The table below looks at the statistics for SCSA in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCSA over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 553 536 499
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -37
Contract jobs citing SCSA 4 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.009% 0.007% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.044% 0.036% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 21
Average daily rate
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- £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -22.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £310
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.63 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.63 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
9173 8436 7387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 20.12% 18.92% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5411 4650 3941
Average daily rate £400 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 380 526
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.02 £40.00 £44.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.83%

SCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCSA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SCSA Jobs Demand Trend in England

SCSA
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCSA across the England region.

SCSA Daily Rate Trend in England

SCSA
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCSA across the England region.

SCSA Hourly Rate Trend in England

SCSA
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East - 4 - - 1
South West - - - -
London - - - -
SCSA
UK

SCSA
Top 22 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCSA.

1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) LDAP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Sun
1 4 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas File System
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (75.00%) SUSE
2 3 (75.00%) AIX

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing SCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 4 (100.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) LDAP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 3 (75.00%) Linux Administrator
1 3 (75.00%) Administrator
1 3 (75.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Solaris
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) SUSE
2 3 (75.00%) AIX
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas File System
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) IBM
1 4 (100.00%) Sun
1 4 (100.00%) Veritas
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat