Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 300 334
Rank change year-on-year -89 +34 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 581 832 740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.86% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.90% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 599 504
England median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £220
90th Percentile £519 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 43
England median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +27.91% -12.24%
10th Percentile £22.80 £17.04 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £49.46 £42.39
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +27.91% -12.24%

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 89873 92200 98570
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59900 60696 63752
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2662 2972 3818
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -152 239 £400 +2.56% 41
South East -6 146 £386 -3.44% 24
South West +19 68 £400 +6.67% 7
North of England -4 58 £350 +3.09% 18
Midlands +41 44 £288 -28.13% 13
North West +15 34 £385 -3.75% 7
East of England -24 27 £373 +12.45% 8
West Midlands +30 26 £294 -26.56% 7
East Midlands +13 18 £288 -42.50% 6
Yorkshire +8 18 £350 - 9
North East +31 6 £325 +6.56% 2
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 369 (63.51%) Linux
2 257 (44.23%) Windows
3 185 (31.84%) Unix
4 180 (30.98%) VMware
5 168 (28.92%) Red Hat
6 166 (28.57%) Windows Server
7 153 (26.33%) Active Directory
8 146 (25.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 104 (17.90%) Puppet
10 95 (16.35%) Security Cleared
11 90 (15.49%) Finance
12 89 (15.32%) Oracle
13 85 (14.63%) Solaris
14 84 (14.46%) Python
15 83 (14.29%) Microsoft
16 81 (13.94%) CentOS
17 80 (13.77%) Firewall
18 79 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
19 77 (13.25%) Perl
20 74 (12.74%) SAN
21 73 (12.56%) Shell Script
22 70 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
23 69 (11.88%) DNS
24 68 (11.70%) DevOps
25 66 (11.36%) PowerShell
25 66 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
26 65 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
27 64 (11.02%) Banking
28 62 (10.67%) Bash Shell
29 60 (10.33%) ITIL

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 42 (7.23%) MS Exchange
2 39 (6.71%) Apache
3 35 (6.02%) Tomcat
4 24 (4.13%) WebLogic
5 22 (3.79%) JBoss
6 19 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 17 (2.93%) nginx
8 14 (2.41%) IIS
9 13 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (2.24%) WebSphere
10 7 (1.20%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.20%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.03%) Confluence
12 5 (0.86%) Jetty
12 5 (0.86%) Skype for Business
13 4 (0.69%) iPlanet
13 4 (0.69%) Oracle Application Server
14 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 3 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.55%) Houdini
2 9 (1.55%) Maya
2 9 (1.55%) NUKE
2 9 (1.55%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.69%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.52%) CODA-Financials
2 3 (0.52%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.17%) Bankmaster
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.17%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 65 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (7.23%) Office 365
3 40 (6.88%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (1.89%) PaaS
5 8 (1.38%) IaaS
6 7 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.86%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.86%) GitHub
7 5 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.69%) SaaS
9 3 (0.52%) G Suite
9 3 (0.52%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.52%) Route 53
9 3 (0.52%) Serverless
9 3 (0.52%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.34%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 80 (13.77%) Firewall
2 74 (12.74%) SAN
3 69 (11.88%) DNS
4 45 (7.75%) LDAP
5 39 (6.71%) LAN
5 39 (6.71%) WAN
6 34 (5.85%) VPN
7 33 (5.68%) NAS
7 33 (5.68%) TCP/IP
8 27 (4.65%) DHCP
9 17 (2.93%) HTTP
10 15 (2.58%) SSH
11 14 (2.41%) Network Security
12 12 (2.07%) Kerberos
13 11 (1.89%) Internet
14 10 (1.72%) Ethernet
15 9 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
15 9 (1.55%) SSL
16 8 (1.38%) FTP
16 8 (1.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (8.61%) SQL Server
2 40 (6.88%) MySQL
3 27 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 15 (2.58%) Oracle Database
5 12 (2.07%) RDBMS
6 11 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.72%) Oracle Exadata
8 9 (1.55%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.03%) Hadoop
9 6 (1.03%) MariaDB
9 6 (1.03%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.86%) Big Data
10 5 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.52%) GIS
13 2 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.34%) EDRMS
13 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 37 (6.37%) Git (software)
2 24 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.24%) JIRA
4 10 (1.72%) Subversion
5 7 (1.20%) Artifactory
5 7 (1.20%) Hudson
5 7 (1.20%) Selenium
6 5 (0.86%) GitLab
7 3 (0.52%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.52%) CMake
7 3 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.34%) Maven
8 2 (0.34%) MSI
8 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.34%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.17%) Ant
9 1 (0.17%) Gradle
9 1 (0.17%) Introscope
9 1 (0.17%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
General
1 90 (15.49%) Finance
2 64 (11.02%) Banking
3 20 (3.44%) Investment Banking
4 18 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.07%) Financial Institution
5 12 (2.07%) Marketing
6 11 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.89%) Retail
7 9 (1.55%) Electronics
