The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £534 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / South West
Rank 122 124 123
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 0.55% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.57% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 15
Median daily rate £534 £388 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.74% +33.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £338 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £408 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £38.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -51.61% -4.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2451 2799 3015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.22% 96.45% 95.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 1806 1883
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 186 149
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +34.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
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 the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the South West

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in the South West

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South West over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in the South West

Systems Administrator
Contractor 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 in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator 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 27 March 2017. 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 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
Devon - 7 £544 - 1
Bristol 0 3 £375 +3.44% 3
Gloucestershire +6 2 - -
Wiltshire -2 1 £235 -41.25% 4
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 22 (75.86%) Linux
2 11 (37.93%) JBoss
3 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 10 (34.48%) Middleware
3 10 (34.48%) DevOps
4 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
5 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
5 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (20.69%) CentOS
6 6 (20.69%) Puppet
6 6 (20.69%) Oracle
7 5 (17.24%) Windows
7 5 (17.24%) Service Management
7 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
7 5 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
8 4 (13.79%) Debian
8 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
8 4 (13.79%) Unix
9 3 (10.34%) Apache
9 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
9 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
9 3 (10.34%) Release Management
9 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
9 3 (10.34%) Change Control
9 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (6.90%) Bcfg2

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 11 (37.93%) JBoss
2 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
3 3 (10.34%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) Confluence
4 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (3.45%) Electronics
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.45%) Marketing
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) AS400
1 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.45%) CESG
1 1 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
1 1 (3.45%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (20.69%) CentOS
4 5 (17.24%) Windows
5 4 (13.79%) Debian
5 4 (13.79%) Unix
6 2 (6.90%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) AIX
7 1 (3.45%) Android
7 1 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) DevOps
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Change Control
3 3 (10.34%) Release Management
3 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) IT Strategy
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) Scrum
4 1 (3.45%) SDLC
4 1 (3.45%) Server Building
4 1 (3.45%) SFIA
4 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
4 1 (3.45%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
2 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 2 (6.90%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
4 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) CISSP
5 1 (3.45%) CLAS
5 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) Docker
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) Xen
2 1 (3.45%) Gluster
2 1 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Puppet
2 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.90%) Ansible
3 2 (6.90%) Bcfg2
4 1 (3.45%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
2 6 (20.69%) Oracle
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Canon
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix
4 1 (3.45%) Cloudera
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
4 1 (3.45%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) Sun
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