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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 181 200 134
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -66
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 57 35 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.42% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.46% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 53
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£327 £303 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £198 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 12
Average hourly rate £36.25 £21.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.58% -43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.45 £19.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £22.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.77 £21.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+35.38% -
Systems Administrator
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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
8534 7613 6882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.48% 91.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4596 3962 3299
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 449 609
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Oxfordshire -4 14 £275 -15.38% 3
Berkshire +9 13 £328 +15.59% 7
Surrey +3 8 £413 - 1
Hampshire -30 8 £363 +18.85% 5
Buckinghamshire -11 3 £301 -7.38% 3
East Sussex - 3 - -
Kent -9 2 £275 -
Middlesex - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 2
Systems Administrator
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 62 (55.36%) Windows
2 45 (40.18%) Microsoft
3 44 (39.29%) Linux
4 37 (33.04%) VMware
5 30 (26.79%) UNIX
6 27 (24.11%) Active Directory
7 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (20.54%) Red Hat
9 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (17.86%) MS Exchange
9 20 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (16.96%) HP
11 17 (15.18%) ITIL
11 17 (15.18%) SAN
11 17 (15.18%) SCOM
12 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (14.29%) IBM
12 16 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (13.39%) SharePoint
13 15 (13.39%) CA
13 15 (13.39%) ARCserve
13 15 (13.39%) Security Cleared
13 15 (13.39%) Bash Shell
14 14 (12.50%) Citrix
14 14 (12.50%) SMTP
14 14 (12.50%) Apache
15 13 (11.61%) SLA
15 13 (11.61%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.39%) SharePoint
3 14 (12.50%) Apache
4 9 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (6.25%) IIS
6 6 (5.36%) SharePoint Server
6 6 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.36%) uWSGI
7 4 (3.57%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.57%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (2.68%) IBM Notes
8 3 (2.68%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (2.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.68%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.79%) Drupal
9 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.89%) JBoss
10 1 (0.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.89%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.18%) SAN
2 14 (12.50%) SMTP
3 13 (11.61%) DNS
4 11 (9.82%) TCP/IP
5 9 (8.04%) LAN
6 8 (7.14%) DHCP
7 6 (5.36%) NAS
8 5 (4.46%) VLAN
9 4 (3.57%) PABX
9 4 (3.57%) Firewall
9 4 (3.57%) WAN
10 3 (2.68%) HTTPS
10 3 (2.68%) FTP
10 3 (2.68%) LDAP
10 3 (2.68%) DMZ
11 2 (1.79%) SSL
11 2 (1.79%) VPN
12 1 (0.89%) HTTP
12 1 (0.89%) MPLS
12 1 (0.89%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) MySQL
3 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.36%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.57%) DB2
5 2 (1.79%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.79%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (11.61%) Subversion
2 10 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.79%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.89%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.89%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (9.82%) Finance
2 4 (3.57%) Banking
2 4 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.89%) Advertising
4 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) WSGI
1 6 (5.36%) Regular Expression
2 4 (3.57%) XML
3 2 (1.79%) LAMP
3 2 (1.79%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.79%) REST
3 2 (1.79%) Middleware
3 2 (1.79%) .NET
3 2 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (0.89%) JMS
4 1 (0.89%) J2EE
4 1 (0.89%) Web Services
4 1 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.89%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.89%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.82%) Clustering
3 6 (5.36%) Replication
3 6 (5.36%) Wiki
4 3 (2.68%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.68%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.68%) Open Source
4 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.89%) AS400
5 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.89%) PKI
5 1 (0.89%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 62 (55.36%) Windows
2 44 (39.29%) Linux
3 30 (26.79%) UNIX
4 26 (23.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (7.14%) CentOS
7 8 (7.14%) Solaris
8 6 (5.36%) AIX
9 4 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.57%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.57%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.68%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.68%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.68%) SUSE
11 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.79%) HPUX
12 1 (0.89%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.18%) ITIL
2 9 (8.04%) Migration
2 9 (8.04%) Capacity Management
2 9 (8.04%) Incident Management
3 8 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (7.14%) DevOps
3 8 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 6 (5.36%) Network Management
4 6 (5.36%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (4.46%) Change Management
5 5 (4.46%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.46%) Time Management
5 5 (4.46%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (3.57%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (2.68%) E-Commerce
7 3 (2.68%) Service Management
7 3 (2.68%) Change Control
7 3 (2.68%) Operations Management
8 2 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.39%) Bash Shell
2 12 (10.71%) Python
2 12 (10.71%) SQL
3 10 (8.93%) Shell Script
3 10 (8.93%) Perl
3 10 (8.93%) PHP
4 8 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.57%) VB
6 3 (2.68%) VBScript
6 3 (2.68%) sed
6 3 (2.68%) Korn
6 3 (2.68%) AWK
7 2 (1.79%) Java
8 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.71%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) Degree
4 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.25%) MCSE
6 6 (5.36%) RHCT
7 3 (2.68%) MCSA
7 3 (2.68%) MCP
7 3 (2.68%) Sun Certification
7 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.68%) SCSA
8 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.79%) RHCE
9 1 (0.89%) HND
9 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (24.11%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.14%) vSphere
4 6 (5.36%) Shibboleth
5 5 (4.46%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.68%) Terminal Services
7 3 (2.68%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.68%) Veritas File System
7 3 (2.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (2.68%) XenApp
7 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.79%) KVM
8 2 (1.79%) Postfix
8 2 (1.79%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.79%) vCloud
9 1 (0.89%) NFS
9 1 (0.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (15.18%) SCOM
2 15 (13.39%) ARCserve
3 13 (11.61%) Puppet
4 12 (10.71%) HP SIM
4 12 (10.71%) SCSM
5 10 (8.93%) SCOrch
6 9 (8.04%) Nagios
7 5 (4.46%) NetBackup
8 4 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.68%) BladeLogic
9 3 (2.68%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (2.68%) Ansible
9 3 (2.68%) logstash
10 2 (1.79%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.89%) Unicenter
11 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 1 (0.89%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 45 (40.18%) Microsoft
2 37 (33.04%) VMware
3 23 (20.54%) Red Hat
4 19 (16.96%) HP
5 16 (14.29%) IBM
6 15 (13.39%) CA
7 14 (12.50%) Citrix
8 11 (9.82%) Symantec
9 8 (7.14%) Oracle
10 7 (6.25%) 3PAR
10 7 (6.25%) Altiris
11 4 (3.57%) Brocade
11 4 (3.57%) Veritas
11 4 (3.57%) Lotus
11 4 (3.57%) SAP
11 4 (3.57%) Cognos
12 3 (2.68%) Cisco
12 3 (2.68%) Dell
12 3 (2.68%) Intel
12 3 (2.68%) Sun
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