Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 118 150
Rank change year-on-year -41 +32 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 11 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.28% 0.89% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.96% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 25 16
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £425 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -12.82% +39.29%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £350
90th Percentile £506 £530 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 -
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £24.00 £49.46
% change year-on-year -39.58% -51.48% +209.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,646 3,543 4,367
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.44% 92.48% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,898 1,744 2,308
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.24%
10th Percentile £229 £243 £250
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 152 170
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +7.14% -30.00%
10th Percentile £11.02 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £46.68 £39.75 £31.28
South East median hourly rate £18.95 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.61% -11.15% +14.29%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Administrator in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Berkshire

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -18 6 £488 +14.71% 2
Slough -11 1 £350 -5.41% 2
Wokingham - 1 £375 -
Maidenhead - 1 £363 -
Systems Administrator
South East

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 3 (27.27%) Replication
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
3 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (27.27%) Skype
4 2 (18.18%) Dashboard Development
4 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (18.18%) DNS
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) Finance
4 2 (18.18%) French Language

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
1 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
2 1 (9.09%) CMS
2 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Skype
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) LAN
3 1 (9.09%) MPLS
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Hudson
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) French Language
1 2 (18.18%) German Language
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) COM
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
1 1 (9.09%) jQuery
1 1 (9.09%) Node.js
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
1 3 (27.27%) Replication
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Linux
1 2 (18.18%) Unix
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) OpenVMS
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
1 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Dashboard Development
2 2 (18.18%) ERP
2 2 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
3 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Cognos
3 1 (9.09%) Dell
3 1 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Lotus
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
3 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) Twitter
3 1 (9.09%) Veeam