Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 23 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.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 251 307
Rank change year-on-year -148 +56 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 246 462 351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.52% 1.02% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.08% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 363 257
London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £225 £269 £268
90th Percentile £519 £536 £500
England median daily rate £375 £380 £352
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.11% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 9
London median hourly rate £29.00 £24.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.37% -15.52% +28.89%
10th Percentile £26.25 £17.05 £14.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £32.25 £40.45
England median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +27.91% -12.24%

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 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
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 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 23 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 -53 41 £425 +9.68% 15
South London -14 28 £400 -11.11%
West London -8 10 £350 -16.42% 4
East London -11 4 £400 +220.00% 3
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 171 (69.51%) Linux
2 131 (53.25%) Windows
3 97 (39.43%) VMware
4 80 (32.52%) Windows Server
5 78 (31.71%) Unix
6 75 (30.49%) Red Hat
7 69 (28.05%) Active Directory
8 61 (24.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (23.17%) Puppet
10 53 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
11 52 (21.14%) CentOS
11 52 (21.14%) Finance
12 44 (17.89%) Python
12 44 (17.89%) Security Cleared
13 43 (17.48%) Microsoft
14 40 (16.26%) LDAP
15 39 (15.85%) DNS
16 38 (15.45%) Firewall
16 38 (15.45%) Data Centre
17 37 (15.04%) PowerShell
17 37 (15.04%) Banking
17 37 (15.04%) Perl
18 33 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
18 33 (13.41%) DevOps
19 32 (13.01%) Ansible
19 32 (13.01%) Ubuntu
20 30 (12.20%) Shell Script
21 29 (11.79%) Oracle
21 29 (11.79%) Bash Shell
22 28 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012

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 23 (9.35%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.13%) Tomcat
3 16 (6.50%) Apache
4 11 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (3.25%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.85%) nginx
7 5 (2.03%) Jetty
7 5 (2.03%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.63%) JBoss
9 3 (1.22%) Confluence
9 3 (1.22%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.22%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.81%) IIS
11 1 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.41%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.41%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.41%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.63%) Temenos T24
2 3 (1.22%) CODA-Financials
2 3 (1.22%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.41%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 33 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (10.98%) Office 365
3 23 (9.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (3.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.63%) GitHub
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.81%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.81%) Route 53
8 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.41%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.41%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.41%) SaaS
8 1 (0.41%) Stackdriver
8 1 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (16.26%) LDAP
2 39 (15.85%) DNS
3 38 (15.45%) Firewall
4 25 (10.16%) SAN
5 16 (6.50%) VPN
6 15 (6.10%) DHCP
6 15 (6.10%) TCP/IP
7 10 (4.07%) Kerberos
8 9 (3.66%) LAN
8 9 (3.66%) SSH
8 9 (3.66%) WAN
9 7 (2.85%) Network Security
9 7 (2.85%) SSL
10 6 (2.44%) HTTP
10 6 (2.44%) IP Telephony
11 5 (2.03%) FTP
11 5 (2.03%) Internet
11 5 (2.03%) SMTP
11 5 (2.03%) VLAN
12 4 (1.63%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.54%) MySQL
1 21 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.03%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (2.03%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.63%) Big Data
4 4 (1.63%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.81%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.41%) MemSQL
6 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 20 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.03%) JIRA
4 4 (1.63%) Subversion
5 3 (1.22%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.22%) CMake
6 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.41%) GitLab
6 1 (0.41%) Gradle
6 1 (0.41%) Introscope
6 1 (0.41%) Mercurial
General
1 52 (21.14%) Finance
2 37 (15.04%) Banking
3 15 (6.10%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.25%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.63%) Retail
6 3 (1.22%) Advertising
6 3 (1.22%) Back Office
6 3 (1.22%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.41%) Front Office
8 1 (0.41%) Law
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.47%) LAMP
2 5 (2.03%) LEMP Stack
2 5 (2.03%) Servlets
3 4 (1.63%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (1.63%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (1.22%) JSON
4 3 (1.22%) Spring
4 3 (1.22%) XML
5 2 (0.81%) Ajax
5 2 (0.81%) CGI
5 2 (0.81%) CSS
5 2 (0.81%) HTML
5 2 (0.81%) Middleware
5 2 (0.81%) SOAP
5 2 (0.81%) Web Services
6 1 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.41%) FpML
6 1 (0.41%) Node.js
6 1 (0.41%) REST
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 38 (15.45%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.10%) Clustering
2 15 (6.10%) Computer Science
3 13 (5.28%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.66%) PKI
5 7 (2.85%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.85%) Spread Betting
5 7 (2.85%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.03%) Replication
8 4 (1.63%) Grid Computing
8 4 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.22%) NHS
10 2 (0.81%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.81%) Infotainment
10 2 (0.81%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 171 (69.51%) Linux
2 131 (53.25%) Windows
3 80 (32.52%) Windows Server
4 78 (31.71%) Unix
5 61 (24.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (21.14%) CentOS
7 32 (13.01%) Ubuntu
8 28 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (10.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (10.16%) Solaris
11 11 (4.47%) Windows 7
12 10 (4.07%) AIX
12 10 (4.07%) Debian
12 10 (4.07%) Windows 10
13 8 (3.25%) HPUX
13 8 (3.25%) SUSE
14 7 (2.85%) Mac OS
14 7 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (2.03%) Mac OS X
16 4 (1.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.41%) DevOps
2 26 (10.57%) Migration
3 18 (7.32%) Task Automation
4 17 (6.91%) Configuration Management
4 17 (6.91%) ITIL
5 15 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (5.69%) Patch Management
7 12 (4.88%) Asset Management
7 12 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
8 11 (4.47%) Project Management
9 10 (4.07%) Analytics
9 10 (4.07%) Performance Analysis
10 8 (3.25%) Analytical Thinking
10 8 (3.25%) Change Management
10 8 (3.25%) Investment Management
10 8 (3.25%) Machine Learning
10 8 (3.25%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (3.25%) Server Building
11 7 (2.85%) Creative Thinking
11 7 (2.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 44 (17.89%) Python
2 37 (15.04%) Perl
2 37 (15.04%) PowerShell
3 30 (12.20%) Shell Script
4 29 (11.79%) Bash Shell
5 26 (10.57%) Java
6 11 (4.47%) Ruby
7 10 (4.07%) C
7 10 (4.07%) Korn
7 10 (4.07%) SQL
8 4 (1.63%) C++
8 4 (1.63%) VBScript
9 3 (1.22%) Fortran
9 3 (1.22%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.81%) PHP
11 1 (0.41%) C#
11 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.98%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.10%) Degree
4 13 (5.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.44%) RHCE
6 6 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.03%) MCSA
7 5 (2.03%) MCSE
8 4 (1.63%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.22%) VCP5
10 2 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.81%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.41%) CCNA
11 1 (0.41%) CISSP
11 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.41%) MCITP
11 1 (0.41%) MCP
11 1 (0.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.03%) SLA
2 4 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.81%) AS 2805
3 2 (0.81%) ISO 8583
3 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.41%) GCP
4 1 (0.41%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 69 (28.05%) Active Directory
2 53 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.54%) NFS
3 21 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (7.32%) KVM
5 16 (6.50%) Hyper-V
5 16 (6.50%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (6.10%) Samba
7 8 (3.25%) DFS Replication
7 8 (3.25%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 8 (3.25%) vSphere
8 7 (2.85%) XenApp
9 6 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (2.03%) SRDF
10 5 (2.03%) Veritas File System
11 3 (1.22%) Docker
11 3 (1.22%) iptables
11 3 (1.22%) pfSense
12 2 (0.81%) GPFS
12 2 (0.81%) LXC
Systems Management
1 57 (23.17%) Puppet
2 32 (13.01%) Ansible
3 21 (8.54%) SCCM
4 12 (4.88%) Nagios
4 12 (4.88%) yum
5 11 (4.47%) NetBackup
6 10 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (2.85%) Terraform
8 7 (2.85%) vCenter Server
9 6 (2.44%) Cobbler
9 6 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (2.03%) Control-M
11 4 (1.63%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.63%) Netcool
11 4 (1.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (1.63%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (1.22%) Packer
12 3 (1.22%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 2 (0.81%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 97 (39.43%) VMware
2 75 (30.49%) Red Hat
3 43 (17.48%) Microsoft
4 29 (11.79%) Oracle
5 23 (9.35%) HP
6 22 (8.94%) Cisco
7 21 (8.54%) Citrix
8 20 (8.13%) Veritas
9 13 (5.28%) EMC
9 13 (5.28%) NetApp
10 12 (4.88%) Atlassian
10 12 (4.88%) IBM
11 9 (3.66%) Juniper
11 9 (3.66%) McAfee
12 6 (2.44%) Splunk
12 6 (2.44%) Sun
13 5 (2.03%) F5
14 4 (1.63%) Infoblox
14 4 (1.63%) RightFax
14 4 (1.63%) ServiceNow