Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 175 141
Rank change year-on-year +10 -34 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 41 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.82% 0.53% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.57% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 15 37
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £301 £150 £153
90th Percentile £538 £453 £424
England median daily rate £400 £375 £386
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.85% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £37.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.67% +19.05% +53.66%
10th Percentile £16.75 £36.25 £30.75
90th Percentile £20.25 £38.75 £32.25
England median hourly rate £38.00 £26.25 £21.75
% change year-on-year +44.74% +20.69% +6.10%

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 4,718 4,414 4,902
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 94.14% 96.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,712 2,601 2,812
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £194 £210 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 354 366
East of England median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% -12.50% -
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.09
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +20 24 £400 +23.08% 13
Essex +6 6 £435 +171.88% 1
Hertfordshire -16 5 £400 +4.92% 1
Norfolk +21 3 £363 - 1
Suffolk -14 2 £525 -
Bedfordshire +4 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 21 August 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 25 (60.98%) Linux
2 21 (51.22%) Windows
3 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
4 15 (36.59%) VMware
5 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (29.27%) ITIL
7 11 (26.83%) DHCP
7 11 (26.83%) DNS
8 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
8 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
9 8 (19.51%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
10 7 (17.07%) LDAP
10 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
10 7 (17.07%) Oracle
11 6 (14.63%) SQL
11 6 (14.63%) Python
11 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
11 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (14.63%) WSUS
11 6 (14.63%) Identity Management
11 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
11 6 (14.63%) Docker
11 6 (14.63%) Puppet
12 5 (12.20%) DevOps
12 5 (12.20%) Open Source
12 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell

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 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) Apache
3 4 (9.76%) Tomcat
4 3 (7.32%) IIS
4 3 (7.32%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.44%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 14 (34.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (12.20%) Office 365
4 3 (7.32%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (7.32%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.83%) DHCP
1 11 (26.83%) DNS
2 5 (12.20%) Firewall
3 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.32%) Kerberos
4 3 (7.32%) SSL
5 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 1 (2.44%) BGP
6 1 (2.44%) DMZ
6 1 (2.44%) FTP
6 1 (2.44%) HTTP
6 1 (2.44%) IPsec
6 1 (2.44%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (2.44%) OSPF
6 1 (2.44%) SMS
6 1 (2.44%) SSH
6 1 (2.44%) VLAN
6 1 (2.44%) VoIP
6 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.76%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.20%) JIRA
2 3 (7.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Marketing
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Automotive
3 1 (2.44%) Electronics
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) LDAP
2 5 (12.20%) XML
3 4 (9.76%) SAML
4 3 (7.32%) HTML
4 3 (7.32%) OAuth
5 2 (4.88%) Ajax
5 2 (4.88%) CSS
5 2 (4.88%) XHTML
6 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (2.44%) Web Services
6 1 (2.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) PKI
2 4 (9.76%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 25 (60.98%) Linux
2 21 (51.22%) Windows
3 9 (21.95%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) CentOS
6 3 (7.32%) Unix
6 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.44%) Debian
8 1 (2.44%) Fedora
8 1 (2.44%) FreeNAS
8 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) ITIL
2 6 (14.63%) Identity Management
3 5 (12.20%) DevOps
3 5 (12.20%) Open Source
4 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (7.32%) Business Continuity
5 3 (7.32%) Migration
6 2 (4.88%) Change Management
6 2 (4.88%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.88%) Server Hardening
6 2 (4.88%) Server Management
6 2 (4.88%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.88%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.44%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Site Reliability Engineering
7 1 (2.44%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.95%) PowerShell
2 6 (14.63%) Python
2 6 (14.63%) SQL
3 5 (12.20%) Bash Shell
3 5 (12.20%) Perl
4 4 (9.76%) Java
4 4 (9.76%) PHP
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) AWK
6 1 (2.44%) Bourne shell
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) sed
6 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.44%) MCSE
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) VCP5
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) GCP
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 8 (19.51%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (14.63%) Docker
3 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (7.32%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
5 2 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.44%) Ceph
6 1 (2.44%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.44%) KVM
6 1 (2.44%) NFS
6 1 (2.44%) VirtualBox
6 1 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Puppet
1 6 (14.63%) WSUS
2 3 (7.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (7.32%) Rancher
2 3 (7.32%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (4.88%) Ansible
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (4.88%) HAProxy
3 2 (4.88%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.88%) Nagios
3 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (2.44%) Grafana
4 1 (2.44%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.44%) Salt
Vendors
1 15 (36.59%) VMware
2 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.07%) Oracle
3 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco
4 3 (7.32%) Dell
4 3 (7.32%) HP
4 3 (7.32%) IBM
5 2 (4.88%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.88%) Google
6 1 (2.44%) Aruba
6 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.44%) NetApp
6 1 (2.44%) NETGEAR
6 1 (2.44%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.44%) SAP
6 1 (2.44%) SonicWALL