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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 150 147 130
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 7 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.41% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.43% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
Median daily rate £425 £275 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -31.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £18.25 £35.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.85% +55.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £30.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+48.20% +30.43%
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
3008 3931 3083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.50% 93.89% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1973 2365 1804
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 187 178
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.00 £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the North West region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
Cheshire +11 3 £413 +106.25% 4
Manchester +1 3 £425 +162.34% 6
Merseyside -1 1 - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 19 (57.58%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) Puppet
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 9 (27.27%) Unix
3 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 8 (24.24%) Finance
4 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
5 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
6 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
6 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
6 6 (18.18%) Perl
7 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
7 5 (15.15%) SLA
7 5 (15.15%) Python
7 5 (15.15%) Internet
7 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (15.15%) DevOps
8 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
8 4 (12.12%) Hudson
8 4 (12.12%) CentOS
8 4 (12.12%) SCCM
8 4 (12.12%) Altiris
8 4 (12.12%) VMware
8 4 (12.12%) AIX
9 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
9 3 (9.09%) MySQL
9 3 (9.09%) Oracle
9 3 (9.09%) MS Office

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 2 (6.06%) SAS
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (3.03%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Internet
2 2 (6.06%) NAS
2 2 (6.06%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) DNS
3 1 (3.03%) Firewall
3 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.03%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) SNMP
3 1 (3.03%) VLAN
3 1 (3.03%) VPN
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) MySQL
2 2 (6.06%) Big Data
2 2 (6.06%) GIS
2 2 (6.06%) Hadoop
2 2 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
2 4 (12.12%) Hudson
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.06%) JIRA
4 2 (6.06%) Subversion
5 1 (3.03%) SonarQube
5 1 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) REST
2 1 (3.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.06%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Linux
2 10 (30.30%) Windows
3 9 (27.27%) Unix
4 6 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
6 4 (12.12%) AIX
6 4 (12.12%) CentOS
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
7 2 (6.06%) Debian
7 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.03%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) DevOps
2 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 3 (9.09%) Security Patching
2 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.06%) Analytics
3 2 (6.06%) Change Management
3 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.06%) Data Management
3 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile Development
3 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.06%) Project Management
3 2 (6.06%) Server Building
3 2 (6.06%) Time Management
3 2 (6.06%) Video Analytics
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Perl
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.15%) Python
3 2 (6.06%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) RHCSA
2 1 (3.03%) CCNA
2 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCSE
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) KVM
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (6.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) Puppet
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
3 3 (9.09%) Nagios
3 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.06%) Ganglia
4 2 (6.06%) Salt
5 1 (3.03%) RSA Archer
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) Altiris
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) Veritas
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) SaltStack
5 2 (6.06%) Splunk
6 1 (3.03%) CA
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) Infor
6 1 (3.03%) Lotus
6 1 (3.03%) Wonderware
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