The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Reading region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 64 66 68
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 3 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.33% 0.93% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 1.01% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 6
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£388 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 2
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +22.22%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
805 890 1067
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.05% 91.56% 89.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 386 382
Average daily rate £375 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 43 42
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £16.29
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% -1.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Reading region.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Reading region.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 2 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (25.00%) CentOS
4 2 (25.00%) KVM
4 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 2 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (25.00%) SQL
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Sophos
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (12.50%) Replication
5 1 (12.50%) Clustering
5 1 (12.50%) AWK
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon S3
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) SSL
2 1 (12.50%) SNMP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) MS Access
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Ant
1 1 (12.50%) Trac
1 1 (12.50%) TeamCity
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Java SE
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 2 (25.00%) CentOS
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) FreeBSD
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Workflow
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) High Availability
2 1 (12.50%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) AWK
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) KVM
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (12.50%) Nagios
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Intel
4 1 (12.50%) HP