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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior System Administrator
Rank 571 564 542
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 24 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.035% 0.030%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.038% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 5
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£325 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £394 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £463 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £413 -
% change year-on-year
-19.39% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £80.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £24.00

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -26 22 £325 -21.21% 12
London +16 12 £325 -21.21% 6
South East -20 7 £315 -23.63% 1
Hampshire -18 6 £315 -
City of London +12 5 £325 -13.33% 4
Yorkshire - 2 £500 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £500 -
Leeds - 1 £500 -
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Sheffield - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Worcester - - - -
York - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Buckingham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Havant - - - -

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 40 (76.92%) Windows
2 39 (75.00%) VMware
3 34 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (55.77%) Active Directory
5 26 (50.00%) HP
5 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 21 (40.38%) HP SIM
7 20 (38.46%) MS Exchange
8 18 (34.62%) SharePoint
8 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (32.69%) SAN
10 14 (26.92%) DNS
10 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
10 14 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (26.92%) SCCM
10 14 (26.92%) SCOM
10 14 (26.92%) Clustering
11 13 (25.00%) VMware ESX
11 13 (25.00%) Linux
11 13 (25.00%) ITIL
11 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
12 12 (23.08%) SMTP
12 12 (23.08%) vSphere
13 11 (21.15%) SQL
13 11 (21.15%) CA
13 11 (21.15%) ARCserve
13 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (19.23%) Mentoring
14 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013

Senior Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 18 (34.62%) SharePoint
3 14 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (7.69%) Apache
8 3 (5.77%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.92%) Lync
10 1 (1.92%) Drupal
10 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.92%) JBoss
10 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Route 53
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) SAN
2 14 (26.92%) DNS
3 12 (23.08%) SMTP
4 7 (13.46%) NAS
4 7 (13.46%) DHCP
4 7 (13.46%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.77%) LAN
6 2 (3.85%) HTTP
7 1 (1.92%) SSH
7 1 (1.92%) Firewall
7 1 (1.92%) SNMP
7 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.92%) SSL
7 1 (1.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
General
1 8 (15.38%) Banking
2 7 (13.46%) Finance
3 4 (7.69%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
5 1 (1.92%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.92%) Clustering
2 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) EqualLogic
3 2 (3.85%) Open Source
3 2 (3.85%) Derivative
3 2 (3.85%) Replication
3 2 (3.85%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 40 (76.92%) Windows
2 34 (65.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (25.00%) Linux
4 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.46%) UNIX
6 5 (9.62%) CentOS
7 4 (7.69%) Solaris
8 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.85%) HPUX
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.92%) Debian
10 1 (1.92%) VMS
10 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 10 (19.23%) Mentoring
3 7 (13.46%) Service Delivery
3 7 (13.46%) Change Management
4 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.77%) Network Management
5 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.85%) Service Management
6 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (3.85%) Coaching
7 1 (1.92%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.92%) Kernel Tuning
7 1 (1.92%) Low Latency
7 1 (1.92%) People Management
7 1 (1.92%) DevOps
7 1 (1.92%) Line Management
7 1 (1.92%) Workflow
7 1 (1.92%) Migration
7 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 8 (15.38%) VB
4 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.77%) VBA
6 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 1 (1.92%) Scala
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) Java
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 14 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) RHCE
5 3 (5.77%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (19.23%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (55.77%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 12 (23.08%) vSphere
4 10 (19.23%) XenDesktop
4 10 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (15.38%) XenApp
6 2 (3.85%) Postfix
6 2 (3.85%) vCloud
7 1 (1.92%) PowerHA
7 1 (1.92%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (40.38%) HP SIM
2 14 (26.92%) SCCM
2 14 (26.92%) SCOM
3 11 (21.15%) ARCserve
4 7 (13.46%) BMC PATROL
4 7 (13.46%) Control-M
4 7 (13.46%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 6 (11.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (11.54%) NetBackup
6 3 (5.77%) Ansible
7 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (3.85%) Puppet
8 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.92%) Graphite
8 1 (1.92%) OpenAM
8 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 39 (75.00%) VMware
2 26 (50.00%) HP
2 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (21.15%) CA
4 10 (19.23%) Citrix
5 9 (17.31%) Symantec
6 7 (13.46%) BMC
7 6 (11.54%) Red Hat
8 4 (7.69%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle
9 2 (3.85%) Brocade
9 2 (3.85%) Altiris
10 1 (1.92%) NetApp
10 1 (1.92%) IBM
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Claremont Consulting Limited
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