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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 583 548 564
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 29 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.049% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.053% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £316 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £435 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £381 £369
% change year-on-year
-22.62% +3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £30.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +10.90%

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
51314 48841 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31055 29011 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1971 2118 2640
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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 -12 29 £300 -19.89% 17
London +7 13 £375 - 9
South West - 7 - -
South East -10 4 £300 -27.17% 5
Hampshire - 4 £300 - 1
East of England - 3 £213 - 2
City of London +19 2 £500 +33.33% 2
East Midlands - 2 £306 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £213 -
Cambridge - 1 £295 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 £295 - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - - 1
Leatherhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Redditch - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Sheffield - - - -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) VMware
3 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
3 21 (52.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 18 (45.00%) DNS
5 16 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 16 (40.00%) HP
6 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
7 14 (35.00%) HP SIM
7 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (32.50%) Linux
8 13 (32.50%) SCCM
8 13 (32.50%) SCOM
9 12 (30.00%) VMware ESX
10 11 (27.50%) ITIL
11 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (22.50%) vSphere
12 9 (22.50%) SAN
12 9 (22.50%) SharePoint
12 9 (22.50%) SLA
12 9 (22.50%) DHCP
13 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
13 8 (20.00%) UNIX
13 8 (20.00%) Finance
13 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
13 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 16 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (22.50%) SharePoint
4 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (7.50%) IIS
5 3 (7.50%) Tomcat
6 2 (5.00%) Apache
7 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.50%) Drupal
7 1 (2.50%) Confluence
7 1 (2.50%) Lync
7 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (45.00%) DNS
2 9 (22.50%) SAN
2 9 (22.50%) DHCP
3 4 (10.00%) LDAP
3 4 (10.00%) Firewall
3 4 (10.00%) SMTP
4 3 (7.50%) LAN
5 2 (5.00%) WAN
5 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) VLAN
5 2 (5.00%) NAS
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.50%) Network Security
6 1 (2.50%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (2.50%) SSH
6 1 (2.50%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) MySQL
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Ant
1 1 (2.50%) IntelliJ
1 1 (2.50%) MSI
1 1 (2.50%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.50%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) Selenium
1 1 (2.50%) Hudson
1 1 (2.50%) Gradle
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) Apache Ivy
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (17.50%) Banking
2 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.50%) Front Office
4 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.00%) LAMP
2 2 (5.00%) JSON
2 2 (5.00%) CSS
2 2 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (2.50%) CPAN
3 1 (2.50%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
3 1 (2.50%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.50%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.50%) Wiki
3 1 (2.50%) Open Source
3 1 (2.50%) Firmware
3 1 (2.50%) DTV
3 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (32.50%) Linux
5 8 (20.00%) UNIX
6 6 (15.00%) Solaris
6 6 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.50%) zOS
8 1 (2.50%) AIX
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (7.50%) Business Continuity
4 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
4 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (7.50%) DevOps
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Build Automation
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
5 2 (5.00%) Change Management
5 2 (5.00%) Information Security
6 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.50%) Data Management
6 1 (2.50%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
1 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.50%) Perl
2 5 (12.50%) VB
3 4 (10.00%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.50%) Ruby
4 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.50%) C
5 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.50%) Korn
6 1 (2.50%) C-shell
6 1 (2.50%) C#
6 1 (2.50%) C++
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) RHCE
5 1 (2.50%) RHCA
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) SLA
2 2 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.00%) VMware ESX
3 10 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (22.50%) vSphere
5 5 (12.50%) XenApp
5 5 (12.50%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.00%) NFS
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.50%) Xen
7 1 (2.50%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.50%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 14 (35.00%) HP SIM
2 13 (32.50%) SCCM
2 13 (32.50%) SCOM
3 7 (17.50%) NetBackup
3 7 (17.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (12.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (12.50%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (12.50%) Control-M
5 4 (10.00%) Puppet
6 3 (7.50%) ARCserve
7 2 (5.00%) Nagios
8 1 (2.50%) MOM
8 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
8 1 (2.50%) Zenoss
8 1 (2.50%) YUM
8 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.50%) HAProxy
8 1 (2.50%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) VMware
2 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (40.00%) HP
4 7 (17.50%) Citrix
4 7 (17.50%) Symantec
5 6 (15.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (12.50%) BMC
7 4 (10.00%) Oracle
8 3 (7.50%) CA
8 3 (7.50%) NetApp
9 2 (5.00%) Veritas
9 2 (5.00%) Sun
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco
9 2 (5.00%) Google
10 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.50%) Apple
10 1 (2.50%) IBM
10 1 (2.50%) Sybase
10 1 (2.50%) Vignette
10 1 (2.50%) SAP
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