The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 103 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 22 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.43% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.47% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 4
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£310 £316 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.97% +88.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -19.09%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2462 2133 1580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.52% 91.23% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1486 1096 713
Average daily rate £375 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 146 142
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.60 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator across the West Midlands region.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator across the West Midlands region.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 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
Birmingham +2 8 £313 - 1
Coventry +9 6 £350 +18.64% 1
Warwickshire -4 3 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
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England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 13 (35.14%) UNIX
3 8 (21.62%) AIX
3 8 (21.62%) HPUX
3 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
4 7 (18.92%) Office 365
5 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (16.22%) HP
6 5 (13.51%) EMC
6 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
6 5 (13.51%) SAN
6 5 (13.51%) Veritas
6 5 (13.51%) VMware
6 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
6 5 (13.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 5 (13.51%) Puppet
7 4 (10.81%) Lync
7 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.81%) Retail
7 4 (10.81%) Finance
7 4 (10.81%) Cisco
7 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.81%) SQL
7 4 (10.81%) Oracle
8 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
8 3 (8.11%) Web Services
8 3 (8.11%) NetApp
8 3 (8.11%) Red Hat

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Lync
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.41%) OpenStack
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.70%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.92%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Joyent
2 2 (5.41%) IaaS
2 2 (5.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) NAS
3 2 (5.41%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
1 4 (10.81%) Retail
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Celerra
1 3 (8.11%) HP Superdome
2 2 (5.41%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.41%) Symmetrix DMX
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Wiki
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 13 (35.14%) UNIX
3 8 (21.62%) AIX
3 8 (21.62%) HPUX
4 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.11%) VMS
7 2 (5.41%) SUSE
7 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.11%) Migration
2 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
2 2 (5.41%) DevOps
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL
2 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
2 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 2 (5.41%) Korn
3 2 (5.41%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) MCSA
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.11%) vCloud
4 2 (5.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) Puppet
2 3 (8.11%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (5.41%) Ansible
3 2 (5.41%) Vagrant
3 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (16.22%) HP
2 5 (13.51%) EMC
2 5 (13.51%) Veritas
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.11%) NetApp
5 2 (5.41%) Google
5 2 (5.41%) Rackspace
5 2 (5.41%) McAfee
5 2 (5.41%) Sun
6 1 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) Pegasus
6 1 (2.70%) Avaya
6 1 (2.70%) Kronos
6 1 (2.70%) Northgate