The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 110 111
Rank change year-on-year -11 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 5 14 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.24% 0.56% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.58% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 10
Median daily rate £185 £200 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £364 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year +7.06% +3.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -51.61% -4.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2027 2395 2535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.34% 96.57% 96.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1242 1396 1427
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 166 249
Median hourly rate £29.00 £17.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.34% -2.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.98 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 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
Cambridgeshire -8 3 £180 -10.00% 4
Hertfordshire - 1 £388 - 1
Norfolk - 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 29 March 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 12 (44.44%) DNS
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
1 12 (44.44%) DHCP
2 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
4 7 (25.93%) VMware
5 6 (22.22%) vSphere
5 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (22.22%) Oracle
5 6 (22.22%) ITIL
5 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 5 (18.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (18.52%) Apache
6 5 (18.52%) LAMP
6 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (18.52%) Nagios
6 5 (18.52%) FreeRADIUS
6 5 (18.52%) nginx
6 5 (18.52%) WSUS
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco
7 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
7 4 (14.81%) LDAP
7 4 (14.81%) IIS
7 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 4 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Server

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 5 (18.52%) Apache
1 5 (18.52%) nginx
2 4 (14.81%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
3 3 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.70%) JBoss
4 1 (3.70%) OpenEdge
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (44.44%) DHCP
1 12 (44.44%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) LDAP
3 3 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 3 (11.11%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) NAS
5 1 (3.70%) Firewall
5 1 (3.70%) Internet
5 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Big Data
3 1 (3.70%) Hadoop
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.70%) Hudson
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) LAMP
2 3 (11.11%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) OAuth
2 3 (11.11%) SAML
3 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) PKI
3 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) Linux
1 9 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Unix
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (3.70%) Solaris
5 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Identity Management
3 2 (7.41%) Data Extraction
3 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (7.41%) Document Management
3 2 (7.41%) Workflow
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.70%) DevOps
4 1 (3.70%) Information Security
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) OO
4 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.70%) Security Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.70%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) Bash Shell
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) Progress 4GL
4 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.70%) VB
4 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) vSphere
3 5 (18.52%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (7.41%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (18.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 5 (18.52%) Nagios
2 5 (18.52%) WSUS
3 2 (7.41%) Graphite
3 2 (7.41%) logstash
3 2 (7.41%) Puppet
4 1 (3.70%) Ansible
4 1 (3.70%) EMC Navisphere
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.70%) OpenAM
4 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco
5 3 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (7.41%) Dell
6 2 (7.41%) HP
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
7 1 (3.70%) ForgeRock
7 1 (3.70%) Progress
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) Sun