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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 258 255 205
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 165 150 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.64% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.69% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 104 160
Average daily rate
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£363 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £285
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
Average hourly rate £31.50 £25.50 £83.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -69.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.30 £22.70 £21.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £28.30 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -19.09%
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
20637 21595 20089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.39% 92.63% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 14170 15017 13598
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
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 369 377 407
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015. 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 +4 34 £413 +14.98% 28
Docklands, London - 2 £318 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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.

1 148 (44.58%) Windows
2 142 (42.77%) Linux
3 111 (33.43%) VMware
4 91 (27.41%) Active Directory
5 77 (23.19%) SAN
6 68 (20.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 66 (19.88%) UNIX
8 63 (18.98%) Red Hat
8 63 (18.98%) Finance
9 61 (18.37%) Puppet
10 52 (15.66%) DevOps
11 51 (15.36%) Microsoft
12 48 (14.46%) Oracle
13 46 (13.86%) Cisco
14 44 (13.25%) Perl
15 42 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 42 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 40 (12.05%) Solaris
17 39 (11.75%) NAS
17 39 (11.75%) Windows Server 2012
18 38 (11.45%) PowerShell
18 38 (11.45%) HP
19 37 (11.14%) Banking
20 36 (10.84%) DNS
20 36 (10.84%) Python
21 35 (10.54%) SQL
22 33 (9.94%) ITIL
23 31 (9.34%) Apache
23 31 (9.34%) Configuration Management
24 26 (7.83%) Clustering

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 31 (9.34%) Apache
2 25 (7.53%) Tomcat
2 25 (7.53%) MS Exchange
3 18 (5.42%) IIS
3 18 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.11%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.81%) Apache Spark
6 6 (1.81%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.51%) JBoss
7 5 (1.51%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.20%) Lync
8 4 (1.20%) nginx
8 4 (1.20%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (0.90%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.90%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.60%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.01%) MS Office
3 2 (0.60%) MS Project
3 2 (0.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.60%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 5 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.20%) Murex MxG2000
3 3 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.30%) Agresso
4 1 (0.30%) HFM
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.30%) Hyperion Enterprise
4 1 (0.30%) ResourceLink
4 1 (0.30%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.20%) SaaS
3 4 (1.20%) Office 365
3 4 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.90%) IaaS
4 3 (0.90%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.30%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.30%) Route 53
6 1 (0.30%) Yammer
6 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 77 (23.19%) SAN
2 39 (11.75%) NAS
3 36 (10.84%) DNS
4 26 (7.83%) TCP/IP
5 24 (7.23%) LAN
5 24 (7.23%) Firewall
6 20 (6.02%) DHCP
7 12 (3.61%) WAN
8 11 (3.31%) LDAP
9 9 (2.71%) VLAN
9 9 (2.71%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.81%) VoIP
10 6 (1.81%) VPN
10 6 (1.81%) FTP
11 5 (1.51%) HTTP
11 5 (1.51%) Internet
12 4 (1.20%) SNMP
12 4 (1.20%) SMTP
12 4 (1.20%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.20%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (6.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.22%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.92%) MySQL
4 9 (2.71%) Hadoop
5 7 (2.11%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.81%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.51%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.51%) Apache Hive
8 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.20%) Big Data
9 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.90%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.90%) HBase
10 2 (0.60%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects XI
10 2 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.60%) DB2
10 2 (0.60%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 12 (3.61%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.11%) TeamCity
3 6 (1.81%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.51%) Maven
5 3 (0.90%) JIRA
5 3 (0.90%) SonarQube
5 3 (0.90%) Ant
5 3 (0.90%) Subversion
5 3 (0.90%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.30%) JMeter
6 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
6 1 (0.30%) Selenium
6 1 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.30%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.30%) Gradle
General
1 63 (18.98%) Finance
2 37 (11.14%) Banking
3 7 (2.11%) Investment Banking
4 3 (0.90%) Legal
5 2 (0.60%) Advertising
5 2 (0.60%) Publishing
5 2 (0.60%) Law
5 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.60%) International Banking
5 2 (0.60%) Marketing
5 2 (0.60%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) French Language
6 1 (0.30%) Games
6 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.22%) HTML
2 9 (2.71%) Web Services
3 8 (2.41%) XML
4 7 (2.11%) .NET
5 6 (1.81%) LAMP
6 4 (1.20%) WPF
6 4 (1.20%) HTML5
7 3 (0.90%) Twisted
7 3 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.60%) J2EE
8 2 (0.60%) Flash
8 2 (0.60%) Apache Avro
8 2 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.60%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.30%) MCollective
9 1 (0.30%) MAPI
9 1 (0.30%) CSS
9 1 (0.30%) Middleware
9 1 (0.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.83%) Clustering
2 20 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (4.82%) Open Source
4 12 (3.61%) Fat Client
4 12 (3.61%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.01%) Replication
6 8 (2.41%) NHS
7 7 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.11%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.51%) Digital Media
9 4 (1.20%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.20%) Wiki
10 3 (0.90%) Symmetrix DMX
10 3 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.90%) User Experience
11 2 (0.60%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.60%) Freedom of Information Act
11 2 (0.60%) iPhone
11 2 (0.60%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 148 (44.58%) Windows
2 142 (42.77%) Linux
3 68 (20.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (19.88%) UNIX
5 42 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (12.05%) Solaris
7 39 (11.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (6.93%) Ubuntu
10 20 (6.02%) CentOS
11 19 (5.72%) Windows 7
12 12 (3.61%) HPUX
13 9 (2.71%) AIX
14 8 (2.41%) Mac OS X Server
15 7 (2.11%) Windows 8
16 6 (1.81%) Debian
17 5 (1.51%) SUSE
17 5 (1.51%) Mac OS X
18 4 (1.20%) Windows XP
18 4 (1.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.66%) DevOps
2 33 (9.94%) ITIL
3 31 (9.34%) Configuration Management
4 19 (5.72%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (4.82%) Change Management
6 14 (4.22%) Migration
6 14 (4.22%) Capacity Management
7 13 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (3.61%) Service Delivery
8 12 (3.61%) Change Control
9 10 (3.01%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (2.71%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (2.41%) Workflow
12 7 (2.11%) E-Commerce
12 7 (2.11%) Workflow Management
12 7 (2.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (2.11%) Mentoring
13 6 (1.81%) Load Balancing
13 6 (1.81%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 44 (13.25%) Perl
2 38 (11.45%) PowerShell
3 36 (10.84%) Python
4 35 (10.54%) SQL
5 26 (7.83%) Bash Shell
6 22 (6.63%) Shell Script
7 20 (6.02%) Java
8 14 (4.22%) C
9 12 (3.61%) PHP
10 10 (3.01%) JavaScript
11 9 (2.71%) Korn
12 8 (2.41%) Ruby
13 7 (2.11%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.81%) C#
15 4 (1.20%) VBScript
16 3 (0.90%) VBA
17 2 (0.60%) Scala
17 2 (0.60%) C-shell
17 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (5.42%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (4.82%) Degree
3 12 (3.61%) MCSE
3 12 (3.61%) DV Cleared
4 8 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.51%) RHCE
5 5 (1.51%) MCTS
6 4 (1.20%) MCP
7 3 (0.90%) MCITP
8 2 (0.60%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.60%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (0.60%) CCNA
8 2 (0.60%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.30%) CCA
9 1 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.63%) SLA
2 5 (1.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.20%) QA
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 91 (27.41%) Active Directory
2 42 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.22%) vSphere
4 13 (3.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 12 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.31%) Samba
7 10 (3.01%) VMware ESX
7 10 (3.01%) NFS
7 10 (3.01%) Hyper-V
8 9 (2.71%) XenApp
8 9 (2.71%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 8 (2.41%) KVM
10 7 (2.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.20%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.20%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.20%) Docker
11 4 (1.20%) RHEV
12 2 (0.60%) HDFS
12 2 (0.60%) iptables
12 2 (0.60%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 61 (18.37%) Puppet
2 25 (7.53%) SCOM
3 22 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.52%) Nagios
5 13 (3.92%) SCCM
6 11 (3.31%) Ansible
7 10 (3.01%) WSUS
8 8 (2.41%) Tivoli
9 7 (2.11%) ZABBIX
10 6 (1.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (1.81%) Control-M
10 6 (1.81%) Red Hat Satellite
10 6 (1.81%) HP SIM
11 5 (1.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 4 (1.20%) MOM
12 4 (1.20%) Kibana
12 4 (1.20%) Mesos
13 3 (0.90%) Tivoli NetView
13 3 (0.90%) NetBackup
13 3 (0.90%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 111 (33.43%) VMware
2 63 (18.98%) Red Hat
3 51 (15.36%) Microsoft
4 48 (14.46%) Oracle
5 46 (13.86%) Cisco
6 38 (11.45%) HP
7 26 (7.83%) NetApp
8 21 (6.33%) Citrix
9 20 (6.02%) IBM
10 17 (5.12%) Veritas
11 15 (4.52%) Sun
12 14 (4.22%) Websense
13 11 (3.31%) F5
13 11 (3.31%) EMC
13 11 (3.31%) Apple
14 10 (3.01%) BMC
14 10 (3.01%) Sybase
14 10 (3.01%) 3PAR
15 9 (2.71%) SAP
16 8 (2.41%) Symantec
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £150-250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £30 - £33 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: up to £400/day
Posted: 19 days ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £375 - £376 per day + DOE
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago