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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 572 610 581
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 47 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.094% 0.040% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.100% 0.043% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 15
Median daily rate £450 £444 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +36.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £365 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £387 £301
% change year-on-year
+22.65% +28.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Senior Systems Administrator
UK

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
47211 49401 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.99% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31129 32106 30344
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1529 1897 1992
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £41.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +7 24 £400 -11.11% 8
South East +28 14 £475 +11.76% 3
North East - 6 £425 - 1
West Midlands -31 1 £325 -7.01%
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
South West - 1 - -
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Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 66 (86.84%) Linux
2 48 (63.16%) Puppet
3 30 (39.47%) DevOps
4 28 (36.84%) Python
4 28 (36.84%) Red Hat
5 27 (35.53%) Tomcat
5 27 (35.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (34.21%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (34.21%) Unix
6 26 (34.21%) Apache
7 25 (32.89%) Ansible
7 25 (32.89%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (31.58%) Windows
8 24 (31.58%) VMware
9 22 (28.95%) Ruby
10 19 (25.00%) Finance
10 19 (25.00%) WebLogic
11 17 (22.37%) Load Balancing
12 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (21.05%) Perl
13 15 (19.74%) Subversion
13 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
14 14 (18.42%) WebSphere
14 14 (18.42%) Bash Shell
14 14 (18.42%) Active Directory
15 13 (17.11%) Configuration Management
15 13 (17.11%) Nagios
15 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
15 13 (17.11%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (17.11%) Amazon S3

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 27 (35.53%) Tomcat
2 26 (34.21%) Apache
3 19 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 14 (18.42%) WebSphere
5 6 (7.89%) IIS
6 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.95%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.63%) Confluence
9 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
9 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.32%) JBoss
9 1 (1.32%) NServiceBus
9 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.32%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (34.21%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (17.11%) Amazon S3
3 12 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (15.79%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (7.89%) GitHub
5 2 (2.63%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.32%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.32%) Linode
6 1 (1.32%) Office 365
6 1 (1.32%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.79%) DNS
2 6 (7.89%) SAN
3 4 (5.26%) DHCP
3 4 (5.26%) LDAP
3 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.95%) Firewall
4 3 (3.95%) NAS
4 3 (3.95%) SSH
4 3 (3.95%) X.509
5 2 (2.63%) LAN
5 2 (2.63%) WAN
6 1 (1.32%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.32%) Internet
6 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.32%) MPLS
6 1 (1.32%) SSL
6 1 (1.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) MySQL
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
4 1 (1.32%) DataStage
4 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (19.74%) Subversion
2 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
3 10 (13.16%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.58%) Hudson
5 3 (3.95%) JIRA
6 1 (1.32%) GitLab
6 1 (1.32%) Maven
6 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.32%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.32%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Middleware
2 4 (5.26%) LAMP
3 2 (2.63%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.32%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.32%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.32%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
4 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (86.84%) Linux
2 27 (35.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (34.21%) Unix
4 24 (31.58%) Windows
5 15 (19.74%) Windows Server
6 10 (13.16%) CentOS
7 9 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (9.21%) Solaris
9 5 (6.58%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.63%) AIX
10 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.32%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (39.47%) DevOps
2 17 (22.37%) Load Balancing
3 13 (17.11%) Configuration Management
3 13 (17.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (15.79%) Open Source
5 9 (11.84%) ITIL
5 9 (11.84%) Migration
6 6 (7.89%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (3.95%) High Availability
9 2 (2.63%) Change Management
9 2 (2.63%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.63%) Incident Management
9 2 (2.63%) Information Security
9 2 (2.63%) Information Security Management
9 2 (2.63%) Kanban
9 2 (2.63%) Low Latency
9 2 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
9 2 (2.63%) Security Management
9 2 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (36.84%) Python
2 22 (28.95%) Ruby
3 16 (21.05%) Perl
4 14 (18.42%) Bash Shell
5 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
6 10 (13.16%) PHP
6 10 (13.16%) SQL
7 5 (6.58%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.95%) AWK
8 3 (3.95%) sed
9 2 (2.63%) Java
9 2 (2.63%) VB
10 1 (1.32%) C
10 1 (1.32%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) CCNA
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) MCSA
5 1 (1.32%) MCTS
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.32%) OCP
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (18.42%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.58%) vSphere
4 3 (3.95%) NFS
4 3 (3.95%) XenApp
5 2 (2.63%) iptables
5 2 (2.63%) Postfix
5 2 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.32%) Firmware
6 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.32%) Samba
6 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (63.16%) Puppet
2 25 (32.89%) Ansible
2 25 (32.89%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (17.11%) Nagios
4 7 (9.21%) SCOM
5 6 (7.89%) SCCM
6 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (6.58%) ZABBIX
7 4 (5.26%) Casper Suite
8 2 (2.63%) Capistrano
8 2 (2.63%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.63%) WSUS
9 1 (1.32%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.32%) Icinga
9 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.32%) OpenNMS
9 1 (1.32%) OpenView
9 1 (1.32%) Unicenter
9 1 (1.32%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 28 (36.84%) Red Hat
2 24 (31.58%) VMware
3 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.89%) NetApp
5 5 (6.58%) 3PAR
5 5 (6.58%) Sophos
6 4 (5.26%) Apple
6 4 (5.26%) Citrix
6 4 (5.26%) Veritas
7 3 (3.95%) EMC
7 3 (3.95%) Oracle
7 3 (3.95%) Percona
7 3 (3.95%) Sun
8 2 (2.63%) BMC
8 2 (2.63%) IBM
8 2 (2.63%) Lumension
8 2 (2.63%) Wyse
9 1 (1.32%) CA
9 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.32%) Symantec
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