Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 25 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)
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 42 49
Rank change year-on-year -16 +7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 6 15 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.85% 2.32% 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 2.44% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 24
Cambridge median daily rate £275 £345 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.29% -8.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £233 £313 £222
90th Percentile £368 £426 £456
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £275 £340 £369
% change year-on-year -19.12% -7.80% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 - £20.50
10th Percentile £36.25 - £20.25
90th Percentile £38.75 - £20.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 - £20.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 666 614 909
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.33% 95.05% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 311 591
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +6.29%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £250
90th Percentile £560 £538 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £366 £380
% change year-on-year +2.39% -3.62% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 65 61
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.70 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £58.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £30.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +21.95% +61.84% -23.23%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Cambridge

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cambridge region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) MediaWiki
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Debian
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
3 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) Validation
3 1 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (16.67%) GAMP
3 1 (16.67%) GCP
3 1 (16.67%) Perl
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) Life Science

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) GoCD
1 1 (16.67%) Gradle
1 1 (16.67%) gulp
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Browserify
1 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) Life Science
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Debian
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Auto-Scaling
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (16.67%) GAMP
1 1 (16.67%) GCP
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) NetApp
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk