Period
to 22 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 July 2019.

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
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 151 176
Rank change year-on-year -7 +25 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 31 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.72% 0.87% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.92% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 14
East of England median daily rate £325 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +9.49% +5.38%
10th Percentile £170 £251 £167
90th Percentile £421 £528 £416
England median daily rate £390 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
East of England median hourly rate £17.18 £18.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -50.67% +19.05%
England median hourly rate £29.36 £38.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year -23.74% +38.41% -29.58%

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 4,005 4,464 4,429
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.07% 94.38% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,396 2,543 2,629
East of England median daily rate £445 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £213 £185 £205
90th Percentile £588 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 263 318 343
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.58 £11.32 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.95 £46.08 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.26
% change year-on-year +6.95% +2.41% -3.89%

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 +6 13 £263 -22.22% 5
Cambridgeshire -14 12 £325 -13.33% 7
Norfolk +1 3 £475 +11.76% 1
Essex -4 2 £170 -32.00% 2
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 12 (38.71%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Perl
2 8 (25.81%) Unix
3 7 (22.58%) Windows
4 6 (19.35%) Solaris
4 6 (19.35%) SAP
4 6 (19.35%) Oracle
4 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
5 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (16.13%) GIS
5 5 (16.13%) Ariba
5 5 (16.13%) Docker
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 5 (16.13%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (12.90%) Programme Delivery
6 4 (12.90%) Task Automation
6 4 (12.90%) Northgate Housing
6 4 (12.90%) Server Management
6 4 (12.90%) Technology Roadmap
6 4 (12.90%) NetApp
6 4 (12.90%) Veritas
6 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
6 4 (12.90%) Firewall
6 4 (12.90%) AIX
6 4 (12.90%) Python
6 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 4 (12.90%) Data Cleansing
6 4 (12.90%) VMware

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 2 (6.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.23%) Datadog
3 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
1 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.23%) SAN
4 1 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) GIS
2 4 (12.90%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (9.68%) MySQL
4 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.23%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (3.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (3.23%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (3.23%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (12.90%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) Subversion
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Ajax
1 2 (6.45%) CSS
1 2 (6.45%) HTML
1 2 (6.45%) XHTML
1 2 (6.45%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
3 2 (6.45%) Clustering
3 2 (6.45%) HACMP
3 2 (6.45%) LLPG
3 2 (6.45%) NHS
3 2 (6.45%) NLPG
3 2 (6.45%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.45%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.23%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Linux
2 8 (25.81%) Unix
3 7 (22.58%) Windows
4 6 (19.35%) Solaris
5 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
6 4 (12.90%) AIX
7 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (9.68%) SUSE
8 2 (6.45%) Debian
8 2 (6.45%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.13%) Proactive Monitoring
2 4 (12.90%) Data Cleansing
2 4 (12.90%) Programme Delivery
2 4 (12.90%) Server Management
2 4 (12.90%) Service Delivery
2 4 (12.90%) Task Automation
2 4 (12.90%) Technology Roadmap
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Change Management
3 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
3 3 (9.68%) Data Management
3 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.68%) Open Source
3 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (6.45%) DevOps
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.45%) Security Patching
4 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (25.81%) Perl
2 4 (12.90%) Python
3 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
3 3 (9.68%) SQL
4 2 (6.45%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.45%) Korn
4 2 (6.45%) PHP
4 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (16.13%) Docker
2 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) KVM
2 2 (6.45%) PowerHA
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) NFS
3 1 (3.23%) Samba
3 1 (3.23%) SRDF
3 1 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Rancher
1 3 (9.68%) Terraform
2 2 (6.45%) Ansible
2 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.45%) Nagios
2 2 (6.45%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
1 6 (19.35%) SAP
2 5 (16.13%) Ariba
3 4 (12.90%) NetApp
3 4 (12.90%) Northgate
3 4 (12.90%) Veritas
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) EMC
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.45%) Atlassian
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 2 (6.45%) Sun
5 2 (6.45%) Symantec
6 1 (3.23%) HP
6 1 (3.23%) hybris
6 1 (3.23%) Mapinfo
6 1 (3.23%) Percona