Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 430 299 313
Rank change year-on-year -131 +14 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 196 336 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.82% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.86% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 259 223
London median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £227 £263 £279
90th Percentile £514 £515 £500
England median daily rate £400 £380 £365
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 1
London median hourly rate £28.25 £27.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -5.17% -3.33%
England median hourly rate £29.88 £27.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year +8.64% -6.78% +20.41%

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 43,899 38,917 42,397
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.91% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,965 27,733 30,061
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 619 544 654
London median hourly rate £20.60 £21.13 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +11.21% +6.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.13 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% -0.59% +11.06%

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 25 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 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 -67 33 £375 - 26
South London -38 11 £375 -19.35% 2
West London -33 10 £350 -26.32% 17
East London -6 6 £475 +11.76% 1
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 143 (72.96%) Linux
2 98 (50.00%) Windows
3 64 (32.65%) Unix
4 55 (28.06%) Red Hat
5 54 (27.55%) VMware
6 51 (26.02%) Python
7 50 (25.51%) Active Directory
8 47 (23.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 47 (23.98%) Puppet
9 46 (23.47%) Windows Server
9 46 (23.47%) Finance
10 35 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (17.35%) Perl
12 33 (16.84%) Ansible
13 32 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (16.33%) Bash Shell
14 31 (15.82%) CentOS
15 28 (14.29%) PowerShell
15 28 (14.29%) Banking
16 27 (13.78%) Shell Script
17 26 (13.27%) Security Cleared
18 25 (12.76%) Java
18 25 (12.76%) DevOps
18 25 (12.76%) Data Centre
19 24 (12.24%) Configuration Management
20 23 (11.73%) Solaris
20 23 (11.73%) Migration
21 22 (11.22%) Apache
21 22 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
22 21 (10.71%) 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 22 (11.22%) Apache
2 11 (5.61%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.59%) JBoss
3 9 (4.59%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.55%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.04%) Confluence
5 4 (2.04%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.53%) IIS
6 3 (1.53%) nginx
6 3 (1.53%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.02%) ExpressionEngine
7 2 (1.02%) LiveLink
7 2 (1.02%) WordPress
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.51%) Jetty
8 1 (0.51%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.51%) Cognos Controller
2 1 (0.51%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.51%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (0.51%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.51%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.06%) GitHub
4 5 (2.55%) Office 365
5 2 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.02%) Rackspace Cloud
5 2 (1.02%) Yammer
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.51%) G Suite
6 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.71%) Firewall
2 17 (8.67%) DNS
3 15 (7.65%) SAN
3 15 (7.65%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.59%) DHCP
5 8 (4.08%) SSH
6 7 (3.57%) HTTP
6 7 (3.57%) SMTP
7 6 (3.06%) Kerberos
8 5 (2.55%) FTP
8 5 (2.55%) SSL
9 4 (2.04%) VLAN
10 3 (1.53%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.53%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (1.53%) NAS
10 3 (1.53%) OpenVPN
10 3 (1.53%) OPNsense
10 3 (1.53%) tcpdump
10 3 (1.53%) WAN
10 3 (1.53%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.61%) MySQL
3 5 (2.55%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.04%) Big Data
5 3 (1.53%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.02%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.51%) HBase
7 1 (0.51%) MemSQL
7 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.51%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 16 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.61%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.08%) JIRA
4 7 (3.57%) CMake
5 3 (1.53%) Subversion
5 3 (1.53%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.02%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.02%) git-flow
6 2 (1.02%) GoCD
7 1 (0.51%) Introscope
7 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
General
1 46 (23.47%) Finance
2 28 (14.29%) Banking
3 17 (8.67%) Investment Banking
4 15 (7.65%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.53%) Advertising
7 2 (1.02%) Back Office
7 2 (1.02%) Law
7 2 (1.02%) Legal
7 2 (1.02%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.20%) LDAP
2 14 (7.14%) LAMP
3 6 (3.06%) CGI
4 4 (2.04%) CSS
4 4 (2.04%) HTML
5 3 (1.53%) JSON
5 3 (1.53%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.53%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (1.53%) Middleware
5 3 (1.53%) XML
6 2 (1.02%) Ajax
6 2 (1.02%) CSS3
6 2 (1.02%) HTML5
6 2 (1.02%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.02%) Laravel
6 2 (1.02%) SOAP
6 2 (1.02%) Vue (Vue.js)
6 2 (1.02%) Web Services
7 1 (0.51%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.51%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.76%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.63%) Clustering
3 6 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.06%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.55%) PKI
5 4 (2.04%) Grid Computing
5 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.02%) NHS
6 2 (1.02%) Spread Betting
7 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.51%) Derivative
7 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Replication
7 1 (0.51%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 143 (72.96%) Linux
2 98 (50.00%) Windows
3 64 (32.65%) Unix
4 47 (23.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (23.47%) Windows Server
6 32 (16.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (15.82%) CentOS
8 23 (11.73%) Solaris
9 21 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (8.67%) AIX
11 11 (5.61%) Ubuntu
11 11 (5.61%) Windows 7
12 9 (4.59%) Windows 10
13 7 (3.57%) SUSE
13 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (3.06%) Debian
15 5 (2.55%) Mac OS X
16 4 (2.04%) FreeBSD
16 4 (2.04%) Scientific Linux
16 4 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (12.76%) DevOps
2 24 (12.24%) Configuration Management
3 23 (11.73%) Migration
4 11 (5.61%) Open Source
5 10 (5.10%) Change Management
6 9 (4.59%) Investment Management
6 9 (4.59%) Patch Management
6 9 (4.59%) Task Automation
7 8 (4.08%) Change Control
7 8 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (4.08%) ITIL
7 8 (4.08%) Runbook
8 7 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (3.57%) Analytics
8 7 (3.57%) Asset Management
8 7 (3.57%) Identity Access Management
9 6 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (3.06%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.06%) Regression Testing
9 6 (3.06%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 51 (26.02%) Python
2 34 (17.35%) Perl
3 32 (16.33%) Bash Shell
4 28 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 27 (13.78%) Shell Script
6 25 (12.76%) Java
7 19 (9.69%) Korn
8 15 (7.65%) Ruby
9 10 (5.10%) C
10 6 (3.06%) SQL
10 6 (3.06%) VBScript
11 5 (2.55%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.04%) C++
13 3 (1.53%) Fortran
13 3 (1.53%) PHP
13 3 (1.53%) VB
14 1 (0.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.08%) DV Cleared
4 7 (3.57%) Degree
5 5 (2.55%) RHCE
6 4 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.53%) VCP5
8 2 (1.02%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.02%) MCSE
9 1 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.51%) MCSA
9 1 (0.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.51%) AS 2805
2 1 (0.51%) GCP
2 1 (0.51%) GDPR
2 1 (0.51%) ISO 8583
2 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (25.51%) Active Directory
2 35 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.14%) NFS
4 13 (6.63%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (5.61%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (5.10%) Samba
6 10 (5.10%) vSphere
7 9 (4.59%) Firmware
8 8 (4.08%) Hyper-V
8 8 (4.08%) KVM
9 6 (3.06%) Docker
10 5 (2.55%) SRDF
10 5 (2.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (2.55%) Veritas File System
10 5 (2.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (1.53%) pfSense
12 2 (1.02%) ProxySG
12 2 (1.02%) Snort
12 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 47 (23.98%) Puppet
2 33 (16.84%) Ansible
3 18 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (6.63%) Nagios
4 13 (6.63%) SCCM
5 10 (5.10%) CFEngine
6 8 (4.08%) NetBackup
6 8 (4.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (4.08%) vCenter Server
7 4 (2.04%) Cobbler
7 4 (2.04%) Control-M
7 4 (2.04%) Netcool
7 4 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (2.04%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (2.04%) Terraform
7 4 (2.04%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.53%) vRealize
8 3 (1.53%) yum
9 2 (1.02%) vMotion
Vendors
1 55 (28.06%) Red Hat
2 54 (27.55%) VMware
3 19 (9.69%) Microsoft
3 19 (9.69%) Oracle
4 15 (7.65%) HP
5 13 (6.63%) Veritas
6 12 (6.12%) Citrix
7 11 (5.61%) SaltStack
8 10 (5.10%) McAfee
9 9 (4.59%) EMC
10 8 (4.08%) Cisco
10 8 (4.08%) IBM
11 7 (3.57%) ForgeRock
11 7 (3.57%) NetApp
12 6 (3.06%) Atlassian
13 5 (2.55%) Rackspace
14 4 (2.04%) F5
14 4 (2.04%) Infoblox
14 4 (2.04%) Splunk
14 4 (2.04%) Symantec