The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 193 195 190
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 67 79 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.80% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.84% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 51 35
Median daily rate £409 £329 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% +4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £176 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.29% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 4
Median hourly rate £44.46 £14.75 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+201.42% -23.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £12.55 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £16.95 £48.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -12.24%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7800 9372 8783
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.69% 94.77% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4751 5634 4840
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 438 463
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +17.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.76 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Berkshire +8 17 £363 +32.42% 4
Hampshire +21 14 £350 +7.69% 7
Surrey -11 13 £475 +46.15% 5
Oxfordshire -10 10 £400 +6.66% 4
Buckinghamshire +11 4 £175 -52.86% 4
West Sussex +7 4 £400 - 2
East Sussex +5 3 £275 -16.66% 1
Middlesex -3 1 - -
Kent - 1 £375 - 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 South East region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 106 (73.61%) Linux
2 56 (38.89%) VMware
3 50 (34.72%) Puppet
4 43 (29.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (29.86%) Windows
5 42 (29.17%) Python
6 38 (26.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (26.39%) DevOps
7 37 (25.69%) ITIL
8 34 (23.61%) Perl
8 34 (23.61%) Opscode Chef
9 31 (21.53%) Apache
9 31 (21.53%) Red Hat
10 30 (20.83%) Unix
10 30 (20.83%) Ansible
11 27 (18.75%) Finance
12 25 (17.36%) Bash Shell
13 24 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
13 24 (16.67%) Ruby
14 23 (15.97%) MySQL
15 22 (15.28%) Active Directory
16 19 (13.19%) EMC
17 18 (12.50%) SAN
17 18 (12.50%) DNS
17 18 (12.50%) Tomcat
17 18 (12.50%) vSphere
17 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
18 17 (11.81%) DHCP

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 31 (21.53%) Apache
2 18 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 15 (10.42%) WebLogic
4 10 (6.94%) WebSphere
5 7 (4.86%) nginx
6 6 (4.17%) IIS
6 6 (4.17%) MS Exchange
7 5 (3.47%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.39%) Drupal
10 2 (1.39%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.69%) Confluence
11 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.69%) JBoss
11 1 (0.69%) TPMS
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.69%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.39%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.69%) HFM
3 1 (0.69%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.69%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 24 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (9.03%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (9.03%) Amazon S3
3 10 (6.94%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.08%) Office 365
4 3 (2.08%) SaaS
5 2 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.39%) CloudFront
5 2 (1.39%) GitHub
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 18 (12.50%) DNS
1 18 (12.50%) SAN
2 17 (11.81%) DHCP
3 15 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 9 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 9 (6.25%) Firewall
4 9 (6.25%) LDAP
5 8 (5.56%) Internet
5 8 (5.56%) NAS
6 6 (4.17%) PCoIP
6 6 (4.17%) Structured Cabling
7 5 (3.47%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (3.47%) WAN
8 4 (2.78%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.78%) LAN
8 4 (2.78%) VPN
9 3 (2.08%) FTP
9 3 (2.08%) HTTP
9 3 (2.08%) MPLS
9 3 (2.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) MySQL
2 11 (7.64%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.69%) DB2
8 1 (0.69%) GIS
8 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.69%) Hyperion Smart View
8 1 (0.69%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Git (software)
2 12 (8.33%) Subversion
3 7 (4.86%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.08%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.39%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.39%) Hudson
6 1 (0.69%) Ant
6 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.69%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.69%) JIRA
6 1 (0.69%) Maven
6 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Banking
2 5 (3.47%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.78%) Advertising
4 3 (2.08%) Back Office
4 3 (2.08%) Electronics
4 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.08%) Marketing
4 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.39%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.64%) LAMP
2 8 (5.56%) Middleware
3 6 (4.17%) REST
3 6 (4.17%) Web Services
4 4 (2.78%) HTML
5 3 (2.08%) .NET
5 3 (2.08%) CSS
5 3 (2.08%) SOAP
6 2 (1.39%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.39%) SailPoint
6 2 (1.39%) Spring
6 2 (1.39%) XML
7 1 (0.69%) CGI
7 1 (0.69%) Django
7 1 (0.69%) Kafka
7 1 (0.69%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.94%) Clustering
1 10 (6.94%) EMC VNX
2 8 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.08%) Replication
6 2 (1.39%) CMDB
6 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.39%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.39%) RIA
6 2 (1.39%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.39%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.69%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 106 (73.61%) Linux
2 43 (29.86%) Windows
3 38 (26.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (20.83%) Unix
5 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 13 (9.03%) Solaris
8 10 (6.94%) Ubuntu
9 9 (6.25%) AIX
10 8 (5.56%) CentOS
10 8 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.78%) Debian
11 4 (2.78%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (26.39%) DevOps
2 37 (25.69%) ITIL
3 17 (11.81%) Migration
4 16 (11.11%) Open Source
5 14 (9.72%) Load Balancing
6 11 (7.64%) Change Management
6 11 (7.64%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.94%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (5.56%) Project Management
9 7 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.86%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
10 6 (4.17%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.17%) Service Management
10 6 (4.17%) Time Management
11 5 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (3.47%) Incident Management
11 5 (3.47%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (3.47%) Programme Management
12 4 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.17%) Python
2 34 (23.61%) Perl
3 25 (17.36%) Bash Shell
4 24 (16.67%) Ruby
5 14 (9.72%) Java
6 13 (9.03%) PHP
7 10 (6.94%) SQL
8 9 (6.25%) PowerShell
9 8 (5.56%) Shell Script
10 5 (3.47%) JavaScript
11 3 (2.08%) Bourne shell
11 3 (2.08%) C++
12 2 (1.39%) C#
12 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.69%) C
13 1 (0.69%) Go
13 1 (0.69%) Korn
13 1 (0.69%) Rust
13 1 (0.69%) Scala
13 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.25%) Degree
2 9 (6.25%) RHCSA
2 9 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (5.56%) CCNA
3 8 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.56%) RHCE
3 8 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 7 (4.86%) CCNP
5 5 (3.47%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.39%) MCSE
7 1 (0.69%) RHCA
7 1 (0.69%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.56%) SLA
2 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (29.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (15.28%) Active Directory
3 18 (12.50%) vSphere
4 10 (6.94%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.56%) NFS
6 6 (4.17%) Samba
6 6 (4.17%) VMware Server
6 6 (4.17%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (4.17%) XenApp
7 5 (3.47%) Postfix
7 5 (3.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (2.08%) Veritas File System
9 3 (2.08%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.39%) Firmware
10 2 (1.39%) KVM
11 1 (0.69%) Docker
11 1 (0.69%) iptables
11 1 (0.69%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 50 (34.72%) Puppet
2 34 (23.61%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (20.83%) Ansible
4 13 (9.03%) NetBackup
5 8 (5.56%) Nagios
5 8 (5.56%) SCOM
6 6 (4.17%) SCCM
7 3 (2.08%) Legato
7 3 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.69%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.69%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.69%) Oracle ZFS
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.69%) Salt
9 1 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 56 (38.89%) VMware
2 31 (21.53%) Red Hat
3 19 (13.19%) EMC
4 17 (11.81%) Microsoft
5 15 (10.42%) Cisco
6 14 (9.72%) HP
7 12 (8.33%) Oracle
8 8 (5.56%) Citrix
8 8 (5.56%) IBM
8 8 (5.56%) NetApp
9 6 (4.17%) NETGEAR
9 6 (4.17%) Veritas
10 5 (3.47%) Juniper
10 5 (3.47%) SAP
10 5 (3.47%) Sun
11 4 (2.78%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.78%) Symantec
12 3 (2.08%) Remedy
12 3 (2.08%) Sophos
12 3 (2.08%) Veeam
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