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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 282 277 268
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 387 349 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.75% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 207 191
Average daily rate
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£363 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £204 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 17
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -19.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £14.73 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.43 £27.50 £39.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.24% -19.67%
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
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £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 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +24 188 £375 +10.29% 70
South East -7 79 £330 +6.45% 32
East of England +15 41 £400 +33.33% 15
South West -15 27 £325 +3.17% 11
Yorkshire -22 18 £250 -25.37% 12
West Midlands +12 15 £350 +39.80% 6
North East -22 8 £350 +40.00% 2
North West -42 8 £350 - 3
East Midlands -23 2 £128 -60.76% 2
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 431 (52.37%) Linux
2 356 (43.26%) Windows
3 263 (31.96%) VMware
4 229 (27.83%) UNIX
5 224 (27.22%) Red Hat
6 168 (20.41%) Active Directory
7 157 (19.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 151 (18.35%) Finance
8 151 (18.35%) Puppet
9 150 (18.23%) SAN
10 141 (17.13%) Microsoft
11 127 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 125 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
13 118 (14.34%) Solaris
14 113 (13.73%) Oracle
15 108 (13.12%) DevOps
16 105 (12.76%) Perl
17 103 (12.52%) Bash Shell
18 95 (11.54%) Python
18 95 (11.54%) HP
19 92 (11.18%) PowerShell
20 88 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
21 86 (10.45%) DNS
22 85 (10.33%) SQL
23 81 (9.84%) NAS
24 77 (9.36%) Cisco
24 77 (9.36%) Shell Script
25 76 (9.23%) Configuration Management
26 74 (8.99%) ITIL
27 73 (8.87%) Data Centre

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 68 (8.26%) Apache
2 58 (7.05%) Tomcat
2 58 (7.05%) IIS
3 41 (4.98%) MS Exchange
4 38 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 24 (2.92%) JBoss
5 24 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 17 (2.07%) WebSphere
7 13 (1.58%) Lync
8 12 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (1.22%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.09%) Apache Spark
10 9 (1.09%) nginx
11 8 (0.97%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
13 6 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
13 6 (0.73%) GlassFish
14 5 (0.61%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.61%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 47 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.55%) MS Office
3 4 (0.49%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.36%) Vectorworks
5 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.12%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 6 (0.73%) Maximo
1 6 (0.73%) HFM
2 5 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.49%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 3 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.24%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.24%) Magento
6 1 (0.12%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.12%) JDE OneWorld
6 1 (0.12%) Agresso
6 1 (0.12%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.12%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 62 (7.53%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.92%) Office 365
3 14 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.22%) IaaS
5 7 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.73%) IBM SmartCloud
6 6 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.36%) SaaS
8 2 (0.24%) Joyent
8 2 (0.24%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) Heroku
9 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 150 (18.23%) SAN
2 86 (10.45%) DNS
3 81 (9.84%) NAS
4 67 (8.14%) Firewall
5 56 (6.80%) LDAP
6 52 (6.32%) TCP/IP
7 32 (3.89%) LAN
8 29 (3.52%) DHCP
9 24 (2.92%) Internet
10 20 (2.43%) SMTP
11 19 (2.31%) iSCSI
12 18 (2.19%) VoIP
12 18 (2.19%) HTTP
12 18 (2.19%) SSL
13 17 (2.07%) WAN
13 17 (2.07%) WebEx
14 16 (1.94%) VPN
14 16 (1.94%) VLAN
15 14 (1.70%) SSH
16 11 (1.34%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.05%) MySQL
3 25 (3.04%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.43%) Relational Database
4 20 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.46%) Big Data
6 11 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 10 (1.22%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.73%) DB2
10 5 (0.61%) Aerospike
10 5 (0.61%) Couchbase
11 4 (0.49%) Hyperion Smart View
11 4 (0.49%) MarkLogic
11 4 (0.49%) Informix
11 4 (0.49%) Ingres
12 3 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 37 (4.50%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.31%) Subversion
4 11 (1.34%) Maven
5 10 (1.22%) JIRA
6 5 (0.61%) Ant
7 4 (0.49%) Bugzilla
7 4 (0.49%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.49%) RSpec
8 3 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.12%) MSI
General
1 151 (18.35%) Finance
2 67 (8.14%) Banking
3 24 (2.92%) Investment Banking
4 19 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.82%) Marketing
6 14 (1.70%) Retail
7 8 (0.97%) Law
8 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.73%) Electronics
9 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.61%) Publishing
10 4 (0.49%) Advertising
11 3 (0.36%) German Language
12 2 (0.24%) International Banking
12 2 (0.24%) Legal
12 2 (0.24%) Front Office
12 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.12%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.37%) Web Services
