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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 123 151 166
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 30 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 0.72% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.76% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 23 31
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £284 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £28.77 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +27.86%
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
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 50 (73.53%) Linux
2 30 (44.12%) Unix
3 28 (41.18%) Red Hat
4 24 (35.29%) Finance
5 23 (33.82%) Solaris
6 22 (32.35%) Windows
7 21 (30.88%) VMware
8 19 (27.94%) Bash Shell
9 16 (23.53%) Puppet
10 15 (22.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (20.59%) Veritas
11 14 (20.59%) Shell Script
11 14 (20.59%) Perl
11 14 (20.59%) SAN
12 13 (19.12%) Banking
12 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
13 12 (17.65%) Migration
13 12 (17.65%) Python
13 12 (17.65%) Patch Management
14 10 (14.71%) Oracle
14 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
14 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (13.24%) Investment Banking
15 9 (13.24%) SQL
15 9 (13.24%) Windows Server
16 8 (11.76%) HP
16 8 (11.76%) DNS
16 8 (11.76%) Cisco
16 8 (11.76%) IBM
17 7 (10.29%) NFS

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (10.29%) Apache
1 7 (10.29%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.41%) IIS
2 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.94%) IBM Domino
3 2 (2.94%) JBoss
3 2 (2.94%) nginx
3 2 (2.94%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.47%) Confluence
4 1 (1.47%) Drupal
4 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.47%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.47%) SAS
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.47%) HFM
3 1 (1.47%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.88%) Office 365
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.47%) Google Apps
4 1 (1.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) SAN
2 8 (11.76%) DNS
3 6 (8.82%) LDAP
3 6 (8.82%) NAS
4 4 (5.88%) Firewall
4 4 (5.88%) HTTP
4 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.41%) DHCP
5 3 (4.41%) SSL
6 2 (2.94%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.94%) Internet
6 2 (2.94%) Network Security
6 2 (2.94%) SMTP
7 1 (1.47%) BGP
7 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.47%) MRTG
7 1 (1.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) Big Data
4 2 (2.94%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.47%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.47%) DB2
5 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
2 1 (1.47%) Maven
2 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (35.29%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Banking
3 9 (13.24%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.88%) Law
4 4 (5.88%) Retail
4 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.47%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.47%) Legal
5 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) JRuby
1 3 (4.41%) Web Services
2 2 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (1.47%) Akka
3 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.47%) CSS
3 1 (1.47%) CSS3
3 1 (1.47%) HTML
3 1 (1.47%) HTML5
3 1 (1.47%) LAMP
3 1 (1.47%) Middleware
3 1 (1.47%) POSIX
3 1 (1.47%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.47%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.82%) Clustering
3 3 (4.41%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.94%) CMDB
5 1 (1.47%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.47%) Fintech
5 1 (1.47%) iPhone
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Social Media
5 1 (1.47%) Tandem
5 1 (1.47%) User Experience
5 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (73.53%) Linux
2 30 (44.12%) Unix
3 23 (33.82%) Solaris
4 22 (32.35%) Windows
5 15 (22.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (13.24%) Windows Server
7 5 (7.35%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.88%) SUSE
9 3 (4.41%) CentOS
9 3 (4.41%) Debian
9 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.94%) VyOS
10 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.47%) AIX
11 1 (1.47%) Android
11 1 (1.47%) Fedora
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.65%) Migration
1 12 (17.65%) Patch Management
2 7 (10.29%) Load Balancing
3 5 (7.35%) Capacity Management
3 5 (7.35%) Configuration Management
3 5 (7.35%) E-Commerce
3 5 (7.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 4 (5.88%) DevOps
4 4 (5.88%) ITIL
5 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (2.94%) Analytics
6 2 (2.94%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.94%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.94%) Server Building
6 2 (2.94%) Workflow
7 1 (1.47%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (1.47%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.47%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (1.47%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) Bash Shell
2 14 (20.59%) Perl
2 14 (20.59%) Shell Script
3 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
4 12 (17.65%) Python
5 9 (13.24%) SQL
6 5 (7.35%) Bourne shell
6 5 (7.35%) Ruby
7 3 (4.41%) Korn
8 2 (2.94%) Java
9 1 (1.47%) C
9 1 (1.47%) C#
9 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.47%) PHP
9 1 (1.47%) VB
9 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.94%) ISEB
3 1 (1.47%) CCNA
3 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) MCSE
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
1 10 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.29%) NFS
3 6 (8.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (7.35%) vSphere
5 4 (5.88%) KVM
5 4 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.41%) XenApp
7 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.47%) Postfix
8 1 (1.47%) Samba
8 1 (1.47%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.47%) Squid
8 1 (1.47%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.47%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) Puppet
2 7 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.88%) yum
4 3 (4.41%) Control-M
5 2 (2.94%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.94%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.94%) Oracle ZFS
5 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.94%) Xymon
6 1 (1.47%) Ansible
6 1 (1.47%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (1.47%) FreeIPA
6 1 (1.47%) Mesos
6 1 (1.47%) RANCID
6 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.47%) SELinux
6 1 (1.47%) systemd
6 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Red Hat
2 21 (30.88%) VMware
3 14 (20.59%) Veritas
4 10 (14.71%) Oracle
5 8 (11.76%) Cisco
5 8 (11.76%) HP
5 8 (11.76%) IBM
6 6 (8.82%) Citrix
6 6 (8.82%) EMC
6 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.35%) NetApp
8 4 (5.88%) Rackspace
9 3 (4.41%) BMC
9 3 (4.41%) F5
9 3 (4.41%) SAP
9 3 (4.41%) Vyatta
10 2 (2.94%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.94%) Lotus
10 2 (2.94%) Sun
10 2 (2.94%) Symantec
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