The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 77 72 87
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.61% 0.42% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.44% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 1
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£360 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £344 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.90% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +41.86%
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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
1241 1125 1303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.02% 94.14% 90.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 579 626
Average daily rate £325 £333 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 89 105
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £22.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 6 (50.00%) SAN
3 6 (50.00%) ITIL
3 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
4 5 (41.67%) MCSE
5 4 (33.33%) Perl
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) UNIX
5 4 (33.33%) Change Management
6 3 (25.00%) EMC
6 3 (25.00%) Information Security
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (25.00%) Regular Expression
6 3 (25.00%) Analytics
7 2 (16.67%) Meru Networks
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
1 1 (8.33%) HACMP
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) LPAR
1 1 (8.33%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Information Security
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 3 (25.00%) Analytics
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Data Management
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (41.67%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) RHEV
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) Apple
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec
4 2 (16.67%) Meru Networks
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Sybase
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp