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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 241 230 200
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 161 179 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.76% 0.82% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.88% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 130 122
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£350 £358 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +5.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Average hourly rate £36.00 £29.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -78.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.63 £29.00 £20.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.55 £29.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.77 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.77% -2.22%
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
19679 20400 18724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.93% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 13782 13797 12751
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 325 391 430
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.85 £19.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.85% -1.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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 +3 31 £337 -2.67% 37
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 - 2
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £214 -
Hammersmith - 1 £380 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Dagenham - - - - 1
Feltham - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Isleworth - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 143 (46.43%) Linux
2 124 (40.26%) Windows
3 99 (32.14%) VMware
4 67 (21.75%) Active Directory
5 62 (20.13%) Red Hat
6 57 (18.51%) Puppet
7 55 (17.86%) Finance
8 53 (17.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (16.88%) SAN
9 52 (16.88%) UNIX
10 48 (15.58%) DevOps
11 43 (13.96%) Solaris
12 40 (12.99%) Perl
13 39 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 39 (12.66%) PowerShell
14 38 (12.34%) Apache
15 36 (11.69%) Microsoft
16 34 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (10.71%) SQL
18 32 (10.39%) ITIL
19 31 (10.06%) Shell Script
19 31 (10.06%) Configuration Management
20 30 (9.74%) Banking
21 28 (9.09%) Python
21 28 (9.09%) Bash Shell
22 27 (8.77%) Clustering
23 26 (8.44%) Tomcat
24 25 (8.12%) Opscode Chef
25 24 (7.79%) Ubuntu
25 24 (7.79%) Oracle

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 38 (12.34%) Apache
2 26 (8.44%) Tomcat
3 17 (5.52%) MS Exchange
4 14 (4.55%) IIS
5 12 (3.90%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (1.95%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.95%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.62%) nginx
8 5 (1.62%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.30%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.97%) JBoss
10 3 (0.97%) Lync
11 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.65%) Node.js
11 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.65%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.65%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (0.65%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.65%) Stata
3 2 (0.65%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 5 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.30%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.97%) HFM
3 3 (0.97%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 3 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.32%) Agresso
4 1 (0.32%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.32%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.22%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
2 8 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.62%) Amazon S3
3 5 (1.62%) SaaS
4 2 (0.65%) Office 365
4 2 (0.65%) Route 53
4 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.32%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 52 (16.88%) SAN
2 24 (7.79%) DNS
3 20 (6.49%) TCP/IP
4 15 (4.87%) Firewall
5 14 (4.55%) NAS
5 14 (4.55%) LAN
6 12 (3.90%) DHCP
7 9 (2.92%) WAN
8 7 (2.27%) iSCSI
9 6 (1.95%) VPN
9 6 (1.95%) Internet
10 5 (1.62%) HTTP
10 5 (1.62%) VoIP
10 5 (1.62%) SSH
11 4 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.30%) LDAP
12 3 (0.97%) FTP
12 3 (0.97%) SNMP
12 3 (0.97%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (6.49%) MySQL
2 19 (6.17%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.25%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.95%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.62%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.62%) Apache Hive
6 5 (1.62%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.30%) Big Data
8 3 (0.97%) HBase
8 3 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (0.97%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.97%) DB2
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (4.55%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.60%) TeamCity
4 4 (1.30%) Maven
4 4 (1.30%) JIRA
5 3 (0.97%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.65%) Subversion
6 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.65%) Ant
6 2 (0.65%) Hudson
7 1 (0.32%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.32%) Gradle
7 1 (0.32%) JMeter
7 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
General
1 55 (17.86%) Finance
2 30 (9.74%) Banking
3 8 (2.60%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.95%) Retail
5 3 (0.97%) Marketing
5 3 (0.97%) Advertising
5 3 (0.97%) Publishing
6 2 (0.65%) Law
6 2 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.32%) Games
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.32%) French Language
7 1 (0.32%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.57%) HTML
1 11 (3.57%) Web Services
2 7 (2.27%) LAMP
3 4 (1.30%) WPF
3 4 (1.30%) XML
3 4 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (0.97%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.65%) Apache Avro
5 2 (0.65%) Flash
5 2 (0.65%) .NET
5 2 (0.65%) J2EE
6 1 (0.32%) CSS
6 1 (0.32%) Middleware
6 1 (0.32%) jQuery
6 1 (0.32%) RESTful
6 1 (0.32%) HTML5
6 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.32%) Spring
6 1 (0.32%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.77%) Clustering
2 22 (7.14%) Open Source
3 15 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.90%) Replication
5 9 (2.92%) NHS
6 7 (2.27%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.95%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.62%) Symmetrix DMX
8 5 (1.62%) Wiki
9 4 (1.30%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.97%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.97%) User Experience
10 3 (0.97%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.97%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.97%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.65%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.65%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 143 (46.43%) Linux
2 124 (40.26%) Windows
3 53 (17.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (16.88%) UNIX
5 43 (13.96%) Solaris
6 39 (12.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (7.79%) Ubuntu
8 21 (6.82%) CentOS
9 18 (5.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (5.52%) Windows 7
11 16 (5.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (3.90%) Debian
13 9 (2.92%) AIX
14 8 (2.60%) Mac OS X Server
15 7 (2.27%) Mac OS X
15 7 (2.27%) SUSE
15 7 (2.27%) HPUX
16 6 (1.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 5 (1.62%) Windows XP
18 4 (1.30%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (15.58%) DevOps
2 32 (10.39%) ITIL
3 31 (10.06%) Configuration Management
4 19 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (5.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (4.55%) Change Management
7 13 (4.22%) Migration
7 13 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (3.90%) E-Commerce
8 12 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (3.57%) Service Delivery
10 8 (2.60%) Change Control
11 6 (1.95%) Load Balancing
11 6 (1.95%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (1.95%) Mentoring
12 5 (1.62%) Release Management
12 5 (1.62%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (1.62%) ITIL V3
12 5 (1.62%) CRM
12 5 (1.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.99%) Perl
2 39 (12.66%) PowerShell
3 33 (10.71%) SQL
4 31 (10.06%) Shell Script
5 28 (9.09%) Python
5 28 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 21 (6.82%) PHP
7 18 (5.84%) Java
8 11 (3.57%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.60%) Ruby
10 7 (2.27%) Korn
10 7 (2.27%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.95%) C#
12 5 (1.62%) C
13 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.97%) VBA
14 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.65%) VBScript
14 2 (0.65%) VB
14 2 (0.65%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 13 (4.22%) Degree
3 12 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (2.27%) MCSE
4 7 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.27%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.62%) MCTS
6 4 (1.30%) MCP
7 3 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.97%) RHCE
7 3 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.65%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.65%) MCITP
8 2 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.65%) MCSA
8 2 (0.65%) VCP4
8 2 (0.65%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.17%) SLA
2 4 (1.30%) QA
3 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 67 (21.75%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.25%) Hyper-V
3 10 (3.25%) Samba
4 9 (2.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 8 (2.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 8 (2.60%) VMware ESX
5 8 (2.60%) XenApp
6 7 (2.27%) NFS
7 6 (1.95%) KVM
8 5 (1.62%) RHEV
8 5 (1.62%) vSphere
8 5 (1.62%) XenServer
9 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.65%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.65%) HDFS
10 2 (0.65%) PowerHA
10 2 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.65%) vCloud
10 2 (0.65%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 57 (18.51%) Puppet
2 25 (8.12%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (6.49%) Nagios
4 19 (6.17%) SCOM
5 12 (3.90%) SCCM
6 10 (3.25%) Ansible
7 8 (2.60%) WSUS
7 8 (2.60%) Control-M
8 6 (1.95%) CFEngine
9 5 (1.62%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (1.30%) HP SIM
10 4 (1.30%) BladeLogic
10 4 (1.30%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.30%) Mesos
11 3 (0.97%) Graylog
11 3 (0.97%) BMC PATROL
11 3 (0.97%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.65%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 99 (32.14%) VMware
2 62 (20.13%) Red Hat
3 36 (11.69%) Microsoft
4 24 (7.79%) Oracle
5 20 (6.49%) Cisco
6 19 (6.17%) HP
7 18 (5.84%) EMC
8 16 (5.19%) IBM
8 16 (5.19%) NetApp
9 14 (4.55%) Websense
10 13 (4.22%) Citrix
11 12 (3.90%) Sun
11 12 (3.90%) Veritas
12 11 (3.57%) Apple
13 10 (3.25%) BMC
13 10 (3.25%) SAP
13 10 (3.25%) F5
14 7 (2.27%) Symantec
15 6 (1.95%) Adobe
15 6 (1.95%) ServiceNow
London
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Rate: Up to £535 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago