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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 132 126 118
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 12 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.35% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.39% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 12
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£365 £313 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% +73.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.09% +30.00%
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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
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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 -6 5 £380 - 4
Cheshire +11 3 £363 +154.38% 5
Merseyside -7 2 £425 +54.54% 1
Lancashire -22 2 £338 -15.62% 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (50.00%) Linux
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) SAN
3 12 (37.50%) VMware
4 11 (34.38%) UNIX
5 9 (28.13%) HP
6 8 (25.00%) Finance
7 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (21.88%) Shell Script
8 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 6 (18.75%) Citrix
9 5 (15.63%) EMC
9 5 (15.63%) Firmware
9 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (15.63%) MCSE
9 5 (15.63%) HPUX
9 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
9 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
9 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
9 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (12.50%) Cisco
10 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.50%) ITIL
10 4 (12.50%) Oracle
11 3 (9.38%) Apache
11 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
11 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
11 3 (9.38%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.38%) Apache
2 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.13%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP HR
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (40.63%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) Wireless
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) SNMP
4 1 (3.13%) SSL
4 1 (3.13%) TETRA
4 1 (3.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Web Services
1 1 (3.13%) XML
1 1 (3.13%) Middleware
1 1 (3.13%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) HACMP
2 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) LPAR
2 1 (3.13%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Linux
2 13 (40.63%) Windows
3 11 (34.38%) UNIX
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (15.63%) HPUX
4 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Windows XP
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) AIX
6 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.63%) E-Commerce
2 4 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (9.38%) Migration
3 3 (9.38%) Wealth Management
3 3 (9.38%) DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.13%) Security Management
5 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.13%) Data Management
5 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.13%) Information Security
5 1 (3.13%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.13%) Release Management
5 1 (3.13%) Load Testing
5 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
2 1 (3.13%) VB
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.63%) MCSE
3 3 (9.38%) MCITP
3 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Firmware
2 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) XenApp
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.13%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.13%) Xen
5 1 (3.13%) RHEV
5 1 (3.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) Legato
2 1 (3.13%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (37.50%) VMware
2 9 (28.13%) HP
3 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 6 (18.75%) Citrix
4 5 (15.63%) EMC
4 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.50%) Cisco
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (6.25%) Meru Networks
6 2 (6.25%) Symantec
6 2 (6.25%) Apple
6 2 (6.25%) Juniper
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
7 1 (3.13%) Sybase
7 1 (3.13%) SAP
7 1 (3.13%) NetApp
7 1 (3.13%) Dell
7 1 (3.13%) Brocade