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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 181 173 199
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 86 85 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.91% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.96% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 46 32
Median daily rate £380 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +25.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £16.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -21.15%
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
8708 8818 8401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.07% 94.72% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5248 4918 4604
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 £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 431 461
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +2 37 £425 +6.25% 14
East Sussex +12 14 £350 - 2
Hampshire -4 14 £325 -13.33% 4
Berkshire +1 11 £450 +24.13% 8
Oxfordshire +4 8 £250 -47.36% 2
Kent -18 2 £343 -26.42% 1
West Sussex -28 2 £255 -15.00% 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 122 (78.71%) Linux
2 70 (45.16%) Unix
3 56 (36.13%) SAN
4 52 (33.55%) Windows
5 49 (31.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (28.39%) Finance
7 43 (27.74%) Red Hat
8 38 (24.52%) VMware
9 36 (23.23%) Solaris
10 35 (22.58%) EMC
11 33 (21.29%) Migration
12 32 (20.65%) Puppet
13 30 (19.35%) DevOps
14 29 (18.71%) NAS
14 29 (18.71%) Python
15 27 (17.42%) Oracle
15 27 (17.42%) Active Directory
15 27 (17.42%) Microsoft
16 25 (16.13%) Banking
16 25 (16.13%) Veritas
16 25 (16.13%) Shell Script
17 24 (15.48%) NetApp
18 23 (14.84%) AIX
19 22 (14.19%) Windows Server
19 22 (14.19%) ITIL
20 21 (13.55%) Change Management
20 21 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (13.55%) Bash Shell
21 20 (12.90%) Perl
21 20 (12.90%) TCP/IP

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 15 (9.68%) Apache
2 8 (5.16%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.52%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.52%) TPMS
4 6 (3.87%) nginx
5 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.23%) WordPress
6 4 (2.58%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.94%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.29%) CMS
8 2 (1.29%) Confluence
8 2 (1.29%) Drupal
8 2 (1.29%) JBoss
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.87%) SaaS
4 4 (2.58%) Office 365
5 2 (1.29%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 56 (36.13%) SAN
2 29 (18.71%) NAS
3 20 (12.90%) DNS
3 20 (12.90%) TCP/IP
4 18 (11.61%) DHCP
5 11 (7.10%) Firewall
6 9 (5.81%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (5.16%) LDAP
8 6 (3.87%) Intranet
9 5 (3.23%) SSH
10 4 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.94%) LAN
11 3 (1.94%) WAN
12 2 (1.29%) Internet
12 2 (1.29%) SMTP
13 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
13 1 (0.65%) iSCSI
13 1 (0.65%) MPLS
13 1 (0.65%) OSPF
13 1 (0.65%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.74%) Oracle Database
2 10 (6.45%) MySQL
3 7 (4.52%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.29%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.65%) GIS
7 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.65%) OLTP
7 1 (0.65%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Git (software)
2 14 (9.03%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.52%) RSpec
4 3 (1.94%) JIRA
5 2 (1.29%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.29%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.65%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.65%) GitLab
6 1 (0.65%) Subversion
6 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 44 (28.39%) Finance
2 25 (16.13%) Banking
3 8 (5.16%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.52%) Back Office
5 4 (2.58%) Advertising
6 2 (1.29%) Marketing
6 2 (1.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.16%) Middleware
2 7 (4.52%) LAMP
3 3 (1.94%) REST
3 3 (1.94%) Web Services
4 2 (1.29%) HTML
4 2 (1.29%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.29%) MCollective
4 2 (1.29%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.29%) Spring
4 2 (1.29%) XML
4 2 (1.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.03%) Clustering
1 14 (9.03%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.45%) EMC VNX
3 9 (5.81%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.81%) EMC VMAX
3 9 (5.81%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (5.16%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.23%) HACMP
6 3 (1.94%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.29%) Social Media
7 2 (1.29%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (1.29%) VCE vBlock
7 2 (1.29%) Wiki
8 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.65%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 122 (78.71%) Linux
2 70 (45.16%) Unix
3 52 (33.55%) Windows
4 49 (31.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (23.23%) Solaris
6 23 (14.84%) AIX
7 22 (14.19%) Windows Server
8 17 (10.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (9.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (7.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (5.16%) Ubuntu
12 7 (4.52%) CentOS
13 5 (3.23%) Windows 7
14 4 (2.58%) SUSE
15 3 (1.94%) HPUX
16 2 (1.29%) Android
16 2 (1.29%) Mac OS X
16 2 (1.29%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.65%) SmartOS
17 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.29%) Migration
2 30 (19.35%) DevOps
3 22 (14.19%) ITIL
4 21 (13.55%) Change Management
5 17 (10.97%) Configuration Management
6 16 (10.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (10.32%) Open Source
7 14 (9.03%) Performance Monitoring
8 11 (7.10%) Project Management
9 9 (5.81%) Data Migration
9 9 (5.81%) Time Management
10 8 (5.16%) High Availability
11 7 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.52%) Server Patching
12 6 (3.87%) Incident Management
12 6 (3.87%) Problem Management
13 5 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
14 3 (1.94%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.71%) Python
2 25 (16.13%) Shell Script
3 21 (13.55%) Bash Shell
4 20 (12.90%) Perl
5 11 (7.10%) Ruby
6 9 (5.81%) SQL
7 7 (4.52%) Bourne shell
8 6 (3.87%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.23%) Korn
10 3 (1.94%) AWK
10 3 (1.94%) PHP
11 2 (1.29%) Java
11 2 (1.29%) sed
12 1 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (5.16%) Degree
2 5 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 5 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.58%) NCDA
3 4 (2.58%) NCIE
3 4 (2.58%) NCSA
4 3 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.65%) CCNA
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.65%) MCSE
6 1 (0.65%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.45%) SLA
2 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.29%) QA
3 2 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (17.42%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (12.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 12 (7.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (7.10%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.16%) Firmware
6 8 (5.16%) Veritas File System
7 7 (4.52%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.87%) NFS
9 4 (2.58%) KVM
9 4 (2.58%) RHEV
10 3 (1.94%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.94%) vSphere
11 2 (1.29%) iptables
11 2 (1.29%) Squid
12 1 (0.65%) Btrfs
12 1 (0.65%) Snort
12 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (20.65%) Puppet
2 18 (11.61%) Ansible
3 17 (10.97%) NetBackup
4 10 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.87%) Legato
6 4 (2.58%) Nagios
6 4 (2.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.94%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.29%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (1.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.65%) Cacti
9 1 (0.65%) CFEngine
9 1 (0.65%) Control-M
9 1 (0.65%) Nessus
9 1 (0.65%) OVSD
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.65%) SCCM
9 1 (0.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (27.74%) Red Hat
2 38 (24.52%) VMware
3 35 (22.58%) EMC
4 27 (17.42%) Microsoft
4 27 (17.42%) Oracle
5 25 (16.13%) Veritas
6 24 (15.48%) NetApp
7 15 (9.68%) HP
8 14 (9.03%) IBM
9 13 (8.39%) Sun
10 12 (7.74%) Brocade
11 8 (5.16%) Cisco
11 8 (5.16%) Dell
11 8 (5.16%) Emulex
11 8 (5.16%) Symantec
12 4 (2.58%) Citrix
13 3 (1.94%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.94%) Palo Alto
14 2 (1.29%) Coremetrics
14 2 (1.29%) Google
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