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SAGE-AU Systems Administration Survey 2013

1. Demographics

1.1 Your name

1.2 Are you currently a SAGE-AU member?

1.3 Where are you located?

1.4 Your email address (so we can send you the pointer to the results)?

1.5 Your gender?

1.6 Your age?

2. Employment

2.1 Which industry do you primarily work within

2.2 What is your spending and budgeting authority level?

 
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Purchasing of items less than $500
Purchasing of items $500 - $5,000
Purchasing of items more than $5,000
Budget for your working group
Budget for the IT/Computer services department

2.3 Do you normally work as an employee for more than one employer?

2.4 What is your current employment status?

2.5 What is your official job title?

2.6 What general category best describes your primary professional focus?

2.7 How many years of full-time, paid experience do you have in system administration or similar work?
(Please round up or down to the nearest whole year and count years of part-time work as fractional, eg 0.25 years for each year quarter-time employment.)

2.8 How many weeks were you without employment in the last year?

2.9 How many years have you been employed for by your primary employer?

2.10 Over the last five years, how many different primary employers have you worked for?

2.11 How many hours per week do you work in your primary job, on average?
Please only count hours working, not lunches, dinners, and other non-work activities.

2.12 How many hours per week do you work on all your paid jobs combined?

2.13 How many hours per week (on average) do you spend in keeping your knowledge of systems administration up to date?
(Please count all time spent reading trade papers, internet news sites, SAGE-AU and other industry mail, vendor materials, etc whether you read at home, at work, or elsewhere.)

2.14 What is your annual salary package (including super)?

2.15 When negotiating salary, what value do you place on the following?

 
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Base Salary
Fringe Benefits (Cars/Memberships/Professional Subscriptions etc)
Education and Training Support
Company Culture

2.16 What most contributed to your last salary increase?

2.17 Do you / would you consider a SAGE-AU membership as a valuable part of a salary package?

2.18 Why / why not?

 

2.19 Which of the following duties do you currently perform?

2.20 If you support large/medium/small enterprises or home users, how would you characterise your service delivery?

2.21 What type of role do you see yourself performing in a year's time?

2.22 What type of role do you see yourself performing in 10 year's time?

3. Education

3.1 Do you have any formal tertiary education from an accredited Australian institution that is related to Information Technology (not vendor certificates)? If so, what level?

3.2 What PhD or masters do you hold?
(Please only answer this question if you answered 'PhD or research Masters' above)

 

3.3 What Masters degree do you hold?
(Please only answer this question if you answered 'Coursework Masters degree' above)

3.4 What Bachelor degree do you hold?
(Please only answer this question if you answered 'Bachelor degree' above)

3.5 What was the field of study?
(Please only answer this question if you answered 'Some incomplete university study' above)

3.6 Do you have any vendor certifications? If so, please tick all that apply.

3.7 Does your current employer use your vendor certifications to attain a certain partner status with a vendor (e.g.: Microsoft Partner Programme, Cisco Partner Programme, etc)?

4. Benefits

4.2 As a member / if you were to become a member, how important would these benefits be to you?
On a scale from 1 to 10, 10 being most important, and 1 being least important.

 
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SAGE-AU annual conference
Mini conferences
Monthly chapter meetings
Mailing lists
Member discounts

4.3 How much do you / would you value the following discounts as an incentive to join SAGE-AU?
On a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being very valuable, and 1 being not valuable.

 
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Accounting services
Server colocation/hosting/VPS
Internet access
IT Equipment
Training/Learning
Equipment hire services
Books & Reference material
Legal advice/solicitors/law
Data recovery/DR services
Managed IT Services
Continuing professional development activities
Working towards certification of system administration skills and experience
Discounts on professional indemnity or business insurance
Discounts on superannuation/financial planning services
Discounts on other forms of insurance
Access to fleet car buying schemes
Travel/accomodation discounts
Entertainment discounts

4.3 What would make membership of SAGE-AU more valuable to you?