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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 175 178 160
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 32 44 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.61% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.65% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 46
Average daily rate
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£323 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £279 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 £31.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.09% +19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +53.84%
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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
5567 6726 6552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.50% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 4892 4752
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 137 159
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 £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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 32 (45.71%) Linux
2 31 (44.29%) Windows
3 17 (24.29%) UNIX
4 16 (22.86%) Red Hat
4 16 (22.86%) Finance
5 15 (21.43%) VMware
6 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (20.00%) Banking
6 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 13 (18.57%) SQL
7 13 (18.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (17.14%) Solaris
8 12 (17.14%) HP
9 11 (15.71%) MS Exchange
10 10 (14.29%) ITIL
11 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
11 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
11 9 (12.86%) Firewall
11 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (12.86%) PowerShell
11 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (11.43%) Puppet
12 8 (11.43%) IBM
12 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (11.43%) DNS
12 8 (11.43%) Oracle
13 7 (10.00%) Perl
13 7 (10.00%) SAN
13 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.71%) IIS
4 3 (4.29%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.86%) Apache
5 2 (2.86%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.43%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.43%) Liferay
6 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Office
2 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.43%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.86%) TCP/IP
1 9 (12.86%) Firewall
2 8 (11.43%) DNS
3 7 (10.00%) SAN
4 5 (7.14%) DHCP
4 5 (7.14%) LDAP
5 4 (5.71%) VPN
6 3 (4.29%) SSH
7 2 (2.86%) Internet
7 2 (2.86%) OSPF
7 2 (2.86%) BGP
7 2 (2.86%) LAN
7 2 (2.86%) VoIP
7 2 (2.86%) WAN
7 2 (2.86%) Network Security
7 2 (2.86%) NAS
7 2 (2.86%) OpenVPN
7 2 (2.86%) IPsec
8 1 (1.43%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.43%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.86%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.43%) Essbase
4 1 (1.43%) Informix
4 1 (1.43%) MS Access
4 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (22.86%) Finance
2 14 (20.00%) Banking
3 6 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Back Office
5 2 (2.86%) Retail
6 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) Advertising
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.43%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (5.71%) Middleware
2 2 (2.86%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.43%) ODBC
3 1 (1.43%) LAMP
3 1 (1.43%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) Clustering
3 3 (4.29%) Replication
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) iPhone
5 1 (1.43%) Open Source
5 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.43%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 32 (45.71%) Linux
2 31 (44.29%) Windows
3 17 (24.29%) UNIX
4 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (17.14%) Solaris
7 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
9 5 (7.14%) Windows XP
10 4 (5.71%) SUSE
10 4 (5.71%) Ubuntu
10 4 (5.71%) CentOS
11 3 (4.29%) AIX
12 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.86%) Android
12 2 (2.86%) Debian
12 2 (2.86%) Fedora
13 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.29%) ITIL
2 5 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 4 (5.71%) Release Management
4 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.29%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.86%) DevOps
5 2 (2.86%) Line Management
5 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.86%) Kernel Tuning
5 2 (2.86%) Security Management
5 2 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 1 (1.43%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (1.43%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.43%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.43%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.43%) Data Entry
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.57%) SQL
2 9 (12.86%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 7 (10.00%) Perl
4 3 (4.29%) Python
5 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.86%) VB
5 2 (2.86%) PHP
5 2 (2.86%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (5.71%) MCITP
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.86%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.71%) XenServer
3 4 (5.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (5.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (4.29%) XenApp
4 3 (4.29%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.86%) NFS
5 2 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.86%) OpenSSH
5 2 (2.86%) vSphere
5 2 (2.86%) RHEV
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.43%) KVM
6 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Puppet
2 6 (8.57%) SCOM
3 4 (5.71%) Nagios
4 2 (2.86%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.86%) Control-M
4 2 (2.86%) YUM
4 2 (2.86%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.86%) SCCM
4 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 2 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.43%) SmokePing
5 1 (1.43%) Ansible
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.43%) Cacti
5 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (22.86%) Red Hat
2 15 (21.43%) VMware
3 12 (17.14%) HP
4 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.43%) Oracle
5 8 (11.43%) IBM
6 6 (8.57%) Cisco
6 6 (8.57%) Veritas
7 5 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 5 (7.14%) Citrix
8 3 (4.29%) Sun
9 2 (2.86%) NetApp
9 2 (2.86%) BMC
9 2 (2.86%) CA
9 2 (2.86%) Dell
9 2 (2.86%) EMC
9 2 (2.86%) Symantec
10 1 (1.43%) 29West
10 1 (1.43%) Meraki
10 1 (1.43%) Northgate
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