The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 313 244 257
Rank change year-on-year -69 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 112 187 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.87% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.92% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 151 134
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £49.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.44% +141.26%  

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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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
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 26 June 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 -21 15 £425 +6.25% 11
Croydon - 12 £431 -
Hayes - 1 £325 -
Ealing - 1 £375 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 111 (56.35%) Linux
2 82 (41.62%) VMware
3 74 (37.56%) Windows
4 60 (30.46%) Red Hat
5 57 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 50 (25.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 50 (25.38%) Windows Server
7 45 (22.84%) Active Directory
8 41 (20.81%) Puppet
9 40 (20.30%) CentOS
9 40 (20.30%) Unix
10 39 (19.80%) Finance
11 38 (19.29%) DNS
12 36 (18.27%) Microsoft
13 35 (17.77%) Firewall
14 30 (15.23%) Perl
14 30 (15.23%) PowerShell
15 28 (14.21%) Bash Shell
16 27 (13.71%) Cisco
16 27 (13.71%) LDAP
16 27 (13.71%) Ubuntu
17 26 (13.20%) ITIL
18 25 (12.69%) Python
18 25 (12.69%) SCCM
18 25 (12.69%) Security Cleared
18 25 (12.69%) Data Centre
19 23 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
19 23 (11.68%) Configuration Management
20 21 (10.66%) HP
20 21 (10.66%) DevOps

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 (8.12%) Apache
2 15 (7.61%) MS Exchange
3 12 (6.09%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.05%) IIS
5 4 (2.03%) Confluence
5 4 (2.03%) WebLogic
6 3 (1.52%) nginx
7 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.02%) JBoss
7 2 (1.02%) Jetty
7 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.51%) SAS
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (3.55%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (2.03%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.52%) CODA-Financials
2 3 (1.52%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (1.52%) OPENHousing
3 2 (1.02%) Aareon QL
3 2 (1.02%) Academy Housing
3 2 (1.02%) Infor SunSystems
3 2 (1.02%) Kypera Housing
3 2 (1.02%) MIS ActiveH
3 2 (1.02%) Orchard Housing
4 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.51%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.51%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (10.15%) Office 365
3 13 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.05%) SaaS
5 4 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.02%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.02%) GitHub
7 2 (1.02%) Mimecast
7 2 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.51%) G Suite
8 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.51%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.29%) DNS
2 35 (17.77%) Firewall
3 27 (13.71%) LDAP
4 19 (9.64%) SAN
5 15 (7.61%) VPN
6 12 (6.09%) TCP/IP
7 10 (5.08%) Internet
8 8 (4.06%) DHCP
9 7 (3.55%) HTTP
9 7 (3.55%) LAN
9 7 (3.55%) WAN
10 6 (3.05%) Kerberos
10 6 (3.05%) SSH
11 5 (2.54%) Ethernet
11 5 (2.54%) IP Telephony
11 5 (2.54%) Network Security
12 4 (2.03%) OpenLDAP
12 4 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (2.03%) SMTP
13 3 (1.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.11%) MySQL
2 7 (3.55%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.54%) Big Data
4 4 (2.03%) Hadoop
4 4 (2.03%) MariaDB
5 2 (1.02%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.51%) IDMS
6 1 (0.51%) KDB
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.54%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.03%) GitLab
3 4 (2.03%) JIRA
4 3 (1.52%) Subversion
5 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.51%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.51%) Gradle
5 1 (0.51%) Maven
5 1 (0.51%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 39 (19.80%) Finance
2 14 (7.11%) Banking
3 6 (3.05%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.05%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.03%) Law
5 3 (1.52%) Back Office
5 3 (1.52%) Legal
5 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
6 2 (1.02%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.06%) LAMP
2 3 (1.52%) .NET
2 3 (1.52%) Spring
3 2 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.02%) Java SE
3 2 (1.02%) Middleware
3 2 (1.02%) Servlets
3 2 (1.02%) Web Services
4 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.51%) COM
4 1 (0.51%) D3.js
4 1 (0.51%) Flash
4 1 (0.51%) ISPF
4 1 (0.51%) JSON
