The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 March 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)
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 172 210
Rank change year-on-year -26 +38  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 56 96 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.71% 1.03% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.09% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 67 29
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £228 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -51.61% -4.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7373 8823 9388
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.09% 95.12% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4191 5395 5019
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 382 458
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the South East

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in the South East

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in the South East

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in the South East

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey -6 23 £401 +0.12% 7
Berkshire +23 10 £425 +3.65% 9
Hampshire +8 9 £413 +13.01% 8
Oxfordshire -2 9 £375 +87.50% 6
West Sussex +7 2 £388 +30.25%
Buckinghamshire -6 2 - -
East Sussex -4 1 - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 98 (79.67%) Linux
2 66 (53.66%) Red Hat
3 39 (31.71%) Puppet
4 37 (30.08%) VMware
5 35 (28.46%) Solaris
5 35 (28.46%) Unix
6 32 (26.02%) Python
7 31 (25.20%) Oracle
7 31 (25.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (24.39%) SAN
9 29 (23.58%) Finance
10 27 (21.95%) CentOS
11 26 (21.14%) NAS
12 25 (20.33%) Opscode Chef
12 25 (20.33%) Veritas
13 24 (19.51%) Sun
13 24 (19.51%) DevOps
14 23 (18.70%) Change Management
14 23 (18.70%) Enterprise Storage
14 23 (18.70%) Veritas File System
14 23 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (17.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 22 (17.89%) High Availability
15 22 (17.89%) Nagios
15 22 (17.89%) Symantec
16 21 (17.07%) NetBackup
17 20 (16.26%) Service Delivery
17 20 (16.26%) Windows
18 19 (15.45%) Bash Shell
19 18 (14.63%) Change Control

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 9 (7.32%) Apache
2 6 (4.88%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.44%) JBoss
4 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.63%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.81%) Liferay
5 1 (0.81%) nginx
5 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.81%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (6.50%) GitHub
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.25%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.44%) Boomi
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.81%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 30 (24.39%) SAN
2 26 (21.14%) NAS
3 18 (14.63%) Firewall
4 11 (8.94%) DNS
4 11 (8.94%) VPN
5 8 (6.50%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.88%) FTP
6 6 (4.88%) LAN
6 6 (4.88%) Network Security
6 6 (4.88%) WAN
7 5 (4.07%) Internet
7 5 (4.07%) SSH
8 4 (3.25%) Intranet
8 4 (3.25%) IPv4
8 4 (3.25%) IPv6
8 4 (3.25%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.25%) VLAN
9 3 (2.44%) DHCP
9 3 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.32%) MySQL
2 6 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.07%) Big Data
4 4 (3.25%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.44%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (1.63%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (8.13%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.32%) Subversion
4 8 (6.50%) Hudson
5 6 (4.88%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.81%) JIRA
6 1 (0.81%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (23.58%) Finance
2 17 (13.82%) Legal
3 4 (3.25%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.44%) Electronics
4 3 (2.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Games
5 1 (0.81%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.44%) LAMP
1 3 (2.44%) Middleware
2 1 (0.81%) HTML
2 1 (0.81%) HTML5
2 1 (0.81%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (0.81%) Node.js
2 1 (0.81%) REST
2 1 (0.81%) XML
2 1 (0.81%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (18.70%) Enterprise Storage
2 10 (8.13%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.32%) Replication
4 5 (4.07%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.44%) Clustering
5 3 (2.44%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.81%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.81%) Freedom of Information Act
6 1 (0.81%) MPEG
6 1 (0.81%) Online Games
6 1 (0.81%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.81%) STB
Operating Systems
1 98 (79.67%) Linux
2 35 (28.46%) Solaris
2 35 (28.46%) Unix
3 31 (25.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (21.95%) CentOS
5 20 (16.26%) Windows
6 10 (8.13%) Windows Server
6 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.50%) Debian
7 8 (6.50%) Ubuntu
7 8 (6.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (3.25%) AIX
10 3 (2.44%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.63%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.63%) HPUX
12 1 (0.81%) SUSE
12 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.51%) DevOps
2 23 (18.70%) Change Management
3 22 (17.89%) High Availability
4 20 (16.26%) Service Delivery
5 18 (14.63%) Change Control
5 18 (14.63%) Problem Management
6 9 (7.32%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.50%) Data Management
8 6 (4.88%) Load Balancing
9 5 (4.07%) Automated Testing
9 5 (4.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.07%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.07%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (4.07%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 4 (3.25%) Asset Management
10 4 (3.25%) Continuous Deployment
10 4 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.25%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.25%) Regulatory Compliance
10 4 (3.25%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.02%) Python
2 19 (15.45%) Bash Shell
3 14 (11.38%) Ruby
4 12 (9.76%) Perl
5 7 (5.69%) Java
5 7 (5.69%) SQL
6 6 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.44%) PHP
9 2 (1.63%) C++
9 2 (1.63%) Korn
10 1 (0.81%) AWK
10 1 (0.81%) C
10 1 (0.81%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.81%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (6.50%) CCNA
1 8 (6.50%) CCNP
1 8 (6.50%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.07%) RHCE
3 5 (4.07%) RHCSA
4 3 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.63%) MCSE
5 2 (1.63%) VCP5
5 2 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.81%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.81%) CEH
6 1 (0.81%) CISSP
6 1 (0.81%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) RHCT
6 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) QA
2 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (18.70%) Veritas File System
1 23 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (17.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 9 (7.32%) NFS
4 7 (5.69%) Docker
5 6 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.88%) vSphere
6 5 (4.07%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (3.25%) Samba
8 3 (2.44%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.63%) Squid
9 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.81%) iptables
10 1 (0.81%) KVM
10 1 (0.81%) LXC
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Clusterware
10 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (31.71%) Puppet
2 25 (20.33%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (17.89%) Nagios
4 21 (17.07%) NetBackup
5 14 (11.38%) Ansible
6 5 (4.07%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (4.07%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 4 (3.25%) EMC Navisphere
7 4 (3.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (2.44%) SELinux
9 2 (1.63%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.63%) Opsview
9 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 2 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.63%) vMotion
10 1 (0.81%) Cacti
10 1 (0.81%) Control-M
10 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 66 (53.66%) Red Hat
2 37 (30.08%) VMware
3 31 (25.20%) Oracle
4 25 (20.33%) Veritas
5 24 (19.51%) Sun
6 22 (17.89%) Symantec
7 12 (9.76%) Cisco
7 12 (9.76%) EMC
8 7 (5.69%) NetApp
9 5 (4.07%) Brocade
9 5 (4.07%) HP
9 5 (4.07%) SAP
10 4 (3.25%) Dell
11 3 (2.44%) IBM
12 2 (1.63%) Microsoft
13 1 (0.81%) Apple
13 1 (0.81%) Civica
13 1 (0.81%) FatWire
13 1 (0.81%) Isilon
13 1 (0.81%) NETGEAR
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