The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 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 South East 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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 188 165 138
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 50 69 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.83% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.89% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 45
Average daily rate
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£313 £335 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% +4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £205 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.38% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 12
Average hourly rate £22.75 £30.50 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.40% +25.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +27.90%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8256 7754 9059
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.09% 92.80% 91.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4460 3993 4129
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 573 664
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Systems Administrator
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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 14 July 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
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 14 July 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 0 25 £313 -4.58% 9
Surrey -4 7 £275 -21.42% 8
Oxfordshire -2 5 £425 +61.90% 9
Berkshire -6 5 £406 +25.00% 7
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £183 -16.66% 1
East Sussex - 2 £211 - 1
West Sussex -4 1 - - 3
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 59 (66.29%) Windows
2 43 (48.31%) VMware
3 42 (47.19%) Linux
4 33 (37.08%) Active Directory
5 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (29.21%) Red Hat
7 25 (28.09%) UNIX
8 20 (22.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
10 17 (19.10%) HP
11 16 (17.98%) Firewall
11 16 (17.98%) DNS
11 16 (17.98%) IIS
12 15 (16.85%) Solaris
12 15 (16.85%) SAN
13 14 (15.73%) Cisco
13 14 (15.73%) SQL Server
14 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (13.48%) Windows 7
15 12 (13.48%) TCP/IP
15 12 (13.48%) Shell Script
16 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
16 11 (12.36%) MySQL
16 11 (12.36%) Clustering
17 10 (11.24%) Bash Shell
17 10 (11.24%) SCCM
17 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (11.24%) Migration
17 10 (11.24%) Sophos
18 9 (10.11%) Nagios

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 16 (17.98%) IIS
2 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.74%) Apache
5 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2000
6 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.25%) Drupal
8 1 (1.12%) Confluence
8 1 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.12%) SAP Web AS
8 1 (1.12%) SAS
8 1 (1.12%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.12%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.12%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.12%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Taleo
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.98%) DNS
1 16 (17.98%) Firewall
2 15 (16.85%) SAN
3 12 (13.48%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.99%) DHCP
5 7 (7.87%) NAS
6 6 (6.74%) iSCSI
6 6 (6.74%) LAN
6 6 (6.74%) WAN
7 5 (5.62%) SSH
8 4 (4.49%) VLAN
8 4 (4.49%) LDAP
8 4 (4.49%) FTP
8 4 (4.49%) DMZ
8 4 (4.49%) Internet
8 4 (4.49%) MPLS
8 4 (4.49%) HTTPS
9 2 (2.25%) SSL
9 2 (2.25%) HTTP
9 2 (2.25%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 11 (12.36%) MySQL
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.37%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.12%) DB2
6 1 (1.12%) MS Access
6 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (7.87%) Subversion
2 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.25%) Ant
4 1 (1.12%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.12%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.12%) Hudson
4 1 (1.12%) Gradle
4 1 (1.12%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.12%) Trac
4 1 (1.12%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (1.12%) Maven
4 1 (1.12%) JIRA
4 1 (1.12%) Selenium
4 1 (1.12%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (5.62%) Finance
2 3 (3.37%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.12%) Electronics
3 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.12%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) .NET
1 2 (2.25%) LAMP
1 2 (2.25%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.12%) Java SE
2 1 (1.12%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.12%) Web Services
2 1 (1.12%) CPAN
2 1 (1.12%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Clustering
2 5 (5.62%) Replication
3 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.37%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.25%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.12%) DTV
6 1 (1.12%) NHS
6 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) Wiki
6 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.12%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.12%) iPhone
6 1 (1.12%) Open Source
6 1 (1.12%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.12%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 59 (66.29%) Windows
2 42 (47.19%) Linux
3 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (28.09%) UNIX
5 20 (22.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (16.85%) Solaris
7 13 (14.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (13.48%) Windows 7
9 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (8.99%) Debian
11 7 (7.87%) AIX
12 5 (5.62%) HPUX
12 5 (5.62%) Windows XP
12 5 (5.62%) Ubuntu
13 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
14 3 (3.37%) CentOS
15 2 (2.25%) SUSE
15 2 (2.25%) Windows NT
15 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000
16 1 (1.12%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.24%) Migration
2 9 (10.11%) ITIL
3 8 (8.99%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.87%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (6.74%) E-Commerce
5 6 (6.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.37%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.37%) Data Entry
6 3 (3.37%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.37%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.25%) Release Management
7 2 (2.25%) SOA
7 2 (2.25%) UML
7 2 (2.25%) Change Management
7 2 (2.25%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.25%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.12%) Kanban
8 1 (1.12%) SAP Security
8 1 (1.12%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.12%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.48%) Shell Script
2 10 (11.24%) Bash Shell
3 9 (10.11%) SQL
4 8 (8.99%) Ruby
5 7 (7.87%) Korn
5 7 (7.87%) PHP
6 6 (6.74%) Python
7 5 (5.62%) AWK
8 4 (4.49%) sed
8 4 (4.49%) Perl
9 3 (3.37%) Java
9 3 (3.37%) T-SQL
10 2 (2.25%) REXX
10 2 (2.25%) JCL
11 1 (1.12%) Winbatch
11 1 (1.12%) C-shell
11 1 (1.12%) VBScript
11 1 (1.12%) ABAP
11 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.87%) Degree
3 6 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.74%) MCSE
3 6 (6.74%) CCNA
4 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.37%) MCSA
6 2 (2.25%) CCA
6 2 (2.25%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.12%) CCNP
7 1 (1.12%) MCITP
7 1 (1.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (37.08%) Active Directory
2 10 (11.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.87%) vSphere
3 7 (7.87%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.74%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.49%) DFS Replication
6 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (2.25%) Squid
6 2 (2.25%) Xen
6 2 (2.25%) KVM
7 1 (1.12%) RHEV
7 1 (1.12%) vCloud
7 1 (1.12%) Varnish
7 1 (1.12%) NLBS
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.12%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.12%) Samba
7 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) SCCM
2 9 (10.11%) SCOM
2 9 (10.11%) Nagios
3 8 (8.99%) HP SIM
3 8 (8.99%) Puppet
3 8 (8.99%) SAP Afaria
4 7 (7.87%) MOM
5 6 (6.74%) WSUS
6 5 (5.62%) ZABBIX
6 5 (5.62%) Cacti
7 4 (4.49%) Tivoli
7 4 (4.49%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (2.25%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (2.25%) Cobbler
9 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
9 2 (2.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (1.12%) YUM
10 1 (1.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 43 (48.31%) VMware
2 26 (29.21%) Red Hat
3 18 (20.22%) Microsoft
4 17 (19.10%) HP
5 14 (15.73%) Cisco
6 10 (11.24%) Sophos
7 9 (10.11%) Oracle
8 8 (8.99%) Veeam
9 7 (7.87%) Qualys
9 7 (7.87%) Altiris
10 6 (6.74%) Dell
10 6 (6.74%) EMC
10 6 (6.74%) Citrix
11 5 (5.62%) Juniper
12 3 (3.37%) Intel
12 3 (3.37%) Business Objects
12 3 (3.37%) IBM
12 3 (3.37%) McAfee
12 3 (3.37%) Lumension
12 3 (3.37%) LANDesk
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