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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 302 268 207
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 317 331 446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.70% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.76% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 224 250
Average daily rate
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£350 £348 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £214 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 36
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.56 £14.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £30.20 £91.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +31.42%
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
45871 43665 41633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.00% 92.63% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29750 26814 23992
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1886 1936 2443
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 December 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 22 December 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 22 December 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 -36 146 £350 - 80
South East 0 60 £315 -3.07% 21
South West -20 28 £450 +55.84% 12
Yorkshire +4 21 £450 +5.88% 8
East of England -10 21 £275 -2.22% 13
North West -4 12 £350 +12.00% 11
West Midlands -8 12 £350 +100.00% 10
East Midlands +4 11 £338 -3.57% 1
North East -23 5 £310 -
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 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.

1 295 (44.83%) Linux
2 260 (39.51%) Windows
3 207 (31.46%) VMware
4 164 (24.92%) UNIX
5 143 (21.73%) Active Directory
6 137 (20.82%) Red Hat
7 122 (18.54%) Microsoft
7 122 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 116 (17.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 105 (15.96%) SAN
10 102 (15.50%) HP
11 95 (14.44%) DNS
12 92 (13.98%) ITIL
13 88 (13.37%) Finance
14 86 (13.07%) Solaris
15 81 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 78 (11.85%) Security Cleared
17 77 (11.70%) MS Exchange
18 75 (11.40%) SQL
18 75 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
19 70 (10.64%) Puppet
20 68 (10.33%) Shell Script
21 65 (9.88%) Bash Shell
22 64 (9.73%) Apache
23 62 (9.42%) Citrix
24 61 (9.27%) Perl
24 61 (9.27%) Oracle
25 59 (8.97%) Clustering
26 58 (8.81%) Banking
27 55 (8.36%) DevOps

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 77 (11.70%) MS Exchange
2 64 (9.73%) Apache
3 42 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 42 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 31 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 23 (3.50%) IIS
7 19 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 17 (2.58%) WebSphere
9 14 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (1.82%) WebLogic
11 10 (1.52%) JBoss
11 10 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 9 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
13 7 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
13 7 (1.06%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.06%) nginx
14 6 (0.91%) Lync
15 5 (0.76%) WebSphere Portal
15 5 (0.76%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 53 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.26%) MS Office
3 4 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) ProjectWise
4 2 (0.30%) Stata
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) ResourceLink
2 4 (0.61%) Agresso
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.30%) HFM
3 2 (0.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.30%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.15%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.22%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.06%) Taleo
6 5 (0.76%) SaaS
6 5 (0.76%) Office 365
7 3 (0.46%) Route 53
7 3 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.30%) PaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.15%) IaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 105 (15.96%) SAN
2 95 (14.44%) DNS
3 53 (8.05%) DHCP
4 49 (7.45%) TCP/IP
5 40 (6.08%) Firewall
6 32 (4.86%) NAS
7 22 (3.34%) SMTP
8 19 (2.89%) LDAP
8 19 (2.89%) LAN
9 15 (2.28%) VoIP
10 14 (2.13%) WAN
10 14 (2.13%) SSL
11 13 (1.98%) SSH
11 13 (1.98%) Internet
12 12 (1.82%) FTP
12 12 (1.82%) HTTP
12 12 (1.82%) VLAN
13 11 (1.67%) VPN
14 7 (1.06%) Network Security
15 5 (0.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.17%) MySQL
3 18 (2.74%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (1.22%) Hadoop
7 7 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.06%) Big Data
7 7 (1.06%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.06%) Oracle Database 12c
7 7 (1.06%) DB2
8 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.61%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
9 4 (0.61%) Ingres
10 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.46%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 25 (3.80%) Jenkins
2 20 (3.04%) Subversion
3 18 (2.74%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.06%) Hudson
4 7 (1.06%) TeamCity
4 7 (1.06%) JIRA
5 5 (0.76%) Maven
6 4 (0.61%) Ant
7 2 (0.30%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.30%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.15%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.15%) Trac
8 1 (0.15%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.15%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.15%) ClearCase
General
1 88 (13.37%) Finance
2 58 (8.81%) Banking
3 19 (2.89%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.43%) Investment Banking
5 7 (1.06%) Retail
6 6 (0.91%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.91%) Advertising
7 3 (0.46%) Marketing
8 2 (0.30%) Games
8 2 (0.30%) Local Government
8 2 (0.30%) Automotive
8 2 (0.30%) Law
8 2 (0.30%) Legal
8 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.30%) Back Office
8 2 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.15%) Front Office
9 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (2.43%) LAMP
2 12 (1.82%) Web Services
2 12 (1.82%) XML
3 11 (1.67%) Application Packaging
4 10 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 9 (1.37%) HTML
6 7 (1.06%) Middleware
6 7 (1.06%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (0.46%) .NET
7 3 (0.46%) CSS
8 2 (0.30%) J2EE
8 2 (0.30%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.30%) XML Messaging
8 2 (0.30%) Hibernate
8 2 (0.30%) Java EE
8 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.30%) REST
8 2 (0.30%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.30%) WSGI
9 1 (0.15%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.97%) Clustering
2 40 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.89%) Open Source
4 14 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.13%) Replication
5 12 (1.82%) Blackberry
6 11 (1.67%) NHS
6 11 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (1.52%) Wiki
8 8 (1.22%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.22%) Symmetrix DMX
9 6 (0.91%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.76%) Oracle Exalogic
11 4 (0.61%) Statistics
11 4 (0.61%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.46%) Freedom of Information Act
12 3 (0.46%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.46%) PKI
12 3 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.46%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 295 (44.83%) Linux
2 260 (39.51%) Windows
3 164 (24.92%) UNIX
4 122 (18.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 116 (17.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 86 (13.07%) Solaris
7 81 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (7.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 49 (7.45%) CentOS
10 27 (4.10%) Ubuntu
11 25 (3.80%) AIX
12 24 (3.65%) SUSE
13 23 (3.50%) HPUX
13 23 (3.50%) Windows 7
14 21 (3.19%) Windows XP
15 20 (3.04%) Debian
16 9 (1.37%) VMS
17 8 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
18 7 (1.06%) Mac OS X
19 6 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (13.98%) ITIL
2 55 (8.36%) DevOps
3 41 (6.23%) Migration
4 33 (5.02%) Configuration Management
5 31 (4.71%) Change Management
6 28 (4.26%) E-Commerce
7 25 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (3.80%) Capacity Management
8 23 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 20 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
10 19 (2.89%) Service Management
10 19 (2.89%) Performance Tuning
11 15 (2.28%) Load Balancing
12 12 (1.82%) Workflow
12 12 (1.82%) Mentoring
13 11 (1.67%) Project Management
14 10 (1.52%) Service Delivery
14 10 (1.52%) Incident Management
14 10 (1.52%) Line Management
14 10 (1.52%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 75 (11.40%) SQL
2 68 (10.33%) Shell Script
3 65 (9.88%) Bash Shell
4 61 (9.27%) Perl
5 51 (7.75%) PowerShell
6 40 (6.08%) Python
7 31 (4.71%) PHP
8 28 (4.26%) Java
9 18 (2.74%) Ruby
10 17 (2.58%) Korn
11 12 (1.82%) VB
12 7 (1.06%) VBScript
12 7 (1.06%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.06%) C
13 6 (0.91%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.76%) AWK
15 4 (0.61%) sed
16 3 (0.46%) VBA
16 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
17 2 (0.30%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 78 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.38%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.89%) Degree
6 16 (2.43%) MCSE
7 12 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.67%) MCITP
9 10 (1.52%) RHCE
10 8 (1.22%) RHCT
11 5 (0.76%) MCSA
12 4 (0.61%) MCP
13 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.46%) LPIC
13 3 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.30%) RHCSA
15 1 (0.15%) MCTS
15 1 (0.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.15%) CCENT
15 1 (0.15%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.69%) SLA
2 6 (0.91%) QA
3 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 143 (21.73%) Active Directory
2 75 (11.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.93%) vSphere
4 34 (5.17%) XenApp
5 31 (4.71%) VMware ESX
6 19 (2.89%) Hyper-V
7 18 (2.74%) XenDesktop
8 16 (2.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 15 (2.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 12 (1.82%) NFS
11 11 (1.67%) Samba
12 10 (1.52%) XenServer
13 7 (1.06%) Firmware
14 6 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.91%) KVM
15 5 (0.76%) qmail
15 5 (0.76%) Postfix
15 5 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (0.61%) Sendmail
16 4 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 70 (10.64%) Puppet
2 43 (6.53%) Nagios
3 41 (6.23%) SCOM
4 38 (5.78%) HP SIM
5 33 (5.02%) SCCM
6 31 (4.71%) NetBackup
6 31 (4.71%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (2.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 18 (2.74%) ARCserve
9 15 (2.28%) Ansible
10 13 (1.98%) Control-M
11 12 (1.82%) SCSM
12 10 (1.52%) SCOrch
12 10 (1.52%) BMC PATROL
13 9 (1.37%) Tivoli
14 7 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 7 (1.06%) Backup Exec
14 7 (1.06%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 7 (1.06%) Vagrant
15 6 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 207 (31.46%) VMware
2 137 (20.82%) Red Hat
3 122 (18.54%) Microsoft
4 102 (15.50%) HP
5 62 (9.42%) Citrix
6 61 (9.27%) Oracle
7 48 (7.29%) IBM
8 44 (6.69%) EMC
9 38 (5.78%) Symantec
10 32 (4.86%) Cisco
11 25 (3.80%) Veritas
11 25 (3.80%) 3PAR
12 24 (3.65%) NetApp
13 20 (3.04%) CA
14 14 (2.13%) Sun
15 13 (1.98%) Websense
15 13 (1.98%) Altiris
16 11 (1.67%) Polycom
16 11 (1.67%) F5
17 10 (1.52%) Juniper
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Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
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Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
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Rate: £300 - £350 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: Unspecified Attractive Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Posted: 6 days ago
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 300 Per Day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bedfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
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Posted: 24 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £260 - £320 per day + competitive
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