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 26 July 2016 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 287 257 280
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 410 450 353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.87% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.92% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 312 209
Median daily rate £375 £350 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 15
Median hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.65% -16.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.64 £14.70 £15.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £44.24 £36.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.48 £20.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+97.46% -16.32%
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
47288 48921 46148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31099 31589 28488
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1397 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 195 £388 +6.89% 64
South East +5 81 £425 +9.67% 24
East of England -23 34 £340 -5.55% 7
North West +20 30 £360 +2.85% 6
South West -11 21 £388 +19.23% 5
Yorkshire 0 18 £375 +17.64% 3
North East -29 16 £225 -37.93% 2
West Midlands -41 9 £340 +18.26% 2
East Midlands -1 3 £281 -13.46% 6
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 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.

1 470 (59.12%) Linux
2 310 (38.99%) Windows
3 277 (34.84%) Unix
4 242 (30.44%) VMware
5 228 (28.68%) Red Hat
6 219 (27.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 208 (26.16%) Finance
8 179 (22.52%) Active Directory
9 172 (21.64%) Puppet
10 168 (21.13%) Solaris
11 155 (19.50%) Microsoft
12 153 (19.25%) SAN
13 146 (18.36%) Windows Server
14 131 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 123 (15.47%) DNS
16 117 (14.72%) PowerShell
17 114 (14.34%) Perl
18 111 (13.96%) ITIL
19 110 (13.84%) DevOps
20 109 (13.71%) Oracle
21 106 (13.33%) Python
22 101 (12.70%) Migration
22 101 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
23 98 (12.33%) SQL
24 93 (11.70%) Configuration Management
25 91 (11.45%) EMC
26 88 (11.07%) HP
26 88 (11.07%) Apache
27 86 (10.82%) AIX
27 86 (10.82%) Veritas

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 88 (11.07%) Apache
2 51 (6.42%) Tomcat
3 42 (5.28%) MS Exchange
4 29 (3.65%) IIS
5 26 (3.27%) SharePoint
6 23 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 22 (2.77%) WebSphere
8 20 (2.52%) nginx
8 20 (2.52%) WebLogic
9 14 (1.76%) OpenStack
10 12 (1.51%) JBoss
10 12 (1.51%) Skype for Business
11 11 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
12 10 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (1.01%) Confluence
14 7 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.88%) TPMS
15 6 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.63%) WordPress
17 4 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 39 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.01%) MS Office
3 2 (0.25%) HipChat
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.13%) Simulink
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (0.88%) ResourceLink
2 5 (0.63%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.25%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.13%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.13%) HFM
4 1 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.13%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.30%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (2.52%) Office 365
3 16 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (1.89%) Amazon S3
4 15 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.13%) SaaS
6 3 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.38%) CloudFront
6 3 (0.38%) IaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (0.25%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.25%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.13%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 153 (19.25%) SAN
2 123 (15.47%) DNS
3 78 (9.81%) Firewall
4 75 (9.43%) NAS
5 65 (8.18%) TCP/IP
6 55 (6.92%) DHCP
7 33 (4.15%) Internet
8 29 (3.65%) LAN
8 29 (3.65%) LDAP
9 27 (3.40%) WAN
10 23 (2.89%) SSL
11 19 (2.39%) Fibre Channel
12 16 (2.01%) Network Security
13 15 (1.89%) VPN
14 12 (1.51%) HTTP
14 12 (1.51%) iSCSI
15 11 (1.38%) Intranet
15 11 (1.38%) VLAN
16 10 (1.26%) SSH
16 10 (1.26%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (8.05%) MySQL
2 53 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 24 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
4 17 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.64%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.38%) MongoDB
6 11 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.26%) DB2
7 10 (1.26%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.13%) Big Data
9 8 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.38%) Apache Hive
11 3 (0.38%) Data Lake
11 3 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.38%) QlikView
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.25%) GIS
12 2 (0.25%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 39 (4.91%) Git (software)
2 30 (3.77%) Jenkins
3 26 (3.27%) JIRA
4 20 (2.52%) Subversion
5 13 (1.64%) TeamCity
6 11 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (1.26%) Eclipse
8 6 (0.75%) Hudson
8 6 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (0.75%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.38%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.25%) GitLab
11 2 (0.25%) Introscope
11 2 (0.25%) Maven
11 2 (0.25%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.25%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
12 1 (0.13%) MSI
General
1 208 (26.16%) Finance
2 86 (10.82%) Banking
3 19 (2.39%) Back Office
4 18 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.51%) Publishing
6 10 (1.26%) Marketing
7 9 (1.13%) Law
8 8 (1.01%) Games
9 7 (0.88%) Advertising
9 7 (0.88%) Telecoms
10 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.50%) International Banking
10 4 (0.50%) Legal
10 4 (0.50%) Retail
11 3 (0.38%) German Language
12 2 (0.25%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.90%) LAMP
2 20 (2.52%) Middleware
3 16 (2.01%) Web Services
4 12 (1.51%) XML
5 7 (0.88%) CGI
6 6 (0.75%) .NET
6 6 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
6 6 (0.75%) SAX
7 4 (0.50%) ELK Stack
7 4 (0.50%) HTML
7 4 (0.50%) JRuby
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.38%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (0.38%) Node.js
8 3 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.38%) REST
8 3 (0.38%) Servlets
9 2 (0.25%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.25%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 57 (7.17%) Data Centre
2 56 (7.04%) Clustering
3 34 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.77%) Replication
5 29 (3.65%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.64%) EMC VNX
7 13 (1.64%) EMC VMAX
8 12 (1.51%) Enterprise Storage
9 10 (1.26%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.26%) iSeries
10 9 (1.13%) Wiki
11 8 (1.01%) Health Informatics
11 8 (1.01%) Informatics
12 7 (0.88%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.75%) HACMP
13 6 (0.75%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.75%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.75%) Online Games
14 5 (0.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 470 (59.12%) Linux
2 310 (38.99%) Windows
3 277 (34.84%) Unix
4 219 (27.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 168 (21.13%) Solaris
6 146 (18.36%) Windows Server
7 101 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 86 (10.82%) AIX
9 70 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (6.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (5.79%) CentOS
12 40 (5.03%) Ubuntu
13 21 (2.64%) Windows 7
14 19 (2.39%) HPUX
15 18 (2.26%) SUSE
16 13 (1.64%) Mac OS X
16 13 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (1.38%) Debian
18 8 (1.01%) Mac OS
19 7 (0.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (13.96%) ITIL
2 110 (13.84%) DevOps
3 101 (12.70%) Migration
4 93 (11.70%) Configuration Management
5 59 (7.42%) Open Source
6 56 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 52 (6.54%) High Availability
8 50 (6.29%) Load Balancing
9 48 (6.04%) Change Management
10 36 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
11 35 (4.40%) Incident Management
12 33 (4.15%) Virtual Environments
13 29 (3.65%) Project Management
13 29 (3.65%) Service Management
14 27 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
15 25 (3.14%) Performance Monitoring
15 25 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
16 22 (2.77%) Change Control
16 22 (2.77%) Continuous Integration
17 20 (2.52%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (14.72%) PowerShell
2 114 (14.34%) Perl
3 106 (13.33%) Python
4 98 (12.33%) SQL
5 78 (9.81%) Shell Script
6 74 (9.31%) Bash Shell
7 54 (6.79%) PHP
8 42 (5.28%) Ruby
9 38 (4.78%) Java
10 17 (2.14%) VBScript
11 15 (1.89%) JavaScript
12 13 (1.64%) C
13 11 (1.38%) VB
14 10 (1.26%) Korn
14 10 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.13%) Bourne shell
16 8 (1.01%) SystemTap
16 8 (1.01%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.88%) RPG IV
18 5 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 50 (6.29%) Security Cleared
2 30 (3.77%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.02%) CCNA
3 24 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (2.64%) Degree
5 16 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.89%) RHCE
7 13 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.13%) CCNP
9 9 (1.13%) MCP
10 8 (1.01%) AAT
10 8 (1.01%) RHCSA
11 7 (0.88%) MCSE
12 5 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.50%) NCDA
13 4 (0.50%) NCIE
13 4 (0.50%) NCSA
13 4 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.65%) SLA
2 6 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (0.75%) QA
3 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 179 (22.52%) Active Directory
2 131 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (6.16%) vSphere
4 48 (6.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 35 (4.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 33 (4.15%) NFS
7 28 (3.52%) KVM
8 27 (3.40%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (3.14%) Hyper-V
10 22 (2.77%) Firmware
10 22 (2.77%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (2.52%) VMware ESX
12 19 (2.39%) iptables
12 19 (2.39%) XenApp
13 15 (1.89%) Docker
13 15 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
14 14 (1.76%) Postfix
14 14 (1.76%) RHEV
14 14 (1.76%) Veritas File System
15 12 (1.51%) Samba
Systems Management
1 172 (21.64%) Puppet
2 70 (8.81%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (8.30%) Ansible
4 65 (8.18%) Nagios
5 59 (7.42%) NetBackup
6 58 (7.30%) SCOM
7 47 (5.91%) SCCM
8 25 (3.14%) WSUS
9 19 (2.39%) Control-M
10 15 (1.89%) HAProxy
10 15 (1.89%) Oracle RMAN
10 15 (1.89%) Oracle ZFS
11 12 (1.51%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (1.38%) OSSEC
12 11 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (1.13%) Cobbler
13 9 (1.13%) OpenView
14 8 (1.01%) BladeLogic
14 8 (1.01%) Legato
14 8 (1.01%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 242 (30.44%) VMware
2 228 (28.68%) Red Hat
3 155 (19.50%) Microsoft
4 109 (13.71%) Oracle
5 91 (11.45%) EMC
6 88 (11.07%) HP
7 86 (10.82%) Veritas
8 72 (9.06%) NetApp
9 69 (8.68%) IBM
10 60 (7.55%) Cisco
11 54 (6.79%) Citrix
12 40 (5.03%) Symantec
13 35 (4.40%) Sun
14 33 (4.15%) Dell
15 20 (2.52%) Brocade
16 18 (2.26%) BMC
16 18 (2.26%) Splunk
17 14 (1.76%) SolarWinds
18 13 (1.64%) 3PAR
19 12 (1.51%) ServiceNow
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £400.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
AdRoc Group
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
World First
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
North East
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vadis People
Rate: circ £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £340.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crawley, Sussex
Damco Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 23 days ago