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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 130 158 172
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 48 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.38% 0.82% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 0.86% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 33 25
Median daily rate £413 £369 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +1.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £290 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £27.50 £46.75 £13.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% +247.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.23 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+96.41% -12.24%
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
3303 5118 5488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.97% 95.20% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2630 4001 3960
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £276 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 79 99
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -10.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 51 (57.95%) Linux
2 41 (46.59%) Finance
3 31 (35.23%) Red Hat
4 29 (32.95%) Windows
4 29 (32.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (32.95%) Puppet
5 28 (31.82%) VMware
6 27 (30.68%) PowerShell
7 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
8 25 (28.41%) Unix
9 20 (22.73%) Solaris
9 20 (22.73%) SAN
10 19 (21.59%) Cisco
11 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
12 15 (17.05%) Banking
13 14 (15.91%) Firewall
13 14 (15.91%) ITIL
13 14 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (14.77%) Perl
15 12 (13.64%) SQL
15 12 (13.64%) HP
15 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 12 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (12.50%) Ansible
16 11 (12.50%) Oracle
17 10 (11.36%) AIX
17 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
17 10 (11.36%) DNS
17 10 (11.36%) Dell
17 10 (11.36%) IBM

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 8 (9.09%) Apache
1 8 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.55%) IIS
2 4 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.41%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.27%) nginx
5 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) GitHub
3 1 (1.14%) Heroku
3 1 (1.14%) Office 365
3 1 (1.14%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.73%) SAN
2 14 (15.91%) Firewall
3 10 (11.36%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (11.36%) DNS
4 8 (9.09%) NAS
5 5 (5.68%) DHCP
5 5 (5.68%) LDAP
5 5 (5.68%) Network Security
5 5 (5.68%) VLAN
6 2 (2.27%) SSH
6 2 (2.27%) SSL
6 2 (2.27%) X.509
7 1 (1.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.14%) FCoE
7 1 (1.14%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.14%) LAN
7 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.14%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (3.41%) DB2
2 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Eclipse
1 3 (3.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.14%) Bundler
3 1 (1.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) Subversion
3 1 (1.14%) Travis CI
General
1 41 (46.59%) Finance
2 15 (17.05%) Banking
3 2 (2.27%) Games
3 2 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.14%) Advertising
4 1 (1.14%) Billing
4 1 (1.14%) German Language
4 1 (1.14%) Marketing
4 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) JRuby
2 2 (2.27%) CGI
2 2 (2.27%) SAX
2 2 (2.27%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) XML
3 1 (1.14%) Node.js
3 1 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.14%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.68%) Replication
3 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.55%) EqualLogic
3 4 (4.55%) Hedge funds
3 4 (4.55%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.41%) iSeries
5 2 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.27%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) AS400
6 1 (1.14%) Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) CMDB
6 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Online Games
6 1 (1.14%) User Experience
6 1 (1.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (57.95%) Linux
2 29 (32.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 29 (32.95%) Windows
3 25 (28.41%) Unix
4 20 (22.73%) Solaris
5 12 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (11.36%) AIX
6 10 (11.36%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.55%) VyOS
8 3 (3.41%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.41%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.41%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (3.41%) SUSE
8 3 (3.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.27%) CentOS
10 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.91%) ITIL
2 8 (9.09%) Low Latency
2 8 (9.09%) Migration
3 6 (6.82%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.68%) Change Management
4 5 (5.68%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (3.41%) CRM
6 3 (3.41%) DevOps
6 3 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.41%) High Availability
6 3 (3.41%) SDLC
7 2 (2.27%) Change Control
7 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (2.27%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.27%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (2.27%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.68%) PowerShell
2 13 (14.77%) Perl
3 12 (13.64%) SQL
4 8 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 8 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 6 (6.82%) Python
5 6 (6.82%) SystemTap
6 5 (5.68%) PHP
6 5 (5.68%) Ruby
7 2 (2.27%) AWK
7 2 (2.27%) RPG IV
7 2 (2.27%) sed
8 1 (1.14%) C
8 1 (1.14%) Java
8 1 (1.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) CCNA
1 9 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (10.23%) MCP
2 3 (3.41%) Degree
3 2 (2.27%) RHCE
3 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) QA
1 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.95%) NFS
3 7 (7.95%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (6.82%) KVM
4 6 (6.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (5.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (5.68%) vSphere
6 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.14%) Docker
7 1 (1.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.14%) oVirt
7 1 (1.14%) RHEV
7 1 (1.14%) Samba
7 1 (1.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 29 (32.95%) Puppet
2 14 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (12.50%) Ansible
4 7 (7.95%) Nagios
4 7 (7.95%) WSUS
5 6 (6.82%) BladeLogic
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle ZFS
5 6 (6.82%) SCCM
5 6 (6.82%) SCOM
6 4 (4.55%) FortiGate
6 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (2.27%) Control-M
7 2 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.14%) Casper Suite
8 1 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.14%) Kibana
8 1 (1.14%) OpenView
8 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (35.23%) Red Hat
2 28 (31.82%) VMware
3 19 (21.59%) Cisco
4 18 (20.45%) Microsoft
5 12 (13.64%) HP
6 11 (12.50%) Oracle
7 10 (11.36%) CheckPoint
7 10 (11.36%) Dell
7 10 (11.36%) IBM
7 10 (11.36%) Veritas
8 8 (9.09%) 3PAR
9 7 (7.95%) EMC
10 6 (6.82%) NetApp
11 5 (5.68%) Sun
12 4 (4.55%) Brocade
12 4 (4.55%) Juniper
12 4 (4.55%) Vyatta
13 3 (3.41%) Pega
14 2 (2.27%) IFS
14 2 (2.27%) Intel Security
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