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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 130 132 125
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 28 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.75% 0.43% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.45% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 6
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £324 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £401 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+141.26% -26.78%
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
3554 3523 2941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.90% 94.78% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2209 2041 1584
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 194 175
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.47 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 14 £300 -20.00% 2
Cheshire -3 8 £380 +8.57% 1
Merseyside -1 3 - - 1
Lancashire - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 24 (51.06%) Linux
2 19 (40.43%) Windows
3 15 (31.91%) Unix
3 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
4 13 (27.66%) VMware
5 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
5 12 (25.53%) Windows Server
6 11 (23.40%) IBM
7 10 (21.28%) Finance
7 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (19.15%) SAN
8 9 (19.15%) AIX
8 9 (19.15%) Oracle
9 8 (17.02%) Solaris
9 8 (17.02%) Migration
9 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.89%) Puppet
10 7 (14.89%) DevOps
10 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
10 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
11 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
11 6 (12.77%) Apache
11 6 (12.77%) HP
12 5 (10.64%) SQL
12 5 (10.64%) ITIL
12 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
12 5 (10.64%) Clustering

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 6 (12.77%) Apache
1 6 (12.77%) WebSphere
2 5 (10.64%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.26%) GlassFish
4 2 (4.26%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.26%) JBoss
4 2 (4.26%) Liferay
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.26%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.13%) Confluence
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Infor M3
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.26%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) SAN
2 5 (10.64%) Firewall
3 4 (8.51%) DHCP
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
3 4 (8.51%) NAS
4 3 (6.38%) LAN
4 3 (6.38%) VLAN
4 3 (6.38%) VPN
4 3 (6.38%) WAN
4 3 (6.38%) WLAN
5 2 (4.26%) HTTP
5 2 (4.26%) Internet
5 2 (4.26%) SSL
5 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.26%) VoIP
6 1 (2.13%) MRTG
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) DB2
3 1 (2.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Introscope
2 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.13%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Marketing
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (6.38%) Middleware
2 3 (6.38%) XML
3 2 (4.26%) X-Windows
4 1 (2.13%) CGI
4 1 (2.13%) SAX
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.13%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.64%) Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) Health Informatics
3 2 (4.26%) Informatics
3 2 (4.26%) LPAR
3 2 (4.26%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.13%) HACMP
4 1 (2.13%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Linux
2 19 (40.43%) Windows
3 15 (31.91%) Unix
4 12 (25.53%) Windows Server
5 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (19.15%) AIX
7 8 (17.02%) Solaris
7 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (8.51%) HPUX
9 4 (8.51%) SUSE
9 4 (8.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
9 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (6.38%) CentOS
10 3 (6.38%) Mac OS X
11 2 (4.26%) Debian
12 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
12 1 (2.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Migration
2 7 (14.89%) DevOps
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL
4 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (8.51%) SOA
5 3 (6.38%) Change Management
5 3 (6.38%) Project Management
5 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.26%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (4.26%) Data Management
6 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.26%) Mobile Development
6 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.26%) Resource Management
6 2 (4.26%) Ticket Management
6 2 (4.26%) Time Management
7 1 (2.13%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
3 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) Bourne shell
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) Jython
5 1 (2.13%) Korn
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) CCNA
3 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.26%) MCSE
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (31.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (6.38%) Firmware
4 3 (6.38%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (6.38%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.38%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.13%) GPFS
6 1 (2.13%) KVM
6 1 (2.13%) Veritas File System
6 1 (2.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) Nagios
2 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.26%) CA Wily
3 2 (4.26%) Graylog
3 2 (4.26%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (4.26%) nmon
3 2 (4.26%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.26%) yum
4 1 (2.13%) Cacti
4 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Legato
4 1 (2.13%) OpenNebula
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.13%) Pacemaker
4 1 (2.13%) SCCM
4 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) VMware
2 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
3 11 (23.40%) IBM
4 9 (19.15%) Oracle
5 6 (12.77%) HP
6 4 (8.51%) Citrix
6 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.38%) CA
7 3 (6.38%) EMC
7 3 (6.38%) NetApp
7 3 (6.38%) Sun
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco
8 2 (4.26%) Endeca
8 2 (4.26%) Infor
8 2 (4.26%) Lotus
8 2 (4.26%) Splunk
8 2 (4.26%) Veritas
9 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.13%) IFS
9 1 (2.13%) Veeam