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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 155 163 140
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 31 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.63% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.68% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 26
Average daily rate
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£337 £346 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.67% +4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £168 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £433 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 8
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.77 £22.25 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+29.30% -7.29%
Systems Administrator
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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
4731 5443 5406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.80% 93.22% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3616 3824 4008
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 87 130
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.34 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015, 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 31 (48.44%) Windows
2 24 (37.50%) Linux
3 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
3 15 (23.44%) VMware
4 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (20.31%) Puppet
6 12 (18.75%) SAN
6 12 (18.75%) ITIL
7 10 (15.63%) Red Hat
7 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 9 (14.06%) Configuration Management
8 9 (14.06%) Finance
8 9 (14.06%) Change Management
8 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
8 9 (14.06%) UNIX
8 9 (14.06%) Python
9 8 (12.50%) Solaris
9 8 (12.50%) Perl
9 8 (12.50%) SQL
9 8 (12.50%) HP
9 8 (12.50%) Service Delivery
9 8 (12.50%) Clustering
9 8 (12.50%) DevOps
10 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (10.94%) NAS
10 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (10.94%) Oracle
11 6 (9.38%) PHP

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 5 (7.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.69%) Apache
2 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
2 3 (4.69%) Adobe CQ
3 2 (3.13%) Apache Solr
3 2 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.13%) IIS
3 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.56%) Liferay
4 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (9.38%) MS Office
2 3 (4.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.13%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.56%) SaaS
3 1 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) SAN
2 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
3 7 (10.94%) NAS
4 5 (7.81%) LAN
5 4 (6.25%) DNS
6 2 (3.13%) LDAP
6 2 (3.13%) WAN
6 2 (3.13%) Internet
6 2 (3.13%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.13%) HTTP
6 2 (3.13%) Firewall
7 1 (1.56%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.56%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (3.13%) MySQL
3 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.56%) DB2
4 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (14.06%) Finance
2 3 (4.69%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Retail
3 2 (3.13%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.56%) Advertising
4 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.56%) Marketing
4 1 (1.56%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.56%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.13%) WPF
2 2 (3.13%) LAMP
3 1 (1.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.50%) Clustering
2 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.38%) Replication
4 4 (6.25%) Open Source
4 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 4 (6.25%) Thin Client
5 3 (4.69%) NHS
6 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 31 (48.44%) Windows
2 24 (37.50%) Linux
3 14 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.06%) UNIX
5 8 (12.50%) Solaris
6 7 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (10.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (7.81%) Ubuntu
8 4 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.25%) AIX
8 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.69%) Mac OS X
9 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (3.13%) CentOS
10 2 (3.13%) Debian
11 1 (1.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Configuration Management
2 9 (14.06%) Change Management
3 8 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 8 (12.50%) DevOps
4 5 (7.81%) ITIL V3
5 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.69%) ITSM
6 3 (4.69%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.69%) High Availability
6 3 (4.69%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (3.13%) Performance Improvement
7 2 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.13%) Release Management
7 2 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.13%) B2C
7 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.13%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.06%) Python
2 8 (12.50%) Perl
2 8 (12.50%) SQL
3 6 (9.38%) PHP
4 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.25%) C#
5 4 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.69%) C
7 2 (3.13%) Ruby
8 1 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.81%) Degree
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (23.44%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) KVM
4 3 (4.69%) XenServer
4 3 (4.69%) RHEV
5 2 (3.13%) Samba
6 1 (1.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.56%) XenApp
6 1 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.56%) vSphere
6 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (20.31%) Puppet
2 5 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.13%) Ansible
3 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (3.13%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.13%) WSUS
3 2 (3.13%) Nagios
4 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.56%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.56%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.56%) Control-M
4 1 (1.56%) Cacti
4 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.56%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.56%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) VMware
2 10 (15.63%) Red Hat
2 10 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.50%) HP
4 7 (10.94%) Oracle
5 6 (9.38%) SAP
5 6 (9.38%) IBM
6 5 (7.81%) Citrix
7 4 (6.25%) BMC
7 4 (6.25%) Cisco
8 3 (4.69%) Remedy
8 3 (4.69%) Adobe
9 2 (3.13%) Business Objects
9 2 (3.13%) Apple
9 2 (3.13%) Murex
9 2 (3.13%) Altiris
10 1 (1.56%) Symantec
10 1 (1.56%) Dell
10 1 (1.56%) Veritas
10 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago