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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 110 94 122
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 32 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.96% 0.63% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.68% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 5 7
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£315 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £166 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
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 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
3101 2051 2874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.49% 92.97% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2012 1308 1677
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 163 244
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
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 18 September 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 18 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 17 £300 +46.34% 2
Bristol -13 6 £305 - 2
Gloucestershire -17 5 £300 -
Dorset -5 1 £450 +5.88% 1
Somerset - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
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England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 51 (67.11%) Linux
2 39 (51.32%) DNS
2 39 (51.32%) VMware
3 38 (50.00%) Windows
4 31 (40.79%) ITIL
5 30 (39.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (35.53%) Security Cleared
7 25 (32.89%) Active Directory
8 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
8 24 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (30.26%) LDAP
9 23 (30.26%) DHCP
10 22 (28.95%) Perl
11 21 (27.63%) HP
12 20 (26.32%) Firewall
12 20 (26.32%) DV Cleared
13 19 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 19 (25.00%) SLA
13 19 (25.00%) Symantec
13 19 (25.00%) Red Hat
14 18 (23.68%) Telecoms
15 17 (22.37%) NetBackup
15 17 (22.37%) Load Balancing
15 17 (22.37%) HP SIM
15 17 (22.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 16 (21.05%) Juniper
16 16 (21.05%) Cisco
16 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
17 15 (19.74%) Apache
17 15 (19.74%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 15 (19.74%) Apache
2 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.89%) MediaWiki
5 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (7.89%) Confluence
5 6 (7.89%) nginx
6 3 (3.95%) Moodle
6 3 (3.95%) Drupal
6 3 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.63%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.32%) IIS
8 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 39 (51.32%) DNS
2 23 (30.26%) LDAP
2 23 (30.26%) DHCP
3 20 (26.32%) Firewall
4 15 (19.74%) HTTP
5 14 (18.42%) SSL
5 14 (18.42%) Internet
5 14 (18.42%) SMTP
6 13 (17.11%) LAN
6 13 (17.11%) WAN
7 9 (11.84%) SAN
8 7 (9.21%) Network Security
9 6 (7.89%) IPsec
9 6 (7.89%) OSPF
9 6 (7.89%) BGP
9 6 (7.89%) EIGRP
9 6 (7.89%) IPv6
9 6 (7.89%) TCP/IP
9 6 (7.89%) VPN
10 2 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.79%) MySQL
2 9 (11.84%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.95%) OLAP
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.95%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.95%) PowerCenter
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Subversion
1 7 (9.21%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.89%) Hudson
2 6 (7.89%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.89%) JIRA
General
1 18 (23.68%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.95%) Finance
3 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 2 (2.63%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.21%) LAMP
2 3 (3.95%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Wiki
2 3 (3.95%) Visualisation
2 3 (3.95%) VLE
3 2 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.32%) FMCG
4 1 (1.32%) IPTV
4 1 (1.32%) Statistics
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 51 (67.11%) Linux
2 38 (50.00%) Windows
3 30 (39.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (15.79%) Ubuntu
7 11 (14.47%) Debian
8 10 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (10.53%) UNIX
10 7 (9.21%) CentOS
11 6 (7.89%) Solaris
12 4 (5.26%) HPUX
13 3 (3.95%) Windows 7
13 3 (3.95%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (2.63%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
15 1 (1.32%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (40.79%) ITIL
2 17 (22.37%) Load Balancing
3 10 (13.16%) Capacity Management
3 10 (13.16%) DevOps
4 8 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.89%) Data Modelling
6 6 (7.89%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.26%) Computer Security
8 3 (3.95%) Migration
8 3 (3.95%) ETL
8 3 (3.95%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.63%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.32%) Line Management
10 1 (1.32%) Change Control
10 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2
10 1 (1.32%) ERP
10 1 (1.32%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.95%) Perl
2 12 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 11 (14.47%) PHP
3 11 (14.47%) SQL
4 8 (10.53%) Java
4 8 (10.53%) Ruby
5 6 (7.89%) Python
6 5 (6.58%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.26%) Korn
7 4 (5.26%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 27 (35.53%) Security Cleared
2 20 (26.32%) DV Cleared
3 14 (18.42%) LPIC
3 14 (18.42%) CCENT
4 8 (10.53%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.63%) MCITP
5 2 (2.63%) CCNA
5 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.32%) RHCE
6 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (32.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.42%) Squid
2 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.16%) Samba
3 10 (13.16%) qmail
3 10 (13.16%) vSphere
4 9 (11.84%) Postfix
5 8 (10.53%) VMware ESX
6 7 (9.21%) XenServer
7 5 (6.58%) XenApp
8 4 (5.26%) Sendmail
9 3 (3.95%) NFS
9 3 (3.95%) KVM
9 3 (3.95%) Xen
10 2 (2.63%) Hyper-V
11 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
11 1 (1.32%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (22.37%) NetBackup
1 17 (22.37%) HP SIM
1 17 (22.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 14 (18.42%) Zenoss
3 10 (13.16%) SCOM
4 9 (11.84%) SCCM
5 8 (10.53%) Puppet
6 6 (7.89%) ZABBIX
7 3 (3.95%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.32%) MOM
8 1 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.32%) YUM
8 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 39 (51.32%) VMware
2 24 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 21 (27.63%) HP
4 19 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 19 (25.00%) Symantec
5 16 (21.05%) Juniper
5 16 (21.05%) Cisco
6 14 (18.42%) F5
7 12 (15.79%) Citrix
8 10 (13.16%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.26%) Oracle
10 3 (3.95%) JBoss
10 3 (3.95%) Informatica
11 2 (2.63%) Apple
11 2 (2.63%) Meru Networks
11 2 (2.63%) EMC
12 1 (1.32%) Sun
12 1 (1.32%) Veritas
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