Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 20 October 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 55 84
Rank change year-on-year -33 +29 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 6 30 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.42% 2.40% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 2.58% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 7
Reading median daily rate £488 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +21.43% +6.06%
10th Percentile £394 £313 £285
90th Percentile £506 £550 £444
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -13.89% +2.86% +46.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Reading median hourly rate - £41.50 -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £41.50 -

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 1,305 1,161 1,395
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.45% 93.03% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 740 660 791
Reading median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £190 £255 £228
90th Percentile £575 £575 £563
Berkshire median daily rate £423 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 65 75
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.71% +3.33% -30.39%
10th Percentile £10.78 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £45.78 £45.40 £31.37
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +29.03% +6.90% -32.71%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Reading

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Reading

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 Systems Administrator in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Reading region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Replication
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (33.33%) French Language
3 2 (33.33%) German Language
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Skype
3 2 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) French Language
1 2 (33.33%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) HTML5
1 1 (16.67%) jQuery
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
1 2 (33.33%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Dashboard Development
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
1 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
1 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (16.67%) Veeam
2 1 (16.67%) VMware