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 23 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)
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 183 178
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 94 79 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.21% 0.88% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.93% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 64 61
Median daily rate £400 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.55% -3.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £49.46 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.50% +204.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.04 £49.46 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £49.46 £32.95
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 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 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 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
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 23 June 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
Hampshire +28 34 £401 +23.23% 7
Oxfordshire 0 17 £375 -6.25% 3
Surrey 0 17 £431 +4.54% 6
West Sussex +21 7 £338 +29.80% 3
Berkshire +12 7 £425 -15.00% 9
Buckinghamshire -14 5 £325 +18.18% 4
Kent +1 4 £323 -5.83%
East Sussex -8 1 - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 110 (75.86%) Linux
2 63 (43.45%) Red Hat
3 62 (42.76%) Unix
4 61 (42.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (31.72%) Solaris
6 43 (29.66%) VMware
7 42 (28.97%) Python
8 37 (25.52%) Oracle
8 37 (25.52%) SAN
9 32 (22.07%) Puppet
10 29 (20.00%) NetBackup
11 27 (18.62%) Bash Shell
11 27 (18.62%) CentOS
11 27 (18.62%) DevOps
12 25 (17.24%) Finance
13 24 (16.55%) Veritas
14 23 (15.86%) Nagios
14 23 (15.86%) Perl
14 23 (15.86%) NAS
15 22 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (15.17%) Sun
15 22 (15.17%) Symantec
16 21 (14.48%) Debian
16 21 (14.48%) Windows
16 21 (14.48%) High Availability
17 20 (13.79%) Ubuntu
18 19 (13.10%) Ruby
18 19 (13.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
19 17 (11.72%) Veritas File System
20 16 (11.03%) Hadoop

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 11 (7.59%) Apache Solr
2 9 (6.21%) Apache
3 5 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.07%) JBoss
5 2 (1.38%) Confluence
5 2 (1.38%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) Eucalyptus
6 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.69%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.69%) Liferay
6 1 (0.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.69%) nginx
6 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.69%) SAS
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.07%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.69%) Bankmaster
2 1 (0.69%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.52%) GitHub
3 7 (4.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.38%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.69%) Office 365
6 1 (0.69%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.69%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.52%) SAN
2 23 (15.86%) NAS
3 11 (7.59%) Firewall
4 10 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.21%) DNS
6 6 (4.14%) VPN
7 5 (3.45%) Ethernet
7 5 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (3.45%) Internet
8 4 (2.76%) FTP
8 4 (2.76%) IPv4
8 4 (2.76%) IPv6
8 4 (2.76%) Network Security
8 4 (2.76%) SSH
8 4 (2.76%) VLAN
9 3 (2.07%) DHCP
9 3 (2.07%) Intranet
9 3 (2.07%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.38%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.03%) Hadoop
2 15 (10.34%) MySQL
3 11 (7.59%) Apache Hive
3 11 (7.59%) Impala
4 8 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.07%) InterSystems Cache
6 3 (2.07%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.38%) Big Data
7 2 (1.38%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (8.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (6.21%) Subversion
3 7 (4.83%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.83%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.45%) Hudson
5 2 (1.38%) JIRA
5 2 (1.38%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.69%) Ant
6 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.69%) Maven
6 1 (0.69%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 25 (17.24%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Banking
2 11 (7.59%) Legal
3 4 (2.76%) Investment Banking
3 4 (2.76%) Marketing
4 3 (2.07%) Electronics
4 3 (2.07%) Local Government
4 3 (2.07%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.69%) Games
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.76%) LAMP
2 2 (1.38%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) RESTful
3 1 (0.69%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.69%) Web Services
3 1 (0.69%) XML
3 1 (0.69%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.34%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (4.14%) Replication
3 5 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.76%) Clustering
4 4 (2.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.07%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.38%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.38%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.38%) PKI
7 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.69%) Freedom of Information Act
7 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.69%) Online Games
7 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 110 (75.86%) Linux
2 62 (42.76%) Unix
3 61 (42.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 46 (31.72%) Solaris
5 27 (18.62%) CentOS
6 21 (14.48%) Debian
6 21 (14.48%) Windows
7 20 (13.79%) Ubuntu
8 16 (11.03%) AIX
9 13 (8.97%) Windows Server
10 12 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (2.76%) Windows 7
13 3 (2.07%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.62%) DevOps
2 21 (14.48%) High Availability
3 16 (11.03%) Change Management
3 16 (11.03%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (9.66%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 14 (9.66%) Security Hardening
4 14 (9.66%) Service Delivery
5 13 (8.97%) Problem Management
6 11 (7.59%) Change Control
6 11 (7.59%) Configuration Management
7 10 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.52%) Load Balancing
9 6 (4.14%) Migration
10 5 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (3.45%) ITIL
10 5 (3.45%) Test Automation
11 4 (2.76%) Continuous Deployment
11 4 (2.76%) Incident Management
11 4 (2.76%) Mathematics
11 4 (2.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.97%) Python
2 27 (18.62%) Bash Shell
3 23 (15.86%) Perl
4 19 (13.10%) Ruby
5 13 (8.97%) Korn
5 13 (8.97%) Shell Script
6 7 (4.83%) SQL
7 5 (3.45%) AWK
7 5 (3.45%) Bourne shell
7 5 (3.45%) Java
8 4 (2.76%) PHP
8 4 (2.76%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.38%) VBA
10 1 (0.69%) C#
10 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.52%) RHCE
2 8 (5.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.14%) RHCSA
4 5 (3.45%) Degree
5 4 (2.76%) OCA
5 4 (2.76%) OCP
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (1.38%) CCNA
6 2 (1.38%) CCNP
6 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.69%) ACMT
7 1 (0.69%) CISSP
7 1 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.69%) MCSA
7 1 (0.69%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 22 (15.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (13.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 17 (11.72%) Veritas File System
4 15 (10.34%) Active Directory
5 11 (7.59%) Apache Flume
5 11 (7.59%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 11 (7.59%) HDFS
6 9 (6.21%) NFS
7 7 (4.83%) Docker
7 7 (4.83%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (4.14%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.76%) GlusterFS
9 4 (2.76%) Oracle Clusterware
9 4 (2.76%) vSphere
10 3 (2.07%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.07%) iptables
10 3 (2.07%) KVM
10 3 (2.07%) Samba
11 2 (1.38%) LXC
11 2 (1.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 32 (22.07%) Puppet
2 29 (20.00%) NetBackup
3 23 (15.86%) Nagios
4 15 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (9.66%) Red Hat Satellite
6 12 (8.28%) Ansible
7 11 (7.59%) Oozie
8 8 (5.52%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 7 (4.83%) Oracle ZFS
9 7 (4.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (4.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (4.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 5 (3.45%) SELinux
12 4 (2.76%) HAProxy
13 3 (2.07%) EMC Navisphere
13 3 (2.07%) Hyperic
13 3 (2.07%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (2.07%) Tivoli
13 3 (2.07%) vCenter Server
14 2 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 63 (43.45%) Red Hat
2 43 (29.66%) VMware
3 37 (25.52%) Oracle
4 24 (16.55%) Veritas
5 22 (15.17%) Sun
5 22 (15.17%) Symantec
6 14 (9.66%) Cloudera
7 13 (8.97%) HP
8 11 (7.59%) EMC
9 8 (5.52%) Brocade
10 6 (4.14%) 3PAR
11 4 (2.76%) IBM
11 4 (2.76%) Microsoft
11 4 (2.76%) NetApp
11 4 (2.76%) StorageTek
12 3 (2.07%) SAP
13 2 (1.38%) Apple
13 2 (1.38%) Cisco
13 2 (1.38%) Dell
14 1 (0.69%) BMC
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