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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 65 71 67
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.95% 0.23% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate £261 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.91% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £28.77 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +27.86%
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
817 829 771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.69% 95.29% 95.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 585 601 517
Average daily rate £363 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.60% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £510 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 19 48
Average hourly rate £31.00 £13.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.46% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £46.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 February 2016, 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 (73.33%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) Puppet
5 4 (26.67%) MySQL
5 4 (26.67%) Unix
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) DevOps
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (20.00%) CentOS
6 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
7 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
7 2 (13.33%) Open Source
7 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
7 2 (13.33%) Memory Management
7 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (13.33%) CommVault
7 2 (13.33%) DHCP
7 2 (13.33%) PHP
7 2 (13.33%) Web Services
7 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (13.33%) SCDPM

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 4 (26.67%) Unix
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) CentOS
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Solaris
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) DevOps
2 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Memory Management
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Server Building
3 1 (6.67%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PHP
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) Ansible
2 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (13.33%) SCDPM
3 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) CommVault
5 1 (6.67%) Altiris
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Sun
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas