The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 534 520 534
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 19 26 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.056% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.061% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 17
Average daily rate
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£295 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.87% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £323 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £453 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £381 £388
% change year-on-year
-23.60% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £30.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.83% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £30.50 -
% change year-on-year
+9.83% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Senior Systems Administrator
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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 July 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 July 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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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 +10 7 £438 +12.90% 9
South West - 6 - -
East of England - 3 £254 - 2
East Midlands -4 1 £288 - 1
South East -13 1 £295 -28.48% 2
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
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Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) VMware
3 15 (45.45%) ITIL
4 14 (42.42%) DNS
5 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
5 13 (39.39%) UNIX
6 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
7 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (33.33%) Solaris
7 11 (33.33%) Linux
7 11 (33.33%) SAN
7 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 9 (27.27%) DHCP
8 9 (27.27%) HP
8 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (27.27%) Oracle
8 9 (27.27%) SCCM
8 9 (27.27%) SCOM
8 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (24.24%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (24.24%) HP SIM
9 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (24.24%) DV Cleared
9 8 (24.24%) Veritas
9 8 (24.24%) SLA
9 8 (24.24%) VMware ESX
9 8 (24.24%) Shell Script
10 7 (21.21%) Symantec

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (18.18%) WebLogic
5 5 (15.15%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (9.09%) IIS
6 3 (9.09%) Tomcat
7 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
7 2 (6.06%) Apache
8 1 (3.03%) Lync
8 1 (3.03%) Confluence
8 1 (3.03%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (42.42%) DNS
2 11 (33.33%) SAN
3 9 (27.27%) DHCP
4 5 (15.15%) Firewall
5 4 (12.12%) LDAP
6 2 (6.06%) NAS
6 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.06%) VPN
6 2 (6.06%) LAN
6 2 (6.06%) WAN
6 2 (6.06%) VLAN
7 1 (3.03%) SSH
7 1 (3.03%) DMZ
7 1 (3.03%) SMTP
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.03%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (3.03%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) Oracle Database
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.09%) MySQL
4 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
1 1 (3.03%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.03%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.03%) Subversion
1 1 (3.03%) Ant
1 1 (3.03%) IntelliJ
1 1 (3.03%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (3.03%) Gradle
1 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.03%) Hudson
1 1 (3.03%) Selenium
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 7 (21.21%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.03%) Electronics
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) JSON
1 2 (6.06%) XML
1 2 (6.06%) CSS
1 2 (6.06%) LAMP
2 1 (3.03%) CPAN
2 1 (3.03%) X-Windows
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) Sensu
2 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.03%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.03%) DTV
2 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.03%) Open Source
2 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) UNIX
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (33.33%) Solaris
3 11 (33.33%) Linux
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.03%) AIX
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.03%) zOS
7 1 (3.03%) CentOS
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) ITIL
2 8 (24.24%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (18.18%) Migration
4 5 (15.15%) Performance Management
5 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.09%) Business Continuity
5 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
5 3 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (6.06%) Build Automation
6 2 (6.06%) Information Security
6 2 (6.06%) Project Management
6 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.03%) Change Management
7 1 (3.03%) Data Security
7 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.03%) Data Management
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (3.03%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Shell Script
2 5 (15.15%) Perl
3 4 (12.12%) Java
4 3 (9.09%) Ruby
4 3 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) C
5 2 (6.06%) Bash Shell
5 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 2 (6.06%) SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Korn
6 1 (3.03%) VBScript
6 1 (3.03%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) C#
6 1 (3.03%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) Data Mining Extensions (DMX)
6 1 (3.03%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) RHCE
5 1 (3.03%) RHCA
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) VMware ESX
3 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (12.12%) vSphere
6 2 (6.06%) VMware Server
6 2 (6.06%) XenApp
6 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.06%) NFS
7 1 (3.03%) Xen
7 1 (3.03%) vCloud
7 1 (3.03%) Sendmail
7 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (3.03%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCCM
1 9 (27.27%) SCOM
2 8 (24.24%) HP SIM
3 7 (21.21%) NetBackup
3 7 (21.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (15.15%) Data Guard
5 4 (12.12%) Puppet
6 2 (6.06%) Nagios
7 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
7 1 (3.03%) MOM
7 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (3.03%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (3.03%) Control-M
7 1 (3.03%) OpenAM
7 1 (3.03%) logstash
7 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (3.03%) HAProxy
7 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (3.03%) YUM
7 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) VMware
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (27.27%) HP
3 9 (27.27%) Oracle
4 8 (24.24%) Veritas
5 7 (21.21%) Symantec
5 7 (21.21%) Red Hat
6 4 (12.12%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) NetApp
8 2 (6.06%) Sun
8 2 (6.06%) Cisco
8 2 (6.06%) Google
9 1 (3.03%) Sybase
9 1 (3.03%) Vignette
9 1 (3.03%) SAP
9 1 (3.03%) JBoss
9 1 (3.03%) BEA
9 1 (3.03%) BMC
9 1 (3.03%) Dell
9 1 (3.03%) EMC