The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 553 525 556
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 29 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.055% 0.041% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.045% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 12
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£320 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £270 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47622 44788 49883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.78% 92.82% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27431 28526
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1905 1938 2490
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Senior Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Senior Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in England

Senior Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Senior Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in England

Senior Systems Administrator
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 Senior Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +5 13 £425 +3.03% 9
South East -5 8 £301 -7.44% 3
South West - 5 - - 1
East of England - 2 £213 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior Systems Administrator in their job title 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 with Senior Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 33 (73.33%) Windows
2 31 (68.89%) VMware
3 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
5 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
6 21 (46.67%) HP
7 20 (44.44%) DNS
8 18 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 18 (40.00%) HP SIM
9 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
9 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (33.33%) Linux
10 15 (33.33%) SCCM
10 15 (33.33%) SCOM
11 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (31.11%) VMware ESX
12 13 (28.89%) SharePoint
12 13 (28.89%) vSphere
13 12 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (24.44%) ITIL
15 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
15 10 (22.22%) SAN
15 10 (22.22%) Clustering
15 10 (22.22%) Finance
15 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
16 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (20.00%) Banking
16 9 (20.00%) Citrix
16 9 (20.00%) SLA
16 9 (20.00%) DHCP

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Senior Systems Administrator in their job title 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 with Senior Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (28.89%) SharePoint
3 12 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (8.89%) Apache
7 3 (6.67%) IIS
8 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
9 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
9 1 (2.22%) Drupal
9 1 (2.22%) Confluence
9 1 (2.22%) Lync
9 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (44.44%) DNS
2 10 (22.22%) SAN
3 9 (20.00%) DHCP
4 6 (13.33%) SMTP
5 4 (8.89%) LDAP
5 4 (8.89%) Firewall
6 3 (6.67%) LAN
6 3 (6.67%) NAS
7 2 (4.44%) VLAN
7 2 (4.44%) WAN
7 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.44%) VPN
8 1 (2.22%) SSH
8 1 (2.22%) DMZ
8 1 (2.22%) Network Security
8 1 (2.22%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) MySQL
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Ant
1 1 (2.22%) IntelliJ
1 1 (2.22%) MSI
1 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.22%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.22%) Subversion
1 1 (2.22%) JIRA
1 1 (2.22%) Selenium
1 1 (2.22%) Hudson
1 1 (2.22%) Gradle
1 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.22%) Apache Ivy
General
1 10 (22.22%) Finance
2 9 (20.00%) Banking
3 7 (15.56%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) Marketing
5 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.22%) Publishing
5 1 (2.22%) Front Office
5 1 (2.22%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.44%) CSS
2 2 (4.44%) XML
2 2 (4.44%) JSON
3 1 (2.22%) CPAN
3 1 (2.22%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.22%) LAMP
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.22%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Clustering
2 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.22%) Wiki
4 1 (2.22%) Open Source
4 1 (2.22%) Firmware
4 1 (2.22%) DTV
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (73.33%) Windows
2 25 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (33.33%) Linux
5 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (20.00%) UNIX
7 6 (13.33%) Solaris
7 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.44%) CentOS
8 2 (4.44%) HPUX
8 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.22%) AIX
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Migration
5 2 (4.44%) Build Automation
5 2 (4.44%) DevOps
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) Change Management
5 2 (4.44%) Information Security
6 1 (2.22%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.22%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.22%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
1 8 (17.78%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.56%) VB
3 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.89%) Perl
3 4 (8.89%) Java
4 3 (6.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.67%) C
5 2 (4.44%) Ruby
5 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.22%) C-shell
6 1 (2.22%) Korn
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) SC Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) RHCE
4 3 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.11%) VMware ESX
3 13 (28.89%) vSphere
4 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (15.56%) XenApp
5 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.44%) vCloud
6 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.44%) Postfix
6 2 (4.44%) NFS
6 2 (4.44%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.22%) Xen
7 1 (2.22%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.22%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 18 (40.00%) HP SIM
2 15 (33.33%) SCCM
2 15 (33.33%) SCOM
3 7 (15.56%) BMC PATROL
3 7 (15.56%) Control-M
3 7 (15.56%) NetBackup
3 7 (15.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 7 (15.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (11.11%) ARCserve
5 3 (6.67%) Puppet
6 2 (4.44%) Nagios
6 2 (4.44%) Ansible
7 1 (2.22%) logstash
7 1 (2.22%) MOM
7 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (2.22%) ZABBIX
7 1 (2.22%) Zenoss
7 1 (2.22%) YUM
7 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.22%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) VMware
2 22 (48.89%) Microsoft
3 21 (46.67%) HP
4 9 (20.00%) Citrix
5 8 (17.78%) Red Hat
6 7 (15.56%) Symantec
6 7 (15.56%) BMC
7 5 (11.11%) CA
8 4 (8.89%) Oracle
9 3 (6.67%) NetApp
10 2 (4.44%) Veritas
10 2 (4.44%) Sun
10 2 (4.44%) Cisco
10 2 (4.44%) Google
11 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
11 1 (2.22%) Apple
11 1 (2.22%) IBM
11 1 (2.22%) Sybase
11 1 (2.22%) Vignette
11 1 (2.22%) SAP
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