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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 600 645 609
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 47 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.036% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.038% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 14 15
Median daily rate £450 £444 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +36.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £365 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £387 £301
% change year-on-year
+22.65% +28.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 21 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 24 September 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 +36 47 £450 +1.40% 12
London +13 24 £400 -11.11% 7
City of London +29 14 £375 -9.09% 3
South East +28 14 £475 +11.76% 3
Surrey +22 10 £475 +11.76% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £425 - 1
North East - 6 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 4 £438 - 1
Reading - 3 £438 -
Redhill - 2 £475 -
Reigate - 2 £475 -
West Midlands -27 1 £325 -7.01%
Canary Wharf - 1 £275 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £550 -
South West - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £550 -
Derby - 1 £550 -
Telford - 1 £325 -

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 66 (84.62%) Linux
2 48 (61.54%) Puppet
3 30 (38.46%) DevOps
4 28 (35.90%) Python
4 28 (35.90%) Red Hat
5 27 (34.62%) Tomcat
5 27 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 26 (33.33%) Unix
6 26 (33.33%) Apache
7 25 (32.05%) Ansible
7 25 (32.05%) Opscode Chef
8 24 (30.77%) Windows
8 24 (30.77%) VMware
9 22 (28.21%) Ruby
10 21 (26.92%) Finance
11 19 (24.36%) WebLogic
12 17 (21.79%) Load Balancing
13 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (20.51%) Perl
14 15 (19.23%) Subversion
14 15 (19.23%) Windows Server
15 14 (17.95%) Bash Shell
15 14 (17.95%) WebSphere
15 14 (17.95%) Active Directory
16 13 (16.67%) Configuration Management
16 13 (16.67%) Nagios
16 13 (16.67%) Amazon S3
16 13 (16.67%) Git (software)
16 13 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery

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 27 (34.62%) Tomcat
2 26 (33.33%) Apache
3 19 (24.36%) WebLogic
4 14 (17.95%) WebSphere
5 6 (7.69%) IIS
6 4 (5.13%) MS Exchange
7 3 (3.85%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.56%) Confluence
9 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
9 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.28%) JBoss
9 1 (1.28%) NServiceBus
9 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.28%) TPMS
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.67%) Amazon S3
3 12 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (15.38%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (7.69%) GitHub
5 2 (2.56%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.28%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.28%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (1.28%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.28%) Linode
6 1 (1.28%) Office 365
6 1 (1.28%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.38%) DNS
2 6 (7.69%) SAN
3 4 (5.13%) DHCP
3 4 (5.13%) LDAP
3 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.85%) Firewall
4 3 (3.85%) NAS
4 3 (3.85%) SSH
4 3 (3.85%) X.509
5 2 (2.56%) LAN
5 2 (2.56%) WAN
6 1 (1.28%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.28%) Internet
6 1 (1.28%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.28%) MPLS
6 1 (1.28%) SSL
6 1 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) MySQL
2 6 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.28%) Big Data
4 1 (1.28%) DataStage
4 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.28%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (19.23%) Subversion
2 13 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.82%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.41%) Hudson
5 3 (3.85%) JIRA
6 1 (1.28%) GitLab
6 1 (1.28%) Maven
6 1 (1.28%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Banking
2 2 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.41%) Middleware
2 4 (5.13%) LAMP
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (1.28%) .NET
4 1 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.28%) CSS
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.28%) Node.js
4 1 (1.28%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.28%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.28%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 66 (84.62%) Linux
2 27 (34.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (33.33%) Unix
4 24 (30.77%) Windows
5 15 (19.23%) Windows Server
6 10 (12.82%) CentOS
7 9 (11.54%) Solaris
7 9 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.41%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.56%) AIX
9 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) DevOps
2 17 (21.79%) Load Balancing
3 13 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 13 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 12 (15.38%) Open Source
5 11 (14.10%) Migration
6 9 (11.54%) ITIL
7 6 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (3.85%) High Availability
10 2 (2.56%) Change Management
10 2 (2.56%) E-Commerce
10 2 (2.56%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.56%) Information Security
10 2 (2.56%) Information Security Management
10 2 (2.56%) Kanban
10 2 (2.56%) Low Latency
10 2 (2.56%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (2.56%) Security Management
10 2 (2.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.90%) Python
2 22 (28.21%) Ruby
3 16 (20.51%) Perl
4 14 (17.95%) Bash Shell
5 11 (14.10%) PowerShell
6 10 (12.82%) PHP
6 10 (12.82%) SQL
7 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.85%) AWK
8 3 (3.85%) sed
9 2 (2.56%) Java
9 2 (2.56%) VB
10 1 (1.28%) C
10 1 (1.28%) Jython
Qualifications
1 8 (10.26%) Degree
2 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) CCNA
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MCSA
5 1 (1.28%) MCTS
5 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.28%) OCP
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (17.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (6.41%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.41%) vSphere
4 4 (5.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (3.85%) NFS
5 3 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (3.85%) XenApp
6 2 (2.56%) iptables
6 2 (2.56%) Postfix
6 2 (2.56%) Veritas File System
7 1 (1.28%) Firmware
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.28%) Samba
7 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.28%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.28%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (61.54%) Puppet
2 25 (32.05%) Ansible
2 25 (32.05%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (16.67%) Nagios
4 7 (8.97%) SCOM
5 6 (7.69%) SCCM
6 5 (6.41%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (6.41%) ZABBIX
7 4 (5.13%) Casper Suite
8 2 (2.56%) Capistrano
8 2 (2.56%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (2.56%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.56%) WSUS
9 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.28%) Icinga
9 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.28%) OpenNMS
9 1 (1.28%) OpenView
9 1 (1.28%) Unicenter
9 1 (1.28%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 28 (35.90%) Red Hat
2 24 (30.77%) VMware
3 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.69%) NetApp
4 6 (7.69%) Veritas
5 5 (6.41%) 3PAR
5 5 (6.41%) Sophos
6 4 (5.13%) Apple
6 4 (5.13%) Citrix
7 3 (3.85%) EMC
7 3 (3.85%) Oracle
7 3 (3.85%) Percona
7 3 (3.85%) Sun
8 2 (2.56%) BMC
8 2 (2.56%) IBM
8 2 (2.56%) Lumension
8 2 (2.56%) Wyse
9 1 (1.28%) CA
9 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.28%) Symantec
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