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 29 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 265 274 212
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 160 164 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.65% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.70% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 101 154
Average daily rate
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£340 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £36.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.35% +69.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £24.90 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £39.30 £26.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-11.71% +26.13%
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
22721 23452 24073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.31% 92.94% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 15827 16122 15869
Average daily rate £425 £433 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +0.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £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 433 425 592
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £44.62 £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 29 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 29 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 29 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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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 +21 36 £310 -23.69% 23
Harrow - 2 £400 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 166 (53.55%) Linux
2 106 (34.19%) Windows
3 94 (30.32%) Red Hat
4 87 (28.06%) UNIX
4 87 (28.06%) VMware
5 66 (21.29%) Perl
5 66 (21.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 64 (20.65%) DNS
7 59 (19.03%) Active Directory
7 59 (19.03%) Finance
8 54 (17.42%) SQL
9 52 (16.77%) Banking
10 48 (15.48%) Puppet
11 47 (15.16%) Bash Shell
12 45 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
12 45 (14.52%) Microsoft
13 44 (14.19%) Shell Script
14 43 (13.87%) Solaris
15 42 (13.55%) HP
15 42 (13.55%) Windows Server 2008
16 41 (13.23%) Python
17 40 (12.90%) TCP/IP
17 40 (12.90%) SAN
18 37 (11.94%) Citrix
19 36 (11.61%) DevOps
20 34 (10.97%) Ubuntu
20 34 (10.97%) MS Exchange
21 33 (10.65%) ITIL
22 30 (9.68%) Oracle
22 30 (9.68%) Firewall

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (10.97%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.39%) Apache
3 25 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.48%) WebLogic
4 17 (5.48%) WebSphere
5 14 (4.52%) IIS
6 12 (3.87%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (2.90%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.58%) OpenStack
10 7 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (1.94%) nginx
11 6 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.29%) GlassFish
12 4 (1.29%) Drupal
13 3 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.97%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 13 (4.19%) MS Office
2 12 (3.87%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.94%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (1.61%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.32%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.32%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.26%) Taleo
2 7 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (1.29%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.97%) SaaS
6 3 (0.97%) Joyent
6 3 (0.97%) Office 365
7 2 (0.65%) PaaS
8 1 (0.32%) Route 53
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.32%) GitHub
8 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (20.65%) DNS
2 40 (12.90%) TCP/IP
2 40 (12.90%) SAN
3 30 (9.68%) Firewall
4 24 (7.74%) LDAP
5 23 (7.42%) DHCP
6 16 (5.16%) NAS
7 13 (4.19%) VPN
8 10 (3.23%) SSH
9 9 (2.90%) FTP
10 8 (2.58%) SSL
11 7 (2.26%) VLAN
11 7 (2.26%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.26%) SMTP
12 6 (1.94%) HTTP
12 6 (1.94%) LAN
12 6 (1.94%) Internet
13 5 (1.61%) Network Security
13 5 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (1.61%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.39%) MySQL
2 14 (4.52%) SQL Server
3 11 (3.55%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.90%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (2.26%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.29%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.29%) Redis
7 4 (1.29%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.65%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.65%) QlikView
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.32%) Jackrabbit
10 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (5.81%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.48%) Subversion
3 16 (5.16%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.58%) Hudson
5 7 (2.26%) JIRA
6 3 (0.97%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.32%) Maven
8 1 (0.32%) Ant
8 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (19.03%) Finance
2 52 (16.77%) Banking
3 13 (4.19%) Investment Banking
4 8 (2.58%) Retail
5 5 (1.61%) Law
5 5 (1.61%) Legal
6 3 (0.97%) Back Office
6 3 (0.97%) Electronics
6 3 (0.97%) Advertising
6 3 (0.97%) Publishing
7 2 (0.65%) Games
7 2 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Local Government
8 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.32%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.32%) Billing
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) Front Office
8 1 (0.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.74%) LAMP
2 20 (6.45%) XML
3 9 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (2.58%) Application Packaging
5 7 (2.26%) CSS
5 7 (2.26%) Web Services
6 5 (1.61%) JSON
6 5 (1.61%) Software Packaging
6 5 (1.61%) Django
6 5 (1.61%) Middleware
7 3 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.65%) HTML
8 2 (0.65%) Sensu
9 1 (0.32%) ISPF
9 1 (0.32%) jQuery
9 1 (0.32%) Zend Framework
9 1 (0.32%) HTML5
9 1 (0.32%) MCollective
9 1 (0.32%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.32%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.10%) Clustering
2 19 (6.13%) Open Source
3 14 (4.52%) Oracle Exalogic
4 13 (4.19%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.90%) NHS
6 7 (2.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 7 (2.26%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.94%) AS400
8 5 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.61%) Replication
9 4 (1.29%) GIS
9 4 (1.29%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.97%) New Media
11 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.65%) STB
11 2 (0.65%) VSAM
11 2 (0.65%) iSeries
11 2 (0.65%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 166 (53.55%) Linux
2 106 (34.19%) Windows
3 87 (28.06%) UNIX
4 66 (21.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (13.87%) Solaris
6 42 (13.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (10.97%) Ubuntu
8 23 (7.42%) SUSE
9 21 (6.77%) CentOS
10 20 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (5.81%) Windows 7
11 18 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (3.55%) Debian
13 10 (3.23%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.61%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.61%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.29%) HPUX
16 3 (0.97%) Android
16 3 (0.97%) SmartOS
16 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (11.61%) DevOps
2 33 (10.65%) ITIL
3 17 (5.48%) Change Management
4 14 (4.52%) OO
5 12 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (3.87%) Migration
5 12 (3.87%) E-Commerce
6 11 (3.55%) Configuration Management
7 10 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (3.23%) Load Balancing
8 8 (2.58%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (2.58%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (2.26%) Service Management
10 6 (1.94%) Service Delivery
10 6 (1.94%) Line Management
11 5 (1.61%) Release Management
11 5 (1.61%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (1.61%) Build Automation
12 4 (1.29%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.29%) Perl
2 54 (17.42%) SQL
3 47 (15.16%) Bash Shell
4 44 (14.19%) Shell Script
5 41 (13.23%) Python
6 28 (9.03%) Java
7 24 (7.74%) PowerShell
8 16 (5.16%) Ruby
8 16 (5.16%) PHP
9 13 (4.19%) Korn
10 12 (3.87%) JavaScript
11 10 (3.23%) C
12 7 (2.26%) VB
13 6 (1.94%) C++
13 6 (1.94%) VBScript
14 4 (1.29%) Bourne shell
15 2 (0.65%) VBA
15 2 (0.65%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.65%) C#
15 2 (0.65%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 15 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (3.87%) Degree
3 10 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.58%) RHCE
5 7 (2.26%) MCITP
5 7 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.61%) MCSE
7 3 (0.97%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.65%) MCSA
8 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.65%) AAT
8 2 (0.65%) LPIC
9 1 (0.32%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) Six Sigma Green Belt
9 1 (0.32%) MCSM
9 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.32%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.90%) SLA
2 6 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.65%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 59 (19.03%) Active Directory
2 45 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.06%) vSphere
4 18 (5.81%) XenApp
5 15 (4.84%) VMware ESX
6 14 (4.52%) NFS
7 11 (3.55%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.90%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 9 (2.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (2.26%) KVM
10 6 (1.94%) Sendmail
11 5 (1.61%) XenServer
12 4 (1.29%) RHEV
12 4 (1.29%) Squid
13 3 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.97%) OpenSSH
13 3 (0.97%) qmail
13 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.97%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 48 (15.48%) Puppet
2 22 (7.10%) Nagios
3 14 (4.52%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.19%) SCCM
5 12 (3.87%) SCOM
6 11 (3.55%) ZABBIX
7 8 (2.58%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (2.26%) HP SIM
8 7 (2.26%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 7 (2.26%) Control-M
9 6 (1.94%) HAProxy
9 6 (1.94%) YUM
10 5 (1.61%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.29%) Vagrant
12 3 (0.97%) Zenoss
12 3 (0.97%) CFEngine
12 3 (0.97%) Ansible
12 3 (0.97%) Salt
12 3 (0.97%) Graylog2
12 3 (0.97%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 94 (30.32%) Red Hat
2 87 (28.06%) VMware
3 45 (14.52%) Microsoft
4 42 (13.55%) HP
5 37 (11.94%) Citrix
6 30 (9.68%) Oracle
7 29 (9.35%) IBM
8 19 (6.13%) EMC
9 17 (5.48%) Veritas
10 16 (5.16%) Cisco
11 13 (4.19%) NetApp
12 9 (2.90%) Sun
13 8 (2.58%) BMC
14 7 (2.26%) Websense
14 7 (2.26%) Dell
15 6 (1.94%) JBoss
15 6 (1.94%) JD Edwards
15 6 (1.94%) Symantec
15 6 (1.94%) Northgate
16 5 (1.61%) SolarWinds
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £380 - £420 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-450 Per Day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £405.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Genomics England
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 18 days ago