Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 186 144
Rank change year-on-year +21 -42 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 39 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.76% 0.51% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.54% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 37
East of England median daily rate £400 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +13.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £304 £150 £153
90th Percentile £538 £464 £388
England median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 1
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £44.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +39.68% +53.66%
10th Percentile £15.28 £37.40 £30.75
90th Percentile £44.25 £47.00 £32.25
England median hourly rate £38.75 £30.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +27.56% +10.45% +34.15%

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 4,809 4,778 4,606
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 94.17% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,838 2,752 2,637
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
10th Percentile £197 £213 £200
90th Percentile £586 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 367 379
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £20.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.19% -11.42% -3.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.08 £11.38
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 October 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 +27 19 £400 +45.45% 10
Hertfordshire -8 9 £400 +2.56% 5
Essex -4 5 £493 +207.81% 3
Norfolk - 3 £363 -
Bedfordshire +6 2 - -
Suffolk -13 1 £525 -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 26 (66.67%) Linux
2 20 (51.28%) Windows
3 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 15 (38.46%) VMware
4 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (25.64%) ITIL
5 9 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 8 (20.51%) DHCP
6 8 (20.51%) JIRA
6 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
7 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (17.95%) Office 365
7 7 (17.95%) DNS
7 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
9 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
9 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
9 5 (12.82%) Atlassian
9 5 (12.82%) Puppet
9 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (12.82%) LDAP
9 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
9 5 (12.82%) SQL
9 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
10 4 (10.26%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (10.26%) DevOps

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 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (12.82%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.26%) Apache
2 4 (10.26%) Confluence
2 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.56%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (17.95%) Office 365
3 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) DHCP
2 7 (17.95%) DNS
3 4 (10.26%) Firewall
4 3 (7.69%) SSL
5 2 (5.13%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.56%) BGP
6 1 (2.56%) DMZ
6 1 (2.56%) IPsec
6 1 (2.56%) LAN
6 1 (2.56%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (2.56%) OSPF
6 1 (2.56%) SMS
6 1 (2.56%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) VoIP
6 1 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) MySQL
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.56%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) JIRA
2 4 (10.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Automotive
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) LDAP
2 3 (7.69%) SAML
2 3 (7.69%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (5.13%) OAuth
3 2 (5.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Clustering
1 3 (7.69%) PKI
2 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 26 (66.67%) Linux
2 20 (51.28%) Windows
3 7 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.26%) Unix
6 3 (7.69%) CentOS
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.13%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.56%) Debian
8 1 (2.56%) Fedora
8 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
3 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.26%) DevOps
3 4 (10.26%) Identity Management
4 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 2 (5.13%) Open Source
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.13%) Service Management
5 2 (5.13%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.56%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (2.56%) Regulatory Compliance
6 1 (2.56%) Server Hardening
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) AWK
5 1 (2.56%) Bourne shell
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) Perl
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) sed
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
1 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) VCP5
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (10.26%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 2 (5.13%) Docker
6 1 (2.56%) Ceph
6 1 (2.56%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.56%) KVM
6 1 (2.56%) NFS
6 1 (2.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) Puppet
2 4 (10.26%) WSUS
3 2 (5.13%) Ansible
3 2 (5.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (5.13%) Grafana
3 2 (5.13%) HAProxy
3 2 (5.13%) Nagios
3 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.13%) Prometheus
3 2 (5.13%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.56%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.56%) Pingdom
4 1 (2.56%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) VMware
2 9 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.82%) Atlassian
5 4 (10.26%) Oracle
6 3 (7.69%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco
7 2 (5.13%) Dell
7 2 (5.13%) Google
7 2 (5.13%) IBM
7 2 (5.13%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) Aruba
8 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.56%) Lotus
8 1 (2.56%) NETGEAR
8 1 (2.56%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.56%) SonicWALL