The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 235 283 289
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 217 148 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.00% 0.66% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.70% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 102 91
Median daily rate £388 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Median hourly rate £25.75 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.20% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £29.00 £14.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.00 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £30.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+48.20% +30.43%
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
20566 21246 22693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 95.12% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 14667 15031 16334
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 345 448
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 5 December 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +8 31 £380 -7.87% 6
Canary Wharf +3 3 £450 -
Croydon - 3 £455 -
Docklands, London - 2 £538 -
Uxbridge +5 1 - - 1
Wimbledon -2 1 £265 -35.75%
Southwark - 1 £425 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 294 (65.92%) Linux
2 169 (37.89%) VMware
3 164 (36.77%) Windows
4 153 (34.30%) Red Hat
5 152 (34.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 134 (30.04%) Unix
7 129 (28.92%) Puppet
8 111 (24.89%) Finance
9 107 (23.99%) Bash Shell
10 106 (23.77%) VMware Infrastructure
11 98 (21.97%) Perl
12 92 (20.63%) PowerShell
13 88 (19.73%) Active Directory
14 83 (18.61%) DNS
15 81 (18.16%) Apache
16 76 (17.04%) Python
17 74 (16.59%) Windows Server
18 73 (16.37%) Configuration Management
19 71 (15.92%) Microsoft
19 71 (15.92%) Solaris
20 69 (15.47%) SAN
21 61 (13.68%) Firewall
21 61 (13.68%) Tomcat
21 61 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
22 60 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
23 59 (13.23%) Cisco
24 53 (11.88%) DevOps
25 52 (11.66%) HP
26 51 (11.43%) Ansible
26 51 (11.43%) CentOS

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 81 (18.16%) Apache
2 61 (13.68%) Tomcat
3 35 (7.85%) IIS
4 13 (2.91%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.91%) nginx
5 10 (2.24%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (2.24%) Confluence
5 10 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.24%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.57%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
7 5 (1.12%) OpenStack
8 4 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.67%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.45%) JBoss
11 1 (0.22%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 28 (6.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.12%) MS Office
3 2 (0.45%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) HipChat
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.22%) RMDS
3 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 61 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (4.93%) Office 365
3 13 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (2.91%) Amazon S3
4 11 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.57%) SaaS
6 6 (1.35%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (1.12%) GitHub
7 5 (1.12%) IaaS
7 5 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.90%) Route 53
9 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.22%) Heroku
9 1 (0.22%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 83 (18.61%) DNS
2 69 (15.47%) SAN
3 61 (13.68%) Firewall
4 38 (8.52%) LDAP
5 32 (7.17%) NAS
6 29 (6.50%) DHCP
7 28 (6.28%) TCP/IP
8 22 (4.93%) X.509
9 19 (4.26%) SSH
10 16 (3.59%) Internet
11 13 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (2.69%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (2.69%) VLAN
13 11 (2.47%) LAN
14 10 (2.24%) HTTP
14 10 (2.24%) WAN
15 9 (2.02%) Kerberos
15 9 (2.02%) SMTP
16 6 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (1.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.62%) MySQL
2 21 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
2 21 (4.71%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.24%) Big Data
4 7 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (1.57%) Relational Database
4 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.35%) Hadoop
5 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.90%) HBase
6 4 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 4 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.67%) DataStage
7 3 (0.67%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.45%) Cloudera CDH
8 2 (0.45%) EDMS
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (5.83%) Git (software)
2 25 (5.61%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.71%) TeamCity
4 14 (3.14%) JIRA
5 10 (2.24%) Eclipse
6 5 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (1.12%) Subversion
6 5 (1.12%) Travis CI
7 3 (0.67%) Maven
8 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.45%) Gradle
8 2 (0.45%) gulp
8 2 (0.45%) Selenium
8 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.45%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.45%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.22%) Bundler
9 1 (0.22%) GitLab
General
1 111 (24.89%) Finance
2 39 (8.74%) Banking
3 22 (4.93%) Back Office
4 16 (3.59%) Publishing
5 12 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.69%) Law
6 10 (2.24%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.90%) Advertising
9 3 (0.67%) Games
10 2 (0.45%) Marketing
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) International Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.22%) Legal
11 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.26%) Web Services
2 18 (4.04%) LAMP
3 11 (2.47%) Node.js
4 10 (2.24%) .NET
4 10 (2.24%) Middleware
5 6 (1.35%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.35%) ELK Stack
6 5 (1.12%) HTML
7 4 (0.90%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (0.90%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (0.90%) REST
7 4 (0.90%) SAML
8 3 (0.67%) HTML5
8 3 (0.67%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (0.67%) XML
9 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.45%) CSS
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.45%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 43 (9.64%) Data Centre
2 18 (4.04%) Clustering
3 15 (3.36%) Management Information System
4 14 (3.14%) Replication
5 11 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.57%) NHS
7 5 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (1.12%) Fintech
7 5 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (0.90%) Algorithms
9 3 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.67%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (0.67%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (0.67%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.45%) CMDB
10 2 (0.45%) Informatics
10 2 (0.45%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.45%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 294 (65.92%) Linux
2 164 (36.77%) Windows
3 152 (34.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 134 (30.04%) Unix
5 74 (16.59%) Windows Server
6 71 (15.92%) Solaris
7 60 (13.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (11.43%) CentOS
9 49 (10.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (8.74%) Ubuntu
11 26 (5.83%) AIX
12 18 (4.04%) SUSE
12 18 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (2.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 8 (1.79%) Debian
15 6 (1.35%) HPUX
15 6 (1.35%) VMS
15 6 (1.35%) Windows 10
16 5 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.12%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (16.37%) Configuration Management
2 53 (11.88%) DevOps
3 46 (10.31%) ITIL
4 45 (10.09%) Load Balancing
5 34 (7.62%) Migration
6 33 (7.40%) Performance Tuning
7 25 (5.61%) Virtual Environments
8 21 (4.71%) High Availability
8 21 (4.71%) Low Latency
8 21 (4.71%) Open Source
9 18 (4.04%) Service Management
10 17 (3.81%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (3.81%) ITSM
11 16 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (3.36%) Change Management
13 14 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
14 13 (2.91%) Change Control
15 12 (2.69%) Continuous Delivery
15 12 (2.69%) Data Management
16 11 (2.47%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 107 (23.99%) Bash Shell
2 98 (21.97%) Perl
3 92 (20.63%) PowerShell
4 76 (17.04%) Python
5 49 (10.99%) SQL
6 48 (10.76%) PHP
7 44 (9.87%) Shell Script
8 32 (7.17%) Java
9 15 (3.36%) JavaScript
9 15 (3.36%) Ruby
10 10 (2.24%) C++
11 9 (2.02%) AWK
11 9 (2.02%) sed
11 9 (2.02%) VB
12 8 (1.79%) C
12 8 (1.79%) C#
12 8 (1.79%) Korn
13 6 (1.35%) SystemTap
14 5 (1.12%) VBScript
15 4 (0.90%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 25 (5.61%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.26%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (4.04%) CCNA
5 13 (2.91%) MCP
6 8 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.12%) MCSE
9 4 (0.90%) RHCE
9 4 (0.90%) VCAP
10 2 (0.45%) Degree
10 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.45%) MCITP
11 1 (0.22%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.22%) MCSA
11 1 (0.22%) RHCA
11 1 (0.22%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.14%) SLA
2 6 (1.35%) QA
3 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.22%) BS7799
5 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 106 (23.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (19.73%) Active Directory
3 26 (5.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 23 (5.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 21 (4.71%) Docker
6 19 (4.26%) NFS
7 16 (3.59%) VMware ESX
7 16 (3.59%) vSphere
8 14 (3.14%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (2.69%) KVM
11 8 (1.79%) Hyper-V
12 7 (1.57%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.35%) RHEV
14 5 (1.12%) iptables
14 5 (1.12%) oVirt
14 5 (1.12%) Postfix
14 5 (1.12%) Samba
15 3 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 129 (28.92%) Puppet
2 51 (11.43%) Ansible
3 50 (11.21%) Nagios
4 30 (6.73%) SCCM
5 28 (6.28%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (5.83%) SCOM
7 17 (3.81%) Red Hat Satellite
8 15 (3.36%) WSUS
9 14 (3.14%) Terraform
10 11 (2.47%) NetBackup
10 11 (2.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 9 (2.02%) Control-M
11 9 (2.02%) Oracle ZFS
12 8 (1.79%) Kibana
13 7 (1.57%) HAProxy
14 6 (1.35%) logstash
14 6 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (1.35%) OpenView
14 6 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 6 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 169 (37.89%) VMware
2 153 (34.30%) Red Hat
3 71 (15.92%) Microsoft
4 59 (13.23%) Cisco
5 52 (11.66%) HP
6 47 (10.54%) Oracle
7 44 (9.87%) EMC
8 37 (8.30%) Veritas
9 33 (7.40%) IBM
10 26 (5.83%) NetApp
11 24 (5.38%) Sun
12 20 (4.48%) Dell
13 19 (4.26%) Citrix
14 15 (3.36%) Splunk
15 13 (2.91%) CheckPoint
16 12 (2.69%) 3PAR
16 12 (2.69%) Symantec
17 10 (2.24%) Pega
17 10 (2.24%) ServiceNow
17 10 (2.24%) Veeam
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Huxley
Rate: £500 - £501 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
Spring Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £495 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £450
Posted: 26 days ago