Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £403 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 222 162 174
Rank change year-on-year -60 +12 +54
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 30 70 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.42% 1.12% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.18% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 58 56
City of London median daily rate £403 £395 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.90% -4.24% +26.92%
10th Percentile £160 £283 £306
90th Percentile £538 £479 £475
Central London median daily rate £403 £381 £413
% change year-on-year +5.78% -7.76% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.17% +107.48%
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year - -5.17% +107.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,685 5,951 6,861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 95.55% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,311 4,722 5,412
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +5.14%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 100
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.89 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.95% -10.55% +19.37%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.98
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £41.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.13 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.69% -12.18% +18.18%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in the City of London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Administrator in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in the City of London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in the City of London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in the City of London

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 City of London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 20 (66.67%) Linux
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
3 12 (40.00%) Python
4 11 (36.67%) VMware
5 9 (30.00%) Unix
5 9 (30.00%) Shell Script
6 8 (26.67%) Banking
7 7 (23.33%) Investment Banking
7 7 (23.33%) JIRA
7 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (20.00%) CGI
8 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (20.00%) Regression Testing
8 6 (20.00%) Finance
8 6 (20.00%) CMake
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (20.00%) Runbook
9 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
9 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (16.67%) HP
9 5 (16.67%) Citrix
9 5 (16.67%) Perl
10 4 (13.33%) Oracle
10 4 (13.33%) Solaris
10 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco
10 4 (13.33%) Veritas

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Jetty
3 1 (3.33%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.33%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) HTTP
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) NAS
2 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.33%) SMS
2 1 (3.33%) SMTP
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) JIRA
2 6 (20.00%) CMake
3 1 (3.33%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (26.67%) Banking
2 7 (23.33%) Investment Banking
3 6 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (3.33%) Advertising
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) CGI
2 1 (3.33%) Ajax
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.33%) Servlets
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Linux
2 19 (63.33%) Windows
3 9 (30.00%) Unix
4 7 (23.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (13.33%) Solaris
8 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (6.67%) CentOS
9 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
10 1 (3.33%) Debian
10 1 (3.33%) SUSE
10 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
10 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 6 (20.00%) Runbook
2 3 (10.00%) DevOps
2 3 (10.00%) Investment Management
2 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
2 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
3 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (3.33%) ERP
4 1 (3.33%) ETL
4 1 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.33%) People Management
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.33%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (3.33%) Security Patching
4 1 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Python
2 9 (30.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (16.67%) Perl
4 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.67%) Java
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.67%) PHP
7 1 (3.33%) C#
7 1 (3.33%) Korn
7 1 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) RHCE
3 1 (3.33%) VCP5
3 1 (3.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) GCP
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.67%) KVM
4 2 (6.67%) ProxySG
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.33%) Docker
5 1 (3.33%) PowerDNS
5 1 (3.33%) VirtualBox
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.67%) Ansible
2 2 (6.67%) Netcool
2 2 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) Terraform
2 2 (6.67%) vMotion
2 2 (6.67%) vRealize
3 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.33%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
3 1 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Packer
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) VMware
2 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) Oracle
4 4 (13.33%) Veritas
5 3 (10.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.67%) arcserve
6 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 2 (6.67%) McAfee
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) CODA
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) IBM
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.33%) Symantec