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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 237 264 234
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 187 146 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.81% 0.63% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.68% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 108 139
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£350 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
Average hourly rate £20.02 £22.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.04% +18.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.05 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.85 £24.45 £94.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -5.45%
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
21158 21596 21711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.94% 92.92% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14783 14965 14719
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 391 469
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.00 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 2 July 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 -1 42 £375 -1.63% 27
Canary Wharf - 6 £400 -
Docklands, London - 2 £318 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Hounslow - 1 £375 -
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Uxbridge - 1 £300 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 175 (49.30%) Windows
2 169 (47.61%) Linux
3 129 (36.34%) VMware
4 96 (27.04%) Active Directory
5 91 (25.63%) SAN
6 79 (22.25%) UNIX
7 75 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (20.85%) Microsoft
9 71 (20.00%) Finance
10 68 (19.15%) Red Hat
11 66 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 57 (16.06%) Puppet
13 56 (15.77%) Cisco
13 56 (15.77%) Perl
14 53 (14.93%) Solaris
15 52 (14.65%) Oracle
15 52 (14.65%) HP
16 50 (14.08%) PowerShell
16 50 (14.08%) NAS
16 50 (14.08%) ITIL
17 49 (13.80%) Python
18 47 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
19 46 (12.96%) DevOps
20 44 (12.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 39 (10.99%) SQL Server
22 38 (10.70%) DNS
23 37 (10.42%) SQL
24 36 (10.14%) Banking
25 35 (9.86%) Citrix
26 33 (9.30%) Bash Shell

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 30 (8.45%) IIS
2 29 (8.17%) Apache
3 28 (7.89%) MS Exchange
4 22 (6.20%) Tomcat
5 17 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (4.23%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.38%) JBoss
8 8 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.97%) Oracle Workflow
9 7 (1.97%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.41%) Confluence
10 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.13%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.13%) Lync
11 4 (1.13%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.85%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.85%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.56%) MS Project
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.28%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.28%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.13%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.85%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.28%) HFM
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.28%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.28%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 28 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.13%) SaaS
4 4 (1.13%) Office 365
5 3 (0.85%) IaaS
5 3 (0.85%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.28%) Yammer
6 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.28%) GitHub
6 1 (0.28%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 91 (25.63%) SAN
2 50 (14.08%) NAS
3 38 (10.70%) DNS
4 31 (8.73%) LAN
5 30 (8.45%) TCP/IP
6 24 (6.76%) Firewall
7 21 (5.92%) LDAP
8 17 (4.79%) DHCP
9 15 (4.23%) Internet
10 14 (3.94%) WAN
11 13 (3.66%) iSCSI
12 12 (3.38%) SMTP
13 10 (2.82%) VLAN
14 9 (2.54%) HTTP
15 7 (1.97%) SSL
16 6 (1.69%) FTP
17 5 (1.41%) Ethernet
17 5 (1.41%) VPN
17 5 (1.41%) Wireless
18 4 (1.13%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.63%) MySQL
3 14 (3.94%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.25%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.97%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.41%) Couchbase
7 5 (1.41%) Aerospike
8 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.56%) HBase
10 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.56%) Impala
10 2 (0.56%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 9 (2.54%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.97%) JIRA
3 5 (1.41%) Subversion
4 4 (1.13%) Maven
5 3 (0.85%) Ant
6 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.28%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.28%) Gradle
7 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.28%) JMeter
7 1 (0.28%) Selenium
7 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
General
1 71 (20.00%) Finance
2 36 (10.14%) Banking
3 13 (3.66%) Marketing
4 10 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.25%) Retail
5 8 (2.25%) Law
6 5 (1.41%) Publishing
6 5 (1.41%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.56%) Games
8 2 (0.56%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) International Banking
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.23%) HTML
2 12 (3.38%) LAMP
3 11 (3.10%) Web Services
4 9 (2.54%) .NET
5 7 (1.97%) XML
6 5 (1.41%) Memcached
7 4 (1.13%) HTML5
7 4 (1.13%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (1.13%) WPF
8 3 (0.85%) CSS
8 3 (0.85%) Twisted
9 2 (0.56%) Apache Avro
9 2 (0.56%) Application Packaging
9 2 (0.56%) WAMP
9 2 (0.56%) Spring XD
9 2 (0.56%) Flash
9 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.28%) EJB
10 1 (0.28%) J2EE
10 1 (0.28%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.61%) Clustering
3 25 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.94%) Fat Client
4 14 (3.94%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.82%) Replication
7 8 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.97%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.97%) Digital Media
9 6 (1.69%) NHS
10 4 (1.13%) Freedom of Information
10 4 (1.13%) Freedom of Information Act
11 3 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.85%) Wiki
11 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.56%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.56%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 175 (49.30%) Windows
2 169 (47.61%) Linux
3 79 (22.25%) UNIX
4 75 (21.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (14.93%) Solaris
6 47 (13.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (12.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (6.76%) Ubuntu
10 20 (5.63%) CentOS
11 19 (5.35%) Windows 7
12 14 (3.94%) Windows 8
13 13 (3.66%) Mac OS X Server
14 12 (3.38%) AIX
15 11 (3.10%) HPUX
15 11 (3.10%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
17 4 (1.13%) SUSE
18 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (14.08%) ITIL
2 46 (12.96%) DevOps
3 31 (8.73%) Configuration Management
4 20 (5.63%) Open Source
5 19 (5.35%) Migration
6 18 (5.07%) Change Management
7 16 (4.51%) Capacity Management
8 14 (3.94%) Workflow
8 14 (3.94%) Service Delivery
9 13 (3.66%) E-Commerce
9 13 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (3.66%) Change Control
10 10 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (2.82%) Business Continuity
11 9 (2.54%) Project Management
11 9 (2.54%) Server Building
12 8 (2.25%) Risk Management
12 8 (2.25%) Load Balancing
13 7 (1.97%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (15.77%) Perl
2 50 (14.08%) PowerShell
3 49 (13.80%) Python
4 37 (10.42%) SQL
5 33 (9.30%) Bash Shell
6 23 (6.48%) Shell Script
7 21 (5.92%) Java
8 15 (4.23%) C
9 13 (3.66%) JavaScript
9 13 (3.66%) PHP
10 9 (2.54%) VBScript
11 8 (2.25%) Ruby
11 8 (2.25%) Korn
12 6 (1.69%) VB
12 6 (1.69%) C#
13 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.56%) Scala
13 2 (0.56%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 24 (6.76%) Security Cleared
2 23 (6.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (5.92%) Degree
4 18 (5.07%) MCSE
5 12 (3.38%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.82%) DV Cleared
7 9 (2.54%) RHCE
8 8 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.69%) CCNA
9 6 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.41%) MCTS
11 4 (1.13%) MCITP
11 4 (1.13%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (1.13%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.13%) MCP
12 3 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.85%) RHCSA
13 2 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.66%) SLA
2 5 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.13%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) BS7799
System Software
1 96 (27.04%) Active Directory
2 66 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.48%) vSphere
4 20 (5.63%) NFS
5 17 (4.79%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (4.51%) XenApp
7 15 (4.23%) VMware ESX
7 15 (4.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 14 (3.94%) Samba
9 12 (3.38%) Hyper-V
10 11 (3.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 10 (2.82%) XenDesktop
12 9 (2.54%) KVM
13 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.69%) Terminal Services
15 5 (1.41%) vCloud
16 4 (1.13%) RHEV
16 4 (1.13%) VMware Server
17 3 (0.85%) XenServer
17 3 (0.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 57 (16.06%) Puppet
2 23 (6.48%) SCOM
3 17 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (3.94%) WSUS
4 14 (3.94%) Nagios
5 12 (3.38%) SCCM
6 10 (2.82%) ZABBIX
7 8 (2.25%) HP SIM
7 8 (2.25%) Ansible
8 7 (1.97%) Red Hat Satellite
8 7 (1.97%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (1.41%) MOM
9 5 (1.41%) Oracle ZFS
10 4 (1.13%) Kibana
10 4 (1.13%) Control-M
10 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 3 (0.85%) Zenoss
11 3 (0.85%) OpenView
11 3 (0.85%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 129 (36.34%) VMware
2 74 (20.85%) Microsoft
3 68 (19.15%) Red Hat
4 56 (15.77%) Cisco
5 52 (14.65%) Oracle
5 52 (14.65%) HP
6 35 (9.86%) Citrix
7 30 (8.45%) IBM
8 27 (7.61%) NetApp
9 22 (6.20%) Veritas
10 17 (4.79%) Sun
11 15 (4.23%) Apple
12 14 (3.94%) BMC
13 11 (3.10%) Symantec
13 11 (3.10%) EMC
13 11 (3.10%) Sybase
13 11 (3.10%) 3PAR
14 10 (2.82%) Dell
15 7 (1.97%) SAP
16 5 (1.41%) Adobe
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £600 Per Annum Excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £350 - 380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
Tate Gallery
Rate: £40,000 per annum (£31,000 plus £9000 market rate allowance)
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
First Point
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 27 days ago