The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 175 175 130
Rank change year-on-year
0 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 65 60 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.71% 0.71% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.77% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 34 48
Average daily rate
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£310 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £432 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £336 £318
% change year-on-year
-3.34% +5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 14
Average hourly rate £22.75 £30.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.40% +12.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +27.90%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8418 7840 9048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.72% 92.67% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4588 4093 4133
Average daily rate £350 £358 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +1.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 522 635
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Systems Administrator
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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 1 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
Hampshire +13 36 £313 -6.71% 6
Surrey -11 8 £250 -31.03% 7
Oxfordshire -4 5 £425 +61.90% 2
Kent -1 4 - -
East Sussex 0 2 £211 -3.97%
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £183 -20.47% 3
Berkshire -9 2 - - 9
West Sussex -4 1 - - 2
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 63 (58.33%) Windows
2 51 (47.22%) Linux
3 47 (43.52%) VMware
4 32 (29.63%) Active Directory
5 30 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (26.85%) Red Hat
7 27 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (23.15%) Microsoft
9 24 (22.22%) UNIX
10 19 (17.59%) HP
11 16 (14.81%) DNS
11 16 (14.81%) Solaris
12 15 (13.89%) IIS
12 15 (13.89%) Cisco
13 14 (12.96%) Firewall
14 13 (12.04%) MS Exchange
15 12 (11.11%) Clustering
15 12 (11.11%) SCCM
15 12 (11.11%) HP SIM
15 12 (11.11%) TCP/IP
15 12 (11.11%) SAN
16 11 (10.19%) Shell Script
16 11 (10.19%) Migration
16 11 (10.19%) ITIL
16 11 (10.19%) SQL
16 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
16 11 (10.19%) Bash Shell
17 10 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
17 10 (9.26%) MySQL
17 10 (9.26%) Sophos

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 15 (13.89%) IIS
2 13 (12.04%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.63%) Apache
6 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.85%) Drupal
8 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.93%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.93%) SAP Web AS
9 1 (0.93%) SAS
9 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.93%) Confluence
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.93%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.93%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Taleo
2 1 (0.93%) SaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.81%) DNS
2 14 (12.96%) Firewall
3 12 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.11%) SAN
4 8 (7.41%) DHCP
5 7 (6.48%) NAS
6 6 (5.56%) iSCSI
7 5 (4.63%) SMTP
7 5 (4.63%) SSH
8 4 (3.70%) VLAN
8 4 (3.70%) LDAP
8 4 (3.70%) FTP
8 4 (3.70%) HTTPS
8 4 (3.70%) MPLS
8 4 (3.70%) Internet
8 4 (3.70%) DMZ
9 3 (2.78%) LAN
9 3 (2.78%) WAN
10 2 (1.85%) HTTP
10 2 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.26%) MySQL
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.93%) MS Access
6 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (6.48%) Subversion
2 3 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.85%) Ant
4 1 (0.93%) Gradle
4 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.93%) Trac
4 1 (0.93%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.93%) IntelliJ
4 1 (0.93%) Maven
4 1 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.93%) Selenium
4 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.93%) Hudson
General
1 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
1 3 (2.78%) Marketing
2 2 (1.85%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Electronics
3 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.93%) Banking
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
1 2 (1.85%) .NET
1 2 (1.85%) LAMP
2 1 (0.93%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.93%) CPAN
2 1 (0.93%) Web Services
2 1 (0.93%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.93%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Clustering
2 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
2 3 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.85%) Replication
3 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.93%) NHS
4 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.93%) DTV
4 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.93%) Wiki
4 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.93%) Reference Data
4 1 (0.93%) iPhone
4 1 (0.93%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.93%) iPad
4 1 (0.93%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 63 (58.33%) Windows
2 51 (47.22%) Linux
3 30 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 24 (22.22%) UNIX
6 16 (14.81%) Solaris
7 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 8 (7.41%) AIX
9 8 (7.41%) Debian
10 5 (4.63%) HPUX
10 5 (4.63%) Ubuntu
11 3 (2.78%) SUSE
11 3 (2.78%) CentOS
12 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.85%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.85%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.93%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.19%) Migration
1 11 (10.19%) ITIL
2 7 (6.48%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (5.56%) E-Commerce
3 6 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (2.78%) Data Entry
6 2 (1.85%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (1.85%) Load Balancing
6 2 (1.85%) Release Management
6 2 (1.85%) UML
6 2 (1.85%) SOA
6 2 (1.85%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.85%) Change Management
6 2 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (0.93%) Capacity Management
7 1 (0.93%) Software Deployment
7 1 (0.93%) Software Distribution
7 1 (0.93%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.19%) Shell Script
1 11 (10.19%) SQL
1 11 (10.19%) Bash Shell
2 8 (7.41%) Ruby
2 8 (7.41%) Korn
3 7 (6.48%) PHP
4 6 (5.56%) Python
5 5 (4.63%) Perl
5 5 (4.63%) AWK
6 4 (3.70%) sed
7 3 (2.78%) Java
7 3 (2.78%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.85%) JCL
8 2 (1.85%) REXX
9 1 (0.93%) VBScript
9 1 (0.93%) ABAP
9 1 (0.93%) C
9 1 (0.93%) Winbatch
9 1 (0.93%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.48%) Degree
4 6 (5.56%) MCSE
4 6 (5.56%) CCNA
4 6 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.63%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.78%) MCSA
8 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.85%) CCA
8 2 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.93%) CCNP
9 1 (0.93%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.48%) vSphere
5 4 (3.70%) DFS Replication
5 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.85%) Xen
6 2 (1.85%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.85%) KVM
7 1 (0.93%) vCloud
7 1 (0.93%) RHEV
7 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.93%) Samba
7 1 (0.93%) NFS
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.93%) NLBS
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (11.11%) SCCM
1 12 (11.11%) HP SIM
2 9 (8.33%) SAP Afaria
2 9 (8.33%) Nagios
2 9 (8.33%) SCOM
3 8 (7.41%) Puppet
4 7 (6.48%) MOM
5 6 (5.56%) WSUS
6 5 (4.63%) NetBackup
6 5 (4.63%) ZABBIX
6 5 (4.63%) Cacti
7 4 (3.70%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (2.78%) ARCserve
9 2 (1.85%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.85%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.85%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (43.52%) VMware
2 29 (26.85%) Red Hat
3 25 (23.15%) Microsoft
4 19 (17.59%) HP
5 15 (13.89%) Cisco
6 10 (9.26%) Sophos
7 9 (8.33%) Oracle
8 8 (7.41%) Altiris
8 8 (7.41%) Citrix
9 7 (6.48%) Qualys
10 6 (5.56%) Dell
10 6 (5.56%) EMC
11 5 (4.63%) Juniper
11 5 (4.63%) Veeam
12 4 (3.70%) IBM
12 4 (3.70%) Symantec
13 3 (2.78%) CA
13 3 (2.78%) Intel
13 3 (2.78%) Business Objects
14 2 (1.85%) SAP
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