The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / North West
Rank 120 142 129
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 19 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.72% 0.42% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.45% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 17
Median daily rate £420 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £313 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £450 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £10.00 £40.88 £32.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.53% +25.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £28.77
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -27.00%

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
2488 3584 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.78% 94.89% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 2127 1747
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 194 203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 27 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 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
Manchester +10 11 £450 +32.35% 6
Merseyside - 4 £388 - 1
Lancashire +13 3 £420 -
Cheshire +28 1 £420 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 North West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 22 (68.75%) Linux
2 13 (40.63%) Unix
3 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (28.13%) Red Hat
4 8 (25.00%) Internet
4 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (25.00%) Finance
4 8 (25.00%) Python
4 8 (25.00%) Puppet
5 7 (21.88%) Perl
5 7 (21.88%) Veritas
6 6 (18.75%) Migration
6 6 (18.75%) Windows
7 5 (15.63%) AIX
7 5 (15.63%) DNS
7 5 (15.63%) DevOps
7 5 (15.63%) VMware
7 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
8 4 (12.50%) SDLC
8 4 (12.50%) Banking
8 4 (12.50%) Scrum
8 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (12.50%) RHCSA
9 3 (9.38%) Docker
9 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
9 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
9 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
9 3 (9.38%) Veritas File System
9 3 (9.38%) JIRA

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (6.25%) Apache
1 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
1 2 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.13%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) nginx
2 1 (3.13%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Infor M3
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) Internet
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) Firewall
3 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) NAS
3 1 (3.13%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) VLAN
3 1 (3.13%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
3 1 (3.13%) Wireless
3 1 (3.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) GIS
1 3 (9.38%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) Big Data
2 2 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Jenkins
1 3 (9.38%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) LAMP
2 1 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.13%) REST
2 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Linux
2 13 (40.63%) Unix
3 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (18.75%) Windows
5 5 (15.63%) AIX
6 3 (9.38%) Solaris
6 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.25%) CentOS
7 2 (6.25%) Debian
7 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.25%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) Migration
2 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (15.63%) DevOps
3 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (12.50%) Scrum
3 4 (12.50%) SDLC
4 3 (9.38%) Project Management
4 3 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (6.25%) Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) ITIL
5 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.25%) Video Analytics
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.13%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (3.13%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.13%) Security Patching
6 1 (3.13%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.00%) Python
2 7 (21.88%) Perl
3 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
3 3 (9.38%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) RHCSA
2 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) CCNA
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCSE
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) Docker
2 3 (9.38%) Veritas File System
2 3 (9.38%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.25%) KVM
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) Puppet
2 3 (9.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (6.25%) Ganglia
3 2 (6.25%) Nagios
3 2 (6.25%) Salt
4 1 (3.13%) Ansible
4 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.13%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Red Hat
2 7 (21.88%) Veritas
3 5 (15.63%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) EMC
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 2 (6.25%) Lotus
5 2 (6.25%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) SaltStack
5 2 (6.25%) Splunk
6 1 (3.13%) Altiris
6 1 (3.13%) Cisco
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) Infor
6 1 (3.13%) SAP