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 12 February 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 94 85 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 12 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.66% 0.42% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.44% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 0
Average daily rate £340 £368 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.48% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £28.77 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +27.86%
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
1722 1368 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.03% 95.80% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 790 602
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 6 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 6 (28.57%) ITIL
3 6 (28.57%) Unix
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
5 4 (19.05%) Finance
5 4 (19.05%) VMware
5 4 (19.05%) NetApp
5 4 (19.05%) IBM
5 4 (19.05%) VoIP
5 4 (19.05%) HP
5 4 (19.05%) AIX
6 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.52%) GPFS
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (9.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
7 2 (9.52%) SCCM
7 2 (9.52%) Network Design
7 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
7 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Clustering
7 2 (9.52%) NetBackup

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 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 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) VoIP
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) VPN
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) MRTG
3 1 (4.76%) SMS
3 1 (4.76%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) HACMP
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 6 (28.57%) Unix
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) AIX
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
6 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 2 (9.52%) HPUX
7 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (9.52%) Solaris
8 1 (4.76%) CentOS
8 1 (4.76%) Debian
8 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
8 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) Network Design
2 2 (9.52%) Service Management
2 2 (9.52%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.76%) DevOps
3 1 (4.76%) Document Management
3 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) C
2 1 (4.76%) C++
2 1 (4.76%) Korn
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) PHP
2 1 (4.76%) Python
2 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 1 (4.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.52%) GPFS
3 2 (9.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (4.76%) KVM
4 1 (4.76%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle ZFS
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
1 2 (9.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Cacti
2 1 (4.76%) Nagios
2 1 (4.76%) OpenNebula
2 1 (4.76%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
1 5 (23.81%) Red Hat
2 4 (19.05%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) IBM
2 4 (19.05%) NetApp
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Cisco
3 2 (9.52%) Sun
4 1 (4.76%) Altiris
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