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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 136 136 176
Rank change year-on-year
0 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 31 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.97% 0.73% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.76% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 24
Median daily rate £380 £413 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.87% +27.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £366 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £30.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+48.20% +30.43%
Systems Administrator
London

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
3041 3297 5484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.54% 95.65% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2415 2615 4197
Median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 47 104
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £41.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 2016.

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 8 December 2016, 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 (51.90%) Linux
2 31 (39.24%) VMware
3 29 (36.71%) Finance
3 29 (36.71%) Windows
4 28 (35.44%) Red Hat
5 25 (31.65%) Active Directory
6 24 (30.38%) PowerShell
7 22 (27.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (27.85%) Puppet
8 21 (26.58%) Unix
9 20 (25.32%) Cisco
10 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
11 16 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (18.99%) Firewall
13 13 (16.46%) Bash Shell
14 12 (15.19%) Windows Server
14 12 (15.19%) Tomcat
15 11 (13.92%) Apache
15 11 (13.92%) SQL
15 11 (13.92%) Perl
15 11 (13.92%) Nagios
16 10 (12.66%) MS Excel
16 10 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (12.66%) CCNA
16 10 (12.66%) CheckPoint
16 10 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
17 9 (11.39%) Solaris
17 9 (11.39%) MCP
17 9 (11.39%) Configuration Management

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 12 (15.19%) Tomcat
2 11 (13.92%) Apache
3 4 (5.06%) nginx
4 3 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.80%) IIS
4 3 (3.80%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.53%) Confluence
5 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) GitHub
2 1 (1.27%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.99%) Firewall
2 10 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (10.13%) DNS
4 6 (7.59%) SAN
5 5 (6.33%) DHCP
5 5 (6.33%) SSH
6 3 (3.80%) NAS
6 3 (3.80%) VLAN
7 2 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.53%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.53%) LAN
7 2 (2.53%) LDAP
7 2 (2.53%) Network Security
7 2 (2.53%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.27%) FTP
8 1 (1.27%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.27%) WAN
8 1 (1.27%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.80%) MySQL
4 2 (2.53%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.27%) DataStage
5 1 (1.27%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) JIRA
2 3 (3.80%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.53%) Subversion
3 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.53%) Travis CI
3 2 (2.53%) Zephyr
4 1 (1.27%) Bundler
4 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 29 (36.71%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 2 (2.53%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) ELK Stack
1 2 (2.53%) Node.js
1 2 (2.53%) Web Services
2 1 (1.27%) JRuby
2 1 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (1.27%) SAML
2 1 (1.27%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.13%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.80%) Replication
3 2 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.53%) Clustering
3 2 (2.53%) Fintech
3 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.27%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.27%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.90%) Linux
2 29 (36.71%) Windows
3 22 (27.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (26.58%) Unix
5 12 (15.19%) Windows Server
6 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (11.39%) Solaris
8 6 (7.59%) SUSE
9 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (5.06%) CentOS
10 4 (5.06%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (3.80%) AIX
12 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
13 1 (1.27%) Debian
13 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.27%) VyOS
13 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.39%) Configuration Management
2 7 (8.86%) Load Balancing
3 6 (7.59%) ITIL
3 6 (7.59%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.33%) DevOps
5 4 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.06%) Change Management
5 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.06%) Low Latency
6 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.80%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (3.80%) CRM
7 2 (2.53%) Change Control
7 2 (2.53%) E-Discovery
7 2 (2.53%) High Availability
7 2 (2.53%) Line Management
7 2 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.53%) Server Building
7 2 (2.53%) Service Design
7 2 (2.53%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.46%) Bash Shell
3 11 (13.92%) Perl
3 11 (13.92%) SQL
4 7 (8.86%) Java
5 6 (7.59%) PHP
5 6 (7.59%) Shell Script
6 5 (6.33%) AWK
6 5 (6.33%) sed
7 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.53%) Python
7 2 (2.53%) Ruby
8 1 (1.27%) C++
8 1 (1.27%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) CCNA
1 10 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (11.39%) MCP
3 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.27%) Degree
5 1 (1.27%) MCSE
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.27%) RHCE
5 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (31.65%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.86%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (7.59%) vSphere
5 5 (6.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (6.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.53%) NFS
6 2 (2.53%) oVirt
6 2 (2.53%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.27%) KVM
7 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.27%) Xen
7 1 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (27.85%) Puppet
2 11 (13.92%) Nagios
3 8 (10.13%) SCCM
4 5 (6.33%) Ansible
4 5 (6.33%) Red Hat Satellite
4 5 (6.33%) WSUS
5 4 (5.06%) Casper Suite
5 4 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (5.06%) SCOM
6 3 (3.80%) Kibana
6 3 (3.80%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 2 (2.53%) Control-M
7 2 (2.53%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.53%) logstash
7 2 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.53%) OpenView
8 1 (1.27%) OpenAM
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (39.24%) VMware
2 28 (35.44%) Red Hat
3 20 (25.32%) Cisco
4 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
5 10 (12.66%) CheckPoint
6 8 (10.13%) Veritas
7 7 (8.86%) IBM
7 7 (8.86%) Oracle
8 6 (7.59%) HP
9 5 (6.33%) 3PAR
9 5 (6.33%) NetApp
10 4 (5.06%) Apple
10 4 (5.06%) Dell
10 4 (5.06%) Sophos
11 3 (3.80%) EMC
11 3 (3.80%) Juniper
11 3 (3.80%) Pega
11 3 (3.80%) Remedy
12 2 (2.53%) Atlassian
12 2 (2.53%) Qualys
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