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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Administrator
Rank 611 626 584
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 36 33 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.057% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.060% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 37
Median daily rate £375 £363 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +22.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £23.75 £62.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.00% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £50.50 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £164.50 £36.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £118.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +295.83%

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
51191 54614 52615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33346 34728 31784
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2049 2054
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 26 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 30 August 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 +13 33 £375 - 3
London -2 16 £363 -19.44% 2
South East +14 8 £325 +4.00% 1
Yorkshire 0 5 £425 -26.08%
Sheffield - 4 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £425 -
Scotland +10 3 £350 -
Surrey +5 2 £250 -20.00%
Edinburgh 0 2 - -
Oxfordshire -9 2 - -
North East -16 2 £295 -32.57%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 2 £295 -32.57%
Tyne and Wear -26 2 £295 -32.57%
Kent - 2 £400 - 1
North West +11 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £420 -
Coventry - 1 £420 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £275 -
Alloa - 1 £350 -
Winchester - 1 - -
Clackmannanshire - 1 £350 -

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 42 (50.60%) Windows
2 36 (43.37%) Windows Server
3 28 (33.73%) Linux
3 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
4 27 (32.53%) Active Directory
5 24 (28.92%) WebSphere
5 24 (28.92%) WebSphere Application Server
5 24 (28.92%) VMware
6 23 (27.71%) IBM
7 21 (25.30%) AIX
8 19 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (21.69%) ITIL
9 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
9 18 (21.69%) SQL
10 15 (18.07%) PowerShell
10 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (16.87%) Unix
11 14 (16.87%) DNS
11 14 (16.87%) Finance
12 13 (15.66%) SAN
13 12 (14.46%) SSL
13 12 (14.46%) Oracle
14 11 (13.25%) Migration
15 10 (12.05%) Firewall
15 10 (12.05%) HP
16 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
16 9 (10.84%) Jython
16 9 (10.84%) Middleware
16 9 (10.84%) SCCM

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 24 (28.92%) WebSphere
1 24 (28.92%) WebSphere Application Server
2 9 (10.84%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.43%) Apache
4 6 (7.23%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (7.23%) WebLogic
4 6 (7.23%) WebSphere Process Server
5 5 (6.02%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.82%) JBoss
7 2 (2.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.20%) Confluence
8 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.20%) IIS
8 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.20%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.20%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.87%) DNS
2 13 (15.66%) SAN
3 12 (14.46%) SSL
4 10 (12.05%) Firewall
5 5 (6.02%) HTTP
6 4 (4.82%) DHCP
6 4 (4.82%) LAN
6 4 (4.82%) WAN
7 3 (3.61%) Network Security
8 2 (2.41%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.41%) LDAP
8 2 (2.41%) SMTP
9 1 (1.20%) FTP
9 1 (1.20%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.20%) Internet
9 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.20%) VLAN
9 1 (1.20%) Wireless
9 1 (1.20%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (6.02%) MySQL
4 2 (2.41%) DB2
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.41%) SSDT
5 1 (1.20%) GIS
5 1 (1.20%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.20%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.23%) ClearQuest
2 4 (4.82%) ClearCase
2 4 (4.82%) Introscope
3 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.61%) Subversion
3 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.41%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.41%) MSBuild
4 2 (2.41%) NuGet
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.41%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.41%) WinDbg
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.20%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (16.87%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 3 (3.61%) Retail
4 2 (2.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.20%) Back Office
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.20%) Law
5 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.84%) Middleware
2 3 (3.61%) J2EE
3 2 (2.41%) .NET
3 2 (2.41%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (2.41%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (2.41%) Servlets
4 1 (1.20%) JDBC
4 1 (1.20%) JMS
4 1 (1.20%) LAMP
4 1 (1.20%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.20%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Clustering
2 5 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.41%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.20%) DataPower
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) Replication
4 1 (1.20%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 42 (50.60%) Windows
2 36 (43.37%) Windows Server
3 28 (33.73%) Linux
4 21 (25.30%) AIX
5 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (18.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (16.87%) Unix
8 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (7.23%) Solaris
9 5 (6.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (4.82%) Windows 7
10 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (3.61%) Mac OS
11 3 (3.61%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (2.41%) HPUX
12 2 (2.41%) SUSE
12 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
12 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.20%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.69%) ITIL
2 11 (13.25%) Migration
3 8 (9.64%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.43%) High Availability
5 6 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.02%) Change Management
6 5 (6.02%) CRM
7 4 (4.82%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (3.61%) Compliance Management
8 3 (3.61%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.61%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.41%) Change Control
9 2 (2.41%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.41%) Investment Management
9 2 (2.41%) Open Source
9 2 (2.41%) Scrum
9 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (21.69%) SQL
2 15 (18.07%) PowerShell
3 9 (10.84%) Jython
4 8 (9.64%) Perl
5 7 (8.43%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.23%) Python
7 4 (4.82%) Java
8 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.41%) C#
8 2 (2.41%) C++
8 2 (2.41%) C++/CLI
9 1 (1.20%) PHP
9 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.82%) CCNA
2 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.61%) RHCE
4 2 (2.41%) MCP
4 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.20%) ACSP
5 1 (1.20%) MCSE
5 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) BS7799
System Software
1 27 (32.53%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.43%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.02%) KVM
4 5 (6.02%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.82%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (3.61%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.41%) VMFS
7 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.41%) Xen
7 2 (2.41%) XenApp
7 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.20%) Docker
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.20%) NFS
8 1 (1.20%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) SCCM
2 8 (9.64%) SCOM
3 4 (4.82%) Nagios
3 4 (4.82%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.82%) WSUS
4 3 (3.61%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.41%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.41%) Puppet
5 2 (2.41%) vMotion
5 2 (2.41%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.20%) Ambari
6 1 (1.20%) Ansible
6 1 (1.20%) CA Wily
6 1 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.20%) SnapVault
6 1 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (33.73%) Microsoft
2 24 (28.92%) VMware
3 23 (27.71%) IBM
4 12 (14.46%) Oracle
5 10 (12.05%) HP
6 6 (7.23%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.02%) NetApp
8 4 (4.82%) CA
8 4 (4.82%) Cisco
8 4 (4.82%) EMC
8 4 (4.82%) Symantec
9 3 (3.61%) ATG
9 3 (3.61%) Citrix
9 3 (3.61%) Dell
10 2 (2.41%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.41%) Adobe
10 2 (2.41%) Altiris
10 2 (2.41%) EPiServer
10 2 (2.41%) Perforce
10 2 (2.41%) Sitecore