Period
to 22 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 233 212 173
Rank change year-on-year -21 -39 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 22 30 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.46% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.48% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 64
City of London median daily rate £400 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £307 £255 £266
90th Percentile £588 £525 £538
Central London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
City of London median hourly rate - £29.38 -
Central London median hourly rate - £16.92 -

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 6,659 6,228 6,529
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.83% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,232 4,779 5,243
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £455
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.14% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 77 80
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -2.87% +1.30%
10th Percentile £12.90 £12.52 £11.48
90th Percentile £29.13 £30.07 £35.86
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.64 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.04% -11.81% +8.09%

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 July 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 July 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 16 (72.73%) Linux
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) Unix
3 8 (36.36%) Windows
3 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 7 (31.82%) VMware
4 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
6 4 (18.18%) Solaris
6 4 (18.18%) Migration
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
6 4 (18.18%) Puppet
6 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
6 4 (18.18%) Ansible
6 4 (18.18%) Runbook
7 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
7 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
7 3 (13.64%) DNS
7 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.09%) SSL
8 2 (9.09%) Nagios
8 2 (9.09%) Middleware
8 2 (9.09%) Web Services
8 2 (9.09%) AIX
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle

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 (4.55%) Apache
1 1 (4.55%) Confluence
1 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.55%) IIS
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
1 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
2 2 (9.09%) SSL
3 1 (4.55%) LAN
3 1 (4.55%) SSH
3 1 (4.55%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 4 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Unix
2 8 (36.36%) Windows
3 7 (31.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (18.18%) Solaris
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.09%) AIX
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.55%) CentOS
7 1 (4.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Migration
1 4 (18.18%) Runbook
2 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (9.09%) DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) High Availability
3 2 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 2 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.55%) Change Management
4 1 (4.55%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (4.55%) Software Licensing
4 1 (4.55%) Task Automation
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) CCNA
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.09%) VirtualBox
4 1 (4.55%) Docker
4 1 (4.55%) vCloud
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.55%) vSphere
4 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Ansible
1 4 (18.18%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) BladeLogic
3 1 (4.55%) collectd
3 1 (4.55%) Grafana
3 1 (4.55%) Graphite
3 1 (4.55%) Kibana
3 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.55%) logstash
3 1 (4.55%) Terraform
3 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) BMC
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) EMC
5 1 (4.55%) Veeam
5 1 (4.55%) Veritas