The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 131 163
Rank change year-on-year -18 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 15 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.45% 0.94% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.99% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 31
Median daily rate £425 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £275 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £550 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £49.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.44% +141.26%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3152 3242 5437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.72% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2629 4189
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 27 June 2017, 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 10 (34.48%) VMware
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) Linux
2 9 (31.03%) SCCM
3 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 8 (27.59%) Finance
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
5 6 (20.69%) ITIL
5 6 (20.69%) Unix
5 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (17.24%) SCOM
6 5 (17.24%) Python
6 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.24%) Banking
6 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
6 5 (17.24%) vCenter Server
7 4 (13.79%) DevOps
7 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
7 4 (13.79%) Service Management
7 4 (13.79%) Java
7 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (13.79%) vSphere
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow
8 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
8 3 (10.34%) Puppet
8 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008

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 2 (6.90%) Jetty
1 2 (6.90%) nginx
1 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.90%) Office 365
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
1 3 (10.34%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) NAS
2 1 (3.45%) SMTP
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) VLAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Big Data
1 2 (6.90%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) GitLab
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Mercurial
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.90%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.45%) Back Office
5 1 (3.45%) Law
5 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Servlets
2 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.45%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Clustering
1 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (3.45%) Hedge funds
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
4 6 (20.69%) Unix
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.34%) CentOS
6 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.90%) Solaris
7 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.45%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) DevOps
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.90%) Project Management
4 2 (6.90%) Release Management
4 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.45%) Break/Fix
5 1 (3.45%) Hardware Maintenance
5 1 (3.45%) IT Strategy
5 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.45%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.24%) Python
2 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
3 4 (13.79%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.34%) Perl
4 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Ruby
6 1 (3.45%) C
6 1 (3.45%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.45%) Degree
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) SEPA
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) vSphere
4 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.45%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.45%) Docker
5 1 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.45%) XenApp
5 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) SCOM
2 5 (17.24%) vCenter Server
3 3 (10.34%) Puppet
3 3 (10.34%) WSUS
4 2 (6.90%) Ansible
4 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.90%) Terraform
5 1 (3.45%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.45%) Nagios
5 1 (3.45%) Packer
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) VMware
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.34%) EMC
4 3 (10.34%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow
4 3 (10.34%) Veritas
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
6 1 (3.45%) CODA
6 1 (3.45%) CommVault
6 1 (3.45%) Concur
6 1 (3.45%) Hitachi
6 1 (3.45%) New Relic
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Sun
6 1 (3.45%) Sybase
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec
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