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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 170 177 144
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 33 44 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.62% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.66% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 34 54
Average daily rate
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£320 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £279 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.22% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.64 £23.80 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £38.20 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +28.20%
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
5411 6629 6058
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.12% 93.16% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4134 4854 4462
Average daily rate £435 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 129 133
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £29.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 24 November 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 24 November 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 (52.78%) Windows
2 32 (44.44%) Linux
3 19 (26.39%) Active Directory
4 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 15 (20.83%) VMware
6 15 (20.83%) UNIX
7 14 (19.44%) Finance
8 13 (18.06%) SQL
8 13 (18.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (16.67%) Banking
10 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
11 10 (13.89%) DNS
11 10 (13.89%) Solaris
11 10 (13.89%) ITIL
11 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
12 9 (12.50%) Puppet
12 9 (12.50%) HP
12 9 (12.50%) SAN
13 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
13 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
13 8 (11.11%) Perl
13 8 (11.11%) Oracle
13 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (9.72%) Bash Shell
14 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
14 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
14 7 (9.72%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.56%) IIS
4 3 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.78%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.78%) Apache
5 2 (2.78%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.39%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.39%) Liferay
6 1 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.39%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.78%) Amazon S3
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.89%) DNS
2 9 (12.50%) SAN
3 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.72%) Firewall
5 5 (6.94%) DHCP
5 5 (6.94%) LDAP
6 4 (5.56%) VPN
6 4 (5.56%) NAS
7 2 (2.78%) OpenVPN
7 2 (2.78%) Network Security
7 2 (2.78%) LAN
7 2 (2.78%) VoIP
7 2 (2.78%) WAN
7 2 (2.78%) Internet
7 2 (2.78%) OSPF
7 2 (2.78%) BGP
7 2 (2.78%) IPsec
7 2 (2.78%) SSH
8 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.39%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.78%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.78%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.39%) Essbase
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.39%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (19.44%) Finance
2 12 (16.67%) Banking
3 5 (6.94%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.17%) Back Office
5 2 (2.78%) Retail
6 1 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.39%) Advertising
6 1 (1.39%) Marketing
6 1 (1.39%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.39%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
1 3 (4.17%) Middleware
2 2 (2.78%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.39%) ODBC
3 1 (1.39%) LAMP
3 1 (1.39%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.94%) Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.17%) Replication
4 2 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.39%) GIS
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.39%) iPhone
5 1 (1.39%) Open Source
5 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 38 (52.78%) Windows
2 32 (44.44%) Linux
3 18 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (20.83%) UNIX
5 13 (18.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (13.89%) Solaris
7 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (9.72%) Windows XP
8 7 (9.72%) Windows 7
9 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (5.56%) CentOS
10 4 (5.56%) Ubuntu
11 3 (4.17%) SUSE
11 3 (4.17%) AIX
12 2 (2.78%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.78%) Debian
12 2 (2.78%) Android
13 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.39%) Fedora
13 1 (1.39%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.89%) ITIL
2 6 (8.33%) E-Commerce
3 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 4 (5.56%) Release Management
4 3 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (2.78%) DevOps
5 2 (2.78%) Line Management
5 2 (2.78%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (2.78%) Kernel Tuning
5 2 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.78%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (2.78%) Change Management
5 2 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.78%) Security Management
6 1 (1.39%) Migration
6 1 (1.39%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) SQL
2 10 (13.89%) PowerShell
3 8 (11.11%) Perl
4 7 (9.72%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.56%) Python
6 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
6 3 (4.17%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.78%) VB
7 2 (2.78%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.94%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.17%) MCITP
3 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.78%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (26.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.56%) XenServer
4 3 (4.17%) XenApp
4 3 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (2.78%) OpenSSH
5 2 (2.78%) vSphere
5 2 (2.78%) KVM
5 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.39%) NFS
6 1 (1.39%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) Puppet
2 5 (6.94%) Nagios
2 5 (6.94%) SCOM
3 3 (4.17%) Control-M
3 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.78%) Ansible
4 2 (2.78%) SCCM
4 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (2.78%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.78%) YUM
4 2 (2.78%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.39%) Cacti
5 1 (1.39%) WSUS
5 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.39%) Cobbler
5 1 (1.39%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 16 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 15 (20.83%) VMware
3 9 (12.50%) HP
4 8 (11.11%) Oracle
4 8 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.33%) Cisco
6 5 (6.94%) IBM
6 5 (6.94%) Veritas
7 4 (5.56%) Citrix
7 4 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.78%) Altiris
8 2 (2.78%) Symantec
8 2 (2.78%) BMC
8 2 (2.78%) CA
8 2 (2.78%) NetApp
8 2 (2.78%) Dell
8 2 (2.78%) EMC
8 2 (2.78%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.78%) SAP
9 1 (1.39%) Cognos
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