Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 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)
England > South West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 162 174
Rank change year-on-year +24 +12 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 68 42 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.20% 0.74% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.78% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 22 24
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £319 £216
90th Percentile £563 £436 £449
England median daily rate £375 £380 £353
% change year-on-year -1.32% +7.80% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
South West median hourly rate £24.50 £17.50 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -59.71% +88.83%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +27.91% -12.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5390 5402 6252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.97% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3394 3521 4064
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 344 397
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +12 35 £338 -10.00% 3
Wiltshire +6 17 £414 +21.69%
Devon +10 10 £563 -
Gloucestershire +13 3 £250 -36.51%
Somerset -9 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 South West region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 51 (75.00%) Linux
2 28 (41.18%) Windows
3 24 (35.29%) Unix
4 23 (33.82%) Active Directory
5 22 (32.35%) Windows Server
6 19 (27.94%) Windows 7
7 18 (26.47%) Linux Command Line
8 17 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (25.00%) Red Hat
9 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
10 12 (17.65%) Python
10 12 (17.65%) CentOS
11 11 (16.18%) DevOps
11 11 (16.18%) ITIL
11 11 (16.18%) Oracle
11 11 (16.18%) Samba
11 11 (16.18%) Finance
12 10 (14.71%) Firewall
12 10 (14.71%) JBoss
12 10 (14.71%) LAN
12 10 (14.71%) WAN
12 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
12 10 (14.71%) NFS
12 10 (14.71%) VPN
12 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (14.71%) Puppet
13 9 (13.24%) Digital Marketing
13 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
13 9 (13.24%) Windows 10
13 9 (13.24%) NUKE

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 10 (14.71%) JBoss
2 6 (8.82%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.88%) Apache
4 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.47%) iPlanet
6 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Houdini
1 9 (13.24%) Maya
1 9 (13.24%) NUKE
1 9 (13.24%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.47%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) PaaS
2 4 (5.88%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.71%) Firewall
1 10 (14.71%) LAN
1 10 (14.71%) VPN
1 10 (14.71%) WAN
2 9 (13.24%) SAN
3 8 (11.76%) Ethernet
4 7 (10.29%) NAS
5 6 (8.82%) HTTP
6 2 (2.94%) DNS
6 2 (2.94%) Internet
6 2 (2.94%) SMS
6 2 (2.94%) Wireless
7 1 (1.47%) FCoE
7 1 (1.47%) Junos
7 1 (1.47%) LDAP
7 1 (1.47%) SSH
7 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.47%) VLAN
7 1 (1.47%) VoIP
7 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) Relational Database
2 6 (8.82%) MySQL
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.41%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.88%) Artifactory
2 4 (5.88%) Hudson
2 4 (5.88%) Selenium
3 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.94%) Subversion
3 2 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 9 (13.24%) Electronics
2 9 (13.24%) Manufacturing
2 9 (13.24%) Marketing
2 9 (13.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.94%) Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) Middleware
2 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) J2EE
3 1 (1.47%) LAMP
3 1 (1.47%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.47%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (11.76%) Animation
3 6 (8.82%) Freedom of Information
3 6 (8.82%) Freedom of Information Act
3 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.35%) Public Cloud
4 5 (7.35%) User Experience
5 4 (5.88%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.94%) Clustering
6 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.94%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.47%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.47%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 51 (75.00%) Linux
2 28 (41.18%) Windows
3 24 (35.29%) Unix
4 22 (32.35%) Windows Server
5 19 (27.94%) Windows 7
6 17 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (17.65%) CentOS
8 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (13.24%) Solaris
9 9 (13.24%) Windows 10
10 8 (11.76%) Apple iOS
11 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (2.94%) AIX
12 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.94%) VMS
13 1 (1.47%) Debian
13 1 (1.47%) HPUX
13 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.47%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.18%) DevOps
1 11 (16.18%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Business Intelligence
2 9 (13.24%) Digital Marketing
2 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
2 9 (13.24%) Programme Management
2 9 (13.24%) Service Management
3 8 (11.76%) Data Protection
3 8 (11.76%) Visual Effects
4 7 (10.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (10.29%) Project Management
5 6 (8.82%) Customer Requirements
5 6 (8.82%) Open Source
5 6 (8.82%) Risk Management
6 5 (7.35%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (7.35%) Release Management
6 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.35%) Time Management
7 4 (5.88%) Contingency Planning
7 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) Python
2 10 (14.71%) Shell Script
3 7 (10.29%) Perl
4 5 (7.35%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 4 (5.88%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.94%) Ruby
6 2 (2.94%) SQL
7 1 (1.47%) C-shell
7 1 (1.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.76%) NVQ Level 4
3 7 (10.29%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (5.88%) MySQL Certification
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.94%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.94%) Degree
5 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) RHCA
6 1 (1.47%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.35%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (33.82%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.18%) Samba
3 10 (14.71%) NFS
4 7 (10.29%) Xen
5 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.94%) Firmware
7 1 (1.47%) iptables
7 1 (1.47%) KVM
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (1.47%) vSphere
7 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (14.71%) Puppet
2 5 (7.35%) Ansible
2 5 (7.35%) Kibana
2 5 (7.35%) logstash
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.94%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.47%) Bcfg2
5 1 (1.47%) Ganglia
5 1 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.47%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.47%) Nagios
5 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.47%) OpenView
5 1 (1.47%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 17 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (16.18%) Oracle
3 9 (13.24%) SAP
4 6 (8.82%) VMware
5 4 (5.88%) F5
5 4 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.41%) Cisco
6 3 (4.41%) HP
6 3 (4.41%) Sun
6 3 (4.41%) Veeam
7 2 (2.94%) Citrix
7 2 (2.94%) Veritas
8 1 (1.47%) Avaya
8 1 (1.47%) Cognos
8 1 (1.47%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.47%) Juniper
8 1 (1.47%) Motorola
8 1 (1.47%) Northgate
8 1 (1.47%) Opsware
8 1 (1.47%) SolarWinds