The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Senior Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK / England
Rank 553 598 570
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 19 18 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.038% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.048% 0.040% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 12
Median daily rate £456 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £419 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £458 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £419 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.97% +15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
39601 44590 45082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.66% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25970 29094 28268
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1416 1498 1792
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Senior Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 20 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 20 February 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
London +12 15 £465 +3.33% 5
South East +14 2 £438 -2.77% 4
South West +10 1 - -
West Midlands -1 1 £450 -
Senior Systems Administrator
UK

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, Senior 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 England region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 51 (96.23%) Linux
2 35 (66.04%) Red Hat
3 30 (56.60%) Puppet
4 25 (47.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 25 (47.17%) Unix
5 23 (43.40%) VMware
6 21 (39.62%) Windows
7 17 (32.08%) Ansible
8 15 (28.30%) Bash Shell
9 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (26.42%) CentOS
9 14 (26.42%) Finance
10 13 (24.53%) Configuration Management
11 12 (22.64%) Apache
11 12 (22.64%) DNS
11 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
11 12 (22.64%) Windows Server
12 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
12 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (18.87%) Ubuntu
13 10 (18.87%) Perl
14 9 (16.98%) ITIL
14 9 (16.98%) Financial Institution
14 9 (16.98%) Shell Script
14 9 (16.98%) Nagios
14 9 (16.98%) DevOps
14 9 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
15 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Satellite
15 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
15 8 (15.09%) Sun

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 12 (22.64%) Apache
2 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.66%) IIS
4 2 (3.77%) nginx
5 1 (1.89%) Confluence
5 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Project
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (11.32%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (9.43%) GitHub
4 2 (3.77%) IaaS
5 1 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.89%) Office 365
5 1 (1.89%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) DNS
2 8 (15.09%) Firewall
3 7 (13.21%) LDAP
4 5 (9.43%) DHCP
4 5 (9.43%) SSH
5 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.77%) Kerberos
5 2 (3.77%) LAN
5 2 (3.77%) SAN
5 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.77%) WAN
6 1 (1.89%) VLAN
6 1 (1.89%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.77%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Big Data
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Jenkins
2 6 (11.32%) Hudson
3 5 (9.43%) Subversion
4 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.77%) JIRA
5 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.77%) Back Office
4 1 (1.89%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) LAMP
2 1 (1.89%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 51 (96.23%) Linux
2 25 (47.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 25 (47.17%) Unix
3 21 (39.62%) Windows
4 14 (26.42%) CentOS
5 12 (22.64%) Windows Server
6 10 (18.87%) Ubuntu
7 7 (13.21%) Solaris
8 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.89%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Configuration Management
2 9 (16.98%) DevOps
2 9 (16.98%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) ITIL V3
4 6 (11.32%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (11.32%) Change Control
4 6 (11.32%) Load Balancing
4 6 (11.32%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.55%) Change Management
5 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (7.55%) Migration
5 4 (7.55%) Server Building
6 3 (5.66%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.66%) Programme Management
7 2 (3.77%) System Testing
7 2 (3.77%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
8 1 (1.89%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.89%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Bash Shell
2 10 (18.87%) Perl
3 9 (16.98%) Shell Script
4 8 (15.09%) PowerShell
5 7 (13.21%) PHP
6 5 (9.43%) AWK
6 5 (9.43%) Python
6 5 (9.43%) sed
7 2 (3.77%) VB
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby
8 1 (1.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) CCNA
2 2 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.89%) MCSA
3 1 (1.89%) MCTS
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.89%) BS25999
2 1 (1.89%) BS7799
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (20.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (9.43%) KVM
4 4 (7.55%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (7.55%) VMware ESX
4 4 (7.55%) vSphere
5 3 (5.66%) NFS
5 3 (5.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (3.77%) FreeRADIUS
6 2 (3.77%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.89%) Docker
7 1 (1.89%) iptables
7 1 (1.89%) Postfix
7 1 (1.89%) Samba
Systems Management
1 30 (56.60%) Puppet
2 17 (32.08%) Ansible
3 9 (16.98%) Nagios
3 9 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (15.09%) Red Hat Satellite
5 5 (9.43%) SCCM
6 4 (7.55%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (7.55%) yum
7 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.89%) Capistrano
8 1 (1.89%) Cobbler
8 1 (1.89%) Icinga
8 1 (1.89%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 35 (66.04%) Red Hat
2 23 (43.40%) VMware
3 8 (15.09%) HP
3 8 (15.09%) Sun
4 4 (7.55%) Apple
4 4 (7.55%) Sophos
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco
5 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.77%) Citrix
6 2 (3.77%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.89%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.89%) Avaya
7 1 (1.89%) Canon
7 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) NetApp
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle
7 1 (1.89%) PagerDuty
7 1 (1.89%) Percona