The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £244 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 22 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 132 104
Rank change year-on-year +30 -28  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 13 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.64% 0.30% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.32% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 13
Median daily rate £244 £351 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.60% +13.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £313 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £460 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
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 West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1917 2850 2318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.53% 94.75% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1684 1421
Median daily rate £388 £398 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +10.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 87 142
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in the West Midlands

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 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
Worcestershire - 7 £198 - 2
Coventry +15 2 £238 -28.57%
Birmingham +11 2 £313 -13.79% 2
Warwickshire +5 1 - - 1
Shropshire - 1 £558 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Midlands region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
4 9 (47.37%) VMware
5 8 (42.11%) LAN
5 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
5 8 (42.11%) WAN
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (36.84%) VPN
6 7 (36.84%) DNS
6 7 (36.84%) ERP
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
6 7 (36.84%) Retail
7 6 (31.58%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (31.58%) Citrix
7 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (31.58%) Hardware Maintenance
8 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
8 5 (26.32%) Firewall
8 5 (26.32%) Security Management
9 3 (15.79%) Pentaho
9 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
9 3 (15.79%) Splunk
9 3 (15.79%) SAS
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (15.79%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (15.79%) Cloudera CDH
9 3 (15.79%) Cloudera
9 3 (15.79%) SQL

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.79%) SAS
4 2 (10.53%) Apache Pig
5 1 (5.26%) Confluence
5 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.26%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) LAN
1 8 (42.11%) WAN
2 7 (36.84%) DNS
2 7 (36.84%) VPN
3 5 (26.32%) Firewall
4 1 (5.26%) 3G
4 1 (5.26%) Internet
4 1 (5.26%) Intranet
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) Cloudera CDH
2 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
2 3 (15.79%) Pentaho
3 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) Maven
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
1 1 (5.26%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 7 (36.84%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ERP
2 6 (31.58%) Hardware Maintenance
3 5 (26.32%) Security Management
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Engineering
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Data Analytics
6 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.26%) Case Management
6 1 (5.26%) Change Management
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) Kanban
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
6 1 (5.26%) Scrum
6 1 (5.26%) SDLC
6 1 (5.26%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
6 1 (5.26%) Software Distribution
6 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Python
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
4 3 (15.79%) Cloudera
4 3 (15.79%) Splunk
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) Fujitsu
5 1 (5.26%) HP
5 1 (5.26%) JD Edwards
5 1 (5.26%) Kaspersky
5 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.26%) Oracle