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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 108 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 13 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.38% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.42% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Average daily rate
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£250 £256 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -18.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £172 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £343 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £344 £320
% change year-on-year
-6.90% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £37.80 £13.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+180.00% -55.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +41.86%
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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
2356 1909 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.18% 91.73% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 991 1053
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 £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 134 141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.71 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -3 3 £320 -8.57% 1
Coventry - 3 - -
Shropshire - 1 £250 -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 15 (55.56%) VMware
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) SAN
3 11 (40.74%) UNIX
4 9 (33.33%) NetApp
5 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
5 8 (29.63%) Citrix
5 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
6 7 (25.93%) Linux
7 6 (22.22%) AIX
7 6 (22.22%) HPUX
7 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
7 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (18.52%) XenApp
8 5 (18.52%) HP
8 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
9 4 (14.81%) ITIL
9 4 (14.81%) DNS
9 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
9 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
10 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (11.11%) XenServer
10 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Lync
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 3 (11.11%) Wireless
4 2 (7.41%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) DHCP
4 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MSI
2 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.70%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (7.41%) Automotive
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
1 2 (7.41%) Corporate Banking
1 2 (7.41%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.70%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) UNIX
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (25.93%) Linux
5 6 (22.22%) AIX
5 6 (22.22%) HPUX
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (18.52%) Windows XP
7 3 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
8 2 (7.41%) Windows NT
9 1 (3.70%) zOS
9 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.41%) Validation
3 2 (7.41%) PLM
3 2 (7.41%) Fund Management
3 2 (7.41%) Wealth Management
3 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Business Transformation
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (7.41%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.41%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) MCITP
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) XenApp
3 4 (14.81%) VMware ESX
3 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (11.11%) XenServer
4 3 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (7.41%) vSphere
6 1 (3.70%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) WMI
2 1 (3.70%) BladeLogic
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) VMware
2 9 (33.33%) NetApp
3 8 (29.63%) Citrix
4 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 5 (18.52%) HP
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (7.41%) Symantec
7 2 (7.41%) Apple
7 2 (7.41%) Compaq
7 2 (7.41%) EMC
7 2 (7.41%) Juniper
7 2 (7.41%) Meru Networks
8 1 (3.70%) IBM
8 1 (3.70%) McAfee