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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 67 53 69
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.43% 0.16% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.18% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate
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£288 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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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
857 559 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.95% 90.31% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 371 510
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 £235 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -49.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 2014, 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 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (61.54%) MySQL
4 7 (53.85%) LDAP
4 7 (53.85%) Apache
4 7 (53.85%) PHP
4 7 (53.85%) SQL
4 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
4 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (53.85%) Ubuntu
4 7 (53.85%) Samba
4 7 (53.85%) Debian
4 7 (53.85%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (53.85%) Postfix
5 6 (46.15%) Citrix
6 4 (30.77%) OSPF
6 4 (30.77%) BGP
6 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
6 4 (30.77%) IPsec
6 4 (30.77%) LAMP
6 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (30.77%) Firewall
6 4 (30.77%) SAN
6 4 (30.77%) Ruby
6 4 (30.77%) JIRA
6 4 (30.77%) Wiki
6 4 (30.77%) Subversion
6 4 (30.77%) VPN

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) Apache
2 4 (30.77%) nginx
2 4 (30.77%) Confluence
2 4 (30.77%) MediaWiki
3 3 (23.08%) Drupal
3 3 (23.08%) Moodle
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) LDAP
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) IPv6
2 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 4 (30.77%) OSPF
2 4 (30.77%) BGP
2 4 (30.77%) EIGRP
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) VPN
2 4 (30.77%) IPsec
2 4 (30.77%) Network Security
3 2 (15.38%) NAS
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) MySQL
2 7 (53.85%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Subversion
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) Hudson
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Wiki
2 3 (23.08%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (53.85%) Debian
2 7 (53.85%) Ubuntu
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) CentOS
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Scientific Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Data Modelling
1 4 (30.77%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (30.77%) Capacity Planning
1 4 (30.77%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) PHP
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) Java
2 4 (30.77%) Perl
2 4 (30.77%) Ruby
2 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 3 (23.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (53.85%) Postfix
2 7 (53.85%) Samba
3 4 (30.77%) XenServer
4 3 (23.08%) KVM
4 3 (23.08%) Xen
4 3 (23.08%) NFS
4 3 (23.08%) Sendmail
5 2 (15.38%) XenApp
5 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) ZABBIX
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
2 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.69%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
3 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) HP
6 2 (15.38%) EMC
6 2 (15.38%) Juniper
6 2 (15.38%) Apple
6 2 (15.38%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) Meru Networks
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco