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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 100 104 96
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.21% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.23% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 8
Average daily rate
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£295 £246 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.79% -15.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £183 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £309 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £313
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £37.80 £13.50 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -51.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-8.18% +22.22%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2124 1765 2122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.69% 91.36% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 840 1010
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £202 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 132 146
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.50 £10.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Birmingham - 8 £320 - 3
Coventry - 3 - -
Shropshire - 1 £250 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 13 (46.43%) Windows
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 12 (42.86%) SAN
3 11 (39.29%) UNIX
4 9 (32.14%) NetApp
5 8 (28.57%) Linux
6 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 6 (21.43%) AIX
7 6 (21.43%) HPUX
7 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
7 6 (21.43%) Citrix
7 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
8 5 (17.86%) HP
9 4 (14.29%) ITIL
9 4 (14.29%) DNS
9 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
9 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (14.29%) XenApp
10 3 (10.71%) Oracle
10 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
10 3 (10.71%) Wireless
10 3 (10.71%) MCITP

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 6 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.14%) Lync
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) SAN
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) Wireless
4 2 (7.14%) LAN
4 2 (7.14%) DHCP
4 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MSI
2 1 (3.57%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.57%) AdminStudio
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.14%) Automotive
1 2 (7.14%) Banking
1 2 (7.14%) Investment Banking
1 2 (7.14%) Corporate Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) DCOM
1 1 (3.57%) Ajax
1 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Firmware
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) UNIX
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
4 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (21.43%) AIX
5 6 (21.43%) HPUX
6 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 2000
7 2 (7.14%) Windows NT
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.57%) CentOS
8 1 (3.57%) zOS
8 1 (3.57%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (7.14%) Business Transformation
3 2 (7.14%) Software Distribution
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 2 (7.14%) Service Management
3 2 (7.14%) Validation
3 2 (7.14%) PLM
3 2 (7.14%) Fund Management
3 2 (7.14%) Wealth Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.57%) ERP
4 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.14%) C
3 1 (3.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.71%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) XenApp
3 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (7.14%) XenServer
4 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.57%) WMI
2 1 (3.57%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
2 1 (3.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) NetApp
3 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Citrix
4 5 (17.86%) HP
5 3 (10.71%) Oracle
6 2 (7.14%) Progress
6 2 (7.14%) Juniper
6 2 (7.14%) Compaq
6 2 (7.14%) EMC
6 2 (7.14%) Apple
6 2 (7.14%) Symantec
6 2 (7.14%) Meru Networks
7 1 (3.57%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.57%) McAfee
7 1 (3.57%) IBM