The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
South East / Berkshire
Rank 91 113 123
Rank change year-on-year +22 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 10 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.54% 0.53% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.57% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
Median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +9.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £13.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -51.61% -4.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1727 2278 2702
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.30% 92.56% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 794 1177 1385
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 73 84
Median hourly rate £15.70 £26.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.75% +53.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 4 £431 +13.48% 4
Slough - 3 £340 - 2
Windsor - 2 £550 - 1
Newbury - 1 £425 -
Systems Administrator
South East

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 22 (91.67%) Linux
2 16 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 15 (62.50%) Puppet
4 13 (54.17%) CentOS
4 13 (54.17%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (50.00%) Python
5 12 (50.00%) VMware
6 10 (41.67%) Nagios
7 9 (37.50%) Cisco
7 9 (37.50%) DevOps
7 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (33.33%) CCNP
8 8 (33.33%) CCNA
8 8 (33.33%) EMC
8 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (33.33%) Firewall
8 8 (33.33%) Data Management
8 8 (33.33%) Ruby
9 7 (29.17%) Ansible
10 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
10 5 (20.83%) Hudson
11 4 (16.67%) GitHub
11 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
11 4 (16.67%) Subversion
12 3 (12.50%) Finance
12 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 3 (12.50%) LAN
12 3 (12.50%) WAN
12 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (4.17%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) GitHub
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MariaDB
1 2 (8.33%) MySQL
1 2 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.17%) Big Data
2 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Hudson
1 5 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 4 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (8.33%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.17%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Linux
2 13 (54.17%) CentOS
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Unix
5 1 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.17%) Windows
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) DevOps
2 8 (33.33%) Data Management
3 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (8.33%) Programme Management
3 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) Migration
4 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Python
2 8 (33.33%) Ruby
3 4 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.33%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) PHP
4 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) R
5 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) CCNA
1 8 (33.33%) CCNP
1 8 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) RHCE
2 2 (8.33%) RHCSA
2 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (8.33%) Docker
3 2 (8.33%) NFS
3 2 (8.33%) Samba
3 2 (8.33%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (62.50%) Puppet
2 13 (54.17%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (41.67%) Nagios
4 7 (29.17%) Ansible
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 12 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (37.50%) Cisco
4 8 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (8.33%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
Slough
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 15 days ago