The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Administrator
Rank 531 521 526
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 41 45 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.088% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.096% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 27
Average daily rate
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£381 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £289 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £316 £255
% change year-on-year
+29.64% +24.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.82 £42.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.67% +54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.36 £42.50 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.27 £42.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £27.50
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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 41 £381 +7.01% 13
London +24 23 £338 -20.58% 6
City of London +27 5 £323 -
South East -15 4 £306 -4.29% 1
North West - 4 £410 -
Hampshire -10 3 £275 -8.33%
Cheshire - 3 £410 -
West Midlands -13 2 - -
East of England -22 2 £165 -55.70% 2
South West -29 2 £338 -3.57% 4
Yorkshire -2 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £625 -
Merseyside - 1 £410 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £165 -
Warrington - 1 £410 -
Manchester - 1 £410 -
Sheffield - 1 £400 -
Liverpool - 1 £410 -
Chester - 1 £410 -
Derby - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Egham - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Havant - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Livingston - - - -

Server Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 55 (50.00%) Windows
2 45 (40.91%) SQL Server
3 40 (36.36%) SQL
4 36 (32.73%) VMware
5 34 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (30.91%) ITIL
6 31 (28.18%) Microsoft
7 30 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (21.82%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (20.91%) HP
10 22 (20.00%) IBM
11 20 (18.18%) Active Directory
11 20 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 20 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 19 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
14 15 (13.64%) Oracle
14 15 (13.64%) Linux
15 14 (12.73%) T-SQL
15 14 (12.73%) vSphere
16 13 (11.82%) Clustering
16 13 (11.82%) Finance
17 12 (10.91%) Retail
17 12 (10.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 11 (10.00%) WebSphere
18 11 (10.00%) VBScript
18 11 (10.00%) DNS
18 11 (10.00%) SLA
19 10 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
19 10 (9.09%) NetApp

Server Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 11 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (7.27%) Apache
4 6 (5.45%) IIS
4 6 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (3.64%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.64%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.73%) Oracle Coherence
7 3 (2.73%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (1.82%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.82%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.91%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.91%) CMS
9 1 (0.91%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.36%) MS Office
3 2 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.91%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.00%) DNS
2 8 (7.27%) SAN
2 8 (7.27%) SSL
3 6 (5.45%) HTTP
4 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.64%) FTP
4 4 (3.64%) SSH
5 3 (2.73%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.73%) NAS
5 3 (2.73%) FCoE
5 3 (2.73%) WAN
6 2 (1.82%) LDAP
6 2 (1.82%) LAN
6 2 (1.82%) Firewall
6 2 (1.82%) Intranet
7 1 (0.91%) Internet
7 1 (0.91%) IPsec
7 1 (0.91%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.91%) DHCP
7 1 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 24 (21.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (10.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (8.18%) Oracle Database
6 9 (8.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (7.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (6.36%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.64%) QlikView
9 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
10 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2000
11 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.82%) VLDB
11 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 1 (0.91%) MySQL
12 1 (0.91%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 4 (3.64%) Introscope
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.91%) Toad
General
1 13 (11.82%) Finance
2 12 (10.91%) Retail
3 8 (7.27%) Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.91%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.91%) Back Office
5 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.91%) Advertising
5 1 (0.91%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) Middleware
2 3 (2.73%) Worklight
3 2 (1.82%) XHTML
3 2 (1.82%) HTML
3 2 (1.82%) .NET
3 2 (1.82%) CSS
3 2 (1.82%) Web Services
3 2 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.91%) XML
4 1 (0.91%) XSD
4 1 (0.91%) XSLT
4 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.91%) SOAP
4 1 (0.91%) J2EE
4 1 (0.91%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Clustering
2 6 (5.45%) Replication
3 2 (1.82%) Open Source
3 2 (1.82%) Statistics
4 1 (0.91%) PKI
4 1 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.91%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.91%) DataPower
4 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.91%) HACMP
4 1 (0.91%) EPoS
4 1 (0.91%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.00%) Windows
2 34 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (13.64%) Linux
5 9 (8.18%) UNIX
6 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.45%) Solaris
8 3 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.82%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.82%) AIX
9 2 (1.82%) zOS
9 2 (1.82%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.91%) ITIL
2 10 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (8.18%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.27%) Change Management
5 7 (6.36%) Change Control
6 6 (5.45%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.45%) Incident Management
6 6 (5.45%) Migration
7 5 (4.55%) Business Continuity
7 5 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.64%) Data Modelling
8 4 (3.64%) Time Management
9 3 (2.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.73%) High Availability
9 3 (2.73%) Server Monitoring
10 2 (1.82%) CRM
10 2 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.82%) Project Management
10 2 (1.82%) Service Management
10 2 (1.82%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.36%) SQL
2 18 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 14 (12.73%) T-SQL
4 11 (10.00%) VBScript
5 9 (8.18%) Shell Script
6 8 (7.27%) Perl
7 6 (5.45%) Jython
8 4 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.73%) C
9 3 (2.73%) Python
10 1 (0.91%) XPath
10 1 (0.91%) C#
10 1 (0.91%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.55%) MCSE
3 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.73%) Degree
4 3 (2.73%) VCP5
5 2 (1.82%) MCSA
5 2 (1.82%) MCP
5 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.82%) NCDA
5 2 (1.82%) MCITP
6 1 (0.91%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.91%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 20 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 19 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (12.73%) vSphere
4 6 (5.45%) NFS
4 6 (5.45%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.55%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.64%) XenApp
7 3 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.91%) LiteSpeed
8 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.91%) vCloud
8 1 (0.91%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 8 (7.27%) HP SIM
2 6 (5.45%) SCCM
3 5 (4.55%) Data Guard
4 4 (3.64%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.64%) SCOM
4 4 (3.64%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.73%) WSUS
5 3 (2.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (1.82%) Foglight
7 1 (0.91%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.91%) Puppet
7 1 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.91%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 36 (32.73%) VMware
2 31 (28.18%) Microsoft
3 23 (20.91%) HP
4 22 (20.00%) IBM
5 15 (13.64%) Oracle
6 10 (9.09%) NetApp
7 9 (8.18%) Citrix
8 4 (3.64%) Cisco
8 4 (3.64%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.73%) Veeam
9 3 (2.73%) StorageTek
9 3 (2.73%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.73%) Sun
9 3 (2.73%) CommVault
9 3 (2.73%) ATG
9 3 (2.73%) Symantec
9 3 (2.73%) McAfee
9 3 (2.73%) Sophos
10 2 (1.82%) Lotus
11 1 (0.91%) Wincor Nixdorf
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