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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 181 170 138
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 67 62 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.71% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.76% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 57
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£310 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £232 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £344 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.90% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 17
Average hourly rate £16.00 £30.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.54% +38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £24.65 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £30.65 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +41.86%
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
8556 8129 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.10% 92.93% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4780 4294 4211
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 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 29 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 +8 34 £311 -7.08% 4
Surrey -11 10 £250 -35.48% 5
Berkshire 0 4 £200 -13.04% 9
Oxfordshire -2 4 £350 -22.22% 4
Kent -5 4 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £155 -35.41% 6
East Sussex -7 1 £123 -44.31% 2
Thames Valley - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 68 (60.18%) Windows
2 48 (42.48%) VMware
3 43 (38.05%) Linux
4 41 (36.28%) Active Directory
5 34 (30.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (29.20%) Microsoft
7 27 (23.89%) UNIX
8 24 (21.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (20.35%) Red Hat
10 21 (18.58%) HP
11 19 (16.81%) SAN
12 18 (15.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (15.04%) IIS
14 16 (14.16%) MS Exchange
14 16 (14.16%) Clustering
15 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
15 15 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 15 (13.27%) Solaris
15 15 (13.27%) ITIL
16 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
16 14 (12.39%) DNS
16 14 (12.39%) Citrix
17 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
17 13 (11.50%) Firewall
17 13 (11.50%) SCOM
17 13 (11.50%) HP SIM
18 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (10.62%) Altiris
18 12 (10.62%) SCCM
18 12 (10.62%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 17 (15.04%) IIS
2 16 (14.16%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.96%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.42%) Apache
5 5 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.54%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2000
7 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.65%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.77%) Drupal
8 2 (1.77%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.88%) SAP Web AS
9 1 (0.88%) SAS
9 1 (0.88%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.88%) Confluence
9 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (9.73%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.88%) SAP GRC
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.65%) Taleo
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.81%) SAN
2 14 (12.39%) DNS
3 13 (11.50%) Firewall
4 12 (10.62%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.96%) NAS
5 9 (7.96%) DHCP
6 8 (7.08%) SMTP
7 6 (5.31%) LAN
7 6 (5.31%) iSCSI
8 5 (4.42%) SSH
9 4 (3.54%) VLAN
9 4 (3.54%) FTP
9 4 (3.54%) HTTPS
9 4 (3.54%) DMZ
9 4 (3.54%) Internet
9 4 (3.54%) MPLS
10 3 (2.65%) WAN
10 3 (2.65%) LDAP
11 2 (1.77%) HTTP
11 2 (1.77%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (5.31%) MySQL
5 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.88%) DB2
7 1 (0.88%) MS Access
7 1 (0.88%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.88%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Subversion
2 2 (1.77%) Ant
3 1 (0.88%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.88%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.88%) Maven
3 1 (0.88%) JIRA
3 1 (0.88%) Selenium
3 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.88%) Hudson
3 1 (0.88%) Gradle
3 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.88%) Trac
3 1 (0.88%) Apache Ivy
General
1 5 (4.42%) Finance
2 3 (2.65%) Banking
2 3 (2.65%) Marketing
3 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Electronics
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) .NET
1 2 (1.77%) LAMP
1 2 (1.77%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.88%) Java SE
2 1 (0.88%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.88%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.88%) Web Services
2 1 (0.88%) CPAN
2 1 (0.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (14.16%) Clustering
2 5 (4.42%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.54%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.65%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.65%) Replication
5 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.77%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Wiki
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone
6 1 (0.88%) Open Source
6 1 (0.88%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.88%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.88%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 68 (60.18%) Windows
2 43 (38.05%) Linux
3 34 (30.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (23.89%) UNIX
5 24 (21.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (15.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (13.27%) Solaris
8 12 (10.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (8.85%) Windows 7
10 9 (7.96%) AIX
11 4 (3.54%) HPUX
11 4 (3.54%) Windows 2000
11 4 (3.54%) Windows NT
11 4 (3.54%) Debian
12 3 (2.65%) SUSE
12 3 (2.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (2.65%) CentOS
12 3 (2.65%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.77%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.27%) ITIL
2 11 (9.73%) Migration
3 10 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (6.19%) Network Load Balancing
5 6 (5.31%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (5.31%) E-Commerce
6 4 (3.54%) Change Management
7 3 (2.65%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (2.65%) Capacity Management
7 3 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.65%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (2.65%) Data Entry
7 3 (2.65%) Network Management
8 2 (1.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (1.77%) Release Management
8 2 (1.77%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (1.77%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.77%) UML
8 2 (1.77%) SOA
9 1 (0.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.73%) Shell Script
2 10 (8.85%) SQL
3 8 (7.08%) Korn
3 8 (7.08%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.42%) AWK
4 5 (4.42%) Ruby
5 4 (3.54%) sed
5 4 (3.54%) Perl
5 4 (3.54%) PHP
6 3 (2.65%) Java
6 3 (2.65%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.65%) Python
7 2 (1.77%) REXX
7 2 (1.77%) JCL
8 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.88%) Winbatch
8 1 (0.88%) C-shell
8 1 (0.88%) VBScript
8 1 (0.88%) ABAP
8 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (7.96%) Degree
3 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.08%) MCSE
5 5 (4.42%) CCNA
5 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.65%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.65%) MCSA
8 2 (1.77%) CCA
8 2 (1.77%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.88%) CCNP
9 1 (0.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (36.28%) Active Directory
2 15 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.08%) Hyper-V
3 8 (7.08%) vSphere
4 4 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.54%) DFS Replication
4 4 (3.54%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.65%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.65%) XenApp
5 3 (2.65%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.77%) Xen
6 2 (1.77%) NFS
6 2 (1.77%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.88%) vCloud
7 1 (0.88%) KVM
7 1 (0.88%) NLBS
7 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (11.50%) SCOM
1 13 (11.50%) HP SIM
2 12 (10.62%) SCCM
3 9 (7.96%) SAP Afaria
4 7 (6.19%) MOM
5 6 (5.31%) ARCserve
5 6 (5.31%) WSUS
6 5 (4.42%) Nagios
6 5 (4.42%) NetBackup
6 5 (4.42%) Puppet
7 4 (3.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (2.65%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.77%) ZABBIX
9 2 (1.77%) Cacti
9 2 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.77%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.77%) Cobbler
9 2 (1.77%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.77%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (1.77%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 48 (42.48%) VMware
2 33 (29.20%) Microsoft
3 23 (20.35%) Red Hat
4 21 (18.58%) HP
5 14 (12.39%) Citrix
6 12 (10.62%) Cisco
6 12 (10.62%) Altiris
7 10 (8.85%) Sophos
8 9 (7.96%) Symantec
9 8 (7.08%) Oracle
10 7 (6.19%) Qualys
11 6 (5.31%) Dell
11 6 (5.31%) EMC
11 6 (5.31%) CA
12 5 (4.42%) Intel
12 5 (4.42%) Veeam
12 5 (4.42%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.65%) Brocade
13 3 (2.65%) Business Objects
13 3 (2.65%) IBM
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