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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 558 543 516
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 21 20 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.043% 0.043% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.046% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 4
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£325 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £355 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £455 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £413 £330
% change year-on-year
-19.39% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £80.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.00
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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
45351 43382 41162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29375 26642 23707
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1869 1912 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.88 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 29 December 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 29 December 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 +4 11 £325 -21.21% 3
South East -23 7 £315 -23.63% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £500 - 1
East of England - 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 38 (77.55%) VMware
2 37 (75.51%) Windows
3 33 (67.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 25 (51.02%) HP
5 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
6 20 (40.82%) HP SIM
7 19 (38.78%) MS Exchange
8 18 (36.73%) SharePoint
9 17 (34.69%) SAN
9 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (26.53%) DNS
10 13 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 13 (26.53%) SCCM
10 13 (26.53%) SCOM
10 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
11 12 (24.49%) vSphere
11 12 (24.49%) VMware ESX
11 12 (24.49%) Clustering
11 12 (24.49%) SMTP
11 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
12 11 (22.45%) Linux
12 11 (22.45%) SQL
12 11 (22.45%) ARCserve
12 11 (22.45%) CA
13 10 (20.41%) Citrix
13 10 (20.41%) ITIL
13 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (38.78%) MS Exchange
2 18 (36.73%) SharePoint
3 13 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 9 (18.37%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (8.16%) Apache
8 3 (6.12%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
10 1 (2.04%) IIS
10 1 (2.04%) JBoss
10 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (2.04%) Drupal
10 1 (2.04%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (22.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.69%) SAN
2 13 (26.53%) DNS
3 12 (24.49%) SMTP
4 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 7 (14.29%) NAS
5 6 (12.24%) DHCP
6 3 (6.12%) LAN
7 2 (4.08%) HTTP
8 1 (2.04%) SNMP
8 1 (2.04%) LDAP
8 1 (2.04%) HTTPS
8 1 (2.04%) SSL
8 1 (2.04%) Firewall
8 1 (2.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
General
1 8 (16.33%) Banking
2 7 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Front Office
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Clustering
2 11 (22.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Open Source
3 2 (4.08%) EqualLogic
3 2 (4.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 37 (75.51%) Windows
2 33 (67.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (34.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (22.45%) Linux
6 5 (10.20%) UNIX
7 3 (6.12%) CentOS
8 2 (4.08%) HPUX
8 2 (4.08%) Solaris
9 1 (2.04%) AIX
9 1 (2.04%) VMS
9 1 (2.04%) Debian
9 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.41%) ITIL
2 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
3 7 (14.29%) Change Management
4 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.12%) Network Management
5 3 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.08%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.04%) Algorithmic Trading
7 1 (2.04%) Kernel Tuning
7 1 (2.04%) Low Latency
7 1 (2.04%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.04%) DevOps
7 1 (2.04%) Line Management
7 1 (2.04%) ITSM
7 1 (2.04%) Workflow
7 1 (2.04%) Migration
7 1 (2.04%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.04%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 9 (18.37%) PowerShell
3 8 (16.33%) VB
4 3 (6.12%) VBA
4 3 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) Scala
6 1 (2.04%) C
6 1 (2.04%) Java
6 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (26.53%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.49%) VMware ESX
2 12 (24.49%) vSphere
3 10 (20.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.41%) XenDesktop
4 8 (16.33%) XenApp
5 2 (4.08%) Postfix
5 2 (4.08%) vCloud
6 1 (2.04%) Shibboleth
6 1 (2.04%) PowerHA
6 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (40.82%) HP SIM
2 13 (26.53%) SCCM
2 13 (26.53%) SCOM
3 11 (22.45%) ARCserve
4 7 (14.29%) BMC PATROL
4 7 (14.29%) Control-M
4 7 (14.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 5 (10.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (10.20%) NetBackup
6 3 (6.12%) Ansible
7 2 (4.08%) Puppet
7 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (2.04%) Nagios
8 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
8 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.04%) Graphite
8 1 (2.04%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 38 (77.55%) VMware
2 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
2 25 (51.02%) HP
3 11 (22.45%) CA
4 10 (20.41%) Citrix
5 8 (16.33%) Symantec
6 7 (14.29%) BMC
7 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
7 4 (8.16%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.08%) Altiris
8 2 (4.08%) Brocade
9 1 (2.04%) IBM
9 1 (2.04%) NetApp
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