2 20 (2.43%) .NET
3 16 (1.94%) LAMP
4 11 (1.34%) HTML
4 11 (1.34%) Middleware
5 8 (0.97%) Akka
6 7 (0.85%) XML
7 5 (0.61%) Memcached
8 4 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (0.49%) PHP-FPM
8 4 (0.49%) Application Packaging
8 4 (0.49%) J2EE
9 3 (0.36%) Flash
9 3 (0.36%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.36%) CSS
9 3 (0.36%) HTML5
9 3 (0.36%) Twisted
10 2 (0.24%) FFmpeg
10 2 (0.24%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.24%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.87%) Data Centre
2 45 (5.47%) Clustering
3 33 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 16 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.34%) NHS
6 11 (1.34%) Thin Client
6 11 (1.34%) Statistics
6 11 (1.34%) Fat Client
7 10 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.22%) Replication
7 10 (1.22%) Wiki
8 7 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (0.85%) HACMP
9 6 (0.73%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.61%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.61%) CLARiiON
11 4 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (0.49%) PKI
11 4 (0.49%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 431 (52.37%) Linux
2 356 (43.26%) Windows
3 229 (27.83%) UNIX
4 157 (19.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 127 (15.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 118 (14.34%) Solaris
7 88 (10.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 69 (8.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (6.08%) CentOS
10 43 (5.22%) AIX
11 32 (3.89%) Windows 7
12 24 (2.92%) Ubuntu
13 22 (2.67%) SUSE
13 22 (2.67%) HPUX
14 20 (2.43%) Windows 8
15 14 (1.70%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.58%) Fedora
17 11 (1.34%) Debian
18 10 (1.22%) Mac OS X
19 9 (1.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (13.12%) DevOps
2 76 (9.23%) Configuration Management
3 74 (8.99%) ITIL
4 47 (5.71%) Migration
5 41 (4.98%) Continuous Integration
6 33 (4.01%) Open Source
6 33 (4.01%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (3.89%) Capacity Management
8 29 (3.52%) E-Commerce
9 27 (3.28%) Change Management
10 25 (3.04%) Incident Management
11 23 (2.79%) Load Balancing
11 23 (2.79%) Service Delivery
12 22 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
13 21 (2.55%) Project Management
13 21 (2.55%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (2.31%) Change Control
14 19 (2.31%) Patch Management
15 17 (2.07%) Workflow
16 16 (1.94%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (12.76%) Perl
2 103 (12.52%) Bash Shell
3 95 (11.54%) Python
4 92 (11.18%) PowerShell
5 85 (10.33%) SQL
6 77 (9.36%) Shell Script
7 52 (6.32%) Ruby
8 39 (4.74%) Java
9 33 (4.01%) PHP
10 20 (2.43%) Korn
11 19 (2.31%) C
12 18 (2.19%) VB
13 12 (1.46%) VBScript
14 7 (0.85%) JavaScript
15 5 (0.61%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.49%) C++
16 4 (0.49%) Bourne shell
17 2 (0.24%) C-shell
17 2 (0.24%) SystemTap
18 1 (0.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 53 (6.44%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.01%) Degree
3 28 (3.40%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (2.19%) MCSE
5 16 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (1.94%) RHCE
6 14 (1.70%) CCNA
7 11 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.61%) RHCA
11 4 (0.49%) MCITP
12 3 (0.36%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.36%) A+ Certification
12 3 (0.36%) MCP
13 2 (0.24%) MCSA
13 2 (0.24%) RHCSA
14 1 (0.12%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.89%) SLA
2 8 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 8 (0.97%) QA
3 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.24%) BS7799
System Software
1 168 (20.41%) Active Directory
2 125 (15.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (5.35%) vSphere
4 43 (5.22%) NFS
5 37 (4.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 36 (4.37%) Hyper-V
7 31 (3.77%) VMware ESX
7 31 (3.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 30 (3.65%) XenApp
9 25 (3.04%) VMware ESXi
10 17 (2.07%) vCloud
10 17 (2.07%) XenDesktop
11 15 (1.82%) KVM
12 13 (1.58%) Samba
13 11 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 11 (1.34%) iptables
14 9 (1.09%) Xen
15 8 (0.97%) Docker
16 7 (0.85%) VMware Server
16 7 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 151 (18.35%) Puppet
2 60 (7.29%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (4.13%) SCOM
4 31 (3.77%) Nagios
5 26 (3.16%) SCCM
5 26 (3.16%) Ansible
6 20 (2.43%) NetBackup
7 19 (2.31%) Oracle ZFS
8 14 (1.70%) SCSM
8 14 (1.70%) SCOrch
8 14 (1.70%) WSUS
8 14 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (1.46%) Tivoli
10 9 (1.09%) ZABBIX
11 8 (0.97%) Backup Exec
12 7 (0.85%) yum
12 7 (0.85%) Red Hat Satellite
13 6 (0.73%) HP SIM
13 6 (0.73%) OpenView
13 6 (0.73%) Control-M
Vendors
1 263 (31.96%) VMware
2 224 (27.22%) Red Hat
3 141 (17.13%) Microsoft
4 113 (13.73%) Oracle
5 95 (11.54%) HP
6 77 (9.36%) Cisco
7 69 (8.38%) Citrix
8 68 (8.26%) IBM
9 63 (7.65%) Veritas
10 55 (6.68%) NetApp
11 48 (5.83%) EMC
12 35 (4.25%) Sun
13 31 (3.77%) Symantec
14 20 (2.43%) 3PAR
15 18 (2.19%) BMC
16 16 (1.94%) Dell
16 16 (1.94%) Polycom
17 14 (1.70%) SAP
18 12 (1.46%) Juniper
19 11 (1.34%) Sybase
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Graham Matthews
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Rate: Up to £30k plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JPNG Recruitment
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 17 days ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
United Christian Broadcasters LTD
Rate: From £26,932 to £30,692 per annum depending on skill and experience.
Posted: 18 days ago
Bristol
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - 475 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - 475 per day
Posted: 26 days ago