8 5 (0.86%) Publishing
9 4 (0.69%) Advertising
9 4 (0.69%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.34%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Legal
12 1 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.58%) LAMP
2 14 (2.41%) Middleware
3 12 (2.07%) JSON
3 12 (2.07%) XML
4 9 (1.55%) Web Services
5 8 (1.38%) LAPP Stack
6 7 (1.20%) .NET
7 6 (1.03%) HTML
7 6 (1.03%) LEMP Stack
8 5 (0.86%) J2EE
8 5 (0.86%) Servlets
9 4 (0.69%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (0.69%) SOAP
10 3 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (0.52%) REST
10 3 (0.52%) RESTful
10 3 (0.52%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (0.52%) Spring
10 3 (0.52%) XML Messaging
11 2 (0.34%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.95%) Data Centre
2 38 (6.54%) Clustering
3 30 (5.16%) Computer Science
4 23 (3.96%) Linux Command Line
5 22 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.24%) PKI
8 10 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.38%) Animation
9 8 (1.38%) Online Banking
10 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.20%) Fat Client
10 7 (1.20%) Spread Betting
10 7 (1.20%) Thin Client
11 6 (1.03%) Freedom of Information
11 6 (1.03%) Freedom of Information Act
11 6 (1.03%) Grid Computing
11 6 (1.03%) User Experience
12 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 369 (63.51%) Linux
2 257 (44.23%) Windows
3 185 (31.84%) Unix
4 166 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 146 (25.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 85 (14.63%) Solaris
7 81 (13.94%) CentOS
8 70 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (8.09%) Ubuntu
11 42 (7.23%) AIX
12 36 (6.20%) Windows 7
13 22 (3.79%) Windows 10
14 21 (3.61%) Debian
14 21 (3.61%) HPUX
15 15 (2.58%) SUSE
16 11 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (1.38%) Apple iOS
18 7 (1.20%) Mac OS
19 6 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (11.70%) DevOps
2 60 (10.33%) ITIL
3 38 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (5.68%) Migration
6 32 (5.51%) Load Balancing
7 31 (5.34%) Configuration Management
8 24 (4.13%) Open Source
9 22 (3.79%) Change Management
9 22 (3.79%) High Availability
9 22 (3.79%) Project Management
9 22 (3.79%) Task Automation
10 20 (3.44%) Data Protection
10 20 (3.44%) Service Management
11 19 (3.27%) Mentoring
12 17 (2.93%) Patch Management
13 16 (2.75%) Asset Management
13 16 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
13 16 (2.75%) Release Management
13 16 (2.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 84 (14.46%) Python
2 77 (13.25%) Perl
3 73 (12.56%) Shell Script
4 66 (11.36%) PowerShell
5 62 (10.67%) Bash Shell
6 39 (6.71%) Java
7 34 (5.85%) SQL
8 31 (5.34%) Ruby
9 30 (5.16%) Korn
10 10 (1.72%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 9 (1.55%) C
12 7 (1.20%) PHP
13 5 (0.86%) AWK
14 4 (0.69%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.69%) C++
14 4 (0.69%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.69%) VBScript
15 3 (0.52%) Fortran
16 2 (0.34%) C#
16 2 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 95 (16.35%) Security Cleared
2 53 (9.12%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.16%) Degree
4 21 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 17 (2.93%) DV Cleared
7 12 (2.07%) RHCE
8 8 (1.38%) NVQ Level 4
9 7 (1.20%) MCSE
10 6 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.03%) MCSA
10 6 (1.03%) MySQL Certification
10 6 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.86%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.69%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.52%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.52%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.89%) SLA
2 9 (1.55%) QA
3 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.69%) GCP
4 4 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.52%) AS 2805
5 3 (0.52%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.34%) GPG13
7 1 (0.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.17%) GAMP
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.17%) RMADS
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 153 (26.33%) Active Directory
2 79 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (6.54%) NFS
4 36 (6.20%) Hyper-V
5 33 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (5.34%) Samba
7 28 (4.82%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (4.65%) Xen
9 22 (3.79%) KVM
10 19 (3.27%) vSphere
11 14 (2.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 14 (2.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 10 (1.72%) Veritas File System
12 10 (1.72%) XenApp
13 9 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (1.38%) DFS Replication
14 8 (1.38%) Oracle Clusterware
15 6 (1.03%) Docker
15 6 (1.03%) iptables
16 5 (0.86%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 104 (17.90%) Puppet
2 57 (9.81%) Ansible
3 34 (5.85%) NetBackup
4 31 (5.34%) SCCM
5 29 (4.99%) Nagios
5 29 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (2.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 12 (2.07%) Red Hat Satellite
7 12 (2.07%) yum
8 11 (1.89%) HAProxy
8 11 (1.89%) SCOM
9 10 (1.72%) Terraform
9 10 (1.72%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.55%) Backup Exec
11 8 (1.38%) Kubernetes
11 8 (1.38%) Microsoft Intune
12 7 (1.20%) Cobbler
12 7 (1.20%) Kibana
12 7 (1.20%) logstash
12 7 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 180 (30.98%) VMware
2 168 (28.92%) Red Hat
3 89 (15.32%) Oracle
4 83 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 57 (9.81%) HP
6 51 (8.78%) Cisco
7 42 (7.23%) Veritas
8 41 (7.06%) Citrix
9 27 (4.65%) IBM
9 27 (4.65%) Sun
10 26 (4.48%) EMC
11 22 (3.79%) NetApp
12 20 (3.44%) Symantec
13 18 (3.10%) SAP
14 17 (2.93%) F5
15 16 (2.75%) Atlassian
16 14 (2.41%) McAfee
17 13 (2.24%) Veeam
18 12 (2.07%) Juniper
19 11 (1.89%) Brocade