The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 74 73 59
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.70% 0.41% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.43% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Average daily rate
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£450 £225 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £225 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £225 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.77 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.77% -2.22%
Systems Administrator
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1046 926 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 91.75% 94.88% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 723 581 346
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 23 45
Average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.60 £111.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Leeds region.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Leeds region.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 16 (66.67%) UNIX
1 16 (66.67%) Solaris
2 14 (58.33%) Oracle
3 10 (41.67%) HP
4 9 (37.50%) Service Management
4 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
5 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
5 8 (33.33%) DNS
5 8 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (33.33%) LDAP
6 6 (25.00%) SAN
6 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 6 (25.00%) NAS
7 5 (20.83%) Samba
8 4 (16.67%) Workflow
8 4 (16.67%) Linux
8 4 (16.67%) Apache
8 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
9 3 (12.50%) Ingres
9 3 (12.50%) Change Management
9 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
10 2 (8.33%) Puppet
10 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (8.33%) Korn
10 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
10 2 (8.33%) Firewall
10 2 (8.33%) SSL

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (16.67%) Apache
1 4 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) LDAP
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (25.00%) NAS
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) SSL
3 2 (8.33%) HTTP
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) Ingres
3 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) Big Data
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Solaris
1 16 (66.67%) UNIX
2 4 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Service Management
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Workflow
3 3 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (4.17%) Integration Testing
5 1 (4.17%) DevOps
5 1 (4.17%) People Management
5 1 (4.17%) PRINCE
5 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.33%) Korn
4 1 (4.17%) Scala
4 1 (4.17%) C
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Perl
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VB
4 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
2 2 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) Cobbler
3 1 (4.17%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Oracle
2 10 (41.67%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.17%) VMware
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco