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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 133 117 113
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.57% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.63% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 6
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£350 £425 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +42.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £259 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £500 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -19.09%
Systems Administrator
England

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
3596 2874 2256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.51% 91.62% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1945 1546 1057
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 215 186 179
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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
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 5 May 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 +3 11 £363 +195.91% 7
Merseyside - 4 £325 - 1
Lancashire +2 1 - -
Cheshire -16 1 £350 -30.00% 4
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (44.12%) Linux
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle
2 14 (41.18%) Windows
3 13 (38.24%) VMware
4 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
6 7 (20.59%) MySQL
6 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
7 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
7 6 (17.65%) XML
7 6 (17.65%) UNIX
7 6 (17.65%) PHP
7 6 (17.65%) XML Messaging
8 5 (14.71%) SQL
8 5 (14.71%) Solaris
8 5 (14.71%) Apache
8 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
8 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
8 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
9 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
9 4 (11.76%) Puppet
9 4 (11.76%) CentOS
9 4 (11.76%) SAP
9 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.76%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 5 (14.71%) Apache
1 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.82%) nginx
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.88%) SAS
3 2 (5.88%) JBoss
3 2 (5.88%) CMS
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) SaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.88%) SSH
1 2 (5.88%) VLAN
1 2 (5.88%) SMTP
1 2 (5.88%) SNMP
1 2 (5.88%) SSL
1 2 (5.88%) SAN
1 2 (5.88%) Internet
1 2 (5.88%) Extranet
1 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.94%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) MySQL
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
4 3 (8.82%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 2 (5.88%) Banking
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) XML
1 6 (17.65%) XML Messaging
2 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.94%) Open Source
1 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.94%) Life Science
1 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Linux
2 14 (41.18%) Windows
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.65%) UNIX
5 5 (14.71%) Solaris
5 5 (14.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.76%) CentOS
7 3 (8.82%) AIX
8 1 (2.94%) VMS
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (11.76%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
2 3 (8.82%) Time Management
3 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 2 (5.88%) Data Analysis
3 2 (5.88%) SIEM
3 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
3 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.94%) Security Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Information Assurance
4 1 (2.94%) Project Planning
4 1 (2.94%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.94%) Software Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) PHP
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.76%) Bash Shell
4 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
5 2 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (2.94%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.94%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) Puppet
2 3 (8.82%) Nagios
2 3 (8.82%) Hyperic
2 3 (8.82%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.94%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (41.18%) Oracle
2 13 (38.24%) VMware
3 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.76%) SAP
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) HP
5 2 (5.88%) webMethods
5 2 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Lotus
6 1 (2.94%) Remedy
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (2.94%) Veeam
6 1 (2.94%) Google
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