Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £386 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 230 237 248
Rank change year-on-year +7 +11 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 145 149 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.89% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.95% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 95 101
South East median daily rate £386 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +21.21% +4.76%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £185
90th Percentile £500 £500 £450
England median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 3
South East median hourly rate £26.25 £46.96 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.10% +291.33% -38.06%
10th Percentile £25.33 £14.29 £9.80
90th Percentile £39.18 £49.46 £17.40
England median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +27.91% -12.24%

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 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 18 November 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
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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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
Thames Valley -18 56 £400 - 12
Berkshire +17 39 £450 +2.86% 6
Surrey -13 39 £400 -11.11% 2
Hampshire +18 26 £381 +8.93% 3
Kent -5 12 £325 -13.33%
Oxfordshire -7 11 £400 - 3
West Sussex 0 9 £338 -10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -38 6 £264 -4.09% 3
Home Counties -3 3 - -
Middlesex +8 2 £343 -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 89 (61.38%) Linux
2 52 (35.86%) Unix
3 49 (33.79%) Red Hat
3 49 (33.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (32.41%) VMware
4 47 (32.41%) Windows
5 38 (26.21%) Solaris
6 36 (24.83%) Oracle
7 35 (24.14%) Active Directory
8 32 (22.07%) SAN
9 29 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 28 (19.31%) Perl
11 26 (17.93%) Bash Shell
12 25 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 23 (15.86%) NetBackup
13 23 (15.86%) Puppet
14 22 (15.17%) Security Cleared
14 22 (15.17%) Shell Script
15 21 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 20 (13.79%) Firewall
17 19 (13.10%) Python
17 19 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (13.10%) Korn
18 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
19 17 (11.72%) ITIL
19 17 (11.72%) Ruby
19 17 (11.72%) Xen
19 17 (11.72%) PowerShell
19 17 (11.72%) NAS
20 16 (11.03%) CentOS

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 8 (5.52%) Apache
1 8 (5.52%) WebSphere
2 7 (4.83%) nginx
3 6 (4.14%) IIS
4 5 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.76%) JBoss
5 4 (2.76%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.76%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.07%) SAS
7 1 (0.69%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.69%) CMS
7 1 (0.69%) Confluence
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.69%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.14%) Office 365
3 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.45%) PaaS
4 4 (2.76%) IaaS
5 3 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.07%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.69%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.69%) GitHub
7 1 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.69%) Route 53
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 32 (22.07%) SAN
2 20 (13.79%) Firewall
3 17 (11.72%) NAS
4 16 (11.03%) DNS
5 13 (8.97%) TCP/IP
6 9 (6.21%) Fibre Channel
7 8 (5.52%) DHCP
8 7 (4.83%) Network Security
9 6 (4.14%) LAN
10 5 (3.45%) HTTP
10 5 (3.45%) WAN
11 4 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.76%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.76%) SSH
12 3 (2.07%) FTP
12 3 (2.07%) LDAP
13 2 (1.38%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.38%) VoIP
14 1 (0.69%) PBX
14 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 13 (8.97%) SQL Server
3 8 (5.52%) MySQL
4 6 (4.14%) MongoDB
4 6 (4.14%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.76%) Oracle Exadata
6 4 (2.76%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.69%) Impala
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.07%) Hudson
3 3 (2.07%) Selenium
4 2 (1.38%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.38%) GitLab
4 2 (1.38%) Subversion
5 1 (0.69%) Ant
5 1 (0.69%) JIRA
5 1 (0.69%) Maven
5 1 (0.69%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.69%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (11.03%) Banking
2 10 (6.90%) Finance
3 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.07%) Marketing
5 2 (1.38%) Games
5 2 (1.38%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.38%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.14%) JSON
2 3 (2.07%) HTML
2 3 (2.07%) LAMP
2 3 (2.07%) Web Services
2 3 (2.07%) XML
3 2 (1.38%) REST
3 2 (1.38%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (1.38%) SOAP
3 2 (1.38%) WSDL
3 2 (1.38%) XSL
4 1 (0.69%) .NET
4 1 (0.69%) J2EE
4 1 (0.69%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.69%) POSIX
4 1 (0.69%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.97%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.52%) Online Banking
3 6 (4.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (3.45%) Clustering
5 3 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.07%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.07%) Oracle Exalogic
6 2 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.38%) Online Games
6 2 (1.38%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.69%) CCTV
7 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.69%) Life Science
7 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.69%) LPAR
7 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.69%) PKI
7 1 (0.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 89 (61.38%) Linux
2 52 (35.86%) Unix
3 49 (33.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 47 (32.41%) Windows
5 38 (26.21%) Solaris
6 29 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 25 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (14.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (11.03%) CentOS
10 12 (8.28%) AIX
11 9 (6.21%) Ubuntu
12 6 (4.14%) Debian
13 4 (2.76%) Windows 7
14 2 (1.38%) VMS
14 2 (1.38%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (11.72%) ITIL
2 15 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (8.97%) Load Balancing
4 11 (7.59%) High Availability
4 11 (7.59%) Security Patching
5 10 (6.90%) Data Protection
6 9 (6.21%) Mentoring
6 9 (6.21%) Open Source
7 8 (5.52%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.52%) DevOps
8 7 (4.83%) Change Management
9 6 (4.14%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (4.14%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (3.45%) Contingency Planning
10 5 (3.45%) Mathematics
10 5 (3.45%) Server Building
11 4 (2.76%) Problem Management
11 4 (2.76%) Release Management
12 3 (2.07%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.31%) Perl
2 26 (17.93%) Bash Shell
3 22 (15.17%) Shell Script
4 19 (13.10%) Korn
4 19 (13.10%) Python
5 17 (11.72%) PowerShell
5 17 (11.72%) Ruby
6 12 (8.28%) SQL
7 6 (4.14%) Java
8 5 (3.45%) AWK
8 5 (3.45%) Bourne shell
8 5 (3.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 3 (2.07%) PHP
10 2 (1.38%) VB
11 1 (0.69%) C#
11 1 (0.69%) sed
11 1 (0.69%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (15.17%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.66%) Degree
2 14 (9.66%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (3.45%) RHCE
5 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.76%) OCA
5 4 (2.76%) OCP
5 4 (2.76%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (2.76%) RHCSA
6 3 (2.07%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.07%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (2.07%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.07%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (2.07%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.38%) MySQL Certification
8 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (2.07%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) GDPR
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.72%) Xen
4 9 (6.21%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.52%) Oracle Clusterware
5 8 (5.52%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (4.83%) NFS
6 7 (4.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 5 (3.45%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.45%) Veritas File System
8 4 (2.76%) GlusterFS
8 4 (2.76%) vSphere
9 3 (2.07%) KVM
9 3 (2.07%) Sendmail
10 2 (1.38%) iptables
10 2 (1.38%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.38%) Samba
10 2 (1.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.69%) LXC
Systems Management
1 23 (15.86%) NetBackup
1 23 (15.86%) Puppet
2 15 (10.34%) Ansible
3 13 (8.97%) Nagios
4 12 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (6.21%) HAProxy
5 9 (6.21%) Red Hat Satellite
5 9 (6.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 7 (4.83%) SCCM
6 7 (4.83%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 6 (4.14%) SCOM
8 5 (3.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 5 (3.45%) WSUS
9 4 (2.76%) Oracle ZFS
9 4 (2.76%) SELinux
10 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (2.07%) SnapMirror
10 3 (2.07%) SnapVault
11 2 (1.38%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.38%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 49 (33.79%) Red Hat
2 47 (32.41%) VMware
3 36 (24.83%) Oracle
4 18 (12.41%) Microsoft
5 14 (9.66%) Sun
6 12 (8.28%) Symantec
6 12 (8.28%) Veritas
7 11 (7.59%) HP
8 9 (6.21%) Brocade
8 9 (6.21%) Cisco
9 8 (5.52%) EMC
9 8 (5.52%) NetApp
10 5 (3.45%) Veeam
11 4 (2.76%) Citrix
11 4 (2.76%) IBM
11 4 (2.76%) McAfee
11 4 (2.76%) StorageTek
12 2 (1.38%) Dell
12 2 (1.38%) Intel
12 2 (1.38%) Juniper