Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £398 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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)
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 87 87
Rank change year-on-year -11 0 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 7 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.61% 0.85% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.89% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
West Sussex median daily rate £398 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.78% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £383 £317 £344
90th Percentile £476 £426 £445
South East median daily rate £400 £386 £400
% change year-on-year +3.56% -3.44% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - £26.25 -
South East median hourly rate £14.50 £26.25 £46.96
% change year-on-year -44.76% -44.10% +291.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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 Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 1,105 1,016 1,252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 96.21% 96.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 678 601 725
West Sussex median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £216 £263
90th Percentile £575 £556 £540
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 65 61
West Sussex median hourly rate £48.50 £45.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +32.35% +106.06%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.00 £10.29
90th Percentile £52.38 £50.25 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.22
% change year-on-year +13.89% -6.34% +6.76%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in West Sussex

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in West Sussex

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in West Sussex

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Gatwick -3 5 £383 -12.57%
Crawley +4 2 £470 +13.94%
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 West Sussex region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) CentOS
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 6 (85.71%) Shell Script
3 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
3 4 (57.14%) Solaris
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (42.86%) Bourne shell
4 3 (42.86%) Puppet
4 3 (42.86%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 3 (42.86%) RHCSA
4 3 (42.86%) GlusterFS
4 3 (42.86%) Server Hardening
4 3 (42.86%) Oracle ZFS
4 3 (42.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Runbook
4 3 (42.86%) Centrify
4 3 (42.86%) Storage Management
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) AWK
4 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
4 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
4 3 (42.86%) Information Security
4 3 (42.86%) Quality Management

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Fibre Channel
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (42.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Unix
2 6 (85.71%) CentOS
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
2 6 (85.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (57.14%) Solaris
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Benchmarking
1 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity
1 3 (42.86%) Change Management
1 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
1 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (42.86%) ERP
1 3 (42.86%) Information Security
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Mathematics
1 3 (42.86%) QMS
1 3 (42.86%) Quality Management
1 3 (42.86%) Runbook
1 3 (42.86%) Server Hardening
1 3 (42.86%) Storage Management
1 3 (42.86%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) Shell Script
2 3 (42.86%) AWK
2 3 (42.86%) Bourne shell
2 3 (42.86%) Korn
2 3 (42.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) OCA
1 3 (42.86%) OCP
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle Certification
1 3 (42.86%) RHCE
1 3 (42.86%) RHCSA
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) GlusterFS
1 3 (42.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (42.86%) Puppet
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Satellite
1 3 (42.86%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 3 (42.86%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) Oracle
3 3 (42.86%) Brocade
3 3 (42.86%) Centrify
3 3 (42.86%) EMC
3 3 (42.86%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) StorageTek
3 3 (42.86%) Sun
3 3 (42.86%) Veritas
3 3 (42.86%) VMware