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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 88 92 80
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 19 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.06% 0.48% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.50% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 5
Median daily rate £400 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.91% +5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -12.24%
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
1699 1787 1321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.81% 94.95% 96.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1070 1033 808
Median daily rate £400 £377 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +11.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 74 57
Median hourly rate £15.13 £15.26 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.88% +1.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.75 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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
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 24 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 £350 - 1
Systems Administrator
North West

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 20 (58.82%) Linux
2 14 (41.18%) Puppet
3 11 (32.35%) Unix
4 8 (23.53%) Windows
4 8 (23.53%) Finance
5 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
5 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
5 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
6 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 6 (17.65%) SLA
6 6 (17.65%) AIX
6 6 (17.65%) Perl
6 6 (17.65%) Oracle
6 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
6 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 6 (17.65%) DevOps
7 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (14.71%) VMware
7 5 (14.71%) Python
7 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
8 4 (11.76%) Nagios
8 4 (11.76%) SQL
8 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
8 4 (11.76%) Altiris
8 4 (11.76%) SCCM
8 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
8 4 (11.76%) Hudson
8 4 (11.76%) Splunk

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 3 (8.82%) Apache
1 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
1 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) GlassFish
2 2 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.88%) JBoss
2 2 (5.88%) Liferay
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (5.88%) SAS
2 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.88%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Infor M3
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.88%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) DHCP
1 3 (8.82%) DNS
1 3 (8.82%) Internet
1 3 (8.82%) LAN
1 3 (8.82%) VLAN
1 3 (8.82%) VPN
1 3 (8.82%) WAN
1 3 (8.82%) WLAN
2 2 (5.88%) Firewall
2 2 (5.88%) HTTP
3 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.94%) SNMP
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) MySQL
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.94%) DB2
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 4 (11.76%) Hudson
3 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.88%) Introscope
3 2 (5.88%) Subversion
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) REST
3 1 (2.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
1 2 (5.88%) Health Informatics
1 2 (5.88%) Informatics
1 2 (5.88%) LPAR
1 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) Unix
3 8 (23.53%) Windows
4 6 (17.65%) AIX
4 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
6 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 3 (8.82%) HPUX
7 3 (8.82%) Solaris
7 3 (8.82%) SUSE
7 3 (8.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (5.88%) CentOS
8 2 (5.88%) Debian
8 2 (5.88%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) DevOps
2 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.76%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.82%) E-Commerce
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) SOA
5 2 (5.88%) Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) Data Management
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) Resource Management
5 2 (5.88%) Time Management
5 2 (5.88%) Video Analytics
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.94%) Security Patching
6 1 (2.94%) Ticket Management
6 1 (2.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) Perl
2 5 (14.71%) Python
3 4 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) CCNA
1 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.88%) MCSE
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.88%) Firmware
3 2 (5.88%) KVM
3 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) Puppet
2 4 (11.76%) Nagios
2 4 (11.76%) SCCM
3 3 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (5.88%) CA Wily
4 2 (5.88%) Ganglia
4 2 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (5.88%) nmon
4 2 (5.88%) Salt
4 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.94%) Graylog
5 1 (2.94%) RSA Archer
5 1 (2.94%) yum
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 4 (11.76%) Altiris
4 4 (11.76%) Splunk
5 3 (8.82%) CA
5 3 (8.82%) IBM
6 2 (5.88%) Endeca
6 2 (5.88%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) Infor
6 2 (5.88%) Lotus
6 2 (5.88%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.94%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.94%) Veeam
7 1 (2.94%) Veritas
7 1 (2.94%) Wonderware