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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Administrator
Rank 538 520 539
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 57 58 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.11% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 26
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£335 £345 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% +24.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £313 £255
% change year-on-year
+9.76% +22.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £32.75 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.75 - £35.00

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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 August 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 -23 56 £335 -7.58% 10
London +19 29 £325 -23.52% 7
City of London +40 11 £363 +76.82% 1
South East -4 6 £338 - 1
Yorkshire +4 5 £335 +109.37% 1
Hampshire -5 5 £306 -5.40%
South Yorkshire +4 4 £335 +109.37% 1
East of England -29 4 £245 -34.22% 1
North West - 4 £410 -
Cheshire - 4 £410 -
South West -36 3 £338 +3.84%
West Midlands -24 2 £450 +53.84%
Cambridgeshire - 2 £165 -
Sheffield +11 1 £400 +150.00%
West Yorkshire +8 1 - -
Birmingham -2 1 £450 +53.84%
Swindon -6 1 - -
Southampton -7 1 £349 +2.50%
Wiltshire -11 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £410 -
Scotland - 1 £225 - 2
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Warrington - 1 £410 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £410 -
Manchester - 1 £410 -
Liverpool - 1 £410 -
Livingston - - - -

Server Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 63 (57.27%) Windows
2 42 (38.18%) VMware
3 39 (35.45%) SQL Server
4 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
5 33 (30.00%) IBM
5 33 (30.00%) HP
6 32 (29.09%) SQL
6 32 (29.09%) ITIL
7 31 (28.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (25.45%) Active Directory
11 22 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 22 (20.00%) vSphere
12 20 (18.18%) PowerShell
13 19 (17.27%) Citrix
14 18 (16.36%) Clustering
15 17 (15.45%) T-SQL
15 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (14.55%) SAN
17 15 (13.64%) DNS
18 14 (12.73%) Linux
18 14 (12.73%) Retail
19 13 (11.82%) Performance Tuning
19 13 (11.82%) Finance
20 12 (10.91%) Shell Script
20 12 (10.91%) Oracle
20 12 (10.91%) SLA
20 12 (10.91%) MS Excel

Server Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (8.18%) Apache
4 8 (7.27%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.45%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (5.45%) IIS
5 6 (5.45%) MS Exchange
6 5 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (4.55%) Adobe CQ
7 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.82%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.82%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.91%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.91%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.91%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 12 (10.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (8.18%) MS Office
3 2 (1.82%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.91%) Summit
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 16 (14.55%) SAN
2 15 (13.64%) DNS
3 9 (8.18%) SSL
4 7 (6.36%) HTTP
5 6 (5.45%) DHCP
6 3 (2.73%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.73%) NAS
6 3 (2.73%) FCoE
6 3 (2.73%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.82%) Intranet
7 2 (1.82%) WAN
8 1 (0.91%) LDAP
8 1 (0.91%) LAN
8 1 (0.91%) VoIP
8 1 (0.91%) Firewall
8 1 (0.91%) IPsec
8 1 (0.91%) Internet
8 1 (0.91%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (35.45%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (15.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 11 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (7.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
8 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.73%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (2.73%) QlikView
10 2 (1.82%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.91%) VLDB
11 1 (0.91%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (5.45%) Introscope
2 2 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.91%) Toad
3 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (12.73%) Retail
2 13 (11.82%) Finance
3 5 (4.55%) Banking
4 3 (2.73%) German Language
5 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.91%) Legal
6 1 (0.91%) Advertising
6 1 (0.91%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.91%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.36%) Middleware
2 5 (4.55%) Worklight
3 3 (2.73%) HTML
3 3 (2.73%) CSS
4 2 (1.82%) XHTML
5 1 (0.91%) .NET
5 1 (0.91%) Web Services
5 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.91%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.91%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.36%) Clustering
2 9 (8.18%) Replication
3 5 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.64%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.64%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.82%) Statistics
5 2 (1.82%) Open Source
6 1 (0.91%) GIS
6 1 (0.91%) EPoS
6 1 (0.91%) NHS
6 1 (0.91%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.91%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 63 (57.27%) Windows
2 31 (28.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (12.73%) Linux
5 9 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.55%) UNIX
7 4 (3.64%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.64%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.82%) zOS
8 2 (1.82%) Solaris
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.91%) AIX
9 1 (0.91%) HPUX
9 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.09%) ITIL
2 13 (11.82%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (6.36%) Change Management
3 7 (6.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (6.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (5.45%) Change Control
4 6 (5.45%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.55%) Business Continuity
5 5 (4.55%) Migration
5 5 (4.55%) High Availability
5 5 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 4 (3.64%) Time Management
7 3 (2.73%) Data Modelling
8 2 (1.82%) Information Management
8 2 (1.82%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.82%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (1.82%) Data Architecture
8 2 (1.82%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.09%) SQL
2 20 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 17 (15.45%) T-SQL
4 12 (10.91%) Shell Script
5 11 (10.00%) VBScript
6 7 (6.36%) Perl
6 7 (6.36%) Jython
7 6 (5.45%) Python
8 4 (3.64%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.82%) C#
10 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.55%) MCP
2 5 (4.55%) MCSE
2 5 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (3.64%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.73%) VCP5
4 3 (2.73%) Degree
5 2 (1.82%) NCDA
5 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.91%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.91%) SLA
2 5 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.82%) QA
4 1 (0.91%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.91%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 29 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (25.45%) Active Directory
3 22 (20.00%) vSphere
4 11 (10.00%) XenApp
5 7 (6.36%) VMware Server
6 6 (5.45%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.45%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (4.55%) Hyper-V
8 4 (3.64%) MetaFrame
9 3 (2.73%) NFS
9 3 (2.73%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.73%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.73%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.91%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.91%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 9 (8.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 7 (6.36%) Tivoli
2 7 (6.36%) HP SIM
3 5 (4.55%) Data Guard
4 4 (3.64%) SCCM
4 4 (3.64%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (2.73%) SCOM
6 1 (0.91%) Foglight
6 1 (0.91%) Puppet
6 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.91%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 42 (38.18%) VMware
2 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
3 33 (30.00%) IBM
3 33 (30.00%) HP
4 19 (17.27%) Citrix
5 12 (10.91%) Oracle
6 9 (8.18%) NetApp
7 8 (7.27%) Cisco
8 6 (5.45%) 3PAR
9 5 (4.55%) ATG
10 4 (3.64%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.64%) Veeam
11 3 (2.73%) Symantec
12 2 (1.82%) Lotus
13 1 (0.91%) Siebel
13 1 (0.91%) SAP
13 1 (0.91%) ESRI
13 1 (0.91%) Juniper
13 1 (0.91%) Dell
13 1 (0.91%) Apple
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