The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 168 168 135
Rank change year-on-year
0 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 32 40 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.59% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.63% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 32 52
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £13.96 - £135.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.53 - £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.39 - £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.09% +30.00%
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
5236 6344 5698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.32% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4045 4617 4242
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.78 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 December 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 38 (53.52%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) Linux
3 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
4 17 (23.94%) VMware
5 16 (22.54%) Red Hat
6 14 (19.72%) UNIX
7 13 (18.31%) SQL
8 12 (16.90%) Finance
8 12 (16.90%) SAN
9 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
9 11 (15.49%) Banking
9 11 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
10 10 (14.08%) ITIL
11 9 (12.68%) Solaris
11 9 (12.68%) DNS
12 8 (11.27%) Service Delivery
12 8 (11.27%) NAS
12 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
13 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 7 (9.86%) Puppet
13 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (9.86%) Windows XP
13 7 (9.86%) Perl
14 6 (8.45%) Oracle
14 6 (8.45%) Cisco
14 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
14 6 (8.45%) HP
14 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.23%) IIS
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.82%) Apache
4 2 (2.82%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.41%) Liferay
5 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.41%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.41%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.63%) MS Office
2 1 (1.41%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.41%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.90%) SAN
2 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
3 9 (12.68%) DNS
4 8 (11.27%) NAS
5 4 (5.63%) Firewall
5 4 (5.63%) LDAP
5 4 (5.63%) DHCP
6 3 (4.23%) VPN
7 2 (2.82%) OSPF
7 2 (2.82%) BGP
7 2 (2.82%) Internet
7 2 (2.82%) IPsec
7 2 (2.82%) SSH
7 2 (2.82%) Network Security
7 2 (2.82%) OpenVPN
8 1 (1.41%) VLAN
8 1 (1.41%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.41%) LAN
8 1 (1.41%) VoIP
8 1 (1.41%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.82%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.82%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (16.90%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 5 (7.04%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.82%) Back Office
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.41%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.41%) ODBC
2 1 (1.41%) LAMP
2 1 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (1.41%) Rendezvous
2 1 (1.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Clustering
2 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.23%) Replication
3 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.82%) NHS
5 1 (1.41%) Open Source
5 1 (1.41%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.41%) iPhone
5 1 (1.41%) GIS
5 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 38 (53.52%) Windows
2 28 (39.44%) Linux
3 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (19.72%) UNIX
5 11 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (12.68%) Solaris
7 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (9.86%) Windows XP
8 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
9 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (5.63%) Ubuntu
11 3 (4.23%) CentOS
11 3 (4.23%) AIX
11 3 (4.23%) SUSE
12 2 (2.82%) Debian
12 2 (2.82%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.41%) Android
13 1 (1.41%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.08%) ITIL
2 8 (11.27%) Service Delivery
3 5 (7.04%) E-Commerce
3 5 (7.04%) Change Management
4 3 (4.23%) Release Management
4 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.23%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.82%) Security Management
5 2 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.82%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.82%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (2.82%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (2.82%) DevOps
5 2 (2.82%) Line Management
5 2 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.82%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.41%) Data Entry
6 1 (1.41%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) SQL
2 8 (11.27%) PowerShell
3 7 (9.86%) Perl
4 6 (8.45%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.63%) Python
6 3 (4.23%) PHP
6 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.82%) VB
8 1 (1.41%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.41%) C
8 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) Degree
4 2 (2.82%) MCITP
5 1 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.63%) XenServer
4 3 (4.23%) XenApp
4 3 (4.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (4.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.82%) KVM
5 2 (2.82%) OpenSSH
5 2 (2.82%) vSphere
5 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.41%) RHEV
6 1 (1.41%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) Puppet
2 4 (5.63%) Nagios
2 4 (5.63%) SCOM
3 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.23%) Control-M
4 2 (2.82%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.82%) Ansible
4 2 (2.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (2.82%) SCCM
4 2 (2.82%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.41%) Cacti
5 1 (1.41%) yum
5 1 (1.41%) SmokePing
5 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.41%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 17 (23.94%) VMware
2 16 (22.54%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.45%) Oracle
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco
3 6 (8.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.45%) HP
4 4 (5.63%) Veritas
4 4 (5.63%) Citrix
5 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
6 2 (2.82%) Altiris
6 2 (2.82%) Business Objects
6 2 (2.82%) SAP
6 2 (2.82%) EMC
6 2 (2.82%) BMC
6 2 (2.82%) IBM
7 1 (1.41%) 29West
7 1 (1.41%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.41%) Adobe
7 1 (1.41%) iSOFT
7 1 (1.41%) CA
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