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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 627 599 605
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 29 28 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.051% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.054% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 5
Median daily rate £475 £363 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+37.03% -
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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 25 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 27 May 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 -26 25 £475 +31.03% 14
London -13 14 £475 +25.82% 7
South East -11 4 £450 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - - 3
Scotland - 4 - - 3
Surrey - 3 £450 - 1
City of London +35 2 £325 -10.34% 3
East of England +9 2 £481 +118.75% 1
Guildford - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +9 1 £488 +121.59%
Cambridge +1 1 £488 +121.59%
North East -43 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -46 1 - -
Tyne and Wear -47 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £475 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Slough - 1 £475 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £475 - 1

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 29 (60.42%) Linux
2 22 (45.83%) Unix
3 19 (39.58%) Finance
4 17 (35.42%) VMware
4 17 (35.42%) Windows
5 15 (31.25%) Solaris
5 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
6 14 (29.17%) Veritas
6 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
6 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (27.08%) SAN
7 13 (27.08%) ITIL
8 12 (25.00%) Migration
9 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (22.92%) EMC
10 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
10 10 (20.83%) Puppet
11 9 (18.75%) NAS
11 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
11 9 (18.75%) NetApp
12 8 (16.67%) DevOps
12 8 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 8 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (14.58%) Oracle
13 7 (14.58%) Perl
13 7 (14.58%) SQL
13 7 (14.58%) Clustering
13 7 (14.58%) Banking
14 6 (12.50%) Law

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 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) TPMS
3 3 (6.25%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) Node.js
4 2 (4.17%) IIS
4 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.08%) Confluence
5 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.08%) JBoss
5 1 (2.08%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
3 1 (2.08%) Route 53
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) SAN
2 9 (18.75%) NAS
3 5 (10.42%) DNS
4 2 (4.17%) Firewall
4 2 (4.17%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.17%) SSL
4 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.08%) DHCP
5 1 (2.08%) HTTP
5 1 (2.08%) Internet
5 1 (2.08%) LAN
5 1 (2.08%) LDAP
5 1 (2.08%) Network Security
5 1 (2.08%) SMTP
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.08%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) MySQL
2 2 (4.17%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) MarkLogic
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.08%) Redis
3 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.42%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.25%) Subversion
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.08%) GitLab
5 1 (2.08%) InstallShield
5 1 (2.08%) Maven
5 1 (2.08%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.08%) MSI
5 1 (2.08%) Selenium
5 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 19 (39.58%) Finance
2 7 (14.58%) Banking
3 6 (12.50%) Law
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
5 1 (2.08%) French Language
5 1 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (2.08%) Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (4.17%) LAMP
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) ELK Stack
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Clustering
2 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.50%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.08%) CMDB
4 1 (2.08%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (60.42%) Linux
2 22 (45.83%) Unix
3 17 (35.42%) Windows
4 15 (31.25%) Solaris
5 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (10.42%) AIX
9 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (4.17%) CentOS
11 2 (4.17%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (2.08%) HPUX
12 1 (2.08%) SUSE
12 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.08%) ITIL
2 12 (25.00%) Migration
3 8 (16.67%) DevOps
4 5 (10.42%) Change Management
4 5 (10.42%) Data Migration
4 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
5 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.25%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.25%) Low Latency
7 2 (4.17%) Application Packaging
7 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.17%) High Availability
7 2 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.17%) Time Management
8 1 (2.08%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.08%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.08%) Kanban
8 1 (2.08%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (2.08%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) Perl
1 7 (14.58%) SQL
2 6 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.50%) Python
3 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.17%) Java
4 2 (4.17%) PHP
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
4 2 (4.17%) VB
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.17%) Degree
1 2 (4.17%) MCSE
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.08%) CCDE
2 1 (2.08%) CCDP
2 1 (2.08%) CCIE
2 1 (2.08%) CCNA
2 1 (2.08%) CCNP
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.08%) OCP
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.08%) SANS
2 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 8 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (12.50%) Firmware
5 5 (10.42%) vSphere
6 3 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.17%) Docker
7 2 (4.17%) Veritas File System
7 2 (4.17%) XenApp
7 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.08%) iptables
8 1 (2.08%) NFS
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.08%) Postfix
8 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) Puppet
2 6 (12.50%) SCOM
3 4 (8.33%) Ansible
3 4 (8.33%) Nagios
4 3 (6.25%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.25%) SCCM
4 3 (6.25%) ZABBIX
5 2 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (4.17%) Control-M
5 2 (4.17%) HP SIM
5 2 (4.17%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (4.17%) Packer
5 2 (4.17%) Terraform
5 2 (4.17%) WSUS
6 1 (2.08%) Cacti
6 1 (2.08%) Capistrano
6 1 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.08%) Kibana
6 1 (2.08%) logstash
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) VMware
2 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 14 (29.17%) Veritas
4 11 (22.92%) EMC
5 10 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 9 (18.75%) NetApp
7 7 (14.58%) Oracle
8 6 (12.50%) Emulex
9 5 (10.42%) BMC
10 3 (6.25%) HP
10 3 (6.25%) Sun
11 2 (4.17%) Cisco
11 2 (4.17%) Citrix
11 2 (4.17%) Percona
12 1 (2.08%) F5
12 1 (2.08%) IBM
12 1 (2.08%) Juniper
12 1 (2.08%) Palo Alto
12 1 (2.08%) SAP
12 1 (2.08%) Splunk
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