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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
London / City of London
Rank 127 121 162
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +41
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 28 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 0.85% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.89% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 19
Median daily rate £378 £409 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% +25.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £363 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £464 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £29.00 £13.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +107.69%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -

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
2800 2923 4882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.53% 95.74% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2236 2287 3768
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 78
Median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.41% +37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £22.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 41 (59.42%) Linux
2 28 (40.58%) Red Hat
3 22 (31.88%) Windows
4 21 (30.43%) Puppet
5 20 (28.99%) VMware
5 20 (28.99%) Unix
6 19 (27.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (24.64%) Finance
8 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
9 13 (18.84%) PowerShell
10 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (17.39%) Bash Shell
10 12 (17.39%) Cisco
11 11 (15.94%) Apache
11 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
12 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
12 10 (14.49%) SCCM
12 10 (14.49%) Perl
12 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
12 10 (14.49%) Nagios
13 9 (13.04%) Tomcat
13 9 (13.04%) Veritas
13 9 (13.04%) Configuration Management
14 8 (11.59%) Firewall
14 8 (11.59%) Solaris
15 7 (10.14%) Java
15 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing
16 6 (8.70%) WSUS
16 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (8.70%) Oracle

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 11 (15.94%) Apache
2 9 (13.04%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.25%) nginx
4 2 (2.90%) Confluence
4 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.90%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) GitHub
2 1 (1.45%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.59%) Firewall
2 5 (7.25%) DNS
2 5 (7.25%) SSH
3 4 (5.80%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (5.80%) Ethernet
4 3 (4.35%) DHCP
4 3 (4.35%) NAS
4 3 (4.35%) SAN
5 2 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.90%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.90%) LAN
5 2 (2.90%) LDAP
5 2 (2.90%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.90%) WAN
6 1 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.45%) FCoE
6 1 (1.45%) Skype
6 1 (1.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.80%) MySQL
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.45%) DataStage
4 1 (1.45%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) JIRA
2 2 (2.90%) Subversion
2 2 (2.90%) Travis CI
2 2 (2.90%) Zephyr
3 1 (1.45%) Bundler
3 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (24.64%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (2.90%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.35%) ELK Stack
2 2 (2.90%) Node.js
3 1 (1.45%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.45%) SAML
3 1 (1.45%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Clustering
2 2 (2.90%) Fintech
3 1 (1.45%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.45%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 41 (59.42%) Linux
2 22 (31.88%) Windows
3 20 (28.99%) Unix
4 19 (27.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (15.94%) Windows Server
6 8 (11.59%) Solaris
7 6 (8.70%) SUSE
7 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.35%) CentOS
8 3 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.90%) AIX
9 2 (2.90%) Debian
9 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.04%) Configuration Management
2 7 (10.14%) Load Balancing
3 6 (8.70%) ITIL
4 5 (7.25%) Application Packaging
4 5 (7.25%) DevOps
5 4 (5.80%) Change Management
5 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.80%) Line Management
5 4 (5.80%) Low Latency
5 4 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.90%) E-Discovery
7 2 (2.90%) High Availability
7 2 (2.90%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (2.90%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.90%) Release Management
7 2 (2.90%) Server Building
7 2 (2.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.84%) PowerShell
2 12 (17.39%) Bash Shell
3 10 (14.49%) Perl
4 7 (10.14%) Java
5 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.25%) AWK
6 5 (7.25%) PHP
6 5 (7.25%) sed
6 5 (7.25%) SQL
7 2 (2.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.90%) Python
8 1 (1.45%) C++
8 1 (1.45%) Ruby
8 1 (1.45%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) CCNA
1 5 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.80%) MCP
2 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) Degree
4 1 (1.45%) MCSE
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.45%) RHCE
4 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 12 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (5.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.35%) vSphere
6 2 (2.90%) oVirt
6 2 (2.90%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.90%) Xen
7 1 (1.45%) KVM
7 1 (1.45%) NFS
7 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (30.43%) Puppet
2 10 (14.49%) Nagios
2 10 (14.49%) SCCM
3 6 (8.70%) WSUS
4 5 (7.25%) Ansible
4 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (5.80%) Casper Suite
5 4 (5.80%) Kibana
5 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (4.35%) logstash
6 3 (4.35%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.90%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.90%) Control-M
7 2 (2.90%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.90%) OpenView
7 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.45%) OpenAM
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.45%) SCOM
8 1 (1.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Red Hat
2 20 (28.99%) VMware
3 12 (17.39%) Cisco
4 10 (14.49%) Microsoft
5 9 (13.04%) Veritas
6 6 (8.70%) Apple
6 6 (8.70%) HP
6 6 (8.70%) IBM
6 6 (8.70%) Oracle
7 5 (7.25%) NetApp
8 4 (5.80%) 3PAR
8 4 (5.80%) CheckPoint
8 4 (5.80%) Sophos
9 3 (4.35%) Citrix
9 3 (4.35%) Dell
9 3 (4.35%) Remedy
10 2 (2.90%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.90%) EMC
10 2 (2.90%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.90%) Sun
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