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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 122 165 171
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 37 37 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.10% 0.66% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.69% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 34
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £320 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £34.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+53.65% -21.15%
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
3190 5352 5733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.14% 94.98% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2597 4084 4305
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £276 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 93 80
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.30 £32.64
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 47 (74.60%) Linux
2 26 (41.27%) Windows
3 22 (34.92%) Finance
3 22 (34.92%) Puppet
4 21 (33.33%) VMware
4 21 (33.33%) SAN
5 20 (31.75%) Unix
6 19 (30.16%) Red Hat
7 17 (26.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
8 16 (25.40%) Solaris
9 15 (23.81%) Migration
10 14 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (20.63%) ITIL
11 13 (20.63%) HP
12 12 (19.05%) IBM
12 12 (19.05%) Banking
13 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
13 11 (17.46%) Veritas
14 10 (15.87%) Python
14 10 (15.87%) Windows Server
15 9 (14.29%) NAS
15 9 (14.29%) Perl
15 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
16 8 (12.70%) Ruby
16 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
17 7 (11.11%) Bash Shell
17 7 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
17 7 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager

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 4 (6.35%) Apache
1 4 (6.35%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.17%) IBM Domino
2 2 (3.17%) IIS
2 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Pig
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.76%) Office 365
3 2 (3.17%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.33%) SAN
2 9 (14.29%) NAS
3 6 (9.52%) DNS
4 5 (7.94%) Network Security
5 3 (4.76%) LDAP
6 2 (3.17%) SSL
6 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.59%) DHCP
7 1 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.59%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (4.76%) DB2
3 1 (1.59%) Apache Hive
3 1 (1.59%) Big Data
3 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) JIRA
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 22 (34.92%) Finance
2 12 (19.05%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Billing
5 1 (1.59%) Games
5 1 (1.59%) German Language
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) JRuby
2 2 (3.17%) CGI
2 2 (3.17%) SAX
2 2 (3.17%) XML
3 1 (1.59%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.59%) Web Services
3 1 (1.59%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Hedge funds
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) iSeries
4 2 (3.17%) CMDB
4 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) AS400
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.59%) Fintech
5 1 (1.59%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) NHS
5 1 (1.59%) Online Games
5 1 (1.59%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) User Experience
5 1 (1.59%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 47 (74.60%) Linux
2 26 (41.27%) Windows
3 20 (31.75%) Unix
4 17 (26.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (25.40%) Solaris
6 10 (15.87%) Windows Server
7 7 (11.11%) AIX
8 5 (7.94%) VyOS
9 4 (6.35%) SUSE
9 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
10 3 (4.76%) Mac OS X
10 3 (4.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Migration
2 13 (20.63%) ITIL
3 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
4 4 (6.35%) DevOps
4 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
5 3 (4.76%) Change Management
5 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.76%) High Availability
5 3 (4.76%) Low Latency
5 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.76%) SDLC
6 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.17%) Change Control
6 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.17%) Open Source
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
2 10 (15.87%) Python
3 9 (14.29%) Perl
3 9 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 8 (12.70%) Ruby
5 7 (11.11%) Bash Shell
6 6 (9.52%) SQL
7 3 (4.76%) SystemTap
8 2 (3.17%) PHP
8 2 (3.17%) RPG IV
8 2 (3.17%) VB
9 1 (1.59%) C
9 1 (1.59%) C#
9 1 (1.59%) Java
9 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (3.17%) Degree
1 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
1 2 (3.17%) RHCE
1 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.59%) MCSE
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.11%) NFS
3 7 (11.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 7 (11.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 6 (9.52%) KVM
5 3 (4.76%) vSphere
6 2 (3.17%) Docker
6 2 (3.17%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.17%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (3.17%) XenApp
7 1 (1.59%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.59%) HDFS
7 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.59%) RHEV
7 1 (1.59%) Samba
7 1 (1.59%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (34.92%) Puppet
2 14 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.52%) Ansible
4 5 (7.94%) BladeLogic
5 4 (6.35%) Control-M
5 4 (6.35%) SCOM
6 3 (4.76%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (4.76%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (4.76%) SCCM
6 3 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (3.17%) HP SIM
7 2 (3.17%) Nagios
7 2 (3.17%) Tivoli
7 2 (3.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (1.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.59%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (1.59%) Mesos
8 1 (1.59%) OpenView
8 1 (1.59%) WSUS
8 1 (1.59%) Xymon
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) VMware
2 19 (30.16%) Red Hat
3 13 (20.63%) HP
4 12 (19.05%) IBM
5 11 (17.46%) Veritas
6 7 (11.11%) Cisco
6 7 (11.11%) EMC
6 7 (11.11%) Oracle
7 6 (9.52%) Citrix
7 6 (9.52%) Microsoft
7 6 (9.52%) Vyatta
8 5 (7.94%) 3PAR
8 5 (7.94%) Brocade
8 5 (7.94%) NetApp
9 4 (6.35%) BMC
9 4 (6.35%) Rackspace
10 3 (4.76%) Dell
10 3 (4.76%) SAP
10 3 (4.76%) Sun
11 2 (3.17%) Lotus
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £310 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 days ago