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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 131 114 117
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 14 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.46% 0.46% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.50% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
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£350 £425 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +42.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £370 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £470 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-19.60% -5.55%
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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
3418 2788 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.13% 92.20% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1934 1515 1046
Average daily rate £388 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 176 174
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.61 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 22 May 2015. 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 -4 11 £350 - 6
Cheshire -17 3 £350 -17.64% 2
Merseyside - 2 £343 - 1
Lancashire +9 1 - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 18 (51.43%) Linux
2 14 (40.00%) Oracle
2 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) VMware
3 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (22.86%) UNIX
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) MySQL
6 6 (17.14%) XML
6 6 (17.14%) PHP
6 6 (17.14%) XML Messaging
6 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
6 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
6 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
6 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
7 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 5 (14.29%) SQL
7 5 (14.29%) Solaris
7 5 (14.29%) Apache
7 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
8 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
8 4 (11.43%) SAP
8 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.43%) Migration
8 4 (11.43%) CentOS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.57%) nginx
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) SAS
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
3 2 (5.71%) CMS
3 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SAP HR
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (8.57%) SaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) SMTP
1 2 (5.71%) SNMP
1 2 (5.71%) SSL
1 2 (5.71%) SAN
1 2 (5.71%) Internet
1 2 (5.71%) Extranet
1 2 (5.71%) Firewall
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
1 2 (5.71%) Network Security
1 2 (5.71%) VLAN
1 2 (5.71%) SSH
2 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.86%) NAS
2 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) MySQL
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.57%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.86%) Oracle9i Database
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Retail
2 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) XML
1 6 (17.14%) XML Messaging
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 3 (8.57%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.86%) Life Science
1 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.86%) Open Source
1 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Linux
2 14 (40.00%) Windows
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (22.86%) UNIX
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (14.29%) Solaris
6 4 (11.43%) CentOS
7 3 (8.57%) AIX
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (11.43%) E-Commerce
2 4 (11.43%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.57%) Time Management
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Change Management
4 2 (5.71%) SIEM
4 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.71%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Supply Chain Management
5 1 (2.86%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Security Testing
5 1 (2.86%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.86%) Information Assurance
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) PHP
1 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
2 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (8.57%) Ruby
3 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
3 3 (8.57%) Perl
4 2 (5.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.86%) XenApp
4 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Puppet
2 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
2 3 (8.57%) Hyperic
2 3 (8.57%) Nagios
3 1 (2.86%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Oracle
1 14 (40.00%) VMware
2 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
3 4 (11.43%) SAP
4 3 (8.57%) Google
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) webMethods
5 2 (5.71%) Symantec
6 1 (2.86%) Veeam
6 1 (2.86%) Remedy
6 1 (2.86%) NetApp
6 1 (2.86%) Lotus
6 1 (2.86%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) PeopleSoft
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