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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 596 626 604
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 34 18 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.032% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.034% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 10 17
Median daily rate £375 £419 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £343 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £455 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £30.00
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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +38 31 £375 -10.44% 15
London +17 21 £375 -14.28% 4
City of London +5 6 £375 -9.09% 1
South East +31 4 £438 +25.00% 4
Berkshire - 3 £438 -
Reading - 3 £438 -
South Ayrshire - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Ayr - 3 - -
South West +13 2 - - 2
East of England +8 2 £338 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £338 -
Croydon - 1 £455 -
Devon - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
Derby - 1 £550 -
Exeter - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £438 - 1
Telford - 1 £325 -
Derbyshire - 1 £550 -
East Sussex - 1 £438 - 1

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 76 (91.57%) Linux
2 53 (63.86%) Puppet
3 36 (43.37%) Red Hat
4 31 (37.35%) Apache
5 30 (36.14%) Tomcat
5 30 (36.14%) VMware
5 30 (36.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (36.14%) DevOps
6 29 (34.94%) Ansible
7 28 (33.73%) Opscode Chef
7 28 (33.73%) Amazon AWS
8 26 (31.33%) Unix
9 25 (30.12%) Windows
9 25 (30.12%) Python
10 23 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (25.30%) Load Balancing
11 21 (25.30%) Bash Shell
11 21 (25.30%) Ruby
12 19 (22.89%) WebLogic
13 18 (21.69%) Finance
14 17 (20.48%) Subversion
15 16 (19.28%) Perl
15 16 (19.28%) Active Directory
16 15 (18.07%) Nagios
16 15 (18.07%) DNS
17 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
17 14 (16.87%) WebSphere
17 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
17 14 (16.87%) Windows Server
17 14 (16.87%) Data Centre

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 31 (37.35%) Apache
2 30 (36.14%) Tomcat
3 19 (22.89%) WebLogic
4 14 (16.87%) WebSphere
5 6 (7.23%) IIS
6 4 (4.82%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.61%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.41%) nginx
9 1 (1.20%) Confluence
9 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.20%) JBoss
9 1 (1.20%) NServiceBus
9 1 (1.20%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (33.73%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (15.66%) Amazon S3
3 12 (14.46%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (14.46%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (10.84%) GitHub
5 3 (3.61%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.41%) IaaS
6 2 (2.41%) Office 365
7 1 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.20%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.20%) Linode
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (1.20%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.07%) DNS
2 7 (8.43%) DHCP
3 6 (7.23%) Firewall
3 6 (7.23%) SSH
4 5 (6.02%) LDAP
4 5 (6.02%) SAN
5 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.61%) X.509
7 2 (2.41%) LAN
7 2 (2.41%) VLAN
7 2 (2.41%) WAN
8 1 (1.20%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.20%) Internet
8 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.20%) MPLS
8 1 (1.20%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) MySQL
2 3 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.20%) DataStage
4 1 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (20.48%) Subversion
2 11 (13.25%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.05%) Jenkins
4 8 (9.64%) Hudson
5 2 (2.41%) JIRA
6 1 (1.20%) GitLab
6 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.20%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (21.69%) Finance
2 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.41%) Back Office
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) LAMP
1 5 (6.02%) Middleware
2 2 (2.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.20%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.20%) Node.js
3 1 (1.20%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.20%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.87%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.61%) Clustering
3 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.41%) NHS
3 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 76 (91.57%) Linux
2 30 (36.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (31.33%) Unix
4 25 (30.12%) Windows
5 14 (16.87%) Windows Server
6 13 (15.66%) CentOS
7 8 (9.64%) Solaris
7 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (7.23%) Ubuntu
9 4 (4.82%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.20%) AIX
11 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (36.14%) DevOps
2 21 (25.30%) Load Balancing
3 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
4 13 (15.66%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (14.46%) Open Source
6 10 (12.05%) ITIL
7 8 (9.64%) Migration
8 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.82%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (3.61%) Information Security
9 3 (3.61%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.41%) BCP
10 2 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (2.41%) Change Management
10 2 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (2.41%) Information Security Management
10 2 (2.41%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.41%) Security Management
10 2 (2.41%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.12%) Python
2 21 (25.30%) Bash Shell
2 21 (25.30%) Ruby
3 16 (19.28%) Perl
4 14 (16.87%) PowerShell
5 12 (14.46%) PHP
6 11 (13.25%) Shell Script
7 7 (8.43%) SQL
8 6 (7.23%) AWK
8 6 (7.23%) sed
9 3 (3.61%) VB
10 2 (2.41%) Java
11 1 (1.20%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Degree
2 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) CCNA
3 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.61%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.20%) MCSA
4 1 (1.20%) MCTS
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) BS7799
2 1 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (27.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (19.28%) Active Directory
3 7 (8.43%) NFS
4 6 (7.23%) vSphere
5 5 (6.02%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.61%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.61%) XenApp
7 2 (2.41%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (2.41%) KVM
7 2 (2.41%) Samba
8 1 (1.20%) Docker
8 1 (1.20%) iptables
8 1 (1.20%) Postfix
8 1 (1.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.20%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (63.86%) Puppet
2 29 (34.94%) Ansible
3 28 (33.73%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (18.07%) Nagios
5 8 (9.64%) Red Hat Satellite
6 7 (8.43%) SCCM
7 4 (4.82%) Casper Suite
7 4 (4.82%) SCOM
8 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.41%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.20%) Capistrano
9 1 (1.20%) Icinga
9 1 (1.20%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.20%) OpenNMS
9 1 (1.20%) OpenView
9 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 1 (1.20%) WSUS
9 1 (1.20%) yum
9 1 (1.20%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 36 (43.37%) Red Hat
2 30 (36.14%) VMware
3 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
4 9 (10.84%) Sun
5 8 (9.64%) NetApp
6 5 (6.02%) 3PAR
6 5 (6.02%) IBM
6 5 (6.02%) Oracle
6 5 (6.02%) Sophos
7 4 (4.82%) Apple
7 4 (4.82%) Canon
7 4 (4.82%) Citrix
7 4 (4.82%) HP
8 3 (3.61%) CommVault
8 3 (3.61%) Rackspace
9 2 (2.41%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.41%) Cisco
9 2 (2.41%) Lumension
9 2 (2.41%) Veritas
9 2 (2.41%) Wyse