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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 123 117 115
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 21 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.71% 0.88% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.92% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 6
Average daily rate £350 £400 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +34.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £287 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £519 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £28.77 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-47.41% +35.38%
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
2833 3039 2457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.58% 95.84% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1898 1921 1483
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 172 158
Average hourly rate £31.50 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bristol +8 8 £261 -9.91% 1
Wiltshire 0 8 £350 +7.69% 1
Gloucestershire +6 4 £400 -11.11% 4
Somerset +1 1 - - 3
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 27 (64.29%) Linux
2 21 (50.00%) VMware
3 18 (42.86%) Windows
4 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
6 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 11 (26.19%) Puppet
8 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
9 9 (21.43%) Unix
9 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
10 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (19.05%) HP
11 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
11 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
11 7 (16.67%) Hadoop
11 7 (16.67%) Big Data
12 6 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (14.29%) DevOps
12 6 (14.29%) Cisco
12 6 (14.29%) MySQL
13 5 (11.90%) Military
13 5 (11.90%) Firewall
13 5 (11.90%) ITIL
13 5 (11.90%) DNS
13 5 (11.90%) Cloudera
13 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
14 4 (9.52%) CentOS
14 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (9.52%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.76%) JBoss
2 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (2.38%) Exchequer
2 1 (2.38%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) DNS
1 5 (11.90%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) DHCP
2 3 (7.14%) LAN
2 3 (7.14%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) HTTP
3 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.38%) Internet
4 1 (2.38%) Intranet
4 1 (2.38%) IPv6
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
4 1 (2.38%) SNMP
4 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) VPN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Big Data
1 7 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 6 (14.29%) MySQL
3 2 (4.76%) Informix
3 2 (4.76%) Ingres
3 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.76%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Subversion
2 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.76%) Maven
3 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (11.90%) Military
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Local Government
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.76%) Ergonomics
2 2 (4.76%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.38%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Statistics
3 1 (2.38%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (64.29%) Linux
2 18 (42.86%) Windows
3 10 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 9 (21.43%) Unix
5 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.52%) CentOS
6 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.52%) Solaris
6 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.76%) HPUX
8 2 (4.76%) Mac OS X
8 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) DevOps
2 5 (11.90%) ITIL
3 4 (9.52%) Analytics
3 4 (9.52%) Change Management
3 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (9.52%) Open Source
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.76%) Coaching
5 2 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (4.76%) Data Protection
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Kanban
5 2 (4.76%) Memory Management
5 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Scrum
5 2 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (2.38%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.76%) PHP
2 2 (4.76%) Python
2 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.38%) Bourne shell
3 1 (2.38%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.38%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) RHCE
5 1 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.38%) MCSE
5 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.76%) XenApp
6 1 (2.38%) Firmware
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.38%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) Puppet
2 6 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.76%) Ansible
3 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.76%) Capistrano
3 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (4.76%) SCDPM
3 2 (4.76%) yum
4 1 (2.38%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.38%) Nagios
4 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) VMware
2 12 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (19.05%) HP
4 7 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 6 (14.29%) Cisco
6 5 (11.90%) Cloudera
7 4 (9.52%) Oracle
8 3 (7.14%) Citrix
8 3 (7.14%) CommVault
9 2 (4.76%) Apple
9 2 (4.76%) IBM
9 2 (4.76%) NetApp
9 2 (4.76%) Symantec
10 1 (2.38%) Adobe
10 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
10 1 (2.38%) Intel
10 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
10 1 (2.38%) Sage
10 1 (2.38%) SAP
10 1 (2.38%) Sun