The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxford during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 42 42
Rank change year-on-year +3 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 9 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.80% 1.31% 1.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.90% 1.35% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Median daily rate £395 £375 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -23.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £235 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £435 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £49.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.44% +141.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford. 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
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 310 297 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 96.57% 97.38% 98.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 214 263
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -45.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £8.80 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

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

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 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 27 June 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 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) CentOS
2 9 (60.00%) Puppet
2 9 (60.00%) DevOps
3 8 (53.33%) Bash Shell
3 8 (53.33%) Ruby
3 8 (53.33%) Python
4 7 (46.67%) SAN
5 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (33.33%) Nagios
6 5 (33.33%) Symantec
6 5 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) MySQL
6 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 5 (33.33%) 3PAR
6 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Deployment
7 4 (26.67%) Docker
7 4 (26.67%) GitHub
7 4 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
7 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (26.67%) Network Security
7 4 (26.67%) Subversion
7 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (26.67%) Replication
7 4 (26.67%) SQL

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 (20.00%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) GitHub
2 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon S3
3 1 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) IPv4
2 4 (26.67%) IPv6
2 4 (26.67%) Network Security
3 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
3 2 (13.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) MySQL
2 4 (26.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (26.67%) Subversion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Replication
2 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (6.67%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (60.00%) CentOS
3 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Debian
4 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 2 (13.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Deployment
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) Bash Shell
1 8 (53.33%) Python
1 8 (53.33%) Ruby
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (26.67%) Docker
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (60.00%) Puppet
2 5 (33.33%) Nagios
2 5 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (26.67%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (20.00%) HAProxy
4 3 (20.00%) Hyperic
4 3 (20.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 5 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) Symantec
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Google