Period
to 19 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 June 2018.

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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 162 184
Rank change year-on-year -28 +22 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 25 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.66% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.70% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 25 29
North West median daily rate £413 £410 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.61% +12.33% +4.29%
10th Percentile £266 £283 £290
90th Percentile £473 £450 £450
England median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.73% +2.83% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £10.00 £40.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% -75.54% +55.60%
10th Percentile £16.25 £10.00 £38.65
90th Percentile £18.75 £10.00 £42.10
England median hourly rate £38.50 £27.82 £39.50
% change year-on-year +38.41% -29.58% +92.68%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,562 5,164 7,290
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 94.60% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,442 3,123 4,404
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £244
90th Percentile £575 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 291 308
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -7.32% +13.07%
10th Percentile £11.28 £11.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -6.49% +14.27%

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 19 June 2018.

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 19 June 2018. 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 -31 14 £288 -14.81% 13
Cheshire -11 6 £425 - 2
Merseyside +15 2 £400 +3.23%
Cumbria - 2 £400 -
Lancashire -8 1 £463 +10.12% 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 June 2018, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (32.00%) Migration
4 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (24.00%) Linux
6 5 (20.00%) SAN
6 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (20.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.00%) GDPR
6 5 (20.00%) Veeam
7 4 (16.00%) VMware
7 4 (16.00%) ERP
8 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
8 3 (12.00%) Cisco
8 3 (12.00%) EMC
8 3 (12.00%) Finance
8 3 (12.00%) vSphere
8 3 (12.00%) Puppet
8 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (8.00%) NAS
9 2 (8.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
9 2 (8.00%) SAP HANA
9 2 (8.00%) HSRP

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 (4.00%) CMS
1 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (8.00%) 802.11
2 2 (8.00%) BGP
2 2 (8.00%) HSRP
2 2 (8.00%) IPsec
2 2 (8.00%) NAS
2 2 (8.00%) OSPF
2 2 (8.00%) SMS
3 1 (4.00%) Extranet
3 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) FTP
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) GIS
1 2 (8.00%) SAP HANA
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) GitLab
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) French Language
2 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.00%) LAMP
2 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.00%) Clustering
1 2 (8.00%) Digital Signage
1 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (24.00%) Linux
4 5 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Solaris
5 2 (8.00%) SUSE
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Migration
2 5 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) ERP
4 2 (8.00%) Analytics
4 2 (8.00%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.00%) DevOps
4 2 (8.00%) Resource Management
4 2 (8.00%) Server Patching
5 1 (4.00%) Content Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Management
5 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.00%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
5 1 (4.00%) Server Hardening
5 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.00%) Perl
2 2 (8.00%) X++
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) CCIE
2 2 (8.00%) CCNP
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) CISSP
3 1 (4.00%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) GDPR
2 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) vSphere
3 2 (8.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (8.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
2 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 2 (8.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Veeam
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
3 3 (12.00%) EMC
4 2 (8.00%) Capita
4 2 (8.00%) Ivanti
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.00%) SAP
4 2 (8.00%) Sun
4 2 (8.00%) Veritas
5 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.00%) Brocade
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.00%) Siebel