Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 462 414 262
Rank change year-on-year -48 -152 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 175 217 463
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.46% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.48% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 148 367
London median daily rate £425 £396 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.26% -0.94% -
10th Percentile £249 £212 £279
90th Percentile £656 £525 £538
England median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 14
London median hourly rate £27.73 £28.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +15.31% -15.52%
England median hourly rate £38.50 £29.88 £26.25
% change year-on-year +28.87% +13.81% +22.09%

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 44,026 45,084 42,317
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.93% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,811 32,743 30,060
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £299
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 557 572
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.26% +2.93%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 15 December 2018.

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
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 15 December 2018. 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 -27 27 £450 +2.86% 32
South London -16 17 £450 +20.00% 3
West London -6 4 £177 -49.43% 19
North London - 1 £250 - 2
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 86 (49.14%) Linux
2 79 (45.14%) Unix
3 69 (39.43%) Windows
4 44 (25.14%) DevOps
5 40 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 40 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
6 38 (21.71%) VMware
7 31 (17.71%) Python
7 31 (17.71%) Puppet
8 30 (17.14%) CentOS
9 29 (16.57%) Active Directory
10 28 (16.00%) Terraform
11 25 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 23 (13.14%) PowerShell
13 22 (12.57%) Windows Server
13 22 (12.57%) Kubernetes
13 22 (12.57%) Migration
14 21 (12.00%) Docker
15 20 (11.43%) Finance
15 20 (11.43%) SQL
16 19 (10.86%) Microsoft
17 18 (10.29%) Solaris
17 18 (10.29%) Red Hat
17 18 (10.29%) Security Cleared
18 17 (9.71%) Banking
19 16 (9.14%) Apache
19 16 (9.14%) Oracle
19 16 (9.14%) Bash Shell
19 16 (9.14%) Problem-Solving

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 16 (9.14%) Apache
2 15 (8.57%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 8 (4.57%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.86%) Confluence
6 4 (2.29%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.71%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.14%) CMS
8 2 (1.14%) IIS
8 2 (1.14%) JBoss
8 2 (1.14%) Joomla!
8 2 (1.14%) Moodle
8 2 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.14%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.14%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.14%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.57%) Maya
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.57%) NUKE
4 1 (0.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 40 (22.86%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (8.00%) Office 365
4 12 (6.86%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (6.86%) Amazon S3
5 11 (6.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.71%) GitHub
6 3 (1.71%) SaaS
7 2 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.57%) Apigee
8 1 (0.57%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.57%) G Suite
8 1 (0.57%) npm
8 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.57%) SAN
2 11 (6.29%) DNS
3 10 (5.71%) Firewall
4 6 (3.43%) SSH
5 4 (2.29%) SNMP
5 4 (2.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.71%) DHCP
6 3 (1.71%) Internet
7 2 (1.14%) DKIM
7 2 (1.14%) DMARC
7 2 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (1.14%) GoToMeeting
7 2 (1.14%) Intranet
7 2 (1.14%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.14%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.14%) NAS
7 2 (1.14%) OpenVPN
7 2 (1.14%) OPNsense
8 1 (0.57%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.57%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.29%) Amazon RDS
2 10 (5.71%) MySQL
2 10 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.14%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.00%) Power BI
5 3 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.71%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (1.71%) Lumira
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (1.71%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.14%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.57%) DataStage
7 1 (0.57%) GIS
7 1 (0.57%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (7.43%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.00%) JIRA
3 3 (1.71%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.14%) GitLab
4 2 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.57%) Maven
5 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.57%) Subversion
5 1 (0.57%) Zephyr
General
1 20 (11.43%) Finance
2 17 (9.71%) Banking
3 13 (7.43%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.43%) Law
5 4 (2.29%) Publishing
6 3 (1.71%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.14%) Advertising
7 2 (1.14%) Legal
7 2 (1.14%) Marketing
7 2 (1.14%) Retail
8 1 (0.57%) Games
8 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.14%) LDAP
2 6 (3.43%) Web Services
3 3 (1.71%) CSS
3 3 (1.71%) HTML
3 3 (1.71%) Middleware
3 3 (1.71%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.14%) .NET
4 2 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.14%) EntireX
4 2 (1.14%) Kafka
4 2 (1.14%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.57%) Ajax
5 1 (0.57%) J2EE
5 1 (0.57%) LAMP
5 1 (0.57%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.86%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.43%) Clustering
4 5 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.29%) Freedom of Information
5 4 (2.29%) Freedom of Information Act
5 4 (2.29%) NHS
6 3 (1.71%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.71%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.14%) IBM Storwize
7 2 (1.14%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.14%) Replication
7 2 (1.14%) SCORM
7 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.57%) Blog
8 1 (0.57%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.57%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.57%) PDA
8 1 (0.57%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 86 (49.14%) Linux
2 79 (45.14%) Unix
3 69 (39.43%) Windows
4 40 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (17.14%) CentOS
6 22 (12.57%) Windows Server
7 18 (10.29%) Solaris
8 11 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (4.57%) AIX
9 8 (4.57%) Ubuntu
10 7 (4.00%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.86%) Debian
11 5 (2.86%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.71%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.14%) FreeBSD
13 2 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.14%) SUSE
13 2 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (25.14%) DevOps
2 22 (12.57%) Migration
3 16 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (8.00%) Data Security
5 14 (8.00%) ITIL
5 14 (8.00%) Security Management
6 12 (6.86%) Configuration Management
6 12 (6.86%) Electronic Trading
6 12 (6.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 12 (6.86%) Performance Engineering
6 12 (6.86%) Visualisation
7 10 (5.71%) Project Management
8 9 (5.14%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.00%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (3.43%) Data Protection
11 5 (2.86%) Change Management
11 5 (2.86%) Open Source
11 5 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (17.71%) Python
2 23 (13.14%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.43%) SQL
4 16 (9.14%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.71%) Perl
6 9 (5.14%) Java
7 6 (3.43%) Ruby
7 6 (3.43%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.29%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.29%) Korn
8 4 (2.29%) PHP
9 2 (1.14%) C
10 1 (0.57%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.57%) C#
10 1 (0.57%) C++
10 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.43%) MCSE
3 6 (3.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.86%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.14%) Degree
5 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.57%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.57%) CCNA
6 1 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.57%) CISSP
6 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.57%) MCP
6 1 (0.57%) MCSA
6 1 (0.57%) RHCA
6 1 (0.57%) RHCE
6 1 (0.57%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (0.57%) GDPR
1 1 (0.57%) PMO
1 1 (0.57%) QA
1 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (16.57%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (12.00%) Docker
4 7 (4.00%) NFS
4 7 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.43%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.86%) vSphere
7 4 (2.29%) KVM
8 3 (1.71%) Squid
8 3 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.14%) Firmware
9 2 (1.14%) pfSense
9 2 (1.14%) Postfix
9 2 (1.14%) Samba
9 2 (1.14%) StorNext
10 1 (0.57%) iptables
10 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.57%) XenApp
10 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (17.71%) Puppet
2 28 (16.00%) Terraform
3 22 (12.57%) Kubernetes
4 14 (8.00%) Ansible
5 10 (5.71%) SCCM
6 9 (5.14%) Nagios
7 6 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (2.29%) Tivoli
9 4 (2.29%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.71%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.71%) Netcool
10 3 (1.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (1.71%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.71%) ZABBIX
11 2 (1.14%) CA Single Sign-On
11 2 (1.14%) collectd
11 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (1.14%) SCOM
11 2 (1.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 38 (21.71%) VMware
2 19 (10.86%) Microsoft
3 18 (10.29%) Red Hat
4 16 (9.14%) Oracle
5 10 (5.71%) Adobe
5 10 (5.71%) Citrix
6 8 (4.57%) Cisco
6 8 (4.57%) HP
6 8 (4.57%) IBM
6 8 (4.57%) NetApp
7 7 (4.00%) EMC
8 6 (3.43%) Atlassian
8 6 (3.43%) Google
8 6 (3.43%) Symantec
9 5 (2.86%) Ivanti
9 5 (2.86%) McAfee
9 5 (2.86%) SAP
9 5 (2.86%) Veritas
10 4 (2.29%) Apple
10 4 (2.29%) Sony