Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Slough during the 6 months to 26 September 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 > Slough
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 32 37
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 0.60% 1.02% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 1.09% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Slough median daily rate £280 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.78% +24.14% -
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £450 £456
% change year-on-year -16.67% -1.37% +42.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
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 Slough. 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
Slough
Contract vacancies in Slough with a recognized job title 321 275 293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.69% 93.22% 94.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 186 196
Slough median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £189 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £531 £481
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £415 £400
% change year-on-year - +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 13
Slough median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -17.81%
10th Percentile £15.13 £11.13 £8.90
90th Percentile £20.50 £17.50 £35.14
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +29.03% +12.73% -36.19%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Slough

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Slough

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Slough region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Debian
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) DAB
2 1 (50.00%) JBoss
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (50.00%) Python
2 1 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (50.00%) SQL

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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 (50.00%) Apache
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
1 1 (50.00%) nginx
1 1 (50.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) DAB
2 1 (50.00%) SSH
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) tcpdump
2 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Clustering
1 1 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Debian
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Perl
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) GPG13
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) iptables
1 1 (50.00%) Postfix
1 1 (50.00%) Squid
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Crossbeam
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) F5
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Sun