The table below looks at the statistics 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA)
Rank 587 565 550
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -15
Contract jobs citing SCSA 1 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.010% 0.024%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.009% 0.055% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 12
Average daily rate
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- £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.15 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.15 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11440 9158 8930
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 20.63% 17.71% 17.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6665 5088 4675
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 394 613
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £22.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -21.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 9 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 17 December 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
England -27 1 - - 3
South East - 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 2
London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 2

SCSA
Top 20 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) Sun Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas File System
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server

SCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 1 (100.00%) Apache
1 1 (100.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas File System
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Sun
1 1 (100.00%) Veritas
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
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