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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / London
Rank 216 249 255
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 196 159 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.01% 0.77% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.81% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 112 102
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £21.25 £29.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.72% -3.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -

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
18377 19532 19691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.92% 95.15% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13128 13704 14023
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 305 343
Median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.26 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -4 28 £378 -7.64% 9
Croydon - 4 £465 -
Canary Wharf +2 3 £425 -
Docklands, London - 2 £475 -
Hammersmith - 2 £475 -
Uxbridge -1 1 - -
Wimbledon -6 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 17 January 2017, 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.

1 301 (69.68%) Linux
2 157 (36.34%) Red Hat
3 147 (34.03%) Unix
4 146 (33.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 144 (33.33%) VMware
6 134 (31.02%) Windows
7 121 (28.01%) Puppet
8 107 (24.77%) Bash Shell
9 98 (22.69%) Finance
10 96 (22.22%) Perl
11 92 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
12 79 (18.29%) DNS
13 77 (17.82%) Active Directory
14 76 (17.59%) Solaris
15 75 (17.36%) Apache
16 69 (15.97%) Python
17 67 (15.51%) Configuration Management
17 67 (15.51%) PowerShell
18 65 (15.05%) Windows Server
19 64 (14.81%) SAN
20 60 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
21 57 (13.19%) CentOS
22 54 (12.50%) Firewall
23 53 (12.27%) HP
24 52 (12.04%) Microsoft
25 50 (11.57%) Cisco
25 50 (11.57%) DevOps
26 48 (11.11%) Ansible
27 47 (10.88%) Tomcat
28 46 (10.65%) LDAP

