Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 17 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 81 94
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.89% 1.44% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.49% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 4
Hertfordshire median daily rate £395 £325 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.54% -22.20% +183.22%
10th Percentile £150 £264 £317
90th Percentile £479 £388 £548
East of England median daily rate £373 £331 £363
% change year-on-year +12.45% -8.62% +21.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £46.50 £31.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.62% -18.71% +15.67%
10th Percentile £43.13 £30.75 £31.38
90th Percentile £47.25 £32.25 £49.13
East of England median hourly rate £46.50 £31.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +47.62% +53.66% -16.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1459 1341 1530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.93% 96.68% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 737 765 771
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £200 £207 £190
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 83 157
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.82 £14.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -14.71% +9.68%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.68 £53.50 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £21.00
% change year-on-year -19.55% +6.55% +5.00%

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Stevenage -6 4 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead +2 3 £150 -46.90%
Watford -4 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - 1 - - 1
Systems Administrator
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 17 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Unix
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (28.57%) HP
5 4 (28.57%) Perl
5 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
5 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 4 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2000
6 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (21.43%) Samba
6 3 (21.43%) X.500
6 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 3 (21.43%) SAP
6 3 (21.43%) HPUX
6 3 (21.43%) Solaris
6 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
6 3 (21.43%) LAN
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft

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 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2000
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
1 3 (21.43%) X.500
2 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
2 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (7.14%) SNMP
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) JSON
1 1 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Unix
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (21.43%) HPUX
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Solaris
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (14.29%) CentOS
7 1 (7.14%) Debian
7 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
2 2 (14.29%) ERP
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) E-business
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
2 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) AWK
4 1 (7.14%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (7.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) AS 2805
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 8583
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Virtual Servers
2 3 (21.43%) Samba
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Terraform
1 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
1 1 (7.14%) vRealize
1 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 4 (28.57%) HP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) SAP
3 3 (21.43%) Sun
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) Google