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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 163 188 160
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 40 39 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 0.55% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.60% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 50
Average daily rate
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£369 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £280 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.48 £31.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.84% +12.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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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
5454 6536 7200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.47% 92.37% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3999 4755 5149
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 136 180
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £30.25 £43.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the City of London region over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 39 (49.37%) Linux
2 32 (40.51%) Windows
3 23 (29.11%) Red Hat
4 22 (27.85%) UNIX
5 19 (24.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (22.78%) Active Directory
6 18 (22.78%) VMware
6 18 (22.78%) Banking
7 17 (21.52%) Finance
8 16 (20.25%) Solaris
9 15 (18.99%) HP
9 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (15.19%) Bash Shell
10 12 (15.19%) Puppet
10 12 (15.19%) MS Exchange
11 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
11 11 (13.92%) Oracle
12 10 (12.66%) Perl
12 10 (12.66%) SQL
12 10 (12.66%) ITIL
12 10 (12.66%) IBM
13 9 (11.39%) DNS
13 9 (11.39%) TCP/IP
13 9 (11.39%) Firewall
13 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
14 8 (10.13%) Ubuntu
14 8 (10.13%) Windows 7
14 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 12 (15.19%) MS Exchange
2 9 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.33%) IIS
4 4 (5.06%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.80%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.80%) Apache
5 3 (3.80%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.80%) MQSeries
6 2 (2.53%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.27%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.27%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (1.27%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.27%) Liferay
Applications
1 6 (7.59%) MS Office
1 6 (7.59%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.27%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Office 365
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) TCP/IP
1 9 (11.39%) DNS
1 9 (11.39%) Firewall
2 8 (10.13%) SAN
3 7 (8.86%) LDAP
4 6 (7.59%) DHCP
5 4 (5.06%) VPN
5 4 (5.06%) SSH
6 2 (2.53%) OSPF
6 2 (2.53%) BGP
6 2 (2.53%) VoIP
6 2 (2.53%) IPsec
6 2 (2.53%) Network Security
6 2 (2.53%) NAS
6 2 (2.53%) OpenVPN
7 1 (1.27%) MRTG
7 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.27%) WAN
7 1 (1.27%) SMTP
7 1 (1.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.06%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.53%) MySQL
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.53%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.27%) Informix
4 1 (1.27%) MS Access
4 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.27%) Essbase
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (22.78%) Banking
2 17 (21.52%) Finance
3 6 (7.59%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.80%) Back Office
5 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Law
5 1 (1.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Advertising
5 1 (1.27%) Games
5 1 (1.27%) Marketing
5 1 (1.27%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.27%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) Middleware
2 4 (5.06%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.53%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.27%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.27%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.80%) Clustering
3 2 (2.53%) iPhone
3 2 (2.53%) Open Source
3 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.53%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Replication
4 1 (1.27%) GIS
4 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.27%) iPad
4 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 39 (49.37%) Linux
2 32 (40.51%) Windows
3 22 (27.85%) UNIX
4 19 (24.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (20.25%) Solaris
6 15 (18.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (10.13%) Ubuntu
7 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (10.13%) Windows 7
8 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.33%) Windows XP
10 4 (5.06%) SUSE
10 4 (5.06%) CentOS
11 3 (3.80%) Android
11 3 (3.80%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.53%) AIX
12 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (2.53%) Debian
12 2 (2.53%) Fedora
13 1 (1.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.66%) ITIL
2 4 (5.06%) E-Commerce
2 4 (5.06%) DevOps
3 3 (3.80%) Line Management
3 3 (3.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (3.80%) Kernel Tuning
3 3 (3.80%) Release Management
4 2 (2.53%) Data Migration
4 2 (2.53%) Migration
4 2 (2.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (2.53%) Change Management
4 2 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.27%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.27%) ERP
5 1 (1.27%) SOA
5 1 (1.27%) Scrum
5 1 (1.27%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.27%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.27%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.19%) Bash Shell
2 10 (12.66%) Perl
2 10 (12.66%) SQL
3 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
4 6 (7.59%) Python
5 3 (3.80%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.53%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.53%) VB
6 2 (2.53%) C
7 1 (1.27%) PHP
7 1 (1.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.33%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.06%) MCITP
3 4 (5.06%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.27%) Degree
5 1 (1.27%) RHCE
5 1 (1.27%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (22.78%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.06%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (5.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (3.80%) NFS
4 3 (3.80%) RHEV
4 3 (3.80%) XenApp
4 3 (3.80%) XenServer
4 3 (3.80%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.53%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.53%) KVM
5 2 (2.53%) OpenSSH
5 2 (2.53%) vSphere
6 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.27%) Dovecot
6 1 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.27%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.27%) Squid
Systems Management
1 12 (15.19%) Puppet
2 6 (7.59%) SCOM
3 4 (5.06%) Nagios
4 3 (3.80%) YUM
4 3 (3.80%) SCCM
5 2 (2.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (2.53%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.53%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.53%) Control-M
6 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.27%) WSUS
6 1 (1.27%) Cacti
6 1 (1.27%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.27%) RANCID
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (29.11%) Red Hat
2 18 (22.78%) VMware
3 15 (18.99%) HP
4 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
4 11 (13.92%) Oracle
5 10 (12.66%) IBM
6 7 (8.86%) Veritas
7 5 (6.33%) SolarWinds
7 5 (6.33%) Cisco
7 5 (6.33%) Dell
7 5 (6.33%) Citrix
8 4 (5.06%) Sun
9 3 (3.80%) NetApp
9 3 (3.80%) Symantec
10 2 (2.53%) Altiris
10 2 (2.53%) BMC
10 2 (2.53%) CA
10 2 (2.53%) EMC
11 1 (1.27%) Adobe
11 1 (1.27%) Sybase
City of London
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Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 17 days ago