The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 April 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 West
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 144 139
Rank change year-on-year +26 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 15 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.47% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.50% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 9
Median daily rate £420 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £318 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £450 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £40.88 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.53% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.92 £31.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -45.41% +51.21%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2610 3780 3635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.92% 94.38% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1589 2276 1928
Median daily rate £380 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £268 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 154 215
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.94 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.88% +8.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £12.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the North West

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in the North West

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the North West over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in the North West

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in the North West

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 3 months to 26 April 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
Manchester +8 8 £325 -14.75% 5
Cheshire +36 4 £438 +6.06%
Merseyside - 2 £415 - 4
Lancashire +3 1 £420 -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 19 (65.52%) Linux
2 12 (41.38%) Unix
3 10 (34.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
4 8 (27.59%) Migration
5 7 (24.14%) VMware
5 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
5 7 (24.14%) Veritas
6 6 (20.69%) DNS
6 6 (20.69%) Windows
6 6 (20.69%) Finance
7 5 (17.24%) AIX
7 5 (17.24%) Puppet
7 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
7 5 (17.24%) Banking
8 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
8 4 (13.79%) DevOps
8 4 (13.79%) Solaris
8 4 (13.79%) EMC
8 4 (13.79%) Scrum
8 4 (13.79%) Internet
9 3 (10.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (10.34%) Clustering
9 3 (10.34%) IBM
9 3 (10.34%) Python
9 3 (10.34%) SQL
9 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (6.90%) Apache
1 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) Internet
3 2 (6.90%) NAS
3 2 (6.90%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) GIS
2 1 (3.45%) MS Access
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Electronics
4 1 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) Flash
2 1 (3.45%) LAMP
2 1 (3.45%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Linux
2 12 (41.38%) Unix
3 10 (34.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (20.69%) Windows
5 5 (17.24%) AIX
6 4 (13.79%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (27.59%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (13.79%) DevOps
2 4 (13.79%) Scrum
2 4 (13.79%) SDLC
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) ERP
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) Manual Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
1 3 (10.34%) Python
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) PHP
3 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.45%) VB
3 1 (3.45%) VBA
3 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) RHCSA
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Docker
3 3 (10.34%) Veritas File System
4 2 (6.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (6.90%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Puppet
2 3 (10.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (6.90%) Ansible
4 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
4 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.45%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Red Hat
2 7 (24.14%) Veritas
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) EMC
4 3 (10.34%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.45%) BMC
6 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
6 1 (3.45%) Lotus
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.45%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) PlateSpin
6 1 (3.45%) SAP
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 5 days ago