Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 74 107
Rank change year-on-year -12 +33 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.55% 0.88% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.95% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 6
Reading median daily rate £400 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £380 £355 £269
90th Percentile £490 £505 £404
Berkshire median daily rate £366 £425 £475
% change year-on-year -13.82% -10.53% +31.03%
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 1,356 1,163 1,726
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 92.82% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 826 592 976
Reading median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £205 £247
90th Percentile £598 £575 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 87 71
Reading median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.33% -11.76% -21.11%
10th Percentile £11.81 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.88 £54.51 £45.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +31.03% +3.57% -26.32%

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 19 July 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 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) ERP
2 4 (50.00%) Unit4 Business World
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 4 (50.00%) French Language
2 4 (50.00%) German Language
2 4 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
2 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Czech Language
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) HTML
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP

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 1 (12.50%) CMS
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) French Language
2 4 (50.00%) German Language
3 2 (25.00%) Czech Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) Node.js
1 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 4 (50.00%) Replication
1 4 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (12.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ERP
2 4 (50.00%) Dashboard Development
2 4 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) IFS
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow