Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Administrator was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 November 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.

Server Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 783 818 822
Rank change year-on-year +35 +4 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 74 55 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.078% 0.056% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.059% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 29 28
England median daily rate £338 £400 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.63% +20.30% +9.47%
10th Percentile £222 £263 £261
90th Percentile £440 £451 £488
UK median daily rate £339 £388 £333
% change year-on-year -12.58% +16.54% +9.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
England median hourly rate £35.38 £23.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.95% -50.00% +137.50%
10th Percentile £26.41 £21.38 £18.90
90th Percentile £42.78 £27.13 £143.50
UK median hourly rate £35.38 £23.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year +48.95% -50.00% +137.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Server Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Server Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Administrator in England

Server Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Administrator in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -17 25 £375 -6.25% 2
South East +16 19 £325 - 2
North of England +54 11 £300 -14.29% 1
Midlands +32 8 £344 -18.15% 1
South West +1 7 £353 -
East Midlands -1 7 £400 - 1
North West +22 6 £238 -40.63% 1
Yorkshire +16 5 £300 -20.00%
East of England - 3 £338 -
West Midlands +34 1 £263 -37.50%
Server Administrator
UK

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 40 (54.05%) Windows
2 35 (47.30%) Linux
2 35 (47.30%) Windows Server
3 28 (37.84%) Active Directory
4 25 (33.78%) VMware
5 22 (29.73%) Unix
6 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
7 20 (27.03%) PowerShell
8 17 (22.97%) Oracle
8 17 (22.97%) Migration
9 14 (18.92%) Ansible
10 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (17.57%) SCCM
10 13 (17.57%) Finance
10 13 (17.57%) Python
11 12 (16.22%) ITIL
11 12 (16.22%) DNS
11 12 (16.22%) Banking
11 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 12 (16.22%) Office 365
11 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (14.86%) DevOps
12 11 (14.86%) Bash Shell
12 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
12 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
13 10 (13.51%) Perl
13 10 (13.51%) Citrix
13 10 (13.51%) Change Management
13 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
14 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP

Server Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (12.16%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.76%) IIS
4 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
4 5 (6.76%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (5.41%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.05%) OpenStack
6 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.70%) JBoss
7 2 (2.70%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.35%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (16.22%) Office 365
2 7 (9.46%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (4.05%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.05%) PaaS
4 1 (1.35%) IaaS
4 1 (1.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.22%) DNS
2 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.46%) SAN
4 6 (8.11%) DHCP
4 6 (8.11%) LDAP
5 3 (4.05%) SSL
6 2 (2.70%) Firewall
6 2 (2.70%) VPN
7 1 (1.35%) HTTP
7 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.35%) LAN
7 1 (1.35%) MPLS
7 1 (1.35%) NAS
7 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.35%) Skype
7 1 (1.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
4 4 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.41%) DB2
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.35%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.35%) OLAP
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
2 6 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.70%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.70%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.35%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.35%) Hudson
5 1 (1.35%) JIRA
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.35%) Selenium
General
1 13 (17.57%) Finance
2 12 (16.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) JSON
2 4 (5.41%) ODBC
3 3 (4.05%) .NET
4 1 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.35%) XML
4 1 (1.35%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.46%) Fat Client
2 7 (9.46%) Thin Client
3 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.41%) Clustering
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle Exalogic
4 4 (5.41%) Replication
5 3 (4.05%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.35%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.35%) AS400
6 1 (1.35%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) Life Science
6 1 (1.35%) LPAR
6 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (54.05%) Windows
2 35 (47.30%) Linux
2 35 (47.30%) Windows Server
3 22 (29.73%) Unix
4 12 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (10.81%) Solaris
6 7 (9.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.70%) AIX
9 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.35%) CentOS
10 1 (1.35%) MVS
10 1 (1.35%) SUSE
10 1 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.97%) Migration
2 12 (16.22%) ITIL
3 11 (14.86%) DevOps
4 10 (13.51%) Change Management
5 8 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (9.46%) Task Automation
7 6 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.41%) Contingency Planning
9 4 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.41%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.41%) Service Delivery
10 3 (4.05%) Release Management
10 3 (4.05%) Server Building
10 3 (4.05%) Server Patching
11 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
11 2 (2.70%) Process Improvement
11 2 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.03%) PowerShell
2 13 (17.57%) Python
3 11 (14.86%) Bash Shell
4 10 (13.51%) Perl
5 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.76%) Ruby
7 4 (5.41%) SQL
8 2 (2.70%) Jython
9 1 (1.35%) Java
9 1 (1.35%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.76%) Degree
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL Certification
4 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.70%) MCITP
5 2 (2.70%) MCSE
6 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.35%) MCTS
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.11%) DFS Replication
3 6 (8.11%) vSphere
3 6 (8.11%) Xen
4 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.41%) Docker
6 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.05%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.35%) XenApp
8 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (18.92%) Ansible
2 13 (17.57%) SCCM
3 8 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (9.46%) vCenter Server
5 6 (8.11%) Puppet
6 4 (5.41%) Galera Cluster
7 3 (4.05%) Backup Exec
7 3 (4.05%) vRealize
8 2 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.70%) SCOM
8 2 (2.70%) WSUS
9 1 (1.35%) Ambari
9 1 (1.35%) Kibana
9 1 (1.35%) logstash
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.35%) vMotion
9 1 (1.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (33.78%) VMware
2 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.97%) Oracle
4 10 (13.51%) Citrix
5 9 (12.16%) NetApp
6 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
7 6 (8.11%) Sun
7 6 (8.11%) Veeam
8 5 (6.76%) Atlassian
9 4 (5.41%) BMC
9 4 (5.41%) Cisco
9 4 (5.41%) IBM
9 4 (5.41%) Percona
9 4 (5.41%) Remedy
9 4 (5.41%) Symantec
10 2 (2.70%) Acronis
10 2 (2.70%) McAfee
10 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.35%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.35%) Kaseya