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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 61 65 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 10 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.07% 0.92% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.99% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £305 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.47% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.24% -19.67%
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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
877 809 558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 94.10% 92.67% 89.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 654 581 362
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 28 37
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +11.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Linux
3 10 (55.56%) VMware
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (44.44%) Python
6 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
6 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
6 7 (38.89%) Puppet
7 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (33.33%) CentOS
7 6 (33.33%) Migration
7 6 (33.33%) Perl
7 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
7 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 5 (27.78%) Oracle
8 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
8 5 (27.78%) Web Services
8 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (22.22%) Vagrant
9 4 (22.22%) Ansible
9 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
9 4 (22.22%) MarkLogic
9 4 (22.22%) ITIL
9 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
9 4 (22.22%) IIS
9 4 (22.22%) SQL
9 4 (22.22%) Client/Server

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 4 (22.22%) IIS
1 4 (22.22%) IBM Notes
1 4 (22.22%) Lotus Domino
1 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Lync
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (22.22%) MarkLogic
3 3 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Subversion
1 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) Flash
3 1 (5.56%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Linux
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (33.33%) CentOS
6 4 (22.22%) Fedora
7 2 (11.11%) UNIX
8 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 6 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
2 4 (22.22%) Identity Management
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (5.56%) Server Building
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Python
2 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (33.33%) Perl
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
3 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Hyper-V
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Puppet
2 5 (27.78%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (22.22%) Vagrant
3 4 (22.22%) Ansible
4 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.56%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) VMware
2 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) NetApp
4 4 (22.22%) Lotus
5 1 (5.56%) Rackspace
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) CommVault
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