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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 129 103 110
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 12 29 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.96% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 1.01% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 21
Median daily rate £381 £306 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.48% -18.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £222 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £350 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £38.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -21.15%
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
2790 2879 2810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.38% 95.65% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1791 1809 1811
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 177 201
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.82 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.97% +4.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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
Gloucestershire +6 6 £388 -
Bristol -12 5 £375 +33.92%
Somerset +5 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 25 (69.44%) Linux
2 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 13 (36.11%) Unix
4 12 (33.33%) DV Cleared
5 11 (30.56%) Veritas
6 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
6 10 (27.78%) Solaris
6 10 (27.78%) Puppet
7 9 (25.00%) NetBackup
7 9 (25.00%) NetApp
8 8 (22.22%) Oracle
8 8 (22.22%) VMware
9 7 (19.44%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (19.44%) Big Data
9 7 (19.44%) HP
9 7 (19.44%) Symantec
10 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 6 (16.67%) Windows
10 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
10 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
10 6 (16.67%) DevOps
11 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (13.89%) CentOS
11 5 (13.89%) SQL
11 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.89%) DNS
11 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
12 4 (11.11%) Cisco
12 4 (11.11%) MySQL
12 4 (11.11%) RHCE

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 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.56%) JBoss
2 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.78%) Apache
3 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Lawson
1 1 (2.78%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.78%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) DNS
1 5 (13.89%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) LAN
3 2 (5.56%) HTTP
3 2 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) IPv6
4 1 (2.78%) SAN
4 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) Big Data
2 6 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 4 (11.11%) MySQL
4 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.56%) Subversion
2 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.11%) Military
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) .NET
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
1 1 (2.78%) Itk
1 1 (2.78%) LAMP
1 1 (2.78%) LAPP Stack
1 1 (2.78%) SOAP
1 1 (2.78%) Swing
1 1 (2.78%) XML
1 1 (2.78%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) Ergonomics
2 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
3 2 (5.56%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (5.56%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.78%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (69.44%) Linux
2 13 (36.11%) Unix
3 10 (27.78%) Solaris
4 6 (16.67%) Windows
5 5 (13.89%) CentOS
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) HPUX
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.67%) DevOps
2 4 (11.11%) Analytics
3 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (8.33%) Coaching
3 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (8.33%) ITIL
3 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 3 (8.33%) Open Source
3 3 (8.33%) Project Management
3 3 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (5.56%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.56%) Kanban
4 2 (5.56%) Memory Management
4 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.56%) Scrum
4 2 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.89%) SQL
2 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.33%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.56%) Java
3 2 (5.56%) Perl
3 2 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (2.78%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.78%) Korn
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) RHCE
5 1 (2.78%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Samba
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (27.78%) Puppet
2 9 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 7 (19.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (8.33%) Capistrano
6 2 (5.56%) Ansible
6 2 (5.56%) WSUS
7 1 (2.78%) Nagios
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle ZFS
7 1 (2.78%) SCOM
7 1 (2.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Veritas
2 10 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 9 (25.00%) NetApp
4 8 (22.22%) Oracle
4 8 (22.22%) VMware
5 7 (19.44%) HP
5 7 (19.44%) Symantec
6 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
7 4 (11.11%) Cisco
7 4 (11.11%) Cloudera
8 2 (5.56%) Apple
8 2 (5.56%) Citrix
9 1 (2.78%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.78%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.78%) i2
9 1 (2.78%) Sage
9 1 (2.78%) SAP
9 1 (2.78%) Sun