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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 185 178 211
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 94 89 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.98% 0.88% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.94% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 51 23
Median daily rate £352 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.93% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £16.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -7.86%
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
9175 9514 8893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.34% 94.33% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5576 5217 4881
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 £225 £236 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 460 487
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.34 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 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 2 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 +8 45 £400 - 12
East Sussex +7 13 £325 -7.14% 4
Oxfordshire 0 11 £225 -52.12% 2
Berkshire +10 10 £410 +9.33% 4
Hampshire -15 10 £325 -13.33% 4
West Sussex -21 2 £255 -15.35% 1
Kent -28 2 £343 -26.42% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 1 £430 - 1
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 111 (72.08%) Linux
2 74 (48.05%) Unix
3 55 (35.71%) SAN
4 52 (33.77%) Windows
5 45 (29.22%) Finance
6 42 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (27.27%) Red Hat
7 37 (24.03%) VMware
8 35 (22.73%) Solaris
9 33 (21.43%) EMC
9 33 (21.43%) Migration
10 30 (19.48%) Active Directory
11 29 (18.83%) NAS
12 27 (17.53%) Oracle
12 27 (17.53%) Shell Script
13 26 (16.88%) Microsoft
14 25 (16.23%) NetApp
14 25 (16.23%) Banking
14 25 (16.23%) Puppet
15 24 (15.58%) Veritas
15 24 (15.58%) Python
16 23 (14.94%) DevOps
16 23 (14.94%) Windows Server
17 22 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (14.29%) AIX
18 21 (13.64%) DNS
18 21 (13.64%) Change Management
19 19 (12.34%) TCP/IP
20 18 (11.69%) Perl
20 18 (11.69%) Veritas Volume Manager

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 12 (7.79%) Apache
2 8 (5.19%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.55%) TPMS
4 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.25%) nginx
4 5 (3.25%) WordPress
5 3 (1.95%) JBoss
5 3 (1.95%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.95%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.30%) CMS
6 2 (1.30%) Confluence
6 2 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.30%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.65%) IIS
7 1 (0.65%) Liferay
7 1 (0.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.90%) SaaS
3 4 (2.60%) Office 365
4 2 (1.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 55 (35.71%) SAN
2 29 (18.83%) NAS
3 21 (13.64%) DNS
4 19 (12.34%) TCP/IP
5 17 (11.04%) DHCP
6 12 (7.79%) Firewall
7 9 (5.84%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (5.19%) LDAP
9 7 (4.55%) Intranet
10 5 (3.25%) SSH
11 4 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.95%) HTTP
12 3 (1.95%) Internet
13 2 (1.30%) LAN
13 2 (1.30%) SMTP
13 2 (1.30%) WAN
14 1 (0.65%) FTP
14 1 (0.65%) MPLS
14 1 (0.65%) SMS
14 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.49%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.55%) MySQL
3 6 (3.90%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.30%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.65%) DB2
6 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.65%) MS Access
6 1 (0.65%) OLTP
6 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.65%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 13 (8.44%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.79%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.55%) RSpec
4 3 (1.95%) JIRA
5 1 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.65%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.65%) GitLab
5 1 (0.65%) Introscope
5 1 (0.65%) Subversion
5 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (29.22%) Finance
2 25 (16.23%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.55%) Back Office
5 2 (1.30%) Advertising
5 2 (1.30%) Marketing
5 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.90%) Middleware
2 3 (1.95%) LAMP
2 3 (1.95%) Web Services
3 2 (1.30%) HTML
3 2 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (1.30%) MCollective
3 2 (1.30%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (1.30%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.65%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.65%) ISPF
4 1 (0.65%) J2EE
4 1 (0.65%) REST
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.44%) Clustering
3 9 (5.84%) Computer Science
3 9 (5.84%) EMC VMAX
3 9 (5.84%) EMC VNX
3 9 (5.84%) Enterprise Storage
4 8 (5.19%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.25%) HACMP
6 3 (1.95%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.30%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.30%) Social Media
7 2 (1.30%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (1.30%) Wiki
8 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.65%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.65%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) User Experience
8 1 (0.65%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 111 (72.08%) Linux
2 74 (48.05%) Unix
3 52 (33.77%) Windows
4 42 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (22.73%) Solaris
6 23 (14.94%) Windows Server
7 22 (14.29%) AIX
8 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (4.55%) Ubuntu
12 6 (3.90%) CentOS
13 5 (3.25%) Windows 7
14 4 (2.60%) SUSE
15 3 (1.95%) HPUX
16 2 (1.30%) Android
16 2 (1.30%) Mac OS X
16 2 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.65%) SmartOS
17 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.43%) Migration
2 23 (14.94%) DevOps
3 21 (13.64%) Change Management
4 17 (11.04%) ITIL
5 16 (10.39%) Configuration Management
6 15 (9.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (8.44%) Performance Monitoring
8 12 (7.79%) Open Source
9 10 (6.49%) High Availability
10 9 (5.84%) Data Migration
10 9 (5.84%) Project Management
11 8 (5.19%) Time Management
12 7 (4.55%) Problem Management
13 6 (3.90%) Incident Management
14 5 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
14 5 (3.25%) Performance Analysis
14 5 (3.25%) Server Patching
15 4 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
16 3 (1.95%) Data Management
16 3 (1.95%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.53%) Shell Script
2 24 (15.58%) Python
3 18 (11.69%) Perl
4 15 (9.74%) Bash Shell
5 13 (8.44%) SQL
6 11 (7.14%) Ruby
7 6 (3.90%) Bourne shell
7 6 (3.90%) Korn
8 5 (3.25%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.60%) AWK
10 3 (1.95%) sed
11 2 (1.30%) Java
12 1 (0.65%) C
12 1 (0.65%) C#
12 1 (0.65%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.65%) PHP
12 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (5.19%) Degree
2 6 (3.90%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.90%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.60%) NCDA
3 4 (2.60%) NCIE
3 4 (2.60%) NCSA
4 3 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.30%) 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 7 (4.55%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.30%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (19.48%) Active Directory
2 22 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 12 (7.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 11 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.19%) Firmware
7 7 (4.55%) Veritas File System
7 7 (4.55%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.90%) NFS
9 4 (2.60%) RHEV
10 3 (1.95%) KVM
10 3 (1.95%) Oracle Clusterware
10 3 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.95%) vSphere
11 2 (1.30%) iptables
11 2 (1.30%) Squid
12 1 (0.65%) Btrfs
12 1 (0.65%) Docker
12 1 (0.65%) LXC
12 1 (0.65%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (16.23%) Puppet
2 16 (10.39%) Ansible
2 16 (10.39%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.25%) Legato
5 4 (2.60%) Nagios
5 4 (2.60%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.95%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.95%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (1.30%) SCCM
7 2 (1.30%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.30%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.65%) Control-M
8 1 (0.65%) logstash
8 1 (0.65%) Simpana
8 1 (0.65%) systemd
8 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 42 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 37 (24.03%) VMware
3 33 (21.43%) EMC
4 27 (17.53%) Oracle
5 26 (16.88%) Microsoft
6 25 (16.23%) NetApp
7 24 (15.58%) Veritas
8 16 (10.39%) IBM
9 14 (9.09%) HP
10 12 (7.79%) Brocade
10 12 (7.79%) Sun
11 8 (5.19%) Emulex
11 8 (5.19%) Symantec
12 7 (4.55%) Cisco
12 7 (4.55%) Dell
13 4 (2.60%) Citrix
14 3 (1.95%) 3PAR
14 3 (1.95%) Google
14 3 (1.95%) Palo Alto
15 2 (1.30%) Aveksa
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