The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 122 136 124
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.60% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.62% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 14
Median daily rate £350 £325 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -34.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £233 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £413 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £17.50 £38.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.24% +66.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £30.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+48.20% +30.43%
Systems Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2655 3057 3155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.06% 95.77% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1746 2056 2037
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 156 227
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the South West region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +26 5 £400 - 1
Wiltshire -4 5 £215 -38.57%
Gloucestershire -2 2 £350 +25.00% 4
Devon - 2 - -
Bristol +1 1 - - 3
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 South West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 22 (55.00%) Linux
2 20 (50.00%) Oracle
3 17 (42.50%) Unix
4 15 (37.50%) Solaris
5 13 (32.50%) Veritas
5 13 (32.50%) DevOps
6 12 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (30.00%) NetBackup
6 12 (30.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 12 (30.00%) Red Hat
6 12 (30.00%) NetApp
7 10 (25.00%) Symantec
7 10 (25.00%) Puppet
8 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
9 6 (15.00%) Ansible
9 6 (15.00%) JBoss
9 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
10 5 (12.50%) SQL
10 5 (12.50%) Apache
10 5 (12.50%) Middleware
10 5 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (10.00%) Windows
11 4 (10.00%) ITIL
11 4 (10.00%) Project Management
11 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
11 4 (10.00%) CentOS
12 3 (7.50%) Freedom of Information Act
12 3 (7.50%) Data Protection

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (15.00%) JBoss
1 6 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 5 (12.50%) Apache
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.50%) DHCP
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) Network Security
2 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
1 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
2 1 (2.50%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.50%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) LAMP
2 1 (2.50%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.50%) SOAP
2 1 (2.50%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Freedom of Information
1 3 (7.50%) Freedom of Information Act
1 3 (7.50%) NHS
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.50%) CESG
3 1 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.50%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Linux
2 17 (42.50%) Unix
3 15 (37.50%) Solaris
4 12 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (10.00%) CentOS
5 4 (10.00%) Windows
6 2 (5.00%) Debian
7 1 (2.50%) AIX
7 1 (2.50%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) DevOps
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Project Management
3 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.50%) Compliance Audit
3 3 (7.50%) Data Protection
3 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.00%) Release Management
4 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.50%) Change Control
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Open Source
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Scrum
5 1 (2.50%) Server Building
5 1 (2.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.50%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.00%) Perl
4 2 (5.00%) Python
5 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.50%) CISSP
5 1 (2.50%) CLAS
5 1 (2.50%) ISEB
5 1 (2.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (5.00%) Docker
2 1 (2.50%) NFS
2 1 (2.50%) Samba
2 1 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (30.00%) NetBackup
1 12 (30.00%) Oracle RMAN
2 10 (25.00%) Puppet
3 6 (15.00%) Ansible
4 4 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.50%) Control-M
5 1 (2.50%) Icinga
5 1 (2.50%) SCCM
5 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) Oracle
2 13 (32.50%) Veritas
3 12 (30.00%) NetApp
3 12 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 10 (25.00%) Symantec
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.00%) Sun
6 1 (2.50%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.50%) Canon
6 1 (2.50%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.50%) VMware