The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 264 205 181
Rank change year-on-year
-59 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 153 203 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.63% 0.94% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 1.01% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 157 190
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £238 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.17% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 11
Average hourly rate £25.50 £40.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.25% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £22.25 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £135.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £27.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-20.72% +32.14%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22398 20052 25960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.58% 92.82% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 15523 13588 16690
Average daily rate £425 £450 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +0.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 410 583
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.31 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in London

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in London

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in London

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -35 39 £343 -7.74% 22
Croydon - 4 £430 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -8 2 £375 -0.66% 1
Romford - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - -
Upminster - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 212 (59.05%) Linux
2 146 (40.67%) UNIX
3 135 (37.60%) Red Hat
4 127 (35.38%) Windows
5 95 (26.46%) Solaris
5 95 (26.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 92 (25.63%) Puppet
7 84 (23.40%) Apache
8 83 (23.12%) VMware
9 80 (22.28%) DNS
10 76 (21.17%) SAN
11 71 (19.78%) Perl
12 68 (18.94%) Finance
13 65 (18.11%) Active Directory
14 57 (15.88%) Tomcat
15 54 (15.04%) Shell Script
16 53 (14.76%) Java
16 53 (14.76%) Veritas
17 52 (14.48%) Ubuntu
18 51 (14.21%) Bash Shell
19 50 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
20 49 (13.65%) SQL
21 48 (13.37%) Oracle
21 48 (13.37%) Microsoft
21 48 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
22 46 (12.81%) Opscode Chef
22 46 (12.81%) ITIL
23 45 (12.53%) LDAP
23 45 (12.53%) Banking
24 44 (12.26%) DHCP

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 84 (23.40%) Apache
2 57 (15.88%) Tomcat
3 30 (8.36%) MS Exchange
4 27 (7.52%) IIS
5 18 (5.01%) nginx
6 16 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2010
6 16 (4.46%) SharePoint
6 16 (4.46%) WebLogic
7 12 (3.34%) Oracle Application Server
8 10 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.23%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.67%) Node.js
10 6 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.67%) GlassFish
10 6 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (1.11%) Confluence
11 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.11%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.11%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 18 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.23%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) InDesign
4 1 (0.28%) MS Project
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) JDE OneWorld
1 3 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.56%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 2 (0.56%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.28%) RMDS
3 1 (0.28%) HFM
3 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.28%) Magento
3 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.18%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (2.23%) Office 365
4 6 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.39%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.84%) Joyent
8 1 (0.28%) IaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Rackspace Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) SaaS
8 1 (0.28%) PaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 80 (22.28%) DNS
2 76 (21.17%) SAN
3 45 (12.53%) LDAP
4 44 (12.26%) DHCP
5 42 (11.70%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.96%) HTTP
7 23 (6.41%) NAS
8 17 (4.74%) FTP
9 16 (4.46%) SSH
10 14 (3.90%) Firewall
11 9 (2.51%) SMTP
11 9 (2.51%) VPN
12 8 (2.23%) SNMP
12 8 (2.23%) Internet
13 7 (1.95%) WAN
13 7 (1.95%) SSL
14 6 (1.67%) iSCSI
14 6 (1.67%) LAN
15 5 (1.39%) VLAN
16 4 (1.11%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (11.14%) MySQL
2 25 (6.96%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.74%) Oracle Database
4 14 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 13 (3.62%) Oracle Database 11g
6 12 (3.34%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.06%) Hadoop
8 9 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.23%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.39%) Big Data
10 5 (1.39%) Redis
11 4 (1.11%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
13 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
14 1 (0.28%) OLAP
14 1 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
14 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
14 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
14 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 16 (4.46%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.18%) JIRA
3 11 (3.06%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.67%) Hudson
4 6 (1.67%) Subversion
5 5 (1.39%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.84%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.84%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.84%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 68 (18.94%) Finance
2 45 (12.53%) Banking
3 22 (6.13%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.23%) Games
5 6 (1.67%) Retail
5 6 (1.67%) Advertising
5 6 (1.67%) Publishing
5 6 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.39%) Back Office
7 4 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.84%) Marketing
9 2 (0.56%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.56%) Law
9 2 (0.56%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Electronics
10 1 (0.28%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.29%) Web Services
2 17 (4.74%) LAMP
3 10 (2.79%) XML
4 9 (2.51%) .NET
5 8 (2.23%) Regular Expression
5 8 (2.23%) HTML
5 8 (2.23%) Middleware
6 7 (1.95%) ActiveMQ
6 7 (1.95%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (1.67%) CSS
8 5 (1.39%) J2EE
8 5 (1.39%) Software Packaging
9 4 (1.11%) JMS
10 3 (0.84%) SOAP
10 3 (0.84%) JSON
11 2 (0.56%) Django
12 1 (0.28%) JMX
12 1 (0.28%) CPAN
12 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
12 1 (0.28%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.13%) Clustering
2 12 (3.34%) Open Source
3 10 (2.79%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.51%) Replication
5 7 (1.95%) CLARiiON
5 7 (1.95%) NHS
6 6 (1.67%) PKI
6 6 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.39%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.39%) Celerra
7 5 (1.39%) Wiki
7 5 (1.39%) Oracle Exalogic
8 4 (1.11%) Online Games
8 4 (1.11%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.84%) AS400
9 3 (0.84%) Firmware
9 3 (0.84%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (0.84%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.84%) Symmetrix DMX
10 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 212 (59.05%) Linux
2 146 (40.67%) UNIX
3 127 (35.38%) Windows
4 95 (26.46%) Solaris
4 95 (26.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (14.48%) Ubuntu
6 48 (13.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (9.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (7.24%) CentOS
9 24 (6.69%) Debian
10 13 (3.62%) Windows 7
11 12 (3.34%) SUSE
12 8 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 7 (1.95%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.67%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.11%) VMS
15 4 (1.11%) AIX
16 3 (0.84%) HPUX
16 3 (0.84%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (12.81%) ITIL
2 29 (8.08%) Migration
3 21 (5.85%) Configuration Management
4 18 (5.01%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (4.74%) Capacity Planning
6 16 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (4.18%) E-Commerce
7 15 (4.18%) Performance Management
8 14 (3.90%) Change Management
9 12 (3.34%) Load Balancing
9 12 (3.34%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (3.06%) Service Management
11 10 (2.79%) SIEM
12 8 (2.23%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (2.23%) Asset Management
12 8 (2.23%) Project Management
13 7 (1.95%) Service Delivery
14 6 (1.67%) Resource Management
14 6 (1.67%) Release Management
14 6 (1.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.78%) Perl
2 54 (15.04%) Shell Script
3 53 (14.76%) Java
4 51 (14.21%) Bash Shell
5 49 (13.65%) SQL
6 31 (8.64%) Python
7 19 (5.29%) PowerShell
8 17 (4.74%) Ruby
9 16 (4.46%) JavaScript
9 16 (4.46%) PHP
10 11 (3.06%) Korn
11 8 (2.23%) VBScript
11 8 (2.23%) C
12 5 (1.39%) C++
12 5 (1.39%) VB
12 5 (1.39%) VBA
13 3 (0.84%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.28%) JCL
14 1 (0.28%) C#
14 1 (0.28%) REXX
Qualifications
1 12 (3.34%) Security Cleared
2 11 (3.06%) Degree
3 10 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.23%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.23%) RHCE
4 8 (2.23%) MCSE
5 3 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (0.84%) Sun Certification
5 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.84%) MCITP
6 2 (0.56%) ISEB
6 2 (0.56%) Siebel Certification
6 2 (0.56%) OCP
6 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.28%) ACCA
7 1 (0.28%) CIMA
7 1 (0.28%) RHCT
7 1 (0.28%) MCSA
7 1 (0.28%) CCA
7 1 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.06%) SLA
2 4 (1.11%) QA
3 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 65 (18.11%) Active Directory
2 50 (13.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (10.03%) NFS
4 18 (5.01%) vSphere
4 18 (5.01%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 18 (5.01%) VMware ESX
5 13 (3.62%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (2.79%) XenApp
6 10 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 8 (2.23%) Veritas File System
8 8 (2.23%) Cronacle
8 8 (2.23%) Hyper-V
9 7 (1.95%) Squid
10 6 (1.67%) Varnish
10 6 (1.67%) KVM
11 5 (1.39%) Samba
11 5 (1.39%) Sendmail
12 4 (1.11%) Shibboleth
12 4 (1.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 92 (25.63%) Puppet
2 46 (12.81%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (6.13%) Nagios
4 14 (3.90%) SCCM
5 11 (3.06%) Cobbler
5 11 (3.06%) Data Guard
6 9 (2.51%) HAProxy
7 7 (1.95%) BladeLogic
8 6 (1.67%) SCOM
9 5 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
9 5 (1.39%) Ganglia
9 5 (1.39%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 4 (1.11%) Vagrant
10 4 (1.11%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.84%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.84%) ZABBIX
11 3 (0.84%) WMI
11 3 (0.84%) HP SIM
11 3 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 135 (37.60%) Red Hat
2 83 (23.12%) VMware
3 53 (14.76%) Veritas
4 48 (13.37%) Oracle
4 48 (13.37%) Microsoft
5 40 (11.14%) HP
6 28 (7.80%) Sun
7 27 (7.52%) EMC
8 22 (6.13%) IBM
9 19 (5.29%) Citrix
10 17 (4.74%) Cisco
11 14 (3.90%) NetApp
12 13 (3.62%) JBoss
13 12 (3.34%) Cyber-Ark
14 10 (2.79%) ArcSight
14 10 (2.79%) Dell
14 10 (2.79%) Sybase
15 8 (2.23%) Northgate
16 7 (1.95%) Splunk
16 7 (1.95%) SolarWinds
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25.00 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £425 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £275.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £270 - £290 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
W G Foyle Ltd
Rate: £23,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £25.00 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 24 days ago
West London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago