The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 222 254 287
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 245 190 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.07% 0.81% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.85% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 146 94
Median daily rate £400 £398 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +15.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £278 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 9
Median hourly rate £26.25 £33.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.45% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £32.20 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £33.80 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -12.24%
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
21646 22266 22990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.78% 94.99% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15388 15710 15942
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 349 435
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 28 September 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 +24 49 £400 -3.03% 16
Croydon - 4 £450 -
Hammersmith +4 1 £438 +48.30% 1
Canary Wharf -1 1 £275 -47.61%
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 270 (62.94%) Linux
2 178 (41.49%) Windows
3 163 (38.00%) VMware
4 142 (33.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 139 (32.40%) Red Hat
6 135 (31.47%) Finance
7 114 (26.57%) Unix
8 105 (24.48%) Puppet
9 102 (23.78%) PowerShell
10 100 (23.31%) Active Directory
11 92 (21.45%) Perl
12 88 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 86 (20.05%) Microsoft
13 86 (20.05%) Windows Server
14 82 (19.11%) Solaris
15 81 (18.88%) DNS
16 71 (16.55%) SAN
17 70 (16.32%) Bash Shell
18 69 (16.08%) Windows Server 2008
19 67 (15.62%) Configuration Management
20 65 (15.15%) Python
20 65 (15.15%) Apache
21 56 (13.05%) HP
22 51 (11.89%) Tomcat
22 51 (11.89%) ITIL
22 51 (11.89%) PHP
22 51 (11.89%) Firewall
23 50 (11.66%) DevOps
24 49 (11.42%) Oracle
25 48 (11.19%) Cisco

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 65 (15.15%) Apache
2 51 (11.89%) Tomcat
3 35 (8.16%) IIS
4 18 (4.20%) MS Exchange
5 12 (2.80%) nginx
6 10 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.86%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.63%) Confluence
8 7 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.40%) JBoss
9 6 (1.40%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.17%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.93%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.70%) WildFly
13 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.23%) MediaWiki
13 1 (0.23%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 22 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) HipChat
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.63%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) HFM
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (3.73%) Office 365
3 6 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (0.93%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.93%) GitHub
5 3 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.47%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.23%) Heroku
7 1 (0.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (18.88%) DNS
2 71 (16.55%) SAN
3 51 (11.89%) Firewall
4 42 (9.79%) NAS
5 23 (5.36%) LDAP
6 22 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 20 (4.66%) DHCP
8 19 (4.43%) X.509
9 14 (3.26%) Internet
9 14 (3.26%) LAN
10 13 (3.03%) SSH
11 12 (2.80%) WAN
12 11 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (1.63%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.63%) Network Security
14 6 (1.40%) FCoE
14 6 (1.40%) VLAN
14 6 (1.40%) VPN
15 5 (1.17%) HTTP
15 5 (1.17%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.86%) MySQL
2 19 (4.43%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (4.43%) SQL Server
3 8 (1.86%) Oracle Database
3 8 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.40%) Big Data
4 6 (1.40%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 4 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.23%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 20 (4.66%) TeamCity
2 19 (4.43%) Git (software)
3 18 (4.20%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.80%) JIRA
5 10 (2.33%) Eclipse
6 6 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.17%) Subversion
7 5 (1.17%) Travis CI
8 4 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.47%) Hudson
10 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.23%) Bundler
11 1 (0.23%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.23%) GoCD
11 1 (0.23%) Maven
11 1 (0.23%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
General
1 135 (31.47%) Finance
2 47 (10.96%) Banking
3 21 (4.90%) Back Office
4 17 (3.96%) Publishing
5 9 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.63%) Law
7 6 (1.40%) Marketing
7 6 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.17%) Advertising
9 4 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.93%) Games
9 4 (0.93%) International Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.23%) Billing
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Retail
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.36%) LAMP
2 13 (3.03%) Web Services
3 10 (2.33%) Middleware
4 8 (1.86%) Node.js
5 6 (1.40%) .NET
6 4 (0.93%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.93%) JRuby
7 3 (0.70%) ELK Stack
7 3 (0.70%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (0.70%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (0.47%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.47%) HTML
8 2 (0.47%) Java EE
8 2 (0.47%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.23%) CSS
9 1 (0.23%) JMS
9 1 (0.23%) MCollective
9 1 (0.23%) REST
9 1 (0.23%) SOAP
9 1 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.29%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.36%) Clustering
3 17 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.50%) Replication
5 11 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 9 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.40%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.17%) EMC VMAX
8 5 (1.17%) NHS
9 4 (0.93%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.93%) Mathematics
9 4 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.70%) Derivative
10 3 (0.70%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (0.70%) Informatics
10 3 (0.70%) Online Games
10 3 (0.70%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.70%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 270 (62.94%) Linux
2 178 (41.49%) Windows
3 142 (33.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 114 (26.57%) Unix
5 86 (20.05%) Windows Server
6 82 (19.11%) Solaris
7 69 (16.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (10.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (9.56%) CentOS
10 36 (8.39%) Ubuntu
11 35 (8.16%) AIX
12 21 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 16 (3.73%) SUSE
14 11 (2.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (1.63%) VMS
16 6 (1.40%) Debian
16 6 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.93%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.93%) VyOS
17 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.62%) Configuration Management
2 51 (11.89%) ITIL
3 50 (11.66%) DevOps
4 37 (8.62%) Load Balancing
5 33 (7.69%) Migration
6 31 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
7 28 (6.53%) Open Source
8 26 (6.06%) High Availability
9 23 (5.36%) Service Management
9 23 (5.36%) Virtual Environments
10 17 (3.96%) Change Management
10 17 (3.96%) ITSM
11 16 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (3.73%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (3.73%) Low Latency
12 13 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (2.80%) CRM
14 11 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
15 10 (2.33%) Change Control
16 9 (2.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (23.78%) PowerShell
2 92 (21.45%) Perl
3 70 (16.32%) Bash Shell
4 65 (15.15%) Python
5 51 (11.89%) PHP
6 45 (10.49%) SQL
7 33 (7.69%) Shell Script
8 20 (4.66%) Ruby
9 19 (4.43%) Java
10 13 (3.03%) VBScript
11 10 (2.33%) JavaScript
12 8 (1.86%) C
13 7 (1.63%) SystemTap
14 6 (1.40%) AWK
14 6 (1.40%) Korn
14 6 (1.40%) sed
14 6 (1.40%) VB
15 4 (0.93%) C++
16 2 (0.47%) C#
17 1 (0.23%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 16 (3.73%) CCNA
1 16 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (3.03%) MCP
3 12 (2.80%) Security Cleared
4 8 (1.86%) SC Cleared
5 7 (1.63%) Degree
6 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.17%) RHCE
6 5 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.93%) VCAP
8 3 (0.70%) MCSE
9 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.23%) MCITP
10 1 (0.23%) MCSA
10 1 (0.23%) OCP
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.23%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.96%) SLA
2 6 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.70%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (23.31%) Active Directory
2 88 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (7.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 23 (5.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 21 (4.90%) NFS
6 20 (4.66%) VMware ESX
7 17 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (2.80%) vSphere
9 10 (2.33%) KVM
10 8 (1.86%) Docker
10 8 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.63%) iptables
12 6 (1.40%) Hyper-V
12 6 (1.40%) RHEV
12 6 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (1.17%) oVirt
13 5 (1.17%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.70%) Postfix
14 3 (0.70%) Samba
14 3 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 105 (24.48%) Puppet
2 42 (9.79%) Nagios
3 39 (9.09%) Ansible
4 38 (8.86%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (8.86%) SCOM
5 34 (7.93%) SCCM
6 19 (4.43%) WSUS
7 17 (3.96%) NetBackup
8 14 (3.26%) Red Hat Satellite
9 13 (3.03%) Control-M
10 11 (2.56%) Oracle ZFS
10 11 (2.56%) Terraform
11 10 (2.33%) HAProxy
12 9 (2.10%) OpenView
13 7 (1.63%) BladeLogic
13 7 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (1.63%) ZABBIX
14 6 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
15 5 (1.17%) Kibana
Vendors
1 163 (38.00%) VMware
2 139 (32.40%) Red Hat
3 86 (20.05%) Microsoft
4 56 (13.05%) HP
5 49 (11.42%) Oracle
6 48 (11.19%) Cisco
7 43 (10.02%) EMC
8 38 (8.86%) Veritas
9 27 (6.29%) Citrix
9 27 (6.29%) IBM
10 25 (5.83%) Dell
11 20 (4.66%) NetApp
12 18 (4.20%) Sun
13 14 (3.26%) 3PAR
14 13 (3.03%) Symantec
15 12 (2.80%) CheckPoint
16 10 (2.33%) BMC
16 10 (2.33%) Pega
17 6 (1.40%) ServiceNow
17 6 (1.40%) Splunk
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