The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 West Midlands 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 108 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 10 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.41% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
Average daily rate £316 £168 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+88.80% -55.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.17% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £27.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-20.72% +32.14%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Systems Administrator
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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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
Coventry - 1 £295 -
Dudley - - - -
Smethwick - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
2 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
4 5 (25.00%) HPUX
4 5 (25.00%) UNIX
5 4 (20.00%) SAN
6 3 (15.00%) NetApp
6 3 (15.00%) Windows
6 3 (15.00%) AIX
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 2 (10.00%) HTML
7 2 (10.00%) CRM
7 2 (10.00%) Progress
7 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (10.00%) Open Text
7 2 (10.00%) LiveLink
7 2 (10.00%) Service Management
7 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
7 2 (10.00%) Document Management
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
8 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
8 1 (5.00%) Rackspace
8 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
8 1 (5.00%) Analytics
8 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (5.00%) Ajax
8 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (5.00%) WSUS
8 1 (5.00%) LANDesk

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (10.00%) LiveLink
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.00%) jQuery
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 7 (35.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (25.00%) HPUX
3 5 (25.00%) UNIX
4 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 3 (15.00%) AIX
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) zOS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) CRM
1 2 (10.00%) Service Management
1 2 (10.00%) Document Management
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
2 1 (5.00%) Analytics
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.00%) Time Management
2 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Information Management
2 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) NetApp
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (10.00%) Progress
4 2 (10.00%) Open Text
5 1 (5.00%) Rackspace
5 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.00%) McAfee
5 1 (5.00%) SAP