Period
to 19 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 October 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
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 165 111 199
Rank change year-on-year -54 +88 +39
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 9 3 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.17% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.18% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 26
10th Percentile " £419 £388
25th Percentile £400 £438 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £488 £500
Median % change year-on-year -5.13% -2.50% +21.21%
75th Percentile £494 £569 £513
90th Percentile £516 £606 £543
Central London median daily rate £450 £488 £500
% change year-on-year -7.69% -2.50% +14.61%

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 3,606 1,641 5,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.75% 91.93% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,721 1,246 4,417
10th Percentile £355 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £511 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% -0.24% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £740 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 25 70
10th Percentile £13.83 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £17.34 £20.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £28.00 £35.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.13% +82.05% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £61.95 £47.75 £49.15
Central London median hourly rate £28.50 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -14.93% +63.41% +9.63%

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 19 October 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 6 (66.67%) DNS
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) DevOps
3 4 (44.44%) Ansible
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) Perl
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) Finance
3 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 4 (44.44%) AWS
3 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
4 3 (33.33%) SaaS
4 3 (33.33%) PaaS
4 3 (33.33%) Replication
4 3 (33.33%) Azure
4 3 (33.33%) Speakerbus
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) Banking
4 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
4 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) EMC
4 3 (33.33%) Avaya
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 3 (33.33%) IaaS

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 (22.22%) Confluence
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) AWS
2 3 (33.33%) Azure
2 3 (33.33%) IaaS
2 3 (33.33%) PaaS
2 3 (33.33%) SaaS
3 2 (22.22%) GCP
3 2 (22.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 3 (33.33%) Skype
3 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications
3 3 (33.33%) WebEx
4 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) MongoDB
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
1 2 (22.22%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Banking
2 3 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (11.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
1 2 (22.22%) REST
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Solaris
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) API Integration
3 2 (22.22%) High Availability
3 2 (22.22%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (22.22%) Migration
3 2 (22.22%) Security Hardening
3 2 (22.22%) Storage Management
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 1 (11.11%) Observability
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
1 4 (44.44%) Perl
1 4 (44.44%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) PHP
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) NFS
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas File System
3 2 (22.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) Control-M
2 2 (22.22%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) Netcool
2 2 (22.22%) QRadar
2 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (11.11%) Puppet
3 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Red Hat
3 3 (33.33%) Avaya
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Speakerbus
4 2 (22.22%) BMC
4 2 (22.22%) CyberArk
4 2 (22.22%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) Qualys
4 2 (22.22%) SaltStack
4 2 (22.22%) Splunk
5 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) Zerto