Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 August 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 124 128
Rank change year-on-year -22 +4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 15 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.46% 0.55% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.59% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 16
Manchester median daily rate £275 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +3.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £218 £264 £168
90th Percentile £298 £395 £466
North West median daily rate £375 £390 £363
% change year-on-year -3.85% +7.59% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £17.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,111 2,732 3,512
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 94.73% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,965 1,661 2,097
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.85% +7.59%
10th Percentile £250 £215 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 101 84
Manchester median hourly rate £20.25 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.73% +13.79% -
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.40 £45.00 £36.18
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.05% +14.29% -6.67%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Manchester

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 August 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
Altrincham - 4 - -
Systems Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 Manchester region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (26.67%) Veeam
5 4 (26.67%) GDPR
6 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
6 2 (13.33%) French Language
6 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
6 2 (13.33%) VMware
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) SMS
7 1 (6.67%) WAN
7 1 (6.67%) FTP
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco
7 1 (6.67%) MCSE
7 1 (6.67%) LAN
7 1 (6.67%) NHS
7 1 (6.67%) Extranet
7 1 (6.67%) Middleware
7 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (6.67%) Firewall
7 1 (6.67%) CMS

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
1 2 (13.33%) SMS
2 1 (6.67%) Extranet
2 1 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (13.33%) French Language
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LAMP
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Life Science
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.67%) Biology
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) KVM
2 1 (6.67%) QEMU
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Veeam
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) 3PAR
3 1 (6.67%) Brocade
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) EMC
3 1 (6.67%) HP