The median contractor rate for a Server Administrator was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Administrator
UK / England
Rank 546 578 545
Rank change year-on-year +32 -33  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 20 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.048% 0.075% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.079% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 36
Median daily rate £313 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -5.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -28.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £39.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.37% +119.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £39.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -30.37% +119.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Server Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Server Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Server Administrator in England

Server Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server Administrator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Administrator in England

Server Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Administrator in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Administrator in England

Server Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Administrator in England

Server Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
North West +28 5 £250 -41.17%
South East +8 5 - -
Yorkshire +18 4 £500 +33.33%
London +20 3 £400 +23.55% 4
East of England - 2 £180 -
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
Server Administrator
UK

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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 across the England region featuring Server Administrator in the job title.

1 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows Server
3 17 (36.17%) WebSphere
4 16 (34.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (29.79%) VMware
6 13 (27.66%) Linux
6 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
7 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
8 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.15%) DNS
9 8 (17.02%) IBM
9 8 (17.02%) HTTP
9 8 (17.02%) Unix
9 8 (17.02%) LDAP
9 8 (17.02%) ITIL
9 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (12.77%) IIS
11 6 (12.77%) SQL
11 6 (12.77%) JMS
11 6 (12.77%) SAN
11 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
12 5 (10.64%) SCCM
12 5 (10.64%) WSUS
12 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
12 5 (10.64%) NFS
12 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (10.64%) MCSE

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 17 (36.17%) WebSphere
2 16 (34.04%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (12.77%) IIS
4 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
5 4 (8.51%) Apache
6 3 (6.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
7 2 (4.26%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Confluence
8 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
8 1 (2.13%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (2.13%) WebSphere Portal
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.38%) Office 365
3 2 (4.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) DNS
2 8 (17.02%) HTTP
2 8 (17.02%) LDAP
3 6 (12.77%) SAN
4 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.51%) SSL
6 3 (6.38%) DHCP
7 2 (4.26%) Firewall
7 2 (4.26%) NAS
8 1 (2.13%) FCoE
8 1 (2.13%) Internet
8 1 (2.13%) Intranet
8 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
8 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.26%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) Introscope
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) JMS
2 4 (8.51%) Middleware
3 3 (6.38%) J2EE
3 3 (6.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.26%) .NET
4 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.26%) Web Services
5 1 (2.13%) CSS
5 1 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (2.13%) Java EE
5 1 (2.13%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Clustering
2 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) DataPower
2 2 (4.26%) Symmetrix
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Windows
2 20 (42.55%) Windows Server
3 13 (27.66%) Linux
4 8 (17.02%) Unix
4 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.51%) AIX
6 4 (8.51%) CentOS
7 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.13%) Solaris
9 1 (2.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Configuration Management
2 8 (17.02%) ITIL
3 4 (8.51%) High Availability
4 2 (4.26%) Change Management
4 2 (4.26%) ITSM
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.26%) Process Improvement
5 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.13%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.13%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.13%) ERP
5 1 (2.13%) ETL
5 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.13%) Migration
5 1 (2.13%) Operations Management
5 1 (2.13%) Release Management
5 1 (2.13%) Validation
5 1 (2.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) Bash Shell
2 4 (8.51%) Perl
2 4 (8.51%) Shell Script
3 3 (6.38%) Jython
3 3 (6.38%) VB
4 2 (4.26%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) C#
5 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) MCSE
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.26%) Degree
3 2 (4.26%) MCP
3 2 (4.26%) MCSA
4 1 (2.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.64%) NFS
4 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (4.26%) SRDF
5 2 (4.26%) Terminal Services
5 2 (4.26%) Veritas File System
5 2 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.13%) KVM
6 1 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.13%) vSphere
6 1 (2.13%) XenApp
6 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
1 5 (10.64%) WSUS
2 3 (6.38%) SCOM
2 3 (6.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (4.26%) Puppet
3 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.13%) Ansible
4 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) Nagios
4 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.13%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (29.79%) VMware
2 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.02%) IBM
4 4 (8.51%) EMC
4 4 (8.51%) Oracle
5 3 (6.38%) Veritas
6 2 (4.26%) HP
6 2 (4.26%) NetApp
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.26%) Sun
7 1 (2.13%) Adobe
7 1 (2.13%) ATG
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) Kaseya
7 1 (2.13%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.13%) SAP
7 1 (2.13%) Symantec
7 1 (2.13%) Veeam
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