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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 274 277 199
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -78
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 327 292 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.65% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.71% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 191 234
Average daily rate
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£350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.70% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 31
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £13.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £23.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.77 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.38% +6.25%
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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 +2 166 £350 -6.66% 94
South East +10 57 £327 +7.93% 19
East of England +7 26 £200 -38.46% 14
South West -14 21 £450 +63.63% 15
North West +13 19 £350 +12.00% 12
West Midlands +6 14 £350 +100.00% 10
Yorkshire -7 13 £450 +18.42% 4
East Midlands +14 5 £350 -1.40% 3
North East -9 5 £328 +70.12%
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 270 (42.93%) Linux
2 260 (41.34%) Windows
3 194 (30.84%) VMware
4 158 (25.12%) UNIX
5 144 (22.89%) Active Directory
6 128 (20.35%) Red Hat
7 122 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 115 (18.28%) Microsoft
9 114 (18.12%) SAN
10 101 (16.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 100 (15.90%) Finance
12 97 (15.42%) Solaris
13 87 (13.83%) HP
14 84 (13.35%) ITIL
15 78 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
16 77 (12.24%) SQL
16 77 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 75 (11.92%) Puppet
18 73 (11.61%) DNS
19 68 (10.81%) Security Cleared
20 67 (10.65%) MS Exchange
21 65 (10.33%) Oracle
22 64 (10.17%) Shell Script
22 64 (10.17%) PowerShell
23 62 (9.86%) Clustering
24 60 (9.54%) DevOps
25 59 (9.38%) Apache
26 58 (9.22%) Bash Shell
26 58 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
27 55 (8.74%) Banking

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 67 (10.65%) MS Exchange
2 59 (9.38%) Apache
3 38 (6.04%) SharePoint
3 38 (6.04%) Tomcat
4 27 (4.29%) IIS
5 25 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (3.18%) WebSphere
7 17 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.59%) Lync
10 9 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.11%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.95%) uWSGI
12 6 (0.95%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.79%) WebSphere Portal
13 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.79%) JBoss
Applications
1 49 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.29%) MS Office
3 4 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.32%) Stata
4 2 (0.32%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.79%) Agresso
2 4 (0.64%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.48%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.48%) Murex MxG2000
4 2 (0.32%) HFM
4 2 (0.32%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.16%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
5 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 18 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (1.75%) SaaS
3 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.11%) Amazon S3
5 4 (0.64%) Office 365
6 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.48%) Route 53
7 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
7 2 (0.32%) PaaS
8 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.16%) IaaS
8 1 (0.16%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 114 (18.12%) SAN
2 73 (11.61%) DNS
3 50 (7.95%) TCP/IP
4 41 (6.52%) DHCP
5 32 (5.09%) NAS
6 30 (4.77%) Firewall
7 24 (3.82%) LAN
8 17 (2.70%) WAN
9 15 (2.38%) LDAP
9 15 (2.38%) SMTP
10 14 (2.23%) VoIP
11 12 (1.91%) Internet
12 11 (1.75%) VLAN
13 9 (1.43%) SSH
13 9 (1.43%) FTP
13 9 (1.43%) HTTP
13 9 (1.43%) VPN
14 8 (1.27%) SSL
14 8 (1.27%) iSCSI
15 5 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.15%) SQL Server
2 30 (4.77%) MySQL
3 23 (3.66%) Oracle Database
4 13 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.43%) RDBMS
9 8 (1.27%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (1.11%) Big Data
11 6 (0.95%) DB2
12 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.64%) Ingres
13 4 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 3 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (0.48%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (4.45%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.34%) Git (software)
3 17 (2.70%) Subversion
4 8 (1.27%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.95%) JIRA
6 5 (0.79%) Maven
6 5 (0.79%) Hudson
7 3 (0.48%) Ant
7 3 (0.48%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.16%) Selenium
9 1 (0.16%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.16%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.16%) JMeter
9 1 (0.16%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.16%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.16%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.16%) Gradle
General
1 100 (15.90%) Finance
2 55 (8.74%) Banking
3 17 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 13 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.27%) Retail
6 7 (1.11%) Advertising
7 6 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.48%) Marketing
9 3 (0.48%) Publishing
10 2 (0.32%) Law
10 2 (0.32%) Legal
10 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.16%) Polish Language
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Front Office
11 1 (0.16%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.70%) Web Services
2 15 (2.38%) XML
3 14 (2.23%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (1.75%) HTML
5 10 (1.59%) LAMP
6 9 (1.43%) Application Packaging
7 8 (1.27%) Middleware
8 7 (1.11%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 6 (0.95%) Regular Expression
9 6 (0.95%) WSGI
9 6 (0.95%) XML Messaging
10 5 (0.79%) .NET
11 3 (0.48%) WPF
11 3 (0.48%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.48%) CSS
11 3 (0.48%) J2EE
12 2 (0.32%) REST
12 2 (0.32%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.32%) MSMQ
12 2 (0.32%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 62 (9.86%) Clustering
2 35 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.34%) Open Source
4 20 (3.18%) Replication
5 14 (2.23%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.23%) Wiki
6 12 (1.91%) NHS
7 11 (1.75%) Blackberry
8 10 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (1.27%) Symmetrix DMX
10 6 (0.95%) Client/Server
11 5 (0.79%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.64%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.64%) Statistics
12 4 (0.64%) FMCG
13 3 (0.48%) Celerra
13 3 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
13 3 (0.48%) Freedom of Information Act
13 3 (0.48%) PKI
13 3 (0.48%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 270 (42.93%) Linux
2 260 (41.34%) Windows
3 158 (25.12%) UNIX
4 122 (19.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 101 (16.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 97 (15.42%) Solaris
7 78 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 58 (9.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (7.00%) CentOS
10 30 (4.77%) AIX
11 23 (3.66%) Ubuntu
12 22 (3.50%) HPUX
13 19 (3.02%) SUSE
13 19 (3.02%) Windows 7
14 16 (2.54%) Debian
15 14 (2.23%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.91%) VMS
17 9 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 6 (0.95%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (13.35%) ITIL
2 60 (9.54%) DevOps
3 42 (6.68%) Migration
4 41 (6.52%) Configuration Management
5 31 (4.93%) Change Management
6 29 (4.61%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (4.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 25 (3.97%) E-Commerce
9 23 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (3.18%) Capacity Management
11 19 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
11 19 (3.02%) Service Management
12 16 (2.54%) Change Control
13 14 (2.23%) Workflow
13 14 (2.23%) Project Management
13 14 (2.23%) Incident Management
14 13 (2.07%) Mentoring
15 10 (1.59%) Network Monitoring
16 9 (1.43%) Time Management
16 9 (1.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 77 (12.24%) SQL
2 64 (10.17%) Shell Script
2 64 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 58 (9.22%) Bash Shell
4 51 (8.11%) Perl
5 37 (5.88%) Python
6 35 (5.56%) PHP
7 24 (3.82%) Java
8 17 (2.70%) Korn
9 13 (2.07%) Ruby
10 11 (1.75%) VB
11 10 (1.59%) JavaScript
12 8 (1.27%) C
12 8 (1.27%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.27%) VBScript
13 6 (0.95%) C#
14 4 (0.64%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.48%) AWK
15 3 (0.48%) VBA
15 3 (0.48%) sed
Qualifications
1 68 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.84%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 18 (2.86%) Degree
5 16 (2.54%) MCSE
6 12 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.27%) RHCT
8 6 (0.95%) RHCE
8 6 (0.95%) MCITP
9 5 (0.79%) MCSA
10 4 (0.64%) MCP
11 3 (0.48%) SCSA
11 3 (0.48%) Sun Certification
12 2 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.32%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.32%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.16%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (6.52%) SLA
2 6 (0.95%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 144 (22.89%) Active Directory
2 77 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (4.93%) vSphere
4 26 (4.13%) XenApp
5 24 (3.82%) VMware ESX
6 19 (3.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 17 (2.70%) XenDesktop
8 16 (2.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 14 (2.23%) Hyper-V
10 13 (2.07%) NFS
11 9 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (1.27%) KVM
12 8 (1.27%) Samba
13 7 (1.11%) XenServer
13 7 (1.11%) Firmware
14 6 (0.95%) Shibboleth
15 5 (0.79%) RHEV
16 4 (0.64%) vCloud
16 4 (0.64%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 75 (11.92%) Puppet
2 45 (7.15%) SCOM
3 35 (5.56%) Nagios
4 30 (4.77%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (4.45%) SCCM
5 28 (4.45%) HP SIM
6 23 (3.66%) NetBackup
7 16 (2.54%) ARCserve
8 15 (2.38%) Ansible
9 12 (1.91%) SCSM
10 11 (1.75%) Control-M
11 10 (1.59%) SCOrch
12 9 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
12 9 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (1.43%) Tivoli
12 9 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
14 7 (1.11%) BladeLogic
14 7 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (1.11%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 194 (30.84%) VMware
2 128 (20.35%) Red Hat
3 115 (18.28%) Microsoft
4 87 (13.83%) HP
5 65 (10.33%) Oracle
6 53 (8.43%) Citrix
6 53 (8.43%) IBM
7 39 (6.20%) EMC
8 32 (5.09%) Symantec
8 32 (5.09%) Cisco
9 27 (4.29%) Veritas
10 23 (3.66%) NetApp
11 22 (3.50%) 3PAR
12 19 (3.02%) CA
13 18 (2.86%) Sun
14 16 (2.54%) Websense
15 14 (2.23%) SAP
16 12 (1.91%) Altiris
17 11 (1.75%) BMC
18 10 (1.59%) F5
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