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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 270 305 232
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -73
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 381 295 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.60% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.65% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 175 224
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 6 33
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £20.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.28 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -19.09%
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
46747 45310 39113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.35% 92.48% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29016 28316 22943
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
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 1851 1851 2012
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -2 160 £375 +7.14% 53
South East +43 93 £400 +23.07% 32
East of England +24 37 £306 +2.08% 18
South West +10 27 £290 -17.14% 13
West Midlands -2 22 £310 -1.97% 4
North West -17 18 £350 -17.64% 13
Yorkshire -9 14 £325 +16.07% 5
North East -6 6 £450 -
East Midlands -23 4 £325 -7.14% 7
Systems Administrator
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 324 (44.69%) Windows
2 318 (43.86%) Linux
3 217 (29.93%) VMware
4 178 (24.55%) UNIX
5 176 (24.28%) Active Directory
6 160 (22.07%) Red Hat
7 140 (19.31%) Microsoft
8 131 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 128 (17.66%) SAN
10 121 (16.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 121 (16.69%) Puppet
11 108 (14.90%) Oracle
12 104 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
13 99 (13.66%) Finance
14 97 (13.38%) Solaris
15 94 (12.97%) HP
16 91 (12.55%) DNS
17 87 (12.00%) Python
18 84 (11.59%) SQL
18 84 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
19 83 (11.45%) DevOps
20 78 (10.76%) Windows Server 2003
20 78 (10.76%) Configuration Management
20 78 (10.76%) Bash Shell
21 77 (10.62%) PowerShell
22 76 (10.48%) Perl
23 72 (9.93%) Cisco
24 69 (9.52%) ITIL
25 67 (9.24%) Apache
26 65 (8.97%) Shell Script

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (9.24%) Apache
2 62 (8.55%) MS Exchange
3 49 (6.76%) Tomcat
3 49 (6.76%) IIS
4 32 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (3.72%) WebSphere
6 25 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 21 (2.90%) JBoss
8 19 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (2.07%) Lync
10 12 (1.66%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
11 8 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
12 7 (0.97%) nginx
12 7 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
12 7 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.97%) OpenStack
13 6 (0.83%) uWSGI
Applications
1 47 (6.48%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.03%) MS Office
3 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.28%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.28%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.14%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.55%) Murex MxG2000
2 4 (0.55%) Maximo
3 3 (0.41%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.28%) Agresso
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.14%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.14%) HFM
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.14%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 43 (5.93%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.76%) Office 365
3 11 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.38%) SaaS
4 10 (1.38%) IaaS
5 7 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.83%) IBM SmartCloud
7 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.28%) Joyent
11 1 (0.14%) Route 53
11 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.14%) Yammer
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 128 (17.66%) SAN
2 91 (12.55%) DNS
3 62 (8.55%) TCP/IP
4 61 (8.41%) NAS
5 48 (6.62%) Firewall
6 37 (5.10%) DHCP
7 34 (4.69%) LDAP
8 33 (4.55%) LAN
9 19 (2.62%) VLAN
10 18 (2.48%) WAN
11 17 (2.34%) Internet
12 16 (2.21%) SMTP
13 14 (1.93%) iSCSI
14 13 (1.79%) VPN
15 12 (1.66%) HTTP
16 11 (1.52%) VoIP
16 11 (1.52%) SSL
17 9 (1.24%) FTP
18 8 (1.10%) SSH
19 7 (0.97%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.07%) MySQL
3 41 (5.66%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.90%) Relational Database
5 15 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
7 12 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (1.66%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
8 9 (1.24%) Hadoop
8 9 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
9 6 (0.83%) Big Data
9 6 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (0.69%) Apache Hive
11 4 (0.55%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.55%) DB2
11 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.41%) HBase
Development Applications
1 25 (3.45%) Subversion
2 22 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 21 (2.90%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.38%) TeamCity
5 6 (0.83%) Maven
6 4 (0.55%) Ant
7 3 (0.41%) JIRA
8 2 (0.28%) MSI
8 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.28%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.14%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.14%) Gradle
9 1 (0.14%) JMeter
9 1 (0.14%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.14%) Selenium
General
1 99 (13.66%) Finance
2 44 (6.07%) Banking
3 10 (1.38%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.24%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.10%) Retail
6 6 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.55%) Publishing
9 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.41%) Advertising
9 3 (0.41%) Legal
10 2 (0.28%) Law
10 2 (0.28%) International Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Marketing
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.14%) Games
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (4.00%) Web Services
2 25 (3.45%) .NET
3 22 (3.03%) XML
4 18 (2.48%) HTML
5 13 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (1.52%) Middleware
7 7 (0.97%) LAMP
7 7 (0.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 6 (0.83%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.83%) WSGI
8 6 (0.83%) XML Messaging
8 6 (0.83%) J2EE
9 4 (0.55%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.55%) WPF
9 4 (0.55%) HTML5
10 3 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.41%) Twisted
10 3 (0.41%) RESTful
10 3 (0.41%) PHP-FPM
11 2 (0.28%) Apache Avro
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.69%) Clustering
2 47 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 24 (3.31%) Open Source
5 16 (2.21%) Replication
6 13 (1.79%) NHS
7 12 (1.66%) Thin Client
7 12 (1.66%) Fat Client
8 11 (1.52%) Wiki
9 10 (1.38%) Client/Server
10 9 (1.24%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.10%) Statistics
11 8 (1.10%) Blackberry
12 7 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
12 7 (0.97%) Freedom of Information Act
13 6 (0.83%) Digital Media
14 4 (0.55%) Hedge funds
14 4 (0.55%) Symmetrix DMX
14 4 (0.55%) HP Superdome
14 4 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 324 (44.69%) Windows
2 318 (43.86%) Linux
3 178 (24.55%) UNIX
4 131 (18.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 121 (16.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 97 (13.38%) Solaris
7 84 (11.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 78 (10.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 60 (8.28%) CentOS
10 42 (5.79%) AIX
11 29 (4.00%) Windows 7
12 28 (3.86%) Ubuntu
13 21 (2.90%) HPUX
14 14 (1.93%) VMS
14 14 (1.93%) Debian
15 12 (1.66%) Fedora
16 10 (1.38%) Windows XP
17 9 (1.24%) SUSE
17 9 (1.24%) Windows 8
18 8 (1.10%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (11.45%) DevOps
2 78 (10.76%) Configuration Management
3 69 (9.52%) ITIL
4 51 (7.03%) Migration
5 35 (4.83%) Change Management
6 30 (4.14%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (4.00%) Capacity Management
8 27 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (3.59%) E-Commerce
9 26 (3.59%) Project Management
9 26 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (3.45%) Service Delivery
11 24 (3.31%) Incident Management
12 23 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (3.03%) Change Control
14 21 (2.90%) Performance Monitoring
15 18 (2.48%) Service Management
16 16 (2.21%) Workflow
17 13 (1.79%) Load Balancing
18 12 (1.66%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 87 (12.00%) Python
2 84 (11.59%) SQL
3 78 (10.76%) Bash Shell
4 77 (10.62%) PowerShell
5 76 (10.48%) Perl
6 65 (8.97%) Shell Script
7 38 (5.24%) Java
8 35 (4.83%) PHP
9 29 (4.00%) Ruby
10 19 (2.62%) C
11 17 (2.34%) Korn
12 12 (1.66%) JavaScript
13 11 (1.52%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.38%) VB
15 7 (0.97%) VBScript
16 6 (0.83%) C#
17 4 (0.55%) C++
18 3 (0.41%) VBA
18 3 (0.41%) Scala
19 2 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 60 (8.28%) Security Cleared
2 33 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 30 (4.14%) Degree
5 19 (2.62%) MCSE
6 14 (1.93%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.38%) RHCE
9 9 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.24%) MCP
10 7 (0.97%) RHCT
10 7 (0.97%) MCITP
11 6 (0.83%) MCTS
12 5 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (0.69%) MCSA
13 3 (0.41%) CCNA
13 3 (0.41%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.41%) SCSA
13 3 (0.41%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.28%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (4.97%) SLA
2 10 (1.38%) QA
3 5 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 176 (24.28%) Active Directory
2 104 (14.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.69%) vSphere
4 27 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 23 (3.17%) XenApp
6 21 (2.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 21 (2.90%) NFS
7 18 (2.48%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 16 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.93%) XenDesktop
9 14 (1.93%) Samba
10 13 (1.79%) KVM
11 9 (1.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (1.10%) Terminal Services
12 8 (1.10%) vCloud
13 7 (0.97%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.83%) Shibboleth
15 5 (0.69%) Docker
15 5 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 121 (16.69%) Puppet
2 47 (6.48%) SCOM
3 39 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
4 34 (4.69%) Nagios
5 28 (3.86%) SCCM
6 18 (2.48%) SCSM
7 17 (2.34%) SCOrch
8 16 (2.21%) Ansible
8 16 (2.21%) Tivoli
9 13 (1.79%) NetBackup
10 12 (1.66%) Red Hat Satellite
11 11 (1.52%) WSUS
11 11 (1.52%) HP SIM
12 10 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (1.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 9 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (1.10%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (0.97%) ZABBIX
15 7 (0.97%) ARCserve
16 6 (0.83%) Control-M
Vendors
1 217 (29.93%) VMware
2 160 (22.07%) Red Hat
3 140 (19.31%) Microsoft
4 108 (14.90%) Oracle
5 94 (12.97%) HP
6 72 (9.93%) Cisco
7 51 (7.03%) IBM
8 47 (6.48%) Citrix
9 41 (5.66%) NetApp
10 32 (4.41%) Veritas
11 30 (4.14%) Sun
12 27 (3.72%) Symantec
13 26 (3.59%) EMC
14 20 (2.76%) 3PAR
15 18 (2.48%) SAP
16 14 (1.93%) Dell
16 14 (1.93%) BMC
16 14 (1.93%) Websense
17 12 (1.66%) Sybase
18 11 (1.52%) Apple
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