Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 140 153
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 22 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.59% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 18
Berkshire median daily rate £380 £494 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.04% +26.20% +20.38%
10th Percentile £220 £284 £250
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +4.00% +13.64% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £20.63 £44.46 -
% change year-on-year -53.61% - -

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 3,649 3,716 4,635
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.80% 93.30% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,938 1,923 2,439
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £258 £221 £238
90th Percentile £581 £563 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 182 235
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.68% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.44 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.30 £50.00 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +16.92%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +13 14 £395 -9.71% 6
Slough +7 2 £350 +27.27% 1
Maidenhead -5 2 £210 -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 6 (27.27%) ERP
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
4 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (22.73%) Finance
4 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
5 4 (18.18%) Xen
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
5 4 (18.18%) VMware
5 4 (18.18%) Project Management
5 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 4 (18.18%) DNS
5 4 (18.18%) Unix
6 3 (13.64%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) IIS
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) Perl
6 3 (13.64%) WAN
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco
6 3 (13.64%) SAN
6 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (13.64%) A+ Certification
6 3 (13.64%) Management Information System

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 (13.64%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) DNS
1 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
2 3 (13.64%) NAS
2 3 (13.64%) Network Security
2 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (4.55%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
4 1 (4.55%) SSH
4 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 2 (9.09%) Czech Language
3 2 (9.09%) French Language
3 2 (9.09%) German Language
4 1 (4.55%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) LDAP
2 1 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 2 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) CCTV
3 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Unix
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) SUSE
5 1 (4.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ERP
2 5 (22.73%) Data Analysis
3 4 (18.18%) Project Management
4 3 (13.64%) ITIL
5 2 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) Dashboard Development
5 2 (9.09%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
6 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.55%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.55%) Mathematics
6 1 (4.55%) Open Source
6 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.55%) Use Case
6 1 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) A+ Certification
1 3 (13.64%) CompTIA Security+
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.64%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) PMO
2 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (4.55%) GDPR
3 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Xen
3 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) Docker
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) IFS
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
4 2 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (4.55%) Avaya
5 1 (4.55%) Brocade
5 1 (4.55%) Dell
5 1 (4.55%) Kaspersky
5 1 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.55%) Veeam