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 75 (17.36%) Apache
2 47 (10.88%) Tomcat
3 25 (5.79%) IIS
4 14 (3.24%) nginx
5 13 (3.01%) MS Exchange
6 12 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (2.08%) Confluence
8 9 (2.08%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.39%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.39%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.16%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.16%) Cloud Foundry
11 4 (0.93%) Skype for Business
12 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.46%) JBoss
12 2 (0.46%) SAS
12 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.23%) Jetty
Applications
1 23 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.62%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.46%) MS Project
3 2 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.16%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.23%) RMDS
3 1 (0.23%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.23%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 60 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (4.63%) Office 365
3 15 (3.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (2.55%) Amazon S3
5 7 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.62%) SaaS
6 6 (1.39%) Amazon ELB
6 6 (1.39%) GitHub
7 5 (1.16%) IaaS
7 5 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.93%) Route 53
9 3 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
11 1 (0.23%) Heroku
11 1 (0.23%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 79 (18.29%) DNS
2 64 (14.81%) SAN
3 54 (12.50%) Firewall
4 46 (10.65%) LDAP
5 36 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 30 (6.94%) NAS
7 25 (5.79%) DHCP
8 21 (4.86%) SSH
9 17 (3.94%) X.509
10 16 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
11 13 (3.01%) HTTP
11 13 (3.01%) LAN
11 13 (3.01%) WAN
12 12 (2.78%) Internet
13 11 (2.55%) Kerberos
14 10 (2.31%) Ethernet
14 10 (2.31%) SMTP
14 10 (2.31%) VLAN
15 8 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.18%) MySQL
2 24 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (3.94%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.31%) Big Data
5 8 (1.85%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.62%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.39%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.16%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.93%) HBase
9 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.69%) DataStage
10 3 (0.69%) IBM InfoSphere
10 3 (0.69%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.46%) Cloudera CDH
11 2 (0.46%) EDMS
11 2 (0.46%) Oracle Exadata
11 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 28 (6.48%) Jenkins
2 22 (5.09%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.47%) TeamCity
4 13 (3.01%) JIRA
5 7 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (1.62%) Subversion
6 5 (1.16%) Gradle
7 4 (0.93%) Maven
7 4 (0.93%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.69%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.69%) gulp
8 3 (0.69%) Selenium
9 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.46%) GoCD
9 2 (0.46%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.46%) Zephyr
10 1 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.23%) GitLab
General
1 98 (22.69%) Finance
2 42 (9.72%) Banking
3 16 (3.70%) Back Office
4 15 (3.47%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.78%) Publishing
6 11 (2.55%) Law
6 11 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.31%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.16%) Advertising
9 3 (0.69%) Games
9 3 (0.69%) Marketing
9 3 (0.69%) Retail
10 2 (0.46%) Electronics
10 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.24%) LAMP
1 14 (3.24%) Web Services
2 10 (2.31%) .NET
2 10 (2.31%) Node.js
3 9 (2.08%) Middleware
4 8 (1.85%) ELK Stack
5 6 (1.39%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.16%) HTML
7 4 (0.93%) LAPP Stack
7 4 (0.93%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (0.93%) REST
7 4 (0.93%) SAML
8 3 (0.69%) Browserify
8 3 (0.69%) HTML5
8 3 (0.69%) Sensu
8 3 (0.69%) TIBCO EMS
8 3 (0.69%) XML
9 2 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.46%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.49%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.70%) Clustering
2 16 (3.70%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (1.85%) Replication
5 7 (1.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.39%) NHS
7 5 (1.16%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.16%) Fintech
8 4 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
8 4 (0.93%) Freedom of Information Act
8 4 (0.93%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.69%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (0.69%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.46%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.46%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.46%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.46%) Informatics
10 2 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 301 (69.68%) Linux
2 147 (34.03%) Unix
3 146 (33.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 134 (31.02%) Windows
5 76 (17.59%) Solaris
6 65 (15.05%) Windows Server
7 57 (13.19%) CentOS
8 45 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (9.72%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (9.26%) Ubuntu
11 23 (5.32%) SUSE
12 19 (4.40%) AIX
13 17 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (2.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 9 (2.08%) Debian
16 6 (1.39%) HPUX
16 6 (1.39%) Windows 10
17 5 (1.16%) Windows 2000
17 5 (1.16%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.51%) Configuration Management
2 50 (11.57%) DevOps
3 43 (9.95%) ITIL
4 38 (8.80%) Migration
5 35 (8.10%) Load Balancing
6 26 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (4.86%) Low Latency
7 21 (4.86%) Virtual Environments
8 20 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (4.17%) Open Source
10 16 (3.70%) Change Management
10 16 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (3.70%) ITSM
11 15 (3.47%) High Availability
12 14 (3.24%) Service Management
13 13 (3.01%) Data Management
13 13 (3.01%) Server Building
14 11 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (2.55%) Change Control
14 11 (2.55%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 107 (24.77%) Bash Shell
2 96 (22.22%) Perl
3 69 (15.97%) Python
4 67 (15.51%) PowerShell
5 46 (10.65%) Shell Script
6 42 (9.72%) SQL
7 37 (8.56%) PHP
8 31 (7.18%) Java
9 13 (3.01%) JavaScript
10 12 (2.78%) Ruby
11 11 (2.55%) C++
11 11 (2.55%) VB
12 10 (2.31%) AWK
12 10 (2.31%) sed
13 9 (2.08%) Korn
14 8 (1.85%) C#
15 6 (1.39%) C
16 4 (0.93%) C-shell
16 4 (0.93%) SystemTap
17 3 (0.69%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 32 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 28 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (2.55%) CCNA
5 7 (1.62%) MCP
5 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.16%) MCSE
7 4 (0.93%) RHCE
7 4 (0.93%) VCAP
7 4 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.46%) Degree
8 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.23%) CCA
9 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.23%) MCITP
9 1 (0.23%) MCSA
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.23%) RHCA
9 1 (0.23%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.31%) SLA
2 6 (1.39%) QA
3 3 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.46%) GCP
4 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) BS25999
5 1 (0.23%) BS7799
System Software
1 92 (21.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (17.82%) Active Directory
3 30 (6.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 28 (6.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 22 (5.09%) Docker
6 21 (4.86%) NFS
7 19 (4.40%) VMware ESX
8 13 (3.01%) KVM
9 12 (2.78%) vSphere
10 11 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (2.31%) Hyper-V
11 10 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (2.08%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.62%) Samba
14 5 (1.16%) Dovecot
15 4 (0.93%) oVirt
15 4 (0.93%) Postfix
15 4 (0.93%) RHEV
15 4 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 121 (28.01%) Puppet
2 48 (11.11%) Ansible
3 43 (9.95%) Nagios
4 30 (6.94%) SCCM
5 21 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
6 16 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
7 15 (3.47%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 13 (3.01%) WSUS
9 12 (2.78%) Terraform
10 11 (2.55%) SCOM
11 10 (2.31%) NetBackup
12 9 (2.08%) Kibana
13 7 (1.62%) Control-M
13 7 (1.62%) logstash
14 6 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (1.39%) OpenView
14 6 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 5 (1.16%) Graphite
15 5 (1.16%) yum
Vendors
1 157 (36.34%) Red Hat
2 144 (33.33%) VMware
3 53 (12.27%) HP
4 52 (12.04%) Microsoft
5 50 (11.57%) Cisco
6 44 (10.19%) Oracle
7 42 (9.72%) Veritas
8 38 (8.80%) EMC
9 35 (8.10%) IBM
10 24 (5.56%) Sun
11 23 (5.32%) NetApp
12 18 (4.17%) Splunk
13 16 (3.70%) Citrix
14 15 (3.47%) Dell
15 11 (2.55%) 3PAR
16 10 (2.31%) ServiceNow
16 10 (2.31%) Symantec
16 10 (2.31%) Veeam
17 8 (1.85%) CheckPoint
17 8 (1.85%) Intel Security
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Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
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Rate: From £500 to £510 per annum
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
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Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275.00 - £315.00 per day
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