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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 606 636 606
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 47 22 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.038% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.040% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 14 17
Median daily rate £450 £450 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +49.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
+34.47% +18.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51261 55415 53407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 33404 35221 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2084 2091
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 22 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 August 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 +27 46 £450 - 15
South East +33 19 £475 - 2
London -8 16 £444 -1.38% 10
Surrey - 16 £475 -
City of London +28 7 £450 +24.13% 6
Reigate - 6 £450 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £425 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £425 - 1
North East - 5 £425 - 1
South West - 3 £425 - 1
West Midlands -30 2 £340 -2.71%
Berkshire - 2 - -
Redhill - 2 £475 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £275 -
Reading - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 £425 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £340 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 57 (75.00%) Linux
2 42 (55.26%) Puppet
3 29 (38.16%) DevOps
3 29 (38.16%) Python
4 28 (36.84%) Unix
5 27 (35.53%) Red Hat
6 26 (34.21%) Amazon AWS
7 25 (32.89%) Finance
7 25 (32.89%) Tomcat
8 24 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 23 (30.26%) Ruby
9 23 (30.26%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (28.95%) Ansible
10 22 (28.95%) Apache
11 19 (25.00%) WebLogic
12 17 (22.37%) VMware
13 16 (21.05%) Migration
13 16 (21.05%) Perl
14 15 (19.74%) Solaris
14 15 (19.74%) Windows
14 15 (19.74%) Load Balancing
15 14 (18.42%) WebSphere
15 14 (18.42%) Amazon S3
15 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (18.42%) Subversion
15 14 (18.42%) Veritas
16 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
16 13 (17.11%) AWS CloudFormation
16 13 (17.11%) Continuous Delivery
17 12 (15.79%) Amazon EC2

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 25 (32.89%) Tomcat
2 22 (28.95%) Apache
3 19 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 14 (18.42%) WebSphere
5 5 (6.58%) IIS
6 4 (5.26%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.95%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.63%) TPMS
9 1 (1.32%) Apache Spark
9 1 (1.32%) Confluence
9 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.32%) JBoss
9 1 (1.32%) NServiceBus
9 1 (1.32%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (34.21%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (18.42%) Amazon S3
3 13 (17.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (5.26%) GitHub
6 2 (2.63%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.32%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.32%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (1.32%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.32%) Linode
7 1 (1.32%) Office 365
7 1 (1.32%) Route 53
7 1 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.16%) DNS
1 10 (13.16%) SAN
2 7 (9.21%) NAS
3 3 (3.95%) DHCP
3 3 (3.95%) Firewall
3 3 (3.95%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.95%) X.509
4 2 (2.63%) LAN
4 2 (2.63%) LDAP
4 2 (2.63%) WAN
5 1 (1.32%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.32%) Internet
5 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.32%) MPLS
5 1 (1.32%) Network Security
5 1 (1.32%) SSH
5 1 (1.32%) SSL
5 1 (1.32%) VLAN
5 1 (1.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) MySQL
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.32%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.32%) Big Data
4 1 (1.32%) DataStage
4 1 (1.32%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.32%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.32%) MarkLogic
4 1 (1.32%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.32%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) Redis
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (18.42%) Subversion
2 13 (17.11%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.95%) Hudson
5 2 (2.63%) GitLab
5 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.32%) JIRA
6 1 (1.32%) Maven
6 1 (1.32%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.32%) Selenium
6 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (32.89%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Law
3 4 (5.26%) Banking
4 1 (1.32%) French Language
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Retail
4 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Middleware
2 4 (5.26%) LAMP
3 3 (3.95%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.32%) CSS
4 1 (1.32%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.32%) HTML
4 1 (1.32%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.32%) Node.js
4 1 (1.32%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.47%) Clustering
2 10 (13.16%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.95%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.32%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.32%) NHS
5 1 (1.32%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.32%) Replication
5 1 (1.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (75.00%) Linux
2 28 (36.84%) Unix
3 24 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (19.74%) Solaris
4 15 (19.74%) Windows
5 10 (13.16%) Windows Server
6 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (7.89%) CentOS
8 4 (5.26%) AIX
9 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.32%) SUSE
9 1 (1.32%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (38.16%) DevOps
2 16 (21.05%) Migration
3 15 (19.74%) Load Balancing
4 13 (17.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 11 (14.47%) ITIL
5 11 (14.47%) Open Source
6 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.89%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 4 (5.26%) Low Latency
9 3 (3.95%) High Availability
10 2 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.63%) Change Management
10 2 (2.63%) Data Migration
10 2 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.63%) Information Security
10 2 (2.63%) Kanban
10 2 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (38.16%) Python
2 23 (30.26%) Ruby
3 16 (21.05%) Perl
4 11 (14.47%) Bash Shell
5 10 (13.16%) SQL
6 9 (11.84%) PowerShell
7 7 (9.21%) PHP
8 3 (3.95%) Java
9 2 (2.63%) VB
10 1 (1.32%) AWK
10 1 (1.32%) C
10 1 (1.32%) Jython
10 1 (1.32%) sed
10 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (10.53%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) CCNA
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CCDE
5 1 (1.32%) CCDP
5 1 (1.32%) CCIE
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP
5 1 (1.32%) OCP
5 1 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.32%) SANS
5 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (14.47%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 6 (7.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.26%) vSphere
6 3 (3.95%) Firmware
6 3 (3.95%) Veritas File System
6 3 (3.95%) XenApp
7 2 (2.63%) NFS
8 1 (1.32%) Docker
8 1 (1.32%) iptables
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.32%) Postfix
8 1 (1.32%) Samba
8 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.32%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (55.26%) Puppet
2 23 (30.26%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (28.95%) Ansible
4 10 (13.16%) Nagios
5 7 (9.21%) SCOM
6 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (5.26%) ITRS Geneos
7 4 (5.26%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.63%) SCCM
8 2 (2.63%) WSUS
9 1 (1.32%) Cacti
9 1 (1.32%) Capistrano
9 1 (1.32%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.32%) logstash
9 1 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.32%) OpenNMS
9 1 (1.32%) OpenView
9 1 (1.32%) Unicenter
9 1 (1.32%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 27 (35.53%) Red Hat
2 17 (22.37%) VMware
3 14 (18.42%) Veritas
4 11 (14.47%) Microsoft
5 9 (11.84%) EMC
6 8 (10.53%) NetApp
7 5 (6.58%) 3PAR
7 5 (6.58%) Sun
8 4 (5.26%) BMC
9 3 (3.95%) Citrix
9 3 (3.95%) Emulex
9 3 (3.95%) Oracle
10 2 (2.63%) Cisco
10 2 (2.63%) F5
10 2 (2.63%) IBM
10 2 (2.63%) Lumension
10 2 (2.63%) Percona
10 2 (2.63%) Wyse
11 1 (1.32%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.32%) SaltStack
City, London
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Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day Negotiable rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago