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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 139 123 125
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 13 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.34% 0.59% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.62% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 1
Average daily rate £340 £355 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.22% +29.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £32.54 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.63 £28.77 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-42.19% +27.86%
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
3575 3050 2610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.03% 94.25% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2152 1706 1324
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 182 195
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.28 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £40.86
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 -10 12 £340 -7.48% 6
Cheshire -7 1 - - 2
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 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
1 16 (48.48%) Linux
2 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
3 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (27.27%) Unix
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
6 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
6 6 (18.18%) Mac OS X
6 6 (18.18%) ITIL
6 6 (18.18%) Solaris
6 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
7 5 (15.15%) Oracle
7 5 (15.15%) SAN
8 4 (12.12%) Finance
8 4 (12.12%) NetApp
8 4 (12.12%) IBM
8 4 (12.12%) HACMP
8 4 (12.12%) HP
8 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.12%) VoIP
8 4 (12.12%) AIX
8 4 (12.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
8 4 (12.12%) GPFS
8 4 (12.12%) Oracle ZFS
9 3 (9.09%) Patch Management
9 3 (9.09%) HPUX

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 3 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (6.06%) Tuxedo
2 2 (6.06%) WebLogic
2 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) Jetty
3 1 (3.03%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle BPEL
3 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (3.03%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.03%) Google App Engine
1 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) SAN
2 4 (12.12%) VoIP
3 3 (9.09%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) LDAP
4 2 (6.06%) DHCP
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) VPN
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) FTP
5 1 (3.03%) HTTP
5 1 (3.03%) IPsec
5 1 (3.03%) MRTG
5 1 (3.03%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) SMS
5 1 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
1 1 (3.03%) ISPF
1 1 (3.03%) J2EE
1 1 (3.03%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) HACMP
1 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) NHS
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Linux
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Unix
3 6 (18.18%) Mac OS X
3 6 (18.18%) Solaris
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.12%) AIX
4 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.12%) Windows XP
5 3 (9.09%) HPUX
6 1 (3.03%) CentOS
6 1 (3.03%) Debian
6 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
6 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Patch Management
3 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.06%) Data Security
3 2 (6.06%) High Availability
3 2 (6.06%) Migration
3 2 (6.06%) Network Design
3 2 (6.06%) Service Management
3 2 (6.06%) Software Deployment
3 2 (6.06%) Workflow
4 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.03%) BPEL
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.03%) Document Management
4 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) Open Source
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.03%) C
2 1 (3.03%) C++
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) Korn
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) PHP
2 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 10 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) GPFS
3 4 (12.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (6.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (6.06%) Veritas File System
5 1 (3.03%) KVM
5 1 (3.03%) RACF
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (6.06%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (6.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (6.06%) WSUS
3 1 (3.03%) Cacti
3 1 (3.03%) Nagios
3 1 (3.03%) OpenNebula
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) VMware
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle
5 4 (12.12%) HP
5 4 (12.12%) IBM
5 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 3 (9.09%) Sun
7 2 (6.06%) Cisco
7 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 2 (6.06%) Veritas
8 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.03%) Altiris
8 1 (3.03%) Google
8 1 (3.03%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.03%) Siebel
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago