Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 184 144
Rank change year-on-year +16 -40 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 38 27 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.76% 0.53% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.56% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 38
East of England median daily rate £425 £263 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.90% -20.75% -7.99%
10th Percentile £305 £150 £153
90th Percentile £528 £418 £423
England median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 0
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £46.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% - -
England median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +2.67% +36.36% +27.91%

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 4,680 4,818 4,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.36% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,770 2,784 2,636
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 291 368 373
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% -7.50% -5.34%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.07 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.25 £47.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +24 16 £413 +50.00% 7
Hertfordshire -4 8 £383 +47.12% 8
Essex -13 5 £493 +207.81% 4
Norfolk - 5 £363 - 1
Bedfordshire +9 3 - - 2
Suffolk -6 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 11 December 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 27 (71.05%) Linux
2 22 (57.89%) Windows
3 13 (34.21%) VMware
4 12 (31.58%) ITIL
5 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (28.95%) Office 365
6 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
7 8 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (21.05%) SQL
7 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (21.05%) JIRA
8 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
8 7 (18.42%) Puppet
8 7 (18.42%) Oracle
8 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
8 7 (18.42%) DevOps
9 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
9 6 (15.79%) Unix
9 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
10 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (13.16%) Atlassian
10 5 (13.16%) Python
10 5 (13.16%) LAN
10 5 (13.16%) WAN
10 5 (13.16%) DHCP
11 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (10.53%) Ansible

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 4 (10.53%) Confluence
1 4 (10.53%) IBM Domino
2 3 (7.89%) Apache
2 3 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.63%) JBoss
4 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.16%) DHCP
1 5 (13.16%) LAN
1 5 (13.16%) WAN
2 4 (10.53%) DNS
3 3 (7.89%) SSL
4 2 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (2.63%) BGP
5 1 (2.63%) DMZ
5 1 (2.63%) Firewall
5 1 (2.63%) IPsec
5 1 (2.63%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (2.63%) OSPF
5 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.63%) VLAN
5 1 (2.63%) VPN
5 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle Discoverer
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Cosmos DB
2 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (5.26%) MySQL
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) JIRA
2 4 (10.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Automotive
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (7.89%) Web Services
1 3 (7.89%) XML
2 2 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (2.63%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Linux
2 22 (57.89%) Windows
3 6 (15.79%) Unix
3 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) AIX
6 1 (2.63%) CentOS
6 1 (2.63%) Debian
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) ITIL
2 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) DevOps
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (5.26%) Artefact Management
6 2 (5.26%) Change Management
6 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.26%) Kanban
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
6 2 (5.26%) Service Management
6 2 (5.26%) Task-Oriented
7 1 (2.63%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.63%) ERP
7 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.63%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
3 6 (15.79%) Bash Shell
4 5 (13.16%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) Ruby
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) CCNA
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) VCP5
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.89%) Docker
5 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.63%) Ceph
6 1 (2.63%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (2.63%) KVM
6 1 (2.63%) NFS
6 1 (2.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) Puppet
2 4 (10.53%) Ansible
2 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (7.89%) Grafana
3 3 (7.89%) Nagios
3 3 (7.89%) Prometheus
3 3 (7.89%) WSUS
4 2 (5.26%) HAProxy
4 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (5.26%) Pingdom
5 1 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) VMware
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
2 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
3 5 (13.16%) Atlassian
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) IBM
5 2 (5.26%) NetApp
5 2 (5.26%) Symantec
5 2 (5.26%) Veeam
6 1 (2.63%) Aruba
6 1 (2.63%) Dell
6 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.63%) Google
6 1 (2.63%) Lotus
6 1 (2.63%) NETGEAR
6 1 (2.63%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL