Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 167 194
Rank change year-on-year -38 +27 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 35 86 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 1.29% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 1.35% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 71 63
City of London median daily rate £438 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% - +23.08%
10th Percentile £255 £313 £282
90th Percentile £529 £488 £475
Central London median daily rate £438 £388 £395
% change year-on-year +12.90% -1.90% +21.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
City of London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.29% +88.14%
Central London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year - -11.29% +88.14%

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 6642 6353 8750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.51% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 5051 6871
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £38.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

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 19 November 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 19 November 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 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 14 (40.00%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) VMware
3 12 (34.29%) Unix
4 11 (31.43%) Python
4 11 (31.43%) Shell Script
5 10 (28.57%) Finance
5 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (28.57%) DevOps
6 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (25.71%) Banking
6 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
6 9 (25.71%) Perl
7 7 (20.00%) Veritas
7 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (17.14%) Patch Management
8 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
8 6 (17.14%) Puppet
8 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (17.14%) Investment Banking
8 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
8 6 (17.14%) HP
8 6 (17.14%) Java
9 5 (14.29%) Solaris
9 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
9 5 (14.29%) SAN
9 5 (14.29%) Cisco
9 5 (14.29%) Clustering
9 5 (14.29%) NetBackup

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 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 4 (11.43%) Jetty
2 4 (11.43%) nginx
3 3 (8.57%) Confluence
3 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.43%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (8.57%) GitHub
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) Office 365
5 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.86%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) SAN
2 4 (11.43%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) VLAN
4 1 (2.86%) DHCP
4 1 (2.86%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) NAS
4 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.86%) SMS
4 1 (2.86%) SMTP
4 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) MySQL
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (5.71%) Big Data
4 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 4 (11.43%) Subversion
3 3 (8.57%) Bitbucket
4 2 (5.71%) CMake
4 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.86%) GitLab
5 1 (2.86%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 9 (25.71%) Banking
3 6 (17.14%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) Publishing
4 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Servlets
2 3 (8.57%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (5.71%) CGI
4 1 (2.86%) Ajax
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.86%) HTML
4 1 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 14 (40.00%) Windows
3 12 (34.29%) Unix
4 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (20.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (14.29%) CentOS
6 5 (14.29%) Solaris
6 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (11.43%) Ubuntu
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.86%) Debian
10 1 (2.86%) HPUX
10 1 (2.86%) SUSE
10 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) DevOps
2 6 (17.14%) Patch Management
3 5 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (11.43%) Release Management
5 3 (8.57%) Migration
6 2 (5.71%) Change Management
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.71%) ITIL
6 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
6 2 (5.71%) Runbook
6 2 (5.71%) SDLC
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
7 1 (2.86%) Hardware Maintenance
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 1 (2.86%) IT Strategy
7 1 (2.86%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (2.86%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Python
1 11 (31.43%) Shell Script
2 9 (25.71%) Perl
3 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (17.14%) Bash Shell
4 6 (17.14%) Java
5 4 (11.43%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) C#
7 1 (2.86%) Korn
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
1 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.71%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) CISSP
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) RHCE
3 1 (2.86%) VCP5
3 1 (2.86%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.86%) GCP
1 1 (2.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
1 6 (17.14%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.71%) DFS Replication
4 2 (5.71%) Docker
4 2 (5.71%) KVM
4 2 (5.71%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) PowerDNS
5 1 (2.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Puppet
2 5 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 5 (14.29%) Terraform
3 4 (11.43%) SCCM
4 3 (8.57%) Ansible
4 3 (8.57%) Packer
4 3 (8.57%) vCenter Server
5 2 (5.71%) Netcool
5 2 (5.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (5.71%) vMotion
5 2 (5.71%) vRealize
6 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.86%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.86%) HAProxy
6 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.86%) Nagios
6 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) VMware
2 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
3 7 (20.00%) Veritas
4 6 (17.14%) HP
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco
6 4 (11.43%) Atlassian
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.43%) Oracle
7 3 (8.57%) Citrix
8 2 (5.71%) arcserve
8 2 (5.71%) EMC
8 2 (5.71%) McAfee
8 2 (5.71%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.71%) Symantec
9 1 (2.86%) Avaya
9 1 (2.86%) Concur
9 1 (2.86%) CyberArk
9 1 (2.86%) Juniper
9 1 (2.86%) New Relic
9 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds