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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 242 247 275
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 192 175 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.87% 0.77% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.82% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 128 100
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £239 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £23.77 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.02%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+31.70% -21.15%
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
20930 21403 21584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.91% 94.60% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15232 14772 15192
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +5.82%
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 £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 402 392
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 May 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
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 May 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 +38 37 £413 +3.12% 22
Twickenham - 3 £350 -
Westminster - 2 £275 -
Lewisham - 2 £400 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 210 (62.31%) Linux
2 152 (45.10%) Windows
3 116 (34.42%) Unix
4 113 (33.53%) VMware
5 106 (31.45%) Finance
6 94 (27.89%) Red Hat
7 88 (26.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 81 (24.04%) Active Directory
9 79 (23.44%) Windows Server
10 70 (20.77%) PowerShell
11 67 (19.88%) Puppet
11 67 (19.88%) SAN
12 63 (18.69%) Microsoft
13 62 (18.40%) Perl
14 55 (16.32%) Python
15 54 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
16 53 (15.73%) Solaris
17 52 (15.43%) DNS
18 48 (14.24%) Migration
19 47 (13.95%) HP
20 46 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
21 45 (13.35%) Bash Shell
22 43 (12.76%) Shell Script
23 42 (12.46%) SQL
23 42 (12.46%) NAS
24 40 (11.87%) DevOps
25 38 (11.28%) Banking
26 37 (10.98%) ITIL
27 36 (10.68%) Configuration Management
27 36 (10.68%) Veritas

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 33 (9.79%) Apache
2 23 (6.82%) Tomcat
3 17 (5.04%) IIS
4 14 (4.15%) JBoss
4 14 (4.15%) MS Exchange
5 10 (2.97%) nginx
6 9 (2.67%) OpenStack
6 9 (2.67%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.89%) Captiva
8 3 (0.89%) Documentum
8 3 (0.89%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.59%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.59%) Confluence
9 2 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.59%) WildFly
10 1 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 14 (4.15%) MS Office
2 9 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.30%) HipChat
3 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.30%) HFM
1 1 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.30%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (13.65%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.45%) Amazon EC2
2 15 (4.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 12 (3.56%) Amazon S3
3 12 (3.56%) Office 365
3 12 (3.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 11 (3.26%) Amazon Glacier
5 6 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.19%) IaaS
6 4 (1.19%) SaaS
7 2 (0.59%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (0.59%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.59%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.30%) PaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 67 (19.88%) SAN
2 52 (15.43%) DNS
3 42 (12.46%) NAS
4 31 (9.20%) TCP/IP
5 18 (5.34%) Firewall
5 18 (5.34%) LDAP
6 13 (3.86%) Internet
7 11 (3.26%) DHCP
8 10 (2.97%) SSL
9 9 (2.67%) LAN
10 8 (2.37%) Network Security
11 7 (2.08%) WAN
12 6 (1.78%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.78%) SSH
13 5 (1.48%) FCoE
13 5 (1.48%) HTTP
13 5 (1.48%) VPN
14 3 (0.89%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.89%) NetScaler
14 3 (0.89%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (7.72%) MySQL
2 20 (5.93%) MongoDB
3 19 (5.64%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (3.56%) Amazon RDS
4 12 (3.56%) SQL Server
5 7 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (1.78%) DB2
6 6 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.48%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.19%) Big Data
8 4 (1.19%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.89%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.30%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.34%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (2.08%) Subversion
4 6 (1.78%) JIRA
5 3 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.59%) GitLab
6 2 (0.59%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.30%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 106 (31.45%) Finance
2 38 (11.28%) Banking
3 9 (2.67%) Games
4 8 (2.37%) Law
5 6 (1.78%) Marketing
5 6 (1.78%) Retail
6 5 (1.48%) Back Office
6 5 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.19%) Legal
8 3 (0.89%) German Language
9 2 (0.59%) Advertising
9 2 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.59%) Publishing
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) International Banking
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
10 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.12%) Web Services
2 11 (3.26%) LAMP
3 10 (2.97%) .NET
4 8 (2.37%) JRuby
5 6 (1.78%) CGI
5 6 (1.78%) XML
6 5 (1.48%) SAX
7 4 (1.19%) jQuery
7 4 (1.19%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.59%) ELK Stack
8 2 (0.59%) Java EE
9 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.30%) CSS
9 1 (0.30%) HTML
9 1 (0.30%) JDBC
9 1 (0.30%) Middleware
9 1 (0.30%) PHP-FPM
9 1 (0.30%) Symfony
9 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.01%) Clustering
2 22 (6.53%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.45%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.56%) Hedge funds
5 10 (2.97%) Replication
6 8 (2.37%) EMC VNX
7 7 (2.08%) iSeries
7 7 (2.08%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.78%) Online Games
8 6 (1.78%) User Experience
9 5 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.48%) Wiki
10 4 (1.19%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.19%) Health Informatics
10 4 (1.19%) Informatics
10 4 (1.19%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.89%) Derivative
11 3 (0.89%) Fintech
11 3 (0.89%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 210 (62.31%) Linux
2 152 (45.10%) Windows
3 116 (34.42%) Unix
4 88 (26.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 79 (23.44%) Windows Server
6 53 (15.73%) Solaris
7 33 (9.79%) AIX
8 29 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (6.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (5.93%) Ubuntu
11 17 (5.04%) Mac OS X
12 16 (4.75%) CentOS
13 15 (4.45%) Debian
14 13 (3.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (2.67%) Windows 7
16 7 (2.08%) Mac OS X Server
16 7 (2.08%) SUSE
16 7 (2.08%) VyOS
17 6 (1.78%) Apple iOS
18 5 (1.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (14.24%) Migration
2 40 (11.87%) DevOps
3 37 (10.98%) ITIL
4 36 (10.68%) Configuration Management
5 23 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (6.53%) Open Source
7 21 (6.23%) High Availability
8 19 (5.64%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (4.75%) E-Commerce
10 15 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (4.15%) Change Management
12 11 (3.26%) Change Control
12 11 (3.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (3.26%) ITSM
12 11 (3.26%) Load Balancing
12 11 (3.26%) Project Management
13 10 (2.97%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (2.97%) Service Management
14 8 (2.37%) Software Delivery
15 7 (2.08%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 70 (20.77%) PowerShell
2 62 (18.40%) Perl
3 55 (16.32%) Python
4 45 (13.35%) Bash Shell
5 43 (12.76%) Shell Script
6 42 (12.46%) SQL
7 24 (7.12%) Java
7 24 (7.12%) PHP
8 18 (5.34%) Ruby
9 12 (3.56%) VBScript
10 7 (2.08%) Go
10 7 (2.08%) VB
11 6 (1.78%) C
11 6 (1.78%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.78%) RPG IV
12 4 (1.19%) Korn
13 3 (0.89%) SystemTap
14 2 (0.59%) C#
14 2 (0.59%) RPG
15 1 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (3.56%) Degree
2 8 (2.37%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.89%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.89%) MCSE
4 3 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.89%) RHCE
5 2 (0.59%) CCNA
5 2 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.30%) LPIC
6 1 (0.30%) OCP
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.30%) RHCA
6 1 (0.30%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (5.04%) SLA
2 9 (2.67%) QA
3 4 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (24.04%) Active Directory
2 54 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (9.79%) NFS
4 26 (7.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 25 (7.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 18 (5.34%) KVM
7 11 (3.26%) VMware ESX
7 11 (3.26%) XenApp
8 10 (2.97%) vSphere
9 9 (2.67%) RHEV
10 8 (2.37%) Samba
11 7 (2.08%) Veritas File System
11 7 (2.08%) XenDesktop
12 6 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (1.48%) Docker
14 4 (1.19%) Hyper-V
14 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.19%) vCloud
15 3 (0.89%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 67 (19.88%) Puppet
2 25 (7.42%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (7.12%) SCOM
4 23 (6.82%) Nagios
5 18 (5.34%) Ansible
6 17 (5.04%) Control-M
6 17 (5.04%) SCCM
7 16 (4.75%) WSUS
8 12 (3.56%) NetBackup
9 10 (2.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 9 (2.67%) HAProxy
11 8 (2.37%) OpenView
12 6 (1.78%) BMC PATROL
12 6 (1.78%) ITRS Geneos
13 5 (1.48%) BladeLogic
13 5 (1.48%) HP SIM
13 5 (1.48%) Oracle ZFS
14 4 (1.19%) Cacti
14 4 (1.19%) EMC VPLEX
14 4 (1.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 113 (33.53%) VMware
2 94 (27.89%) Red Hat
3 63 (18.69%) Microsoft
4 47 (13.95%) HP
5 36 (10.68%) Veritas
6 33 (9.79%) IBM
7 29 (8.61%) Citrix
8 26 (7.72%) Oracle
9 25 (7.42%) EMC
10 23 (6.82%) Cisco
11 20 (5.93%) NetApp
12 17 (5.04%) BMC
13 14 (4.15%) Dell
14 12 (3.56%) Sun
14 12 (3.56%) Symantec
15 11 (3.26%) 3PAR
16 10 (2.97%) Brocade
17 9 (2.67%) Apple
18 8 (2.37%) Rackspace
18 8 (2.37%) Vyatta
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