Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 97 90
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 35 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.78% 0.71% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 0.74% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 11
Bristol median daily rate £338 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +15.38% +6.47%
10th Percentile £263 £324 £205
90th Percentile £503 £400 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £25.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £43.43
% change year-on-year +40.00% -59.71% +88.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1871 1615 1632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.94% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1282 1144 1202
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 80 82
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.03 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +50.00%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Bristol

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Administrator in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Bristol

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Bristol over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in Bristol

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Bristol

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Bristol region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 13 (37.14%) Unix
3 13 (37.14%) Red Hat
3 13 (37.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
4 12 (34.29%) Python
4 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
5 11 (31.43%) Samba
5 11 (31.43%) CentOS
6 10 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 10 (28.57%) Shell Script
6 10 (28.57%) NFS
6 10 (28.57%) WAN
6 10 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (25.71%) NUKE
7 9 (25.71%) LAN
7 9 (25.71%) Oracle
7 9 (25.71%) Photoshop
7 9 (25.71%) Maya
7 9 (25.71%) Houdini
8 8 (22.86%) Animation
8 8 (22.86%) SAN
8 8 (22.86%) Visual Effects
9 7 (20.00%) Relational Database
9 7 (20.00%) NAS
9 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 6 (17.14%) Open Source
10 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
10 6 (17.14%) Xen

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.71%) Apache
2 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.86%) iPlanet
3 1 (2.86%) JBoss
3 1 (2.86%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.86%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (25.71%) Houdini
1 9 (25.71%) Maya
1 9 (25.71%) NUKE
1 9 (25.71%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) PaaS
2 4 (11.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) WAN
2 9 (25.71%) LAN
3 8 (22.86%) SAN
4 7 (20.00%) NAS
5 6 (17.14%) Firewall
6 5 (14.29%) HTTP
7 1 (2.86%) DNS
7 1 (2.86%) FCoE
7 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.86%) Junos
7 1 (2.86%) LDAP
7 1 (2.86%) SMS
7 1 (2.86%) SSH
7 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.86%) VLAN
7 1 (2.86%) VPN
7 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.29%) MySQL
2 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 4 (11.43%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Artifactory
1 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.43%) Hudson
1 4 (11.43%) Selenium
2 2 (5.71%) Subversion
2 2 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) .NET
2 1 (2.86%) J2EE
2 1 (2.86%) LAMP
2 1 (2.86%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (22.86%) Animation
3 5 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 5 (14.29%) User Experience
4 4 (11.43%) Virtual Team
5 2 (5.71%) Clustering
5 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.86%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 15 (42.86%) Windows
3 13 (37.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (37.14%) Unix
4 12 (34.29%) Windows Server
5 11 (31.43%) CentOS
6 10 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.71%) AIX
7 2 (5.71%) VMS
8 1 (2.86%) Debian
8 1 (2.86%) HPUX
8 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.86%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) SUSE
8 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Visual Effects
2 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
2 6 (17.14%) Open Source
3 5 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (14.29%) Release Management
3 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 5 (14.29%) Time Management
4 4 (11.43%) Contingency Planning
4 4 (11.43%) Mentoring
5 3 (8.57%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.71%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Scrum
7 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
7 1 (2.86%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (2.86%) High Availability
7 1 (2.86%) ITIL
7 1 (2.86%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) Python
2 10 (28.57%) Shell Script
3 6 (17.14%) Perl
4 5 (14.29%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (11.43%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) C-shell
6 1 (2.86%) Korn
6 1 (2.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) MySQL Certification
3 2 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) RHCA
4 1 (2.86%) RHCE
4 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 12 (34.29%) Active Directory
2 11 (31.43%) Samba
3 10 (28.57%) NFS
4 6 (17.14%) Xen
5 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.71%) Firmware
7 1 (2.86%) KVM
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) Kibana
1 5 (14.29%) logstash
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Puppet
4 1 (2.86%) Ansible
4 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.86%) Bcfg2
4 1 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.86%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.86%) OpenView
4 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Red Hat
2 9 (25.71%) Oracle
3 4 (11.43%) VMware
4 3 (8.57%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Veritas
6 1 (2.86%) Aruba
6 1 (2.86%) Avaya
6 1 (2.86%) Canon
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) Cognos
6 1 (2.86%) F5
6 1 (2.86%) Juniper
6 1 (2.86%) Northgate
6 1 (2.86%) Opsware
6 1 (2.86%) PlateSpin
6 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.86%) Sun
6 1 (2.86%) Veeam