The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 88 103 114
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 51 11 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 0.51% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 0.55% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 4 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £152 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £335 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £318
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +27.90%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2833 2001 2862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.16% 93.37% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1853 1227 1726
Average daily rate £360 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 136 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Systems Administrator
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Gloucestershire -14 11 £390 - 1
Bristol - 11 £320 - 2
Somerset -15 2 £319 -
Dorset - 2 £400 - 1
Cornwall - - - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (66.23%) Linux
2 37 (48.05%) VMware
3 33 (42.86%) Windows
3 33 (42.86%) DNS
4 27 (35.06%) ITIL
5 25 (32.47%) LDAP
6 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (28.57%) Perl
8 21 (27.27%) Red Hat
8 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 21 (27.27%) Security Cleared
9 20 (25.97%) Active Directory
10 19 (24.68%) Load Balancing
11 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (23.38%) Firewall
12 17 (22.08%) HP
12 17 (22.08%) DHCP
13 16 (20.78%) Juniper
13 16 (20.78%) Cisco
13 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (20.78%) DV Cleared
13 16 (20.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (19.48%) Internet
14 15 (19.48%) Symantec
14 15 (19.48%) SLA
15 14 (18.18%) LPIC
15 14 (18.18%) Ubuntu
15 14 (18.18%) Squid
15 14 (18.18%) SMTP
15 14 (18.18%) SSL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (18.18%) Apache
2 12 (15.58%) MS Exchange
3 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.79%) MediaWiki
5 6 (7.79%) Confluence
5 6 (7.79%) nginx
6 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.90%) Moodle
7 3 (3.90%) Drupal
7 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
7 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (15.58%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (42.86%) DNS
2 25 (32.47%) LDAP
3 18 (23.38%) Firewall
4 17 (22.08%) DHCP
5 15 (19.48%) Internet
6 14 (18.18%) SSL
6 14 (18.18%) HTTP
6 14 (18.18%) SMTP
7 12 (15.58%) LAN
7 12 (15.58%) WAN
8 10 (12.99%) SAN
9 7 (9.09%) Network Security
10 6 (7.79%) IPsec
10 6 (7.79%) OSPF
10 6 (7.79%) BGP
10 6 (7.79%) EIGRP
10 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
10 6 (7.79%) VPN
10 6 (7.79%) IPv6
11 2 (2.60%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.58%) MySQL
2 9 (11.69%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.79%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle OLAP
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.90%) OLAP
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.90%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.90%) PowerCenter
4 3 (3.90%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Subversion
1 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.79%) Hudson
2 6 (7.79%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.79%) JIRA
General
1 12 (15.58%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.49%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) LAMP
2 3 (3.90%) OC4J
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Wiki
2 3 (3.90%) Visualisation
2 3 (3.90%) VLE
3 1 (1.30%) IPTV
3 1 (1.30%) Statistics
3 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.30%) NHS
3 1 (1.30%) HACMP
3 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.30%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.30%) Clustering
3 1 (1.30%) Open Source
3 1 (1.30%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.30%) FMCG
3 1 (1.30%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 51 (66.23%) Linux
2 33 (42.86%) Windows
3 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (20.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (18.18%) Ubuntu
7 13 (16.88%) Debian
8 10 (12.99%) UNIX
9 9 (11.69%) CentOS
10 8 (10.39%) Solaris
11 7 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (6.49%) HPUX
13 3 (3.90%) Windows 7
13 3 (3.90%) Scientific Linux
14 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
15 1 (1.30%) AIX
15 1 (1.30%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) ITIL
2 19 (24.68%) Load Balancing
3 10 (12.99%) DevOps
4 8 (10.39%) Capacity Management
4 8 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (7.79%) Data Modelling
6 6 (7.79%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (6.49%) Migration
8 4 (5.19%) Computer Security
8 4 (5.19%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.90%) ETL
9 3 (3.90%) Data Migration
9 3 (3.90%) ERP
9 3 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
10 2 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.60%) Project Management
11 1 (1.30%) Change Management
11 1 (1.30%) Configuration Management
11 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 22 (28.57%) Perl
2 12 (15.58%) Bash Shell
3 11 (14.29%) PHP
3 11 (14.29%) SQL
4 8 (10.39%) Java
4 8 (10.39%) Ruby
5 6 (7.79%) Shell Script
5 6 (7.79%) Python
6 5 (6.49%) Korn
6 5 (6.49%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.30%) REXX
Qualifications
1 21 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 16 (20.78%) DV Cleared
3 14 (18.18%) LPIC
3 14 (18.18%) CCENT
4 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.60%) MCITP
5 2 (2.60%) CCNA
5 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.30%) RHCE
6 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.48%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (25.97%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (18.18%) Squid
4 10 (12.99%) Samba
4 10 (12.99%) qmail
5 9 (11.69%) Postfix
6 8 (10.39%) VMware ESX
7 7 (9.09%) XenServer
8 6 (7.79%) vSphere
8 6 (7.79%) XenApp
9 5 (6.49%) NFS
10 4 (5.19%) Sendmail
11 3 (3.90%) KVM
11 3 (3.90%) Xen
12 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
12 2 (2.60%) Terminal Services
12 2 (2.60%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (18.18%) Zenoss
2 13 (16.88%) NetBackup
2 13 (16.88%) HP SIM
2 13 (16.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 10 (12.99%) SCOM
4 9 (11.69%) SCCM
5 8 (10.39%) Puppet
6 6 (7.79%) ZABBIX
7 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.30%) MOM
8 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.30%) YUM
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 37 (48.05%) VMware
2 21 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 21 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.08%) HP
4 16 (20.78%) Juniper
4 16 (20.78%) Cisco
5 15 (19.48%) Symantec
6 14 (18.18%) F5
7 13 (16.88%) Citrix
8 6 (7.79%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.19%) Oracle
10 3 (3.90%) JBoss
10 3 (3.90%) Informatica
11 2 (2.60%) EMC
11 2 (2.60%) Meru Networks
11 2 (2.60%) Apple
12 1 (1.30%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.30%) Veritas
12 1 (1.30%) IBM
South West England
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Gloucestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-400 Per Day
Posted: 13 days ago
Swindon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago