Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 21 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)
England > North East
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 128 110
Rank change year-on-year +31 -18 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 6 40 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.49% 1.48% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.61% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 28 6
North East median daily rate £325 £305 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.56% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £271
90th Percentile £345 £438 £513
England median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
North East median hourly rate - £28.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +96.49% -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +27.91% -12.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1164 2479 1898
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 91.68% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 1684 1172
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £244
90th Percentile £550 £525 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 123 121
North East median hourly rate £17.50 £26.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.96% +49.13% +13.44%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.26 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.50 £31.30 £36.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the North East

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in the North East

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in the North East

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 21 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
Tyne and Wear +31 6 £325 +8.33%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 21 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 North East region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) Puppet
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) JBoss
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (33.33%) Ansible
4 2 (33.33%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (16.67%) SaltStack
5 1 (16.67%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
5 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Linode

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (16.67%) iPlanet
2 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) DigitalOcean
2 1 (16.67%) Linode
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (16.67%) SSH
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) DataStage
1 1 (16.67%) IBM InfoSphere
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) HPUX
4 1 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (16.67%) SUSE
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) ETL
3 1 (16.67%) High Availability
3 1 (16.67%) Kanban
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Telematics
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) Jython
2 1 (16.67%) Korn
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PHP
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) NFS
1 1 (16.67%) VirtualBox
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (33.33%) Ansible
2 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (16.67%) Nagios
3 1 (16.67%) OpenNMS
3 1 (16.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Rackspace
3 1 (16.67%) SaltStack
3 1 (16.67%) Sun
3 1 (16.67%) VMware