The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 39 33 28
Rank change year-on-year -6 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.32% 3.19% 3.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 3.26% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £240 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.25
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 Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 293 399 319
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.02% 97.79% 97.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 257 187
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £253 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 32 27
Median hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +74.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £57.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Cambridge

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Cambridge

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cambridge region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
3 5 (55.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (55.56%) WSUS
3 5 (55.56%) DHCP
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) DNS
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) LDAP
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (44.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) OAuth
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Kerberos
5 3 (33.33%) IIS
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) PKI
5 3 (33.33%) SAML
5 3 (33.33%) Identity Management
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
6 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) Dell
6 2 (22.22%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Puppet
7 1 (11.11%) Hudson
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) DHCP
1 5 (55.56%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) LDAP
3 3 (33.33%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) OAuth
1 3 (33.33%) SAML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
1 3 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) CentOS
3 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 5 (55.56%) WSUS
2 1 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (11.11%) OpenAM
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Dell
2 2 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) ForgeRock
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat