The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 April 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)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 288 304
Rank change year-on-year -77 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 228 385 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.75% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.79% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 272 232
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 17
Median hourly rate £18.46 £31.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.45% +51.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £21.45 £13.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £41.43 £38.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.92 £31.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -45.41% +51.21%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40438 48973 48899
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.58% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 26388 32364 30133
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1334 1394 1962
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in England

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Administrator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in England

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in England over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in England

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in England

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in England over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Administrator in England

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 25 April 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
London -65 90 £385 -3.75% 54
South East +2 68 £401 +6.80% 22
South West +8 17 £493 +33.55% 6
North West +21 15 £420 +5.00% 10
Yorkshire +24 12 £306 -26.20% 8
East of England -21 9 £295 -9.23% 5
East Midlands -6 8 £325 +8.33% 1
West Midlands +18 6 £225 -40.00% 3
North East +12 3 £308 +121.62% 1
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 England region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 341 (62.57%) Linux
2 193 (35.41%) Red Hat
3 152 (27.89%) VMware
4 151 (27.71%) Unix
5 149 (27.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 141 (25.87%) Windows
7 112 (20.55%) Puppet
8 104 (19.08%) Finance
9 95 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 89 (16.33%) Active Directory
11 86 (15.78%) Bash Shell
12 84 (15.41%) Solaris
13 82 (15.05%) Python
14 72 (13.21%) SAN
15 70 (12.84%) Oracle
16 69 (12.66%) CentOS
17 68 (12.48%) DNS
17 68 (12.48%) DevOps
18 65 (11.93%) Windows Server
19 64 (11.74%) Perl
19 64 (11.74%) ITIL
20 60 (11.01%) Ansible
21 57 (10.46%) Veritas
22 56 (10.28%) Apache
23 55 (10.09%) Microsoft
24 53 (9.72%) Cisco
25 52 (9.54%) PowerShell
26 51 (9.36%) Security Cleared
27 50 (9.17%) Configuration Management
28 46 (8.44%) Firewall

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 56 (10.28%) Apache
2 31 (5.69%) Tomcat
3 20 (3.67%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.12%) JBoss
5 15 (2.75%) IIS
6 11 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.02%) nginx
7 8 (1.47%) Confluence
7 8 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.10%) SAS
9 4 (0.73%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.73%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.55%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.55%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.55%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.37%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (2.57%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.92%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.55%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.37%) Infor SunSystems
4 2 (0.37%) Northgate Housing
4 2 (0.37%) OPENHousing
4 2 (0.37%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.18%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) HFM
5 1 (0.18%) Kypera Housing
5 1 (0.18%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.18%) Orchard Housing
5 1 (0.18%) RMDS
5 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.44%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.94%) Office 365
4 12 (2.20%) GitHub
5 11 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.65%) SaaS
7 7 (1.28%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (1.10%) SuccessFactors
9 5 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.73%) IaaS
10 4 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Boomi
11 3 (0.55%) Route 53
12 2 (0.37%) Amazon Kinesis
12 2 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.18%) G Suite
13 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 72 (13.21%) SAN
2 68 (12.48%) DNS
3 46 (8.44%) Firewall
4 45 (8.26%) NAS
5 42 (7.71%) LDAP
6 38 (6.97%) TCP/IP
7 27 (4.95%) DHCP
8 24 (4.40%) Internet
9 17 (3.12%) VPN
10 16 (2.94%) SSH
11 14 (2.57%) LAN
11 14 (2.57%) WAN
12 13 (2.39%) HTTP
12 13 (2.39%) Kerberos
13 12 (2.20%) Ethernet
14 11 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (1.83%) FTP
16 9 (1.65%) VLAN
17 8 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
18 7 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.69%) MySQL
2 22 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (3.67%) Hadoop
4 14 (2.57%) SQL Server
5 9 (1.65%) Big Data
6 8 (1.47%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.10%) Apache Hive
8 5 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (0.73%) Cloudera CDH
9 4 (0.73%) Impala
9 4 (0.73%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.73%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.55%) HBase
10 3 (0.55%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (0.55%) Pentaho
10 3 (0.55%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (6.24%) Jenkins
2 27 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 20 (3.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (2.57%) Subversion
5 11 (2.02%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (1.83%) JIRA
7 9 (1.65%) GitLab
8 7 (1.28%) Hudson
9 5 (0.92%) Gradle
10 4 (0.73%) Maven
10 4 (0.73%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.55%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.55%) gulp
11 3 (0.55%) Selenium
11 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.37%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.37%) GoCD
13 1 (0.18%) Gerrit
13 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
General
1 104 (19.08%) Finance
2 30 (5.50%) Banking
3 20 (3.67%) Legal
4 15 (2.75%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.57%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.57%) Law
6 12 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.65%) Marketing
8 8 (1.47%) Electronics
8 8 (1.47%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.92%) Retail
10 4 (0.73%) Advertising
10 4 (0.73%) Back Office
11 2 (0.37%) Games
11 2 (0.37%) Local Government
11 2 (0.37%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.20%) Middleware
2 11 (2.02%) HTML
2 11 (2.02%) LAMP
3 9 (1.65%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (1.28%) .NET
4 7 (1.28%) SAML
5 6 (1.10%) Web Services
6 4 (0.73%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (0.55%) Browserify
7 3 (0.55%) OAuth
7 3 (0.55%) REST
7 3 (0.55%) Sensu
7 3 (0.55%) XML
8 2 (0.37%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.37%) Flash
8 2 (0.37%) HTML5
8 2 (0.37%) JSON
8 2 (0.37%) Node.js
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.71%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.95%) Management Information System
3 24 (4.40%) Enterprise Storage
4 16 (2.94%) Clustering
5 11 (2.02%) Replication
6 7 (1.28%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (0.92%) Algorithms
8 5 (0.92%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (0.73%) Fintech
9 4 (0.73%) PKI
9 4 (0.73%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.55%) Reference Data
10 3 (0.55%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (0.55%) User Experience
11 2 (0.37%) Freedom of Information
11 2 (0.37%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 341 (62.57%) Linux
2 151 (27.71%) Unix
3 149 (27.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 141 (25.87%) Windows
5 84 (15.41%) Solaris
6 69 (12.66%) CentOS
7 65 (11.93%) Windows Server
8 38 (6.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (6.79%) Ubuntu
10 29 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 27 (4.95%) Debian
12 19 (3.49%) AIX
13 14 (2.57%) SUSE
14 12 (2.20%) Windows 7
15 10 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (1.28%) Windows 10
17 6 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 5 (0.92%) HPUX
18 5 (0.92%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (12.48%) DevOps
2 64 (11.74%) ITIL
3 50 (9.17%) Configuration Management
4 42 (7.71%) Change Management
5 37 (6.79%) Migration
6 36 (6.61%) Change Control
7 31 (5.69%) High Availability
8 30 (5.50%) Service Delivery
9 28 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (4.77%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (4.59%) Problem Management
12 20 (3.67%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (3.67%) Service Management
13 17 (3.12%) Data Management
14 16 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (2.94%) Open Source
14 16 (2.94%) Performance Management
15 15 (2.75%) Load Balancing
15 15 (2.75%) Project Management
16 14 (2.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 86 (15.78%) Bash Shell
2 82 (15.05%) Python
3 64 (11.74%) Perl
4 52 (9.54%) PowerShell
5 42 (7.71%) SQL
6 33 (6.06%) Shell Script
7 27 (4.95%) Java
8 21 (3.85%) Ruby
9 13 (2.39%) C++
9 13 (2.39%) PHP
10 11 (2.02%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.47%) Korn
12 6 (1.10%) VB
13 5 (0.92%) AWK
14 4 (0.73%) C#
14 4 (0.73%) sed
15 3 (0.55%) VBScript
16 2 (0.37%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 40 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.02%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.47%) CCNA
5 8 (1.47%) CCNP
5 8 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.47%) RHCSA
6 7 (1.28%) Degree
6 7 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 7 (1.28%) RHCE
6 7 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.73%) MCSE
9 3 (0.55%) CCA
9 3 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.55%) MCITP
9 3 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.37%) CISSP
10 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.28%) SLA
3 6 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.73%) QA
5 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.37%) BS25999
6 2 (0.37%) GCP
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 95 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 89 (16.33%) Active Directory
3 43 (7.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 29 (5.32%) Docker
5 27 (4.95%) Veritas File System
6 24 (4.40%) NFS
7 23 (4.22%) vSphere
8 21 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (2.94%) Hyper-V
10 15 (2.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 13 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (2.20%) VMware ESX
13 10 (1.83%) KVM
13 10 (1.83%) Samba
14 6 (1.10%) Postfix
15 5 (0.92%) Dovecot
15 5 (0.92%) HDFS
15 5 (0.92%) Xen
16 4 (0.73%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 112 (20.55%) Puppet
2 60 (11.01%) Ansible
3 45 (8.26%) Nagios
4 41 (7.52%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (4.95%) SCCM
6 24 (4.40%) NetBackup
7 16 (2.94%) vCenter Server
8 14 (2.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 13 (2.39%) SCOM
9 13 (2.39%) WSUS
10 12 (2.20%) Red Hat Satellite
11 10 (1.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 9 (1.65%) HAProxy
13 8 (1.47%) Kibana
14 7 (1.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 7 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 6 (1.10%) logstash
15 6 (1.10%) yum
16 5 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 5 (0.92%) Salt
Vendors
1 193 (35.41%) Red Hat
2 152 (27.89%) VMware
3 70 (12.84%) Oracle
4 57 (10.46%) Veritas
5 55 (10.09%) Microsoft
6 53 (9.72%) Cisco
7 46 (8.44%) HP
7 46 (8.44%) Sun
8 39 (7.16%) EMC
9 30 (5.50%) Symantec
10 27 (4.95%) NetApp
11 26 (4.77%) IBM
12 18 (3.30%) Citrix
13 17 (3.12%) Splunk
14 16 (2.94%) ServiceNow
15 14 (2.57%) Cloudera
15 14 (2.57%) Dell
16 13 (2.39%) SAP
17 9 (1.65%) Veeam
18 7 (1.28%) 3PAR
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