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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Administrator
Rank 568 548 546
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 21 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.040% 0.058% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.043% 0.062% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 9
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£450 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.79% -19.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £244 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £381
% change year-on-year
+18.47% -22.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.50
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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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
London +19 14 £450 +20.00% 8
West Midlands - 4 £350 -
South East -21 2 - - 2
East of England +1 1 - - 2
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Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 31 (64.58%) Windows
2 27 (56.25%) VMware
3 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (37.50%) SAN
6 14 (29.17%) NAS
7 13 (27.08%) PowerShell
7 13 (27.08%) UNIX
8 11 (22.92%) HP
8 11 (22.92%) Red Hat
8 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
9 10 (20.83%) Oracle
9 10 (20.83%) Linux
10 9 (18.75%) NetApp
10 9 (18.75%) Citrix
10 9 (18.75%) Cisco
11 8 (16.67%) SLA
11 8 (16.67%) VBScript
11 8 (16.67%) Websense
11 8 (16.67%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) vCloud
12 7 (14.58%) XenApp
12 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (14.58%) SCCM
12 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
13 6 (12.50%) Banking
13 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 6 (12.50%) Office 365
14 5 (10.42%) Lync
14 5 (10.42%) Data Centre

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 5 (10.42%) Lync
2 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 2 (4.17%) Apache
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (37.50%) SAN
2 14 (29.17%) NAS
3 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.42%) DNS
5 3 (6.25%) DHCP
6 2 (4.17%) LAN
6 2 (4.17%) Wireless
7 1 (2.08%) VLAN
7 1 (2.08%) PCoIP
7 1 (2.08%) Internet
7 1 (2.08%) WAN
7 1 (2.08%) LDAP
7 1 (2.08%) ATM
7 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.08%) HTTP
7 1 (2.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MSI
General
1 8 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) J2EE
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.08%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.08%) EFT
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (64.58%) Windows
2 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.08%) UNIX
4 10 (20.83%) Linux
5 5 (10.42%) HPUX
6 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.17%) Solaris
8 2 (4.17%) AIX
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.08%) CentOS
9 1 (2.08%) SUSE
9 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
1 5 (10.42%) Change Management
2 4 (8.33%) Change Control
3 2 (4.17%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (4.17%) Patch Management
3 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.08%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL
4 1 (2.08%) CRM
4 1 (2.08%) BCP
4 1 (2.08%) ITSM
4 1 (2.08%) Migration
4 1 (2.08%) High Availability
4 1 (2.08%) Information Governance
4 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) PowerShell
2 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
3 8 (16.67%) VBScript
4 3 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (4.17%) VB
5 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) Korn
6 1 (2.08%) Python
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) RHCE
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.67%) vCloud
3 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
3 7 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.58%) XenApp
4 5 (10.42%) vSphere
5 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.17%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.08%) Samba
7 1 (2.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) SCOM
2 3 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (6.25%) HP SIM
2 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (4.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (4.17%) Control-M
4 1 (2.08%) WSUS
4 1 (2.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.08%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (2.08%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.08%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.08%) OpenView
4 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (56.25%) VMware
2 11 (22.92%) Red Hat
2 11 (22.92%) HP
3 10 (20.83%) Oracle
4 9 (18.75%) Cisco
4 9 (18.75%) Citrix
4 9 (18.75%) NetApp
5 8 (16.67%) Websense
6 4 (8.33%) BMC
6 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.17%) McAfee
7 2 (4.17%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) Dell
8 1 (2.08%) EMC
8 1 (2.08%) Hitachi
8 1 (2.08%) Veritas
8 1 (2.08%) Remedy
8 1 (2.08%) AppSense
8 1 (2.08%) Altiris
8 1 (2.08%) Tripwire