The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £308 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / North East
Rank 74 71 57
Rank change year-on-year -3 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.84% 0.35% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.36% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Median daily rate £308 £139 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +121.62% -68.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £120 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £158 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £31.27
% change year-on-year -51.61% -0.86%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 679 827 581
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.37% 95.28% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 556 326
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 31
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.75% +1.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.80 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the North East over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
Tyne and Wear -7 6 £308 +89.23%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 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 North East region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (33.33%) Open Source
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 5 (33.33%) Ansible
3 5 (33.33%) GitLab
3 5 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (26.67%) C
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
6 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 2 (13.33%) SQL
6 2 (13.33%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.67%) Intranet

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) Tuxedo
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Intranet
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (6.67%) SSH
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 5 (33.33%) GitLab
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 5 (33.33%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (6.67%) ProC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Unix
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (33.33%) Open Source
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
2 2 (13.33%) PL/SQL
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Korn
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (13.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) VMware