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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Senior System Administrator
Rank 580 571 518
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 27 11 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.021% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.023% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 20
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£370 £500 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +26.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £33.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +11.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +21.81%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 15 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 22 May 2015. 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 -10 27 £370 -26.00% 19
London +5 19 £389 -22.25% 7
West Midlands -6 5 £338 -
City of London +10 3 £363 +31.81% 2
Coventry - 3 £350 -
Birmingham - 2 £300 -
East of England +8 1 £220 - 1
South East -14 1 - - 4
Tyne and Wear - 1 £450 -
Cambridge - 1 £220 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -
North East - 1 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £450 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £220 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 2

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 25 (53.19%) SAN
3 19 (40.43%) VMware
4 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
5 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (31.91%) NAS
6 15 (31.91%) Linux
7 13 (27.66%) UNIX
7 13 (27.66%) HP
8 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
8 12 (25.53%) Oracle
9 10 (21.28%) NetApp
9 10 (21.28%) Cisco
9 10 (21.28%) Citrix
10 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
11 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
11 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
12 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (14.89%) XenApp
12 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (14.89%) IIS
12 7 (14.89%) Change Management
13 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
13 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
13 6 (12.77%) DNS
13 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
14 5 (10.64%) SCCM
14 5 (10.64%) Office 365
14 5 (10.64%) Change Control
14 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 8 (17.02%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.89%) IIS
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Apache
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.26%) Lync
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (53.19%) SAN
2 15 (31.91%) NAS
3 9 (19.15%) TCP/IP
4 6 (12.77%) DNS
5 5 (10.64%) DHCP
5 5 (10.64%) Firewall
6 4 (8.51%) LAN
7 3 (6.38%) VPN
7 3 (6.38%) SMTP
8 2 (4.26%) Wireless
8 2 (4.26%) VoIP
8 2 (4.26%) VLAN
9 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.13%) OpenVPN
9 1 (2.13%) PCoIP
9 1 (2.13%) Spanning Tree
9 1 (2.13%) Internet
9 1 (2.13%) SSL
9 1 (2.13%) WAN
9 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.38%) MySQL
3 3 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) MariaDB
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MSI
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
1 5 (10.64%) Banking
1 5 (10.64%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.38%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) Replication
2 2 (4.26%) Open Source
3 1 (2.13%) FMCG
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) IBM XIV
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (31.91%) Linux
4 13 (27.66%) UNIX
5 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.64%) HPUX
7 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.38%) Solaris
8 3 (6.38%) AIX
9 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Change Management
2 6 (12.77%) Service Delivery
3 5 (10.64%) Change Control
3 5 (10.64%) ITIL
4 3 (6.38%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.13%) Budget Control
6 1 (2.13%) Information Assurance
6 1 (2.13%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Security Testing
6 1 (2.13%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.13%) Network Management
6 1 (2.13%) Information Governance
6 1 (2.13%) Software Distribution
6 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.13%) High Availability
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.51%) Perl
3 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.26%) Python
4 2 (4.26%) C
4 2 (4.26%) SQL
5 1 (2.13%) Scala
5 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (2.13%) VBA
5 1 (2.13%) Java
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.13%) RHCE
4 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (38.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (14.89%) XenApp
3 3 (6.38%) vSphere
3 3 (6.38%) Terminal Services
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (6.38%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.13%) Openswan
5 1 (2.13%) XenServer
5 1 (2.13%) vCloud
5 1 (2.13%) NFS
5 1 (2.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (6.38%) ARCserve
3 2 (4.26%) EdgeSight
3 2 (4.26%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.13%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.13%) SCOM
4 1 (2.13%) BladeLogic
4 1 (2.13%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (2.13%) Puppet
4 1 (2.13%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.13%) OpenView
4 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) VMware
2 13 (27.66%) HP
3 12 (25.53%) Red Hat
3 12 (25.53%) Oracle
4 10 (21.28%) NetApp
4 10 (21.28%) Cisco
4 10 (21.28%) Citrix
5 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.38%) CA
6 3 (6.38%) Altiris
7 2 (4.26%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) McAfee
7 2 (4.26%) AppSense
7 2 (4.26%) IBM
7 2 (4.26%) Dell
8 1 (2.13%) Veeam
8 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.13%) Percona
8 1 (2.13%) Splunk
8 1 (2.13%) BMC
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