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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Administrator
Rank 510 530 518
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 97 52 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.099% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 29 18
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£350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £339 £310
% change year-on-year
-4.05% +9.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £18.25 £20.00 £31.12
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.75% -35.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.10 £22.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £23.38 £40.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 - -

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +6 84 £363 +7.40% 16
London +6 41 £390 +44.44% 3
South East +1 17 £363 - 6
City of London +20 14 £450 +28.57%
East of England +16 10 £318 +18.69%
East Midlands -5 8 £305 -35.78% 1
South Wales - 7 £200 - 1
Wales - 7 £200 - 1
Cardiff - 7 £200 -
West Midlands -7 6 £400 +50.94% 1
Kent - 6 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 5 - -
Warwick - 4 £450 -
Edinburgh - 4 £450 -
Warwickshire - 4 £450 -
West Sussex - 4 £344 - 2
Scotland - 4 £450 -
Surrey +7 3 £375 - 2
Nottingham -6 3 - - 1
Nottinghamshire -8 3 - - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £305 -
Norfolk - 3 £325 -
Hampshire - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £325 -
Leicester - 3 £305 -
South West +9 2 £400 +10.34% 5
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £336 +110.15%
Wolverhampton - 2 £225 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £263 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £325 -

Server Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 80 (57.55%) Windows
2 67 (48.20%) SQL Server
3 58 (41.73%) SQL
4 37 (26.62%) Active Directory
5 33 (23.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
5 33 (23.74%) Performance Tuning
6 32 (23.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (22.30%) VMware
8 28 (20.14%) Migration
9 26 (18.71%) Oracle
9 26 (18.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 22 (15.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (15.83%) Clustering
11 21 (15.11%) HP
11 21 (15.11%) Replication
11 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (13.67%) WebSphere
12 19 (13.67%) Linux
12 19 (13.67%) WebSphere Application Server
13 18 (12.95%) IBM
14 17 (12.23%) ITIL
14 17 (12.23%) T-SQL
14 17 (12.23%) Citrix
14 17 (12.23%) SAN
15 16 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (11.51%) Jython
15 16 (11.51%) AIX
16 15 (10.79%) MS Excel

Server Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (13.67%) WebSphere
1 19 (13.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 13 (9.35%) WebSphere Portal
3 12 (8.63%) WebSphere Process Server
3 12 (8.63%) CICS
4 11 (7.91%) IIS
5 10 (7.19%) MS Exchange
6 7 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.88%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.16%) Apache
8 3 (2.16%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.72%) JBoss
10 1 (0.72%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.72%) SAS
10 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (10.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.72%) MS Project
2 1 (0.72%) MS Office
2 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.60%) Office 365
2 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.23%) SAN
2 8 (5.76%) LAN
2 8 (5.76%) WAN
3 7 (5.04%) DNS
4 6 (4.32%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.16%) NAS
6 2 (1.44%) Network Security
6 2 (1.44%) VPN
7 1 (0.72%) Internet
7 1 (0.72%) Extranet
7 1 (0.72%) SSL
7 1 (0.72%) HTTP
7 1 (0.72%) DHCP
7 1 (0.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (48.20%) SQL Server
2 26 (18.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (15.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (10.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 14 (10.07%) DB2
6 13 (9.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (8.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (5.04%) MySQL
9 6 (4.32%) Oracle Database
10 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.88%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.44%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.44%) Informix
12 2 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.72%) OLAP Cube
13 1 (0.72%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (9.35%) Introscope
2 5 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.72%) ERwin
4 1 (0.72%) Yeoman
4 1 (0.72%) MSBuild
General
1 15 (10.79%) Finance
2 2 (1.44%) Retail
3 1 (0.72%) Back Office
3 1 (0.72%) Law
3 1 (0.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.32%) .NET
2 4 (2.88%) Web Services
3 2 (1.44%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.44%) HTML
4 1 (0.72%) Middleware
4 1 (0.72%) LAMP
4 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.72%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.83%) Clustering
2 21 (15.11%) Replication
3 12 (8.63%) LPAR
4 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.60%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.88%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.88%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.44%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.72%) NHS
9 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.72%) Equities
9 1 (0.72%) CLARiiON
9 1 (0.72%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.72%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 80 (57.55%) Windows
2 33 (23.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (23.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (15.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (13.67%) Linux
6 16 (11.51%) AIX
7 12 (8.63%) zOS
7 12 (8.63%) Solaris
8 10 (7.19%) UNIX
9 5 (3.60%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.88%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.72%) HPUX
12 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.74%) Performance Tuning
2 28 (20.14%) Migration
3 17 (12.23%) ITIL
4 11 (7.91%) Change Management
4 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (7.19%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (7.19%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (5.04%) Database Mirroring
7 6 (4.32%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.60%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (2.88%) Change Control
10 3 (2.16%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (2.16%) High Availability
10 3 (2.16%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (2.16%) Resource Management
11 2 (1.44%) Incident Management
11 2 (1.44%) Agile Software Development
11 2 (1.44%) Web Development
11 2 (1.44%) Load Balancing
11 2 (1.44%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (41.73%) SQL
2 17 (12.23%) T-SQL
3 16 (11.51%) Jython
4 6 (4.32%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.60%) Shell Script
5 5 (3.60%) Python
6 4 (2.88%) Korn
6 4 (2.88%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.88%) VB
7 3 (2.16%) Tcl
7 3 (2.16%) VBScript
7 3 (2.16%) C#
7 3 (2.16%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.44%) Perl
8 2 (1.44%) PHP
9 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (11.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.63%) MCSE
3 8 (5.76%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (3.60%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.88%) MCITP
5 4 (2.88%) MCDBA
5 4 (2.88%) HNC
6 3 (2.16%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.16%) Degree
7 1 (0.72%) MCP
7 1 (0.72%) MCSA
7 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.44%) SLA
3 1 (0.72%) GxP
System Software
1 37 (26.62%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.63%) vSphere
4 9 (6.47%) VMware Server
5 8 (5.76%) XenApp
5 8 (5.76%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.88%) XenServer
6 4 (2.88%) Oracle Clusterware
7 3 (2.16%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.72%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.72%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.72%) Samba
9 1 (0.72%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 12 (8.63%) CA Wily
2 7 (5.04%) SCCM
3 6 (4.32%) HP SIM
3 6 (4.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.88%) SCOM
4 4 (2.88%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.88%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.88%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.72%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.72%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.72%) SCSM
5 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.72%) Puppet
5 1 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.72%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 33 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 31 (22.30%) VMware
3 26 (18.71%) Oracle
4 21 (15.11%) HP
5 18 (12.95%) IBM
6 17 (12.23%) Citrix
7 12 (8.63%) CA
8 11 (7.91%) 3PAR
9 10 (7.19%) Cisco
10 5 (3.60%) Dell
11 4 (2.88%) EMC
12 3 (2.16%) NetApp
13 2 (1.44%) Lotus
14 1 (0.72%) Varonis
14 1 (0.72%) AppDynamics
14 1 (0.72%) NetIQ
14 1 (0.72%) Remedy
14 1 (0.72%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.72%) CommVault
14 1 (0.72%) Interwoven