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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 84 78 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.49% 0.34% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.37% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate
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£373 £325 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% +80.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £325 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £325 £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £327
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +53.84%
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
1330 1084 1185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.53% 92.26% 90.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 546 578
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 78 92
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £18.39
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -4.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £10.67 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.63 £33.00 £30.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 31 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - - 1
Systems Administrator
North West

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 7 (63.64%) VMware
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) SAN
3 5 (45.45%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 4 (36.36%) MCSE
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) EMC
5 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (18.18%) XenApp
6 2 (18.18%) Meru Networks
6 2 (18.18%) Wireless
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 2 (18.18%) Symantec
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
6 2 (18.18%) MCITP
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 1 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (9.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
1 1 (9.09%) HACMP
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) LPAR
1 1 (9.09%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Data Management
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Load Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Information Assurance
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Improvement
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (9.09%) DevOps
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Shell Script
2 1 (9.09%) Perl
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (36.36%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) RHEV
2 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) EMC
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Apple
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) Meru Networks
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Juniper
6 1 (9.09%) NetApp
6 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 1 (9.09%) Sybase
6 1 (9.09%) IBM
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