The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 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.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 48 58
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 2 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 1.19% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 1.25% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £338 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £267 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £391 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 598 638 711
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.30% 95.08% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 400 453
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Birmingham over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in Birmingham

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Birmingham region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Kaspersky
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) 3G
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Change Management
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Kaspersky
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) VMware