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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 95 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 10 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.55% 0.61% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.64% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate £400 £363 £123
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +195.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -7.86%
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
1720 1568 1293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.71% 95.09% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 818 678
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 61 64
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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
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 28 April 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) Unix
3 7 (31.82%) IBM
3 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
4 6 (27.27%) ITIL
4 6 (27.27%) AIX
4 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 6 (27.27%) Mac OS X
5 5 (22.73%) Solaris
6 4 (18.18%) NetApp
6 4 (18.18%) VoIP
6 4 (18.18%) Apache
6 4 (18.18%) Finance
6 4 (18.18%) Clustering
6 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
7 3 (13.64%) Migration
7 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
7 3 (13.64%) SAN
8 2 (9.09%) Sun
8 2 (9.09%) SOA
8 2 (9.09%) HPUX
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle
8 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
8 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (9.09%) HACMP
8 2 (9.09%) Mainframe

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 4 (18.18%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) VoIP
2 3 (13.64%) SAN
3 1 (4.55%) MRTG
3 1 (4.55%) SMS
3 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) DB2
1 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Marketing
3 1 (4.55%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (4.55%) CGI
2 1 (4.55%) ISPF
2 1 (4.55%) SAX
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Clustering
1 4 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (9.09%) HACMP
2 2 (9.09%) Health Informatics
2 2 (9.09%) Informatics
2 2 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) iSeries
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
3 1 (4.55%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) Unix
4 6 (27.27%) AIX
4 6 (27.27%) Mac OS X
5 5 (22.73%) Solaris
6 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
8 2 (9.09%) Debian
8 2 (9.09%) HPUX
8 2 (9.09%) SUSE
8 2 (9.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
9 1 (4.55%) CentOS
9 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
9 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
9 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 1 (4.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Resource Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (4.55%) High Availability
4 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) C++
2 1 (4.55%) Korn
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) PHP
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) RPG IV
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) GPFS
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Firmware
3 1 (4.55%) KVM
3 1 (4.55%) RACF
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.55%) Cacti
2 1 (4.55%) Nagios
2 1 (4.55%) OpenNebula
2 1 (4.55%) Pacemaker
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) IBM
2 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 4 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) Sun
5 1 (4.55%) Altiris
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) IFS
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Veritas
5 1 (4.55%) VMware