The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 3 months to 28 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)
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 75 58
Rank change year-on-year +21 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 6 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.21% 0.13% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.14% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £338 £260 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.80% -16.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £260 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £260 £323
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Sussex. 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 Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 471 731 524
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 95.34% 98.65% 96.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 449 344
Median daily rate £425 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 25 19
Median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +87.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.60 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

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 3 months to 28 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
Gatwick - 1 £438 -
Systems Administrator
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Sussex region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) Bash Shell
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Korn
4 4 (50.00%) High Availability
4 4 (50.00%) Solaris
4 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
4 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Device Driver
5 2 (25.00%) Debian
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) LXC
5 2 (25.00%) iptables
5 2 (25.00%) Build Automation
5 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
5 2 (25.00%) KVM
5 2 (25.00%) Ansible
5 2 (25.00%) SELinux
5 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) CentOS
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (12.50%) Online Games

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 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) Internet
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (12.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
2 1 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (50.00%) Solaris
4 2 (25.00%) CentOS
4 2 (25.00%) Debian
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) AIX
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Build Automation
2 2 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
3 1 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) QMS
3 1 (12.50%) Quality Management
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Requirements Management
3 1 (12.50%) UML
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) Bash Shell
2 6 (75.00%) Perl
3 5 (62.50%) Korn
4 2 (25.00%) Python
5 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) iptables
1 2 (25.00%) KVM
1 2 (25.00%) LXC
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (25.00%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat