Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Administrator was £424 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 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.

Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England > London
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 611 579 590
Rank change year-on-year -32 +11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 18 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.038% 0.091% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.096% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 17
London median daily rate £424 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £354
90th Percentile £570 £605 £500
England median daily rate £450 £444 £419
% change year-on-year +1.41% +5.97% +32.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
London median hourly rate - £27.50 -
England median hourly rate - £27.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44654 42830 44617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32346 30451 31444
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 562 687
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.64
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Senior Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Systems Administrator in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Systems Administrator in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Systems Administrator in London

Senior Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Systems Administrator within the London region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -13 2 £400 +6.67% 2
West London -9 1 £550 +10.00%
Senior Systems Administrator
England

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior 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 London region featuring Senior Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) VMware
5 8 (44.44%) Linux
6 6 (33.33%) Perl
6 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 5 (27.78%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (27.78%) Unix
7 5 (27.78%) DNS
7 5 (27.78%) Finance
7 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
8 4 (22.22%) Control-M
8 4 (22.22%) McAfee
8 4 (22.22%) FTP
8 4 (22.22%) SAN
8 4 (22.22%) NetApp
8 4 (22.22%) VBScript
8 4 (22.22%) SCCM
8 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (22.22%) Infoblox
8 4 (22.22%) RightFax
9 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
9 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
9 3 (16.67%) vCenter Server
9 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (11.11%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) FTP
2 4 (22.22%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
3 1 (5.56%) NAS
3 1 (5.56%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) SSH
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) VLAN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (44.44%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Unix
6 2 (11.11%) AIX
6 2 (11.11%) CentOS
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Performance Analysis
2 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
3 2 (11.11%) High-Frequency Trading
3 2 (11.11%) Logistics
3 2 (11.11%) Low Latency
3 2 (11.11%) Open Source
3 2 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 2 (11.11%) Storage Virtualisation
3 2 (11.11%) Task Automation
3 2 (11.11%) Validation
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) Perl
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 4 (22.22%) VBScript
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) Python
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) NFS
4 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
4 1 (5.56%) GPFS
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
4 1 (5.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Control-M
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) vCenter Server
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (22.22%) Infoblox
3 4 (22.22%) McAfee
3 4 (22.22%) NetApp
3 4 (22.22%) RightFax
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco
6 1 (5.56%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) Siebel
6 1 (5.56%) Veeam