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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 251 243 186
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 169 194 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.77% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.83% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 120 177
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £475 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Average hourly rate £22.50 £16.13 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.53% -34.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.39 £16.03 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £16.23 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +52.50%
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
22473 23388 24374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.79% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16042 15998
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 455 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014.

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 August 2014. 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 +30 39 £363 -6.75% 25
Harrow - 1 - - 2
Isleworth - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 3
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 2
Wembley - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 163 (53.09%) Linux
2 106 (34.53%) Windows
3 94 (30.62%) Red Hat
4 92 (29.97%) UNIX
5 81 (26.38%) VMware
6 74 (24.10%) Perl
7 73 (23.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 60 (19.54%) DNS
8 60 (19.54%) Active Directory
9 56 (18.24%) Finance
10 55 (17.92%) Puppet
11 54 (17.59%) Bash Shell
11 54 (17.59%) SQL
12 46 (14.98%) Banking
13 44 (14.33%) Shell Script
13 44 (14.33%) Microsoft
13 44 (14.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (14.01%) Python
15 42 (13.68%) Solaris
15 42 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 41 (13.36%) SAN
17 39 (12.70%) HP
17 39 (12.70%) TCP/IP
17 39 (12.70%) DevOps
18 36 (11.73%) Ubuntu
19 35 (11.40%) Citrix
20 34 (11.07%) Oracle
21 32 (10.42%) Java
22 30 (9.77%) MySQL
22 30 (9.77%) MS Exchange

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.45%) Apache
3 21 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.19%) WebLogic
5 17 (5.54%) IIS
6 16 (5.21%) WebSphere
6 16 (5.21%) Tomcat
7 10 (3.26%) SharePoint
7 10 (3.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.95%) nginx
9 6 (1.95%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.30%) Drupal
10 4 (1.30%) GlassFish
11 3 (0.98%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.65%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (0.65%) WorkSite
Applications
1 14 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.58%) MS Office
3 4 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) MS Project
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) JDE OneWorld
2 5 (1.63%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.33%) RMDS
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.33%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.33%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (2.28%) Taleo
2 6 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (1.95%) Office 365
3 4 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.98%) Joyent
5 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.65%) SaaS
5 2 (0.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) GitHub
6 1 (0.33%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.33%) Route 53
6 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 60 (19.54%) DNS
2 41 (13.36%) SAN
3 39 (12.70%) TCP/IP
4 30 (9.77%) Firewall
5 25 (8.14%) LDAP
6 21 (6.84%) DHCP
7 17 (5.54%) NAS
8 13 (4.23%) VPN
9 10 (3.26%) SSH
10 9 (2.93%) FTP
11 8 (2.61%) HTTP
11 8 (2.61%) SMTP
12 7 (2.28%) SSL
12 7 (2.28%) iSCSI
12 7 (2.28%) VLAN
13 4 (1.30%) IMAP
13 4 (1.30%) Network Security
13 4 (1.30%) OpenVPN
13 4 (1.30%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.77%) MySQL
2 14 (4.56%) SQL Server
3 13 (4.23%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.93%) Crystal Reports
5 8 (2.61%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.63%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.98%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.98%) Redis
8 3 (0.98%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.65%) QlikView
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.65%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.33%) Essbase
10 1 (0.33%) DB2
10 1 (0.33%) Informix
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (5.86%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.54%) Subversion
3 15 (4.89%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.26%) JIRA
5 7 (2.28%) Hudson
6 3 (0.98%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.33%) Maven
8 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.33%) Ant
General
1 56 (18.24%) Finance
2 46 (14.98%) Banking
3 8 (2.61%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.63%) Law
4 5 (1.63%) Legal
4 5 (1.63%) Games
4 5 (1.63%) Retail
5 3 (0.98%) Electronics
5 3 (0.98%) Back Office
6 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.65%) Advertising
6 2 (0.65%) Publishing
7 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.33%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.79%) LAMP
2 21 (6.84%) XML
3 9 (2.93%) Middleware
3 9 (2.93%) Web Services
4 8 (2.61%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (2.28%) CSS
6 6 (1.95%) Software Packaging
6 6 (1.95%) Application Packaging
7 5 (1.63%) JSON
7 5 (1.63%) Django
8 4 (1.30%) HTML
9 3 (0.98%) .NET
9 3 (0.98%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.65%) ISPF
10 2 (0.65%) SOAP
10 2 (0.65%) Rendezvous
11 1 (0.33%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.33%) XSLT
11 1 (0.33%) ODBC
11 1 (0.33%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.51%) Clustering
2 16 (5.21%) Open Source
3 14 (4.56%) Oracle Exalogic
3 14 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.23%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.28%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (1.95%) NHS
6 6 (1.95%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.95%) AS400
7 5 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.30%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.30%) GIS
9 3 (0.98%) VSAM
9 3 (0.98%) New Media
9 3 (0.98%) iPhone
10 2 (0.65%) iSeries
10 2 (0.65%) Firmware
10 2 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.65%) STB
Operating Systems
1 163 (53.09%) Linux
2 106 (34.53%) Windows
3 92 (29.97%) UNIX
4 73 (23.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 44 (14.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (13.68%) Solaris
7 36 (11.73%) Ubuntu
8 23 (7.49%) SUSE
9 20 (6.51%) Windows 7
9 20 (6.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (5.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (5.54%) CentOS
12 12 (3.91%) Debian
13 11 (3.58%) Windows XP
14 7 (2.28%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.98%) zOS
15 3 (0.98%) HPUX
15 3 (0.98%) SmartOS
15 3 (0.98%) Android
16 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (12.70%) DevOps
2 28 (9.12%) ITIL
3 20 (6.51%) Change Management
4 15 (4.89%) Configuration Management
5 14 (4.56%) OO
6 13 (4.23%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (3.91%) Migration
8 11 (3.58%) Load Balancing
9 10 (3.26%) E-Commerce
10 8 (2.61%) Release Management
10 8 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (2.28%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (1.95%) Performance Monitoring
13 5 (1.63%) Service Delivery
13 5 (1.63%) Build Automation
13 5 (1.63%) Capacity Planning
14 4 (1.30%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (1.30%) Identity Management
14 4 (1.30%) Service Management
15 3 (0.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 74 (24.10%) Perl
2 54 (17.59%) Bash Shell
2 54 (17.59%) SQL
3 44 (14.33%) Shell Script
4 43 (14.01%) Python
5 32 (10.42%) Java
6 24 (7.82%) PowerShell
7 21 (6.84%) Ruby
8 14 (4.56%) Korn
9 13 (4.23%) JavaScript
10 12 (3.91%) PHP
11 10 (3.26%) VBScript
12 9 (2.93%) C
13 8 (2.61%) VB
14 7 (2.28%) C++
15 4 (1.30%) Bourne shell
16 3 (0.98%) VBA
16 3 (0.98%) C#
17 2 (0.65%) C-shell
17 2 (0.65%) JCL
Qualifications
1 13 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (3.91%) Degree
3 10 (3.26%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.26%) RHCE
4 6 (1.95%) MCITP
5 5 (1.63%) MCSE
5 5 (1.63%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.65%) LPIC
7 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.65%) AAT
7 2 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.33%) Linux+ Certification
8 1 (0.33%) RHCT
8 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.33%) CCNA
8 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.33%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.26%) SLA
2 6 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 60 (19.54%) Active Directory
2 42 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (7.49%) vSphere
4 15 (4.89%) XenApp
5 14 (4.56%) NFS
5 14 (4.56%) VMware ESX
6 10 (3.26%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (2.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 7 (2.28%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.95%) Sendmail
9 6 (1.95%) KVM
10 5 (1.63%) Squid
11 3 (0.98%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.98%) Docker
11 3 (0.98%) RHEV
11 3 (0.98%) Dovecot
11 3 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.98%) OpenSSH
11 3 (0.98%) qmail
Systems Management
1 55 (17.92%) Puppet
2 18 (5.86%) Nagios
3 16 (5.21%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.89%) SCCM
5 11 (3.58%) SCOM
5 11 (3.58%) ZABBIX
6 7 (2.28%) HAProxy
7 6 (1.95%) YUM
7 6 (1.95%) BMC PATROL
8 5 (1.63%) Control-M
8 5 (1.63%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 5 (1.63%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.98%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.98%) Salt
9 3 (0.98%) Ansible
9 3 (0.98%) Vagrant
9 3 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (0.98%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 94 (30.62%) Red Hat
2 81 (26.38%) VMware
3 44 (14.33%) Microsoft
4 39 (12.70%) HP
5 35 (11.40%) Citrix
6 34 (11.07%) Oracle
7 28 (9.12%) IBM
8 16 (5.21%) EMC
9 15 (4.89%) Veritas
10 13 (4.23%) Cisco
11 10 (3.26%) Sun
11 10 (3.26%) NetApp
12 9 (2.93%) Dell
12 9 (2.93%) Northgate
13 8 (2.61%) JBoss
14 7 (2.28%) Websense
15 6 (1.95%) Rackspace
15 6 (1.95%) JD Edwards
15 6 (1.95%) BMC
16 5 (1.63%) Symantec
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hudson
Salary: excellent benefits including final salary Pension
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £297 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £430 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £24.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £440 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago