Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Administrator was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 9 December 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.

Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 94 83 94
Rank change year-on-year -11 +11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 4 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.26% 0.71% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.76% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 3
Reading median daily rate £488 £550 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +25.71% -
10th Percentile £469 £480 £431
90th Percentile £506 £550 £444
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £550 £438
% change year-on-year -25.00% +25.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,423 1,180 1,329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.93% 93.73% 90.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 766 720 709
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £214 £250 £233
90th Percentile £575 £575 £564
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 51 77
Reading median hourly rate £30.00 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +114.29% -3.45% -32.71%
10th Percentile £9.85 £10.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.75 £43.28
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.88 £15.00
% change year-on-year +44.14% -7.50% -25.00%

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in Reading

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in Reading

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, Senior 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 Reading region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Security Auditing
2 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam
2 1 (25.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Debian
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Security Auditing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Ruby
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Veeam
2 1 (25.00%) VMware