4 1 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.69%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.55%) Clustering
3 7 (3.55%) Computer Science
3 7 (3.55%) PKI
4 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.54%) Replication
4 5 (2.54%) Spread Betting
5 3 (1.52%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.02%) Fintech
6 2 (1.02%) Infotainment
6 2 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.02%) NHS
6 2 (1.02%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.02%) User Experience
7 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.51%) CMDB
7 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 111 (56.35%) Linux
2 74 (37.56%) Windows
3 50 (25.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 50 (25.38%) Windows Server
4 40 (20.30%) CentOS
4 40 (20.30%) Unix
5 27 (13.71%) Ubuntu
6 16 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (7.11%) Solaris
8 10 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.54%) HPUX
10 4 (2.03%) AIX
10 4 (2.03%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.52%) Debian
11 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.02%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.02%) SUSE
12 2 (1.02%) VMS
12 2 (1.02%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.20%) ITIL
2 23 (11.68%) Configuration Management
3 21 (10.66%) DevOps
4 20 (10.15%) Migration
5 11 (5.58%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (5.58%) Project Management
6 9 (4.57%) Service Management
7 8 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (4.06%) Server Building
8 7 (3.55%) Asset Management
8 7 (3.55%) Virtual Environments
9 6 (3.05%) Analytics
9 6 (3.05%) Change Control
9 6 (3.05%) Change Management
9 6 (3.05%) DRM
9 6 (3.05%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (3.05%) ITIL V3
9 6 (3.05%) Open Source
9 6 (3.05%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.23%) Perl
1 30 (15.23%) PowerShell
2 28 (14.21%) Bash Shell
3 25 (12.69%) Python
4 20 (10.15%) Java
5 16 (8.12%) Shell Script
5 16 (8.12%) SQL
6 9 (4.57%) Ruby
7 6 (3.05%) C
8 5 (2.54%) PHP
9 2 (1.02%) Korn
9 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.51%) AWK
10 1 (0.51%) Groovy
10 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.51%) JCL
10 1 (0.51%) sed
10 1 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 20 (10.15%) SC Cleared
3 14 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.09%) Degree
5 5 (2.54%) MCSE
5 5 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.03%) MCITP
7 3 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.52%) RHCE
8 2 (1.02%) CCA
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.02%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.02%) MCSA
8 2 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.51%) CCNA
9 1 (0.51%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.54%) SLA
3 4 (2.03%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) BS25999
5 1 (0.51%) GCP
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.51%) SEPA
System Software
1 57 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (22.84%) Active Directory
3 20 (10.15%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (9.14%) Hyper-V
4 18 (9.14%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (8.63%) KVM
6 10 (5.08%) vSphere
7 8 (4.06%) Docker
8 7 (3.55%) NFS
9 6 (3.05%) iptables
10 5 (2.54%) GPFS
11 4 (2.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.03%) XenApp
11 4 (2.03%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.52%) Postfix
13 2 (1.02%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.02%) ISA Server
13 2 (1.02%) LXC
13 2 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 41 (20.81%) Puppet
2 25 (12.69%) SCCM
3 17 (8.63%) Ansible
4 16 (8.12%) yum
5 14 (7.11%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (6.09%) SCOM
7 11 (5.58%) vCenter Server
8 10 (5.08%) Nagios
9 5 (2.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 4 (2.03%) WSUS
11 3 (1.52%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.52%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.52%) Terraform
12 2 (1.02%) FreeIPA
12 2 (1.02%) Kubernetes
12 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
12 2 (1.02%) OVSD
12 2 (1.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 2 (1.02%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 82 (41.62%) VMware
2 60 (30.46%) Red Hat
3 36 (18.27%) Microsoft
4 27 (13.71%) Cisco
5 21 (10.66%) HP
6 15 (7.61%) Oracle
7 12 (6.09%) Citrix
8 9 (4.57%) EMC
9 8 (4.06%) NetApp
9 8 (4.06%) Sun
10 7 (3.55%) Veritas
11 6 (3.05%) Juniper
11 6 (3.05%) ServiceNow
12 4 (2.03%) CODA
12 4 (2.03%) Dell
12 4 (2.03%) Google
12 4 (2.03%) IBM
12 4 (2.03%) Northgate
12 4 (2.03%) Workday
13 3 (1.52%) Orchard
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