The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 51 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 13 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.47% 0.55% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.59% 0.60% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
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£290 £388 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.16% +55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £298
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +9.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -19.09%
Systems Administrator
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
820 835 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.76% 92.06% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 578 567 348
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 41 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Configuration Management
2 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) Python
2 8 (57.14%) Puppet
3 7 (50.00%) CentOS
3 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 7 (50.00%) Subversion
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (35.71%) DNS
6 4 (28.57%) MySQL
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
6 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
7 3 (21.43%) Xen
7 3 (21.43%) Ganeti
7 3 (21.43%) Bcfg2
7 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
7 3 (21.43%) Debian
7 3 (21.43%) UNIX
7 3 (21.43%) XML
7 3 (21.43%) PHP
7 3 (21.43%) Apache
7 3 (21.43%) VMS
8 2 (14.29%) VMware

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (7.14%) Lync
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) SMTP
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 7 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) CentOS
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) Debian
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
5 3 (21.43%) VMS
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Configuration Management
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) PHP
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) Xen
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) NFS
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) Ganeti
2 3 (21.43%) Bcfg2
3 1 (7.14%) CFEngine
3 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Avaya