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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Administrator
Rank 578 564 527
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 50 50 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.088% 0.091% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.099% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 34
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£363 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £230 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £410 £316
% change year-on-year
-10.06% +29.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £62.50 £32.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.83% -22.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £118.75 £32.75 -
% change year-on-year
+262.59% -

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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Server Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 August 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 -17 42 £375 +7.14% 8
South East -10 15 £380 +12.59% 3
London -29 11 £350 +6.06% 4
Oxfordshire - 8 £380 -
Yorkshire -14 7 £356 -10.93%
City of London -16 4 £298 -15.00%
Scotland - 4 £319 -
East of England +2 3 £336 +37.24%
Edinburgh - 3 £319 -
South West -2 2 £450 +33.33%
Cambridge -2 2 £336 -
East Midlands -6 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -7 2 £336 +103.78%
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £413 -2.94%
Surrey - 2 £410 -
West Sussex - 2 £369 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 2 £438 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
Leeds - 2 £400 -
North East - 2 £438 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £438 -
Bristol -3 1 £450 -
Hertfordshire -5 1 - -
Hampshire -9 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire -10 1 £363 -9.37%
Liverpool -13 1 £250 -39.02%
Merseyside -14 1 £250 -39.02%
North West -20 1 £250 -39.02%
South Wales - 1 £200 -
Somerset - 1 - -

Server Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 90 (58.06%) Windows
2 80 (51.61%) SQL Server
3 71 (45.81%) SQL
4 41 (26.45%) Microsoft
5 39 (25.16%) Oracle
6 38 (24.52%) Performance Tuning
7 36 (23.23%) Active Directory
7 36 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (22.58%) VMware
9 34 (21.94%) Migration
10 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 28 (18.06%) Replication
12 26 (16.77%) Linux
12 26 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (16.13%) Clustering
13 25 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
13 25 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
14 22 (14.19%) AIX
14 22 (14.19%) WebSphere Application Server
14 22 (14.19%) WebSphere
15 21 (13.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 20 (12.90%) T-SQL
16 20 (12.90%) HP
17 19 (12.26%) ITIL
18 18 (11.61%) UNIX
18 18 (11.61%) Solaris
18 18 (11.61%) IBM
18 18 (11.61%) MS Excel
18 18 (11.61%) Citrix

Server Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 22 (14.19%) WebSphere Application Server
1 22 (14.19%) WebSphere
2 15 (9.68%) WebSphere Portal
3 14 (9.03%) WebSphere Process Server
3 14 (9.03%) CICS
4 11 (7.10%) IIS
5 9 (5.81%) MS Exchange
6 7 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.58%) Apache
8 3 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.29%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (1.29%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.29%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.65%) JBoss
10 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.65%) FileNet
10 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (11.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.94%) MS Office
3 1 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (3.23%) Office 365
2 2 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.61%) SAN
2 8 (5.16%) LAN
2 8 (5.16%) WAN
3 6 (3.87%) Ethernet
3 6 (3.87%) DNS
4 4 (2.58%) VLAN
5 3 (1.94%) Network Security
5 3 (1.94%) NAS
5 3 (1.94%) Firewall
6 2 (1.29%) Internet
6 2 (1.29%) SSL
6 2 (1.29%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.29%) VPN
6 2 (1.29%) DHCP
7 1 (0.65%) HTTP
7 1 (0.65%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (51.61%) SQL Server
2 29 (18.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (13.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (10.32%) DB2
6 14 (9.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 13 (8.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 12 (7.74%) MySQL
9 9 (5.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (5.81%) Oracle Database
9 9 (5.81%) Relational Database
10 6 (3.87%) SSDT
11 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.94%) RDBMS
13 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2000
14 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.65%) DTS
Development Applications
1 15 (9.68%) Introscope
2 12 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (4.52%) Visual Studio
3 7 (4.52%) MSBuild
3 7 (4.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (3.87%) WinDbg
4 6 (3.87%) Subversion
4 6 (3.87%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.87%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.65%) ERwin
5 1 (0.65%) Yeoman
General
1 15 (9.68%) Finance
2 3 (1.94%) Retail
3 2 (1.29%) Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Back Office
4 1 (0.65%) Law
4 1 (0.65%) Publishing
4 1 (0.65%) Private Banking
4 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.39%) .NET
2 3 (1.94%) Web Services
3 2 (1.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (0.65%) Worklight
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.65%) JMS
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.65%) Middleware
4 1 (0.65%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (18.06%) Replication
2 25 (16.13%) Clustering
3 14 (9.03%) LPAR
4 9 (5.81%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.23%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.58%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.58%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.94%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.29%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.29%) CLARiiON
9 2 (1.29%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.29%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.65%) Symmetrix
10 1 (0.65%) FMCG
10 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.65%) Equities
10 1 (0.65%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 90 (58.06%) Windows
2 36 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (16.77%) Linux
4 25 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (14.19%) AIX
6 18 (11.61%) UNIX
6 18 (11.61%) Solaris
7 15 (9.68%) zOS
8 12 (7.74%) Windows 7
9 6 (3.87%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.58%) HPUX
10 4 (2.58%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.94%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.65%) SUSE
12 1 (0.65%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.52%) Performance Tuning
2 34 (21.94%) Migration
3 19 (12.26%) ITIL
4 18 (11.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (7.74%) Change Management
5 12 (7.74%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (6.45%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (5.81%) Server Building
8 8 (5.16%) Database Mirroring
8 8 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (3.87%) Configuration Management
9 6 (3.87%) Scrum
9 6 (3.87%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.23%) Incident Management
11 3 (1.94%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (1.94%) High Availability
11 3 (1.94%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (1.94%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 71 (45.81%) SQL
2 20 (12.90%) T-SQL
3 17 (10.97%) Jython
4 14 (9.03%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.45%) Python
5 10 (6.45%) C#
6 8 (5.16%) Perl
6 8 (5.16%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.52%) C++
8 6 (3.87%) C++/CLI
9 5 (3.23%) PL/SQL
10 4 (2.58%) Korn
10 4 (2.58%) VBScript
10 4 (2.58%) VB
11 3 (1.94%) JavaScript
12 2 (1.29%) Tcl
12 2 (1.29%) PHP
12 2 (1.29%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.65%) Java
13 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (10.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.10%) MCSE
3 8 (5.16%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.87%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.58%) MCDBA
6 3 (1.94%) HNC
6 3 (1.94%) MCITP
6 3 (1.94%) Degree
6 3 (1.94%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.29%) MCTS
7 2 (1.29%) MCSA
7 2 (1.29%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.65%) RHCE
8 1 (0.65%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.65%) GxP
System Software
1 36 (23.23%) Active Directory
2 26 (16.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.68%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.74%) vSphere
5 8 (5.16%) VMware Server
6 7 (4.52%) XenApp
7 4 (2.58%) Oracle Clusterware
7 4 (2.58%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.94%) XenServer
8 3 (1.94%) SRDF
9 2 (1.29%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.65%) Samba
10 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (9.03%) CA Wily
2 13 (8.39%) SCCM
3 6 (3.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (3.87%) HP SIM
4 4 (2.58%) Data Guard
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (2.58%) SCOM
4 4 (2.58%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.29%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.29%) SCSM
7 1 (0.65%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.65%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.65%) Puppet
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.65%) WSUS
7 1 (0.65%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 41 (26.45%) Microsoft
2 39 (25.16%) Oracle
3 35 (22.58%) VMware
4 20 (12.90%) HP
5 18 (11.61%) Citrix
5 18 (11.61%) IBM
6 14 (9.03%) CA
7 11 (7.10%) 3PAR
8 10 (6.45%) Cisco
9 6 (3.87%) Perforce
9 6 (3.87%) NetApp
10 5 (3.23%) EMC
11 4 (2.58%) Dell
11 4 (2.58%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.29%) CommVault
13 1 (0.65%) Intel
13 1 (0.65%) NetIQ
13 1 (0.65%) Remedy
13 1 (0.65%) ATG
13 1 (0.65%) Veritas