Period
to 21 September 2021

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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
21 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 462 304 462
Rank change year-on-year -158 +158 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 89 60 117
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.45% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.49% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 43 87
10th Percentile £321 £313 £292
25th Percentile £400 £406 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £550 " £500
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £481 £423
% change year-on-year -11.60% +13.79% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -8.33% - -
England median hourly rate £14.49 £15.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year -3.40% -64.29% +10.54%

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 31,294 12,169 36,236
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.88% 91.88% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,607 8,714 26,370
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £685
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 116 447
10th Percentile £13.73 £15.13 £12.04
25th Percentile £19.08 £19.99 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.00 £35.25 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -9.22% +71.95% +8.75%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £57.25 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in London.

Daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in London.

Hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 21 September 2021.

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 21 September 2021. 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 -45 9 £425 -18.54% 13
South London +1 1 £140 -72.00% 5
West London -16 1 - - 9
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2021, 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 62 (69.66%) Linux
2 35 (39.33%) Azure
2 35 (39.33%) DevOps
3 34 (38.20%) Ansible
4 32 (35.96%) Python
4 32 (35.96%) Red Hat
5 30 (33.71%) Windows
5 30 (33.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 28 (31.46%) Bash Shell
6 28 (31.46%) VMware
7 25 (28.09%) AWS
8 22 (24.72%) Terraform
9 21 (23.60%) PowerShell
10 19 (21.35%) PHP
11 18 (20.22%) SQL
11 18 (20.22%) Perl
11 18 (20.22%) SharePoint
12 17 (19.10%) HP
12 17 (19.10%) JIRA
12 17 (19.10%) Confluence
13 16 (17.98%) Ruby
14 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (15.73%) Atlassian
15 14 (15.73%) C#
15 14 (15.73%) .NET
15 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET
16 13 (14.61%) DNS
16 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
17 12 (13.48%) Banking
18 11 (12.36%) Microsoft

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 18 (20.22%) SharePoint
2 17 (19.10%) Confluence
3 4 (4.49%) Apache
4 3 (3.37%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.25%) Drupal
5 2 (2.25%) WordPress
6 1 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.12%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.12%) nginx
6 1 (1.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 1 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 35 (39.33%) Azure
2 25 (28.09%) AWS
3 9 (10.11%) IaaS
3 9 (10.11%) PaaS
4 8 (8.99%) Microsoft 365
5 6 (6.74%) GCP
6 4 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (4.49%) GitHub
6 4 (4.49%) SaaS
7 3 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
8 2 (2.25%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 2 (2.25%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 1 (1.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.61%) DNS
2 11 (12.36%) SAN
3 6 (6.74%) DHCP
4 4 (4.49%) Internet
4 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.37%) Firewall
5 3 (3.37%) Kerberos
5 3 (3.37%) Skype
5 3 (3.37%) SSL
5 3 (3.37%) Unified Communications
5 3 (3.37%) WebEx
6 2 (2.25%) DKIM
6 2 (2.25%) DMARC
6 2 (2.25%) NAS
6 2 (2.25%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.12%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.12%) IMAP
7 1 (1.12%) SNMP
7 1 (1.12%) VLAN
7 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.62%) Big Data
2 4 (4.49%) MySQL
3 3 (3.37%) Redis
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.25%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.12%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (19.10%) JIRA
2 4 (4.49%) Subversion
3 3 (3.37%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.25%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.25%) GitLab
4 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.12%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.12%) Emacs
5 1 (1.12%) GDB
5 1 (1.12%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.12%) Selenium
5 1 (1.12%) Serena SBM
5 1 (1.12%) SonarQube
General
1 12 (13.48%) Banking
2 7 (7.87%) Finance
3 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.49%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.49%) Social Skills
5 2 (2.25%) Games
6 1 (1.12%) Front Office
6 1 (1.12%) Law
6 1 (1.12%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.73%) .NET
1 14 (15.73%) ASP.NET
2 6 (6.74%) Web Services
3 3 (3.37%) LAMP
3 3 (3.37%) LDAP
4 2 (2.25%) Kafka
4 2 (2.25%) REST
4 2 (2.25%) SAP Basis
4 2 (2.25%) SAP Fiori
4 2 (2.25%) Visualforce
4 2 (2.25%) Web Dynpro
4 2 (2.25%) YAML
5 1 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.12%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.37%) Replication
3 2 (2.25%) Clustering
3 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.25%) PlayStation
4 1 (1.12%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.12%) Derivative
4 1 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.12%) IBM Storwize
4 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.12%) NHS
4 1 (1.12%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.12%) PACS
4 1 (1.12%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (69.66%) Linux
2 30 (33.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 30 (33.71%) Windows
3 10 (11.24%) CentOS
4 8 (8.99%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.87%) Unix
6 6 (6.74%) Solaris
6 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (3.37%) AIX
8 3 (3.37%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.37%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.12%) SUSE
10 1 (1.12%) VMS
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (39.33%) DevOps
2 8 (8.99%) ITIL
3 6 (6.74%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.62%) Migration
4 5 (5.62%) Patch Management
4 5 (5.62%) Service Management
5 4 (4.49%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.49%) Server Building
5 4 (4.49%) Technology Roadmap
6 3 (3.37%) Change Management
6 3 (3.37%) High Availability
6 3 (3.37%) Infrastructure as Code
6 3 (3.37%) Kernel Tuning
6 3 (3.37%) Security Hardening
6 3 (3.37%) Server Management
6 3 (3.37%) Storage Management
6 3 (3.37%) Workflow
7 2 (2.25%) Analytics
7 2 (2.25%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 32 (35.96%) Python
2 28 (31.46%) Bash Shell
3 21 (23.60%) PowerShell
4 19 (21.35%) PHP
5 18 (20.22%) Perl
5 18 (20.22%) SQL
6 16 (17.98%) Ruby
7 14 (15.73%) C#
8 7 (7.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.12%) Degree
1 1 (1.12%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.12%) GDPR
2 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (16.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (14.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (7.87%) Docker
4 5 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.49%) NFS
5 4 (4.49%) Veritas File System
6 3 (3.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.25%) iptables
7 2 (2.25%) Postfix
7 2 (2.25%) Shibboleth
7 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 34 (38.20%) Ansible
2 22 (24.72%) Terraform
3 8 (8.99%) Puppet
4 5 (5.62%) Packer
5 4 (4.49%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.37%) Control-M
6 3 (3.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.37%) Netcool
6 3 (3.37%) QRadar
6 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (3.37%) SCCM
6 3 (3.37%) Tivoli
6 3 (3.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (2.25%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (2.25%) Icinga
7 2 (2.25%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 1 (1.12%) Consul
8 1 (1.12%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.12%) systemd
Vendors
1 32 (35.96%) Red Hat
2 28 (31.46%) VMware
3 17 (19.10%) HP
4 14 (15.73%) Atlassian
5 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
6 10 (11.24%) Dell
7 9 (10.11%) 3PAR
8 7 (7.87%) Oracle
9 6 (6.74%) Cisco
10 5 (5.62%) IBM
10 5 (5.62%) SaltStack
10 5 (5.62%) ServiceNow
11 4 (4.49%) BMC
11 4 (4.49%) EMC
12 3 (3.37%) Avaya
12 3 (3.37%) Citrix
12 3 (3.37%) Remedy
12 3 (3.37%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (3.37%) SAP
12 3 (3.37%) Speakerbus