Period
to 18 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 August 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
6 months to
18 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 306 300
Rank change year-on-year -64 -6 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 571 826 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.82% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.86% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 623 562
England median daily rate £375 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £500 £517 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £385 £350
% change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% +3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 56
England median hourly rate £25.88 £22.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +9.76% -13.23%
10th Percentile £16.18 £15.43 £14.50
90th Percentile £40.18 £49.46 £39.13
UK median hourly rate £25.88 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +15.00% +9.76% -16.33%

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 84338 95494 97453
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.90% 95.02% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 55182 63016 61889
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £258 £240
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2565 2816 3772
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.61% +6.83% +4.62%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £18.92 £19.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year -0.42% +5.67% +5.76%

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 August 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 6 months to 18 August 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 6 months to 18 August 2017. 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 -123 219 £400 - 42
South East +20 175 £400 - 21
North of England +19 63 £350 -2.78% 19
South West +35 55 £355 -5.33% 10
Midlands +42 36 £320 -1.54% 10
North West +14 33 £390 +7.59% 7
East of England -34 24 £375 +15.38% 9
West Midlands +52 19 £313 -11.03% 4
East Midlands -4 17 £325 +13.04% 6
Yorkshire +14 16 £275 -29.03% 12
North East +35 14 £330 +21.66%
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 337 (59.02%) Linux
2 213 (37.30%) Windows
3 192 (33.63%) VMware
4 160 (28.02%) Unix
5 151 (26.44%) Red Hat
6 147 (25.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 146 (25.57%) Active Directory
8 138 (24.17%) Windows Server
9 103 (18.04%) Puppet
10 98 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 93 (16.29%) Python
12 89 (15.59%) Finance
13 88 (15.41%) CentOS
13 88 (15.41%) Security Cleared
14 77 (13.49%) Firewall
14 77 (13.49%) Solaris
15 76 (13.31%) Perl
16 75 (13.13%) SAN
17 74 (12.96%) Oracle
18 73 (12.78%) Microsoft
19 72 (12.61%) DNS
19 72 (12.61%) DevOps
20 71 (12.43%) Bash Shell
21 63 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
22 61 (10.68%) PowerShell
23 60 (10.51%) Ubuntu
24 59 (10.33%) ITIL
25 58 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
26 56 (9.81%) HP
27 55 (9.63%) SC Cleared

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 44 (7.71%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.83%) Apache
3 30 (5.25%) Tomcat
4 21 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (3.50%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.80%) nginx
7 14 (2.45%) Confluence
7 14 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (2.45%) JBoss
8 11 (1.93%) Apache Solr
9 9 (1.58%) IIS
10 8 (1.40%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.05%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.88%) iPlanet
12 5 (0.88%) Jetty
12 5 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
13 4 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2000
13 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (3.50%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.05%) Houdini
3 6 (1.05%) Maya
3 6 (1.05%) NUKE
3 6 (1.05%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.53%) CODA-Financials
3 3 (0.53%) Northgate Housing
3 3 (0.53%) OPENHousing
4 2 (0.35%) Aareon QL
4 2 (0.35%) Academy Housing
4 2 (0.35%) Kypera Housing
4 2 (0.35%) Maximo
4 2 (0.35%) MIS ActiveH
4 2 (0.35%) Orchard Housing
4 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.35%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.18%) Bankmaster
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 58 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.36%) Office 365
3 36 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.93%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.75%) PaaS
6 9 (1.58%) GitHub
7 8 (1.40%) IaaS
8 7 (1.23%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.23%) SaaS
9 4 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.70%) Route 53
9 4 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (0.53%) G Suite
10 3 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.35%) Amazon Kinesis
11 2 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 77 (13.49%) Firewall
2 75 (13.13%) SAN
3 72 (12.61%) DNS
4 44 (7.71%) VPN
5 38 (6.65%) WAN
6 37 (6.48%) LAN
7 35 (6.13%) NAS
8 33 (5.78%) LDAP
9 32 (5.60%) TCP/IP
10 21 (3.68%) DHCP
11 16 (2.80%) Ethernet
11 16 (2.80%) Internet
12 15 (2.63%) HTTP
13 9 (1.58%) Kerberos
13 9 (1.58%) SSH
14 8 (1.40%) Network Security
14 8 (1.40%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (1.23%) IP Telephony
16 6 (1.05%) iSCSI
16 6 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.53%) MySQL
2 32 (5.60%) SQL Server
3 20 (3.50%) Hadoop
4 16 (2.80%) Relational Database
5 13 (2.28%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.10%) Oracle Database
7 11 (1.93%) Apache Hive
7 11 (1.93%) Impala
8 8 (1.40%) MariaDB
9 7 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.23%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.05%) Big Data
10 6 (1.05%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.53%) GIS
12 2 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.35%) EDRMS
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
13 1 (0.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 27 (4.73%) Jenkins
2 26 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.15%) JIRA
4 12 (2.10%) Subversion
5 10 (1.75%) Hudson
6 8 (1.40%) GitLab
7 7 (1.23%) Artifactory
7 7 (1.23%) Selenium
8 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.70%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.70%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.35%) Maven
10 2 (0.35%) MSI
11 1 (0.18%) Ant
11 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.18%) Gradle
11 1 (0.18%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 89 (15.59%) Finance
2 51 (8.93%) Banking
3 19 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.98%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.63%) Retail
6 14 (2.45%) Marketing
7 13 (2.28%) Manufacturing
8 12 (2.10%) Electronics
9 7 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.88%) Publishing
11 4 (0.70%) Back Office
11 4 (0.70%) Law
11 4 (0.70%) Legal
11 4 (0.70%) Military
12 3 (0.53%) Local Government
12 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.35%) Advertising
13 2 (0.35%) Games
14 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (2.98%) LAMP
2 7 (1.23%) JSON
3 6 (1.05%) .NET
3 6 (1.05%) J2EE
3 6 (1.05%) LEMP Stack
4 5 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
4 5 (0.88%) Servlets
4 5 (0.88%) Web Services
5 4 (0.70%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (0.70%) XML
6 3 (0.53%) Middleware
6 3 (0.53%) RESTful
6 3 (0.53%) Spring
7 2 (0.35%) Flash
7 2 (0.35%) Java SE
7 2 (0.35%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.18%) HTML
8 1 (0.18%) POSIX
8 1 (0.18%) Silverlight
8 1 (0.18%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.01%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.73%) Clustering
3 22 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
6 14 (2.45%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.75%) PKI
8 9 (1.58%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.40%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.40%) Online Banking
9 8 (1.40%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.40%) User Experience
10 7 (1.23%) Animation
10 7 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.05%) Replication
12 5 (0.88%) Spread Betting
12 5 (0.88%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.70%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.70%) NHS
14 2 (0.35%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 337 (59.02%) Linux
2 213 (37.30%) Windows
3 160 (28.02%) Unix
4 147 (25.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 138 (24.17%) Windows Server
6 88 (15.41%) CentOS
7 77 (13.49%) Solaris
8 63 (11.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (10.51%) Ubuntu
10 53 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (6.65%) AIX
12 33 (5.78%) Windows 7
13 32 (5.60%) Debian
14 17 (2.98%) Windows 10
15 16 (2.80%) HPUX
16 12 (2.10%) SUSE
17 9 (1.58%) Apple iOS
18 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
19 5 (0.88%) Mac OS
20 4 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (12.61%) DevOps
2 59 (10.33%) ITIL
3 36 (6.30%) Migration
4 33 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (5.78%) Load Balancing
5 32 (5.60%) Configuration Management
6 28 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 28 (4.90%) High Availability
7 26 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
8 20 (3.50%) Open Source
9 18 (3.15%) Service Delivery
10 16 (2.80%) Change Management
10 16 (2.80%) Project Management
10 16 (2.80%) Release Management
10 16 (2.80%) Service Management
11 15 (2.63%) ERP
11 15 (2.63%) Patch Management
12 14 (2.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 14 (2.45%) Security Hardening
12 14 (2.45%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 93 (16.29%) Python
2 76 (13.31%) Perl
3 71 (12.43%) Bash Shell
4 61 (10.68%) PowerShell
5 53 (9.28%) Shell Script
6 40 (7.01%) Ruby
7 37 (6.48%) SQL
8 35 (6.13%) Java
9 21 (3.68%) Korn
10 11 (1.93%) PHP
11 9 (1.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 7 (1.23%) AWK
13 6 (1.05%) C
14 5 (0.88%) Bourne shell
15 4 (0.70%) VB
16 3 (0.53%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.53%) VBA
17 2 (0.35%) JavaScript
17 2 (0.35%) sed
17 2 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 88 (15.41%) Security Cleared
2 55 (9.63%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.38%) DV Cleared
4 24 (4.20%) Degree
5 22 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (2.10%) RHCE
7 8 (1.40%) NVQ Level 4
7 8 (1.40%) RHCSA
8 7 (1.23%) MCSE
9 6 (1.05%) MCITP
9 6 (1.05%) MySQL Certification
9 6 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.88%) MCSA
11 4 (0.70%) OCA
11 4 (0.70%) OCP
11 4 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.53%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.58%) QA
2 8 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.40%) SLA
3 5 (0.88%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) GPG13
5 2 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) AS 2805
6 1 (0.18%) GCP
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.18%) RMADS
6 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 146 (25.57%) Active Directory
2 98 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.78%) Hyper-V
4 30 (5.25%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (4.20%) NFS
5 24 (4.20%) vSphere
6 20 (3.50%) KVM
6 20 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (3.15%) Samba
7 18 (3.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 18 (3.15%) Xen
8 12 (2.10%) Docker
8 12 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (1.93%) Apache Flume
9 11 (1.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 11 (1.93%) HDFS
9 11 (1.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 10 (1.75%) iptables
11 8 (1.40%) DFS Replication
11 8 (1.40%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 103 (18.04%) Puppet
2 50 (8.76%) Ansible
3 34 (5.95%) SCCM
4 32 (5.60%) Nagios
4 32 (5.60%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (5.25%) NetBackup
6 19 (3.33%) SCOM
7 16 (2.80%) Red Hat Satellite
8 14 (2.45%) HAProxy
8 14 (2.45%) vCenter Server
9 13 (2.28%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 12 (2.10%) yum
11 11 (1.93%) Oozie
12 9 (1.58%) Terraform
12 9 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (1.40%) logstash
13 8 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (1.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 8 (1.40%) WSUS
14 7 (1.23%) Kibana
Vendors
1 192 (33.63%) VMware
2 151 (26.44%) Red Hat
3 74 (12.96%) Oracle
4 73 (12.78%) Microsoft
5 56 (9.81%) HP
6 50 (8.76%) Cisco
7 39 (6.83%) Veritas
8 35 (6.13%) Citrix
9 33 (5.78%) Sun
10 24 (4.20%) EMC
11 22 (3.85%) IBM
11 22 (3.85%) SAP
12 20 (3.50%) Symantec
13 19 (3.33%) NetApp
14 15 (2.63%) Cloudera
15 12 (2.10%) F5
16 11 (1.93%) 3PAR
16 11 (1.93%) Atlassian
17 10 (1.75%) Dell
17 10 (1.75%) ServiceNow