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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 164 177 150
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 29 35 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.53% 0.57% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.61% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 30 39
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £161 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £453 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.66% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -19.09%
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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
5119 5731 5750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.92% 92.58% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3888 4213 4207
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £608 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 79 119
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £44.55 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 30 (46.88%) Windows
2 21 (32.81%) Linux
2 21 (32.81%) SAN
3 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
3 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (25.00%) VMware
5 14 (21.88%) HP
6 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
6 13 (20.31%) Finance
7 12 (18.75%) ITIL
7 12 (18.75%) NAS
8 11 (17.19%) Puppet
9 10 (15.63%) IBM
9 10 (15.63%) Clustering
10 9 (14.06%) Banking
10 9 (14.06%) Change Management
10 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
10 9 (14.06%) Oracle
10 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (12.50%) Fat Client
11 8 (12.50%) UNIX
11 8 (12.50%) Python
11 8 (12.50%) LAN
11 8 (12.50%) Solaris
11 8 (12.50%) Citrix
11 8 (12.50%) Thin Client
11 8 (12.50%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 3 (4.69%) IIS
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (3.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (3.13%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.13%) Apache Solr
2 2 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.81%) MS Office
3 2 (3.13%) MS Project
3 2 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.13%) Murex MxG2000
3 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) IaaS
2 1 (1.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.81%) SAN
2 12 (18.75%) NAS
3 9 (14.06%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.50%) LAN
5 5 (7.81%) DNS
6 4 (6.25%) WAN
6 4 (6.25%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.13%) HTTP
7 2 (3.13%) DHCP
7 2 (3.13%) Firewall
7 2 (3.13%) VLAN
8 1 (1.56%) LDAP
8 1 (1.56%) SMTP
8 1 (1.56%) SNMP
8 1 (1.56%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
1 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.56%) MySQL
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.56%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.56%) DB2
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
1 2 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 9 (14.06%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Publishing
4 1 (1.56%) Legal
4 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) .NET
1 2 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (3.13%) WPF
2 1 (1.56%) MCollective
2 1 (1.56%) LAMP
2 1 (1.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Clustering
2 9 (14.06%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 8 (12.50%) Thin Client
4 6 (9.38%) Replication
5 3 (4.69%) NHS
5 3 (4.69%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.69%) Open Source
6 2 (3.13%) N-Tier
6 2 (3.13%) HACMP
6 2 (3.13%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.56%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 30 (46.88%) Windows
2 21 (32.81%) Linux
3 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (12.50%) UNIX
5 8 (12.50%) Solaris
5 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.69%) AIX
8 2 (3.13%) SUSE
8 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.13%) Mac OS X Server
8 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.13%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.75%) ITIL
2 9 (14.06%) Change Management
3 7 (10.94%) Configuration Management
3 7 (10.94%) Service Delivery
4 6 (9.38%) DevOps
5 5 (7.81%) ITIL V3
5 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.69%) ITSM
6 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.69%) Business Analysis
6 3 (4.69%) Capacity Management
7 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (3.13%) Content Management
7 2 (3.13%) Workflow Management
7 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
7 2 (3.13%) High Availability
7 2 (3.13%) Change Control
7 2 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.50%) Python
2 7 (10.94%) Perl
3 5 (7.81%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.25%) SQL
4 4 (6.25%) C
4 4 (6.25%) C#
5 3 (4.69%) PHP
5 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.13%) Ruby
7 1 (1.56%) Korn
7 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.56%) Java
7 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.56%) VBScript
7 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (9.38%) Degree
2 5 (7.81%) MCSE
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.81%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (7.81%) vSphere
5 4 (6.25%) XenApp
5 4 (6.25%) VMware Server
6 3 (4.69%) Samba
6 3 (4.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.13%) KVM
7 2 (3.13%) RHEV
7 2 (3.13%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (3.13%) NFS
8 1 (1.56%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 11 (17.19%) Puppet
2 5 (7.81%) HP SIM
3 4 (6.25%) Tivoli
3 4 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.13%) SCOM
5 2 (3.13%) WSUS
6 1 (1.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.56%) MOM
6 1 (1.56%) Control-M
6 1 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.56%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 16 (25.00%) VMware
2 14 (21.88%) HP
3 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
4 10 (15.63%) IBM
5 9 (14.06%) Oracle
6 8 (12.50%) Citrix
6 8 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 6 (9.38%) Veritas
7 6 (9.38%) Cisco
8 5 (7.81%) SAP
8 5 (7.81%) 3PAR
9 4 (6.25%) BMC
10 3 (4.69%) Remedy
11 2 (3.13%) Apple
11 2 (3.13%) Sybase
11 2 (3.13%) Adobe
11 2 (3.13%) Murex
11 2 (3.13%) EMC
12 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
12 1 (1.56%) Symantec
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