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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 163 162 169
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 42 39 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.67% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.72% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 36 34
Average daily rate
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£375 £381 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £190 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £34.00 £25.00 £75.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.00% -66.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.60 £25.00 £28.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.80 £25.00 £123.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -5.45%
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
5319 5397 6479
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.39% 92.41% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4096 3989 4791
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £260 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 77 163
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.46 £19.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.34% -6.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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
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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 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 40 (51.28%) Windows
2 34 (43.59%) Linux
3 31 (39.74%) SAN
4 28 (35.90%) VMware
5 22 (28.21%) Active Directory
5 22 (28.21%) HP
6 20 (25.64%) Finance
6 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
8 17 (21.79%) Solaris
8 17 (21.79%) IBM
9 16 (20.51%) UNIX
10 15 (19.23%) Citrix
10 15 (19.23%) NAS
11 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (17.95%) Puppet
11 14 (17.95%) Clustering
12 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
13 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (15.38%) ITIL
13 12 (15.38%) Oracle
14 11 (14.10%) Perl
14 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
14 11 (14.10%) LAN
14 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
14 11 (14.10%) Banking
14 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (12.82%) vSphere
15 10 (12.82%) Fat Client

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 4 (5.13%) Apache
2 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.41%) MS Office
3 2 (2.56%) MS Project
3 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.56%) Murex MxG2000
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (2.56%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) IaaS
2 1 (1.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 31 (39.74%) SAN
2 15 (19.23%) NAS
3 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
3 11 (14.10%) LAN
4 10 (12.82%) DNS
5 5 (6.41%) Firewall
6 4 (5.13%) LDAP
6 4 (5.13%) WAN
6 4 (5.13%) SMTP
6 4 (5.13%) Ethernet
6 4 (5.13%) HTTP
7 3 (3.85%) DHCP
7 3 (3.85%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.85%) SSL
8 2 (2.56%) VLAN
8 2 (2.56%) FTP
8 2 (2.56%) PCoIP
9 1 (1.28%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.28%) SNMP
9 1 (1.28%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 2 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.28%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) DB2
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Subversion
1 2 (2.56%) JIRA
1 2 (2.56%) TeamCity
1 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (25.64%) Finance
2 11 (14.10%) Banking
3 6 (7.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.56%) LAMP
2 2 (2.56%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.56%) WPF
2 2 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (1.28%) Flash
3 1 (1.28%) JMS
3 1 (1.28%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Clustering
2 12 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (12.82%) Fat Client
4 10 (12.82%) Thin Client
5 7 (8.97%) Replication
6 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.56%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (2.56%) Freedom of Information Act
7 2 (2.56%) HACMP
7 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.56%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.28%) NHS
8 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.28%) Learning Management System
8 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 40 (51.28%) Windows
2 34 (43.59%) Linux
3 20 (25.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (21.79%) Solaris
5 16 (20.51%) UNIX
6 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (6.41%) Ubuntu
9 5 (6.41%) AIX
9 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
10 3 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
10 3 (3.85%) SUSE
10 3 (3.85%) Windows 7
10 3 (3.85%) CentOS
11 2 (2.56%) Windows 2000
11 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.28%) zOS
12 1 (1.28%) HPUX
12 1 (1.28%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) ITIL
2 9 (11.54%) Configuration Management
2 9 (11.54%) Change Management
3 8 (10.26%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.97%) DevOps
5 6 (7.69%) Capacity Management
5 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.41%) Open Source
6 5 (6.41%) Server Building
7 4 (5.13%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.85%) Business Analysis
8 3 (3.85%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.85%) ITSM
8 3 (3.85%) Change Control
8 3 (3.85%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.56%) Workflow
9 2 (2.56%) Migration
9 2 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (2.56%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.10%) Perl
2 10 (12.82%) Python
3 8 (10.26%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.41%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.41%) PHP
4 5 (6.41%) C
5 4 (5.13%) C#
5 4 (5.13%) SQL
5 4 (5.13%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.85%) VBScript
6 3 (3.85%) VB
7 2 (2.56%) Ruby
8 1 (1.28%) Korn
8 1 (1.28%) Java
8 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) MCSE
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.69%) Degree
3 5 (6.41%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.85%) RHCE
6 2 (2.56%) CCNA
6 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.28%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (28.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (17.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.82%) vSphere
4 7 (8.97%) XenApp
4 7 (8.97%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.13%) VMware Server
6 4 (5.13%) NFS
6 4 (5.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (3.85%) Samba
7 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.56%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.56%) KVM
8 2 (2.56%) RHEV
8 2 (2.56%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.28%) MetaFrame
9 1 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 14 (17.95%) Puppet
2 7 (8.97%) HP SIM
3 5 (6.41%) SCOM
4 4 (5.13%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.85%) Control-M
5 3 (3.85%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.85%) SCCM
5 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.56%) OpenView
6 2 (2.56%) WSUS
6 2 (2.56%) MOM
6 2 (2.56%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 28 (35.90%) VMware
2 22 (28.21%) HP
3 19 (24.36%) Microsoft
4 17 (21.79%) IBM
5 15 (19.23%) Citrix
6 12 (15.38%) Oracle
7 9 (11.54%) Cisco
7 9 (11.54%) Veritas
7 9 (11.54%) Red Hat
8 8 (10.26%) BMC
9 5 (6.41%) 3PAR
9 5 (6.41%) EMC
10 4 (5.13%) Sybase
10 4 (5.13%) SAP
11 3 (3.85%) Sun
11 3 (3.85%) Dell
11 3 (3.85%) Apple
11 3 (3.85%) NetApp
11 3 (3.85%) Remedy
12 2 (2.56%) Hyperion
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