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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 271 265 205
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -60
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 361 347 500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.72% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.78% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 186 277
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £344 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.90% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 38
Average hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.51% +34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.73 £13.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £38.35 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +41.86%
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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1876 1959 2460
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 -9 164 £350 - 77
South East -11 67 £310 -11.42% 32
South West -8 40 £315 +5.00% 4
East of England -27 33 £300 -9.09% 18
North West -5 17 £350 +9.37% 12
East Midlands - 15 £325 - 3
Yorkshire +1 13 £335 -16.25% 6
West Midlands -7 13 £250 -2.43% 3
North East - - - - 4
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 357 (52.12%) Linux
2 268 (39.12%) Windows
3 210 (30.66%) VMware
4 184 (26.86%) Red Hat
5 181 (26.42%) UNIX
6 156 (22.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 155 (22.63%) Active Directory
8 134 (19.56%) Microsoft
8 134 (19.56%) DNS
9 123 (17.96%) Perl
10 115 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 108 (15.77%) HP
12 103 (15.04%) ITIL
13 102 (14.89%) SAN
14 90 (13.14%) Finance
15 89 (12.99%) Apache
15 89 (12.99%) SQL
16 88 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 83 (12.12%) Puppet
18 82 (11.97%) MS Exchange
19 81 (11.82%) Citrix
19 81 (11.82%) Bash Shell
20 79 (11.53%) Shell Script
21 76 (11.09%) Windows Server 2003
21 76 (11.09%) Solaris
22 69 (10.07%) Oracle
22 69 (10.07%) DHCP
23 68 (9.93%) MySQL
24 65 (9.49%) Firewall
25 64 (9.34%) TCP/IP

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 89 (12.99%) Apache
2 82 (11.97%) MS Exchange
3 49 (7.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (5.55%) Tomcat
4 38 (5.55%) IIS
5 37 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 33 (4.82%) WebLogic
7 29 (4.23%) SharePoint
8 25 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 20 (2.92%) WebSphere
10 16 (2.34%) nginx
11 15 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 13 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (1.75%) CMS
14 10 (1.46%) Confluence
15 9 (1.31%) Drupal
16 8 (1.17%) OpenStack
17 7 (1.02%) MediaWiki
17 7 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 54 (7.88%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.21%) MS Office
3 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.88%) JDE OneWorld
1 6 (0.88%) Agresso
1 6 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (0.88%) ResourceLink
2 5 (0.73%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
4 2 (0.29%) ENOVIA
4 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.15%) RMDS
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.46%) Taleo
1 10 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.88%) Office 365
5 5 (0.73%) SaaS
6 3 (0.44%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.44%) Joyent
6 3 (0.44%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.29%) PaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.15%) Route 53
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 134 (19.56%) DNS
2 102 (14.89%) SAN
3 69 (10.07%) DHCP
4 65 (9.49%) Firewall
5 64 (9.34%) TCP/IP
6 55 (8.03%) LDAP
7 36 (5.26%) Internet
8 34 (4.96%) HTTP
9 30 (4.38%) SMTP
9 30 (4.38%) NAS
10 29 (4.23%) LAN
11 26 (3.80%) WAN
11 26 (3.80%) SSL
12 25 (3.65%) VPN
13 19 (2.77%) SSH
14 15 (2.19%) iSCSI
15 14 (2.04%) VLAN
15 14 (2.04%) FTP
16 12 (1.75%) VoIP
17 11 (1.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (9.93%) MySQL
2 47 (6.86%) SQL Server
3 26 (3.80%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (3.21%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.77%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.46%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.17%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.02%) Jackrabbit
10 6 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 4 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.44%) PowerCenter
13 3 (0.44%) OLAP
13 3 (0.44%) Oracle OWB
13 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 34 (4.96%) Subversion
2 33 (4.82%) Jenkins
3 31 (4.53%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.07%) Hudson
5 18 (2.63%) JIRA
6 6 (0.88%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.58%) Maven
8 3 (0.44%) Ant
9 2 (0.29%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.29%) MSI
9 2 (0.29%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.15%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Workshop
10 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.15%) Selenium
10 1 (0.15%) Trac
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.15%) Gradle
General
1 90 (13.14%) Finance
2 60 (8.76%) Banking
3 23 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.02%) Retail
6 7 (1.02%) Marketing
7 5 (0.73%) Games
7 5 (0.73%) Law
7 5 (0.73%) Legal
7 5 (0.73%) Electronics
8 3 (0.44%) Back Office
8 3 (0.44%) Advertising
8 3 (0.44%) Publishing
9 2 (0.29%) Automotive
9 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Billing
10 1 (0.15%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.84%) LAMP
2 25 (3.65%) XML
3 13 (1.90%) Middleware
4 12 (1.75%) Web Services
5 10 (1.46%) .NET
6 9 (1.31%) JSON
7 8 (1.17%) Application Packaging
7 8 (1.17%) CSS
7 8 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (0.88%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.73%) Django
9 5 (0.73%) jQuery
10 4 (0.58%) RESTful
10 4 (0.58%) Ajax
10 4 (0.58%) HTML
11 3 (0.44%) SOAP
11 3 (0.44%) Symfony
11 3 (0.44%) OC4J
11 3 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.44%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.57%) Clustering
2 22 (3.21%) Blackberry
2 22 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 17 (2.48%) Open Source
4 14 (2.04%) Oracle Exalogic
5 11 (1.61%) AS400
5 11 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 10 (1.46%) NHS
6 10 (1.46%) Mainframe
7 9 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.02%) Wiki
9 7 (1.02%) Firmware
10 5 (0.73%) GIS
10 5 (0.73%) PKI
11 4 (0.58%) Statistics
11 4 (0.58%) iPhone
11 4 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 357 (52.12%) Linux
2 268 (39.12%) Windows
3 181 (26.42%) UNIX
4 156 (22.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (16.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 76 (11.09%) Solaris
6 76 (11.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (7.45%) Ubuntu
9 45 (6.57%) Windows 7
10 36 (5.26%) CentOS
11 32 (4.67%) Debian
12 29 (4.23%) Windows XP
13 26 (3.80%) SUSE
14 24 (3.50%) HPUX
15 21 (3.07%) AIX
16 13 (1.90%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.88%) Windows NT
17 6 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (15.04%) ITIL
2 53 (7.74%) DevOps
3 39 (5.69%) Migration
4 36 (5.26%) Load Balancing
5 31 (4.53%) Change Management
6 29 (4.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (3.36%) E-Commerce
8 23 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
9 19 (2.77%) Configuration Management
10 17 (2.48%) ERP
11 14 (2.04%) OO
11 14 (2.04%) Service Delivery
11 14 (2.04%) Capacity Management
12 13 (1.90%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (1.75%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (1.61%) Release Management
15 10 (1.46%) Agile Software Development
15 10 (1.46%) Service Management
15 10 (1.46%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (17.96%) Perl
2 89 (12.99%) SQL
3 81 (11.82%) Bash Shell
4 79 (11.53%) Shell Script
5 60 (8.76%) Java
6 59 (8.61%) Python
7 35 (5.11%) Ruby
8 33 (4.82%) PHP
9 28 (4.09%) PowerShell
10 27 (3.94%) Korn
11 18 (2.63%) JavaScript
12 13 (1.90%) C
13 9 (1.31%) VBScript
13 9 (1.31%) Bourne shell
14 8 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.02%) C++
16 6 (0.88%) VB
16 6 (0.88%) AWK
17 5 (0.73%) sed
18 4 (0.58%) JCL
Qualifications
1 60 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 24 (3.50%) Degree
5 22 (3.21%) DV Cleared
6 19 (2.77%) MCSE
7 17 (2.48%) MCITP
8 16 (2.34%) LPIC
9 15 (2.19%) RHCE
10 14 (2.04%) CCENT
11 11 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (1.46%) CCNA
13 7 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.58%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.58%) MCSA
15 4 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.44%) OCP
17 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.40%) SLA
2 7 (1.02%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) QA
5 1 (0.15%) COBIT
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 155 (22.63%) Active Directory
2 88 (12.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (6.72%) vSphere
4 34 (4.96%) VMware ESX
5 32 (4.67%) XenApp
6 30 (4.38%) Hyper-V
7 21 (3.07%) Squid
8 20 (2.92%) NFS
9 16 (2.34%) qmail
10 15 (2.19%) XenServer
11 13 (1.90%) Samba
11 13 (1.90%) KVM
12 12 (1.75%) Postfix
13 11 (1.61%) Sendmail
13 11 (1.61%) Xen
14 9 (1.31%) XenDesktop
15 8 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (1.17%) Terminal Services
15 8 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
16 7 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 83 (12.12%) Puppet
2 42 (6.13%) SCOM
3 41 (5.99%) SCCM
4 36 (5.26%) Nagios
5 32 (4.67%) HP SIM
6 26 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (3.36%) NetBackup
8 21 (3.07%) ZABBIX
9 19 (2.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 17 (2.48%) Zenoss
11 11 (1.61%) Backup Exec
12 10 (1.46%) WSUS
13 9 (1.31%) SAP Afaria
14 8 (1.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (1.17%) MOM
14 8 (1.17%) YUM
15 7 (1.02%) BladeLogic
15 7 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
15 7 (1.02%) HAProxy
16 6 (0.88%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 210 (30.66%) VMware
2 184 (26.86%) Red Hat
3 134 (19.56%) Microsoft
4 108 (15.77%) HP
5 81 (11.82%) Citrix
6 69 (10.07%) Oracle
7 52 (7.59%) Cisco
8 41 (5.99%) IBM
9 39 (5.69%) EMC
10 37 (5.40%) Symantec
11 27 (3.94%) Juniper
11 27 (3.94%) NetApp
12 17 (2.48%) Veritas
12 17 (2.48%) Altiris
13 16 (2.34%) F5
14 15 (2.19%) Dell
14 15 (2.19%) JBoss
14 15 (2.19%) Rackspace
15 13 (1.90%) Sun
16 12 (1.75%) 3PAR
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