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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 147 142 125
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 19 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.41% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.44% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 5
Average daily rate £400 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £325 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.88 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -7.86%
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
3797 3652 2889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.31% 94.08% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2294 1933 1524
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 224 209
Average hourly rate £18.99 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.48% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 10 £400 +10.34% 4
Lancashire 0 4 - -
Cheshire -8 4 £413 +17.85% 2
Merseyside -1 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Linux
3 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 10 (30.30%) IBM
5 9 (27.27%) Unix
6 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (21.21%) Finance
6 7 (21.21%) VMware
6 7 (21.21%) ITIL
6 7 (21.21%) AIX
6 7 (21.21%) SAN
6 7 (21.21%) Solaris
7 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 6 (18.18%) Mac OS X
7 6 (18.18%) Oracle
7 6 (18.18%) Migration
7 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
8 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (15.15%) Clustering
8 5 (15.15%) Apache
8 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (15.15%) NetApp
9 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
9 4 (12.12%) VoIP
9 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
9 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (12.12%) WebSphere
9 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
10 3 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, 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 (15.15%) Apache
2 4 (12.12%) WebLogic
2 4 (12.12%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) Tuxedo
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) VoIP
3 2 (6.06%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) NAS
3 2 (6.06%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) LDAP
4 1 (3.03%) MRTG
4 1 (3.03%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
1 1 (3.03%) ClearQuest
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (6.06%) X-Windows
3 1 (3.03%) CGI
3 1 (3.03%) ISPF
3 1 (3.03%) Middleware
3 1 (3.03%) SAX
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (3.03%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (9.09%) HACMP
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.06%) Health Informatics
4 2 (6.06%) Informatics
4 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.03%) iSeries
5 1 (3.03%) NHS
5 1 (3.03%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Linux
3 9 (27.27%) Unix
4 7 (21.21%) AIX
4 7 (21.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (21.21%) Solaris
5 6 (18.18%) Mac OS X
5 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
8 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.06%) Debian
9 2 (6.06%) HPUX
9 2 (6.06%) SUSE
9 2 (6.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
10 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
10 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Change Management
3 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.06%) DevOps
4 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.06%) High Availability
4 2 (6.06%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 2 (6.06%) Resource Management
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management
4 2 (6.06%) SOA
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.03%) Open Source
5 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) Jython
3 1 (3.03%) Korn
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) GPFS
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (9.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) Firmware
5 1 (3.03%) KVM
5 1 (3.03%) RACF
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.03%) Veritas File System
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.03%) Cacti
3 1 (3.03%) Nagios
3 1 (3.03%) OpenNebula
3 1 (3.03%) Pacemaker
3 1 (3.03%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (3.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) IBM
2 7 (21.21%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 5 (15.15%) NetApp
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 3 (9.09%) Sun
6 2 (6.06%) Veritas
7 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.03%) Altiris
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) IFS
7 1 (3.03%) Informatica
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
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