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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
North West / Manchester
Rank 82 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 11 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.82% 0.67% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.70% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 4
Median daily rate £450 £340 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% -7.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £27.38 £28.77
% change year-on-year
-63.47% -4.83%

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
1264 1709 1403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.75% 95.21% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 984 810
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 49 57
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.11 £48.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 February 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
Salford - 1 £450 - 1
Systems Administrator
North West

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 (71.43%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Python
2 7 (33.33%) Perl
2 7 (33.33%) Puppet
3 6 (28.57%) Unix
4 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (23.81%) DevOps
5 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
5 4 (19.05%) SDLC
5 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (19.05%) Scrum
5 4 (19.05%) Internet
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) MySQL
6 3 (14.29%) Nagios
6 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (9.52%) Debian
7 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (9.52%) Change Management
7 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
7 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 2 (9.52%) Lotus
7 2 (9.52%) Subversion
7 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 2 (9.52%) SAS
7 2 (9.52%) DNS

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 (9.52%) IBM Notes
1 2 (9.52%) SAS
2 1 (4.76%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Infor M3
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Internet
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.76%) LAN
3 1 (4.76%) SNMP
3 1 (4.76%) VLAN
3 1 (4.76%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
3 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) Big Data
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.52%) Subversion
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) REST
1 1 (4.76%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Unix
3 5 (23.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.52%) CentOS
4 2 (9.52%) Debian
4 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
4 2 (9.52%) Windows
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (23.81%) DevOps
2 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (19.05%) Scrum
2 4 (19.05%) SDLC
3 2 (9.52%) Analytics
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) Video Analytics
4 1 (4.76%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.76%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Perl
1 7 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCNA
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (4.76%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Docker
2 2 (9.52%) KVM
2 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) Puppet
2 3 (14.29%) Nagios
3 2 (9.52%) Ganglia
3 2 (9.52%) Salt
4 1 (4.76%) RSA Archer
4 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
2 2 (9.52%) Lotus
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) SaltStack
2 2 (9.52%) Splunk
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Altiris
3 1 (4.76%) Infor
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas
3 1 (4.76%) Wonderware