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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 245 258 223
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 165 140 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.62% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.67% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 98 142
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£363 £350 £364
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £197 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £83.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -69.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.01 £22.70 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £28.30 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £25.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-19.60% -5.55%
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
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
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 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +7 33 £400 +21.21% 23
Canary Wharf -8 3 - -
Docklands, London - 2 £318 -
Feltham - 1 - - 1
Hounslow - 1 £375 -
Surbiton - 1 £150 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 161 (47.92%) Windows
2 148 (44.05%) Linux
3 116 (34.52%) VMware
4 92 (27.38%) Active Directory
5 83 (24.70%) SAN
6 74 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (19.94%) UNIX
8 65 (19.35%) Red Hat
9 63 (18.75%) Finance
10 62 (18.45%) Microsoft
11 55 (16.37%) Puppet
12 52 (15.48%) Oracle
13 51 (15.18%) Perl
13 51 (15.18%) Cisco
14 50 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
15 47 (13.99%) DevOps
16 45 (13.39%) NAS
17 43 (12.80%) PowerShell
17 43 (12.80%) ITIL
18 42 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 42 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
19 41 (12.20%) Python
20 39 (11.61%) Solaris
21 38 (11.31%) HP
22 36 (10.71%) SQL
23 34 (10.12%) Banking
24 33 (9.82%) DNS
25 31 (9.23%) Configuration Management
26 29 (8.63%) TCP/IP
26 29 (8.63%) SQL Server

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 26 (7.74%) MS Exchange
1 26 (7.74%) Apache
2 25 (7.44%) IIS
3 24 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 16 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.98%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.98%) JBoss
6 8 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.08%) Oracle Workflow
8 6 (1.79%) WebSphere
9 5 (1.49%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.19%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.19%) Lync
10 4 (1.19%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 3 (0.89%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) MS Project
4 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.30%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.30%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 5 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.19%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.89%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.30%) Agresso
5 1 (0.30%) JDE OneWorld
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.30%) HFM
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (1.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.19%) SaaS
4 4 (1.19%) Office 365
5 3 (0.89%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (0.89%) IaaS
6 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.30%) Yammer
6 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.30%) GitHub
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 83 (24.70%) SAN
2 45 (13.39%) NAS
3 33 (9.82%) DNS
4 29 (8.63%) TCP/IP
5 25 (7.44%) LAN
6 22 (6.55%) Firewall
7 19 (5.65%) DHCP
8 13 (3.87%) WAN
8 13 (3.87%) Internet
9 12 (3.57%) iSCSI
9 12 (3.57%) LDAP
10 9 (2.68%) VLAN
11 6 (1.79%) VoIP
11 6 (1.79%) HTTP
12 5 (1.49%) SMTP
12 5 (1.49%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.49%) FTP
12 5 (1.49%) VPN
13 4 (1.19%) BIG-IP
14 3 (0.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.36%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.57%) MySQL
4 8 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 7 (2.08%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.89%) Big Data
8 3 (0.89%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.60%) Sqoop
9 2 (0.60%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.60%) Mahout
9 2 (0.60%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.60%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (1.49%) Maven
3 4 (1.19%) Ant
4 3 (0.89%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.89%) JIRA
4 3 (0.89%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.30%) JMeter
5 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.30%) Gradle
5 1 (0.30%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 63 (18.75%) Finance
2 34 (10.12%) Banking
3 7 (2.08%) Law
4 6 (1.79%) Marketing
5 5 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.19%) Retail
6 4 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.89%) Legal
7 3 (0.89%) Publishing
8 2 (0.60%) International Banking
8 2 (0.60%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.87%) HTML
2 11 (3.27%) Web Services
3 9 (2.68%) LAMP
4 8 (2.38%) .NET
4 8 (2.38%) XML
5 4 (1.19%) WPF
5 4 (1.19%) HTML5
6 3 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.89%) Twisted
7 2 (0.60%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.60%) Apache Avro
7 2 (0.60%) Flash
7 2 (0.60%) J2EE
7 2 (0.60%) CSS
8 1 (0.30%) JavaBeans
8 1 (0.30%) MAPI
8 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.30%) EJB
8 1 (0.30%) Middleware
8 1 (0.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 25 (7.44%) Clustering
2 22 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.36%) Open Source
4 12 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 11 (3.27%) Replication
6 8 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.38%) NHS
7 7 (2.08%) Digital Media
7 7 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.19%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.89%) User Experience
9 3 (0.89%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.89%) Wiki
9 3 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.60%) iPhone
10 2 (0.60%) Freedom of Information Act
10 2 (0.60%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 161 (47.92%) Windows
2 148 (44.05%) Linux
3 74 (22.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (19.94%) UNIX
5 42 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (11.61%) Solaris
7 24 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (6.55%) Ubuntu
9 18 (5.36%) Windows 7
10 17 (5.06%) CentOS
11 10 (2.98%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.98%) HPUX
12 8 (2.38%) Mac OS X Server
12 8 (2.38%) AIX
13 6 (1.79%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.19%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.89%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.89%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (13.99%) DevOps
2 43 (12.80%) ITIL
3 31 (9.23%) Configuration Management
4 19 (5.65%) Change Management
5 17 (5.06%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (5.06%) Migration
6 16 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (3.87%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.87%) Change Control
7 13 (3.87%) Capacity Management
8 11 (3.27%) Performance Monitoring
9 9 (2.68%) E-Commerce
9 9 (2.68%) Workflow
10 8 (2.38%) Business Continuity
10 8 (2.38%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (2.08%) Mentoring
11 7 (2.08%) Load Balancing
11 7 (2.08%) Workflow Management
12 6 (1.79%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.18%) Perl
2 43 (12.80%) PowerShell
3 41 (12.20%) Python
4 36 (10.71%) SQL
5 29 (8.63%) Bash Shell
6 25 (7.44%) Java
7 19 (5.65%) Shell Script
8 14 (4.17%) C
9 11 (3.27%) JavaScript
10 10 (2.98%) Ruby
11 9 (2.68%) PHP
12 8 (2.38%) Korn
13 6 (1.79%) C#
14 4 (1.19%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.19%) VBScript
15 3 (0.89%) VB
16 2 (0.60%) Scala
16 2 (0.60%) C-shell
16 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (7.74%) Security Cleared
2 19 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (5.65%) Degree
3 14 (4.17%) MCSE
4 13 (3.87%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.27%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.49%) RHCE
7 5 (1.49%) MCTS
8 4 (1.19%) MCITP
8 4 (1.19%) MCP
9 3 (0.89%) CCNA
9 3 (0.89%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.89%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.60%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.30%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.65%) SLA
2 5 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.19%) QA
4 1 (0.30%) BS7799
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (27.38%) Active Directory
2 50 (14.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.06%) vSphere
4 15 (4.46%) VMware ESX
4 15 (4.46%) NFS
5 12 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.57%) XenApp
5 12 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 10 (2.98%) Samba
7 9 (2.68%) Hyper-V
8 8 (2.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 8 (2.38%) KVM
9 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.19%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.19%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.19%) Docker
10 4 (1.19%) RHEV
11 3 (0.89%) XenServer
12 2 (0.60%) Xen
Systems Management
1 55 (16.37%) Puppet
2 25 (7.44%) SCOM
3 17 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.57%) SCCM
5 10 (2.98%) WSUS
6 9 (2.68%) Nagios
7 7 (2.08%) Ansible
7 7 (2.08%) Tivoli
7 7 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
7 7 (2.08%) ZABBIX
8 6 (1.79%) HP SIM
9 5 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.19%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (1.19%) MOM
10 4 (1.19%) Control-M
10 4 (1.19%) Kibana
11 3 (0.89%) Mesos
11 3 (0.89%) DatAdvantage
11 3 (0.89%) Tivoli NetView
11 3 (0.89%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 116 (34.52%) VMware
2 65 (19.35%) Red Hat
3 62 (18.45%) Microsoft
4 52 (15.48%) Oracle
5 51 (15.18%) Cisco
6 38 (11.31%) HP
7 28 (8.33%) NetApp
7 28 (8.33%) Citrix
8 22 (6.55%) IBM
9 15 (4.46%) Veritas
10 14 (4.17%) Sun
11 11 (3.27%) Apple
11 11 (3.27%) Websense
11 11 (3.27%) 3PAR
12 10 (2.98%) F5
12 10 (2.98%) BMC
12 10 (2.98%) Sybase
13 8 (2.38%) Symantec
13 8 (2.38%) EMC
14 7 (2.08%) Juniper
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Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £230.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £475 - 535 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £535 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London, Hayes, Stockley Park, Bedfont,...
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £370 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £220 - £280 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 20 days ago