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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 186 187 180
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 79 66 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.71% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.77% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 44 36
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£350 £310 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £368 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Average hourly rate £9.50 £22.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.24% -25.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-16.32% -10.90%
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
8889 8556 7971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.27% 91.83% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5298 4669 4164
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 415 532
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.90 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 5 August 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
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 5 August 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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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
Surrey +17 29 £350 +40.00% 9
Berkshire +13 13 £320 - 11
Buckinghamshire +5 11 £400 +119.17% 2
Hampshire -29 11 £352 +10.27% 9
Oxfordshire -19 7 £375 -11.76% 3
East Sussex -5 5 £300 +42.01% 1
Middlesex - 4 £350 -
West Sussex -13 1 - - 1
Systems Administrator
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 85 (49.42%) Linux
2 83 (48.26%) Windows
3 58 (33.72%) Red Hat
4 55 (31.98%) VMware
5 45 (26.16%) UNIX
6 44 (25.58%) Microsoft
7 43 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (22.09%) SAN
9 35 (20.35%) Shell Script
10 32 (18.60%) Active Directory
10 32 (18.60%) Finance
11 29 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 29 (16.86%) Data Centre
12 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (15.12%) Python
13 25 (14.53%) Solaris
13 25 (14.53%) Bash Shell
14 22 (12.79%) Oracle
14 22 (12.79%) MS Excel
14 22 (12.79%) SCOM
15 20 (11.63%) Incident Management
15 20 (11.63%) DNS
16 19 (11.05%) Puppet
17 18 (10.47%) SCOrch
17 18 (10.47%) SCSM
17 18 (10.47%) Migration
17 18 (10.47%) Citrix
17 18 (10.47%) SQL
17 18 (10.47%) AIX

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

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 16 (9.30%) IIS
2 10 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 8 (4.65%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.65%) Apache
4 6 (3.49%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.49%) SharePoint Server
4 6 (3.49%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.74%) TPMS
7 2 (1.16%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.16%) JBoss
8 1 (0.58%) SAS
8 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.58%) Lync
Applications
1 22 (12.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.58%) PaintShop Pro
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Maximo
2 2 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.16%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.58%) CODA-Financials
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.33%) Office 365
3 2 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.16%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.58%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (22.09%) SAN
2 20 (11.63%) DNS
3 17 (9.88%) Firewall
4 14 (8.14%) NAS
5 11 (6.40%) LDAP
5 11 (6.40%) VPN
6 6 (3.49%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.33%) DHCP
7 4 (2.33%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.74%) FCoE
8 3 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (1.74%) SMTP
9 2 (1.16%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.16%) SSH
9 2 (1.16%) SSL
9 2 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.16%) Network Security
10 1 (0.58%) Telepresence
10 1 (0.58%) Internet
10 1 (0.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.07%) SQL Server 2012
2 7 (4.07%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.49%) MySQL
3 6 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.74%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.16%) DB2
7 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.58%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.58%) QlikView
7 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects XI
7 1 (0.58%) Essbase
7 1 (0.58%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.07%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.74%) MSI
3 3 (1.74%) Subversion
3 3 (1.74%) Maven
4 2 (1.16%) RSpec
General
1 32 (18.60%) Finance
2 9 (5.23%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.33%) Banking
4 3 (1.74%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.74%) Electronics
5 2 (1.16%) Publishing
5 2 (1.16%) Retail
5 2 (1.16%) Marketing
6 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.33%) .NET
1 4 (2.33%) Web Services
2 3 (1.74%) Middleware
2 3 (1.74%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.58%) HTML
3 1 (0.58%) SAP XI
3 1 (0.58%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.58%) XML
3 1 (0.58%) EDI
3 1 (0.58%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.86%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.88%) Clustering
3 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.91%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.33%) HACMP
6 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.16%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.16%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.16%) NHS
7 2 (1.16%) DTV
7 2 (1.16%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.16%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (1.16%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.58%) Replication
8 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.58%) EPoS
8 1 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 85 (49.42%) Linux
2 83 (48.26%) Windows
3 45 (26.16%) UNIX
4 43 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (14.53%) Solaris
7 18 (10.47%) AIX
7 18 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (6.98%) CentOS
9 8 (4.65%) Fedora
10 6 (3.49%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.91%) Ubuntu
11 5 (2.91%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.74%) HPUX
12 3 (1.74%) VMS
13 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.16%) SUSE
14 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (11.63%) Incident Management
2 18 (10.47%) Migration
3 15 (8.72%) Capacity Management
4 13 (7.56%) DevOps
4 13 (7.56%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (4.65%) Configuration Management
6 8 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.07%) ITIL
7 7 (4.07%) Performance Analysis
7 7 (4.07%) Patch Management
7 7 (4.07%) Server Building
8 6 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (3.49%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (2.91%) Change Management
9 5 (2.91%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (2.91%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (2.91%) Data Migration
10 4 (2.33%) Problem Management
10 4 (2.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (20.35%) Shell Script
2 26 (15.12%) Python
3 25 (14.53%) Bash Shell
4 18 (10.47%) SQL
5 15 (8.72%) PowerShell
6 14 (8.14%) Perl
7 9 (5.23%) Ruby
8 8 (4.65%) Java
9 6 (3.49%) VB
9 6 (3.49%) Korn
10 3 (1.74%) C
11 2 (1.16%) C++
12 1 (0.58%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (5.23%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.07%) CCNA
4 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.91%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.33%) Degree
7 3 (1.74%) RHCE
8 1 (0.58%) ACCA
8 1 (0.58%) CIMA
8 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.58%) MCP
8 1 (0.58%) MCSE
8 1 (0.58%) MCSA
8 1 (0.58%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.07%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 29 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.98%) vSphere
4 11 (6.40%) XenApp
5 8 (4.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 8 (4.65%) NFS
6 6 (3.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (3.49%) KVM
6 6 (3.49%) Oracle Clusterware
7 5 (2.91%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (2.33%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.74%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.74%) iptables
10 2 (1.16%) Veritas File System
10 2 (1.16%) Samba
11 1 (0.58%) Postfix
11 1 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (12.79%) SCOM
2 19 (11.05%) Puppet
3 18 (10.47%) SCOrch
3 18 (10.47%) SCSM
4 11 (6.40%) SCCM
5 9 (5.23%) Nagios
6 7 (4.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 6 (3.49%) NetBackup
7 6 (3.49%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.91%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (2.33%) SAP Afaria
9 4 (2.33%) WSUS
10 3 (1.74%) ARCserve
10 3 (1.74%) HP Data Protector
10 3 (1.74%) Cacti
10 3 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.74%) EdgeSight
11 2 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (1.16%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 58 (33.72%) Red Hat
2 55 (31.98%) VMware
3 44 (25.58%) Microsoft
4 22 (12.79%) Oracle
5 18 (10.47%) Citrix
6 16 (9.30%) HP
7 15 (8.72%) Cisco
8 12 (6.98%) EMC
9 11 (6.40%) Veritas
10 10 (5.81%) IBM
10 10 (5.81%) Sun
11 9 (5.23%) Symantec
12 8 (4.65%) NetApp
13 7 (4.07%) Veeam
13 7 (4.07%) Juniper
14 6 (3.49%) Altiris
14 6 (3.49%) CheckPoint
14 6 (3.49%) 3PAR
15 5 (2.91%) BMC
16 4 (2.33%) SAP
South East
Westbourne Partners Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £15 - £20 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 6 Month Fixed Term Contract with opt
Posted: 4 days ago
Chertsey
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £480 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago