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 22 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 67 79 90
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.56% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.60% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate
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£200 £230 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -34.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £226 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £230 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +53.84%
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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
794 993 1196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.06% 92.03% 89.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 517 376
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £218 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 36
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) CentOS
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) SaaS
5 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon S3
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) LDAP
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) SMTP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) SNMP
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
1 1 (14.29%) Trac
1 1 (14.29%) Maven
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
1 1 (14.29%) Ant
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Java SE
1 1 (14.29%) Application Packaging
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Solaris
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) CentOS
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) FreeBSD
5 1 (14.29%) AIX
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Dependency Management
2 1 (14.29%) People Management
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
1 1 (14.29%) AWK
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 1 (14.29%) Python
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Altiris
2 1 (14.29%) Sophos
2 1 (14.29%) Veritas
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) EMC
2 1 (14.29%) Intel
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