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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 74 55 75
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.37% 1.55% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 1.69% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate £289 £413 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +34.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £264 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £428 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.94% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £27.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-20.72% +35.36%
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
966 710 975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 89.44% 91.97% 90.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 303 346
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 46
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £15.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +22.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.87 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Systems Administrator
Berkshire

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 16 April 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 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Clustering
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) KVM
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) HTTP
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) J2EE
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) Apache
4 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) HTTP
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
2 1 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Content Management
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) KVM
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Hyperion
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle