Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 173 158
Rank change year-on-year +10 -15 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 29 20 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.66% 0.47% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.49% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 18
East of England median daily rate £340 £295 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.25% -9.23% -
10th Percentile £233 £163 £155
90th Percentile £504 £406 £418
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £31.50
England median hourly rate £38.50 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +92.49% -11.11% +9.76%

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 4,180 4,091 4,739
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 95.12% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,369 2,435 2,761
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £585 £563 £569
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 304 372
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.45 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.17% -9.53% +4.88%
10th Percentile £10.54 £10.52 £11.26
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £50.68
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.54% +11.40%

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 23 May 2018.

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 23 May 2018. 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
Cambridgeshire +12 18 £388 +115.28% 13
Hertfordshire -4 6 £256 -25.18% 7
Suffolk - 4 £525 -
Essex - 1 £250 - 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, 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 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (37.93%) Linux
3 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 10 (34.48%) DNS
5 9 (31.03%) ITIL
6 8 (27.59%) Docker
7 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (24.14%) Python
7 7 (24.14%) Perl
7 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
7 7 (24.14%) DHCP
8 6 (20.69%) HTML
8 6 (20.69%) Oracle
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.69%) Identity Management
8 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
8 6 (20.69%) PKI
8 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (20.69%) Open Source
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
8 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (17.24%) Rancher
9 5 (17.24%) Puppet
9 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (17.24%) DevOps
9 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
9 5 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (17.24%) WSUS

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 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
4 2 (6.90%) Apache
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.90%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) NetSuite
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.45%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (48.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.45%) Office 365
4 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) DHCP
3 5 (17.24%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.34%) Kerberos
5 2 (6.90%) FTP
5 2 (6.90%) HTTP
5 2 (6.90%) LAN
5 2 (6.90%) SSH
5 2 (6.90%) SSL
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.34%) JIRA
2 3 (10.34%) Subversion
3 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
1 3 (10.34%) Marketing
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) HTML
2 5 (17.24%) LDAP
3 4 (13.79%) CSS
4 3 (10.34%) Ajax
4 3 (10.34%) OAuth
4 3 (10.34%) SAML
4 3 (10.34%) XHTML
4 3 (10.34%) XML
5 1 (3.45%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) PKI
2 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.34%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Linux
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.90%) CentOS
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.45%) FreeNAS
7 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 6 (20.69%) Identity Management
2 6 (20.69%) Open Source
2 6 (20.69%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (17.24%) DevOps
4 4 (13.79%) Migration
5 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (6.90%) Business Continuity
6 2 (6.90%) ERP
6 2 (6.90%) Server Hardening
7 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.45%) CRM
7 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.45%) Decision-Making
7 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (3.45%) Human Resource Management
7 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) Perl
1 7 (24.14%) Python
2 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
3 5 (17.24%) Java
3 5 (17.24%) PHP
4 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
5 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) Docker
3 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.90%) XenApp
6 1 (3.45%) VirtualBox
6 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Puppet
1 5 (17.24%) Rancher
1 5 (17.24%) WSUS
2 3 (10.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (10.34%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
2 3 (10.34%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (6.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
1 6 (20.69%) Oracle
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Atlassian
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.34%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) Dell
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) SAP
6 1 (3.45%) AlienVault
6 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
6 1 (3.45%) Juniper
6 1 (3.45%) NetApp