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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 171 196 218
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 75 63 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.71% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 39 30
Median daily rate £373 £325 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £244 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £46.96 - £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £30.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+48.20% +30.43%
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
7259 8921 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.71% 94.87% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 5155 5152
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 504 515
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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
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 5 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
Hampshire +28 17 £300 -7.69% 5
Berkshire +12 15 £494 +43.63% 5
Surrey +14 11 £360 +20.00% 7
Buckinghamshire +7 8 £200 +34.22% 4
Kent +8 7 £375 +11.11%
Oxfordshire -2 7 £400 - 6
West Sussex - 4 £369 -
East Sussex - 3 £438 - 7
Middlesex - 2 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 116 (74.36%) Linux
2 66 (42.31%) VMware
3 57 (36.54%) Puppet
4 50 (32.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (31.41%) Red Hat
6 46 (29.49%) Windows
7 43 (27.56%) Python
8 41 (26.28%) Opscode Chef
9 33 (21.15%) DevOps
10 32 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (19.87%) Perl
12 30 (19.23%) Ruby
13 29 (18.59%) Unix
13 29 (18.59%) Finance
14 28 (17.95%) Ansible
15 24 (15.38%) ITIL
16 23 (14.74%) Apache
16 23 (14.74%) Active Directory
16 23 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
17 22 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
18 21 (13.46%) CentOS
18 21 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (12.82%) SAN
19 20 (12.82%) Tomcat
20 19 (12.18%) DNS
20 19 (12.18%) Bash Shell
21 18 (11.54%) vSphere
21 18 (11.54%) Cisco
21 18 (11.54%) Windows Server
22 17 (10.90%) Change Management

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 23 (14.74%) Apache
2 20 (12.82%) Tomcat
3 15 (9.62%) WebLogic
4 10 (6.41%) WebSphere
5 7 (4.49%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.85%) IIS
7 5 (3.21%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.56%) nginx
8 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.64%) Confluence
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.64%) JBoss
10 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (2.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.64%) HFM
2 1 (0.64%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (8.33%) Amazon S3
3 10 (6.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.56%) GitHub
5 3 (1.92%) Boomi
5 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.92%) Office 365
5 3 (1.92%) SaaS
5 3 (1.92%) SuccessFactors
6 2 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.28%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.64%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.82%) SAN
2 19 (12.18%) DNS
3 15 (9.62%) Firewall
4 14 (8.97%) DHCP
5 13 (8.33%) NAS
6 11 (7.05%) TCP/IP
7 10 (6.41%) LDAP
8 9 (5.77%) WAN
9 8 (5.13%) Internet
9 8 (5.13%) LAN
9 8 (5.13%) VPN
10 7 (4.49%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (4.49%) PCoIP
10 7 (4.49%) Structured Cabling
11 5 (3.21%) FTP
12 4 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.56%) HTTP
12 4 (2.56%) iSCSI
13 3 (1.92%) Network Security
13 3 (1.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.62%) MySQL
2 9 (5.77%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.56%) Big Data
5 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.64%) DB2
7 1 (0.64%) Hyperion Smart View
7 1 (0.64%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.64%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 13 (8.33%) Subversion
2 11 (7.05%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.05%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.49%) Hudson
3 7 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.21%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.64%) Ant
5 1 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.64%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.64%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.64%) JIRA
5 1 (0.64%) Maven
5 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.64%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (18.59%) Finance
2 6 (3.85%) Legal
2 6 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.92%) Back Office
4 3 (1.92%) Electronics
4 3 (1.92%) Marketing
5 2 (1.28%) Banking
5 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.28%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) Middleware
