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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 117 122 117
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 20 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.34% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.37% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 6
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£373 £318 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.32% -8.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £331 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.71% +11.00%
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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
2909 2717 3100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.48% 91.85% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1669 1347 1558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 204 212
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Manchester -7 8 £360 +12.50% 5
Cheshire +11 4 £250 - 3
Merseyside +4 4 £450 +50.00% 4
Lancashire - 3 £429 - 1
Cumbria - - - -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (40.63%) UNIX
3 12 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 11 (34.38%) SAN
5 9 (28.13%) Shell Script
5 9 (28.13%) Finance
5 9 (28.13%) Windows
5 9 (28.13%) Apache
5 9 (28.13%) Tomcat
5 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (25.00%) VMware
6 8 (25.00%) HP
7 7 (21.88%) Perl
8 6 (18.75%) Cyber-Ark
8 6 (18.75%) WebLogic
8 6 (18.75%) ITIL
8 6 (18.75%) Citrix
8 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (18.75%) Splunk
9 5 (15.63%) Change Management
9 5 (15.63%) Banking
10 4 (12.50%) Firmware
10 4 (12.50%) Middleware
10 4 (12.50%) EMC
10 4 (12.50%) Cisco
10 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.50%) MCSE
10 4 (12.50%) HPUX
11 3 (9.38%) Oracle
11 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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%) Apache
1 9 (28.13%) Tomcat
2 6 (18.75%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.13%) nginx
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
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
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) Wireless
2 2 (6.25%) DHCP
2 2 (6.25%) HTTP
2 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 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 9 (28.13%) 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
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) SOAP
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
3 1 (3.13%) XML
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.50%) Firmware
2 3 (9.38%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) HACMP
3 1 (3.13%) LPAR
3 1 (3.13%) DLPAR
3 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Linux
2 13 (40.63%) UNIX
3 9 (28.13%) Windows
3 9 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (12.50%) HPUX
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.25%) Solaris
7 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.75%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Change Management
3 3 (9.38%) E-Commerce
3 3 (9.38%) Analytics
3 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
3 3 (9.38%) Information Security
3 3 (9.38%) Wealth Management
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
4 1 (3.13%) ITSM
4 1 (3.13%) Security Management
4 1 (3.13%) Service Management
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.13%) DevOps
4 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.13%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) Shell Script
2 7 (21.88%) Perl
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) XenApp
3 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.13%) RHEV
3 1 (3.13%) XenServer
3 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 8 (25.00%) VMware
2 8 (25.00%) HP
3 6 (18.75%) Cyber-Ark
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
3 6 (18.75%) Splunk
4 4 (12.50%) EMC
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
5 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.38%) TIBCO
5 3 (9.38%) Tumbleweed
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) Symantec
6 2 (6.25%) Apple
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
6 2 (6.25%) Meru Networks
7 1 (3.13%) Sybase
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) NetApp
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