Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 23 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 123 126 140
Rank change year-on-year +3 +14 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 19 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.65% 0.85% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.90% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 6
Manchester median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £240 £181 £177
90th Percentile £425 £462 £363
North West median daily rate £385 £400 £344
% change year-on-year -3.75% +16.36% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £35.00 -
North West median hourly rate £41.00 £26.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year +53.99% -23.93% +55.56%

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 2787 3349 3593
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.42% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1763 2140 2076
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £238 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 142
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -7.94% +6.78%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.53
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 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
Bolton - 4 £325 -
Salford +5 2 £293 -16.43%
Systems Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (26.32%) DevOps
4 4 (21.05%) Puppet
4 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 4 (21.05%) Service Management
5 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 3 (15.79%) SAN
5 3 (15.79%) AIX
5 3 (15.79%) Unix
5 3 (15.79%) SAP
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.79%) SuccessFactors
5 3 (15.79%) Kubernetes
6 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (10.53%) GPG13
6 2 (10.53%) Docker
6 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 2 (10.53%) nginx
6 2 (10.53%) RESTful
6 2 (10.53%) CentOS
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (10.53%) Office 365
6 2 (10.53%) SaaS
6 2 (10.53%) Software Architecture

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 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) nginx
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (15.79%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (10.53%) AWS Lambda
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.53%) Office 365
3 2 (10.53%) SaaS
3 2 (10.53%) Serverless
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
4 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) MPLS
3 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.26%) Skype
3 1 (5.26%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) GitLab
1 2 (10.53%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (10.53%) JSON
1 2 (10.53%) RESTful
1 2 (10.53%) XML
2 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Clustering
1 2 (10.53%) PKI
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) HACMP
2 1 (5.26%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) AIX
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Unix
4 2 (10.53%) CentOS
4 2 (10.53%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.26%) HPUX
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (26.32%) DevOps
3 4 (21.05%) Service Management
4 3 (15.79%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Runbook
5 2 (10.53%) Software Architecture
5 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Release Management
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) Security Operations
6 1 (5.26%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCNA
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCITP
1 1 (5.26%) MCTS
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) GPG13
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) Puppet
2 3 (15.79%) Kubernetes
3 2 (10.53%) Nagios
3 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.53%) Terraform
4 1 (5.26%) Kibana
4 1 (5.26%) logstash
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM
4 1 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 3 (15.79%) SAP
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 1 (5.26%) Adobe
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Veeam
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas