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 1 July 2016 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 85 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.78% 0.59% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.62% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Median daily rate £300 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +17.18%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+141.26% -21.15%
Systems Administrator
North West

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
1711 1457 1238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.21% 95.73% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1011 855 661
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 64 62
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -8.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £33.55 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 July 2016, 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 (53.57%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Unix
3 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
4 8 (28.57%) Windows
5 7 (25.00%) AIX
5 7 (25.00%) IBM
5 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.00%) Finance
6 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (21.43%) Solaris
6 6 (21.43%) Oracle
6 6 (21.43%) Apache
6 6 (21.43%) Puppet
7 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
7 5 (17.86%) VMware
8 4 (14.29%) Migration
8 4 (14.29%) SUSE
8 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
8 4 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 4 (14.29%) SOA
8 4 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (14.29%) HPUX
8 4 (14.29%) WebLogic
8 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
8 4 (14.29%) DevOps

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 6 (21.43%) Apache
2 4 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 4 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) GlassFish
3 2 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
3 2 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (7.14%) Liferay
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.14%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Infor M3
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DHCP
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
1 3 (10.71%) LAN
1 3 (10.71%) VLAN
1 3 (10.71%) VPN
1 3 (10.71%) WAN
1 3 (10.71%) WLAN
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
2 2 (7.14%) HTTP
2 2 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (3.57%) MRTG
3 1 (3.57%) SSL
3 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) DB2
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Introscope
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (3.57%) CGI
3 1 (3.57%) SAX
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
1 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Health Informatics
2 2 (7.14%) Informatics
2 2 (7.14%) LPAR
2 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.57%) HACMP
3 1 (3.57%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 10 (35.71%) Unix
3 8 (28.57%) Windows
4 7 (25.00%) AIX
5 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (21.43%) Solaris
6 4 (14.29%) HPUX
6 4 (14.29%) SUSE
6 4 (14.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.71%) Mac OS X
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
8 2 (7.14%) Debian
9 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.57%) CentOS
9 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.57%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) DevOps
1 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
1 4 (14.29%) Migration
1 4 (14.29%) SOA
2 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (7.14%) Data Management
3 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
3 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 1 (3.57%) Change Management
4 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.57%) ERP
4 1 (3.57%) High Availability
4 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.57%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.57%) C
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) Korn
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CCNA
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.14%) MCSE
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Firmware
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.57%) GPFS
5 1 (3.57%) KVM
5 1 (3.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.57%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) CA Wily
2 2 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (7.14%) Nagios
2 2 (7.14%) nmon
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.57%) Cacti
3 1 (3.57%) Graylog
3 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.57%) OpenNebula
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (3.57%) Pacemaker
3 1 (3.57%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.57%) yum
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
2 7 (25.00%) IBM
3 6 (21.43%) Oracle
4 5 (17.86%) VMware
5 3 (10.71%) CA
6 2 (7.14%) Endeca
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Infor
6 2 (7.14%) Lotus
6 2 (7.14%) NetApp
6 2 (7.14%) Splunk
7 1 (3.57%) Altiris
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) IFS
7 1 (3.57%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Sun
7 1 (3.57%) Veeam
7 1 (3.57%) Veritas