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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 160 193 160
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 98 52 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.05% 0.58% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.63% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 37 28
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£400 £313 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £386 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 15
Average hourly rate £16.25 £22.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -25.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £22.75 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 £22.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -5.45%
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
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Surrey +12 26 £400 +45.45% 8
Hampshire -2 20 £500 +60.00% 5
Oxfordshire -9 19 £475 +11.76% 5
Berkshire +19 11 £343 -15.69% 6
Buckinghamshire +6 10 £400 +119.17%
East Sussex -7 6 £300 +33.33% 2
West Sussex -8 4 £313 - 1
Middlesex - 4 £255 -
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England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 81 (50.31%) Windows
2 79 (49.07%) Linux
3 55 (34.16%) Red Hat
3 55 (34.16%) VMware
4 51 (31.68%) Microsoft
5 46 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (26.71%) UNIX
7 39 (24.22%) SAN
8 34 (21.12%) Shell Script
9 33 (20.50%) Active Directory
10 29 (18.01%) Solaris
11 28 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (17.39%) Data Centre
12 26 (16.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (15.53%) Bash Shell
13 25 (15.53%) Finance
14 23 (14.29%) DNS
14 23 (14.29%) Python
14 23 (14.29%) MS Excel
15 22 (13.66%) SCOM
16 21 (13.04%) Oracle
17 20 (12.42%) Windows Server 2003
18 19 (11.80%) AIX
18 19 (11.80%) Incident Management
18 19 (11.80%) Migration
19 18 (11.18%) Clustering
19 18 (11.18%) SQL
19 18 (11.18%) Firewall
20 17 (10.56%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 14 (8.70%) IIS
2 11 (6.83%) MS Exchange
3 9 (5.59%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.59%) WebSphere
4 8 (4.97%) Apache
5 6 (3.73%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.48%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.86%) TPMS
9 2 (1.24%) Lync
9 2 (1.24%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.24%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.24%) JBoss
10 1 (0.62%) SAS
10 1 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.62%) uWSGI
Applications
1 23 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) PaintShop Pro
3 1 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Maximo
2 2 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.62%) HFM
3 1 (0.62%) Agresso
3 1 (0.62%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.24%) SaaS
1 2 (1.24%) Office 365
1 2 (1.24%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 39 (24.22%) SAN
2 23 (14.29%) DNS
3 18 (11.18%) Firewall
4 13 (8.07%) NAS
5 12 (7.45%) LDAP
5 12 (7.45%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.83%) VPN
7 5 (3.11%) DHCP
8 4 (2.48%) SMTP
8 4 (2.48%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.86%) FCoE
9 3 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.86%) LAN
9 3 (1.86%) SSL
9 3 (1.86%) SSH
10 2 (1.24%) WAN
10 2 (1.24%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.24%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.24%) Network Security
11 1 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.97%) MySQL
3 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database
4 6 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.11%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.24%) DB2
8 2 (1.24%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.62%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.62%) QlikView
9 1 (0.62%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.62%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.11%) Subversion
2 5 (3.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.86%) MSI
3 3 (1.86%) Maven
General
1 25 (15.53%) Finance
2 9 (5.59%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.11%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.11%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Retail
4 2 (1.24%) Marketing
4 2 (1.24%) Electronics
4 2 (1.24%) Publishing
5 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.62%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.11%) .NET
2 3 (1.86%) Middleware
2 3 (1.86%) Web Services
2 3 (1.86%) XML
3 2 (1.24%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.24%) HTML
4 1 (0.62%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.62%) WSGI
4 1 (0.62%) JMS
4 1 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.62%) SAP XI
4 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.18%) Clustering
3 10 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.48%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.86%) Replication
7 2 (1.24%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (1.24%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.24%) HACMP
7 2 (1.24%) DTV
7 2 (1.24%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.24%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (1.24%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (1.24%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.62%) FlexPod
8 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.62%) Wiki
8 1 (0.62%) PKI
8 1 (0.62%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 81 (50.31%) Windows
2 79 (49.07%) Linux
3 46 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 43 (26.71%) UNIX
5 29 (18.01%) Solaris
6 28 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (16.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (12.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (11.80%) AIX
10 12 (7.45%) CentOS
11 8 (4.97%) Fedora
12 7 (4.35%) Windows 7
13 5 (3.11%) Ubuntu
13 5 (3.11%) Windows 8
14 4 (2.48%) SUSE
15 3 (1.86%) VMS
16 2 (1.24%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.62%) HPUX
17 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.80%) Migration
1 19 (11.80%) Incident Management
2 14 (8.70%) Capacity Management
3 11 (6.83%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (6.21%) ITIL
5 9 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (5.59%) DevOps
6 8 (4.97%) Configuration Management
6 8 (4.97%) Service Delivery
7 7 (4.35%) Patch Management
7 7 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
8 6 (3.73%) Server Building
8 6 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.11%) Project Management
9 5 (3.11%) Data Migration
9 5 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (2.48%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.48%) Change Management
10 4 (2.48%) E-Commerce
10 4 (2.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.12%) Shell Script
2 25 (15.53%) Bash Shell
3 23 (14.29%) Python
4 18 (11.18%) SQL
5 14 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.45%) Perl
7 9 (5.59%) Java
8 6 (3.73%) Korn
8 6 (3.73%) VB
9 4 (2.48%) Ruby
10 3 (1.86%) PHP
11 2 (1.24%) C
11 2 (1.24%) C++
12 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.62%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (5.59%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (5.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.35%) CCNA
3 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.86%) Degree
5 2 (1.24%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.24%) SCSA
6 1 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.62%) RHCE
6 1 (0.62%) MCP
6 1 (0.62%) MCSE
6 1 (0.62%) MCSA
6 1 (0.62%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (20.50%) Active Directory
2 28 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.07%) vSphere
4 10 (6.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (5.59%) XenApp
6 8 (4.97%) NFS
7 6 (3.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (3.73%) KVM
7 6 (3.73%) Oracle Clusterware
8 4 (2.48%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.48%) Veritas File System
9 3 (1.86%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.86%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.24%) Hyper-V
10 2 (1.24%) iptables
10 2 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.62%) Postfix
11 1 (0.62%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 22 (13.66%) SCOM
2 17 (10.56%) Puppet
2 17 (10.56%) SCOrch
2 17 (10.56%) SCSM
3 10 (6.21%) SCCM
3 10 (6.21%) Nagios
4 7 (4.35%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.73%) Tivoli
5 6 (3.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (3.11%) WSUS
6 5 (3.11%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (2.48%) ARCserve
7 4 (2.48%) SAP Afaria
7 4 (2.48%) Oracle ZFS
8 3 (1.86%) EdgeSight
8 3 (1.86%) vMotion
8 3 (1.86%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.86%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.24%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 55 (34.16%) Red Hat
1 55 (34.16%) VMware
2 51 (31.68%) Microsoft
3 21 (13.04%) Oracle
4 17 (10.56%) Cisco
4 17 (10.56%) HP
5 13 (8.07%) Citrix
5 13 (8.07%) IBM
5 13 (8.07%) Veritas
6 12 (7.45%) Sun
6 12 (7.45%) EMC
7 10 (6.21%) Symantec
8 8 (4.97%) NetApp
9 7 (4.35%) Veeam
9 7 (4.35%) Juniper
10 6 (3.73%) Altiris
10 6 (3.73%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.73%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.48%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.48%) BMC
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