The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 255 254 240
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 2 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.023% 0.053% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.056% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £450 £301 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.59% -27.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £419 £363 £413
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8034 8878 7818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.90% 93.76% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4842 4750 4074
Average daily rate £385 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 432 455
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Senior Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Senior Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Senior Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Senior Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Buckinghamshire - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Senior Systems Administrator
England

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) SCOM
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) WSUS
3 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Windows

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 3 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) VLAN
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Kernel Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
1 2 (33.33%) MCP
1 2 (33.33%) MCSA
1 2 (33.33%) MCSE
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Firmware
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (16.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (16.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Dell
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) BMC
3 1 (16.67%) Emulex
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas