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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 303 288 236
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 334 301 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.68% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 176 219
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 14 43
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.67% +45.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.49 £14.25 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £43.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.71% +38.75%
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
47746 44025 48327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.48% 92.73% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29880 27106 27634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1892 1878 2452
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 2014. 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 +11 162 £340 -2.85% 86
South East -11 60 £315 -10.00% 37
East of England -27 31 £213 -29.16% 11
South West -17 24 £315 -25.88% 4
North West -5 18 £400 +29.03% 20
Yorkshire +6 14 £350 -12.50% 13
East Midlands - 14 £313 - 6
West Midlands -20 10 £248 -23.84% 5
North East - 2 £250 - 3
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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.

1 337 (50.15%) Linux
2 268 (39.88%) Windows
3 216 (32.14%) VMware
4 167 (24.85%) Red Hat
5 164 (24.40%) UNIX
6 154 (22.92%) Active Directory
7 142 (21.13%) Microsoft
8 139 (20.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 137 (20.39%) DNS
10 120 (17.86%) HP
10 120 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 108 (16.07%) ITIL
12 106 (15.77%) Perl
13 97 (14.43%) SAN
14 90 (13.39%) Finance
14 90 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 88 (13.10%) MS Exchange
16 87 (12.95%) Windows Server 2003
17 86 (12.80%) SQL
18 78 (11.61%) Citrix
19 73 (10.86%) Apache
19 73 (10.86%) Shell Script
20 71 (10.57%) Solaris
21 70 (10.42%) DHCP
21 70 (10.42%) Puppet
22 67 (9.97%) Bash Shell
22 67 (9.97%) Security Cleared
23 66 (9.82%) Firewall
24 65 (9.67%) Banking
25 59 (8.78%) TCP/IP

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 88 (13.10%) MS Exchange
2 73 (10.86%) Apache
3 50 (7.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 37 (5.51%) SharePoint
6 35 (5.21%) IIS
7 30 (4.46%) Tomcat
8 29 (4.32%) WebLogic
9 26 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 19 (2.83%) WebSphere
11 15 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 14 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
13 13 (1.93%) nginx
14 10 (1.49%) OpenStack
15 9 (1.34%) CMS
15 9 (1.34%) Drupal
16 7 (1.04%) Confluence
16 7 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
17 5 (0.74%) Magnolia
17 5 (0.74%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 55 (8.18%) MS Excel
2 29 (4.32%) MS Office
3 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.89%) ResourceLink
2 5 (0.74%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (0.74%) Agresso
2 5 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.74%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
4 2 (0.30%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.49%) Taleo
3 9 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.74%) SaaS
5 5 (0.74%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.45%) Office 365
6 3 (0.45%) Joyent
7 2 (0.30%) PaaS
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.15%) Route 53
8 1 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 137 (20.39%) DNS
2 97 (14.43%) SAN
3 70 (10.42%) DHCP
4 66 (9.82%) Firewall
5 59 (8.78%) TCP/IP
6 51 (7.59%) LDAP
7 36 (5.36%) Internet
8 34 (5.06%) SMTP
9 30 (4.46%) HTTP
10 29 (4.32%) NAS
11 26 (3.87%) LAN
11 26 (3.87%) SSL
12 23 (3.42%) WAN
12 23 (3.42%) VPN
13 15 (2.23%) VoIP
13 15 (2.23%) SSH
14 14 (2.08%) FTP
15 13 (1.93%) VLAN
16 12 (1.79%) iSCSI
17 11 (1.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.33%) MySQL
2 41 (6.10%) SQL Server
3 20 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 14 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
7 8 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (0.89%) Jackrabbit
9 6 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (0.74%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (0.60%) Redis
12 3 (0.45%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 3 (0.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (4.32%) Subversion
2 28 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.02%) Git (software)
4 18 (2.68%) Hudson
5 12 (1.79%) JIRA
6 7 (1.04%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.45%) Maven
8 2 (0.30%) MSI
8 2 (0.30%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.30%) Ant
8 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.15%) Trac
9 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
9 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.15%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Workshop
9 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 90 (13.39%) Finance
2 65 (9.67%) Banking
3 24 (3.57%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.38%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.64%) Retail
6 7 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.74%) Advertising
7 5 (0.74%) Law
7 5 (0.74%) Legal
7 5 (0.74%) Marketing
8 4 (0.60%) Electronics
8 4 (0.60%) Publishing
9 3 (0.45%) Back Office
10 2 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.30%) Games
10 2 (0.30%) Automotive
11 1 (0.15%) Front Office
11 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.21%) LAMP
2 22 (3.27%) XML
3 11 (1.64%) Application Packaging
4 10 (1.49%) Middleware
4 10 (1.49%) Web Services
5 9 (1.34%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (1.19%) CSS
7 7 (1.04%) .NET
8 6 (0.89%) JSON
9 5 (0.74%) Django
9 5 (0.74%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.45%) Regular Expression
10 3 (0.45%) HTML
10 3 (0.45%) OC4J
10 3 (0.45%) jQuery
11 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.30%) Ajax
11 2 (0.30%) Hibernate
11 2 (0.30%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.14%) Clustering
2 43 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.98%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.98%) Open Source
4 18 (2.68%) Blackberry
5 14 (2.08%) Oracle Exalogic
6 13 (1.93%) Client/Server
7 12 (1.79%) NHS
8 11 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (1.49%) Replication
10 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.04%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.74%) AS400
11 5 (0.74%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.74%) Wiki
12 4 (0.60%) Statistics
12 4 (0.60%) FMCG
12 4 (0.60%) GIS
13 3 (0.45%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 337 (50.15%) Linux
2 268 (39.88%) Windows
3 164 (24.40%) UNIX
4 139 (20.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 120 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (12.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 71 (10.57%) Solaris
8 50 (7.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (6.40%) Ubuntu
10 42 (6.25%) Windows 7
11 37 (5.51%) CentOS
12 31 (4.61%) Windows XP
13 27 (4.02%) SUSE
14 25 (3.72%) Debian
15 24 (3.57%) HPUX
16 18 (2.68%) AIX
17 12 (1.79%) Windows 2000
18 8 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (0.89%) Windows NT
20 5 (0.74%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (16.07%) ITIL
2 47 (6.99%) DevOps
3 37 (5.51%) Migration
4 34 (5.06%) Change Management
5 32 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 30 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (3.42%) E-Commerce
8 22 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
9 21 (3.13%) Capacity Management
10 20 (2.98%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (2.53%) Configuration Management
12 16 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (2.23%) OO
14 12 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (1.79%) Service Delivery
15 11 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (1.64%) Service Management
16 10 (1.49%) Performance Management
16 10 (1.49%) Workflow
16 10 (1.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 106 (15.77%) Perl
2 86 (12.80%) SQL
3 73 (10.86%) Shell Script
4 67 (9.97%) Bash Shell
5 53 (7.89%) Python
6 51 (7.59%) Java
7 33 (4.91%) PowerShell
8 29 (4.32%) PHP
9 24 (3.57%) Ruby
10 23 (3.42%) Korn
11 14 (2.08%) JavaScript
12 13 (1.93%) C
13 10 (1.49%) VB
14 9 (1.34%) VBScript
15 6 (0.89%) AWK
16 5 (0.74%) sed
16 5 (0.74%) T-SQL
16 5 (0.74%) C++
17 4 (0.60%) Bourne shell
18 2 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 67 (9.97%) Security Cleared
2 44 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (5.51%) SC Cleared
4 27 (4.02%) DV Cleared
5 24 (3.57%) Degree
6 20 (2.98%) MCSE
7 17 (2.53%) MCITP
8 16 (2.38%) LPIC
9 14 (2.08%) CCENT
9 14 (2.08%) RHCE
10 10 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.04%) CCNA
13 5 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.74%) MCSA
13 5 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
15 2 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 2 (0.30%) MCP
15 2 (0.30%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (6.25%) SLA
2 8 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.45%) QA
5 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 154 (22.92%) Active Directory
2 90 (13.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (8.04%) vSphere
4 36 (5.36%) VMware ESX
4 36 (5.36%) XenApp
5 28 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 21 (3.13%) NFS
7 19 (2.83%) Squid
8 16 (2.38%) qmail
9 15 (2.23%) XenServer
10 14 (2.08%) KVM
11 12 (1.79%) XenDesktop
11 12 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 11 (1.64%) Postfix
12 11 (1.64%) Samba
13 10 (1.49%) Xen
13 10 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (1.49%) Sendmail
13 10 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 8 (1.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 70 (10.42%) Puppet
2 44 (6.55%) SCOM
3 41 (6.10%) HP SIM
4 38 (5.65%) SCCM
5 37 (5.51%) Nagios
6 28 (4.17%) NetBackup
7 24 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
8 23 (3.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 17 (2.53%) Zenoss
10 16 (2.38%) ZABBIX
11 13 (1.93%) ARCserve
12 12 (1.79%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.34%) BMC PATROL
14 8 (1.19%) WSUS
14 8 (1.19%) SAP Afaria
15 7 (1.04%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
15 7 (1.04%) MOM
15 7 (1.04%) Control-M
16 6 (0.89%) BladeLogic
16 6 (0.89%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 216 (32.14%) VMware
2 167 (24.85%) Red Hat
3 142 (21.13%) Microsoft
4 120 (17.86%) HP
5 78 (11.61%) Citrix
6 58 (8.63%) Oracle
7 55 (8.18%) Cisco
8 43 (6.40%) IBM
9 42 (6.25%) EMC
9 42 (6.25%) Symantec
10 27 (4.02%) Juniper
10 27 (4.02%) NetApp
11 20 (2.98%) Veritas
12 18 (2.68%) 3PAR
13 16 (2.38%) CA
13 16 (2.38%) F5
14 15 (2.23%) Altiris
15 13 (1.93%) Dell
16 12 (1.79%) Sun
16 12 (1.79%) JBoss
West London
Argyll Scott
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £200 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Sanderson
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Posted: 23 hours ago
London, United Kingdom
Queen Mary University of London
Rate: £35,319 - £ 41,553 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
FT Select
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Excellent Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Steria
Rate: Up to £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
UK Renal Registry
Rate: From £32,500 to £36,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Rushden, Northamptonshire
Steria
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London/Brussels
Church International
Rate: TBA
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Great Yarmouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £275 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £380 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago