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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 117 110 135
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 27 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 0.56% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.59% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 4
Average daily rate £350 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £300 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.17% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £27.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-20.72% +32.14%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Systems Administrator
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +8 8 £338 - 1
Wiltshire - 6 £313 -
Bristol -9 5 £388 +55.00% 2
Dorset - 5 £360 - 1
Somerset - 3 £286 - 1
Cornwall - - - -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 24 (51.06%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) VMware
3 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
4 19 (40.43%) Linux
5 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
6 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
8 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
8 13 (27.66%) Citrix
9 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
10 10 (21.28%) DNS
10 10 (21.28%) UNIX
10 10 (21.28%) Load Balancing
10 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
11 9 (19.15%) LAN
11 9 (19.15%) WAN
11 9 (19.15%) Terminal Services
11 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (19.15%) SSH
11 9 (19.15%) Migration
12 8 (17.02%) Finance
12 8 (17.02%) Firewall
12 8 (17.02%) DHCP
12 8 (17.02%) ITIL
12 8 (17.02%) Solaris
13 7 (14.89%) LDAP
13 7 (14.89%) SLA
13 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (14.89%) Debian
13 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) Apache
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) MediaWiki
4 3 (6.38%) nginx
4 3 (6.38%) Confluence
5 2 (4.26%) IIS
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.13%) Drupal
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.13%) Lync
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
1 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.28%) DNS
2 9 (19.15%) LAN
2 9 (19.15%) WAN
2 9 (19.15%) SSH
3 8 (17.02%) Firewall
3 8 (17.02%) DHCP
4 7 (14.89%) LDAP
5 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
6 5 (10.64%) SAN
7 4 (8.51%) VPN
8 3 (6.38%) IPsec
8 3 (6.38%) OSPF
8 3 (6.38%) BGP
8 3 (6.38%) EIGRP
8 3 (6.38%) Network Security
8 3 (6.38%) IPv6
8 3 (6.38%) Internet
9 2 (4.26%) FTP
10 1 (2.13%) TACACS
10 1 (2.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
3 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) HBase
4 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Subversion
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
1 3 (6.38%) Hudson
1 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.13%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (17.02%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) LAMP
2 1 (2.13%) COM
2 1 (2.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) XML
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Wiki
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) HACMP
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 24 (51.06%) Windows
2 19 (40.43%) Linux
3 10 (21.28%) UNIX
4 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (17.02%) Solaris
6 7 (14.89%) Debian
6 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (12.77%) Ubuntu
8 4 (8.51%) HPUX
9 3 (6.38%) CentOS
9 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
10 2 (4.26%) AIX
11 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
11 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) Load Balancing
2 9 (19.15%) Migration
3 8 (17.02%) ITIL
4 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (10.64%) ERP
6 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
7 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
7 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
8 2 (4.26%) Service Management
8 2 (4.26%) Change Management
9 1 (2.13%) ITSM
9 1 (2.13%) Security Management
9 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.13%) Project Management
9 1 (2.13%) Time Management
9 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
9 1 (2.13%) Web Development
9 1 (2.13%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) Perl
2 5 (10.64%) PHP
2 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.51%) Bourne shell
3 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.51%) Java
3 4 (8.51%) Korn
3 4 (8.51%) Ruby
4 3 (6.38%) C
5 1 (2.13%) VBScript
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) Ada
5 1 (2.13%) REXX
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) MCP
4 3 (6.38%) MCSE
4 3 (6.38%) CCNA
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.13%) LPIC
6 1 (2.13%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (19.15%) Terminal Services
4 5 (10.64%) XenApp
5 4 (8.51%) XenServer
5 4 (8.51%) Samba
6 3 (6.38%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.38%) NFS
6 3 (6.38%) vCloud
6 3 (6.38%) Postfix
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.13%) Squid
7 1 (2.13%) Xen
7 1 (2.13%) SpamAssassin
7 1 (2.13%) KVM
7 1 (2.13%) vSphere
7 1 (2.13%) qmail
7 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.38%) SCOM
2 3 (6.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (6.38%) ZABBIX
2 3 (6.38%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.13%) WSUS
3 1 (2.13%) Nagios
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) VMware
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.66%) Citrix
3 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.51%) HP
5 3 (6.38%) Symantec
6 2 (4.26%) Juniper
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco
6 2 (4.26%) IBM
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.13%) AppSense
7 1 (2.13%) Sun
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) StorageTek
7 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.13%) F5
7 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 350-400 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago