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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / South West
Rank 130 121 122
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 11 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.80% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.83% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 15
Median daily rate £543 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.49% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £229 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £564 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £27.38 £28.77
% change year-on-year
-45.21% -4.83%

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
2540 2902 3080
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.10% 96.16% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1652 1926 1953
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 165 155
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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
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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
Devon - 7 £544 -
Gloucestershire 0 2 - - 1
Bristol -9 1 £400 +25.00%
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 13 (41.94%) DevOps
3 12 (38.71%) JBoss
4 11 (35.48%) Middleware
5 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
5 10 (32.26%) Oracle
5 10 (32.26%) ITIL
6 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (22.58%) Puppet
7 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
7 7 (22.58%) Unix
8 6 (19.35%) Solaris
8 6 (19.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (16.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
9 5 (16.13%) Windows
9 5 (16.13%) Service Management
9 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
10 4 (12.90%) Apache
10 4 (12.90%) NetApp
10 4 (12.90%) Veritas
10 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (12.90%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
10 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (12.90%) CentOS
11 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
11 3 (9.68%) Change Control
11 3 (9.68%) Release Management
11 3 (9.68%) NetBackup

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 12 (38.71%) JBoss
2 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
3 4 (12.90%) Apache
4 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Firewall
1 1 (3.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.23%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (35.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) CESG
1 1 (3.23%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (3.23%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (22.58%) Unix
4 6 (19.35%) Solaris
5 5 (16.13%) Windows
6 4 (12.90%) CentOS
7 2 (6.45%) Debian
8 1 (3.23%) AIX
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) DevOps
2 10 (32.26%) ITIL
3 5 (16.13%) Service Management
4 4 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Change Control
5 3 (9.68%) Release Management
5 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.23%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.23%) Scrum
7 1 (3.23%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
2 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.45%) Perl
3 2 (6.45%) Python
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Java
4 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (12.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) CISSP
5 1 (3.23%) CLAS
5 1 (3.23%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Docker
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Gluster
2 1 (3.23%) NFS
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Puppet
2 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.90%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (9.68%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.45%) Ansible
5 1 (3.23%) HAProxy
5 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
1 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.90%) NetApp
2 4 (12.90%) Veritas
3 3 (9.68%) Symantec
4 1 (3.23%) Canon
4 1 (3.23%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.23%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) Sun
4 1 (3.23%) VMware