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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 244 276 244
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 185 159 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.78% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.72% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 99 119
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £209 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £516 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £344
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 2
Average hourly rate £31.00 £22.50 £16.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.77% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.39 £16.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £27.50 £16.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.24% -19.67%
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
21943 22179 23245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.52% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 15426 15072 15942
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
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 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +11 44 £369 +1.65% 12
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £375 -
Wembley - 2 £383 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £400 -
Uxbridge - 1 £300 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 198 (54.70%) Linux
2 174 (48.07%) Windows
3 132 (36.46%) VMware
4 106 (29.28%) UNIX
5 95 (26.24%) Red Hat
6 89 (24.59%) SAN
6 89 (24.59%) Active Directory
7 86 (23.76%) Finance
8 73 (20.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 65 (17.96%) Microsoft
9 65 (17.96%) Solaris
10 63 (17.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 60 (16.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 57 (15.75%) PowerShell
13 56 (15.47%) Perl
14 54 (14.92%) Oracle
14 54 (14.92%) NAS
15 53 (14.64%) HP
16 52 (14.36%) Banking
17 51 (14.09%) ITIL
17 51 (14.09%) Bash Shell
17 51 (14.09%) Puppet
18 48 (13.26%) Cisco
19 46 (12.71%) DevOps
20 45 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
21 44 (12.15%) DNS
22 41 (11.33%) Apache
23 37 (10.22%) Python
23 37 (10.22%) SQL Server
24 36 (9.94%) Citrix

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (11.33%) Apache
2 28 (7.73%) Tomcat
3 26 (7.18%) IIS
3 26 (7.18%) MS Exchange
4 20 (5.52%) SharePoint
5 14 (3.87%) JBoss
6 13 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.21%) Apache Spark
7 8 (2.21%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.93%) Oracle Workflow
9 6 (1.66%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.38%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.10%) Confluence
11 4 (1.10%) WordPress
12 3 (0.83%) GlassFish
12 3 (0.83%) nginx
12 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) MS Project
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Vectorworks
4 1 (0.28%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (1.38%) HFM
2 4 (1.10%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
4 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.83%) Office 365
4 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.83%) SaaS
4 3 (0.83%) IaaS
4 3 (0.83%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.55%) GitHub
6 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.28%) Heroku
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 89 (24.59%) SAN
2 54 (14.92%) NAS
3 44 (12.15%) DNS
4 31 (8.56%) LDAP
5 29 (8.01%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.91%) LAN
7 18 (4.97%) Internet
8 17 (4.70%) Firewall
9 16 (4.42%) DHCP
10 15 (4.14%) SMTP
11 14 (3.87%) iSCSI
12 11 (3.04%) HTTP
12 11 (3.04%) WAN
13 10 (2.76%) SSL
13 10 (2.76%) VLAN
14 6 (1.66%) Kerberos
14 6 (1.66%) FTP
14 6 (1.66%) PCoIP
15 5 (1.38%) NetScaler
15 5 (1.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (10.22%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.56%) MySQL
3 11 (3.04%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.76%) Big Data
5 9 (2.49%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.38%) Couchbase
6 5 (1.38%) Aerospike
7 4 (1.10%) Hyperion Smart View
7 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.83%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.55%) DB2
10 1 (0.28%) Base SAS
10 1 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.28%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.28%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (2.21%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.93%) JIRA
3 6 (1.66%) Subversion
4 3 (0.83%) Maven
4 3 (0.83%) Ant
5 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 86 (23.76%) Finance
2 52 (14.36%) Banking
3 15 (4.14%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.59%) Marketing
5 10 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.21%) Law
7 7 (1.93%) Retail
8 5 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.10%) Publishing
10 2 (0.55%) German Language
10 2 (0.55%) International Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Electronics
10 2 (0.55%) Advertising
10 2 (0.55%) Legal
11 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.42%) LAMP
2 9 (2.49%) .NET
3 8 (2.21%) Web Services
3 8 (2.21%) HTML
3 8 (2.21%) Akka
4 5 (1.38%) Memcached
5 4 (1.10%) XML
6 3 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.83%) Middleware
6 3 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
6 3 (0.83%) Twisted
6 3 (0.83%) HTML5
7 2 (0.55%) CSS
7 2 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.55%) Application Packaging
7 2 (0.55%) WAMP
7 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.28%) EJB
8 1 (0.28%) J2EE
8 1 (0.28%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.01%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.18%) Clustering
3 21 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.31%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.31%) Thin Client
5 10 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.49%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.21%) Wiki
8 6 (1.66%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.66%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.66%) Replication
9 5 (1.38%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.83%) Freedom of Information
10 3 (0.83%) PKI
10 3 (0.83%) Freedom of Information Act
10 3 (0.83%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.55%) NHS
11 2 (0.55%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.55%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.55%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 198 (54.70%) Linux
2 174 (48.07%) Windows
3 106 (29.28%) UNIX
4 73 (20.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 65 (17.96%) Solaris
6 60 (16.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (8.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (6.35%) CentOS
10 16 (4.42%) AIX
11 15 (4.14%) Ubuntu
12 13 (3.59%) SUSE
13 12 (3.31%) HPUX
13 12 (3.31%) Windows 8
14 11 (3.04%) Windows 7
15 8 (2.21%) Data ONTAP
15 8 (2.21%) Debian
16 7 (1.93%) Mac OS X
17 6 (1.66%) Mac OS X Server
17 6 (1.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (14.09%) ITIL
2 46 (12.71%) DevOps
3 21 (5.80%) Open Source
4 19 (5.25%) Migration
5 18 (4.97%) Configuration Management
5 18 (4.97%) Capacity Management
6 15 (4.14%) E-Commerce
7 14 (3.87%) Workflow
8 13 (3.59%) Service Delivery
8 13 (3.59%) Change Management
8 13 (3.59%) Load Balancing
9 12 (3.31%) Project Management
9 12 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (3.31%) Patch Management
10 11 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (2.76%) Change Control
11 10 (2.76%) Service Management
11 10 (2.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (2.49%) Business Continuity
13 8 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (15.75%) PowerShell
2 56 (15.47%) Perl
3 51 (14.09%) Bash Shell
4 37 (10.22%) Python
5 34 (9.39%) SQL
6 33 (9.12%) Shell Script
7 17 (4.70%) PHP
8 15 (4.14%) Java
9 14 (3.87%) C
10 12 (3.31%) VBScript
11 11 (3.04%) VB
12 9 (2.49%) Korn
13 8 (2.21%) Ruby
14 6 (1.66%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.55%) C-shell
15 2 (0.55%) SystemTap
16 1 (0.28%) Scala
16 1 (0.28%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.28%) C++
16 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (5.25%) MCSE
3 18 (4.97%) Degree
3 18 (4.97%) Security Cleared
4 12 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (2.21%) RHCE
6 7 (1.93%) CCNA
6 7 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.93%) DV Cleared
7 6 (1.66%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.55%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.55%) MCITP
8 2 (0.55%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.28%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.28%) VCDX
9 1 (0.28%) VCAP
9 1 (0.28%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.28%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.42%) SLA
2 8 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.83%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.55%) BS7799
System Software
1 89 (24.59%) Active Directory
2 63 (17.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (8.01%) vSphere
4 27 (7.46%) NFS
5 22 (6.08%) VMware ESX
6 18 (4.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 17 (4.70%) XenApp
8 16 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 12 (3.31%) XenDesktop
10 12 (3.31%) Hyper-V
11 10 (2.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 10 (2.76%) vCloud
12 8 (2.21%) KVM
13 6 (1.66%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.66%) Samba
14 5 (1.38%) Xen
14 5 (1.38%) Docker
15 4 (1.10%) iptables
15 4 (1.10%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (14.09%) Puppet
2 16 (4.42%) Nagios
3 14 (3.87%) SCOM
3 14 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.49%) ZABBIX
4 9 (2.49%) SCCM
5 8 (2.21%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.93%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.66%) WSUS
7 6 (1.66%) HP SIM
7 6 (1.66%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (1.66%) Oracle ZFS
8 5 (1.38%) Ansible
8 5 (1.38%) Control-M
8 5 (1.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.38%) MOM
9 4 (1.10%) OpenView
9 4 (1.10%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (1.10%) FreeIPA
10 3 (0.83%) Kibana
Vendors
1 132 (36.46%) VMware
2 95 (26.24%) Red Hat
3 65 (17.96%) Microsoft
4 54 (14.92%) Oracle
5 53 (14.64%) HP
6 48 (13.26%) Cisco
7 36 (9.94%) Citrix
8 35 (9.67%) NetApp
9 33 (9.12%) Veritas
9 33 (9.12%) IBM
10 17 (4.70%) EMC
11 16 (4.42%) Sun
12 12 (3.31%) Dell
12 12 (3.31%) Symantec
13 10 (2.76%) BMC
13 10 (2.76%) 3PAR
14 9 (2.49%) Sybase
15 8 (2.21%) Websense
16 7 (1.93%) Hyperion
17 6 (1.66%) Apple
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £370 - £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hudson IT
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JPNG Recruitment
Rate: £125 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £320 - £380 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - 475 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £350 - 475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £350 - £387 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Annapurna
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 23 days ago