The median contractor rate for a Server Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Administrator
England / London
Rank 403 424 386
Rank change year-on-year +21 -38  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 3 16 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.015% 0.072% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.016% 0.076% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 25
Median daily rate £400 £324 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.55% -13.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -28.57% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.75
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18466 21022 19969
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 95.00% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13132 15064 13780
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 284 366
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -11.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.55 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Server Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Administrator in London

Server Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Administrator in London

Server Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Administrator in London

Server Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 25 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
City of London +2 1 £400 +6.66% 2
Server Administrator
England

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 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 London region featuring Server Administrator in the job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (35.71%) SCCM
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (28.57%) IIS
6 4 (28.57%) ITIL
6 4 (28.57%) Unix
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 4 (28.57%) WSUS
7 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (21.43%) Apache
7 3 (21.43%) VB
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 3 (21.43%) SCOM
7 3 (21.43%) CentOS
8 2 (14.29%) Puppet
8 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
8 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (14.29%) MCSE

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) Apache
2 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Confluence
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) FCoE
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) Intranet
3 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Introscope
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) CentOS
6 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (14.29%) AIX
7 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
8 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (7.14%) Solaris
8 1 (7.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.14%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) VB
3 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) Jython
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) KVM
4 1 (7.14%) NFS
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
4 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) WSUS
3 3 (21.43%) SCOM
4 2 (14.29%) Puppet
5 1 (7.14%) Ansible
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
5 1 (7.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Adobe
2 1 (7.14%) ATG
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) IBM
2 1 (7.14%) Veeam
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas