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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 115 84 98
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 29 47 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 1.64% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.76% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 11
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£325 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £277 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £411 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -5.45%
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
2898 2666 1946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.03% 92.92% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1848 1751 1167
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 162 129
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +5 15 £350 +7.69% 5
Bristol -4 8 £325 +1.56% 4
Somerset +12 3 £375 +17.64% 4
Devon -3 2 £225 -28.57% 2
Gloucestershire -17 1 - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 29 (50.88%) Linux
3 27 (47.37%) VMware
4 23 (40.35%) Red Hat
5 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
6 18 (31.58%) Puppet
7 17 (29.82%) Python
8 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (26.32%) Firewall
9 15 (26.32%) Configuration Management
10 14 (24.56%) Security Cleared
11 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (22.81%) Apache
11 13 (22.81%) Tomcat
12 12 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (19.30%) CentOS
13 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (17.54%) DNS
14 10 (17.54%) Perl
14 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
14 10 (17.54%) Migration
15 9 (15.79%) Oracle
15 9 (15.79%) Hyper-V
15 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
16 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
16 8 (14.04%) Web Services
16 8 (14.04%) MySQL
16 8 (14.04%) Ansible

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 13 (22.81%) Apache
1 13 (22.81%) Tomcat
2 5 (8.77%) JBoss
3 4 (7.02%) IBM Notes
3 4 (7.02%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (7.02%) IIS
4 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.75%) Lync
5 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) Firewall
2 10 (17.54%) DNS
3 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.77%) HTTP
5 4 (7.02%) HTTPS
5 4 (7.02%) SSL
6 2 (3.51%) DHCP
6 2 (3.51%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) MySQL
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.02%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.02%) MarkLogic
3 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
3 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.28%) Subversion
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Web Services
2 5 (8.77%) Middleware
3 4 (7.02%) RESTful
3 4 (7.02%) WebCenter
3 4 (7.02%) XML
4 2 (3.51%) Flash
5 1 (1.75%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Statistics
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Derivative
2 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
3 3 (5.26%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.75%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (52.63%) Windows
2 29 (50.88%) Linux
3 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (19.30%) CentOS
6 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (12.28%) UNIX
7 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
8 4 (7.02%) Amazon Linux
8 4 (7.02%) Fedora
9 3 (5.26%) Debian
9 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.26%) VMS
10 2 (3.51%) Solaris
11 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) Configuration Management
2 10 (17.54%) Migration
3 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.53%) Change Management
3 6 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (8.77%) Change Control
4 5 (8.77%) Project Management
4 5 (8.77%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) PRINCE2
5 4 (7.02%) Identity Management
5 4 (7.02%) High Availability
5 4 (7.02%) Information Security
5 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.02%) Content Management
5 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.02%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (5.26%) DevOps
6 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.51%) Kernel Tuning
8 1 (1.75%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) Python
2 10 (17.54%) Perl
3 8 (14.04%) Bash Shell
4 6 (10.53%) PowerShell
4 6 (10.53%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.02%) Ruby
5 4 (7.02%) Java
5 4 (7.02%) SQL
6 3 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) RHCE
3 5 (8.77%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.51%) MCP
5 2 (3.51%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (38.60%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.28%) vSphere
4 5 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.02%) Varnish
6 3 (5.26%) Xen
7 2 (3.51%) Firmware
7 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.51%) XenApp
8 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.75%) iptables
Systems Management
1 18 (31.58%) Puppet
2 8 (14.04%) Ansible
3 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (7.02%) Vagrant
3 4 (7.02%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.26%) Bcfg2
4 3 (5.26%) Ganeti
5 2 (3.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.75%) SCCM
6 1 (1.75%) Ganglia
6 1 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) VMware
2 23 (40.35%) Red Hat
3 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.79%) Oracle
5 6 (10.53%) Symantec
6 5 (8.77%) McAfee
6 5 (8.77%) CommVault
7 4 (7.02%) NetApp
7 4 (7.02%) Lotus
7 4 (7.02%) Citrix
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco
8 2 (3.51%) HP
8 2 (3.51%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.75%) Avaya
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