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 29 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Administrator
Rank 382 398 385
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 20 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.091% 0.031% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.033% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 11
Average daily rate
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£378 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £600 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +21.81%
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
20188 21161 20446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.06% 92.87% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13983 14901 13771
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 380 457
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 2015.

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 29 May 2015. 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 +15 3 £363 +31.81% 1
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Senior Systems Administrator
England

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 20 (71.43%) SAN
2 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) NAS
3 13 (46.43%) UNIX
4 12 (42.86%) VMware
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (39.29%) Oracle
5 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
6 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
7 9 (32.14%) NetApp
8 8 (28.57%) HP
8 8 (28.57%) Cisco
9 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
9 7 (25.00%) Linux
10 6 (21.43%) Citrix
10 6 (21.43%) Finance
11 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
11 5 (17.86%) Change Management
11 5 (17.86%) IIS
11 5 (17.86%) DNS
11 5 (17.86%) HPUX
11 5 (17.86%) Banking
11 5 (17.86%) Change Control
11 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
11 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
12 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (14.29%) XenApp
12 4 (14.29%) DHCP
13 3 (10.71%) Solaris

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 5 (17.86%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) SAN
2 14 (50.00%) NAS
3 7 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.86%) DNS
5 4 (14.29%) DHCP
6 3 (10.71%) LAN
6 3 (10.71%) Firewall
7 2 (7.14%) VoIP
8 1 (3.57%) WAN
8 1 (3.57%) VPN
8 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
8 1 (3.57%) SNMP
8 1 (3.57%) LDAP
8 1 (3.57%) Internet
8 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (3.57%) OpenVPN
8 1 (3.57%) VLAN
8 1 (3.57%) PCoIP
8 1 (3.57%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (7.14%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (3.57%) NoSQL
4 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 1 (3.57%) MariaDB
General
1 6 (21.43%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) FMCG
3 1 (3.57%) IBM XIV
3 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) UNIX
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (25.00%) Linux
5 5 (17.86%) HPUX
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (10.71%) Solaris
7 3 (10.71%) AIX
7 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
8 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Service Delivery
1 5 (17.86%) Change Management
1 5 (17.86%) Change Control
2 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (3.57%) BCP
3 1 (3.57%) Project Management
3 1 (3.57%) ITSM
3 1 (3.57%) Migration
3 1 (3.57%) Budget Control
3 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.57%) High Availability
3 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (3.57%) Logistics
3 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Perl
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) RHCE
2 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
1 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) XenApp
3 3 (10.71%) vSphere
3 3 (10.71%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) NFS
4 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.57%) Samba
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) XenServer
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.57%) Openswan
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.57%) OpenView
3 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
3 1 (3.57%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) VMware
2 11 (39.29%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
3 9 (32.14%) NetApp
4 8 (28.57%) HP
4 8 (28.57%) Cisco
5 6 (21.43%) Citrix
6 2 (7.14%) IBM
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Veritas
7 1 (3.57%) BMC
7 1 (3.57%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) Splunk
7 1 (3.57%) Tripwire
7 1 (3.57%) Percona