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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 578 600 593
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 32 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.036% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.037% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 16
Median daily rate £375 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £450 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Senior Systems Administrator
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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
43243 48091 49053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.58% 94.95% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28473 31109 31489
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1507 1878 2039
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +1 21 £375 -11.76% 5
South East +27 5 £438 +25.00% 3
East of England +12 2 £338 - 1
South West +11 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
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Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 73 (89.02%) Linux
2 53 (64.63%) Puppet
3 36 (43.90%) Red Hat
4 31 (37.80%) Apache
4 31 (37.80%) DevOps
5 30 (36.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (36.59%) Tomcat
6 29 (35.37%) Ansible
7 28 (34.15%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (34.15%) Amazon AWS
8 27 (32.93%) Unix
8 27 (32.93%) VMware
9 26 (31.71%) Windows
10 25 (30.49%) Python
11 21 (25.61%) Ruby
11 21 (25.61%) Load Balancing
12 20 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (23.17%) Finance
13 19 (23.17%) WebLogic
14 18 (21.95%) Bash Shell
15 17 (20.73%) Subversion
15 17 (20.73%) Perl
16 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
17 15 (18.29%) Nagios
17 15 (18.29%) DNS
18 14 (17.07%) Configuration Management
18 14 (17.07%) PowerShell
18 14 (17.07%) WebSphere
18 14 (17.07%) Data Centre
18 14 (17.07%) Windows Server

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 31 (37.80%) Apache
2 30 (36.59%) Tomcat
3 19 (23.17%) WebLogic
4 14 (17.07%) WebSphere
5 6 (7.32%) IIS
6 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.66%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.44%) nginx
9 1 (1.22%) Confluence
9 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.22%) JBoss
9 1 (1.22%) NServiceBus
9 1 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.22%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (34.15%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (15.85%) Amazon S3
3 12 (14.63%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (14.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (10.98%) GitHub
5 3 (3.66%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.44%) IaaS
6 2 (2.44%) Office 365
7 1 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.22%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.22%) Linode
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.22%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.22%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.29%) DNS
2 7 (8.54%) DHCP
3 6 (7.32%) Firewall
3 6 (7.32%) SSH
4 5 (6.10%) LDAP
4 5 (6.10%) SAN
5 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.66%) X.509
7 2 (2.44%) LAN
7 2 (2.44%) VLAN
7 2 (2.44%) WAN
8 1 (1.22%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.22%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.22%) Internet
8 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.22%) MPLS
8 1 (1.22%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) MySQL
2 3 (3.66%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) DataStage
4 1 (1.22%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (20.73%) Subversion
2 11 (13.41%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
4 8 (9.76%) Hudson
5 2 (2.44%) JIRA
6 1 (1.22%) GitLab
6 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (23.17%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.44%) Back Office
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) LAMP
1 5 (6.10%) Middleware
2 2 (2.44%) Web Services
3 1 (1.22%) .NET
3 1 (1.22%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.22%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.22%) Node.js
3 1 (1.22%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.07%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.66%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.44%) NHS
3 2 (2.44%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 73 (89.02%) Linux
2 30 (36.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (32.93%) Unix
4 26 (31.71%) Windows
5 14 (17.07%) Windows Server
6 13 (15.85%) CentOS
7 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (7.32%) Ubuntu
9 5 (6.10%) Solaris
10 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.22%) AIX
11 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.80%) DevOps
2 21 (25.61%) Load Balancing
3 14 (17.07%) Configuration Management
4 13 (15.85%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (14.63%) Open Source
6 10 (12.20%) ITIL
7 8 (9.76%) Migration
8 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.88%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (3.66%) Information Security
9 3 (3.66%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.44%) BCP
10 2 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.44%) Change Control
10 2 (2.44%) Change Management
10 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.44%) Information Security Management
10 2 (2.44%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.44%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) Python
2 21 (25.61%) Ruby
3 18 (21.95%) Bash Shell
4 17 (20.73%) Perl
5 14 (17.07%) PowerShell
6 12 (14.63%) PHP
7 8 (9.76%) Shell Script
8 7 (8.54%) SQL
9 6 (7.32%) AWK
9 6 (7.32%) sed
10 4 (4.88%) VB
11 2 (2.44%) Java
12 1 (1.22%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (9.76%) Degree
2 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) CCNA
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.66%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.22%) MCSA
4 1 (1.22%) MCTS
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) BS7799
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (24.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (19.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.32%) vSphere
4 5 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (4.88%) NFS
6 3 (3.66%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.66%) XenApp
7 2 (2.44%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (2.44%) KVM
7 2 (2.44%) Samba
8 1 (1.22%) Docker
8 1 (1.22%) iptables
8 1 (1.22%) Postfix
8 1 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.22%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (64.63%) Puppet
2 29 (35.37%) Ansible
3 28 (34.15%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (18.29%) Nagios
5 8 (9.76%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (8.54%) SCCM
7 4 (4.88%) Casper Suite
7 4 (4.88%) SCOM
8 2 (2.44%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.44%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.22%) Capistrano
9 1 (1.22%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.22%) OpenNMS
9 1 (1.22%) OpenView
9 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.22%) Unicenter
9 1 (1.22%) WSUS
9 1 (1.22%) yum
9 1 (1.22%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 36 (43.90%) Red Hat
2 27 (32.93%) VMware
3 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.32%) Sun
5 5 (6.10%) 3PAR
5 5 (6.10%) NetApp
5 5 (6.10%) Sophos
6 4 (4.88%) Apple
6 4 (4.88%) Citrix
6 4 (4.88%) HP
7 3 (3.66%) IBM
7 3 (3.66%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.44%) Cisco
8 2 (2.44%) Lumension
8 2 (2.44%) Oracle
8 2 (2.44%) Veritas
8 2 (2.44%) Wyse
9 1 (1.22%) BMC
9 1 (1.22%) Symantec