Period
to 18 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 155 222
Rank change year-on-year +23 +67 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 12 4 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.12% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.13% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 18
10th Percentile £428 £135 £342
25th Percentile £450 £154 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £170 £500
Median % change year-on-year +179.41% -66.00% +39.86%
75th Percentile £493 £175 "
90th Percentile £502 " £538
Central London median daily rate £475 £170 £480
% change year-on-year +179.41% -64.58% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.75 - -
Central London median hourly rate £13.75 - -

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 2,611 3,075 6,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 93.72% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,907 2,310 4,749
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £423
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 51 61
10th Percentile £11.90 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.19 £13.48
Median hourly rate £17.98 £22.74 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.94% +16.59% +4.28%
75th Percentile £27.25 £38.71 £27.43
90th Percentile £38.40 £52.25 £43.01
Central London median hourly rate £17.98 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.40% +5.00% +6.95%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in the City of London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in the City of London.

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 18 May 2021, 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 7 (58.33%) VMware
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Azure
4 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (33.33%) Splunk
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Social Skills
4 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (33.33%) ITSM
4 4 (33.33%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) BMC
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) Python
5 3 (25.00%) LDAP
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (25.00%) Kerberos
5 3 (25.00%) NFS
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (25.00%) Project Management
5 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
5 3 (25.00%) Tivoli

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 (25.00%) Confluence
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Azure
2 3 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) GitHub
3 2 (16.67%) AWS
3 2 (16.67%) GCP
3 2 (16.67%) IaaS
3 2 (16.67%) PaaS
3 2 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) Kerberos
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) VSAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) JIRA
1 3 (25.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
1 3 (25.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Social Skills
3 3 (25.00%) Financial Institution
4 1 (8.33%) Banking
4 1 (8.33%) Documentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) LDAP
2 2 (16.67%) REST
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Basis
3 1 (8.33%) SAP Fiori
3 1 (8.33%) Web Dynpro
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (16.67%) Solaris
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (33.33%) ITSM
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) High Availability
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 3 (25.00%) Security Hardening
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (25.00%) Storage Management
2 3 (25.00%) Workflow
3 2 (16.67%) API Integration
3 2 (16.67%) DevOps
3 2 (16.67%) Kernel Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) ERP
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (25.00%) NFS
4 3 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (16.67%) Veritas File System
5 2 (16.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Control-M
1 3 (25.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (25.00%) Netcool
1 3 (25.00%) PowerCLI
1 3 (25.00%) QRadar
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) Terraform
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (25.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (16.67%) Ansible
2 2 (16.67%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (8.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (8.33%) Icinga
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) BMC
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Splunk
3 3 (25.00%) CyberArk
3 3 (25.00%) EMC
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) Qualys
4 2 (16.67%) Ivanti
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) SaltStack
5 1 (8.33%) Altiris
5 1 (8.33%) Infoblox
5 1 (8.33%) OpenText
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Shavlik
5 1 (8.33%) Veeam
5 1 (8.33%) Zerto