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 3 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 620 614 615
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 27 26 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.047% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.049% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 5
Median daily rate £473 £389 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.54% -22.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £259 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £458 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £338 -
% change year-on-year
+36.66% -
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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 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 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 3 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 -23 24 £473 +21.54% 11
London -30 12 £475 +15.15% 7
South East 0 5 £450 - 1
Surrey - 5 £450 -
Camberley - 3 £461 -
Edinburgh - 3 - - 2
Scotland - 3 - - 2
East of England +5 2 £481 +118.75%
Guildford - 2 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +8 1 £488 +121.59%
Birmingham 0 1 - -
Cambridge 0 1 £488 +121.59%
West Midlands -9 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear -34 1 - -
North East -36 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £475 -

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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 (61.70%) Linux
2 19 (40.43%) Unix
3 18 (38.30%) Finance
4 16 (34.04%) VMware
4 16 (34.04%) Windows
5 13 (27.66%) Solaris
6 12 (25.53%) ITIL
6 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
6 12 (25.53%) SAN
6 12 (25.53%) Veritas
6 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
7 11 (23.40%) Migration
8 10 (21.28%) EMC
8 10 (21.28%) Oracle
8 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
9 9 (19.15%) NetApp
10 8 (17.02%) NAS
10 8 (17.02%) DevOps
10 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
11 7 (14.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (14.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (14.89%) Puppet
11 7 (14.89%) AIX
11 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
12 6 (12.77%) SQL
12 6 (12.77%) MySQL
12 6 (12.77%) Firmware

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 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) TPMS
3 3 (6.38%) Node.js
4 2 (4.26%) Apache
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.13%) Confluence
5 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.13%) IIS
5 1 (2.13%) JBoss
5 1 (2.13%) Moodle
5 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.13%) Google Apps
3 1 (2.13%) Office 365
3 1 (2.13%) Route 53
3 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) SAN
2 8 (17.02%) NAS
3 4 (8.51%) DNS
4 2 (4.26%) Firewall
4 2 (4.26%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.26%) SSL
4 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.13%) DHCP
5 1 (2.13%) HTTP
5 1 (2.13%) Internet
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) LDAP
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security
5 1 (2.13%) SMTP
5 1 (2.13%) SSH
5 1 (2.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) MySQL
2 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.13%) MarkLogic
3 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.13%) Neo4j
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.13%) Redis
3 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.38%) Subversion
4 2 (4.26%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) AdminStudio
5 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.13%) GitLab
5 1 (2.13%) InstallShield
5 1 (2.13%) Maven
5 1 (2.13%) MSBuild
5 1 (2.13%) MSI
5 1 (2.13%) Selenium
5 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.13%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (38.30%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Banking
3 5 (10.64%) Law
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) French Language
5 1 (2.13%) Legal
5 1 (2.13%) Marketing
5 1 (2.13%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
2 2 (4.26%) LAMP
3 1 (2.13%) CSS
3 1 (2.13%) ELK Stack
3 1 (2.13%) HTML
3 1 (2.13%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Clustering
1 6 (12.77%) EMC VMAX
2 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) CMDB
4 1 (2.13%) User Experience
4 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (61.70%) Linux
2 19 (40.43%) Unix
3 16 (34.04%) Windows
4 13 (27.66%) Solaris
5 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (17.02%) Windows Server
7 7 (14.89%) AIX
8 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (4.26%) CentOS
10 2 (4.26%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.13%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (2.13%) HPUX
11 1 (2.13%) SUSE
11 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) ITIL
2 11 (23.40%) Migration
3 8 (17.02%) DevOps
4 5 (10.64%) Change Management
4 5 (10.64%) Data Migration
5 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.38%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.26%) Application Packaging
7 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.26%) High Availability
7 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.26%) Low Latency
7 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (4.26%) Time Management
8 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (2.13%) B2C
8 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
8 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) Perl
2 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.51%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.26%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) Ruby
4 2 (4.26%) VB
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) CCNA
1 2 (4.26%) CCNP
1 2 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (4.26%) Degree
1 2 (4.26%) MCSE
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) CCDE
2 1 (2.13%) CCDP
2 1 (2.13%) CCIE
2 1 (2.13%) OCP
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (2.13%) SANS
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (14.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (12.77%) Firmware
4 6 (12.77%) vSphere
5 4 (8.51%) iptables
6 3 (6.38%) VMware ESX
7 2 (4.26%) Docker
7 2 (4.26%) XenApp
7 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.13%) NFS
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (2.13%) Postfix
8 1 (2.13%) Veritas File System
8 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) Puppet
2 5 (10.64%) SCOM
3 4 (8.51%) Ansible
3 4 (8.51%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.38%) SCCM
4 3 (6.38%) ZABBIX
5 2 (4.26%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (4.26%) Control-M
5 2 (4.26%) HP SIM
5 2 (4.26%) IBM BigFix
5 2 (4.26%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (4.26%) Nagios
5 2 (4.26%) Packer
5 2 (4.26%) Terraform
6 1 (2.13%) Cacti
6 1 (2.13%) Capistrano
6 1 (2.13%) Data Guard
6 1 (2.13%) Kibana
6 1 (2.13%) logstash
6 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) VMware
2 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
2 12 (25.53%) Veritas
3 10 (21.28%) EMC
3 10 (21.28%) Oracle
4 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 9 (19.15%) NetApp
5 6 (12.77%) Emulex
6 4 (8.51%) BMC
6 4 (8.51%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) Cisco
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix
7 2 (4.26%) Percona
7 2 (4.26%) Sun
8 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.13%) Blackboard
8 1 (2.13%) F5
8 1 (2.13%) Google
8 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.13%) Splunk
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