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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 104 110 100
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 29 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 1.10% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.19% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 10
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£306 £375 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +28.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £325 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-19.60% -5.55%
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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
2798 2771 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.49% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1789 1173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 196 143
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +8 11 £350 +7.69% 4
Bristol +5 10 £280 -34.11% 5
Somerset +18 5 - - 3
Gloucestershire -18 2 - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (44.44%) Windows
2 23 (42.59%) VMware
3 22 (40.74%) Linux
4 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
5 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
5 17 (31.48%) Configuration Management
6 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
7 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (25.93%) Firewall
9 13 (24.07%) Python
9 13 (24.07%) Puppet
10 11 (20.37%) UNIX
10 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
10 11 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (18.52%) Apache
11 10 (18.52%) DNS
12 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (14.81%) Subversion
13 8 (14.81%) Migration
13 8 (14.81%) CentOS
13 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
13 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
13 8 (14.81%) Symantec
13 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (12.96%) vSphere
14 7 (12.96%) Change Control
14 7 (12.96%) McAfee
14 7 (12.96%) Middleware
14 7 (12.96%) CommVault

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 10 (18.52%) Apache
2 7 (12.96%) Tomcat
3 5 (9.26%) JBoss
4 2 (3.70%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
4 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.85%) Lync
5 1 (1.85%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.93%) Firewall
2 10 (18.52%) DNS
3 5 (9.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.56%) HTTP
5 2 (3.70%) NAS
5 2 (3.70%) HTTPS
5 2 (3.70%) SSL
5 2 (3.70%) DHCP
6 1 (1.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) SMTP
6 1 (1.85%) VLAN
6 1 (1.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (5.56%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Subversion
2 7 (12.96%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) Middleware
2 4 (7.41%) XML
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (3.70%) RESTful
3 2 (3.70%) Web Services
3 2 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (3.70%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Statistics
2 4 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.56%) Clustering
4 2 (3.70%) Derivative
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 24 (44.44%) Windows
2 22 (40.74%) Linux
3 15 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (20.37%) UNIX
4 11 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (14.81%) CentOS
6 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
8 6 (11.11%) Solaris
9 3 (5.56%) AIX
9 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.56%) VMS
9 3 (5.56%) Debian
10 2 (3.70%) zOS
10 2 (3.70%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) Configuration Management
2 8 (14.81%) Migration
3 7 (12.96%) Change Control
4 6 (11.11%) Change Management
5 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (9.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (9.26%) ITIL
6 4 (7.41%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.41%) Information Security
6 4 (7.41%) Identity Management
6 4 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.41%) High Availability
7 3 (5.56%) Project Management
8 2 (3.70%) Content Management
8 2 (3.70%) Service Management
8 2 (3.70%) Kernel Tuning
8 2 (3.70%) Capacity Management
8 2 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) Python
2 6 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 6 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 5 (9.26%) Perl
3 5 (9.26%) Ruby
4 3 (5.56%) PHP
5 2 (3.70%) Java
6 1 (1.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.26%) RHCE
3 5 (9.26%) Degree
4 4 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.70%) MCP
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.85%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
4 7 (12.96%) vSphere
5 4 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (5.56%) Xen
7 2 (3.70%) XenApp
7 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.70%) Firmware
7 2 (3.70%) Varnish
8 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.85%) NFS
8 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) Puppet
2 4 (7.41%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (5.56%) Ganeti
3 3 (5.56%) Bcfg2
4 2 (3.70%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.70%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (3.70%) Ansible
5 1 (1.85%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.85%) Nagios
5 1 (1.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) VMware
2 16 (29.63%) Red Hat
3 11 (20.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.81%) Symantec
5 7 (12.96%) McAfee
5 7 (12.96%) CommVault
6 4 (7.41%) Citrix
7 3 (5.56%) Oracle
8 2 (3.70%) Infoblox
8 2 (3.70%) Cisco
8 2 (3.70%) IBM
8 2 (3.70%) HP
8 2 (3.70%) EMC
9 1 (1.85%) Sun
9 1 (1.85%) Avaya
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