The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 24 June 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)
England / South West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 128 117
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 23 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.86% 0.44% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.46% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 16
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £344 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £39.50 - £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £49.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.44% +141.26%  

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 2564 2841 2973
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.78% 95.34% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 1836 1909
Median daily rate £375 £368 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -0.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 141 200
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 24 June 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
Bristol -1 7 £435 +16.00%
Wiltshire +8 5 £245 -42.35% 2
Gloucestershire +6 3 - -
Dorset - 3 £300 -
Somerset -6 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 21 (61.76%) Linux
2 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
3 11 (32.35%) Windows
4 9 (26.47%) VMware
5 8 (23.53%) ITIL
5 8 (23.53%) JBoss
5 8 (23.53%) DevOps
6 7 (20.59%) Puppet
6 7 (20.59%) Unix
6 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
6 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
7 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
7 6 (17.65%) Middleware
8 5 (14.71%) Service Management
8 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
8 5 (14.71%) Python
8 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
8 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
8 5 (14.71%) CentOS
8 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
9 4 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (11.76%) Confluence
9 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
9 4 (11.76%) JIRA
9 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.76%) Perl
10 3 (8.82%) Oracle

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 8 (23.53%) JBoss
2 4 (11.76%) Confluence
3 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.88%) Apache
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.88%) OpenStack
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.94%) iPlanet
5 1 (2.94%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.94%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) IaaS
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) Firewall
1 3 (8.82%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (8.82%) SAN
2 2 (5.88%) DNS
2 2 (5.88%) LAN
2 2 (5.88%) NAS
2 2 (5.88%) VLAN
2 2 (5.88%) VPN
2 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.94%) FCoE
3 1 (2.94%) IPsec
3 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.94%) LDAP
3 1 (2.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.94%) FileMaker
2 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.76%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.94%) Redmine
3 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.94%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Electronics
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.82%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) LAMP
3 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.94%) J2EE
3 1 (2.94%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (2.94%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) AS400
1 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.94%) Clustering
1 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
1 1 (2.94%) Grid Computing
1 1 (2.94%) iPhone
1 1 (2.94%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) Windows
3 7 (20.59%) Unix
4 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (14.71%) CentOS
5 5 (14.71%) Windows Server
6 3 (8.82%) Debian
6 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.88%) Solaris
7 2 (5.88%) VMS
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.94%) AIX
8 1 (2.94%) Android
8 1 (2.94%) HPUX
8 1 (2.94%) SUSE
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) DevOps
1 8 (23.53%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (14.71%) Service Management
3 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (8.82%) Change Control
3 3 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
3 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.82%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (8.82%) Programme Management
3 3 (8.82%) Release Management
4 2 (5.88%) Application Packaging
4 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
4 2 (5.88%) Requirements Management
4 2 (5.88%) Security Patching
4 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) BCP
5 1 (2.94%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) Python
2 4 (11.76%) Perl
3 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.82%) Ruby
4 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (2.94%) C-shell
5 1 (2.94%) Korn
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (38.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.94%) RHCA
5 1 (2.94%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.94%) RMADS
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.82%) Xen
5 2 (5.88%) KVM
6 1 (2.94%) Docker
6 1 (2.94%) Gluster
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.94%) pfSense
6 1 (2.94%) Samba
6 1 (2.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Puppet
2 3 (8.82%) Bcfg2
3 2 (5.88%) Ansible
3 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.88%) WSUS
4 1 (2.94%) Grafana
4 1 (2.94%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.94%) logstash
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.94%) OpenView
4 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (26.47%) VMware
2 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
3 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.82%) McAfee
4 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 3 (8.82%) SAP
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) Sun
5 2 (5.88%) Veeam
6 1 (2.94%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.94%) Canon
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix
6 1 (2.94%) Cloudera
6 1 (2.94%) Cognos
6 1 (2.94%) F5
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) Opsware
6 1 (2.94%) PlateSpin
6 1 (2.94%) Sophos
6 1 (2.94%) Veritas
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