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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 158 119 130
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.60% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 6
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£350 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.24% -19.67%
Systems Administrator
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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
4068 2855 2683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.50% 92.04% 92.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2453 1584 1329
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 181 207
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
Manchester -20 7 £350 -2.77% 3
Cheshire -15 1 £200 -20.00% 1
Systems Administrator
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
4 8 (30.77%) UNIX
5 7 (26.92%) Oracle
5 7 (26.92%) PHP
5 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
6 6 (23.08%) MySQL
6 6 (23.08%) Apache
6 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
6 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
7 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
7 5 (19.23%) HP
7 5 (19.23%) Firewall
7 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (15.38%) Puppet
8 4 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (15.38%) PHP-FPM
8 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
8 4 (15.38%) nginx
8 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
8 4 (15.38%) CentOS
8 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
8 4 (15.38%) Ruby
8 4 (15.38%) Google

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 6 (23.08%) Apache
1 6 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 4 (15.38%) nginx
3 2 (7.69%) JBoss
3 2 (7.69%) CMS
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.85%) Mimecast
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 3 (11.54%) Network Security
2 3 (11.54%) VPN
2 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) SSL
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) Extranet
3 2 (7.69%) SMTP
3 2 (7.69%) SNMP
3 2 (7.69%) SSH
4 1 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) NAS
4 1 (3.85%) LDAP
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) MySQL
2 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (11.54%) RDBMS
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) PHP-FPM
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.85%) Life Science
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) HACMP
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 10 (38.46%) Windows
3 9 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (30.77%) UNIX
5 4 (15.38%) Solaris
5 4 (15.38%) CentOS
6 2 (7.69%) AIX
7 1 (3.85%) HPUX
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 4 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 3 (11.54%) Time Management
3 3 (11.54%) Network Design
3 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) SIEM
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL
5 1 (3.85%) Document Management
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Management
5 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) PHP
1 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Ruby
3 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (15.38%) Perl
4 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.69%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (3.85%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Nagios
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) Hyperic
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Red Hat
3 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) HP
5 4 (15.38%) Google
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco
7 2 (7.69%) IBM
8 1 (3.85%) Sun
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix
8 1 (3.85%) Remedy
8 1 (3.85%) Planview
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