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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 159 191 141
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 39 39 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.67% 0.53% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.57% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 70
Average daily rate
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£363 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £285 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.46 £16.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.20% -40.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +52.50%
Systems Administrator
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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
5314 6820 7348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.89% 92.59% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3846 5000 5346
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 147 170
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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 39 (52.00%) Linux
2 25 (33.33%) Windows
3 24 (32.00%) UNIX
3 24 (32.00%) Red Hat
4 21 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (21.33%) Solaris
6 15 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 15 (20.00%) Finance
6 15 (20.00%) VMware
6 15 (20.00%) Banking
7 14 (18.67%) Bash Shell
8 13 (17.33%) Puppet
8 13 (17.33%) HP
9 12 (16.00%) Perl
9 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (14.67%) Oracle
10 11 (14.67%) IBM
11 9 (12.00%) SQL
11 9 (12.00%) Firewall
11 9 (12.00%) Ubuntu
12 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
12 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
12 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
13 7 (9.33%) DNS
13 7 (9.33%) SAN
13 7 (9.33%) Veritas
13 7 (9.33%) Python
13 7 (9.33%) LDAP
13 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
13 7 (9.33%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 8 (10.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.33%) IIS
4 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.00%) MQSeries
4 3 (4.00%) Apache
4 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.67%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.33%) SAS
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.33%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.33%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (1.33%) RMDS
1 1 (1.33%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.00%) Firewall
2 8 (10.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (9.33%) DNS
3 7 (9.33%) SAN
3 7 (9.33%) LDAP
4 5 (6.67%) DHCP
4 5 (6.67%) SSH
5 4 (5.33%) VPN
6 2 (2.67%) OpenVPN
6 2 (2.67%) NAS
6 2 (2.67%) Network Security
6 2 (2.67%) VoIP
6 2 (2.67%) OSPF
6 2 (2.67%) BGP
6 2 (2.67%) IPsec
7 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.33%) WAN
7 1 (1.33%) SMTP
7 1 (1.33%) LAN
7 1 (1.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.67%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.33%) Essbase
4 1 (1.33%) MySQL
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) MS Access
4 1 (1.33%) Informix
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 15 (20.00%) Finance
1 15 (20.00%) Banking
2 4 (5.33%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Back Office
4 2 (2.67%) Games
5 1 (1.33%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) Middleware
2 3 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.33%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.33%) HTML
3 1 (1.33%) Web Services
3 1 (1.33%) XML
3 1 (1.33%) ODBC
3 1 (1.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) iPhone
1 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.33%) CLARiiON
2 1 (1.33%) Clustering
2 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.33%) GIS
2 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (1.33%) VSAM
2 1 (1.33%) Open Source
2 1 (1.33%) iPad
2 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 39 (52.00%) Linux
2 25 (33.33%) Windows
3 24 (32.00%) UNIX
4 21 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (21.33%) Solaris
6 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (12.00%) Ubuntu
8 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
9 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
10 4 (5.33%) SUSE
11 3 (4.00%) Debian
11 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
11 3 (4.00%) Android
11 3 (4.00%) CentOS
12 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (2.67%) Fedora
13 1 (1.33%) zOS
13 1 (1.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.00%) ITIL
2 5 (6.67%) DevOps
3 3 (4.00%) Migration
3 3 (4.00%) Change Management
3 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (4.00%) Release Management
3 3 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (4.00%) Kernel Tuning
4 2 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (2.67%) Data Migration
4 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (1.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.33%) Information Security
5 1 (1.33%) Scrum
5 1 (1.33%) ERP
5 1 (1.33%) SOA
5 1 (1.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (1.33%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.67%) Bash Shell
2 12 (16.00%) Perl
3 9 (12.00%) SQL
4 7 (9.33%) Python
4 7 (9.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.00%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.33%) C
6 1 (1.33%) Java
6 1 (1.33%) VB
6 1 (1.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.00%) MCITP
4 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.67%) RHCE
5 1 (1.33%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (5.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (5.33%) NFS
4 3 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.67%) XenApp
5 2 (2.67%) OpenSSH
5 2 (2.67%) RHEV
5 2 (2.67%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.33%) Samba
6 1 (1.33%) RACF
6 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.33%) Squid
6 1 (1.33%) KVM
6 1 (1.33%) vSphere
6 1 (1.33%) XenServer
6 1 (1.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.33%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) Puppet
2 4 (5.33%) SCOM
2 4 (5.33%) Nagios
3 3 (4.00%) YUM
4 2 (2.67%) SCCM
4 2 (2.67%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.33%) Control-M
5 1 (1.33%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.33%) WSUS
5 1 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 1 (1.33%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.33%) RANCID
5 1 (1.33%) Cacti
5 1 (1.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 24 (32.00%) Red Hat
2 15 (20.00%) VMware
3 13 (17.33%) HP
4 11 (14.67%) Oracle
4 11 (14.67%) IBM
5 8 (10.67%) Microsoft
6 7 (9.33%) Veritas
7 5 (6.67%) Dell
8 4 (5.33%) Sun
9 3 (4.00%) Symantec
9 3 (4.00%) NetApp
9 3 (4.00%) Citrix
9 3 (4.00%) Cisco
9 3 (4.00%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.67%) Altiris
10 2 (2.67%) EMC
10 2 (2.67%) BMC
10 2 (2.67%) CA
11 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.33%) iSOFT
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 23 days ago