The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £434 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 25 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 69 66
Rank change year-on-year +17 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 5 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.87% 0.12% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.13% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £434 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.93% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £388 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £477
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 524 799 804
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.29% 93.56% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 465 396
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 36 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.65 £25.00 £31.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Reading over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 25 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 Reading region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) Puppet
2 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
3 6 (66.67%) Python
3 6 (66.67%) DevOps
4 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
6 3 (33.33%) Ansible
6 3 (33.33%) GitHub
6 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 3 (33.33%) Hudson
6 3 (33.33%) Subversion
6 3 (33.33%) CentOS
6 3 (33.33%) Ruby
6 3 (33.33%) VMware
7 2 (22.22%) Nagios
7 2 (22.22%) Windows
7 2 (22.22%) RHCE
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) Apache
7 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
7 2 (22.22%) Perl
7 2 (22.22%) MySQL
7 2 (22.22%) Oracle
7 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (22.22%) RHCSA

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 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) GitHub
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
2 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (33.33%) Hudson
1 3 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) Ant
2 1 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (11.11%) MSBuild
2 1 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) Debian
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
3 3 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (22.22%) Perl
5 1 (11.11%) C#
5 1 (11.11%) Java
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) RHCE
1 2 (22.22%) RHCSA
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (88.89%) Puppet
2 5 (55.56%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (33.33%) Ansible
4 2 (22.22%) Nagios
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto