Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 125 140
Rank change year-on-year -3 +15 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 12 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.44% 0.71% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.75% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 13
Manchester median daily rate £368 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.53% +25.00% -9.33%
10th Percentile £209 £325 £210
90th Percentile £438 £453 £445
North West median daily rate £380 £418 £338
% change year-on-year -8.98% +23.70% -9.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Manchester median hourly rate £55.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +144.44% - -
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £18.25 £37.25
% change year-on-year +135.62% -51.01% +35.36%

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 2,584 2,805 3,632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.25% 94.22% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,659 1,786 2,066
Manchester median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 57 128
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.17% -15.71% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.39 £10.34 £11.21
90th Percentile £40.18 £38.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.03 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +0.17% -16.28% +30.30%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 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
Altrincham - 1 - - 1
Bolton - 1 £225 -
Systems Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Manchester region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Puppet
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Clustering
4 2 (16.67%) SLA
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) AIX
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) Veeam
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (16.67%) PKI
4 2 (16.67%) Office 365
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity

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 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Confluence
1 1 (8.33%) nginx
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
3 1 (8.33%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) MPLS
2 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) SSH
2 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Artifactory
1 1 (8.33%) ClearCase
1 1 (8.33%) ClearQuest
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Maven
1 1 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) HACMP
2 1 (8.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) CentOS
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps
1 4 (33.33%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Runbook
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
1 1 (8.33%) MCTS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) GDPR
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Docker
3 1 (8.33%) GPFS
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) Kubernetes
2 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) Nagios
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) Terraform
3 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Veeam
3 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) Veritas