The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
London / City of London
Rank 140 126 157
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.84% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.88% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 19
Median daily rate £363 £413 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +22.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £322 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £348
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £29.38 - £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £27.38 £28.77
% change year-on-year
-45.21% -4.83%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2819 3054 4960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.14% 95.53% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2223 2413 3800
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator across the City of London region.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator across the City of London region.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 City of London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 28 (56.00%) Linux
2 20 (40.00%) Windows
3 19 (38.00%) Red Hat
4 16 (32.00%) VMware
5 14 (28.00%) Unix
5 14 (28.00%) Puppet
6 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
6 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (22.00%) SCCM
7 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 9 (18.00%) Data Centre
8 9 (18.00%) Bash Shell
8 9 (18.00%) Finance
8 9 (18.00%) Apache
9 8 (16.00%) Perl
9 8 (16.00%) Cisco
9 8 (16.00%) Nagios
10 7 (14.00%) Veritas
10 7 (14.00%) Tomcat
11 6 (12.00%) ITIL
11 6 (12.00%) Java
11 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
11 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
11 6 (12.00%) Apple
11 6 (12.00%) WSUS
11 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
11 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
11 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 (18.00%) Apache
2 7 (14.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.00%) nginx
4 2 (4.00%) Confluence
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (2.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (8.00%) Firewall
1 4 (8.00%) SSH
2 3 (6.00%) DNS
3 2 (4.00%) DHCP
3 2 (4.00%) LAN
3 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.00%) FTP
4 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.00%) LDAP
4 1 (2.00%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (2.00%) Skype
4 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.00%) DataStage
4 1 (2.00%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) JIRA
2 2 (4.00%) Subversion
2 2 (4.00%) Zephyr
3 1 (2.00%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.00%) Node.js
2 1 (2.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Fintech
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 28 (56.00%) Linux
2 20 (40.00%) Windows
3 14 (28.00%) Unix
4 11 (22.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.00%) SUSE
8 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.00%) CentOS
9 2 (4.00%) Debian
9 2 (4.00%) Solaris
9 2 (4.00%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (12.00%) ITIL
2 6 (12.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 4 (8.00%) DevOps
4 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (8.00%) Line Management
5 3 (6.00%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.00%) Change Control
6 2 (4.00%) Change Management
6 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.00%) E-Discovery
6 2 (4.00%) High Availability
6 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.00%) Server Building
6 2 (4.00%) Service Design
7 1 (2.00%) Migration
7 1 (2.00%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.00%) Bash Shell
2 8 (16.00%) Perl
3 6 (12.00%) Java
3 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.00%) AWK
4 4 (8.00%) PHP
4 4 (8.00%) sed
4 4 (8.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) MCSE
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) CCNA
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (6.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (4.00%) Xen
5 1 (2.00%) oVirt
5 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.00%) vSphere
5 1 (2.00%) XenApp
5 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) Puppet
2 11 (22.00%) SCCM
3 8 (16.00%) Nagios
4 6 (12.00%) WSUS
5 4 (8.00%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (8.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (6.00%) Kibana
6 3 (6.00%) logstash
6 3 (6.00%) NetBackup
7 2 (4.00%) Cobbler
7 2 (4.00%) Control-M
7 2 (4.00%) OpenView
7 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (4.00%) SCOM
8 1 (2.00%) Ansible
8 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.00%) OpenAM
8 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
8 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Red Hat
2 16 (32.00%) VMware
3 8 (16.00%) Cisco
4 7 (14.00%) Veritas
5 6 (12.00%) Apple
5 6 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.00%) Citrix
6 4 (8.00%) HP
6 4 (8.00%) Sophos
7 3 (6.00%) IBM
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle
7 3 (6.00%) Remedy
8 2 (4.00%) Atlassian
8 2 (4.00%) Dell
8 2 (4.00%) Sun
9 1 (2.00%) EMC
9 1 (2.00%) F5
9 1 (2.00%) ForgeRock
9 1 (2.00%) Google
9 1 (2.00%) Veeam