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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 186 171 201
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 77 99 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 1.05% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.11% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 60 36
Median daily rate £386 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.43% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £300 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £386
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £49.46 £16.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+204.36% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.46 £20.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+141.26% -26.78%
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
8452 8952 8679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5032 5120 4704
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 429 449
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.47% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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
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 June 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
Surrey -7 25 £425 +6.25% 5
Hampshire +6 15 £325 -35.00% 8
Berkshire +3 15 £500 +45.98%
East Sussex +14 9 £350 +7.69%
Oxfordshire -1 6 £400 -15.78% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £275 -31.25% 2
Kent +7 1 £260 -44.14% 1
West Sussex -22 1 £260 -16.80%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 131 (74.86%) Linux
2 67 (38.29%) Unix
3 62 (35.43%) VMware
4 59 (33.71%) Windows
5 56 (32.00%) SAN
6 49 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (26.29%) Finance
8 45 (25.71%) EMC
9 43 (24.57%) Puppet
10 42 (24.00%) Python
10 42 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 40 (22.86%) Red Hat
12 38 (21.71%) DevOps
13 36 (20.57%) Migration
13 36 (20.57%) Solaris
14 33 (18.86%) Active Directory
15 32 (18.29%) NAS
16 31 (17.71%) Microsoft
16 31 (17.71%) Perl
17 30 (17.14%) ITIL
18 28 (16.00%) NetApp
19 26 (14.86%) Banking
19 26 (14.86%) Opscode Chef
20 24 (13.71%) Ansible
20 24 (13.71%) Veritas
21 23 (13.14%) Shell Script
21 23 (13.14%) Change Management
22 22 (12.57%) Apache
22 22 (12.57%) AIX
22 22 (12.57%) DNS

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 22 (12.57%) Apache
2 10 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 10 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 9 (5.14%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.57%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.00%) TPMS
6 6 (3.43%) nginx
7 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.86%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.86%) WordPress
8 4 (2.29%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.14%) CMS
10 2 (1.14%) Confluence
10 2 (1.14%) Drupal
10 2 (1.14%) IIS
10 2 (1.14%) JBoss
10 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (2.86%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.57%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (4.57%) Amazon S3
2 8 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.43%) Office 365
3 6 (3.43%) SaaS
4 5 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.14%) CloudFront
5 2 (1.14%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 56 (32.00%) SAN
2 32 (18.29%) NAS
3 22 (12.57%) DNS
4 21 (12.00%) TCP/IP
5 20 (11.43%) DHCP
6 14 (8.00%) Firewall
7 12 (6.86%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (5.71%) LDAP
9 8 (4.57%) Internet
10 6 (3.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (3.43%) Intranet
11 5 (2.86%) SSH
11 5 (2.86%) VPN
12 4 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.29%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.71%) LAN
13 3 (1.71%) MPLS
13 3 (1.71%) WAN
14 2 (1.14%) Kerberos
14 2 (1.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.43%) MySQL
2 11 (6.29%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.57%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.86%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.57%) GIS
7 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.57%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.29%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.43%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (2.86%) Subversion
5 3 (1.71%) JIRA
5 3 (1.71%) RSpec
5 3 (1.71%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.14%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.57%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.57%) GitLab
7 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (26.29%) Finance
2 26 (14.86%) Banking
3 8 (4.57%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.43%) Back Office
5 4 (2.29%) Advertising
6 2 (1.14%) Marketing
6 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.14%) LAMP
2 6 (3.43%) Middleware
3 4 (2.29%) Web Services
4 3 (1.71%) REST
5 2 (1.14%) HTML
5 2 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.14%) MCollective
5 2 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.14%) SailPoint
5 2 (1.14%) Spring
5 2 (1.14%) XML
5 2 (1.14%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.71%) EMC VNX
2 15 (8.57%) Clustering
3 14 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 10 (5.71%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (5.14%) EMC VMAX
5 9 (5.14%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.86%) HACMP
8 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.71%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.71%) Replication
10 2 (1.14%) Social Media
10 2 (1.14%) Symmetrix DMX
10 2 (1.14%) VCE vBlock
10 2 (1.14%) Wiki
11 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.57%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 131 (74.86%) Linux
2 67 (38.29%) Unix
3 59 (33.71%) Windows
4 49 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (20.57%) Solaris
6 22 (12.57%) AIX
6 22 (12.57%) Windows Server
7 17 (9.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (9.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (5.71%) Ubuntu
10 8 (4.57%) CentOS
11 5 (2.86%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.29%) SUSE
13 2 (1.14%) Android
13 2 (1.14%) Debian
13 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.57%) HPUX
14 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.71%) DevOps
2 36 (20.57%) Migration
3 30 (17.14%) ITIL
4 23 (13.14%) Change Management
5 16 (9.14%) Configuration Management
5 16 (9.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (8.00%) Open Source
6 14 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
7 13 (7.43%) Project Management
8 10 (5.71%) Load Balancing
9 9 (5.14%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.14%) Time Management
10 8 (4.57%) High Availability
11 7 (4.00%) Incident Management
11 7 (4.00%) Problem Management
11 7 (4.00%) Server Patching
11 7 (4.00%) Service Delivery
12 6 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 42 (24.00%) Python
2 31 (17.71%) Perl
3 23 (13.14%) Shell Script
4 19 (10.86%) Bash Shell
5 18 (10.29%) Ruby
6 11 (6.29%) SQL
7 8 (4.57%) PHP
8 7 (4.00%) Java
8 7 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (3.43%) Bourne shell
10 4 (2.29%) Korn
11 3 (1.71%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.14%) AWK
12 2 (1.14%) sed
13 1 (0.57%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (5.14%) Degree
3 7 (4.00%) CCNA
3 7 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.00%) RHCSA
4 6 (3.43%) CCNP
4 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.43%) RHCE
4 6 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.29%) NCDA
5 4 (2.29%) NCIE
5 4 (2.29%) NCSA
6 3 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.14%) MCSE
8 1 (0.57%) RHCA
8 1 (0.57%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.29%) SLA
2 4 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.14%) QA
3 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (18.86%) Active Directory
3 18 (10.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 13 (7.43%) vSphere
5 12 (6.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 11 (6.29%) Hyper-V
6 11 (6.29%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (5.14%) NFS
8 8 (4.57%) Firmware
8 8 (4.57%) VMware ESX
9 7 (4.00%) Veritas File System
10 4 (2.29%) KVM
10 4 (2.29%) RHEV
11 3 (1.71%) Oracle Clusterware
11 3 (1.71%) Postfix
11 3 (1.71%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.71%) XenApp
12 2 (1.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 43 (24.57%) Puppet
2 26 (14.86%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (13.71%) Ansible
4 20 (11.43%) NetBackup
5 10 (5.71%) Nagios
6 6 (3.43%) Legato
6 6 (3.43%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.71%) SCCM
8 2 (1.14%) SCOM
8 2 (1.14%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.57%) Cacti
9 1 (0.57%) Control-M
9 1 (0.57%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.57%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.57%) OVSD
9 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 62 (35.43%) VMware
2 45 (25.71%) EMC
3 40 (22.86%) Red Hat
4 31 (17.71%) Microsoft
5 28 (16.00%) NetApp
6 24 (13.71%) Veritas
7 21 (12.00%) Oracle
8 15 (8.57%) HP
9 14 (8.00%) Cisco
9 14 (8.00%) IBM
10 13 (7.43%) Brocade
11 12 (6.86%) Sun
12 10 (5.71%) Symantec
13 8 (4.57%) Dell
13 8 (4.57%) Emulex
14 6 (3.43%) Citrix
15 5 (2.86%) Juniper
16 3 (1.71%) 3PAR
16 3 (1.71%) Palo Alto
17 2 (1.14%) Aveksa
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