Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 19 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 146 120
Rank change year-on-year -33 -26 +49
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 26 45 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.51% 0.93% 1.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.97% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 36 61
East of England median daily rate £373 £331 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.45% -8.62% +21.85%
10th Percentile £150 £153 £200
90th Percentile £470 £405 £438
England median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 13
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 - £20.50
10th Percentile £38.55 - £20.25
90th Percentile £47.25 - £45.00
England median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +27.91% -12.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4766 4625 5655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 95.74% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2740 2671 3312
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £206
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 368 536
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £21.88 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.71% +4.49% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.36 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the East of England over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in the East of England

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 19 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
Hertfordshire -17 14 £395 +21.54% 4
Cambridgeshire -28 6 £275 -20.29% 3
Suffolk - 3 - -
Bedfordshire -5 2 - -
Essex -17 1 £160 -18.99%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 East of England region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 11 (42.31%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 8 (30.77%) Unix
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
5 6 (23.08%) VMware
6 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
6 5 (19.23%) Solaris
6 5 (19.23%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
7 4 (15.38%) Perl
7 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 4 (15.38%) HP
7 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
8 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2000
8 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (11.54%) LAN
8 3 (11.54%) WAN
8 3 (11.54%) SAP

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.54%) Apache
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2000
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 2 (7.69%) MediaWiki
4 1 (3.85%) Confluence
4 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.85%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (3.85%) OpenStack
4 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LAN
1 3 (11.54%) WAN
1 3 (11.54%) X.500
2 1 (3.85%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
2 1 (3.85%) LDAP
2 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.85%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (3.85%) SNMP
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) EDRMS
1 2 (7.69%) GIS
2 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.85%) Advertising
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.85%) Clustering
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (3.85%) Learning Management System
1 1 (3.85%) Life Science
1 1 (3.85%) Pharmacovigilance
1 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 11 (42.31%) Windows
3 8 (30.77%) Unix
4 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
5 5 (19.23%) Solaris
6 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (11.54%) Debian
7 3 (11.54%) HPUX
7 3 (11.54%) Ubuntu
7 3 (11.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (7.69%) CentOS
9 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 3 (11.54%) Validation
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) CRM
4 2 (7.69%) ERP
5 1 (3.85%) Auto-Scaling
5 1 (3.85%) Break/Fix
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.85%) E-business
5 1 (3.85%) High Availability
5 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) Perl
1 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.54%) Python
3 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) AWK
4 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.85%) R
4 1 (3.85%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 1 (3.85%) AS 2805
1 1 (3.85%) GAMP
1 1 (3.85%) GCP
1 1 (3.85%) ISO 8583
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (19.23%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.54%) Samba
4 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.85%) Terraform
2 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.85%) vRealize
2 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
1 6 (23.08%) VMware
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
2 4 (15.38%) HP
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.54%) SAP
3 3 (11.54%) Sun
4 2 (7.69%) Capita
4 2 (7.69%) ESRI
4 2 (7.69%) NetApp
5 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) CommVault
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
5 1 (3.85%) EMC
5 1 (3.85%) F5
5 1 (3.85%) Google
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) Orchard
5 1 (3.85%) Symantec