Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 185 152
Rank change year-on-year +29 -33 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 27 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.29% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 11 16
West Midlands median daily rate £340 £400 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +26.58% +0.32%
10th Percentile £200 £313 £151
90th Percentile £388 £475 £450
England median daily rate £375 £380 £353
% change year-on-year -1.32% +7.80% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £45.00 - £21.50
10th Percentile £40.00 - £19.75
90th Percentile £50.00 - £23.25
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 West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4603 5857 4727
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.00% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2911 3519 2703
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £210 £235 £213
90th Percentile £543 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 238 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 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
Birmingham +9 10 £365 - 1
Worcestershire +11 6 £190 - 1
Shropshire +24 5 £525 +23.53%
Staffordshire - 4 £365 - 2
Warwickshire +4 2 £350 -12.50% 1
Dudley - 2 £260 -
Coventry +12 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 West Midlands region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 13 (48.15%) VMware
4 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
5 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (29.63%) Linux
6 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (25.93%) Citrix
8 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
8 6 (22.22%) Retail
9 5 (18.52%) LAN
9 5 (18.52%) WAN
9 5 (18.52%) VPN
9 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
9 5 (18.52%) Firewall
10 4 (14.81%) Office 365
10 4 (14.81%) DevOps
10 4 (14.81%) Unix
10 4 (14.81%) DNS
10 4 (14.81%) Finance
11 3 (11.11%) Clustering
11 3 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
11 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
11 3 (11.11%) XenApp
11 3 (11.11%) ERP
11 3 (11.11%) NFS
11 3 (11.11%) DHCP
11 3 (11.11%) Python
11 3 (11.11%) ITIL

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 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (3.70%) Confluence
4 1 (3.70%) IIS
4 1 (3.70%) nginx
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.70%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.70%) Data Lake Analytics
4 1 (3.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) Firewall
1 5 (18.52%) LAN
1 5 (18.52%) VPN
1 5 (18.52%) WAN
2 4 (14.81%) DNS
3 3 (11.11%) DHCP
4 2 (7.41%) PBX
4 2 (7.41%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.70%) HTTP
5 1 (3.70%) IPv6
5 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 2 (7.41%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.70%) Data Lake
3 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.70%) HDInsight
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) MSI
2 2 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (7.41%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 6 (22.22%) Retail
2 4 (14.81%) Finance
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) LAMP
2 1 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.41%) FMCG
3 1 (3.70%) AS400
3 1 (3.70%) CESG
3 1 (3.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 15 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (29.63%) Linux
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.81%) Unix
6 3 (11.11%) HPUX
7 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.41%) Windows 10
7 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.70%) CentOS
8 1 (3.70%) Debian
8 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) DevOps
2 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
2 3 (11.11%) ERP
2 3 (11.11%) Hardware Maintenance
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
3 2 (7.41%) Security Management
3 2 (7.41%) SOA
3 2 (7.41%) Strategic Thinking
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Analytics
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.70%) Machine Learning
4 1 (3.70%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (3.70%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.70%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.70%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Python
1 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) Perl
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) CCA
1 1 (3.70%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (3.70%) MCSA
1 1 (3.70%) MCSE
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) NFS
2 3 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (7.41%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) VMware
2 7 (25.93%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Kaspersky
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
4 2 (7.41%) Proofpoint
5 1 (3.70%) Dell
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.70%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.70%) McAfee
5 1 (3.70%) SAP