Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 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)
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 63 61
Rank change year-on-year -27 -2 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 6 21 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.43% 1.85% 3.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.96% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 33
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £275 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.12% -6.21% +3.57%
10th Percentile £233 £153 £205
90th Percentile £368 £403 £423
East of England median daily rate £373 £325 £363
% change year-on-year +14.62% -10.34% +21.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 - £20.50
10th Percentile £36.25 - £20.25
90th Percentile £38.75 - £20.75
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £31.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +47.62% +53.66% -16.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1320 1069 1514
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.68% 94.19% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 515 889
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £200 £169 £226
90th Percentile £525 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 101 132
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +34.15% -16.33%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £46.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £20.94
% change year-on-year -19.10% +6.28% +4.68%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -15 5 £275 -20.29% 3
Peterborough -13 1 - -
Systems Administrator
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (33.33%) MediaWiki
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Debian
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) Life Science
3 1 (16.67%) Pharmacovigilance
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) R
3 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (16.67%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) Validation

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 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) MediaWiki
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) Life Science
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmacovigilance
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Debian
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Ubuntu
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Auto-Scaling
2 1 (16.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) R
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (16.67%) GAMP
1 1 (16.67%) GCP
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) CommVault
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec