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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 560 614 583
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 27 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.032% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.034% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 14
Median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £369 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £450 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £388 £340
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +13.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 17 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +41 25 £450 - 10
London +26 21 £463 +2.77% 6
City of London 0 3 £375 -
Croydon - 3 £468 -
South East +19 2 £438 +9.37% 2
South Ayrshire - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 - -
Ayr - 2 - -
South West +4 1 - -
East of England - 1 £338 - 1
Reading - 1 £438 - 1
Exeter - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £438 -
East Sussex - 1 £438 -
Berkshire - 1 £438 - 1
Devon - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £338 -

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 67 (97.10%) Linux
2 44 (63.77%) Puppet
3 42 (60.87%) Red Hat
4 31 (44.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (43.48%) VMware
6 27 (39.13%) Unix
7 26 (37.68%) Ansible
8 23 (33.33%) Windows
9 21 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (30.43%) Bash Shell
10 17 (24.64%) Apache
10 17 (24.64%) CentOS
10 17 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
10 17 (24.64%) Opscode Chef
11 16 (23.19%) DevOps
11 16 (23.19%) Configuration Management
11 16 (23.19%) Finance
12 15 (21.74%) DNS
13 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
14 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
14 13 (18.84%) Tomcat
14 13 (18.84%) Shell Script
14 13 (18.84%) Nagios
15 12 (17.39%) Perl
15 12 (17.39%) Sun
15 12 (17.39%) Red Hat Satellite
16 11 (15.94%) PowerShell
16 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
16 11 (15.94%) ITIL
16 11 (15.94%) Subversion

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 17 (24.64%) Apache
2 13 (18.84%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.80%) IIS
3 4 (5.80%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.90%) nginx
4 2 (2.90%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.45%) Confluence
5 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (24.64%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.04%) GitHub
3 7 (10.14%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.35%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.90%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.90%) IaaS
5 2 (2.90%) Office 365
6 1 (1.45%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.45%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (1.45%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.45%) Linode
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.74%) DNS
2 9 (13.04%) Firewall
3 8 (11.59%) LDAP
4 6 (8.70%) DHCP
4 6 (8.70%) SSH
5 3 (4.35%) SAN
5 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
6 2 (2.90%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.90%) LAN
6 2 (2.90%) VLAN
6 2 (2.90%) WAN
6 2 (2.90%) X.509
7 1 (1.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) MySQL
2 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) DataStage
3 1 (1.45%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Subversion
2 10 (14.49%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.59%) Hudson
4 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.90%) JIRA
6 1 (1.45%) GitLab
6 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.90%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) LAMP
2 2 (2.90%) Middleware
3 1 (1.45%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.45%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.45%) Node.js
3 1 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.84%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.90%) Clustering
2 2 (2.90%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 67 (97.10%) Linux
2 31 (44.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (39.13%) Unix
4 23 (33.33%) Windows
5 17 (24.64%) CentOS
6 14 (20.29%) Windows Server
7 10 (14.49%) Solaris
8 9 (13.04%) Ubuntu
9 4 (5.80%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.45%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) Configuration Management
1 16 (23.19%) DevOps
2 11 (15.94%) ITIL
3 10 (14.49%) Load Balancing
4 7 (10.14%) ITIL V3
5 6 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (8.70%) Change Control
5 6 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (7.25%) Migration
7 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (5.80%) Open Source
7 4 (5.80%) Server Building
8 3 (4.35%) Change Management
8 3 (4.35%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (2.90%) BCP
9 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.90%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.90%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.90%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) Bash Shell
2 13 (18.84%) Shell Script
3 12 (17.39%) Perl
4 11 (15.94%) PowerShell
5 10 (14.49%) PHP
5 10 (14.49%) Python
6 6 (8.70%) AWK
6 6 (8.70%) Ruby
6 6 (8.70%) sed
7 4 (5.80%) SQL
8 3 (4.35%) VB
9 1 (1.45%) Java
9 1 (1.45%) Jython
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) CCNA
2 3 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.45%) MCSA
4 1 (1.45%) MCTS
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) SLA
2 1 (1.45%) BS7799
2 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.14%) NFS
4 5 (7.25%) KVM
4 5 (7.25%) vSphere
5 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.80%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.35%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.90%) FreeRADIUS
7 2 (2.90%) Samba
7 2 (2.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.45%) Docker
8 1 (1.45%) iptables
8 1 (1.45%) Postfix
8 1 (1.45%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 44 (63.77%) Puppet
2 26 (37.68%) Ansible
3 17 (24.64%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (18.84%) Nagios
5 12 (17.39%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (7.25%) SCCM
7 4 (5.80%) Casper Suite
7 4 (5.80%) yum
8 2 (2.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.45%) Capistrano
9 1 (1.45%) Cobbler
9 1 (1.45%) Icinga
9 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
9 1 (1.45%) OpenNMS
9 1 (1.45%) OpenView
9 1 (1.45%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 42 (60.87%) Red Hat
2 30 (43.48%) VMware
3 12 (17.39%) Sun
4 8 (11.59%) HP
4 8 (11.59%) NetApp
5 5 (7.25%) 3PAR
5 5 (7.25%) IBM
6 4 (5.80%) Apple
6 4 (5.80%) Canon
6 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle
6 4 (5.80%) Sophos
7 3 (4.35%) CommVault
7 3 (4.35%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.90%) Cisco
9 1 (1.45%) Brocade
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix
9 1 (1.45%) Google
9 1 (1.45%) Veritas
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