Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Administrator was £339 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 807 833 836
Rank change year-on-year +26 +3 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Server Administrator 80 58 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.055% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.058% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 30 36
UK median daily rate £339 £388 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.58% +16.54% +9.47%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £250
90th Percentile £423 £451 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 5
UK 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 excluding London median hourly rate £35.38 - £37.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Server Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Server Administrator in the UK

Server Administrator
Top 13 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 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
England +35 74 £338 -15.63% 4
UK excluding London +58 54 £325 -7.14% 2
London -17 25 £375 -6.25% 2
South East +16 19 £325 - 1
North of England +54 11 £300 -14.29%
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%
Northern Ireland - 6 £350 -
Yorkshire +16 5 £300 -20.00%
East of England - 3 £338 -
West Midlands +34 1 £263 -37.50%

Server Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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 featuring Server Administrator in the job title.

1 46 (57.50%) Windows
2 41 (51.25%) Windows Server
3 35 (43.75%) Linux
4 28 (35.00%) Active Directory
5 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
6 25 (31.25%) VMware
7 22 (27.50%) Unix
8 20 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
9 17 (21.25%) Oracle
9 17 (21.25%) Migration
10 14 (17.50%) Ansible
11 13 (16.25%) SCCM
11 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (16.25%) Finance
11 13 (16.25%) Python
12 12 (15.00%) ITIL
12 12 (15.00%) DNS
12 12 (15.00%) Banking
12 12 (15.00%) Office 365
12 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (13.75%) DevOps
13 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
13 11 (13.75%) Bash Shell
13 11 (13.75%) Citrix
13 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
14 10 (12.50%) Perl
14 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 10 (12.50%) Change Management
14 10 (12.50%) Data Centre

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 9 (11.25%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.25%) IIS
4 5 (6.25%) WebSphere
4 5 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (5.00%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.75%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.75%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.50%) JBoss
7 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.25%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (15.00%) Office 365
3 7 (8.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (3.75%) PaaS
5 1 (1.25%) IaaS
5 1 (1.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.00%) DNS
2 10 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 8 (10.00%) SAN
4 6 (7.50%) DHCP
4 6 (7.50%) LDAP
5 3 (3.75%) SSL
6 2 (2.50%) Firewall
6 2 (2.50%) NAS
6 2 (2.50%) VPN
7 1 (1.25%) Avaya Modular Messaging
7 1 (1.25%) HTTP
7 1 (1.25%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.25%) LAN
7 1 (1.25%) MPLS
7 1 (1.25%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) Skype
7 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.25%) MySQL
4 4 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (5.00%) DB2
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Exadata
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.25%) OLAP
6 1 (1.25%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.50%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.50%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.25%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.25%) Hudson
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 13 (16.25%) Finance
2 12 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) JSON
2 4 (5.00%) ODBC
3 3 (3.75%) .NET
4 1 (1.25%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.25%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.25%) XML
4 1 (1.25%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.75%) Fat Client
2 7 (8.75%) Thin Client
3 5 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.00%) Clustering
4 4 (5.00%) Oracle Exalogic
4 4 (5.00%) Replication
5 3 (3.75%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.25%) AS400
6 1 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Life Science
6 1 (1.25%) LPAR
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
6 1 (1.25%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (57.50%) Windows
2 41 (51.25%) Windows Server
3 35 (43.75%) Linux
4 22 (27.50%) Unix
5 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.00%) Solaris
7 7 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (5.00%) Windows 10
9 4 (5.00%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.50%) AIX
10 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.25%) CentOS
11 1 (1.25%) MVS
11 1 (1.25%) SUSE
11 1 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (21.25%) Migration
2 12 (15.00%) ITIL
3 11 (13.75%) DevOps
4 10 (12.50%) Change Management
5 8 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (8.75%) Task Automation
7 6 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.25%) CRM
8 5 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 4 (5.00%) Contingency Planning
9 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (5.00%) Mentoring
9 4 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.00%) Service Design
10 3 (3.75%) Release Management
10 3 (3.75%) Server Building
10 3 (3.75%) Server Patching
11 2 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.25%) Python
3 11 (13.75%) Bash Shell
4 10 (12.50%) Perl
5 6 (7.50%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.25%) Ruby
6 5 (6.25%) SQL
7 2 (2.50%) Jython
8 1 (1.25%) Java
8 1 (1.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 11 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (6.25%) Degree
3 5 (6.25%) MySQL Certification
4 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.50%) MCITP
5 2 (2.50%) MCSE
6 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.25%) CCNA
6 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MCTS
6 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) QA
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.50%) DFS Replication
3 6 (7.50%) vSphere
3 6 (7.50%) Xen
4 5 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.00%) Docker
6 3 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.75%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.25%) XenApp
8 1 (1.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (17.50%) Ansible
2 13 (16.25%) SCCM
3 8 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (8.75%) vCenter Server
5 6 (7.50%) Puppet
6 4 (5.00%) Galera Cluster
7 3 (3.75%) Backup Exec
7 3 (3.75%) SCOM
7 3 (3.75%) vRealize
8 2 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (2.50%) WSUS
9 1 (1.25%) Ambari
9 1 (1.25%) Kibana
9 1 (1.25%) logstash
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (1.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (1.25%) vMotion
9 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (33.75%) Microsoft
2 25 (31.25%) VMware
3 17 (21.25%) Oracle
4 11 (13.75%) Citrix
5 9 (11.25%) NetApp
6 8 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (7.50%) Sun
7 6 (7.50%) Veeam
8 5 (6.25%) Atlassian
9 4 (5.00%) BMC
9 4 (5.00%) Cisco
9 4 (5.00%) IBM
9 4 (5.00%) Percona
9 4 (5.00%) Remedy
9 4 (5.00%) Symantec
10 2 (2.50%) Acronis
10 2 (2.50%) McAfee
10 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.50%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.25%) Kaseya