The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
North West / Manchester
Rank 84 85 91
Rank change year-on-year +1 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.60% 0.90% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.95% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
Median daily rate £450 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -6.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £327
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £32.54
% change year-on-year -51.61% -4.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1256 1684 1531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.86% 94.45% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 977 803
Median daily rate £375 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 46
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Salford - 1 £450 -
Systems Administrator
North West

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Puppet
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
4 2 (16.67%) Python
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) Lotus
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
4 2 (16.67%) Docker
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Infor
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (8.33%) Infor M3
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Retail

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Infor M3
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (8.33%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) WLAN
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (25.00%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps
1 4 (33.33%) Scrum
1 4 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CCNA
1 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (16.67%) Lotus
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Infor
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle