The median contractor rate for a Senior Systems Administrator was £468 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / London
Rank 395 406 400
Rank change year-on-year +11 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Systems Administrator 7 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.036% 0.059% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.062% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 3
Median daily rate £468 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +9.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £436 £389
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £560 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -2.77% +24.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Senior Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Croydon - 3 £468 -
City of London +7 1 £510 - 1
Senior Systems Administrator
England

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 25 (96.15%) Linux
2 22 (84.62%) Red Hat
3 17 (65.38%) Puppet
4 16 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (50.00%) VMware
6 12 (46.15%) Unix
7 11 (42.31%) Finance
7 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (38.46%) Bash Shell
8 10 (38.46%) Windows
9 9 (34.62%) Financial Institution
10 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
10 8 (30.77%) DNS
10 8 (30.77%) HP
10 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Satellite
11 7 (26.92%) Ansible
11 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
11 7 (26.92%) Sun
11 7 (26.92%) ITIL
11 7 (26.92%) Firewall
12 6 (23.08%) Apache
12 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
12 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
12 6 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (23.08%) CentOS
12 6 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (23.08%) ITIL V3
12 6 (23.08%) Change Control

Senior Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (23.08%) Apache
2 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Project
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (7.69%) IaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) Firewall
3 5 (19.23%) LDAP
4 3 (11.54%) SSH
5 2 (7.69%) DHCP
5 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
5 2 (7.69%) Kerberos
5 2 (7.69%) SAN
6 1 (3.85%) LAN
6 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.85%) VLAN
6 1 (3.85%) WAN
6 1 (3.85%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.69%) Back Office
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) Linux
2 16 (61.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (46.15%) Unix
4 10 (38.46%) Windows
5 6 (23.08%) CentOS
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
6 5 (19.23%) Ubuntu
7 3 (11.54%) Solaris
8 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.85%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) Configuration Management
2 7 (26.92%) ITIL
3 6 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (23.08%) Change Control
3 6 (23.08%) ITIL V3
3 6 (23.08%) Performance Monitoring
3 6 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (15.38%) Load Balancing
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) Server Building
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) System Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (3.85%) BCP
7 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.85%) Information Security
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
7 1 (3.85%) Programme Management
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Bash Shell
2 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 5 (19.23%) Perl
4 4 (15.38%) PHP
4 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (11.54%) AWK
5 3 (11.54%) sed
6 2 (7.69%) Python
6 2 (7.69%) VB
7 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) CCNA
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.85%) BS25999
2 1 (3.85%) BS7799
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
3 5 (19.23%) KVM
4 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
5 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.85%) Docker
6 1 (3.85%) NFS
6 1 (3.85%) Samba
6 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (65.38%) Puppet
2 7 (26.92%) Ansible
2 7 (26.92%) Red Hat Satellite
3 4 (15.38%) Nagios
3 4 (15.38%) yum
4 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.85%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Red Hat
2 13 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) HP
4 7 (26.92%) Sun
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) Rackspace
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
6 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix