The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 48 34 51
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.33% 1.09% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 1.12% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £200 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -9.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -18.00%
Systems Administrator
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
287 267 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 95.99% 97.09% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 208 265
Median daily rate £362 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.50% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 8
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.50 £29.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 Cardiff region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Linux
1 5 (71.43%) JBoss
1 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (42.86%) J2EE
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Perl
4 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (28.57%) Apache
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (28.57%) Puppet
4 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (28.57%) DevOps
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (14.29%) Windows

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 5 (71.43%) JBoss
2 2 (28.57%) Apache
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) Perl
1 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Red Hat
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft