Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 June 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)
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 442 388 326
Rank change year-on-year -54 -62 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 472 497 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.59% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.62% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 325 531
England median daily rate £400 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.56% +3.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £236 £250
90th Percentile £541 £506 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.56% +3.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 7
England median hourly rate £38.50 £26.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.66% -33.54% +92.68%
10th Percentile £16.70 £15.45 £20.35
90th Percentile £50.60 £40.00 £49.46
UK median hourly rate £38.50 £26.25 £39.50
% change year-on-year +46.66% -33.54% +92.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86,165 79,566 92,751
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.97% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,892 51,844 61,002
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.81% +2.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.09% +5.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,786 2,621 2,809
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.31% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.91
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.06% -5.20% +14.29%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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 6 months to 18 June 2018.

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 6 months to 18 June 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
London -35 206 £425 +6.25% 94
South East -48 91 £383 -4.38% 48
South West +42 58 £425 -3.95% 24
North of England -35 44 £375 +7.14% 29
Midlands -5 35 £313 +2.04% 20
East of England +9 34 £350 +12.90% 27
North West -35 25 £413 -1.20% 14
East Midlands +5 18 £238 -26.92% 12
West Midlands -21 17 £316 +33.16% 8
Yorkshire -19 15 £363 +31.82% 14
North East -7 4 £316 -3.36% 1
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 England region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 277 (58.69%) Linux
2 176 (37.29%) Windows
3 136 (28.81%) Unix
4 118 (25.00%) VMware
5 108 (22.88%) Red Hat
6 104 (22.03%) Active Directory
7 97 (20.55%) Python
8 96 (20.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 91 (19.28%) Finance
10 88 (18.64%) Puppet
11 82 (17.37%) Bash Shell
12 80 (16.95%) Windows Server
13 71 (15.04%) DevOps
14 68 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
15 67 (14.19%) Docker
16 66 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
16 66 (13.98%) Firewall
17 64 (13.56%) Perl
18 60 (12.71%) Microsoft
19 59 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
20 55 (11.65%) Solaris
20 55 (11.65%) PowerShell
21 54 (11.44%) Security Cleared
22 53 (11.23%) Migration
23 52 (11.02%) ITIL
24 50 (10.59%) Shell Script
24 50 (10.59%) Ansible
25 49 (10.38%) CentOS
26 46 (9.75%) SQL
27 45 (9.53%) Apache

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 45 (9.53%) Apache
2 24 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.39%) nginx
4 15 (3.18%) IIS
5 14 (2.97%) Confluence
6 11 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (1.91%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.48%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.48%) WordPress
10 5 (1.06%) JBoss
10 5 (1.06%) K2 blackpearl
10 5 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.06%) Skype for Business
10 5 (1.06%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.85%) ExpressionEngine
11 4 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.64%) CMS
12 3 (0.64%) SAS
13 2 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.91%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.85%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) iTrent
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.21%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.21%) HFM
4 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.21%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.21%) Scribe Insight
4 1 (0.21%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 68 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (8.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (6.36%) Office 365
4 12 (2.54%) GitHub
5 10 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (1.48%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
6 7 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.85%) Akamai
7 4 (0.85%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.64%) Route 53
9 2 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.42%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.42%) SaaS
9 2 (0.42%) Serverless
9 2 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.98%) Firewall
2 37 (7.84%) DNS
3 31 (6.57%) SAN
4 25 (5.30%) TCP/IP
5 23 (4.87%) DHCP
6 14 (2.97%) LAN
6 14 (2.97%) VPN
7 13 (2.75%) WAN
8 11 (2.33%) NAS
9 7 (1.48%) SMS
10 6 (1.27%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (1.27%) Kerberos
10 6 (1.27%) SSL
10 6 (1.27%) VLAN
11 5 (1.06%) SSH
12 4 (0.85%) FTP
12 4 (0.85%) HTTP
12 4 (0.85%) NetScaler
12 4 (0.85%) Network Security
12 4 (0.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.30%) MySQL
3 13 (2.75%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
6 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.85%) Big Data
7 4 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 3 (0.64%) MariaDB
8 3 (0.64%) MS Access
8 3 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.64%) Power BI
8 3 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 39 (8.26%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.42%) Jenkins
3 25 (5.30%) JIRA
4 10 (2.12%) Subversion
5 9 (1.91%) Artifactory
6 5 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (1.06%) GitLab
7 4 (0.85%) git-flow
7 4 (0.85%) GoCD
7 4 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.85%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.64%) CMake
8 3 (0.64%) MSI
9 2 (0.42%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.42%) Maven
9 2 (0.42%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.42%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.21%) Gradle
10 1 (0.21%) Hudson
10 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
General
1 91 (19.28%) Finance
2 29 (6.14%) Banking
3 18 (3.81%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.60%) Financial Institution
5 10 (2.12%) Retail
6 8 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.48%) General Ledger
8 6 (1.27%) French Language
8 6 (1.27%) Legal
9 5 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.06%) Marketing
10 4 (0.85%) Back Office
10 4 (0.85%) German Language
11 3 (0.64%) Automotive
12 2 (0.42%) Advertising
12 2 (0.42%) Czech Language
12 2 (0.42%) Law
12 2 (0.42%) Local Government
13 1 (0.21%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.60%) LDAP
2 16 (3.39%) LAMP
3 15 (3.18%) HTML
4 14 (2.97%) Web Services
5 12 (2.54%) CSS
6 10 (2.12%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (1.69%) .NET
7 8 (1.69%) XML
8 7 (1.48%) Middleware
9 5 (1.06%) HTML5
10 4 (0.85%) CSS3
10 4 (0.85%) Laravel
10 4 (0.85%) LEMP Stack
10 4 (0.85%) SAML
10 4 (0.85%) Vue (Vue.js)
10 4 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.85%) YAML
11 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET
11 3 (0.64%) CGI
11 3 (0.64%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 21 (4.45%) Clustering
4 19 (4.03%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.60%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.97%) PKI
8 10 (2.12%) Replication
9 8 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.27%) Freedom of Information
11 5 (1.06%) Freedom of Information Act
11 5 (1.06%) LPAR
12 4 (0.85%) Fintech
13 3 (0.64%) Equities
13 3 (0.64%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.64%) NHS
13 3 (0.64%) Oracle Exalytics
14 2 (0.42%) CMDB
14 2 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 277 (58.69%) Linux
2 176 (37.29%) Windows
3 136 (28.81%) Unix
4 96 (20.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 80 (16.95%) Windows Server
6 55 (11.65%) Solaris
7 49 (10.38%) CentOS
8 38 (8.05%) Ubuntu
8 38 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 36 (7.63%) AIX
10 27 (5.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (2.33%) Windows 10
12 7 (1.48%) Windows 7
13 6 (1.27%) Debian
13 6 (1.27%) SUSE
13 6 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.06%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.64%) FreeBSD
15 3 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (15.04%) DevOps
2 59 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
3 53 (11.23%) Migration
4 52 (11.02%) ITIL
5 44 (9.32%) Open Source
6 40 (8.47%) Configuration Management
7 29 (6.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (5.72%) ERP
9 24 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (4.87%) Project Management
11 22 (4.66%) Change Management
12 17 (3.60%) Server Hardening
13 15 (3.18%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (3.18%) Data Security
14 13 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (2.75%) Electronic Trading
14 13 (2.75%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 13 (2.75%) Performance Engineering
14 13 (2.75%) Visualisation
15 12 (2.54%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 97 (20.55%) Python
2 82 (17.37%) Bash Shell
3 64 (13.56%) Perl
4 55 (11.65%) PowerShell
5 50 (10.59%) Shell Script
6 46 (9.75%) SQL
7 31 (6.57%) Java
8 30 (6.36%) Ruby
9 22 (4.66%) Korn
10 18 (3.81%) PHP
11 11 (2.33%) JavaScript
12 9 (1.91%) Groovy
13 7 (1.48%) AWK
13 7 (1.48%) C#
14 6 (1.27%) Bourne shell
14 6 (1.27%) C
15 4 (0.85%) VB
16 3 (0.64%) VBScript
17 2 (0.42%) sed
17 2 (0.42%) X++
Qualifications
1 54 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 42 (8.90%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.24%) Degree
4 16 (3.39%) RHCE
5 11 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.91%) AWS Certification
7 6 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.27%) MCSE
8 5 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.85%) CCNA
9 4 (0.85%) CCNP
9 4 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.85%) OCP
9 4 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
10 3 (0.64%) OCA
10 3 (0.64%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.42%) CCIE
11 2 (0.42%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.12%) SLA
2 7 (1.48%) GDPR
3 6 (1.27%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.06%) PMO
5 4 (0.85%) QA
6 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.64%) TickIT
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) GCP
7 1 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 104 (22.03%) Active Directory
2 67 (14.19%) Docker
3 66 (13.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (4.03%) Hyper-V
5 17 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (3.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 15 (3.18%) Firmware
7 15 (3.18%) vSphere
8 14 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.69%) LXC
9 8 (1.69%) NFS
9 8 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.06%) GlusterFS
10 5 (1.06%) VirtualBox
10 5 (1.06%) Xen
11 4 (0.85%) KVM
11 4 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 3 (0.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 3 (0.64%) XenApp
12 3 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 88 (18.64%) Puppet
2 50 (10.59%) Ansible
3 40 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (5.08%) SCCM
5 21 (4.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 20 (4.24%) Nagios
7 19 (4.03%) Terraform
8 17 (3.60%) Kubernetes
8 17 (3.60%) Tivoli
9 16 (3.39%) CFEngine
10 14 (2.97%) NetBackup
11 11 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
12 10 (2.12%) Oracle ZFS
13 9 (1.91%) Cobbler
13 9 (1.91%) SCVMM
13 9 (1.91%) SELinux
13 9 (1.91%) WSUS
14 7 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
14 7 (1.48%) SCOM
15 6 (1.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 118 (25.00%) VMware
2 108 (22.88%) Red Hat
3 60 (12.71%) Microsoft
4 43 (9.11%) Oracle
5 29 (6.14%) Veritas
6 26 (5.51%) Cisco
7 24 (5.08%) IBM
8 17 (3.60%) SaltStack
9 16 (3.39%) EMC
10 15 (3.18%) HP
10 15 (3.18%) NetApp
11 14 (2.97%) Symantec
12 13 (2.75%) Citrix
12 13 (2.75%) Veeam
13 12 (2.54%) Atlassian
14 10 (2.12%) Sun
15 9 (1.91%) Dell
15 9 (1.91%) ForgeRock
16 7 (1.48%) Brocade
16 7 (1.48%) Splunk