The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 70 63 68
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.79% 0.46% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.51% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Average daily rate
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£330 £200 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £344
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.24% -19.67%
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
917 777 920
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.34% 90.14% 91.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 388 419
Average daily rate £400 £375 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £221 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 39
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.00 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Reading region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 2015, 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 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (40.00%) Python
2 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Business Development
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) Open Source
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (10.00%) CentOS
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Altiris
5 1 (10.00%) SSH

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 (10.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) SSH
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (10.00%) Data Mart
2 1 (10.00%) QlikView
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) UNIX
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (10.00%) CentOS
5 1 (10.00%) Fedora
5 1 (10.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (20.00%) Business Development
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) Release Management
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
1 4 (40.00%) Python
1 4 (40.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Security+ Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) PeopleSoft
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Altiris
3 1 (10.00%) Sun
3 1 (10.00%) Intel