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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 271 250 188
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 147 181 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.73% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.78% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 134 166
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £334
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.07 £18.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.40 £38.25 £40.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +38.88%
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
22207 23085 20644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.30% 93.17% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15998 15957 13766
Average daily rate £425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
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 438 375 536
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +14 32 £320 -20.00% 40
Kingston Upon Thames -3 2 £375 -6.25% 1
Enfield - 1 £275 -
Harrow - 1 £400 -
Wimbledon - 1 £375 -
Chiswick - - - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Westminster - - - - 1
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 164 (53.59%) Linux
2 100 (32.68%) Windows
3 89 (29.08%) VMware
4 82 (26.80%) Red Hat
5 73 (23.86%) UNIX
6 60 (19.61%) Finance
7 53 (17.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 49 (16.01%) Active Directory
9 48 (15.69%) Puppet
10 47 (15.36%) Perl
11 46 (15.03%) Banking
12 45 (14.71%) DNS
12 45 (14.71%) SAN
13 44 (14.38%) SQL
14 43 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
14 43 (14.05%) Bash Shell
15 42 (13.73%) DevOps
16 41 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (12.75%) Solaris
18 36 (11.76%) Apache
18 36 (11.76%) Shell Script
19 33 (10.78%) Microsoft
20 32 (10.46%) ITIL
20 32 (10.46%) PowerShell
21 31 (10.13%) TCP/IP
22 30 (9.80%) Python
23 29 (9.48%) CentOS
24 28 (9.15%) Clustering
24 28 (9.15%) MySQL
24 28 (9.15%) Citrix

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 36 (11.76%) Apache
2 24 (7.84%) MS Exchange
3 23 (7.52%) Tomcat
4 15 (4.90%) IIS
5 14 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (4.25%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.92%) WebLogic
8 9 (2.94%) WebSphere
9 7 (2.29%) nginx
9 7 (2.29%) JBoss
10 6 (1.96%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.98%) Confluence
13 3 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.65%) GlassFish
14 2 (0.65%) Drupal
14 2 (0.65%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 2 (0.65%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 12 (3.92%) MS Office
2 8 (2.61%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.65%) Stata
4 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) ProjectWise
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%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.33%) Hyperion Planning
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) Agresso
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.59%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.29%) Amazon S3
3 7 (2.29%) Taleo
4 3 (0.98%) Route 53
4 3 (0.98%) Office 365
4 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.98%) SaaS
5 2 (0.65%) PaaS
5 2 (0.65%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.33%) IaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.71%) DNS
1 45 (14.71%) SAN
2 31 (10.13%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.54%) Firewall
4 15 (4.90%) NAS
5 14 (4.58%) DHCP
6 12 (3.92%) LDAP
7 11 (3.59%) SSH
8 8 (2.61%) VPN
8 8 (2.61%) SSL
9 7 (2.29%) Internet
9 7 (2.29%) LAN
10 6 (1.96%) WAN
10 6 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (1.63%) Network Security
11 5 (1.63%) FTP
12 4 (1.31%) HTTP
12 4 (1.31%) SMTP
12 4 (1.31%) iSCSI
13 3 (0.98%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.15%) MySQL
2 16 (5.23%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 5 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.31%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.98%) Big Data
6 3 (0.98%) Apache Hive
6 3 (0.98%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.65%) DB2
7 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.65%) BusinessObjects XI
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.65%) QlikView
7 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (6.54%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.92%) Subversion
3 11 (3.59%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.61%) Hudson
5 7 (2.29%) JIRA
6 5 (1.63%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.31%) Maven
8 3 (0.98%) Ant
9 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.65%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.33%) CruiseControl
General
1 60 (19.61%) Finance
2 46 (15.03%) Banking
3 13 (4.25%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.96%) Retail
5 4 (1.31%) Advertising
6 3 (0.98%) Marketing
6 3 (0.98%) Law
6 3 (0.98%) Back Office
6 3 (0.98%) Electronics
7 2 (0.65%) Legal
7 2 (0.65%) Publishing
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%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.88%) LAMP
2 9 (2.94%) XML
3 8 (2.61%) Application Packaging
4 7 (2.29%) Web Services
5 6 (1.96%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (1.63%) HTML
7 3 (0.98%) Middleware
8 2 (0.65%) CSS
8 2 (0.65%) Django
8 2 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.33%) MCollective
9 1 (0.33%) Sensu
9 1 (0.33%) jQuery
9 1 (0.33%) Java EE
9 1 (0.33%) HTML5
9 1 (0.33%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.33%) .NET
9 1 (0.33%) XSLT
9 1 (0.33%) ODBC
9 1 (0.33%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 28 (9.15%) Clustering
2 14 (4.58%) Open Source
3 9 (2.94%) NHS
4 8 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.61%) Oracle Exalogic
5 7 (2.29%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.96%) Replication
7 5 (1.63%) Wiki
7 5 (1.63%) Symmetrix DMX
8 4 (1.31%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.31%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.65%) STB
9 2 (0.65%) iSeries
9 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.33%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.33%) HP StorageWorks
10 1 (0.33%) User Experience
10 1 (0.33%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.33%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 164 (53.59%) Linux
2 100 (32.68%) Windows
3 73 (23.86%) UNIX
4 53 (17.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (12.75%) Solaris
7 29 (9.48%) CentOS
8 22 (7.19%) Ubuntu
9 21 (6.86%) SUSE
10 19 (6.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (6.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (4.90%) Windows 7
11 15 (4.90%) Debian
12 10 (3.27%) Windows XP
13 9 (2.94%) HPUX
14 7 (2.29%) AIX
15 4 (1.31%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.98%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.65%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (13.73%) DevOps
2 32 (10.46%) ITIL
3 17 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (5.23%) Configuration Management
4 16 (5.23%) E-Commerce
4 16 (5.23%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (4.58%) Change Management
6 13 (4.25%) Migration
7 12 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (3.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (2.61%) Service Delivery
9 8 (2.61%) OO
10 7 (2.29%) Line Management
10 7 (2.29%) Service Management
11 6 (1.96%) Release Management
12 5 (1.63%) Load Balancing
13 4 (1.31%) ERP
13 4 (1.31%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (1.31%) Problem Management
13 4 (1.31%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.36%) Perl
2 44 (14.38%) SQL
3 43 (14.05%) Bash Shell
4 36 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 32 (10.46%) PowerShell
6 30 (9.80%) Python
7 20 (6.54%) PHP
7 20 (6.54%) Java
8 14 (4.58%) Ruby
9 11 (3.59%) Korn
10 7 (2.29%) VB
11 5 (1.63%) VBA
12 4 (1.31%) C
13 3 (0.98%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.98%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.98%) VBScript
14 2 (0.65%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.65%) Bourne shell
14 2 (0.65%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 14 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (3.27%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.94%) Degree
4 8 (2.61%) RHCE
5 6 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.63%) MCITP
7 4 (1.31%) MCSE
7 4 (1.31%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.65%) LPIC
9 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.65%) AAT
10 1 (0.33%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 1 (0.33%) MCSA
10 1 (0.33%) RHCT
10 1 (0.33%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.96%) SLA
2 4 (1.31%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.65%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 49 (16.01%) Active Directory
2 41 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.88%) XenApp
3 18 (5.88%) vSphere
4 13 (4.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 12 (3.92%) VMware ESX
5 12 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 10 (3.27%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.94%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.29%) NFS
9 6 (1.96%) XenServer
10 3 (0.98%) KVM
10 3 (0.98%) qmail
10 3 (0.98%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.98%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.65%) Samba
11 2 (0.65%) Firmware
11 2 (0.65%) Postfix
11 2 (0.65%) Xen
11 2 (0.65%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 48 (15.69%) Puppet
2 26 (8.50%) Nagios
3 25 (8.17%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (5.88%) SCCM
5 13 (4.25%) SCOM
6 10 (3.27%) Control-M
6 10 (3.27%) Ansible
7 8 (2.61%) BMC PATROL
8 7 (2.29%) HP SIM
8 7 (2.29%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 6 (1.96%) ZABBIX
10 5 (1.63%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.31%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.31%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.31%) YUM
11 4 (1.31%) CFEngine
12 3 (0.98%) Graylog2
12 3 (0.98%) HAProxy
12 3 (0.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 89 (29.08%) VMware
2 82 (26.80%) Red Hat
3 33 (10.78%) Microsoft
4 28 (9.15%) Citrix
5 26 (8.50%) EMC
6 25 (8.17%) HP
7 23 (7.52%) IBM
8 21 (6.86%) Veritas
9 20 (6.54%) Oracle
10 15 (4.90%) NetApp
11 14 (4.58%) Cisco
12 10 (3.27%) Sun
13 8 (2.61%) BMC
14 6 (1.96%) Altiris
15 5 (1.63%) F5
15 5 (1.63%) Symantec
15 5 (1.63%) Business Objects
16 4 (1.31%) Websense
16 4 (1.31%) Northgate
16 4 (1.31%) Cognos
City of London
Spectrum IT
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
C4 Commerce
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £260 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hudson - London
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Central London / West End
London & Partners
Rate: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £300 - £345 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago