The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 202 174 188
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 56 62 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.72% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.78% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 35
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£315 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £400 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 £327
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.58% +4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £18.70 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £24.30 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-20.83% +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 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
8890 7970 8542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.01% 92.83% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 4242 4044
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 504 607
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 31 October 2014.

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 31 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -19 20 £315 -3.07% 5
Surrey -8 15 £285 -26.45% 8
Berkshire +5 11 £280 -5.88% 4
Buckinghamshire -17 5 £220 -8.33% 2
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 7
West Sussex - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 70 (57.85%) Windows
2 44 (36.36%) Linux
2 44 (36.36%) VMware
3 41 (33.88%) Microsoft
4 35 (28.93%) Active Directory
5 32 (26.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (23.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (23.97%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (20.66%) HP
8 21 (17.36%) Red Hat
9 20 (16.53%) MS Exchange
9 20 (16.53%) SCOM
10 19 (15.70%) UNIX
11 18 (14.88%) ITIL
11 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
11 18 (14.88%) HP SIM
12 16 (13.22%) IIS
12 16 (13.22%) SharePoint
12 16 (13.22%) MS Excel
12 16 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (12.40%) SAN
13 15 (12.40%) SMTP
14 14 (11.57%) SQL
14 14 (11.57%) CA
14 14 (11.57%) Citrix
14 14 (11.57%) ARCserve
14 14 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (10.74%) Clustering
15 13 (10.74%) Shell Script
16 12 (9.92%) SQL Server

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (16.53%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.22%) IIS
2 16 (13.22%) SharePoint
3 12 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (6.61%) Apache
5 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.31%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.31%) Drupal
6 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.31%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.65%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.83%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 16 (13.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.13%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) Taleo
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.40%) SMTP
1 15 (12.40%) SAN
2 11 (9.09%) NAS
3 10 (8.26%) DNS
4 8 (6.61%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.79%) DHCP
5 7 (5.79%) FTP
5 7 (5.79%) DMZ
5 7 (5.79%) HTTPS
6 6 (4.96%) Firewall
6 6 (4.96%) LAN
7 3 (2.48%) WAN
7 3 (2.48%) SSH
8 2 (1.65%) Internet
8 2 (1.65%) LDAP
8 2 (1.65%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.65%) PABX
9 1 (0.83%) SSL
9 1 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.31%) DB2
5 3 (2.48%) MySQL
6 2 (1.65%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.83%) MS Access
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.65%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.65%) Subversion
3 1 (0.83%) Maven
3 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.83%) Ant
3 1 (0.83%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.83%) Trac
3 1 (0.83%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (4.96%) Finance
2 3 (2.48%) Banking
3 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.31%) LAMP
2 2 (1.65%) .NET
2 2 (1.65%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.65%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.65%) XML
2 2 (1.65%) REST
3 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.83%) Java SE
3 1 (0.83%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.97%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.74%) Clustering
3 4 (3.31%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.48%) Open Source
4 3 (2.48%) Replication
5 2 (1.65%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.83%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.83%) iPhone
6 1 (0.83%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.83%) iPad
6 1 (0.83%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 70 (57.85%) Windows
2 44 (36.36%) Linux
3 32 (26.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (23.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (15.70%) UNIX
6 16 (13.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.44%) Solaris
9 8 (6.61%) Windows 7
10 6 (4.96%) HPUX
11 4 (3.31%) Windows 2000
12 3 (2.48%) Windows NT
12 3 (2.48%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.48%) AIX
12 3 (2.48%) SUSE
12 3 (2.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.65%) Debian
13 2 (1.65%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.83%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.83%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.88%) ITIL
2 11 (9.09%) Migration
3 9 (7.44%) Capacity Management
3 9 (7.44%) Mentoring
4 7 (5.79%) Incident Management
4 7 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.96%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (4.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.31%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.31%) Time Management
7 4 (3.31%) Performance Analysis
7 4 (3.31%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.48%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.48%) Change Management
8 3 (2.48%) Knowledge Management
8 3 (2.48%) DevOps
8 3 (2.48%) Network Management
9 2 (1.65%) Data Entry
9 2 (1.65%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (1.65%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.57%) SQL
2 13 (10.74%) Shell Script
3 9 (7.44%) Korn
4 8 (6.61%) AWK
5 7 (5.79%) Perl
5 7 (5.79%) sed
6 6 (4.96%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.31%) PHP
9 2 (1.65%) Ruby
9 2 (1.65%) VBScript
9 2 (1.65%) VB
10 1 (0.83%) Python
10 1 (0.83%) Winbatch
10 1 (0.83%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.92%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.44%) Degree
3 9 (7.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.79%) MCSE
5 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.65%) MCSA
7 2 (1.65%) CCNA
7 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.65%) RHCE
8 1 (0.83%) MCP
8 1 (0.83%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (28.93%) Active Directory
2 14 (11.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (8.26%) vSphere
4 6 (4.96%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.13%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.31%) XenApp
7 3 (2.48%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.48%) vCloud
7 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.48%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.48%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.65%) Postfix
8 2 (1.65%) KVM
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.83%) Xen
9 1 (0.83%) NLBS
9 1 (0.83%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (16.53%) SCOM
2 18 (14.88%) HP SIM
3 14 (11.57%) ARCserve
4 10 (8.26%) SCCM
4 10 (8.26%) SCSM
5 9 (7.44%) SCOrch
6 7 (5.79%) SAP Afaria
7 6 (4.96%) WSUS
7 6 (4.96%) MOM
8 5 (4.13%) NetBackup
9 4 (3.31%) Puppet
9 4 (3.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (2.48%) BladeLogic
11 2 (1.65%) FortiGate
11 2 (1.65%) Vagrant
11 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (1.65%) Nagios
11 2 (1.65%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 44 (36.36%) VMware
2 41 (33.88%) Microsoft
3 25 (20.66%) HP
4 21 (17.36%) Red Hat
5 14 (11.57%) Citrix
5 14 (11.57%) CA
6 12 (9.92%) Altiris
7 10 (8.26%) Symantec
7 10 (8.26%) Cisco
7 10 (8.26%) Oracle
8 8 (6.61%) IBM
9 7 (5.79%) Sophos
10 6 (4.96%) Qualys
10 6 (4.96%) 3PAR
11 5 (4.13%) Dell
12 4 (3.31%) EMC
12 4 (3.31%) Cognos
13 3 (2.48%) Intel
13 3 (2.48%) Brocade
14 2 (1.65%) Lotus
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