The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Administrator
Rank 558 532 527
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 25 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.044% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.047% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 4
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£325 £413 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +9.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £325 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £550 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £413 £315
% change year-on-year
-12.12% +30.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
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

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

Senior Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Senior Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 January 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
England -16 23 £325 -21.21% 15
London -5 14 £325 -21.21% 12
South East -5 5 £301 -27.07% 1
City of London - 5 £325 - 2
Hampshire -23 4 £301 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Leeds - 1 £500 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Redditch - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Sunderland - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Worcester - - - -
York - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 30 (62.50%) VMware
2 30 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
4 20 (41.67%) HP
5 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 17 (35.42%) Linux
7 16 (33.33%) SAN
8 15 (31.25%) SharePoint
9 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
10 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (27.08%) HP SIM
11 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (25.00%) Clustering
12 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
12 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
12 10 (20.83%) CA
12 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
12 10 (20.83%) Citrix
12 10 (20.83%) ARCserve
12 10 (20.83%) SMTP
12 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
13 9 (18.75%) vSphere
13 9 (18.75%) XenDesktop
13 9 (18.75%) ITIL
13 9 (18.75%) SQL
14 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
14 8 (16.67%) DNS

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
3 8 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (10.42%) IIS
6 4 (8.33%) Apache
7 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (2.08%) Lync
8 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
1 1 (2.08%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) SAN
2 10 (20.83%) SMTP
3 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 8 (16.67%) DNS
4 6 (12.50%) NAS
5 4 (8.33%) LAN
5 4 (8.33%) Firewall
6 3 (6.25%) DHCP
6 3 (6.25%) VPN
7 2 (4.17%) HTTP
8 1 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.08%) SSH
8 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.08%) VLAN
8 1 (2.08%) SNMP
8 1 (2.08%) VoIP
8 1 (2.08%) HTTPS
8 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
1 6 (12.50%) Banking
2 3 (6.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
3 1 (2.08%) Front Office
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.00%) Clustering
2 10 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Replication
4 2 (4.17%) Derivative
4 2 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (4.17%) Open Source
5 1 (2.08%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.08%) FMCG
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 35 (72.92%) Windows
2 30 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (35.42%) Linux
4 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (14.58%) UNIX
7 5 (10.42%) CentOS
8 4 (8.33%) Solaris
8 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.17%) AIX
9 2 (4.17%) HPUX
9 2 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.08%) Debian
10 1 (2.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Mentoring
1 9 (18.75%) ITIL
2 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
2 7 (14.58%) Change Management
3 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.25%) Network Management
4 3 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.17%) Service Management
5 2 (4.17%) Coaching
6 1 (2.08%) Information Assurance
6 1 (2.08%) Budget Control
6 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.08%) Change Control
6 1 (2.08%) Kernel Tuning
6 1 (2.08%) Low Latency
6 1 (2.08%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.08%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
3 6 (12.50%) VB
4 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.25%) VBA
5 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) Java
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) RHCE
4 2 (4.17%) Degree
4 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (18.75%) vSphere
3 9 (18.75%) XenDesktop
4 8 (16.67%) XenApp
5 6 (12.50%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.25%) vCloud
7 2 (4.17%) Postfix
8 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.08%) XenServer
8 1 (2.08%) PowerHA
8 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) HP SIM
2 10 (20.83%) ARCserve
3 8 (16.67%) SCCM
4 7 (14.58%) SCOM
5 5 (10.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 5 (10.42%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (10.42%) Control-M
6 3 (6.25%) Ansible
7 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (4.17%) Puppet
8 1 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (2.08%) XenMobile
8 1 (2.08%) Graphite
8 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
8 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.08%) BladeLogic
8 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
8 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) VMware
2 20 (41.67%) HP
3 18 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (20.83%) CA
4 10 (20.83%) Citrix
5 6 (12.50%) BMC
5 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.33%) Symantec
6 4 (8.33%) 3PAR
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle
8 2 (4.17%) IBM
8 2 (4.17%) NetApp
8 2 (4.17%) Brocade
8 2 (4.17%) Altiris
9 1 (2.08%) Veeam
9 1 (2.08%) Dell
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