The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was - per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Wales / South Wales
Rank - 63 -
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 0 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 1.37% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £320 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £32.54
% change year-on-year -51.61% -4.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 545 574 422
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.80% 98.63% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 387 293
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 20
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.30 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in South Wales

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in South Wales

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in South Wales

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Wales region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) VMware
1 3 (50.00%) Python
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) SaltStack
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Server Hardening
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) logstash
3 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
3 1 (16.67%) Kibana

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (33.33%) Server Hardening
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
1 1 (16.67%) Kibana
1 1 (16.67%) logstash
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) ServiceNow
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) SaltStack