The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 114 131 122
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 24 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.86% 0.66% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.70% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 14
Median daily rate £375 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £222 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.29% +7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £43.43 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.70% +117.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -12.24%
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
2633 3150 3250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.51% 95.14% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1691 2004 2099
Median daily rate £360 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 223 182
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -1 11 £375 +15.38% 1
Wiltshire +19 6 £340 +10.12% 1
Gloucestershire +2 4 £406 -9.72% 1
Somerset +21 2 - - 1
Devon +4 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 23 (62.16%) Unix
2 18 (48.65%) Linux
2 18 (48.65%) Veritas
3 17 (45.95%) Solaris
3 17 (45.95%) Oracle
4 15 (40.54%) NetBackup
5 14 (37.84%) Oracle RMAN
5 14 (37.84%) NetApp
6 12 (32.43%) Symantec
7 10 (27.03%) DevOps
8 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
8 9 (24.32%) Puppet
8 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
9 7 (18.92%) SQL
9 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
9 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
10 5 (13.51%) Clustering
10 5 (13.51%) DNS
10 5 (13.51%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (10.81%) Ansible
11 4 (10.81%) DHCP
11 4 (10.81%) Project Management
11 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
12 3 (8.11%) SCOM
12 3 (8.11%) Freedom of Information Act
12 3 (8.11%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
12 3 (8.11%) NHS
12 3 (8.11%) Active Directory

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.41%) Apache
1 2 (5.41%) JBoss
1 2 (5.41%) OpenStack
1 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) NServiceBus
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) OpenShift
2 1 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.51%) DNS
3 4 (10.81%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) IPv6
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
4 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
1 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
1 1 (2.70%) MySQL
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
1 1 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 1 (2.70%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) .NET
1 1 (2.70%) HTML
1 1 (2.70%) Itk
1 1 (2.70%) LAMP
1 1 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (2.70%) Middleware
1 1 (2.70%) SOAP
1 1 (2.70%) Swing
1 1 (2.70%) Web Services
1 1 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (2.70%) XML
1 1 (2.70%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) Freedom of Information
2 3 (8.11%) Freedom of Information Act
2 3 (8.11%) NHS
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.70%) Ergonomics
4 1 (2.70%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Unix
2 18 (48.65%) Linux
3 17 (45.95%) Solaris
4 7 (18.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.11%) Windows
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.70%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (2.70%) CentOS
7 1 (2.70%) HPUX
7 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) DevOps
2 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
2 4 (10.81%) Project Management
3 3 (8.11%) Compliance Audit
3 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce
3 3 (8.11%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.41%) ITIL
5 1 (2.70%) Analytics
5 1 (2.70%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.70%) Migration
5 1 (2.70%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.70%) Open Source
5 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.70%) Release Management
5 1 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) Python
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) Korn
4 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) RHCE
3 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Samba
3 1 (2.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (40.54%) NetBackup
2 14 (37.84%) Oracle RMAN
3 9 (24.32%) Puppet
4 4 (10.81%) Ansible
5 3 (8.11%) SCOM
6 2 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (5.41%) WSUS
7 1 (2.70%) Capistrano
7 1 (2.70%) Control-M
7 1 (2.70%) Icinga
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (2.70%) Nagios
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (2.70%) SCCM
7 1 (2.70%) SCDPM
7 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
7 1 (2.70%) SCSM
7 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
7 1 (2.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (48.65%) Veritas
2 17 (45.95%) Oracle
3 14 (37.84%) NetApp
4 12 (32.43%) Symantec
5 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
6 3 (8.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
7 1 (2.70%) Citrix
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.70%) Sun
7 1 (2.70%) VMware