Period
to 18 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 438 320 375
Rank change year-on-year -118 +55 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 449 645 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.49% 0.73% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.77% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 442 426
England median daily rate £390 £379 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +3.77% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £241
90th Percentile £525 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £390 £380 £365
% change year-on-year +2.63% +4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 15
England median hourly rate £30.75 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.82% -8.33% +22.45%
10th Percentile £23.50 £17.03 £14.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £47.96 £41.65
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +11.82% -15.38% +32.65%

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 86,860 83,617 94,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.74% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,250 54,901 61,259
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,577 2,931 3,500
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -145 203 £400 +5.26% 72
South East -58 81 £390 +4.00% 48
South West +38 63 £438 +9.38% 21
North of England -18 38 £350 -6.67% 34
Midlands +15 33 £365 -5.81% 30
East of England -18 27 £330 +5.60% 28
West Midlands +17 26 £375 -6.25% 12
North West -2 18 £380 -8.98% 19
Yorkshire -12 18 £350 -3.45% 13
East Midlands -4 7 £263 -25.00% 18
North East +22 2 £321 +2.72% 2
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 283 (63.03%) Linux
2 196 (43.65%) Windows
3 127 (28.29%) Red Hat
4 126 (28.06%) Unix
5 112 (24.94%) VMware
6 98 (21.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 98 (21.83%) Windows Server
7 90 (20.04%) Active Directory
8 84 (18.71%) Puppet
9 76 (16.93%) Python
10 72 (16.04%) Finance
11 69 (15.37%) Security Cleared
12 64 (14.25%) DevOps
13 63 (14.03%) VMware Infrastructure
14 62 (13.81%) Ansible
15 60 (13.36%) Shell Script
15 60 (13.36%) Solaris
16 58 (12.92%) Oracle
17 55 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
18 54 (12.03%) PowerShell
18 54 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
19 53 (11.80%) Perl
19 53 (11.80%) Microsoft
20 50 (11.14%) SAN
20 50 (11.14%) Firewall
21 46 (10.24%) CentOS
21 46 (10.24%) Bash Shell
22 43 (9.58%) SC Cleared
22 43 (9.58%) SQL Server
22 43 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012

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 38 (8.46%) Apache
2 24 (5.35%) JBoss
3 23 (5.12%) Tomcat
4 20 (4.45%) IIS
5 16 (3.56%) MS Exchange
6 11 (2.45%) Confluence
6 11 (2.45%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.23%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.34%) nginx
8 6 (1.34%) SAS
8 6 (1.34%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.11%) WordPress
10 3 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
10 3 (0.67%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.45%) ExpressionEngine
11 2 (0.45%) iPlanet
11 2 (0.45%) LiveLink
Applications
1 13 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.67%) Houdini
3 3 (0.67%) Maya
3 3 (0.67%) NUKE
3 3 (0.67%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.89%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.67%) NetSuite
2 3 (0.67%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.45%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
4 1 (0.22%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.22%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (6.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.01%) Office 365
4 9 (2.00%) GitHub
5 4 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.45%) G Suite
7 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.45%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.45%) PaaS
7 2 (0.45%) Rackspace Cloud
7 2 (0.45%) SaaS
7 2 (0.45%) Yammer
8 1 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.22%) IaaS
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (11.14%) Firewall
1 50 (11.14%) SAN
2 37 (8.24%) DNS
3 32 (7.13%) TCP/IP
4 24 (5.35%) NAS
5 17 (3.79%) DHCP
6 16 (3.56%) SSH
7 15 (3.34%) LAN
8 13 (2.90%) WAN
9 10 (2.23%) FTP
9 10 (2.23%) HTTP
9 10 (2.23%) SSL
10 8 (1.78%) SMS
11 7 (1.56%) Kerberos
11 7 (1.56%) Network Security
11 7 (1.56%) SMTP
11 7 (1.56%) VPN
12 6 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 6 (1.34%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (1.11%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.45%) MySQL
3 12 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 8 (1.78%) Oracle Exadata
5 7 (1.56%) MariaDB
6 6 (1.34%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.11%) Big Data
7 5 (1.11%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.89%) DB2
8 4 (0.89%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.45%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 35 (7.80%) Git (software)
2 29 (6.46%) Jenkins
3 19 (4.23%) JIRA
4 10 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (2.00%) Artifactory
6 8 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (1.56%) CMake
8 4 (0.89%) Subversion
8 4 (0.89%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.67%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.67%) GoCD
10 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.45%) git-flow
10 2 (0.45%) Gradle
10 2 (0.45%) Maven
10 2 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.22%) Selenium
General
1 72 (16.04%) Finance
2 37 (8.24%) Banking
3 17 (3.79%) Investment Banking
4 15 (3.34%) Financial Institution
5 14 (3.12%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.45%) Retail
7 7 (1.56%) Legal
8 4 (0.89%) Advertising
8 4 (0.89%) Marketing
9 3 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.45%) Back Office
10 2 (0.45%) Czech Language
10 2 (0.45%) Electronics
10 2 (0.45%) French Language
10 2 (0.45%) German Language
10 2 (0.45%) Law
11 1 (0.22%) Front Office
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.57%) LDAP
2 24 (5.35%) LAMP
3 14 (3.12%) Middleware
4 9 (2.00%) XML
5 8 (1.78%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (1.78%) HTML
5 8 (1.78%) Web Services
6 6 (1.34%) CGI
6 6 (1.34%) CSS
6 6 (1.34%) JSON
7 5 (1.11%) .NET
7 5 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
8 4 (0.89%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (0.89%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (0.89%) SOAP
8 4 (0.89%) YAML
9 3 (0.67%) REST
9 3 (0.67%) XML Messaging
9 3 (0.67%) XSL
10 2 (0.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 31 (6.90%) Clustering
3 16 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 13 (2.90%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.23%) Linux Command Line
5 10 (2.23%) PKI
6 8 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 7 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.56%) FMCG
7 7 (1.56%) Freedom of Information
8 6 (1.34%) Freedom of Information Act
9 4 (0.89%) Grid Computing
9 4 (0.89%) Replication
10 2 (0.45%) HACMP
10 2 (0.45%) Life Science
10 2 (0.45%) NHS
10 2 (0.45%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.45%) Spread Betting
10 2 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 283 (63.03%) Linux
2 196 (43.65%) Windows
3 126 (28.06%) Unix
4 98 (21.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 98 (21.83%) Windows Server
5 60 (13.36%) Solaris
6 54 (12.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (10.24%) CentOS
8 43 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (8.02%) AIX
10 21 (4.68%) Windows 7
11 20 (4.45%) Ubuntu
12 16 (3.56%) Windows 10
13 15 (3.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (3.12%) SUSE
15 11 (2.45%) HPUX
16 9 (2.00%) Debian
17 8 (1.78%) Mac OS X
18 6 (1.34%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.89%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (14.25%) DevOps
2 34 (7.57%) ITIL
3 32 (7.13%) Configuration Management
4 31 (6.90%) Migration
5 27 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (5.79%) Open Source
7 22 (4.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (4.68%) Project Management
9 19 (4.23%) Change Management
10 17 (3.79%) Service Management
11 14 (3.12%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (3.12%) ERP
11 14 (3.12%) Load Balancing
12 13 (2.90%) Change Control
12 13 (2.90%) Data Protection
12 13 (2.90%) Problem Management
13 12 (2.67%) Analytics
13 12 (2.67%) High Availability
13 12 (2.67%) Task Automation
14 11 (2.45%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 76 (16.93%) Python
2 60 (13.36%) Shell Script
3 54 (12.03%) PowerShell
4 53 (11.80%) Perl
5 46 (10.24%) Bash Shell
6 41 (9.13%) Java
7 40 (8.91%) SQL
8 29 (6.46%) Ruby
9 23 (5.12%) Korn
10 10 (2.23%) C
11 8 (1.78%) Groovy
11 8 (1.78%) PHP
12 7 (1.56%) JavaScript
13 6 (1.34%) VBScript
14 4 (0.89%) C++
14 4 (0.89%) VB
15 3 (0.67%) Fortran
16 1 (0.22%) C#
16 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.22%) RPG
Qualifications
1 69 (15.37%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.90%) Degree
4 11 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.45%) RHCE
5 10 (2.23%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.11%) MCSE
9 4 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.89%) VCP5
10 3 (0.67%) A+ Certification
10 3 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (0.67%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.45%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.56%) SLA
2 4 (0.89%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.89%) PMO
3 3 (0.67%) GCP
3 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.45%) AS 2805
4 2 (0.45%) GDPR
4 2 (0.45%) ISO 8583
5 1 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.22%) GAMP
System Software
1 90 (20.04%) Active Directory
2 63 (14.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.24%) Hyper-V
4 27 (6.01%) NFS
5 25 (5.57%) Virtual Machines
5 25 (5.57%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (5.12%) vSphere
7 21 (4.68%) Docker
8 17 (3.79%) Samba
9 15 (3.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 14 (3.12%) Xen
11 11 (2.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 10 (2.23%) Firmware
12 10 (2.23%) KVM
13 8 (1.78%) Veritas File System
14 7 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (1.34%) XenApp
16 5 (1.11%) Oracle Clusterware
16 5 (1.11%) SRDF
17 3 (0.67%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 84 (18.71%) Puppet
2 62 (13.81%) Ansible
3 26 (5.79%) SCCM
4 24 (5.35%) Nagios
4 24 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (4.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 15 (3.34%) NetBackup
7 11 (2.45%) vCenter Server
8 9 (2.00%) CFEngine
8 9 (2.00%) SCVMM
9 8 (1.78%) Cobbler
9 8 (1.78%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.34%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (1.11%) Terraform
12 4 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (0.89%) Kubernetes
12 4 (0.89%) Netcool
12 4 (0.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 127 (28.29%) Red Hat
2 112 (24.94%) VMware
3 58 (12.92%) Oracle
4 53 (11.80%) Microsoft
5 29 (6.46%) HP
6 28 (6.24%) Veritas
7 27 (6.01%) Cisco
8 26 (5.79%) Citrix
9 23 (5.12%) IBM
10 20 (4.45%) NetApp
11 17 (3.79%) EMC
12 13 (2.90%) McAfee
12 13 (2.90%) Sun
13 12 (2.67%) F5
13 12 (2.67%) SaltStack
13 12 (2.67%) Veeam
14 11 (2.45%) SAP
14 11 (2.45%) Symantec
15 9 (2.00%) Atlassian
15 9 (2.00%) Brocade