The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
London / City of London
Rank 139 126 158
Rank change year-on-year -13 +32  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 32 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.97% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.02% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 24 20
Median daily rate £388 £413 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.06% -1.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £327
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £29.38 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £32.54
% change year-on-year -51.61% -4.73%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2888 3140 4850
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.32% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2502 3650
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +6.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 22 (46.81%) Linux
2 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Red Hat
3 12 (25.53%) Unix
3 12 (25.53%) VMware
3 12 (25.53%) Puppet
4 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (23.40%) Finance
4 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
5 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (19.15%) SCCM
6 9 (19.15%) Cisco
7 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
7 7 (14.89%) Veritas
7 7 (14.89%) Nagios
7 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
7 7 (14.89%) ITIL
7 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
7 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
7 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
8 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
8 6 (12.77%) WSUS
9 5 (10.64%) Application Packaging
9 5 (10.64%) Apache
9 5 (10.64%) Java
9 5 (10.64%) Perl
9 5 (10.64%) SQL
10 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
10 4 (8.51%) Ethernet

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 (10.64%) Apache
2 3 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) Confluence
3 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.26%) nginx
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (2.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) DNS
1 4 (8.51%) Ethernet
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) DHCP
3 2 (4.26%) SAN
3 2 (4.26%) SSH
3 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.13%) FTP
4 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.13%) LAN
4 1 (2.13%) LDAP
4 1 (2.13%) OSPF
4 1 (2.13%) SMTP
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) WAN
4 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) MySQL
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) DataStage
4 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) Subversion
2 2 (4.26%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.13%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.38%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.26%) Clustering
3 2 (4.26%) Fintech
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 22 (46.81%) Linux
2 16 (34.04%) Windows
3 12 (25.53%) Unix
4 10 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
6 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.51%) SUSE
8 3 (6.38%) Solaris
8 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.26%) CentOS
9 2 (4.26%) Debian
9 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.13%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Configuration Management
1 7 (14.89%) ITIL
2 5 (10.64%) Application Packaging
3 4 (8.51%) Line Management
4 3 (6.38%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.38%) DevOps
4 3 (6.38%) Load Balancing
4 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.26%) Change Control
5 2 (4.26%) Change Management
5 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (4.26%) E-Discovery
5 2 (4.26%) High Availability
5 2 (4.26%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.26%) Server Building
5 2 (4.26%) Service Design
6 1 (2.13%) Data Migration
6 1 (2.13%) Dimensional Modelling
6 1 (2.13%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (2.13%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
2 6 (12.77%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.64%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) Perl
3 5 (10.64%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.26%) AWK
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) PHP
5 2 (4.26%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) sed
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.13%) RHCE
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (23.40%) Active Directory
1 11 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (6.38%) vSphere
3 2 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (4.26%) Xen
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) Puppet
2 9 (19.15%) SCCM
3 7 (14.89%) Nagios
4 6 (12.77%) WSUS
5 4 (8.51%) NetBackup
5 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 3 (6.38%) Kibana
6 3 (6.38%) logstash
6 3 (6.38%) SCOM
7 2 (4.26%) Cobbler
7 2 (4.26%) Control-M
7 2 (4.26%) OpenView
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (2.13%) Ansible
8 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.13%) OpenAM
8 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
8 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Red Hat
2 12 (25.53%) VMware
3 9 (19.15%) Cisco
4 7 (14.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.89%) Veritas
5 4 (8.51%) HP
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix
6 3 (6.38%) IBM
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle
6 3 (6.38%) Remedy
7 2 (4.26%) Apple
7 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
7 2 (4.26%) Dell
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) NetApp
7 2 (4.26%) Sun
8 1 (2.13%) CommVault
8 1 (2.13%) Google
8 1 (2.13%) Juniper
8 1 (2.13%) Reuters