The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 119 106 112
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 25 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.64% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.69% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 5
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£325 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.77 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.77% -2.22%
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
2973 2594 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.46% 92.05% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1894 1547 1424
Average daily rate £380 £360 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 147 171
Average hourly rate £22.60 £17.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.11% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £37.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +3 8 £325 +8.33% 4
Devon +2 7 £350 - 1
Bristol -6 5 £290 -10.76% 8
Somerset -6 2 - - 2
Gloucestershire -16 2 £450 +50.00%
Cornwall - - - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 26 (54.17%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) VMware
3 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 18 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
4 17 (35.42%) UNIX
5 16 (33.33%) Windows
5 16 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 15 (31.25%) DNS
6 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
7 12 (25.00%) Apache
7 12 (25.00%) vSphere
8 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (22.92%) Solaris
9 10 (20.83%) Python
9 10 (20.83%) DHCP
9 10 (20.83%) Firewall
10 9 (18.75%) NetBackup
10 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
10 9 (18.75%) ITIL
10 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
10 9 (18.75%) Puppet
11 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
11 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
11 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
11 8 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 8 (16.67%) IBM
11 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (25.00%) Apache
2 8 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 7 (14.58%) Tomcat
4 5 (10.42%) WebSphere Portal
4 5 (10.42%) JBoss
5 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.08%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.25%) DNS
2 10 (20.83%) DHCP
2 10 (20.83%) Firewall
3 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.25%) HTTP
4 3 (6.25%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.17%) SSL
5 2 (4.17%) LAN
5 2 (4.17%) WAN
5 2 (4.17%) SSH
6 1 (2.08%) VLAN
6 1 (2.08%) PuTTY
6 1 (2.08%) SMTP
6 1 (2.08%) SAN
6 1 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.08%) Ingres
4 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.08%) JasperReports
4 1 (2.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Subversion
2 4 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) PHPUnit
General
1 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (14.58%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (6.25%) Middleware
3 3 (6.25%) Web Services
3 3 (6.25%) XML
4 2 (4.17%) RESTful
4 2 (4.17%) WebCenter
5 1 (2.08%) Laravel
5 1 (2.08%) CGI
5 1 (2.08%) HTML
5 1 (2.08%) CSS
5 1 (2.08%) JDBC
5 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.08%) DAO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Statistics
3 3 (6.25%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (4.17%) Derivative
4 2 (4.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Open Source
5 1 (2.08%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 26 (54.17%) Linux
2 18 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (35.42%) UNIX
4 16 (33.33%) Windows
5 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (22.92%) Solaris
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.42%) CentOS
8 4 (8.33%) VMS
9 3 (6.25%) Debian
9 3 (6.25%) AIX
9 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (4.17%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 2 (4.17%) zOS
11 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 9 (18.75%) ITIL
3 8 (16.67%) Change Management
4 7 (14.58%) Project Management
4 7 (14.58%) Capacity Management
5 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.42%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (10.42%) Migration
6 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
6 4 (8.33%) High Availability
6 4 (8.33%) Change Control
7 3 (6.25%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.17%) Content Management
8 2 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (4.17%) Database Security
8 2 (4.17%) Kernel Tuning
9 1 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (2.08%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Python
2 8 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 7 (14.58%) Perl
4 6 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 5 (10.42%) Ruby
6 4 (8.33%) PHP
6 4 (8.33%) Java
7 2 (4.17%) SQL
7 2 (4.17%) C
8 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.08%) Korn
Qualifications
1 17 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.67%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) RHCE
4 4 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) RHCT
6 1 (2.08%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.00%) vSphere
3 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.25%) Xen
5 2 (4.17%) NFS
5 2 (4.17%) XenApp
5 2 (4.17%) Firmware
5 2 (4.17%) Varnish
6 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.08%) Samba
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) NetBackup
1 9 (18.75%) Puppet
2 5 (10.42%) HP SIM
2 5 (10.42%) Tivoli
2 5 (10.42%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 5 (10.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 3 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (6.25%) Bcfg2
4 3 (6.25%) Ganeti
5 2 (4.17%) Ansible
6 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.08%) CFEngine
6 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) VMware
2 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.67%) Symantec
4 8 (16.67%) IBM
5 7 (14.58%) HP
6 5 (10.42%) 3PAR
7 4 (8.33%) Oracle
8 3 (6.25%) Citrix
8 3 (6.25%) CommVault
8 3 (6.25%) McAfee
9 2 (4.17%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.17%) EMC
9 2 (4.17%) Cisco
10 1 (2.08%) Sun
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