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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 118 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 21 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.68% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.74% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 9
Average daily rate
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£450 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £160 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £330 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.70% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.77 £21.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+35.38% +6.25%
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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
2954 2300 2345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.99% 92.37% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1921 1414 1396
Average daily rate £383 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 163 196
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Devon +5 10 £518 -
Wiltshire -1 5 £325 - 4
Somerset -5 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire -15 2 £450 - 1
Bristol -7 1 - - 6
Dorset - - - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 22 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 19 (45.24%) Windows
3 19 (45.24%) VMware
4 18 (42.86%) Linux
5 16 (38.10%) DNS
6 14 (33.33%) ITIL
6 14 (33.33%) UNIX
6 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (30.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (30.95%) Solaris
7 13 (30.95%) DHCP
8 12 (28.57%) NetBackup
8 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
9 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (26.19%) Symantec
9 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
10 10 (23.81%) HP
10 10 (23.81%) DV Cleared
10 10 (23.81%) Firewall
10 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
11 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
11 9 (21.43%) vSphere
11 9 (21.43%) Capacity Management
12 8 (19.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (19.05%) HP SIM
12 8 (19.05%) WebSphere
12 8 (19.05%) SLA
12 8 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (19.05%) WebSphere
1 8 (19.05%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (11.90%) WebSphere Portal
3 3 (7.14%) Apache
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (26.19%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (38.10%) DNS
2 13 (30.95%) DHCP
3 10 (23.81%) Firewall
4 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 4 (9.52%) LAN
5 4 (9.52%) WAN
6 2 (4.76%) SSH
6 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 2 (4.76%) HTTP
7 1 (2.38%) SMTP
7 1 (2.38%) HTTPS
7 1 (2.38%) Internet
7 1 (2.38%) VLAN
7 1 (2.38%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.38%) Ingres
2 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.38%) JasperReports
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Subversion
1 1 (2.38%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.38%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) WebSphere MQ
2 7 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 3 (7.14%) Middleware
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) JDBC
4 1 (2.38%) Web Services
4 1 (2.38%) HTML
4 1 (2.38%) CGI
4 1 (2.38%) DAO
4 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.38%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.14%) Statistics
2 3 (7.14%) Freedom of Information Act
2 3 (7.14%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.38%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Linux
3 14 (33.33%) UNIX
3 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (30.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (30.95%) Solaris
5 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.14%) AIX
7 3 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.76%) zOS
8 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.38%) VMS
9 1 (2.38%) HPUX
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Configuration Management
3 9 (21.43%) Capacity Management
4 5 (11.90%) Migration
4 5 (11.90%) Project Management
5 4 (9.52%) Change Control
5 4 (9.52%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.14%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.76%) Database Security
7 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
8 1 (2.38%) OO
8 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.38%) Service Management
8 1 (2.38%) MVC
8 1 (2.38%) ITSM
8 1 (2.38%) Scrum
8 1 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
2 3 (7.14%) Perl
3 2 (4.76%) Korn
3 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.76%) Python
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) C
3 2 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.38%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
4 1 (2.38%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 22 (52.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 10 (23.81%) DV Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.38%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.43%) vSphere
3 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
4 2 (4.76%) NFS
5 1 (2.38%) Firmware
5 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.38%) Samba
5 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 12 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 8 (19.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 8 (19.05%) HP SIM
3 5 (11.90%) Tivoli
3 5 (11.90%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 3 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (7.14%) Puppet
5 1 (2.38%) Nagios
5 1 (2.38%) SCCM
5 1 (2.38%) SCOM
5 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.38%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) VMware
2 11 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Symantec
3 10 (23.81%) HP
4 8 (19.05%) IBM
5 7 (16.67%) 3PAR
6 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.14%) McAfee
7 3 (7.14%) CommVault
8 2 (4.76%) Sun
8 2 (4.76%) EMC
8 2 (4.76%) Citrix
8 2 (4.76%) Oracle
9 1 (2.38%) Cisco
9 1 (2.38%) Infoblox