The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 32 15
Rank change year-on-year +1 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 5 13 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.65% 3.55% 10.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 3.69% 10.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 32
Median daily rate £325 £333 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.25% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £49.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.44% +141.26%  

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 285 352 428
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 94.06% 96.17% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 212 301
Median daily rate £340 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £500 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 21 42
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +82.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £110.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 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 22 June 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 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Debian
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
4 2 (33.33%) MediaWiki
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (16.67%) ForgeRock
5 1 (16.67%) OpenAM
5 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Bioinformatics
5 1 (16.67%) Perl
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP

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
1 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Mozilla Thunderbird
1 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) IMAP
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Debian
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Bioinformatics
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (16.67%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) ForgeRock
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle