The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 311 273 257
Rank change year-on-year -38 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 87 159 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.72% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.76% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 125 110
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £277 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
Median hourly rate £26.25 - £36.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 - £24.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 - £40.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -51.61% -4.61%  

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 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
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%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in London

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 Systems Administrator in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in London

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 Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London -15 14 £388 -6.06% 18
Croydon +12 5 £468 +24.66%
Canary Wharf - 1 £413 -
Heathrow - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 207 (66.99%) Linux
2 121 (39.16%) Red Hat
3 106 (34.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 98 (31.72%) VMware
5 96 (31.07%) Unix
6 87 (28.16%) Windows
7 86 (27.83%) Puppet
8 73 (23.62%) Bash Shell
9 67 (21.68%) Finance
10 65 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 57 (18.45%) Perl
12 53 (17.15%) Apache
13 52 (16.83%) Active Directory
14 48 (15.53%) DNS
15 46 (14.89%) Configuration Management
16 43 (13.92%) Python
16 43 (13.92%) PowerShell
16 43 (13.92%) Windows Server
17 40 (12.94%) CentOS
17 40 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
17 40 (12.94%) LDAP
17 40 (12.94%) Cisco
18 39 (12.62%) Ansible
19 37 (11.97%) Solaris
20 35 (11.33%) Microsoft
20 35 (11.33%) Firewall
21 34 (11.00%) HP
22 33 (10.68%) Data Centre
23 32 (10.36%) TCP/IP
23 32 (10.36%) SAN

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 53 (17.15%) Apache
2 26 (8.41%) Tomcat
3 15 (4.85%) IIS
4 11 (3.56%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.91%) nginx
6 8 (2.59%) Confluence
6 8 (2.59%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.62%) Apache Spark
7 5 (1.62%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.29%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.97%) JBoss
9 3 (0.97%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.65%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.65%) SAS
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.91%) MS Office
3 5 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.97%) MS Project
5 2 (0.65%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.65%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.65%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.32%) RMDS
2 1 (0.32%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.32%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 40 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.53%) Office 365
4 9 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (2.91%) Amazon S3
4 9 (2.91%) SaaS
5 7 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.62%) IaaS
7 4 (1.29%) GitHub
7 4 (1.29%) Route 53
7 4 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.32%) G Suite
10 1 (0.32%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 48 (15.53%) DNS
2 40 (12.94%) LDAP
3 35 (11.33%) Firewall
4 32 (10.36%) SAN
4 32 (10.36%) TCP/IP
5 17 (5.50%) DHCP
6 13 (4.21%) Ethernet
7 12 (3.88%) HTTP
7 12 (3.88%) SSH
8 11 (3.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (3.56%) Kerberos
8 11 (3.56%) NAS
9 10 (3.24%) Internet
9 10 (3.24%) VLAN
10 8 (2.59%) LAN
10 8 (2.59%) WAN
10 8 (2.59%) X.509
11 7 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (2.27%) SMTP
12 6 (1.94%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.12%) MySQL
2 14 (4.53%) SQL Server
3 12 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (2.27%) Big Data
4 7 (2.27%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.29%) HBase
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.97%) DataStage
6 3 (0.97%) IBM InfoSphere
6 3 (0.97%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.97%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.65%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.65%) Cloudera CDH
7 2 (0.65%) EDMS
7 2 (0.65%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.65%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.32%) Kdb+
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (6.47%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.50%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.24%) JIRA
4 6 (1.94%) Subversion
5 5 (1.62%) Gradle
5 5 (1.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.62%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.29%) Maven
7 3 (0.97%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.97%) gulp
7 3 (0.97%) Selenium
8 2 (0.65%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.65%) GitLab
8 2 (0.65%) GoCD
8 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.65%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.32%) Vagrant
General
1 67 (21.68%) Finance
2 26 (8.41%) Banking
3 12 (3.88%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.91%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.91%) Law
5 8 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.94%) Back Office
7 4 (1.29%) Legal
7 4 (1.29%) Retail
8 3 (0.97%) Advertising
8 3 (0.97%) Marketing
9 2 (0.65%) Electronics
9 2 (0.65%) Games
9 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.65%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Front Office
10 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.91%) Web Services
2 8 (2.59%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (2.59%) LAMP
3 7 (2.27%) .NET
4 5 (1.62%) HTML
5 4 (1.29%) SAML
6 3 (0.97%) Browserify
6 3 (0.97%) HTML5
6 3 (0.97%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.97%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (0.97%) Node.js
6 3 (0.97%) REST
6 3 (0.97%) Sensu
6 3 (0.97%) XML
7 2 (0.65%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.65%) CSS
7 2 (0.65%) JSON
7 2 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.65%) RESTful
7 2 (0.65%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.68%) Data Centre
2 14 (4.53%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (2.59%) Clustering
5 7 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 6 (1.94%) Fintech
7 5 (1.62%) Algorithms
7 5 (1.62%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.29%) Replication
9 3 (0.97%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.97%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.65%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.65%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.65%) NHS
10 2 (0.65%) Spread Betting
11 1 (0.32%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 207 (66.99%) Linux
2 106 (34.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 96 (31.07%) Unix
4 87 (28.16%) Windows
5 43 (13.92%) Windows Server
6 40 (12.94%) CentOS
7 37 (11.97%) Solaris
8 24 (7.77%) Ubuntu
8 24 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (4.21%) SUSE
11 10 (3.24%) Debian
12 6 (1.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.62%) AIX
13 5 (1.62%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.62%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.62%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.62%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.97%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (14.89%) Configuration Management
2 31 (10.03%) DevOps
2 31 (10.03%) Migration
3 29 (9.39%) ITIL
4 19 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (4.53%) Low Latency
6 13 (4.21%) Change Control
6 13 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (4.21%) Virtual Environments
7 12 (3.88%) Load Balancing
7 12 (3.88%) Performance Management
8 11 (3.56%) Change Management
8 11 (3.56%) Open Source
9 10 (3.24%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (3.24%) Data Management
9 10 (3.24%) Kernel Tuning
9 10 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (3.24%) Server Building
10 9 (2.91%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 73 (23.62%) Bash Shell
2 57 (18.45%) Perl
3 43 (13.92%) PowerShell
3 43 (13.92%) Python
4 32 (10.36%) Shell Script
5 28 (9.06%) SQL
6 24 (7.77%) Java
7 16 (5.18%) PHP
8 7 (2.27%) C++
8 7 (2.27%) Ruby
8 7 (2.27%) VB
9 6 (1.94%) C#
9 6 (1.94%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.94%) Korn
10 5 (1.62%) AWK
10 5 (1.62%) sed
11 3 (0.97%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.97%) C-shell
11 3 (0.97%) SystemTap
12 1 (0.32%) C
Qualifications
1 28 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.59%) Degree
4 6 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.29%) MCSE
7 3 (0.97%) CCA
7 3 (0.97%) CCNA
7 3 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.65%) MCITP
8 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.65%) RHCE
9 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.32%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.32%) RHCT
9 1 (0.32%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.94%) SLA
2 5 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.29%) QA
4 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.65%) BS25999
5 2 (0.65%) GCP
5 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) BS7799
6 1 (0.32%) SEPA
System Software
1 65 (21.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (16.83%) Active Directory
3 20 (6.47%) Docker
4 17 (5.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 15 (4.85%) NFS
6 13 (4.21%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 11 (3.56%) KVM
7 11 (3.56%) vSphere
8 10 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (2.59%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.27%) Hyper-V
10 7 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (1.94%) Postfix
11 6 (1.94%) Samba
12 5 (1.62%) Dovecot
12 5 (1.62%) XenApp
13 4 (1.29%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.97%) GPFS
14 3 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 86 (27.83%) Puppet
2 39 (12.62%) Ansible
3 30 (9.71%) Nagios
4 22 (7.12%) SCCM
5 17 (5.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 14 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (3.24%) Red Hat Satellite
8 9 (2.91%) SCOM
8 9 (2.91%) WSUS
9 7 (2.27%) Kibana
9 7 (2.27%) yum
10 6 (1.94%) HAProxy
10 6 (1.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (1.62%) Graphite
11 5 (1.62%) logstash
11 5 (1.62%) Salt
11 5 (1.62%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 4 (1.29%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.29%) Terraform
13 3 (0.97%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 121 (39.16%) Red Hat
2 98 (31.72%) VMware
3 40 (12.94%) Cisco
4 35 (11.33%) Microsoft
5 34 (11.00%) HP
6 26 (8.41%) Veritas
7 24 (7.77%) Oracle
8 23 (7.44%) IBM
9 22 (7.12%) Sun
10 18 (5.83%) EMC
10 18 (5.83%) NetApp
11 14 (4.53%) Splunk
12 13 (4.21%) Citrix
13 8 (2.59%) ServiceNow
14 7 (2.27%) Atlassian
14 7 (2.27%) Symantec
14 7 (2.27%) Veeam
15 6 (1.94%) 3PAR
15 6 (1.94%) Lumension
16 5 (1.62%) ForgeRock
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £275 - £305 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300 - £500 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago