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 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK / England
Rank 336 322 298
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 244 299 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.64% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.67% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 211 212
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 16
Median hourly rate £24.69 £21.00 £33.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.57% -37.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.10 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £41.15 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £28.77
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -27.00%

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
39800 44770 45194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26166 29219 28232
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1507 1784
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 -3 123 £400 +4.57% 54
South East +2 51 £375 +8.69% 30
North West +22 19 £420 +23.52% 8
South West -13 11 £543 +49.86% 3
Yorkshire +15 10 £338 +3.84% 5
West Midlands +6 8 £250 -33.33% 4
East of England -8 8 £200 - 19
East Midlands +4 7 £313 -10.71% 2
North East -14 7 £250 +80.18%
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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.

1 414 (66.13%) Linux
2 232 (37.06%) Red Hat
3 188 (30.03%) VMware
4 186 (29.71%) Windows
5 181 (28.91%) Unix
6 173 (27.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 162 (25.88%) Puppet
8 117 (18.69%) VMware Infrastructure
9 111 (17.73%) Bash Shell
10 110 (17.57%) Active Directory
11 108 (17.25%) Finance
12 98 (15.65%) DNS
13 94 (15.02%) Perl
14 93 (14.86%) Solaris
15 92 (14.70%) Apache
16 88 (14.06%) Python
17 85 (13.58%) Oracle
18 82 (13.10%) DevOps
19 77 (12.30%) CentOS
20 76 (12.14%) Firewall
21 75 (11.98%) Windows Server
22 72 (11.50%) Configuration Management
23 69 (11.02%) Veritas
24 68 (10.86%) SAN
24 68 (10.86%) ITIL
25 66 (10.54%) Cisco
25 66 (10.54%) Ansible
26 62 (9.90%) Microsoft
27 61 (9.74%) Nagios
28 60 (9.58%) 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 92 (14.70%) Apache
2 56 (8.95%) Tomcat
3 26 (4.15%) MS Exchange
4 24 (3.83%) JBoss
5 23 (3.67%) nginx
6 22 (3.51%) IIS
7 19 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 17 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.92%) WebLogic
10 11 (1.76%) Confluence
10 11 (1.76%) SharePoint
11 6 (0.96%) iPlanet
11 6 (0.96%) SAS
12 5 (0.80%) Apache Spark
12 5 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.80%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.64%) OpenStack
13 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.48%) Skype for Business
15 2 (0.32%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 21 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.92%) MS Office
3 4 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.48%) MS Project
5 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 4 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.32%) HFM
2 2 (0.32%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.16%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) RMDS
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 60 (9.58%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (3.04%) Office 365
4 15 (2.40%) GitHub
5 10 (1.60%) SaaS
6 9 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.44%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.12%) IaaS
8 7 (1.12%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.80%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.64%) Route 53
10 4 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.48%) Boomi
12 2 (0.32%) PaaS
13 1 (0.16%) G Suite
13 1 (0.16%) Slack
13 1 (0.16%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 98 (15.65%) DNS
2 76 (12.14%) Firewall
3 68 (10.86%) SAN
4 55 (8.79%) LDAP
5 50 (7.99%) TCP/IP
6 41 (6.55%) DHCP
7 34 (5.43%) NAS
8 27 (4.31%) Internet
9 22 (3.51%) WAN
10 21 (3.35%) LAN
10 21 (3.35%) SSH
11 20 (3.19%) VPN
12 15 (2.40%) Network Security
12 15 (2.40%) VLAN
13 14 (2.24%) Kerberos
14 13 (2.08%) Ethernet
14 13 (2.08%) HTTP
15 12 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (1.92%) X.509
16 11 (1.76%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.43%) MySQL
2 29 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
3 25 (3.99%) SQL Server
4 17 (2.72%) Hadoop
5 16 (2.56%) Big Data
6 8 (1.28%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.96%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.96%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.80%) Cloudera CDH
9 5 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.64%) HBase
10 4 (0.64%) Pentaho
11 3 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.48%) DataStage
11 3 (0.48%) GIS
11 3 (0.48%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 47 (7.51%) Jenkins
2 32 (5.11%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.88%) Subversion
4 17 (2.72%) JIRA
4 17 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (1.60%) Hudson
7 8 (1.28%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.80%) GitLab
8 5 (0.80%) Gradle
9 4 (0.64%) Maven
9 4 (0.64%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.48%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.48%) gulp
10 3 (0.48%) Selenium
11 2 (0.32%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.32%) GoCD
11 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.32%) Zephyr
General
1 108 (17.25%) Finance
2 32 (5.11%) Banking
3 18 (2.88%) Legal
4 14 (2.24%) Law
5 12 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.76%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.60%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.44%) Back Office
9 6 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.80%) Advertising
10 5 (0.80%) Marketing
11 4 (0.64%) Electronics
11 4 (0.64%) Retail
12 3 (0.48%) Games
12 3 (0.48%) Publishing
13 1 (0.16%) Front Office
13 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (3.67%) Middleware
2 16 (2.56%) LAMP
3 13 (2.08%) HTML
4 12 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (1.76%) Web Services
6 8 (1.28%) .NET
6 8 (1.28%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (1.12%) Node.js
7 7 (1.12%) SAML
8 6 (0.96%) J2EE
8 6 (0.96%) REST
9 4 (0.64%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.64%) HTML5
9 4 (0.64%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (0.64%) XML
10 3 (0.48%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.48%) Browserify
10 3 (0.48%) OAuth
10 3 (0.48%) RESTful
10 3 (0.48%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.27%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.31%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.51%) Clustering
4 19 (3.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 13 (2.08%) Replication
6 12 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.12%) Fintech
7 7 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (0.96%) EMC VNX
9 5 (0.80%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.80%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.64%) NHS
10 4 (0.64%) PKI
11 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.48%) Reference Data
11 3 (0.48%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.32%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.32%) Learning Management System
12 2 (0.32%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 414 (66.13%) Linux
2 186 (29.71%) Windows
3 181 (28.91%) Unix
4 173 (27.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 93 (14.86%) Solaris
6 77 (12.30%) CentOS
7 75 (11.98%) Windows Server
8 49 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 47 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (7.03%) Ubuntu
11 24 (3.83%) AIX
12 22 (3.51%) Debian
13 20 (3.19%) SUSE
14 19 (3.04%) Windows 7
14 19 (3.04%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (2.24%) HPUX
16 10 (1.60%) Windows XP
17 8 (1.28%) Windows 10
18 7 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 6 (0.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (13.10%) DevOps
2 72 (11.50%) Configuration Management
3 68 (10.86%) ITIL
4 46 (7.35%) Change Management
5 41 (6.55%) Migration
6 33 (5.27%) High Availability
7 31 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (4.95%) Load Balancing
8 30 (4.79%) Change Control
9 29 (4.63%) Service Delivery
10 27 (4.31%) Problem Management
11 24 (3.83%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (3.35%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (3.19%) Open Source
13 20 (3.19%) Server Building
14 18 (2.88%) Virtual Environments
15 16 (2.56%) Data Management
16 15 (2.40%) Low Latency
16 15 (2.40%) Performance Management
17 13 (2.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 111 (17.73%) Bash Shell
2 94 (15.02%) Perl
3 88 (14.06%) Python
4 59 (9.42%) PowerShell
5 56 (8.95%) SQL
6 50 (7.99%) Shell Script
7 35 (5.59%) Java
8 26 (4.15%) PHP
9 23 (3.67%) Ruby
10 18 (2.88%) C++
11 14 (2.24%) JavaScript
12 9 (1.44%) C
13 8 (1.28%) AWK
13 8 (1.28%) C#
13 8 (1.28%) Korn
13 8 (1.28%) sed
13 8 (1.28%) VB
14 4 (0.64%) C-shell
15 3 (0.48%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.48%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 59 (9.42%) Security Cleared
2 45 (7.19%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.24%) CCNA
6 11 (1.76%) MCSE
7 9 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 9 (1.44%) RHCSA
8 8 (1.28%) CCNP
9 7 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.12%) RHCE
10 6 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.80%) Degree
12 4 (0.64%) CCA
12 4 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.32%) RHCT
14 2 (0.32%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.92%) SLA
2 10 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 8 (1.28%) QA
4 7 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.32%) BS25999
6 2 (0.32%) GCP
7 1 (0.16%) BS7799
7 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 117 (18.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 110 (17.57%) Active Directory
3 36 (5.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 31 (4.95%) Docker
5 30 (4.79%) NFS
6 27 (4.31%) vSphere
7 24 (3.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 23 (3.67%) Veritas File System
8 23 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (2.56%) VMware ESX
10 14 (2.24%) KVM
10 14 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (2.08%) Samba
12 12 (1.92%) Hyper-V
13 8 (1.28%) Postfix
13 8 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (1.28%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.12%) XenApp
15 6 (0.96%) FreeRADIUS
15 6 (0.96%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 162 (25.88%) Puppet
2 66 (10.54%) Ansible
3 61 (9.74%) Nagios
4 54 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (5.27%) SCCM
6 28 (4.47%) NetBackup
7 15 (2.40%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 15 (2.40%) WSUS
8 12 (1.92%) logstash
9 11 (1.76%) Kibana
9 11 (1.76%) Red Hat Satellite
10 8 (1.28%) Graphite
10 8 (1.28%) SCOM
10 8 (1.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 7 (1.12%) Salt
11 7 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (1.12%) yum
12 5 (0.80%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.80%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.80%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 232 (37.06%) Red Hat
2 188 (30.03%) VMware
3 85 (13.58%) Oracle
4 69 (11.02%) Veritas
5 66 (10.54%) Cisco
6 62 (9.90%) Microsoft
7 50 (7.99%) HP
8 49 (7.83%) Sun
9 34 (5.43%) EMC
10 32 (5.11%) IBM
10 32 (5.11%) Symantec
11 27 (4.31%) NetApp
12 25 (3.99%) Splunk
13 22 (3.51%) Citrix
14 13 (2.08%) ServiceNow
15 11 (1.76%) Dell
16 9 (1.44%) F5
16 9 (1.44%) Veeam
17 8 (1.28%) Cloudera
17 8 (1.28%) SAP
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