The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 248 265 202
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 160 142 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.75% 0.63% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.68% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 94 133
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
Average hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 £87.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -66.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £29.00 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.55 £29.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.48% -19.09%
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
19804 20828 19241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.62% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13695 14255 13119
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 399 399
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +16 34 £425 +38.88% 40
Kingston Upon Thames -3 1 £375 -
Wembley - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 132 (43.42%) Linux
2 128 (42.11%) Windows
3 106 (34.87%) VMware
4 78 (25.66%) Active Directory
5 63 (20.72%) Puppet
6 61 (20.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (20.07%) SAN
7 57 (18.75%) Finance
8 56 (18.42%) Red Hat
9 54 (17.76%) UNIX
10 49 (16.12%) DevOps
11 41 (13.49%) Perl
12 40 (13.16%) Solaris
13 39 (12.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 38 (12.50%) PowerShell
14 38 (12.50%) Microsoft
15 37 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
16 34 (11.18%) Cisco
17 33 (10.86%) Apache
17 33 (10.86%) Python
18 31 (10.20%) Configuration Management
18 31 (10.20%) Bash Shell
19 30 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
19 30 (9.87%) ITIL
19 30 (9.87%) Oracle
20 29 (9.54%) Shell Script
21 28 (9.21%) Banking
21 28 (9.21%) Ubuntu
22 26 (8.55%) Clustering
23 25 (8.22%) Tomcat

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 33 (10.86%) Apache
2 25 (8.22%) Tomcat
3 20 (6.58%) MS Exchange
4 16 (5.26%) IIS
5 14 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.62%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.97%) Apache Spark
8 4 (1.32%) nginx
8 4 (1.32%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.32%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.99%) JBoss
9 3 (0.99%) Lync
10 2 (0.66%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.66%) Confluence
10 2 (0.66%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.66%) CMS
10 2 (0.66%) LiveLink
Applications
1 14 (4.61%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.96%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.66%) Stata
3 2 (0.66%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.32%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.99%) HFM
3 3 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.99%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.33%) Agresso
4 1 (0.33%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.30%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.32%) SaaS
5 3 (0.99%) Office 365
5 3 (0.99%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.66%) Route 53
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.33%) Yammer
7 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 61 (20.07%) SAN
2 24 (7.89%) DNS
2 24 (7.89%) LAN
3 23 (7.57%) NAS
4 22 (7.24%) Firewall
5 16 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.61%) DHCP
7 12 (3.95%) WAN
8 11 (3.62%) iSCSI
9 9 (2.96%) LDAP
10 6 (1.97%) VoIP
10 6 (1.97%) VPN
11 5 (1.64%) HTTP
12 4 (1.32%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.32%) Internet
12 4 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.32%) SSH
13 3 (0.99%) IP Telephony
13 3 (0.99%) BIG-IP
13 3 (0.99%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.26%) MySQL
3 9 (2.96%) Hadoop
3 9 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.97%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.64%) Apache Hive
5 5 (1.64%) RDBMS
6 4 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.32%) Big Data
7 3 (0.99%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.99%) HBase
7 3 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.99%) DB2
8 2 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.66%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 12 (3.95%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.63%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.30%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.32%) Maven
4 4 (1.32%) JIRA
5 3 (0.99%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.99%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.66%) Subversion
6 2 (0.66%) Ant
7 1 (0.33%) JMeter
7 1 (0.33%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.33%) Selenium
7 1 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.33%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.33%) Gradle
General
1 57 (18.75%) Finance
2 28 (9.21%) Banking
3 4 (1.32%) Investment Banking
4 3 (0.99%) Retail
5 2 (0.66%) International Banking
5 2 (0.66%) Marketing
5 2 (0.66%) Law
5 2 (0.66%) Legal
5 2 (0.66%) Advertising
5 2 (0.66%) Publishing
6 1 (0.33%) Games
6 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.33%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.62%) HTML
2 10 (3.29%) Web Services
3 6 (1.97%) XML
3 6 (1.97%) LAMP
4 4 (1.32%) WPF
4 4 (1.32%) .NET
5 3 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.66%) Flash
6 2 (0.66%) J2EE
6 2 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.66%) Apache Avro
7 1 (0.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.33%) MCollective
7 1 (0.33%) CSS
7 1 (0.33%) Middleware
7 1 (0.33%) jQuery
7 1 (0.33%) RESTful
7 1 (0.33%) HTML5
7 1 (0.33%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.33%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.55%) Clustering
2 21 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.92%) Open Source
4 12 (3.95%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.95%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.62%) Replication
6 7 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.30%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.30%) NHS
7 5 (1.64%) Wiki
7 5 (1.64%) Symmetrix DMX
8 4 (1.32%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.32%) Digital Media
8 4 (1.32%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.99%) User Experience
10 2 (0.66%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.66%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.66%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.66%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 132 (43.42%) Linux
2 128 (42.11%) Windows
3 61 (20.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (17.76%) UNIX
5 40 (13.16%) Solaris
6 39 (12.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (9.21%) Ubuntu
9 23 (7.57%) CentOS
10 20 (6.58%) Windows 7
11 17 (5.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (3.29%) HPUX
13 9 (2.96%) AIX
13 9 (2.96%) Debian
14 8 (2.63%) Mac OS X Server
15 7 (2.30%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (1.64%) SUSE
17 5 (1.64%) Mac OS X
18 4 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (16.12%) DevOps
2 31 (10.20%) Configuration Management
3 30 (9.87%) ITIL
4 21 (6.91%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (4.61%) Change Management
6 14 (4.61%) Migration
7 11 (3.62%) E-Commerce
8 10 (3.29%) Service Delivery
8 10 (3.29%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (3.29%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (2.63%) Change Control
9 8 (2.63%) Capacity Management
10 7 (2.30%) Load Balancing
10 7 (2.30%) Mentoring
11 5 (1.64%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (1.64%) Business Continuity
11 5 (1.64%) Release Management
11 5 (1.64%) ITIL V3
11 5 (1.64%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 41 (13.49%) Perl
2 38 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 33 (10.86%) Python
4 31 (10.20%) Bash Shell
5 29 (9.54%) Shell Script
6 24 (7.89%) SQL
7 21 (6.91%) Java
8 16 (5.26%) PHP
9 11 (3.62%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.30%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.30%) Ruby
10 7 (2.30%) Korn
11 6 (1.97%) C#
12 3 (0.99%) C
12 3 (0.99%) VBA
13 2 (0.66%) Scala
13 2 (0.66%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (4.61%) Degree
4 12 (3.95%) DV Cleared
5 11 (3.62%) MCSE
6 8 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.64%) MCTS
9 4 (1.32%) MCP
10 3 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.99%) MCITP
10 3 (0.99%) RHCE
11 2 (0.66%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.66%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (0.66%) CCNA
11 2 (0.66%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.33%) CCA
12 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.91%) SLA
2 4 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 78 (25.66%) Active Directory
2 37 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.29%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.29%) XenApp
4 9 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (2.96%) Samba
5 8 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 8 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 8 (2.63%) vSphere
6 7 (2.30%) VMware ESX
7 5 (1.64%) NFS
7 5 (1.64%) KVM
8 4 (1.32%) RHEV
8 4 (1.32%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.32%) Terminal Services
9 2 (0.66%) XenServer
9 2 (0.66%) HDFS
9 2 (0.66%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 63 (20.72%) Puppet
2 22 (7.24%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (5.92%) SCOM
4 15 (4.93%) Nagios
5 11 (3.62%) SCCM
5 11 (3.62%) Ansible
6 9 (2.96%) WSUS
7 7 (2.30%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.97%) Tivoli
8 6 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.97%) Control-M
8 6 (1.97%) HP SIM
9 5 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (1.32%) Mesos
11 3 (0.99%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.99%) CFEngine
12 2 (0.66%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 2 (0.66%) Ganglia
12 2 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.66%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 106 (34.87%) VMware
2 56 (18.42%) Red Hat
3 38 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 34 (11.18%) Cisco
5 30 (9.87%) Oracle
6 21 (6.91%) HP
6 21 (6.91%) Citrix
7 16 (5.26%) IBM
7 16 (5.26%) NetApp
8 14 (4.61%) Websense
8 14 (4.61%) EMC
8 14 (4.61%) Sun
9 12 (3.95%) Veritas
10 11 (3.62%) Apple
11 10 (3.29%) F5
12 9 (2.96%) SAP
13 8 (2.63%) Dell
13 8 (2.63%) Symantec
14 7 (2.30%) BMC
14 7 (2.30%) 3PAR
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Royal College of Midwives
Rate: From £27,598 to £35,052 per annum plus £4,712 London Weighting
Posted: 3 days ago
London, Cenral London, United Kingdom
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Rate: £25-35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £25-35/hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £425 - £475 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 24 days ago