Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Administrator was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 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.

Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England > South East
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 348 362 392
Rank change year-on-year +14 +30 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 23 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.14% 0.14% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 3
South East median daily rate £444 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +35.71% +11.11%
10th Percentile £319 £431 £275
90th Percentile £550 £488 £425
England median daily rate £450 £444 £419
% change year-on-year +1.41% +5.97% +32.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £27.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15783 15735 18560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 94.00% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9360 9373 10883
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 780 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.45
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the South East

Senior Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 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
Berkshire +17 12 £550 +25.71% 1
Thames Valley -1 12 £550 +25.71% 1
West Sussex - 5 £338 -
Home Counties - 3 - -
Surrey -32 2 £550 +15.79%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Senior Systems Administrator
England

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Senior Systems 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 South East region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) Unix
2 13 (56.52%) Perl
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) Xen
2 13 (56.52%) Bash Shell
3 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 10 (43.48%) NAS
4 10 (43.48%) SAN
4 10 (43.48%) Oracle
5 9 (39.13%) Solaris
5 9 (39.13%) Degree
5 9 (39.13%) Relational Database
5 9 (39.13%) Mentoring
6 8 (34.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
6 8 (34.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
7 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
8 5 (21.74%) Contingency Planning
8 5 (21.74%) Ruby
8 5 (21.74%) Python
9 4 (17.39%) DNS
9 4 (17.39%) Korn
9 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
9 4 (17.39%) Ansible
9 4 (17.39%) Puppet
9 4 (17.39%) High Availability
9 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle Exadata

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (4.35%) Apache
1 1 (4.35%) nginx
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) GitHub
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) NAS
1 10 (43.48%) SAN
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) LDAP
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) DHCP
5 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.35%) Skype
5 1 (4.35%) tcpdump
5 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) Relational Database
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Hudson
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (4.35%) Subversion
1 1 (4.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (4.35%) Banking
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) JSON
2 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 15 (65.22%) Unix
2 13 (56.52%) Linux
3 9 (39.13%) Solaris
4 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Mentoring
2 8 (34.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (21.74%) Contingency Planning
4 4 (17.39%) High Availability
5 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.35%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) ITIL
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.35%) QMS
5 1 (4.35%) Quality Management
5 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Requirements Management
5 1 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) Bash Shell
1 13 (56.52%) Perl
2 5 (21.74%) Python
2 5 (21.74%) Ruby
3 4 (17.39%) Korn
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 9 (39.13%) Degree
3 8 (34.78%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (26.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Xen
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Ansible
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) HAProxy
2 1 (4.35%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.04%) Sun
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) Intel
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft