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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 260 228 187
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 145 210 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.63% 0.86% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.93% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 161 160
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -57.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +31.42%
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
21339 22648 19961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.23% 93.06% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15381 15601 13363
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £264
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 399 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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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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 -3 31 £325 -13.33% 23
Kingston Upon Thames -5 3 £375 -3.22%
Enfield - 1 £275 -
Wimbledon - 1 £375 -
Chiswick - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 160 (52.29%) Linux
2 104 (33.99%) Windows
3 91 (29.74%) VMware
4 77 (25.16%) Red Hat
5 66 (21.57%) UNIX
6 55 (17.97%) Finance
7 54 (17.65%) Active Directory
8 52 (16.99%) Puppet
9 51 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 48 (15.69%) Banking
11 46 (15.03%) SAN
11 46 (15.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 45 (14.71%) DevOps
13 40 (13.07%) SQL
14 39 (12.75%) Solaris
14 39 (12.75%) DNS
15 38 (12.42%) Apache
15 38 (12.42%) Perl
15 38 (12.42%) Bash Shell
16 34 (11.11%) Shell Script
16 34 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (10.78%) Microsoft
18 31 (10.13%) ITIL
18 31 (10.13%) PowerShell
19 30 (9.80%) Clustering
20 29 (9.48%) TCP/IP
20 29 (9.48%) CentOS
21 27 (8.82%) Citrix
21 27 (8.82%) Tomcat
21 27 (8.82%) MySQL

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 38 (12.42%) Apache
2 27 (8.82%) Tomcat
3 23 (7.52%) MS Exchange
4 14 (4.58%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.25%) IIS
6 12 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (3.27%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.29%) JBoss
9 6 (1.96%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.63%) nginx
10 5 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.31%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.98%) Adobe CQ
12 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.65%) LiveLink
13 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.65%) Confluence
13 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (3.59%) MS Office
2 6 (1.96%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.65%) Stata
3 2 (0.65%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) HFM
1 2 (0.65%) Hyperion Enterprise
1 2 (0.65%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.33%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (2.29%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.29%) Taleo
4 4 (1.31%) SaaS
5 3 (0.98%) Route 53
5 3 (0.98%) Office 365
5 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.65%) PaaS
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (15.03%) SAN
2 39 (12.75%) DNS
3 29 (9.48%) TCP/IP
4 17 (5.56%) NAS
5 16 (5.23%) Firewall
6 15 (4.90%) DHCP
7 11 (3.59%) SSH
8 9 (2.94%) LDAP
9 8 (2.61%) SSL
9 8 (2.61%) VPN
10 7 (2.29%) Internet
11 6 (1.96%) FTP
11 6 (1.96%) LAN
12 5 (1.63%) Network Security
12 5 (1.63%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.31%) HTTP
13 4 (1.31%) VoIP
13 4 (1.31%) WAN
13 4 (1.31%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (0.98%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (8.82%) MySQL
2 17 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.61%) Hadoop
3 8 (2.61%) Oracle Database
4 5 (1.63%) Big Data
5 4 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.98%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.98%) DB2
7 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.65%) QlikView
7 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (6.54%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.92%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.94%) Subversion
4 7 (2.29%) Hudson
5 6 (1.96%) JIRA
5 6 (1.96%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.31%) Maven
7 3 (0.98%) Ant
8 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.65%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.33%) CruiseControl
General
1 55 (17.97%) Finance
2 48 (15.69%) Banking
3 13 (4.25%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.63%) Retail
5 4 (1.31%) Advertising
6 3 (0.98%) Marketing
7 2 (0.65%) Back Office
7 2 (0.65%) Electronics
7 2 (0.65%) Law
7 2 (0.65%) Legal
7 2 (0.65%) Games
8 1 (0.33%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.33%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.58%) LAMP
2 9 (2.94%) Application Packaging
3 8 (2.61%) Web Services
4 7 (2.29%) XML
5 6 (1.96%) HTML
6 3 (0.98%) Middleware
7 2 (0.65%) CSS
7 2 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.33%) Sensu
8 1 (0.33%) MCollective
8 1 (0.33%) HTML5
8 1 (0.33%) Java EE
8 1 (0.33%) jQuery
8 1 (0.33%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.33%) .NET
8 1 (0.33%) J2EE
8 1 (0.33%) XSLT
8 1 (0.33%) ODBC
8 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.33%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.80%) Clustering
2 13 (4.25%) Open Source
3 9 (2.94%) NHS
4 7 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.29%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.29%) Replication
4 7 (2.29%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.63%) Oracle Exalogic
5 5 (1.63%) Symmetrix DMX
5 5 (1.63%) Wiki
6 4 (1.31%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.98%) Hedge funds
7 3 (0.98%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.65%) iSeries
9 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.33%) User Experience
9 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.33%) HP StorageWorks
9 1 (0.33%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 160 (52.29%) Linux
2 104 (33.99%) Windows
3 66 (21.57%) UNIX
4 51 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (15.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (12.75%) Solaris
7 29 (9.48%) CentOS
8 21 (6.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (6.86%) Ubuntu
9 18 (5.88%) SUSE
10 17 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (5.23%) Debian
12 14 (4.58%) Windows 7
13 9 (2.94%) HPUX
13 9 (2.94%) Windows XP
14 7 (2.29%) AIX
15 4 (1.31%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.65%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (14.71%) DevOps
2 31 (10.13%) ITIL
3 19 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (5.56%) Configuration Management
5 16 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (4.25%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (4.25%) Change Management
6 13 (4.25%) E-Commerce
7 12 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (3.59%) Migration
9 8 (2.61%) Service Delivery
10 7 (2.29%) Line Management
10 7 (2.29%) Load Balancing
10 7 (2.29%) Release Management
10 7 (2.29%) Service Management
11 5 (1.63%) Change Control
11 5 (1.63%) OO
12 4 (1.31%) ERP
12 4 (1.31%) Problem Management
12 4 (1.31%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 40 (13.07%) SQL
2 38 (12.42%) Perl
2 38 (12.42%) Bash Shell
3 34 (11.11%) Shell Script
4 31 (10.13%) PowerShell
5 24 (7.84%) Python
6 21 (6.86%) PHP
7 17 (5.56%) Java
8 14 (4.58%) Ruby
9 7 (2.29%) VB
9 7 (2.29%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.63%) Korn
11 4 (1.31%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.98%) C
12 3 (0.98%) VBA
12 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.98%) VBScript
13 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.65%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.33%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 12 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (3.59%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.61%) RHCE
3 8 (2.61%) Degree
4 6 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.31%) MCITP
7 3 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (0.98%) MCSE
7 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.65%) LPIC
8 2 (0.65%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.33%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.33%) RHCT
9 1 (0.33%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (0.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.92%) SLA
2 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.65%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.88%) XenApp
4 17 (5.56%) vSphere
5 13 (4.25%) VMware ESX
6 12 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 11 (3.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 9 (2.94%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.94%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.96%) NFS
9 6 (1.96%) XenServer
10 3 (0.98%) KVM
10 3 (0.98%) qmail
10 3 (0.98%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.65%) Firmware
11 2 (0.65%) Samba
11 2 (0.65%) Xen
11 2 (0.65%) Postfix
11 2 (0.65%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.65%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 52 (16.99%) Puppet
2 25 (8.17%) Nagios
2 25 (8.17%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (6.21%) SCCM
4 13 (4.25%) SCOM
4 13 (4.25%) Control-M
5 10 (3.27%) Ansible
6 8 (2.61%) BMC PATROL
7 7 (2.29%) HP SIM
7 7 (2.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 5 (1.63%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.31%) Tivoli
9 4 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (1.31%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.31%) yum
9 4 (1.31%) CFEngine
9 4 (1.31%) Mesos
9 4 (1.31%) Vagrant
10 3 (0.98%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.98%) Graylog2
Vendors
1 91 (29.74%) VMware
2 77 (25.16%) Red Hat
3 33 (10.78%) Microsoft
4 27 (8.82%) Citrix
5 26 (8.50%) EMC
6 25 (8.17%) Oracle
7 24 (7.84%) HP
8 19 (6.21%) Veritas
8 19 (6.21%) IBM
9 16 (5.23%) NetApp
10 15 (4.90%) Cisco
11 10 (3.27%) Websense
12 8 (2.61%) BMC
12 8 (2.61%) Sun
12 8 (2.61%) F5
13 5 (1.63%) Altiris
13 5 (1.63%) Juniper
13 5 (1.63%) Symantec
14 4 (1.31%) Cognos
14 4 (1.31%) Northgate
Central London / West End
LA International
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £Excellent
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Spectrum IT
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £260 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago