Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 6 months to 17 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)
Oxfordshire > Oxford
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 71 70
Rank change year-on-year -7 -1 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.08% 1.53% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 1.56% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 5
Oxford median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £278 £250 £333
90th Percentile £450 £410 £510
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Oxford median hourly rate - £17.44 -
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £17.44 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract vacancies in Oxford with a recognized job title 714 706 665
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.62% 98.47% 97.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 537 524
Oxford median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +7.02%
10th Percentile £259 £187 £213
90th Percentile £588 £538 £520
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 39
Oxford median hourly rate £17.89 £14.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.24% -15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.87 £10.50 £8.50
90th Percentile £77.50 £37.25 £55.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.53% +3.03% +7.32%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Oxford

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Oxford

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Oxford over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in Oxford

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Oxford

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 17 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 Oxford region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Linux
1 6 (75.00%) CentOS
2 5 (62.50%) Ruby
2 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
3 4 (50.00%) Puppet
3 4 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (37.50%) Debian
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) Apache
4 3 (37.50%) Python
4 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (37.50%) HAProxy
4 3 (37.50%) SELinux
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (25.00%) Server Patching
5 2 (25.00%) Server Building
5 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 2 (25.00%) 3PAR
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (25.00%) Kerberos

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (37.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) JBoss
2 1 (12.50%) nginx
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (12.50%) Route 53
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) GitLab
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAMP
1 1 (12.50%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Life Science
1 1 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) CentOS
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Ubuntu
3 3 (37.50%) Debian
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 2 (25.00%) Open Source Development
2 2 (25.00%) Server Building
2 2 (25.00%) Server Patching
3 1 (12.50%) Bioinformatics
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Front End Development
3 1 (12.50%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
1 5 (62.50%) Ruby
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) AWK
3 1 (12.50%) sed
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) iptables
3 1 (12.50%) NFS
3 1 (12.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
2 3 (37.50%) HAProxy
2 3 (37.50%) SELinux
3 2 (25.00%) Ansible
3 2 (25.00%) Nagios
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee