iptables
9 18 (2.24%) Hyper-V
9 18 (2.24%) KVM
10 16 (1.99%) Postfix
11 15 (1.87%) Firmware
12 14 (1.74%) Docker
13 13 (1.62%) XenApp
14 11 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (1.24%) Samba
16 9 (1.12%) Sendmail
17 7 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 206 (25.62%) Puppet
2 93 (11.57%) Opscode Chef
3 87 (10.82%) Ansible
4 78 (9.70%) Nagios
5 54 (6.72%) SCCM
6 52 (6.47%) SCOM
7 49 (6.09%) NetBackup
8 20 (2.49%) WSUS
9 16 (1.99%) Red Hat Satellite
10 14 (1.74%) Control-M
10 14 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
10 14 (1.74%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.62%) Oracle ZFS
12 12 (1.49%) HAProxy
13 11 (1.37%) OSSEC
14 10 (1.24%) Cobbler
14 10 (1.24%) Terraform
15 9 (1.12%) logstash
15 9 (1.12%) OpenView
16 8 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 256 (31.84%) VMware
2 237 (29.48%) Red Hat
3 135 (16.79%) Microsoft
4 114 (14.18%) Oracle
5 87 (10.82%) HP
6 81 (10.07%) Cisco
7 77 (9.58%) EMC
8 71 (8.83%) Veritas
9 57 (7.09%) IBM
10 47 (5.85%) Citrix
11 43 (5.35%) NetApp
12 32 (3.98%) Symantec
13 31 (3.86%) Sun
14 29 (3.61%) Dell
15 19 (2.36%) Splunk
16 18 (2.24%) ServiceNow
17 17 (2.11%) 3PAR
18 15 (1.87%) F5
19 14 (1.74%) SolarWinds
20 12 (1.49%) CheckPoint
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