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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Administrator
Rank 610 587 574
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 20 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.051% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.056% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 10
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£450 £301 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.59% -22.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £250 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £381
% change year-on-year
+18.47% -22.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £30.50

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 12 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 3 September 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 -19 20 £450 +49.59% 17
London -9 13 £450 +12.50% 7
West Midlands - 4 £350 -
City of London +13 3 £388 -22.50% 1
South East -13 2 - - 2
Worcestershire - 2 - -
Malvern - 2 - -
East of England +3 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire -3 1 - - 2
Hampshire -5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 32 (66.67%) Windows
2 28 (58.33%) VMware
3 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
4 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (35.42%) SAN
6 14 (29.17%) PowerShell
7 13 (27.08%) NAS
8 12 (25.00%) UNIX
9 11 (22.92%) Linux
9 11 (22.92%) HP
9 11 (22.92%) Red Hat
9 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
10 9 (18.75%) Citrix
10 9 (18.75%) Cisco
10 9 (18.75%) Oracle
10 9 (18.75%) vCloud
11 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (16.67%) VBScript
11 8 (16.67%) SLA
11 8 (16.67%) NetApp
11 8 (16.67%) Websense
12 7 (14.58%) Finance
12 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
12 7 (14.58%) SCCM
12 7 (14.58%) XenApp
12 7 (14.58%) Office 365
13 6 (12.50%) Banking
13 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
13 6 (12.50%) DNS
14 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 5 (10.42%) Lync
2 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.25%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.08%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.08%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Office 365
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (35.42%) SAN
2 13 (27.08%) NAS
3 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.50%) DNS
4 4 (8.33%) DHCP
5 2 (4.17%) LDAP
5 2 (4.17%) LAN
5 2 (4.17%) Wireless
6 1 (2.08%) VLAN
6 1 (2.08%) PCoIP
6 1 (2.08%) Internet
6 1 (2.08%) WAN
6 1 (2.08%) ATM
6 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.08%) HTTP
6 1 (2.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MSI
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) J2EE
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Clustering
3 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.08%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.08%) EFT
4 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (66.67%) Windows
2 19 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (25.00%) UNIX
4 11 (22.92%) Linux
5 4 (8.33%) HPUX
5 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.17%) Solaris
7 2 (4.17%) AIX
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.08%) CentOS
8 1 (2.08%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.42%) Service Delivery
1 5 (10.42%) Change Management
2 4 (8.33%) Change Control
3 2 (4.17%) Data Cleansing
3 2 (4.17%) Patch Management
3 2 (4.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.08%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (2.08%) ITIL
4 1 (2.08%) CRM
4 1 (2.08%) BCP
4 1 (2.08%) ITSM
4 1 (2.08%) Migration
4 1 (2.08%) High Availability
4 1 (2.08%) Information Governance
4 1 (2.08%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
3 8 (16.67%) VBScript
4 4 (8.33%) Perl
5 2 (4.17%) VB
5 2 (4.17%) Python
5 2 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.08%) Korn
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) RHCE
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (52.08%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.75%) vCloud
3 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (14.58%) XenApp
4 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.42%) vSphere
6 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.08%) Samba
8 1 (2.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) SCOM
2 3 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (6.25%) HP SIM
2 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 2 (4.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (4.17%) Puppet
3 2 (4.17%) Control-M
4 1 (2.08%) WSUS
4 1 (2.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.08%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.08%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.08%) OpenView
4 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.08%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) VMware
2 11 (22.92%) HP
2 11 (22.92%) Red Hat
3 9 (18.75%) Oracle
3 9 (18.75%) Cisco
3 9 (18.75%) Citrix
4 8 (16.67%) NetApp
4 8 (16.67%) Websense
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.33%) BMC
6 2 (4.17%) IBM
6 2 (4.17%) Dell
6 2 (4.17%) McAfee
7 1 (2.08%) Remedy
7 1 (2.08%) EMC
7 1 (2.08%) Hitachi
7 1 (2.08%) Veritas
7 1 (2.08%) AppSense
7 1 (2.08%) Altiris
7 1 (2.08%) Tripwire