The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Senior Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 415 416 415
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 21 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.098% 0.035% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.037% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 7
Median daily rate £375 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £413 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £446 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
Senior Systems Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20235 21509 22822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 95.16% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14421 15222 16429
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 347 443
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Senior Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

Senior Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator across the London region.

Senior Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Senior Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator across the London region.

Senior Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 6 £375 -9.09% 1
Croydon - 1 £455 -
Senior Systems Administrator
England

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Senior 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 London region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 38 (95.00%) Linux
2 26 (65.00%) Red Hat
2 26 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (62.50%) Puppet
4 20 (50.00%) Windows
5 19 (47.50%) VMware
6 18 (45.00%) Unix
7 16 (40.00%) Apache
8 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (32.50%) PowerShell
9 13 (32.50%) Tomcat
9 13 (32.50%) Configuration Management
10 12 (30.00%) Perl
10 12 (30.00%) Bash Shell
10 12 (30.00%) Load Balancing
11 11 (27.50%) PHP
11 11 (27.50%) DNS
11 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
11 11 (27.50%) Nagios
11 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
12 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
12 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (20.00%) Finance
13 8 (20.00%) Ansible
13 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
14 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
15 6 (15.00%) IIS
15 6 (15.00%) Python
15 6 (15.00%) AWK
15 6 (15.00%) SSH

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 16 (40.00%) Apache
2 13 (32.50%) Tomcat
3 6 (15.00%) IIS
4 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (7.50%) Amazon S3
2 3 (7.50%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.00%) IaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.50%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) DNS
2 6 (15.00%) SSH
3 5 (12.50%) Firewall
4 4 (10.00%) LDAP
4 4 (10.00%) SAN
5 3 (7.50%) DHCP
5 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) X.509
6 2 (5.00%) LAN
6 2 (5.00%) VLAN
6 2 (5.00%) WAN
7 1 (2.50%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.50%) Internet
7 1 (2.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.00%) Back Office
3 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (95.00%) Linux
2 26 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (50.00%) Windows
4 18 (45.00%) Unix
5 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (10.00%) Solaris
7 4 (10.00%) Ubuntu
8 3 (7.50%) CentOS
9 1 (2.50%) AIX
9 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Configuration Management
2 12 (30.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (10.00%) DevOps
4 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.00%) BCP
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (5.00%) Change Control
6 2 (5.00%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (5.00%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.00%) Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.00%) Server Building
7 1 (2.50%) Contingency Planning
7 1 (2.50%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) PowerShell
2 12 (30.00%) Bash Shell
2 12 (30.00%) Perl
3 11 (27.50%) PHP
4 7 (17.50%) Shell Script
5 6 (15.00%) AWK
5 6 (15.00%) Python
5 6 (15.00%) sed
6 4 (10.00%) VB
7 3 (7.50%) Ruby
8 2 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) CCNA
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) MCSA
2 1 (2.50%) MCTS
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) BS7799
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (27.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.50%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.00%) KVM
5 2 (5.00%) NFS
5 2 (5.00%) Samba
5 2 (5.00%) vSphere
6 1 (2.50%) Docker
6 1 (2.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (62.50%) Puppet
2 11 (27.50%) Nagios
3 8 (20.00%) Ansible
3 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (10.00%) Casper Suite
4 4 (10.00%) SCCM
5 2 (5.00%) SCOM
6 1 (2.50%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.50%) OpenView
6 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (2.50%) Unicenter
6 1 (2.50%) WSUS
6 1 (2.50%) yum
Vendors
1 26 (65.00%) Red Hat
2 19 (47.50%) VMware
3 5 (12.50%) 3PAR
3 5 (12.50%) NetApp
3 5 (12.50%) Sun
4 4 (10.00%) Apple
4 4 (10.00%) HP
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.00%) Sophos
5 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.00%) Rackspace
5 2 (5.00%) Veritas
6 1 (2.50%) BMC
6 1 (2.50%) Brocade
6 1 (2.50%) CA
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) F5