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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 257 267 277
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 175 164 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.77% 0.73% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.77% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 119 105
Median daily rate £411 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £209 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £30.75 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -7.86%
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
21602 21186 22093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.75% 94.72% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15671 14552 15446
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 384 401
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 May 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 May 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 +35 29 £425 - 22
Twickenham - 5 £350 -
Lewisham - 2 £400 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 215 (62.14%) Linux
2 140 (40.46%) Windows
3 123 (35.55%) Unix
4 115 (33.24%) VMware
5 108 (31.21%) Finance
6 96 (27.75%) Red Hat
7 81 (23.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 77 (22.25%) Active Directory
9 67 (19.36%) Microsoft
9 67 (19.36%) SAN
10 65 (18.79%) Windows Server
11 64 (18.50%) Puppet
12 61 (17.63%) Perl
13 60 (17.34%) Solaris
14 59 (17.05%) Python
15 58 (16.76%) PowerShell
16 57 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
17 56 (16.18%) DNS
18 53 (15.32%) SQL
19 51 (14.74%) Bash Shell
20 49 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
21 47 (13.58%) HP
21 47 (13.58%) Shell Script
22 45 (13.01%) Migration
22 45 (13.01%) DevOps
23 42 (12.14%) Banking
23 42 (12.14%) NAS
24 40 (11.56%) Veritas
25 39 (11.27%) Apache
26 38 (10.98%) TCP/IP

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 39 (11.27%) Apache
2 25 (7.23%) IIS
3 23 (6.65%) Tomcat
4 21 (6.07%) JBoss
5 17 (4.91%) MS Exchange
6 11 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.18%) OpenStack
6 11 (3.18%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.60%) nginx
8 8 (2.31%) Confluence
9 7 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.45%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.87%) Captiva
11 3 (0.87%) Documentum
11 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.87%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.87%) SAS
12 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.58%) WildFly
Applications
1 14 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) HipChat
3 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.29%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) HFM
2 1 (0.29%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 49 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (5.78%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (5.78%) AWS CloudFormation
3 17 (4.91%) Amazon S3
4 16 (4.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 15 (4.34%) Amazon Glacier
6 13 (3.76%) Office 365
7 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (1.16%) IaaS
8 4 (1.16%) SaaS
9 3 (0.87%) Google Apps
10 2 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
11 1 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (19.36%) SAN
2 56 (16.18%) DNS
3 42 (12.14%) NAS
4 38 (10.98%) TCP/IP
5 26 (7.51%) Firewall
6 23 (6.65%) LDAP
7 17 (4.91%) Internet
8 13 (3.76%) DHCP
8 13 (3.76%) SSL
9 11 (3.18%) iSCSI
10 9 (2.60%) SSH
11 8 (2.31%) LAN
11 8 (2.31%) NetScaler
11 8 (2.31%) VPN
11 8 (2.31%) WAN
12 7 (2.02%) HTTP
13 6 (1.73%) Ethernet
13 6 (1.73%) FCoE
13 6 (1.73%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.94%) MySQL
2 22 (6.36%) MongoDB
3 21 (6.07%) SQL Server
4 20 (5.78%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (4.62%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (2.89%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (1.73%) Big Data
9 6 (1.73%) DB2
9 6 (1.73%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.58%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.29%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.29%) RDBMS
12 1 (0.29%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 23 (6.65%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.18%) JIRA
3 10 (2.89%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.31%) Subversion
5 3 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.58%) GitLab
6 2 (0.58%) Maven
6 2 (0.58%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.29%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.29%) Zephyr
General
1 108 (31.21%) Finance
2 42 (12.14%) Banking
3 11 (3.18%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.60%) Games
5 8 (2.31%) Financial Institution
5 8 (2.31%) Law
5 8 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.02%) Retail
7 6 (1.73%) Back Office
7 6 (1.73%) Marketing
8 4 (1.16%) Legal
9 3 (0.87%) German Language
10 2 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.67%) Web Services
2 13 (3.76%) .NET
3 9 (2.60%) LAMP
4 7 (2.02%) CGI
4 7 (2.02%) XML
5 5 (1.45%) JRuby
5 5 (1.45%) SAX
6 4 (1.16%) jQuery
7 3 (0.87%) Akka
7 3 (0.87%) HTML
7 3 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (0.87%) POSIX
8 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.58%) CSS
8 2 (0.58%) Java EE
9 1 (0.29%) ELK Stack
9 1 (0.29%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.29%) jBPM
9 1 (0.29%) JPA
9 1 (0.29%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.80%) Clustering
2 24 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.78%) Management Information System
4 13 (3.76%) Hedge funds
5 12 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (3.18%) EMC VNX
7 10 (2.89%) Replication
8 7 (2.02%) iSeries
8 7 (2.02%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.02%) User Experience
9 6 (1.73%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.73%) Online Games
9 6 (1.73%) Wiki
10 4 (1.16%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.16%) Health Informatics
10 4 (1.16%) Informatics
10 4 (1.16%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.87%) CMDB
11 3 (0.87%) Fintech
11 3 (0.87%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 215 (62.14%) Linux
2 140 (40.46%) Windows
3 123 (35.55%) Unix
4 81 (23.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 65 (18.79%) Windows Server
6 60 (17.34%) Solaris
7 31 (8.96%) AIX
8 25 (7.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (6.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (6.36%) Ubuntu
11 20 (5.78%) CentOS
11 20 (5.78%) Debian
12 15 (4.34%) Mac OS X
13 11 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (2.89%) Windows 7
15 8 (2.31%) SUSE
16 7 (2.02%) Mac OS X Server
17 6 (1.73%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.73%) Windows 8
18 5 (1.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (13.01%) DevOps
1 45 (13.01%) Migration
2 37 (10.69%) ITIL
3 35 (10.12%) Configuration Management
4 31 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (8.09%) High Availability
6 25 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 21 (6.07%) Open Source
8 19 (5.49%) E-Commerce
9 18 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (4.34%) ITSM
10 15 (4.34%) Service Management
11 14 (4.05%) Project Management
12 13 (3.76%) Change Management
12 13 (3.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (3.18%) Change Control
13 11 (3.18%) Load Balancing
13 11 (3.18%) Service Delivery
14 10 (2.89%) Software Delivery
15 9 (2.60%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 61 (17.63%) Perl
2 59 (17.05%) Python
3 58 (16.76%) PowerShell
4 53 (15.32%) SQL
5 51 (14.74%) Bash Shell
6 47 (13.58%) Shell Script
7 28 (8.09%) Java
8 20 (5.78%) PHP
9 15 (4.34%) Ruby
10 9 (2.60%) Go
10 9 (2.60%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.60%) VBScript
11 7 (2.02%) C
11 7 (2.02%) Korn
11 7 (2.02%) VB
12 6 (1.73%) RPG IV
13 3 (0.87%) C-shell
14 2 (0.58%) C#
14 2 (0.58%) RPG
14 2 (0.58%) SystemTap
Qualifications
1 12 (3.47%) Degree
2 8 (2.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (2.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.02%) CCNA
3 7 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (1.45%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.87%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.87%) MCSE
5 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.58%) CCNP
6 2 (0.58%) RHCE
7 1 (0.29%) LPIC
7 1 (0.29%) OCP
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.29%) RHCA
7 1 (0.29%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.29%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.07%) SLA
2 11 (3.18%) QA
3 4 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 77 (22.25%) Active Directory
2 57 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (10.69%) NFS
4 26 (7.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 26 (7.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 19 (5.49%) KVM
5 19 (5.49%) XenApp
6 14 (4.05%) VMware ESX
7 13 (3.76%) vSphere
8 12 (3.47%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.89%) RHEV
9 10 (2.89%) Samba
10 8 (2.31%) Veritas File System
11 7 (2.02%) iptables
12 6 (1.73%) ISA Server
12 6 (1.73%) Terminal Server
12 6 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.16%) Sendmail
13 4 (1.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 64 (18.50%) Puppet
2 22 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (5.78%) Nagios
4 19 (5.49%) SCOM
5 18 (5.20%) Control-M
6 16 (4.62%) SCCM
7 15 (4.34%) Ansible
8 13 (3.76%) NetBackup
9 12 (3.47%) WSUS
10 10 (2.89%) HAProxy
11 9 (2.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 8 (2.31%) OpenView
12 8 (2.31%) Oracle ZFS
13 6 (1.73%) BMC PATROL
14 5 (1.45%) HP SIM
14 5 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (1.45%) Xymon
15 4 (1.16%) BladeLogic
15 4 (1.16%) Casper Suite
15 4 (1.16%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 115 (33.24%) VMware
2 96 (27.75%) Red Hat
3 67 (19.36%) Microsoft
4 47 (13.58%) HP
5 40 (11.56%) Veritas
6 31 (8.96%) Citrix
6 31 (8.96%) IBM
7 30 (8.67%) Cisco
7 30 (8.67%) Oracle
8 29 (8.38%) EMC
9 17 (4.91%) BMC
9 17 (4.91%) NetApp
10 13 (3.76%) Dell
10 13 (3.76%) Sun
11 12 (3.47%) Symantec
12 10 (2.89%) Atlassian
13 8 (2.31%) 3PAR
13 8 (2.31%) Apple
13 8 (2.31%) Rackspace
14 7 (2.02%) Brocade
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Posted: 6 hours ago
East London
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Rate: £320.00 - £360.00 per day
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