Period
to 28 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 197 316 297
Rank change year-on-year +119 -19 -73
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 34 45 83
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.31% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.32% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 45
Median daily rate £450 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -7.89% -4.40%
10th Percentile £305 £259 £255
90th Percentile £541 £540 £463
England median daily rate £450 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +13.92% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.49 £32.18 £32.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.97% -0.22% +61.25%
10th Percentile £12.98 £29.67 £18.38
90th Percentile £22.30 £36.69 £46.73
England median hourly rate £16.25 £29.36 £38.00
% change year-on-year -44.65% -22.73% +89.98%

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 6,695 13,919 15,824
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 94.91% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,913 8,349 9,326
Median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +5.88% +4.29%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 592 645
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £10.66
90th Percentile £49.95 £52.50 £50.15
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.51
% change year-on-year +10.26% +5.38% -2.61%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in the South East

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in the South East

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in the South East

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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 28 May 2020. 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 +71 14 £338 -0.74% 8
Hampshire +66 14 £450 +38.46% 3
Buckinghamshire +33 9 £494 +44.69%
Berkshire +52 5 £245 -23.50% 3
Surrey +62 4 £513 +28.13% 2
East Sussex +27 1 £585 +73.33% 3
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
4 10 (29.41%) VMware
5 9 (26.47%) Azure
5 9 (26.47%) Linux
6 8 (23.53%) Unix
6 8 (23.53%) Red Hat
6 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
6 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (20.59%) High Availability
7 7 (20.59%) Validation
7 7 (20.59%) DNS
8 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
8 6 (17.65%) DHCP
8 6 (17.65%) Firewall
8 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (14.71%) Migration
9 5 (14.71%) Finance
9 5 (14.71%) Banking
10 4 (11.76%) Clustering
10 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
10 4 (11.76%) Corporate Banking
10 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
10 4 (11.76%) LIMS
10 4 (11.76%) Remedy
10 4 (11.76%) SAN
10 4 (11.76%) IBM

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 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.94%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Azure
2 4 (11.76%) Office 365
3 2 (5.88%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.94%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.94%) AWS
4 1 (2.94%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.94%) Serverless
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 6 (17.65%) DHCP
2 6 (17.65%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) SAN
4 3 (8.82%) Skype
5 2 (5.88%) Internet
5 2 (5.88%) PBX
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.94%) HTTP
6 1 (2.94%) IPsec
6 1 (2.94%) Junos
6 1 (2.94%) LAN
6 1 (2.94%) NAS
6 1 (2.94%) SNMP
6 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.94%) VPN
6 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (5.88%) Power BI
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Subversion
General
1 5 (14.71%) Banking
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Law
4 1 (2.94%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) HTML
2 2 (5.88%) jQuery
3 1 (2.94%) J2EE
3 1 (2.94%) LAMP
3 1 (2.94%) LDAP
3 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.76%) Clustering
2 4 (11.76%) LIMS
3 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.82%) PKI
3 3 (8.82%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.88%) e-Health
4 2 (5.88%) PACS
5 1 (2.94%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (44.12%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Windows Server
3 9 (26.47%) Linux
4 8 (23.53%) Unix
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (5.88%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (2.94%) CentOS
8 1 (2.94%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) High Availability
1 7 (20.59%) Validation
2 5 (14.71%) Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 4 (11.76%) Privileged Access Management
3 4 (11.76%) Regulatory Compliance
3 4 (11.76%) Security Hardening
3 4 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
4 3 (8.82%) DevOps
4 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.88%) Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.88%) Change Data Capture
5 2 (5.88%) CRM
5 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Informatics
5 2 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.88%) Korn
3 2 (5.88%) Python
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) Perl
4 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.76%) GxP
1 4 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 3 (8.82%) GLP
3 2 (5.88%) HL7
4 1 (2.94%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.88%) Docker
4 2 (5.88%) Samba
4 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) Ansible
2 2 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.88%) PowerCLI
2 2 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (5.88%) SCDPM
2 2 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (5.88%) vCenter Server
2 2 (5.88%) ZABBIX
3 1 (2.94%) Nagios
3 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) VMware
2 8 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.76%) IBM
4 4 (11.76%) Remedy
4 4 (11.76%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.82%) NetApp
6 2 (5.88%) Brocade
6 2 (5.88%) Cisco
6 2 (5.88%) CyberArk
6 2 (5.88%) EMC
6 2 (5.88%) Hitachi
6 2 (5.88%) Meridio
6 2 (5.88%) OpenText
6 2 (5.88%) Sonus
6 2 (5.88%) Veritas
7 1 (2.94%) Civica
7 1 (2.94%) Oracle
7 1 (2.94%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.94%) Splunk