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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Administrator
UK
Rank 567 594 575
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 28 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.065% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.069% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 24
Median daily rate £263 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £187 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £405 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
-28.57% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.98% +62.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £29.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.98% +62.50%

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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 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 +34 28 £263 -22.22% 4
South East +22 7 £300 -11.11%
London +6 7 £400 +24.03% 2
Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 5 - -
North West +27 4 £250 -
Berkshire +22 2 - -
West Sussex -5 2 - -
City of London -7 2 £425 +13.33%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Peterborough - 2 £180 -
Liverpool - 2 £250 -
Worthing - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £250 -
East Midlands - 2 £250 -
East of England - 2 £180 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £180 - 1
Lancashire +9 1 - -
Hampshire +6 1 - -
East Sussex +5 1 £225 -30.76%
Portsmouth -6 1 - -
Hinckley - 1 £250 -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £375 -
Hove - 1 £225 -
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £375 -

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) Windows Server
3 19 (36.54%) VMware
3 19 (36.54%) WebSphere
4 17 (32.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
6 14 (26.92%) Linux
7 13 (25.00%) DNS
8 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 12 (23.08%) Configuration Management
9 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (19.23%) IBM
11 9 (17.31%) HTTP
11 9 (17.31%) ITIL
11 9 (17.31%) SQL
11 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
12 8 (15.38%) SCCM
12 8 (15.38%) Unix
12 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
12 8 (15.38%) LDAP
12 8 (15.38%) Middleware
13 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
13 7 (13.46%) IIS
13 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
14 6 (11.54%) Perl
14 6 (11.54%) SAN
14 6 (11.54%) JMS
14 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP

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 19 (36.54%) WebSphere
2 17 (32.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
4 7 (13.46%) IIS
5 5 (9.62%) Apache
6 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (7.69%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (5.77%) WebLogic
8 2 (3.85%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (3.85%) Confluence
8 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.92%) FileNet
9 1 (1.92%) JBoss
9 1 (1.92%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) DNS
2 9 (17.31%) HTTP
3 8 (15.38%) LDAP
4 6 (11.54%) SAN
4 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
5 5 (9.62%) DHCP
5 5 (9.62%) SSL
6 3 (5.77%) Firewall
7 2 (3.85%) NAS
8 1 (1.92%) FCoE
8 1 (1.92%) Internet
8 1 (1.92%) Intranet
8 1 (1.92%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.92%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.85%) Introscope
3 2 (3.85%) JIRA
4 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.92%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.92%) NuGet
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (1.92%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.92%) WinDbg
General
1 4 (7.69%) Banking
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Law
2 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) Middleware
2 6 (11.54%) JMS
3 4 (7.69%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (5.77%) .NET
5 2 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.85%) J2EE
5 2 (3.85%) Web Services
6 1 (1.92%) CSS
6 1 (1.92%) HTML
6 1 (1.92%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) DataPower
3 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.85%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.92%) iSeries
4 1 (1.92%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 25 (48.08%) Windows Server
3 14 (26.92%) Linux
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.38%) Unix
6 4 (7.69%) AIX
6 4 (7.69%) CentOS
6 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.85%) Solaris
8 2 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 9 (17.31%) ITIL
3 3 (5.77%) Change Management
3 3 (5.77%) High Availability
3 3 (5.77%) Migration
4 2 (3.85%) Change Control
4 2 (3.85%) ETL
4 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.85%) ITSM
4 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (3.85%) Process Improvement
4 2 (3.85%) Server Building
5 1 (1.92%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.92%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.92%) ERP
5 1 (1.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) Operations Management
5 1 (1.92%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 7 (13.46%) Shell Script
3 6 (11.54%) Perl
4 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
4 4 (7.69%) VB
5 3 (5.77%) Jython
5 3 (5.77%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (3.85%) VBScript
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) C++/CLI
7 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) MCSE
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.85%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) MCP
3 2 (3.85%) MCSA
4 1 (1.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) QA
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (28.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.62%) NFS
4 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.85%) KVM
6 2 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (3.85%) SRDF
6 2 (3.85%) Veritas File System
6 2 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.92%) vSphere
7 1 (1.92%) XenApp
7 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) SCOM
2 5 (9.62%) WSUS
3 3 (5.77%) Puppet
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (3.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.92%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.92%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.92%) Nagios
5 1 (1.92%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (36.54%) VMware
2 12 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 10 (19.23%) IBM
4 4 (7.69%) EMC
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) ATG
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix
5 2 (3.85%) HP
5 2 (3.85%) NetApp
5 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
5 2 (3.85%) SolarWinds
5 2 (3.85%) Sun
5 2 (3.85%) Veritas
6 1 (1.92%) AppDynamics
6 1 (1.92%) CA
6 1 (1.92%) Kaseya
6 1 (1.92%) Kaspersky
6 1 (1.92%) Perforce
6 1 (1.92%) Symantec
6 1 (1.92%) Veeam