Period
to 22 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 199 177
Rank change year-on-year -31 -22 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 26 40 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.37% 0.65% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.68% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 48
City of London median daily rate £340 £380 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% -8.16% +22.77%
10th Percentile £160 £269 £293
90th Percentile £521 £488 £529
Central London median daily rate £340 £380 £413
% change year-on-year -10.53% -7.88% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
City of London median hourly rate - £29.38 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.31% +100.00%
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 £16.92 £29.00
% change year-on-year +106.86% -41.66% +46.84%

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 6,650 5,883 6,237
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.83% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,258 4,560 4,950
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £290
90th Percentile £688 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 61 94
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -11.15% +11.23%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.73
90th Percentile £37.63 £30.07 £46.85
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.26% -15.20% +11.95%

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 22 April 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 22 April 2018, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 18 (69.23%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) VMware
4 9 (34.62%) Python
5 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (30.77%) Runbook
6 7 (26.92%) Banking
6 7 (26.92%) Finance
6 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
7 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
7 6 (23.08%) Unix
7 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) JIRA
8 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking
8 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
8 5 (19.23%) CMake
8 5 (19.23%) CGI
8 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
8 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco
9 4 (15.38%) Perl
10 3 (11.54%) Citrix
10 3 (11.54%) Solaris
10 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (11.54%) Investment Management
10 3 (11.54%) Puppet

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 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (3.85%) Infor SunSystems
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Receivables
1 1 (3.85%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) NAS
2 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
2 1 (3.85%) SAN
2 1 (3.85%) SMTP
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) JIRA
2 5 (19.23%) CMake
3 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (26.92%) Banking
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) CGI
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Linux
2 17 (65.38%) Windows
3 6 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Unix
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
5 3 (11.54%) Solaris
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) AIX
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
6 1 (3.85%) Debian
6 1 (3.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Runbook
2 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
3 3 (11.54%) Investment Management
3 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (7.69%) SDLC
5 1 (3.85%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) ERP
5 1 (3.85%) ETL
5 1 (3.85%) High Availability
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) Project Management
5 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Python
2 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
3 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
4 4 (15.38%) Perl
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.85%) Java
6 1 (3.85%) Korn
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) CCNA
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GCP
1 1 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.69%) KVM
4 2 (7.69%) ProxySG
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) Docker
5 1 (3.85%) PowerDNS
5 1 (3.85%) vCloud
5 1 (3.85%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Puppet
1 3 (11.54%) vRealize
2 2 (7.69%) Ansible
2 2 (7.69%) vMotion
3 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
3 1 (3.85%) Nagios
3 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) VMware
2 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) Blue Coat
5 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) BMC
6 1 (3.85%) CODA
6 1 (3.85%) CommVault
6 1 (3.85%) Concur
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) EMC
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Veritas