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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 122 102 119
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 23 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.61% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 7
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£315 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.88% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £173 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-11.71% +26.13%
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
3094 2129 2892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.47% 92.65% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2009 1383 1674
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 173 250
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 2014.

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 1 October 2014. 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 +8 15 £500 +354.54%
Gloucestershire -21 3 £275 -
Dorset -1 2 £413 -2.94%
Somerset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 4
Cornwall - - - -
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England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 48 (66.67%) Linux
2 42 (58.33%) DNS
3 39 (54.17%) VMware
4 36 (50.00%) Windows
5 33 (45.83%) ITIL
6 30 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 27 (37.50%) Active Directory
8 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
8 26 (36.11%) Security Cleared
8 26 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (34.72%) DHCP
10 23 (31.94%) HP
11 22 (30.56%) DV Cleared
12 21 (29.17%) Symantec
12 21 (29.17%) SLA
12 21 (29.17%) LDAP
13 20 (27.78%) Perl
13 20 (27.78%) Firewall
14 19 (26.39%) NetBackup
14 19 (26.39%) Telecoms
14 19 (26.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (26.39%) HP SIM
14 19 (26.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 18 (25.00%) MS Excel
16 16 (22.22%) Cisco
16 16 (22.22%) Juniper
16 16 (22.22%) Load Balancing
17 15 (20.83%) HTTP
18 14 (19.44%) SMTP
18 14 (19.44%) SSL

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 13 (18.06%) Apache
2 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
3 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.56%) Confluence
6 4 (5.56%) nginx
6 4 (5.56%) MediaWiki
7 3 (4.17%) Moodle
7 3 (4.17%) Drupal
7 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
7 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.78%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.39%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.39%) IIS
9 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 42 (58.33%) DNS
2 25 (34.72%) DHCP
3 21 (29.17%) LDAP
4 20 (27.78%) Firewall
5 15 (20.83%) HTTP
6 14 (19.44%) SMTP
6 14 (19.44%) SSL
6 14 (19.44%) Internet
7 7 (9.72%) SAN
7 7 (9.72%) LAN
7 7 (9.72%) WAN
8 5 (6.94%) Network Security
9 4 (5.56%) IPsec
9 4 (5.56%) EIGRP
9 4 (5.56%) OSPF
9 4 (5.56%) BGP
9 4 (5.56%) VPN
9 4 (5.56%) IPv6
10 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) MySQL
2 7 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (6.94%) Relational Database
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (4.17%) PowerCenter
4 3 (4.17%) OLAP
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.39%) JasperReports
5 1 (1.39%) Ingres
5 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.94%) Subversion
2 4 (5.56%) JIRA
2 4 (5.56%) Hudson
2 4 (5.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.39%) PHPUnit
General
1 19 (26.39%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.78%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Banking
2 2 (2.78%) Marketing
3 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.94%) LAMP
2 3 (4.17%) OC4J
3 1 (1.39%) Laravel
3 1 (1.39%) CGI
3 1 (1.39%) CSS
3 1 (1.39%) JDBC
3 1 (1.39%) Web Services
3 1 (1.39%) HTML
3 1 (1.39%) DAO
3 1 (1.39%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) Wiki
2 3 (4.17%) Visualisation
2 3 (4.17%) VLE
3 2 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (1.39%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.39%) FMCG
4 1 (1.39%) Statistics
4 1 (1.39%) IPTV
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.39%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.39%) NHS
4 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (66.67%) Linux
2 36 (50.00%) Windows
3 30 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (26.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (12.50%) Ubuntu
8 8 (11.11%) Debian
9 7 (9.72%) CentOS
10 6 (8.33%) UNIX
11 3 (4.17%) Scientific Linux
11 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
11 3 (4.17%) Solaris
12 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.39%) SELinux
13 1 (1.39%) VMS
13 1 (1.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (45.83%) ITIL
2 16 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 12 (16.67%) Capacity Management
4 7 (9.72%) DevOps
5 6 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (5.56%) Data Modelling
7 4 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.56%) Computer Security
7 4 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.17%) ETL
8 3 (4.17%) Migration
9 2 (2.78%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.78%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.78%) Change Control
10 1 (1.39%) Line Management
10 1 (1.39%) OO
10 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.78%) Perl
2 10 (13.89%) SQL
2 10 (13.89%) Bash Shell
3 9 (12.50%) PHP
4 6 (8.33%) Python
4 6 (8.33%) Java
5 5 (6.94%) Ruby
6 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.78%) Korn
7 1 (1.39%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (36.11%) Security Cleared
2 22 (30.56%) DV Cleared
3 14 (19.44%) CCENT
3 14 (19.44%) LPIC
4 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.78%) CCNA
5 2 (2.78%) MCITP
6 1 (1.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (29.17%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 14 (19.44%) Squid
3 12 (16.67%) vSphere
4 11 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (13.89%) qmail
6 8 (11.11%) Samba
6 8 (11.11%) VMware ESX
7 7 (9.72%) Postfix
8 5 (6.94%) XenApp
8 5 (6.94%) XenServer
9 4 (5.56%) NFS
9 4 (5.56%) Sendmail
10 3 (4.17%) KVM
10 3 (4.17%) Xen
11 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
12 1 (1.39%) vCloud
12 1 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 19 (26.39%) NetBackup
1 19 (26.39%) HP SIM
1 19 (26.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 14 (19.44%) Zenoss
3 10 (13.89%) SCOM
4 9 (12.50%) SCCM
5 6 (8.33%) Puppet
6 4 (5.56%) ZABBIX
7 3 (4.17%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.39%) YUM
8 1 (1.39%) MOM
8 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (54.17%) VMware
2 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
3 23 (31.94%) HP
4 21 (29.17%) Symantec
5 16 (22.22%) Cisco
5 16 (22.22%) Juniper
6 14 (19.44%) F5
7 13 (18.06%) Red Hat
8 12 (16.67%) 3PAR
9 10 (13.89%) Citrix
10 4 (5.56%) Oracle
11 3 (4.17%) Informatica
11 3 (4.17%) JBoss
12 2 (2.78%) EMC
12 2 (2.78%) Apple
12 2 (2.78%) Meru Networks
13 1 (1.39%) Sun
13 1 (1.39%) Veritas
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