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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK / England
Rank 277 317 296
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 320 306 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.66% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.69% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 206 195
Median daily rate £380 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £251 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 17
Median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £15.00 £13.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £35.33 £37.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%

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
39269 44133 43974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25773 28481 28114
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1341 1605 1770
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.12% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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
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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +28 187 £400 - 38
South East +21 65 £375 +8.69% 33
East of England +6 15 £350 -2.77% 13
North West +24 14 £413 +22.22% 4
South West +3 11 £350 - 5
Yorkshire +3 10 £388 +55.00% 7
North East -15 9 £278 -
West Midlands -13 4 £325 +103.12% 8
East Midlands -1 3 £313 - 3
Midlands - 1 - - 1
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 486 (67.50%) Linux
2 257 (35.69%) Red Hat
3 234 (32.50%) Windows
4 220 (30.56%) VMware
5 211 (29.31%) Unix
6 210 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 193 (26.81%) Puppet
8 137 (19.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 134 (18.61%) Bash Shell
10 128 (17.78%) Active Directory
11 125 (17.36%) Finance
12 123 (17.08%) Perl
13 116 (16.11%) DNS
14 113 (15.69%) Python
15 111 (15.42%) Solaris
15 111 (15.42%) Apache
16 103 (14.31%) DevOps
17 97 (13.47%) Windows Server
17 97 (13.47%) CentOS
18 89 (12.36%) Oracle
19 88 (12.22%) SAN
20 87 (12.08%) Ansible
21 85 (11.81%) PowerShell
22 84 (11.67%) Firewall
23 82 (11.39%) Configuration Management
23 82 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
24 80 (11.11%) ITIL
25 76 (10.56%) Tomcat
25 76 (10.56%) Microsoft
25 76 (10.56%) Cisco

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
1 111 (15.42%) Apache
2 76 (10.56%) Tomcat
3 33 (4.58%) IIS
4 29 (4.03%) MS Exchange
5 26 (3.61%) nginx
6 22 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 22 (3.06%) WebLogic
7 20 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
8 17 (2.36%) JBoss
9 12 (1.67%) SharePoint
10 10 (1.39%) Confluence
11 9 (1.25%) OpenStack
12 8 (1.11%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.83%) iPlanet
14 5 (0.69%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
14 5 (0.69%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.56%) SAS
16 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.67%) MS Office
3 3 (0.42%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) Unit4 Business World
2 5 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) HFM
4 1 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.14%) OpenCart
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) RMDS
4 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 82 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.33%) Office 365
4 18 (2.50%) GitHub
5 14 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.94%) Amazon S3
6 11 (1.53%) SaaS
7 8 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.97%) IaaS
9 6 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.69%) SuccessFactors
10 5 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.56%) Route 53
12 3 (0.42%) Boomi
13 2 (0.28%) DigitalOcean
13 2 (0.28%) Linode
13 2 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (16.11%) DNS
2 88 (12.22%) SAN
3 84 (11.67%) Firewall
4 58 (8.06%) LDAP
5 56 (7.78%) TCP/IP
6 49 (6.81%) DHCP
7 43 (5.97%) NAS
8 25 (3.47%) SSH
9 24 (3.33%) WAN
10 23 (3.19%) Internet
10 23 (3.19%) LAN
11 19 (2.64%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (2.36%) HTTP
13 16 (2.22%) VPN
14 15 (2.08%) Network Security
14 15 (2.08%) X.509
15 14 (1.94%) Kerberos
16 13 (1.81%) FTP
16 13 (1.81%) VLAN
17 11 (1.53%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.64%) MySQL
2 43 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 31 (4.31%) SQL Server
4 17 (2.36%) Big Data
5 16 (2.22%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 8 (1.11%) NoSQL
8 7 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.97%) Relational Database
9 5 (0.69%) DataStage
9 5 (0.69%) IBM InfoSphere
10 4 (0.56%) HBase
10 4 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.42%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.28%) EDMS
12 2 (0.28%) GIS
12 2 (0.28%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 54 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 39 (5.42%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.47%) Subversion
4 15 (2.08%) JIRA
4 15 (2.08%) TeamCity
5 14 (1.94%) Hudson
6 13 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.11%) GitLab
9 6 (0.83%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.69%) Gradle
10 5 (0.69%) Maven
11 4 (0.56%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.42%) gulp
12 3 (0.42%) Selenium
13 2 (0.28%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.28%) Zephyr
General
1 125 (17.36%) Finance
2 43 (5.97%) Banking
3 16 (2.22%) Law
4 15 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.94%) Back Office
5 14 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.39%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.39%) Publishing
7 9 (1.25%) Legal
8 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.83%) Advertising
9 6 (0.83%) Marketing
10 5 (0.69%) Electronics
11 3 (0.42%) Games
11 3 (0.42%) Retail
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (3.75%) LAMP
2 22 (3.06%) Middleware
3 19 (2.64%) Web Services
4 13 (1.81%) .NET
4 13 (1.81%) HTML
5 12 (1.67%) ELK Stack
6 11 (1.53%) Node.js
7 10 (1.39%) REST
8 8 (1.11%) LEMP Stack
9 7 (0.97%) SAML
10 6 (0.83%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.83%) J2EE
10 6 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (0.69%) CSS
12 4 (0.56%) HTML5
12 4 (0.56%) SOAP
13 3 (0.42%) Browserify
13 3 (0.42%) RabbitMQ
13 3 (0.42%) Sensu
13 3 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.44%) Clustering
3 25 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.08%) Replication
5 13 (1.81%) Enterprise Storage
6 11 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (0.97%) NHS
8 6 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
8 6 (0.83%) Public Cloud
9 5 (0.69%) Algorithms
9 5 (0.69%) Fintech
10 4 (0.56%) CMDB
10 4 (0.56%) PKI
11 3 (0.42%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.42%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.42%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.28%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 486 (67.50%) Linux
2 234 (32.50%) Windows
3 211 (29.31%) Unix
4 210 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 111 (15.42%) Solaris
6 97 (13.47%) CentOS
6 97 (13.47%) Windows Server
7 73 (10.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 67 (9.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (7.08%) Ubuntu
10 33 (4.58%) AIX
11 30 (4.17%) SUSE
12 27 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (2.78%) Windows 7
14 19 (2.64%) Debian
15 15 (2.08%) HPUX
16 14 (1.94%) Windows XP
17 8 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 8 (1.11%) Windows 10
18 5 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (14.31%) DevOps
2 82 (11.39%) Configuration Management
3 80 (11.11%) ITIL
4 49 (6.81%) Migration
5 47 (6.53%) Load Balancing
6 39 (5.42%) Change Management
7 36 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (4.58%) High Availability
9 30 (4.17%) Open Source
10 28 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (3.33%) Change Control
13 22 (3.06%) Problem Management
14 21 (2.92%) Server Building
14 21 (2.92%) Virtual Environments
15 20 (2.78%) Data Management
15 20 (2.78%) Service Delivery
16 19 (2.64%) ITSM
17 18 (2.50%) Low Latency
18 17 (2.36%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (18.61%) Bash Shell
2 123 (17.08%) Perl
3 113 (15.69%) Python
4 85 (11.81%) PowerShell
5 70 (9.72%) SQL
6 61 (8.47%) Shell Script
7 50 (6.94%) Java
8 46 (6.39%) PHP
9 38 (5.28%) Ruby
10 19 (2.64%) C++
11 18 (2.50%) JavaScript
12 15 (2.08%) C
13 11 (1.53%) AWK
13 11 (1.53%) sed
13 11 (1.53%) VB
14 10 (1.39%) C#
15 9 (1.25%) Korn
16 4 (0.56%) C-shell
16 4 (0.56%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.42%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 64 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 50 (6.94%) SC Cleared
3 20 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (2.64%) CCNA
5 16 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (1.67%) MCSE
7 11 (1.53%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.11%) CCNP
8 8 (1.11%) RHCSA
8 8 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (0.97%) RHCE
10 5 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.69%) MCP
11 4 (0.56%) Degree
11 4 (0.56%) VCAP
12 3 (0.42%) CCA
12 3 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.42%) VCP5
13 2 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.92%) SLA
2 8 (1.11%) QA
3 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.28%) GCP
7 1 (0.14%) BS25999
7 1 (0.14%) BS7799
System Software
1 137 (19.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 128 (17.78%) Active Directory
3 41 (5.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 35 (4.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 33 (4.58%) NFS
6 32 (4.44%) Docker
7 31 (4.31%) vSphere
8 22 (3.06%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (2.92%) VMware ESX
10 17 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
11 15 (2.08%) Hyper-V
12 14 (1.94%) Samba
13 13 (1.81%) Veritas File System
14 12 (1.67%) KVM
15 9 (1.25%) Terminal Services
16 8 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
16 8 (1.11%) VMware Server
17 7 (0.97%) Postfix
18 6 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 193 (26.81%) Puppet
2 87 (12.08%) Ansible
3 75 (10.42%) Opscode Chef
4 71 (9.86%) Nagios
5 45 (6.25%) SCCM
6 26 (3.61%) NetBackup
7 17 (2.36%) Red Hat Satellite
7 17 (2.36%) WSUS
8 16 (2.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 14 (1.94%) logstash
9 14 (1.94%) SCOM
10 13 (1.81%) Kibana
11 10 (1.39%) Terraform
12 9 (1.25%) ZABBIX
13 8 (1.11%) Control-M
13 8 (1.11%) Graphite
13 8 (1.11%) Salt
14 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Clustering
14 7 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 6 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 257 (35.69%) Red Hat
2 220 (30.56%) VMware
3 89 (12.36%) Oracle
4 76 (10.56%) Cisco
4 76 (10.56%) Microsoft
5 73 (10.14%) Veritas
6 68 (9.44%) HP
7 47 (6.53%) EMC
8 44 (6.11%) IBM
8 44 (6.11%) Sun
9 32 (4.44%) NetApp
10 26 (3.61%) Symantec
11 23 (3.19%) Citrix
12 22 (3.06%) Splunk
13 18 (2.50%) ServiceNow
14 17 (2.36%) Dell
15 12 (1.67%) Veeam
16 11 (1.53%) 3PAR
17 10 (1.39%) F5
17 10 (1.39%) SAP
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £150 to £180 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Venn Group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 44 minutes ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £510 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
World First
Posted: 8 days ago
Brighton
University of Brighton
Rate: £33,943 to £40,523 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago