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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 274 336 331
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 385 313 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.62% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.66% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 199 189
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £233 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 16
Median hourly rate £27.75 £28.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.89% +21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.05 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.96 £35.33 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £28.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+56.00% +23.91%
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
43322 47779 48205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.87% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30906 31008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 1853 2022
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +60 219 £390 -4.00% 46
South East +26 74 £370 +12.97% 37
East of England -2 22 £325 +1.56% 12
Yorkshire +28 21 £375 +50.00% 4
South West +4 17 £350 +20.68% 7
West Midlands -17 10 £400 +42.85% 2
North West -8 8 £425 +25.92% 15
North East -24 8 £268 - 1
East Midlands +1 4 £500 +86.91% 4
Midlands - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 522 (63.50%) Linux
2 277 (33.70%) Windows
3 275 (33.45%) VMware
4 258 (31.39%) Red Hat
5 236 (28.71%) Unix
6 233 (28.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 224 (27.25%) Puppet
8 170 (20.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 160 (19.46%) Active Directory
10 151 (18.37%) Finance
11 143 (17.40%) Perl
11 143 (17.40%) Bash Shell
12 136 (16.55%) DNS
13 135 (16.42%) Python
14 132 (16.06%) Apache
15 126 (15.33%) Solaris
16 124 (15.09%) DevOps
17 119 (14.48%) PowerShell
18 115 (13.99%) Microsoft
18 115 (13.99%) Windows Server
19 113 (13.75%) SAN
20 106 (12.90%) Oracle
21 105 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
22 100 (12.17%) Cisco
23 99 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
23 99 (12.04%) Opscode Chef
24 98 (11.92%) CentOS
24 98 (11.92%) ITIL
24 98 (11.92%) Tomcat
24 98 (11.92%) Firewall

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
1 132 (16.06%) Apache
2 98 (11.92%) Tomcat
3 48 (5.84%) IIS
4 38 (4.62%) MS Exchange
5 34 (4.14%) WebLogic
6 28 (3.41%) nginx
7 25 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (2.19%) JBoss
9 18 (2.19%) SharePoint
10 17 (2.07%) WebSphere
11 12 (1.46%) Skype for Business
12 11 (1.34%) Confluence
13 10 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
13 10 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
14 9 (1.09%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.73%) iPlanet
15 6 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.61%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 43 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.34%) MS Office
3 2 (0.24%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) HipChat
4 1 (0.12%) MS Project
4 1 (0.12%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 9 (1.09%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.24%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.12%) HFM
4 1 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.12%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.12%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.12%) RMDS
4 1 (0.12%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.12%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 99 (12.04%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.16%) Amazon EC2
2 26 (3.16%) Amazon S3
2 26 (3.16%) Office 365
3 21 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (1.95%) GitHub
5 15 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 11 (1.34%) SaaS
7 8 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (0.85%) IaaS
9 5 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.49%) Route 53
10 4 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.36%) Boomi
11 3 (0.36%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.24%) DigitalOcean
12 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.24%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 136 (16.55%) DNS
2 113 (13.75%) SAN
3 98 (11.92%) Firewall
4 67 (8.15%) DHCP
5 61 (7.42%) TCP/IP
6 55 (6.69%) LDAP
7 48 (5.84%) NAS
8 34 (4.14%) Internet
9 24 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 23 (2.80%) LAN
10 23 (2.80%) WAN
11 22 (2.68%) X.509
12 21 (2.55%) SSH
13 17 (2.07%) Kerberos
14 16 (1.95%) Network Security
15 15 (1.82%) HTTP
15 15 (1.82%) VPN
16 14 (1.70%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (1.70%) VLAN
17 13 (1.58%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.18%) MySQL
2 52 (6.33%) SQL Server
3 45 (5.47%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (2.43%) Big Data
5 18 (2.19%) Hadoop
5 18 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
6 11 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.09%) NoSQL
8 8 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
8 8 (0.97%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.85%) Relational Database
9 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (0.61%) DataStage
10 5 (0.61%) HBase
10 5 (0.61%) IBM InfoSphere
11 4 (0.49%) DB2
11 4 (0.49%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.36%) GIS
12 3 (0.36%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 51 (6.20%) Jenkins
2 42 (5.11%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.16%) Subversion
4 23 (2.80%) TeamCity
5 21 (2.55%) JIRA
6 17 (2.07%) Hudson
7 13 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (1.22%) Eclipse
9 8 (0.97%) Vagrant
10 7 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.61%) Travis CI
13 4 (0.49%) Maven
14 3 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.36%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.36%) GitLab
14 3 (0.36%) Gradle
14 3 (0.36%) gulp
14 3 (0.36%) Selenium
15 2 (0.24%) Bitbucket
General
1 151 (18.37%) Finance
2 45 (5.47%) Banking
3 27 (3.28%) Back Office
4 17 (2.07%) Publishing
5 16 (1.95%) Law
5 16 (1.95%) Telecoms
6 15 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.85%) Legal
8 6 (0.73%) Advertising
8 6 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.61%) Marketing
10 4 (0.49%) Electronics
11 3 (0.36%) Games
12 2 (0.24%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.24%) Retail
13 1 (0.12%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Front Office
13 1 (0.12%) Japanese Language
13 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.14%) LAMP
2 28 (3.41%) Web Services
3 25 (3.04%) Middleware
4 14 (1.70%) .NET
4 14 (1.70%) HTML
5 12 (1.46%) Node.js
6 11 (1.34%) ELK Stack
7 10 (1.22%) REST
8 8 (0.97%) LAPP Stack
8 8 (0.97%) LEMP Stack
9 7 (0.85%) SAML
10 6 (0.73%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.73%) J2EE
11 5 (0.61%) CSS
11 5 (0.61%) SOAP
12 4 (0.49%) HTML5
13 3 (0.36%) OAuth
13 3 (0.36%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (0.36%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.66%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.74%) Clustering
3 33 (4.01%) Management Information System
4 28 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.80%) Replication
6 12 (1.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
7 10 (1.22%) NHS
8 8 (0.97%) Freedom of Information
8 8 (0.97%) Freedom of Information Act
9 7 (0.85%) EMC VNX
9 7 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.61%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.61%) Digital Media
10 5 (0.61%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (0.61%) Fintech
11 4 (0.49%) CMDB
11 4 (0.49%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.49%) Visualisation
12 3 (0.36%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 522 (63.50%) Linux
2 277 (33.70%) Windows
3 236 (28.71%) Unix
4 233 (28.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 126 (15.33%) Solaris
6 115 (13.99%) Windows Server
7 105 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
8 98 (11.92%) CentOS
9 87 (10.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 54 (6.57%) Ubuntu
11 40 (4.87%) AIX
12 34 (4.14%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (2.92%) SUSE
14 20 (2.43%) Debian
14 20 (2.43%) Windows 7
15 16 (1.95%) HPUX
16 14 (1.70%) Windows XP
17 10 (1.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.97%) Windows 10
19 7 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (15.09%) DevOps
2 98 (11.92%) ITIL
3 95 (11.56%) Configuration Management
4 68 (8.27%) Load Balancing
5 52 (6.33%) Migration
6 43 (5.23%) Change Management
7 38 (4.62%) High Availability
7 38 (4.62%) Open Source
8 36 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (4.14%) Performance Tuning
10 31 (3.77%) Virtual Environments
11 25 (3.04%) Continuous Delivery
12 24 (2.92%) Problem Management
12 24 (2.92%) Server Building
13 23 (2.80%) Change Control
14 22 (2.68%) Continuous Integration
14 22 (2.68%) Data Management
14 22 (2.68%) Low Latency
14 22 (2.68%) Root Cause Analysis
14 22 (2.68%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 143 (17.40%) Bash Shell
1 143 (17.40%) Perl
2 135 (16.42%) Python
3 119 (14.48%) PowerShell
4 94 (11.44%) SQL
5 64 (7.79%) Shell Script
6 61 (7.42%) PHP
7 60 (7.30%) Java
8 51 (6.20%) Ruby
9 24 (2.92%) JavaScript
10 20 (2.43%) C++
11 18 (2.19%) C
12 11 (1.34%) AWK
12 11 (1.34%) sed
13 10 (1.22%) C#
13 10 (1.22%) Korn
13 10 (1.22%) VB
14 6 (0.73%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.73%) T-SQL
14 6 (0.73%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (8.52%) Security Cleared
2 54 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 33 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (3.89%) CCNA
5 19 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (2.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (1.70%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.70%) MCP
8 13 (1.58%) Degree
8 13 (1.58%) RHCE
9 12 (1.46%) MCSE
9 12 (1.46%) RHCSA
10 11 (1.34%) CCNP
11 7 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.73%) AAT
13 4 (0.49%) VCAP
13 4 (0.49%) VCP5
14 3 (0.36%) CCA
14 3 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.89%) SLA
2 7 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 7 (0.85%) QA
3 6 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.12%) BS7799
System Software
1 170 (20.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 160 (19.46%) Active Directory
3 54 (6.57%) vSphere
4 34 (4.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 31 (3.77%) Docker
6 30 (3.65%) NFS
6 30 (3.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 26 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (2.43%) Hyper-V
9 19 (2.31%) VMware ESX
10 18 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (1.70%) KVM
11 14 (1.70%) Samba
12 13 (1.58%) Postfix
12 13 (1.58%) XenApp
13 9 (1.09%) FreeRADIUS
13 9 (1.09%) Terminal Services
13 9 (1.09%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.97%) iptables
14 8 (0.97%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 224 (27.25%) Puppet
2 99 (12.04%) Opscode Chef
3 97 (11.80%) Ansible
4 85 (10.34%) Nagios
5 52 (6.33%) SCCM
6 39 (4.74%) NetBackup
7 36 (4.38%) SCOM
8 21 (2.55%) WSUS
9 18 (2.19%) Red Hat Satellite
10 17 (2.07%) logstash
11 14 (1.70%) Terraform
12 12 (1.46%) Kibana
12 12 (1.46%) Oracle RMAN
12 12 (1.46%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 11 (1.34%) Graphite
13 11 (1.34%) ZABBIX
14 9 (1.09%) Control-M
15 8 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
16 7 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
16 7 (0.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 275 (33.45%) VMware
2 258 (31.39%) Red Hat
3 115 (13.99%) Microsoft
4 106 (12.90%) Oracle
5 100 (12.17%) Cisco
6 74 (9.00%) HP
7 70 (8.52%) Veritas
8 68 (8.27%) EMC
9 45 (5.47%) IBM
9 45 (5.47%) NetApp
10 41 (4.99%) Sun
11 35 (4.26%) Citrix
11 35 (4.26%) Symantec
12 25 (3.04%) Dell
13 24 (2.92%) Splunk
14 21 (2.55%) ServiceNow
15 14 (1.70%) Veeam
16 13 (1.58%) CheckPoint
17 12 (1.46%) 3PAR
17 12 (1.46%) F5
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