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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 223 247 268
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 236 195 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.04% 0.83% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.87% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 144 108
Median daily rate £400 £375 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 9
Median hourly rate £19.80 £31.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.12% +37.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £15.00 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.75 £45.40 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.23 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+96.41% -12.24%
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
21561 22357 23076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.91% 94.74% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15342 15679 15683
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 334 435
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 2016.

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 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +42 49 £400 +8.54% 15
Croydon - 3 £450 -
Canary Wharf -1 1 £275 -31.25%
Hammersmith - 1 £438 -
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, 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.

1 261 (60.98%) Linux
2 183 (42.76%) Windows
3 147 (34.35%) VMware
4 141 (32.94%) Red Hat
4 141 (32.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 140 (32.71%) Finance
6 124 (28.97%) Unix
7 101 (23.60%) Active Directory
8 100 (23.36%) PowerShell
9 98 (22.90%) Puppet
10 92 (21.50%) Microsoft
11 85 (19.86%) Perl
12 84 (19.63%) Solaris
12 84 (19.63%) SAN
13 83 (19.39%) Windows Server
14 82 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 74 (17.29%) DNS
16 68 (15.89%) Windows Server 2008
17 60 (14.02%) HP
17 60 (14.02%) Apache
18 59 (13.79%) Python
19 56 (13.08%) ITIL
20 55 (12.85%) Configuration Management
20 55 (12.85%) DevOps
21 52 (12.15%) Banking
22 50 (11.68%) NAS
22 50 (11.68%) Bash Shell
23 49 (11.45%) SQL
24 48 (11.21%) EMC
25 47 (10.98%) Veritas

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 60 (14.02%) Apache
2 41 (9.58%) Tomcat
3 31 (7.24%) IIS
4 18 (4.21%) MS Exchange
5 13 (3.04%) nginx
6 10 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.87%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.64%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.40%) JBoss
11 5 (1.17%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.93%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.70%) Confluence
13 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.70%) WildFly
14 2 (0.47%) Captiva
14 2 (0.47%) Documentum
14 2 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.10%) MS Office
3 2 (0.47%) HipChat
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.40%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) HFM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 44 (10.28%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (3.04%) Office 365
3 8 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.93%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.47%) Adobe Analytics
6 2 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (0.47%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.23%) GitHub
7 1 (0.23%) Heroku
7 1 (0.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (19.63%) SAN
2 74 (17.29%) DNS
3 50 (11.68%) NAS
4 43 (10.05%) Firewall
5 23 (5.37%) LDAP
6 22 (5.14%) TCP/IP
7 17 (3.97%) DHCP
8 16 (3.74%) Internet
9 14 (3.27%) X.509
10 13 (3.04%) LAN
11 11 (2.57%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.57%) WAN
12 10 (2.34%) SSH
13 9 (2.10%) SSL
14 8 (1.87%) Network Security
15 7 (1.64%) VPN
16 6 (1.40%) FCoE
16 6 (1.40%) HTTP
16 6 (1.40%) iSCSI
16 6 (1.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (8.88%) MySQL
2 19 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (4.44%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.64%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.40%) DB2
6 5 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.93%) Big Data
7 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.47%) InterSystems Cache
9 2 (0.47%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.23%) Data Lake
10 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.23%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.97%) TeamCity
3 13 (3.04%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.34%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.87%) JIRA
6 6 (1.40%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.17%) Subversion
8 4 (0.93%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (0.47%) Hudson
10 2 (0.47%) Vagrant
11 1 (0.23%) Bundler
11 1 (0.23%) Gerrit
11 1 (0.23%) GitLab
11 1 (0.23%) GoCD
11 1 (0.23%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.23%) Maven
11 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
11 1 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 140 (32.71%) Finance
2 52 (12.15%) Banking
3 19 (4.44%) Back Office
4 16 (3.74%) Publishing
5 10 (2.34%) Law
6 9 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.64%) Games
8 6 (1.40%) Marketing
9 4 (0.93%) Advertising
9 4 (0.93%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.93%) International Banking
9 4 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.70%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Retail
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.37%) LAMP
2 12 (2.80%) Web Services
3 6 (1.40%) CGI
3 6 (1.40%) XML
4 5 (1.17%) .NET
4 5 (1.17%) Middleware
4 5 (1.17%) Node.js
4 5 (1.17%) SAX
5 4 (0.93%) JRuby
6 3 (0.70%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.70%) ELK Stack
6 3 (0.70%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.47%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.47%) HTML
7 2 (0.47%) Java EE
7 2 (0.47%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.23%) HTML5
8 1 (0.23%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.23%) REST
8 1 (0.23%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.78%) Clustering
1 29 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (3.97%) Replication
3 11 (2.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (2.34%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.64%) iSeries
5 7 (1.64%) Public Cloud
6 6 (1.40%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.40%) Online Games
6 6 (1.40%) Wiki
7 5 (1.17%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (0.93%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.93%) EqualLogic
8 4 (0.93%) Health Informatics
8 4 (0.93%) Informatics
8 4 (0.93%) Mathematics
8 4 (0.93%) NHS
8 4 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.70%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 261 (60.98%) Linux
2 183 (42.76%) Windows
3 141 (32.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 124 (28.97%) Unix
5 84 (19.63%) Solaris
6 83 (19.39%) Windows Server
7 68 (15.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (10.75%) AIX
9 41 (9.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (7.24%) Ubuntu
11 30 (7.01%) CentOS
12 19 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (3.97%) SUSE
14 10 (2.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
15 7 (1.64%) VMS
16 5 (1.17%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.17%) Debian
16 5 (1.17%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.93%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (13.08%) ITIL
2 55 (12.85%) Configuration Management
2 55 (12.85%) DevOps
3 41 (9.58%) Migration
4 32 (7.48%) Load Balancing
5 28 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (6.31%) High Availability
6 27 (6.31%) Open Source
7 22 (5.14%) Virtual Environments
8 21 (4.91%) Service Management
9 20 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (4.44%) Change Management
11 18 (4.21%) Low Latency
12 15 (3.50%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (3.27%) Disaster Recovery
13 14 (3.27%) ITSM
13 14 (3.27%) Root Cause Analysis
14 13 (3.04%) CRM
15 11 (2.57%) Change Control
15 11 (2.57%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 100 (23.36%) PowerShell
2 85 (19.86%) Perl
3 59 (13.79%) Python
4 50 (11.68%) Bash Shell
5 49 (11.45%) SQL
6 46 (10.75%) PHP
7 37 (8.64%) Shell Script
8 23 (5.37%) Ruby
9 18 (4.21%) Java
10 14 (3.27%) VBScript
11 10 (2.34%) JavaScript
12 9 (2.10%) C
13 8 (1.87%) SystemTap
13 8 (1.87%) VB
14 7 (1.64%) Korn
15 6 (1.40%) RPG IV
16 3 (0.70%) AWK
16 3 (0.70%) sed
17 2 (0.47%) C++
17 2 (0.47%) RPG
Qualifications
1 15 (3.50%) CCNA
1 15 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (3.04%) MCP
3 11 (2.57%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.40%) Degree
6 4 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.70%) RHCE
7 3 (0.70%) VCAP
8 2 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.47%) MCSE
9 1 (0.23%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.23%) MCITP
9 1 (0.23%) OCP
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.27%) SLA
2 6 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.47%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (23.60%) Active Directory
2 82 (19.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (8.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 29 (6.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 25 (5.84%) NFS
6 16 (3.74%) VMware ESX
7 13 (3.04%) vSphere
8 12 (2.80%) KVM
8 12 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (2.10%) Docker
9 9 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.87%) RHEV
11 7 (1.64%) iptables
11 7 (1.64%) Veritas File System
11 7 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.93%) oVirt
12 4 (0.93%) Samba
12 4 (0.93%) XenApp
12 4 (0.93%) XenDesktop
13 3 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 98 (22.90%) Puppet
2 43 (10.05%) SCOM
3 40 (9.35%) Nagios
3 40 (9.35%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (9.11%) Ansible
5 28 (6.54%) SCCM
6 21 (4.91%) WSUS
7 16 (3.74%) NetBackup
8 14 (3.27%) Control-M
9 13 (3.04%) HAProxy
9 13 (3.04%) Red Hat Satellite
10 12 (2.80%) Oracle ZFS
11 10 (2.34%) Terraform
12 9 (2.10%) BladeLogic
12 9 (2.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 8 (1.87%) OpenView
14 7 (1.64%) ZABBIX
15 5 (1.17%) ITRS Geneos
15 5 (1.17%) logstash
15 5 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 147 (34.35%) VMware
2 141 (32.94%) Red Hat
3 92 (21.50%) Microsoft
4 60 (14.02%) HP
5 48 (11.21%) EMC
6 47 (10.98%) Veritas
7 45 (10.51%) Oracle
8 44 (10.28%) Cisco
9 40 (9.35%) IBM
10 28 (6.54%) Dell
10 28 (6.54%) NetApp
11 27 (6.31%) Citrix
12 23 (5.37%) Sun
13 14 (3.27%) 3PAR
13 14 (3.27%) BMC
14 13 (3.04%) Symantec
15 12 (2.80%) CheckPoint
16 10 (2.34%) Pega
17 7 (1.64%) Brocade
18 5 (1.17%) ServiceNow
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £425.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day Negotiable rate
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago