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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 172 192 164
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 85 48 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 0.52% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.57% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 33 35
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£400 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 12
Average hourly rate £16.25 - £27.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 - £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.95 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -3.70%
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
8589 8433 7582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.89% 91.87% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4862 4653 3861
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £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 410 443 589
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +37 30 £394 +57.50% 9
Hampshire +1 17 £375 +7.14% 4
Oxfordshire -1 14 £475 - 3
Berkshire +9 7 £363 +3.57% 12
East Sussex -15 5 £350 +33.33% 10
West Sussex - 5 £300 - 3
Kent 0 3 £466 +3.44% 1
Middlesex - 3 £185 -
Buckinghamshire -3 2 - - 2
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 78 (51.32%) Windows
2 77 (50.66%) Linux
3 51 (33.55%) Microsoft
4 48 (31.58%) Red Hat
5 44 (28.95%) UNIX
6 38 (25.00%) VMware
7 36 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 31 (20.39%) Bash Shell
9 30 (19.74%) Shell Script
10 28 (18.42%) Solaris
10 28 (18.42%) Python
11 27 (17.76%) SAN
11 27 (17.76%) Data Centre
12 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
13 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (15.13%) Puppet
15 21 (13.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (13.82%) SCOM
15 21 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (13.16%) Oracle
17 19 (12.50%) MS Excel
17 19 (12.50%) DNS
17 19 (12.50%) SCSM
18 18 (11.84%) SCOrch
18 18 (11.84%) Incident Management
18 18 (11.84%) Finance
19 17 (11.18%) SQL
20 16 (10.53%) Perl
20 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
20 16 (10.53%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (9.21%) Apache
2 12 (7.89%) IIS
3 9 (5.92%) MS Exchange
4 8 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 7 (4.61%) SharePoint
6 6 (3.95%) Tomcat
6 6 (3.95%) uWSGI
7 4 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.97%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.97%) TPMS
8 3 (1.97%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.32%) JBoss
9 2 (1.32%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.32%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.66%) Lync
Applications
1 19 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Maximo
2 1 (0.66%) Agresso
2 1 (0.66%) CODA-Financials
2 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.66%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.97%) SaaS
2 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.76%) SAN
2 19 (12.50%) DNS
3 15 (9.87%) TCP/IP
4 12 (7.89%) NAS
4 12 (7.89%) LDAP
5 11 (7.24%) Firewall
6 6 (3.95%) VLAN
6 6 (3.95%) VPN
7 5 (3.29%) SMTP
8 4 (2.63%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.63%) DHCP
8 4 (2.63%) LAN
9 3 (1.97%) FCoE
9 3 (1.97%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.97%) WAN
9 3 (1.97%) SSL
9 3 (1.97%) SSH
10 2 (1.32%) Network Security
10 2 (1.32%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.32%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.89%) MySQL
2 10 (6.58%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.61%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.32%) DB2
8 2 (1.32%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.66%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.66%) QlikView
9 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.66%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 13 (8.55%) Subversion
2 9 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 8 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.97%) MSI
5 2 (1.32%) Maven
6 1 (0.66%) ClearCase
General
1 18 (11.84%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.32%) Publishing
4 2 (1.32%) Banking
4 2 (1.32%) Retail
5 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.66%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.66%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.95%) WSGI
1 6 (3.95%) Regular Expression
2 5 (3.29%) .NET
3 4 (2.63%) HTML
3 4 (2.63%) Web Services
3 4 (2.63%) XML
3 4 (2.63%) Middleware
4 2 (1.32%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.32%) J2EE
5 1 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.66%) JMS
5 1 (0.66%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.66%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.76%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.87%) Clustering
3 10 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.95%) Wiki
5 5 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.63%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.97%) Replication
8 2 (1.32%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.32%) Freedom of Information Act
8 2 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.32%) PKI
8 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.32%) HACMP
9 1 (0.66%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.66%) Statistics
9 1 (0.66%) SecurID
9 1 (0.66%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 78 (51.32%) Windows
2 77 (50.66%) Linux
3 44 (28.95%) UNIX
4 36 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (18.42%) Solaris
6 24 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (13.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (10.53%) CentOS
9 15 (9.87%) AIX
10 7 (4.61%) Fedora
11 4 (2.63%) SUSE
11 4 (2.63%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.32%) VMS
12 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.66%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.84%) Incident Management
2 16 (10.53%) Migration
3 15 (9.87%) Capacity Management
4 13 (8.55%) DevOps
5 11 (7.24%) ITIL
5 11 (7.24%) Configuration Management
6 10 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (5.26%) Patch Management
8 7 (4.61%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (3.95%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (3.95%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (3.95%) Server Building
10 5 (3.29%) Project Management
10 5 (3.29%) E-Commerce
11 4 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (1.97%) Performance Analysis
12 3 (1.97%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.39%) Bash Shell
2 30 (19.74%) Shell Script
3 28 (18.42%) Python
4 17 (11.18%) SQL
5 16 (10.53%) Perl
5 16 (10.53%) PowerShell
6 9 (5.92%) PHP
6 9 (5.92%) Java
7 7 (4.61%) VB
8 4 (2.63%) Korn
9 3 (1.97%) Ruby
10 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.32%) C
10 2 (1.32%) C++
10 2 (1.32%) VBScript
11 1 (0.66%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (4.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.95%) RHCT
2 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.63%) Degree
4 4 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.97%) Sun Certification
5 3 (1.97%) SCSA
6 2 (1.32%) CCNA
7 1 (0.66%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.66%) MCSE
7 1 (0.66%) MCSA
7 1 (0.66%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.26%) NFS
4 7 (4.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 6 (3.95%) KVM
5 6 (3.95%) Shibboleth
5 6 (3.95%) vSphere
6 4 (2.63%) XenApp
6 4 (2.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (2.63%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.97%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.97%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (1.97%) Veritas File System
7 3 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.66%) iptables
8 1 (0.66%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.66%) Firmware
8 1 (0.66%) Samba
Systems Management
1 23 (15.13%) Puppet
2 21 (13.82%) SCOM
3 19 (12.50%) SCSM
4 18 (11.84%) SCOrch
5 14 (9.21%) Nagios
6 5 (3.29%) HP SIM
6 5 (3.29%) ARCserve
6 5 (3.29%) SCCM
6 5 (3.29%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (2.63%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (2.63%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.63%) SAP Afaria
7 4 (2.63%) vMotion
8 3 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.97%) EdgeSight
9 2 (1.32%) WSUS
10 1 (0.66%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.66%) Ansible
Vendors
1 51 (33.55%) Microsoft
2 48 (31.58%) Red Hat
3 38 (25.00%) VMware
4 20 (13.16%) Oracle
5 15 (9.87%) HP
6 13 (8.55%) IBM
7 11 (7.24%) Sun
8 10 (6.58%) Veritas
9 8 (5.26%) Citrix
9 8 (5.26%) NetApp
10 7 (4.61%) Symantec
10 7 (4.61%) Cisco
11 6 (3.95%) Altiris
11 6 (3.95%) EMC
12 5 (3.29%) CA
13 4 (2.63%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.63%) BMC
14 3 (1.97%) Dell
14 3 (1.97%) SAP
14 3 (1.97%) AppSense
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