Period
to 12 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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
6 months to
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 280 289 230
Rank change year-on-year +9 -59 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 64 93 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.47% 0.56% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.60% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 55 101
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.56% -3.44%
10th Percentile £313 £294 £275
90th Percentile £513 £475 £500
England median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
South East median hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +175.86% -43.96% -44.90%
10th Percentile £27.23 £13.75 £22.45
90th Percentile £47.25 £15.25 £37.64
England median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £30.38
% change year-on-year +1.27% +30.04% +10.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 12,757 15,576 15,722
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.76% 94.43% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,542 9,404 9,321
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £213 £255 £238
90th Percentile £600 £582 £575
England median daily rate £473 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 601 646
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +13.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.56 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.73% -1.07% +3.72%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in the South East

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 12 November 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +25 33 £400 +14.29% 11
Surrey +33 14 £413 -2.94% 6
Thames Valley -20 10 £425 +6.25% 15
Berkshire -7 6 £400 - 6
Buckinghamshire +10 3 £450 +12.50% 3
East Sussex +7 3 £425 +112.50% 2
West Sussex +15 2 £350 -11.95%
Oxfordshire +8 1 £500 +25.00% 6
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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 South East region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 34 (53.13%) Windows
2 30 (46.88%) Linux
3 20 (31.25%) VMware
3 20 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 16 (25.00%) DNS
4 16 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 16 (25.00%) AWS
5 14 (21.88%) Azure
5 14 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
5 14 (21.88%) DevOps
6 13 (20.31%) Python
7 10 (15.63%) Migration
7 10 (15.63%) JIRA
7 10 (15.63%) Docker
7 10 (15.63%) Bash Shell
8 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (14.06%) Office 365
8 9 (14.06%) GCP
9 8 (12.50%) REST
9 8 (12.50%) Bitbucket
9 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (12.50%) LDAP
9 8 (12.50%) Perl
9 8 (12.50%) Oracle
9 8 (12.50%) Citrix
9 8 (12.50%) DHCP
9 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
10 7 (10.94%) Unix

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 5 (7.81%) Apache
1 5 (7.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.25%) Confluence
3 3 (4.69%) IIS
3 3 (4.69%) nginx
4 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.56%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (1.56%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.56%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.00%) AWS
2 14 (21.88%) Azure
3 9 (14.06%) GCP
3 9 (14.06%) Office 365
4 5 (7.81%) GitHub
5 3 (4.69%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.00%) DNS
2 8 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (4.69%) Firewall
3 3 (4.69%) LAN
3 3 (4.69%) SSH
3 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.13%) SAN
4 2 (3.13%) VPN
4 2 (3.13%) WAN
4 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.56%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.56%) MPLS
5 1 (1.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.56%) Network Security
5 1 (1.56%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.81%) MySQL
4 3 (4.69%) Power BI
5 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.56%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) JIRA
2 8 (12.50%) Bitbucket
3 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.81%) Artifactory
4 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.69%) Subversion
6 2 (3.13%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.56%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.56%) GitLab
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (1.56%) Advertising
1 1 (1.56%) Banking
1 1 (1.56%) Finance
1 1 (1.56%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) LDAP
1 8 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (1.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.56%) jQuery
3 1 (1.56%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Clustering
2 2 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (3.13%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.56%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 34 (53.13%) Windows
2 30 (46.88%) Linux
3 20 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (10.94%) Unix
7 6 (9.38%) Windows 10
8 4 (6.25%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.69%) Debian
10 2 (3.13%) CentOS
10 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.56%) VMS
11 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.88%) DevOps
2 10 (15.63%) Migration
3 8 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 7 (10.94%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (10.94%) Validation
5 6 (9.38%) Infrastructure Automation
6 5 (7.81%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (7.81%) Patch Management
6 5 (7.81%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (7.81%) Project Management
7 4 (6.25%) ITIL
7 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (4.69%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.69%) Data Cleansing
8 3 (4.69%) Data Migration
8 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure as Code
8 3 (4.69%) Technology Roadmap
9 2 (3.13%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (21.88%) PowerShell
2 13 (20.31%) Python
3 10 (15.63%) Bash Shell
4 8 (12.50%) Perl
5 7 (10.94%) SQL
6 6 (9.38%) Java
7 3 (4.69%) PHP
7 3 (4.69%) Ruby
8 2 (3.13%) C
8 2 (3.13%) C#
8 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) Degree
3 2 (3.13%) CCNA
3 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.13%) MCSE
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.13%) RHCSA
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.56%) CCA
4 1 (1.56%) CCIE
4 1 (1.56%) CCNP
4 1 (1.56%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.56%) CREST Certified
4 1 (1.56%) MCP
4 1 (1.56%) MCSA
4 1 (1.56%) VCAP
4 1 (1.56%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) GDPR
1 3 (4.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.69%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.63%) Docker
4 7 (10.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (7.81%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (6.25%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (3.13%) vSphere
8 2 (3.13%) XenApp
8 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.56%) Postfix
9 1 (1.56%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.38%) Puppet
2 5 (7.81%) Ansible
2 5 (7.81%) Kubernetes
3 4 (6.25%) vCenter Server
4 3 (4.69%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.13%) SCCM
6 1 (1.56%) Kibana
6 1 (1.56%) logstash
6 1 (1.56%) Nagios
6 1 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.56%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.56%) Salt
6 1 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.56%) WMI
6 1 (1.56%) WSUS
6 1 (1.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (31.25%) VMware
2 8 (12.50%) Citrix
2 8 (12.50%) Oracle
3 7 (10.94%) Ivanti
4 5 (7.81%) CA Agile Central
4 5 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 4 (6.25%) Coverity
5 4 (6.25%) Google
5 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco
6 3 (4.69%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) Dell
7 2 (3.13%) Meraki
7 2 (3.13%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.13%) WatchGuard
8 1 (1.56%) New Relic
8 1 (1.56%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.56%) Veeam