2 6 (3.85%) LAMP
3 5 (3.21%) HTML
3 5 (3.21%) REST
3 5 (3.21%) Web Services
4 3 (1.92%) .NET
4 3 (1.92%) CSS
4 3 (1.92%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (1.92%) SOAP
5 1 (0.64%) CGI
5 1 (0.64%) Django
5 1 (0.64%) HTML5
5 1 (0.64%) Kafka
5 1 (0.64%) Node.js
5 1 (0.64%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.64%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.41%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.77%) Clustering
2 9 (5.77%) Enterprise Storage
3 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.85%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.56%) Replication
6 3 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.28%) CMDB
7 2 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.28%) RIA
7 2 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.64%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.64%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) MPEG
8 1 (0.64%) STB
Operating Systems
1 116 (74.36%) Linux
2 46 (29.49%) Windows
3 32 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (18.59%) Unix
5 23 (14.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (13.46%) CentOS
6 21 (13.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (11.54%) Windows Server
8 16 (10.26%) Solaris
9 11 (7.05%) Ubuntu
9 11 (7.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.49%) Debian
11 4 (2.56%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.28%) HPUX
13 1 (0.64%) AIX
13 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.64%) SUSE
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.15%) DevOps
2 24 (15.38%) ITIL
3 17 (10.90%) Change Management
4 15 (9.62%) Load Balancing
5 11 (7.05%) Migration
5 11 (7.05%) Open Source
6 10 (6.41%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (6.41%) Problem Management
6 10 (6.41%) Service Delivery
7 9 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.13%) High Availability
9 7 (4.49%) Change Control
9 7 (4.49%) Requirements Analysis
9 7 (4.49%) Server Virtualisation
10 6 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.85%) Programme Management
11 5 (3.21%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (3.21%) Data Management
11 5 (3.21%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 4 (2.56%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.56%) Python
2 31 (19.87%) Perl
3 30 (19.23%) Ruby
4 19 (12.18%) Bash Shell
5 14 (8.97%) Java
6 12 (7.69%) SQL
7 11 (7.05%) PHP
8 9 (5.77%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.21%) C++
10 4 (2.56%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.28%) C
11 2 (1.28%) C#
11 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.64%) Go
12 1 (0.64%) R
12 1 (0.64%) Rust
12 1 (0.64%) Scala
12 1 (0.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.05%) CCNA
2 11 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (6.41%) CCNP
4 9 (5.77%) RHCSA
4 9 (5.77%) SC Cleared
5 8 (5.13%) Degree
5 8 (5.13%) RHCE
5 8 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.56%) MCSE
8 3 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.92%) VCP5
9 1 (0.64%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.64%) CEH
9 1 (0.64%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (1.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 50 (32.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (14.74%) Active Directory
3 18 (11.54%) vSphere
4 10 (6.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 9 (5.77%) Hyper-V
5 9 (5.77%) NFS
6 8 (5.13%) Samba
6 8 (5.13%) Veritas File System
7 7 (4.49%) VMware Server
7 7 (4.49%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (3.85%) XenApp
9 5 (3.21%) Postfix
10 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.28%) Docker
11 2 (1.28%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.64%) Firmware
12 1 (0.64%) iptables
12 1 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 57 (36.54%) Puppet
2 41 (26.28%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (17.95%) Ansible
4 14 (8.97%) Nagios
4 14 (8.97%) NetBackup
5 8 (5.13%) SCOM
6 6 (3.85%) SCCM
7 4 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.28%) Opsview
9 1 (0.64%) Cacti
9 1 (0.64%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.64%) EMC Navisphere
9 1 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (0.64%) Salt
9 1 (0.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 66 (42.31%) VMware
2 49 (31.41%) Red Hat
3 18 (11.54%) Cisco
4 16 (10.26%) EMC
4 16 (10.26%) Oracle
5 13 (8.33%) HP
5 13 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 10 (6.41%) Symantec
6 10 (6.41%) Veritas
7 8 (5.13%) Sun
8 7 (4.49%) Citrix
8 7 (4.49%) NETGEAR
9 6 (3.85%) NetApp
10 5 (3.21%) SAP
11 4 (2.56%) Juniper
11 4 (2.56%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.92%) Dell
12 3 (1.92%) Remedy
12 3 (1.92%) Sophos
12 3 (1.92%) Veeam