The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Administrator was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 613 617
Rank change year-on-year +28 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 16 31 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.058% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.061% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 24 22
Median daily rate £438 £450 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +24.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £450 £313
% change year-on-year -4.16% +44.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in the UK

Senior Systems Administrator
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 June 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
England +37 16 £438 -2.77% 7
South East +33 11 £438 -2.77% 3
Berkshire +27 5 £575 +21.05% 1
West Sussex - 5 £338 -
Windsor - 4 £575 -
London +7 3 £550 +31.34% 3
Guildford -2 1 - - 1
Surrey -3 1 - - 1
Reading - 1 - -
York - 1 - -
Gatwick - 1 £438 -
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £425 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £425 - 1

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 23 (82.14%) Linux
2 18 (64.29%) Red Hat
3 13 (46.43%) CentOS
3 13 (46.43%) Perl
4 11 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (39.29%) Puppet
5 10 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (35.71%) DevOps
6 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
6 9 (32.14%) VMware
7 8 (28.57%) ITIL
7 8 (28.57%) Unix
7 8 (28.57%) Python
7 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (25.00%) Ansible
8 7 (25.00%) Solaris
9 5 (17.86%) Finance
9 5 (17.86%) Nagios
9 5 (17.86%) Windows
9 5 (17.86%) Cisco
9 5 (17.86%) Hudson
9 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
10 4 (14.29%) vCenter Server
10 4 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (14.29%) EMC VNX
10 4 (14.29%) RHCSA
10 4 (14.29%) High Availability
10 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (14.29%) GitHub
10 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) GitHub
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) LDAP
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) KDB
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Hudson
1 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 4 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (14.29%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
2 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) EMC VNX
2 1 (3.57%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Linux
2 13 (46.43%) CentOS
3 11 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (28.57%) Unix
5 7 (25.00%) Solaris
6 5 (17.86%) Windows
7 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
8 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
9 1 (3.57%) AIX
9 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) DevOps
2 8 (28.57%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Data Management
3 4 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (14.29%) High Availability
4 3 (10.71%) Change Control
5 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Change Management
5 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
5 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) Server Building
6 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.57%) Project Management
6 1 (3.57%) UML
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Perl
2 9 (32.14%) Bash Shell
3 8 (28.57%) Python
4 4 (14.29%) Korn
5 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) Ruby
5 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.57%) AWK
6 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CCNA
1 4 (14.29%) CCNP
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (14.29%) RHCE
1 4 (14.29%) RHCSA
1 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) BS25999
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) vSphere
3 3 (10.71%) KVM
3 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
5 1 (3.57%) GPFS
5 1 (3.57%) vCloud
5 1 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) Puppet
2 10 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (25.00%) Ansible
4 5 (17.86%) Nagios
5 4 (14.29%) NetBackup
5 4 (14.29%) vCenter Server
6 3 (10.71%) yum
7 2 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
7 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (64.29%) Red Hat
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) EMC
5 3 (10.71%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Citrix
6 2 (7.14%) Sun
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Veritas