The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 403 417 411
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 12 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.049% 0.060% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.064% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 10
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£425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £314 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
-8.46% -11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
Senior Systems Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22549 23350 24613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.27% 93.05% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15536 16044 16216
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 442 614
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.55 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Senior Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator across the London region.

Senior Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Senior Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator across the London region.

Senior Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
City of London +18 2 £500 +33.33% 3
Senior Systems Administrator
England

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 14 (66.67%) VMware
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (42.86%) DNS
3 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 8 (38.10%) Banking
4 8 (38.10%) Citrix
5 7 (33.33%) Finance
5 7 (33.33%) Clustering
5 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 7 (33.33%) vSphere
6 6 (28.57%) XenApp
6 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 6 (28.57%) Application Packaging
6 6 (28.57%) SCCM
6 6 (28.57%) SCOM
6 6 (28.57%) HP SIM
6 6 (28.57%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 6 (28.57%) HP
6 6 (28.57%) VB
6 6 (28.57%) VMware ESX
6 6 (28.57%) BMC
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (28.57%) BMC PATROL
6 6 (28.57%) Control-M
7 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.76%) Drupal
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) LDAP
4 2 (9.52%) VPN
4 2 (9.52%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) VLAN
4 2 (9.52%) NAS
5 1 (4.76%) SMTP
5 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (38.10%) Banking
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Application Packaging
2 2 (9.52%) JSON
2 2 (9.52%) CSS
2 2 (9.52%) XML
3 1 (4.76%) LAMP
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
3 1 (4.76%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Open Source
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (14.29%) Solaris
7 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
7 2 (9.52%) UNIX
8 1 (4.76%) CentOS
8 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) E-Commerce
2 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
2 2 (9.52%) Information Security
2 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (9.52%) Build Automation
2 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
2 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) DevOps
3 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Algorithmic Trading
3 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (4.76%) Low Latency
3 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (28.57%) VB
3 4 (19.05%) Shell Script
3 4 (19.05%) SQL
4 3 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) Perl
5 2 (9.52%) C
6 1 (4.76%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) C++
6 1 (4.76%) VBScript
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby
6 1 (4.76%) Python
6 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (33.33%) vSphere
3 6 (28.57%) XenApp
3 6 (28.57%) XenDesktop
3 6 (28.57%) VMware ESX
4 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.76%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) SCCM
1 6 (28.57%) SCOM
1 6 (28.57%) BMC PATROL
1 6 (28.57%) Control-M
1 6 (28.57%) HP SIM
1 6 (28.57%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Nagios
3 1 (4.76%) ZABBIX
3 1 (4.76%) Zenoss
3 1 (4.76%) HAProxy
3 1 (4.76%) OpenAM
3 1 (4.76%) logstash
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Citrix
3 6 (28.57%) BMC
3 6 (28.57%) HP
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) Sybase
6 1 (4.76%) JBoss
6 1 (4.76%) Google