Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Administrator was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 87 90 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 - +107
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.33% 0.28% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Reading median daily rate £550 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.71% - -
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £438 -
% change year-on-year +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 1,143 1,315 1,880
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.07% 91.38% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 676 1,092
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £256 £213 £226
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 82 122
Reading median hourly rate £14.25 £14.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.72% -45.28% +41.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £32.65 £55.59 £55.65
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.75 £19.25
% change year-on-year -1.69% -23.38% +13.00%

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 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 3 (75.00%) Unix
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (75.00%) Xen
1 3 (75.00%) NAS
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) LDAP
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle

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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) NAS
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Xen
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle