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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 292 268 293
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 369 430 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.85% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.89% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 280 196
Median daily rate £385 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 25 3
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.65% -21.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+53.65% -21.15%
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
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
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 £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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
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 29 May 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 +17 191 £400 +10.34% 62
South East -1 86 £388 -3.12% 30
North West +4 22 £363 +3.57% 11
East of England -34 22 £325 - 4
Yorkshire +13 16 £430 +32.15% 8
South West -22 12 £381 +19.14%
North East -36 8 £241 -49.21% 4
East Midlands +11 7 £325 - 6
West Midlands -28 5 £369 +18.95% 6
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Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 437 (65.13%) Linux
2 274 (40.83%) Windows
3 262 (39.05%) Unix
4 194 (28.91%) Red Hat
5 193 (28.76%) VMware
6 178 (26.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 174 (25.93%) Finance
8 148 (22.06%) SAN
9 143 (21.31%) Active Directory
10 138 (20.57%) Solaris
11 128 (19.08%) Puppet
12 127 (18.93%) Windows Server
13 115 (17.14%) Microsoft
14 101 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
15 99 (14.75%) Migration
16 96 (14.31%) DNS
17 95 (14.16%) ITIL
17 95 (14.16%) Python
18 91 (13.56%) Perl
19 90 (13.41%) Oracle
20 89 (13.26%) AIX
20 89 (13.26%) Shell Script
21 86 (12.82%) HP
21 86 (12.82%) PowerShell
22 83 (12.37%) Veritas
22 83 (12.37%) DevOps
23 80 (11.92%) SQL
24 77 (11.48%) NAS
24 77 (11.48%) Banking
25 75 (11.18%) EMC

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 59 (8.79%) Apache
2 33 (4.92%) Tomcat
3 31 (4.62%) MS Exchange
4 21 (3.13%) JBoss
4 21 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 18 (2.68%) OpenStack
6 17 (2.53%) IIS
6 17 (2.53%) nginx
7 14 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.64%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.19%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.04%) TPMS
11 6 (0.89%) Confluence
12 5 (0.75%) FileNet
12 5 (0.75%) WordPress
13 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.45%) Captiva
13 3 (0.45%) Documentum
13 3 (0.45%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.15%) HipChat
3 1 (0.15%) Maple
3 1 (0.15%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.15%) Simulink
3 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.75%) ResourceLink
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) HFM
3 1 (0.15%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.15%) Lawson
3 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 61 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.83%) Office 365
3 17 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 15 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (1.94%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (1.64%) Amazon Glacier
9 10 (1.49%) SaaS
10 4 (0.60%) IaaS
11 2 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 2 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.30%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.30%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.30%) Route 53
11 2 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (22.06%) SAN
2 96 (14.31%) DNS
3 77 (11.48%) NAS
4 67 (9.99%) TCP/IP
5 53 (7.90%) Firewall
6 36 (5.37%) DHCP
7 30 (4.47%) LDAP
8 25 (3.73%) SSL
9 24 (3.58%) Internet
10 22 (3.28%) LAN
11 18 (2.68%) WAN
12 16 (2.38%) HTTP
13 14 (2.09%) Intranet
13 14 (2.09%) Network Security
14 13 (1.94%) SSH
15 11 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
16 10 (1.49%) VPN
17 8 (1.19%) BIG-IP
17 8 (1.19%) iSCSI
18 7 (1.04%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.30%) MySQL
2 33 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 23 (3.43%) MongoDB
4 20 (2.98%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.83%) Apache Cassandra
6 13 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (1.79%) Hadoop
8 10 (1.49%) Big Data
9 7 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.04%) DB2
10 6 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.30%) BusinessObjects XI
14 2 (0.30%) Oracle Exadata
14 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
15 1 (0.15%) InterSystems Cache
15 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 37 (5.51%) Jenkins
2 31 (4.62%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.83%) JIRA
4 13 (1.94%) Subversion
5 7 (1.04%) RSpec
6 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.60%) GitLab
7 4 (0.60%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.30%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.15%) Ant
9 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.15%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.15%) Introscope
9 1 (0.15%) Maven
9 1 (0.15%) MSI
9 1 (0.15%) Selenium
General
1 174 (25.93%) Finance
2 77 (11.48%) Banking
3 14 (2.09%) Investment Banking
4 13 (1.94%) Back Office
4 13 (1.94%) Marketing
5 10 (1.49%) Law
5 10 (1.49%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.34%) Games
7 6 (0.89%) Advertising
7 6 (0.89%) Retail
8 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.60%) Legal
10 3 (0.45%) German Language
10 3 (0.45%) Military
11 2 (0.30%) Billing
