The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 131 107 105
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 5 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.90% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.95% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 4
Median daily rate £369 £310 £326
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.95% -4.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £150 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £350 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -21.15%
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 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
2732 2417 2167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.86% 94.56% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1572 1470 1117
Median daily rate £390 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 150 175
Median hourly rate £15.21 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.15 £32.80 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Birmingham -1 2 £363 +26.08% 1
Warwickshire -10 1 £395 +27.41% 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 West Midlands region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Unix
4 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
5 5 (31.25%) AIX
6 4 (25.00%) Solaris
6 4 (25.00%) Veritas
7 3 (18.75%) Service Management
7 3 (18.75%) CMDB
7 3 (18.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (18.75%) Cognizant
7 3 (18.75%) SLA
7 3 (18.75%) NFS
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
7 3 (18.75%) ServiceNow
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
8 2 (12.50%) Finance
8 2 (12.50%) Oracle
8 2 (12.50%) NetApp
8 2 (12.50%) SAN
9 1 (6.25%) SSH
9 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
9 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
2 1 (6.25%) Kerberos
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
2 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) AdminStudio
1 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) CMDB
2 1 (6.25%) HACMP
2 1 (6.25%) Health Informatics
2 1 (6.25%) HP Storage
2 1 (6.25%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Unix
3 6 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (31.25%) AIX
5 4 (25.00%) Solaris
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 1 (6.25%) CentOS
7 1 (6.25%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (6.25%) HPUX
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) NFS
3 3 (18.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (6.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 4 (25.00%) Veritas
4 3 (18.75%) Cognizant
4 3 (18.75%) ServiceNow
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) IBM