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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 319 269 307
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 311 355 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.76% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.80% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 217 182
Average daily rate £366 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £471 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 9
Average hourly rate £16.63 £30.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.56% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £13.43 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £39.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.63 £28.77 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.19% +27.86%
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
44644 44373 42617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.47% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29144 28029 25758
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1596 1785 1902
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 169 £375 +7.14% 72
South East -2 60 £345 +5.18% 33
South West -10 21 £350 -12.50% 10
Yorkshire -13 15 £380 -15.55% 10
North West -16 13 £340 -4.22% 9
West Midlands -16 11 £268 -23.57% 6
East of England -16 11 £360 +60.00% 9
North East -24 6 - - 2
East Midlands -7 4 £388 - 5
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 398 (62.58%) Linux
2 237 (37.26%) Windows
3 233 (36.64%) Unix
4 205 (32.23%) VMware
5 193 (30.35%) Red Hat
6 146 (22.96%) Finance
7 132 (20.75%) Active Directory
8 131 (20.60%) Microsoft
9 126 (19.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 122 (19.18%) Solaris
11 116 (18.24%) Perl
11 116 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
12 115 (18.08%) Puppet
13 114 (17.92%) Windows Server
13 114 (17.92%) SAN
14 102 (16.04%) DNS
14 102 (16.04%) Bash Shell
15 96 (15.09%) Python
16 85 (13.36%) Oracle
17 79 (12.42%) SQL
18 78 (12.26%) Shell Script
19 73 (11.48%) ITIL
20 71 (11.16%) TCP/IP
21 69 (10.85%) Veritas
22 67 (10.53%) Banking
23 65 (10.22%) NFS
23 65 (10.22%) HP
23 65 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
24 63 (9.91%) DevOps
24 63 (9.91%) Cisco

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 61 (9.59%) Apache
2 42 (6.60%) Tomcat
3 38 (5.97%) IIS
4 34 (5.35%) JBoss
5 32 (5.03%) MS Exchange
6 20 (3.14%) SharePoint
7 18 (2.83%) OpenStack
8 15 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (2.20%) WebSphere
10 12 (1.89%) nginx
11 11 (1.73%) Confluence
12 9 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 8 (1.26%) WebLogic
14 7 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
15 6 (0.94%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.79%) Drupal
16 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (0.79%) Liferay
16 5 (0.79%) Skype for Business
17 4 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 29 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.83%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) Maple
3 1 (0.16%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.16%) MS Project
3 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.79%) HFM
3 4 (0.63%) Sentinel
4 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.31%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 2 (0.31%) Magento
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.31%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.16%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.16%) Infor SunSystems
6 1 (0.16%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 65 (10.22%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
3 22 (3.46%) Office 365
4 18 (2.83%) Amazon S3
4 18 (2.83%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (2.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 15 (2.36%) Amazon Glacier
6 14 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (1.26%) SaaS
8 3 (0.47%) Google Apps
8 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.47%) IaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.31%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.31%) GitHub
9 2 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.31%) PaaS
9 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 114 (17.92%) SAN
2 102 (16.04%) DNS
3 71 (11.16%) TCP/IP
4 63 (9.91%) Firewall
5 58 (9.12%) LDAP
6 49 (7.70%) NAS
7 43 (6.76%) DHCP
8 33 (5.19%) Internet
9 32 (5.03%) HTTP
10 22 (3.46%) iSCSI
10 22 (3.46%) LAN
10 22 (3.46%) SSH
11 19 (2.99%) WAN
12 18 (2.83%) SSL
12 18 (2.83%) VPN
13 16 (2.52%) FTP
14 14 (2.20%) Intranet
15 13 (2.04%) Network Security
15 13 (2.04%) VLAN
16 12 (1.89%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.66%) MySQL
3 24 (3.77%) Hadoop
4 23 (3.62%) MongoDB
5 20 (3.14%) Big Data
6 19 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (2.52%) Amazon RDS
7 16 (2.52%) Oracle Database
8 14 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (1.10%) DB2
11 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.63%) Hyperion Smart View
12 4 (0.63%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
13 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.47%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.31%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 44 (6.92%) Jenkins
2 30 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.67%) Subversion
4 14 (2.20%) JIRA
5 9 (1.42%) RSpec
6 5 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.63%) Maven
8 3 (0.47%) GitLab
8 3 (0.47%) Selenium
9 2 (0.31%) Ant
9 2 (0.31%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.31%) Introscope
9 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.16%) Gerrit
10 1 (0.16%) JConsole
10 1 (0.16%) JMeter
10 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.16%) VisualVM
10 1 (0.16%) YourKit
General
1 146 (22.96%) Finance
2 67 (10.53%) Banking
3 35 (5.50%) Investment Banking
4 24 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.04%) Back Office
6 8 (1.26%) Retail
7 7 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.94%) Law
8 6 (0.94%) Military
9 5 (0.79%) Games
9 5 (0.79%) Marketing
10 4 (0.63%) Electronics
10 4 (0.63%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.47%) Legal
11 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.31%) Advertising
12 2 (0.31%) Billing
12 2 (0.31%) French Language
12 2 (0.31%) Front Office
12 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.39%) Web Services
2 24 (3.77%) .NET
3 13 (2.04%) LAMP
3 13 (2.04%) Middleware
4 8 (1.26%) J2EE
5 7 (1.10%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (0.79%) Akka
6 5 (0.79%) HTML
6 5 (0.79%) JRuby
7 4 (0.63%) jQuery
7 4 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.47%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.47%) POSIX
8 3 (0.47%) XML
9 2 (0.31%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.31%) CGI
9 2 (0.31%) CSS
9 2 (0.31%) ISPF
9 2 (0.31%) MCollective
9 2 (0.31%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.97%) Clustering
3 25 (3.93%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.77%) Management Information System
5 23 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.36%) EMC VNX
7 12 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.73%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.26%) CMDB
10 7 (1.10%) EMC VMAX
10 7 (1.10%) HACMP
10 7 (1.10%) Life Science
10 7 (1.10%) User Experience
11 6 (0.94%) Biology
11 6 (0.94%) Replication
11 6 (0.94%) Wiki
12 5 (0.79%) CLARiiON
12 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
12 5 (0.79%) NHS
12 5 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 398 (62.58%) Linux
2 237 (37.26%) Windows
3 233 (36.64%) Unix
4 126 (19.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 122 (19.18%) Solaris
6 114 (17.92%) Windows Server
7 58 (9.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (8.65%) CentOS
9 47 (7.39%) AIX
10 43 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (5.50%) Ubuntu
12 29 (4.56%) Debian
13 27 (4.25%) Windows 7
14 25 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 22 (3.46%) Mac OS X
16 21 (3.30%) SUSE
17 12 (1.89%) HPUX
17 12 (1.89%) Windows 8
18 7 (1.10%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (11.48%) ITIL
2 63 (9.91%) DevOps
3 62 (9.75%) Configuration Management
4 44 (6.92%) Migration
5 41 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 40 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
7 39 (6.13%) High Availability
8 33 (5.19%) Open Source
9 30 (4.72%) Load Balancing
10 27 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (4.09%) Change Management
12 25 (3.93%) Service Management
13 23 (3.62%) Patch Management
13 23 (3.62%) Performance Management
14 19 (2.99%) E-Commerce
14 19 (2.99%) Project Management
15 18 (2.83%) Incident Management
15 18 (2.83%) Performance Analysis
16 15 (2.36%) Performance Tuning
17 14 (2.20%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 116 (18.24%) Perl
2 102 (16.04%) Bash Shell
3 96 (15.09%) Python
4 79 (12.42%) SQL
5 78 (12.26%) Shell Script
6 60 (9.43%) PowerShell
7 49 (7.70%) Java
8 32 (5.03%) Ruby
9 21 (3.30%) Korn
9 21 (3.30%) PHP
10 15 (2.36%) JavaScript
11 9 (1.42%) Bourne shell
11 9 (1.42%) C
11 9 (1.42%) Go
12 7 (1.10%) C#
13 6 (0.94%) C-shell
13 6 (0.94%) VB
14 5 (0.79%) AWK
15 3 (0.47%) sed
15 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (5.97%) Degree
2 37 (5.82%) Security Cleared
3 24 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 15 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 11 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (1.26%) CCNA
7 8 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.26%) MCSE
8 7 (1.10%) DBS Check
8 7 (1.10%) MCITP
9 6 (0.94%) LPIC
9 6 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (0.79%) RHCE
10 5 (0.79%) RHCT
11 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.47%) NCIE
13 2 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (0.31%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.35%) SLA
2 14 (2.20%) QA
3 6 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 132 (20.75%) Active Directory
2 116 (18.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (10.22%) NFS
4 41 (6.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 36 (5.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 31 (4.87%) Hyper-V
7 29 (4.56%) VMware ESX
8 26 (4.09%) vSphere
9 20 (3.14%) KVM
10 18 (2.83%) XenApp
11 11 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (1.73%) RHEV
11 11 (1.73%) Samba
12 10 (1.57%) Docker
12 10 (1.57%) GPFS
12 10 (1.57%) iptables
12 10 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (1.57%) XenDesktop
13 8 (1.26%) vCloud
14 7 (1.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 115 (18.08%) Puppet
2 39 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (5.50%) Nagios
4 20 (3.14%) Ansible
5 19 (2.99%) SCCM
6 18 (2.83%) NetBackup
7 14 (2.20%) Oracle ZFS
7 14 (2.20%) WSUS
8 13 (2.04%) SCOM
9 9 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (1.26%) Cacti
10 8 (1.26%) yum
11 7 (1.10%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.10%) Ganglia
11 7 (1.10%) SELinux
12 6 (0.94%) CFEngine
12 6 (0.94%) Control-M
12 6 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.94%) FreeIPA
12 6 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 205 (32.23%) VMware
2 193 (30.35%) Red Hat
3 131 (20.60%) Microsoft
4 85 (13.36%) Oracle
5 69 (10.85%) Veritas
6 65 (10.22%) HP
7 63 (9.91%) Cisco
8 62 (9.75%) IBM
9 61 (9.59%) EMC
10 38 (5.97%) Citrix
11 34 (5.35%) NetApp
12 33 (5.19%) Sun
13 23 (3.62%) Symantec
14 18 (2.83%) Brocade
15 16 (2.52%) Dell
16 13 (2.04%) 3PAR
16 13 (2.04%) Splunk
17 10 (1.57%) Atlassian
17 10 (1.57%) ServiceNow
18 9 (1.42%) Google
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day + competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £260 - £300 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £300 - 450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £500 - 700 per day
Posted: 27 days ago