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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 119 101 101
Rank change year-on-year
-18 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 28 19 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.86% 0.81% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.88% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 18
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£450 £289 £372
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.84% -22.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £265 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £310 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £23.00 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £108.20 £30.35 £19.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +26.76%
Systems Administrator
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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
3070 2161 2484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.97% 91.61% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1999 1348 1407
Average daily rate £375 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 184 197
Average hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.51% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £34.43 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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
Devon - 10 £518 - 1
Wiltshire -8 8 £325 +15.04% 4
Gloucestershire -16 4 - -
Bristol -13 2 £220 -
Somerset -14 2 - - 6
Dorset -1 1 £375 -6.25% 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 29 (51.79%) VMware
2 28 (50.00%) Linux
3 27 (48.21%) Windows
3 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
4 25 (44.64%) DNS
4 25 (44.64%) Active Directory
5 22 (39.29%) ITIL
5 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (35.71%) DHCP
7 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (33.93%) NetBackup
8 18 (32.14%) Symantec
8 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
8 18 (32.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 17 (30.36%) HP
10 16 (28.57%) DV Cleared
11 15 (26.79%) HP SIM
11 15 (26.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 15 (26.79%) SLA
11 15 (26.79%) UNIX
11 15 (26.79%) MS Excel
12 14 (25.00%) Telecoms
13 13 (23.21%) Firewall
13 13 (23.21%) Solaris
13 13 (23.21%) Capacity Management
14 12 (21.43%) vSphere
15 11 (19.64%) 3PAR
15 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
16 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
17 9 (16.07%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (16.07%) WebSphere
2 8 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (12.50%) Apache
4 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
4 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (8.93%) WebSphere Portal
4 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.57%) IIS
6 2 (3.57%) JBoss
7 1 (1.79%) Drupal
7 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.79%) Moodle
Applications
1 15 (26.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (44.64%) DNS
2 20 (35.71%) DHCP
3 13 (23.21%) Firewall
4 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.14%) SAN
5 4 (7.14%) LAN
5 4 (7.14%) WAN
6 3 (5.36%) HTTP
7 2 (3.57%) LDAP
7 2 (3.57%) SMTP
7 2 (3.57%) Internet
7 2 (3.57%) SSH
7 2 (3.57%) VLAN
8 1 (1.79%) NAS
8 1 (1.79%) PuTTY
8 1 (1.79%) Wireless
8 1 (1.79%) FTP
8 1 (1.79%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) MySQL
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.79%) JasperReports
2 1 (1.79%) Big Data
2 1 (1.79%) Ingres
2 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (1.79%) PHPUnit
General
1 14 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (12.50%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 2 (3.57%) Middleware
4 1 (1.79%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.79%) DAO
4 1 (1.79%) HTML
4 1 (1.79%) CSS
4 1 (1.79%) JDBC
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
4 1 (1.79%) CGI
4 1 (1.79%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (5.36%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (3.57%) Statistics
4 1 (1.79%) Clustering
4 1 (1.79%) VLE
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
4 1 (1.79%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 28 (50.00%) Linux
2 27 (48.21%) Windows
3 22 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (32.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (26.79%) UNIX
7 13 (23.21%) Solaris
8 8 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (7.14%) CentOS
10 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (5.36%) AIX
10 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
11 2 (3.57%) zOS
11 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
11 2 (3.57%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.79%) Scientific Linux
12 1 (1.79%) VMS
12 1 (1.79%) Debian
12 1 (1.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (39.29%) ITIL
2 13 (23.21%) Capacity Management
3 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
4 6 (10.71%) Migration
5 5 (8.93%) Project Management
6 4 (7.14%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.36%) Data Protection
7 3 (5.36%) Change Control
8 2 (3.57%) Change Management
8 2 (3.57%) Load Balancing
8 2 (3.57%) Database Security
9 1 (1.79%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (1.79%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (1.79%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.79%) DevOps
9 1 (1.79%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.79%) Scrum
9 1 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.79%) ITSM
9 1 (1.79%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.71%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.14%) Perl
2 4 (7.14%) SQL
2 4 (7.14%) Python
3 3 (5.36%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) PHP
4 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.57%) Ruby
4 2 (3.57%) Korn
4 2 (3.57%) C
5 1 (1.79%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
2 16 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) RHCT
5 1 (1.79%) LPIC
5 1 (1.79%) MCITP
5 1 (1.79%) CCENT
5 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.79%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.79%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (44.64%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.43%) vSphere
3 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.93%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.36%) XenApp
5 3 (5.36%) NFS
5 3 (5.36%) Samba
6 2 (3.57%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.79%) KVM
7 1 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.79%) Squid
7 1 (1.79%) Xen
7 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.79%) qmail
7 1 (1.79%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) NetBackup
2 15 (26.79%) HP SIM
2 15 (26.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 5 (8.93%) Tivoli
3 5 (8.93%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 4 (7.14%) SCCM
4 4 (7.14%) SCOM
4 4 (7.14%) Puppet
5 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.79%) SELinux
6 1 (1.79%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.79%) Zenoss
6 1 (1.79%) yum
6 1 (1.79%) Nagios
6 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (51.79%) VMware
2 18 (32.14%) Symantec
2 18 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 17 (30.36%) HP
4 11 (19.64%) 3PAR
5 9 (16.07%) Red Hat
6 8 (14.29%) IBM
7 3 (5.36%) EMC
7 3 (5.36%) Citrix
8 2 (3.57%) Juniper
8 2 (3.57%) CommVault
8 2 (3.57%) Sun
8 2 (3.57%) Oracle
8 2 (3.57%) Cisco
8 2 (3.57%) McAfee
9 1 (1.79%) Apple
9 1 (1.79%) F5
9 1 (1.79%) Meru Networks