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 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 160 192 142
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 36 39 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.53% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.57% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 66
Average daily rate
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£344 £389 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £281 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
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 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +41.86%
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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
5428 6808 7223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.11% 92.50% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 4974 5219
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £285
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 90 146 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 38 (50.67%) Linux
2 29 (38.67%) Windows
3 23 (30.67%) Red Hat
4 22 (29.33%) UNIX
5 21 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (24.00%) Banking
6 18 (24.00%) Finance
6 18 (24.00%) VMware
7 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
8 15 (20.00%) Solaris
9 14 (18.67%) HP
9 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (18.67%) Bash Shell
10 13 (17.33%) Puppet
11 11 (14.67%) Perl
12 10 (13.33%) Oracle
12 10 (13.33%) MS Exchange
12 10 (13.33%) IBM
13 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
13 9 (12.00%) DNS
13 9 (12.00%) Firewall
14 8 (10.67%) SAN
14 8 (10.67%) SQL
14 8 (10.67%) Ubuntu
14 8 (10.67%) PowerShell
14 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2010
15 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
15 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (9.33%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.33%) IIS
4 3 (4.00%) MQSeries
4 3 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.67%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.67%) Apache
5 2 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.67%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.33%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (1.33%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (6.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) RMDS
1 1 (1.33%) ResourceLink
1 1 (1.33%) Hyperion Planning
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%) DNS
1 9 (12.00%) Firewall
2 8 (10.67%) SAN
3 7 (9.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.00%) DHCP
4 6 (8.00%) LDAP
5 4 (5.33%) VPN
5 4 (5.33%) SSH
6 2 (2.67%) OSPF
6 2 (2.67%) BGP
6 2 (2.67%) VoIP
6 2 (2.67%) IPsec
6 2 (2.67%) Network Security
6 2 (2.67%) NAS
6 2 (2.67%) OpenVPN
7 1 (1.33%) MRTG
7 1 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.33%) WAN
7 1 (1.33%) SMTP
7 1 (1.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.33%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.33%) Informix
4 1 (1.33%) MS Access
4 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.33%) Essbase
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.33%) JIRA
General
1 18 (24.00%) Finance
1 18 (24.00%) Banking
2 5 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.00%) Back Office
4 2 (2.67%) Games
5 1 (1.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.33%) Law
5 1 (1.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.00%) Middleware
2 3 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.67%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.33%) ISPF
4 1 (1.33%) Rendezvous
4 1 (1.33%) Web Services
4 1 (1.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.67%) Client/Server
1 2 (2.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (2.67%) iPhone
1 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.67%) Clustering
2 1 (1.33%) VSAM
2 1 (1.33%) Open Source
2 1 (1.33%) iPad
2 1 (1.33%) Hedge funds
2 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.33%) GIS
2 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 38 (50.67%) Linux
2 29 (38.67%) Windows
3 22 (29.33%) UNIX
4 21 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (20.00%) Solaris
6 14 (18.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (10.67%) Ubuntu
8 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (9.33%) Windows 7
8 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (5.33%) Windows XP
10 3 (4.00%) Windows 2000
10 3 (4.00%) SUSE
10 3 (4.00%) Android
10 3 (4.00%) CentOS
11 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.67%) Debian
11 2 (2.67%) Fedora
12 1 (1.33%) zOS
12 1 (1.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.33%) ITIL
2 5 (6.67%) DevOps
3 3 (4.00%) Line Management
3 3 (4.00%) Kernel Tuning
3 3 (4.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (4.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (4.00%) Change Management
3 3 (4.00%) Release Management
4 2 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (2.67%) Migration
4 2 (2.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (2.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.33%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.33%) Data Entry
5 1 (1.33%) Scrum
5 1 (1.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.33%) Information Security
5 1 (1.33%) Document Management
5 1 (1.33%) ERP
5 1 (1.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.67%) Bash Shell
2 11 (14.67%) Perl
3 8 (10.67%) SQL
3 8 (10.67%) PowerShell
4 7 (9.33%) Python
5 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.00%) Bourne shell
6 2 (2.67%) VB
7 1 (1.33%) Korn
7 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.33%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (5.33%) MCITP
3 2 (2.67%) RHCE
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.33%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.00%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.00%) XenApp
3 3 (4.00%) NFS
3 3 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (2.67%) OpenSSH
4 2 (2.67%) vSphere
4 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.67%) VMware Server
4 2 (2.67%) RHEV
5 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.33%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.33%) Squid
5 1 (1.33%) RACF
5 1 (1.33%) XenServer
5 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.33%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) Puppet
2 6 (8.00%) SCOM
3 5 (6.67%) Nagios
4 3 (4.00%) YUM
4 3 (4.00%) SCCM
5 2 (2.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (2.67%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.67%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.67%) Control-M
6 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.33%) WSUS
6 1 (1.33%) Cacti
6 1 (1.33%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.33%) RANCID
6 1 (1.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (30.67%) Red Hat
2 18 (24.00%) VMware
3 14 (18.67%) HP
4 10 (13.33%) Oracle
4 10 (13.33%) IBM
5 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (8.00%) Veritas
7 5 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 5 (6.67%) Dell
8 4 (5.33%) Cisco
8 4 (5.33%) Sun
8 4 (5.33%) Citrix
9 3 (4.00%) NetApp
9 3 (4.00%) Symantec
10 2 (2.67%) Altiris
10 2 (2.67%) EMC
10 2 (2.67%) BMC
10 2 (2.67%) CA
11 1 (1.33%) Hyperion
11 1 (1.33%) Sybase
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