The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Senior Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 592 569 568
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 26 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.032% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.035% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 10
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£320 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £261 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £298 £369
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -19.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Senior Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 21 October 2014.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -21 24 £315 -16.00% 19
London -8 11 £400 -5.88% 13
South East -17 10 £315 +5.88% 3
Hampshire - 8 £315 - 2
City of London +22 2 £500 +33.33% 2
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
South West - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £213 -
East of England - 1 £213 - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Northamptonshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - - 1
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Winchester - - - - 1

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 31 (68.89%) VMware
3 28 (62.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 23 (51.11%) HP
6 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
7 21 (46.67%) HP SIM
8 19 (42.22%) MS Exchange
9 18 (40.00%) DNS
10 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (35.56%) SharePoint
11 15 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
11 15 (33.33%) SCCM
11 15 (33.33%) SCOM
12 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
12 14 (31.11%) VMware ESX
12 14 (31.11%) Linux
12 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (28.89%) vSphere
13 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
13 13 (28.89%) ITIL
14 11 (24.44%) SLA
14 11 (24.44%) Clustering
15 10 (22.22%) SAN
15 10 (22.22%) SQL
15 10 (22.22%) Mentoring
16 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (20.00%) SMTP
16 9 (20.00%) DHCP
16 9 (20.00%) UNIX

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Senior Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (42.22%) MS Exchange
2 16 (35.56%) SharePoint
3 15 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (6.67%) IIS
6 3 (6.67%) Apache
7 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.22%) JBoss
7 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.22%) Drupal
7 1 (2.22%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (28.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) DNS
2 10 (22.22%) SAN
3 9 (20.00%) SMTP
3 9 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (6.67%) LAN
4 3 (6.67%) NAS
5 2 (4.44%) LDAP
5 2 (4.44%) WAN
5 2 (4.44%) Firewall
6 1 (2.22%) VLAN
6 1 (2.22%) Network Security
6 1 (2.22%) DMZ
6 1 (2.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MySQL
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MSI
1 1 (2.22%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
1 8 (17.78%) Banking
2 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Front Office
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.22%) Sensu
2 1 (2.22%) CSS
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) LAMP
2 1 (2.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Clustering
2 9 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (4.44%) Derivative
4 2 (4.44%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.22%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 28 (62.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (31.11%) Linux
4 14 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (20.00%) UNIX
6 6 (13.33%) Solaris
6 6 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.67%) CentOS
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (4.44%) HPUX
9 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 10 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.67%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.44%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Migration
5 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
5 2 (4.44%) Information Security
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) Service Management
5 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.44%) Change Management
5 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Coaching
6 1 (2.22%) Network Management
6 1 (2.22%) Change Control
6 1 (2.22%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) VB
2 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.89%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.44%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) Python
6 1 (2.22%) C
6 1 (2.22%) C#
6 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (17.78%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.33%) RHCE
3 6 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (2.22%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (24.44%) SLA
2 2 (4.44%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.11%) VMware ESX
3 13 (28.89%) vSphere
4 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (15.56%) XenApp
5 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.44%) Postfix
6 2 (4.44%) vCloud
7 1 (2.22%) NFS
7 1 (2.22%) Shibboleth
7 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.22%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (46.67%) HP SIM
2 15 (33.33%) SCCM
2 15 (33.33%) SCOM
3 8 (17.78%) ARCserve
4 7 (15.56%) NetBackup
4 7 (15.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 7 (15.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 7 (15.56%) BMC PATROL
4 7 (15.56%) Control-M
5 2 (4.44%) Ansible
6 1 (2.22%) logstash
6 1 (2.22%) Nagios
6 1 (2.22%) MOM
6 1 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.22%) ZABBIX
6 1 (2.22%) Zenoss
6 1 (2.22%) OpenAM
6 1 (2.22%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (68.89%) VMware
2 25 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 23 (51.11%) HP
4 9 (20.00%) Citrix
5 8 (17.78%) CA
5 8 (17.78%) Red Hat
6 7 (15.56%) Symantec
6 7 (15.56%) BMC
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle
7 3 (6.67%) NetApp
8 2 (4.44%) Veritas
9 1 (2.22%) Apple
9 1 (2.22%) Google
9 1 (2.22%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco
9 1 (2.22%) IBM
9 1 (2.22%) Sun
9 1 (2.22%) EMC