The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Server Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Administrator
Rank 596 615 602
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 25 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.053% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.055% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 17
Median daily rate £405 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £198 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £407 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +5.00%

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
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Server Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Server Administrator in the job title.

Server Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Server Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Administrator within the UK.

Server Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Server Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016.

Server Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Server Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Administrator within the UK.

Server Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Server Administrator
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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 +21 25 £405 +21.80% 4
London -3 13 £413 +26.92% 2
North West +13 6 £400 +14.28%
Yorkshire - 4 £340 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £340 -
Sheffield - 4 £340 -
Manchester +1 3 £400 +14.28%
City of London -4 3 £450 +32.35% 1
Cheshire +15 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Croydon - 2 - -

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, Server 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 Server Administrator in the job title.

1 33 (55.00%) Windows
2 29 (48.33%) Windows Server
3 27 (45.00%) VMware
4 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 19 (31.67%) Linux
7 18 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
8 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
9 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
11 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (21.67%) DNS
11 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
11 13 (21.67%) SQL
11 13 (21.67%) ITIL
12 12 (20.00%) IBM
13 11 (18.33%) Finance
14 10 (16.67%) SAN
14 10 (16.67%) SCCM
15 9 (15.00%) Oracle
15 9 (15.00%) Unix
15 9 (15.00%) AIX
16 8 (13.33%) Perl
16 8 (13.33%) SSL
16 8 (13.33%) MS Exchange
16 8 (13.33%) Firewall
16 8 (13.33%) High Availability
16 8 (13.33%) Banking
17 7 (11.67%) Migration

Server 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 20 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 18 (30.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 5 (8.33%) Apache
4 5 (8.33%) IIS
5 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.00%) WebSphere Process Server
6 2 (3.33%) Confluence
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (3.33%) WebSphere Portal
7 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.67%) FileNet
7 1 (1.67%) JBoss
7 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) DNS
2 10 (16.67%) SAN
3 8 (13.33%) Firewall
3 8 (13.33%) SSL
4 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.33%) DHCP
6 4 (6.67%) LDAP
7 3 (5.00%) HTTP
8 2 (3.33%) Internet
8 2 (3.33%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.33%) LAN
8 2 (3.33%) WAN
9 1 (1.67%) FCoE
9 1 (1.67%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.67%) Intranet
9 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.67%) NAS
9 1 (1.67%) VLAN
9 1 (1.67%) Wireless
9 1 (1.67%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) MySQL
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.33%) DB2
4 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) SSDT
5 1 (1.67%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) ClearQuest
1 3 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.33%) ClearCase
2 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.33%) JIRA
2 2 (3.33%) MSBuild
2 2 (3.33%) NuGet
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.33%) Subversion
2 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.33%) WinDbg
3 1 (1.67%) Introscope
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) Middleware
2 4 (6.67%) J2EE
2 4 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (3.33%) .NET
4 1 (1.67%) CSS
4 1 (1.67%) HTML
4 1 (1.67%) JDBC
4 1 (1.67%) JMS
4 1 (1.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Clustering
2 4 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) DataPower
3 2 (3.33%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (3.33%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.00%) Windows
2 29 (48.33%) Windows Server
3 19 (31.67%) Linux
4 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (21.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (15.00%) AIX
6 9 (15.00%) Unix
7 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
10 3 (5.00%) CentOS
10 3 (5.00%) Solaris
11 2 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (3.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.67%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) ITIL
2 8 (13.33%) High Availability
3 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
3 7 (11.67%) Migration
4 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.00%) Change Management
5 3 (5.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.33%) Change Control
6 2 (3.33%) Compliance Management
6 2 (3.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (3.33%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.33%) Scrum
6 2 (3.33%) Server Building
6 2 (3.33%) Service Management
6 2 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 13 (21.67%) SQL
3 8 (13.33%) Perl
4 7 (11.67%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.67%) VB
6 3 (5.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (5.00%) C#
6 3 (5.00%) Jython
6 3 (5.00%) Python
7 2 (3.33%) C++
7 2 (3.33%) C++/CLI
7 2 (3.33%) Java
7 2 (3.33%) VBScript
8 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (6.67%) CCNA
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.67%) MCP
3 3 (5.00%) MCSE
3 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.33%) MCSA
4 2 (3.33%) RHCE
4 2 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) Degree
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.67%) SLA
2 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 21 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (28.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 4 (6.67%) KVM
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 4 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.00%) NFS
5 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.33%) SRDF
6 2 (3.33%) Veritas File System
6 2 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (3.33%) VMFS
6 2 (3.33%) XenApp
7 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) SCCM
2 6 (10.00%) SCOM
3 4 (6.67%) Puppet
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.33%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.33%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 2 (3.33%) vMotion
5 2 (3.33%) WSUS
6 1 (1.67%) CA Wily
6 1 (1.67%) Nagios
6 1 (1.67%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) VMware
2 17 (28.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.00%) IBM
4 9 (15.00%) Oracle
5 7 (11.67%) EMC
6 4 (6.67%) Citrix
6 4 (6.67%) HP
7 3 (5.00%) CA
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco
7 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.33%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.33%) EPiServer
8 2 (3.33%) NetApp
8 2 (3.33%) Perforce
8 2 (3.33%) Sitecore
8 2 (3.33%) Sun
8 2 (3.33%) Symantec
8 2 (3.33%) Veritas
9 1 (1.67%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.67%) Meraki