The median contractor rate for a Server Administrator was £396 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Server Administrator
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 608 577
Rank change year-on-year +23 -31  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 25 43 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.080% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.084% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 48
Median daily rate £396 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £315 £350
% change year-on-year +26.98% -10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.53% -40.90%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year -21.53% -31.57%  

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
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 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Server Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Administrator in the UK

Server Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Administrator in the UK

Server Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Administrator over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Administrator in the UK

Server Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Administrator in the UK

Server Administrator
Top 26 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 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 +21 22 £400 +14.28% 9
London 0 7 £393 +7.67% 5
South East +29 5 £350 -17.64% 1
North West +24 5 £400 +45.45%
Liverpool - 4 £400 -
Merseyside - 4 £400 -
East Midlands -7 3 £500 +48.14%
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £500 -
Nottingham - 3 £500 -
Scotland +32 2 £350 -
Edinburgh +14 2 £350 -
Leeds +17 1 - -
West Yorkshire +17 1 - -
Yorkshire +14 1 - -
Cheshire +10 1 - -
Surrey +9 1 £350 -17.64%
Hampshire +6 1 - - 1
Wiltshire -1 1 £270 -
City of London -2 1 £413 +10.00% 1
South West -5 1 £270 - 1
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - - 1
Belfast - 1 £315 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £315 -
County Antrim - 1 £315 -

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 featuring Server Administrator in the job title.

1 19 (42.22%) Windows
1 19 (42.22%) Linux
2 16 (35.56%) VMware
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server
3 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
4 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
5 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (17.78%) SAN
6 8 (17.78%) LDAP
6 8 (17.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (17.78%) WebSphere
6 8 (17.78%) Finance
7 7 (15.56%) IBM
7 7 (15.56%) vSphere
8 6 (13.33%) Bash Shell
8 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.33%) ITIL
8 6 (13.33%) Unix
8 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 6 (13.33%) HTTP
9 5 (11.11%) Cisco
9 5 (11.11%) HP
9 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
9 5 (11.11%) Python
9 5 (11.11%) Oracle
9 5 (11.11%) Clustering
9 5 (11.11%) Jython
9 5 (11.11%) Migration
9 5 (11.11%) Process Improvement
9 5 (11.11%) Windows 7

Server 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 8 (17.78%) WebSphere
1 8 (17.78%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (6.67%) Apache
2 3 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.44%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.44%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.22%) Confluence
4 1 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.22%) JBoss
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.22%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (6.67%) Office 365
2 2 (4.44%) PaaS
3 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) LDAP
1 8 (17.78%) SAN
2 6 (13.33%) HTTP
3 4 (8.89%) SSL
3 4 (8.89%) VPN
4 3 (6.67%) DNS
5 2 (4.44%) DHCP
5 2 (4.44%) NAS
5 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.22%) Avaya Modular Messaging
6 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) DB2
2 3 (6.67%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) GitLab
1 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.44%) JIRA
2 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.22%) ClearQuest
3 1 (2.22%) Introscope
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) JMS
1 3 (6.67%) ODBC
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET
2 2 (4.44%) Middleware
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) J2EE
3 1 (2.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Clustering
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.22%) DataPower
4 1 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.22%) Life Science
4 1 (2.22%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 19 (42.22%) Linux
1 19 (42.22%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.33%) Unix
4 5 (11.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.89%) SUSE
5 4 (8.89%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.44%) AIX
8 1 (2.22%) CentOS
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
1 6 (13.33%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Migration
2 5 (11.11%) Process Improvement
2 5 (11.11%) Task Automation
3 4 (8.89%) DevOps
3 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
4 3 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (6.67%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (4.44%) High Availability
5 2 (4.44%) ITSM
5 2 (4.44%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.22%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.22%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.22%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.22%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (11.11%) Jython
2 5 (11.11%) Python
2 5 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) Java
5 2 (4.44%) Perl
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) MCSE
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.67%) MySQL Certification
3 2 (4.44%) RHCE
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCITP
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.56%) vSphere
4 2 (4.44%) NFS
5 1 (2.22%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.22%) XenApp
5 1 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) Ansible
2 4 (8.89%) SCCM
3 3 (6.67%) Galera Cluster
3 3 (6.67%) SCOM
3 3 (6.67%) Terraform
4 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (4.44%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.44%) WSUS
5 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.22%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.22%) CA Wily
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.22%) Puppet
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (2.22%) vMotion
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) VMware
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.56%) IBM
4 5 (11.11%) Cisco
4 5 (11.11%) HP
4 5 (11.11%) Oracle
5 4 (8.89%) Citrix
5 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.67%) Percona
7 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.44%) Adobe
7 2 (4.44%) Brocade
7 2 (4.44%) EMC
7 2 (4.44%) F5
7 2 (4.44%) SAP
7 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.22%) ATG
8 1 (2.22%) Avaya
8 1 (2.22%) Remedy
8 1 (2.22%) Symantec
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £29.00 - £29.50 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Joseph Harry Ltd
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