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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 262 271 213
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 160 168 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.67% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.72% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 102 160
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £251 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 3
Average hourly rate £23.50 £36.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.61% +69.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.42 £24.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.35 £39.30 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
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
22622 23362 24347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.29% 92.98% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15682 16056 16013
Average daily rate £425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 425 621
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.41 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.84% -0.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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
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 23 September 2014.

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 23 September 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
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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 +14 35 £325 -18.75% 27
Harrow - 2 £400 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 4
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 172 (54.09%) Linux
2 105 (33.02%) Windows
3 97 (30.50%) Red Hat
4 90 (28.30%) UNIX
5 88 (27.67%) VMware
6 72 (22.64%) Perl
7 71 (22.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 63 (19.81%) DNS
9 62 (19.50%) Finance
10 58 (18.24%) Active Directory
11 55 (17.30%) SQL
11 55 (17.30%) Banking
12 53 (16.67%) Puppet
13 49 (15.41%) Bash Shell
14 47 (14.78%) Microsoft
15 45 (14.15%) Solaris
15 45 (14.15%) Shell Script
15 45 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
16 43 (13.52%) Python
17 42 (13.21%) HP
17 42 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
18 41 (12.89%) TCP/IP
18 41 (12.89%) SAN
19 37 (11.64%) Citrix
20 36 (11.32%) Ubuntu
20 36 (11.32%) DevOps
21 34 (10.69%) MS Exchange
21 34 (10.69%) ITIL
22 33 (10.38%) Oracle
23 31 (9.75%) Java

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 34 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.18%) Apache
3 25 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (5.97%) WebLogic
5 17 (5.35%) WebSphere
6 14 (4.40%) IIS
7 12 (3.77%) SharePoint
8 11 (3.46%) Tomcat
9 10 (3.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (2.52%) OpenStack
11 7 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (1.89%) nginx
12 6 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (1.26%) Drupal
13 4 (1.26%) GlassFish
14 3 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.94%) MQSeries
15 2 (0.63%) WorkSite
15 2 (0.63%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 14 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.09%) MS Office
3 4 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.89%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (1.57%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.31%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.20%) Taleo
4 6 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.26%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.26%) Office 365
7 3 (0.94%) Joyent
7 3 (0.94%) SaaS
8 2 (0.63%) PaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Route 53
9 1 (0.31%) GitHub
9 1 (0.31%) IaaS
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 63 (19.81%) DNS
2 41 (12.89%) SAN
2 41 (12.89%) TCP/IP
3 30 (9.43%) Firewall
4 24 (7.55%) LDAP
5 22 (6.92%) DHCP
6 16 (5.03%) NAS
7 13 (4.09%) VPN
8 10 (3.14%) SSH
9 9 (2.83%) FTP
10 8 (2.52%) SSL
11 7 (2.20%) SMTP
11 7 (2.20%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.20%) VLAN
12 6 (1.89%) LAN
12 6 (1.89%) HTTP
13 5 (1.57%) WAN
13 5 (1.57%) Network Security
13 5 (1.57%) Internet
13 5 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.81%) MySQL
2 14 (4.40%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.83%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (2.52%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.57%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.94%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.94%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.94%) Redis
8 3 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.63%) QlikView
9 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.63%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 1 (0.31%) Big Data
10 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.31%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 17 (5.35%) Subversion
1 17 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.83%) JIRA
4 7 (2.20%) Hudson
5 3 (0.94%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.63%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.31%) Maven
7 1 (0.31%) Ant
7 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (19.50%) Finance
2 55 (17.30%) Banking
3 13 (4.09%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.20%) Retail
5 5 (1.57%) Law
5 5 (1.57%) Legal
6 3 (0.94%) Back Office
6 3 (0.94%) Electronics
6 3 (0.94%) Advertising
6 3 (0.94%) Publishing
6 3 (0.94%) Games
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.31%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.31%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.31%) Local Government
8 1 (0.31%) Billing
8 1 (0.31%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.18%) LAMP
2 20 (6.29%) XML
3 9 (2.83%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (2.52%) Web Services
4 8 (2.52%) Application Packaging
5 7 (2.20%) CSS
6 6 (1.89%) Software Packaging
6 6 (1.89%) Middleware
7 5 (1.57%) Django
7 5 (1.57%) JSON
8 3 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.94%) HTML
9 2 (0.63%) .NET
9 2 (0.63%) Rendezvous
9 2 (0.63%) Sensu
10 1 (0.31%) MCollective
10 1 (0.31%) jQuery
10 1 (0.31%) HTML5
10 1 (0.31%) Zend Framework
10 1 (0.31%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.23%) Clustering
2 19 (5.97%) Open Source
3 14 (4.40%) Oracle Exalogic
3 14 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.09%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.52%) NHS
7 7 (2.20%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.20%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.89%) AS400
9 5 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.26%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.26%) Replication
10 4 (1.26%) GIS
11 3 (0.94%) New Media
12 2 (0.63%) iPhone
12 2 (0.63%) iSeries
12 2 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.63%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.63%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 172 (54.09%) Linux
2 105 (33.02%) Windows
3 90 (28.30%) UNIX
4 71 (22.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (14.15%) Solaris
6 42 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (11.32%) Ubuntu
8 23 (7.23%) SUSE
9 20 (6.29%) CentOS
10 19 (5.97%) Windows 7
10 19 (5.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (3.77%) Debian
12 11 (3.46%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.57%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.26%) HPUX
15 3 (0.94%) AIX
15 3 (0.94%) Android
15 3 (0.94%) SmartOS
15 3 (0.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (11.32%) DevOps
2 34 (10.69%) ITIL
3 18 (5.66%) Change Management
4 14 (4.40%) OO
4 14 (4.40%) Configuration Management
5 12 (3.77%) E-Commerce
5 12 (3.77%) Migration
6 11 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (3.46%) Load Balancing
7 10 (3.14%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (2.20%) Service Management
9 7 (2.20%) Line Management
9 7 (2.20%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (1.57%) Performance Monitoring
10 5 (1.57%) Service Delivery
10 5 (1.57%) Build Automation
10 5 (1.57%) Release Management
10 5 (1.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (22.64%) Perl
2 55 (17.30%) SQL
3 49 (15.41%) Bash Shell
4 45 (14.15%) Shell Script
5 43 (13.52%) Python
6 31 (9.75%) Java
7 26 (8.18%) PowerShell
8 19 (5.97%) Ruby
9 16 (5.03%) PHP
10 13 (4.09%) JavaScript
10 13 (4.09%) Korn
11 11 (3.46%) C
12 7 (2.20%) C++
12 7 (2.20%) VBScript
12 7 (2.20%) VB
13 4 (1.26%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.94%) C#
15 2 (0.63%) VBA
15 2 (0.63%) C-shell
16 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 15 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (3.77%) Degree
3 10 (3.14%) RHCE
3 10 (3.14%) Security Cleared
4 7 (2.20%) MCITP
5 6 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.57%) MCSE
6 5 (1.57%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.94%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.63%) AAT
8 2 (0.63%) LPIC
8 2 (0.63%) MCSA
8 2 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.31%) CCNA
9 1 (0.31%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.31%) RHCT
9 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.31%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.83%) SLA
2 6 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.26%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (18.24%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (7.86%) vSphere
4 17 (5.35%) XenApp
5 15 (4.72%) VMware ESX
6 14 (4.40%) NFS
7 11 (3.46%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.83%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 9 (2.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (2.20%) KVM
10 6 (1.89%) Sendmail
11 5 (1.57%) XenServer
12 4 (1.26%) RHEV
12 4 (1.26%) Squid
13 3 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.94%) qmail
13 3 (0.94%) Docker
13 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.94%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 53 (16.67%) Puppet
2 20 (6.29%) Nagios
3 14 (4.40%) SCCM
3 14 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.09%) SCOM
5 11 (3.46%) ZABBIX
6 8 (2.52%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (2.20%) Control-M
7 7 (2.20%) HP SIM
7 7 (2.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 6 (1.89%) YUM
8 6 (1.89%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.57%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.94%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.94%) Ansible
10 3 (0.94%) Salt
10 3 (0.94%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (0.94%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 97 (30.50%) Red Hat
2 88 (27.67%) VMware
3 47 (14.78%) Microsoft
4 42 (13.21%) HP
5 37 (11.64%) Citrix
6 33 (10.38%) Oracle
7 29 (9.12%) IBM
8 19 (5.97%) EMC
9 17 (5.35%) Veritas
10 16 (5.03%) Cisco
11 13 (4.09%) NetApp
12 9 (2.83%) Sun
13 8 (2.52%) BMC
13 8 (2.52%) JBoss
13 8 (2.52%) Dell
14 7 (2.20%) Websense
14 7 (2.20%) Northgate
15 6 (1.89%) JD Edwards
15 6 (1.89%) Symantec
16 5 (1.57%) Business Objects
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £380 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £175 to £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £300 - £405 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London/Brussels
Church International
Rate: TBA
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-450 Per Day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Annapurna
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago