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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Administrator
Rank 590 553 571
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 50 82 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 55 32
Average daily rate £350 £350 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +26.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £265
% change year-on-year
- +32.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.20 £18.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £18.88 £21.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -52 45 £350 - 5
London -32 20 £358 -1.37% 4
South East -19 7 £350 -12.50% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £400 -
North West -5 5 £338 -
Scotland -19 5 £375 -16.66%
Leeds - 5 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £400 -
Edinburgh -10 4 £375 -16.66%
West Midlands -18 3 - -
Cheshire - 3 £400 -
City of London +35 2 £361 -15.00% 1
Berkshire +9 2 - - 1
South West +1 2 - -
Hampshire -4 2 £290 -27.50%
Reading -6 2 - -
West Sussex -15 2 £350 -12.50%
Birmingham - 2 - -
Chester - 2 £413 -
Portsmouth - 2 £290 -
Crawley - 2 £363 -
Lancashire - 2 £270 -
Northamptonshire +9 1 £338 +3.84%
Northampton +9 1 £338 +3.84%
East Midlands +1 1 £338 +8.00%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £188 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -

Server Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 43 (57.33%) Windows
2 38 (50.67%) Windows Server
3 30 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 23 (30.67%) Microsoft
5 20 (26.67%) SQL
5 20 (26.67%) VMware
5 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (24.00%) Linux
7 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
7 17 (22.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (22.67%) WebSphere
8 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (18.67%) IBM
9 14 (18.67%) DNS
10 13 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (14.67%) SAN
11 11 (14.67%) Unix
11 11 (14.67%) Jython
12 10 (13.33%) Finance
12 10 (13.33%) AIX
12 10 (13.33%) ITIL
12 10 (13.33%) SSL
12 10 (13.33%) MS Exchange
13 9 (12.00%) HP
13 9 (12.00%) Middleware
13 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
13 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (10.67%) Migration
14 8 (10.67%) Clustering

Server Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 17 (22.67%) WebSphere
1 17 (22.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 10 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.33%) Apache
3 7 (9.33%) IIS
4 5 (6.67%) WebLogic
5 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (5.33%) JBoss
6 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (4.00%) LiveLink
6 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.67%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.67%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (2.67%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.33%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.33%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (18.67%) DNS
2 11 (14.67%) SAN
3 10 (13.33%) SSL
4 8 (10.67%) HTTP
5 6 (8.00%) Firewall
6 4 (5.33%) Internet
6 4 (5.33%) LAN
6 4 (5.33%) WAN
7 3 (4.00%) Intranet
8 2 (2.67%) LDAP
8 2 (2.67%) Network Security
8 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.33%) DHCP
9 1 (1.33%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.33%) FTP
9 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.33%) NAS
9 1 (1.33%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.00%) DB2
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.33%) MySQL
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Introscope
2 2 (2.67%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.67%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (13.33%) Finance
2 8 (10.67%) Banking
3 4 (5.33%) Retail
4 3 (4.00%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.67%) Back Office
6 1 (1.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.67%) J2EE
3 1 (1.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.33%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.33%) Servlets
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.33%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Clustering
2 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.00%) Replication
3 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.33%) FMCG
4 1 (1.33%) NHS
4 1 (1.33%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 43 (57.33%) Windows
2 38 (50.67%) Windows Server
3 20 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (24.00%) Linux
5 15 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (14.67%) Unix
8 10 (13.33%) AIX
9 5 (6.67%) Solaris
10 4 (5.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (4.00%) Mac OS
11 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.33%) CentOS
13 1 (1.33%) HPUX
13 1 (1.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.33%) ITIL
2 8 (10.67%) Migration
3 6 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.67%) CRM
4 5 (6.67%) High Availability
4 5 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.33%) Change Management
5 4 (5.33%) Server Building
6 3 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (2.67%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (2.67%) Database Tuning
7 2 (2.67%) DevOps
7 2 (2.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.67%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.33%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (1.33%) CMMI
8 1 (1.33%) ITSM
8 1 (1.33%) Project Management
8 1 (1.33%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.67%) SQL
2 11 (14.67%) Jython
3 9 (12.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.00%) Perl
4 6 (8.00%) Python
5 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.33%) C
7 1 (1.33%) C#
7 1 (1.33%) Korn
7 1 (1.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.67%) MCSE
5 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.33%) BS7799
2 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.33%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.33%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.33%) KVM
4 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) Xen
4 1 (1.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) SCCM
1 7 (9.33%) SCOM
2 5 (6.67%) Nagios
2 5 (6.67%) WSUS
3 3 (4.00%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.67%) Puppet
4 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.67%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (30.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.67%) VMware
3 14 (18.67%) IBM
4 9 (12.00%) HP
5 7 (9.33%) NetApp
5 7 (9.33%) Oracle
6 6 (8.00%) Citrix
7 5 (6.67%) Dell
8 4 (5.33%) Cisco
8 4 (5.33%) OpenText
8 4 (5.33%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.00%) Altiris
9 3 (4.00%) ATG
9 3 (4.00%) Symantec
10 2 (2.67%) Adobe
10 2 (2.67%) AppDynamics
10 2 (2.67%) EMC
10 2 (2.67%) Lotus
10 2 (2.67%) Sun
10 2 (2.67%) Veritas