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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 127 158 116
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 23 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.66% 0.29% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.31% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 14
Median daily rate £400 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £350 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.63 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -12.24%
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
3306 4259 2991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.48% 95.17% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2606 1696
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 211 196
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 September 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 +8 19 £400 +14.28% 5
Merseyside +6 2 - -
Cheshire +11 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 28 (53.85%) Linux
2 17 (32.69%) Windows
3 16 (30.77%) Unix
4 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
4 15 (28.85%) Puppet
5 11 (21.15%) VMware
5 11 (21.15%) Red Hat
5 11 (21.15%) Windows Server
6 10 (19.23%) DevOps
6 10 (19.23%) Finance
7 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
8 8 (15.38%) AIX
9 7 (13.46%) Perl
9 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
9 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
9 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
9 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
9 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
10 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (11.54%) Oracle
10 6 (11.54%) SLA
10 6 (11.54%) IBM
10 6 (11.54%) SAN
10 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
10 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
11 5 (9.62%) Nagios
11 5 (9.62%) WebSphere
11 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (9.62%) Windows XP

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 5 (9.62%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.77%) Apache
3 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.85%) GlassFish
4 2 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.85%) JBoss
4 2 (3.85%) Liferay
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.85%) SAS
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.85%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.92%) Confluence
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Infor M3
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) SAN
2 4 (7.69%) DHCP
2 4 (7.69%) Internet
2 4 (7.69%) NAS
3 3 (5.77%) DNS
3 3 (5.77%) Firewall
3 3 (5.77%) LAN
3 3 (5.77%) VLAN
3 3 (5.77%) VPN
3 3 (5.77%) WAN
3 3 (5.77%) WLAN
4 2 (3.85%) HTTP
4 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.92%) SNMP
5 1 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) MySQL
2 2 (3.85%) Big Data
2 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) DB2
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) Hudson
3 2 (3.85%) Introscope
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.92%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Marketing
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.92%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Middleware
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Fusion
1 3 (5.77%) Web Services
2 1 (1.92%) REST
2 1 (1.92%) RESTful
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.92%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.85%) Health Informatics
2 2 (3.85%) Informatics
2 2 (3.85%) LPAR
2 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.92%) Clustering
3 1 (1.92%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (53.85%) Linux
2 17 (32.69%) Windows
3 16 (30.77%) Unix
4 11 (21.15%) Windows Server
5 8 (15.38%) AIX
6 7 (13.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
7 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (9.62%) CentOS
8 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (9.62%) Windows XP
9 4 (7.69%) Solaris
9 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (5.77%) HPUX
10 3 (5.77%) SUSE
10 3 (5.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (3.85%) Debian
11 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.92%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) DevOps
2 6 (11.54%) Configuration Management
3 4 (7.69%) Change Management
3 4 (7.69%) ITIL
3 4 (7.69%) Migration
3 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
4 3 (5.77%) Mobile Development
4 3 (5.77%) Security Patching
4 3 (5.77%) SOA
5 2 (3.85%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Data Management
5 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.85%) Project Management
5 2 (3.85%) Resource Management
5 2 (3.85%) Risk Management
5 2 (3.85%) Server Building
5 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) Perl
2 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.62%) Python
4 4 (7.69%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (1.92%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) Jython
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) CCNA
3 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.85%) MCSE
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.92%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (5.77%) vSphere
4 2 (3.85%) Firmware
4 2 (3.85%) KVM
4 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.92%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (28.85%) Puppet
2 5 (9.62%) Nagios
3 4 (7.69%) SCCM
4 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.85%) CA Wily
5 2 (3.85%) Ganglia
5 2 (3.85%) Graylog
5 2 (3.85%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.85%) nmon
5 2 (3.85%) Salt
5 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.85%) yum
6 1 (1.92%) Legato
6 1 (1.92%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) Red Hat
1 11 (21.15%) VMware
2 9 (17.31%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.54%) IBM
3 6 (11.54%) Oracle
4 4 (7.69%) Altiris
4 4 (7.69%) Citrix
4 4 (7.69%) HP
4 4 (7.69%) Splunk
5 3 (5.77%) CA
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco
6 2 (3.85%) EMC
6 2 (3.85%) Endeca
6 2 (3.85%) Infor
6 2 (3.85%) Lotus
6 2 (3.85%) SaltStack
6 2 (3.85%) Veritas
7 1 (1.92%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.92%) Veeam
7 1 (1.92%) Wonderware