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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 569 559 570
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 27 23 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.044% 0.044%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.047% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 14
Average daily rate
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£301 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.78% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £276 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £465 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
-8.46% -11.86%
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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -14 27 £301 -19.78% 18
London +10 12 £425 +9.67% 13
South East -2 6 £300 -7.56% 3
South West - 5 - - 1
Hampshire - 5 £300 - 2
East of England - 3 £213 -
City of London +19 2 £500 +33.33% 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £213 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Cambridge - 1 £295 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £295 -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brighton - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Redditch - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 29 (67.44%) VMware
3 23 (53.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
5 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
6 19 (44.19%) HP
6 19 (44.19%) DNS
7 17 (39.53%) MS Exchange
8 16 (37.21%) Security Cleared
8 16 (37.21%) HP SIM
9 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (32.56%) Linux
10 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (32.56%) SCCM
10 14 (32.56%) SCOM
11 13 (30.23%) VMware ESX
12 11 (25.58%) ITIL
12 11 (25.58%) SharePoint
12 11 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2007
12 11 (25.58%) vSphere
13 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (23.26%) SAN
14 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
14 9 (20.93%) SLA
14 9 (20.93%) DHCP
14 9 (20.93%) Clustering
14 9 (20.93%) Finance
14 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 17 (39.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (25.58%) SharePoint
2 11 (25.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (20.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (18.60%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) IIS
5 3 (6.98%) Apache
6 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.33%) Drupal
7 1 (2.33%) Confluence
7 1 (2.33%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (44.19%) DNS
2 10 (23.26%) SAN
3 9 (20.93%) DHCP
4 5 (11.63%) SMTP
5 4 (9.30%) LDAP
5 4 (9.30%) Firewall
6 3 (6.98%) LAN
6 3 (6.98%) NAS
7 2 (4.65%) VLAN
7 2 (4.65%) WAN
7 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.65%) VPN
8 1 (2.33%) SSH
8 1 (2.33%) DMZ
8 1 (2.33%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (2.33%) Network Security
8 1 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
1 3 (6.98%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MSI
1 1 (2.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (2.33%) AdminStudio
1 1 (2.33%) Subversion
1 1 (2.33%) Ant
1 1 (2.33%) IntelliJ
1 1 (2.33%) JIRA
1 1 (2.33%) Selenium
1 1 (2.33%) Apache Ivy
1 1 (2.33%) Gradle
1 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.33%) Hudson
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Banking
3 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Front Office
5 1 (2.33%) Electronics
5 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.33%) Publishing
5 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.65%) JSON
2 2 (4.65%) CSS
2 2 (4.65%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) CPAN
3 1 (2.33%) X-Windows
3 1 (2.33%) LAMP
3 1 (2.33%) Web Services
3 1 (2.33%) Sensu
3 1 (2.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Clustering
2 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.33%) DTV
4 1 (2.33%) Firmware
4 1 (2.33%) Wiki
4 1 (2.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (32.56%) Linux
4 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (18.60%) UNIX
6 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (13.95%) Solaris
7 2 (4.65%) CentOS
7 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.33%) AIX
8 1 (2.33%) HPUX
8 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.33%) zOS
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 5 (11.63%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
3 4 (9.30%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.30%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.98%) Business Continuity
4 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
4 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.65%) Build Automation
5 2 (4.65%) DevOps
5 2 (4.65%) Migration
5 2 (4.65%) Information Security
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (4.65%) Project Management
5 2 (4.65%) Change Management
6 1 (2.33%) Data Security
6 1 (2.33%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (2.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.33%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
1 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.95%) VB
3 4 (9.30%) Perl
3 4 (9.30%) Java
3 4 (9.30%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.98%) C
5 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.65%) Ruby
6 1 (2.33%) Korn
6 1 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) C#
6 1 (2.33%) C++
6 1 (2.33%) PHP
6 1 (2.33%) VBScript
6 1 (2.33%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) RHCE
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
5 1 (2.33%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.93%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
2 13 (30.23%) VMware ESX
3 11 (25.58%) vSphere
4 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (13.95%) XenApp
5 6 (13.95%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
6 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.65%) NFS
7 1 (2.33%) Xen
7 1 (2.33%) Postfix
7 1 (2.33%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.33%) vCloud
7 1 (2.33%) Shibboleth
7 1 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 16 (37.21%) HP SIM
2 14 (32.56%) SCCM
2 14 (32.56%) SCOM
3 7 (16.28%) NetBackup
3 7 (16.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 6 (13.95%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 6 (13.95%) BMC PATROL
4 6 (13.95%) Control-M
5 4 (9.30%) ARCserve
6 3 (6.98%) Puppet
7 2 (4.65%) Nagios
8 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.33%) MOM
8 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (2.33%) OpenAM
8 1 (2.33%) Ansible
8 1 (2.33%) logstash
8 1 (2.33%) ZABBIX
8 1 (2.33%) Zenoss
8 1 (2.33%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 29 (67.44%) VMware
2 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
3 19 (44.19%) HP
4 8 (18.60%) Citrix
5 7 (16.28%) Red Hat
5 7 (16.28%) Symantec
6 6 (13.95%) BMC
7 4 (9.30%) CA
7 4 (9.30%) Oracle
8 3 (6.98%) NetApp
9 2 (4.65%) Cisco
9 2 (4.65%) Sun
9 2 (4.65%) Veritas
9 2 (4.65%) Google
10 1 (2.33%) JBoss
10 1 (2.33%) Vignette
10 1 (2.33%) SAP
10 1 (2.33%) Sybase
10 1 (2.33%) Apple
10 1 (2.33%) BEA
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