The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 122 117 118
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.48% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.53% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 6
Average daily rate
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£400 £310 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -10.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £221 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £331 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Average hourly rate - £10.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-11.71% +26.13%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2916 2663 3050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.30% 91.48% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1697 1319 1540
Average daily rate £359 £335 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 199 202
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator across the North West region.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator across the North West region.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 1 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
Cheshire +6 5 £430 +201.75% 4
Merseyside -1 5 £450 +50.00%
Manchester -15 4 £373 +15.50% 7
Lancashire - 3 £429 - 2
Cumbria - - - -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 21 (65.63%) Linux
2 14 (43.75%) UNIX
3 13 (40.63%) SAN
4 12 (37.50%) Red Hat
5 11 (34.38%) Finance
6 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
6 10 (31.25%) Windows
7 9 (28.13%) HP
7 9 (28.13%) Tomcat
7 9 (28.13%) VMware
7 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (25.00%) Apache
9 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (21.88%) ITIL
10 6 (18.75%) Perl
10 6 (18.75%) Citrix
11 5 (15.63%) Firmware
11 5 (15.63%) EMC
11 5 (15.63%) Change Management
11 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
11 5 (15.63%) MCSE
11 5 (15.63%) HPUX
11 5 (15.63%) Banking
11 5 (15.63%) Splunk
11 5 (15.63%) Cyber-Ark
12 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (12.50%) Information Security
12 4 (12.50%) Clustering
12 4 (12.50%) Cisco
12 4 (12.50%) Microsoft

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 9 (28.13%) Tomcat
2 8 (25.00%) Apache
3 5 (15.63%) WebLogic
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.13%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
3 2 (6.25%) Wireless
4 1 (3.13%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) SNMP
4 1 (3.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) MySQL
1 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (9.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) HACMP
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) LPAR
2 1 (3.13%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Linux
2 14 (43.75%) UNIX
3 10 (31.25%) Windows
4 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (15.63%) HPUX
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.25%) Solaris
7 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Change Management
3 4 (12.50%) Information Security
4 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
4 3 (9.38%) Analytics
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
4 3 (9.38%) Wealth Management
5 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Security Management
6 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.13%) Data Management
6 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
6 1 (3.13%) Release Management
6 1 (3.13%) Load Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) Shell Script
2 6 (18.75%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.63%) MCSE
3 3 (9.38%) MCITP
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Firmware
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.25%) XenApp
3 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.13%) Xen
4 1 (3.13%) XenServer
4 1 (3.13%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) Legato
2 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.13%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 9 (28.13%) HP
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 5 (15.63%) EMC
4 5 (15.63%) Splunk
4 5 (15.63%) Cyber-Ark
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.38%) TIBCO
6 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 3 (9.38%) Tumbleweed
7 2 (6.25%) Meru Networks
7 2 (6.25%) IBM
7 2 (6.25%) Symantec
7 2 (6.25%) Juniper
7 2 (6.25%) Apple
8 1 (3.13%) NetApp
8 1 (3.13%) Sybase
8 1 (3.13%) Dell
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