The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
North West / Manchester
Rank 89 98 83
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 7 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.52% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.55% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Median daily rate - £320 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.92%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1338 1831 1354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.30% 94.97% 96.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 849 1049 801
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £510 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 58 71
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 16 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 Manchester region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Puppet
3 7 (30.43%) Python
4 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 6 (26.09%) Perl
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
4 6 (26.09%) DevOps
5 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 5 (21.74%) Unix
5 5 (21.74%) SLA
5 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
5 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
6 4 (17.39%) Altiris
6 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
6 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
6 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) SCCM
6 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
6 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
7 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
7 3 (13.04%) SDLC
7 3 (13.04%) MySQL
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) VMware
7 3 (13.04%) Nagios
8 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (8.70%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) SNMP
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
2 1 (4.35%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
2 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 2 (8.70%) Hudson
2 2 (8.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) REST
1 1 (4.35%) RESTful
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 5 (21.74%) Unix
3 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.70%) CentOS
5 2 (8.70%) Debian
5 2 (8.70%) Ubuntu
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) DevOps
2 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) SDLC
4 2 (8.70%) Analytics
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
4 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Video Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.35%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Python
2 6 (26.09%) Perl
3 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 4 (17.39%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) CCNA
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.35%) MCSE
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.35%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Docker
2 2 (8.70%) KVM
2 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) SCCM
3 3 (13.04%) Nagios
4 2 (8.70%) Ganglia
4 2 (8.70%) Salt
5 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.35%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 4 (17.39%) Altiris
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) SaltStack
5 2 (8.70%) Splunk
6 1 (4.35%) Infor
6 1 (4.35%) Lotus
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) Veritas
6 1 (4.35%) Wonderware