The table below looks at the statistics for the Server 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 Server Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Administrator
Rank 530 500 493
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 51 66 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.13% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 25
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £443 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £371 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.45% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.06 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.15% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £31.50 -
% change year-on-year
-42.85% -

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Server Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 4 March 2015.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. 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 -25 43 £338 -3.57% 22
London -13 21 £325 -3.70% 8
South East -21 8 £450 +16.88% 7
City of London +12 5 £369 +9.25% 4
West Midlands -5 4 £300 -
South West -6 4 £325 -19.35%
Scotland -7 3 - -
Edinburgh -8 3 - -
Kent - 3 - - 2
East Midlands +6 2 - - 1
Coventry +5 2 £300 -
East of England -3 2 £358 +2.14%
Wales - 2 £200 - 1
North West - 2 £425 - 4
South Wales - 2 £200 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £200 - 1
Nottingham - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £425 -
Reading +7 1 £425 -
Berkshire +2 1 £425 -
Hampshire -17 1 - - 1
Norwich - 1 £365 -
Norfolk - 1 £365 -
Somerset - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £300 -
Blackpool - - - -
Brighton - - - - 2
Bromley - - - -
Cobham - - - - 1

Server Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Server 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 Server Administrator in their job title.

1 44 (50.00%) Windows
2 42 (47.73%) SQL Server
3 35 (39.77%) SQL
4 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (25.00%) VMware
6 21 (23.86%) Microsoft
6 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
7 18 (20.45%) SAN
7 18 (20.45%) Performance Tuning
8 16 (18.18%) Clustering
9 15 (17.05%) Replication
9 15 (17.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (15.91%) HP
10 14 (15.91%) Oracle
11 13 (14.77%) ITIL
11 13 (14.77%) IBM
11 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (11.36%) Citrix
12 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
12 10 (11.36%) Change Management
13 9 (10.23%) Finance
13 9 (10.23%) Migration
13 9 (10.23%) vSphere
14 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
15 7 (7.95%) MCSE

Server Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Server 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 Server Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (7.95%) WebSphere Application Server
1 7 (7.95%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.68%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.27%) IIS
6 1 (1.14%) SAS
6 1 (1.14%) JBoss
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.14%) Apache
6 1 (1.14%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.14%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.14%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.14%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.14%) MS Project
2 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.45%) SAN
2 5 (5.68%) NAS
3 4 (4.55%) DNS
4 3 (3.41%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.14%) LAN
5 1 (1.14%) WAN
5 1 (1.14%) DHCP
5 1 (1.14%) SSL
5 1 (1.14%) HTTP
5 1 (1.14%) SNMP
5 1 (1.14%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (47.73%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (14.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (6.82%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.82%) RDBMS
6 5 (5.68%) Informix
6 5 (5.68%) DB2
7 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (2.27%) MySQL
9 2 (2.27%) OLAP
9 2 (2.27%) OLTP
10 1 (1.14%) VLDB
10 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (1.14%) SQLite
10 1 (1.14%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.14%) Introscope
2 1 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (1.14%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 1 (1.14%) Legal
2 1 (1.14%) Retail
2 1 (1.14%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) Web Services
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.14%) Middleware
2 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (1.14%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.18%) Clustering
2 15 (17.05%) Replication
3 4 (4.55%) NHS
4 3 (3.41%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.27%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.14%) Open Source
6 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.14%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 44 (50.00%) Windows
2 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.55%) UNIX
5 3 (3.41%) Linux
5 3 (3.41%) Windows 2000
6 2 (2.27%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (2.27%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.14%) HPUX
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.45%) Performance Tuning
2 13 (14.77%) ITIL
3 10 (11.36%) Change Management
4 9 (10.23%) Migration
5 8 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.95%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.68%) High Availability
8 5 (5.68%) Change Control
9 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.41%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.41%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.27%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (2.27%) Data Modelling
10 2 (2.27%) ETL
11 1 (1.14%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.14%) CRM
11 1 (1.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (39.77%) SQL
2 5 (5.68%) Python
2 5 (5.68%) T-SQL
2 5 (5.68%) VB
2 5 (5.68%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.55%) Jython
4 3 (3.41%) VBScript
4 3 (3.41%) Tcl
4 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.27%) Perl
6 1 (1.14%) PHP
6 1 (1.14%) C#
6 1 (1.14%) Java
6 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (15.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.95%) MCSE
3 6 (6.82%) VCP4
3 6 (6.82%) MCDBA
4 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.41%) Degree
5 3 (3.41%) MCITP
6 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.27%) MCP
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.14%) HNC
7 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 21 (23.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.23%) vSphere
4 6 (6.82%) VMware Server
4 6 (6.82%) XenApp
5 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.27%) MetaFrame
7 1 (1.14%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (4.55%) HP SIM
2 4 (4.55%) SCCM
2 4 (4.55%) SCOM
3 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.14%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.14%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.14%) Puppet
4 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.14%) SCSM
Vendors
1 22 (25.00%) VMware
2 21 (23.86%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.91%) HP
3 14 (15.91%) Oracle
4 13 (14.77%) IBM
5 10 (11.36%) Citrix
6 6 (6.82%) 3PAR
7 5 (5.68%) Lotus
8 3 (3.41%) Cisco
8 3 (3.41%) EMC
8 3 (3.41%) NetApp
9 2 (2.27%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.27%) CommVault
9 2 (2.27%) Dell
10 1 (1.14%) Interwoven
10 1 (1.14%) CA
10 1 (1.14%) Sybase
10 1 (1.14%) ATG
10 1 (1.14%) Open Text
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