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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / London
Rank 380 403 394
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 15 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.079% 0.047% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.049% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 9
Median daily rate £465 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £450 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £461 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £444 £419 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.97% +15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
18033 20348 20215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.74% 95.12% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12895 14394 14249
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 312 339
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £19.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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
Croydon - 3 £468 -
City of London +7 1 £510 -
Senior Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 36 (94.74%) Linux
2 27 (71.05%) Red Hat
3 22 (57.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (57.89%) Puppet
4 21 (55.26%) Unix
5 19 (50.00%) VMware
6 18 (47.37%) Windows
7 14 (36.84%) Finance
8 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
8 13 (34.21%) Bash Shell
8 13 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
9 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
10 9 (23.68%) Ansible
10 9 (23.68%) Financial Institution
10 9 (23.68%) Apache
10 9 (23.68%) DNS
10 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
11 8 (21.05%) HP
11 8 (21.05%) Perl
11 8 (21.05%) ITIL
11 8 (21.05%) Shell Script
11 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
11 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Satellite
12 7 (18.42%) ITIL V3
12 7 (18.42%) CentOS
12 7 (18.42%) Ubuntu
12 7 (18.42%) Firewall
12 7 (18.42%) PHP

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 9 (23.68%) Apache
2 6 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.89%) IIS
4 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
2 1 (2.63%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.26%) IaaS
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) Firewall
3 6 (15.79%) LDAP
4 5 (13.16%) SSH
5 2 (5.26%) DHCP
5 2 (5.26%) Ethernet
5 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
5 2 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) VLAN
6 1 (2.63%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.26%) Back Office
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) LAMP
1 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 5 (13.16%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (94.74%) Linux
2 22 (57.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (55.26%) Unix
4 18 (47.37%) Windows
5 10 (26.32%) Windows Server
6 7 (18.42%) CentOS
6 7 (18.42%) Ubuntu
7 5 (13.16%) Solaris
8 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.63%) Scientific Linux
10 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Configuration Management
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) ITIL V3
4 6 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
4 6 (15.79%) Change Control
4 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
4 6 (15.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (15.79%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (10.53%) Server Building
6 3 (7.89%) Change Management
6 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.26%) System Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.63%) Information Security
8 1 (2.63%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) Bash Shell
2 8 (21.05%) Perl
2 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 8 (21.05%) Shell Script
3 7 (18.42%) PHP
4 5 (13.16%) AWK
4 5 (13.16%) sed
5 4 (10.53%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) VB
7 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.26%) CCNA
2 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.63%) MCSA
3 1 (2.63%) MCTS
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) BS25999
2 1 (2.63%) BS7799
System Software
1 13 (34.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (23.68%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.16%) KVM
4 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
5 2 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Docker
6 1 (2.63%) NFS
6 1 (2.63%) Samba
6 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (57.89%) Puppet
2 9 (23.68%) Ansible
3 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (15.79%) Nagios
5 4 (10.53%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (10.53%) SCCM
5 4 (10.53%) yum
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.63%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 27 (71.05%) Red Hat
2 19 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (21.05%) HP
4 7 (18.42%) Sun
5 4 (10.53%) Apple
5 4 (10.53%) Sophos
6 2 (5.26%) Citrix
6 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.26%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.63%) Avaya
7 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp