The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 612 613 608
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 31 28 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.050% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.053% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 10
Median daily rate £450 £363 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% +24.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £500 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £313 £291
% change year-on-year
+44.00% +7.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.50

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
50276 53000 51116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 32796 33319 31430
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1494 2025 2060
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Senior Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 26 June 2016.

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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 29 £450 +24.13% 12
London +6 12 £419 +10.92% 6
South East +15 9 £450 - 3
Surrey - 7 £450 - 2
Reigate - 4 £450 -
South West - 3 £425 - 1
City of London +37 2 £325 -10.34% 1
West Midlands -22 2 £340 -2.85%
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
East of England +15 1 £475 +115.90%
Birmingham -5 1 - -
Coventry -10 1 £340 -2.85%
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Slough - 1 £475 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £475 -

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, Senior Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 38 (61.29%) Linux
2 26 (41.94%) Finance
3 24 (38.71%) Unix
4 20 (32.26%) Windows
5 18 (29.03%) Red Hat
6 17 (27.42%) Solaris
6 17 (27.42%) VMware
6 17 (27.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (27.42%) Puppet
7 16 (25.81%) Veritas
8 15 (24.19%) Migration
8 15 (24.19%) DevOps
9 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (22.58%) SAN
9 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
9 14 (22.58%) Python
10 13 (20.97%) ITIL
11 12 (19.35%) EMC
12 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
12 11 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (16.13%) NAS
13 10 (16.13%) Perl
13 10 (16.13%) Apache
13 10 (16.13%) Tomcat
13 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
14 9 (14.52%) Data Centre
14 9 (14.52%) SQL
14 9 (14.52%) NetApp
14 9 (14.52%) Clustering
14 9 (14.52%) Veritas Volume Manager

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.13%) Apache
1 10 (16.13%) Tomcat
2 7 (11.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.29%) WebLogic
3 6 (9.68%) WebSphere
4 5 (8.06%) TPMS
5 3 (4.84%) IIS
5 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.23%) JBoss
6 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.61%) Confluence
7 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.61%) NServiceBus
7 1 (1.61%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (8.06%) Amazon S3
3 5 (8.06%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.61%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.61%) Route 53
4 1 (1.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.58%) SAN
2 10 (16.13%) NAS
3 7 (11.29%) DNS
4 3 (4.84%) iSCSI
4 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.23%) DHCP
5 2 (3.23%) Firewall
5 2 (3.23%) SSL
6 1 (1.61%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.61%) HTTP
6 1 (1.61%) Internet
6 1 (1.61%) LAN
6 1 (1.61%) LDAP
6 1 (1.61%) MPLS
6 1 (1.61%) Network Security
6 1 (1.61%) SMTP
6 1 (1.61%) VPN
6 1 (1.61%) WAN
6 1 (1.61%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) MySQL
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.23%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.61%) Big Data
4 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.61%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.61%) Redis
4 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.68%) Subversion
3 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
4 2 (3.23%) JIRA
5 1 (1.61%) AdminStudio
5 1 (1.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.61%) GitLab
5 1 (1.61%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.61%) Maven
5 1 (1.61%) MSBuild
5 1 (1.61%) MSI
5 1 (1.61%) Selenium
5 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.61%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (41.94%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Banking
3 7 (11.29%) Law
4 2 (3.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.61%) French Language
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) Node.js
3 2 (3.23%) LAMP
4 1 (1.61%) .NET
4 1 (1.61%) CSS
4 1 (1.61%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.61%) HTML
4 1 (1.61%) JDBC
4 1 (1.61%) Middleware
4 1 (1.61%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Clustering
1 9 (14.52%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.68%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (3.23%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.61%) CMDB
4 1 (1.61%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (61.29%) Linux
2 24 (38.71%) Unix
3 20 (32.26%) Windows
4 17 (27.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (27.42%) Solaris
5 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
6 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (9.68%) AIX
8 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.23%) CentOS
10 2 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (3.23%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.61%) SUSE
11 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) DevOps
1 15 (24.19%) Migration
2 13 (20.97%) ITIL
3 6 (9.68%) E-Commerce
4 5 (8.06%) Change Management
4 5 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (8.06%) Data Migration
4 5 (8.06%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.06%) Open Source
5 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.45%) Incident Management
5 4 (6.45%) Low Latency
6 3 (4.84%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.84%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (3.23%) Application Packaging
7 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.23%) High Availability
7 2 (3.23%) Time Management
8 1 (1.61%) Change Control
8 1 (1.61%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) Python
2 10 (16.13%) Perl
3 9 (14.52%) Ruby
3 9 (14.52%) SQL
4 7 (11.29%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.84%) Java
6 3 (4.84%) PHP
6 3 (4.84%) VB
7 1 (1.61%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) MCSE
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) CCDE
3 1 (1.61%) CCDP
3 1 (1.61%) CCIE
3 1 (1.61%) CCNA
3 1 (1.61%) CCNP
3 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.61%) OCP
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.61%) SANS
3 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (22.58%) Active Directory
2 11 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 9 (14.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (9.68%) Firmware
4 6 (9.68%) vSphere
5 5 (8.06%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.84%) Veritas File System
6 3 (4.84%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.84%) XenApp
7 2 (3.23%) Docker
7 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.61%) iptables
8 1 (1.61%) NFS
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.61%) Postfix
8 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (27.42%) Puppet
2 9 (14.52%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.68%) Ansible
3 6 (9.68%) SCOM
4 4 (6.45%) ITRS Geneos
4 4 (6.45%) Nagios
5 3 (4.84%) SCCM
5 3 (4.84%) ZABBIX
6 2 (3.23%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (3.23%) Consul
6 2 (3.23%) Control-M
6 2 (3.23%) HP SIM
6 2 (3.23%) IBM BigFix
6 2 (3.23%) Packer
6 2 (3.23%) Terraform
6 2 (3.23%) WSUS
7 1 (1.61%) Kibana
7 1 (1.61%) logstash
7 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.61%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Red Hat
2 17 (27.42%) VMware
3 16 (25.81%) Veritas
4 12 (19.35%) EMC
5 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
6 9 (14.52%) NetApp
7 7 (11.29%) Oracle
8 6 (9.68%) BMC
8 6 (9.68%) Emulex
9 4 (6.45%) Sun
10 3 (4.84%) Citrix
11 2 (3.23%) Cisco
11 2 (3.23%) F5
11 2 (3.23%) HP
11 2 (3.23%) IBM
11 2 (3.23%) Percona
12 1 (1.61%) AppDynamics
12 1 (1.61%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.61%) Splunk
12 1 (1.61%) Symantec
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