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 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 251 282 237
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 418 326 346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.86% 0.68% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.73% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 195 210
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 3 28
Average hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.15% -5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.80 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.15 £32.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -3.70%
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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
44745 44574 39549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28306 28035 23377
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 £230 £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 1751 1849 2014
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 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 29 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 29 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 +28 177 £363 -3.33% 64
South East +31 81 £405 +29.60% 44
East of England +42 65 £325 -16.12% 20
South West +6 30 £320 -14.66% 11
West Midlands +1 24 £310 -4.98% 1
North West -12 18 £350 -15.15% 12
Yorkshire -32 12 £325 -5.10% 7
East Midlands -9 7 £325 -7.14% 7
North East -4 4 £500 - 2
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 346 (46.38%) Linux
2 330 (44.24%) Windows
3 233 (31.23%) VMware
4 181 (24.26%) UNIX
5 171 (22.92%) Red Hat
6 170 (22.79%) Active Directory
7 148 (19.84%) Microsoft
8 138 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 134 (17.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 133 (17.83%) SAN
11 130 (17.43%) Puppet
12 112 (15.01%) VMware Infrastructure
13 108 (14.48%) Oracle
14 107 (14.34%) Finance
15 93 (12.47%) Python
16 92 (12.33%) Solaris
17 90 (12.06%) HP
18 88 (11.80%) Perl
18 88 (11.80%) SQL
18 88 (11.80%) DevOps
19 87 (11.66%) Configuration Management
20 84 (11.26%) Bash Shell
21 82 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
21 82 (10.99%) Cisco
22 80 (10.72%) DNS
23 78 (10.46%) PowerShell
24 76 (10.19%) Data Centre
25 73 (9.79%) ITIL
25 73 (9.79%) Windows Server 2003
26 69 (9.25%) NAS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 61 (8.18%) Apache
2 55 (7.37%) IIS
3 51 (6.84%) MS Exchange
4 47 (6.30%) Tomcat
5 27 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 25 (3.35%) SharePoint
7 24 (3.22%) JBoss
8 21 (2.82%) WebSphere
9 16 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.47%) Lync
10 11 (1.47%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.94%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.80%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.80%) uWSGI
14 5 (0.67%) CMS
14 5 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 49 (6.57%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.55%) MS Office
3 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Vectorworks
4 2 (0.27%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.27%) MS Project
5 1 (0.13%) ProjectWise
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.54%) Maximo
2 4 (0.54%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 3 (0.40%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.40%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.27%) HFM
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.13%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.13%) Agresso
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.13%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.13%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 46 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.41%) Office 365
3 11 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.34%) SaaS
4 10 (1.34%) IaaS
5 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.80%) IBM SmartCloud
6 6 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.27%) Joyent
9 1 (0.13%) GitHub
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.13%) Yammer
9 1 (0.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 133 (17.83%) SAN
2 80 (10.72%) DNS
3 69 (9.25%) NAS
4 56 (7.51%) Firewall
4 56 (7.51%) TCP/IP
5 40 (5.36%) LDAP
6 38 (5.09%) LAN
7 31 (4.16%) DHCP
8 23 (3.08%) WAN
9 21 (2.82%) Internet
9 21 (2.82%) VLAN
10 19 (2.55%) iSCSI
11 16 (2.14%) SMTP
12 13 (1.74%) VoIP
13 12 (1.61%) VPN
14 10 (1.34%) SSL
14 10 (1.34%) HTTP
15 9 (1.21%) WebEx
16 8 (1.07%) Network Security
17 7 (0.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (8.71%) SQL Server
2 46 (6.17%) MySQL
3 41 (5.50%) Oracle Database
4 23 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 16 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.61%) RDBMS
6 12 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 11 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
8 8 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
10 6 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.67%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.54%) DB2
12 4 (0.54%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.40%) Big Data
13 3 (0.40%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
13 3 (0.40%) Sybase ASE
14 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
14 2 (0.27%) Impala
Development Applications
1 27 (3.62%) Jenkins
2 24 (3.22%) Subversion
3 19 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 6 (0.80%) Maven
4 6 (0.80%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.40%) Ant
5 3 (0.40%) MSI
6 2 (0.27%) JIRA
7 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.13%) Gradle
7 1 (0.13%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.13%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.13%) JMeter
7 1 (0.13%) Selenium
7 1 (0.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 107 (14.34%) Finance
2 38 (5.09%) Banking
3 10 (1.34%) Retail
3 10 (1.34%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.07%) Marketing
5 7 (0.94%) Law
5 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.80%) Publishing
7 4 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.40%) Legal
9 2 (0.27%) International Banking
9 2 (0.27%) Advertising
9 2 (0.27%) Games
10 1 (0.13%) French Language
10 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (4.29%) Web Services
2 25 (3.35%) .NET
3 22 (2.95%) XML
4 18 (2.41%) HTML
5 12 (1.61%) Middleware
6 10 (1.34%) LAMP
7 7 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (0.80%) XML Messaging
8 6 (0.80%) J2EE
8 6 (0.80%) Regular Expression
8 6 (0.80%) WSGI
9 4 (0.54%) WPF
9 4 (0.54%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.54%) HTML5
10 3 (0.40%) Twisted
10 3 (0.40%) RESTful
10 3 (0.40%) PHP-FPM
10 3 (0.40%) CSS
11 2 (0.27%) WAMP
11 2 (0.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 76 (10.19%) Data Centre
2 48 (6.43%) Clustering
3 45 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 14 (1.88%) Replication
5 14 (1.88%) NHS
6 13 (1.74%) Thin Client
6 13 (1.74%) Fat Client
7 12 (1.61%) Statistics
8 11 (1.47%) Client/Server
9 9 (1.21%) Wiki
9 9 (1.21%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.94%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.67%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.67%) Freedom of Information Act
11 5 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
12 4 (0.54%) HACMP
12 4 (0.54%) HP Superdome
13 3 (0.40%) Hedge funds
13 3 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 346 (46.38%) Linux
2 330 (44.24%) Windows
3 181 (24.26%) UNIX
4 138 (18.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 134 (17.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 92 (12.33%) Solaris
7 82 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 73 (9.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (7.77%) CentOS
10 40 (5.36%) AIX
11 38 (5.09%) Windows 7
12 30 (4.02%) Ubuntu
13 18 (2.41%) HPUX
14 14 (1.88%) Windows 8
15 12 (1.61%) Fedora
16 10 (1.34%) Debian
16 10 (1.34%) VMS
17 9 (1.21%) Windows XP
18 8 (1.07%) Mac OS X Server
18 8 (1.07%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (11.80%) DevOps
2 87 (11.66%) Configuration Management
3 73 (9.79%) ITIL
4 51 (6.84%) Migration
5 36 (4.83%) Continuous Integration
6 32 (4.29%) Change Management
6 32 (4.29%) Capacity Management
7 30 (4.02%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (3.62%) Service Delivery
9 26 (3.49%) E-Commerce
9 26 (3.49%) Incident Management
10 25 (3.35%) Open Source
11 24 (3.22%) Performance Tuning
12 23 (3.08%) Change Control
13 22 (2.95%) Performance Monitoring
13 22 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (2.95%) Project Management
14 17 (2.28%) Workflow
15 16 (2.14%) Service Management
16 15 (2.01%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 93 (12.47%) Python
2 88 (11.80%) Perl
2 88 (11.80%) SQL
3 84 (11.26%) Bash Shell
4 78 (10.46%) PowerShell
5 61 (8.18%) Shell Script
6 42 (5.63%) Java
7 38 (5.09%) Ruby
8 35 (4.69%) PHP
9 18 (2.41%) C
10 16 (2.14%) Korn
11 14 (1.88%) JavaScript
12 10 (1.34%) VB
13 9 (1.21%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.80%) C#
14 6 (0.80%) VBScript
15 4 (0.54%) C++
16 2 (0.27%) Groovy
16 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.27%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 65 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 38 (5.09%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.02%) Degree
4 29 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (2.41%) MCSE
6 16 (2.14%) RHCE
7 14 (1.88%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.94%) MCP
11 7 (0.94%) RHCT
12 6 (0.80%) CCNA
13 5 (0.67%) RHCA
13 5 (0.67%) MCITP
13 5 (0.67%) MCTS
14 3 (0.40%) RHCSA
14 3 (0.40%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.40%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.69%) SLA
2 10 (1.34%) QA
3 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.13%) BS7799
System Software
1 170 (22.79%) Active Directory
2 112 (15.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (4.83%) vSphere
4 28 (3.75%) Hyper-V
5 27 (3.62%) NFS
6 23 (3.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 22 (2.95%) XenApp
7 22 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (2.82%) VMware ESX
9 18 (2.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 15 (2.01%) KVM
11 13 (1.74%) Samba
12 11 (1.47%) XenDesktop
13 10 (1.34%) Xen
14 9 (1.21%) Terminal Services
15 8 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (1.07%) vCloud
16 7 (0.94%) VMware Server
17 6 (0.80%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 130 (17.43%) Puppet
2 47 (6.30%) SCOM
3 41 (5.50%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (3.62%) Nagios
5 26 (3.49%) SCCM
6 20 (2.68%) SCSM
7 19 (2.55%) SCOrch
8 15 (2.01%) NetBackup
9 13 (1.74%) Ansible
9 13 (1.74%) Tivoli
9 13 (1.74%) WSUS
10 12 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (1.34%) HP SIM
12 9 (1.21%) ZABBIX
12 9 (1.21%) Backup Exec
13 7 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 7 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
14 6 (0.80%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 233 (31.23%) VMware
2 171 (22.92%) Red Hat
3 148 (19.84%) Microsoft
4 108 (14.48%) Oracle
5 90 (12.06%) HP
6 82 (10.99%) Cisco
7 55 (7.37%) Citrix
8 48 (6.43%) NetApp
9 47 (6.30%) IBM
10 32 (4.29%) Symantec
10 32 (4.29%) Veritas
11 28 (3.75%) Sun
12 21 (2.82%) EMC
13 20 (2.68%) SAP
14 16 (2.14%) Dell
14 16 (2.14%) 3PAR
15 14 (1.88%) BMC
16 12 (1.61%) Sybase
17 11 (1.47%) Apple
18 10 (1.34%) Websense
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