The first table below looks at the demand for SCSA in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SCSA over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank - 535 -
Contract jobs citing SCSA 0 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.019% -
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.10% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 9 0
Average daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £260 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
10976 8669 10495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 19.50% 18.17% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6208 4593 5416
Average daily rate £375 £363 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 472 579
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%

SCSA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SCSA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

SCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SCSA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SCSA within the UK.

SCSA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SCSA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SCSA within the UK.

SCSA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SCSA
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCSA within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chippenham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
England - - - -

SCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCSA also 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 that cited SCSA.

1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas File System
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (66.67%) Opsware
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Operations Management
2 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) YUM
2 2 (66.67%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 2 (66.67%) VMware GSX
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Workflow
2 2 (66.67%) Hitachi
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SCSA also 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 that cited SCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Network Security
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) SSH
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Data Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Manager
1 2 (66.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Solaris
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows NT
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
1 2 (66.67%) Operations Management
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCSE
1 2 (66.67%) MCSA
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas File System
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (66.67%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (66.67%) VMware GSX
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) WSUS
1 2 (66.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 2 (66.67%) YUM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Opsware
2 2 (66.67%) Hitachi
2 2 (66.67%) Veritas
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat