The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £383 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 28 June 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 51 66
Rank change year-on-year -1 +15  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 10 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.57% 1.36% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.41% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 5
Median daily rate £383 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £216 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £448 £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £31.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.68%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £49.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year -43.89% +141.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 589 639 813
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.46% 96.23% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1192 1240 1678
Median daily rate £425 £411 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.34% +9.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 162 257
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £32.25 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Hertfordshire

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Hertfordshire

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in Hertfordshire

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Hertfordshire

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Hatfield - 3 £295 -
Hemel Hempstead +7 1 £450 +181.25% 1
Systems Administrator
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Unix
3 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Perl
3 4 (36.36%) LDAP
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Dell
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
4 3 (27.27%) X.500
4 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (27.27%) HPUX
4 3 (27.27%) Solaris
4 3 (27.27%) Sun
4 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Samba
4 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
4 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (18.18%) Advertising
5 2 (18.18%) Maximo

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) OpenStack
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LDAP
2 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
2 3 (27.27%) X.500
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) iSCSI
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) SNMP
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) JSON
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Unix
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) HPUX
4 3 (27.27%) Solaris
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (9.09%) CentOS
5 1 (9.09%) Debian
5 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Bash Shell
1 4 (36.36%) Perl
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
3 1 (9.09%) AWK
3 1 (9.09%) Java
3 1 (9.09%) Korn
3 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) sed
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Samba
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Dell
1 4 (36.36%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 3 (27.27%) Sun
3 2 (18.18%) IBM
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Google
4 1 (9.09%) VMware