The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Server Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Administrator
Rank 603 570 561
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 43 68 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.12% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 48 37
Median daily rate £350 £363 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +22.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £450 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £350 £265
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +32.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £55.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.90% +152.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-31.57% -

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Server Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Server Administrator in the job title.

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 28 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -24 38 £350 -3.44% 4
London -10 19 £365 -2.99% 2
Yorkshire +4 5 £350 +59.09%
Leeds +1 5 £350 +204.34%
West Yorkshire -2 5 £350 +204.34%
Edinburgh -11 4 - -
Scotland -17 4 - -
North West - 4 £275 -
South West - 4 - -
City of London +33 2 £375 +9.09%
South East -18 2 £425 +17.24% 2
North East -58 2 £305 -30.28%
Tyne and Wear -62 2 £305 -30.28%
Newcastle upon Tyne -65 2 £305 -30.28%
Dorset - 2 - -
Bournemouth - 2 - -
Cheshire - 2 £338 -
Hampshire +11 1 - -
Winchester 0 1 - -
East Midlands -3 1 £338 -15.62%
Surrey -7 1 £425 +13.33% 1
West Midlands -34 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £270 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £338 -
Swindon - 1 - -
Preston - 1 £270 -

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Server Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Server Administrator in the job title.

1 44 (53.01%) Windows
2 37 (44.58%) Windows Server
3 28 (33.73%) Linux
3 28 (33.73%) Active Directory
3 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
4 21 (25.30%) IBM
5 20 (24.10%) SQL
6 19 (22.89%) WebSphere Application Server
6 19 (22.89%) ITIL
6 19 (22.89%) AIX
6 19 (22.89%) WebSphere
6 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (20.48%) VMware
8 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
8 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (16.87%) DNS
10 13 (15.66%) Unix
10 13 (15.66%) Finance
11 12 (14.46%) Oracle
11 12 (14.46%) SAN
11 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (13.25%) HP
12 11 (13.25%) MS Exchange
12 11 (13.25%) Middleware
12 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
13 10 (12.05%) SSL
14 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
15 8 (9.64%) NetApp
15 8 (9.64%) Migration

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (22.89%) WebSphere
1 19 (22.89%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (13.25%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.23%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (7.23%) WebSphere Process Server
4 5 (6.02%) IIS
4 5 (6.02%) JBoss
4 5 (6.02%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.82%) Apache
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.61%) LiveLink
6 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.41%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.20%) Apache TomEE
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) MS Office
2 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) Office 365
2 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) DNS
2 12 (14.46%) SAN
3 10 (12.05%) SSL
4 7 (8.43%) Firewall
5 4 (4.82%) HTTP
5 4 (4.82%) LAN
5 4 (4.82%) WAN
6 3 (3.61%) Network Security
7 2 (2.41%) DHCP
7 2 (2.41%) Internet
7 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.41%) NAS
7 2 (2.41%) SMTP
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.20%) FCoE
8 1 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.20%) FTP
8 1 (1.20%) Intranet
8 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) DB2
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.41%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.20%) GIS
4 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) ClearQuest
2 4 (4.82%) ClearCase
2 4 (4.82%) Introscope
3 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.20%) JIRA
4 1 (1.20%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.20%) Subversion
4 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 5 (6.02%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Retail
4 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.41%) Advertising
5 2 (2.41%) Back Office
6 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) Middleware
2 2 (2.41%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (2.41%) Servlets
3 1 (1.20%) J2EE
3 1 (1.20%) JDBC
3 1 (1.20%) JMS
3 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.20%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Clustering
2 3 (3.61%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.61%) Replication
3 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.20%) FMCG
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 44 (53.01%) Windows
2 37 (44.58%) Windows Server
3 28 (33.73%) Linux
4 19 (22.89%) AIX
4 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (19.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (15.66%) Unix
7 12 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (8.43%) Solaris
9 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (3.61%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.41%) HPUX
12 2 (2.41%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (2.41%) SUSE
12 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.89%) ITIL
2 8 (9.64%) Migration
3 7 (8.43%) Change Management
3 7 (8.43%) High Availability
3 7 (8.43%) Service Delivery
4 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.02%) CRM
5 5 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.61%) DevOps
6 3 (3.61%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (2.41%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (2.41%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (2.41%) Database Tuning
7 2 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.41%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.41%) Server Building
7 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.20%) ITSM
8 1 (1.20%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (24.10%) SQL
2 10 (12.05%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.43%) Jython
4 6 (7.23%) Perl
4 6 (7.23%) Python
5 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.41%) Java
7 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.20%) C
7 1 (1.20%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.41%) MCSE
4 2 (2.41%) RHCE
5 1 (1.20%) ACSP
5 1 (1.20%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
2 2 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.20%) BS7799
System Software
1 28 (33.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.82%) KVM
4 3 (3.61%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.41%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.41%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.41%) Xen
5 2 (2.41%) XenApp
5 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.20%) Docker
6 1 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.20%) NFS
6 1 (1.20%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (8.43%) SCOM
2 5 (6.02%) Nagios
2 5 (6.02%) SCCM
2 5 (6.02%) WSUS
3 3 (3.61%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (3.61%) Puppet
4 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.41%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.41%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.20%) Ambari
5 1 (1.20%) Ansible
5 1 (1.20%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.20%) SnapVault
5 1 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.30%) IBM
3 17 (20.48%) VMware
4 12 (14.46%) Oracle
5 11 (13.25%) HP
6 8 (9.64%) NetApp
7 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.02%) Citrix
8 5 (6.02%) Dell
9 4 (4.82%) EMC
9 4 (4.82%) OpenText
9 4 (4.82%) Symantec
10 3 (3.61%) ATG
10 3 (3.61%) CA
10 3 (3.61%) Cisco
11 2 (2.41%) Adobe
11 2 (2.41%) Lotus
11 2 (2.41%) SAP
11 2 (2.41%) Sun
11 2 (2.41%) Veritas
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