Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £408 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 187 213
Rank change year-on-year +24 +26 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 35 50 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.65% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.69% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 15
North West median daily rate £408 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £274 £245 £291
90th Percentile £460 £458 £401
England median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +4.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
North West median hourly rate £10.00 £40.88 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.54% +104.38% -9.09%
England median hourly rate £26.25 £31.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +53.66% -9.89%

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 5361 7286 7258
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.32% 94.72% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3256 4460 4053
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £236 £250 £228
90th Percentile £544 £538 £550
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 280 300 411
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £18.96 £18.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.74% +2.72% +8.59%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.83 £47.39 £51.75
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 27 July 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 6 months to 27 July 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
Manchester +6 17 £338 -6.90% 7
Cheshire +29 10 £425 -
Lancashire +14 6 £404 - 1
Merseyside -6 2 £415 -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 21 (60.00%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) Unix
3 10 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 10 (28.57%) Veritas
4 9 (25.71%) AIX
5 8 (22.86%) Finance
5 8 (22.86%) Banking
6 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (20.00%) DNS
7 6 (17.14%) Solaris
7 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
7 6 (17.14%) Internet
7 6 (17.14%) Migration
7 6 (17.14%) VMware
7 6 (17.14%) Clustering
8 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.29%) DevOps
8 5 (14.29%) IBM
8 5 (14.29%) VPN
9 4 (11.43%) SAN
9 4 (11.43%) HP
9 4 (11.43%) SAP
9 4 (11.43%) Scrum
9 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking
9 4 (11.43%) Task Automation
9 4 (11.43%) NAS
9 4 (11.43%) Puppet
10 3 (8.57%) vSphere

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 1 (2.86%) Apache
1 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.86%) IIS
1 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.86%) SAS
1 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) Internet
3 5 (14.29%) VPN
4 4 (11.43%) NAS
4 4 (11.43%) SAN
5 2 (5.71%) LAN
5 2 (5.71%) WAN
6 1 (2.86%) DHCP
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall
6 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) GIS
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MS Access
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.86%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (2.86%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (2.86%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.86%) GitLab
2 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (22.86%) Banking
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.86%) Flash
1 1 (2.86%) JSON
1 1 (2.86%) RESTful
1 1 (2.86%) Silverlight
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.86%) Life Science
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) Unix
3 10 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (28.57%) Windows
4 9 (25.71%) AIX
5 6 (17.14%) Solaris
6 2 (5.71%) HPUX
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.29%) DevOps
3 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (11.43%) Scrum
3 4 (11.43%) Task Automation
4 2 (5.71%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (5.71%) ERP
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
4 2 (5.71%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.71%) Project Management
4 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) Data Entry
5 1 (2.86%) High Availability
5 1 (2.86%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.86%) SDLC
5 1 (2.86%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.71%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) Perl
2 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.86%) VB
2 1 (2.86%) VBA
2 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) RHCSA
1 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) MCITP
2 1 (2.86%) MCSE
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) GPG13
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.57%) vSphere
3 2 (5.71%) Veritas File System
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Puppet
2 2 (5.71%) Ansible
2 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) BladeLogic
3 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.86%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.86%) vRealize
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Veritas
2 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
2 6 (17.14%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) IBM
4 4 (11.43%) HP
4 4 (11.43%) SAP
5 3 (8.57%) Citrix
5 3 (8.57%) EMC
6 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
7 1 (2.86%) Adobe
7 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.86%) BMC
7 1 (2.86%) JD Edwards
7 1 (2.86%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.86%) Lotus
7 1 (2.86%) NetApp
7 1 (2.86%) PlateSpin
7 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec