The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 3 months to 25 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)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 41 27
Rank change year-on-year -9 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 5 16 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.87% 2.75% 6.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 2.93% 7.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 38
Median daily rate £325 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £172 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £349 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
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 Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 534 547 752
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 92.39% 94.15% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 313 440
Median daily rate £340 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £155 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 30 87
Median hourly rate £18.96 £35.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.82% +94.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.02 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £41.30
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 Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Cambridgeshire

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Cambridgeshire

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Cambridgeshire

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -5 5 £325 -2.25% 4
Systems Administrator
East of England

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

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

1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (25.00%) MediaWiki
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (25.00%) Solaris
4 2 (25.00%) .NET
4 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (25.00%) Apache
4 2 (25.00%) Python
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (25.00%) Debian
5 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) IMAP

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) MediaWiki
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Mozilla Thunderbird
1 1 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) IMAP
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (25.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
1 2 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Debian
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Bioinformatics
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (12.50%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) ForgeRock
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle