Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 101 74
Rank change year-on-year +12 -27 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 9 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.57% 0.39% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.41% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 8
Birmingham median daily rate £340 - £271
10th Percentile £261 - £145
90th Percentile £388 - £433
West Midlands median daily rate £314 £400 £316
% change year-on-year -21.56% +26.58% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Birmingham median hourly rate - - £21.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £21.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1509 1465 1298
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 96.25% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 942 811
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £399 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.82% +6.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £213
90th Percentile £525 £550 £518
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +7.64%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

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 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 22 November 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) VMware
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
6 2 (22.22%) .NET
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) MSI
6 2 (22.22%) Retail
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (22.22%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) DevOps
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) vSphere
7 1 (11.11%) PaaS
7 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi

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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) HTTP
2 1 (11.11%) IPv6
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MSI
2 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) LAMP
2 1 (11.11%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) AS400
1 1 (11.11%) FMCG
1 1 (11.11%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) CentOS
5 1 (11.11%) Debian
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Strategic Thinking
2 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) CRM
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Server Patching
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) PHP
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) RPG
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) Kaspersky
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) Proofpoint
3 1 (11.11%) SAP