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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 112 110 139
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 26 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 0.65% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 0.69% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 3
Average daily rate £350 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £300
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.25 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.09% +27.90%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2932 2168 3284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.09% 94.06% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1782 1286 1899
Average daily rate £350 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 145 234
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -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 £42.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
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 24 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 24 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 +11 9 £325 - 2
Dorset +4 5 £360 +50.00% 1
Bristol -8 5 £388 +55.00% 5
Wiltshire - 5 £313 -
Somerset - 2 £413 -
Cornwall - - - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 23 (48.94%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) VMware
3 20 (42.55%) Linux
3 20 (42.55%) Active Directory
4 17 (36.17%) MS Exchange
5 15 (31.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
6 13 (27.66%) Citrix
7 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
7 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
8 11 (23.40%) DNS
8 11 (23.40%) Load Balancing
9 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
10 9 (19.15%) SSH
10 9 (19.15%) Migration
10 9 (19.15%) Terminal Services
10 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (19.15%) UNIX
10 9 (19.15%) ITIL
10 9 (19.15%) LAN
10 9 (19.15%) WAN
11 8 (17.02%) DHCP
11 8 (17.02%) LDAP
11 8 (17.02%) Solaris
11 8 (17.02%) Finance
11 8 (17.02%) Firewall
12 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (14.89%) Debian
12 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (14.89%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 24 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%) nginx
4 3 (6.38%) Confluence
4 3 (6.38%) MediaWiki
5 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.13%) Drupal
6 1 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.13%) IIS
6 1 (2.13%) Lync
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
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%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.26%) SaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
2 1 (2.13%) IaaS
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) DNS
2 9 (19.15%) LAN
2 9 (19.15%) WAN
2 9 (19.15%) SSH
3 8 (17.02%) DHCP
3 8 (17.02%) LDAP
3 8 (17.02%) Firewall
4 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.64%) SAN
6 4 (8.51%) Internet
6 4 (8.51%) VPN
7 3 (6.38%) OSPF
7 3 (6.38%) BGP
7 3 (6.38%) EIGRP
7 3 (6.38%) IPsec
7 3 (6.38%) IPv6
7 3 (6.38%) Network Security
8 2 (4.26%) SSL
8 2 (4.26%) FTP
8 2 (4.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) MySQL
3 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.38%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.13%) HBase
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Subversion
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
1 3 (6.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.38%) Hudson
1 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
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%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Wiki
2 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.13%) HACMP
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) LPAR
3 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (48.94%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Linux
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (19.15%) UNIX
4 8 (17.02%) Solaris
5 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.89%) Debian
6 6 (12.77%) Ubuntu
6 6 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.51%) HPUX
8 3 (6.38%) CentOS
9 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.26%) AIX
10 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Load Balancing
2 9 (19.15%) ITIL
2 9 (19.15%) Migration
3 7 (14.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.64%) ERP
5 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
6 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.38%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.26%) Service Management
7 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.26%) Change Management
8 1 (2.13%) Server Monitoring
8 1 (2.13%) Email Management
8 1 (2.13%) Time Management
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.13%) ITSM
8 1 (2.13%) Security Management
8 1 (2.13%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) Perl
2 5 (10.64%) PHP
2 5 (10.64%) Bash Shell
3 4 (8.51%) Java
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.51%) Ruby
3 4 (8.51%) Korn
3 4 (8.51%) Bourne shell
4 2 (4.26%) C
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)
5 2 (4.26%) LPIC
5 2 (4.26%) 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 2 (4.26%) qmail
7 2 (4.26%) Squid
8 1 (2.13%) Xen
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.13%) vSphere
8 1 (2.13%) SpamAssassin
8 1 (2.13%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
1 4 (8.51%) Puppet
2 3 (6.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (6.38%) SCOM
2 3 (6.38%) ZABBIX
2 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.38%) HP SIM
3 2 (4.26%) Zenoss
4 1 (2.13%) Nagios
4 1 (2.13%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) VMware
2 13 (27.66%) Citrix
3 12 (25.53%) Microsoft
3 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.51%) HP
5 3 (6.38%) Cisco
5 3 (6.38%) Juniper
5 3 (6.38%) Symantec
6 2 (4.26%) F5
6 2 (4.26%) IBM
7 1 (2.13%) Sun
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) StorageTek
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.13%) AppSense
7 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.13%) Remedy
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