The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 117 119 113
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 12 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.34% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.36% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 11
Average daily rate
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£310 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.58% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £300 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £331 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £14.25 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +22.22%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2840 2467 2982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.57% 92.40% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1516
Average daily rate £350 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 189 225
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Systems Administrator
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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
Cheshire - 5 £350 - 2
Manchester -4 4 £320 +0.78% 2
Lancashire -14 1 £275 -8.33% 4
Cumbria - - - -
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England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) UNIX
2 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
3 8 (28.57%) Apache
4 7 (25.00%) Perl
4 7 (25.00%) Finance
5 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (21.43%) Splunk
5 6 (21.43%) Cyber-Ark
5 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
5 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
6 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
6 5 (17.86%) ServiceNow
7 4 (14.29%) Banking
7 4 (14.29%) Middleware
7 4 (14.29%) Change Management
7 4 (14.29%) ITIL
8 3 (10.71%) Windows
8 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
8 3 (10.71%) DHCP
8 3 (10.71%) DNS
8 3 (10.71%) ITSM
8 3 (10.71%) TIBCO
8 3 (10.71%) SAN
8 3 (10.71%) HP
8 3 (10.71%) EMC
8 3 (10.71%) Citrix
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (28.57%) Apache
2 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 6 (21.43%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.57%) nginx
5 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DHCP
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) MS Access
1 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 7 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) Regular Expression
3 1 (3.57%) JSON
3 1 (3.57%) HTML
3 1 (3.57%) CSS
3 1 (3.57%) SOAP
3 1 (3.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Firmware
1 1 (3.57%) HACMP
1 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
1 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.57%) AS400
1 1 (3.57%) Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) CMDB
1 1 (3.57%) iSeries
1 1 (3.57%) LPAR
1 1 (3.57%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Linux
2 9 (32.14%) UNIX
3 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Windows
5 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Solaris
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.57%) i5/OS
6 1 (3.57%) OS/400
6 1 (3.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
1 4 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (10.71%) Analytics
2 3 (10.71%) ITSM
2 3 (10.71%) Information Security
2 3 (10.71%) Performance Management
3 2 (7.14%) ERP
3 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (3.57%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.57%) Security Management
4 1 (3.57%) Validation
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) Performance Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Management
4 1 (3.57%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Perl
2 5 (17.86%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) MCP
3 1 (3.57%) MCSE
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 2 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) XenServer
2 1 (3.57%) RHEV
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.57%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
2 6 (21.43%) Splunk
2 6 (21.43%) Cyber-Ark
3 5 (17.86%) ServiceNow
4 3 (10.71%) Tumbleweed
4 3 (10.71%) TIBCO
4 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) HP
4 3 (10.71%) EMC
4 3 (10.71%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) Juniper
5 2 (7.14%) Oracle
5 2 (7.14%) SAP
5 2 (7.14%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) Symantec
5 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) Apple
5 2 (7.14%) Meru Networks
6 1 (3.57%) Rackspace
6 1 (3.57%) Maconomy
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