11 2 (0.30%) French Language
11 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.30%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (4.02%) Web Services
2 20 (2.98%) LAMP
3 15 (2.24%) Middleware
4 14 (2.09%) .NET
5 12 (1.79%) XML
6 8 (1.19%) JRuby
7 7 (1.04%) CGI
7 7 (1.04%) LEMP Stack
8 6 (0.89%) SAX
9 4 (0.60%) HTML
9 4 (0.60%) jQuery
10 3 (0.45%) ELK Stack
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (0.45%) REST
11 2 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
11 2 (0.30%) Java EE
11 2 (0.30%) MCollective
11 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.30%) Ruby on Rails
11 2 (0.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.90%) Clustering
2 51 (7.60%) Data Centre
3 26 (3.87%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (2.68%) EMC VNX
6 17 (2.53%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.94%) EMC VMAX
7 13 (1.94%) Replication
8 12 (1.79%) Hedge funds
9 11 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.49%) HACMP
11 8 (1.19%) Health Informatics
11 8 (1.19%) Informatics
11 8 (1.19%) iSeries
11 8 (1.19%) Wiki
12 7 (1.04%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.04%) User Experience
13 6 (0.89%) Online Games
14 5 (0.75%) CMDB
15 4 (0.60%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 437 (65.13%) Linux
2 274 (40.83%) Windows
3 262 (39.05%) Unix
4 178 (26.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 138 (20.57%) Solaris
6 127 (18.93%) Windows Server
7 89 (13.26%) AIX
8 64 (9.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 44 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 32 (4.77%) CentOS
12 30 (4.47%) Ubuntu
13 29 (4.32%) Mac OS X
14 23 (3.43%) Windows 7
15 21 (3.13%) SUSE
16 19 (2.83%) HPUX
17 18 (2.68%) Debian
18 11 (1.64%) Windows 8
19 9 (1.34%) Oracle Linux
19 9 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (14.75%) Migration
2 95 (14.16%) ITIL
3 83 (12.37%) DevOps
4 70 (10.43%) Configuration Management
5 51 (7.60%) Open Source
6 49 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
7 42 (6.26%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (6.11%) Change Management
9 40 (5.96%) High Availability
10 29 (4.32%) Project Management
11 28 (4.17%) Load Balancing
12 25 (3.73%) Service Management
13 23 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
15 20 (2.98%) E-Commerce
15 20 (2.98%) Incident Management
16 19 (2.83%) Change Control
17 18 (2.68%) Problem Management
18 15 (2.24%) Performance Tuning
18 15 (2.24%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (14.16%) Python
2 91 (13.56%) Perl
3 89 (13.26%) Shell Script
4 86 (12.82%) PowerShell
5 80 (11.92%) SQL
6 74 (11.03%) Bash Shell
7 34 (5.07%) Java
8 32 (4.77%) PHP
9 31 (4.62%) Ruby
10 13 (1.94%) Korn
10 13 (1.94%) VBScript
11 11 (1.64%) Bourne shell
12 9 (1.34%) C
12 9 (1.34%) JavaScript
13 8 (1.19%) VB
14 7 (1.04%) Go
14 7 (1.04%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.04%) RPG IV
15 4 (0.60%) C++
15 4 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (5.96%) Security Cleared
2 25 (3.73%) Degree
2 25 (3.73%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.19%) RHCE
6 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.75%) CCNA
7 5 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.75%) MCSE
7 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (0.60%) NCDA
8 4 (0.60%) NCIE
8 4 (0.60%) NCSA
8 4 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.30%) CCDE
10 2 (0.30%) CCDP
10 2 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.30%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.77%) SLA
2 14 (2.09%) QA
3 6 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 143 (21.31%) Active Directory
2 101 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (7.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 46 (6.86%) NFS
5 42 (6.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 26 (3.87%) KVM
7 24 (3.58%) Hyper-V
7 24 (3.58%) vSphere
8 20 (2.98%) VMware ESX
9 18 (2.68%) Firmware
10 17 (2.53%) Veritas File System
11 13 (1.94%) RHEV
11 13 (1.94%) XenApp
12 12 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
13 11 (1.64%) Docker
13 11 (1.64%) iptables
14 10 (1.49%) Samba
15 8 (1.19%) GPFS
16 7 (1.04%) Postfix
16 7 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 128 (19.08%) Puppet
2 42 (6.26%) Ansible
2 42 (6.26%) NetBackup
3 40 (5.96%) Nagios
3 40 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (4.62%) SCOM
5 27 (4.02%) SCCM
6 18 (2.68%) Control-M
6 18 (2.68%) WSUS
7 13 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 10 (1.49%) HAProxy
8 10 (1.49%) Oracle ZFS
9 8 (1.19%) Cacti
9 8 (1.19%) Legato
9 8 (1.19%) OpenView
10 7 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (1.04%) OSSEC
10 7 (1.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 6 (0.89%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 194 (28.91%) Red Hat
2 193 (28.76%) VMware
3 115 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 90 (13.41%) Oracle
5 86 (12.82%) HP
6 83 (12.37%) Veritas
7 75 (11.18%) EMC
7 75 (11.18%) IBM
8 64 (9.54%) NetApp
9 45 (6.71%) Cisco
10 38 (5.66%) Citrix
11 31 (4.62%) Sun
12 27 (4.02%) Symantec
13 23 (3.43%) Dell
14 22 (3.28%) Brocade
15 19 (2.83%) Splunk
16 17 (2.53%) BMC
17 16 (2.38%) 3PAR
18 11 (1.64%) Apple
19 10 (1.49%) F5
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
England
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Rate: £Market
Posted: 3 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £125 - £170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tyne and Wear
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £49.46 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Berkshire
TDA Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago