Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Junior Systems Administrator was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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.

Junior System Administrator
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 892 881 887
Rank change year-on-year -11 +6 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Junior Systems Administrator 4 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.005% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.005% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 6
UK median daily rate £178 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.38% +18.18% +25.00%
10th Percentile £110 £311 £118
90th Percentile £259 £428 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £388 £275
% change year-on-year -35.48% +40.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK median hourly rate £29.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Junior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Junior Systems Administrator in the UK

Junior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Junior Systems Administrator in the UK

Junior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Junior Systems Administrator over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Junior Systems Administrator in the UK

Junior Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Junior Systems Administrator in the UK

Junior Systems Administrator
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Junior Systems Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
England -8 4 £178 -45.38% 7
London -7 3 £105 -67.19% 5
North of England +57 1 £250 -23.08%
UK excluding London +30 1 £250 -35.48% 2
North East - 1 £250 -

Junior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Junior 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 featuring Junior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (50.00%) LAMP
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Scientific Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Cobbler
3 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (25.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Grid Computing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Java
3 1 (25.00%) MySQL

Junior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Kerberos
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (25.00%) Grid Computing
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) AIX
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) OO
2 1 (25.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) C++
1 1 (25.00%) Fortran
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (25.00%) Cobbler
2 1 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft