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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 563 544 546
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 25 16 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.033% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.036% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 10
Average daily rate
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£315 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £435 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £298 £369
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.32%
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
48174 44665 47924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.65% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30490 27603 27558
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1960 1930 2386
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +16 12 £400 -5.88% 11
South East -9 10 £315 +5.88% 4
South West - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £213 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
North East - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
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Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (76.74%) Windows
2 31 (72.09%) VMware
3 28 (65.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
5 23 (53.49%) HP
6 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
7 21 (48.84%) HP SIM
8 19 (44.19%) MS Exchange
9 18 (41.86%) DNS
10 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (37.21%) SharePoint
11 15 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (34.88%) SCCM
11 15 (34.88%) SCOM
12 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
12 14 (32.56%) VMware ESX
12 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (30.23%) vSphere
13 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
14 12 (27.91%) Linux
15 11 (25.58%) ITIL
16 10 (23.26%) SQL
16 10 (23.26%) SAN
17 9 (20.93%) Citrix
17 9 (20.93%) SLA
17 9 (20.93%) SMTP
17 9 (20.93%) DHCP
17 9 (20.93%) Clustering
17 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 19 (44.19%) MS Exchange
2 16 (37.21%) SharePoint
3 15 (34.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (6.98%) IIS
6 3 (6.98%) Apache
7 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.33%) JBoss
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.33%) Drupal
7 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (41.86%) DNS
2 10 (23.26%) SAN
3 9 (20.93%) SMTP
3 9 (20.93%) DHCP
4 3 (6.98%) LAN
4 3 (6.98%) NAS
5 2 (4.65%) LDAP
5 2 (4.65%) WAN
5 2 (4.65%) Firewall
6 1 (2.33%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) Network Security
6 1 (2.33%) DMZ
6 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) MySQL
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MSI
1 1 (2.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
1 8 (18.60%) Banking
2 6 (13.95%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Front Office
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.28%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.33%) Sensu
2 1 (2.33%) CSS
2 1 (2.33%) Web Services
2 1 (2.33%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) LAMP
2 1 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Clustering
1 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.33%) Open Source
3 1 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 33 (76.74%) Windows
2 28 (65.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (27.91%) Linux
6 7 (16.28%) UNIX
7 4 (9.30%) Solaris
7 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.65%) HPUX
9 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Mentoring
3 4 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
5 2 (4.65%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.65%) Information Security
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
5 2 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.33%) Network Management
6 1 (2.33%) Change Control
6 1 (2.33%) Build Automation
6 1 (2.33%) Kernel Tuning
6 1 (2.33%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.26%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) VB
2 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.65%) Java
4 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
4 1 (2.33%) PHP
4 1 (2.33%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) C
4 1 (2.33%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
4 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (32.56%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.30%) RHCE
5 3 (6.98%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
2 14 (32.56%) VMware ESX
3 13 (30.23%) vSphere
4 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (16.28%) XenApp
5 7 (16.28%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.65%) Postfix
6 2 (4.65%) vCloud
7 1 (2.33%) NFS
7 1 (2.33%) Shibboleth
7 1 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (48.84%) HP SIM
2 15 (34.88%) SCCM
2 15 (34.88%) SCOM
3 8 (18.60%) ARCserve
4 7 (16.28%) NetBackup
4 7 (16.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 7 (16.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (16.28%) BMC PATROL
4 7 (16.28%) Control-M
5 2 (4.65%) Ansible
6 1 (2.33%) logstash
6 1 (2.33%) Nagios
6 1 (2.33%) MOM
6 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.33%) Zenoss
6 1 (2.33%) OpenAM
6 1 (2.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (72.09%) VMware
2 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
3 23 (53.49%) HP
4 9 (20.93%) Citrix
5 8 (18.60%) CA
6 7 (16.28%) Symantec
6 7 (16.28%) BMC
7 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.98%) NetApp
9 2 (4.65%) Veritas
10 1 (2.33%) Apple
10 1 (2.33%) Google
10 1 (2.33%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.33%) EMC
10 1 (2.33%) Sun
10 1 (2.33%) Oracle
10 1 (2.33%) Cisco
10 1 (2.33%) IBM